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2009-07-06
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The 367 mpg that Nissan has mentioned for its all-electric 100-mi-range car won't be on the window sticker, but it will reflect DOE calculations for CAFE. Electric-car window stickers will have numbers in the 100-mpg range. Plug-in hybrid measurement procedures are still in development.
2012-08-24
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2013 Ram truck's HFE (high fuel efficiency) model delivers 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway with help from thermal management of engine and transmission oil temperatures, featuring integration with active grille shutters.
2010-07-29
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With Tesla founder Martin Eberhard working at its Silicon Valley electronics laboratory, VW is the object of a persuasive research effort to consider the 18650 lithium-ion cell long used in laptops, also adapted for the Tesla roadster.
2012-11-13
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SEMA VP Waraniak explains the five-step “hype cycle” for such emerging technologies as plug-in electric vehicles. Chrysler VP Gradu sees diesel as the most cost-effective choice for car performance. In the background is “Goodwin Assist,” a prototype concept to provide electric-drive assist in large vehicles, but at obviously higher cost.
2012-01-10
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Based on the S60, it has a transverse 280-hp 2.0-L gasoline four-cylinder, Integrated Starter-Generator, and eight-speed automatic in front, and a 12-kw·h lithium-ion battery pack with electric motor in rear.
2014-04-10
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The system uses specific Sport Mode algorithms with modules from the high-speed CAN data bus, including those for adaptive cruise control, forward facing camera, all-wheel drive, shift-by-wire, electric power steering, transmission, and powertrain.
2012-01-25
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The GT500 Super Snake has 750 hp as standard, with a special supercharger upgrade for 800 hp. The GT350 supercharged performance is 525 or 624 hp. The GTS “entry level” model has a six-cylinder engine for 30 mpg highway fuel economy or can be supercharged to 475 hp.
2012-12-11
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Base engine is 2.5-L naturally aspirated unit, and fuel economy is up 17% and highway number is 32 mpg as Subaru replaces four-speed automatic with CVT that has adaptive learning. The 2.0-L turbo is rated at 250 hp (187 kW). Vehicle size is almost unchanged, but rear-seat legroom is increased and cargo area is larger.
2013-04-02
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Each introduced a 50th anniversary example at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. Porsche featured a fifth generation of GT-3, a 911 derivative. Shelby showed the 1000, a new Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang variant that develops 1000 hp for street use on pump gasoline, up to 1200 hp for the track.
2013-10-11
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Luxurious interior and electronics content update the SRT while maintaining the "beast" image, and the new 2014 TA (Time Attack) package is a street-legal, track-ready package.
2010-03-11
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The Leaf all-electric 4/5-passenger sedan will have "over 100 miles" (160 km) range on EPA LA-4 cycle and a 90 mph (150 kph) top speed.
2012-02-14
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Johnson Controls estimates that 70% of 2015 vehicle production will have idle stop-start. The AGM (absorbent glass mat) battery, with 3-4 times the cycle life of a conventional flooded cell lead-acid, is the battery of choice for all but low-feature-content cars, which may use the enhanced flooded-cell type.
2015-05-27
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A second coolant loop in a Fiat Grande Punto prototype provides liquid cooling of the A/C condenser and turbo intercooler, with potential for including air coolers for engine and transmission oil, power steering fluid and other heat exchangers. Engineers measured a 5% improvement in fuel economy during A/C-on operation during NEDC testing.
2011-02-05
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The plug-in model, currently undergoing field-testing worldwide, has 12-13 mi (19-21 km) EV range and delivers typical Prius hybrid mileage. The battery pack is lithium-ion-nickel vs. the lower cost nickel-metal-hydride pack in conventional Prius hybrids.
2013-12-12
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The midsize sedan's 3.5-L V6 powertrain with three-motor hybrid design produces 377 hp, most ever for an Acura. System has latest variant of Acura's Super Handling-All Wheel Drive system, and delivers 28 mpg city/32 mpg highway.
2016-01-20
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VLF Automotive, a partnership of industry veterans Bob Lutz and Henrik Fisker and industrialist Gilbert Villarreal, showed Force 1, a Viper-derived sports coupe, and promises delivery for June. Its V10 engine is tuned to deliver 745 hp.
2014-11-26
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High-tech design causes time to remanufacture engines to nearly triple and adds to cost, while used engines remain a competitive factor. However, Purdue University data shows remanufacturing is far more energy efficient than installing a new powerplant.
2012-09-07
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Blue Link data modem transmits onboard diagnostic data to server as soon as vehicle comes off assembly line. Electronic Pre-Delivery Inspection system is in development, post-delivery monitoring requires attention to privacy concerns, and remote reflashing is on “wish list” but poses major challenges.
2011-02-10
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Range awareness displays, range extenders, and “security blanket” features minimize possible issues with range anxiety, as charging station infrastructure builds. Some 13,000 stations by 2012, concentrated in areas where sales are made, are expected to build confidence for electric vehicle owners and prospective buyers.
2012-12-04
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The fourth generation of the pioneering compact crossover utility also gains a conventionally hinged rear liftgate and has an upgraded AWD system. Fuel economy increases to a claimed 31 mpg highway.
2011-06-01
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U.S. EPA five-cycle tests for fuel economy encourage stop-start systems, but loss of air-conditioning operation may be unacceptable.
2012-05-15
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Idle-stop may add to city fuel economy and is eligible for 2.9 g/mi carbon credits, so it is starting to appear as a U.S. option. Need for A/C operation leads to evaluation of evaporators with thermal storage in waxes. Delphi promises U.S. OE installation for 2015, following low-volume Behr system in European BMW 7 Series.
2014-11-18
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Potential exists for more efficient re-use of rare earth elements, Purdue professor asserts. Regardless of choice, original component design should be engineered for dismantling to enhance end-of-life recovery, he tells Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week forum in Las Vegas.
2013-06-24
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Nissan sees public charging stations as essential to building "range confidence" and opening the EV market to apartment dwellers and commercial vehicle users; the faster-charge 220-V system is standard on higher-trim models of the Leaf, and the company will offer a battery-replacement program for the Leaf on a lease-like basis starting next year.
2014-04-21
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The Agera two-seat sports car has all carbon-fiber body, carbon-fiber wheels, and an in-house developed 5.0-L V8 rated at 1100 hp (821 kW) on premium pump gasoline, 1200 hp (895 kW) on E85. The transmission is a special dual-clutch 7-speed design developed in conjunction with Cima.
2010-05-10
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The Hyundai and VW parallel-type systems use conventional multispeed automatic transmissions. FEV's innovative single-motor design also provides engine-off A/C operation, using a conventional compressor.
2011-04-26
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New internal-combustion engine for the U.S. is close in performance to naturally aspirated six-cylinder. It features twin-scroll turbo, direct injection, Valvetronic variable lift and timing system, electric water pump, and spray-on cylinder “liners.” Active-E all-electric car test fleet goes into lease-program phase later this year.
2011-10-14
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Honeywell Turbo Technologies is expanding its technology portfolio to meet the engine-downsizing trend for both gasoline and diesel applications.
2010-03-26
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Hyundai's flagship sedan is redesigned with a "fluidic look," lower Cd, and weight reduction. It gets a direct-injection version of 2.4-L four-cylinder engine for 35 mpg EPA highway fuel economy, with turbocharged and hybrid versions to come later this year.
2012-09-07
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Forthcoming model has 10-15 mi (16-24 km) range on battery pack, and it also operates in hybrid mode and direct drive from engine through gearset into transaxle.
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