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Crazy Armadillo-T Car Folds for Storage
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Crazy Armadillo-T Car Folds for Storage

Aug 22 2013, 12:00pm CDT | by

Folding car saves space and parking

In some urban areas finding a place to park your car can be a huge challenge. A group of researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have created a car that's able to...

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Crazy Armadillo-T Car Folds for Storage

Aug 22 2013, 12:00pm CDT | by

Folding car saves space and parking

In some urban areas finding a place to park your car can be a huge challenge. A group of researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have created a car that's able to fold in on itself to make it more compact for storage. The vehicle is called the Armadillo-T and is a prototype electric minicar.

The car is able to take away the rear part of its body reducing its size from the original 110 inches long down to approximately 65-inches long when folded. The vehicle has all-wheel drive and is an all electric car with two seats and electric motors inside each wheel.

When folded the vehicle takes up one third of the five-meter long parking space. The vehicle is also capable of turning in a 360° circle and has a smartphone interface remote control.

 
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Jul 28 2014 10:13pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

To most everyone's surprise in the auto industry, the Tesla Model S became the best selling plug-in electric car in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2013. Even though this record isn’t likely to last, it still shows how successful this EV from the startup automaker has been. For the rest of the year ...
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Tesla and Panasonic said to reach agreement on Gigafactory

Jul 28 2014 6:41pm CDT | Source: CNET Car Tech

Tesla and Panasonic have reached an agreement on the so-called Gigafactory, a factory for building batteries for future Tesla electr ...
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Tesla and Panasonic said to reach agreement on Gigafactory

Jul 28 2014 6:41pm CDT | Source: Car Craft

Tesla and Panasonic have reached an agreement on the so-called Gigafactory, a factory for building batteries for future Tesla el ...
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Toyota's Electric-Car Disdain, Honda Insight Update, Buying A Second Charging Cable: Today's Car News

Jul 28 2014 10:25am CDT | Source: All Small Cars

Today on Green Car Reports: Decoding Toyota's disdain for electric cars, writer Antony Ingram updates us on his used 2001 Honda Insight, and how to buy a second charging cable for your plug-in electric car. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Catch up on last week's big stories with our Week in Re ...
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BMW Launches Its Own DC Fast-Charging Station, Priced At $6,500

Jul 28 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: All Small Cars

BMW has launched a new range of DC fast chargers aimed at providing a convenient charging standard for drivers of its i3 electric cars. Developed in conjunction with Bosch, the BMW i DC fast chargers will allow i3 owners to charge their cars' batteries up to 80 percent in 30 minutes. Not only is the new unit compact (31 inches high, 19 inches wide.. ...
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Plug-In Electric Cars: How To Buy A Second Charging Cable

Jul 28 2014 9:45am CDT | Source: Diesel Reports

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Overabundance of utility companies a roadblock to electric cars: experts

Jul 28 2014 8:29am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Ontario’s overabundance of utility firms may pose a major roadblock to the province’s plan to boost electric car ownership, some experts say. The experts say Ontario’s 75 independently operated utilities often overlap their efforts and breed inefficiency, holding back upgrades needed so the grid can support what the province expects will be an influx of electric cars in the next few years. “A lot of work needs to be done (…) if Ontario is going to move toward infrastru ...
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First RHD Tesla Model S Electric Cars In Asia Delivered In Hong Kong

Jul 28 2014 6:30am CDT | Source: All Small Cars

Right-hand drive Tesla Model S electric cars have already begun to trickle out in the United Kingdom, but now they're hitting the Asian markets too. The first Asian right-hand drive Model S have now been delivered to the first eight customers in Hong Kong. Coinciding with a large launch event at Kai Tak C ...
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New Lithium-Ion Battery Uses Peroxide To Boost Energy Density By 7 Times: Report

Jul 27 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: All Small Cars

All electric vehicles currently in production use some form of lithium-ion chemistry in their battery packs. Finding ways of improving that chemistry is therefore very important--the aim being to make future electric car batteries cheaper, more stable and more energy-dense for longer range. Researchers from the S ...
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Developments in automotive engineering

Jul 25 2014 1:22pm CDT | Source: CarFab.com

There have been some key developments in the automotive industry in recent years that have revolutionized the way cars are produced. Robotics, automated quality control, inventory management and improved resource planning have all helped to reduce costs, speed up production and reduce waste. Changes in the manufacturing process Without doubt the biggest change in manufacturing […] Related posts: Toyota ...
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