Toyota reveals new hybrid race car

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Toyota has revealed its new TS040 hybrid race car which will take part in the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship this year. Hybrid cars Toyota

Audi's Hybrid Race Car Wins Famous Le Mans 24-Hour Endurance Race

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Audi has taken a historic first victory for a hybrid vehicle at the Le Mans 24-Hour race, held at Circuit de la Sarthe in northern France. On the 80th running of the famous race, Audi took its 11th victory with the Audi R18 e-tron quattro, an all-wheel drive, hybrid race car showcasing the best of Audi's technology.

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Honda Confirms CR-Z GT300 Hybrid Race Car, To Rival Prius

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Hybrids are set to go head-to-head on Japan's race tracks this year, as Honda has finally confirmed it's set to enter a CR-Z in the GT300 class of Japan's SuperGT series. Like the Prius, Honda's hybrid race car bears only Toyota announced its Prius GT300 challenger several months ago, before it was revealed at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon last month.

Toyota hybrid race cars rev up for Le Mans

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The Le Mans 24 Hours race, taking place on June 16-17, promises to be more competitive than ever thanks to the arrival of the Toyota Racing TS030 Hybrid cars (pictured). Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Toyota green cars Le Mans Toyota TS030Two of the vehicles will take part in the event and have just completed the traditional test day. It was the first time that Toyota [.].

Drayson Racing Sets New Lightweight Electric-Car Speed Record: 204 MPH

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At the weekend, Audi''s R18 e-tron, a diesel-electric hybrid race car, took victory at the Le Mans 24-hour race. Also at Le Mans, Nissan unveiled its 2014 competitor for the race, the ZEOD RC electric prototype. It''s been a good week for electric vehicles in motor sport. And on Tuesday, reports the BBC, a new electric land speed record was

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Plug-in Hybrid Race on as Toyota Tests NiMH PHEV; A123 Challenges CARB to Authorize Conversions

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From today's NY Times Toyota to Test Plug-In Hybrid, Rivaling G.M. Toyota said it would provide prototype versions of plug-in hybrid vehicles to researchers at the University of California, Irvine, and the University of California, Berkeley.The prototype plug-in hybrids will be powered by two oversize packs of nickel-metal hydride batteries Yesterday, in Sacramento A123Systems , the battery manufacturer being used by GM for the Vue and Volt, challenged CARB not to wait for OEM plug-ins.

Audi e-Tron Quattro Diesel Hybrid Race Car Wins Le Mans 24 Hours Race

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Audi has continued its dominant run at the world''s most famous endurance race, winning the Le Mans 24 Hours on Sunday. The team''s twelfth Le Mans victory is also the second for its hybrid race car, the R18 e-tron quattro. France''s Loic Duval, Scotland''s Allan McNish and Dane Tom Kristensen took the diesel hybrid Le Mans Prototype across the line

Porsche to unveil new full hybrid model at Geneva show

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Porsche AG will stage the world premiere of a parallel full hybrid model at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The world premiere in Geneva is being complemented by the 918 RSR hybrid racing car concept ( earlier post ), making its first public appearance in front of a European audience. The mid-engine coupé combines the design of the 918 Spyder with the technology of the 911 GT3 R hybrid racing car.

Tuning Porsche's 911 GT3 R Hybrid Race Car: It's All Software

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Road Atlanta -- Two days before the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid competes for the first time on U.S. soil, the head of its development team said the company plans further development of the technology. Dr. Daniel Armbruster, whose official title is manager of the motorsports development process for the car, admitted that Porsche had done little

Ruf To Start Trials Of Electric Porsche 911 Prototypes This Year

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Electricity and high-performance cars may or may not mix, depending on your frame of reference, but whether you're a Tesla fan or Formula 1 devotee, it's easy to agree that a hybrid or all-electric Porsche would be a welcome creation for sports car and EV fans alike. Porsche blew us away last year with the impressive 911 GT3 R Hybrid race car and

Porsche lines up hybrid car for Geneva Motor Show

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The Geneva Motor Show will mark the world premiere of a parallel full hybrid model from Porsche. Porsche will use the event to introduce the RSR hybrid racing car concept to a European audience as well as its world premiere model. Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Porsche geneva motor show new Porsche hybrid car Porsche hybrid cars Porsche RSR

Porsche presents more efficient Gen 2 919 Hybrid LMP1 racer for 2015

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Porsche has presented the second generation of its Le Mans Prototype 919 Hybrid race car. The new racer will compete in the 8 MJ category (8 MJ of recovered energy per race lap)—the highest of the current four energy categories in the LMP1 class. Porsche 919 Hybrid, 2015.

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GKN Land Systems ramping up production of electric flywheel hybrid technology for buses

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GKN Land Systems is ramping up production of its Gyrodrive electric flywheel hybrid technology for buses following successful trials in London and the start of UK production. The Gyrodrive system is a lower cost alternative to conventional battery hybrids. Heavy-duty Hybrids

World's Fastest (Or 2nd-Fastest?) Hybrid: Porsche 918 RSR

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Possibly the most rapturously received vehicle at last week's Detroit Auto Show was the Porsche 918 RSR coupe, a hybrid race car that isn't even street-legal. And it's about as far from the quintessential Toyota Prius hybrid as you could get. It doesn't use a battery pack at all, in fact, but the flywheel-based Kinetic Energy Recovery System

Toyota broadly outlines next-generation Prius; developing wireless inductive charging for the plug-in model; bullish on hydrogen

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Ogiso—who earlier in his career had been the chief engineer for the Prius, chief engineer for the Prius family, and chief engineer, product planning—made the remarks at the “2013 Toyota Hybrid World Tour” event the company staged in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The next-generation Prius PHV (plug-in hybrid vehicle) is being developed in parallel with the standard Prius model. Which is precisely where we believed hybrids would be, 15 years ago.

Peugeot L500 R Hybrid PHEV racing concept

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Peugeot has designed a new gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid racing concept: the L500 R Hybrid. With Peugeot L500 R HYbrid we’re paying tribute to Peugeot racing exploits dating to the early 20 th century.

Audi’s R18 e-tron hybrid wins Le Mans 24 Hours

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Audi has once again won the Le Mans 24 Hours race with its Audi R18 e-tron quattro car, the second time in successive years that its hybrid race car has taken the title. Hybrid cars Audi

Toyota Hybrids Blocked From U.S. Due to Patent Issues?

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With sales of Toyota hybrids booming in its home country and elsewhere across the globe, Toyota leads the competition in the hybrid market. Seemingly every hybrid model developed by the company fares well including the newly releases Lexus HS 250h. So what could hold Toyota back in this hybrid race? Patent infringements

Audi unveils redesigned R18 diesel hybrid Le Mans racer for 2016 season

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Audi unveiled its redesigned R18 diesel hybrid Le Mans racer for the 2016 World Endurance Championship (WEC) season. The new hybrid TDI powertrain delivers power output of more than 1,000 hp (746 kW), along with 10% less consumption that its immediate predecessor. Hybrid drive.

Peugeot, Audi Diesels Lead Petit Le Mans, Porsche Hybrid Finishes Race

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Endurance racing has more than its share of heartbreak. For Porsche Motorsport, this weekend's Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta provided sweet relief to a galling memory: Its unique 911 GT3 R Hybrid race car retired less than two hours before the checkered flag during May's 24 Hours of Nurburgring. This time, the hybrid Porsche completed the race

Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid to Make North American Race Debut at Petit Le Mans

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Porsche’s 911 GT3 R Hybrid race car will race for the first time in North America at The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón’s signature event—the Petit Le Mans on 2 October at Road Atlanta. The hybrid is equipped with a flywheel energy recovery system (KERS). After its debut in April at Germany’s Nürburgring race circuit in a six-hour event, the Porsche Hybrid challenged the 24 Hours of Nürburgring in May.

Audi to increase participation in Formula E; full factory-backed motorsport program for 2017/2018

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Audi will intensify its future commitment in Formula E —the world’s first racing series for fully electric race cars. In the light of these plans, adapting our motorsport program and taking up a commitment in a fully electric racing series is only a logical move.

Porsche hybrid to make debut

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This year’s American Le Mans Series Petit Le Mans event will play host to the North American debut of the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid race car. The hybrid, which is equipped with a flywheel energy recovery system, will debut at the event on October 2 at Road Atlanta after making its European debut at [.].

Mission Motors closes $9M Series B round; support to commercialize its EV technology to vehicle manufacturers

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Examples of Mission’s latest technology at work include the integration of Mission powertrain components in high-performance hybrid race cars and the record-breaking Mission R electric superbike. Mission Motors, a developer of high-performance integrated electric drive systems, closed on a $9.0-million dollar Series B financing round led by Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm. Warburg Pincus is making an initial investment of $7.5

Porsche introduces 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid sports car

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Porsche has introduced the 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid sports car, the first of six or more plug-in hybrids coming from the Volkswagen Group. Porsche had unveiled the concept version of the 918 Spyder Plug-in Hybrid at the Geneva Motor Show in 2010. Hybrid modules. Hybrid.

Magneti Marelli and Flybrid Systems Collaborate on Flywheel Capacitor for KERS

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The new product is targeted to be a high-power electrical storage system for hybrid racing cars capable of deep depths of discharge with no performance degradation and a long service life. Tags: Hybrids Motorsport Vehicle Systems Italian motorsport electronics specialist Magneti Marelli and UK high-speed flywheel specialist Flybrid Systems are collaborating to develop a new energy storage solution for Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS).

Partners aim to boost KERS

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The aim of the product is to produce a high power electrical storage system for hybrid racing cars that can achieve deep levels of discharge without degrading its performance. Tags: Green cars Latest news Flybrid Systems Flywheel Capacitor green motor racing kers Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems Magneti Marelli