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With the e-Golf soon to be on its way, Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced Bosch Automotive Service Solutions has been selected as a charging station and installation services partner for the electric version of the Golf, while ChargePoint was chosen to complete the driver experience by providing VW branded stations to all e-Golf dealerships and […]

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A consortium led by Prodrive has successfully run a silicon carbide-based multiport DC-DC converter in an electric car. Prodrive said the converter controls power flow between multiple energy sources and has been able to achieve a class leading efficiency of 98.7 percent, while increasing power density and reducing the size and weight of the converter […]

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A team of engineering students in the Netherlands aim to break the Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record and win the 24 hours of Le Mans with a series hybrid. The Nürburgring record they want to transcend is 47 seconds quicker than a hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder could muster and the benchmark was set in 1983 by […]

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Bugatti is considering a hybrid powertrain in the neighborhood of 1,500-horsepower for its pending V16 Veyron. The company’s new CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer, a former R&D head at Audi and Porsche – according to anonymous sources speaking with Reuters – prefers a hybrid version of Bugatti’s next car. Blueprints for the next iteration are reportedly already […]

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Formula E electric race car testing continued for a third session yesterday and E.dams-Renault’s Sebastien Buemi topped the timesheets for a second time at Donington Park in the UK. In dry conditions, the 25-year-old Swiss racer posted a 1:31.910s early in the afternoon session using the full GP circuit – narrowly beating Lucas di Grassi’s […]

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Jaguar Land Rover is launching a new family of engines, one that will be made in diesel and gasoline versions, as well as eventually linked to a hybrid system. Known as Ingenium, the new family of diesel and gasoline engines designed, engineered and manufactured by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) are said by the company to […]

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Attendees at the SyScan conference next week in Beijing are being offer $10,000 if they can hack Tesla’s Model S security. Of course Tesla Motors is not officially sanctioning the challenge for security experts, and the organizers have not said much about where the car will come from or the rules. One goal of trying […]

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How about combining a vehicle that doesn’t use any fuel with special paint technology that cleans itself? Nissan did so by creating a very special Nissan LEAF electric vehicle that could be considered the “world’s cleanest car.” Created to demonstrate its potential use in future production vehicles, this Nissan LEAF’s exterior was treated with a […]

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Mercedes-Benz’ involvement in Formula 1 translates into new hybrid and lightweight solutions for the brand’s road-going cars. “Technologies like direct fuel injection found their way in to series production via the Silver Arrows of the 1950s”, said Prof Thomas Weber, Member of the Daimler Board of Management responsible for Group Research and Head of Mercedes-Benz […]

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Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. will host its biggest annual celebration for thousands of loyal Mitsubishi Motors brand enthusiasts at the 2014 Mitsubishi Owner’s Day (MOD), including EV and PHEV presence. The event will be held at the company’s North American headquarters located at 6400 Katella Avenue in Cypress, California 90630. The festivities kick off […]

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