Luxury electric Lucid Air sedan hits 217 mph in stability test

Green Car Reports

The company said yesterday at the New York auto show that a development prototype had reached an electronically limited top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph) in testing last month. Lucid Motors, formerly. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Atieva Lucid MotorsOnly a handful of people have ridden in one outside the company, but development of the Lucid Air luxury electric sedan seems to be proceeding apace.

Video explains how Tesla Model S P100D takes just 2.28 seconds to hit 60 mph

Green Car Reports

Videos Performance acceleration Tesla Motors plug-in carsThe Tesla Model S, now into its sixth model year, just keeps getting quicker. When Tesla introduced the current P100D version, it quoted a 0-to-60-mph time of 2.5 seconds.

Plug 20

Trending Sources

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

Green Car Reports

A few weeks back at the opening of a Tesla Motors service center in Munich, Elon Musk told a room full of fans and journalists that Tesla would offer a special tuning package for high-speed Model S driving.

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

Green Car Reports

It''s been a good week for electric vehicles in motor sport. 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. And on Tuesday, reports the BBC, a new electric land speed record was

BBC 27

Electric Motorcycle Maker Mission Motors Runs Out Of Juice

Green Car Reports

Mission Motors, a small company that generated a lot of excitement for its incredible electric motorcycle prototype, has just filed for bankruptcy. The company developed an electric superbike that could go up to 150 mph and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds, but it never managed to put the bike into production. Green Mission Motors electric motorcycles

Juice 31

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

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

Proterra introduces two-motor DuoPower drivetrain for its Catalyst electric buses; partnership with Van Hool

Green Car Congress

At the American Public Transit Association (APTA) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Proterra introduced the two-motor DuoPower drivetrain for its award-winning Catalyst battery-electric vehicles. Proterra also announced that world-class coach and bus manufacturer Van Hool NV has selected Proterra to provide its highly efficient battery platform for Van Hool’s first all-electric motor coach. The DuoPower drivetrain uses two independent wheel motors and a two-speed gearbox.

Open source street legal EV, powered by hub motors

Green Car Congress

An open source project is building an all-electric street vehicle powered by hub motors. Target single-charge range for the Luka EV is 300 km (186 miles), with a top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph) and a price below €20,000 (US$22,445).

Legal 20

Tesla Model S Dual-Motor Is Quicker, Has Higher Range Too: How Do They Do That?

Green Car Reports

Amid all of last week''s hoopla over the blazing performance of the all-wheel-drive Tesla Model S P85D--0 to 60 mph in 3.2 How can you add all-wheel drive to an electric car, making it hundreds of pounds heavier--and still increase its efficiency and range? seconds, 155-mph top speed--what really caught my eye was this: Tesla accomplished it all

MPH 43

Four Siemens 1200 kW electric motors power world’s largest truck; all-wheel drive

Green Car Congress

The world’s biggest truck—the more than 800-ton GVW BelAZ 75710 mining truck—is powered by an electric drive system comprising four electric traction motors from Siemens, each with an output of 1,200 kilowatts (approximately 1,800 hp).

Tesla P100D 'Ludicrous Plus' mode makes electric car even faster

Green Car Reports

Musk recently teased a software update that would allow the latest Model S P100D to do 0 to 60 mph in 2.4 Videos Tesla Motors plug-in cars software update

MPH 39

IAV says new version of modular electric drive can boost range 5-10% vs system with fixed transmission ratio

Green Car Congress

IAV presented a new version of its modular electric drive concept at the Vienna Motor Symposium. Combining a 50 kW (continuous) / 80 kW (maximum) e-motor and transmission, the modular drive unit can support electrification solutions in vehicle classes A to D.

2017 43

Lucid Air debuts in New York; completes first high speed stability test at 217 mph

Green Car Congress

Lucid Motors made its global auto show debut at the New York International Auto Show, presenting the Lucid Air luxury electric sedan and also presenting its Alpha Speed Car test vehicle, which had just completed its first high-speed stability test at 217 mph (349.2

2013 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel: Not Just MPG, MPH On Offer Too

Green Car Reports

General Motors thinks that U.S. Diesels: Dirty and slow, right? Only if you've never left the 1980s. Diesel engine technology has come along in leaps and bounds over the past two decades and the best of today's diesel vehicles easily offer a compromise between performance and economy to best equivalent gasoline vehicles. consumers want the extra

Siemens-powered electric plane sets two new speed records; first aerotow

Green Car Congress

mph) over a distance of three kilometers. This aerotow provides further highly visible evidence of our record-setting motor’s performance capabilities.Just six such propulsion units would be sufficient to power a typical 19-seat hybrid-electric airplane.

2017 33

Kepler Hybrid Supercar Does 0-60 MPH in 2.5 Secs (Video)

Green Car Reports

Kepler Motors thinks its first supercar, the Motion Hybrid, has it all. Announced back in 2009, Kepler Motors has been quietly working on its super lightweight Motion hybrid for nearly three years. What does a hybrid car need to be sexy? Speed? Good looks? Impressive gas mileage? Now the company has released its first official videos of the car in

Lightning Motorcycles electric bike with Remy motor cracks 200 mph

Green Car Congress

Using a Remy propulsion electric motor, Lightning Motorcycles, LLC. blasted through the land speed record for production electric bikes by 30 mph to be crowned the first electric bike to exceed 200 mph. In a 14 August SCTA (Southern California Timing Association)-sanctioned run at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, Lightning—the 2010 land speed record holder—achieved 206.079 mph, topping its 2010 speed of 176 mph.

GM begins manufacturing Spark EV electric motor in Baltimore

Green Car Congress

General Motors has begun manufacturing the electric motor for the Spark EV at its Baltimore Operations plant in White Marsh, Md. The heart of the Spark EV’s propulsion system is the GM-designed, oil-cooled, permanent magnet motor. Putting more than half a million road miles on development versions of the Spark EV enabled engineers to optimize the performance of the motor by using a specifically designed bar-wound copper stator and unique rotor configuration.

Tesla introduces new entry-level Model S 70D; dual-motor AWD standard

Green Car Congress

Tesla Motors has introduced the new entry-level Model S 70D, an all-wheel drive electric car with a 70 kWh pack, a 0-60 time of 5.2 seconds and a 240-mile (386 km) range at 65 mph (105 km/h). Model S 70D dual motor drive. 140 mph. 140 mph. 155 mph. 155 mph.

MPH 7

New Quant Flow-Cell Car Concepts Arrive, Still Dodgy On Details

Green Car Reports

The company NanoFlowcell offered an attention-getting list of claims for the Quant F prototype it revealed at the Geneva Motor Show this past week. They included an unlimited power source, zero emissions, acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds, and a top speed of 186 mph. Last year at Geneva, the company made its debut with an

MPH 43

Genovation’s GXE breaks street-legal all-electric land speed record: 205.6 mph

Green Car Congress

mph (330.88 mph (300.63 The GXE includes a state-of-the-art battery management system, inverters, batteries and electric motors that produce in excess of 600-hp and 570 lb-ft of torque. Genovation broke the land speed record for a street-legal all-electric vehicle with the Genovation Extreme Electric car (GXE). The GXE reached 205.6 km/h) during supervised tests with Johnny Bohmer Racing at Space Florida’s Shuttle Landing Facility in Kennedy Space Center, FL.

Chevy Volt Delivers Novel Two-Motor, Four-Mode Extended Range Electric Drive System; Seamless Driver Experience Plus Efficiency

Green Car Congress

The Volt drive unit combines two motors and three clutches to deliver four distinct operating modes to maximize efficiency and provide a seamless driving experience. The third clutch connects the internal combustion engine to the generator/motor to provide range extension capability.

C1 14

A closer look at Audi’s new R8 e-tron EV and battery

Green Car Congress

The model line-up of the second generation of Audi’s high-performance R8 sports car, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, includes the new R8 e-tron battery-electric vehicle. mph) in 3.9 Size 275/40R19 tires transfer the torque of the electric motors to the road.

2015 47

Volkswagen introduces new Coasting 2.0 micro hybrid system and new natural gas engine at Vienna Motor Symposium

Green Car Congress

At the 38 th Vienna Motor Symposium Volkswagen is introducing a new, more fuel-efficient “Coasting - Engine off” micro hybrid system—which shuts off the engine completely—as well as a new, compact three-cylinder natural gas engine for the Polo.

Local Motors debuts first self-driving vehicle using IBM Watson Internet of Things for Automotive

Green Car Congress

Local Motors, creator of the first 3D-printed cars ( earlier post ), introduced the first self-driving vehicle to integrate the advanced cognitive computing capabilities of IBM Watson. Maximum speed is 20 km/h (12 mph).

Honda launches 2017 Accord Hybrid; 2nd generation two-motor hybrid powertrain

Green Car Congress

Featuring an advanced second-generation two-motor hybrid powertrain, the 2017 Accord Hybrid midsize sedan delivers peak total system output of 212 hp, best-in-class EPA fuel economy ratings of 49/47/48 mpg US (4.8/5.0/4.9 Electric motors.

Opel introducing Ampera-e at Paris Show; European cousin of Chevy Bolt

Green Car Congress

Opel will introduce the Ampera-e at the upcoming Paris Motor Show in September. With maximum torque of 360 N·m from the 150 kW electric motor, the compact car accelerates from 0 to 50 km/h (31 mph) in 3.2

2016 53

Hyundai Motor America to release 8 new crossovers by 2020; gasoline, diesel, hydrogen and electricity

Green Car Congress

Hyundai Motor America said it will introduce to eight new or re-engineered crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) in the United States by the year 2020. seconds and a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph).

Tesla Reveals 'D' All-Wheel-Drive Model S, 'Autopilot' Feature

Green Car Reports

Last night, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk revealed an all-wheel-drive version of the Tesla Model S electric luxury car--known as ''D''--whose most powerful P85D version will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.2 In the end, the online rumors proved to be largely accurate. seconds. DON''T MISS: Tesla Model S Adds ''Speed Assist,'' Lane-Departure Warning

‘Most powerful electric car’ debuts in Spain

Green Cars News

The multinational project management firm says its AEGT01 model is the most powerful EV in the world, achieving an impressive 0-60 mph in just over three seconds. Electric cars AEGT01 Frankfurt Motor Show performance Quimera SpanishSpanish electric car makers Quimera has successfully taken its All Electric GT prototype or a first test drive around the F1 circuit Alcañiz (Motorland), Spain.

Spain 24

Toyota introduces new 2013 Lexus GS 450h hybrid with improved hybrid powertrain at Frankfurt Motor Show

Green Car Congress

Lexus has introduced its all-new 2013 GS 450h hybrid at the Frankfurt motor show. The Lexus Hybrid Drive system features an Atkinson cycle 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to a compact, high-output, water-cooled permanent magnet electric motor. The PCU boosts motor drive voltage to a maximum 650V in Sport mode and limits it to a maximum of 500V in Eco mode under normal driving conditions where maximum output is not required. 2013 Lexus GS 450h. Click to enlarge.

UK DfT to launch consultation on increasing highway speed limit to 80 mph

Green Car Congress

UK Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has announced a consultation on increasing the motorway speed limit in England and Wales to 80 mph (129 km/h). Hammond said the current limit of 70 mph (113 km/h) is out of date and that the higher limit would give the economy a boost. The proposal was immediately criticized by environmental and safety campaigners who said it would lead to higher carbon emissions and more road accidents.

DELIVER electric light commercial vehicle demonstrator to make its debut at FISITA

Green Car Congress

The fully electric drive train features Michelin in-wheel motors on the rear axle with 2-speed transmission; gear ratios are 26.057:1 and 14.545:1. The 375V motors each deliver maximum power of 57 kW and maximum torque of 42 N·m (31 lb-ft). Maximum motor speed is 13,600 rpm. Electric (Battery) Motors DELIVER. Click to enlarge.

2014 29

Successful run across the US on 37.6 gallons of 100% NEXBTL renewable diesel; 66.7 mpg w/ average speed 67.7 mph

Green Car Congress

The trip was the conceived of by Pat O’Keefe, CEO and President of CLP Motor sports, Vice President at Golden Gate Petroleum and a keen racing car driver and enthusiast. On 26 June, CLP Motorsports’ Superlite Coupe crossed the finish line in Santa Monica, California, after driving across the USA on one tank of NEXBTL renewable diesel ( earlier post )—the first time that this type of trip was driven using a fuel that is made exclusively from bio-based raw materials.

Infiniti reveals Prototype 9 open-wheeled electric retro roadster; new 30 kWh pack, prototype motor

Green Car Congress

Nissan Motor Corporation and its Infiniti brand revealed a sleek, open-wheeled electric retro roadster prototype at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. mph), and sprints from 0-to-100 km/h (0-to-62 mph) in 5.5 Electric (Battery) Motors

Watch the Tesla Model S P90D race a Boeing

Green Car Reports

We already know Tesla Motors’ [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S P90D is a quick car. In fact with a 0-60 mph time of 2.8 seconds it’s currently the quickest four-door car in production. But how does it compare with a Boeing 737 which produces as much as 52,000 pounds of thrust at takeoff? Well, you’re about to find out. The folks at Australian. Videos

Audi crosslane coupé dual-mode plug-in hybrid concept makes its debut at the Paris Motor Show; 214 mpg US

Green Car Congress

Audi introduced its crosslane coupé plug-in hybrid concept at the Paris Motor Show, saying that the vehicle provides a glimpse of the future shape of design, and automotive and drive concepts. The Audi crosslane coupé accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.6

MPH 7

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

Green Car Congress

The 48V mild hybrid, based on an Audi TT, features an electric rear axle equipped with a 20 kW motor complementing the internal combustion engine which drives the front axle (P4 architecture). mph) as well as active sailing at speeds of more than 70 km/h (43.5 mph).

2016 46

Prius c hybrid goes on sale in US with entry MSRP of $18,950; new transaxle, motor technology

Green Car Congress

The new transaxle in the Prius c features a new cooling system; overall this new hybrid unit with its 2 motor system is now approaching the same weight as single motor competitive systems and is maintaining a competitive size profile, according to Toyota. The transaxle assembly contains Motor Generator No. 1 (MG1) which functions as the starter and a generator, and Motor Generator No.