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9EVDrive electric UTV makes zero-radius turns an awesome reality

EVDrive is an electric drivetrain engineering company and they've built the most amazingly outrageous UTV development mule. Ever. Imagine, if you will, a side-by-side utility vehicle with each wheel powered by an electric motor capable of putting out 30 kilowatts (40 horsepower) and 66 pound-feet of twist. That's 120 kWs (160 hp) altogether and, after going through reduction gearing, enough torque to tear a tree stump from terra firma. To be precise, 2,904 lb-ft at peak.

AddAC Propulsion will double production capacity with new facility in China

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AddGetrag to supply electric drive unit for Volvo's battery-powered C30

During the Paris Motor Show, Volvo confirmed that the C30 battery electric concept was bound for production. The automaker's first wave of electric C30s are tooling around Sweden, but those are prototype units. The production version, slated for launch to the public in 2013, will undergo a refining process that will apparently lead to a finished product that Volvo chief executive officer Stefan Jacoby claims will "set the standard in the industry." Part of the refining process for the plug-in C3

AddRemy International, MotoCzysz team up to develop the D1g1tal Dr1ve electric propulsion system

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AddRemy and Enova team up to develop electric drive system

A couple weeks ago, Remy International chief executive officer John Weber offered up his one-sided opinion regarding the shift towards in-house production of vital hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) components. As a discouraged Weber previously remarked:

AddDetroit 2010: Magna International launches E-Car Systems

Magna International, the giant international parts supplier, will use this year's EcoXperience ride & drive track at the Detroit Auto Show as a backdrop to launch their new global unit, E-Car Systems. As one might deduce from its name, this new unit will offer electric technology integration services to automakers, helping them develop hybrid-electric (HEVs) and all-electric vehicles (EVs).

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