Browsing the "aerodynamics" Tag

Tesla Aims To Eliminate Side Mirrors

August 20th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Elon Musk’s big idea for the 21st century is the electric car, which he thinks can save the world (and make his investors a tidy profit to boot). Musk has gone and created a car that is, by every indication, one of the best-built cars in the world without exception. But Musk isn’t done yet, as he presses forward with another change to the way cars are built; the elimination of side mirrors

Video: How The Nissan DeltaWing Changes The Blueprint For Racing

June 12th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

The advances being made daily in automotive technology is impressive, but the research and development going into race cars is borderline mind-boggling. From Toyota’s record-setting electric Nurburgring racer to 1,500+ horsepower natural gas supercars, alternative fuels are providing a new platform for performance. Nissan’s DeltaWing racer is revving up for its Le Mans debut, and its success or failure could have huge implications for the future of racing

50,000 Electric Commercial Vehicles for Germany

October 20th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen

The heavy-duty distribution trucking industry in any nation ships tons and tons of goods all over the country, and uses quite a bit of fuel to do it. The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) is setting its sights on these commercial trucks, promising hybrid-electric power trains and increased aerodynamic efficiency in the near future

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