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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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.

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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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Killacycle World Record

Revenge of the Electric Car

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.

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Mini E Makes LA Debut

Revenge of the Electric Car

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

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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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Drayson Racing sets four electric land speed records for sub-999 kg vehicles

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The all-electric prototype racing car driven by Lord (Paul) Drayson and developed by Drayson Racing Technologies achieved a two-way average speed of 205.139 mph over the measured mile and 333.271 km/h over the measured kilometer (subject to FIA homologation) on the 3km Elvington runway.

2013 78

UCLA, ARB, WVU measure on-road particle numbers for heavy-duty diesel and CNG trucks in California

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Route-specific PNEFs (in log scale) of the six vehicles compared to a reference study of MY 1998 diesel vehicles in the transient and cruise at 50 mph on the dyno.

2017 78

2018 VW Tiguan and new 2.0 TSI B-cycle engine gives VW a strong offering in compact SUV segment

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The core element of the new engine is a new combustion process combining short intake events with a high compression ratio. mph and 19 mph, and is adjustable via brakes or throttle.

2017 83

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).

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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.

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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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Zero Motorcycles signs first eastern Asia distributor, delivers 59 units to Hong Kong government

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The majority of the units will be provided to the Hong Kong Police Department for patrolling and special event purposes with a small allocation of the police motorcycles going to the Hong Kong Airport Police for traffic enforcement. The Zero S has an approximate range of 89 miles (143 km) on a single charge with a top speed of 88 mph (142 km/h). Electric motorcycle company Zero Motorcycles signed its first eastern Asia distributor, Yuen Ho Trading Company, Ltd.

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Alfa’s first SUV: the Stelvio

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Diesel reaches a top speed of 215 km/h (134 mph) and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.6 Alfa Romeo is introducing its first SUV, the Stelvio.

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