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Mazda patents show rotary engine for range-extended EV

Published: March 17, 2017

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Filed under: Green , Rumormill , Mazda , Emissions , Fuel Efficiency , Emerging Technologies , Electric , Hybrid We previously saw similar tech in a Mazda2 rotary hybrid.


DeltaWing announces forthcoming GT-class racer, road car details

Published: March 22, 2015

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Filed under: Green , Motorsports , Concept Cars , Racing , Specialty Deltawing Technology Group announces it is developing a two-seat GT-class race car, alongside two- and four-door street-legal passenger cars. According to modeling carried out by Meszler Engineering Services, a DeltaWing road car would return 57 miles per gallon combined when powered by a 138-horsepower, four-cylinder engine


Elon Musk’s Hyperloop idea still in motion

Published: December 21, 2014

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Filed under: Green , Tesla , Green Culture , Transportation Alternatives The outlandish Hyperloop, from the brain of Elon Musk, is getting some real-world traction thanks to the Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and a new “crowdstorm” document describing how it could work. Continue reading Elon Musk’s Hyperloop idea still in motion Elon Musk’s Hyperloop idea still in motion originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:56:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds


Official: DeltaWing offers up four-seater concept

Published: May 28, 2014

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Filed under: Concept Cars , Coupe The DeltaWing has been an interesting experiment to watch evolve. It started out as just a test in the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans to see if such a radically different design could actually be competitive on the track


Green: Drayson will shoot for FIA electric-vehicle land-speed record on June 25

Published: June 24, 2013

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , UK , Racing It’s pretty impressive when an automotive speed record stands for almost four decades, but UK-based Drayson Racing Technologies will take a shot at one next week. The company, led by Lord Paul Drayson (whose company is partnering with Michelin on the effort), will look to break the FIA World Electric Land Speed Record on June 25 at RAF Elvington in Yorkshire, England. Mr


Opinion: Tata eMO electric vehicle still on the drawing board

Published: January 22, 2013

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Manufacturing/Plants , Tata A ystery still shrouds the presence of Tata Motors in the US auto market.


E+ rolls out plug-in vehicle mobility infrastructure in Poland

Published: June 12, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Europe/EU Mitsubishi i-MiEV charging at e+ station in Poland E+, a joint venture between Alva Technologies and Polenergia SA, is rolling out its plug-in vehicle mobility infrastructure in Poland. E+, a self-proclaimed leader in electric mobility in that country, will act as an integrated service provider, tackling all infrastructure requirements for plug-in vehicles.


Ford designates BAF Technologies for CNG conversions

Published: February 3, 2011

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Filed under: Ford , Natural Gas Converting vehicles over to run on compressed natural gas is one method often used to reduce fleet emissions , but are all conversions equal? Well, not exactly.


Genovation Inc. wraps up first development phase for G2 electric car

Published: January 20, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in Genovation Inc., a Maryland-based designer of electric vehicles, has wrapped up the first phase of development for its battery-powered car; the G2. This phase included the completion of design elements, performance and crash simulations, fluid dynamics analysis and the construction of two quarter-scale models. The G2 model, developed in collaboration with Tata Technologies, will incorporate elements from Genovation’s G1 vehicle, an electric conversion of a Ford Focus.


Alcoa develops lightweight frame for military vehicles; claims 7 percent boost in fuel economy

Published: November 10, 2010

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Filed under: MPG , Lightweight Alcoa Defense has created a welded aluminum spaceframe for the U.S. Army’s Fuel-Efficient Ground Vehicle Demonstrator ( FED ) that’s claimed to reduce weight by up to ten percent and slash fuel consumption by six percent over comparably sized, steel-framed vehicles that see combat use.


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