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16-Jul-2018
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16-Jul-2018
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16-Jul-2018
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MINI releases initial design sketches of fully electric production model
BMW’s MINI brand has released initial design sketches of its first fully electric model, the company announced in a press release on 12 July. MINI will be showcasing the MINI Electric Concept at the Festival of Speed (FOS), which will be held during 12–15 July in Goodwood, Southern England. “MINI is an urban brand and the fully electric MINI the logical next step int...
13-Jul-2018
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Hyliion acquires battery business of a publicly-listed company
Hybrid-electric technology provider for trucks, Hyliion has acquired the battery business of a publicly-listed company, the company announced in a press release on 10 July.  Although Hyliion has not divulged the name of the company from which it has acquired the battery business, according to news website trucks.com, the company is Gentherm. The battery division ...
13-Jul-2018
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BYD delivers five electric buses to Vineyard Transit Authority in US
BYD has delivered five electric buses to Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) in the United States, the company announced in a press release on 10 July. The delivery is part of an order for six buses, which includes four BYD K9S 35-foot models and two K7 30-foot models. The sixth bus is scheduled to be delivered towards the end of the July. The VTA also announced pl...
13-Jul-2018
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Federal subsidy for Tesla models in US to fall as EV maker’s sales cross 200,000 units
Federal subsidy of USD7,500 for electric vehicles (EV) will start phasing out for all Tesla’s models as the company has crossed sales of 200,000 units, the company announced on its website. For any Tesla vehicle delivered between 1 January 2019 and 30 June 2019, the federal tax credit will only be USD3,750, compared to USD7,500 before that. The tax credit will further fa...
13-Jul-2018
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Faurecia plans to open new plant in US to produce instrument panels
Faurecia Interiors, a manufacturer of automotive interior systems, plans to open a new plant in Toledo, Ohio (United States) to produce instrument panels for vehicles, the company announced in a press release on 12 July. Faurecia intends to invest USD11 million in the 73,000-square foot plant, which is expected to create more than 100 new jobs. The company expects to st...
13-Jul-2018
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12-Jul-2018
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Modine - Headquarters
In May 2013, Modine Manufacturing received a contract to supply its advanced cooling system technology to over 100 transit agencies in Canada and the US. This system helps in fuel saving up to 15% and significant reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It also helps in reduction in maintenance costs and results in increased service life and improved safety over con...
11-Jul-2018
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Bagla Group
Bagla Group is one of the leading suppliers of electrical, fasteners, wheels and brakes pedal assembly and die-casting products in India. The company supplies its products to OEMs and tier one suppliers. In addition to automotive, the company caters to the non-automotive industry. Bagla Group, which had originally commenced operations in 1986 through setting up a manuf...
11-Jul-2018
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Chassis Systems Lightweighting Report
The chassis of a car is a system of structures that dampen and support the other component areas of the vehicle. Analogous to the skeleton of a body, the chassis acts as the base to all the other component areas, and prevents any torsional deflection in the vehicle. The chassis supports sprung and unsprung mass, dynamic and static loadings, movements and stoppages—in sho...
06-Jul-2018
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Trends in Keyless Vehicle Access Control Systems
Automotive electronics have rapidly evolved over the past decade with electrification of mechanical components and introduction of electronics in safety, security, and propulsion technologies. There has been a major shift in the technologies that give access to vehicles—from keys to keyless entry. Keyless vehicle access control systems are fully automated systems compris...
05-Jul-2018
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The Global Airbag Report and Forecast
Airbags have been one of the most crucial inventions to have revolutionized automotive safety. At a time when automotive safety was primarily limited to the application of seatbelts—first the rudimentary “lap” or two-point seat belts introduced by Ford in the 1950s and later three-point seat belts, invented by Volvo in 1959—airbags came into existence only a few ye...
21-Jun-2018
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Plug-In Electric Vehicle Index (2018)
The Plug-In Electric Vehicle Index looks to track regional uptake of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and ranks countries' market share of PEV registrations in a given quarter. A PEV is any motor vehicle that can be recharged from any external source of electricity. Broadly, a PEV system consists of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles...
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