There are plenty of trucks that can rock crawl, but only a few that can really fly. The horsepower wars aren't restricted to sports cars. More and more automakers are cranking up their extreme off-road SUVs and Fox News Autos has corralled the most powerful models available from each brand.
Classic Mini owners can now order a factory electric conversion for their diminutive gas-powered hatchbacks through the Mini Recharged program announced today. As if the old Minis weren't cool enough as they came from the factory, the Recharged conversion puts a modern spin on the once-groundbreaking small cars. Where did this idea come from? The British automaker first revealed a one-off electrified vintage Mini at the 2018 New York Auto Show, and the experimental build earned such a favorable reception—no surprise given the emergent popularity of EV-converted old cars—Mini decided to formalize it into a customer offering.
The 2022 Kia EV6 is the South Korean automaker’s much-awaited new electric vehicle. And as it turns out, it’s also one of the most affordable. Kia recently divulged the prices for its EV6, and it starts at $42,115 (inclusive of $1,215 destination fees). But after factoring in up to $7,500 federal tax credits, the base 2022 Kia EV6 Light RWD … Continue reading
You’ve been waiting for this one, haven’t you? Brooks Weisblat was there to witness two of the hottest EV’s out there go head to head in a quarter-mile showdown. Well, here it is folks, Plaid vs Lucid AIR. Overview. Now we regularly feature videos from the Dragtimes...
TOKYO, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Nidec Corp (6594.T), a Japanese maker of electric motors, on Wednesday said third-quarter operating profit dipped as rising material prices and a shortage of semiconductors squeezed margins. The company is trying to split increases in the cost of copper and other materials with its customers,...
Sales of recreational vehicles have exploded since the start of the Covid crisis, with many Americans seeing them as a way to safely get out and go exploring. Now, Winnebago is just one of the brand names hoping to capitalize on the industry's new popularity while also following the trend for electrification, offering the first all-electric, zero-emission motor home.
Volvo Trucks has introduced a new, patented safety feature for electric trucks: Active Grip Control. The new technology significantly improves stability, acceleration and braking in slippery conditions. Due to the fast response of the electric motors, the force generated between the wheels and the road can be controlled in an...
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Electric aircraft manufacturer Bye Aerospace says that the provisional order backlog for its eFlyer 800 twin-motor airplane has grown to include 135 purchase and option agreements. According to company CEO George Bye, it is aiming to certify and start deliveries in 2027, with plans to start flying a prototype in 2024.
The year 2022 promises to be fruitful in unveilings, to say the least. Manufacturers continue on the path of electrification while ensuring a glorious output to the heat engine. Here are five must-see unveilings this year. Audi A6 e-tron. After the launch of the exceptional e-tron GT, the A6 e-tron...
Comau has developed and deployed an automated e-drive assembly line for Geely Automobile Holdings at its Geely Veremt plant in N. ingbo (China), for the end-to-end assembly of the electric motor, gearbox and inverter. Designed in close collaboration with the Geely team, the complete line uses a flexible automatic production...
HV-001 is a concept hybrid sports car designed as a personal project for Hum3D Car render challenge 2021. Right from the very start, the design must comply with revolutionary new 3D printing car manufacturing process. Aside from being revolutionary, this 3D vehicle should be affordable. The exterior body should be completely 3D printed except maybe tires, windows, chassis, and seat.
Devon, UK-based EV startup Emotive recently surpassed its crowdfunding goals and now plans to develop its heavy-duty electric 6×6 to meet the growing electric demands of the UK’s fire rescue, farm, forestry, and adventure tourism markets. EMotive launched a £180,000 crowdfunding campaign to take its prototype 6×6 commercial...
All electric motors heat up during operation, which is simply a product of passing current through a coil of wire. Electric motors use copper wire to form coils that are part of the electromagnetic circuit required to produce rotation. While copper is a very good conductor, it does have resistance that causes the copper to heat up. The amount of current delivered to the motor along with the winding resistance determines how hot it gets. The nature of stepper motor operation requires full rated current to be applied at all times, which differs from a servo motor that provides only the required current to produce the desired motion.
Electric Motors Market to value $22.7 Billion by 2026. Growing innovative product demand in transport and enforcement of severe government policies and regulations concerning the environment are some factors influencing the electric motors industry outlook for transportation sector. Government regulations stating the implementation of electric motorbikes and hybrid passenger cars will positively impact the European electric motors market from transportation applications.
Wrangler earns points for its Mac running talent, loses its inaccurate road feel, and chokes 5 for performance based on the most popular version with a standard engine and automatic transmission. .. How fast is the Jeep Wrangler?. Wrangler’s most common powertrain combines a 285 horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine with...
Airstream is teasing a travel trailer that could making towing so much easier. The RV manufacturer revealed a concept that propels itself, saving fuel or electric range that would be lost in towing. Perhaps even cooler is the fact that you can park the thing by remote control. If this...