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Vehicle Electricification: April 18, 2013

Vehicle Electrification
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Ohio State's ‘Bullet’ EV has a short range, but could surpass 400 mph

13-Apr-2015 15:10 GMT
The Ohio State University student team revealed the vehicle it will use to try to break its own world land speed record—307 mph—with an over 400-mph mark. The 38-ft-long (11.6-m) vehicle contains 2000 A123 pouch cells and runs a four-wheel-drive system with two motors design-rated at 3000 hp (2238 kW). Read full story
Mercedes-Benz replaces M-Class with GLE, adds plug-in hybrid
06-Apr-2015 19:59 GMT
The new plug-in hybrid model has a 19-mi range in EV mode and can accelerate to 81 mph on its electric motor alone, while the AMG models' 5.5-L V8 gets a power boost. Read full story
Schaeffler developing novel powertrain for 2015/2016 FIA Formula E season
31-Mar-2015 17:20 GMT
All 40 cars in the world's first all-electric racing circuit run a standardized powertrain, but the uniformity ends in the 2015/2016 season when each carbon fiber/aluminum monocoque chassis FIA Formula E racecar can be fitted with a unique electric powertrain. Read full story
Green-lighting Ford's "clean" technologies
31-Mar-2015 17:14 GMT
Michael Tinskey, Global Director of Vehicle Electrification and Infrastructure, talks about smart mobility experiments, connected vehicles, and Ford's electrified vehicle strategy in China. Read full story
Racing to solve the lubrication challenges of stop/start-equipped engines
13-Feb-2015 19:48 GMT
A motorsports lubricant specialist has found direct parallels between the lubricant requirements of stop-start systems used in production vehicles and those of electrically-powered motorsport vehicles. Read full story
GKN develops electric flywheel hybrid system for buses
12-Feb-2015 18:21 GMT
The core of GKN’s Gyrodrive flywheel hybrid system was developed by Williams Hybrid Power for a kinetic energy recovery system designed for the Williams F1 team. GKN acquired the technology in April 2014 and has developed it for both endurance racing and heavy commercial vehicle use. Read full story
GM's production 2017 Bolt EV to offer +200-mi range at $30K price
12-Feb-2015 16:24 GMT
To be built at Orion Assembly in Michigan, the new EV is aiming to be first to combine +200-mi range with the relatively low $30,000 MSRP. Its battery technologies will be a "progression" of those announced for the Gen-2 Volt. Read full story
Audi shows design, fuel-cell directions
03-Dec-2014 16:47 GMT
At the 2014 LA Auto Show, the Prologue concept car and A7 Sportback h-tron illustrate the company's plans for the design of upcoming models and the fuel cell that could power them. Read full story
FCEVs and hydrogen strategies target 2017
03-Dec-2014 15:39 GMT
At the recent 2014 L.A. Auto Show, various OEMs put their latest hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles on stage. Engineers developing FCEVs are working against overlapping regulatory clocks, and OEM collaborations are taking the some of the sting out of development time and costs. Read full story
A123 Systems is hot on 12-V Li-ion for microhybrids
26-Nov-2014 20:30 GMT
Lead-acid batteries have clear advantages in cost and low-temperature performance, but Li-ion has its own set of pluses. Read full story
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