Technology

Audi Says it Will Not Sell its Electric R8 e-tron Sports Car

Tags: Audi, Audi A3, Audi R8, Auto Shows, Electric Cars, Frankfurt Motor Show, Hybrid, Technology

By Jon Derrickson on May 30, 2013

The first Audi R8 e-tron was unveiled as a concept car at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and has since been tested and tweaked by Audi resulting in ten different versions of the all electric car. Many speculated that the testing would at least result in a limited edition or limited run car but alas Audi has but all speculation to rest by officially confirming that the e-tron will not make it to production.

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Porsche Details the 2014 918 Spyder Hybrid

Tags: Porsche, Breaking News, Hybrid, Specs, Technology

By Jon Derrickson on May 23, 2013

In a recent press release, Porsche details their all new 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid. According to Porsche, the new 918 Drivers has a unique all wheel drive system with a combustion and electric motor on the rear axle and a second electric motor on the front axle. Down to the chassis and axles, this 918 was built with racing and motor sport in mind.

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Audi Teams with other Car Makers to Change US Headlight Law

Tags: Audi, BMW, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Audi A8, Technology

By Jon Derrickson on March 29, 2013

Audi is teaming up with Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Volkswagen and GM to lobby US law makers to update a 1968 regulation requiring vehicles to have switch to change their headlights from high beams to low beams. The headlight technology has advanced tremendously over the years from sealed beam headlights introduced in the 1940's to halogen in the 60's and 70's, xenon lights in the 90's to the most recent light-emitting diode (or LED) headlights.

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Koenigsegg Explains the Agera R's Gearbox: Video

Tags: Koenigsegg, Specs, Technology, Videos

By Jon Derrickson on March 15, 2013

In the ninth Youtube episode of Inside Koenigsegg, Christian Von Koenigsegg explains the Agera R's transmission and deferential and how they power the 1140 horsepower supercar.

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Elon Musk, Tesla Co-Founder, on Boeing 787 Battery Woes

Tags: Tesla, Electric Cars, Technology

By Jon Derrickson on February 7, 2013

Elon Musk, founder of Space-X, and co-founder of Tesla Motors and Paypal recently wrote to FLightglobal.com: "Unfortunately, the pack architecture supplied to Boeing is inherently unsafe,"

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