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Most major automotive suppliers met last week to focus on 48-volt systems during the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Automotive 48V Power Supply Systems. Leading automakers and tier 1 suppliers, discussed the need for an internationally agreed 48-volt electrical standard. A proper standard is needed by the global automotive industry to achieve the economies of […]

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Porsche will enter a third Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car for the next Le Mans race. The 2015 edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours race will be held June 13 and 14. To make sure the race car is ready for the big race, it will also be entered in the May 2 […]

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Porsche has created a special hybrid race car to take on Le Mans: the 919 Hybrid. Just as special is the steering wheel its drivers are holding. Put aside any preconceived notion of how a steering wheel should look like. In the case of this race car, the steering wheel is a small computer that […]

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Since last year when the Panamera S E-Hybrid was pending launch, it had been reported Porsche’s next plug-in hybrid would be the Cayenne which was already available as a regular hybrid, and this is now confirmed. The German car maker revealed its revised 2015 Cayenne that comes in a few familiar high-performance flavors, and pushing […]

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Porsche unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show this morning the 919 Hybrid racecar destined for the World Endurance Championship series and the 24 hours of Le Mans. Porsche’s 919 Hybrid drive system is based on a 4-cylinder gasoline engine that Porsche said is compact and lightweight. The 2.0 liter V-engine, as opposed to inline, is […]

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Porsche will unveil the Porsche 919 Hybrid race car as a world premiere in Geneva this week; this hybrid race car will compete in the LMP1 category of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) this year. The 24 Hours of Le Mans will be part of the races in which this hybrid race car will compete. […]

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We all know EVs are not new, and it turns out Porsche’s first car, in 1898, was an electric vehicle. Ferdinand Porsche presented in 1898 the “Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model” (known as the “P1″ for short). It was the world’s first Porsche vehicle, designed and built by Ferdinand Porsche. After 116 years, the […]

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Wards revealed its 2014 ten best engines winners and, interestingly, the list includes one electric motor, three engines fueled by diesel and various using turbocharging. Eight of the winning engines use direct fuel injection. Tom Murphy of WardsAuto said this illustrates “the importance of fuel economy as automakers develop and market advanced new powertrains.” WardsAuto […]

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The new Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid has gained UK’s OLEV (Office for Low Emission Vehicles) Grant approval. Only a select handful of cars qualify for the UK Government-backed program, which entitles customers of qualifying ULEV (Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles) models to a 25 percent grant towards the cost of the car, up to a maximum of […]

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A month before the event, the Los Angeles Auto Show announced a strong showing for green vehicles. The show’s organizers confirmed that LA will host 22 world debuts, making for a total of 56 vehicle debuts overall, to be unveiled in front of a global audience, November 19, 20 and 21, 2013. Fuel and emission […]

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