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. SF Motors has created a proprietary powertrain that includes custom motors, gearboxes, battery cells and packs, as well as electronic controllers—giving the company control and flexibility in the design of their vehicles.

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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Lightning Motorcycles electric bike with Remy motor cracks 200 mph

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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.

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Lightning Motors says electric motorcycles are the future, with 206 mph record

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

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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

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

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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.

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At 307 MPH, Ohio-Built Electric Racer Is Anything But Slow

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Land speed records have long been a integral part of motor racing, but for many years electric vehicles have been viewed as slow and cumbersome. With a 0-60 mph time of less than four seconds, the 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport certainly puts the myth of slow vehicles to bed, but just how fast can an electric car go? On Tuesday this week, a team of

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

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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

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

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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.

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US Army, Uber to partner on vertical lift research; stacked co-rotating rotors; Launchpoint for motors

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a technology company focused on the modeling, design optimization, and fabrication of novel electric motors. LaunchPoint’s design approach will lead to motors best suited to power eVTOL technology with stacked co-rotating propellers. Uber’s design model specifies that this fully electric vehicle have a cruising speed between 150-200 mph, a cruising altitude of 1,000-2,000 feet and be able to do trips of up to 60 miles on a single charge.

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Ford C-MAX Hybrid EPA-rated at 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway; plug-in Energi version offers 85 mph top electric speed

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Ford also announced that the plug-in hybrid version of the C-MAX, the Ford C-MAX Energi, features the a top electric-only speed among all plug-in of 85 mph (137 km/h)—more than 20 mph more than the Prius plug-in, and sufficient easily to keep pace with the flow of high-speed highway traffic even when the EV mode button is engaged and the gasoline engine is off. C-MAX Energi operates in normal hybrid mode, using both gas engine and electric motor.

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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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Lightning Motors says electric motorcycles are the future, with 206 mph record

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

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Ensuring Tesla Motors'' Model S electric sedan 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. One such country is Germany, where some sections of freeway--or Autobahn--have long been de-restricted. In other words, they have no posted speed limit.

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Open source street legal EV, powered by hub motors

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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).

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How many KW for my electric car motor?

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Would a 3 kw electric car motor suffice, seeing that I am content with a speed of 30 kmph (about 18 mph), if my car weighs 650 kilos and with one passenger

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Electric Motorcycle Maker Mission Motors Runs Out Of Juice

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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

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

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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).

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

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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

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GAC Motor completes phase II factory, launches GA3S PHEV

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China-based GAC Motor recently held the completion ceremony of the company’s new phase II factory in Guangzhou in June, and launched the new GS8 SUV and GA3S PHEV plug-in hybrid sedan. The G-MC integrates the generator, traction motor, clutch, drivetrain and differential as a system.

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Elio Motors unveils engine prototype for 84 mpg highway 3-wheeler

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Elio Motors, the start-up developing a $6,800, 84-mpg- (2.8l/100 km) three-wheeled vehicle with a target date of 2016, unveiled its engine prototype: a 0.9-liter, 3-cylinder unit developed by IAV. —Paul Elio, President and CEO of Elio Motors.

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Lucid Motors and Samsung SDI in strategic partnership on next-gen lithium-ion cells

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Samsung SDI and luxury EV startup Lucid Motors have entered a strategic partnership for battery cell supply. The initial result was a custom 900 hp powertrain test vehicle (based on a delivery van) that could accelerate from 0-60 mph in ~ 3 seconds: Edna.

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

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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.

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

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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).

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

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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

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Tsinghua team evaluates impact of types and arrangements of electric traction motors in fuel cell hybrid buses

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A significant difference between the two powertrains lies in the types and arrangements of the electrical motor. kJ of motoring energy and 51.2 Higher efficiency enables decreasing the cost and size of the cooling system for the electric motor.

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

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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.

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Tata Motors Displays Tata Nano EV at Geneva Motor Show

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Tata Motors presented the Tata Nano Electric Vehicle (EV), based on the Tata Nano platform, at the Geneva Motor Show. The Tata Nano EV, which will seat four, will have a predicted range of up to 160 km (99 miles) and an acceleration of 0-60 km/h (0-37 mph) in less than 10 seconds.

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Morgan Motor relaunching the Threewheeler

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The Morgan Motor Company is “relaunching” a modern version of the vehicle upon which the company was founded: the Morgan Threewheeler. The 2011 Threewheeler features a “Screaming Eagle” 1800 cc engine from Harley Davidson and a Mazda 5-speed gearbox.

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Semcon develops prototype low-cost smart motor for turning any bike electric

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Semcon has developed a smart and inexpensive motor prototype that can be easily fitted to any bike. The units costs less than €100 (US$114) to assemble and can easily be transferred between bikes. The needs and wishes of the typical cyclist are what got us started.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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GM begins manufacturing Spark EV electric motor in Baltimore

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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.

Hitachis PHM Motor Control Strategy Increases Motor/Inverter Efficiency By Up To 3%

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Above: conventional pulse-width modulated (PWM) motor control. Below: Hitachi’s pulse harmonic modulated (PHM) motor control. Hitachi has announced the development of a high-speed motor control strategy which improves overall motor and inverter efficiency by as much as 3%, while reducing inverter cooling requirements by as much as 40%. Alternate switching strategies are typically employed at higher motor speeds to minimize such losses. Hitachi motor strategy.

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Mission Motors Unveils Mission R Electric Racing Superbike

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Today at the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show, Mission Motors unveiled the Mission R, the company’s new electric racing superbike. The Mission R features the latest components from MissionEVT, the EV powertrain technology arm of Mission Motors.

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

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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).

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ORNL researcher explores impact of motor/generator and battery pack sizing on medium-duty PHEV; optimization framework

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Broadly, he found that for the PHEV pre-transmission configuration, there is a trade-off between fuel economy and GHG emissions when the motor/generator and battery size increases. motor/generator and battery size). Batteries Emissions Fuel Efficiency Hybrids Motors Plug-ins

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Hyundai Motor powers world’s first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle car-sharing service

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Performance of the ix35 Fuel Cell is similar to a conventional ix35, with the fuel cell’s output of 100kW (136hp) giving a top speed of 100 mph while 0-62mph takes 12.5

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