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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? 


Detroit Electric finalizing world’s fastest production electric vehicle


Detroit Electric has announced that the SP:01 pure-electric two-seater sportscar – set to become the world’s fastest production electric vehicle – will launch in Europe and Asia in Q4, with a US release expected to follow soon after. The SP:01, currently undergoing engineering sign-off tests, will also spearhead a family of new all-electric vehicles from the US manufacturer, including a 2+2 supercar and a sedan model.

The high-power electric motor in the SP:01 will propel the vehicle to a top speed of 249 km/h, racing to 97km/h in just 3.7 seconds. Though Detroit Electric is headquartered in Michigan, the cars will be manufactured in a new, dedicated production facility in Leamington Spa, UK, which will progressively increase staff levels to 80 by the end of the first quarter of 2015. Detroit Electric has also invested in a new EMEA headquarters, located in Houten, Netherlands. The company ultimately plans to relocate development, engineering and assembly of Detroit Electric vehicles to the US in the future.

19 June 2014


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