Month: September 2022

ZF has introduced several new e-mobility systems designed for commercial vehicles, including an electric drive, a vehicle power take-off system and a power steering system. The CeTrax 2 electric drive is composed of two oil-cooled e-motors, two 800 V SiC inverters and a three-speed gearbox. The modular system designed for heavy-duty vehicles provides continuous power
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Stockholm-headquartered renewable energy developer OX2 has signed letters of intent with Swedish edible seaweed companies Nordic SeaFarm and KOBB to explore the possibility of seaweed farming at one of OX2’s offshore wind farms. Seaweed and offshore wind OX2’s Galatea-Galene huge 1.7 gigawatt offshore wind farm will be sited off Halland, a county on the western coast
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By Simon Alvarez Posted on September 30, 2022 Toyota Motor Corp President Akio Toyoda recently shared a subtle dig at self-driving cars during a meeting with the company’s dealers. The Toyota executive argued that the electric vehicle transition would take longer than expected.  “Just like the fully autonomous cars that we were all supposed to
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Tip: Check Fuel Consumption This article may contain affiliate links. Note: This article is written from a Canadian perspective so that country’s measurement metrics are used. Fuel efficiency can be a critical factor when buying a used car because of the expense of fuel. Gasoline is the most prevalent form of fuel. About 75% of
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Alpine has a more hardcore version of its A110 sports car in the works. The French performance marque this week released a teaser video of the car which will be called the A110 R. A debut is expected on Oct. 3. The A110 made its debut at the 2017 Geneva auto show, and in 2020
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Allison Transmission has been awarded a $6.55-million contract from the US Army’s Ground Vehicle Systems Center to develop its Next Generation Electrified Transmission, which is intended for parallel-hybrid vehicles. Allison will use the funds “to design, develop and test an electric hybrid sub-system in Allison’s Next Generation Electrified Transmission for armored combat vehicles.” The Next
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Continual improvements and innovations in motor and inverter technologies are key to furthering the goal of global decarbonization in the transportation industry. During this webinar, engineering professionals who develop motor and inverter systems will learn how to more effectively benchmark data for and troubleshoot issues with energy efficiency in EV powertrains. Join this session at
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By Simon Alvarez Posted on September 28, 2022 GM’s Cruise driverless robotaxi service has been rolled out to San Francisco successfully, but the cars themselves have caused some headaches for motorists in the city. This is represented by several incidents involving Cruise’s driverless robotaxis causing issues in traffic due to technical difficulties.  Just last week,
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Sorting Through Options to Find the Best Deal This article may contain affiliate links. When you plan to sell or buy a car, there are many choices available. You can place or receive a bid online from a reputable source, visit a physical auction or visit a nearby dealer. Due to the variety of options,
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NIO’s first battery swap station for electric cars in Germany has been officially deployed, ahead of the market launch of the NIO ET7 model later this year. The station is located in Zusmarshausen, in the southern part of the country, on the A8 highway between Munich and Stuttgart. We believe that this is the station
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