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Hydrogen electric car: 2000 km autonomy



Hydrogen electric car: 2000 km autonomy

VW is one of the largest car manufacturers on the planet, so it can never put all of its eggs in one basket. However, despite betting big on electric motors and big batteries, Volkswagen is also exploring other ways to capture the automotive market of the future.

After all, we now have an extremely interesting patent registered, which may even reveal the real future of electromobility.

Hydrogen electric car: 2000 km autonomy

So Volkswagen has just filed a patent that could lead to a revolutionary fuel cell. Because? Well, we are talking about a range of 2000 kilometers, with one tank. Plus, in addition to being efficient, this fuel cell is also more wallet-friendly.

It’s incredible! You know why? Because for years, VW executives have looked down on hydrogen, always pointing to an electric car and battery as the best solution to move away from fossil fuels.

But here’s how you see the intelligence of the manufacturer, which has been around for many good years. Executives may not like it, but research and development has been done to take the edge off. That is why VW has teamed up with Kraftwerk to develop new technologies in this new world.

Hydrogen electric car? What’s this?

The difference is that instead of storing energy in a battery, the fuel cells in hydrogen vehicles produce their own energy instantly. As? Well, these cells store hydrogen as a gas in a high pressure tank (or at very low temperatures if it’s in liquid form). Subsequently, the same cell converts hydrogen into electrical energy using a cathode and an anode.

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In particular, hydrogen (H2) passes through the anode and passes through the electrolytic membrane, which separates it into H+ and one electron (e-). The electrolyte then sends them to different places, and the electron passes through an external circuit to create a flow of electricity that makes the engine work. Already potron (H +) goes to the cathode, where they combine with oxygen and release water and heat.

Where is the innovation? Well, VW with Kraftwerk decided to use a ceramic membrane instead of the plastic solution currently on the market. In addition, platinum has also been eliminated. Interestingly, this solution is very similar to a solid state battery.

Isn’t this Volkswagen proprietary technology?

Kraftwerk ensures that this project is open to more partners to revolutionize the modern world of hydrogen. With plans to begin production as early as 2026.

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Everything has been delivered. 10 Bugatti Centodieci are already in the hands of the owners



Everything has been delivered.  10 Bugatti Centodieci are already in the hands of the owners

OAll Bugatti Centodieci have been delivered, the Molsheim-based brand said on Monday. Cristiano Ronaldo received the number 07 in October this year. and Bugatti has now revealed that the latest unit – #10 – is already in the possession of its owner.

“The Centodieci combines all the values ​​of the Bugatti brand in an extraordinary package: rarity, innovation, heritage, craftsmanship and unrivaled performance. The production batch of 10 units was so in demand by our customers that it was sold before the Centodieci. was even officially presented,” said Christophe Piochon, president of Bugatti.

This latest example is finished in Quartz White with carbon fiber trim on the bottom and matte grilles. The brake calipers are painted in Light Blue Sport, as is the logo on the rear that refers to the EB110, the iconic Bugatti model that inspired this Centodieci. Inside, the predominant color is also blue, as you can see in the images above.

This block is powered by the same block as the other nine instances. The 8.0-liter W16 with four turbines is capable of developing 1600 hp. In terms of performance, this allows the Centodieci to hit 100 km/h in just 2.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 380 km/h.

Recall that each unit costs the owners eight million euros before taxes.

Read also: We already know when the Bugatti Centodieci fell into the hands of Ronaldo.

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The first Dacia hybrid. “The cheapest hybrid family on the market”



The first Dacia hybrid.  "The cheapest hybrid family on the market"

BUT Dacia revealed this Monday that the hybrid engine has been available since March on the Jogger, the Romanian brand’s model known to be available with a seven-seat variant.

The Jogger Hybrid 140, Dacia’s first hybrid, will hit dealerships in March, but customers can expect and order it as early as January.

The price has been revealed by Dacia and since it’s only available in the seven-seater SL Extreme, it starts at €28,800. The brand claims it is “the most affordable hybrid family car on the market.”

Available in six existing colors to celebrate the launch of this hybrid, there will be a slate gray version, as you can see in the images above.

Equipped with a 1.6 liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 90 hp, the Jogger is also powered by two electric motors (a 50 hp engine and a high-voltage starter-generator). The total power is 140 horsepower. The electric transmission is automatic, four-speed, connected to an internal combustion engine, and two speeds are connected to an electric motor. This combined technology was possible, according to Dacia, only due to the lack of clutch.

Combined with the energy recovery levels of the 1.2kWh (230V) battery pack and the efficiency of the automatic transmission, regenerative braking delivers all-electric traction on 80% of urban journeys and saves up to 40% of fuel compared to a combustion engine vehicle.

Read also: Dual-fuel Dacia Jogger Eco-G. We tried 5 seater and LPG…

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See how Tesla tests its electric Semi truck in the worst-case scenarios



Tesla Semi camião elétrico testes

Tesla has finally been able to bring its long-awaited Semi to market. This electric truck promises to revolutionize transportation and bring all the unique characteristics of this type of electric vehicle to this class of vehicles.

Now that the first units have been delivered, there is hope that they will finally be mass-produced and reach more transport companies. With so many promises to be kept, a new video is now emerging showing Tesla testing its Semi truck under worst-case scenarios.

Tesla Semi is already on the market

Like all Tesla electric vehicles, Semi follows the same line of creating a unique design associated with a platform with the most modern technology available. The proof is in what was presented to the public and surprised most people.

To prove the quality of this new proposal, Tesla published in your LinkedIn account new video. In it, he reveals some of the testing he's done to determine the strength and quality of the Semi's design and its (potential) durability.

Tests to prove its durability

It has been revealed that the Tesla electric truck is subjected to numerous tests and its application in the worst scenarios that drivers may face. It doesn't stop at the ruggedness of the Semi's designs, but goes further and focuses on the motors and batteries themselves.

This is the proof that many have been waiting for to ensure that this new proposal is not limited to a lot of autonomy. Its resistance is great and will provide greater durability, further enhancing the Semi's value and performance.

high quality electric truck

Tesla has already showcased the Semi's quality with a video showing its truck driving roughly 500 miles on just one charge. The big news here is that he managed to make this long journey with a maximum load of about 37 tons.

Now Tesla remains to widely place the Semi on the market. At the moment, only a few companies have access to this new product, with a very long list of pending deliveries, who want to start mass-using this electric truck offering.

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