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Volvo Cars mulls hybrid vehicle production in India
Volvo Cars India is considering producing hybrid vehicles in India, The Economic Times (ET) reported on 19 April citing Charles Frump, managing director of Volvo Cars India. The Swedish carmaker expects India to be one of the key markets to help it achieve its target of selling 1 million electrified vehicles (EV) globally by 2025. The company plans to electrify most of its...
23-Apr-2018
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Chinese EV start-up Hozon Auto opens autonomous driving research center in US
Hozon is focusing on developing intelligent internet-connected new energy vehicles (NEVs) with autonomous driving capability. The company claims to have developed a Level 4 test vehicle with autonomous driving functionality. “The autonomous driving market in the future is massive and extremely alluring, but the competition is also very fierce, which is both a challenge a...
23-Apr-2018
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Washington D.C. Circulator deploys 14 Proterra electric buses
Bus operator Washington, D.C. Circulator has deployed 14 battery-electric Proterra Catalyst E2 buses in its fleet, Proterra announced in a press release on 20 April. The new buses will be used across all six distinct DC Circulator routes. Significance: Using 14 Catalyst E2 buses, the D.C. Circulator will be able to displace more than 88,900 gallons of diesel per year, w...
23-Apr-2018
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Hannover Messe 2018: ABB showcases EV Fast Chargers
ABB is showcasing its Terra HP family of fast chargers for electric vehicles (EVs) at Hannover Messe (23-27 April) in Germany, according to a company press release. The company will also exhibit EVLunic AC wallbox, available with 4.6 kW to 22 kW of charging power. The AC wallbox is a cost-effective e-car charging point for home and business use. Significance: According ...
23-Apr-2018
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US DOE plans to accelerate research on lithium and cobalt citing rising demand for EVs
In July, the Critical Materials Institute (CMI), a research hub of the United States’ Department of Energy (US DOE) led by the Ames Laboratory, will begin new efforts to maximise the efficient processing, usage and recycling of lithium and cobalt, according to a press release by Ames Laboratory on 11 April. CMI intends to expand its research on lithium and cobalt due ...
23-Apr-2018
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Modine - Headquarters
Modine has started taking steps to improve its margins in Europe by launching new programmes/activity in the continent. For instance, the company is restructuring its European operations over the next two to three years to continue the transition from automotive to commercial vehicle business as the company shuts down non-strategic automotive module programmes in the regio...
23-Apr-2018
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Mahle - Global Headquarters
Over the past few years, MAHLE has significantly expanded its business through the inorganic route, with acquisitions and joint-ventures. The acquisition of a majority stake in Behr has helped the company to expand operations as well as strengthen its position, especially in complete powertrain solutions for the passenger and commercial vehicle markets. It has also strengt...
23-Apr-2018
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11-Apr-2018
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Automotive Fuel Systems Report
Acronyms CAGR compound annual growth rate DI direct injection, noncommon rail DI-CR direct injection–common rail DI-UI direct injection–unit injector GDI gasoline direct injection HCCI homogenous charge compression ignition IDI indirect injection ...
06-Apr-2018
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Automotive Wiring Harnesses Report
Automotive wiring harnesses are an assembly of wires that transmit power and signals to electronic control units (ECUs), actuators, and other onboard electronics. Modern vehicles have an abundance of electric accessories and components. The primary source of this electricity is the vehicle's battery. A wiring harness essentially distributes both signal information and elec...
27-Mar-2018
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