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    Official: BMW, GM successfully test SAE Combo fast chargers on i3, Spark EVs [w/video]

    Think of it as a BMW-General Motors combo for the Combo. The two automakers have worked together to ensure that the BMW i3 and the Chevrolet Spark Electric will be the first two US vehicles to be compatible with the recently developed Society of Automotive Engineers' (SAE) so-called fast-charging ...

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    Official: BYU wins SAE 'Formula Hybrid' competition

    We can't say we've ever seen a Toyota Prius rip through a slalom course like this, either. A team of engineering students from Brigham Young University won the 2012 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Formula Hybrid competition at New Hampshire Motor Speedway after finishing second last ...

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    SAE pledges to support Michigan Academy for Green Mobility Alliance

    The Society of Automotive Engineers International (SAE), a worldwide association consisting of 128,000 engineers and technicians, has pledged its support for the Michigan Academy for Green Mobility Alliance (MAGMA). Over the next five years, automakers forecast the need for more than 1,000 ...

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    SAE task force sets out to standardize wireless charging systems

    Back in October, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) assigned a task force to standardize the wireless charging of plug-in vehicles. In November, the task force announced its goal of finalizing the SAE J2954 wireless charging guidelines by end of 2011 and enforcing this standard by 2013. ...

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    Society of Automotive Engineers issues gaseous hydrogen fueling standard

    An important part of the work of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) revolves around establishing standards for automotive design. These standards help engineers design in compatibility so that vehicles can co-exist in the automotive eco-system. Last year, SAE established the J1772 standard ...

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    Underwriters Laboratories approves SAE J1772 charging plug

    The SAE standard J1772 charging connector for plug-in vehicles passed another threshold on its way to finalization this week. Underwriters Laboratories has completed its certification testing on the connector developed by Yazaki. The UL testing has verified the safety and durability characteristics ...

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    Detroit 2009: Fuel cells, a "promising solution," come to Cobo Hall

    Photo of a retro fuel cell vehicle by jurvetson. Licensed under Creative Commons license 2.0.
    Even though the SAE World Congress last year featured a seminar titled, "The Problems of Fuel Cell Commercialization," the SAE is putting a positive spin on fuel cells for the public at this year's ...

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    McGill University goes to the first SAE Formula Hybrid competition

    We recently brought you news about the newest student design competition from the Society of Automotive Engineers' Formula Hybrid along with the story of McGill University's electric and hybrid snowmobiles. Last week McGill and seven other schools converged on New Hampshire International Raceway in ...

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    SAE Detroit micro electric vehicle competition

    Click on the photo for a high-res gallery from the competitionImagine a mashup of a pinewood derby and a tractor pull running uphill and powered by a AA battery. That's the Micro-electric vehicle competition sponsored by the Detroit Section of the Society of Automotive Engineers. This year's event ...

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    Dartmouth launches Formula Hybrid student design competition

    The Society of Automotive Engineers has been sponsoring design competitions for engineering students for several decades with one of the most popular being the Formual SAE. In that event, teams of college students design, build, develop and race a single seat open-wheel race car, generally powered ...

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    Supermileage competition begins tomorrow; MPG to beat is 1836

    The annual Supermileage engineering competition begins tomorrow at the Eaton Corporation Proving Grounds in Marshall, Michigan. The competition's goal is to build the most fuel-efficient one-person vehicle based around a small, four-cycle engine. The vehicles are "raced" not against the clock but ...


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