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“Pure Jungle Cat” — Tesla Model 3 Performance Review From Motor Trend

It’s one thing for Tesla to get a strong review of its performance Model 3 in the Wall Street Journal, but what about a car magazine? It turns out that the team at Motor Trend got a chance to test drive the much-anticipated dual motor, performance (DMP) version of Tesla’s newer, smaller sedan. Let’s check out what some gearheads had to say

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Nuanced Tesla Model 3 Review … EV Predictions From 14 Experts … Tesla Model 3 Motor … (#CleanTechnica Top 20)

The top 20 stories of the week on CleanTechnica didn’t include a single Tesla article

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2018 Renault Zoe Gets New R110 Electric Motor (80 kW)

The newly unveiled 2018 Renault Zoe features a new electric motor, dubbed the R110, that will provide the model with higher power and increased acceleration, according to a new press release.

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Zhejiang VIE Science & Technology And Protean Electric Partner In Development Of 16″ In-Wheel Motor

Protean Electric and Zhejiang VIE Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (VIE) are partnering to develop a 16″ version of the ProteanDRIVE In-Wheel Motor. The ProteanDRIVE® 16 (PD16) is based on Protean’s PD18 product

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Kia Niro PHEV Showcased At Geneva Motor Show

In addition to all of the concept cars that will never enter production but were put on display at the Geneva Motor Show, Kia apparently saw fit to highlight its upcoming plug-in hybrid version of the Niro (which will be accompanied at a later point by an all-electric Niro)

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Motor Trend Picks Chevy Bolt As 2017 Car Of The Year

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As many of this reading this may have already heard, the Chevy Bolt EV has been chosen as the 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year. An interesting choice, and as the article accompanying the announcement shows, one based on enthusiasm the testers/judges had for the model

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Tesla’s 3-Phase 4-Pole AC Induction Motor — Why Nikola Tesla’s 19th Century Induction Motor Is The Ideal Choice For The 21st Century Electric Car

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By Steve Bakker Pop quiz: You’re at a cocktail party. Inevitably, the conversation turns to electric cars. An attractive member of the opposite sex leans over to you, sizes you up as someone who knows their amps from their volts, focuses a pair of bedroom blue eyes in your direction that burn a hole through you [&hellip

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3 Alternative Electric Motor Designs For EVs Revealed At CWIEME Berlin

In-Wheel Electric Motor & Electric Car Company From Denmark — Ecomove

Originally published on CWIEME. Dr.-Ing. Martin Doppelbauer, Professor for Hybrid Electric Vehicles at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), will use his seminar at CWIEME Berlin to reveal three alternative electric motor designs together with their test results. Amid constant market demand for cleaner and more efficient vehicles, weight reduction remains a key driver of

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Puegeot EXALT — New PHEV Concept Unveiled At Beijing Motor Show



French car manufacturer Peugeot just unveiled its new plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) concept, the EXALT, at the Beijing Motor Show — which opened to the public on April 21st.

Image Credit: Peugeot

Image Credit: Peugeot

The new PHEV, interestingly, incorporates a number of different man-made materials onto the car’s body in order to mimic the look and feel of shark skin. Not something I had ever consciously though that I would want, but I am curious now, so I guess that Peugeot’s approach has worked. :)

The “shark skin” supposedly contributes towards the EV’s aerodynamic performance. No further details on that yet, though.

The specs for the vehicle, so far, are that it’s about 4.7 meters long (185 inches), around 1.31 meters tall (51.6 inches), and weighs about 1,700 kg (3,748 pounds). The vehicle is powered by Peugeot’s plug-in HYbrid4 drive train, which links a 270bhp 1.6-liter THP turbocharged gasoline four to a 50kW electric motor — for a combined system output of 340bhp.

“(The) PEUGEOT EXALT is athletic, powerful and sleek, incorporating original materials,” stated Peugeot designer Pierre Paul Mattei. “Its cabin, trimmed in natural materials, is dedicated to comfort and instinctive driving. This innovative concept makes the saloon even more attractive and more versatile, in particular the boot with its unique opening mechanism exposing a large boot.”

While the concept car isn’t likely to enter production anytime soon, there are rumors that a large sedan (for the Chinese market) may incorporate some of the design elements.

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In-Wheel Electric Motor From Protean To Be Used In FAW-EV Bora EV



We’ve published stories about Protean’s in-wheel electric motor in the past. They generated quite a bit of enthusiasm as well as interesting commentary. Protean has now announced that it has landed a deal with FAW-Volkswagen to bring its in-wheel electric motors “to market” through the FAW-VW Bora EV, a 100% electric vehicle being manufactured in China. Assuming things go well, the dream of in-wheel electric motors in mass-market US cars may become a reality. We’ll keep you posted! For now, check out the news, plus a bit of background:

Protean & FAW-VW To Bring In-Wheel Electric Motor Tech To A 100% Electric Car (via EV Obsession)

I covered in-wheel electric motor startup Protean back in October 2012. Naturally, it takes a while for a company to get rolling, but Protean recently announced some pretty big news. It has partnered with FAW-VOLKSWAGEN AUTOMOTIVE CO., LTD. “to develop…

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