Yes, A Tesla Model S Can Hit 132 MPH On The Autobahn (Video)

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It makes a lot of sense--sections of Germany''s Autobahn network are among the few roads on earth with no speed limit.

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Tesla Model S To Offer 'Autobahn' Tuning For Top Speed Over 130 MPH

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One such country is Germany, where some sections of freeway--or Autobahn--have long been de-restricted. Most countries have their own road rules and regulations and it''s no surprise that driving conditions and car requirements vary greatly as a result. In other words, they have no posted speed limit. Ensuring Tesla Motors'' Model S electric sedan

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Audi’s “Jack” autonomous A7 concept hits the road in public demo drives in Germany

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The route goes via the A9—part of Germany’s “Digital Motorway Test Bed. Potential test drivers are targeted via various communications channels, including the social media sites run by Audi Germany.

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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. The MOR had introduced railway technologies from Japan, France, Germany and Canada in the development and production of the 200 km/h CRH trains already in operation at present. Xinhua.

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Valence Technology Lithium phosphate batteries pass 1st phase of Ford test program in Germany

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a US-based manufacturer of advanced energy storage solutions, said its lithium phosphate batteries earned favorable first phase reviews during a large electric vehicle assessment program being conducted by Ford-Werke GmbH in Cologne, Germany. The Edison vehicles utilized in this program have a range of up to 165 kilometers (102 miles) with a top speed of 80 km/hour (50 mph), powered by a 90 kW (122 hp) 3-phase AC induction motor. Valence Technology, Inc.,

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Two new V6 engines with 48V mild hybrid system for Audi Q8; gasoline and diesel

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mph) in 5.9 mph) in 7.1 mph), the Q8 can coast for up to 40 seconds with the engine switched off when the driver lets off the accelerator. The Audi Q8 55 TFSI has a list price of €76,300 in Germany, the Q8 45 TDI €73,300.

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New Audi A6 quattro for Europe: three diesels, all MHEVs

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mph) in 6.7 mph) in 5.9 mph) (regulated), fuel consumption of 5.9–5.8 mph) in 5.2 mph), the rear wheels turn as much as five degrees in the opposite direction to the front wheels, reducing the turning circle and making the steering response even more spontaneous.

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Successful first test run of Alstom Coradia iLint fuel cell train; signed letters of intent for 60 trains

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Alstom successfully performed the first test run at 80 km/h (50 mph) of the fuel cell passenger train Coradia iLint ( earlier post ) on its own test track in Salzgitter, Lower Saxony (Germany). An extensive test campaign will be conducted in Germany and Czech Republic in the coming months before the Coradia iLint performs its first passenger test runs on the Buxtehude–Bremervörde–Bremerhaven–Cuxhaven (Germany) route beginning of 2018.

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Johnson Controls modifies automotive PHEV Li-ion batteries for marine application; Torqeedo Deep Blue

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is slated to begin production this spring of Li-ion battery packs for Germany-based electric outboard motor manufacturer Torqeedo to power its electric boat motor, Deep Blue. mph); 2 hours of running time at half speed (12.4 mph); and 42 minutes of running time at full power (31.1

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New Audi A6 quattro for Europe: three diesels, all MHEVs

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mph) in 6.7 mph) in 5.9 mph) (regulated), fuel consumption of 5.9–5.8 mph) in 5.2 mph), the rear wheels turn as much as five degrees in the opposite direction to the front wheels, reducing the turning circle and making the steering response even more spontaneous. The new Audi A6 allroad quattro is due to go on sale in Germany and other European markets in June. The list price of the entry-level TDI in Germany will be €61,500.

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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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Audi introduces A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro PHEV

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mph) in 5.7 As a company car, the plug-in hybrid model is subject to a lower tax rate in Germany because its electric range in the WLTP cycle is more than 40 kilometers (24.9 mph) in electric-only mode, making emissions-free highway driving easy.

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Deutsche Post and Ford to manufacture Transit-based electric delivery van

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Top speed is 80 km/h (50 mph). I consider this partnership another important boost for electro-mobility in Germany. There are already 2,500 StreetScooters in use for Deutsche Post throughout Germany.

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Audi unveils first “ultra” production model: fuel efficient A3 1.6 TDI ultra with 73.5 mpg US

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The car has a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph) and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 10.5 TDI ultra is now on sale in Germany, with delivery starting in September. Base price in Germany will be €25,200 (US$33,453). Audi A3 1.6 TDI ultra. Click to enlarge.

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Audi introduces new top end diesel SQ5 TDI plus; 340 hp, 35.6 mpg

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mph) in 5.1 The Audi SQ5 TDI plus costs €67,700 (US$75,500) in Germany. Audi is further expanding its range of S models, with the new SQ5 TDI plus arriving at German dealerships in October. The 3.0L

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Presales of Audi Q7 TFSI e quattro PHEVs begin in Europe

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kWh/100 km; combined CO 2 emissions 69–64 g/km) have just started in Germany and other European countries. mph) in 5.7 mph) the electric motor can generate the drive alone. mph) in 5.9 mph), and a speed of 240 km/h (155.3

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New BMW 3 Series Touring to offer PHEV version; XtraBoost mode

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This enables the BMW 330e Touring to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from rest in 6.1 The new generation BMW 3 Series Touring will offer the first plug-in hybrid drive system for one of BMW’s Touring models.

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Second-generation Audi RS 7 Sportback debuts as a wide-bodied, 48V mild-hybrid five-seater; cylinder-on-demand

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The RS 7 Sportback will be arriving at dealerships in Germany and other European countries in the end of 2019. mph) in only 3.6 mph); this can be increased to 280 km/h (174 mph) with the Dynamic package and to 305 km/h (189.5 mph) with the Dynamic plus package.

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smart electric drive goes on sale in China

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In Germany the electric smart quickly became the number one battery-powered electric vehicle, securing a market share of around 40%. The 55 kW electric motor delivers 130 N·m (96 lb-ft) of torque; acceleration from from 0 to 60 km/h (37 mph) takes 4.8 Top speed is 125 km/h (78 mph). Alongside Germany and Italy, China is one of the main sales markets for smart, with sales there increasing by 43.8%

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Renovo shows production prototype of Shelby-based electric supercar

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Using a factory-modified Shelby American CSX9000 rolling chassis (“Cobra Daytona Coupe”), Renovo’s eponymous coupe features twin mid-mounted sequential axial-flux motors producing more than 370 kW (500 hp) and 1,000 lb-ft (1,356 N·m) of torque, with a 0-60 mph time of less than 3.4

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Audi’s mighty diesel: SQ8 TDI SUV coupé; 48V MHEV

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mph) in 4.8 mph), the Audi SQ8 TDI can, depending on the situation, either recuperate, roll at idle or coast with the engine deactivated for up to 40 seconds. Its price in Germany starts at €102,900.

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New Honda Jazz to be sold across Europe with standard hybrid powertrain

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The car will be available across Europe in summer 2020, with prices starting in Germany from €22,000 for the Jazz and €26,250 for the Crosstar variant. seconds and on to a maximum speed of 175 km/h (109 mph).

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Ballard and Siemens sign $9M multi-year development agreement for fuel cell system to power Mireo light rail train; deployment in 2021

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Mireo is a modular commuter train platform designed for speeds of up to 160 km/h (100 mph). Siemens is the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe, headquartered in Munich, Germany and with offices around the globe.

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Hyundai introduces hydrogen fuel cell H350 light commercial van concept at IAA

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With the Fuel Cell powertrain capable of producing up to 100 kW (136 ps) and 300 N·m, the H350 Fuel Cell Concept is able to reach speeds of up to 150 km/h (93 mph)—similar performance to LCVs powered by an equivalent internal combustion engine.

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Porsche introduces entry-level electric Taycan 4S; two battery sizes

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The top speed is also 250 km/h (155 mph) in both cases. Prices in Germany start at €105,607 (US$116,000), including VAT and country-specific equipment.

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Coradia iLint hydrogen train receives approval for commercial operation in German railway networks

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Alstom’s Coradia iLint ( earlier post ), the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell passenger train, has been granted approval by the German Railway Office (EBA) for passenger service in Germany. The iLint can run at 140 km/h (87 mph), with a 600 to 800 km/tankful autonomy, and accommodate up to 300 passengers. The Coradia iLint was designed by Alstom teams in Salzgitter (Germany), center of excellence for regional trains, and in Tarbes (France), centre of excellence for traction systems.

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BMW and SCHERM put 40t battery-electric truck into service for material transport in 1-year pilot

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Terberg introduced the YT202-EV yard tractor in 2014; units are operating at a number of distribution centers and inland container terminals in the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Switzerland. Top speed is 40 km/h (25 mph).

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Audi introduces A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro plug-in hybrid

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mph) in 4.9 mph) and gradually fades out as the speed increases. Audi customers in Germany can supply their homes with Volkswagen Naturstrom, which is generated without CO 2 emissions and from 100% renewable energy sources.

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Audi updates RS 4 Avant with new B-cycle twin-turbo V6; 17% lower fuel consumption than predecessor

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mph) in just 4.1 Sales in Germany and other European countries will start in October 2019.

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

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As part of the 25 th Aachen Colloquium this week in Germany, Schaeffler is unveiling the “Schaeffler High Performance 48 Volt” concept vehicle. mph) as well as active sailing at speeds of more than 70 km/h (43.5 mph).

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Nissan’s Killer EV App, the Plug-In Car That Puts the Nail in GM’s Coffin

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Meanwhile, over at Germany’s BMW they made a handful of EV Minis just for show and not for dough in a cynical and dumbass move to game the California CARB regulators who once again seem to be all too anxious to assume the BOHICA position on behalf of car makers.

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Automakers agree on common plug to recharge electric vehicles

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Caroline Reichert, an RWE spokeswoman, noted that the idea here is to ensure that "a car can be recharged in Italy in exactly the same way as in Denmark, Germany or France."

Volkswagen Group Components supplies complete electric drive for the classic Beetle; based on new e-up!

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Its premiere is being celebrated with a near-production version of the e-Beetle at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Audi introduces Q5 55 TFSI e quattro plug-in hybrid; first of new PHEVs

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mph) takes 5.3 Orders are now being accepted for the Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro at a base price in Germany of €60,450 (US$67,400). The Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro with 270 kW (367 hp) system output (combined fuel consumption: 2.4 – 2.1

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Audi unveils e-tron Sportback electric SUV Coupé; market intro spring 2020

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mph), and its top speed is electronically limited to 200 km/h (124.3 mph) in 5.7 mph), the Audi e-tron Sportback can recuperate a maximum of 300 N·m (221.3 mph) in 6.8 Audi unveiled the second model in its e-tron product line.

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Alstom to supply two H3 hybrid shunting locomotives for Audi

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The H3 locomotive can operate safely at speeds up to 100 km/h (62 mph) whereas most shunters in this class are designed to run at 80 km/h (50 mph) maximum. —Ralf Materzok, Managing Director in charge of locomotive services at Alstom in Germany.

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Dual-powered locomotives debut in New Jersey

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The locomotives are being manufactured by Bombardier in Kassel, Germany. In diesel mode, the vehicles can reach 100 mph (161 km/h) and in electric mode, 125 mph (201 km/h). Dual-powered locomotives—the first in the US to be powered by the overhead catenary or by twin diesel engines—recently made their debut in New Jersey.

PEUGEOT MICRO e-Kick receives Red Dot Product Design 2017 award

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The prize will be awarded on 3 July in Essen, Germany. mph) and has a range of 12 kilometers (7.5 The e-Kick will be on exhibition for a year, as of 3 July, at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany. 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.

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Porsche reports rising demand for plug-in Panamera S-E hybrid

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The Panamera S E-Hybrid, which starts in the US at $99,000, is capable of accelerating from a standstill to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds on its way to a top track speed of 167 mph (269 km/h). Of these, 12,300 units were sold in the home market of Germany. Porsche reported an almost 8% increase in sales during the first half of 2014 to 87,800 units.

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Audi’s predictive active suspension in the A8; powered by 48V system

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mph) and at lateral acceleration of up to 0.4 mph), the active suspension raises the body by up to 80 millimeters (3.1 The extra charge in Germany is €5,450. Audi is offering a predictive active suspension for the new Audi A8 luxury sedan ( earlier post ).

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VW unveiling new electric microbus concept in Geneva

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The original Microbus (called the Bulli in Germany) was introduced in 1950. seconds, and top speed is 140 km/h (87 mph), electronically limited. Volkswagen is unveiling an electric microbus concept at the Geneva Motor show.

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PSA Peugeot Citroën and Bolloré Group sign strategic cooperation agreement on Bluesummer EV and car sharing

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Top speed is 110 km/h (68 mph), and the vehicle is powered by a 30 kWh Bolloré BlueSolutions LMP battery pack. PSA Peugeot Citroën has set up various car sharing operations since 2013, with an offer designed for businesses in France and, via its Citroën brand, in Germany (Multicity Berlin).

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DUH charges Zafira diesel emits up to 17x more NOx than permitted under certain conditions; Opel rebuts with its own testing

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The testers also observed that, with non-rotating rear wheels and with a continuous increase in the speed to 150 km/h (93 mph), NO x emissions increased abruptly and exceeded the measuring scale of the analysis instrument.

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