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BMW i8 leads 15 stunning performance car show lineup with one big surprise – Torque News

The BMWi8 heads an all-star lineup of performance cars for the Performance Car Show at Birmingham’s NEC. There’s one Subaru sedan that’s a surprise. Pinboard (MacAaron)

High Performance Hybrids: Green and Mean – Guys Gab

High-performance hybrid cars have been something of a rarity in the automotive industry, at least until recently. Staples of green motoring like the Toyota Prius and the Ford Fusion hybrid have typically focused more on fuel efficiency than on power. Muscle cars such as the Chevy Corvette and the Porsche 911 have been mostly about …
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Confessions from a green performance car guy |

Hi my name is Nicolas and I’m addicted to green performance… Or so it begins, quite innocently. Pinboard (MacAaron)

BMW i8 offers sports car performance at 95 MPGe fuel efficiency | Torque News

The BMW i8 plug-in hybrid electric sports car offers high efficiency, fast acceleration, and a highly flexible all-wheel drive system with computerized intelligent torque vectoring for optimum handling. Pinboard (MacAaron)

Green Car Congress: BRUSA electric drive components now available in 750-volt versions; targeted for commercial and very high performance

BRUSA Elektronik AG is now offering its proven electric-drive components—including motor, controller, power electronics, battery pack and chargers—in 750-volt versions. The new 750-volt products are suited for use in commercial vehicles and applications demanding very high output performance. Pinboard (MacAaron)

Green Car Congress: Study shows role of operating temperature on performance of Li-air batteries

A team including researchers from Hanyang University (South Korea) and University of Rome Sapienza (Italy) have shown that operating temperature plays an important role in the performance of Lithium-air batteries. They also demonstrated “to the best of our knowledge for the first time” that a lithium-air battery, fabricated with optimized electrodes and electrolyte, may successfully …
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