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. The signature qualities of BMW eDrive are present in all models: Efficiency: a substantial reduction in fuel consumption and emissions over conventionally powered models, while delivering comparable performance and greater power. Direct water injection.

2015 195

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

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Continental is supplying the 48V belt-starter generator with integrated power electronics that is at the heart of the mild-hybrid (MHEV) system that is standard on Audi’s new A8. It has a continuous power rating in generator mode of up to 5 kW, with peak output of up to 15 kW available for short periods. This is made possible by a water-cooling system that protects the motor, and particularly the power electronics, from overheating.

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Sandia study finds high-speed hydrogen-powered ferry and supporting infrastructure in SF Bay feasible

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A study by two researchers at Sandia National Laboratories has concluded that building and operating a high-speed passenger ferry solely powered by hydrogen fuel cells within the context of the San Francisco Bay is technically feasible, with full regulatory acceptance as well as the requisite associated hydrogen fueling infrastructure. The main deck holds the PEM fuel cell power racks and the passenger compartment. Total installed power: 4.92

2016 267

Daimler debuts diesel-powered S-class for US market

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Daimler staged the debut of the diesel-powered all-wheel-drive 2012MY S350 BlueTEC 4MATIC at the 2011 North American International Auto Show— the return of the diesel-powered S-Class sedan to the US market. Powered by a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel developing 240 hp (179 kW) and 455 lb-ft (617 N·m) of torque ( earlier post ), the V6 diesel accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 7 seconds; top speed is 130 mph (209 km/h) (electronically limited).

2011 190

New Ford Mondeo to offer new high-power diesel, 1L EcoBoost, hybrid model, pedestrian detection technology

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Ford Motor Company announced that the all-new Ford Mondeo (which is badged as Fusion in the US) in Europe will offer a new high-power diesel engine in addition to a new 1.0L The high-powered diesel will be available in early 2015. The new high-powered TDCi diesel engine follows the downsizing trend we’ve led with our EcoBoost petrol technology. Smaller engines deliver better fuel efficiency and emissions, and we claim the power back with advanced technology.

2014 203

Wegmans’ Warehouse Operations Launches 50 Fuel-Cell Powered Pallet Trucks

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Wegmans, a supermarket chain leader, has launched a fleet of 50 hydrogen fuel cell-powered pallet trucks fitted with Plug Power’s GenDrive hydrogen fuel cell power units and fueled using Air Products’ hydrogen and hydrogen fueling station technology at its Pottsville, Pa. To this point, Wegmans’ material handling equipment was all powered with lead acid batteries. Whether a gas tank is full or down to a quarter-tank, a car will travel at 60 mph.

2010 183

New 300 hp 3.0L V6 diesel for Porsche Panamera boosts power by 20%, small improvement in fuel consumption

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The six-cylinder V-engine increases power output by 50 bhp—equivalent to a 20% increase in performance—compared to the predecessor model. seconds, while the top speed has increased to 259 km/h (161 mph) compared to the 244 km/h (152 mph) achieved by the previous model. In addition to the improved power output, dynamic performance has also been optimized. Porsche has combined its new engine with a water-cooled turbocharger for the first time, too.

2013 195

New more powerful Golf R is up to 18% more fuel efficient

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Powered by a newly designed 296-horsepower (221 kW) TSI engine which is 30 hp stronger than the engine in the previous model, the new Golf R is up to 18% more fuel efficient than its predecessor when equipped with the optional DSG transmission. With a manual transmission, the Golf R accelerates to 62 mph in 5.3 The Golf R’s top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph (249 km/h). turns (500 deg) for less powerful Golf models it takes 2.75 New Volkswagen Golf R.

2013 197

Audi unveils e-gas project: synthetic methane from the methanation of green hydrogen; series production of CNG models in 2013 powered by e-gas

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Starting in 2013, Audi will begin series production of TCNG models whose engines—derived from TFSI units—will be powered by e-gas: synthetic methane produced via the methanation of hydrogen produced by electrolysis using renewable electricity. The e-gas project consists of two main components: Audi is contributing to the construction of offshore North Sea wind turbines which will generate clean power,that is then fed into the public power grid.

2011 296

Mercedes-Benz Introduces the Battery-Powered A-Class E-CELL; Production Run of 500

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The electric drive of the A-Class E-CELL is a permanent-field synchronous unit developing a peak output of 70 kW (95 hp), a continuous power rating of 50 kW (68 hp) and a high maximum torque of 290 N·m (214 lb-ft). The A-Class E-CELL accelerates from 0-60 km/h (37 mph) in 5.5 Maximum speed is electronically set at 150 km/h (93 mph). The E-CELL is powered by twin Li-ion battery packs with a combined capacity of 36 kWh. The A-Class E-CELL. Click to enlarge.

2010 200

Audi’s bivalent 2.0 TFSI for the new A4 Avant and A5 Sportback g-trons

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The new A4 Avant g-tron and A5 Sportback g-tron are powered by a 2.0 Overall, the engineers used 29 new components and materials, and adjusted the power unit so that it also runs optimally on gas. This operation is performed dynamically and precisely in response to the power requested by the driver. mph) in 8.4 mph), the A5 Sportback g-tron 224 km/h (139.2 Compared to a gasoline-powered car in the same performance class, their CO 2 emissions are 80% lower.

2017 150

Audi introduces new A4 Avant g-tron; Audi e-gas offered as standard

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It can be selected with climate-friendly Audi e-gas (synthetic natural gas produced with renewable energy in a Power-to-Gas process, earlier post ) or compressed natural gas (CNG), or can be powered with gasoline. Additionally, Audi is now offering e-gas to power the A3 Sportback g-tron as standard; customers will pay only the regular natural gas price. The turbocharged power plant produces 125 kW (170 hp). mph) in just 8.5

2017 174

Toyota Central R&D developing free-piston engine linear generator; envisioning multi-FPEG units for electric drive vehicles

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Toyota envisions that a pair of such units (20 kW) would enable B/C-segment electric drive vehicles to cruise at 120 km/h (75 mph). They achieved output power of 10 kW with both SI and PCCI combustion cases; the PCCI combustion case realized 42% thermal efficiency. Poppet valves seated in a water-cooled cylinder head were actuated by hydraulic valve trains to control exhaust valve timing. Electric (Battery) Engines Fuel Efficiency Fuels Hybrids Plug-ins Power Generation

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Audi A4 and A5 now available to order as g-tron in Europe; Audi e-gas for 3 years as standard

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Both models are powered by a bivalent 2.0 TFSI engine powers both the A4 Avant g-tron and the A5 Sportback g-tron. The newly developed engine is based on the new gasoline-powered 2.0 mph) in 8.5 mph) (A4 Avant g-tron: 223 km/h (138.6 mph)). This synthetic fuel is produced using renewable energy from water and CO 2 or from organic residual materials such as straw and plant clippings. Biomethane Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Fuels Power-to-Ga

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Audi to introduce natural gas A3 Sportback g-tron at year’s end; CO2-neutral e-gas

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Audi will introduce the compact A3 Sportback g-tron—which can be powered by the CO 2 -neutral Audi e-gas, synthetic methane generated from eco-electricity in the Audi e-gas project ( earlier post )—at the end of the year. The e-gas fuel will be produced in the power-to-gas plant in Werlte, Germany. When the A3 Sportback g-tron is powered by Audi e-gas, no more CO 2 is released than was chemically input in its production beforehand, creating a closed loop.

2013 247

Audi introduces new CNG A3 Sportback

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mph) in 9.7 Power is transferred to the front wheels via the standard seven-speed S tronic. The synthetic fuel is produced at the power-to-gas plant in Werlte from water and carbon dioxide using electricity generated by wind power.

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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 Prius c will offer a single grade with four equipment levels: Prius c One (MSRP $18,950) features: power windows and door locks, automatic climate control, Multi-Information Display (MID), Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), Remote Keyless Entry, projector-beam halogen headlamps, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, 4-speaker audio, Bluetooth hands-free telephone controls, Bluetooth and USB auxiliary outlets, rear window wiper. Power electronics.

2012 287

BMW Study on Rankine Cycle for Waste Heat Recovery Shows Potential Additional 10% Power Output at Highway Speeds

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In 2005, BMW Group Research and Engineering announced it was developing a steam-powered auxiliary drive—the Turbosteamer—to use the waste heat present in the exhaust gases and cooling system from a conventional gasoline engine as its source of power. Based on bench test measurements, BMW has concluded that waste heat recovery can provide an additional power output of about 10% at typical highway cruising speeds.

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

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The 2021 Mirai is powered by the latest evolution of the brand’s advanced fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) powertrain. A more powerful fuel cell system provides a more engaging driving experience than its predecessor.

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

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The SQ5 TDI was first introduced in the fall of 2012 as the first Audi S model powered by a diesel engine. TDI develops its power earlier and more forcefully than before. mph) in 5.1 When the car decelerates, the MHEV system recovers up to 8 kW of power.

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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

2013 224

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

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The resulting optimized weight distribution, the best possible utilization of torque and the very immediate power output promise driving dynamics at the highest level. The power of the electric motor is applied immediately with full torque, a characteristic of the design.

Mercedes-Benz upgrades eVito Tourer electric van

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The eVito Tourer features combined power consumption of 26.2 The electric drivetrain (eATS) powers the front wheels with a peak output of 150 kW (90 kW sustained) and 362 N·m of torque.

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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. New solar-powered “Megachargers” will be able to add 400 miles of range in 30 minutes of charging. 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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DOE to award up to $184M for advanced vehicle research and development in 8 areas of interest

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The purpose of this AOI is to develop high energy or high power Electronically Driven Vehicles (EDVs) cells that significantly exceed existing state-of-the-art technologies in terms of performance and/or cost. High-power lead acid systems (developer may propose to deliver cells, modules, or battery packs). AOI 5: Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Motors (APEEM) Technologies. The design shall be scalable to 120 kW peak power for 18 seconds and 65 kW continuous power.

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VW launch ID 4

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As for acceleration, the Pro Performance-based models with 150 kW (204PS) system power go from 0 to 62 mph in only 8.5 No shifting, no delay – power is transmitted smoothly and effortlessly. I guess VW cant edit the global car configurator and engine is default rather than Power or Battery and Motor. . No details of benefits other than: Auxiliary heating with timer, without parking heater (water circulation). Yes the second all electric VW is now on the road.

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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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Audi launching new efficient Audi Q7 ultra 3.0 TDI quattro diesel in Europe; 42.8 mpg US

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mph) in 7.1 lb‑ft) of torque from 1,250 to 3,000 rpm was engineered for very low fuel consumption and differs from the more powerful 3.0 in engine management, in particular, need-based adjustments were made to the water pump, oil cooler and combustion process. Audi is launching an exceptionally efficient diesel version of the new 7-seat Audi Q7 SUV ( earlier post ), which is now available for customer order in Europe: the newest Audi Q7 ultra 3.0 TDI quattro.

2015 188

Audi continues rollout of standard 48V mild hybrid system with new A6 Avant

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A water-cooled belt alternator starter (BAS) is mounted to the combustion engine’s front end. The BAS generates a recuperation power of up to 12 kW and 60 N·m (44.3 mph); the start-stop already kicks in at 22 km/h (13.7 The new 48V architecture enables more power and torque, with innovative functions leading to greater fuel savings. An optional sport differential actively distributes the power between the rear wheels when cornering at speed.

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

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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. This means that the electric vehicle always provides enough power on the rear axle, even off-road. With full acceleration on paved slopes, the concept car sprints from zero to 62 mph in 7.2

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New Audi S6 and S7 diesel TDI models pair 48V system with electric compressor

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For the first time, Audi has combined an electric-powered compressor (EPC) with a 48-volt primary electrical system. The pairing of an electric compressor with a 48-volt primary electrical system takes the three-liter V6 TDI’s total power output to 257 kW (349 hp). Power transmission is handled by the eight-speed tiptronic automatic transmission, which always operates in tandem with quattro permanent all-wheel drive. That places the entire power of the 3.0 mph) in 5.0

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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.

2016 190

Jaguar bringing XE diesel to US in 2016

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The fuel economy leader will be the Jaguar XE 20d, powered by the company’s new Ingenium 2.0 The engine’s split-cooling system, mapped thermostat, and fully variable mechanical water pump enable standing water in the block while coolant circulates through the crossflow channels in the cylinder head. Direct injection and fully variable valve timing optimize power and torque throughout the rev range. seconds, with top speed electronically-limited to 155 mph (249 m/h).

2015 254

Elon Musk unveils Hyperloop preliminary design study

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Linear accelerator concept for capsule acceleration and deceleration between 300 and 760 mph (480 and 1,220 km/h). Solar arrays will cover the top of the tubes in order to provide power to the system. An onboard water tank is used for cooling of the air. Water is pumped at 0.30 Water and steam tanks are changed automatically at each stop. To decelerate the capsule back to 300 mph (480 km/h) at the end of the I-5 corridor.

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Audi launches next-gen A4 with new Millerized TFSI engine; g-tron model w/ Audi e-gas

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At market launch in Europe, the new Audi A4 and A4 Avant will be available with a choice of three TFSI and four TDI engines delivering maximum power of between 110 kW (150 hp) and 200 kW (272 hp). Compared with the previous model, their fuel consumption has been reduced by up to 21%, while their power output has increased by up to 25%. In combination with the seven-speed S tronic transmission, it accelerates the A4 Sedan from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.9 mph), 5.1

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Audi to start series production of A8 hybrid in 2012

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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). kWh of nominal energy and up to 40 kW of power. Audi A8 hybrid. Click to enlarge. Audi will start series production of the A8 hybrid in 2012. Earlier post.) Its 2.0

2011 221

3 Reasons an Electric Vehicle is the Perfect Present

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Car and Driver compared the Mini Cooper Electric with the gas-powered Mini and found they cost essentially the same to own over three years, all things considered. If you haven’t, imagine going 0-60 mph in about 4 seconds, the back of your head glued to the headrest.

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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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Volkswagen is also highlighting its spectrum of efficiency and electrification solutions all the way to further optimized battery-powered propulsion as in the new e-Golf and the coming new MEB-based electric vehicles exemplified by its series of I.D. 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).

2017 188

Two Audi TDI technology studies with electric biturbo, 48V electrical systems; both technologies to go into series production

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The electric biturbo system comprises a classic exhaust turbocharger (mono- or bi-turbo) working together with a supplemental, electric-powered compressor arranged in series and powered by a separate 48-volt electrical system. Instead of a turbine wheel, it contains a small electric motor that applies a maximum drive power of 7 kW to accelerate the compressor wheel to maximum speed within 250 milliseconds. mph) in sixth gear is reduced from 13.7

2014 275

New E3SM exascale modeling system for earth simulation released to scientific community

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The high-resolution E3SM earth system model simulates the strongest storms with surface winds exceeding 150 mph—hurricanes that leave cold wakes that are 2 to 4 degrees Celsius cooler than their surroundings. During this period, the coupled system will run efficiently on the most powerful DOE High Performance Computational Facility computers.

2018 174

Second-generation 3.0L V6 Diesel for Audi Q7 Cuts Fuel Consumption 19%; Lower-Emission Variant Meets Euro 6 or US Regs

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This V6 diesel accelerates the Q7 from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.9 seconds and reaches its top speed at 215 km/h (134 mph) or, with adaptive air suspension, 218 km/h (135 mph). TDI have separate cooling water circuits connected together by valves. It takes the Q7 from a standstill up to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.1 seconds and gives it a top speed of 215 km/h (134 mph), or 218 km/h (135 mph) with adaptive air suspension. The Audi Q7.

2010 214

TU/e introduces converted VW Lupo electric research vehicle; lightweight and longer range

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The 4-seat Lupo EL has a top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph) and accelerates from 0 – 100 km/h in 12 seconds. The vehicle is developed for research purposes and includes various sensors to monitor the batteries, power train, energy consumption of components and vehicle dynamics. electric power steering. Power train components include: Charger: Brusa NLG 513 WC, charging power 3.3 kW, 260 - 520 V DC out, programmable, water cooled, CAN. water cooled.

2011 274

Renault adapts F1 KERS system for electric Twizy F1 Sport Concept

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Renault engineers have built an “F1” concept version of the Twizy EV featuring a Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) based on the solution used by Renault-powered Formula 1 race cars. When the KERS is activated, Twizy Renault Sport F1’s power output climbs instantly by a factor of six, from 17 to 97 horsepower (72 kW). Thanks to this additional power, the concept car is capable of accelerating from standstill to 100 km/h in the same time as Mégane R.S.

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