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Jaguar details the technology behind the I-Pace

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Ahead of it public debut at the Geneva International Motor Show next month, McLaren has released further information on the Senna. Fitted with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 – McLaren’s most powerful IC engine ever produced for a road car – the limited release hypercar will develop 800ps and 800Nm.

Toyota details its new Dynamic Force engine

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The Japanese OEM has revealed its all-new powertrain system which is set to be installed in 80% of Toyota vehicles by 2023. Based on the Toyota New Global Architecture, the technology will feature a new continuously variable transmission (CVT), a 6-speed manual transmission and a 2.0-liter hybridized engine unit.

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As OEMs continue to announce plans to end production of diesel engines, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new diesel PHEV C-Class at the Geneva Motor Show. Will this powertrain development give TDI a new lease of life? 


PowerCell finalizes development of second fuel cell stack platform

Nordic fuel cell technology developer PowerCell is in the final stage of development of its next generation fuel cell stack platform, the S2. The S2 covers a larger power range up to 25kW and maintains the same tolerance towards CO and reformate gas as the present platform, the S1.
The S2 cell stack is designed to work in an auxiliary power unit environment on reformate gas as well as on a variety of systems running on pure hydrogen, for both automotive and stationary applications. It uses thin metal bipolar plates and membrane electrode assembly and uses proton exchange membrane technology. Key features of the new platform include a capability for extensive stop-starts, which means battery buffers can be kept to a minimum, and its ability to handle low-pressure drops.
“After three years of development, we are pleased to finalize our second fuel cell stack platform, the S2,” said Magnus Henell, CEO at PowerCell. “The interest from the transport, telecom and other sectors is huge, given these industries’ need to reduce operating expenses while at the same time find power solutions that are clean, sustainable and compliant with ever-stricter environmental legislation. We are now in the phase of selecting which pilot clients to cooperate with for prototype testing.”

5 February 2014


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