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2017-09-25
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The 2018 CT6 PHEV is an engaging and efficient luxury sedan aimed primarily at China’s burgeoning New Energy Vehicle market.
2010-04-13
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Top powertrain executives at the SAE 2010 World Congress in Detroit express cautious confidence in meeting new fuel-efficiency and emissions regs, but say cost is an ongoing concern.
2012-09-20
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After years in lithium-ion battery development—and fed up over material costs that remain punishingly high—Subash Dhar decided the original automotive battery chemistry still has big potential for hybrid vehicles.
2016-01-11
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The clean-sheet Pacifica bristles with innovations, including a plug-in hybrid variant featuring FCA's in-house engineered EVT.
2015-01-12
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After a frustrating and delay-ridden 10-year development, Nissan has unveiled its second-generation Titan--the first light-duty pickup that combines diesel V8 muscle with heavy-duty GVWR.
2012-04-20
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The latest take on the belt-driven micro-hybrid system is called SpeedStart, developed by U.K.-based CPT and being shown at the 2012 SAE World Congress. The Integrated Starter Generator (B-ISG) system features a liquid-cooled switched-reluctance (SR) type electric machine, and all control and power electronics are packaged in a compact single housing.
2012-04-26
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The looming LEV III standards, which include a potential drop of particulate matter emissions to an almost imperceptible 1 mg/mi by 2025—loom like dark clouds over powertrain engineers working on gasoline direct injection (GDI) and diluted/lean-burn combustion technologies, as well as advanced diesels.
2012-04-24
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Ford is aiming to squeeze another 25% brake thermal efficiency (BTE) out of its next-generation EcoBoost engines, using a combination of downspeeding, further downsizing, aggressive cooled EGR—and potentially using optimized stratified charge. And engineers are hopeful of BTE improvements of up to 40% in gasoline engines without excessive incremental cost.
2016-02-22
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Expert presenters at the 13th annual SAE Hybrid & EV Symposium agreed vehicle hybridization minimally will need to become mainstream technology in order for OEMs to meet pending global CO2 emission requirements.
2013-06-18
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As an EV price war rages, gas-powered vehicles are becoming more efficient and hybrids are getting cheaper. What's an EV engineer to do?
2015-09-24
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The new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program, worth $30 billion, brings superior survivability to the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. most prolific multi-mission mobility platform.
2012-04-24
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A new wave of advanced combustion engines, including opposed-piston two-strokes, "Millerized" split-cycle types, variable-compression-ratio types, and new twists on the Wankel rotary, are under development. They're aimed at knocking traditional ICEs off their throne of dominance.
2014-05-01
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Conti's new 48-V hybrid system is a package-efficient module aimed at delivering much of the functionality of a 200- to 400-V hybrid system for a fraction of the cost. It will enter production in 2016 at two OEMs.
2011-04-01
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The dozen technical papers related to the Chevrolet Volt submitted by GM and published by SAE International this year are a milestone in the tech-paper realm.
2010-03-22
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After 32 years in Ford engineering, Keith Takasawa came out of retirement to join THINK where he's Director of North American Product Development. He was lured by technical challenges and the chance to work at a small OEM.
2011-11-15
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Blog from the 2011 SAE International Batteries and E-Motors Summit SHANGHAI, CHINA, Monday evening, Nov. 14, 2011—China’s bold plan to produce 1 million electric vehicles per year by 2015 is being reevaluated by the Beijing government, with much work to be done on a revised plan, according to a top Chinese automotive official in his Nov. 14 keynote address at the 2011 SAE International Vehicle Battery Summit.
2011-11-15
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SHANGHAI, CHINA—Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 15, 2011—One of the auto industry’s most respected battery experts is cautiously optimistic that a Chevrolet Volt battery fire that occurred weeks after a government crash test won’t affect the public’s attitude toward EVs.
2011-11-16
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So for the sake of expediency, I thought it might be useful to pull what I believe are significant and frank quotes and comments out of my Reporter’s Notebook and offer them here.
2010-06-29
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Unmanned Aerial Systems and Ricardo will test a Nightwind 2 UAV powered by an all-new Ricardo engine designed specifically for JP-8 fuel. It promises significant gains in effective altitude, dwell time aloft, stealth operations, low thermal and acoustic profiles, and fuel efficiency.
2017-04-24
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Traditional beam-type drive axles as used in most pickups and full-size SUVs are simple, robust, relatively inexpensive—and a hefty chunk of cast-iron and steel. Benchmark axles for a typical ½-ton pickup weigh 180 lb (82 kg) each.
2012-11-28
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The battery-electric Fiat 500e features a 24-kW·h NiMgCo lithium-ion battery sourced from SB LiMotive and an 83-kW traction motor. The car is not aimed at traditional EV customers, according to Fiat's North American marketing boss.
2015-11-18
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There’s a lot of investment and engineering behind this mid-cycle refresh, illustrating the white-hot competition in the compact SUV segment.
2012-02-14
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How crowded is the "white space" around electrified-vehicle intellectual property? A veteran advanced-engineering expert says it's not as bad as you might think.
2011-04-19
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EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality Director Margo Oge outlined the government's first steps toward 2017-2025 fuel-economy rulemaking, on an SAE Congress technical panel. Veteran engineers on the panel noted that the industry needs time to find affordable technology solutions.
2016-01-05
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Called the FFZero1, the exotically styled, carbon-fiber-bodied machine—a “high performance electric dream car,” as it was presented to the audience—features interesting battery-pack design and capability to package one to four electric traction motors, delivering up to 1000 hp (746 kW) to two or four drive wheels, depending on configuration.
2009-11-17
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System development using silicon-carbide DPFs shows major fuel savings, while fleet testing continues.
2016-07-17
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The material—hot deformed neodymium—is being used first in a new permanent-magnet traction motor powering Honda’s 2017 Freed Sport Hybrid compact minivan. Significantly, the material is not a “heavy” rare-earth metal, one that requires “doping” with dysprosium or terium rare earths to achieve high heat-resistance characteristics.
2010-06-21
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Knowledge gained from the lightweight Wolverine engine program has Ricardo engineers investigating automotive E-REV and APU applications.
2010-06-24
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Azure Dynamics' engineering director outlines new technologies likely to appear on the company's 2012-2013 powertrain systems and components currently in development.
2010-06-24
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Brammo has equipped its new electric motorcycle with high-quality chassis components and a well-designed electric drivetrain based around a permanent-magnet AC electric machine and a Valence 3.1 kW•h lithium-iron-phosphate battery pack.
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