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Porsche Taycan batteries

Under the skin: two reasons why EV charging times are set to plummet

800V EV charging is set to close the convenience gap with conventional cars

1 June 2020
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Camless engine

Under the skin: how camless engines make 300bhp per litre with 20% less fuel

Koenigsegg's freevalve engine promises performance and economy, but how does it actually work?

25 May 2020
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Crashing an EV test

Under the skin: a crash course in making electric cars collision-safe

EVs have different structures and safety technology to provide protection in a collision. We take a closer look

18 May 2020
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Equipmake inverter
Equipmake’s new inverter has a far better power-to-weight ratio than those in use today

Under the skin: How better AC/DC inversion will boost EVs

More efficient inverters, such as UK firm Equipmake's, allow electric vehicles to get more from their batteries

11 May 2020
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Zenvo transmission
Zenvo's seven-speed gearbox

Under the skin: The secret to rapid gearshifts in a road car

Supercar maker Zenvo's seven-speed transmission shifts faster with no synchromesh

4 May 2020
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REE EV platform examples
Platform has flat floor. Wheel modules control main functions

Israeli start up reveals ultra-flexible modular EV platform

REE’s radical, easy to work on EV tech enables a 2.7m-long five-seat robotaxi and much more besides

4 May 2020
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Aeristech e-booster
Aeristech e-booster

Under the skin: How e-boosters can replace turbos

New electronic control system could consign turbochargers to history

27 April 2020
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Porsche PCCM infotainment official images - single DIN

Porsche offers modern infotainment upgrades for classic 911s

Vintage design meets modern features such as touchscreens and smartphone mirroring

24 April 2020
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Engine valves
Multiple inlet and exhaust valves improve drivability and performance

Under the skin: Why four-valve cylinders trump two

For engines, air equals power, and extra valves suck more into cylinders

20 April 2020
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Touchscreen
Big screens, such as in Tesla’s cars, are regarded as safer

Analysis: Are touchscreens a good thing?

Safety concerns about in-car touchscreens are giving rise to new developments

17 April 2020
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Aston Martin V6 engine
Aston Martin's V6 engine

Under the skin: What we know about Aston's new twin-turbo V6

Aston Martin's TM01 is no revolution, but the devil is in the detail

13 April 2020
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EV motor
3D-printing allows an intricate cooling channel to be created inside the motor

Under the skin: The world's most power-dense EV motor

UK firm Equipmake has used 3D-printing to create a super-cool EV motor that is more power-intensive than conventional examples

6 April 2020
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