Bentley Motors has concluded a three-year research study intended to transform EV powertrains, using a fully integrated e-axle that doesn’t use rare earth magnets. Bentley’s OCTOPUS (Optimised Components, Test and simulatiOn, toolkits for Powertrains which integrate Ultra high-speed motor Solutions) study led to an electric drive system that eliminates the need for both rare earth… Read more »
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“Don’t forget to plug the Bentley in, Jeeves. Petrol is ever so dear these days.” The 93-year-old British luxury brand is not the first carmaker that comes to mind in connection with cutting-edge electric vehicles. However, like every other auto manufacturer, Bentley has been researching electrification for some time, and now it plans, ever so… Read more »
Bentley Motors Limited is famous for its massive luxury limousines, some of which sport 12-cylinder engines. So if this 93-year old British manufacturer of motorcars were to produce a plug-in hybrid, we might thankfully be able to declare the image of EVs as sacrifice-mobiles for eco-hippies dead and buried (Porsche and Rolls-Royce have already tapped… Read more »
UK-based Lunaz upcycles and converts legacy vehicles to EVs, using a proprietary electric powertrain. The company has big plans for growth, and recently secured funding from a group of high-profile investors, including soccer star David Beckham, who has taken a 10% stake in the company. Beckham’s expertise extends to more than just bending it on… Read more »
Porsche is definitely working on a pure electric sport sedan, and details of the company’s plans are beginning to trickle out. In January, unnamed sources told the German magazine auto motor und sport that Porsche had dropped plans for gas and diesel versions of its Pajun (Panamera Junior) sedan, and that it would go on… Read more »
All future Porsche models will be available in hybrid versions, Daniel Semmer said at the company’s Panamera Hybrid Technology Workshop. The British magazine Autocar reported that the move is part of a new strategy to reduce fuel consumption at everyday speeds. Porsche has designed a new hybrid module, which combines an electric motor and clutches… Read more »