Electric Mobility News Releases

  • Renault Trucks, Chereau and Jammet test an all-electric transport solution

    Urban mobility is one of the major challenges of the century Urban mobility is one of the major challenges of the century and one which plays a pivotal role in city economic development. Over the past three years, Renault Trucks and Chereau have worked on the Citymove European research programme.…

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  • “Engine of the Year Award” for the 2.7-litre flat-six engine

    Efficiency and performance for 50 years: the flat-six engines from Porsche Once again, a flat-six engine from Porsche has been named “Engine of the Year”. This year, the international jury gave the renowned award to the 2.7-litre engine that is used in the Boxster and the Cayman for the 2.5…

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  • Mercedes-AMG establishes lap record in the “Grüne Hölle” (“Green Hell”)

    SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive masters Nordschleife in 7:56.234 minutes The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive circled the Nürburgring Nordschleife (“north loop”) in a record time of 7:56.234 minutes. Therefore, the electric AMG super sports car is at the same time the first electrically-powered series production vehicle, which masters…

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  • Porsche and Vienna University of Technology honour eco-friendly, efficient automotive technology

    Innovation reduces both fuel consumption and the emission of pollutants entailed in it Prize winner Dr. Magnus MackAldener, development engineer of Scania, the Swedish maker of commercial vehicles, was awarded the “Professor Ferdinand Porsche Prize” today. He was given the prize by Vienna University of Technology, Dr. Ing. h.c. F.…

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  • Hydraulic hybrid is “Engine of the Year”

    Bosch also receives Automotive Interiors Expo Award for 315 CN radio navigation system   Hydraulic hybrid is innovative alternative powertrain Bosch is first supplier to receive Engine of the Year award Bosch continues to drive forward automotive technology Bosch has won the international Engine of the Year award for its hydraulic…

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  • Volvo Trucks to Commercialize DME-Powered Vehicles for North America

    Volvo Trucks today became the first manufacturer to announce plans to commercialize dimethyl ether (DME)-powered heavy-duty commercial vehicles in North America. As the latest step in its comprehensive “Blue Power” alternative fuel strategy, Volvo revealed ongoing U.S. customer field testing of trucks powered by DME, and demonstrated the technology after…

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  • Evocative Audi five-cylinder TFSI unit wins 2013 Engine of The Year award

    Best engine in 2.0-litre to 2.5-litre category for fourth year in a row Ninth category award win in a row for Audi TFSI technology Rally-bred five-cylinder unit available in the TT RS, TT RS plus and forthcoming RS Q3 SUV A jury of 87 leading motoring journalists from around the…

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  • ALABC UltraBattery hybrid surpasses 100,000 miles of fleet duty

    Consortium’s partnership with US Department of Energy demonstrates real-world durability of lead-carbon battery technology Three years ago, the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) was asked to demonstrate the durability of lead-carbon batteries in the high-rate, partial state-of-charge operation of a hybrid electric vehicle.  In a project co-funded by the…

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  • Cenex and Cleantech Investor to host joint automotive industry event

    Cenex – the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon vehicle technologies and the organiser of the UK’s largest Technology Showcasing and Networking Event for the UK Low Carbon Vehicle community (www.cenex-lcv.co.uk) – today announced a partnership with Cleantech Investor for this year’s Low Carbon Vehicle Event, LCV2013. Cenex…

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  • McLaren M838T engine claims victory at International Engine of the Year Awards

    The 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 petrol engine from McLaren Automotive has claimed victory at the 2013 International Engine of the Year awards. The lightweight and highly efficient unit won the ‘3-litre to 4-litre’ category, making it the first new winner of the accolade for five years. The M838T engine, designed…

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  • Ricardo expands presence in North America with registration as a business entity in California

    New operation will build upon two customer programs already secured in the region Ricardo Inc., a multi-industry consultancy for engineering, technology, project innovation and strategy, today announced it has become a registered business entity in California to provide greater support for projects on the West coast. With staff in Valencia,…

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  • Scuderi Group signs agreement with worldwide engine manufacture

    Scuderi Group, Inc., developers of the SCUDERI Split-Cycle Engine™ technology, today announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a worldwide engine manufacturer concerning their intended cooperation in a joint development project. Details of this agreement are confidential. This signing reflects the growing interest in the industry around…

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  • Johnson Controls to supply Li-ion batteries to power hybrid trucks as part of Department of Energy program award

    Johnson Controls, the world’s leading manufacturer of automotive batteries, will supply Lithium-ion batteries to power large plug-in hybrid trucks as part of a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) electrification initiative. About 120 work trucks, to be used by publicly owned utilities and municipal electric companies, will utilize advanced plug-in hybrid…

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