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Tesla Owner Electrifies Autocross Event With Roadster Fun (Video)

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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

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

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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

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

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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

Luminos Solar Electric Car For Australian Race Cruises At 55 MPH

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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.

Audi introduces Q7 e-tron quattro diesel PHEV SUV at Geneva; 138 mpg US

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mph) in 6.0 In the event of moderate or sharper deceleration, the hydraulic brakes come into play. mph) if the traffic is slow-moving. Audi introduced the Q7 e-tron quattro plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) at the Geneva show. The Q7 e?tron

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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.,

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.

BMW X5 eDrive Concept SUV

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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.

Toyota Central R&D developing free-piston engine linear generator; envisioning multi-FPEG units for electric drive vehicles

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Toyota envisions that a pair of such units (20 kW) would enable B/C-segment electric drive vehicles to cruise at 120 km/h (75 mph). In the latter approach, the gas spring chamber is responsible for returning the piston for the subsequent combustion event.

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ICCT-led test of 73 Euro 6 diesels finds large difference in NOx results under NEDC and more realistic WLTC

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The stored NO x is periodically reduced during short periods of fuel-rich operation (LNT regeneration events). mph); more frequent and harder accelerations; and a smaller share of idling time (13.0%

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Killacycle World Record

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seconds, ending with a top speed of 168 MPH. Tags: EV Events Inside Track Electric Motorcycles KillaCycle Pilot Scotty Pollacheck "lights 'em up" alongside Team Leader Bill Dube. One of our favorite guests from our shoot in Iceland, Bill Dube and his KillaCycle Team, made headlines this past week in Colorado with a new EV world speed record. On Thursday October 23rd, 2008, Team KillaCycle set their latest drag racing world record at Bandimere Raceway.

VW provides details on e-Golf prior to launch at LA Auto Show

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The e-Golf accelerates from 0 - 25 mph (40 km/h) in 4.2 seconds and from 0-60 mph in approximately 10.4 Top speed is electronically limited to 87 mph (140 km/h). When the car is not in use or in the event of a collision, power from the battery is automatically cut off.

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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).

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

Mini E Makes LA Debut

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BMW’s just held an event for the lessees of their Mini E at the Science Center, next to the University of Southern California, a really stellar venue when you consider the product they were showing. orders of magnitude faster than the 95 mph Mini E. More on that later… Tags: Events Inside Track AC Propulsion BMW MINI E Nissan EV Tesla Roadster

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.


Volkswagen Group brings new Audi and Porsche EV concepts, Volkswagen PHEV concept to Frankfurt; 20 more plug-ins by 2020

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During his concluding remarks at the Group Night event, Volkswagen Group Chairman Prof. mph) in 4.6

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Volkswagen unveils updated Golf; Millerized engines, semi-automated driving, digital cockpit and gesture control

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Volkswagen presented a major update of the Golf in an event at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg. Lane Assist provides the basis for this system with adaptive lane guidance even at speeds of below 60 km/h (38 mph).

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BMW provides initial look at X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid prototype

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With its combined maximum output of 266 kW/362 hp, combined peak torque of 570 nm (420 lb-ft), 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration in 4.4 75 mph) and a range of up to 35 kilometers (approx. 30 and 100 mph), allowing the vehicle to coast using only kinetic energy.

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Daimler/BYD joint venture introduces DENZA EV concept at Auto China 2012; BYD introduces new dual-mode Qin

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It is also the first landmark event since the official launch of the brand, which took place in Shenzhen in March this year. The Qin can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.9 seconds and has a top speed of 185 km/h (115 mph). DENZA EV concept. Click to enlarge.

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Mercedes-Benz presents autonomous Future Truck 2025 research vehicle; “Highway Pilot”

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The truck is equipped with the intelligent Highway Pilot assistance system, which enables it to drive completely autonomously at speeds of up to 85 km/h (53 mph). All these data inform the driver or the onboard computer about events happening outside the range of vision in good time.

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Audi takes plug-in diesel hybrid e-tron Spyder concept, Q5 hybrid to Le Mans

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Audi is presenting the Audi e-tron Spyder concept plug-in diesel hybrid car ( earlier post ) against the backdrop of “Le Mans vers le futur,” an event held in Le Mans as a venue for manufacturers to showcase innovative drivetrain technologies.

Daimler-BYD JV unveils battery-electric DENZA at Auto China; 47.5 kWh pack; focus on safety

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DENZA is powered by an 86 kW (peak) motor that provides a maximum speed of up to 150 km/h (93 mph) and peak torque of 290 N·m. Additionally, DENZA’s intelligent Power Flow Management System constantly monitors the energy flow between the battery and powertrain to guarantee that, in the event of an accident, the battery is disconnected automatically and, if needed, quickly discharges to levels below critical values. DENZA. Click to enlarge.

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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.

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.

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.

Volkswagen: e-mobility and sustainability; Part 1, the e-Golf and Golf GTE

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In conjunction with its annual media and investor conference, Volkswagen is staging a two-week (8 - 21 March) e-mobility event at Berlin-Tempelhof. At the event, Volkswagen is presenting its new battery electric e-Golf ( earlier post ), along with the battery-electric e-up! 87 mph.

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New Ford S-MAX first worldwide to offer Intelligent Speed Limiter

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Maximum speed for Intelligent Speed Limiter can be set and then raised or lowered in 5 km/h (5 mph) increments. Between 30-200 km/h (20-120 mph) the technology utilises speed limit information from the Traffic Sign Recognition system.

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Volkswagen outlines a range of near-term technologies for reducing fuel consumption and emissions; stop-start 2.0, 10-speed DSG

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Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, had announced Volkswagen was working on the 10-speed at the same event in 2013. Fuel consumption of the sedan, which has a top speed of 240 km/h (149 mph), is 5.3

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Furtive eGT electric sports car hits 240 km/h on the Nordschleife; small production series for 2013

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The racing driver Sabine Schmitz has tested the battery-electric Furtive eGT sports car from Exagon Motors ( earlier post ) on the Nordschleife (north loop) of the Nürburgring, achieving a top speed of nearly 240 km/h (149 mph) on the 20 kilometer long Nordschleife. On the Nordschleife.

Ford unveils 1.5L EcoBoost engine in new Mondeo in China

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In the event of an accident, the belt rapidly expands to disperse crash forces across a body area five times greater than that achieved by a conventional seatbelt. Active City Stop: This feature can help prevent collisions at speeds of up to 15 km/h (9 mph) and help mitigate the effects of impacts at speeds of up to 30 km/h (19 mph). Ford unveiled the new, fifth-generation global Mondeo in China, the first Ford to be equipped with the new 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine.

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Crash-testing the Volvo heavy-duty hybrid truck

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Volvo crash-tested the hybrid, which will primarily perform distribution and refuse collection duties in urban areas, by simulating a collision in which a car hits the side of the battery pack at a speed of 46 km/h (29 mph).

ZF TRW to supply next-gen S-Cam4 systems to European automaker in 2018; ADAS and automated driving; sensor fusion

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ZF TRW demonstrated its semi-automated driving capabilities at a test track event in Berlin. The Highway Driving Assist feature which can enable automatic steering, braking and acceleration for highway speeds from 40 km/h (25 mph). ZF TRW announced the initial contracts for its next-generation camera system—the S-Cam4 family—with a major European manufacture, with deliveries to begin in 2018.

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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”.

Hyundai delivers keys to first Tucson Fuel Cell customer; leasing for $499/mo, with unlimited free fueling; first drive

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The Tucson Fuel Cell is equipped with a Hyundai’s latest 100 kW fuel cell stack, coupled to a 100 kW, 221 lb-ft (300 N·m) electric induction motor, allowing it to reach a maximum speed 100 mph.

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GM and partners to begin work in January at National Tire Research Center; seeking improvements in fuel economy

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The facility, to which GM contributed $5 million, uses advanced tire performance machinery that will enable automakers and tire manufacturers to replicate real-world emergency events and improve vehicle highway safety.

First production HondaJet makes first flight

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The event took place at the company’s world headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina. The HondaJet flies at a maximum cruise speed of 420 knots (483 mph) and has a maximum altitude of 43,000 feet. Honda Aircraft Company announced that the first production HondaJet ( earlier post ) achieved its initial flight, marking another milestone toward aircraft certification and entry into service in 2015.

More details on BMW’s i3; electric and connected

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The BMW i3 accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (about 0-100 km/h) in about seven seconds; 50 – 75 mph (80 to 120 km/h) takes 4.9 However, it is also possible to replace individual modules in the event of a fault. Cutaway of the BMW i3. Click to enlarge.

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Audi Sport wins 1st FIA Formula E race in Beijing

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Audi factory driver Lucas di Grassi and the Audi Sport ABT Formula E team won the inaugural event of the new all-electric FIA Formula E Championship in Beijing. The racer accelerates from 0 - 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3 seconds, and has a maximum speed of 225 km/h (150 mph).