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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NASA electric research plane designated the X-57, nickname: “Maxwell”; SCEPTOR

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NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental airplane now designated the X-57 and nicknamed “Maxwell.” The X-57 features 14 electric motors turning propellers, all of them integrated into a uniquely-designed wing.

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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

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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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.

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.

Elon Musk unveils Hyperloop preliminary design study

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Linear accelerator concept for capsule acceleration and deceleration between 300 and 760 mph (480 and 1,220 km/h). For the study, the Hyperloop design team used a system servicing San Fransicso and Los Angeles.

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.

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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Schaeffler presents high-performance 48V concept mild hybrid vehicle at Aachen

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mph) as well as active sailing at speeds of more than 70 km/h (43.5 mph). A 48V motor can be located in any number of different configurations in the vehicle, depending on the design of the system.

2016 46

TU Delft student team presents Forze VII hydrogen racer

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The gearbox, gearbox, designed and integrated by the team, has a gear ratio of 1:4.6 This design of the drivetrain will accelerate the car from 0-100 km/h in less than 4 seconds. Top speed is about 210 km/h (130 mph).

2016 46

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).

BorgWarner’s eGearDrive launches in Geely’s first electric vehicle

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The Chinese automaker’s first mass-produced electric vehicle is powered by a 96 kW electric motor and features a top speed of 140 km/h (87 mph) and a range of 253 km (157 miles). BorgWarner’s eGearDrive transmission ( earlier post ) will propel the Geely EC7-EV sedan.

2016 36

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

IAV says new version of modular electric drive can boost range 5-10% vs system with fixed transmission ratio

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IAV designed the motor using IAV’s e-motor synthesis tool which finds the optimum solution for the given application from an almost unlimited number of potential variants. IAV presented a new version of its modular electric drive concept at the Vienna Motor Symposium.

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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.

BMW to introduce BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid at Detroit show

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The overall system output of 185 kW/252 hp and combined peak torque of 420 N·m (310 lb-ft) propel the BMW 530e iPerformance from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.2 seconds and enable it to reach a top speed of 235 km/h (146 mph).

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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.

GKN expands electric all-wheel drive program with BMW; eAxle for PHEV X1 in China

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For compact car applications, GKN’s single-speed design has a transmission ratio of 12.5:1, The system generates up to 2,000 N·m (1475 lb-ft) and 70 kW of additional torque and power—enough for a vehicle’s pure electric mode to achieve speeds of up to 125 km/h (78 mph) and for an all-wheel drive (AWD) mode that accelerates faster than conventional mechanical AWD systems.

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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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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.

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.,

Wind-powered car breaks land speed record

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Designed and built entirely in the UK, the Nemesis electric car set a new record of 148 mph on an airfield [.]. A new UK land speed record for an electric car has been set, as the wind-powered Nemesis smashed the old record set by Don Wales, the grandson of the famous racer Sir Malcolm Campbell. Electric cars ecotricity electric car Nemesis speed record

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Dual-powered locomotives debut in New Jersey

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STV provided design, inspection and test engineering support services for this initiative, which also extends north of the border to Canada where the same vehicles are being procured for Agence Métropolitaine de Transport in Montreal. In diesel mode, the vehicles can reach 100 mph (161 km/h) and in electric mode, 125 mph (201 km/h).

Qoros Auto unveils drivable engineering development car with QamFree engine; near +50% boost in power & torque, -15% fuel consumption

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The comparative FreeValve engine is 20 kilograms (44 lbs) lighter and much more compact, saving 50mm in height and 70mm in depth, which allows manufacturers exciting new vehicle design and packaging options.

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First Look: 2013 Audi Q5 Hybrid

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For example, using both the engine and motor in the Sport mode, the Audi Q5 Hybrid can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 kph) in 7.1 seconds and hit a top speed of 139 mph. miles if driven at an average speed of about 35 mph. Sometimes it pays to be patient.

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Ford introduces first pursuit-rated hybrid police car

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A pursuit-rated vehicle is an authorized emergency vehicle specially designed and equipped for use during high-speed pursuits meeting certain vehicle dynamics and safety standards, such as 75 mph rear-end crash testing.

2017 17

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).

Audi ups A3 Sportback e-tron PHEV technology offerings for US MY2017; virtual cockpit

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The e-tron accelerates from 0-60 mph in just 7.6 Specially designed for e-tron, the Audi virtual cockpit includes unique displays such as a power meter screen which shows the range and consumption figures for both the electricity and gasoline, placed in the driver’s line of vision.

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Audi unveils Q8 sport concept with 48V mild hybrid system (mHEV); drive system coming to “many” Audi models

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mph) in 4.7 All displays feature a new “digital design” that concentrates systematically on only the most important things.

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BMW boosts battery capacity of MY2017 i3 to 33 kWh with higher energy density Li-ion cells; up to 114 miles combined cycle range

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The motor propels the BMW i3 from 0 to 60 mph in just over 7 seconds. With the introduction of the BMW i3 (94 Ah), BMW i now also offers a new BMW Home Charger Connect, a residential charging station designed for comfortable and fast home charging featuring additional connected functions.

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Riversimple introduces Rasa prototype two-seater fuel cell vehicle; 300 miles on 1.5kg H2; production version in 2018

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Supported by a £2-million (US$2.9-million) grant from the Welsh government in 2015, the Rasa was designed for lightness, strength, affordability and safety. Its lines were styled by Chris Reitz, one of Europe’s leading car designers. Riversimple Movement Ltd.

2016 46

Ford’s math on hybrid fuel economy; standing by the C-MAX EPA ratings, acknowledging large real-world variance

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One of the issues with the Ford results, Nair suggested, is that the performance of the vehicles as designed lends themselves to more sprited driving. Ford next-generation hybrids offer increased performance and extended electric modes up from from 47 to 62 mph.

DOT issues final rule on transportation of flammable liquids by rail

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New tank cars constructed after 1 October 2015 are required to meet the new DOT Specification 117 design or performance criteria. The 40 mph restriction for HHFTs without new or retrofitted tank cars is also currently required under FRA’s Emergency Order No.

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Four Siemens 1200 kW electric motors power world’s largest truck; all-wheel drive

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The truck has a maximum speed of 64 km/h (40 mph) when empty. Unlike previous models, the new truck was to be outfitted with eight tires, because each tire is designed to carry a load of only about 100 tons.

Audi unveils h-tron quattro fuel cell SUV concept at Detroit; MLB evo platform

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Each motor powers one set of wheels—as on the technology demonstrator Audi A7 Sportback h-tron quattro (a plug-in hybrid design with an 8.8 mph) in less than seven seconds; its top speed is governed at 200 km/h (124.3

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Audi unveiling two new production plug-in hybrids in Shanghai, new prologue allroad PHEV show car

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In addition, Audi is unveiling the Audi prologue allroad show car, providing a glimpse into the future of Audi’s design language, at the show. TFSI quattro accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than six seconds and consumes 2.5 mph) in 3.5

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Renault unveils new electric city car concept, the Twin’Z

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Renault and British designer Ross Lovegrove unveiled the Twin’Z, a battery-electric city-car concept at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano, the centerpiece of the Design industry’s annual calendar.