2016 Ford F-150 Offers Natural-Gas/Propane Prep-Kit Option

Green Car Reports

Natural-gas cars sell only in tiny numbers to individual retail buyers, although they have found some traction with fleets that have ready access to the fuel. Now, those fleet buyers will get another choice--one that happens to be the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. The 2016 Ford F-150 will be offered with a gaseous-fuel prep package, allowing it. natural gas alternative fuel vehicles propane

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Tesla Model S Body Kit: Definitely Different, Range-Robbing Too?

Green Car Reports

Body kits--add-on components and replacements for a car''s front and rear fascias and door sills--are often a good way for owners to make their vehicle stand out from the crowd. Often used on luxury brands and tuner cars, the updated looks are usually edgier and more aggressive than the factory styling, and often distinctive--if an acquired taste. Green Aftermarket Body Tesla Motors Tuning accessories aerodynamics coefficient of drag (Cd) plug-in cars

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Electric Car Conversion Kit (for beginners)

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Which electric car conversion kit is best for beginners? Answer: These pre-made kits from Canadian Electric Vehicles are just about plug and play

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Renesas Electronics delivers highly automated driving solution kit to accelerate development of autonomous vehicles

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Renesas Electronics Corporation announced a highly automated driving (HAD) solution kit that delivers high computing performance targeted at automotive functional safety to reduce development time of electronic control units (ECUs). The HAD solution kit is based on two Renesas R-Car H3 Starter Kit Premier and the automotive control RH850/P1H-C microcontroller (MCU), and is compliant with both ISO 26262 ASIL-B functionality safety standard and ISO 26262 ASIL-D standard.

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Electric Cop Cars, Tesla Body Kit, Renewable Diesel: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

We look at what an edgy body kit might do to your Tesla Model S, cops who drive electric cars, and why "renewable diesel" isn''t what you probably think of as "biodiesel." Body kits are a common way to jazz up your car, but would such a kit for the Tesla Model S reduce its electric range? All this and more today on Green Car Reports. Renewable. Today in Car News

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New kit-car style EV due to launch next year

Green Cars News

The British spirit for kit-car building is inspiring a new generation of small electric vehicles which are expected to go on sale in the Far East and Europe in less than a year’s time.

Ford Transit Van Gets Add-In Hybrid Kit For Better Fuel Economy

Green Car Reports

Full-size vans and other commercial vehicles spend more time on the road than the average passenger car. But often the public pays little attention to ways their fuel consumption--and hence their emissions--can be reduced. Nor are there any hybrid trucks offered by the largest makers. Yet every capability a stock vehicle lacks is an opportunity. Commercial vehicle fleet Truck XL Hybrids

$55,000 Kit To Build Electric Camaro Offered By GM

Green Car Reports

Home-converting a car to electric power would be so easy were it not for all those inconvenient drivetrain parts you have to remove. It's like carmakers didn't think of what people might want to do with their cars--engine, gearbox, exhaust, filters, fuel tanks--they're all just lumps of metal getting in the way of a proper powertrain. A new

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Urba Centurion: Building Your Own 128-MPG 1970s Diesel Sports Car

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It's the Urba Centurion, a diesel-powered kit car that it's still possible for you to build today. movie cars kit Car Performance VintageIt's a wedge-shaped sports car from the late 1970s that once had a role in a popular science-fiction movie. But despite its futuristic styling, it never achieved much popularity. No, it's not the DeLorean DMC-12. DON'T MISS: Opel P1 376-MPG.

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2014 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Gets Factory-Approved Supercharger Kit

Green Car Reports

Ask Honda fans what''s wrong with the CR-Z hybrid coupe, and they''ll give you one of two answers. Those who seek economy will tell you it''s not frugal enough. Those after performance will tell you it isn''t fast enough. Fixing the former probably requires a little too much work for most, but thanks to HPD Street Performance you can at least give the

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Toyota Prius Becomes Emergency Generator With Special Kit

Green Car Reports

Last year's East Coast power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy illustrated just how much we rely on electricity in our daily lives. Virtually everything we rely on day to day requires power. No power means no hot water for washing, no refrigerated food, and often, no way of cooking. After the storm, we reported on one individual who used his

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KIT researchers develop fluoride-ion batteries; potential for much higher energy densities than conventional Li-ion batteries

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Researchers from the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) have developed and demonstrated secondary (i.e., Setup of the fluoride-ion battery: A fluoride-containing electrolyte separates the metal anode from the metal fluoride cathode. Click to enlarge.

Echo Automotive Fails: Bolt-On Plug-In Hybrid Kits Used Bright Technology

Green Car Reports

Starting a company is tough; starting a company in the green automotive field may be even tougher. So it seemed like the engineering team from defunct startup Bright Automotive, once granted investment by GM, might have a second chance to see their technology on the road. The assets and intellectual property of Bright were acquired by Echo

Omnitek develops diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion kits for Mercedes OM904/OM906

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Omnitek has developed a kit that can be used to convert the globally popular Mercedes diesel engines OM904 and OM906 into natural gas engines. Omnitek’s proprietary diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion kit is used for bus and truck applications, as well as stationary applications.

Lexus CT 200h hybrid now cheaper but with more kit

Green Cars News

Lexus’ popular CT 200h hybrid has been updated and now costs less yet boasts improvements in styling, handling and equipment levels. Available to order now, prices for the new model start from £20,995 for the entry-level S model—a £1,000 less than the previous model.

Electric Kit Car

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So I was thinking of building a kit car, which typically has a fiberglass body. I thought, If I build a fiberglass body, the vehicle ought to be lightweight

Cost for Jeep Cherokee EV Conversion Kit

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How much does the full conversion kit and batteries cost for a 1994 jeep cherokee? Hi, Greg - The answer is: it depends on the conversion kit components

Electric Car Kit from Reverend Gadget

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Reverend Gadget is back.with an amazing electric car kit. And an amazing electric kit car, too. And lithium

MG Midget Electric Car Conversion Kit?

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Which kit is recommended for this type of vehicle, and what would the cost/availabilityI am ready to rip apart my MG Midget to convert it to electric.

Electric Car Conversion Kit for F150

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Would you know if there are conversion kits thatI have a 2001 Ford F-150 that gets driven only a couple times a month, and for less then 50 miles.

Are There Electric Car Conversion Kits?

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Is there an electric car conversion kit where a person can make their own electric car? Hi, Paul - Sure! It's what I would do myself if I were converting

Golf Cart for Electric Kit Car

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Is there any 8-person golf cart which can go at least 50 mph, so you can use all the parts and build an electric kit car?

XL Hybrids gets big order for pickup truck plug-in hybrid 'upfit'

Green Car Reports

DON'T MISS: Ford Transit Van Gets Add-In Hybrid Kit For Better Fuel. Improving fuel efficiency doesn't always require creating a new vehicle. XL Hybrids markets modifications that allows fleet buyers to "upfit" their vehicles into hybrids. So far, the company's efforts have focused on hybrid powertrains for vans, box trucks, and shuttle buses. Plug-In Hybrids electric utilities plug-in cars fleet XL Hybrids

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Renesas Electronics delivers 2nd-gen ADAS view solution kit for surround view, electronic mirrors and driver monitoring for autonomous driving

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Renesas Electronics Corporation has introduced a new all-in-one Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) view solution kit. Expanding the success of the first-generation ADAS surround view kit that was launched in October 2015, Renesas’ second-generation ADAS view solution kit with up to eight cameras realizes next-generation electronic mirrors, driver monitoring and surround view systems at the same time.

KIT presenting modular battery concept for electric bus

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Source: KIT. At the upcoming IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will present a modular battery concept for the efficient operation of an electric bus; an electric city bus demonstrator will illustrate the concept. Source: KIT.

Thoughts on the Kit and Belktronix System

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Before I forget all the stuff I've learned, I'd like to capture some thoughts about the Open-Source kit and my experience with the Belktronix system. Good points about the open-source Civic-Kit: I really appreciate keeping the clutch. Picking a standard group-31 size of AGM battery makes the kit flexible and upgradeable Improvements for the Kit As with many engineering projects, documentation is rather sparse at this point.

This may be the most horrifying Tesla Model S electric car in the world

Green Car Reports

DON'T MISS: Tesla Model S body upgrade kit. When it comes to modifying cars, the sky's the limit. Given enough cash, car modifiers will go to extraordinary lengths to improve the performance of stock vehicles, or customize styling to make a mass-produced vehicle unique.

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Efficient Drivetrains now offering OEM developer kit for plug-in hybrid solutions

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EDI), a developer of advanced hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions, has expanded its product portfolio to include the EDI PowerDrive electrification kit and developer support program for vehicle manufacturers moving to create a PHEV offering. The EDI PowerDrive kit offers OEMs a comprehensive framework for rapid PHEV vehicle solution development. Efficient Drivetrains , Inc.

An Easy EV Conversion Kit For People

Open Source Civic EV Kit

After spending the past year and a half converting a Porsche 914 to an electric vehicle, I decided to expand my horizons by designing an open-source electric vehicle (EV) conversion kit for a commonly used car. There are already commercially available kits with excellent, detailed instructions for how to convert a vehicle. Unfortunately, these kits are for much older vehicles like the Porsche 914 and the VW Rabbit.

Build Your Own Electric Car

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It's not rocket science, and there are conversion kits available You can build your own electric car.

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Volkswagen Tiguan update offers more power, available now

Green Cars News

Order books are now open for the updated, more potent Volkwagen Tiguan, which offers access to a piece of kit that has even more power than the curren.

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2017 Nissan Leaf 'EVness,' Tesla In Japan, Triple-Turbo Volvo Engine: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

A new aftermarket body kit We''ve got news from all around the world today. Designers consider whether less "EVness" will make the 2017 Nissan Leaf more appealing, Tesla Motors sets up shop in Japan, and Chinese-Swedish carmaker Volvo unveils a prototype engine that makes 450 horsepower from just 2.0 liters. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

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KIT and Schaeffler working on new energy-efficient assisted steering system for EVs

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Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) and Schaeffler are developing a new energy-efficient assisted steering system for EVs under the project “Intelligent Assisted Steering System with Optimum Energy Efficiency for Electric Vehicles (e²-Lenk)” subsidized by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). —project managers Dr. Marcel Mayer, Schaeffler, and Dr. Michael Frey, KIT. KG and KIT.

Which AC electric car conversion kit?

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I want an AC electric car conversion. I am planning on converting a RWD car, possibly mid-engine, and was having difficulty finding

KIT researchers developing low-pressure carbonitriding process for hardening steel with methylamine; applications in downsized engines

Green Car Congress

A team at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is developing a new low-pressure process for hardening steel using methylamine. The KIT researchers, along with their colleagues at Bosch, presented the process in a recent paper published in HTM - Journal of Heat Treatment and Materials. The KIT scientists have now studied other gases and gas mixtures for suitability for low-pressure carbonitration.

Build Your Own Metal-Air Battery Car: Now There's A Kit

Green Car Reports

Most of us, sadly, can''t afford a brand new Tesla Model S electric sedan. Even less so, a Tesla Model S with the latest metal-air battery technology, hinted for use in the company''s future products. But fret not, dear reader: There is another way to get your hands on metal-air battery technology, and it need not cost you tens of thousands of

New KIT process could triple manufacturing speed of electrode foils for Li-ion batteries

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Intermittent coating with precise edges: The process developed by KIT allows for the coating of electrode foils at new record speed. Schmitt/KIT) Click to enlarge. Scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed a new manufacturing process for the batch-wise coating of Li-ion battery electrode foils that they say can boost the conventional processing rate by about a factor of three to 100 meters per minute. KIT has filed for a patent on the invention.

Will Tesla give the Model S and X a battery boost?

Green Cars News

The rumour mill suggests that Tesla will kit its Model S and X models out with a better battery that could deliver a range of almost 400 miles on a si.

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Ashwoods Launches Hybrid Drive Retrofit Kit for Light Vans and Stop-Start Retrofit Kit

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UK-based Ashwoods Automotive , a provider of hybrid-electric vans and hybrid drive systems, is offering a hybrid drive retrofit kit for panel vans. The Ashwoods Hybrid Drive System Layout. Click to enlarge. The proprietary system can be fitted in less than four hours and delivers a reduction in fuel consumption from 15-25%, depending upon the vehicle’s drive cycle.

KIT team develops electrolyte for high energy density magnesium-sulfur batteries

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A team headed by Maximilian Fichtner and Zhirong Zhao-Karger from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany reports developing an electrolyte that may be used for the construction of magnesium-sulfur battery cells. Their paper is published in the journal Advanced Energy Materials.