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2019 Mustang GT500: Forum offers clues about engine, brakes

Supercharged Predator and big, big brakes.

Supercharged Predator and big, big brakes.

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Pennsylvania horse catches ride in man's minivan

Dogs riding in cars are a pretty common scene, as are cats, birds, and all manner of smaller creatures.

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Nissan releases photos of the xStorage battery pack

The currently Europe-only xStorage starts at $4,560 in UK.

The residential electricity storage unit was developed with help from Eaton.

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British Nissan Leaf drivers will be able to sell spare electricity

Automaker partners with Eaton on Tesla Powerwall rival.

Nissan Leaf owners in the UK could soon come home, sell the leftover electricity from their cars for a profit, and then recharge during cheap, off-peak hours.

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Eaton, DOE upgrading and downsizing hybrid power system

Eaton is working on upgrading its hybrid electric vehicle power control system by reducing the size of the battery 50 percent and improving the total performance of the system and its charge rate while maintaining battery life, fuel economy and overall vehicle performance. The R&D project will be funded jointly between Eaton and a

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Back home, U.S. veterans install EV charging stations with VetCars

America's first line of defense against enemy forces is doing the same against range anxiety.

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Murphy Express in Tennessee becomes first gas station to install Level 3 quick-charger

Stemming from an agreement signed back in September of 2010, Eaton Corporation and Murphy Oil USA have revealed what's believed to be the nation's first Level 3 quick-charge unit installed at, wait for it, a gas station.

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Chrysler SRT8 models to boast 570-hp supercharged option for 2012?

If 470 horsepower is fun, 570 raging stallions can be positively evil. Rumor has it that Chrysler thinks so too, and the automaker plans to unveil an optional tier of SRT vehicles with upgraded powerplants. Later in the year, the Dodge Charger SRT8 and Chrysler 300 SR

Eaton, Murphy Oil USA team up to demonstrate convenience of electric vehicle charging at gas stations

Imagine how convenient it would be if you could simply fill up your future electric vehicle (EV) at the gas station down the road, across town, or perhaps even the one that's located right off the exit ramp of your local expressway. Now, that's convenient charging that could push EVs to mass adoption, right? Well, that's the plan of Eaton Corporation and Murphy Oil USA. The duo have teamed up to dem

Eaton announces alliance aimed at accelerating electric vehicle deployment in China

China's drive to become the worldwide leader in production and adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) appears to be unmatched. With incentives that reach $8,800 per battery-powered vehicle and the Eric Loveday

Eaton hybrid drive systems to utilize Compact Power batteries

Eaton Corporation's work with hybrid electric drive systems for the commercial industry is virtually unmatched. Recently, Eaton announced its selection of Compact Power, a U.S. subsidiary of Korean company LG Chem, as a battery supplier for future Eaton hybrid products. As vice president for Eaton's Hybrid Power Systems Division Dimitri Kazarinoff stated:

Ann Arbor, MI gets first four hydraulic hybrid recycling trucks

Ann Arbor hydraulic hybrid recycling truck – Click above for high-res image gallery

A123 Systems signs deal to supply batteries for Eaton-built Ford F-550 PHEV

We've witnessed repair trucks parked curbside idling away for hours spewing emissions while workers perform tasks. In fact, this apparent waste of fuel happens all too often, doesn't it? It's not that the workers are mistakenly leaving the trucks running, it's that the diesel engine provides power to the tools needed to perform repair tasks. So, is there any way to avoid running the engine for hours on end yet still accomplish the necessary work? You bet there is, and Eric Loveday

Eaton developing faster electric vehicle charging system for home, commercial use

With the early initial success of the Nissan Leaf already showing us that electric vehicles are in high demand, we now must address the infrastructure issue. In short, we need more chargers and we need them now. To fill the void, Eaton Corp. has teamed up with Japan-based Takaoka Electric to develop a fast charger for both residential and commercial use.

UPS' hybrid-electric vans reduce fuel use by 29%, cost per mile by 15%

UPS and its competitors at FedEx and DHL have all been testing a variety of hybrid drive delivery vans for several years now. Recently, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory completed a twelve-month evaluation of six hybrid vans being used by UPS in the Phoenix, Arizona area and the results were good. Very good, in fact. After twelve months of operation, the hybrid vans averaged 28.9 percent lower fuel consumption than similar conventional diesel vans. Even with the extra cost of the hybrid v

Eaton developing hydraulic hybrid systems

Eaton, a company primarily known for making superchargers that make your vehicle go like stink, but guzzle even more gas, is also in the series hydraulic hybrid (SHH) business. The drive system in a hydraulic hybrid replaces the conventional drivetrain; the engine is effectively rendered a "pump" for the hydraulics, and energy is stored in two different accumulators that then power the wheels. Fuel savings of 50-70% are achieved by the system being much lighter than a traditional drivetrain, alo

High gas prices mean more superchargers. We're okay with that

Click above for more shots of the GM LSA V8 and its Eaton supercharger

VIDEO: First Corvette ZR1 delivered to proud papa

Click above for high-res gallery of the Corvette ZR1 at Barrett-Jackson

Guangzhou's Armada buys 207 hybrid buses

Armada, an "integrated group mainly engaged in bus tourism" with more than 5,500 buses running, is going to purchase 207 hybrid Eaton buses. The buses come from the same company that recently signed a large deal with Coca Cola. The powertrain is made up of a 6-cylinder diesel Cummins unit and a 44 kW electric motor. The buses will be delivered by Eaton from the U.S. but will be mounted comple

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