Tag: Honda NSX

Jul 12, 2016 - 08:08 am

Honda NSX, Elinta, Google, Formula E.

Family planning: According to Autocar, Honda is planning to use its NSX as a platform for up to five offshoots. An all-electric variant could also be in the works. The carmaker hopes to earn back some of the investment it has made in the NSX’s development and refresh its performance image.

Elinta-Plug-in-HybridRetrofitting transporters: Lithuanian company Elinta has developed a plug-in hybrid drivetrain for transporters that will allegedly fit all standard 3.5 tonnes vans. The switch from diesel to electric can also be controlled via GPS, so that an emission free operation in sensible zones can be guaranteed.
logistra.de, transport-online.de (articles in German)

On its own four wheels: Google has signed Kevin Vosen as first legal chief for its autonomous vehicle branch. A move that many see as a sign that the self-driving unit under Alphabet will become a standalone business.

BMW and Nissan on the track? The Formula E could get some prominent new additions as soon as next season, as both Nissan and BMW seem keen on hitting the track. According to Autosport, they are currently looking into teaming up with existing players.
autosport.com, carscoops.com

Apr 28, 2015 - 08:10 am

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.

GM-Voltec22016 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.
greencarcongress.com, hybridcars.com

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.
automotive-business-review.com, puregreencars.com

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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Found on electrive.com
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