#CARBON

Batteries

Israeli Firm Eyes High-Volume Carbon Fiber Body Applications

Advances could make the lightweight material a cost-effective way to boost EV driving ranges
#Carbon

Composites

Nissan Speeds CFRP Process

Advanced simulation and improved compression molding could be the key to carbon fiber’s future
#Carbon #Nissan

Autonomous Vehicles

Engineering an Autonomous ATV—for Mars

Farah Alibay is a mobility engineer—who works on extraterrestrial vehicles
#Carbon

Hybrid

McLaren Readies Lightweight Architecture for Future Hybrid Cars

Produced in-house, the carbon-fiber tub will start underpinning new models next year
#chassis #Carbon #McLaren

Sales

Paint by Supercar Numbers…Big Numbers

Carbon Fiber Finish Adds $443K to $3 Million Koenigsegg Supercar
#Michelin #Bugatti #body

Business

Legendary French Brand Reborn as $2 Million Hypercar Maker

Classic European nameplates never die, they’re resurrected as high-powered hybrids. 
#Carbon

Hybrid

Porsche Taycan EV Gets Quick Tech Upgrades

New features include a “smart lift” suspension, color head-up display, adaptive charging and OTA subscriptions
#chassis #Volkswagen #tech

Fuel Cells

Startup Teases Fuel Cell-Powered Supercar

The XP-1, which is 9 years in the making, could hit the streets by 2022
#Carbon

World’s Fastest SUV Gets New Look, Adds Fuel Efficiency Tech

Alternating cylinder deactivation system boosts fuel efficiency and reduces emissions
#Carbon #Continental

Batteries

Maserati Revs Up Ferrari-Powered Performance Models

Internally developed V-6 waiting in the wings
#Carbon #Chrysler #Maserati

Interiors & Electronics

“Ultimate Analog Supercar” Takes Shape

Gordon Murray’s upcoming T.50 gets V-12 power and a super-lightweight design
#McLaren #Carbon #europe

Batteries

Sustainability Moon Shot

Greater cooperation called for to meet long-term goals
#Carbon #sustainability #BASF

Design

Toyota, Harley-Davidson Nab Top Lightweighting Awards

Electric motorcycles, free-standing seat frames, composite steering knuckles and tension leaf springs
#HarleyDavidson #BASF #Toyota

Composites

McLaren Taking Out More Mass

Supercar builder uses everything from composites to titanium to lighten vehicles.
#Carbon #McLaren #HP

Batteries

Pushing the Limit of Electric Power: 1,400-hp Mach-E

Drifting and dragging with seven motors
#Ford #Koenigsegg #Carbon

Plastics

What bp’s Sale of Its Petrochemical Business Might Mean

bp is changing its business model in a big way. This is something other companies should pay attention to.
#Carbon

Quality

This Year’s Best Interiors: Quality at Any Price

WardsAuto’s annual list had plenty of variety
#Audi #BMW #Chevrolet

Business

Energy Giant bp Faces Future

Pre-COVID initiatives being accelerated, it seems
#sustainability #emissions #Carbon

Sales

2003 Ferrari Enzo Nets Online Auction Record of $2.6 Million

Extravagant impulse buying with the click of a mouse
#Ferrari #Ford #Lamborghini

Hybrid

German Startup Targets Electric Hypercar

Can EV racer live up to its hype?
#europe #Lamborghini #Carbon