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Toyota reveals new hybrid race car

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Toyota has revealed its new TS040 hybrid race car which will take part in the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship this year.

Audi's Hybrid Race Car Wins Famous Le Mans 24-Hour Endurance Race

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Audi has taken a historic first victory for a hybrid vehicle at the Le Mans 24-Hour race, held at Circuit de la Sarthe in northern France. On the 80th running of the famous race, Audi took its 11th victory with the Audi R18 e-tron quattro, an all-wheel drive, hybrid race car showcasing the best of Audi's technology.

Honda Confirms CR-Z GT300 Hybrid Race Car, To Rival Prius

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Hybrids are set to go head-to-head on Japan's race tracks this year, as Honda has finally confirmed it's set to enter a CR-Z in the GT300 class of Japan's SuperGT series. Like the Prius, Honda's hybrid race car bears only

Toyota hybrid race cars rev up for Le Mans

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The Le Mans 24 Hours race, taking place on June 16-17, promises to be more competitive than ever thanks to the arrival of the Toyota Racing TS030 Hybrid cars (pictured). Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Toyota green cars Le Mans Toyota TS030It was the first time that Toyota [.].

Drayson Racing Sets New Lightweight Electric-Car Speed Record: 204 MPH

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At the weekend, Audi''s R18 e-tron, a diesel-electric hybrid race car, took victory at the Le Mans 24-hour race. Also at Le Mans, Nissan unveiled its 2014 competitor for the race, the ZEOD RC electric prototype. It''s been a good week for electric vehicles in motor sport.

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Toyota updates its hybrid racing car

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The TS030 made its debut last year and managed to earn three victories from its six races: and now the 2013 model is set to undergo testing [.].

Plug-in Hybrid Race on as Toyota Tests NiMH PHEV; A123 Challenges CARB to Authorize Conversions

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From today's NY Times Toyota to Test Plug-In Hybrid, Rivaling G.M. It want CARB to authorize aftermarket conversions of hybrids with its Lithium batteries. Tags: a123systems Plug-in Hybrids toyota

Porsche to unveil new full hybrid model at Geneva show

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Porsche AG will stage the world premiere of a parallel full hybrid model at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The world premiere in Geneva is being complemented by the 918 RSR hybrid racing car concept ( earlier post ), making its first public appearance in front of a European audience. Brief

Tuning Porsche's 911 GT3 R Hybrid Race Car: It's All Software

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Road Atlanta -- Two days before the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid competes for the first time on U.S. soil, the head of its development team said the company plans further development of the technology. Dr. Daniel Armbruster, whose official title is manager of the motorsports development process for the car, admitted that Porsche had done little

Ruf To Start Trials Of Electric Porsche 911 Prototypes This Year

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Electricity and high-performance cars may or may not mix, depending on your frame of reference, but whether you're a Tesla fan or Formula 1 devotee, it's easy to agree that a hybrid or all-electric Porsche would be a welcome creation for sports car and EV fans alike.

World's Fastest (Or 2nd-Fastest?) Hybrid: Porsche 918 RSR

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Possibly the most rapturously received vehicle at last week's Detroit Auto Show was the Porsche 918 RSR coupe, a hybrid race car that isn't even street-legal. And it's about as far from the quintessential Toyota Prius hybrid as you could get.

Porsche lines up hybrid car for Geneva Motor Show

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The Geneva Motor Show will mark the world premiere of a parallel full hybrid model from Porsche. Porsche will use the event to introduce the RSR hybrid racing car concept to a European audience as well as its world premiere model. Not too much is known about the new debutant but what we do know [.].

Porsche presents more efficient Gen 2 919 Hybrid LMP1 racer for 2015

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Porsche has presented the second generation of its Le Mans Prototype 919 Hybrid race car. Porsche 919 Hybrid, 2015. Earlier post.)

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GKN Land Systems ramping up production of electric flywheel hybrid technology for buses

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The Gyrodrive system is a lower cost alternative to conventional battery hybrids. Heavy-duty Hybrids GKN Gyrodrive bus. Click to enlarge.

Toyota broadly outlines next-generation Prius; developing wireless inductive charging for the plug-in model; bullish on hydrogen

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Ogiso—who earlier in his career had been the chief engineer for the Prius, chief engineer for the Prius family, and chief engineer, product planning—made the remarks at the “2013 Toyota Hybrid World Tour” event the company staged in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Which is precisely where we believed hybrids would be, 15 years ago.

Peugeot L500 R Hybrid PHEV racing concept

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Peugeot has designed a new gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid racing concept: the L500 R Hybrid. Brief

Audi’s R18 e-tron hybrid wins Le Mans 24 Hours

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It’s the twelfth win for the Audi team overall, at the world’s most famous endurance race, which returned for its 90th year on Su[.].

Peugeot, Audi Diesels Lead Petit Le Mans, Porsche Hybrid Finishes Race

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Endurance racing has more than its share of heartbreak. For Porsche Motorsport, this weekend's Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta provided sweet relief to a galling memory: Its unique 911 GT3 R Hybrid race car retired less than two hours before the checkered flag during May's 24 Hours of Nurburgring.

Toyota Hybrids Blocked From U.S. Due to Patent Issues?

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With sales of Toyota hybrids booming in its home country and elsewhere across the globe, Toyota leads the competition in the hybrid market. Seemingly every hybrid model developed by the company fares well including the newly releases Lexus HS 250h. So what could hold Toyota back in this hybrid race?

Audi unveils redesigned R18 diesel hybrid Le Mans racer for 2016 season

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Audi unveiled its redesigned R18 diesel hybrid Le Mans racer for the 2016 World Endurance Championship (WEC) season. Hybrid drive.

Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid to Make North American Race Debut at Petit Le Mans

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Porsche’s 911 GT3 R Hybrid race car will race for the first time in North America at The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón’s signature event—the Petit Le Mans on 2 October at Road Atlanta. The hybrid is equipped with a flywheel energy recovery system (KERS). Earlier post.).

Audi to increase participation in Formula E; full factory-backed motorsport program for 2017/2018

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Audi will intensify its future commitment in Formula E —the world’s first racing series for fully electric race cars. —Dr.

Porsche hybrid to make debut

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This year’s American Le Mans Series Petit Le Mans event will play host to the North American debut of the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid race car. The hybrid, which is equipped with a flywheel energy recovery system, will debut at the event on October 2 at Road Atlanta after making its European debut at [.].

Mission Motors closes $9M Series B round; support to commercialize its EV technology to vehicle manufacturers

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Examples of Mission’s latest technology at work include the integration of Mission powertrain components in high-performance hybrid race cars and the record-breaking Mission R electric superbike. Warburg Pincus is making an initial investment of $7.5 The Series B round brings Mission’s total to-date funding to $15.0 million. Brief

Porsche introduces 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid sports car

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Porsche has introduced the 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid sports car, the first of six or more plug-in hybrids coming from the Volkswagen Group.

Magneti Marelli and Flybrid Systems Collaborate on Flywheel Capacitor for KERS

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The new product is targeted to be a high-power electrical storage system for hybrid racing cars capable of deep depths of discharge with no performance degradation and a long service life. Tags: Hybrids Motorsport Vehicle Systems The energy is stored into the Flywheel Capacitor by speeding up the flywheel.

Partners aim to boost KERS

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The aim of the product is to produce a high power electrical storage system for hybrid racing cars that can achieve deep levels of discharge without degrading its performance. Tags: Green cars Latest news Flybrid Systems Flywheel Capacitor green motor racing kers Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems Magneti Marelli