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How many speeds make sense for EV transmissions? Probably one

Published: July 21, 2015

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Filed under: Green , AutoblogGreen Exclusive , Truck , Electric ZF’s Gerhard Gumpoltsberger says that after lots of math and investigations, it turns out that one speed is plenty in an EV transmission. Continue reading How many speeds make sense for EV transmissions


Ford files patent for 11-speed transmission

Published: April 11, 2015

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Filed under: Green , Ford , Emerging Technologies , Technology Ford has filed a patent for an 11-speed automatic transmission and has outlined three ways of making it work. Continue reading Ford files patent for 11-speed transmission Ford files patent for 11-speed transmission originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 17:05:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds .


Official: Hyundai reveals new Sonata Hybrid in Seoul

Published: December 16, 2014

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Filed under: Hybrid , Sedan , Hyundai , South Korea The wraps are off Hyundai’s next-generation Sonata Hybrid after an unveiling in Seoul, South Korea, and the latest model brings an improved powertrain and slight styling tweaks.


Official: Volkswagen announces new 268-hp TDI diesel, 10-speed DSG

Published: November 11, 2014

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Filed under: Technology , Volkswagen We won’t even ask how much torque it’ll produce, but we could easily see the number cresting 450 lb-ft. From dual-clutch transmissions to W-shaped engine blocks, the Volkswagen Group has certainly contributed more than its fair share of powertrain innovations to the automotive world. The German industrial giant isn’t about to quit while it’s ahead – instead, it’s just announced a slew of new technologies at its 2014 Innovation Workshop.


Official: Schaeffler Step2 Asks: To gear or not to gear an electric vehicle?

Published: July 21, 2014

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Europe/EU , Germany , Racing German manufacturing company Schaeffler ran its own Step2 electric car in the Silvretta E-Car Rally in Austria. The car is a Volkswagen Golf , stripped of its internal combustion guts and equipped with an electric powertrain supplied by one of Schaeffler’s subsidiaries.


Video: Nissan ZEOD RC finds nothing but trouble at 2014 Le Mans

Published: June 16, 2014

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Nissan , Racing , Videos Audi came away a big winner at this year’s Le Mans competition, but Nissan has at least one thing to celebrate. The Pyrrhic victory apparently presages Nissan giving up on the gas-electric race car for Le Mans 2015


Official: Audi details updated 3.0L V6 TDI engine

Published: May 9, 2014

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Filed under: Europe , Technology , Audi , Diesel The brands in the Volkswagen Group have shown that they can develop some of the world’s best diesel engines for passenger cars. At the Vienna Motor Symposium taking place May 8 and 9, Audi has an updated one to add to its lineup. It’s launching a new version of the 3.0 TDI V6 with better efficiency and more power than the version currently in the US


FEV says new PHEV transmission ready for ‘sports car performance’

Published: April 15, 2014

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , AutoblogGreen Exclusive , SAE World Congress At the SAE World Congress in Detroit last week, FEV showed off what it calls an “innovative” new plug-in hybrid transmission. The reason for that moniker is that the system does away with the need for a torque converter while offering two speeds, which makes it particularly good during launch. If the electric motor is used to get going, once up to speed, the engine kicks in for “efficient highway driving” and the system is capable of both electronic boost as well as capturing regenerative braking energy


First Drive: 2015 Honda Fit

Published: April 9, 2014

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Filed under: Budget , Hatchback , Honda , First Drives The last time we left our subcompact hero, the plucky Honda Fit was getting a bit long in the tooth. But the second-generation model was still holding its own rather well , and for the enthusiast on a tight budget who wanted it all, it remained the car of record in its class.


Official: Mazda will build $286-million Skyactiv transmission plant in Thailand

Published: February 3, 2013

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Filed under: Manufacturing/Plants , Mazda , Japan Mazda has some good news for a Thailand auto industry rebounding from floods that crippled production less than three years ago. The automaker will build a 26 billion yen ($286 million) factory in the country’s Chonburi Province that will be used strictly to build Mazda’s SkyActiv transmissions


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