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Electric and hybrid vehicle technology is at the forefront of the automotive industry. Read articles, news and more about the latest tech.

Delta Motorsport E-4 Coupe

Qualcomm Wireless Charging for EVs

Qualcomm Incorporated and Delta Motorsport, a UK automotive and motorsport engineering consultancy, today announced that Delta has agreed to integrate the Qualcomm Halo™ Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) system into its Delta E-4 Coupé electric vehicles, which are intended for deployment in Qualcomm’s London WEVC trial. The London WEVC trial is scheduled to commence in …

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Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4

PSA’s OpEneR, Range Extension

On 3-4 July 2013 at the International Environmentally Responsible Car Show (RIVE) in Alès, France, Bosch and PSA Peugeot Citroën are premiering their Optimal Energy Consumption and Recovery solution (OpEneR), a research project designed to increase the range of future hybrid and electric vehicles by optimising energy management. OpEneR allows drivers to reduce their fuel consumption through either …

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Solar Impulse, Solar Powered Airplane

Solar Powered Plane

Solar Impulse – the solar-powered airplane of Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg – has successfully landed at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport setting a new milestone in the history of aviation: for the first time a plane capable of flying day and night powered exclusively by solar energy has crossed the …

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New Tech in Nissan Leaf Cut-Away Car Photo

Tech Turns Over a New Leaf

“Car tech turns over a new Leaf”… The world’s best-selling 100% electric vehicle is now packed with even more top technology; 100 engineering changes for 2013 Nissan LEAF bring innovative new consumer technology Football-sized electric motor drives Nissan LEAF for 124 miles / 199km per charge Use CarWings smartphone app or PC to cool/heat the …

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Volvo sees future long-haul trucks drawing the power they need from the road

The Road of Tomorrow is Electric

Consider a future where trucks and buses are continuously supplied with electric power without carrying large batteries. Instead, power lines are built into the surface of the road. This could be a future solution for long-distance trucks and buses running on electricity. The Volvo Group already has extensive knowledge about electric drivetrains, but in order …

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Audi Matrix LED Headlights

Audi Matrix LED headlights

Audi is now building on its lead in the domain of lighting technology with a world first: The Audi Matrix LED headlights will make their debut on the new A8, which is appearing on the market at the end of 2013. Audi, the technology leader in this field, is thus opening a new chapter in …

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Mercedes E-Class Saloon

Mercedes BlueTEC Hybrid

The following technical report on the Mecedes-Benz hybrid explains the key features and technology as can be found in their latest hybrid car, the Mecedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid. The same engine from the E 250 CDI also features at the heart of the E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid, with a diesel electric powertrain combined to …

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory create solid state Lithium Sulphur Battery

4x Power in Li-S Batteries

A new all-solid sulfur-based battery has been created and tested by scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the US.  While Lithium-Sulphur (Li-S) batteries are nothing new, this solid state form is a significant step forward as being cheaper, less flammable, and have four times the energy density when compared to …

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Tesla Supercharger Network - Summer 2013

Supercharger Expanding

Tesla dramatically expands Supercharger network, delivery convenient, free long distance driving throughout U.S. and Canada. PALO ALTO, Calif.– Tesla Motors today announced significant expansion of the Tesla Supercharger network. Supercharging enables Tesla Model S drivers to travel long distances, for free, indefinitely. The expansion of the network builds upon the success of the Tesla Supercharger …

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PSA Peugeot Citroën’s Hybrid Air technology wins Innovation Award at the 2013 Fleet World Honours

PSA’s Hybrid Air Tech Wins Award

PSA Peugeot Citroën’s Hybrid Air technology wins Innovation Award at the 2013 Fleet World Honours Ground-breaking & revolutionary hybrid system delivers fuel economy in excess of 94mpg Citroën C3 VTi 82 showcased Hybrid Air technology at 2013 Geneva Motor Show The unique and revolutionary Hybrid Air system developed by PSA Peugeot Citroën in cooperation with the Bosch® …

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