• New 2-in-1 Electric Motor Promises More Efficient Electric Vehicles

    Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and German Aerospace Centre (DLR) have invented a 2-in-1 electric motor which increases the range of electric vehicles. This innovative engine integrates the traditional electric motor with the air-con compressor, typically two separate units. This novel, space-saving design allows the use of bigger batteries, which can increase the range of electric vehicles by an [...]

    New 2-in-1 Electric Motor Promises More Efficient Electric Vehicles
  • 2014 Paris Motor Show: Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 PHEV Supercar

    Lamborghini unveils its first plug-in hybrid technology demonstrator, the Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4, making its world debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Clearly a Lamborghini, Asterion is a conceptual car housing a plug-in hybrid powertrain designed to Lamborghini objectives: The Asterion defines a solution to significantly reducing CO2 emissions through technologies available today, guaranteeing the unique Lamborghini driving feel [...]

    2014 Paris Motor Show: Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 PHEV Supercar
  • September 2014 Plug-in Sales [update]

    All major automakers are posting September sales numbers for plug-in electric vehicles. Sales of plug-in electric vehicles in the U.S. continued their strong pace in September, as the Nissan LEAF set a September record with 2,881 sales. Chevrolet Volt finished last month with 1,394 deliveries – its lowest result since February. NOTE: As always, this article is updated throughout the [...]

    September 2014 Plug-in Sales [update]
  • Formula E CEO Outlines Plans For Second Formula E Season [videos]

    Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag has outlined his plans for the second season of the fully-electric FIA Formula E Championship in which he hopes to attract ‘three or four’ manufacturers – reinforcing the series as the centre of electric vehicle development and also help it gain world championship status. In an interview released on social media channels, the series boss [...]

    Formula E CEO Outlines Plans For Second Formula E Season [videos]
  • 2015 Zero Motorcycles Lineup Unveiled

    Zero Motorcycles today announced its 2015 model line with premium new standard equipment including Showa suspension, Bosch anti-lock brake systems and Pirelli tires. The refinements are designed to transform the already exhilarating ride experience by offering incredibly smooth suspension, optimal braking responsiveness and unrivaled traction. To increase range, Zero introduced new battery cells with 10% greater capacity on the Zero [...]

    2015 Zero Motorcycles Lineup Unveiled
  • Camouflaging 2016 Chevrolet Volt is Balancing Act

    The styling of the next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt is one of the automotive world’s best-kept secrets. Keeping customers and media eager to see the successor to the groundbreaking original at bay until the new 2016 Volt debuts at the Detroit Auto Show in January is tricky business. First, it is engineers, not designers, who are charged with creating camouflage that [...]

    Camouflaging 2016 Chevrolet Volt is Balancing Act
  • Porsche 918 Spyder Catches Fire In Toronto [video]

    A $845,000 Porsche 918 Spyder was seen in flames at a gas station in Toronto on Sunday night. The exact cause of the fire remains unclear but something horrible either went wrong with the 918 Spyder or the fuelling equipment to start the blaze. Regardless of the cause, the fire caused extensive damages and it’s highly unlikely this Porsche 918 Spyder will [...]

    Porsche 918 Spyder Catches Fire In Toronto [video]
  • 2015 Volkswagen Passat GTE Plug-In Hybrid Unveiled

    The eighth generation Passat is currently being launched in Europe, and already, Volkswagen has come up with something more: the German car maker is showing the Passat GTE in a world premiere at the Paris Motor Show – the first Passat with a plug-in hybrid drive system. The 2015 Volkswagen Passat GTE is carmaker’s third plug-in hybrid model after the limited-run [...]

    2015 Volkswagen Passat GTE Plug-In Hybrid Unveiled
  • PG&E, EDI Unveil PHEV Utility Trucks Capable of Shortening or Eliminating Electric Outages

    PG&E and Efficient Drivetrains Incorporated (EDI) unveiled two fuel-efficient work trucks that promise innovative operation and the use of ground-breaking technology. One has the potential to eliminate the need for planned outages and lessen the impact of unplanned ones; the other allows for the operation of a bucket and other auxiliary systems without requiring noisy engine idling. The vehicles, developed [...]

    PG&E, EDI Unveil PHEV Utility Trucks Capable of Shortening or Eliminating Electric Outages
  • Modified Algae Enzymes Enable Efficient Hydrogen Production

    Hydrogen as a regenerative fuel produced in gigantic water tanks full of algae, which need nothing more than sunlight to produce the promising green energy carrier: a great idea in theory, but one that fails due to the vast amount of space required for the production process. Scientists from the Max Planck Institutes for Chemical Energy Conversion and Coal Research) [...]

    Modified Algae Enzymes Enable Efficient Hydrogen Production

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New 2-in-1 Electric Motor Promises More Efficient Electric Vehicles

New 2-in-1 Electric Motor Promises More Efficient Electric Vehicles

October 1, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and German Aerospace Centre (DLR) have invented a 2-in-1 electric motor which increases the range of electric vehicles. This...

 

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2015 Zero Motorcycles Lineup Unveiled

2015 Zero Motorcycles Lineup Unveiled

September 30, 2014 at 8:13 am

Zero Motorcycles today announced its 2015 model line with premium new standard equipment including Showa suspension, Bosch anti-lock brake systems and Pirelli tires. The refinements...

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2014 Paris Motor Show: Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 PHEV Supercar

2014 Paris Motor Show: Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 PHEV Supercar

October 1, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Lamborghini unveils its first plug-in hybrid technology demonstrator, the Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4, making its world debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Clearly a Lamborghini,...

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New 2-in-1 Electric Motor Promises More Efficient Electric Vehicles

New 2-in-1 Electric Motor Promises More Efficient Electric Vehicles

October 1, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and German Aerospace Centre (DLR) have invented a 2-in-1 electric motor which increases the range of electric vehicles. This...

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