Vehicle Sets CNG Speed Record: 323 mph

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Fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG), the Lucas Oil/Lessman Streamliner hisett an official speed record for a CNG vehicle of 323 mph through the measured mile at the Bonneville Salt Flats in early October. With an official timed speed by the Southern California Timing Association at the 2009 World Finals of 323 mph and an actual peak speed of 332 mph, owner-driver Roger Lessman is excited about the demonstrated performance aspects of a more environmentally friendly fuel.

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VW ID.5 production starts at newly converted ICE to EV Zwickau plant


Pro will have up to 313 miles of range according to the WLTP standard. Pro is slightly lower with up to 311 WLTP miles, while the ID.5 GTX is listed with up to 296 miles of range. GTX is the top-tier variant with a peak output of 220 kW and a 0 to 100km/h (62 mph) time of 6.3


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

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In the Edition 1 HUMMER EV, two layers of vertical cell modules will be used to produce a combined 24-module pack offering a GM-estimated range of 350+ miles.

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Toyota’s new RAV4 plug-in hybrid SUV offers 39 miles AER, 90 MPGe

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In addition to an ability to do 0-60 mph in a projected 5.8 seconds—the second quickest acceleration time in the Toyota lineup—the 2021 RAV4 Prime has an estimated 39 miles of all-electric range—the highest AER of any PHEV SUV on the market. Toyota projects 0-60 mph acceleration in 5.8

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TU/e introduces converted VW Lupo electric research vehicle; lightweight and longer range

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This results in a range increase of 30% to 50% in comparison to existing electric vehicles with four seats on the market today— 215 km (134 miles) urban and 135 km (84 miles) highway on the Artemis cycle. The 4-seat Lupo EL has a top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph) and accelerates from 0 – 100 km/h in 12 seconds. DC-DC converter: MES-DEA 400-1000 150 - 400 V DC in, 13.3 - 14.4 The donor Lupo, the old diesel powertrain, and the new electric powertrain.

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Quantum launches new line of converted plug-in hybrid F-150 pickup trucks for fleets

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has launched a new line of hybrid vehicles—converted plug-in hybrid versions of the Ford F-150 pickup, the highest volume selling vehicle in the US. Equipped with Quantum’s new “F-Drive” hybrid system, the PHEV F-150 will have a 35-mile electric range before shifting to a hybrid mode where it can continue for a total range of more than 400 miles. 290–420 VDC DC/DC converter. Overview of the plug-in hybrid system for the F-150. Click to enlarge.

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Electroengine and partners convert Volvo C70 to battery electric for technology demonstrator and testbed

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Electroengine, the Swedish company that is working with Saab on the 9-3 ePower battery-electric vehicle ( earlier post ), recently unveiled a Volvo C70 converted with a battery-electric powertrain—the True Electric C70— at the Electric Car Seminar, Helsingborg, Sweden. The car accelerates from 0-60 mph in less than 6 seconds, with a top speed of more than 125 mph (201 km/h) has a range of up to 200 miles (322 km) on a single charge.

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First drive: US spec Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid; 83-86 MPGe with 16-17 mile EV range

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Although the EPA has not as of this writing released the final fuel economy numbers for the US A3 e-tron, Filip Brabec, Director, Product Management, Audi of America, said that the figures will be around 83 to 86 MPGe combined (depending on the equipment level), with 35 to 39 mpg gasoline only and 16-17 miles of EV range. Top speed for the A3 Sportback e-tron is 130 mph.

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Audi showcases A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid at Geneva; 157 mpg US, 50 miles electric range

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The A3 Sportback e-tron, with 50 kW (204 hp) of system power and 350 N·m (258 lb-ft) of system torque, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.6 seconds on its way to a top speed of 222 km/h (138 mph). In electric mode, the A3 Sportback e-tron has a range of about 50 km (31 miles). liters of fuel per 100 km (157 mpg US), which corresponds to CO 2 emissions of 35 grams per km (56 g/mile). A3 Sportback e-tron drivetrain - hybrid components. Click to enlarge.

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Linamar introduces Agilit-e rear axle hybrid power unit for OEMs; FWD Cadillac SRX converted to AWD plug-in hybrid as demo

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The company presented the unit, applied in a conventional front-wheel drive Cadillac SRX now converted to an AWD plug-in hybrid, at the 2013 SAE World Congress in Detroit. miles) with a maximum all-electric speed of 130 km/h (81 mph). The Linamar Agilit-e unit contains the two motors, gears, power electronics, and cooling. The ECU, which is discrete in this first demo application, will be subsequently integrated into the main unit. Click to enlarge.

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BMW prices 330e iPerformance PHEV in US starting at $44,695; 14 miles AER

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The BMW 330e iPerformance offers a system output of 248 hp and peak torque of 310 lb-ft (420 N·m), allowing a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 140 mph (225 km/h). All-electric driving is possible at speeds of up to 75 mph (121 km/h) and with a range (AER) of around 14 miles (22.5 It also means a torque converter is not required, which partially cancels out the extra weight of the additional drive unit.

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Leo Motors, Inc. Completes Successful Tests for Converted Midsize Highway Electric Vehicles

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The converted Kia achieved speeds of 100 mph and a range of 150 miles on a single charge, going from zero to sixty mph in six seconds. According to the company, cars can be converted to electric vehicles for real world use both for high-speed highway and city traffic. Korea-based Leo Motors , Inc. earlier post ) has completed testing of an electric vehicle (EV) conversion solution on Kia’s “Morning” car model.

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Range-Extended Electric Hummer H3E by Raser Drives 50+ All-Electric Miles in Test Drive

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A recent preliminary road test of the Raser Hummer H3E, an H3 converted with a range-extended electric powertrain ( earlier post ), demonstrated more than 50 miles of all-electric range. Battery range of this innovative vehicle was more than sufficient to exceed our performance target of 40 miles in all-electric mode. In fact the H3E drove over 50 miles using only approximately 60% of the battery pack.

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Fisker reveals production-intent version of Fisker Ocean at LA Auto Show

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Fisker estimates that the EPA range of the front-wheel-drive, single-motor Fisker Ocean Sport will be 250 miles on a single charge, using a lithium-ion phosphate (LFP) battery cell chemistry in Touring Range packs to be supplied by CATL.

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BMW’s “CO2 Champion” Performance Concept is a Plug-in Diesel Hybrid; 50 km/31 mile All-Electric Range; Thermo-electric Generator for Waste Heat Recovery

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BMW Vision EfficientDynamics is able to run completely under electric power for up to 50 km (31 miles), with the power of the turbodiesel engine alone, or through an infinite combination of the three power sources. Running on diesel fuel alone, BMW Vision EfficientDynamics is able to cover a distance of approximately 650 km (400 miles) with the combustion engine. seconds, with a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) (electronically limited).

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Hypermiling Volkswagen ID.3 makes 531 km journey on a single charge

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has set its first range record—the electric car covered the 531 kilometers (330 miles) from Zwickau to Schaffhausen (Switzerland) on a single charge. Officially, the model has a range of up to 420 kilometers (261 miles) (WLTP). Average speed was 56 km/h (35 mph).

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Walmart Canada commits to 100% alternatively powered fleet vehicles by 2028; orders 30 more Tesla semis

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With 40 Tesla Semis in total, the company will feature one of the largest electrified fleets planned by a company in Canada and will reach an initial milestone to convert 20% of Walmart’s fleet to electric power by 2022. By converting 20% of our fleet to electric vehicles by 2022 and committing to alternative power for all fleet vehicles by 2028, we are putting safety, innovation and sustainability at the forefront of our logistics network.

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Open source street legal EV, powered by hub motors

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Target single-charge range for the Luka EV is 300 km (186 miles), with a top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph) and a price below €20,000 (US$22,445). The project team is using design bodywork from gaming, converted to a Solidworks file. An open source project is building an all-electric street vehicle powered by hub motors. Project aims include quick design and build (less than a year).

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BrightDrop: GM’s silent push into electric commercial vehicles


That line was located at a US “supplier partner” that is building low volumes of the Zevo 600 while GM converts its CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, for mass production of Zevo 600 vans. mph to match their walking pace.

Toyota introduces second-generation Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle as design and technology flagship

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The RWD layout also allowed for increased hydrogen storage to boost EPA-estimated range to 402 miles (Mirai XLE grade), a 30% increase over the first-generation Mirai. In the 2021 Mirai, a second DC/DC converter augments the main DC/DC converter to respond to the auxiliary load increase.

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Genesis premieres first EV model: Electrified G80

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Based on the NEDC standard, the estimated maximum range per charge is more than 500 km (311 miles) (Based on the Korean EV certification system, the company estimated number is 427 km (265 miles). This allows customers to enjoy dynamic driving, accelerating from 0 to 60 mph just in 4.9

Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e 4MATIC EQ Power Gen 3 PHEV offers increased range

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28-30 miles; EPA electric range TBA). One of the greatest innovations compared with the previous version is the use of a torque converter with integrated lockup clutch as a starting device, and an additional clutch between the combustion engine and electric motor for all-electric driving. Acceleration 0-60 mph (s). est. Top speed (mph). Top speed, electric (mph).

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Flash Drive: 2023 Toyota Sequoia

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At low speeds (under 18 miles per hour) the Sequoia hybrid can roll along in electric-only mode, but quickly adds the gasoline engine when you step on the accelerator, returning to EV mode when you lift off the pedal. The Sequoia had strong acceleration, with 0-60 mph times of 7.7

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Flash Drive: 2023 Toyota BZ4X EV

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0 – 60 mph: 7.1 Driving Range: XLE: 252 miles; Limited: 242 miles. 0 – 60 mph: 6.5 Driving Range: XLE: 228 miles; Limited: 222 miles. Battery Eight years/100,000 miles. Comprehensive Three years/36,000 miles.

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Future Cars: Concept EVs for 2023 and Beyond

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seconds and is rated up-to 379 miles of driving range on a fully charged lithium-ion battery. All-electric driving range has been announced at 300 miles and should be able to connect to 350kW DC chargers for an 80% charge in about 20 minutes. With a 0-60 mph time of 3.2

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Flash Drive: 2023 Genesis G80 EV AWD

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Adding to charging is powerful regeneration that occurs when coasting or braking, converting kinetic energy into electric energy and returning it to the battery. miles per kWh. We turned 0-60 mph times of about 4.9 The Next Step to an All-electric Line-up.

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News: 2023 Fisker Ocean Introduced

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0-60 mph: 3.6 0-60 mph: 6.9 0-60 mph: 3.9 0-60 mph: 3.6 With the push of a button you enter California Mode, where the sliding panoramic glass roof, rear lift back window, and the Doggie Windows all open, making the Ocean nearly a convertible.

Road Test: 2022 Ford Escape PHEV Titanium FWD

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That number jumps to 105 MPGe, or miles per gallon equivalent, when combining electricity and gasoline. With a plug-in option the Escape can drive all-electric (for more than 40 miles we found). 244 total miles, with 144 all-electric miles. 72 miles, with 35.3

Flash Drive: 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup

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The one in WTF mode (Watts To Freedom in GM’s sanitized parlance) that takes the 9,200-pound pickup 0-60 mph in three seconds? We then spent 100 miles on the freeway, and a couple hours on technical off-road trails in the desert. Level 2 240V +16 miles per hour and 20-to-100% in 16.5

Ford Cobra Jet 1400 – Creating its pace in E-Race

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According to the press report given by Ford, Ford Cobra Jet which has 1400 horsepower does ass 1100 pound torque feet which when from standstill comes online does give Cobra cover 170 mph in 8 seconds. While on testing it did give a different record of 160 mph in 8.66

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Update: 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV

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0 – 60 mph: Up to 4.5 Driving Range: 400 miles. Chevrolet has confirmed 100 miles can be added in about 10 minutes when charging with 350 kW DC fast charging. Chevrolet Readies Its Counterattack to the Ford F-150 Lightning.

Peugeot presents its plug-in hybrid gasoline systems for 3008 and 508

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For optimal and imperceptible transitions between electrical and thermal, the torque converter of the thermal versions gives way to a wet multiple-disc clutch. This enables 100% electric driving up to 50 kilometers/31 miles WLTP (60 kilometers/37 miles NEDC). The electric drive can reach 135km/h (84 mph) before the combustion engine takes over. Peugeot is introducing gasoline plug-in hybrid systems for the Peugeot 3008 and 508 and 508 SW engines.

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New Volkswagen Golf GTI, GTD and GTE; gasoline, diesel and PHEV

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As with all turbocharged diesel engines in the new Golf, the Golf GTD’s drive system is linked to two SCR catalytic converters connected in series (SCR = Selective Catalytic Reduction). The Golf GTE can be driven at speeds of up to 130 km/h (81 mph) in all-electric mode.

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Flash Drive: 2022 Kia EV6

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The EV6, with an electric driving range up to 310 miles, arrived at Kia dealers in all 50 states in late January 2022. 232 miles range. Electronically controlled top speed: 115 mph. 310 miles of driving range. Top speed: 115 mph. 274 miles of driving range.

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BMW Motorrad USA adds CE 04 electric scooter to lineup

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With a maximum output of 42 hp, the new BMW CE 04 has a maximum speed of 75 mph. kWh, providing an estimated range of 80 miles. This riding mode supports an energy-efficient riding style when there are a few more miles to cover than expected.

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VW debuts 2017 e-Golf; more range, more technology; Q2 2017; Transparent Factory

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The new battery increases the range by about 50%, with the aim of a driving range of up to an EPA-estimated 124 miles (200 km) on a single charge. (In In the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), the 2017 e-Golf offers a range of up to 300 km / 186 miles.) The 2017 e-Golf runs zero to 60 mph more than a second faster than its predecessor—now in 9.6 seconds—and its top speed increases to 93 mph (150 km/h).

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Road Test: 2021 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Premium

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In 240 miles driving around Southern California we averaged 23 mpg, but in a 100-mile run with the adaptive cruise control set at 65 mph, we averaged 31.2 ZR is a speed rating, which in this case means the tire can handle speeds surpassing 150 mph. EcoBoost Convertible $33,900.

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Flash Drive: 2021 Volkswagen ID4 AWD

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Going from discharged to a full charge, the times are estimated to be: 120V (Level 1) Two miles of charge per hour, or about 80 hours. 240V (Level 2) 21-34 miles per hour, 7.5 480V DC Fast Charging 56-62 miles in 10 minutes, 80 percent in 38 minutes or less.

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Looking to get in a hybrid for cheap? Used Toyota Prius 1.5 HSD 2004-2009 Review

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People might be bored reading about the Prius but a review on four Priuses (2004, 2005, two 2006s) that my family owns that ran a total of 913k km (570k miles) should be interesting, right? I found a a 2004 with 247k km (154k miles) on the clock. The car has 242k kms (151k miles).

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Hyundai introduces hydrogen fuel cell H350 light commercial van concept at IAA

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The H350 Fuel Cell Concept has a total range of 422 km (262 miles). With the Fuel Cell powertrain capable of producing up to 100 kW (136 ps) and 300 N·m, the H350 Fuel Cell Concept is able to reach speeds of up to 150 km/h (93 mph)—similar performance to LCVs powered by an equivalent internal combustion engine. Hyundai Motor is introducing a hydrogen fuel cell concept version of its H350 light commercial van at the 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover.

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Road Test: 2022 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid F Sport

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Running on regular unleaded, our Southern California road tripping covered 499 miles, with the majority on highways and traveling no faster than 70 mph. 70-mile run at 45 mph: 58.6 90-mile run at 65 mph: 48.7 Hybrid Components – Eight years/100,000 miles.

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Mercedes-AMG’s first performance hybrid entering series production

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Electric range is 12 kilometers (7 miles). 0 - 60 mph) takes 2.9 seconds, and 200 km/h (125 mph) is reached in less than ten seconds. Acceleration only ends at 316 km/h) (196 mph). 30 km/h (18 mph). 50 km/h (31 mph).

Daimler debuts diesel-powered S-class for US market

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Powered by a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel developing 240 hp (179 kW) and 455 lb-ft (617 N·m) of torque ( earlier post ), the V6 diesel accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 7 seconds; top speed is 130 mph (209 km/h) (electronically limited). Releasing ammonia, which converts up to 80% of NO x into nitrogen and water in the downstream SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) catalytic converter. The tank is replenished at the regular maintenance intervals every 10,000 miles.

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