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GM Follows Ford to Adopt Tesla EV Charging Connector, Join Supercharger Network

Just a fortnight after Ford issued the surprising news that it will adopt the Tesla-designed “North American Charging Standard” (NACS) charging...

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Power

Sunset for the American V8

Technologies transition from dominance to nearly dead at different speeds and for various reasons. That’s particularly true for motive power. Pistons, cams and valves are giving way to anodes, cathodes and...

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Manned Systems

Raptor 4-Door-Only for 2021; R Version Coming Next Year

Ford has unveiled its new Raptor, the third generation of the high-speed, off-road version of the F-150 pickup truck. Available only in a four-door SuperCrew configuration, the...

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Energy

SAE Kicks off Project to Develop Cyber-Secure EV Charging

Electric-vehicle charging is critical to the mainstreaming of EVs. A 2019 study by the International Council on Clean Transportation estimates that to create, by 2025, a charging...

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Propulsion

Ford’s Max Mustang Brings ‘World Class’ into the Sports Coupe Conversation

There’s the old saw about a something being better than the sum of its parts. That phrase applies to the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – despite most...

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Engineering Artifact: Ford Mustang Boss 351 V10 Concept

Manufacturers are constantly prototyping by leveraging existing engineering assets to improve their products. Clean-sheet designs are expensive and rare, so advanced engineering...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Ford ‘Cranks’ It up with Another Big V8 for Mustang

When Ford introduced the Mustang Shelby GT350 in 2015, it was the pinnacle of Mustang-ness thanks to its 5.2-L DOHC “Voodoo” V8 that featured a flat-plane crankshaft design to...

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Data Acquisition

Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II, 2nd Edition Has Been Expanded to Include New Images and Information

Originally published in 1995 and held in high regard, Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II is Graham White’s...

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Technology Report
Propulsion

Engine Researchers: 50% Gasoline-Engine Efficiency in Sight

Speaking at the SAE High-Efficiency IC Engine Symposium preceding this week’s WCX19 conference in Detroit, the lead researcher for a long-running, Delphi Technologies-directed...

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Energy

2019 S60 and V60 Volvo’s Newest Chips in the Transformation Game

They’re not the crossovers buyers in almost all major world market currently crave, but Volvo’s 2019 S60 midsize sedan—and to a lesser extent, its V60 station wagon...

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NAIAS 2019: Shelby GT500 Most Powerful and Advanced Mustang in Ford History

Ford has debuted the all-new 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), describing it as the most-powerful production Ford...

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Manned Systems

The Navigator: The Not-So-Hidden Cost of “Free”

There is no such thing as a free lunch, as the old truism goes. For more than a century, the auto industry business model has been to sell it and forget it. Once you drove off the lot...

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Road Ready
Propulsion

2019 Dodge Challenger: Deceased Demon Seeds Stronger and Wider Muscle-Car Lineup

The 2019 Dodge Challenger lineup sees a savvy refresh that keenly redistributes its muscle-car strengths. With the one-model-year-only Demon passing into...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

What We’re Driving: 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

The most prominent recent brand-identifier for the FiatChrysler Dodge brand has been its outlandishly-powered Challenger SRT Hellcat and Demon. But they are cars, after all, and...

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New Chevy Corvette ZR1’s LT5 V8: 2 Hp per Cubic Inch

John Rydzewski, assistant chief engineer for GM’s small-block (OHV V8) engines, seems justified in his pride regarding the role his 755-hp LT5 V-8 played in achieving the scorching...

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Propulsion

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

Supercars able to master street and track driving sound good in theory but rarely pan out in practice. Ford’s GT, for example, is a track champ but a clumsy daily driver.

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CPT Expects Hiring Binge

Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) could triple its current 50-person workforce as its portfolio of advanced technologies edge closer to commercialization reality.

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Connectivity

Ford’s Top EV Engineer Advocates More Inclusive Charging Tech

Making electrified vehicles mainstream across all segments, while facing significant cost challenges, ever-tightening regulations, and an often fickle consumer, will...

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