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All-Electric Nissan Ariya Handles Ultra-Cold Temps on Pole to Pole Trek

Chris and Julie Ramsey covered more than 33,000 km (20,505 miles) across three continents in an all-electric passenger vehicle from 1823’s magnetic North Pole to...

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Electronics & Computers

Mercedes-Benz Product Boss: Europe, North America EVs, EV Charging to Rapidly Get Better

When it displayed its Concept CLA Class for the first time in North America at CES 2024, Mercedes-Benz focused on the car’s merging of novel...

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Overcoming EV Drivetrain Testing Challenges

Transportation markets have seen a tremendous surge of interest in hybrid and electric vehicle technology. To gain the promised efficiency benefits and green profile of these vehicles, it is...

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Stellantis Unveils STLA Large Platform for D, E Segments

Stellantis on Friday unveiled its STLA Large platform, which will be the basis for eight new EVs from sedans to Trail Rated SUVs by 2026.

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EV Energy-Management Powers-Up

Future electric vehicles will be more efficient, more powerful and will be able to hold more energy in their batteries than today’s EVs. Those big “mores” require countless small improvements beyond...

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Lucid Unveils Gravity Electric SUV with More Than 440 Miles of Range

Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson's focus on efficiency permeates the automotive startup. The boss doubles as the company's CTO. That close connection to vehicles coming out...

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Propulsion

Regardless of Powertrain, 2024 Hyundai Kona Benefits from EV-First Design Plan

The 2024 Hyundai Kona will be sold in the U.S. with either electric or ICE propulsion, while a hybrid option will be available in other markets. The new Kona...

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Hyundai’s Uni Wheel Creates Space for EV Powertrains

Hyundai Motor Group’s visual design team has been on a roll in creating unusual and attractive passenger vehicles. Now, the automaker’s engineering team has come up with its own...

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Propulsion

Cadillac Reveals 2025 CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing with More Tech

While Cadillac is hurtling toward its electric-only future with five EVs either in-production or announced, the V-series of ICE performance vehicles — celebrating its...

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Motion Control

Tremec-Trification

Tremec is charting a future in vehicle electrification that leverages the company’s gear-manufacturing history while clearly departing from its intrinsic connection to internal combustion engine. Tremec, a...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Schaeffler Heads Back to CES with New Acquisition, Capabilities

Schaeffler Group, energized by a new acquisition and a new tagline “we pioneer motion,” will showcase new capabilities at CES in January — its first appearance at the...

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LA Auto Show 2023: Revenge of the Hybrids

Electrification was still a thing at mid-November’s 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show, but there was no lack of ICE and hybrid powertrains sprinkled throughout the various debuts and unveilings. The...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Yamaha Unveils AWD and Electric Power Steering for Concept E-Bikes

If driving all four wheels of an automobile has advantages, it seems sensible that driving both wheels of a motorcycle or bicycle also would offer certain performance...

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Electronics & Computers

Addressing Thermal Management for EVs

When General Motors unveiled the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ, the electric sport utility vehicle with a 24-module Ultium battery pack providing more than 200 kWh of energy that contributes to an...

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Technical Innovation
Unmanned Systems

Liebherr Deploys Autonomous Mining Truck Fleet

Liebherr’s mining division has announced that it will be conducting onsite validation tests of its autonomous T 264 mining trucks. The validation testing reportedly will take place later...

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Detroit Three Focus on Customer-Friendly Tech at 2023 NAIAS

Only a first-time North American International Auto Show attendee would think this year’s exhibition in Detroit was a full-fledged affair. Despite the relative emptiness of...

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Hitachi-Astemo and the Electrified Future

Tim Clark became Hitachi Astemo’s CEO and president of the Americas in April 2023 after seven years as the company’s head of European operations. During a recent SAE Media interview, Clark...

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Connectivity

VW Introduces Singular ID.Buzz in Three-Row Layout

As automakers keep rolling out new EV models, a kind of sameness has crept into the proceedings. Put a four-door sedan or crossover on a skateboard platform with a 90-kWh-or-so battery,...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Mercedes-Benz Details All-New Platform for EV Vans

Mercedes-Benz has revealed its electrification strategy for its commercial and private van lineup. SAE Media was in attendance for the company’s online presentation in May that...

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Manned Systems

Mercedes-Benz Goes Long with EActros 600 Electric Truck

Mercedes-Benz has revealed new details about its eActros 600 long-distance electric truck. The eActros 600 is intended specifically for long-haul use and will serve as the eventual...

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Original Equipment
Motion Control

REE Unveils P7-C Chassis Cab at ACT Expo

As a company focused on offering modular answers to the world’s mobility questions, REE knows the value of being flexible. That’s why the new P7-C chassis cab fills a gap in REE’s...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Engineering at the New NVH Frontier

The complex science of analyzing and abating noise, vibration, and harshness has entered a “new frontier” as the industry transitions to electrified vehicles, experts in the NVH field tell SAE...

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Lincoln Unveils Redesigned 2024 Nautilus SUV

With aviation-inspired design elements, new powertrains and a larger footprint, Lincoln’s redesigned 2024 Navigator comes to showrooms early in 2024 to compete in the luxury midsize SUV...

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Propulsion

Dodge Ready with a Sting for the Compact-SUV Market

If you accept that the oddball and odd-sized Journey never was a legit rival for the likes of the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape — and it wasn’t — Stellantis’ Dodge...

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Energy

2025 Ram 1500 REV Driving Range Would Jump to Head of Class

Stellantis’ Ram brand introduced more details about the 2025 Ram 1500 REV electric pickup at the New York International Auto Show in early April, and one option is an...

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Toyota Launches Longer-Range 2023 Prius Prime

Toyota’s rollout of the 2023 Prius is a two-phase affair. Although the company didn’t say it outright, the launch seems targeted to address two distinct Prius customers. Those who just...

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Propulsion

Toyota Stretches SUV Line-Up with World Debut of Grand Highlander

The new Grand Highlander is a three-row midsize SUV, just like Highlander. So it’s not surprising that the Toyota siblings share two powertrains.

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Energy

Battle for the Box

Whether you call them packs, boxes, or trays, the structures that envelop and protect EV battery cells and their supporting electrical and thermal-management hardware are among the industry’s top subsystem...

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Energy

BMW Takes Multi-Modal Route to Manufacturing

BMW’s Munich factory remains the fertile root of a century of manufacturing, including its first R32 motorcycle in 1923. But the Bavarian automaker’s oldest assembly site is transforming...

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