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Life at 55 (mph): It’s not as bad as you think

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Originally designed to cut both air pollution and c[.]. Weekly Column Editor Pick

NASA electric research plane designated the X-57, nickname: “Maxwell”; SCEPTOR

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NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental airplane now designated the X-57 and nicknamed “Maxwell.” Click to enlarge.

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Start-up developing electric 2-seat VTOL aircraft

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Lilium was formed by a team of aerospace engineers and product designers from the Technical University of Munich. velocity: 400 km/h / 250 mph.

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VW new Touareg with new design and new technologies; focus on diesel

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In the case of the ''Terrain Tech'' version—the Touareg with special off-road applications and a four-wheel drive system with low range set of gear ratios, designed among things for particularly demanding off-road conditions – there is an improvement from 7.3 With SCR, the amount of NO x in the exhaust is significantly reduced. Brief

Vehicle Sets CNG Speed Record: 323 mph

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Fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG), the Lucas Oil/Lessman Streamliner hisett an official speed record for a CNG vehicle of 323 mph through the measured mile at the Bonneville Salt Flats in early October. The blown gas streamliner, designed and built by Riley Technologies, was originally designed to run on gasoline.

Infiniti EMERGE-E extended range electric sports car concept designed as part of UK TSB low-carbon vehicle initiative; REEVolution consortium

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The 402bhp (300kW) mid-engined, twin-motor sports car is capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 4 seconds and 0-130 mph in 30 seconds burst.

Elon Musk unveils Hyperloop preliminary design study

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Linear accelerator concept for capsule acceleration and deceleration between 300 and 760 mph (480 and 1,220 km/h). Click to enlarge. Up to 0.44

Study finds wide spread of times for resuming control from highly automated vehicle in non-critical scenarios; challenges for designers

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In the study, the authors observed 26 men and women (ages 20-52) engaged in simulated driving at 70 mph with and without a non-driving secondary (i.e.,

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GKN Driveline providing eTransmission to StreetScooter electric vans

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The interface enables the electric drive to pair easily with different electric motor designs to simplify integration and application engineering.

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Schaeffler presents high-performance 48V concept mild hybrid vehicle at Aachen

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mph) as well as active sailing at speeds of more than 70 km/h (43.5 mph). This provides purely electric driving up to 35 km/h (21.75

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TU Delft student team presents Forze VII hydrogen racer

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The gearbox, gearbox, designed and integrated by the team, has a gear ratio of 1:4.6 Top speed is about 210 km/h (130 mph).

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China to buy 100 350 km/h (217 mph) Domestic High-Speed Trains

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With a designed speed of 350 km/h (217 mph), the new CRH trains will travel between Beijing and Shanghai in 2011, when the construction of the 1,318-km, high-speed railway between the capital city and the country’s financial hub is expected to complete. Xinhua. billion yuan (US$5.730 billion). Tangshan Railway Vehicle Co.

BorgWarner’s eGearDrive launches in Geely’s first electric vehicle

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BorgWarner’s eGearDrive transmission ( earlier post ) will propel the Geely EC7-EV sedan. —Dr. Brief

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Caltech, JPL designed megasupramolecule fuel additive reduces intensity of post-impact fuel explosions

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Caltech polymer (lower half) after a 140 mph projectile impact disperses fuel mist over continuously burning propane torches. —Wei et al.

Sandia segmented morphing rotor blade design could enable 50MW offshore wind turbines with 200-meter blades

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Sandia National Laboratories researchers are working on a new design for 200-meter blades that could enable offshore 50MW wind turbines. Sandia’s previous work on 13-MW systems uses 100-meter blades (328 feet) on which the initial SUMR designs are based. Corporate advisory partners include Dominion Resources, General Electric Co.,

BMW to introduce BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid at Detroit show

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seconds and enable it to reach a top speed of 235 km/h (146 mph). The Lane Departure Warning system operates at speeds between 40 – 130 mph.

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GKN expands electric all-wheel drive program with BMW; eAxle for PHEV X1 in China

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For compact car applications, GKN’s single-speed design has a transmission ratio of 12.5:1, GKN Driveline is expanding its global electric axle (eAxle) drive partnership with the BMW Group, supplying eAxle technology for a plug-in hybrid version of the BMW X1 for the Chinese market. 1, reducing the electric motor speed in two stages. kg (44.5

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Audi’s new design prologue show car includes 48V subsystem; mild hybrid capabilities; soon to be in production cars

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, Marc Lichte, Head of Design, is presenting the Audi prologue concept car. mph) in 3.7 The 48?volt

GM’s new RWD PHEV system for Cadillac CT6 designed for fun-to-drive high performance as well as efficiency; Volt on steroids

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GM designed the new powersplit transmission specifically to be able to use an induction machine for Motor A without a reduction in overall efficiency.

Open source street legal EV, powered by hub motors

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Target single-charge range for the Luka EV is 300 km (186 miles), with a top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph) and a price below €20,000 (US$22,445).

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Honda unveils micro-sized EV “Micro Commuter Prototype”; variable design platform

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Variable Design Platform. Micro Commuter Prototype Click to enlarge. Honda Motor Co., L7 is a quadricycle category. Click to enlarge.

Qoros Auto unveils drivable engineering development car with QamFree engine; near +50% boost in power & torque, -15% fuel consumption

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Earlier post.) FreeValve AB is a sister company to Koenigsegg Automotive. —Urban Carlson, CEO of FreeValve AB. Engines Fuel Efficiency

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Audi unveils Q8 sport concept with 48V mild hybrid system (mHEV); drive system coming to “many” Audi models

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mph) in 4.7 All displays feature a new “digital design” that concentrates systematically on only the most important things. seconds.

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Wind-powered car breaks land speed record

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Designed and built entirely in the UK, the Nemesis electric car set a new record of 148 mph on an airfield [.]. A new UK land speed record for an electric car has been set, as the wind-powered Nemesis smashed the old record set by Don Wales, the grandson of the famous racer Sir Malcolm Campbell.

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Dual-powered locomotives debut in New Jersey

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STV provided design, inspection and test engineering support services for this initiative, which also extends north of the border to Canada where the same vehicles are being procured for Agence Métropolitaine de Transport in Montreal. In diesel mode, the vehicles can reach 100 mph (161 km/h) and in electric mode, 125 mph (201 km/h).

First Look: 2013 Audi Q5 Hybrid

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For example, using both the engine and motor in the Sport mode, the Audi Q5 Hybrid can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 kph) in 7.1 Audi Q5

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Audi ups A3 Sportback e-tron PHEV technology offerings for US MY2017; virtual cockpit

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The e-tron accelerates from 0-60 mph in just 7.6 seconds. The plug-in hybrid is a transitional technology that works especially for now.

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Xtrac designs new low-cost single-speed gearbox and differential for electric van

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UK driveline technology specialist Xtrac has designed a new, low-cost and efficient transmission for the StreetScooter GmbH electric vehicle business based in Aachen. It is designed for city use and has a power rating of 30-45kW (40-60bhp) generated by a lithium-ion battery and induction motor. Xtrac 1117 electric vehicle transmission.

BMW boosts battery capacity of MY2017 i3 to 33 kWh with higher energy density Li-ion cells; up to 114 miles combined cycle range

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The motor propels the BMW i3 from 0 to 60 mph in just over 7 seconds. It accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 8 seconds. gallons). The 7.4

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Riversimple introduces Rasa prototype two-seater fuel cell vehicle; 300 miles on 1.5kg H2; production version in 2018

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Its lines were styled by Chris Reitz, one of Europe’s leading car designers. Riversimple Movement Ltd. Earlier post.)

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Ford’s math on hybrid fuel economy; standing by the C-MAX EPA ratings, acknowledging large real-world variance

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One of the issues with the Ford results, Nair suggested, is that the performance of the vehicles as designed lends themselves to more sprited driving.

DOT issues final rule on transportation of flammable liquids by rail

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New tank cars constructed after 1 October 2015 are required to meet the new DOT Specification 117 design or performance criteria. Resources.

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Four Siemens 1200 kW electric motors power world’s largest truck; all-wheel drive

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The truck has a maximum speed of 64 km/h (40 mph) when empty. The 800-ton GVW BelAZ 75710 mining truck. Click to enlarge. Brief

Audi unveils h-tron quattro fuel cell SUV concept at Detroit; MLB evo platform

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Each motor powers one set of wheels—as on the technology demonstrator Audi A7 Sportback h-tron quattro (a plug-in hybrid design with an 8.8

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Audi unveiling two new production plug-in hybrids in Shanghai, new prologue allroad PHEV show car

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In addition, Audi is unveiling the Audi prologue allroad show car, providing a glimpse into the future of Audi’s design language, at the show.

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Renault unveils new electric city car concept, the Twin’Z

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Renault invited Lovegrove to add design flourishes, and gave him a free hand to imagine a cabin that is truly occupant-friendly. Brief

Range Rover Hybrid Coming

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The 2014 Range Rover is designed to be the most capable luxury condo on the market. This legendary off-road wagon can do it all. seconds.

MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 plug-in hybrid on sale in June 2017

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Purely electric driving up to 78 mph , the combustion engine is additionally enabled at higher speeds or on kickdown. Earlier post.) seconds.

Production of BYD-Daimler DENZA EV begins in China

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Acceleration from 0 – 50 km/h (31 mph) takes 4.5s; acceleration from 50 – 80 km/h (50 mph) takes 5s; and acceleration from 0 – 100 km/h takes 14s.

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Audi introduces Q7 e-tron quattro diesel PHEV SUV at Geneva; 138 mpg US

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mph) in 6.0 Like all Audi hybrid models, the Q7 e-tron quattro has also been designed as a parallel hybrid. The Q7 e?tron miles). g/mi).

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