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McLaren Automotive Prepares New Architecture

McLaren Automotive Prepares New Generation of Electrified Supercars

Mike Flewitt, CEO of luxury supercar maker McLaren Automotive, today confirmed the introduction of the brand’s all-new, flexible, lightweight vehicle architecture which will underpin its next generation of electrified supercars.

The new architecture, designed specifically to accommodate new hybrid powertrains, has been entirely engineered, developed and produced in-house in the UK at McLaren’s £50m state-of-the-art McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC) in the Sheffield region.

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Nio The Electric Car Company To Watch

Nio The Electric Car Company To Watch

After showing off the Nio EP9 at the Nurburgring, beating all electric car speed records by completing the track in 7m 05.12s, just 8 seconds slower than the Porsche 918. NIO have announced that they will have autonomous electric vehicles in the U.S. market in 2020. The company also unveiled “NIO EVE” – the embodiment of their vision for the future of autonomous cars.
 

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BMW i8 - Electric Hybrid Sports Car

BMW i8 - Electric Hybrid Sports Car

The BMW i8 is a plug-in hybrid that brings together the advantages of electromobility and innovative engine technology. The result is an extraordinarily dynamic driving experience, combining impressive efficiency with extremely low CO2 emissions. The BMW i8 is a sports car, reinvented. It’s more efficient, through intelligent lightweight carbon construction and an aerodynamic design. It’s also more sustainable, featuring highly-efficient BMW eDrive technology and the use of recyclable interior materials.

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Manhole Covers Recharge Your Car

Manhole Covers Recharge Your Car

Good news for electric car owners in New York City, you will soon be able to charge your vehicle on the go.
Called ‘Hevo Power’, it is a wireless charging station that will be installed into manholes around NYC—charging your car when you park over them.
It was reported that the charging station can be “bolted to the street or embedded in the pavement”—transmitting energy through a receiver that will be connected to the car’s battery.
There is even a smartphone app that will notify the driver of the charge amount and help drivers line their vehicles up on the charger.

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10 of the best Electric Cars

10 of the best Electric Cars

 
Since 2008, a renaissance in electric vehicle manufacturing has occurred due to advances in battery and power management technologies, concerns about increasing oil prices, and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Now some of the biggest names in car manufacturing have all began to produce electric cars of their own. Here we take a look at some of the best battery powered vehicles on four wheels.
 
1. Opel Ampera/Chevy Volt
2. Nissan Leaf
3. Ford Focus Electric
4. Coda
5. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell
6. Honda Fit Electric

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