Ferrari Electric Car Conversion

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What's the best electric motor I can use to get the same acceleration out of my Ferrari when I convert it to electric? And which batteries? Sigh, Madi

Ferrari unveils HY-KERS hybrid system in the limited series 950 hp LaFerrari

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Ferrari’s limited-series special hybrid (499 units) unveiled at the Geneva Motor SHow, the LaFerrari, introduces a hybrid system exploiting the experience of the Scuderia Ferrari’s F1 KERS. The LaFerrari is the first Ferrari to be powered by the HY-KERS system.

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Reports: Ferrari working on a hybrid car

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Let’s be honest, when you picture a green car it’s unlikely to be a Ferrari. With Ferrari’s system, the equation is reversed with a traditional set-up of front or mid-engine and rear-wheel drive, but with an electric motor to power the front wheels. The system is meant to heighten performance by improving traction and, according to the patent filings, it appears Ferrari’s system will allow for electric-only propulsion at slow speeds.

Ferrari Confirms Upcoming Hybrid Version Of 599 Coupe

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During this week’s 2010 Ferrari Formula One presentation, Ferrari CEO Luca di Montezelmo announced that a prototype road-going hybrid Ferrari 599 will be displayed at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and that a hybrid iteration of the 599 coupe is scheduled for production. Ferrari also holds several patents on all-wheel drive hybrid powertrains. Motor Authority.

Ferrari Shows HY-KERS Hybrid Concept at Geneva; StopStart for the Production California

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Ferrari presented a hybrid experimental vehicle, the HY-KERS, based on the 599 GTB Fiorano at the Geneva Motor Show. This experimental vehicle maintains the high-performance characteristics typical of Ferraris while also reducing CO 2 emissions on the ECE + EUDC combined cycle by 35%.

All-Electric SRT Viper: Battery-Powered Supercar On Sale Now

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With hybrid supercars starting to appear at last--the Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren P1 among them--many electric-car fans wonder when we''ll see another battery-electric supercar to follow the Tesla Roadster. One already exists, it turns out--and we didn''t even notice. You can literally put a plug-in electric SRT Viper in your garage today if you

Fiat Chrysler and Italian grid operator Terna partner on V2G trials

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The CEO and General Manager of Terna, Luigi Ferraris, and the Chief Operating Officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in EMEA, Pietro Gorlier, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the joint trialing of sustainable mobility services and technologies such as Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G).

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New range record for the Kangoo ZE-H2 EV with fuel cell range extender

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With a fully-charged 22 kWh battery pack and with 1.8 —Fabio Ferrari, founder and General Manager of Symbio FCell.

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BMW wins overall International Engine of Year 2015 for hybrid drive system in i8 PHEV

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Ferrari 4.5-liter V8. Ferrari 4.5-liter V8.

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Review paper: Graphene and related materials (GRMs) may play major role in energy applications

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MXene sheets are promising for energy applications, such as lithium-ion batteries, supercapacitors, and hydrogen storage. review the use of GRMs for energy conversion in solar cells, thermoelectric devices, and fuel cells; and for energy storage in batteries, supercapacitors, and hydrogen production and storage. Ferrari, Rodney S. Batteries Graphene Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Storage The large specific surface area (SSA)—i.e.,

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Tesla Prepping IPO

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electric-car maker Tesla Motors plans to go public soon, two sources familiar with the matter said, amid growing interest in green technology and battery-powered vehicles. Tesla’s IPO would follow the successful debut of lithium ion battery maker A123 Systems, whose shares rallied 50 percent on their first day of trading on September 25. Tesla Model S Photo: Caroline McCarthy/CNET. Rumors are circling that Tesla is preparing an IPO, although no one at Tesla is yet talking.

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Symbio FCell delivers first 5 Kangoo ZE electric utilities with fuel cell range extenders in La Manche

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This technology recharges the battery when it drops below a certain level and permits the vehicle to be refueled with 1.8 kg of hydrogen, 1kg of which provides a range of more than 100 km (62 miles); the range-extender therefore almost doubles the daily range of battery powered vehicles, a significant improvement that makes hydrogen-powered electric vehicles more competitive in the automotive markets.

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Ford 1.0L EcoBoost wins 3rd consecutive Int’l Engine Of The Year; VW 1.4L TSI takes 9th straight win; Tesla the Best Green Engine

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The McLaren 3.8-liter V8 won the 3.0-liter to 4.0-liter category, and Ferrari’s 4.5-liter V8 won the above 4.0-liter category, and claimed top honors in the Performance Engine category as well. Electric (Battery) Engines Ford’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine ( earlier post ) was named 2014 International Engine of the Year for the third consecutive year. Available in Ford Fiesta and the upcoming 2015 Focus, the 1.0L

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SAFT providing Li-ion cells for KERS systems for 5 of 12 competing F1 teams

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Saft will provide lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries for the KERS systems for five of the twelve Formula 1 teams competing this season, including Ferrari and Lotus Renault GP. Lifetime and durability were key considerations since the batteries are subjected to high levels of heat and vibration. We are aiming to establish our Li-ion batteries as the reference for Formula 1.

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DLR team develops demonstrator of free-piston linear generator as range extender for EVs; technology transfer to Universal Motor Corp.

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Cornelius Ferrari, Horst E. Electric (Battery) Engines Plug-ins35 kW free-piston linear generator module. Click to enlarge. Researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) Institute of Vehicle Concepts in Stuttgart have developed a demonstrator multi-fuel free-piston linear generator (FPLG, or Freikolbenlineargenerator, FKLG in German) as a range extender for electric vehicles.

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Toyota and partners share first information from innovative car-sharing project in Grenoble

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—Christophe Ferrari, president of Grenoble-Alpes Métropole. Car Sharing City car Electric (Battery) Mobility servicesHalfway into the three-year “Cité Lib by Ha:mo” car-sharing experiment in Grenoble ( earlier post ) Toyota and its project partners have shared the first results in terms of user profiles and usage.

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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.

China puts its electric vehicles on center stage - China automotive news

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Some of the new and updated models, such as a battery-powered version of Geelys Panda hatchback, may hit the market as early as October, and in some cases they might carry price tags low enough for farmers and other rural residents with limited financial means. Gasgoo.com | ?? |

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Electric Car Manufacturers Inspire New Paradigms -- Seeking Alpha

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The MiEV runs on a lithium-ion battery pack that can be charged in seven or so hours on a 240-volt line. with battery suppliers A123Systems and EnerDel Inc. (a If you want the car to drive you someplace, the batteries will take the price over $40,000.

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Audi takes one-two win at Le Mans with its diesel hybrids, Toyota third; 13th success for Audi in 16 runs

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Two different energy recovery systems harness energy to replenish the Li-ion battery pack used for energy storage and to provide boosting power. The advanced energy management unit for the battery is located near the center of the vehicle. Car Nº 3, with Filipe Albuquerque, Marco Bonanomi and Oliver Jarvis, was hit in the rear at high speed by a GT Ferrari on the Hunaudières straight during a safety car period in pouring rain. Audi takes first and second at the 2014 Le Mans.

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New Holland showcases farm-ready hydrogen fuel cell NH2 tractor at Agritechnica; in service at La Bellotta Energy Independent Farm from summer 2012

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Other new features include a 12 kWh, 300V battery, with peak power output of 50 kW; the new Continuously Variable Transmission, replacing the conventional manual gearbox; a suspended front axle; and the inclusion of front loader mounting points as standard. The NH 2 hydrogen fuel cell tractor.

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Tazzari electric car comes to the UK

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Based in Modena in Italy, the home of exotic sports cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati, the Tazzari Group plans to manufacture the innovative, stylish super mini the environmentally conscious urban enthusiast.

Is F1 failing to deliver on green promises?

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Ferrari used the system in Barcelona; BMW dropped it; McLaren-Mercedes and Renault trialled it at the start of the season. Indeed the brake energy is being stored in a battery or fly wheel for power surges during overtaking and faster corners rather than to reduce fuel consumption. Could it be that the nearest thing to green cars we’re going to see in Formula One are the paint jobs?

An interview with Riversimple

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Q: You are inspired by work by Amory Lovins lightweight network electric vehicles, will hydrogen fuel cells remain your focus or will you look at other fuel sources like battery electric too? There are technical hurdles still to overcome if you want a Ferrari, but not for a Ford Focus.

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