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Alternative Powertrains

Alternative powertrains and alternative fuel-powered vehicles are gaining traction in the market. This trend is likely to continue as emissions and fuel efficiency regulations tighten.

Contributor: Hartmut Schneeweiss
Posted: 04/10/2014

"The e-motors technology is in direct competition with combustion engines. The development engineers of the motors have not yet exhausted all possibilities to reduce fuel consumption and emissions today."

Hartmut Schneeweiss is the Director of Development Motors & Test at Continental AG, Germany.


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Contributor: James Gordon
Posted: 01/18/2017
James Gordon
Oslo’s fashionable Tøyen’s district is as much a symbol of Norway’s proud cultural past as it is the country’s pioneering future. Located in the center of the capital city, Tøyen, which means ‘fertilized meadow’ it has always been a hotbed of creativity and learning. It is home to the botanical gardens, the paleontological, geological and zoological museums. Tøyen, however, is best known for the Munch Musett, a world-famous art gallery showcasing all of the late Edvard Munch’s 1,100 paintings, including his most famous composition ‘The Scream.’ Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: 12/19/2016
Peter Els
Electric vehicles first appeared in the mid 19th century and were so efficient that an electric vehicle held the vehicular land speed record until around 1900. However, the relatively high cost, low top speed and short range of battery electric vehicles compared to the emerging internal combustion engine vehicles led to a worldwide decline in their use: the very challenges modern EVs face today. Full Column »
Posted: 05/01/2013
Range Extension for HEVs Using Fuel Cells: Challenges and Viability

Hybrid Electric Vehicles typically combine a battery pack with a traditional internal combustion engine. Combining a fuel cell with a battery pack would allow hybrid electric vehicles to be driven with the range of a traditional car without the pollution of current HEVs. The refilling time would also be comparable to cars and hybrids with gasolin Full Whitepaper »
Contributor: Joanna Scheffel
Posted: 11/21/2012
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Dr. Garcia discusses the challenges of creating a warning signal for visually impaired pedestrians when an electric vehicle approaches. Learn about the scope of this interesting European FP7 Project. Full Podcast »
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Posted: 08/06/2013
Technical review of the Lotus 414E series hybrid car. This explains the vehicle architecture and the technical solutions for the hybrid driveline systems, the new and innovative technologies developed on the project (Halosonic sound synthesis, virtual gearchange, advanced energy management and torque vectoring including the approach to ISO26262 fun Full Article »
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