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$15M Visio.M project seeking to maximize light weight and safety in an urban EV

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consortium is developing a mobility concept for an efficient electric vehicle, making the design as light as possible while still delivering the best possible safety protection. EV is targeted to have a range of more than 100 km (62 miles) and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph).

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A closer look at Audi’s new R8 e-tron EV and battery

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The model line-up of the second generation of Audi’s high-performance R8 sports car, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, includes the new R8 e-tron battery-electric vehicle. mph) in 3.9 The liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack consists of 52 modules.

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Driving the VW e-Golf; strategy, assembly in Wolfsburg, Braunschweig battery plant

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The e-Golf (“Das e-Auto” earlier post ), the Volkswagen brand’s second series production battery-electric vehicle after the e-up!, Early display cutaway of the e-Golf battery pack. Training cutaway of the production battery pack. seconds, and 100 km/h (62 mph) in 10.4

2014 149

Mercedes-Benz F125!: fuel cell plug-in hybrid with Li-sulfur battery and structure integrated hydrogen storage with MOFs

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Lithium-sulphur batteries (e.g., earlier post ), which Mercedes-Benz is examining in parallel with further development of the current lithium-ion battery and research into lithium-air technology. seconds, with a top speed of 220 km/h (137 mph).NEDC Mercedes-Benz F 125!

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Audi unveils AI:TRAIL quattro electric off-roader concept

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The stated target with its lithium-ion battery is. mph) on the road. On rough, rocky terrain, this architecture provides plenty of agility without the battery unit integrated in the floor coming into contact with the ground. lb) despite its high-capacity battery.

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Proterra Catalyst electric bus sets records at Altoona in efficiency, gradeability, weight and acceleration

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Proterra has completed the structural testing program at the Altoona Bus Research and Testing Center with its new Catalyst battery-electric bus ( earlier post ), in the process setting records for efficiency, gradeability, weight and acceleration. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

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BMW presents i3 Concept Coupé battery-electric vehicle at the LA Auto Show; focus on connectivity for driver assistance and intermodal mobility

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The Li-ion battery pack is placed under the floor. The passenger cell forms the core of the Life module, which is built from carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP). Not only is the accelerator mapping modified, maximum speed is also limited to 90 km/h (56 mph).

2012 104

BMW to showcase 5 electric vehicles at LA show; world debut of new vehicle

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In addition, the BMW M3 CS—featuring significant new work in lightweighting via carbon fiber—will make its world premiere, and the BMW X7 SAV Concept and the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo will make their North American premieres. The BMW i Vision Dynamics is an all-electric, emission-free four-door Gran Coupe that accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds, has a top speed of 120 mph with a range of 373 miles. The BMW i3s accelerates from 0-60 mph in 6.8

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Audi introduces sport e-bike concept at Wörthersee

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The lithium-ion battery is housed in the frame; it weighs about 5 kg (11.02 As an alternative it can be easily detached from the bike and replaced by a recharged battery. LEDs are used for powerful lighting: the front light is integrated into the handlebar, the rear light into the seat.

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BMW unveils i8 Roadster, 2019 i8 Coupe; optimized eDrive tech increases power and range

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Optimized BMW eDrive technology delivers more power—total output increased to 369 hp (+12 hp)—and a refined high-voltage battery with increased capacity and range. And if the eDrive button is pressed, the all-electric threshold of both models is increased to 75 mph (121 km/h).

2017 85

Audi A2 Electrifies Frankfurt Auto Show

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The Audi A2 Concept features an all electric powertrain, long range capability, a by-wire control system for agile performance, and an innovative lighting system. The extended range, acceleration, and high top speed are possible because the A2 is so small and light weight.

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First production Detroit SP:01 EV rolls off assembly line

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The lightweight SP:01, which goes on sale in Asia and Europe over the coming weeks, combines a carbon fiber body with an aluminum chassis. seconds) with a top speed of 155 mph (249 km/h). The battery in the SP:01 has been integrated into the chassis as a stressed member, adding stiffness to enhance handling and safety. An advanced Battery Management System (BMS) gathers data about the car’s battery health and on-board telematics communicate it directly to the factory.

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Audi introducing electric 1+1 urban concept at Frankfurt with support for wireless charging; more detail on electric A2 concept

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The outer skin of the show car is made of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP); the occupant cell is a mix of CFRP monocoque and an aluminum structure. The battery is mounted transversely behind the seats. The lithium-ion battery, which weighs around 90 kilograms (198.42

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Visio.M partners present new lightweight EV; 13.5 kWh pack delivers ~100 mile range

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With only a 15 kW motor, the vehicle reaches a maximum speed of 120 km/h (75 mph). draws its power from a lithium-ion battery pack behind the seats, which consists of consumer cells and provides a capacity of 13.5 The battery weighs approximately 85 kg (187 lbs) and can be recharged in only three to four hours on a 230 V connection. s high energy efficiency is its light weight; without the battery, Visio.M miles) for a single battery charge. Visio.M

2014 83

Audi showcasing R8 e-tron piloted driving EV at CES Asia; piloted driving Audi A7 Sportback

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At CES Asia 2015 in Shanghai, Audi is showcasing a piloted driving technology study version of its new R8 e-tron battery-electric sports car, introduced earlier this year at the Geneva show. mph) in 3.9 Its front end and sideblades feature e-tron specific lighting solutions.

2015 95

More details on BMW’s i3; electric and connected

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With the launch of the production BMW i3 battery-electric vehicle (also available with a range extender) looming, the BMW Group provided more details about the first series-produced model from its new i brand, offering customers electric mobility in a premium small car package. Battery.

2013 135

Audi highlights its range of electrification efforts; Q7 diesel PHEV, A7 fuel cell PHEV, BEV, 48V and more; 750 Wh/l by 2025

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On the systems and fuels side, Audi discussed battery technology; wireless charging; 48 V electrification ( earlier post ); Audi fuel cell technology; and Audi e-fuels ( earlier post ). mph) in 6.0 The lithium-ion battery comprises 168 prismatic cells and is liquid-cooled.

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BMW unveils the production i3 in New York, London and Beijing; efficiency, dynamics and a supporting ecosystem of services

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In a simultaneous—and video linked—unveil in New York, London and Beijing, BMW introduced the production version of its i3 battery-electric vehicle on Monday. EVs in general currently have a larger carbon burden in the production phase than conventional vehicles (e.g.,

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Audi presenting plug-in hybrid Sport quattro concept show car at Frankfurt; 700 hp and 94 mpg

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It draws its traction energy from a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery in the rear with a capacity of 14.1 The show car is charged via an Audi wall box, which uses intelligent charge management to ensure the optimal feed of energy to the lithium-ion battery. The energy management system ensures that the battery always has sufficient charge. Top speed is 305 km/h (190 mph). The result is a curb weight including the battery pack of 1,850 kilograms (4,079 lbs).

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Audi to unveil Audi Sport quattro laserlight concept plug-in hybrid at CES; 700 hp and 94 mpg

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g/mile); higher performance laser headlights; and new user control and display interfaces and lighting technology. kWh lithium-ion battery pack at the rear—enough for up to 50 km (31 miles) of all-electric driving. mph) in 3.7 lb), including the large battery pack. The brake calipers grip large, carbon fiber-ceramic brake discs, and the tire size is 285/30 R 21. Audi Sport quattro laserlight concept. Click to enlarge.

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Audi Introduces the e-tron Electric Sports Car Concept

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seconds, and from 60 to 120 km/h (37 – 75 mph) in 4.1 The 53 kWh lithium-ion battery pack enables a range of approximately 248 kilometers (154 miles) (NECD combined cycle). Battery pack and charging. The battery pack has a total energy capacity of approximately 53 kWh, 42.4

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DOE to award up to $184M for advanced vehicle research and development in 8 areas of interest

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approximately 45% peak thermal efficiency for light duty and greater-than 50% peak thermal efficiency for heavy duty). The objective of this AOI is to accelerate the realization of lighter weight vehicle materials made from magnesium and carbon fiber capable of attaining 50% weight reduction of passenger vehicles. For this reason the focus of this AOI includes the development of low-cost approaches to the manufacturing of both magnesium and carbon fiber.

2010 81

Audi introducing Audi prologue Avant diesel plug-in hybrid show car at Geneva; 147 mpg, wireless charging

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mph) in 5.1 Its top speed is limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). liters per 100 kilometers (147 mpg US) according to the NEDC standard for plug-in hybrid vehicles—corresponding to 43 grams of carbon emissions per kilometer. The lithium-ion battery pack in the rear storing 14.1

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XL1 dive and drive: Volkswagen aggressively optimizes for efficiency in its sleek diesel plug-in hybrid

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The XL1 is aggressively optimized for efficiency in all areas of its design and technology—from materials (carbon fiber reinforced polymer monocoque); to powertrain (0.8L kWh Li-ion battery pack—which is sited in front of the passenger area. kWh Li-ion battery pack.

2013 138

Toyota FCV Mirai launches in LA; initial TFCS specs; $57,500 or $499 lease; leaning on Prius analogy

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seconds and delivers a passing time of 3 seconds from 25–40 mph. Two tanks with a three-layer structure made of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic and other materials are used to store hydrogen at 70 MPa (approximately 700 bars or 10,000 psi). Mirai. Click to enlarge.

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Audi launches next-gen A4 with new Millerized TFSI engine; g-tron model w/ Audi e-gas

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The standard, start-stop system has also been further improved and comes with new features to reduce fuel consumption further: When the driver stops at a red light, the engine can already be deactivated below 7 kilometers an hour (4 mph); 3 km/h for the A4 3.0 mph) for the Sedan; 7.5

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Mercedes-Benz unveils self-driving fuel cell hybrid luxury concept at CES; novel body structures

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research vehicle from 2011 ( earlier post ), and combines on-board generation of electricity with an exceptionally powerful and compact high-voltage battery. seconds, with a top speed of 220 km/h (137 mph).

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Acura provides more technical detail on NSX sports hybrid AWD powertrain, body

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Additionally, the rear electric motor also acts as a generator to provide supplemental power to the vehicles lithium ion battery pack, which also powers the front-mounted TMU. The aluminum-intensive space frame utilizes extruded and cast parts to provide exceptional rigidity and light weight.

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Renault presents the 235 mpg EOLAB prototype; plug-in “Z.E. Hybrid”; targeting production

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Hybrid” plug-in hybrid system—the last offering all-electric trips of up to 60 km (37 miles) at speeds of up to 120 km/h (75 mph). EOLAB features materials such as magnesium and aluminium, which are extremely light and also much cheaper than titanium. Ultra-light chassis.

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BMW unveils production i8 plug-in hybrid; 94 mpg; on sale in US in 2014 priced from $135,925

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The everyday driving range of the BMW i8 on a full fuel tank and with a fully charged battery is more than 500 kilometers (310 miles) in COMFORT mode. The BMW Group has developed not only the internal combustion engine and electric motor in-house but also the power electronics and the battery.

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BMW Group presents prototype of i8 plug-in hybrid; first use of new 3-cylinder engine

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Following the world debut of the first production model, the battery-electric urban-focused BMW i3 ( earlier post ), the BMW Group’s next step will be to address the sports car segment with the plug-in hybrid BMW i8. The battery can also be recharged via the electric motor during overrun.

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VW Unveils Up! Lite Concept at LA Show; Diesel Hybrid with Combined Cycle Fuel Consumption of 96 mpg US (70 mpg Highway)

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Between 1,800 and 2,250 rpm the 55 kilogram light turbo-diesel direct injection engine delivers 120 N·m (89 l b-ft) maximum torque. In this case, a lithium-ion battery supplies the energy. The car features a safety frame of aluminium, steel and carbon fiber.

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Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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The PHEV does not require the heavy, costly batteries required by other electric cars, nor does it suffer from a limited range or poor freeway performance. To restore balance we must protect the oxygen-producing biomass of Earth and reduce the amount of carbon emissions.

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