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Study: Combination of active and passive engine-off coasting delivers optimal fuel savings with 48V hybrid systems

Possible 48V vehicle architecture for active and passive engine-off coasting + recuperation + boosting. Brown <i>et al.</i> Click to enlarge.<p>Passive …

Electric Vehicles


Japan team demonstrates pure hydride-ion conduction; potential for next-generation batteries

<i>[Hydride ions] are similar in size to oxide and fluoride ions and show strong reducing properties with a standard redox potential of H–/H2 (–2.3 V),</i> …




Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedan makes N. American debut at LA Auto Show; available in California late 2016; PHEV in 2018

Technological innovations to the Clarity Fuel Cell have created a fuel cell stack that is 33% more compact than its predecessor with a 60% increase …

Alternative Fuel



Smart reveals the new Fortwo Cabrio

From mid-November 2015, you will, if you so desire, be able to order a brand new Smart Fortwo Cabrio. It’s the car detailed in the pictures above, revealed here ahead of a Frankfurt Motor Show world premiere.<p>It’s a new Smart, obviously, the third such new Smart following the Fortwo and Forfour, all …

Honda previews the radical Neowing hybrid cruiser

This gasoline-electric three-wheeler may offer a glimpse of the next Gold Wing.<p>Not to be outdone by Honda's automotive offerings, Honda Motorcycles has plans to offer a glimpse of its future at this year's Tokyo Motor Show, which kicks off on 30 October.<p>With the radical Neowing, Honda gives a nod …



これから投資を始めようと考えた方の内、投資信託での投資を考える人も少なくないかと思います。少額の投資資金からでも投資をすることができ、毎月の積み立ても容易な投資信託はコツコツ投資家にとって魅力的な投資商品です。 …


所得税や住民税、社会保険料などお給料から天引きされていますが、その金額を見てビックリすることもあるのではないでしょうか?<p>そうした税金って、サラリーマンだと節約(節税)できないと思っていませんか?今回はサラリーマンでもできる節税術を紹介していきます。すべてをする必要があるとは思えませんが、上手に活用し …

時の三角形。 3ANGLE


First drive: Toyota i-Road

BBC Autos’ affection for the futuristic Toyota i-Road goes way back.<p>In 2013, after the i-Road made an auspicious debut at the Geneva motor show, we called it the year’s most fascinating city car, and we’ve followed its journey toward production ever since, including a 20-car test program on the …

General Motors



An NSX for the 99%? Meet Honda's S660 roadster

What’s this sweet little thing?<p>It’s the Honda S660. If you’re salivating over a resplendently yellow S2000 replacement, then calm yourself.<p>The clue is in the name: while the S2000 used a 2.0-litre engine, the car you see here makes do with just a three-cylinder 660cc sitting amidships and powering …

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Can the clever Innvelo Three redeem a maligned design?

Three-wheeled vehicles are all the rage among energy- and cost-conscious inventors looking to shake up the transportation status quo. The most stylish of these strange machines feature an aggressive stance, with two beefy wheels set at the front and a teardrop-shaped body that trails sleekly to a …

Toyota pops the hood on the technology of the fuel cell Mirai at SAE World Congress

Toyota has been developing fuel cell technology for more than 20 years, culminating with the introduction of Mirai in December 2014. An major step …




一生懸命やったことをほめてもらえると嬉しいものです。調子の乗らない日やストレスに押しつぶされそうなとき、自分の仕事を認めてもらえると、気持ちを取り戻せることもあります。だから、チーム内の立場を問わず、お互いにほめ合うことが大事です。<p>ほめることとポジティブフィードバックは、どちらも誰かの仕事に対するタ …




Can the EcoReco M3 redefine urban mobility?

“How do I look?” I ask the woman who manages the office car park as I hum by on the EcoReco M3, a matte-black, $999 motorised kick scooter. And in the uncomfortable split second before she says “real cool”, I hear the truth. And that truth, to my chagrin, is not entirely flattering.<p>Now, to be …

Electric Vehicles