Tag Archives: SAE

Mitsubishi working on 500-horsepower hybrid Evo?

By Danny King

Filed under:

Until reality sets in, we’ll settle for this report about Mitsubishi building what can only be described as one super plug-in hybrid. The Japanese automaker, per UK’s Autocar, is working on a version of the Lancer Evolution that would take on the Nissan GT-R.

Specifically, Autocar, citing what it says are “highly placed Mitsubishi executives,” says the PHEV would pair a 2.0-liter gas engine with two 80-horsepower electric motors to provide an awfully impressive 500 horsepower along with fuel economy of 150 miles per gallon (per the more lenient European driving cycle) and an all-electric driving range of as many as 40 miles.

Mitsubishi would use some of the technology employed in the MiEV Evolution II plug-in that raced at Pikes Peak this year, and while we don’t think it’ll look quite like that car (pictured above), we can dream a bit. Remaining an issue for Mitsubishi plug-ins, car execs say, is the continued lack of consensus on a fast-charging standard in the US, as Mitsubishi and Nissan continue to push for the CHAdeMO standard while US and European automakers bang the drum for the so-called SAE/”combo” fast-charging standard.

Mitsubishi working on 500-horsepower hybrid Evo? originally appeared on Autoblog Green on Wed, 24 Jul 2013 11:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

…read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Autoblog

Nissan Delays Infiniti’s Electric Car to Add New Features

By Clifford Atiyeh

Infiniti LE concept

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn always looks like he’s smirking, but with Infiniti delaying a second critical product in a week’s time, we’re sure he’s frowning hard. On Wednesday, Nissan executive vice president Andy Palmer told The Wall Street Journal that the company would “push back the timing” of its Infiniti LE, a luxury electric car based on the Nissan Leaf that was scheduled to go on sale by next spring. A week earlier, Infiniti delayed the launch of its new 2014 Q50 by another month to make engineering tweaks. The LE, first shown at the 2012 New York auto show, may need much more time, although Palmer didn’t specify a ballpark date.

“Certain technologies that we see now, which we didn’t see two years ago, are going to be available in a time frame that was relatively close to where we were going to introduce the Infiniti,” Palmer told the Journal. Our attempts to reach Nissan went unanswered.

An outspoken advocate for electric cars, Ghosn made Nissan the first major automaker to sell a mass-produced EV since the GM EV1. His insistence on pure electric power using an entirely new platform—as opposed to developing EVs and plug-in hybrids from existing models, as Ford has done—means the company needs to sell more EV variants to recoup costs. The Infiniti LE, along with the e-NV200 commercial van, is essential to that plan. But with plug-ins accounting for a half-percent of all market share, no one is betting Nissan—which built a new battery plant in Smyrna, Tennesse, using $1.4 billion in federal loans—will be generating EV profits any time soon. Nor will any automaker, for that matter.

Likely, those “certain technologies”  Palmer refers to involve the SAE fast-charging combo plug, which the company (along with Mitsubishi) continues to oppose despite approval from eight other U.S. and European automakers. Nissan has supported the Japanese CHAdeMO standard for the Leaf, which requires a separate connection as opposed to the SAE’s all-in-one design.



Nissan also may be considering liquid cooling for its lithium-ion battery pack, another feature the company has strongly resisted to cut costs. In September of last year, dozens of Leaf owners in Phoenix told Nissan that the area’s desert heat had prematurely cut their range, with some owners reportedly losing up to 30 percent of battery capacity in less than two years. In April, Nissan responded with a new battery warranty that would offer replacements, although Palmer said at the time that the Leaf’s air-cooled pack did not require further improvements.

Or, Nissan engineers simply could be too busy. They’re preparing a hybrid powertrain for the next-gen GT-R, a car we’d gladly take first over the LE.

In any case, Infiniti’s delay is good news for General Motors, which would prefer its upcoming 2014 Cadillac ELR to have all the electric attention.

…read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Car & Driver

Trans-Pacific Aerospace Company Acquires 55% Stake in Godfrey (China) Limited

By Business Wirevia The Motley Fool

Filed under:

Trans-Pacific Aerospace Company Acquires 55% Stake in Godfrey (China) Limited

SAN MARINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Trans-Pacific Aerospace Company, Inc. (OTCBB: TPAC) announced today that it has acquired a 55 percent ownership interest in Godfrey (China) Limited, a Hong Kong corporation.

Godfrey (China) Limited’s wholly foreign owned enterprise, Godfrey Guangzhou Aerospace Bearings, recently passed all qualification testing for SAE Aerospace Standard 81820 from the U.S. Navy, becoming the first and only manufacturer in China qualified to make bearings under this standard.

To date, Trans-Pacific Aerospace’s operations have focused on facilitating the development of the Guangzhou production facility, and the design and engineering of Godfrey’s initial product line of spherical bearings.

“We’re very pleased with our majority stake acquisition,” said Bill McKay, Trans-Pacific Aerospace CEO. “The investment is another step in implementing our objective of developing our business in the fast-paced China market and beyond.”

Trans-Pacific Aerospace is in the business of designing, engineering and manufacturing self-lubricating spherical bearings for commercial aircraft, with planned product extensions using similar proprietary technology into maritime, power plant and space applications.

China is the world’s largest aviation market outside of the United States, with Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), the country’s dominant aerospace contractor, forecasting that China‘s commercial aircraft fleet will more than triple to 6,309 by 2031, from 1,755 aircraft at the end of 2011.

About Trans-Pacific Aerospace (TPAC)

Trans-Pacific Aerospace is in the business of designing, engineering and manufacturing self-lubricating spherical bearings for commercial aircraft, with planned product extensions using similar proprietary technology into maritime, power plant and space applications. To date, Trans-Pacific Aerospace’s operations have focused on assisting its Chinese subsidiary, Godfrey (China) Limited, in the development of its production facility in Guangzhou, China and the design and engineering of Godfrey’s initial product line of spherical bearings. Godfrey has a special operating license granted by China‘s Ministry of Science and Technology. Godfrey has obtained SAE parts qualification of its facility in Guangzhou, China.

Information About Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning Trans-Pacific Aerospace within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Those forward-looking statements include statements regarding Trans-Pacific Aerospace’s expectations for the certification of Godfrey’s Guangzhou,

From: http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/04/11/trans-pacific-aerospace-company-acquires-55-stake-/

Why VirnetX Shares Jumped

By Evan Niu, CFA, The Motley Fool

Filed under:

Although we don’t believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes — just in case they’re material to our investing thesis.

What: Shares of VirnetX have jumped today by as much as 12% after the company announced that it has identified an additional developing specification related to its 3GPP LTE, SAE project.

So what: The company has submitted updates to its licensing declaration to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute as well as the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions to include the new specification. That brings its tally up to 18 specifications or developing specifications in its 3GPP LTE, SAE project where it hopes its patents and patent applications are or may become essential.

Now what: VirnetX will extend non-exclusive licenses to any company interested in implementing its IP, assuming its specifications are adopted as final standards. CEO Kendall Larsen said that the company believes its IP will be essential to the next generation of wireless networks. Shares got crushed last month after VirnetX lost a patent infringement suit to networking giant Cisco Systems, so today’s bounce shows that investors are optimistic that VirnetX can recover.

Interested in more info on VirnetX? Add it to your watchlist by clicking here.

It’s incredible to think just how much of our digital and technological lives are almost entirely shaped and molded by just a handful of companies. Find out “Who Will Win the War Between the 5 Biggest Tech Stocks?” in The Motley Fool’s latest free report, which details the knock-down, drag-out battle being waged by the five kings of tech. Click here to keep reading.

The article Why VirnetX Shares Jumped originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Evan Niu, CFA, has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Cisco Systems. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 – 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

(function(c,a){window.mixpanel=a;var b,d,h,e;b=c.createElement(“script”);
b.type=”text/javascript”;b.async=!0;b.src=(“https:”===c.location.protocol?”https:”:”http:”)+
‘//cdn.mxpnl.com/libs/mixpanel-2.2.min.js’;d=c.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0];
d.parentNode.insertBefore(b,d);a._i=[];a.init=function(b,c,f){function d(a,b){
var c=b.split(“.”);2==c.length&&(a=a[c[0]],b=c[1]);a[b]=function(){a.push([b].concat(
Array.prototype.slice.call(arguments,0)))}}var g=a;”undefined”!==typeof f?g=a[f]=[]:
f=”mixpanel”;g.people=g.people||[];h=[‘disable’,’track’,’track_pageview’,’track_links’,
‘track_forms’,’register’,’register_once’,’unregister’,’identify’,’alias’,’name_tag’,
‘set_config’,’people.set’,’people.increment’];for(e=0;e<h.length;e++)d(g,h[e]);
a._i.push([b,c,f])};a.__SV=1.2;})(document,window.mixpanel||[]);
mixpanel.init("9659875b92ba8fa639ba476aedbb73b9");

function addEvent(obj, evType, fn, useCapture){
if (obj.addEventListener){
obj.addEventListener(evType, fn, useCapture);
…read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at DailyFinance

New York: We obsessively covered Day One of the 2013 New York Auto Show

By Steven J. Ewing

Filed under:

New York, New York – it’s a helluva town. We’re closing the books on the first day of our New York Auto Show coverage, and we’re hitting the town for some wining and dining, not before resting up for another big day of Big Apple debuts tomorrow.

In case you missed any of today’s action, here’s a roundup of what hit the stage today at the Jacob K. Javits Center. Have a good night, and we’ll be back bright and early with all the rest.

#content .quick_scan_post h2 a {color:#1567B6 !important}

.quick_scan_post{width:192px !important;height:172px}
#quick_scan{float: left; margin: 15px 0px;border-left: 1px dotted #8D8E90;border-top: 1px dotted #8D8E90;}
#content .quick_scan_post h2 a:hover div.thumb {width:191px}

We obsessively covered Day One of the 2013 New York Auto Show originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 28 Mar 2013 00:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

<a target=_blank href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/03/28/we-obsessively-covered-day-one-of-the-2013-new-york-auto-show/" rel="bookmark" …read more
Source: FULL ARTICLE at Autoblog

New York: Audi S3 Sedan boasts SAE 296 hp, 0-60 in 4.7 seconds

By Matt Davis

Filed under:

The (technically speaking) 2015 Audi S3 sedan should start at right near $39,000.

The last time Audi gifted the world with a small sport sedan was way back when the A4 wasn’t an entry-luxury executive car costing relative gads of dough, so maybe since the mid-1990s. In a company decision reversal, we’re now officially getting the new A3 Sportback starting later this year, but that’s a five-door hatch and not a big volume attraction for markets like the United States. And there’s no guarantee we’ll get the S3 Sportback version yet. So, what to do?

An S3 sedan is what. Audi was nice enough to usher us in to a private audience with this hotly awaited model in a westside Manhattan pier warehouse prior to the official unveil at the New York Auto Show tomorrow. Here is just a knee-jerk reaction to lead off… She do look damned fine, kids. (We’ll have live images to share soon, so keep an eye on this post later.)

This heartier version of the new smaller notchback sedan from Ingolstadt is set to launch in western Europe as of December this year (after the A3 sedan in September), and US deliveries will begin during summer 2014. Talking with Audi experts at this little get-together and shoving some numbers around, the (technically speaking) 2015 Audi S3 sedan should start at right near $39,000. US S3 sedans come standard with a sunroof, 18-inch wheels, full leather, Sirius satellite radio, the three-spoke sport steering wheel with shift paddles for the also-standard six-speed S-tronic, and fully automated adjustable sport seats. Unfortunately, no six-speed manual shifting will be offered.

Continue reading Audi S3 Sedan boasts SAE 296 hp, 0-60 in 4.7 seconds

Audi S3 Sedan boasts SAE 296 hp, 0-60 in 4.7 seconds originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 26 Mar 2013 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

…read more
Source: FULL ARTICLE at Autoblog

Delo® 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30 Targets Fuel Economy

By Business Wirevia The Motley Fool

Filed under:

Delo ® 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30 Targets Fuel Economy

— New Heavy-Duty Motor Oil Can Deliver up to 3.6 Percent Fuel Economy Improvement in Class 6 Trucks —

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Chevron Products Company, a Chevron U.S.A. Inc. division, maker of the Delo® brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, today announced its latest product, Delo 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30, which can deliver over three percent fuel economy improvement in class 6 trucks relative to SAE 15W-40 diesel motor oils. The product is formulated for use in modern on-highway, low emissions engines as well as older diesel engines. It will also provide exceptional performance in modern off-highway engines where an SAE 10W-30 viscosity grade is recommended, including those adapted for future emissions standards in construction, agriculture, marine and mining applications.

Delo 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30 is a premium synthetic blend fuel economy and mixed fleet motor oil recommended for naturally aspirated and turbocharged four-stroke diesel engines and four-stroke gasoline engines in which the API CJ-4 or SM service category and SAE 10W-30 viscosity grade are recommended. The product is formulated for 2010 compliant low emission diesel engines with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and is also compatible with previous engine models and previous API oil service categories.

Fuel Economy Benefits

Delo 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30 shows up to 3.6 percent fuel economy improvement in short-haul, class 6 vehicles and up to 1 percent improvement in long-haul, class 8 trucks compared to SAE 15W-40 oil in SAE J1321 Fuel Consumption Tests. For fleets, the savings associated with these fuel economy improvements can be substantial.

Delo 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30 joins Delo® 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-40, Delo® 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-30 and Delo® 400 NG SAE 15W-40 to expand Chevron’s line of heavy-duty motor oils focused on delivering fuel economy without sacrificing engine durability.

“We understand that fleets are under constant costs pressures. Any product that can help reduce fuel consumption is important for fleets to consider,” said Jim Gambill, North America Commercial and Industrial brand manager, Chevron Products Company. “Chevron is committed to expanding its line of Delo-branded, fuel economy focused lubricants in order to offer customers solutions that deliver real world cost savings. With the introduction of Delo 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30, our customers have more …read more
Source: FULL ARTICLE at DailyFinance

Chevron Introduces Products and Tools to Help Customers Improve Fuel Economy at 2013 Mid-America Tru

By Business Wirevia The Motley Fool

Filed under:

Chevron Introduces Products and Tools to Help Customers Improve Fuel Economy at 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show

SAN RAMON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Chevron Products Company, a Chevron U.S.A. Inc. division, maker of the Delo® brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, today announced it is introducing products and tools to help customers improve their fuel economy at the 2013 Mid-American Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, KY (March 21 – 23). Drivers and fleet executives interested in learning more about fuel economy are encouraged to stop by the Delo booth (South Hall # 32495).

“Reducing operating expenses is top-of-mind for all our customers,” said Jim Gambill, Commercial and Industrial Brands Manager, Lubricants Marketing Americas, Chevron Products Company. “Although there are many ways to achieve this goal, improving fuel economy is one area the whole transportation industry is focused on. At MATS, we’ll demonstrate our commitment to helping customers achieve their fuel economy goals.”

Products, Customers, Tools and Education

During MATS, Chevron will introduce a new fuel economy-focused, Delo-branded, heavy-duty motor oil, designed to deliver clear bottom-line improvements in a range of diesel engines.

Chevron will also highlight an online fuel economy calculator that helps fleet operators and drivers determine the potential savings that can be achieved by using Chevron’s lower viscosity Delo-branded, heavy-duty motor oils.

For those interested in converting their truck or fleet to a lower viscosity oil, Chevron will publish a “Key Considerations” guide on the Expert Knowledge section of ChevronDelo.com. The company will also host a number of educational sessions in its MATS booth (South Hall # 32495) discussing fuel economy topics.

For the new fuel economy calculator and information on how to convert from SAE 15W-40 heavy-duty engine oils to lower viscosity options, please go to www.ChevronDelo.com.

Natural Gas and Fuel Economy

As part of the MATS Fleet Form event (March 20), Chevron will participate in a panel on Natural Gas Engine oils, where it will discuss the fuel economy benefits of natural gas and the engine oil requirements of natural gas fueled engines.

Beyond the company’s fuel economy efforts, Chevron will also have Edgar Hansen, Deck Boss and Chief Engineer of the fishing vessel Northwestern in its booth Thursday through Saturday. Edgar, whose boat uses Delo lubricants and is …read more
Source: FULL ARTICLE at DailyFinance

Automakers Straddle the EV Charging Chasm

By Richard Martin, Contributor

The emerging competition between the fast EV charging standard CHAdeMO and the Society of Automotive Engineers’ new “combo charger” technology took another twist last month when Tesla Motors said that the version of its new Model S released in Japan will include an adapter that makes it compatible with the CHAdeMO charging system.  Tesla, which uses its own proprietary “Supercharger” technology for fast direct-current (DC) charging, has also produced an adapter to go with the SAE’s enhanced J1772 specification.  Tesla thus becomes the latest automaker to attempt to straddle the divide between charging protocols in this fast-evolving sector. …read more
Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest