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UQM, Capstone for Denver MallRide

April 9, 2013 in CNG, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

UQM Motors and Controllers to Extend Life of CNG Hybrids,
Which Are Soon to Be Replaced by DesignLine Diesel Hybrids

Colorado’s UQM Technologies reports an order from the Denver Regional Transportation District for PowerPhase Select brand electric generators and motor controllers to “refresh” the agency’s CNG-fueled, series hybrid electric MallRide buses. updated April 11

Volkswagen Shows Diesel Plug-In

January 15, 2013 in Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CrossBlue Concept  Would Have 14-Mile All-Electric Range

Volkswagen is taking the occasion of the NAIAS Detroit Auto Show to show its CrossBlue diesel plug-in hybrid electric SUV for the first time. The vehicle’s MQB (Modular Transverse Matrix) series hybrid driveline yields zero-to-60-mph acceleration of 7.2 seconds, a combined fuel economy rating of 35 miles per gallon (89 mpge electric), and all-battery range of about 14 miles.

Volvo V60 Plug-In Is Sold Out

October 9, 2012 in Electric Drive, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Vehicle is Billed as the World’s First Diesel Plug-In Hybrid

Sweden’s Volvo Car said at the Paris Auto Show that the first year’s production of its V60 Plug-in Hybrid, with an earlier-announced price of 57,000 euros – approximately $74,000 U.S. at current rates – has sold out.

Freightliner Cascadia Evolution: 10 MPG

June 2, 2012 in Uncategorized by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Daimler Freightliner’s new pride and joy is not an alt fuel nor hybrid vehicle

The Cascadia Evolution for 2014 is a state-of-the-art diesel, powered by a newly designed Detroit Diesel DD15 engine with such “fuel squeezing options” as wide-base tires, enhanced aerodynamics and DT12 automated manual transmission delivering an impressive 10.67 miles per gallon at the Continental Proving Grounds in Uvalde, Texas.

Bosch Promotes Clean Diesel Hybrids

May 22, 2012 in Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Robert Bosch, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, known for its dominance in the development, engineering and production of high-precision diesel knowhow, is here touting its diesel hybrid-electric vehicle technology.

“I want to advertise the diesel engine as the way to go to reach very high fuel efficiencies,” Andreas Hoyler told F&F. Diesel is real technology that’s here today, he says.

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