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This zone covers the materials, processes, equipment and expertise used in vehicle development, from turbochargers to transmissions.

Porsche’s Mission E first appeared as a concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, but has swiftly moved to production status. The four-door/four-seat sedan has a system power output of more than 600 hp (440 kW), and should propel the car from 0-60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds while offering a range of more than 310 miles. Lithium-ion batteries are integrated into the floor, and charged by an 800-volt charger developed specially for the car, making it possible, Porsche claims, to give the Mission E an 80 percent charge in 15 minutes. Production is expected in 2020.
Automotive Engineering

The EV Future

Battery electric vehicles may be coming to a suburban driveway near you sooner than you might think—especially if your neighbors buy premium cars.

Breaking Away—Electrically

One of the things that is becoming more important to several automobile manufacturers is discovering alternatives to the norm, not only in creating advanced powertrains and autonomous technology, but as regards alternatives to straight-up cars and trucks.

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring

The Honda Accord is simply a really, really good car. (Yes, that’s not precisely a technical automotive description nor is it a highly sophisticated assessment, but when you get right down to it, normal people are in the market for midsize sedans like the Accord, and they are likely to be interested in the comparative levels of goodness of a car more than knowing about the 0 to 60 time or the way that it feels when carving through a curve.) We’ve already talked about it with another powertrain.