Performance details on the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar hybrid powertrain; 1,160 bhp

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The heart of the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar’s hybrid powertrain ( earlier post ) is a clean-sheet Cosworth-built 65° naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine. In the Aston Martin Valkyrie many key components do more than one job.

Aston Martin reveals production-ready Rapide E EV at Shanghai

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Last week at China’s Auto Shanghai motor show, Aston Martin Lagonda revealed the final production-ready iteration of its first all-electric production car, the Rapide E. The first car to be built at Aston Martin’s St Athan production facility—the brand’s Home of Electrification—Rapide E represents a first step towards achieving the company’s wider electrification strategy and the successful fruition of Lagonda zero-emission luxury brand. Electric (Battery

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Tesla Model Y batteries, Aston Martin Rapide E, $1,000 EV fees: Today's Car News

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Panasonic says it won't have enough batteries to supply the Tesla Model Y. The Aston Martin Rapide E shows up for hot laps in Monaco. Amid an industry-wide shortage of batteries and materials to build electric. motorcycles EV credits lithium batteries Honda e

Aston Martin Rapide E details revealed beyond battery tech

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Led by former Nissan Leaf product planner Andy Palmer, Aston Martin plans to launch a new lineup of electric cars under its Lagonda brand. As a trial balloon, it will launch an electric version of its four-door sports sedan under the Aston Martin brand, the Rapide E. Now the company has released more details about the car beyond its 800-volt

Williams Advanced Engineering and Unipart Manufacturing Group form automotive battery JV; Aston Martin launch customer

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Two UK-based companies—Williams Advanced Engineering and Unipart Manufacturing Group—have formed a new joint venture—Hyperbat Limited—to produce batteries for future hybrid and electric vehicles. What will be the UK’s largest independent vehicle battery manufacturer will open in early 2019 in Coventry. The launch customer for Hyperbat batteries is the Aston Martin Rapide E, which will be a limited production run. Batteries

Aston Martin Rapide E, Karma Revero GT, Tesla battery recycling: Today's Car News

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Aston Martin revealed the production version of its first electric car, the Rapide E, while California startup electric-carmaker Karma rolled out its updated Revero GT and a new Pininfarina GT Coupe in Shanghai. Tesla announced a new battery recycling facility at its Nevada Gigafactory.

Aston Martin Lagonda Vision Concept shows electric car future for luxury sedan

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The storied British brand Lagonda has been owned for half a century by the tiny maker Aston Martin, best known globally for its connection to James Bond, Agent 007. Geneva Motor Show Lagonda Geneva Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV It's had a number of iterations, including a startling low, sleek, square-edged sedan designed by William Towns in the 1970s and a concept for a hulking SUV in 2009 that thankfully.

Aston Martin and LeEco partner to co-develop RapidE EV for market intro in 2018; potential to add Faraday Future

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China-based technology company LeEco and Aston Martin have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) towards the creation of a partnership that will develop a production version of the Aston Martin RapidE electric vehicle concept—a fully electric version of the Rapide S four-door sports sedan.

All-Electric Aston Martin RapidE: Now THIS Is A Tesla Competitor! (Video)

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Yesterday, however, British specialty carmaker Aston Martin unveiled a large, sleek, four-door sedan powered entirely by batteries that clearly targets the Tesla Model S. An all-electric version of the Aston. Almost any new electric car tends to be pitched as a "Tesla competitor" these days, down to the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV subcompact hatchback.

Aston Martin Rapide luxury sedan to go all-electric; cheerio, V-12!

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But that may be exactly what Aston Martin is planning to do with its sleek. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Many luxury automakers are planning new electric cars, both to meet future emissions standards and as a response to the success of Tesla. So far, though, no established automaker has discussed directly replacing an internal-combustion model with an all-electric one.

Dyson electric car for 2020 draws executives from Aston Martin, Tesla

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Batteries UK plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) dyson StartupsDyson, the British appliance company best known for its bagless vacuum cleaners, has cleared up speculation that has persisted for nearly 10 years. Founder and chief engineer James Dyson officially confirmed his company is developing an electric car and is planning for a 2020 launch. Not only has Dyson had 400 employees working on an electric car.

Aston Martin Racing partnering with Hanergy Global Solar to explore solar cells to power AC in FIA WEC GT racers

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Aston Martin Racing is partnering with Beijing-based Hanergy Global Solar to explore the use of thin film solar panels to improve GT race car performance at the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), starting with the 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend. —Aston Martin Racing’s Team Principal John Gaw. It turned to Aston Martin Racing for its latest project. —Dan Sayers, Chief Engineer at Aston Martin Racing.

Tesla lawsuit dismissed, faster-charging batteries, and classics turned electric cars: Today's Car News

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Researchers from Penn State develop faster-charging lithium-ion batteries. And Aston Martin says it could be first with 800-volt charging capability. A judge dismisses a lawsuit against Tesla over Model 3 production delays. We ask if classic cars should be converted to electric power in a new Twitter poll. All of this and more on Green Car

UK Faraday Battery Challenge awards £23M to support development of electrified car batteries

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The UK government announced £23 million (US$29 million) in third-round funding from the Faraday Battery Challenge to projects to support the development of the latest electrified vehicle technology. The £23-million investment is part of the total £274 million (US$349 million) that will be awarded to consortia across the UK through the Faraday Battery Challenge, part of the government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF). —Faraday Battery Challenge Director Tony Harper.

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Which electric car is your favorite? Take our Twitter poll

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The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace has made its debut, Aston Martin announced its Lagonda brand would be dedicated to all-electric vehicles, and so forth. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) PollsThis week's Geneva auto show has seen lots of news about new electric cars, but almost all of them come from luxury brands. That's all very nice, but what about affordable electric cars for mass-market.

UK awards £35M to three low-carbon propulsion technology projects

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The project consortiums are made up of companies including: hofer powertrain, Aston Martin, Ceres Power, Nissan, Artemis Intelligent Power and Danfross and Robbie Fluid, covering a broad range of industries. Ceres Power: battery electric vehicles are among the core technologies that will enable the significant reduction of emission and pollutants in city centers and urban areas. Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Motors Power Electronics

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Lithium Werks signs multi-year Nanophosphate Li-ion cell supply agreement with Super B

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Lithium Werks, a Li-ion battery and portable power solutions manufacturer that earlier this year separately acquired Valence Technologies and the industrial division and cylindrical cell manufacturing plant of A123 Systems, has signed a multi-year cell supply agreement with lithium battery specialist Super B. Nanophosphate is an engineered nanoscale material with specific structural and chemical properties designed to maximize the performance of lithium-ion batteries.

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Williams Advanced Engineering collaborates with Wille on zero-emission multi-function machines

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Williams Advanced Engineering will work with Vilakone Oy to create a new zero emission multi-function machine based on the existing Wille 665 platform. Vilakone Oy is Northern Europe’s largest manufacturer of environmental management machinery such as leaf collectors, snow ploughs and city sweepers.

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Oerlikon Graziano Highlights Move Into Electric Drive Transmissions

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Oerlikon Graziano is highlighting its and Vocis Driveline Control’s (in which Oerlikon Graziano holds a majority share) development of the gearbox for the battery electric e-Vito Taxi ( earlier post ). Oerlikon Graziano is best known for its six-speed transaxles, which are standard fitment in models from performance cars such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, and Alfa Romeo.

Magna unveiling lightweight plug-in hybrid sportscar at Geneva show

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For example, the concept integrates a high-voltage battery into the space frame, which increases structural rigidity. Global automotive supplier Magna International Inc. will debut MILA Plus, an two-seat plug-in hybrid sports car, at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

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UK TSB and BIS investing 10M in 16 low-carbon vehicle projects

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Technologies supported include ultra lightweight engine designs, advanced battery management systems and the next generation of electric motors. Advanced Composites Group Ltd (lead), Aston Martin Lagonda, ABB Robotics, Delta Motorsport, Pentangle Engineering Services. Novel Automotive Battery Including Enabling Innovations of Charge Shuttling and Thermal Energy Management Features. Sustainable lightweight low cost battery systems for extended life cycles (EV-Lite).

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Fisker Recruits First US Dealers for PHEVs; Appoints First Distributors for Europe

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Nellemann is one of Europe’s oldest auto distributors, with ties going back to Nash and Morris, and at present time Kia, Jaguar and Aston Martin. Main power comes from a 200 kW (peak) Lithium-ion battery pack that offers an emission-free range of 80.5

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