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Audi introduces new CNG A3 Sportback

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Audi is adding a new member to its A3 family: the A3 Sportback 30 g-tron natural gas vehicle. Operation with natural gas or biomethane makes the compact model economical and more climate-friendly with low emissions. With full gas tanks, the car has an NEDC range of up to 495 (307.6 The A3 Sportback 30 g-tron 1.5

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Alfa Romeo Announces Quadrifoglio Carbon Editions for 2024

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Though electric vehicles can be brutally quick and offer staggering performance, there’s nothing like the sound of a howling exhaust and a rowdy gas engine. Staggered 19-inch (Giulia) or 21-inch (Stelvio) wheels hide gold brake calipers, and the cars get an exposed carbon roof.&

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DOE issues $10M incubator FOA for batteries, power electronics, engines, materials, fuels and lubricants

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in electric vehicles (PEVs). Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Motors for Electric Traction Drives. The components to enable electric drive vehicles must be more affordable. Electric drive components must be reliable and provide long vehicle service equal to or better than conventional petroleum powered vehicles.

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DOE awards nearly $55M to advance fuel efficient vehicle technologies in support of EV Everywhere and SuperTruck

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding nearly $55 million for 24 projects to develop and deploy advanced vehicle technologies, supporting the Energy Department’s EV Everywhere Grand Challenge to make plug-in electric vehicles as affordable to own and operate as today’s gasoline-powered vehicles by 2022. Area of Interest 3).

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News: Dodge Reveals Charger Daytona SRT EV Concept

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Classic Muscle Car Goes All-Electric. Translation: To make the next generation Dodge Charger Daytona SRT all-electric—in the process Dodge made it faster than the current gas-gulping, fire-breathing Charger Hellcat with a 6.2-liter The Charger EV offers a glimpse at the brand’s electric future. An End to Silent EVs.

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CNG Hot Rod Debuts at AFV 2010

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Based on a 1933 Ford Roadster, this Hot Rod is intended to showcase the possibilities and the performance of using natural gas in a fun and unique way. Electric steering. Electric water pump, and axle-mounted Delphi alternator (leaving nothing but the crankshaft turning in the front of the engine) sending all that HP to the wheels.

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Prius Prime PHEV pricing to start at $27,100; on sale later this year

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kWh battery pack for twice the electric range of its predecessor, as well as some enhancements to its powertrain, including a Toyota-first dual motor generator drive system. This uses both the electric motor and the generator for drive force, helping to boost acceleration performance. Toyota didn’t add another motor, however.

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