Electric boat breaks new speed record at 109 mph with Vision Marine’s new outboard motor


An electric boat has achieved a top speed of over 100 mph for the first time. In a showcase of its latest electric outboard motor, Vision Marine Technologies (NASDAQ: VMAR) has achieved a new speed record of 109 mph on the water.

Green Deals: Hover-1’s Blackhawk electric scooter goes nearly 19 MPH at a low of $450, more


With a 350W brushless motor, it can propel you at up to 18.6 MPH for upwards of 26 miles before it’s time to recharge. Plus, since it’s IP54 water-resistant, you can even ride it in the rain without worrying about damage.

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BMW shows future drive technoliges; 2 Series PHEV prototype, direct water injection in 3-cyl. engine, and fuel cell eDrive

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The company also showcased the use of direct water injection to enhance the efficiency of combustion engines at higher performance levels while also significantly reducing fuel consumption and emissions in key driving cycles. In the prototype of a BMW 2 Series Active Tourer with plug-in hybrid system, the front wheels are driven by a three-cylinder gasoline engine and the rear wheels by an electric motor. Rear right: motor, power electronics and battery pack.

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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. After running computer simulations, it was apparent that a new engine design was needed to work with the Elio vehicle to achieve this goal and still maintain a top speed of more than 100 MPH with goal of 0-to-60 MPH in less than 10 seconds.

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Mercedes-AMG reveals performance hybrid and battery-electric AMG derivative strategy

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With the increase in performance from the additional electric motor, the development team was also able to improve the efficiency of the entire vehicle and achieve lower emissions as well as lower consumption. 87 mph, when the maximum speed of the electric motor would be reached at approx.

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. The new 'Coasting - Engine off' micro hybrid system represents a low-cost level of electric-powered motoring on a 12-volt basis. seconds and its top speed has gone up by 10 km/h to 150 km/h (93 mph).

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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 Offering a significant powertrain upgrade from the previous Accord Hybrid, the 2017 model features the second-generation Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) two-motor hybrid powertrain. Electric motors. The propulsion motor’s maximum power is raised by 14.8

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

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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. Too, the electrically driven water pump allows coolant flow rate to be controlled with greater precision based on vehicle conditions for better fuel efficiency. The transaxle assembly contains Motor Generator No.

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Leo Motors, Inc. Completes Successful Tests for Converted Midsize Highway Electric Vehicles

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Korea-based Leo Motors , Inc. The converted Kia achieved speeds of 100 mph and a range of 150 miles on a single charge, going from zero to sixty mph in six seconds. Leo’s “kit” consists of a 60 kW water-cooled AC motor with controller, a 30 kWh or a 16 kWh lithium polymer power pack with multi-battery management system (BMS), and charger. The kit is available now from Leo Motors on an order basis.

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Honda begins production of 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid in North America

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The CR-V hybrid features a new two-motor hybrid system produced at Honda’s Ohio Transmission Plant (TMP-O), and a newly refined Atkinson-cycle engine unique to hybrid models that is made at the Anna Engine Plant (AEP), also in Ohio.

GM’s new RWD PHEV system for Cadillac CT6 designed for fun-to-drive high performance as well as efficiency; Volt on steroids

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seconds; delivers an all-electric range of more than 60 km (37 miles) and an all-electric top speed of 125 km/h (78 mph); and features combined fuel consumption of less than 2.0 turbocharged 4-cylinder direct-injected gasoline engine with a two-motor, 120 kW hybrid transmission; liquid-cooled 18.4 The battery pack is the main distribution unit; it feeds the main traction power inverter module (TPIM), and drives the two-motor EVT. The electric motors.

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Porsche names GKN Driveline “Technology Partner” for eAxle system in 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid supercar

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At speeds above 265 km/h (164 mph), a clutch isolates the electric motor to prevent it from over-spinning. The combustion engine and rear electric motor are arranged in series on a common axle and drive the rear axle via the PDK. Unlike the rear axle, the front axle electric motor is a permanently energized synchronous motor with an internal armature. At speeds above this, the transmission and the electric motor are decoupled via the integrated jaw clutch.

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Toyota introduces 2022 Toyota Tundra pickup with new i-FORCE MAX hybrid option

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With the water-cooled intercooler keeping turbo temperatures down, the V6 engine improves on the outgoing V8 engine in every way. Using the SPORT or SPORT+ settings under Drive Mode Select, i-FORCE MAX makes use of the electric motor’s instantaneous responsiveness.

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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. The Deep Blue motor delivers propulsive power of 29.7 Johnson Controls modified its Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) battery technology, making the product waterproof and resistant to salt water (IP67), for Torqeedo’s marine application. mph); 2 hours of running time at half speed (12.4

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U-M, Ford open robotics complex to accelerate future of advanced, more equitable robotics and mobility

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The University of Michigan and Ford Motor Company are opening a new advanced robotics facility. U-M’s Ford Motor Company Robotics Building is a four-story, $75-million, 134,000-square-foot complex situated on the north campus.

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Bird unveils new consumer e-Bike for purchase: Bird Bike

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Bafang rear hub motor. Pedal assist speed of 20 mph for efficient trips. Safety certified and IP65+ water resistant battery increases security and safety. Bird, a leader in electric shared micromobility services, unveiled the Bird Bike, a new e-bike that you can own.

Trek releases two new e-bikes that won’t break the bank

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There’s no mid-drive motor for that price, but you’ll get a 250W hub motor with only 40 Nm of torque. But at full power, the bike offers to assist up to 20 mph (32 km/h), making it a Class 1 e-bike in the US.

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Musk unveils Tesla Semi; 500-mile range at highway speed with 80,000 lbs GVW; next-gen Roadster appears

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coefficient of drag (supported by intelligent flaps that support a range of trailers), will accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5 seconds, charge up a 5% grade at 65 mph, and deliver 500 miles of range, Musk said. Tesla guarantees the 4-motor drivetrain (one independent motor on each of the rear four wheels) to last one million miles. Tesla also revealed the next-gen Roadster, with eye-watering specs: 0-60 seconds in 1.9 seconds, 0-100 mph in 4.2

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Schaeffler showcases eDifferential and eWheel Drive for electric Mobility

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The eDifferential integrates two water-cooled permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSM) of different dimensions, a planetary gear, a transmission for active torque distribution and, as a key element, a Schaeffler lightweight differential. The vehicle features electronic top speed regulation at 150 km/h (93 mph). These options range from classic operation using a combustion engine, operation as a parallel hybrid or serial hybrid to operation using the electric motor only.

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10 best electric bicycles you can get

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It starts at $2,199 for the 500W variant and offers good value if you’re just feeling the waters when it comes to electric motorbikes. Top speed: 20 mph (32 km/h). The journey will also be far from being a turtle-pace as this 154-lb (70 kg) bike can go as fast as 50 mph (80 kph).

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GM unveils Cadillac Celestiq, an 18-foot behemoth that starts at over $300,000


General Motors (GM) has unveiled the Cadillac Celestiq, a flagship, all-electric “halo car” designed to take on the likes of the world’s premier ultra-luxury car makers. It’s also capable of going from 0-60 mph in 3.8

Green Deals: Hover-1 Blackhawk Electric Scooter takes you around town at a new low of $540, more


The 350W brushless motor propels the Hover-1 Blackhawk up to 18.6 MPH for up to 26 miles before it’s time to recharge. Plus, since it’s IP54 water-resistant, you can even ride it in the rain without worrying about damage.

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Mercedes-Benz upgrades eVito Tourer electric van

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The electric motor, the transmission with fixed transmission ratios, the cooling system and the power electronics form a compact unit. The top speeds are 140 km/h (87 mph) with standard and 160 km/h (99 mph) with special equipment.

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Mercedes-AMG’s first performance hybrid entering series production

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The concept includes a distinctive drive layout with an electric motor and battery on the rear axle as well as a high-performance battery developed in-house. 0 - 60 mph) takes 2.9 seconds, and 200 km/h (125 mph) is reached in less than ten seconds. 30 km/h (18 mph).

Toyota introduces second-generation Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle as design and technology flagship

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An electric air compressor pressurizes the intake air, and a water-cooled intercooler reduces the temperature of the compressed air before it enters the FC stack. A water-cooled oil cooler integrated with the air compressor helps to provide reliability.

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Ford unveils F-150 Lightning electric pickup; starting at $39,974; arriving in 2022

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of near instantaneous torque—more than any F-150 before it—and a 0-60 mph time in the mid-4-second range when equipped with an extended-range battery, based on typical industry methodology. Ford unveiled the F-150 Lightning battery-electric pickup.

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Dow Kokam to supply Li-ion batteries for NEOMA EV

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In conjunction with the Paris Motor Show, Dow Kokam announced an agreement to supply advanced lithium-ion battery systems to the French electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer LUMENEO to power the NEOMA EV. Dow Kokam is supplying its XSYST 7 kWh lithium-ion energy system, featuring water thermal management, which increases vehicle range in winter and improves battery lifetime and safety. Top speed is 110 km/h (68 mph).

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Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX covers more than 621 miles on single charge

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The journey started in cold and rainy conditions, and was undertaken at regular road speeds, including prolonged fast-lane cruising at up to 87 mph on the German autobahn and near the speed limit elsewhere. At times, the VISION EQXX sliced through the wind at speeds of up to 140 km/h (87 mph).

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Jeep teased its upcoming compact SUV 4×4

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The Jeep has teased its upcoming compact SUV 4Xe powertrain a nomenclature for its hybrids that can be used either for a regular 4X4 compact SUV axle with electric motors or a fully electrically driven axle. The Magneto concept can accelerate 0-60 mph in 6.8

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Gotrax GXL V2 Review: A budget-friendly beginner e-scooter

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Safe speeds: Those who want to zoom by in the blink of an eye may take this as a downside, but limiting the motor to 15.5 mph makes it ideal for new and younger riders. mph (~25 km/h) max speed on flat terrain. Inclines will bring that down to 11-13 mph (17—20 km/h).

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Mercedes brings five new EVs to IAA Mobility

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An asynchronous motor is used at the front axle. The electric motor, a fixed-ratio transmission with differential, the cooling system and the power electronics form a highly integrated, very compact unit—the electric powertrain (eATS).

Audi presents latest SQ5 TDI diesel; 48V MHEV & electric compressor

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mph) in 5.1 The intercooler has been changed over from an air/air cooler in the bumper to an indirect water/air cooler in the inside V of the engine. Audi has introduced the latest version of the SQ5 TDI diesel.

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Continental puts first 48V hybrid assist system into production with Renault diesels

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The first production solution combines an efficient, water-cooled induction motor with an integrated inverter. The electric motor transmits power via a belt drive directly to the crankshaft of the combustion engine—an arrangement referred to as “P0 topology.” As a result, Continental has chosen to employ the water-cooled induction motor that can be connected directly to the engine’s cooling circuit.

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Toyota unveils production version of purpose-designed battery-electric bZ4X

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The bZ4X is available with a new all-wheel drive system with separate electric motors for each axle. The front-wheel drive bZ4X is powered by a high-response 150 kW electric motor. seconds and a top speed of 160 km/h (99 mph). In a Toyota first, the battery is water-cooled.

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DOE to award up to $184M for advanced vehicle research and development in 8 areas of interest

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Electric motor efficiency targets within the FOA. Technologies that reduce the time needed for Li-ion cell formation and improved Li-ion coating process through the use of either dry processing techniques or more environmentally benign solvents, such as water. AOI 5: Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Motors (APEEM) Technologies. The purpose of this AOI is to develop the next generation of power inverters and electric motors.

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Segway Ninebot Max Review: A reliable long-range commuter scooter

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The 350W motor is also more than capable of climbing 20% inclines without slowing down. Not waterproof: The e-scooter does have a water-resistance rating of IPX5, but that’s not enough to ride in the rain or to get wet. Motor size: 350W. mph (30 km/h) in Sports mode.

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Audi to start series production of A8 hybrid in 2012

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TFSI gasoline engine and an electric motor develop peak output of 180 kW (245 hp) and 480 N·m (345 lb-ft) of torque. mph) in 7.7 seconds from a standing start and has a top speed of 235 km/h (146 mph). The sedan can travel at speeds of up to 100 km/h (62 mph) on electric power alone, and cover around three kilometers (1.86 miles) with zero local emissions at a constant speed of 60 km/h (37 mph). Audi A8 hybrid. Click to enlarge.

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Renault adapts F1 KERS system for electric Twizy F1 Sport Concept

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the original motor (17 hp/13 kW) onto which the F1-style KERS with its own motor has been grafted. The KERS system, the result of close collaboration between engineers at Renault Sport Technologies and their colleagues at Renault Sport F1, comprises three main elements: An electric motor-generator unit (MGU) directly linked to the driveshaft; Specific lithium-ion batteries; and. The Twizy Renault Sport F1 concept. Click to enlarge.

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Zytek Shows Electric A-Class Demonstrator with Uprated 55kW E-Drive; Developed in 10 Weeks

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The 55kW E-Drive fits neatly onto the existing engine mounting points with just three additional connections (water, high voltage electrics and low voltage electrics). Zytek also increased the maximum motor speed from 12,000rpm to 13,000rpm to provide a top speed of 70 mph (113 km/h) while providing sufficient torque to ensure good low speed performance and the ability to comfortably climb steep gradients. Tags: Conversions Electric (Battery) Motors

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Volkswagen unveils MEB-based battery-electric dune buggy at Geneva: ID. BUGGY concept

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BUGGY—at the 89 th Geneva International Motor Show. BUGGY is made up of the electric motor integrated in the rear axle, power electronics, a single-speed gearbox, the high-voltage flat battery (62 kWh) arranged in the car floor to save space, and the additional units integrated in the vehicle front end. The electric motor delivers 201 horsepower and maximum torque of 228 lb-ft from standstill. The maximum speed is electronically controlled at 99 mph.

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Continental supplying 48-volt belt starter generator with integrated power electronics for Audi A8

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With a starter output of eight kilowatts and peak transient torque of up to 60 N·m, the asynchronous motor developed by Continental achieves new benchmarks. This is made possible by a water-cooling system that protects the motor, and particularly the power electronics, from overheating. When coasting to a halt at a red light, the engine in the new Audi A8 shuts down at 22 km/h (14 mph)—much earlier than with a conventional stop-start system.

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Want to live in your Tesla Cybertruck? Loki’s Basecamp makes it possible


Webasto Heating Unit (Air/Water). On-demand water pump. Drinking water tank. Tesla Cybertruck add-ons continue to infiltrate the market even though the all-electric pickup from Elon Musk’s company won’t be produced for another six months.

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Altran and Quimera to present All Electric GT prototype at Frankfurt

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Quimera and Altran, its global technological partner of Quimera, will present the “All Electric GT” AEG prototype at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Featuring three UQM motors developing a combined 700 bhp (522 kW), the AEGT has a top speed currently limited to 300 km/h (186 mph). Quimera is active in the following sectors: energy efficiency, energy storage, transportation, solar, wind, smart grid, biofuels & biomaterials, recycling & waste, water & wastewater.

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