Heliocentris, Chevy Volt, Honda NSX, Shockwave Motors.
Simulating fuel cell advantages: Berlin-based company Heliocentris announced its new HyDrive programme, in which it uses computer simulation and a miniature model to display the advantages of fuel cell vehicles. Their main focus is on university and high school students.
2016 Volt drive unit explained: The Gen 2 drive unit integrates the power inverter with the transaxle, providing a significant reduction in volume through elimination of the 3-phase high voltage cables. Moreover, the use of rare earth materials has been eliminated for the smaller motor and cut by 40 percent in the larger 87 kW motor.
Honda Acura NSX update: For their new hybrid supercar, the Japanese carmaker is betting on a new mix of materials for the chassis to keep the car light in weight. The three-motor hybrid drivetrain will be cooled using ten heat exchangers.
New EV stirs things up: Shockwave Motors is a new company from the U.S. that hopes to begin producing an electric, three-wheeled roadster next year. The Defiant EV3 has a range of 80 to 100 miles and can be charged completely in just 8 to 9 hours on a regular 110-volt household outlet.
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