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

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SF Motors, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle (EV) startup and subsidiary of Shanghai-based Sokon Industry Group ( earlier post ), announced its latest technological advances and a new line of intelligent electric vehicles at an event at its Santa Clara headquarters.

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Tesla Owner Electrifies Autocross Event With Roadster Fun (Video)

All Cars Electric

How do you legally have fun with a $109,000 electric sportscar that can do 0-60 in under 4 seconds, has excellent grip, and a top speed of 125 mph? That’s exactly the question facing many Tesla Roadster owners looking to test their cars - and themselves - to the limit in a safe environment. The solution? Autocross. Held on a temporary course

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Lightning Motors says electric motorcycles are the future, with 206 mph record

National Green Transportation

This week the Lightning Motorcycles team broke new ground with electric motorcycles at the Speed Week event on the Bonneville Salt Flats. During qualifications they shattered last years land speed record of 173 miles/hr with a stunning 33

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Luminos Solar Electric Car For Australian Race Cruises At 55 MPH

Green Car Reports

First held in 1987, the World Solar Challenge is a biennial event covering more than 1,800 miles through Australia''s barren Outback, teams mixing speed with efficiency to complete the route from Darwin to Adelaide The latest United States entry into October''s World Solar Challenge in Australia has been unveiled by a team at Stanford University.

VW Showcases Golf Blue-e-motion at Berlin E-Mobility Event

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Top speed is 140 km/h (87 mph). At the ceremonial launching of Germany’s “National Electric Mobility Platform” (NEMP) in Berlin, Volkswagen presented the Golf blue-e-motion electric vehicle concept to German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel. NEMP is a German government initiative to develop Germany into a leading market for electric mobility, with about 1 million electric vehicles on its streets by 2020.

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Tesla Roadster is back: 0-60 in 1.9 seconds, 620-mile range

Green Car Reports

The Tesla Roadster is back, company CEO Elon Musk revealed Thursday night at a special event in California. This latest 2020 Tesla Roadster is shapely, sprints from 0-60 mph in just 1.9 seconds, 0-100 mph in 4.2 What's old is new again. Forget about the old, Lotus-derived Roadster. seconds, and boasts a 620-mile range. MORE: Tesla Model 3 delays. Roadsters

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Lightweight Edison2 E85 Car Wins Mainstream Class X-Prize; Two Battery Electric Vehicles Take Alternative Class Prizes

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zero-to-60 mph acceleration time, and more than 100 miles range over a real-world driving cycle. MPGe in combined on-track and laboratory fuel efficiency and achieved a zero-to-60 mph acceleration time of 6.6 Tags: Conferences and other events Fuel Efficiency

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Musk unveils Tesla Semi; 500-mile range at highway speed with 80,000 lbs GVW; next-gen Roadster appears

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Emphasizing “BAMF” performance, Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduced the Tesla Semi in an evening event. seconds, 0-100 mph in 4.2 The sleek electric truck, with a 0.36

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The Long View from SAE 2009 World Congress

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The top speed will be limited to 40 km/h (25 mph) but Dr. Guala points out that “ the longest trip will not take more than 5-6 minutes ” due to the city’s small size. Tags: Conferences and other events Fuel Efficiency Infrastructure Personal Transit Plug-ins Policy Sustainability by Bill Cooke. On 20 April, the opening day of the SAE 2009 World Congress, the AVL Technology Leadership Theater presented a forum on “Green Mobility—The Long View”.

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SEAT launches CUPRA as independent sporty brand; showcasing electric e-Racer at Geneva

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SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, recently launched CUPRA as an independent, sporty, edgy brand with its own distinct identity; the brand’s first model, revealed at the brand launch event in Barcelona, was the CUPRA Ateca, an SUV equipped with a 221 kW 2.0

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BMW X5 eDrive Concept SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

For customers that commute within the PHEV’s electric range, buying gasoline will become a rare event. BMW says that its proprietary electric motor can propel the AWD X5 for 19 miles on a full charge, at speeds up to 75 mph.

Hyundai Motor America to release 8 new crossovers by 2020; gasoline, diesel, hydrogen and electricity

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seconds and a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph). The 2.0-liter MPI Atkinson engine produces 149PS, with a 0-100 km/h time of 10 seconds and a top speed of 194 km/h (121 mph).

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

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At a launch event in London, electric car company NextEV unveiled its brand, NIO and its electric supercar, the NIO EP9, which has achieved a new lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschliefe. mph) in 7.1 seconds and has a top speed of 313 km/h (195 mph).

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Aptera delays 2e until 2010

Revenge of the Electric Car

In any event, the official press release awaits after the break. The aerodynamically-inspired Aptera 2e goes from zero to 60 in under 10 seconds, tops out at 90 mph and has already received nearly 4,000 deposits, which are fully refundable and remain in an escrow account. Big changes at Aptera … more details ( plus official press release ) after the jump: Officially Official: Aptera production pushed back to 2010. By Domenick Yoney for Autobloggreen.

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Audi to offer new R8 e-tron EV on request; almost 2x pack capacity, 280-mile range with new Li-ion technology (update 1)

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mph) in 3.2 mph) in 3.9 mph) or 250 km/h (155.3 This way, in the event of a rear-end collision, more energy can be absorbed despite the reduced material weight.

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Eindhoven wins world championship for solar-powered family cars in World Solar Challenge

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Top speeds of 120 km/h (75 mph) with a full load of four people were no exception, the team said. The Solar Team Eindhoven’s Stella, the first solar?powered powered family car ( earlier post ), is the winner of the Cruiser class of the World Solar Challenge 2013. On the road in Australia.

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Autonomous vehicle company Nauto closes $159M round; Softbank, Greylock join BMW, GM, Toyota

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Because Nauto learns from other drivers, the road and conditions around vehicles in the Nauto network, fleets equipped with Nauto can automatically capture and upload video of significant events and insights in real time to help fleet managers improve overall driver performance and enhance the safety and efficiency of an entire fleet. Autonomous vehicle technology company Nauto ( earlier post ) closed a $159-million Series B financing round, led by a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp.

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Solar Powered Greenius Producing Massive South Bay Energy

Creative Greenius

And when you hear the questions folks ask at events like these you instantly realize just how little people know and understand about what’s happening to our climate and their world. Marilyn Lyon of the SBESC with your Creative Greenius at the PV Street Fair June 7.

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GLM launches EV brand and shows two models in Hong Kong

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an electric vehicle engineering solution provider and a pioneer in electric vehicle manufacturing in Japan, launched its brand and showcased two of its models—the GLM-G4 and GLM-ZZ—at an event in Hong Kong. GLM Co., Ltd.,

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PHEV Day 138 - Friday Feb 09. Run From Bisbee to Phoenix for Link Up with ASU and Phoenix EAA, Ricky Suiter

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - The Friday run from Bisbee up to Phoenix went smoothly without any event. Speed on I-10 was a blue highway mph around 63. In addition to Phoenix holding a comfy stopover spot at EVJerry's Bro Jim and Sweet Sis-in-Law, Rosie, contacting was being made for a Media EVent link-up with Arizona State U.

New 2016 Range Rover Evoque with new Ingenium diesel will deliver up to 56 mpg; Geneva debut

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Top speed mph (km/h). mph and 19 mph (1.8 Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) prevents or greatly reduces the severity of accidents in the event of the driver failing to take preventative action. Land Rover will stage the world debut of the MY 2016 Range Rover Evoque.

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Elio Motors unveils prototype 3-wheeler

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Startup Elio Motors unveiled its prototype 3-wheeler at a press event in Michigan. Top speed is in excess of 100 mph (161 km/h), and the 0-60 speed is under 9.6

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Mercedes-Benz unveiling diesel plug-in hybrid preproduction models at Geneva show

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Events such as negotiating towns on the way to the destination are taken into account when planning the available electrical energy, and during recuperation and thermal conditioning of the drive components. The top speed in e-mode has been raised from 130 km/h (81 mph) to 140 km/h (87 mph).

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Audi A8 fully active electromechanical suspension powered by 48V electrical system; predictive adjustment using front camera

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In the event of an imminent side impact at more than 25 km/h (15.5 mph) the suspension actuators raise the body on the exposed side by up to 80 millimeters (3.1

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Hybrid Chevrolet Tahoe Updates For ‘09

Hybrid SUV Blog

The ‘09 model now has power-adjustable pedals, Bluetooth connectivity, real-time NavTraffic, and OnStar’s stolen vehicle slow down assistance (where OnStar rep’s can decrease the speed of the vehicle in the event it is stolen).

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Hyundai prices 2018 Ioniq PHEV starting at $24,950; 29 miles all-electric range

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The Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid’s 45 kW (60 hp) electric motor can operate at speeds up to 75 mph and delivers instantaneous torque at low speeds, with available power-assist at higher vehicle speeds.

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BMW MINI E Powered by AC Propulsion?

Revenge of the Electric Car

Per BMW’s press release the MINI E will be motivated by a 150kW electric drive system with a range of 150 miles per charge and a top speed of 95 mph. The MINI E’s electric drive train produces a peak torque of 220 Newton meters, delivering seamless acceleration to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.5 Top speed is electronically limited to 152 km/h (95 mph).

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Volvo Trucks introduces Volvo Active Driver Assist; combining radar and camera for emergency braking

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Braking assist will be applied—at speeds greater than 15 mph (24 km/h)—when the system recognizes the stationary object as a vehicle, independent of whether cruise control is engaged. Volvo Active Driver Assist offers alert prioritization in the event of multiple system alerts.

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Honda begins sales of new Grace Hybrid in Japan; 4WD option

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The all-new Grace features the Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body that applies Honda’s original G-Force Control Technology (G-CON) to enhance self-protection and make it less aggressive to other vehicles in the event of a collision. Honda Motor Co.,

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NTSB issues preliminary report for investigation into Tesla Autopilot fatal crash

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According to system performance data downloaded from the car, the indicated vehicle speed was 74 mph (119 km/h) just prior to impact; the posted speed limit was 65 mph (105 km/h).

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Audi hosting inaugural Autonomous Driving Cup competition for best piloted model car

Green Car Congress

Ten teams will compete against each other at a public event at the Audi Museum Mobile on March 25 and 26, 2015. Audi is hosting the inaugural Autonomous Driving Cup, which is intended primarily for students in computer science, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering. Audi provides the hardware—a 1:8-scale Audi Q5—and the students develop the software. An electric motor accelerates the all-wheel-drive model cars up to 40 km/h (24.9

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Protean Electric showcasing in-wheel drive system in BRABUS Hybrid at SAE World Congress

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The event will mark the BRABUS Hybrid’s premier North American appearance. Each Protean motor adds 80 kW (110 hp) and 800 N·m (590 lb-ft) of peak torque, which, when combined with the 2.2-liter common-rail turbo-diesel engine, give the BRABUS Hybrid an acceleration of 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 7.4 seconds and 60-120 km/h (37-75 mph) of 5.6

Mission Motors Unveils Mission R Electric Racing Superbike

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The liquid-cooled 3-phase AC Induction motor creates 115 ft-lbs (156 N·m) of torque at the crank from 0 to 6400 RPM, propelling the Mission R to a top speed of more than 160 mph (258 km/h) in a single gear.

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Mercedes-Benz to showcase pre-production version of coming GLC F-Cell fuel cell PHEV at IAA

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The GLC F‑CELL received its aerodynamic finishing touches in the wind tunnels in the Mercedes-Benz Technology Center in Sindelfingen: Even the most extreme weather events can be moved indoors here.

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Valence Technology batteries to power Courb EV

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The C-ZEN has a range of up to 205 kilometers (125 miles) with a top speed of 110 km/hour (68 mph) and is powered by a 15kW electric motor; it was designed to utilize Valence’s patented lithium phosphate batteries. Because Valence’s cathode material has a high resistance to the liberation of oxygen, no significant exothermic event occurs upon heating. Valence Technology, Inc.

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DOT issues final rule on transportation of flammable liquids by rail

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The rule restricts all HHFTs to 50 mph (80 km/h) in all areas and HHFTs containing any tank cars not meeting the enhanced tank car standards required by this rule are restricted to operating at a 40 mph (64 km/h) speed restriction in high-threat urban areas.

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US Army TARDEC showcased diesel series hybrid CERV in run-up to Indy 500

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The US Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) earlier in May showcased the diesel series hybrid-electric Clandestine Extended Range Vehicle (CERV) ( earlier post ) as part of special events ramping to the Indianapolis 500. The unit can maintain speeds of 80 mph (129 km/h) and climb 60.

Dodge Circuit EV First Drive: electric car makes grand promises on Earth Day

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

A car like the Circuit does not like to be stuck on roads with 25 mph speed limits, but those roads made up most of the prescribed route.

Nissan unveils new LEAF; 150-mile range; high-power variant with larger battery in 2019

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Nissan revealed the Nissan LEAF electric vehicles in a global launch event in Yokohama, followed by its North American debut at a media event in Las Vegas. Maximum speed is 144 km/h (89 mph).

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New E3SM exascale modeling system for earth simulation released to scientific community

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The high-resolution E3SM earth system model simulates the strongest storms with surface winds exceeding 150 mph—hurricanes that leave cold wakes that are 2 to 4 degrees Celsius cooler than their surroundings.

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