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MTS improves race-winning electric motor technology for Formula E

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MTS aims to increase the power density of its electric motors MTS Systems Corporation, a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and sensors, has announced further power density improvements to its industry-leading electric motor and inverter technology for motorsport. Power density – packing more power into smaller, lighter motors …

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Axletech and Thor Trucks to build e-powertrain for commercial vehicles

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AxleTech plans to launch its newest e-powertrain offering in 2019 Michigan-based AxleTech has announced that it is developing a heavy-duty e-powertrain system with Thor Trucks. AxleTech and Thor Trucks will integrate AxleTech’s e-axle technology with Thor’s proprietary battery technology to create a fully electric commercial vehicle powertrain. “Electric powertrains for …

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Mazda rotary engine to return as EV range-extender

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Mazda aims to launch two battery EVs in 2020 Mazda will launch its first electric vehicles in 2020 as part of its ‘Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030’ long-term technology development programme. Mazda will initially launch two battery EVs. One powered solely by battery, the other pairing a battery with Mazda’s small, lightweight …

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Lightning Systems debuts new all-electric Ford E-450 Shuttle Bus and Cutaway models

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Lightning Systems new drivetrain can provide a 110-mile range Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission drivetrains for commercial fleets, has announced new battery-electric powertrain options for the Ford E-450 Shuttle Bus and Ford E-450 Cutaway. The new Lightning Electric models for the Ford E-450 will be available in 14,500-pound …

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ZF electrifies buses in London and the US

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Buses in both countries will utilise ZF’s AxTrax AVE electric portal axle ZF is highlighting two market successes for its tried-and-tested AxTrax AVE electric portal axle. Firstly, 31 of the famous red London double-decker buses will be equipped with this technology and glide through the city powered solely by electricity. …

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Ricardo launches new ‘E-Axle’ electric vehicle transmission

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Ricardo’s new E-Axle can support high torque and input speeds Drawing upon research and technology that it has developed and proven in markets from Formula-E to supercars, Ricardo’s new E-Axle transmission offers a balance of efficiency and performance, together with low total cost of ownership. Prompted by the rising demand …

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Rolls-Royce introduces new MTU hybrid propulsion systems for ships

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Rolls-Royce will test the MTU hybrid system in 2019 As of 2020, Rolls-Royce will launch a range of completely integrated MTU hybrid ship propulsion systems onto the market. The propulsion systems will also be made available for yachts, work boats, ferries and patrol boats in a power range of 1,000-4,000 …

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