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Friday, January 22, 2021

Aptera, super-efficient electric-powered car

An American automotive startup company named Aptera has just launched a very promising electric car for the market. However, actually they are not a new company, the company has been established since 2005, but they went bankrupt in 2011. It was only in 2019 that Aptera was reformed by its original founders.
2021 Aptera Paradigm, a three-wheeled electric-powered vehicle is claimed to be able travel as far as 1,600 km on a single full charge. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3qndsyq)
And now they are ready to introduce their first car to the public which is named Aptera Paradigm. The electric car is claimed to be able to go as far as 1,600 km on a single full charge. The car carries a sleek and futuristic three-wheeled vehicle design with a shape similar to a wingless aircraft fuselage, and it seems to be the reason behind its small drag coefficient, which is 0.13.
2021 Aptera Paradigm carries a sleek and futuristic design with a shape similar to a wingless aircraft fuselage. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3qndsyq)
The main purpose of the Aptera electric-powered vehicle was created to eliminate carbon emissions that have been produced by conventional-fueled combustion engines. However, when the electricity itself still comes from a source that uses coal as its fuel, perhaps the idea of ​​zero emissions is still not fully realized.
2021 Aptera Paradigm's cabin features simple modern dashboard coupled with 2 seater inside it. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3nM89Hl)
The Aperta will be available in several variants that are differentiated based on the cruise capability. At the very bottom, it uses a 25 kWh battery which can last up to 402 km on a single charge. In addition there is also a 40 kWh model with a range of 644 km and a 60 kWh battery for a distance of up to 966 km.

The highest variant of the Aptera electric-powered vehicle is equipped with a large battery with a capacity of 100 kWh plus a solar panel on the roof that can absorb energy to provide an additional 64 km of mileage in the sun. The number of solar panels can be increased to be placed on the hood of the car so that there is an additional 38.8 km of mileage with solar panels alone.
2021 Aptera Paradigm also has a solar panel on the roof that can absorb energy to provide an additional 64 km of mileage in the sun. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3nM89Hl)
Various motor drive configurations will be offered depending on the variant. No horsepower and torque figures are provided yet, but front-wheel drive models can typically hit 96 kph in 5.5 seconds. Meanwhile, this three-wheel drive car only takes 3.5 seconds to reach it. The key to the performance of this electric car is the fact that the 100 kWh battery of the Aptera electric car weighs less than 1,000 kg.

In addition, with fast charging, in one hour it can be charged to be able to go as far as 800 km. In other words, on the variant equipped with a battery with a capacity of 100 kWh, the distance is believed to be up to 1,000 miles (1,600 km) per charge. But efficiency is only part of the whole story, because Aptera Paradigm is also equipped with the ability to create its own energy.
2021 Aptera Paradigm is reportedly going to start production in 2021, and the company has received orders from the US consumers with an order fee of the US. $100. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3nM89Hl)
The method applied is almost the same, namely by attaching solar panels to the roof of the car along with the front and rear hood. In a day (assuming the weather is not cloudy and the sun shines so brightly) Aptera Paradigm's solar panels are claimed to be able to produce electrical energy equivalent to a distance of 64 miles (± 103 km).

Of course this can mean that the Aptera Paradigm is not a fully solar powered car and still needs to be charged as usual, but at least the presence of these solar panels can help eliminate the worry that the car's energy will not be enough to reach the destination, or better known as cool "range anxiety".
Aptera Paradigm is reportedly going to start production in 2021, and from now on, Aptera has received orders from consumers in the United States with an order fee of the US. $100 or Rp.1.4 million which is refundable if the purchase is canceled. The official price tag is in the range of $25,900 (or around Rp.365 million) - $46,900 (or Rp.648 million). Of course, the cheapest price is not for a capacity of 1,000 kWh, but for 250 kWh. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | APTERA.US | FORBES.COM | GREENMATTER.COM ]
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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Vespa Elettra, an elettro design for a classic soul by MA-DE STUDIO

Recently, the trend of electrification in the two-wheeler segment has also begun to develop rapidly, marked by an unprecedented boom in popularity, especially in recent years. Various well-known motorcycle manufacturers have started to introduce and even sell electricity-based products.
Vespa Elettra, elettro design for a classic soul by MA-DE STUDIO. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ML6WmD)
But the sophistication of an electric motorbike has not been able to shake the tastes of classic motorcycle lovers who remain faithful in choosing conventional classic motorbikes, and this also includes classic Vespa scooter fans who can be said to be one of the largest fan communities in the world.
Vespa Elettra, elettro design for a classic soul by MA-DE STUDIO. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ML6WmD)
As we all know, Vespa is the most iconic Italian scooter brand in the world. But to be more specific, we are talking about the Piaggio's Vespa model which was patented almost 75 years ago, to be precise April 1946. Until now, Vespa scooters have had a fantastic total sales figure, reaching 18 million units worldwide. So it is not surprising that Vespa has many loyal fans around the world
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In the context of the electrification trend of motorized vehicles, it has also begun to touch the scooter sector, particularly Vespa scooters. Piaggio, as the manufacturer that holds the Vespa brand, has also tried to follow this trend. There are several models of electric scooters that this manufacturer has tried, namely the Vespa Elettrica which was introduced to the public for the first time in 2016.
Vespa Elettra, elettro design for a classic soul by MA-DE STUDIO. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ML6WmD)
However, the foregoing does not reduce the interest of third parties outside the Italian giant scooter maker to try to come up with creative ideas in the form of electric vehicles which are design inspired by the Piaggio's classic scooter.

Here's MA-DE STUDIO is answered the above questions in their latest project. "This project is not an official Vespa assignment, but something we created because of our love for this iconic Italian Vespa brand," said Andrea Della Vecchia, founder of MA-DE Studio Design, as quoted of Autoevolution.

MA-DE Design Studio itself is an international design studio based in Cuomo, Italy, so it makes perfect sense that they involve Vespa models in this serious project. As a form of support for the scooter, the pride of the Italian state.
Vespa Elettra, elettro design for a classic soul by MA-DE STUDIO. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ML6WmD)
The electric-powered scooter named Vespa Elettra, to be elettro design for a classic soul, is designed very attractive and inspired by the classic Vespa scooter, which is also known as the Vespa which is transformed into an electric scooter without losing its classic identities and souls. 

Everything looks harmonious together, starting from the classic handlebar on which there's a sophisticated dashboard and equipped with a touch screen with high technology. Then as the drivetrain, the scooter uses an electric motors that is capable of producing 9.38 horsepower with 240 Nm of torque, so that it can make it go at a maximum speed of up to 95 kph.
It armed with a 5.6 kWh battery, so the electric-powered Vespa Elettra scooter can cover a distance of 150 km for a single battery charge, far above the word that is enough to be used everyday around the city with this eccentric-style scooter.

But what is also no less cool than this 'classic' with the latest technology is the Bluetooth connectivity feature to be paired with a special application, which becomes an authentication key and a virtual dashboard for relevant travel settings and data.

“I really believe in the movement towards electric mobility. It's only a matter of time, not only for cars but also for scooters and other small vehicles as mobility vehicles in urban areas,” concluded Della Vecchia.

In fact, this is not the first time a third party has come up with a creative idea in the form of an electric-powered scooter concept inspired by classic Vespa scooters, such as the Vespampère electric scooter concept by Giulio Iacchetti, the Vespa 98e Concept by Mightyseed Designs, which was present some time ago.

And here's the soundless Piaggio Vespa Elettrica video, while passing through your heart.😀
Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | VESPA | MA-DE STUDIO | EICMA 2019 | AUTOEVOLUTION | ELECTRICMOTORCYCLES ]
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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV for Gran Turismo 7

As in the Gran Turismo 6 virtual racing game previously it is known that many world manufacturers have released the VGT (Vision Gran Turismo) concept. It seems that Polyphony Digital, the game developer wants to try again when Gran Turismo 7 is available to play on the PlayStation 5 (PS5) console.
The latest Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV concept car can be driven virtually in the Gran Turismo 7 racing game on the Sony Play Station 5 (PS5). (Picture from: https://bit.ly/38wPr27)
Reportedly, the latest sequel to the virtual racing video game Gran Turismo 7 will be released this year (2021). And ahead of its launch, the world-renowned automotive manufacturers began making concept cars that could later be driven virtually in the aforementioned racing game.

And the company that was the first to officially release its concept for the Gran Turismo 7 was Jaguar through its newest concept car called Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV. For the latest version, Jaguar takes a design approach towards an endurance prototype racing car. Previously, Jaguar had also released a similar concept in 2019, called the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe.
The latest Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV concept car (in the middle) posed with the old Jaguar racing car models such (from left to right) Jaguar C-Type, XJR-9, XJR-14 and D-Type. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/38wPr27)
In theory, because this car is a virtually concept, the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV can be described briefly as an electric-powered racing car that relies on four electric motors, with a total power output of 1,877 hp and 3,360 Nm of torque. With such a large number of Power and torque, then the British company claims its latest car has the ability to accelerate from rest to 100 kph in 1.65 seconds. While the top speed it will touch is 410 kph.
The latest Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV concept car appeared in a very streamlined design applied to the car, through a long bonnet line coupled with a low roofline, which is almost in line with the height of the front fenders. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3oyZuJv)
Of the visual appearance, you will see a very streamlined design applied to the car, through a long bonnet line coupled with a low roofline, which is almost in line with the height of the front fenders. Then the front fascia shows a closed grille to house the Jaguar emblem, because it has an electric drive. Then under it is attached a long and width splitter, which is cut off in the middle.
The driver of the latest Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV concept car is in an ergonomic position when driving the car with all the instruments positioned so that they are easily accessible to the driver's hand. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3oyZuJv)
Meanwhile, on the sides there are almost no air holes, except for one vent which has the function of removing air pressure from behind the front fenders. The rest there is no ventilation or intake at all on the side of the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV. The British premium car manufacturer also mentioned several design references applied to this concept taken from old Jaguar models such as the C-type, D-type, XJR-9, and XJR-14. Moreover, the giant rear wing also reminds us of the Jaguar racing car that once competed in the 24-Hours of Le Mans.
The latest Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV is an electric-powered racing car that relies on four electric motors, with a total power output of 1,877 hp and 3,360 Nm of torque. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/38wPr27)
In dimensions when compared to the Jaguar VGT Coupe, the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV is 861 mm longer. All parts of the body are utilized to generate maximum downforce, including the fully closed bottom. Not only closed, but also given special sculptures for the best air flow to the diffuser. As a result, the car's drag coefficient (Cd) is only 0.398, with 483 kg of downforce generated when the car's speed reaches 322 kph.

The interior is also made in such a way as to support aerodynamic performance, so when in the cockpit, so the driver is in an ergonomic position when driving the car with all the instruments positioned so that they are easily accessible to the driver's hand. All control devices are also designed to keep the car's weight light by using Typefibre material. These materials are used to make composite seats, which reportedly will also be tested on the Jaguar I-Type is will be used as the Formula E racing cars next season. 
"The Vision GT SV is a dramatic and visually captivating car, showcasing what is possible when the traditional boundaries that govern real-world car design are completely removed. In bringing this car to life with a full-size design study, we were able to showcase the most extreme version of the Jaguar electric racing car that is inspired by the past, but looks fearless into the future," said the Jaguar's director of design, Julia Thomson.

"All aerodynamic features have been painstakingly optimized through cutting-edge computational fluid dynamics analysis - in exactly the same way we do real-world projects like the Jaguar I-TYPE Formula E race car," said Jaguar SV senior aerodynamic engineer Michael O'Regan. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | JAGUAR | AUTOWISE | ]
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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

The Hennessey Venom F5 is looking to be the world's fastest production car

Recently, an American supercar manufacturer, Hennessey officially launched their latest hypercar called the Hennessey Venom F5. The manufacture of this car is in collaboration with one of the world's famous automotive designers named John Heinricy who has previously been known to have designed many other supercars such as the McLaren 600LT and the Porsche Cayman GT4.
2021 Hennessey Venom F5's design emphasizes to the aerodynamics, and thanks to the use of a lower spoiler, so this hypercar has a drag coefficient of only 0.39 Cd. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2M1ycgt)
As a true automotive enthusiast, of course you still remember that the American automotive company is also known for its phenomenal supercar products, such as the Hennessey Venom GT, which was launched in 2010. Yes, the light weight supercar able to run very fast to a top speed of 300 kph.
2021 Hennessey Venom F5 will be an early example of the aerodynamic development of the latest cars from the Hennessey brand. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3mIcWJo)
No wonder if the company's founder, John Hennessey, claimed that his company newest hypercar is not only for achieving the highest top speed in the world, but also offers the unbeatable driving pleasure. He also said that this car will only produce 24 units, of which 12 units have been sold to consumers.

Furthermore, the owner of the American automotive company also confirmed that the Hennessey Venom F5 will be an early example of the aerodynamic development of the latest cars from the Hennessey brand. "It's just, that there's will be nothing comparable to the performance of the Venom F5," said John Hennessey.
2021 Hennessey Venom F5's interior itself looks luxurious thanks to the use of Alcantara leather combined with carbon fiber sport seats. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3mIcWJo)
Hennessey Venom F5 will of course face to face the Buggati Chiron Super Sport, Koenigsegg Agera RS and SSC Tuatara. As we all know, the three hypercars are competed to make record-breaking for the world's fastest cars, especially the SSC Tuatara, which recently broke the world's speed record of up to 508 kph.

Talking about the chassis, the entire body of the Venom F5 is made of carbon fiber with a monocoque concept. As a result the weight of the chassis is only 86 kg. Regarding to its design, this car emphasizes aerodynamics thanks to the use of a lower spoiler, so this hypercar has a drag coefficient of only 0.39 Cd.
2021 Hennessey Venom F5 uses a F1 adopted steering wheel with a 7-inch instrument cluster inspired by fighter jet. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2M1ycgt)
In terms of the interior, the steering wheel itself is adopted to the F1 model with a 7-inch instrument cluster inspired by fighter jet. Of course, the interior itself looks luxurious thanks to the use of Alcantara leather combined with carbon fiber sport seats. The head unit already features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
2021 Hennessey Venom F5 is powered by a V8 Twin-Turbo engine with a capacity of 6,600 cc which can generate power up to 1,817 hp with a torque of 1,617 Nm. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3mIcWJo)
Speaking of its performance, the Hennessey Venom F5 is powered by a V8 Twin-Turbo engine with a capacity of 6,600 cc which can generate power up to 1,817 hp with a torque of 1,617 Nm. From the first test results, this Hennessey hypercar can accelerate from 0-100 kph in just 2.6 seconds, while 0-299 kph is complete in just 8.4 seconds. The performance results are certainly faster than F1 racing cars, and it can be achieved thanks to the Venom F5 weighs only 1,360 kg.
2021 Hennessey Venom F5 is only produced 29 units of which 12 units have been sold to consumers with a price of the US. $2.1 million or the equivalent of Rp.29.7 billion. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3mIcWJo)
Then its legs, double wishbone model suspension with Penske coilover alerts. In order to compensate for performance, the Brembo's braking disc brakes made from carbon as standard are juxtaposed with the AP Racing calipers. In standard conditions, the hypercar has 5 driving modes, namely Sport, Track, Drag, Wet, and F5.
Not stopped in here and satisfied with these results, Hennessey plans to test the Venom F5's performance for the second time in early 2021 at the NASA special facility in Florida, United States with the test track has a length of 3.2 miles or the equivalent of 4.9 km. Talking about the price, the Hennessey's newest hypercar is priced at the US. $2.1 million or the equivalent of Rp.29.7 billion. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | HENNESSEY SPECIAL VEHICLES | LIFESTYLEASIA.COM ]
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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

The unseen before of Porsche 919 Street concept car

Recently, Porsche has showcased several concept cars that previously had never been shown off to the public. Of the many concepts that are displayed. And we have discussed some time ago, one of which is the modern minivan concept called the Porsche Vision Renndienst Concept.
Porsche 919 Street Concept which is known to be inspired by the Porsche 919 Hybrid prototype racing car made by Porsche to be competed in the Le Mans Prototype 1-Hybrid (LMP1-H) category in the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/34npPlK)
And on this occasion we will discuss a concept car that has been said to have attracted the attention of many people due to has a quite phenomenal. The mentioned car is the Porsche 919 Street Concept which is known to be inspired by the prototype racing car of the Porsche 919 Hybrid.

Even though its design based on the design of the LMP1 car, it is known that this Porsche 919 Street Concept car could be used as an ordinary road car, so from that it comes the car's name.
Porsche 919 Street Concept which is known to be inspired by the Porsche 919 Hybrid prototype racing car made by Porsche to be competed in the Le Mans Prototype 1-Hybrid (LMP1-H) category in the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2KgpHgX)
As it is known that the Porsche 919 Hybrid is a prototype racing car made by the German automaker Porsche to be competed in the Le Mans Prototype 1-Hybrid (LMP1-H) category in the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship for the manufacturer-supported hybrid car.

This prototype racing car succeeded in bringing success to the German company by claiming 3 by 3 victories, namely three times for both the constructors and the racing champions.
Porsche 919 Street Concept which is known to be inspired by the Porsche 919 Hybrid prototype racing car made by Porsche to be competed in the Le Mans Prototype 1-Hybrid (LMP1-H) category in the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/34npPlK)
Yes, it is known that the car is shown as a hypercar with a futuristic body design and is very suitable to be used as an LMP1 racing car. Initially the car was planned to come with a power of 900 horsepower in 2017.

What does the car look like? Yes, it is a 1: 1 scale model made from clay which makes it look like a real car. It appears in a combination of white and black, so that it can make it look cool.
Porsche 919 Street Concept which is known to be inspired by the Porsche 919 Hybrid prototype racing car made by Porsche to be competed in the Le Mans Prototype 1-Hybrid (LMP1-H) category in the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2J1qIcf)
At the front, there are a pair of large headlights and a short hood that contrasts with the two protruding wheel arches. Like the LMP1 car, the cabin is very far forward and has a wrapped windshield and small side windows. A unique set of wheels was also designed for the concept.

The resemblance to the Porsche 919 Hybrid continues with the roofline shape and large shark fin. However, while racing cars have large rear wings, instead the Porsche 919 Street has smooth wings that connect the two rear thighs and are equipped with a wide LED light bar.

Those two vertical LED light bars which also double as aerodynamic elements, and makes the car look more futuristic. Porsche's wild 919 Street also includes a large diffuser and two exhausts that pop straight out of the engine cover.
Speaking of the powertrain, Porsche envisions the 919 Street using the same hybrid drivetrain as a race car, which consists of a 2.0-liter turbocharged V4 engine with an energy recovery system. It also has the same carbon fiber monocoque, dimensions, and wheelbase as a race car.

That's too bad if we had to see the cool car never be produced at all by Porsche. By the way, it's known that later the clay model of the Porsche 919 Street Concept car will be displayed at a museum in the Zuffenhausen, Stuttgart in 2021. What do you think? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | PORSCHE | MOTOR1 | CARSCOOPS ]
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Saturday, December 12, 2020

A classic-styled electric racing car concept

The world's electric cars is currently going very fast in development. Where many the world's manufacturers are competing to present this zero emission car. However, it turns out that the presence of environmentally friendly electric-powered four-wheelers has been pionered since the early 20th century.
The Helvezzia Tipo-6 concept is designed by Alex Baldini as one of the designers of the Alfa Romeo Giulia. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3oz9HVX)
As reported from Carscoops, although electric-powered vehicles have been developed over 100 years ago. However, due to several factors, such as the discovery of large petroleum reserves around the world, so it made the price of oil is very cheap. So it was not surprising that vehicles with internal combustion engines were commonplace and electric powered vehicles was not a wise choice at the time.
The Helvezzia Tipo-6 concept is featured a large chrome grille up front and also carried an open-wheel design. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3oz9HVX)
Of course, the condition is very contradictory when compared to the current situation, where there has been a significant decline in world's oil reserves which makes prices tend to fluctuate erratically (not to mention the increasingly strong environmental issues in global forums). Thus making the production of conventional-engined vehicles threatened. This of course makes automotive manufacturers have to rack their brains to find alternatives to their production vehicles. And the eco-friendly electric-powered vehicles are one of the most relevant and logical answers today.
The Helvezzia Tipo-6 concept has a shape similar to classic race cars from the 1940s. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3oz9HVX)
As if to combine those two different conditions as mentioned above in one frame of times and shapes, a designer presented an electric-powered racing car concept called the Helvezzia Tipo-6 which was looks inspired by the early 1930s racing cars. It is known that the concept car is the work of Alexander Imnadze Baldini, a designer who was also involved in the Alfa Romeo Giulia designing process.
The Helvezzia Tipo-6 concept is equipped with one classic racing bucket seat, a three-spoke steering wheel that houses three different gauges and a set of switches. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3oz9HVX)
According to the designer, the vehicle has been designed as a racing car, although it can also be used on public roads. At a glance, the concept car resemblanced in design to classic racing cars such as the Alfa Romeo Tipo B, Alfa Romeo 2900 Scuderia Ferrari and others, but has utilized the power of the electric motors. The concept car featured a large chrome grille on the front, and has an open wheel design with a set of thin racing tires and one spare tire side-straped.
The Helvezzia Tipo-6 concept has an open-wheel design and is sports a set of thin tires, along with a spare wheel strapped to the side. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3oz9HVX)
With the status of the low, slender and very cool racing car, the Helvezzia Tipo-6's cabin seems only has one classic racing bucket seat equipped with a three-spoke steering wheel which has three different gauges attached on it, and is also equipped with a set of instrument panels attached to its simple dashboard.
The Helvezia Tipo-6 concept is sports low, slender, with tapered back and very cool. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/36QiMnb)
Do not expect performance data such as 0-100 kph acceleration times, and the top speed of this concept car, because the designer doesn't include any data about it and all that is known only is the powertrain is the electric motors. So, it's clear that the Helvezzia Tipo-6 is just a design study that won't go into production, but as far as we're concerned it can be made and realized. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS | TECHZLE ]
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