Category: Hybrid Cars

Volkswagen creating new Group “Automotive.Software program” unit; vw.os and Automotive Cloud for all Group fashions by 2025

Share with your Friends             Volkswagen AG intends to group greater than 5,000 digital specialists collectively in its new “Automotive.Software program” unit with Group duty for software program within the car by 2025. The corporate plans to develop considerably extra software program within the automotive and for vehicle-related providers itself and to spice up the in-house share of software program growth from the present determine of lower than 10% to at the least 60% by 2025. In future, there’s to be one uniform software program platform with all the fundamental features for all automobiles all through the Group. This can encompass the car working system “vw.os” and the Volkswagen Automotive Cloud. By 2025, all new Group fashions are to run on this software program platform. The primary car primarily based on this software program platform would be the ID.three EV, which is to make its world debut on the IAA Worldwide....





Natron Power awarded $3M by California Power Fee to pair power storage with EV quick charging

Share with your Friends             Natron Power, a developer of recent battery cell expertise primarily based on Prussian Blue analogue electrodes and a sodium-ion electrolyte, has (earlier publish), has been awarded a $Three-million grant by the California Power Fee (CEC) for “Superior Power Storage for Electrical Automobile Charging Assist.” Natron will make the most of the funds to fabricate and set up a excessive powered, lengthy cycle life power storage system at an EV Quick Charging station. The mission will lead to a cost-competitive, at-scale different to Li-ion batteries, and provide superior efficiency for the high-power/short-duration dispatch and lengthy cycle life necessities of the EV Quick Charging market. Natron’s patented expertise makes use of Prussian Blue pigment which shops and releases power within the type of sodium ions. In contrast to electrode supplies present in most Lithium-ion batteries, Prussian blue enjoys widespread availability and low price that make batteries utilizing Prussian....



mass adoption of hybrids, somewhat than low-volume BEVs only for chopping CO2 now, assembly 2030 targets; greatest use of restricted useful resource

Share with your Friends             Emissions Analytics, a number one unbiased specialist for the scientific measurement of real-world emissions, means that mass adoption of hybrid automobiles, somewhat than low-volume take-up of full BEVs, is the simplest resolution to chopping CO2 now and likewise in assembly 2030 emission targets. Of all electrification methods, full BEVs at present supply the least efficient CO2 discount per kWh of battery dimension, in accordance with the evaluation by the agency: 21 occasions worse than gentle hybrids and 14 occasions worse than full hybrids. With automotive battery capability at present scarce, costly and struggling provide issues, the deployment of this restricted useful resource is crucial to maximizing CO2 discount, Emissions Analytics says. With tardy client adoption of BEVs and sluggish infrastructure roll-out compounded by issues round a cheap provide of batteries, it’s important to seek out the quickest, best option to cut back CO2 now. One in....





Third-generation Renault ZOE improve ranges >20% to 390 km with higher efficiency

Share with your Friends             Renault has launched the third-generation of its ZOE electrical automobile, that includes a 52 kWh battery pack that can ship as much as 390 kilometers (242 miles) within the WLTP—a rise of greater than 20% from the prior technology. The expansion in power capability makes use of the identical sized-battery, sustaining the automobile’s comfy habitability. Along with 22 kW AC charging, new ZOE now help as much as 50 kW DC quick charging. Additional, with its extra highly effective 100 kW motor (R135), new ZOE affords much more driving pleasure. The R135 motor produces a torque of 245 N·m that enables it to go from 80 to 120 km/h in 7.1 seconds, 2.2 seconds higher than the older R110 motor. It now achieves zero to 100 km/h in lower than 10 seconds. As well as, the New ZOE’s high pace has elevated to 140 km/h (87....



NHTSA estimates lower of ~1% in visitors fatalities in 2018; pedestrian and bike owner fatalities up

Share with your Friends             The Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration (NHTSA) statistical projection of visitors fatalities for 2018 exhibits that an estimated 36,750 individuals died in motorcar visitors crashes. This represents a slight lower of about 1.zero% as in comparison with the 37,133 fatalities that had been reported to have occurred in 2017. Preliminary knowledge reported by the Federal Freeway Administration (FHWA) exhibits that car miles traveled (VMT) in 2018 elevated by about 12.2 billion miles, or a couple of zero.four% improve. The fatality price for 2018 was 1.14 fatalities per 100 million VMT, down from 1.16 fatalities per 100 million VMT in 2017. The fourth quarter of 2018 represents the seventh consecutive quarter with year-to-year decreases in fatalities and the fatality price. NHTSA’s Argonne Nationwide Laboratoryaysis suggests slight decreases in driver, passenger, and motorcyclist deaths for the US in 2018 as in comparison with 2017. Nevertheless, fatalities in....





Mercedes-Benz Automobiles and Telefónica Deutschland set up the world’s first 5G community for car manufacturing

Share with your Friends             Along with telecommunications firm Telefónica Deutschland and community provider Ericsson, Mercedes-Benz Automobiles is setting up the world’s first 5G cellular community for car manufacturing in its “Manufacturing facility 56” in Sindelfingen. The 5G community is being put in by telecommunications firm Telefónica Deutschland in collaboration with community provider Ericsson. As soon as set up and commissioning are accomplished, the community might be operated by Mercedes-Benz Automobiles. As a part of an innovation undertaking that extends over an space of greater than 20,000 m2, the 5G cellular communications customary is being applied for the primary time into the working manufacturing. The expertise gained there might be actively included into plans for future implementation in different vegetation. The usage of state-of-the-art 5G community know-how permits Mercedes-Benz Automobiles, amongst different issues, to optimize current manufacturing processes in its plant with the assistance of latest options. These embody, for instance,....



Charlotte Douglas Worldwide Airport to purchase 5 Proterra electrical buses; ninth airport

Share with your Friends             Charlotte Douglas Worldwide Airport (CLT) has agreed to buy 5 35-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 electrical buses and 5 125 kW Proterra plug-in charging methods. CLT, which serves roughly 46 million passengers annually, turns into the ninth airport to buy Proterra electrical buses for floor transportation and joins a rising checklist of main airports throughout the US which might be electrifying their fleets. Proterra battery-electric buses will contribute to CLT’s sustainability objectives. Proterra Catalyst autos don’t have any tailpipe emissions and reduce dependency on fossil fuels. Tailpipe emissions are lowered by 230,000 kilos of CO2 yearly every time a conventionally-fueled diesel automobile is changed by a Proterra electrical bus. Proterra charging methods make the most of the common J1772-CCS Kind 1 charging normal, enabling buses, utility autos and vehicles to share the identical chargers. By planning for scale now, CLT can make the most of the charging....





ANA indicators offtake settlement with LanzaTech for alcohol-to-jet sustainable aviation gas

Share with your Friends             All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline for seven consecutive years, has signed an offtake settlement with LanzaTech, Inc. for the acquisition of alcohol-to-jet sustainable aviation gas (SAF) starting in 2021. ANA has all the time been guided by our values, and our resolution to transition to sustainable aviation gas displays how critically we take our dedication to the atmosphere. Adopting this superior gas will permit us to cut back CO2 emissions and meet the formidable sustainable improvement objectives that now we have set for the airline. At ANA, we search progressive options to probably the most urgent issues, and we’ll proceed searching for methods to cut back our ecological impression with the intention to create a greater world. —Akihiko Miura, Govt Vice President of ANA LanzaTech is utilizing superior microorganism-powered gasoline fermentation expertise to create ethanol and commercializing expertise developed in collaboration with Pacific Northwest....



75% of plug-in autos bought within the US in 2018 have been made within the US

Share with your Friends             For yearly besides 2011, the US has produced nearly all of plug-in electrical autos (PEVs) bought in the US, in response to the US Division of Vitality (DOE). In 2018, the US produced 75%, Japan 9%, and Germany 5%, whereas the remaining eight nations listed produced a mixed 11%. In 2011, 55% of the PEVs bought in the US have been produced in Japan, 43% in the US, and a couple of% in France. US PEV Gross sales by Manufacturing Location from 2011 to 2018 Supply: Argonne Nationwide Laboratory, Evaluation of Mild-Obligation Plug-In Electrical Autos in the US, 2010–2018, ANL/ESD-19/2, March 2019. PEVs embrace each all-electric and plug-in hybrid electrical autos. Contains gross sales of light-duty autos solely. Share with your Friends            





2019 Toyota Avalon XSE

Share with your Friends             Absolutely Redesigned Full-size Sedan Toyota’s fifth era, all-new flagship 2019 Avalon was designed with what Toyota calls a “braintrust that represents multilevel progressiveness.” Clear Fleet Report is not going to try and unravel these 5 phrases, however will agree that the crew strove for “authenticity and exhilaration” in Toyota’s largest sedan, and so they did a really good job of it. Powertrain The 2019 Toyota Avalon affords two engine choices: hybrid and non-hybrid. Clear Fleet Report drove the naturally aspirated non-hybrid, three.5-liter V6 that put out 301 horsepower and 267 pounds-feet of torque, with the eight-speed computerized transmission driving the entrance wheels. The EPA charges gasoline economic system at 22 metropolis/31 freeway/25 mixed miles per gallon. Operating on 87 octane, driving 386 miles all through Southern California, we averaged 28.7 mpg. Nonetheless, in two 100-mile freeway runs with the dynamic radar cruise management set at 65....



LEVC LCV gentle van

Share with your Friends             The LEVC LCV gentle van is predicated on the zero emission-capable TX electrical taxi, that includes e-Metropolis vary extender know-how, with greater than 80 miles of electrical vary and a complete vary of 377 miles. Nevertheless order books received’t open till the top of 2020. The LEVC LCV gentle vanwas revealed at the moment by London Mayor Sadiq Khan and LEVC CEO Joerg Hofmann on the Establishment of Engineering and Expertise – the place town dedicated to introducing 5 new flagship charging hubs, new fast charging infrastructure and a devoted ‘one-stop-shop’ to deal with infrastructure enquiries. Based mostly on the identical structure and e-Metropolis vary extender know-how as LEVC’s TX taxi, of which there at the moment are virtually 2,000 on the roads – the overwhelming majority in London – this second automobile from LEVC will present an electrical vary of 80 miles and a mixed petrol and....





The brand new BMW three Sequence Touring

Share with your Friends             The brand new BMW three Sequence Touring will embody a plug-in hybrid mannequin for the primary time, delivering 122.Eight-156.9mpg and CO2 emissions of 52-42g/km, however this mannequin gained’t be accessible till summer season 2020. The BMW 330e Touring plug-in hybrid drive includes a four-cylinder petrol engine and an electrical drive system built-in into the eight-speed Steptronic transmission. These be a part of forces to generate system output of as much as 292hp when the newly developed XtraBoost mode is engaged. The brand new BMW 330e Touring’s clever hybrid management combines the drive torque from the 184hp combustion engine with the facility from the electrical motor, which is able to producing steady output of 68hp and peak output of 109hp. XtraBoost mode permits the 2 energy sources’ mixed output of 252hp to be elevated for as much as 10 seconds by an extra 40hp. This permits the....



New Renault ZOE positive factors 242 mile vary

Share with your Friends             The up to date Renault ZOE now has a 242 mile vary from a brand new 52 kWh battery, together with sooner charging with the choice of 50kW DC functionality, and a alternative of 100kW and 80kW electrical motor choices. Seven years after its launch, the brand new ZOE has exterior design tweaks, and the inside has been fully overhauled, with a totally redesigned instrument panel and dashboard. The brand new ZOE will get a 52 kWh battery that delivers a variety of as much as 242 miles (WLTP). There are additionally extra recharging choices, together with the introduction of an non-compulsory direct present (DC) charger, and the supply of a 100 kW motor on GT Line fashions. There’s additionally a brand new B Mode that enhances regenerative braking, permitting ‘single pedal driving’. All ZOE fashions now get full LED headlamps as normal and three totally different....





general impression of autonomous car deployment on GHGs not important within the near-to mid-term

Share with your Friends             A research by researchers at Tsinghua College in China has concluded that the general impression of autonomous car deployment on greenhouse gasoline emissions shouldn’t be important within the near-to mid-term. Within the research, revealed within the journal Vitality Coverage, the researchers discovered that autonomous autos doubtlessly have an effect on the full greenhouse gasoline emissions in a number of methods, together with decreasing car possession, growing car use depth, and altering the car gasoline consumption charge. These impacts are principally internally offset—thus leading to insignificant impression within the near-to mid-term. Of their research, the researchers used China’s passenger car fleet for instance for evaluating the results of autonomous car deployment on greenhouse gasoline emissions in several eventualities of autonomous car penetration charges and gasoline consumption adjustments. They performed a complete literature evaluation to help the research. Sensitivity evaluation of the adjustments within the totally AV VMTs,....



BYD so as to add one other 183 electrical buses to Santiago’s fleet

Share with your Friends             The Chilean Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Gloria Hutt, not too long ago introduced a brand new order for 183 BYD electrical buses for the Chilean capital of Santiago, as a consequence of arrive in August of this 12 months. The 183 BYD electrical buses will be a part of the 100 electrical buses that BYD and native companion Enel introduced into Santiago final December, giving BYD a dominant share of greater than 60% within the capital’s electrical bus market. The present fleet of K9FEs working in Santiago. They are going to be built-in into the prevailing Metbus fleet to function the favored Avenida Grecia route, turning into the primary route operated by solely electrical buses in Latin America. Metbus can be one of many largest pure electrical bus fleet operators within the Americas. With this new batch of BYD buses, there shall be a complete....





Mercedes-Benz OM 654q Four-cylinder diesel complies with Stage 2 RDE, licensed to Euro 6d

Share with your Friends             The Mercedes-Benz OM 654q four-cylinder diesel from the trendy OM 654 engine household already complies with the Stage 2 RDE (Actual Driving Emissions) customary which doesn’t come into power till 2020, and is licensed to Euro 6d. With its near-engine set up, the emission management system has low warmth losses and thus very favorable working circumstances within the overwhelming majority of working conditions. Additional measures embody: Excessive and low-pressure exhaust fuel recirculation together with cooling; a diesel oxidation catalytic converter (DOC) to keep away from the emission of carbon monoxide (CO) and unburned hydrocarbons (HC); a particulate filter for capturing soot particles with mixed SCR catalyst operate (sDPF); an SCR catalytic converter (selective catalytic discount) for decreasing nitrogen oxides. For this function, ammonia within the type of the service AdBlue is blended in with the exhaust gases and conditioned earlier than getting into the sDPF, a....



A metal-free, sustainable strategy to CO2 discount

Share with your Friends             Researchers in Japan are presenting an natural catalyst for CO2 discount that’s cheap, available and recyclable. As the extent of catalytic exercise might be tuned by the solvent circumstances, their findings may open up many new instructions for changing CO2 to industrially helpful natural compounds. Sustainability is a key purpose within the growth of next-generation catalysts for CO2 discount. One promising strategy that many groups are specializing in is a response known as the hydrosilylationof CO2; catalytic hydrosilation is used to arrange organosilicon compounds and includes the addition of silicon–hydrogen bonds throughout unsaturated bonds. Nonetheless, most catalysts developed to this point for this goal have the drawback of containing metals which might be costly, not broadly accessible and doubtlessly detrimental to the setting. Now, scientists at Tokyo Institute of Expertise (Tokyo Tech) and the Renewable Power Analysis Middle at Japan’s Nationwide Institute of Superior Industrial Science....





Innovusion pronounces high-resolution image-grade LiDAR system Cheetah

Share with your Friends             Innovusion Inc., a designer and developer of hybrid Stable State LiDAR techniques for automobile security functions, introduced the provision of its Cheetah system. Primarily based on a rotating polygon optical structure, Innovusion has melded collectively proprietary detector electronics, superior optics and complex software program algorithms to supply a long-distance, high-resolution LiDAR automobile mobility system. Good structure, streamlined optics design, and built-in optical paths end in speedy manufacturing, scalability into automotive manufacturing, and decrease value. The power to supply a detection vary of 200 meters on objects with 10% reflectivity and clearly detecting objects out to 280 meters, offers the most effective and most superior notification obtainable in the present day, creating extra response time for the automobile to find out the most effective plan of action leading to optimum security efficiency. The system achieves picture-like imaging because of its excessive variety of vertical and horizontal scanning....



NIO updates Stage 2 superior driving assistant system NIO Pilot

Share with your Friends             NIO has up to date the NIO Pilot superior driving assistant system (ADAS), including seven options. On the identical time, the corporate introduced the NIO OS sensible working system was upgraded to NIO OS 2.zero, and unveiled a brand new person expertise (UX) automobile interplay and person interface (UI) design. The NIO Pilot replace provides 7 options together with Freeway Pilot, Visitors Jam Pilot, Auto Lane Altering (ALC) and extra. As a key strategic focus, NIO will proceed to develop core applied sciences, with autonomous driving algorithms, foundational software program, ADAS and different applied sciences being developed collectively by NIO groups in america and China. The NIO OS 2.zero sensible working system is a complete optimization based mostly upon person suggestions. Higher UI design, UX interplay, and richer content material all present customers a extra nice digital expertise. Extra display screen gesture operations have been added....





carbon-neutral gas made out of daylight and air

Share with your Friends             Researchers from ETH Zurich have developed a novel expertise that produces liquid hydrocarbon fuels solely from daylight and air and have demonstrated the complete thermochemical course of chain below actual discipline situations. Their new photo voltaic mini-refinery is situated on the roof of ETH’s Machine Laboratory constructing in Zurich. CO2 and water are extracted straight from ambient air through an adsorption/desorption course of. Each are then fed into the photo voltaic reactor on the focus of a parabolic reflector. Photo voltaic radiation is concentrated by an element of three,000, producing course of warmth at a temperature of 1,500 levels Celsius contained in the photo voltaic reactor. On the coronary heart of the photo voltaic reactor is a ceramic construction product of cerium oxide, which allows a two-step response—the redox cycle—to separate water and CO2 into syngas. This combination of hydrogen and carbon monoxide can then be....



city consumption-based emissions have to be reduce by 50% by 2030, 66% for high-income areas; buildings, meals, transport, clothes, electronics, home equipment, aviation

Share with your Friends             A report launched by C40 Cities finds that consumption-based emissions from practically 100 of the world’s massive cities already symbolize 10% of worldwide greenhouse gasoline emissions. With out pressing motion, these emissions are projected to just about double by 2050. The brand new analysis, The Way forward for City Consumption in a 1.5°C World, was produced in partnership with Arup and the College of Leeds, and cautions that city consumption-based emissions have to be reduce by a minimum of 50% by 2030 to be able to preserve the potential of conserving world temperature rise under 1.5°C. When mixed with agency metropolis efforts to scale back native emissions, this may enable cities to ship 35% of the emission financial savings wanted to place them on a path to 1.5 °C, in response to the report. Excessive earnings areas, which generate the majority of emissions, want to chop....





Oxis Vitality to construct plant for mass manufacturing of Li-sulfur cells

Share with your Friends             OXIS Vitality will set up the primary manufacturing plant for the manufacturing of electrolyte and cathode energetic materials particularly for the mass manufacturing of lithium sulfur cells. The plant might be constructed on the Kenfig Industrial Property Port Talbot in Wales. OXIS has signed a 15-year lease with United UK Actual Property Funding Industrial Holdings Restricted to develop the plant. The electrolyte and cathode energetic materials, which is at the moment at Manufacturing Readiness Stage (MRL) eight, might be produced for worldwide export. The plant will provide the OXIS Vitality Brazil Holding’s manufacturing plant, which has been collectively arrange between the State Authorities of Minas Gerais and OXIS Vitality UK. OXIS will retain its Analysis and Improvement exercise within the UK. Nevertheless, it’s going to collaborate with Codemig, an entirely owned firm managed by the State of Minas Gerais to collectively exploit lithium rock deposit for....



2019 Nissan Leaf Plus 63 kWh

Share with your Friends             EV Pioneer Is Aggressive Once more The Nissan Leaf is a real pioneer—the automobile that introduced all-electric automobiles mainstream when it was launched in 2010 as an 2011 mannequin. It’s the best-selling EV ever (for now), with practically 400,000 offered worldwide (130,000+ within the U.S.). It seems like final yr, however now goes like this yr’s competitors Nevertheless, as rivals appeared, the venerable Leaf confirmed its largest flaw—lack of vary. The 2018 mannequin partially remedied that with a bigger 40-kilowatt-hour (kWh) lithium-ion battery that pushed vary as much as 150 miles, nevertheless it wasn’t till the 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus arrived that the Chevrolet, Hyundai, Kia, Tesla and different EVs acquired actual competitors. The 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus boasts a new 62-kWh battery, with as much as 226 miles of vary within the base S Plus mannequin. Its bigger 160-kilowatt (kW) motor produces 214 horsepower and....





Chalmers crew develops optical nano-sensor for detecting air pollution

Share with your Friends             Researchers at Chalmers College of Expertise, Sweden, have developed a small, optical nano-sensor for air pollution detection which might be mounted onto an extraordinary streetlight. The know-how is already in use in western Sweden, and researchers and different events hope that the sensor may quickly be utilized in many broad contexts. A collaboration with the College of Sheffield can also be underway. The brand new sensor know-how is being examined within the Gothenburg space, together with on this streetlight in Mölndal. (Picture:Insplorion/Johan Bodell) The brand new optical nano-sensor can detect low concentrations of nitrogen dioxide all the way down to parts-per-billion (ppb). The measuring approach is constructed upon an optical phenomenon which is named a plasmon. It arises when steel nanoparticles are illuminated and take up mild of sure wavelengths. A sensor can also be put in on the roof of Nordstan in Gothenburg, one in....



ISS ESG awards Valeo pole place in scores for its CSR coverage and the standard of its governance

Share with your Friends             Company social duty (CSR) score company ISS ESG has awarded Valeo pole place in its ESG efficiency score of world corporations (auto elements trade, 64 corporations assessed). Valeo has additionally achieved Prime standing for its glorious efficiency. Valeo scored significantly effectively within the three areas recognized by ISS ESG as key efficiency indicators for automotive suppliers: a portfolio of current merchandise that assist scale back CO2 emissions; world administration of social and environmental dangers; and high quality of the Group’s governance. ISS ESG singled out the standard and variety of Valeo’s product portfolio, together with the 48V system; thermal administration options for batteries; and new-generation lighting programs, which all contribute to decreasing automobile CO2 emissions. This rating underscores the relevance of the Group’s technique, which is predicated on innovation for the event of autonomous autos and decreasing CO2 emissions. The score company had specific reward for....





Honda offers some element on chassis and powertrain for Honda e EV

Share with your Friends             Honda’s new compact electrical car, the Honda e, is the primary Honda to be constructed on a devoted EV platform, designed from the bottom as much as ship wonderful Honda driving dynamics. The Honda e platform has been developed with a concentrate on city environments to supply a rewarding, responsive driving expertise. The battery is positioned at a low degree below the ground, and centrally throughout the wheelbase of the automotive, affording a 50:50 weight distribution and low centre of gravity for optimum dealing with and stability. Energy from the high-torque electrical motor is delivered by means of the rear wheels, enabling steering precision even at excessive acceleration. The platform presents a mix of trip consolation and agility. The four-wheel unbiased suspension is engineered to supply stability in all situations, a easy trip and responsive dealing with. Components of the suspension elements are cast aluminum to....



time to faucet into hydrogen’s potential to play a key function in a clear, safe and inexpensive power future

Share with your Friends             In a significant new report on hydrogen, the Worldwide Power Company says that the time is true to faucet into hydrogen’s potential to play a key function in a clear, safe and inexpensive power future. The in-depth examine, which analyzes hydrogen’s present state of play and affords steering on its future growth, was launched by Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA’s Government Director, alongside Mr Hiroshige Seko, Japan’s Minister of Economic system, Commerce and Trade, on the event of the assembly of G20 power and surroundings ministers in Karuizawa, Japan. The report—The Way forward for Hydrogen: Seizing At this time’s Alternatives—finds that clear hydrogen is presently receiving sturdy assist from governments and companies world wide, with the variety of insurance policies and initiatives increasing quickly. Hydrogen can assist to sort out varied crucial power challenges, together with serving to to retailer the variable output from renewables like....





International BMW Group electrified automobile gross sales go 400Ok mark

Share with your Friends             In Could, cumulated BMW Group electrified gross sales topped the 400,000 mark with a complete of 406,756 fully-electric and plug-in hybrid fashions delivered to clients because the BMW i3 first went on sale in November 2013. 5 and a half years after it was launched, demand for the enduring BMW i3 continues to develop with international gross sales in Could up 40.zero%. General gross sales of BMW Group electrified automobiles grew by 9.eight% in Could, as clients present growing curiosity in low emissions mobility. Deliveries of the plug-in hybrid BMW 2 Sequence Lively Tourer quadrupled in Could and gross sales of the electrified BMW 5 Sequence elevated by 40.four%. Gross sales of the plug-in hybrid MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 in Could have been nearly thrice as excessive as the identical month final yr. By the tip of subsequent yr, the BMW Group can have....



Natron Vitality awarded $3M by California Vitality Fee to pair vitality storage with EV quick charging

Share with your Friends             Natron Vitality, a developer of latest battery cell know-how based mostly on Prussian Blue analogue electrodes and a sodium-ion electrolyte, has (earlier put up), has been awarded a $Three-million grant by the California Vitality Fee (CEC) for “Superior Vitality Storage for Electrical Car Charging Help.” Natron will make the most of the funds to fabricate and set up a excessive powered, lengthy cycle life vitality storage system at an EV Quick Charging station. The mission will lead to a cost-competitive, at-scale various to Li-ion batteries, and supply superior efficiency for the high-power/short-duration dispatch and lengthy cycle life necessities of the EV Quick Charging market. Natron’s patented know-how makes use of Prussian Blue pigment which shops and releases vitality within the type of sodium ions. Not like electrode supplies present in most Lithium-ion batteries, Prussian blue enjoys widespread availability and low price that make batteries utilizing Prussian....





ZF develops dual-lens digicam for industrial automobiles; launches in 2020 with built-in ADAS applied sciences

Share with your Friends             ZF has developed the Twin-cam two-lens digicam particularly designed for the industrial truck market and for use in live performance with different ZF ADAS applied sciences. The digicam options ZF’s longitudinal and lateral car management experience mixed with Mobileye’s superior EyeQ4 processor. A part of ZF’s S-Cam4 household of automotive-grade cameras, the Twin-cam is designed to assist meet various world regulatory necessities and delivers superior capabilities comparable to Site visitors Signal Recognition, Lane Retaining Help and Centering and object and pedestrian detection to allow Automated Emergency Braking (AEB). ZF dual-cam picture To assist guarantee these applied sciences work successfully on industrial vehicles a second lens is important for a few of these superior capabilities. For instance, for pedestrian AEB in some cases an ordinary mono-camera with a 52-degree subject can restrict the flexibility to detect pedestrians or different weak street customers with sufficient time to actuate....