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Prized AC Cobra Crashes While Racing At Goodwood Revival 16
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in AC, AC Cobra, Accidents, Classics, Offbeat News, video on 09 16th, 2017

Unfortunately, a Ferrari 250 GTO wasn’t the only classic car damaged during racing at last weekend’s Goodwood Revival, a once-pristine AC Cobra also fell victim to the always-treacherous event.
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Nikola Tesla Drives His Vehicular Namesake In Impressive Fan-Made Ad 1
Feb
Posted by Brad Anderson in AC, commercials, Tesla, Tesla Videos, video on 02 1st, 2017


In the late 19th century and early 20th century, Nikola Tesla was an instrumental figure in the development of the current alternating current (AC), induction motor and his contributions to electrical engineering.
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GM Opel Meriva Electric Test Fleet Being Readied 29
Sep
Posted by Alex Ion in AC, Automotive News, battery, Concept car news, Electric, MeRegioMobil, meriva, Ministry, opel, phase, speed, technology, V2G on 09 29th, 2010

Opel is developing three battery-electric versions of its Meriva as part of the MeRegioMobil research project which is funded by the Ministry of Economics and Technology in Germany.

GM’s Opel electric Meriva will feature electronic controls which will allow high power electrical recharging using both a 230-volt single-phase current (charging time is approximately 3.5 hours) as well as a 400-volt three-phase AC (takes less than an hour to charge).

The vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capability of the car via the bi-directional charging system (when the car is not in use and the driver permits it) will be the real test. This demonstration of two-way charging technology will test the practicality of distributed energy storage in car batteries for home usage.

The car will be coming equipped with a 16 kWh battery pack which will provide a range of 64 km (40 miles) and the vehicle will be able to hit a top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph).

(Via AutoblogGreen)







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