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Renovo shows production prototype of Shelby-based electric supercar

Renovo Motors, Inc. unveiled a production prototype of its Renovo Coupe electric supercar at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance. Using a factory-modified Shelby American CSX9000 rolling chassis (“Cobra Daytona Coupe”), Renovo’s eponymous coupe features twin mid-mounted sequential axial-flux motors producing more than 370 kW (500 hp) and 1,000 lb-ft (1,356 N·m) of torque, with …
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Toyota shows off final FCV Fuel Cell Vehicle Look – Torque News

Toyota’s FCV design is now finished. The vehicle has a familiar look to our eye. Pinboard (MacAaron)

New data from Canada shows cold weather range loss in Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt – Torque News

The maximum range for any electric vehicle is to be had at around a 60-75 degree Fahrenheit “Goldilocks zone,” data from a Canadian fleet management company suggests. Outside of that, range degradation begins to seriously impact performance in an EV. Pinboard (MacAaron)

Ferrari shows off new Onda Solare solar racer at its museum

The solar car was presented at the Ferrari museum in Maranello and will participate in the Australian World Solar Car Challenge 2013. Pinboard (MacAaron)

A busy intersection shows walkable living, local food, and the traffic congestion that could doom both

The greenest way of getting around may be walking, or riding a bicycle.  Taking mass transit is generally very green because a bus or train can carry more people per square mile than can individually driven cars, the vehicles are reused by multiple passengers, better fuel efficiency per passenger mile, and so forth.  The first …
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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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