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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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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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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mostly finished-90%

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If I were a better engineer, or designer I could have planned for a standard length of these connectors. I have now had 4 test drives to a distance of 15 miles round trip and speed up to 60 mph without mishap or any sign of trouble. Well, Well, Well.

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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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GM Volts Ahead

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Plug-in charging is designed for the home ( 110V, 15 amps ) and will take around 6 to 6.5 The Volt can support all-electric mode from 0 to its top speed of 100 mph (with bursts to 120 mph). Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph takes 8 to 8.5

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Range Rover Hybrid Coming

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The 2014 Range Rover is designed to be the most capable luxury condo on the market. seconds, and it increases the top speed from 130 mph to 135 mph. This is partly due to the new Hybrid’s ability to run in EV mode for up to 1 mile at 30 mph.

World's Fastest PHEV

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The car accelerates from 0-60 mph in less than 5 seconds. The PML eWheel permanent magnet wheel motor is designed to be rugged and flexible.

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An Easy EV Conversion Kit For People

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After spending the past year and a half converting a Porsche 914 to an electric vehicle, I decided to expand my horizons by designing an open-source electric vehicle (EV) conversion kit for a commonly used car. The intention is to create detailed designs and directions so that anyone who has a garage and is moderately proficient with hand-tools can convert their car to an EV.

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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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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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Tata Takes On Air

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The CityCat model will clock out at 68 mph with a driving range of 125 miles. Nègre has signed deals to bring its design to 12 more countries, including Germany, Israel and South Africa.

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Land Rover Hybrid

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This is a similar construction design approach to that used in the Jaguar XJ.) And Land Rover estimates that the base level Range Rover’s 0-to-60 mph acceleration rate will be 6.5 The supercharged engine version will be capable of going from 0-to-60 mph in 5.1

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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Lexus CT 200h Starts Around $30,000

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Specifically, the crossover offers a unique four-door, five-passenger hatchback design. Body design aside, the Lexus CT Hybrid does leverage technology used in other Toyota hybrids. seconds and offers a top speed of 113 mph.

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Review: 2013 Lexus RX 450h

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To start, the 2013 model includes a new Lexus grille design. However, that sticker shock might be tempered when you consider that the RX 450h has a city fuel-economy that’s about 14 mph better than the gas version. 2013 Lexus RX 450h.

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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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Tesla Model X Electric CUV

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seconds to go from zero to 60 mph. Another possible reason for the early interest is the crossover’s design. Looking a bit like the doors on a DeLorean, news reports say the design allows the doors to be opened in tighter spots than regular car doors.

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Review: 2013 Lexus CT 200h

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Designed primarily for the European market, the 2013 Lexus CT 200h is a 4-door “sport tourer” (aka hatchback) that rides atop a fully independent suspension. That’s not exactly a recipe for blistering performance, and achieving 60 mph can take upwards of 10 seconds.

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SUV Hybrid In Hiding: Audi Q5

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As for that sporty performance, the Audi Q5 Hybrid accelerates from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/hr) in 7.1 seconds and has a top speed of 138 mph. From a design perspective, the Audi Q5 Hybrid has several distinctive exterior characteristics.

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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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