Ferrari patents hydrogen-powered engine

Ferrari has filed a patent utility for a hydrogen-powered internal-combustion engine, hinting that the automaker is contemplating this as a solution to maintain combustion engines alive in a future with stricter emissions laws.

In contrast to hydrogen gas cells, which generate electrical energy that’s then used to energy motors, hydrogen combustion engines merely burn hydrogen as a substitute of gasoline in a course of that emits no carbon dioxide. It isn’t a brand new thought—BMW constructed a hydrogen-powered 7-Collection within the early 2000s—however that is the primary time Ferrari has publicly expressed curiosity in it. The automaker sees hydrogen combustion as a solution to drastically scale back emissions.

A hydrogen engine would generate no greenhouse gases and minimal quantities of different pollution like carbon monoxide and particulates, Ferrari claims within the patent utility, which was revealed by the US Patent and Trademark Workplace (USPTO) on Feb. 29 however filed by Ferrari in 2023.

Minimal emissions shouldn’t be the identical as zero emissions, nevertheless, and there is some concern in regards to the total carbon footprint of hydrogen manufacturing. Whereas hydrogen generated via electrolysis, with electrical energy from renewable sources, has low total emissions, different manufacturing strategies utilizing fossil fuels may very well be as soiled as coal, the non-profit Rocky Mountain Institute mentioned in 2022.

Ferrari 296 GTS Assetto Fiorano

Ferrari 296 GTS Assetto Fiorano

Hydrogen additionally is not as energy-dense as gasoline, so it requires a bigger quantity of onboard storage to ship equal vary to a gasoline automobile. Ferrari admits within the patent utility {that a} automobile with a hydrogen-combustion engine might be “longer and heavier (for a similar vary) than the same automobile geared up with a petrol-powered internal-combustion engine.”

Fast refueling instances would possibly mitigate any vary deficit, however internal-combustion vehicles burning hydrogen would face the identical infrastructure points as fuel-cell automobiles. As a latest InsideEVs report notes, the restricted hydrogen infrastructure has confirmed unreliable, irritating homeowners of the Toyota Mirai fuel-cell automobile.

Toyota can also be exploring hydrogen combustion engines—and never simply within the type of patent filings. In partnership with Yamaha, the automaker fielded a hydrogen-powered Corolla race automobile in 2021 and confirmed a hydrogen-powered V-Eight based mostly on the engine used within the Lexus RC F in 2022.

It is unclear if Ferrari will do something related with hydrogen combustion. However with Porsche investing in artificial fuels as a solution to maintain internal-combustion engines round whereas addressing climate-change issues, maybe hydrogen might be Ferrari’s expertise of alternative for assembly that aim.

AutoHunter Highlight: 1975 Chevrolet Laguna Sort S-3

Featured on AutoHunter, the net public sale platform pushed by, is that this 1975 Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna Sort S-Three Coupe. This Chevelle-based two-door is powered by a 350 small-block backed by a three-speed computerized transmission. Options embody swivel entrance bucket seats, energy sunroof, AM/FM/Bluetooth digital stereo, four-spoke steering wheel, and energy steering and entrance disc brakes. Completed in blue with black vinyl inside, this Laguna comes with a transparent title.

The reportedly rust-free physique has been refinished within the right code 26 Vibrant Blue. Options embody color-keyed sport mirrors, Energy Sky Roof sunroof, louvered rear-quarter home windows, facet impression strips, and black Laguna accent stripes. A walk-around and check drive video could be seen under.

A set of 15-inch chrome Cragar S/S wheels is wrapped in 245/60 (entrance) and 275/60 (rear) Cooper Cobra Radial G/T tires.

The cabin is furnished with the reportedly unique Black vinyl inside together with the swivel entrance bucket seats. Options embody four-spoke steering wheel, energy steering, console-mounted transmission shifter, Twin AM/FM/Bluetooth stereo, and new carpeting.

The instrument panel consists of a 100-mph speedometer and gas degree gauge plus aftermarket gauges for the voltage, oil stress, and coolant temperature. The odometer reads 41,616 miles, although the true mileage on this automobile is unknown.

Energy is offered by a 350 four-barrel backed by a three-speed computerized transmission. Engine bay options embody black forged aluminum valve covers, aluminum consumption manifold, chrome Edelbrock air cleaner housing, and exhaust headers. This automobile was initially geared up with air con however at present a number of elements are usually not current.

This Chevrolet was factory-equipped with an impartial entrance suspension, strong rear-drive axle, and rear stabilizer bar. Braking is offered by energy entrance discs and rear drums.

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The public sale for this 2,382-mile 1975 Chevrolet Laguna Sort S-Three Coupe ends Monday, April 22, 2024 at 11:30 a.m. (PDT)

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Choose of the Day: 1953 Ford Crestline Victoria

What’s your take on “new automotive scent?” The Automobile-Freshner Company is the corporate behind the well-known “Little Bushes” that we’ve come to know and love for many years. The corporate is headquartered in Watertown, New York, and was based in 1952. It’s fairly excellent that immediately’s featured automotive has a Little Tree dangling from its flip sign stalk, because the automotive was manufactured only a 12 months later. 

The Choose of the Day is a 1953 Ford Crestline Victoria two-door listed on the market on by a personal vendor in Branford, Connecticut. (Click on the hyperlink to view the itemizing)

“This Victoria has been modified to incorporate a extra trendy 302 V8 engine mated to a rebuilt C4 automated transmission, whereas retaining its inventory rear finish,” the vendor says. I’m a fan of the two-tone inexperienced paint scheme which is comprised of a Seafoam Inexperienced physique and a Timberline Inexperienced roof. I additionally assume it’s intelligent that the construct incorporates a two-inch-dropped entrance finish however nonetheless retains period-correct wide-whitewall tires, metal wheels, and hubcaps. “Inside, you’ll uncover new carpeting, a customized tilt steering wheel, and an AM/FM stereo,” the vendor says.

The Crestline has a comparatively quick lifespan within the Ford household, lasting for less than three mannequin years between 1952 and 1954. It successfully slotted on the prime of the mannequin vary and may very well be optioned in both the Victoria, Sunliner, or Nation Squire variations. The Crestline’s successor in 1955 was the Fairlane.

The trim tag for immediately’s automotive provides us just a few clues in regards to the specs:

  • Physique 60B: Victoria
  • Shade GE: Seafoam Inexperienced & Timberline Inexperienced
  • Trim Okay: Inexperienced Inside
  • Manufacturing Code 5C – 63: Manufactured the 5th week of March in Lengthy Seashore, California
    • This implies the automotive will need to have been constructed on Monday the 30th or Tuesday the 31st

It’s fascinating to have the ability to get to this degree of element simply primarily based on the stampings from the manufacturing facility. This automotive celebrated its 71st birthday final month, and I have to say it’s nonetheless trying nearly as good as ever. In line with The Basic Ford fanatic web site, there have been a complete of 128,302 Ford Crestline Victoria hardtop coupes produced for the 1953 mannequin 12 months. The automotive retailed at $1,941 when new.

“This can be a effective illustration of the Crestline Victoria which stays a sought-after collector’s automotive, appreciated for its classic appeal and historic significance.” Included within the itemizing is a video which reveals how effortlessly the automotive fires up.

The asking worth is $26,500, which incorporates that acceptable air freshener. Why can’t somebody invent “scratch and sniff” laptop screens so I can get a whiff of it from over right here?

To view this itemizing on, you will see it within the archives at Choose of the Day.

Chery Omoda 7 teased – C-segment SUV teased forward of Beijing Motor Present debut on April 28

Chery Omoda 7 – C-segment SUV teased ahead of Beijing debut on April 28, a more stylish Tiggo 7 Pro?

When Chery launched the Omoda sub-brand, it confirmed the presence of not simply the Omoda 5 but in addition the upcoming Omoda 7 and Omoda 9. Now, the corporate has launched a teaser of the primary of these derivatives, the Omoda 7, which might be revealed in full at Auto China in Beijing subsequent week, April 28.

Given its identify, the automobile is clearly one dimension bigger than the Omoda 5, and whereas the latter’s design is a imprecise approximation of the Nissan Ariya, the Omoda 7 has an altogether extra mature look. The familial traits are in fact nonetheless seen, these being the clamshell bonnet, upswept window line, glazed D-pillars and contrasting black roof.

Elsewhere, you’ll discover sharp headlights, wraparound taillights and flush pull-up door handles which might be just like the BMW iX1‘s. You additionally get a hexagonal sample grille in addition to an attention-grabbing graphic within the bumper corners, which mild up on the edges.

Count on the Omoda 7 to reach in international markets subsequent yr as a extra trendy different to the Tiggo 7 Professional, possible that includes the identical multilink rear suspension (the Omoda 5 makes use of a torsion beam), 197 PS/290 Nm 1.6 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine and seven-speed moist dual-clutch transmission. We doubt it would go on sale right here, nonetheless, provided that the Tiggo 7 Professional and Jaecoo J7 will depart little room for it to exist. As a substitute, Chery Malaysia might be pushing forward with the bigger Jaecoo J8 and Omoda 9.

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Trak pikap BYD ditemui tanpa penyamaran – PHEV dahulu dan diikuti EV, akan dipanggil sebagai Shark?

Trak pikap BYD ditemui tanpa penyamaran – PHEV dahulu dan diikuti EV, akan dipanggil sebagai Shark?

Ini adalah gambar yang lebih jelas bagi trak pikap BYD, yang ditemui oleh AutoDinamico di Mexico tanpa sebarang penyamaran. Bakal pesaing Ford Ranger dan Toyota Hilux ini masih belum mempunyai nama, tetapi berdasarkan beberapa pendaftaran tanda dagang yang dilaporkan oleh, antara kemungkinannya adalah ‘Shark’, ‘King’ dan ‘King L’.

Daripada tiga nama itu, Shark nampak paling sesuai kerana selari dengan konsep Ocean yang digunakan oleh BYD untuk kenderaan elektrik (EV) mereka, seperti Seal dan Dolphin. Trak pikap BYD ini dijangka menerima penggerak elektrik penuh sebagai tambahan kepada pilihan plug-in hybrid yang disediakan sewaktu pelancaran.

Perincian lain masih kabur setakat ini, tetapi tetapan PHEV yang bakal digunakan dikatakan melibatkan enjin petrol empat siilnder 1.5 liter turbo dengan sepasang motor elektrik – satu di setiap gandar. Jumlah kuasa sebenar tidak diketahui tetapi ada laporan yang mengatakan ia boleh menghasilkan 496 PS (489 hp atau 365 kW), sementara laporan lain mengatakan ia boleh mencecah 687 PS (677 hp atau 505 kW) Fang Cheng Bao 5, iaitu SUV lasak daripada satu lagi jenama di bawah BYD.

Daripada aspek rekaan, Shark mendapat bahagian hadapan yang berpetak seperti Ranger, tetapi tiada lampu siang berbentuk C, dan ia diganti dengan jalur melintang di setiap satunya. Bahagian tengah gril mempunyai huruf BYD yang besar.

Skid plate juga dibuat lebih besar dan tegap, menjadikan trak ini nampak gagah, manakala rel bumbung serta sports activities bar di belakang memberi gambaran ini adalah varian spesifikasi tinggi. Di belakang, lampu kiri dan kanan disambung dengan jalur lampu di bahagian tengah.

Spyshot sebelum ini pernah menampakkan bahagian dalam trak ini, di mana ia mempunyai panel instrumen digital, skrin sesentuh untuk infotainmen yang besar serta tombol gear gemuk.

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Geely Galaxy E5 leaked – international electrical SUV, 218 PS, developed for RHD; is that this the brand new Proton EV?

Geely Galaxy E5 leaked – global electric SUV, 218 PS, developed for RHD; is this the new Proton EV?

Geely’s burgeoning Galaxy lineup of latest power automobiles (NEV) is gaining a brand new member within the form of the Galaxy E5, an electrical SUV that can complement the E8 sedan. The crossover was declared on China’s ministry of trade and knowledge expertise (MIIT) web site, hinting at an impending launch.

As anticipated, the E5 bears all of the Galaxy lineup’s design cues, together with the slim headlights, grille-less entrance finish, L-shaped bumper corners, flush pop-out door handles, scalloped sides and full-width taillights. You additionally get the Galaxy-specific six-segment rectangular entrance badge, which is totally different from Geely’s extra shield-shaped insignia.

It’s been reported by Autohome that the E5 might be powered by a single 218 PS (160 kW) motor. That is barely decrease than what the rear-wheel-drive E8 makes – 272 PS (200 kW) and 343 Nm of torque, figures which can be an identical to the sensible #1 Professional and Premium.

Geely Galaxy E5 leaked – global electric SUV, 218 PS, developed for RHD; is this the new Proton EV?

Whereas battery particulars have but to be revealed, it’s probably the E5 will utilise the bottom E8’s 62 kWh battery, which within the four-door supplies a variety of 550 km on China’s lenient CLTC cycle. It’s additionally unclear if the E5 will undertake the E8’s 800-volt electrical structure, which allows between 150 and 360 kW of DC quick charging energy.

Apparently, the E5 will reportedly be the primary international Galaxy mannequin and has allegedly been developed for right-hand-drive markets from the get-go. Clearly, this raises the opportunity of it coming to Malaysia as a Proton, particularly on condition that the one Geely fashions which have been transformed to RHD have been bought as Protons (X70, X50, X90 and S70).

The suggestion that the RHD mannequin is being been created concurrently with the LHD model definitely tracks with Proton CEO Roslan Abdullah’s declare that the nationwide carmaker’s first EV might be co-developed with Geely – and never merely a rebadge of an current mannequin. The E5’s impending Chinese language launch additionally suits the 2025 timeline that Proton has confirmed for its new electrical automobile.

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Nevertheless, if the E5 does find yourself being Proton’s first EV, it’s unlikely will probably be priced beneath the RM100,000 threshold promised by the federal government. That’s as a result of it’s fairly a bit greater than even the not-exactly-small X70 – the identical Autohome report notes that the E5 measures 4,615 mm lengthy, 1,901 mm broad and 1,670 mm tall, with a 2,750 mm wheelbase.

Towards the X70, this new mannequin is 96 mm longer and 70 mm wider, and has an 80 mm longer wheelbase, placing it nearer to the ballpark of the newest sixth-generation Honda CR-V. Moreover, the E5 will virtually definitely provide better sophistication and a better degree of expertise and commonplace gear, particularly if the Boyue L-based Galaxy L7 plug-in hybrid – the closest parallel to the E5 – is something to go by (triple screens, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155 chip, twin Qi wi-fi chargers, and so on).

Nevertheless, there’s nonetheless hope – Autohome mentioned that the E5 is predicted to be priced between 150,000 (RM99,300) and 200,000 yuan (RM132,500). With the federal government’s ongoing tax exemption, it’s doable that the bottom mannequin may be capable to sneak beneath the magic RM100,000 mark.

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Aprilia RSV4 Manufacturing unit and Tuono V4 Manufacturing unit SE-09 SBK launched at COTA, celebrates Aprilia racing historical past

Aprilia RSV4 Factory and Tuono V4 Factory SE-09 SBK launched at COTA, celebrates Aprilia racing history

Launched on the 2024 MotoGP spherical at Austin. Texas, the Aprilia RSV4 Manufacturing unit and Tuono V4 Manufacturing unit SE-09 SBK commemorate “Emperor” Max Biaggi’s first win within the within the World Superbike Championship (WSBK). With a contemporary racing historical past of seven world titles, 44 wins and 102 podium locations, Aprilia’s dominance in bike racing is anticipated to see a return.

This comes after Maverick Vinales weekend win on the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) within the US spherical of MotoGP. The pair of numbered particular version bikes are available Aprilia’s racing livery, with the general black contrasted with crimson and white trim.

The RSV4 Manufacturing unit and Tuono V4 Manufacturing unit come commonplace with carbon-fibre entrance brake air intakes and a carbon entrance mudguard. Each are powered by Aprilia’s 65-degree V-four, displacing 1,099 cc and producing a claimed 217 hp at 13,000 rpm with 125 Nm of torque at 10,500 rpm.

Aprilia RSV4 Factory and Tuono V4 Factory SE-09 SBK launched at COTA, celebrates Aprilia racing history

Ohlins provides the suspension, with its Sensible EC semi-active suspension and digital steering damper offering two modes – semi-active and handbook – and three suspension maps. Of the three suspension maps, A1 mode is devoted to slick tyres and racetrack use, whereas A3 is for highway using and A2 being an in-between mode.

As may be anticipated, Brembo does the braking with its finest road-going brake, the Stylema. With twin four-piston callipers in entrance and a single-piston calliper on the again, the SBK version machines include Bosch 9.1 MP cornering ABS together with wheelie and launch management.

In Malaysia, the 2022 Aprilia RSV-4 1100 Manufacturing unit had a retail value of RM169,900. In the meantime, the Tuono V4 Manufacturing unit was tagged at RM121,000 in 2020 and never bought in Malaysia 2021 and 2022.

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Finest Used Hybrid SUVs: High-Rated Used Hybrid SUVs | Edmunds

The Toyota Venza was reintroduced in 2021 as a hybrid-only SUV. It is a bit bit dearer than the Toyota RAV4 and seats 5 passengers, with a glossy, low roofline setting the Venza aside from its extra fashionable sibling. An upscale inside and sporty styling additionally assist it stand out from the gang, however the Venza’s main promoting level is its excellent gas financial system. The Venza will get an EPA-estimated 39 mpg, however we have been in a position to beat that to the tune of 44 mpg in mixed driving. That’s, clearly, wonderful. However paradoxically, the glossy Toyota is smaller inside than the cheaper RAV4, and the four-cylinder engine cannot again up the sporty appears to be like. If gas financial system is your main concern, although, you need to give the Venza some thought.

Common 2021 transaction value: $31,188
Financial savings vs. new: $5,963
Edmunds Score: 7.8 (out of 10)
Common shopper score (2021): 4.3 (out of 5)
Used Toyota Venza years for this era: First 12 months of era

Jada Pink Slips – 1/24 Scale Shelby GT500

For a few years, mannequin vehicles have been made by varied corporations in a variety of sizes, paint schemes, and supplies.

With this comes the event of a number of new collection from a number of the most notable producers within the diecast business. In at this time’s episode of Collectible Nook, we will probably be showcasing a mannequin from Jada Toys’ newer line of vehicles.

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2025 GMC Yukon AT4 teased, will probably observe 2025 Suburban template

It is time to start teasing the 2025 GMC Yukon, the posh truck division doing so with a glimpse of the entrance fascia on the AT4 trim. This being a refresh, we’re not on the lookout for main modifications to arduous factors.

In distinction to as we speak’s Yukon, it appears the brand new face will stress horizontal breadth as an alternative of highlighting the central side of an enormous grille and skid plate space. Beginning with the taller C-shaped headlights on the 2025, a shorter horizontal component on the prime not reaches all the way in which to the grille encompass, and it is separated from the three foremost beams beneath by a body-colored piece extending from the grille cradle. Under the sunshine, a brand new decrease bumper remedy in all probability will increase the aggression in comparison with as we speak’s truck. As a substitute of black centerpiece that homes the skid plate and a pair of tow hooks, it seems your entire bumper might be black and wrap round into the fenders. Lastly, the grille appears the identical, however its crossbars have been reprofiled. 

As sibling to the 2025 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban that Chevy revealed final November, we count on most of the identical updates right here. Exterior, that will imply refinements to the impartial rear suspension for extra nimble dealing with, new wheel designs, and availability of the second-generation 3.0-liter Duramax inline-six with 305 horsepower and 495 pound-feet of torque as an alternative of as we speak’s 277 hp and 460 lb-ft. Inside, we count on a brand new instrument panel housing a 17.7-inch touchscreen for infotainment, and a column shifter changing the push buttons on the middle console. Up to date trim supplies — together with the overdue infotainment improve — ought to present a finer sense of luxurious than what’s at present on supply. 

If tech treats carry over, patrons could have entry to the Related Cameras function for viewing and recording inside and out of doors of the car for crash and safety functions. An Inside Movement Detection system can detect “micro-movements” within the cabin that might sign a child or a pet left within the car. 

The Yukon may go additional than the Chevy SUVs, seeing that GMC has some birthdays to have fun: 2024 is the fifth anniversary of the AT4 trim and the 25th anniversary of the Denali trim. We’ll discover out later this 12 months, GMC promising the Yukon reveal someday after the brand new Acadia begins transport to sellers.

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