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Volvo managed to obtain 450 horsepower out of a two-liter version of its Drive-E engine. Called High Performance Drive-E Powertrain Concept, this special version is a triple boost 2-liter engine. The goal was to demonstrate the company’s know-how in emission-reducing turbo technology. “When we launched the Drive-E powertrain family, our aim was to deliver the […]

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While Chrysler Fiat gets plenty of deserved credit for its alternative fuel and gas-engine-efficiency offerings — like the small EcoDiesel-powered Ram 1500 and the Multi-Air family of four-cylinders — there hasn’t been much of anything relating to electricity. In fact, beyond the Fiat 500e compliance car, the cupboard appears quite bare. However, the company apparently […]

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Few people familiar with the situation will ever forget battery maker A123′s sudden rise and even faster fall from grace. It went from from plucky, brilliant upstart to bankruptcy in only a few years. But after being purchased by a Chinese supplier conglomerate — Wanxiang Group — after emerging from bankruptcy court in 2013, A123 […]

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Aston Martin is moving towards eight-speed transmissions and new fuel management to reduce fuel consumption. Aston Martin revealed August 5 details of enhancements to two of the brand’s most popular and successful sports cars: the Vanquish ultimate GT and Rapide S four-door, four-seat, sports car. With the arrival of 2015 model-year cars in markets around […]

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As part of autonomous vehicles’ development, features that can be integrated in today’s cars like brake assist need to work all around the world. With this in mind, Ford went to Paris to test its emergency braking assist system. Ford said it has put its automatic braking technology, Active City Stop, to the test in […]

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In addition to hopefully re-launching the Karma series hybrid, Fisker Automotive’s new owners aim to introduce a second plug-in model within the next three years. However, both Lu Guanqiu, chairman and founder of Wanxiang Group Co., which bought Fisker during a bankruptcy auction earlier this year, and Pin Ni, president of the company’s U.S. unit, […]

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Mazda has officially announced a new generation of Miata will come for the 2016 model-year and that this new generation will incorporate SKYACTIV components. Mazda said this fall, 25 years of MX-5 Miata history will turn the page to unveil the beginning of its fourth chapter as the next-generation roadster will be rumor no more […]

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Autonomous cars are on their way to our driveways and the technology is soon to be put to good use in the military. Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is participating in daily live demonstrations at Eurosatory 2014 to showcase the company’s TerraMax Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) technology. Attendees are able to observe an […]

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Aston Martin’s race team will start using solar power to cool its cars in Le Mans type of endurance race, known as WEC. Aston Martin Racing signed a partnership agreement with solar technologies experts Hanergy Global Solar in a project exploring how the sun’s energy can be used to improve race car performance in the […]

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Fuji Electric Corp. of America has announced a new project featuring its EV 25-kilowatt DC quick charger at the Edison ParkFast’s Hippodrome location in Midtown Manhattan. Fuji said the publicly available station provides a complete charge to electric vehicles in under an hour, making it ideal for the busy driver in the heart of the […]

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