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AVL introduces its own Wankel rotary EV range-extender

It's starting to look more and more likely that the Wankel rotary engine could have a future as an electric vehicle range extender. Felix Wankel's original concept was once seen as having great potential because of its high power density compared to piston engines. Unfortunately, the manufacturing processes available in the 1960s and 1970s made it difficult to achieve adequate durability without high oil consumption and excessive emissions.

Vauxhall executives to drive Ampera 170 miles from Luton to Ellesmere Port, UK *UPDATE

Vauxhall Ampera prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery

FEV shows off RE-EV Fiat 500 with Wankel in Vienna

At last week's Vienna Motor Symposium, FEV was on hand showing off its LiiOn-drive Fiat 500 for ride and drives. We first saw this range extended electric vehicle last year at the Sam Abuelsamid

Geneva Preview: Audi A1 e-tron extended range EV with Wankel rotary

2011 Audi A1 – Click above for high-res image gallery

Top Gear lads build the Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust, an ER-EV to answer the Chevy Volt

Many electric vehicle fans out there are constantly complaining about how long it is taking automakers to bring plug-in vehicles to market. We've had commenters here on this site claiming that they should be able to bring EVs to the street in six months. Apparently even six months is too long for the crew at Top Gear.