Startup SF Motors announces two EVs; up to 1000 hp, 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds

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SF Motors has created a proprietary powertrain that includes custom motors, gearboxes, battery cells and packs, as well as electronic controllers—giving the company control and flexibility in the design of their vehicles. SF Motors has developed a flexible motor system allowing vehicle design using one-, two-, three-, or four-motor configurations. This design will also support rapid manufacturing using laser welding to connect the battery cells.

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Volkswagen inaugurates new Wind Tunnel Efficiency Center: heat, cold and wind speeds up to 155 mph

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Vehicles can be tested at wind speeds of up to 250 km/h (155 mph), simulating real traffic conditions with a view to reducing drag, fuel consumption and emissions.

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Lucid Air debuts in New York; completes first high speed stability test at 217 mph

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Lucid Motors made its global auto show debut at the New York International Auto Show, presenting the Lucid Air luxury electric sedan and also presenting its Alpha Speed Car test vehicle, which had just completed its first high-speed stability test at 217 mph (349.2

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EU-Live project unveils electrified 3-wheeler; designed by Groupe PSA

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The hybrid vehicle is permitted to all roads, with a maximum speed of 130 km/h (81 mph). mph), after which it switches to its gasoline motor. Groupe PSA was involved as the only automaker in the project, and as a result has expanded its design expertise beyond the automotive industry.

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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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BMW introduces iPerformance designation, starting with three 7-Series plug-ins

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At the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, BMW will officially introduce the new iPerformance model designation, which will be given to all BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles starting in July 2016, as a visible indicator of the transfer of technology from BMW i to the BMW core brand.

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GM details 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid powertrain design and operation

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The basic layout is an on-axis design which is similar to GM’s 6T40/45 family of small-car front-wheel drive automatic transmissions. However, the transaxles were designed with unique rotors specific to the application.

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PEUGEOT MICRO e-Kick receives Red Dot Product Design 2017 award

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The PEUGEOT MICRO e-Kick electrically assisted scooter has been awarded a Red Dot Product Design 2017 award for its high-end design and the solution that it provides in meeting sustainable urban mobility challenges. mph) and has a range of 12 kilometers (7.5 The “arm-handlebar” designed by Peugeot Design Lab enables multimodal travel, folding in a matter of seconds. The Red Dot Product Design award is an international prize awarded annually since 1955.

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Life at 55 (mph): It’s not as bad as you think

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Originally designed to cut both air pollution and c[.].

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Study finds wide spread of times for resuming control from highly automated vehicle in non-critical scenarios; challenges for designers

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The challenge for designers thus becomes accommodating the full range of response times rather than limiting design parameters to mean or median transition times in the switch to and from automated and manual driving modes, the authors suggested.

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China to buy 100 350 km/h (217 mph) Domestic High-Speed Trains

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With a designed speed of 350 km/h (217 mph), the new CRH trains will travel between Beijing and Shanghai in 2011, when the construction of the 1,318-km, high-speed railway between the capital city and the country’s financial hub is expected to complete. Xinhua. China’s Ministry of Railways (MOR) signed a deal with state-owned vehicle producer CNR Corporation Limited (CNR) for 100 high-speed CRH (China Railway High-speed) trains for 39.2 billion yuan (US$5.730 billion).

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Caltech, JPL designed megasupramolecule fuel additive reduces intensity of post-impact fuel explosions

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Researchers at Caltech and JPL used statistical mechanics to design a polymeric fuel additive that can self-assemble into “megasupramolecules” (≥5000 kg/mol) at low concentration (≤0.3

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Honda unveils micro-sized EV “Micro Commuter Prototype”; variable design platform

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Equipped with a Li-ion battery, the Micro Commuter Prototype Vehicle has a maximum speed of 80 km/h (50 mph), a maximum range of approximately 60 km (37 miles), and output of 15 kW. Variable Design Platform. Micro Commuter Prototype Click to enlarge. Honda Motor Co.,

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GM’s new RWD PHEV system for Cadillac CT6 designed for fun-to-drive high performance as well as efficiency; Volt on steroids

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seconds; delivers an all-electric range of more than 60 km (37 miles) and an all-electric top speed of 125 km/h (78 mph); and features combined fuel consumption of less than 2.0 Compactness, efficiency and excellent NVH were design objectives from the outset. Design and operating modes.

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Sandia segmented morphing rotor blade design could enable 50MW offshore wind turbines with 200-meter blades

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Sandia National Laboratories researchers are working on a new design for 200-meter blades that could enable offshore 50MW wind turbines. Sandia’s previous work on 13-MW systems uses 100-meter blades (328 feet) on which the initial SUMR designs are based. While a 50-MW horizontal wind turbine is well beyond the size of any current design, studies show that load alignment can significantly reduce peak stresses and fatigue on the rotor blades.

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Audi’s new design prologue show car includes 48V subsystem; mild hybrid capabilities; soon to be in production cars

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, Marc Lichte, Head of Design, is presenting the Audi prologue concept car. mph) in 3.7 Lichte is giving the Audi brand a new styling direction in the large coupe.

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VW new Touareg with new design and new technologies; focus on diesel

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In the case of the ''Terrain Tech'' version—the Touareg with special off-road applications and a four-wheel drive system with low range set of gear ratios, designed among things for particularly demanding off-road conditions – there is an improvement from 7.3 Meanwhile, at higher speeds—140 km/h (87 mph) and above—the air suspension automatically lowers the vehicle’s body. Volkswagen has given its Touareg SUV a sharper look and enhanced it technically in all areas.

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Xtrac designs new low-cost single-speed gearbox and differential for electric van

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UK driveline technology specialist Xtrac has designed a new, low-cost and efficient transmission for the StreetScooter GmbH electric vehicle business based in Aachen. Xtrac has built three of the transmissions for test and development, and is closing in on final validation of the design, said Clive Woolmer, general manager of Xtrac’s automotive and engineering business. Maximum range is 120km (75 miles) and the maximum speed is 85 km/h (53 mph).

Volkswagen Unveils New One-Liter Concept Car; Smallest Production-Intent Diesel Yet from Volkswagen Applied in A Full Hybrid Design

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The “one-liter” designation refers to the design target of fuel consumption of 1 liter per 100 kilometers (235 mpg US). Top speed is 160 km/h (99 mph). The oil pump, designed to operate at a maximum oil pressure of 4.0

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Renault Unveils Finalized Designs of Fluence Z.E. and Kangoo Express Z.E.; Opens Pre-Reservations

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Renault has unveiled the finalized designs of Fluence Z.E. Top speed is 135 km/h (84 mph). The Fluence Z.E. Click to enlarge. and Kangoo Express Z.E., and has opened pre-reservations on the website www.renault-ze.com.

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Infiniti EMERGE-E extended range electric sports car concept designed as part of UK TSB low-carbon vehicle initiative; REEVolution consortium

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The 402bhp (300kW) mid-engined, twin-motor sports car is capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 4 seconds and 0-130 mph in 30 seconds burst. EMERG-E was designed under the direction of Shiro Nakamura, Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer. Mid-ship design.

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Start-up developing electric 2-seat VTOL aircraft

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Lilium was formed by a team of aerospace engineers and product designers from the Technical University of Munich. Cruising velocity: 300 km/h / 180 mph. velocity: 400 km/h / 250 mph.

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NASA awards $247.5M contract to Lockheed Martin Skunk Works to build quieter supersonic aircraft

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NASA has awarded a contract for the design, building and testing of a supersonic aircraft that reduces a sonic boom to a gentle thump. The answer to how the X-plane’s design makes a quiet sonic boom is in the way its uniquely-shaped hull generates supersonic shockwaves.

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Porsche unveils Mission E Cross Turismo EV study at Geneva show

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Designed for individuals with an active lifestyle, the new Mission E Cross Turismo demand-controlled all-wheel drive easily handles varied weather conditions. seconds and to 200 kmh (124 mph) in under twelve seconds.

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NIO to have autonomous vehicles in US market in 2020; partnering with Mobileye, NVIDIA and NXP

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EVE is designed from the inside out for autonomy. On 23 February 2017, the NIO EP9 drove autonomously without any interventions, recording a time of 2m 40.33s at a top speed of 160 mph (257.5 The EP9 accelerates from 0-124 mph in 7.1 seconds and has a top speed of 194 mph.

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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). Project aims include quick design and build (less than a year).

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Fisker unveils EMotion electric luxury sedan; prototype flexible solid-state battery cell; automotive-ready after 2020

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Featuring automatic butterfly doors and five integrated Quanergy S3 LiDAR sensors ( earlier post ) for autonomous driving up to Level 4, the all-wheel drive EMotion has a projected range of 400 miles (644 km) and a top speed of 161 mph (259 km/h).

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

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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 i Vision Dynamics demonstrates how the product range and design language of BMW i can be further incorporated into other models. Designed for use in urban areas, this MINI Electric Concept vehicle offers a window into how pure-electric day-to-day mobility might look in the years ahead.

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NextEV Launches NIO Brand; NIO EP9 fastest electric car on the Nürburgring Nordschliefe

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Due to its high performance envelope, the EP9 required a new and bespoke design of brakes which, in partnership with Alcon, achieve twice the brake torque capability of a GT3 car. mph) in 7.1 seconds and has a top speed of 313 km/h (195 mph).

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Ballard and Siemens sign $9M multi-year development agreement for fuel cell system to power Mireo light rail train; deployment in 2021

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Mireo is a modular commuter train platform designed for speeds of up to 160 km/h (100 mph). With its lightweight design, energy-efficient components and intelligent onboard network management, the Mireo will consume up to 25% less energy than trains with similar passenger capacity.

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Morgan launches three-wheeled Morgan EV3 at Geneva

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Early indications suggest a minimum 0-62 mph time of less than 9 seconds and a top speed in excess of 90 mph (145 km/h). Taking inspiration from 1930’s aero-engine race cars, classic motorcycles and 1950’s fantasy automatons, the face of the EV3 is designed to function.

MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 plug-in hybrid on sale in June 2017

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Average fuel consumption on the EU test cycle for plug-in hybrid vehicles is 112 mpg US, with CO 2 emissions of 49 grams per kilometer; 0–62 mph time is 6.9 Purely electric driving up to 78 mph , the combustion engine is additionally enabled at higher speeds or on kickdown.

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BMW introduces new Cruise e-Bike

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BMW’s collection of bicycles is designed to reflect the main characteristics of BMW vehicle design. Providing optimal pedal support at speeds of up to 15 mph, the removable battery can be charged directly on the bike or separately in approximately 3.5

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Guy Nègre, founder of compressed air engine car company MDI, dies

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MDI developed two versions: a single fuel engine that relies solely upon compressed air, designed for urban areas only; and a dual-fuel version that uses compressed air and a combustible fue. When running under 35 mph, the engine runs solely on compressed air. At speeds greater than 35 mph, the engine uses small amounts of fuel to heat air inside a heating chamber called the Compressed Air Multiplier (CAM) as it enters the engine.

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Novel fluid simulation software enables longer range for EVs by reducing losses in drivetrain

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Driveline engineering consultancy Drive System Design (DSD) has partnered with software specialists Altair and FluiDyna to develop and enhance FluiDyna’s computer modeling technique, nanoFluidX , that significantly improves the analysis of lubrication flow.

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Audi introduces new top end diesel SQ5 TDI plus; 340 hp, 35.6 mpg

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mph) in 5.1 The SUV comes with gloss black 21-inch cast aluminum wheels in 5-twin-spoke star design from Audi Sport with size 255/40 R21 tires. Audi is further expanding its range of S models, with the new SQ5 TDI plus arriving at German dealerships in October. The 3.0L

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2017 Audi Q7 now available with 2.0-liter TFSI turbo-charged four-cylinder engine; lower entry point to premium SUV

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This new model, when equipped with the 2.0-liter engine, is half a second faster on the 0-60 mph sprint; nearly 500 pounds lighter; and up to 22% more fuel-efficient than the previous generation Q7 3.0T engine reaches 60 mph a half-second faster than the previous generation 2015 Q7 3.0T 0-60 mph. In addition to infotainment and connectivity features, the advanced Q7 driver assistance systems are designed to help drivers navigate the road and traffic with confidence.

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GKN Driveline providing eTransmission to StreetScooter electric vans

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The interface enables the electric drive to pair easily with different electric motor designs to simplify integration and application engineering. Top speed is 80 km/h (50 mph).

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Hyundai unveils Kona Electric SUV

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The battery-electric version of the Kona carries basically the same design as its conventional sibling; the main difference is the closed grille which gives a clean and stylish appearance, while also enhancing aerodynamics.

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Ford investing $200M in next-gen wind tunnel complex

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Ford’s new wind tunnel complex better positions its engineers to conduct testing that proves out advancements in vehicle design. The massive fifth belt runs under the center of the vehicle, allowing airflow around the entire vehicle at speeds up to 155 mph. Together with the rolling road, the wind tunnel complex will produce full environmental airflow simulation, with speeds from 155 mph to 200 mph.

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