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Driveline development company GKN will present new carbon-saving systems and technologies at the UK’s Low Carbon Vehicle event September 10 and 11. Smaller, more powerful GKN EVO drives for pure electric and extended range electric vehicles will be on display, said GKN, alongside the company’s new Gyrodrive flywheel hybrid system for buses. “Electric drive technologies […]

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There’s been a ton of press around Jaguar re-entering the compact luxury sedan market with its new XE, and we’re going to add to it, although less about its striking design and more about the company’s plans for what’ll be stuffed under-hood. The curvacious model shown in pictures is the top-line S, which will get […]

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With just over three days until the electric-powered Formula E series makes its debut in Beijing, China, there’s a real sense of excitement over the prospect of a truly “green” car racing category. However, even with an advanced lightweight lithium-ion battery pack — 440-pound max weight, 1,000 volt limit, 200 kw peak power limit and […]

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The Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) will focus on the affordable 48 volts “intelligent electrification” of next generation hybrid vehicles at the 14th European Lead Battery Conference (14ELBC). ALABC said this new class of hybrid aims to keep the cost down and the voltage below the critical 60 volt safety threshold. Organized by the International […]

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The 2015 Lincoln Navigator will come to market powered by Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. On top of the new engine, the 2015 Navigator gets a refreshed exterior design and enhanced interior appointments; it will go on sale with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $62,475, including destination and delivery charges. Under the hood […]

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Ford is making a massive gamble with its upcoming 2015 F-150 pickup, and while customers aren’t expected to start receiving orders until February, there are plenty of critics who don’t believe the company will be able to handle the pressure. The biggest challenge will certainly be the F-150′s use of aluminum body panels — which […]

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Echo Automotive, the Arizona-based company offering add-on hybrid-electric kits for fleet vehicles, has been forced to shut down. According to an SEC filing on August 6 of this year, the company had defaulted on debts two days prior, and that “… at this time, the Company does not have adequate liquidity to repay any outstanding […]

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Diesel and diesel-powered vehicles have made huge improvements pollution-wise in the last 10 years. At the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) tenth annual West Coast Collaborative meeting the Diesel Technology Forum highlighted the evolution of diesel power as a workhorse and economical engine through the transformation to near zero emissions with a future focus to […]

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Toyota has decided not to pull its punches anymore when discussing the success of its hybrids. While applauding other manufacturers “expanding the popularity of hybrid vehicles,” the company still “retains hybrid leadership worldwide.” Toyota is celebrating “its utter hybrid dominance” by offering a special edition of its 2015 Prius. Built on the mid-range Three trim […]

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Wanting to make tomorrow’s driving safer, Toyota is strengthening its efforts and research into safety technology as well as into automated- and connected-vehicle technologies. Toyota explained its Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) is expanding its mission to advance automotive safety research, with a new focus on the challenges and opportunities that evolving vehicle technologies will […]

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