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Scania launches fully electric truck with 250 km range

Scania now launches its first fully electric truck. With a range of up to 250 km, the Scania electric truck can operate during the whole day and still return safely to its home depot for overnight charging. If there is a need for an extended range, the driver can fast charge the truck over a break or during natural stops in operation. The truck is available...

New FIA World Rallycross Project E race series has run it's first race in Sweden

The new FIA World Rallycross Project E race series has run it's first support race in Sweden, Ken Block's Ford Fiesta ERX won this breakthrough event at the famous Holjes rallycross circuit in front of two identical Fords. Built by Austrian firm STARD, the cars boast three electric motors, producing 600 horsepower and 1,000 Nm of torque combined. It...

Hyundai KONA Electric Sets Range Record of 1,026 Kilometers

Hyundai Motor successfully demonstrated its leadership in electrified mobility as three KONA Electric vehicles set a new range record. Over the course of a three-day range mission, the pure electric subcompact SUVs each travelled 1,018.7, 1,024.1 and 1,026.0 kilometers (km), exceeding the goal of 1,000 km on a single battery charge. Each distance...

Samsung announce 900Wh/L All-Solid-State Battery Technology

Researchers from the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) and the Samsung R&D Institute Japan (SRJ) presented a study on high-performance, long-lasting all-solid-state batteries to Nature Energy, one of the world’s leading scientific journals. Compared to widely used lithium-ion batteries, which utilize liquid electrolytes, all-solid-state...

Ford’s First Factory Fully Electric Dragster - Mustang Cobra Jet 1400

It won’t hurt your ears and doesn’t use a drop of fuel, but it’s projected to crush the quarter-mile in the low-8-second range at more than 170 mph. For the first time ever, Ford Performance introduces a one-off Mustang Cobra Jet factory drag racer with all-electric propulsion. The battery-powered Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype is purpose-built and...

Liebherr Launch First Fully Electric Concrete Mixer Truck

Liebherr and Designwerk have developed the first fully electric truck mixers with 10 and 12 m³ drums on a 5-axle chassis. The first operations are planned for our customers Holcim and KIBAG in Switzerland. This design is perfect for Switzerland, where vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of 40 tonnes are allowed to drive on 5 axles. Concrete production...

Audi Claim World First with Mass Production Three Motor EV Powertrain

Audi is systematically moving forward with its e-offensive: The Audi e-tron and the Audi e-tron Sportback are becoming more agile, sharper and more dynamic as S models. The three electric motors, two of which are located on the rear axle, together provide 370 kW of boost power and 973 Nm (717.6 lb-ft) of torque. This allows the two purely electrically...

Rolls-Royce develop embedded starter-generator for next-generation fighter jet

Over the last five years Rolls-Royce has been pioneering world-first technology that will contribute to the UK’s next-generation Tempest programme. In an aim to be more electric, more intelligent and to harness more power, Rolls-Royce recognised that any future fighter aircraft will have unprecedented levels of electrical power demand and thermal load;...

Electric Rallycross car accelerates quicker than Formula One

\ Projekt E will run as a support series at selected World RX events next year, using technology developed by Austrian firm STARD. The firm will exclusively supply powertrain kits to the new series in 2020. The powertrain will include three motors, one on the front axle and two at the rear. Supplied as a control kit to be installed into existing steel-body,...

Porsche developing next-generation quad-motor electric powertrain

Porsche Engineering have revealed they are working on a torque control system for a next generation four-motor all-wheel-drive electric SUV powertrain that provides maximum stability and safety in every situation—without additional sensors on board. What makes a four-motor powertrain desirable isn't so much more power, but more control. Each motor...

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