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Alternative Powertrains

Alternative powertrains and alternative fuel-powered vehicles are gaining traction in the market. This trend is likely to continue as emissions and fuel efficiency regulations tighten.

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Contributor: James Gordon
Posted: Wed, 01/18/2017
Car Charging at a Station
Oslo’s fashionable Tøyen’s district is as much a symbol of Norway’s proud cultural past as it is the country’s pioneering future. Located in the center of the capital city, Tøyen, which means ‘fertilized meadow’ it has always been a hotbed of creativity and learning. It is home to the botanical gardens, the paleontological, geological and zoological museums. Tøyen, however, is best known for the Munch Musett, a world-famous art gallery showcasing all of the late Edvard Munch’s 1,100 paintings, including his most famous composition ‘The Scream.’ Full Content »
Contributor: James Gordon
Posted: Tue, 12/20/2016
Gas Station in Kent
While petrol stations in London continue to dwindle – there are 23 fewer now than there were three years ago – forecourts in the rural south-east have largely remained stable (ii). “There has only been one closure since 2013”, says James Haigh, a business consultant from Experian Catalist.

But with the UK government recently promising £ 80 million to improve electric vehicle charging infrastructure, is electrification a technology that high-achieving sites are willing to embrace? Full Content »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Mon, 12/19/2016
Charging Vehicle
Electric vehicles first appeared in the mid 19th century and were so efficient that an electric vehicle held the vehicular land speed record until around 1900. However, the relatively high cost, low top speed and short range of battery electric vehicles compared to the emerging internal combustion engine vehicles led to a worldwide decline in their use: the very challenges modern EVs face today. Full Content »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Tue, 09/30/2014
colinpawsey

One piece of news that caught the eye last year was the introduction of Peugeot’s HYbrid Air technology, and the automaker is set to unveil the latest version of its innovative powertrain with the 208 HYbrid Air 2L Demonstrator concept vehicle at October’s Paris Motor Show.

With the potential to meet the French Government’s... Full Content »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Tue, 08/19/2014
Peter Els

A year after the NHTSA awarded the Tesla Model S a Five-Star safety rating, and 11 months after the first fiery images appeared on YouTube in October 2013, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at the state of the nation down in Fremont, California: "One year on!"

After rising from $35 on the 2nd of January, to $184 in September... Full Content »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Wed, 04/16/2014
Peter Els

According to "Commuting in America 2013", the national report on commuting patterns and trends, the number of zero-car families has been on the rise since 2007. Today, the rate of people bypassing vehicle ownership in favor of a shared commuting experience is roughly 10 percent.

While that's good news for cities dealing with congestion, some... Full Content »
Contributor: Hartmut Schneeweiss
Posted: Fri, 04/11/2014

"The e-motors technology is in direct competition with combustion engines. The development engineers of the motors have not yet exhausted all possibilities to reduce fuel consumption and emissions today."

Hartmut Schneeweiss is the Director of Development Motors & Test at Continental AG, Germany.


In a fast growing and developing... Full Content »
Contributor: Will Hornick
Posted: Thu, 01/30/2014
Will Hornick

Automotive IQ surveyed our international contacts working in the field of e-motors in order to learn what the experts think are the most promising markets and technologies looking ahead. We asked about market penetration for electric powertrains worldwide and asked about specific challenges facing this segment of the auto industry.



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Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Mon, 01/13/2014
Peter Els

Due to rapid industrialization and increased demand for personal mobility China is facing unprecedented air pollution, whilst grappling with growing energy demands.

Since 2009, China’s coal imports have exceeded coal exports; with the country also importing close to 60 per cent of its total oil requirements.

Vehicles use vast amounts... Full Content »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Mon, 01/06/2014
colinpawsey

In a continuation in theme from last month’s column, we focus again on driverless vehicles and the fascinating ‘Drive Me’ project which will commence in Sweden in 2014. The ground-breaking project will be the world’s first large-scale autonomous driving pilot project, and will see 100 self-driving Volvo cars on public... Full Content »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Mon, 12/16/2013
Peter Els

Autonomous cars came under the spotlight in November when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took to the streets of Tokyo in an autonomous Nissan Leaf.

Nissan Vice Chairman Toshiyuki Shiga explained: "With the public road demonstration for the Autonomous Drive held in the presence of the Prime Minister, I believe that a great step has been... Full Content »
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Contributor: James Gordon
Posted: Wed, 01/18/2017
Car Charging at a Station
Oslo’s fashionable Tøyen’s district is as much a symbol of Norway’s proud cultural past as it is the country’s pioneering future. Located in the center of the capital city, Tøyen, which means ‘fertilized meadow’ it has always been a hotbed of creativity and learning. It is home to the botanical gardens, the paleontological, geological and zoological museums. Tøyen, however, is best known for the Munch Musett, a world-famous art gallery showcasing all of the late Edvard Munch’s 1,100 paintings, including his most famous composition ‘The Scream.’ Full Content »
Contributor: James Gordon
Posted: Tue, 12/20/2016
Gas Station in Kent
While petrol stations in London continue to dwindle – there are 23 fewer now than there were three years ago – forecourts in the rural south-east have largely remained stable (ii). “There has only been one closure since 2013”, says James Haigh, a business consultant from Experian Catalist.

But with the UK government recently promising £ 80 million to improve electric vehicle charging infrastructure, is electrification a technology that high-achieving sites are willing to embrace? Full Content »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Mon, 12/19/2016
Charging Vehicle
Electric vehicles first appeared in the mid 19th century and were so efficient that an electric vehicle held the vehicular land speed record until around 1900. However, the relatively high cost, low top speed and short range of battery electric vehicles compared to the emerging internal combustion engine vehicles led to a worldwide decline in their use: the very challenges modern EVs face today. Full Content »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Tue, 09/30/2014
colinpawsey

One piece of news that caught the eye last year was the introduction of Peugeot’s HYbrid Air technology, and the automaker is set to unveil the latest version of its innovative powertrain with the 208 HYbrid Air 2L Demonstrator concept vehicle at October’s Paris Motor Show.

With the potential to meet the French Government’s... Full Content »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Tue, 08/19/2014
Peter Els

A year after the NHTSA awarded the Tesla Model S a Five-Star safety rating, and 11 months after the first fiery images appeared on YouTube in October 2013, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at the state of the nation down in Fremont, California: "One year on!"

After rising from $35 on the 2nd of January, to $184 in September... Full Content »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Wed, 04/16/2014
Peter Els

According to "Commuting in America 2013", the national report on commuting patterns and trends, the number of zero-car families has been on the rise since 2007. Today, the rate of people bypassing vehicle ownership in favor of a shared commuting experience is roughly 10 percent.

While that's good news for cities dealing with congestion, some... Full Content »
Contributor: Hartmut Schneeweiss
Posted: Fri, 04/11/2014

"The e-motors technology is in direct competition with combustion engines. The development engineers of the motors have not yet exhausted all possibilities to reduce fuel consumption and emissions today."

Hartmut Schneeweiss is the Director of Development Motors & Test at Continental AG, Germany.


In a fast growing and developing... Full Content »
Contributor: Will Hornick
Posted: Thu, 01/30/2014
Will Hornick

Automotive IQ surveyed our international contacts working in the field of e-motors in order to learn what the experts think are the most promising markets and technologies looking ahead. We asked about market penetration for electric powertrains worldwide and asked about specific challenges facing this segment of the auto industry.



Market... Full Content »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Mon, 01/13/2014
Peter Els

Due to rapid industrialization and increased demand for personal mobility China is facing unprecedented air pollution, whilst grappling with growing energy demands.

Since 2009, China’s coal imports have exceeded coal exports; with the country also importing close to 60 per cent of its total oil requirements.

Vehicles use vast amounts... Full Content »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Mon, 01/06/2014
colinpawsey

In a continuation in theme from last month’s column, we focus again on driverless vehicles and the fascinating ‘Drive Me’ project which will commence in Sweden in 2014. The ground-breaking project will be the world’s first large-scale autonomous driving pilot project, and will see 100 self-driving Volvo cars on public... Full Content »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Mon, 12/16/2013
Peter Els

Autonomous cars came under the spotlight in November when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took to the streets of Tokyo in an autonomous Nissan Leaf.

Nissan Vice Chairman Toshiyuki Shiga explained: "With the public road demonstration for the Autonomous Drive held in the presence of the Prime Minister, I believe that a great step has been... Full Content »
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Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Mon, 12/19/2016
Peter Els
Electric vehicles first appeared in the mid 19th century and were so efficient that an electric vehicle held the vehicular land speed record until around 1900. However, the relatively high cost, low top speed and short range of battery electric vehicles compared to the emerging internal combustion engine vehicles led to a worldwide decline in their use: the very challenges modern EVs face today. Full Column »
Posted: Tue, 04/30/2013
Range Extension for HEVs Using Fuel Cells: Challenges and Viability

Hybrid Electric Vehicles typically combine a battery pack with a traditional internal combustion engine. Combining a fuel cell with a battery pack would allow hybrid electric vehicles to be driven with the range of a traditional car without the pollution of current HEVs. The refilling time would also be comparable to cars and hybrids with gasolin Full Sector Report »
Contributor: Joanna Scheffel
Posted: Wed, 11/21/2012
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Dr. Garcia discusses the challenges of creating a warning signal for visually impaired pedestrians when an electric vehicle approaches. Learn about the scope of this interesting European FP7 Project. Full Podcast »
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Contributor: James Gordon
Posted: Wed, 01/18/2017
Car Charging at a Station
Oslo’s fashionable Tøyen’s district is as much a symbol of Norway’s proud cultural past as it is the country’s pioneering future. Located in the center of the capital city, Tøyen, which means ‘fertilized meadow’ it has always been a hotbed of creativity and learning. It is home to the botanical gardens, the paleontological, geological and zoological museums. Tøyen, however, is best known for the Munch Musett, a world-famous art gallery showcasing all of the late Edvard Munch’s 1,100 paintings, including his most famous composition ‘The Scream.’ Full Content »
Contributor: James Gordon
Posted: Tue, 12/20/2016
Gas Station in Kent
While petrol stations in London continue to dwindle – there are 23 fewer now than there were three years ago – forecourts in the rural south-east have largely remained stable (ii). “There has only been one closure since 2013”, says James Haigh, a business consultant from Experian Catalist.

But with the UK government recently promising £ 80 million to improve electric vehicle charging infrastructure, is electrification a technology that high-achieving sites are willing to embrace? Full Content »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Mon, 12/19/2016
Charging Vehicle
Electric vehicles first appeared in the mid 19th century and were so efficient that an electric vehicle held the vehicular land speed record until around 1900. However, the relatively high cost, low top speed and short range of battery electric vehicles compared to the emerging internal combustion engine vehicles led to a worldwide decline in their use: the very challenges modern EVs face today. Full Content »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Tue, 09/30/2014
colinpawsey

One piece of news that caught the eye last year was the introduction of Peugeot’s HYbrid Air technology, and the automaker is set to unveil the latest version of its innovative powertrain with the 208 HYbrid Air 2L Demonstrator concept vehicle at October’s Paris Motor Show.

With the potential to meet the French Government’s... Full Content »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Tue, 08/19/2014
Peter Els

A year after the NHTSA awarded the Tesla Model S a Five-Star safety rating, and 11 months after the first fiery images appeared on YouTube in October 2013, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at the state of the nation down in Fremont, California: "One year on!"

After rising from $35 on the 2nd of January, to $184 in September... Full Content »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Wed, 04/16/2014
Peter Els

According to "Commuting in America 2013", the national report on commuting patterns and trends, the number of zero-car families has been on the rise since 2007. Today, the rate of people bypassing vehicle ownership in favor of a shared commuting experience is roughly 10 percent.

While that's good news for cities dealing with congestion, some... Full Content »
Contributor: Hartmut Schneeweiss
Posted: Fri, 04/11/2014

"The e-motors technology is in direct competition with combustion engines. The development engineers of the motors have not yet exhausted all possibilities to reduce fuel consumption and emissions today."

Hartmut Schneeweiss is the Director of Development Motors & Test at Continental AG, Germany.


In a fast growing and developing... Full Content »
Contributor: Will Hornick
Posted: Thu, 01/30/2014
Will Hornick

Automotive IQ surveyed our international contacts working in the field of e-motors in order to learn what the experts think are the most promising markets and technologies looking ahead. We asked about market penetration for electric powertrains worldwide and asked about specific challenges facing this segment of the auto industry.



Market... Full Content »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Mon, 01/13/2014
Peter Els

Due to rapid industrialization and increased demand for personal mobility China is facing unprecedented air pollution, whilst grappling with growing energy demands.

Since 2009, China’s coal imports have exceeded coal exports; with the country also importing close to 60 per cent of its total oil requirements.

Vehicles use vast amounts... Full Content »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Mon, 01/06/2014
colinpawsey

In a continuation in theme from last month’s column, we focus again on driverless vehicles and the fascinating ‘Drive Me’ project which will commence in Sweden in 2014. The ground-breaking project will be the world’s first large-scale autonomous driving pilot project, and will see 100 self-driving Volvo cars on public... Full Content »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Mon, 12/16/2013
Peter Els

Autonomous cars came under the spotlight in November when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took to the streets of Tokyo in an autonomous Nissan Leaf.

Nissan Vice Chairman Toshiyuki Shiga explained: "With the public road demonstration for the Autonomous Drive held in the presence of the Prime Minister, I believe that a great step has been... Full Content »
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