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Massachusetts-based HBM has introduced a new solution for eDrive testing, an integrated system for measuring the performance and efficiency of electric motors and inverters. HBM, Inc. describes itself as a leading manufacturer of data acquisition systems, analysis and calibration software, strain gauges, and transducers and sensors, HBM explained making the measurements necessary to increase the […]

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Ford’s Focus retains for the first half of 2013 the title of the best-selling vehicle nameplate in the world, after being crowned so for 2012. In addition, the Focus’ small brother, the Fiesta, ranks as the fourth best-selling vehicle – making Ford the only brand to have two nameplates among the global top five best-sellers, […]

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The first stage of Land Rover’s Silk Trail assault to test its soon to be launched hybrid models brought the  fleet of Range Rover Hybrid to Berlin. The Silk Trail expedition is divided into 10 stages and is scheduled to visit France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Nepal and India. The Range […]

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As part of its commitment to sell a broader selection of fuel-saving hybrid and electric-powered vehicles, Ford launched the 2013 no-plug C-Max Hybrid and plug-in C-Max Energi hybrid. The C-Max is an American version of the European five-passenger C-Max that shares its underlying global C platform and many key components with the 2012 Ford Focus. […]

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Electric cars will be put forward during next week’s 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, running ‘till Jun3 e 30. The race organizers said there is a huge buzz in the Electric Auto division, where one of the race’s legends, Japan’s Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima, is entered again in his Pikes Peak Special E-Runner, which caught […]

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Toyota’s 2013 RAV4 EV is the automaker’s second go round of converting its small gasoline powered sport utility to an electric vehicle. From 1997 to 2003, 1,484 RAV4 EVs were leased or sold. Of those, Toyota says approximately 449 are still on the road. This time, rather than develop the electric RAV4 on its own, […]

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McLaren Automotive has finally released the final numbers, images and information relating to its hybrid McLaren P1 ahead of its global reveal nest week at the 83rd International Geneva Motor Show. The company developed what it calls a race-inspired Instant Power Assist System (IPAS).  With the help of this IPAS system, the supercar will go […]

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Fiat is turning the spotlights on its electric 500 during Oscar week. The Fiat 500e “Into the Green” program, which was launched this past November with the objective to build awareness for the first fully electric Fiat 500, is ready to take the stage in 2013 during the week leading to “The Oscars.” The Fiat […]

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Audi released some information about its Geneva presence and an electrified A3 is part of the plan. The company said it is working intently to electrify the drivetrain using plug-in hybrid technology. To demonstrate this, the brand with the four rings is showing the Audi A3 e-tron at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The close […]

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SolarCity and American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced this week a partnership to make solar power more affordable and available to Honda and Acura customers in the U.S. The partnership is establishing an investment fund to finance $65 million in solar projects to assist Honda and Acura customers with the initial cost of solar power […]

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