In-race refueling was banned for the 2010 Formula 1 season, but is it time refueling makes a comeback for the good of the show?
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The clever kids at Bosch have figured out a way to keep EVs warm in the winter withOUT draining battery life and range. You definitely want to check it out.
Electronic power control devices made from wide bandgap (WBG) materials like silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) transmit power more efficiently and can operate at higher temperatures than silicon products but cost more to manufacture. Research into how to reduce that cost is taking place in the U.S., Japan and the United Kingdom. For example, The […]
The latest word from NASA is that the microwave space drive developed by Chinese and British teams isn’t impossible. In fact, it works really, really well!
German electronics giant Bosch believes a big leap forward in EV efficiency is going to come from the addition of multi-speed transmissions. Are they right?
Mazda may bring back the iconic Wankel rotary engines (made famous in the RX-7 sports car) as a range-extending generator for a new, Japanese market hybrid.
The Department of Energy released its Strategic Plan 2014 early this week, which promises to increase government funding for clean vehicle improvements.
A New Jersey Honda dealer has become the first car dealership in the nation to be fully off the grid, generating all their energy needs through solar power!
2014 is right around the corner, and before you say it: yes, I know that’s a 2015 Mustang up there that won’t be on sale until the end of 2014 … but I don’t care. You’ll be able to buy it in 2014, it’s gorgeous, and if you don’t want one then you’re dead inside. […]
Back in November, the US military announced that it would be putting more than $30 million into Hawaii’s Energy Excelerator, a small business incubator that exists help energy startups “navigate” the perilous business waters of Hawaii and the Asia Pacific regions while encouraging the sharing of know-how, technology, and strategies between the companies. Last week, […]
Katherine Legge hits the track in the new DeltaWing coupe – an evolution of last year’s DeltaWing Spyder that competed at the 24 hours of LeMans and the Petit LeMans last year. Despite getting punted off the road by a Toyota hybrid in France, the car made a strong case for itself in the US, […]
A few days ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he plans to take his cars “mirrorless” in the near future, cutting back on the car’s aerodynamic drag by a significant percentage and dramatically improving range – especially at highway speeds. That got me thinking: what if FORD did that?
Gordon Murray is a big name in the automotive world, having been responsible for McLaren’s most famous road and racecars, as well as the lesser-known Teewave AR1 EV. Murray is also the genius behind the T27 city car shown here, which is – finally! – headed to production.
According to the official press release, Volvo has spent nearly $11 billion in developing its new engine programs – the Volvo i-ART diesels and its flywheel hybrid system included – and believes that its new, high-efficiency 4-cylinder engines will make larger engined cars from competitors feel like “dinosaurs”.
Range anxiety has proven a harsh mistress when it comes to electric vehicles, and even the much-vaunted Tesla Model S was the center of a range-induced controversy regarding how much mileage was actually left in its battery pack. But a new prototype sensor and battery management system could help get even inch of range even out of a mostly-depleted battery pack, making these battery packs far more efficient.
Each new-age 1934 Bowlus Road Chief features a bespoke monocoque shell made of polished aircraft-grade aluminum over a light, high-mpg, aerodynamic aluminum frame … and you want one.