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Honda Designer Weighs Pros, Cons of BEVs, FCEVs

Hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles’ advantages over battery-electric vehicles are seriously challenged by the lack of fueling infrastructure for a mass rollout of FCEVs, Honda’s Kohei Hitomi says.
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SEG Focuses on Electrified Future

SEG Automotive is charging ahead in the vehicle-electrification space, adding a range of 48V products including a new belt-starter/generator and an updated e-motor capable of producing 20 hp and 63 lb.-ft. (85 Nm) of torque to the drive wheels.

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Toyota Hints Prius Hybrid Could Be Dropped; Talks BEVs, Solid State

A top U.S. executive says the challenge is for Toyota to live up to the advanced-technology impression the Prius name conjures up in consumers’ minds.
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Record High Fuel Economy in Model Year 2019

Despite an increase in the share of light trucks versus cars, the average mpg of light vehicles sold in the U.S. continued to rise. Electrification was key to the improvement recorded by the Fuel Economy Index, but advancements to traditional powertrains were significant as well.
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Plasma Brings New Spark to Ignition Technology

“It’s like bringing a lightning bolt versus a match to light a campfire,” says the co-founder of Transient Plasma Systems. The California-based start-up is validating its new ignition technology for internal-combustion engines, including those that run on gasoline or compressed natural gas, as well as hybrids.

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Japan Sets First-Half 2019 Hybrid Sales Pace

Toyota offers 40 hybrid models, 10 of which are sold under the Lexus brand. The top sellers during the January-June period were the RAV4, C-HR and Prius, respectively at 105,000,102,000 and 87,000 units.
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Power Shift: 48V Takes Hold

A look at the 48V movement to meet global emissions standards and satisfy growing vehicle electrical-system demands.
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Power Shift: 48V Takes Hold

A look at the 48V movement to meet global emissions standards and satisfy growing vehicle electrical-system demands.
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China's New Energy Vehicle Future

How automakers, suppliers and policymakers are drawing the roadmap for battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in the world’s biggest market.

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FCVs on the Horizon

The state of fuel-cell vehicle technology, OEM marketing strategies and trends in the U.S. and global markets.

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