Ford Mustang Electric Drag Car Does 0 To 60 MPH Under 2 Seconds, Targets 200 MPH

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The McLaren F1 supercar and Tesla Model S P85D sedan can both do 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. But they're not fast, not really. Not when there's an electric car that will do 0 to 60 in less than 2 seconds.

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Honda R&D developing high-power dynamic charging system for EVs at speeds up to 96 mph

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The system enables dynamic charging with a charging power of 180 kW (DC 600 V, 300 A) while driving at a vehicle speed of 155 km/h (96 mph). At the upcoming WCX 17: SAE World Congress Experience, a team from Honda R&D will present a paper on their study of a dynamic charging system that uses high power to charge a traveling EV, with the goal of realizing an unlimited vehicle range.

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Renault, Qualcomm show off electric-car road charging at 60 mph

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It's long been an inspiring futuristic concept: electric cars that can recharge continuously at speed, driving along roadways with built-in inductive charging. Think a modern-day version of slot cars, but at 1:1 scale. Now French automaker Renault has demonstrated a prototype of just such a system, briefly recharging one of its electric cars at 60. Renault Kangoo charging Wireless charging Inductive Charging

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Immortus Electric-Car Concept Claims Solar Running Up To 35 MPH

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Many electric-car owners use solar panels to generate power that they can use in home charging stations. But what if they could actually put those panels directly on their electric cars instead? Solar-car racing is nothing new, and solar panels have been used to a very limited extent to supplement battery power in a few production cars. DON'T. Australia solar roof plug-in cars solar

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Luxury electric Lucid Air sedan hits 217 mph in stability test

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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. Only 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.

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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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Life at 55 (mph): It’s not as bad as you think

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Earlier this week, UK Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin confirmed that plans to lower the speed limit of certain sections of the UK motorway network from 70mph to 60mph would be shelved after tough opposition from the rest of the Government.

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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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Electric Motorcycle Breaks 7-Second, 200 MPH Quarter Mile

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In the time it takes you to read this sentence, Larry "Spiderman" McBride set the first 200 mph quarter-mile run on an electric motorcycle. mph, Spiderman and his Lawless Electric Rocket bike have set not only an electric motorcycle record, but an overall electric vehicle record Crossing the line in 6.94 seconds and at a terminal speed of 201.37

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Trident Iceni: The 200 MPH, 57 MPG Diesel Supercar

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It's been a long time since diesels were clanky, slow, smelly and noisy, but very few carmakers have gone down the route of making a diesel sports car or supercar. To some that might seem strange--after all, diesel engines are certainly capable of delivering high power and torque figures. In other ways, it's not that odd--what millionaire supercar

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52 MPG At 70 MPH? No, Not In A Prius--In A Porsche Panamera

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Steady-speed highway cruising doesn't actually take that much energy compared to accelerating up to, say, 70 mph in the first place. Does 52 mpg at 70 mph sound impressive to you? The really hard part is getting consistently high gas mileage in all driving conditions--which is why the 50-mpg Toyota Prius hybrid is still a remarkable vehicle.

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

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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. Ensuring Tesla Motors'' Model S electric sedan

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Lightning strikes again with 214 mph electric motorcycle record at Bonneville

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Not ones to rest on their laurels, the Lightning Motorcycles electric motorcycle race team has done it again. At 12:14 PM today they smashed the land speed record they set on Sunday for electric motorcycles, achieving a

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2014 BMW i8 Supercar: 0-62 in 4.9 Seconds, Top Speed 156 MPH

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Last week, we confidently predicted that we’d be hearing more about BMW’s first all-electric and plug-in hybrid production cars -- the i3 electric minicar and i8 plug-in supercar -- as we neared the BMW-sponsored 2012 Olympics. For the past few weeks, most of the news we’ve heard has centered around the 2014 BMW i3. But now

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Electric Car Drives 375 Miles at 55 mph, Recharges In 6 Minutes

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We all know that battery packs are the weakest link in electric vehicles. Not only are they heavy and expensive, but they take a long time to recharge and on average can only provide around 100 miles per charge. A German-based company has changed all that with a new vehicle capable of driving up to 375 miles at moderate highway speeds

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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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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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2013 Ford C-Max Energi Will Hit 85 MPH In All-Electric Mode

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Ford said yesterday that its 2013 C Max Energi can travel on electricity alone at speeds up to 85 mph. Hybrid car drivers like to do everything possible to ensure their cars spend as much time as possible in all-electric mode. We’re sure plug-in hybrid fans around the world are rejoicing Most efficient at low-speed, the all-electric mode of

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Mugen CR-Z: Hybrid Honda Hot Rod Mixes MPG And MPH

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Honda's aim with its CR-Z hybrid sports coupe was to inject a bit of much-needed excitement into a market that viewed traditional hybrids as a bit dull, a bit vanilla. Unfortunately for some, the CR-Z was neither a tire-burning machine nor a particularly parsimonious runabout. Maybe vanilla was the best hybrid fans could hope for. Step forward

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Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell exceeds 94 mph in desert test

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mph (152.24 Hyundai’s Tucson Fuel Cell ( earlier post ) established the land speed record for a production hydrogen-powered SUV at the Soggy Dry Lake Bed of the California desert, with a top speed of 94.6 km/h).

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

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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. General Motors thinks that U.S. consumers want the extra

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Diesel Land Speed Record: 171 MPH In A Ford F-250 Pickup!

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There are lots of different Land Speed Record categories, and each year one or two of them fall to new challengers. So it's not surprising that new records for production diesel and biodiesel trucks were set this weekend at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. What is surprising is the vehicle that was used: a relatively stock 2011 Ford F-250

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

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What does a hybrid car need to be sexy? Speed? Good looks? Impressive gas mileage? 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. Now the company has released its first official videos of the car in

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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 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. The record was certified by the International Mile Racing Association (IMRA). The previous record, which also was held by Genovation, stood at 186.8 km/h).

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Tesla Roadster is back: 0-60 in 1.9 seconds, 620-mile range

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This latest 2020 Tesla Roadster is shapely, sprints from 0-60 mph in just 1.9 seconds, 0-100 mph in 4.2 What's old is new again. The Tesla Roadster is back, company CEO Elon Musk revealed Thursday night at a special event in California. Forget about the old, Lotus-derived Roadster. seconds, and boasts a 620-mile range. MORE: Tesla Model 3 delays. Roadsters

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2012 Tesla Model S: Would YOU Drive It At Just 55 MPH?

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The car was smooth, quiet, and relatively fast at speeds up to 95 mph on the test track surrounding Tesla's assembly plant in Fremont, Cailfornia. We've had a ride in a prototype 2012 Tesla Model S electric luxury sport sedan, and it was impressive. Intrepid test driver (and Lotus racer) Joe Nuxoll didn't take his foot off the accelerator at 55

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UK planning to trial 80 mph speed limit

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The UK Government is planning to trial 80 mph (129 km/h) speed limits on sections of the motorway network. At the time, then-Transport Secretary Philip Hammond said that the current limit of 70 mph was out of date and that the higher limit would give the economy a boost. The Government announced a consultation on motorway speeds in September.

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Luminos Solar Electric Car For Australian Race Cruises At 55 MPH

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The latest United States entry into October''s World Solar Challenge in Australia has been unveiled by a team at Stanford University. First held in 1987, the World Solar Challenge is a biennial event covering more than 1,800 miles through Australia''s barren Outback, teams mixing speed with efficiency to complete the route from Darwin to Adelaide

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Vehicle Sets CNG Speed Record: 323 mph

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Fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG), the Lucas Oil/Lessman Streamliner hisett an official speed record for a CNG vehicle of 323 mph through the measured mile at the Bonneville Salt Flats in early October. With an official timed speed by the Southern California Timing Association at the 2009 World Finals of 323 mph and an actual peak speed of 332 mph, owner-driver Roger Lessman is excited about the demonstrated performance aspects of a more environmentally friendly fuel.

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

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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. 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. Last year at Geneva, the company made its debut with an

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Lightning Motorcycles electric bike with Remy motor cracks 200 mph

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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. Using a Remy propulsion electric motor, Lightning Motorcycles, LLC.

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New Illinois law raises speed limit to 70 mph on rural highways

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a new law to increase the speed limit from 65 to 70 mph (105 to 113 km/h) on rural four-lane highways, and to lower the limit by five mph for excessive speeding. A study by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory found that increasing a vehicle’s speed from 60 to 70 mph results in an average 14% decrease in fuel economy. Currently, the threshold for penalties is 31 mph over the limit.

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Start-up developing electric 2-seat VTOL aircraft

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Cruising velocity: 300 km/h / 180 mph. velocity: 400 km/h / 250 mph.

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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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3000-HP Venturi Electric Car To Try For Land Speed Record At Bonneville Salt Flats

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With its new "Ludicrous" mode, the Tesla Model S P85D can do 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 streamliner set a land-speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, reaching more than 300 mph. seconds. But it's not the fastest electric car around, not by a long shot. In 2010, the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 2.5 VBB-2.5) This year its creators--France's Venturi. Venturi Bonneville land speed record plug-in cars

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

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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.

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Electric Motorcycle Maker Mission Motors Runs Out Of Juice

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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. Mission Motors, a small company that generated a lot of excitement for its incredible electric motorcycle prototype, has just filed for bankruptcy.

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Wuhan-Guangzhou High-Speed Rail Corridor Opens In China; 350 km/h (217 mph) Average Speed

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Trains run at an average of 350 km/h (217 mph), reducing the previous ten-hour transit time to just three hours. km/h (245 mph).

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Is Tesla Model S P85D The World's Fastest Sedan? Top Speed Test Needed

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Even 10 years ago, the idea of a “family sedan” that could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds was something between a rarity and a fantasy. Even more delusional was the thought of a stock family sedan that could exceed 200 mph. Those heady performance figures were traditionally the territory of extremely expensive

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