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University of Michigan’s student-run Michigan Hybrid Racing team scored an extra sponsorship from SANLUIS Rassini. SANLUIS Rassini describes itself as a leading and preferred automotive supplier of suspension and brake components in North America and Brazil. As part of SANLUIS Rassini’s ongoing collaboration for automotive research and development, the company said it has made a […]

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Johnson Controls (JC) will focus on next-generation cooling systems for lithium-ion battery packs with the stated end goal bring to help save consumers money at the pump. Th company has signed a collaboration agreement with Fraunhofer Gesellschaft to develop the next generation of more energy efficient, cost effective cooling systems for vehicle batteries. Scientists and […]

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Toyota Racing will be in the U.S. this weekend with its hybrid race car for the inaugural Six Hours of Circuit of the Americas, the fifth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship. Anthony Davidson, Sébastien Buemi and Stéphane Sarrazin will drive the #8 TS030 HYBRID in Austin; they will afterwards be part of a […]

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Testing of the hybrid McLaren P1 has been goin on throughout the summer, and in this latest short film from McLaren Automotive, the McLaren P1 is shown testing in some of the harshest and most challenging conditions. With first deliveries scheduled in the coming weeks, McLaren said the development team has been pushing the limits […]

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Jaguar Land Rover will be leading an advanced powertrain research and development program with the end goal of developing next-generation hybrid and battery-electric powertrain technologies to be used on the Range Rover Evoque platform. To be known as ‘Evoque_e,’ the program is a two-year £16.3 million ($25.5 million) UK government Technology Strategy Board project. Jaguar […]

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BAE Systems’ Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) Hybrid Electric Drive (HED) system successfully completed 2,000 miles of testing on a fully integrated “Hotbuck” mobility platform. BAE considers this a significant milestone for the U.S. Army’s GCV program. According to BAE, the Hotbuck is a stationary, state-of-the-art test stand that simulates real-life environments and terrain and puts […]

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BMW will be presenting a plug-in hybrid concept based on its X5 SUV in Frankfurt. BMW said it the BMW Concept X5 eDrive combines the brand of driving pleasure for which the xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system is renowned and a luxurious ambience within the variable-use interior with a plug-in hybrid drive concept. Its BMW eDrive […]

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Mentor Graphics Corp. announced the agenda for its 13th annual automotive Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum (IESF). IESF 2013 is a day-long, free conference which covers all aspects of electrical and electronic design/simulation within the automotive, commercial vehicle, and off-highway industries. IESF 2013 takes place on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the Ford Conference Center in […]

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Green Motion, a company specializing in low CO2 vehicle rentals, confirmed yesterday the sale of its first franchise in the United States of America for Florida. An independent rental company, Total Auto Rent, has acquired Green Motion’s Master State Franchise for Florida and will commence operations at both Miami international airport and downtown South Beach […]

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Acura announced its NSX Concept hybrid will make a special appearance on the Concept Lawn at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, August 18, 2013. According to Acura, this move is heralding the announcement of the Acura brand as an Official Sponsor of the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. “The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is […]

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