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2025 Kia Carnival MPV Hybrid Brings Unplugged PHEV Power

The 2025 Kia Carnival MPV is acquiring a hybrid powertrain as part of the minivan’s model year update that debuted at the Chicago Auto Show. The internal-combustion engine...

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Energy

2024 Honda Prologue Is a Cautious Invitation to Drive Electric

Despite the inherent potential of electric motors to offer blazing acceleration, Honda decided to smooth things out for its first serious all-electric vehicle for North...

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Technology Report
Energy

GM, Autocar to Build Fuel-Cell Commercial Vehicles

General Motors announced this week that it entered a joint development agreement with Alabama-based Autocar Industries to build a range of all-electric commercial trucks powered by...

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Technical Innovation
Transportation

Tevva & ZF Integrate Brake-By-Wire Regen System for Last Mile BEV

UK-based EV manufacturer Tevva recently completed development of a regenerative braking system on the company’s 7.5-ton battery-electric truck. Tevva collaborated with...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Kia’s 2024 EV9 Stands as First Mainstream 3-Row EV

It may be time for Kia — or its Hyundai and Genesis siblings — to deliver a lousy vehicle. It’s becoming a broken record to praise every new Kia for its sophisticated and often...

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Original Equipment
Transportation

Hyundai’s Fuel-Cell Dreams Remain Xcient

Hyundai’s fuel-cell truck fleet is growing. The company is about to bring a fleet of hydrogen-powered 6x4 Xcient Fuel Cell Class 8 tractors to the U.S. It displayed one of the large cabs at...

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Transportation

Europe’s Dust Buster

In a proposal submitted in November of 2022, the European Commission detailed its new Euro 7 vehicle emissions standard, which is widely expected to be approved by the European Parliament and Council and begin...

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Original Equipment
Unmanned Systems

Medium-Duty Electric Trucks Multiply to Meet Demand

Several commercial truck OEMs revealed new medium-duty EVs at NTEA’s 2023 Work Truck Week (WTW) in Indianapolis, Indiana. Interest in Class 5, 6 and 7 EVs has ramped up rapidly in...

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Electronics & Computers

Williams Debuts New Flexible Platform for BEVs and FCVs

Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) has unveiled its latest product, the EVR electric vehicle platform. It has been designed to provide an accelerated start to a high-performance...

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Power

Brembo’s Sensify Aims to Revolutionize Braking

SAE Media recently participated with Brembo in a demonstration of the company’s new braking technology on the skid pad at the Michelin Laurens Proving Grounds in Mountville, South...

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Energy

Truckin’ on Hydrogen

The hydrogen-fueled electrified Class 8 road tractor doesn’t move or sound like a diesel-fueled behemoth. “This advanced prototype is production-intent for shape, power, virtually everything, and its...

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Materials

2023 Cadillac Lyriq Executive Chief Engineer: New EV Her ‘North Star’

At the Cadillac Lyriq’s media drive program in Utah, SAE Media spoke one-on-one with Jamie Brewer, Lyriq executive chief engineer, about developing the...

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Connectivity

Quantron Launches 12-M Battery-Electric Bus; Fuel-Cell Variant to Follow

New European bus manufacturer Quantron has launched its first product, the Cizaris, a 12-meter (39.4-ft) long electrically powered bus. The German company was...

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Energy

BEV Truck Manufacturers Charge Ahead at 2022 NTEA Show

This week’s 2022 NTEA Work Truck Week show in Indianapolis, Indiana saw a flurry of BEV reveals and announcements. The market for Class 3 through 6 EVs is getting more crowded by...

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Original Equipment
Power

Bollinger Expanding Planned EV Lineup with the Deliver-E Commercial Van

Class-3 EV startup Bollinger Motors has announced an addition to its future lineup of vehicles – a delivery truck. The cleverly named Deliver-E concept is an...

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Regulations/Standards

Regulatory Landscape Challenges Commercial-Vehicle Engine Development

Regulations like California’s recent Advanced Clean Trucks rule, which calls for every new truck sold in the state to be zero-emission by 2045, will drive...

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Technology Report
Power

‘Laxatives’ May Ease Challenge of Lithium-Ion Alternative

The R&D dimension of the automotive industry often reveals novel solutions and cross-linking between materials, but a team of international scientists has come up with...

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Power

2019 Frankfurt Auto Show: Porsche Unveils Taycan Electric Sedan

After four years of teasing and meticulously-metered release of technical details, Porsche unveiled the production version of its Taycan electric vehicle (EV) at this...

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Power

Developing for Defense

Engineering drivetrain and propulsion solutions for military vehicles can require a different approach and unique considerations compared with developing for the commercial vehicle (CV) sector.

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Power

2019 S60 and V60 Volvo’s Newest Chips in the Transformation Game

They’re not the crossovers buyers in almost all major world market currently crave, but Volvo’s 2019 S60 midsize sedan—and to a lesser extent, its V60 station wagon...

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Connectivity

2019 E-Tron SUV: Audi Goes Electric

Audi has made its ambitious electromobility goals clear, saying it will offer 10 all-electric and 10 plug-in hybrid models by 2025, accounting for at least one-third of its sales. To help achieve...

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Power

BEV Heat Pumps Recovering Cost Investments

Can a heat pump-equipped battery electric vehicle (BEV) overcome major energy losses for cabin heating comfort in cold ambient conditions –and at reasonable system cost? These questions were...

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Manned Systems

Extending EV Range with AV Programming

Increasing the range of electric vehicles (EV) in a practical cost-effective way has become a primary challenge for the industry. However, current efforts to increase EVs’ market acceptance, via...

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Electronics & Computers

BorgWarner Demos Next-Step Electrification Components

Anyone questioning whether a substantial portion of the light-vehicle market will imminently feature some form of powertrain electrification need look no further than the product...

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Power

Electrification Takes (Some Of) the Load

The heavy-duty commercial vehicle community is taking a keener look at electrification. Several trends are driving this move, and not only emissions regulations. True, a number of large cities,...

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Connectivity

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric Goes Content and Torque Heavy in a B-Class EV

What’s so remarkable about the Hyundai Kona Electric is how unremarkable it is. Essentially an electrified version of Hyundai’s B-class SUV, if the even...

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Power

Audi Unveils Production Version of First-Ever EV: E-Tron

It seems safe to say the global shift to battery-electric vehicles now is in full swing, with the Volkswagen Group’s Audi brand unveiling on September 17 its first electric...

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Technical Innovation
Power

Hyliion Develops Add-On Hybrid System for Semi-Trailers That Reduces Fuel Consumption by 30%

Hyliion has developed an add-on hybrid system for tractor-trailers that will reduce fuel consumption by about 30% with a return on investment of...

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Physical Sciences

Quantitative Analysis of a Hybrid Electric Humvee for Fuel Economy Improvement

The Army has acquired several hybrid platforms to assess the applicability of hybrid technology for military missions. These hybrid platforms include both series...

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