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Sunday, November 17, 2019

1962 Ferrari 196 SP by Fantuzzi: still for sale

The Ferrari 196/246 SP was produced from 1961 through 1963 with less than ten examples being created. The design was very untraditional for Enzo Ferrari and against his strongest belief that the horse should come before the cart, meaning the engine should be placed in the front.
1962 Ferrari 196 SP by Fantuzz. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2pnZbb8)
Another departure from the traditional Ferrari was the use of a Vittorio Jano designed V-6 engine. The six-cylinder engines were more compact, lightweight, and more fuel-efficient, when compared to the traditional Colombo, designed 12-cylinder engines.

With the engine mounted longitudinally mid-ship, optimal weight distribution and handling were achieved. The chassis was the traditional tubular frame supported by wishbone suspension. A five-speed manual gearbox provided power to the rear wheels. The body design was simple, yet elegant and effective.
Rear-left side view of 1962 Ferrari 196 SP by Fantuzz. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2pnZbb8).
This combination was good enough to capture overall victories at Targa Florio and the Nurburgring 1000 km. At Le Mans in 1963, Ferrari captured the first mid-engined victory with a 250 P, a close sibling of the 246 SP.

The first 246 SP chassis constructed was #0790. In 1961, it successfully campaigned at Targa Florio. A year later it scored victories at the Nurburgring 1000 km. It was later converted into a 196 SP. In modern times, it has been raced at the Cavallino Classic.
From 1961 through 1963, engine modifications were made and inserted into existing and new chassis. Because of this, specifications vary. Four chassis were constructed between 1962 and 1963.

Even though a limited number were produced, their accomplishments are legendary and their design was revolutionary. The knowledge achieved through the design and development was used in future Ferrari projects and their continued domination at races such as LeMans. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CONCEPTCARZ | BUSINESS INSIDER | MOTOR1 | THE DRIVE | CAVALINO]
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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Rhombus Concept, a chubby diamond shaped EV

Back again to the Japanese automotive giant, Toyota. To participate at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show, the company brought several it's hybrid and fully electric vehicles. One of which is the Toyota Rhombus concept car.
Toyota Rhombus electric-powered vehicle concept unveiled at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show in April 2019. (Picture from: https://cnb.cx/33JQ2ss)
According to the company's release, Rhombus is a concept car for battery-powered electric vehicles targeted at consumers born after 1990 and developed by TMEC, the company's research and development base in China.
Toyota Rhombus electric-powered vehicle concept has a futuristic look with hard-line strokes and chubby front. (Picture from: https://cnb.cx/33JQ2ss)
From its external appearance, the Toyota Rhombus has a futuristic look with hard-line strokes and chubby front. And inside, you can see a single swivel seat in front replacing the typical two-seat in driver's row such in common cars, while the two seats in the back form a lounge-like area.
Toyota Rhombus is a concept car for battery-powered electric vehicles targeted at consumers born after 1990. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2X50uYN)
Because in the front, there is only room for the driver to take a position in the middle of the vehicle. Then, there is room for up to three other passengers in the back, where they sit in the style of a rickshaw or diamond shape - hence the name.
Toyota Rhombus concept car's interior layout with the driver seat in the middle of the car and three passenger seats in the behind. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2X50uYN)
At first glance, this electric car will look like a good taxi. However, the lack of a back door makes the entrance a little uncomfortable.

Right when the futuristic electric car was launched, of course, Toyota hasn't announced it yet. This is a concept for now but will come to Europe as early as 2021. Electric manufacturing cars, which nearly 13 million were sold in the last two decades, will then reach our continent.
Toyota is planning to add 10 electric vehicles globally in the next 5-6 years which is good news for the environment. The mega car manufacturer is set towards the goal of 5.5 million EV sales by 2030. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TOYOTA | ANDROIDPIT | CNBC]
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Neuron EV unveiled its electric-powered MPV and Big Rig concept

A California-based startup company named Neuron EV at the 2019 China International Import Expo in Shanghai had shown off its two electric car concepts: an MPV called the Neuron T/ONE and a big rig called the Neuron TORQ.
Neuron EV presented the two electric-powered vehicle concept at the 2019 China International Import Expo in Shanghai, ie Neuron T/ONE MPV Concept and a big rig called Neuron TORQ. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/34QzhMk)
As reported by Formacar, both vehicles share a futuristic look and come based on the same modular EV platform. Both of them put the driver's seat position in the middle, as an effort to cut on production diversification costs for countries with right-hand and left-hand traffic systems.
Neuron T/ONE electric powered vehicle concept in the pickup format. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/32Bu8py)
It has also been reported, the company has not been willing to disclose the date to start production to realize this electric pickup concept. And it seems that there are already many who are interested in the electric pickup made by the company if it has been produced and is available on the world's automotive market.
Neuron T/ONE electric powered vehicle concept in the van format. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/32Bu8py)
The Neuron T/ONE electric-powered MPV can easily transform into a van and can accommodate between three and eight passengers, depending on the configuration.
Neuron T/ONE electric powered vehicle concept in stand-alone format. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/32Bu8py)
Here's the interior view of Neuron T/ONE Concept:
Driver seat modul of Neuron T/ONE
Driver seat modul of Neuron T/ONE
Passenger seat modul of Neuron T/ONE (Optional)
Bed cabin modul of Neuron T/ONE (Optional)

Power specs are being kept secret at this time, but it's official that the T/ONE has 520 Newton-meters (384 pound-feet) of maximum torque, can haul up to three metric tons of cargo (6,600 lbs) and runs approximately 480 kilometers (300 miles) on a single charge.

The T/ONE electric-powered MPV concept has a length of around 5.5 meters. In addition to standard traction batteries, this car receives removable power sources and solar panels mounted on the roof of the cargo deck lid.
While the Neuron TORQ is an electric semi-truck developed to be the next generation solution for commercial transportation. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | NEURON EV | FORMACAR | OBOZREVATEL | NEWSBEEZER]
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Is this the real form of the latest McLaren BC-03 hypercar?

For almost 1 year, we have known that McLaren is developing a street version of the Vision Gran Turismo Concept which was inaugurated in 2017. The possible hypercar has a codename BC-03 (Bespoke Commission 03) and reportedly will be made only 5 units worldwide.
A spy shot of possible the latest McLaren BC-03 hypercar on the road test. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/33yFY5q)

These images are shared online on many Instagram accounts, including Supercarpress. One of them shows a prototype that is being tested at night, while the rest is considered an official rendering. Not yet determined whether the image is valid, but if so, it looks like McLaren is preparing to launch a hypercar that is even superior to Senna.

The following are rendering images of the latest McLaren BC-03 hypercar.
Front three-quarter of McLaren BC-03
Left side view of McLaren BC-03
Rear three-quarter of McLaren BC-03
Top view of McLaren BC-03

On the front, the BC-03 features a protruding and low nose with a small headlight inspired by the 720S, while on the side there is a large air intake. Everything gets very interesting in the rear, with the towering wings which also become the seat for the LED taillights and fins that stretch along the center of the decklid share clear similarities with the Vision Gran Turismo Concept.

The McLaren Vision Gran Turismo features a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine combined with a pair of electric motors to drive the front wheels and total output reaches 1,150 horsepower and 1,275 Nm of torque. It remains to be seen whether the production car will later display the same or more similar powertrain to the hybrid unit used by McLaren Speedtail. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TOPSPEED | CARSCOOPS | THE DRIVE]
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Monday, November 11, 2019

KIA Futuron concept car inspired by an UFO?

KIA Motor has revealed its newest sport utility vehicle (SUV) concept, named the KIA All-Electric Futuron Concept at the 2019 China International Import Expo (CIIE) held in Shanghai, China. This car is mentioned as the South Korean automotive manufacturer's hope, as well as its vision translation of future mobility.
KIA Futuron Concept unveiled at the 2019 China International Import Expo (CIIE) held in Shanghai. (Picture from http://bit.ly/2KblQyt)
By combining the design power of KIA Motor with the electric-battery powertrain which they claim is very efficient, this new concept represents the existence of the Korean car manufacturer to move forward. They even asserted they were ready to enter the electrification era in the global automotive world.

As reported by Carscoops, the Futuron concept car comes as a progressive electric-powered SUV coupe, with an exterior design that is clearly the most striking thing about this concept. It combining elegant proportions with clean shapes and surfaces, the Futuron concept introduces a new interpretation of the far wider "tiger nose" grille, where the grille now integrates the "Star Cloud" design feature headlights on the surface of dragon skin scales inspired by Chinese mythology.
KIA Futuron Concept coupe's body adopting a low profile that contrasts with elevated ground clearance. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NBj73D)
By taking inspiration from the nebula star, the headlights consisting of LED matrix geometric patches are echoed to the rear lights with similar LEDs, so that when viewed at a glance it will resemble the Hyundai Grandeur facelift teaser.
KIA Futuron Concept is reflected in spacious and flexible interior design. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NBj73D)
The vehicle proportion is equally striking, with the SUV coupe's body adopting a low profile that contrasts with elevated ground clearance. This Futuron concept car has dimensions of the length of 4,850 mm (190.9 in), the height of 1,550 mm (61 in) and has a wheelbase of 3,000 mm (118.1 in).

Furthermore, the Futuron concept car also has an unusual roof shape, which is a diamond-shaped panoramic greenhouse that is above the 360-degree core was mentioned inspired by the "UFOs and flying saucer designs." There is a LiDAR sensor (light and range detection) that supports the car's capability of Level 4 autonomous driving.
KIA Futuron Concept supported by a fully-electric powertrain and high capacity battery. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NBj73D)
The dramatic shape of the Futuron concept vehicle is also supported by a fully-electric powertrain. Then a high capacity battery is also installed under its cabin floor, which is able to provide energy for its four powerful in-wheel electric motors. As the results in a low center of gravity and an e-AWD system which is said to provide a quick response to the driver's input.

Then the KIA Futuron Concept' autonomous capability is reflected in the spacious and flexible interior design. Its two front seats are made of flexible material and can offer a straight driving position, or a leaning rest position. When the self-driving mode is activated, the front seats on the rest position while the steering wheel enters/pulls.
The 'Star Cloud' lighting system and dragon skin scale motifs on the door create a connection to the exterior, with a ventilation system placed behind the dragon skin scales as well. Another striking interior element is the cockpit area surrounding the driver which is also equipped with a Graphical User Interface (GUI) system, which flows out of the driver's side door and winds the steering wheel in a smooth curve. This effectively combines the instrument cluster directly with an audio-visual display in the center of the dashboard. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS]
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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Next Nissan electric-powered crossover vehicle

At the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019 event, Nissan Motor Co. launched the Nissan Ariya Concept, an Electric-powered crossover vehicle that uses twin electric motors, has strong acceleration, with award-winning driver assistance technology. The new Nissan Ariya concept car was introduced at this time, intended to mark the new era for the company in redefining its philosophy for the next phase of motor vehicle evolution.
Nissan Ariya Concept has debuted at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/334jcSr)
The Ariya concept has a spacious premium cabin with high-tech features and a body that displays the pure and clean nature of an electric car. This design embodies Nissan Intelligent Mobility's vision for personal transportation that provides a seamless and adaptive travel experience that is free of accidents or harmful emissions through electrification and vehicle intelligence.

The Ariya concept revives the design elements that have been displayed through the Nissan IMx concept car when it was present at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. The design elements include a bold V-motion electric shield that is bold and the rear light blades are striking short overhangs and a wider interior that looks more like a fancy lounge than a conventional vehicle cabin.
Although the concept car, bold style, and unconventional interior and exterior elements of this electric-powered crossover vehicle are very likely to be produced in the near future. "Ariya is a strong collaboration between design and engineering expertise. This is the next stage of Nissan's future design language," said Yasuhiro Yamauchi, the Executive Representative of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ]
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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Japanese 'sportscar' made from recycled materials

Innovation in the automotive world continues to move towards the concept of environmentally friendly. Like the concept car on display at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, made from plants and agricultural waste. And then talking about environmentally friendly cars isn't just a matter of switching fossil fuels to electricity.
A Japanese 'sportscar' named Nano Cellulose Vehicle (NCV) made from recycled materials on display at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/33awUn5)
The car in question is the Nano Cellulose Vehicle (NCV) which is a new project from Japan. This concept car is environmentally friendly because the components of this car use materials from plants and recycling agricultural waste.
The Nano Cellulose Vehicle (NCV) project made by a consortium of 22 universities in Japan, research institutes, and several large companies and runs by the Japanese Ministry of Environment since 2016. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/33awUn5)
The NCV project does not work alone but through a consortium of 22 universities in Japan, research institutes, and several large companies. And this project has been run by the Japanese Ministry of Environment since 2016

As quoted from Carscoops, which states that the NCV car uses Celloluse Nanofiber derived from recycled plant material and agricultural waste. For information, and on the NCV concept car, the material is used to build bodies including doors, roofs to hood and trunk. Not only the body, CNF is also used in the framework of this car.
In the interior of the Nano Celullose Vehicle (NCV) is dominated by wood materials, from the dashboard to the steering wheel. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/33awUn5)
It was also mentioned the use of these materials was 50 percent lighter than the material currently used. And according to one member of the consortium, the person in charge of exterior design from Toyota Customizing & Development, Yuzo Niimi, said that in general this car has a sporty design with sharp lines indentation.
To support the design, this concept car also uses a butterfly wing door model, multi-spoke wheels and taillights design that is reminiscent of the American car model Chrysler ME Four-Twelve. Looking into the cabin, the NCV is clad in an all-wood interior, with the steering wheel model of two bars that already have a gear shifter.  
Besides being lighter, this car made from plants and agricultural waste also produces relatively small emissions. Not much is revealed about how under the hood, but it is mentioned for energy sources that are used using hydrogen fuel cells and can only run a maximum of 20 kilometers per hour (12 mph).

Yes, all of this good effort returns to ourselves. Is there a desire to implement it in the automotive industry which may now be in the comfort zone with the use of existing materials such as metal, plastic, or glass fiber and so on. Let's wait and see. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS | MASHABLE] 
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A smart future shuttle vehicle concept of Toyota

Tokyo will be the host of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. Toyota Motor Corporation, as one of the Japanese automotive manufacturers is participating by offering mass public transportation facilities in the future. And reported, a total of 20 units of special vehicles that are labeled as Toyota e-Palette will support mobility during the world's biggest sports events taking place from July 24 to August 9, 2020.
Toyota e-Palette is a modern public shuttle vehicle concept that uses electricity as its main driver. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2pZHA9t)
The Toyota e-Palette is a modern public shuttle vehicle concept that uses electricity as its main driver. But what's interesting about this vehicle is the autonomous and special features to support the Tokyo 2020 events. This vehicle has undergone a number of calibrations, in particular, to adjust to the needs that are associated with the world's major sporting events.
Toyota e-Pallete is designed according to the needs of Olympic and Paralympic athletes to serve their mobility during the Tokyo 2020. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2pZHA9t)
Toyota e-Palette not only able to transport normal people but should be able to transport and support people with disabilities. "We have developed the vehicle by adapting to various conditions of passengers including people with disabilities," explained Takahiro Muta, Head of the Tokyo 2020 Version e-Palette development in a press release. "This vehicle is designed according to the needs of Olympic and Paralympic athletes to serve their mobility during the Tokyo 2020," he continued.
Toyota e-Pallete is designed to accommodate 20 seated passengers, 4 wheelchairs and 7 standing passengers. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2WtLR14)
Actually, the e-Palette concept has been present since 2018 as the first Toyota autonomous vehicle. This car is a reflection of Toyota's future step into a transition to becoming a mobility company that carries the theme of Mobility for All. And now the vehicle concept is being on display at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.
From its appearance, the Toyota e-Palette has a front and rear display with an almost similar design. Then the interior uses trim, floors, seating and other components by using contrasting colors so that it is very helpful for those who have deficiencies in vision. In addition, this vehicle is designed to accommodate 20 seated passengers, 4 wheelchairs and 7 standing passengers.
At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics events, Toyota e-Palette will be operated and served the athletes' villages to transport athletes and staff around the area. But it does not rule out the possibility that in the future this vehicle will be mass-produced and made into urban public transportation rides. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TOYOTA | AUTOCAR | DEZEEN]
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Saturday, November 2, 2019

Renewable fuel through artificial leaf technology

Sometimes the progress of science and technology can amaze us, like what is being studied by scientists at Cambridge University. Although this can be said as an initial stage, this could be a technological breakthrough to produce renewable energy.
An illustration of the artificial leaf. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/326HUk1)
Recently, scientists developed artificial leaves that can suck in sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water to produce synthesis gas, a gas that can be used as an alternative to fossil fuels.

Chemists at Cambridge University want to develop a device that is inspired by the natural events of photosynthesis. After seven years of research, the experts created what is called an artificial leaf. The research itself has been published in Nature Materials journal.

Like real leaves, these artificial leaves do not need bright sunlight to function. According to scientists, the leaves will work efficiently even in rainy or cloudy weather. In other words, the technology will not be affected by the season.
Cambridge's artificial leaf uses two perovskite light absorbers and a cobalt catalyst to convert sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into syngas. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2JIabHn)
"We can use it from morning to night anywhere in the world," said Virgil Andrei, a Ph.D. candidate student who is also the lead author of the study. As reported by the Iflscience page, the artificial leaf uses carbon nanotubes with two light absorbers combined with a cobalt-made of catalyst.

After being immersed in water, the reaction will begin with one light absorber using a catalyst to produce oxygen, while the other absorbers carry out chemical reactions to reduce carbon dioxide and water to carbon monoxide and hydrogen.

These three gases are the basis of synthesis gas. The synthesis gas has about half of the natural energy density, but it has several uses in the production of liquid fuels and is considered a renewable energy source.

"You may not have heard of syngas itself but every day, you consume products that were created using it. Being able to produce it sustainably would be a critical step in closing the global carbon cycle and establishing a sustainable chemical and fuel industry," added senior author Professor Erwin Reisner from Cambridge's Department of Chemistry

"What we'd like to do next, instead of first making syngas and then converting it into liquid fuel, is to make the liquid fuel in one step from carbon dioxide and water," added Reisner. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | NATURE MATERIALS | IFLSCIENCE | SCIENCE DAILY | NEW ATLAS]
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Friday, November 1, 2019

Jaguar electric-powered supercar ready to compete in the Gran Turismo Sport arena

Jaguar follows in the footsteps of other world automotive manufacturers such as McLaren to Chevrolet which has developed virtual concept cars for the Gran Turismo video game under the Vision Gran Turismo brand. This time involving the Jaguar Coupe which was launched at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe became an electric sports car that will be available for download at the Gran Turismo Sports on the Sony PlayStation platform.
Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe is ready to compete in the Gran Turismo Sports arena. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/31RWb3J)
The appearance of this concept car looks futuristic, and Jaguar claims the Vision Gran Turismo Coupe's exterior design was inspired by two of its iconic racing cars from the 1950s namely Type-C and Type-D. However, the active rear wing of the car becomes a truly modern touch.

Likewise, the interior sector augmented reality glass features that can show information about the outside world and warn drivers about obstacles. This virtual concept car also has an AI assistant called KITT-E and a 3D image display. Jaguar actually works on 3D technology for production cars, even though it's not quite ready for prime time in public.
Interior view of Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/31RWb3J)
"This project has been fully led by our young designers and represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for them to create vehicles that are full of our extraordinary heritage but push the boundaries of future design. The team has done an extraordinary job in creating something that can clearly be identified as Jaguar, inspired - but not limited - by our iconic past," said Jaguar Design Director, Julian Thomson.
Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe was inspired by its iconic models like the C-Type and D-Type. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/31RWb3J)
Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe may not be a real car, but Jaguar has engineered it virtually. The car has a perfect front compared to the distribution of rear weight with a percentage of 50:50 and weighs 1.4 tons. Of course, this is not a heavy car, for a car that carries around a heavy battery. Jaguar said its Formula E racing team had a hand in designing the powertrain, which consisted of three electric motors. One motor powers the front wheels, while the other two power each one rear wheel, giving the car an all-wheel drive.
 Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe was driven by 3 electric motors. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/31RWb3J)
Those three electric motors together drove the cars forward with power up to 1,005 horsepower and 1,199 Nm of torque. Jaguar claims the Vision Gran Turismo Coupe concept will accelerate from zero to 62 mph in less than 2.0 seconds, and reach a top speed of more than 200 mph. Like other real-existed electric supercars, it is expected to enter production over the next few years, such as the Tesla Roadster and Lotus Evija. But the performance claims of Tesla and Lotus remain like that because there has not been a car with powerful engine power.
Jaguar itself does not plan to incorporate the concept of the Vision Gran Turismo Coupe into its production line. And this sleek sports car was designed solely for the Gran Turismo Sport. But given Jaguar's current involvement in Formula E, as well as the secondary race series for the I-Pace electric SUV, it won't be surprising to see a more sporty electric Jaguar appear in the future based on this concept car. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | JAGUAR | GRANTURISMO | DIGITAL TRENDS]
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Monday, October 28, 2019

Mitsubishi presented the first turbine-engined electric vehicle

When present as one of the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show participants, Mitsubishi used the opportunity by making the first debut of a unique small-sized SUV concept car owned and given the name of Mitsubishi MI-Tech Concept.

Why is it called unique? Due to the MI-Tech concept car is touted as the first electric car to use a turbine engine. In fact, this car is arguably the first and only turbine-engined car ever implemented in the real world. Really?
Mitsubishi MI-Tech Concept on display at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Jk6uXS)
Mitsubishi presents the MI-Tech concept as a new breakthrough from the PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) cars. If all this time the PHEV used a combination of petrol engines and electric motors, and now in the MI-Tech concept has been replaced by turbine engines and electric motors.

Where this turbine engine has functions the same as a petrol engine in the PHEV as we know in the first place, namely as an electric energy generator to supply the battery's needs.
Mitsubishi MI-Tech Concept equipped with a turbine engine and 4 electric motors. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Jk6uXS)
The MI-Tech concept car has 4 electric motors to drive it and spin independently. This is intended not only to prevent the tires slip symptoms on the off-road roads, but it's also allowed to control the four electric motors separately. So that makes the MI-Tech concept can maneuver to the side like a panzer or tank.
Mitsubishi still has no plans for the mass production of MI-Tech. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Jk6uXS)
Furthermore, Hiroshi Nagaoka, Executive Officer, Senior Vice President (Engineering) of Mitsubishi Motors revealed, that the car's turbine engine can be set to consume various types of fuel, ranging from diesel fuel, kerosene up to alcohol. This fuel consumption flexibility allows the MI-Tech concept can be suited in many places that have different fuel qualities.
Even though it still consumes fossil fuels, but the car emissions are claimed to be lower than conventional combustion engines with NOx (nitrogen oxide) levels practically non-existent. Mitsubishi chose this turbine engine because of its compact dimensions and lighter weight compared to conventional petrol engines.

But this turbine engine can't be likened with an aircraft turbine engine because it has a smaller size and capability. Until now Mitsubishi still has not planned mass production of MI-Tech, but the company said it was still trying to develop it in that direction. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ] 
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Sunday, October 27, 2019

New Toyota e-Racer concept is revealed

Toyota has revealed an e-Racer concept at the Tokyo motor show, a two-seat, fun-to-drive car designed to re-emphasize the firm's belief that a future with autonomous cars will still have room for driving enthusiasts.
Toyota has revealed its newest e-Racer concept at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2W9dlIY)
The car was unveiled on stage by Toyota boss Akio Toyoda, but no details - including technical or performance - were given about it beyond its name. As such, it is believed to be a concept in the truest sense, pointing merely to the fact that electric vehicles can be fun.

"All those years ago the car came along and replaced the horse," said Toyoda, "but today there are still people who own and racehorses, and who have the most amazing, emotional relationships with their horses. For them, the horse remains irreplaceable.
Toyota e-Racer concept, a two-seat, fun-to-drive car designed to re-emphasize the company's belief that a future with autonomous cars will still have room for driving enthusiasts. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2W9dlIY)
"I believe it is the same for the car, even in an age of autonomy. People will continue to be at the center of our technical advances even as e-mobility is rolled out."
Due to the concept that appears to be a static prototype, the visitor able to simulate driving it around a famous race circuit of their choosing with the aid of virtual reality glasses. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2W9dlIY)
Although the concept appears to be a static prototype, visitors to the show are able to simulate driving it around a famous race circuit of their choosing with the aid of virtual reality glasses. Alongside the e-Racer concept, Toyota is also showcasing a 'virtual fitting function' that can take users' exact measurements to tailor a bespoke race suit.
The e-Racer is joined on Toyota's show stand by the second-generation of the Mirai hydrogen fuel cell saloon, the i-Road electric scooter, a new two-seat EV designed for urban driving and the LQ Concept*** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOCAR | ROADSHOW]
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