Tag: SightGlass News Issue 29

Arriving some 12 years after the Aventador, the latest Lamborghini flagship supercar – officially named Revuelto and codenamed LB744 – deploys a 747kW, 6.5-litre V12-based plug-in hybrid drivetrain that redlines at 9500rpm. Little wonder, then, that its maker refers to the LB744 as a ‘high performance electrified vehicle’. In Spanish, ‘Revuelto’ means ‘mixed together’, which Continue reading Lamborghini says electrified LB744 sets new benchmark for hybrid supersports cars

Designed to disrupt the disruptors, VW’s forthcoming ID.2 will take on Chinese competitors with a European starting price equivalent to A$40,000 for a Polo-sized hatch with Golf-sized roominess and a GTI-like driving experience. Advantageously positioned to offer ‘more for less’, the ID.2, which is due for release in 2025, is designed to pull customers away Continue reading Volkswagen to bring thermal management in-house for its new electric people’s car?

A high-performance liquid coolant for electric vehicle batteries has been created by automotive chemicals specialist Liqui Moly, which says its Battery Coolant EV 200 product has been specifically designed for use in ‘indirect battery cooling systems’. Liqui Moly says the new fluid provides excellent corrosion protection, long-term stability, and low conductivity throughout its service life. Continue reading Liqui Moly develops thermal management liquid for electric vehicle batteries

The collaboration between Viritech, a developer of high-performance hydrogen powertrain solutions for the automotive industry, and Haydale, a specialist in graphene-enhanced nanomaterials, could help create new materials for ‘Type 5’ hydrogen storage tanks, providing a significant market opportunity that could help speed the adoption of hydrogen powered fuel cell powertrains, initially in commercial vehicles. Viritech Continue reading Nanomaterials advance hydrogen storage for fuel cells

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Mahle, a German automotive component supplier that provides engineering and consulting services to automakers, says it is reorienting itself in light of the electrification transition. It has recently equipped its climatic wind tunnel in Stuttgart with a DC fast charging system, as Mahle management believes the company’s sales potential in relation to electric vehicles (EVs) Continue reading Mahle climatic wind tunnel “goes electric”

Banned since 2010, CFCs have surprisingly and rapidly increased in the Earth’s atmosphere this last decade. CFCs have an atmospheric lifetime of 52 to 640 years and act as powerful greenhouse gases that also destroy the ozone layer. According to a recent study published in Nature Geoscience, the emissions of CFC-112a, CFC-13, CFC-113a, CFC-114a, and Continue reading CFCs on the rise again

A recent swathe of activity within the automotive industry suggests that hydrogen, as an energy source, is becoming more widely accepted as an addition to support battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and meet forthcoming emissions targets.  Following a period of fence-sitting on – and even abandoning – hydrogen projects, established manufacturers are now collaborating to develop Continue reading Hydrogen-fuelled transport back on the agenda

Rather than a separate small diesel engine to power the refrigeration unit, Carrier Transicold’s latest ‘engineless’ 40XR and 50XR direct-drive truck refrigeration units rely entirely on power generated by the truck’s engine. These XR models operate on a split system basis with the refrigerant compressor installed within the engine compartment, a slimline evaporator fixed to Continue reading Carrier Transicold’s new ‘engineless’ reefer

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) has signed the new Right to Repair position statement, together with other worldwide organisation leaders to support consumer rights to repair and service their vehicles at the workshop of their choice. The manufacturing of garage equipment and replacement parts, their distribution systems and the service and repair facilities themselves Continue reading AAAA Joins global Right to Repair movement