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San Diego-based Achates Power has introduced a 2.7-liter opposed-piston engine that will be able to deliver 37 miles per gallon in a full-sized pickup truck. Revealed during industry days at this week’s Detroit auto show, the OP-3 turbocharged, two-stroke diesel engine kicks out 270 horsepower and 479 pounds-feet of torque. At the same time, it […]

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Yesterday Lucid Motors revealed its anticipated electric car with over 400 projected miles of range, blistering acceleration, and intentions to exceed anything Tesla has to offer. The nearly decade-old Silicon Valley startup, formerly known as Atieva, said the Lucid Air “executive class” sedan will create a personal luxury jet “experience.” Mixed in are elegant and […]

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Just when automakers are hunkering down to mass produce electric cars with good-enough lithium-ion batteries, a federally funded “dream team” of researchers says in one year its lithium-sulfur prototype may have triple the energy density of the best available today. Their U.S. Department of Energy sponsored hope is that what they are onto may usher […]

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A Stanford study implies Tesla, with its battery electric vehicles and solar company, will be better positioned than companies like Toyota who think hydrogen beats electric. Stanford University’s Global Climate and Energy Project has found that all-electric vehicles make for a more economical choice for reducing carbon dioxide emissions due to their lower cost and […]

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Secretive electric car startup Faraday Future yesterday announced that it had partnered with LG Chem to supply lithium-ion cells for its future battery electric cars. The Chinese-owned California-based electric car company made a splash at the Consumer Electronics Show in January by showing its FFZero1, a 1,000 horsepower concept that can jet from 0 to […]

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Researchers may have figured out a way to keep batteries from draining when not in use, while also setting them for faster recharge times. The patent-pending tech uses a thin plastic membrane to prevent battery discharge by controlling how charge flows within a battery. Developed by Ohio State engineers, the so-called “smart” membrane was inspired […]

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There is little to know about Apple’s secretive Project Titan, the company’s alleged electric car project, but a report by South Korean technology news source ETNews may give a peek inside. According to the report, Apple may be working with an as yet unidentified Korean battery company to develop a new hollow core lithium-ion battery for […]

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BMW’s i division is hard at work building a secret prototype battery-powered i8 sports car which could result in the coupe discarding the plug-in hybrid powertrain and going fully electric in the future. According to sources speaking to British publication Autocar, the plan is the electric i8 will be based on the i division’s carbon […]

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You can still get your kicks on U.S. Highway Route 66, at least on some parts of it. And, the historic highway, (also known as the Mother Road, the Main Street of America or the Will Rogers Highway) could one day inspire someone to call it the Solar Highway, if a pilot project pans out. […]

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If Nikola Motor Company’s plans come to pass, its Nikola One series hybrid electric truck threatens to do to trucking what Tesla’s Model S has done within the auto industry. Among a list of touted benefits, the natural-gas turbine powered rig could attack one of the biggest sore spots in the global transportation picture with […]

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