Lucid Motors releases details about its electric drivetrain technology

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Lucid Motors provided some details about it proprietary, in-house developed electric drivetrain that will power the forthcoming pure-electric luxury Lucid Air. For their power, the motors are two and a half times more volumetrically compact than the closest competitor.

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Chevrolet unveils Bolt EV Concept; 200+ electric miles for ~$30,000

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At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Chevrolet introduced the Bolt EV concept crossover—a vision for an affordable, long-range all-electric vehicle designed to offer more than 200 miles of range starting around $30,000. The Bolt EV concept is designed to offer long-range performance in all 50 states and many global markets. The Bolt EV concept is also designed to support DC fast charging. —General Motors CEO Mary Barra.

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Panasonic, Tropos Motors reveal two concept electric commercial utility vehicles at CES

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Panasonic, in collaboration with electric utility vehicle maker Tropos Motors, revealed two multi-technology production-ready compact utility commercial vehicles at CES.

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BMW targeting ~600 km (~373 mile) range for electric i4 in 2021; 390 kW/530 hp motor

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With fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology, which also includes the latest innovations in the field of battery cells, the BMW i4 will achieve a range of some 600 kilometers (~373 miles). The electric motor developed for the BMW i4 delivers a maximum output of around 390 kW/530 hp, reaching the level of a V8 engine in current BMW models fitted with a combustion engine. Production of future-generation electric motors will no longer require rae earth materials.

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Linear Labs to begin mass production of high-torque M200 e-mobility motor in September

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The company will start with an allocation of production that is distributed between itself and several Tier One sub-contractors in order to expedite the manufacturing ramp rate and delivery of motors to early customers. The motors can be made using rare-earth or ferrite magnets.

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Mitsubishi unveils twin-motor 4WD PHEV Engelberg Tourer crossover concept in Geneva

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) unveiled a twin-motor, four-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid (PHEV) crossover concept—the Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer—at the Geneva International Motor Show. The Engelberg Tourer takes MMC’s Twin Motor PHEV system fostered and developed in the Outlander PHEV and, using next-generation electrification and all-wheel control technologies, evolves it.

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Audi shows new A6 e-tron concept electric vehicle in Shanghai

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Audi and its Chinese partner companies FAW and SAIC are showing four world premieres: the brand-new Audi A6 e-tron concept vehicle and the all-round updated Audi Q5L, in addition to the Audi A7L and an SUV study, still kept beneath a cover, named Audi concept Shanghai.

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Chevrolet electric Camaro concept drag racer: eCOPO with 800V battery pack; electric crate motors

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Fifty years after the original COPO Camaro special order performance models were introduced, Chevrolet’s eCOPO Camaro Concept is demonstrating an electrified vision for drag racing. Chevrolet estimates quarter-mile times in the 9-second range. The eCOPO Concept is all about where we go in the future with electrification in the high performance space. This project exemplifies Chevrolet and General Motors’ commitment to engaging young minds in STEM education.

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BMW unveils battery-electric Concept iX3 in Beijing; Gen 5 eDrive system; 249 miles WLTP

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The BMW Concept iX3— presented for the first time at the Auto China 2018 show in Beijing—offers a look ahead to the expansion of the model line-up in this area. Among the innovations showcased in the BMW Concept iX3 is the fifth generation of BMW eDrive technology, which groups the electric motor, transmission and power electronics within a new, separate electric drive component.

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Lucid Motors unveils Lucid Air luxury electric sedan

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Lucid Motors unveiled the Lucid Air battery-electric luxury sedan, which will start at less than US$80,000. With up to 1,080 horsepower available in a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive architecture, the Lucid Air is able to achieve quarter-mile times as quick as 9.9

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) unveils MI-TECH CONCEPT small SUV PHEV

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) unveiled the MI-TECH CONCEPT electrified small SUV concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show 2019. The company is also showcasing the twin-motor, 4WD Engelberg Tourer, unveiled in March in Geneva ( earlier post ). The MI-TECH CONCEPT was built to be a “small plug-in hybrid electric SUV that delivers unparalleled driving pleasure and confidence over all terrain in light and wind.”

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BMW unveils Concept i4 electric Gran Coupé; 600 km range

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BMW unveiled the BMW Concept i4 EV using a livestream instead of the planned Geneva venue. The BMW Concept i4 represents a look ahead to the BMW i4, slated to enter production in 2021. And, we will not use any rare earths in the electric motor.

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MG Motor introduces E-motion concept electric car at Shanghai

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UK-based MG Motor unveiled the MG E-motion at Auto Shanghai 2017. The modular architecture platform developed in-house delivers 0-100 km/h in less than four seconds, with a range of more than 500 km (311 miles). In addition to the E-motion concept, the brand unveiled a fully-customized version of the MG ZS compact SUV. MG Motor is a subsidiary of SAIC Motor UK, which is owned by Shanghai-based SAIC Motor.

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Fort Worth approves $68.9M incentive package for Linear Labs for electric motor manufacturing

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The City of Fort Worth, Texas has approved a $68.9-million economic incentive package for electric-motor-manufacturer Linear Labs ( earlier post ) to further solidify the city as the next tech innovation hub. Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Motors

Nissan IMx Concept electric SUV debuts at Tokyo Motor Show

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The long-awaited all-electric crossover utility concept from Nissan finally made its public debut Wednesday morning on the first press day at the Tokyo auto show. Dubbed the Nissan IMx, the compact crossover concept includes both fully autonomous driving and an electric range given as more than 370 miles (600 km). Tokyo Motor Show Tokyo Auto Salon Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Citroën unveils 19_19 EV concept

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Following the reveal of the Ami One Concept as a vision for urban electric mobility, Citroën is presenting the 19_19 Concept, expressing Citroën’s vision of ultra-comfort and extended mobility to escape from the cities. The 19_19 Concept will be revealed as a World Premiere at VivaTech in Paris on 16 May 2019. The 19_19 Concept is powered by an all-electric drive train. 19_19 Concept features quick charging technology (with 600 km of range recovered in 20 minutes).

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Volkswagen unveils I.D. EV concept; 1st MEB-based vehicle, to launch in 2020; up to 373 miles

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At the Paris Motor Show, Volkswagen staged the world premiere of the I.D., a concept vehicle presaging the first of a new fleet of Volkswagen electric cars and highlighting Volkswagen’s vision for the future in a number of areas, including autonomous driving and a new Open Space concept for the interior. is driven by a 125 kW electric motor powered by a battery pack, and has a range of 400 - 600 km (249 - 373 miles) under European test conditions.

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Genesis reveals Mint Concept electric city car

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Genesis revealed the Mint Concept ahead of the opening of the 2019 New York International Auto Show. The Mint Concept is a battery-electric luxury car for the city, with a new vehicle typology featuring organic design and an innovative interior user experience. The Mint powertrain is capable of an estimated 200 miles per full charge and 350-kW fast recharging. The Mint Concept is both highly maneuverable and exhilarating to drive.

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Toyota showing two new fuel cell concepts at Tokyo Motor Show: bus and car

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Toyota has launched two new fuel cell vehicle concepts: the Sora fuel cell bus and the Fine Comfort Ride fuel cell car. The company will show both at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show later this month. Toyota developed the Sora concept model guided by two ideas: to make best use of the characteristics of the FC unit; and to enhance the comfort of passengers traveling on bus routes.

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Airbus releases three hydrogen-powered concepts for zero-emission aircraft by 2035; ZEROe

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Airbus has revealed three concepts for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft which could enter service by 2035. The concepts we unveil today offer the world a glimpse of our ambition to drive a bold vision for the future of zero-emission flight.

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CUPRA Tavascan Electric Concept SUV to debut at IAA

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The CUPRA Tavascan Electric Concept—the first road CUPRA to use a 100% electric powertrain—will make its world debut at this year’s IAA Frankfurt International Motor Show. Based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform, the electric vehicle is equipped with a 77kWh battery pack for an all-electric range of up to 450km (280 miles). The CUPRA Concept is powered by two electric motors—one on the front axle and one on the rear axle—for a total output of 225kW (306PS).

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Renault introduces EZ-ULTIMO robo-vehicle concept

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At the Paris Motor Show, Groupe Renault unveiled EZ-ULTIMO, its robo-vehicle concept, an autonomous, electric, connected, and shared mobility service solution offering a premium travel experience. EZ-ULTIMO concludes a concept-car trilogy illustrating Renault’s vision of the future of urban shared mobility, following on EZ-GO, with its vision of shared mobility, and EZ-PRO, a vehicle robot dedicated to last mile delivery.

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Traction motor of BMW 225xe PHEV wins the Bavarian State Award for E-mobility / eCar TEC Award for cooling concept

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BMW has won the Bavarian State Award for E-mobility / eCar TEC Award for the innovative cooling concept used for the electric traction motor in the BMW 225xe plug-in hybrid. The BMW 225xe pairs a 100 kW/136 hp 1.5-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine with 65 kW electric traction motor and a 7.7 Maximum all-electric range is 41 kilometers (25 miles).

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Audi presents Coupé variant of Q4 e-tron as a concept car

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Audi presented the Q4 e-tron concept at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show as a preview of the first compact electric SUV from Audi. miles). Audi Q4 e-tron concept / Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron concept.

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Toyota Fine-Comfort Ride fuel-cell concept targets 600 miles of range

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Tokyo Motor Show Future Cars hydrogen fuel cellToyota continues to experiment with and develop various types of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles despite not yet offering a single production battery-electric car. The Japanese automaker now sells the Mirai, has announced it will begin studies of the Project Portal fuel-cell semi truck, and reportedly plans a fuel-cell luxury sedan for its Lexus brand.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils concept battery-electric van Concept EQV; production version later this year

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Mercedes-Benz unveiled the first purely battery-electric people mover in the premium segment at the Geneva Motor Show. Mercedes-Benz Vans plans to release a series-production vehicle on the basis of the Concept EQV, to be presented to the public at this year’s Frankfurt Autoshow. Technical highlights of the vehicle include a range of up to 400 kilometers (249 miles) and rapid charging to enable a range of 100 kilometers within just 15 minutes.

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All-electric Buick Enspire crossover SUV concept bows in China

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Buick unveiled Tuesday an electric crossover SUV concept bound for the 2018 Beijing auto show with promise. In addition to 370 miles of range, the Buick Enspire concept can charge up to 80 percent in 40 minutes through fast and wireless charging. Its motors combine for 410 kilowatts (550 horsepower) of total output, and the SUV can sprint up to 60. Beijing Auto Show concepts

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Mitsubishi Fuso to begin series production of fuel-cell trucks by late 2020s; concept eCanter F-CELL

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At the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show in October, MFTBC unveiled the Vision F-CELL, a light-duty fuel-cell concept truck. The Vision F-CELL delivers 135 kW of motor power, supplied by a 75 kW fuel cell and a 135 kW high-voltage battery.

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Concept: modular EV-hybrid features battery and engine swapping

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The front-wheel drive traction motor (blue) and in-floor 5 kWh battery pack (green) are always present. A Romanian team—Dan Scarlat (automotive journalist), Marian Cilibeanu (designer) and Cristian Ionescu (engineer)—are proposing the SCI hyMod modular concept car. A synchronous permanent magnet electric 42 kW motor with 200 N·m torque drives the front wheels of the vehicle. Full hybrid system output (front motor and rear engine) is 150 hp.

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Citroën introducing new plug-in hybrid SUV concept at Shanghai Motor Show

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Citroën will introduce a new plug-in hybrid SUV concept, the Aircross, at the upcoming Shanghai Motor Show. An electric motor on the rear axle develops power of 95 bhp (70 kW) and torque of 200 N·m (148 lb-ft). The motor is powered by lithium-ion batteries that charge up in just three and a half hours via a 16A domestic socket. The electric motor is combined with a 1.6 Aircross features an all-electric range of 50 km (31 miles).

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PEUGEOT presenting 400 hp hybrid concept at Geneva show

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PEUGEOT is presenting the 400 hp hybrid Concept 508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED at the upcoming Geneva motor show. A derivative of the PEUGEOT 508 HYBRID sedan, the concept delivers high performance with low emissions. The 308 R HYbrid Concept (2015) laid claim to absolute performance levels: 500 bhp total power output, 730 N·m torque and 0 to 100 km/h in 4 seconds.

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Hyundai Motor reveals next generation fuel cell concept at Geneva Motor Show; new SUV Fuel Cell model set for launch in 2018

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Reaffirming its commitment to fuel cell vehicle development, Hyundai Motor unveiled its futuristic FE Fuel Cell Concept at the Geneva Motor Show 2017. The FE Fuel Cell Concept represents the next step for Hyundai Motor toward realizing its ultimate ambition of creating a zero-emission Hydrogen Energy Society. The concept’s name “FE” stands for Future Eco, reflecting the innovative new technologies that complement the car’s eco-friendliness.

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Hyundai Motor Group reveals new electric scooter prototype; 20 km range

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Hyundai Motor Group has developed a new prototype electric scooter. Building on its initial concept presented at CES 2017, the new model features rear-wheel drive, a lithium-ion battery and stylish front and rear lights. The latest concept features in future Hyundai Motor Group plans to enable first- and last-mile mobility through integrating the scooter with future Hyundai and Kia vehicles. —DongJin Hyun, head of Hyundai Motor Group Robotics Team.

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SEAT Unveils IBE Electric Concept Car at Geneva Motor Show

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SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, is unveiling the IBE electric concept car at the Geneva Motor Show. SEAT IBE Concept. The SEAT IBE’s motor is found beneath the extremely flat hood, with the lithium-ion battery positioned in the car’s very short rear. Battery capacity is 18 kWh and range is 130 km (81 miles).

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ŠKODA unveiling plug-in hybrid RS concept at Paris

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ŠKODA, a member of the Volkswagen Group, is unveiling the VISION RS plug-in hybrid concept at the Paris Motor Show. The ŠKODA VISION RS plug-in hybrid drive combines the 1.5-liter TSI engine with an output of 110 kW (150 hp) and an electric motor providing 75 kW (102 hp). They unite to deliver a system output of 180 kW (245 hp), which accelerates the concept study from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.1

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Tata displays Megapixel range-extended EV global car concept at Geneva Motor Show

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Tata Motors unveiled the Tata Megapixel concept, a four-seater, global range extended electric vehicle (REEV) concept. Combining a lithium-ion phosphate battery and an on-board gasoline engine generator, the Tata Megapixel offers a range of up to 900 km (559 miles) and CO 2 emissions of 22 g/km. The ‘Zero Turn’ drive system of the Tata Pixel (shown at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show) has been taken to a higher level of maneuverability in the Tata Megapixel.

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Prius Plug-in Concept to Support All-Electric Driving Up To About 12 Miles at Speeds Up To 62MPH

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The new Prius Plug-in Hybrid Concept. Toyota has provided some initial details on the new Prius Plug-in Hybrid Concept to be unveiled next week at the Frankfurt Motor Show. miles) miles at speeds up to 62 mph. The concept plug-in model builds on the core technology of Hybrid Synergy Drive specifically to meet the needs of urban motorists. Click to enlarge.

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Lucid Air to features 113 kWh pack, class-leading interior space; Lucid Space Concept

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Lucid Motors announced that the Lucid Air electric vehicle will come to market with class-leading interior space and spatial efficiency, ingeniously packaged around a powerful, compact, and energy-dense 113kWh extended-range battery pack. —Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO, Lucid Motors.

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2016 Nissan Leaf Range: 107 Or 155 Miles? Why Test Cycles Can Be Deceptive

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Suppose you could buy a new 2016 Nissan Leaf rated not at 107 miles but 155 miles. DON'T MISS: Nissan Gripz Concept: 2015. Europe Frankfurt Auto Show Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars Range Test EPA RatingsThat would be a far more desirable car, wouldn't it? Well, you can--but only in Europe. The punchline is that the two cars are identical. What differs is the rating procedure used to calculate the range of an electric car.

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Nissan introduces series-hybrid Gripz Concept leveraging LEAF platform

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Nissan unveiled a new compact crossover concept, the Nissan Gripz Concept, at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Gripz Concept is a series-hybrid system in which a small efficient gasoline engine is used to power the electric motor found in the Nissan LEAF. The Crossover concept incorporates four key design elements first seen in Europe on the Nissan Sway, one of the highlights of the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

2015 203

Audi unveils MEB-based Q4 e-tron concept EV; production version in 2020

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Audi unveiled the Q4 e-tron concept compact electric SUV at the Geneva Motor Show. The Audi Q4 e-tron concept gives an advance look at what will be the fifth series production electric vehicle that the manufacturer will introduce by the end of 2020. The MEB offers a broad range of drive variants and power levels; the performance version of the electric drive is installed in the Audi Q4 e-tron concept. The Q4 e-tron concept accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 6.3

2019 214

Hyundai Motor to establish Hyundai Mobility Global Innovation Center in Singapore

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Hyundai Motor Company will establish a Hyundai Mobility Global Innovation Center in Singapore (HMGICs) to accelerate its innovation efforts, with support from the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). The lab, through open innovation on multiple fronts, will explore and prove new future mobility business concepts for eventual expansion into global markets.

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Kia to present SEED Car concept for smart electric urban mobility at CES 2019

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Kia will present a potential solution for smart-city mobility at CES 2019 with its SEED Car concept. The SEED Car is a four-wheel electric cycle with a range of 100 km (62 miles) based on a pedal-electric hybrid system, requiring pedal input from the driver but with a high degree of electric power assistance to make it effortless. —Albert Biermann, President and Head of Research & Development Division of Hyundai Motor Group.

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