Lightning Motorcycles electric bike with Remy motor cracks 200 mph

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blasted through the land speed record for production electric bikes by 30 mph to be crowned the first electric bike to exceed 200 mph. In a 14 August SCTA (Southern California Timing Association)-sanctioned run at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, Lightning—the 2010 land speed record holder—achieved 206.079 mph, topping its 2010 speed of 176 mph. Based on the success of the HVH250, a new powerful HVH410 is now available for heavy duty applications.

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Startup SF Motors announces two EVs; up to 1000 hp, 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds

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The new EVs are the SF5 and the SF7; the SF5 will be available for pre-order by the end of 2018 and will hit the road in 2019. SF Motors has committed to make its powertrain available to other automotive manufacturers, to share its local market understanding and global manufacturing network with new entrants, and incubate new technologies with strategic partners to ready them for industrial scale.

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Harley-Davidson 2020 LiveWire electric motorcycle available for pre-order at $29,799; 2 new electric concepts

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At CES 2019, Harley-Davidson announced pricing and pre-order availability for LiveWire, its first electric production motorcycle. The 2020 LiveWire is now available for US dealer pre-order at h-d.com/LiveWire with an MSRP of $29,799. LiveWire features include: Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in under 3.5 Information available through H-D Connect includes battery charge status and available range from any location where a sufficient cellular signal is available.

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Golia electric passenger transfer vehicle available in UK

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A battery-powered, six-seat passenger transfer vehicle is now available in the UK. The Golia multi-passenger electric vehicle (EV) has full N1 type approval, a 30 mph (48 km/h) top speed and a quick-swap battery pack for extended hours operations. It is available exclusively in the UK from ePowerTrucks. The Golia bus is available from ePowerTrucks from £35,000 (US$55,000).

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Ford C-MAX Hybrid EPA-rated at 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway; plug-in Energi version offers 85 mph top electric speed

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Ford also announced that the plug-in hybrid version of the C-MAX, the Ford C-MAX Energi, features the a top electric-only speed among all plug-in of 85 mph (137 km/h)—more than 20 mph more than the Prius plug-in, and sufficient easily to keep pace with the flow of high-speed highway traffic even when the EV mode button is engaged and the gasoline engine is off. C-MAX Hybrid is currently available for order at select dealerships.

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Audi TT 2.0 TDI diesel now also available with quattro all-wheel-drive

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The new model is now on sale in Europe, and will be available for delivery from the beginning of 2007. mph) in 6.7 The front-wheel-drive two-liter diesel with six-speed manual transmission remains available. Audi is introducing a quattro all-wheel-drive version of its diesel Audi TT 2.0. Earlier post.) Coupled to the S tronic six-speed dual-clutch transmission, the sporty TT diesel quattro Coupé delivers fuel consumption of 5.2 l/100 km (45.2

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2012 Ford Escape Hybrid Available

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The Escape Hybrid provides comfortable seating for up to five, a versatile cargo area, and a variety of standard and optional features, including an available intelligent four-wheel-drive system for enhanced traction. In fact, Ford claims the Escape Hybrid can travel up to 44 mph on electricity alone. The Ford Escape is Ford’s best selling SUV ever. Offering a hybrid version potentially could have both good and bad implications for Ford.

2017 Audi Q7 now available with 2.0-liter TFSI turbo-charged four-cylinder engine; lower entry point to premium SUV

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This new model, when equipped with the 2.0-liter engine, is half a second faster on the 0-60 mph sprint; nearly 500 pounds lighter; and up to 22% more fuel-efficient than the previous generation Q7 3.0T engine reaches 60 mph a half-second faster than the previous generation 2015 Q7 3.0T 0-60 mph. Available adaptive cruise control with stop & go automatically maintains distance from the vehicle in front, including braking and accelerating.

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smart fortwo now available for ordering with twinamic dual clutch transmission; manual or automatic gear shifting

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As the first model of the new smart generation, the smart fortwo rated at 52 kW/71 hp is now available for ordering with the twinamic dual clutch transmission. With twinamic, the fortwo accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 15.1 seconds and reaches a top speed of 151 km/h (94 mph). The dual clutch transmission is available in combination with the passion, prime and proxy equipment lines.

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Chevy Sonic Turbo now available with six-speed automatic

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turbo engine will now be available with either manual or automatic transmission. turbocharged engine and six-speed manual transmission achieved a 0-to-60 mph time of 7.8 The Chevrolet Sonic’s Ecotec 1.4L The 2012 Chevy Sonic Ecotec 1.4L turbo six-speed automatic delivers an EPA-estimated 37 mpg highway and 27 mpg in the city (6.36 and 8.7 L/100 km), while the manual gets 40 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg in the city (5.88 and 8.1 L/100 km). The Hydra-Matic 6T40. Click to enlarge.

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Mercedes-Benz making Crosswind Assist available as retrofit solution for older Sprinter models

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Mercedes-Benz is now making its Crosswind Assist driver assistance function available as a retrofit solution for numerous variants of the Sprinter. The most important prerequisite is that the vehicle must be fitted with the current version of Adaptive ESP, available since January 2012. The Crosswind Assist is activated from a speed of 80 km/h (50 mph).

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Volkswagen Golf with new 1.5 TSI Evo engine now available to order in Europe; new 1.5 TSI variant coming

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TSI Evo (110 kW / 150 PS) ( earlier post , earlier post ), is now available to order in Europe. TSI is available for purchase immediately and from the Comfortline equipment line upwards. When travelling within the engine speed range of 1,400–4,000 rpm and at speeds up to 130 km/h (81 mph), the Active Cylinder Management (ACT) imperceptibly switches two of the four cylinders off completely, depending on the load.

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Mercedes-Benz will offer electric drive on all commercial van lines; electric eVito now available to order, eSprinter in 2019

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When it comes to top speed, the customer can choose between two options: A maximum speed of 80 km/h (50 mph) fulfills all requirements in city traffic and urban areas, while conserving energy and increasing range. If more speed is needed, the customer can choose a top speed of up to 120 km/h (75 mph). Mercedes-Benz Vans will offer electric drive options on all its commercial van model lines.

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BYD Tang SUV PHEV available for pre-orders starting at $48.3K before incentives; twice that for performance model

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PHEV platform, and the first of its much-touted 5-4-2 platform models: 5: standing for 0-100km/h (0-60 mph) in less than 5 seconds; 4: standing for 4-wheel drive; 2: standing for less than 2 liters average consumed over 100 km (117.5 BYD also announced two more Sport Utility offerings that will become available for order later in 2015: The “BYD Song”, a mid-size SUV along with the “BYD Yuan”, a compact SUV will both cater to China’s strong demand for Sport Utility Vehicles.

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BMW ActiveE available for leasing in US in Fall 2011

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The BMW ActiveE ( earlier post ) will be available for lease in the metropolitan markets of Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, New York and Boston as well as the state of Connecticut beginning in Fall 2011 for $499 per month for 24 months with a down payment $2,250. 184 lb-ft (249 N·m) is available from a standstill, as is typical of electric vehicles and it remains available across an exceptionally broad load range. BMW ActiveE. Click to enlarge.

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Gen 2 Audi A5 Sportback available as bivalent g-tron; Audi e-gas, natural gas or gasoline

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In a new departure, the A5 Sportback is also available as a bivalent g-tron, which customers can run on either Audi e-gas ( earlier post ), natural gas or gasoline. miles) available. mph) in just 8.5 Front-wheel drive is standard, with quattro all-wheel drive available as an option in two versions. The adaptive dampers available optionally are integrated into the standard Audi drive select dynamic handling system.

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Audi A4 and A5 now available to order as g-tron in Europe; Audi e-gas for 3 years as standard

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Audi’s two latest natural-gas alternatives in the midsize category—the new A4 Avant g-tron ( earlier post ) and the new A5 Sportback g-tron—are now available for order in Europe. mph) in 8.5 mph) (A4 Avant g-tron: 223 km/h (138.6 mph)). mi) available. Both models are powered by a bivalent 2.0 TFSI engine developing 170 hp.

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10-Year FTA Low-Speed Urban Maglev Research Program Shows Technology is Feasible, But Infrastructure Costs and Availability of Technologies Are Intimidating

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A 10-year US program to develop low-speed urban magnetic levitation (UML) technology has demonstrated that such systems are feasible to consider as alternatives in the US, but that the initial infrastructure costs and availability of safety and operationally certified maglev technologies are “intimidating”, according to a assessment report prepared by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

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Electrify America launches 8 solar-powered EV charging stations in rural Fresno County

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EV ARC units are independently rated to withstand winds up to 120 mph and floods up to 9.5 The additional 22 EV ARC charging stations will be deployed in other rural areas of the state and will be available by the end of 2020. Available beginning Friday, October 2: Veterans Park, S.

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BMT introducing modular AMT for EVs; used in the Gumpert Nathalie

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seconds with a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph), with two synchronized 2-speed gearboxes. The first vehicles will be available from the first half of 2021. Global gear drive specialist BMT drive solutions is introducing a new set of multi-speed transmissions for electric vehicles.

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Proterra unveils ZX5 next-generation battery-electric transit bus

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The 40-foot Proterra ZX5 can be equipped with 660 kWh of energy storage to deliver up to 329 miles of drive range, which represents the most energy storage and longest drive range of any 40-foot electric bus available in the market today.

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2021 BMW 330e and 330e xDrive PHEV sedans priced in US starting at $44,550 and $46,550

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Available in SPORT mode, XtraBoost offers an immediate 40 hp power increase for up to 10 seconds. The BMW 330e Sedan’s electrified drivetrain allows it to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.6 Both models feature an electronically limited top speed of 130 mph when equipped with all-season tires. When equipped with summer performance tires, the 330e Sedan reaches a top speed of 142 mph (140 mph for the 330e xDrive model). Purely electric driving up to 87 mph.

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Citroën introducing its electric MPV: ë-SpaceTourer

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Available in a choice of 3 lengths (XS: 4.60 Maximum speed is 130 km/h (81 mph) in all drive modes (Eco, Normal, Power). Two energy recovery modes under braking are available: Standard for a feel close to that of a conventional engine vehicle, Enhanced for increased deceleration when releasing the accelerator pedal. Two types of on-board chargers are available, to better adapt to customer use and recharging solutions: a 7.4

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An Easy EV Conversion Kit For People

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All the commercially available freeway-capable (70 mph) EVs are priced way out of reach for the average consumer. There are already commercially available kits with excellent, detailed instructions for how to convert a vehicle. After spending the past year and a half converting a Porsche 914 to an electric vehicle, I decided to expand my horizons by designing an open-source electric vehicle (EV) conversion kit for a commonly used car.

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BMW launches Gen2 X5 PHEV in US: X5 xDrive45e

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0 to 60 mph acceleration time is 5.3 Electric-only top speed increases from 75 mph to 84 mph. Electric-only driving may be experienced at speeds up to 68 mph in this mode. Electric – This electric only mode can be used at speeds up to 84 mph. The 2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e is available with a wide variety of standard and optional driver assistance systems.

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Tesla introduces new entry-level Model S 70D; dual-motor AWD standard

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seconds and a 240-mile (386 km) range at 65 mph (105 km/h). All-wheel drive is standard on Model S 70D and available as an option on Model S 85. 140 mph. 140 mph. 155 mph. 155 mph. Tesla Motors has introduced the new entry-level Model S 70D, an all-wheel drive electric car with a 70 kWh pack, a 0-60 time of 5.2 Starting price is $75,000. Model S 70D dual motor drive. Click to enlarge.

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Range Rover Hybrid Coming

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Now owned by Indian automaker Tata, Range Rover’s flagship has been given the most cutting-edge features available today. These hybrids are available to order in Europe now, but we are still waiting to hear if and when they will reach the United States. Total system output is 335-hp, and the electric motor adds 125 lb-ft of torque, bringing the total twist-factor of the Range Rover Hybrid to a heady 516 lb-ft of torque, which is available at just 1,500 rpm.

2022 GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 first with new Ultium battery architecture; 24-module, dual stack, 350+ miles range

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Edition 1’s three electric drive motors within Ultium Drive will yield a combined GM-estimated 1,000 horsepower, and when multiplied through the front and rear drive unit gear ratios, there will be more than a GM-estimated 11,500 lb-ft (15,600 N·m) of torque available at the wheels.

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Two new V6 engines with 48V mild hybrid system for Audi Q8; gasoline and diesel

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mph) in 5.9 The plateau is available between 1,750 and 3,250 rpm. mph) in 7.1 mph), the Q8 can coast for up to 40 seconds with the engine switched off when the driver lets off the accelerator. Audi is expanding the engine line-up for its luxury SUV, the Q8—as well as its roll-out of its 48V mild hybrid system ( earlier post )—by adding two V6 engine versions. Beginning now, customers can also order the Q family’s top model with a 3.0

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New Volkswagen Tiguan with PHEV option

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Volkswagen has premiered the new Tiguan, now available with a plug-in hybrid drive option for select markets (not including the US), the Tiguan eHybrid. With the new Travel Assist system in the Tiguan, the compact SUV is now capable of assisted driving at speeds up to 210 km/h (130 mph). Earlier post.). Tiguan eHybrid. The Volkswagen Tiguan is Europe’s most successful Sports Utility Vehicle and one of the top-selling SUVs in the world.

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Volkswagen to introduce Touareg R plug-in hybrid at Geneva

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It can be driven at up to 140 km/h (87 mph) using electric power; above this speed, the turbocharged V6 gasoline engine (TSI) supplements the electric drive motor. This Volkswagen model is also the first plug-in hybrid SUV available with Trailer Assist—an assistance system for automated maneuvering with a trailer. The latest Travel Assist version is also a new feature, enabling assisted driving up to speeds of 250 km/h (155 mph) for the first time.

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Karma adds Revero GTE to lineup; first BEV; based on E-Flex platform

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Later in the year, a 400-mile (estimated) hyper-range version will be available. The new 2021 Revero GTE is targeted to deliver 0-60 mph acceleration in less than 3.9 Additional details on the hyper-range version will be available at a later date. Intended for further availability later in the Fall of 2021 in China and Europe, the Revero GTE was developed, styled and engineered at the company’s Irvine, CA headquarters.

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Quick Look At Hybrid SUVs

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Many visitors who arrive on HybridSUV.com may be overwhelmed with the amount of information available here. Some people just want to know which SUVs are available as hybrids, how much they cost, what they get for gas mileage, and maybe a few other basic items. So, here is an update of several of the most popular and available hybrid SUVs, along with a few bullet points that might interest you and links to more information. Lots of available features.

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Here Lies Hermosa Beach – Truth Takes a Holiday In The City’s Massive Honesty FAIL

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Less than a minute later while traveling South on Pacific Coast Highway, a big, black SUV appeared in my rear view mirror racing towards me much faster than the 30 mph speed limit. Here I am in public in City Hall available to be served,” I looked around. The Rabbi called and left voicemails urging me to call her back. She texted too. She’s a very persistent and impatient lady of religion. But she didn’t want to say what was up when I texted back.

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Land Rover Hybrid

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The new Range Rover will be available this year with a 5-liter V-8 engine, as well as a supercharged version of the same engine. And Land Rover estimates that the base level Range Rover’s 0-to-60 mph acceleration rate will be 6.5 The supercharged engine version will be capable of going from 0-to-60 mph in 5.1 The 2013 Range Rover will be available this year with a traditional powertrain. The diesel hybrid version will be available next year.

HUMMER to return as GMC EV; 1K hp, 15,600 N·m, 0-60 in 3 seconds

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The GMC HUMMER EV truck will showcase the GMC brand’s design and engineering and will feature 1,000 horsepower; 11,500 lb-ft (15,592 N·m) of torque; and acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds. Initial availability is slated for Fall 2021. General Motors is resurrecting the HUMMER as an electric truck in the GMC family.

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Ford unveils all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV

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When it arrives in late 2020, Mustang Mach-E will be available with standard (75.7 of torque, with the standard all-wheel-drive variation targeting quicker times to 60 mph than the base Porsche Macan series. The GT is targeting 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds, making it faster off the line than a Porsche Macan Turbo. The GT Performance Edition, meanwhile, is targeting a comparable 0-60 mph in the mid-3-second range to a Porsche 911 GTS.

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Hyundai NEXO fuel cell SUV earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award; first production fuel cell to be crash tested by IIHS in US

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The NEXO, which is only available in California, is the first such hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that IIHS has tested. The vehicle avoided collisions in 12 mph and 25 mph track tests and has a forward collision warning system that meets National Highway Traffic Safety Administration criteria. The 2019 Hyundai NEXO hydrogen fuel cell electric SUV has earned a TOP SAFETY PICK+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for vehicles built after June 2019.

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The Hybrid SUV Pipeline

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2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid – Available: Summer 2013. 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid – Available: Late 2013. Making a combined 148-hp, Subaru’s new hybrid system can propel the trucklet up to 20 mph on electricity alone, resulting in fuel economy figures of 28 city / 34 hwy. 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – Available: Early 2014 (est). 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid – Available: Summer 2013.

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Volvo Trucks to introduce next iteration of Volvo Active Driver Assist in VNR, VNL & VNX models

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a comprehensive collision mitigation system, will be made standard in the new Volvo VNR and VNL models, and available on VNX models, later this year. Available in Q3 2019, with improvements scheduled to roll out through late 2020, VADA 2.0 Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Cruise Auto Resume enables the truck to revert back to cruising speed with Cruise Auto Resume (also known as “Slow & Go”) at speeds above 10 mph, an improved feature in VADA 2.0.

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Mission Motorcycles Sets Electric Land Speed Record

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With test rider Jeremy Cleland in the saddle, the Mission One electric motorcycle achieved an American Motorcyclist Association certified two run average of 150.059 mph on the Bonneville Salt flats, with a maximum recorded speed of 161 mph. This makes it the fastest production electric motorcycle available, and the AMA land speed record

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Honda S2000 EV Conversion

The fastest I took the car was ~70 mph but there was more available so we'll have to see what top speed is one of these days. I really need to test this while trying to average 55 mph and taking it easy to see what the best is. Maybe 6 to 10 stop signs along the way so I plan to drive it at 55 mph the whole way and see how the efficiency looks I went out for another drive and this time with my neighbor so he could film while driving. The drive was 22.1

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We Love Electric Bikes

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They are available today. It costs about the same as a good full suspension mountain bike ($2600), goes 20 mph without pedaling, and runs 20 miles on a charge if you don’t pedal at all. 0 to 20 in seconds, pedaling optional. Three weeks ago we spent the day shooting at the Kick Gas Festival in San Diego. One of our favorite diversions was testing the electric bikes. I’ve always been skeptical about e-bikes. Why waste electricity when you can just pedal?

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