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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...

Karma Automotive Unveil 800 kW - 14,000 Nm SC2 EV Concept

Karma Automotive today launched its SC2 concept car during AutoMobility LA and the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. Featuring cutting-edge technology and design, SC2 is a bold demonstration of Karma's emergence as a high-tech mobility incubator, embodying world class luxury design and Karma IP. "Karma's SC2 is a signpost to our future as a technology-driven...

BMW reveal 720 hp tri-motor “Power BEV" electric test vehicle

The BMW Group trial vehicle “Power BEV” presented during #NEXTGen explores what is technically possible. The vehicle is fitted with three fifth-generation electric drive units and has a maximum system output in excess of 530 kW/720 hp. This enables it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in comfortably under three seconds. The development team’s...

Volkswagen ID.R sets new electric record on the Nürburgring

Volkswagen has achieved another milestone in electro-mobility: The ID.R, powered by two electric motors, lapped the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 6:05.336 minutes – faster than any electric vehicle before it. Romain Dumas (F) beat the previous record set by Peter Dumbreck (GB, NIO EP9) in 2017 by 40.564 seconds. With an average speed of 204.96 km/h, the...

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