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Electric car battery warranties compared

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It's one of the most frequently asked questions by anyone hearing about a modern electric car: do I have to replace the battery? With 15 years of experience in mobile phones and more than that with laptop computers, most buyers know that lithium-ion batteries lose capacity over time.

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Renault Zoe electric-car owners can double their range by upgrading leased batteries

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When the updated 2017 Renault Zoe was unveiled last fall at the Paris auto show, it became one of the few electric cars whose range effectively doubled over its model life. Launched in 2012 with a 22-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery, the five-door subcompact hatchback had an effective range of 60 to 90 miles.

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2018 BMW i3 preview (including battery rumors)

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This year's updated BMW i3 electric car is only just arriving at U.S. dealerships after a battery-capacity boost that gives it longer range. But already some details of the 2018 BMW i3 have leaked out, in the form of spy photos and further rumors about more battery capacity yet.

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The interdependency of autonomous electric vehicles and wireless charging

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Conference presentations at the 4th International Electric Vehicle Expo this week in Jeju, South Korea, explored issues related to automated driving systems, electric vehicles and infrastructure. How are multiple choices for conductive charging going to work for autonomous vehicles? It’s not. —Dr. —Dr.

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Toyota battery R&D will allow all-electric car in 'a few years,' likely 2020

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The signals are now unmistakable: Toyota will offer a battery-electric car for sale in 2020. After a decade of condemning electric cars as suitable only for the smallest vehicles in around-town use, the world's largest car company is changing its tune.

2016 43

Electric-Car Battery Energy: Why Waste It On Cabin Heating? (Video)

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Among the drawbacks of cars that run on battery power is the energy required to heat their cabins.

Nissan's 60-kWh, 200-Mile Battery Pack: What We Know So Far

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Based on the concept car and prototype battery pack that officially bowed this past week, coinciding with the Tokyo Motor Show, it’s increasingly likely. Batteries battery pack research and development plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2015 45

Poll: Consumer Interest In Electric Vehicles Stagnating?

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Today you’re far more likely to see an all-electric vehicle like the Nissan Leaf or Tesla Model S on your way to work or to the store, versus just a couple of years ago. Hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and full battery-electric. That much is almost certainly true. surveys EVs Poll

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Electric Cars: Defining Battery-Electrics, Plug-In Hybrids, Range-Extended & More

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With an ever-growing landscape of plug-in electric vehicles, there is now more potential than ever for confusion among potential buyers. To the casual observer, the umbrella term “electric car” can mean anything from an all-electric vehicle to even a hybrid.

Volkswagen Will Adopt Flat Batteries For Future Electric Cars

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One of the biggest challenges in designing a battery-electric car is how to configure its large battery pack. The BMW i3, Nissan Leaf, and Tesla Model S all have flat battery packs under their cabin floors, but they are purpose-built electric cars without gasoline equivalents.

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Electric-Car Buyers Expect Battery Upgrades To Be Available

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With battery-electric cars now on the market for five years, and perhaps 200,000 on U.S. One learning is that an undercurrent among some electric-car buyers that suggests they fully expect carmakers to offer future battery. Green Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Future Cars Tesla Roadster 3.0

2016 42

JRC report finds electric vehicles in Europe on the way to full-scale commercialization

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This report covers battery-electric (BEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV), range extended electric vehicles (REV), and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV).

2015 54

Technical review outlines challenges for both batteries and fuel cells as basis for electric vehicles

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Since vehicle cost and range largely control market penetration, we will first provide a rough estimate of the cost/range projected for BEVs and FCEVs.

BorgWarner’s eGearDrive launches in Geely’s first electric vehicle

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BorgWarner’s eGearDrive transmission ( earlier post ) will propel the Geely EC7-EV sedan. —Dr. Brief

2016 36

Nissan To Launch Range-Extended Electric Vehicle In 2016: Report

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The Nissan Leaf is now firmly established as the bestselling electric car in history. And Nissan managed to achieve that without offering a gasoline range extender, as some other makers do with their battery-electric models. Nissan expects to deliver its 200,000th Leaf sometime next month.

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Durable 2012 Chevrolet Volt: 300,000 miles, no battery loss

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One of the biggest worries about electric cars--and hybrids for that matter--is whether their expensive high-voltage battery packs will last the life of the car. Chevy Volt plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle durability Battery Life

2016 39

DOE awards $18M to 5 projects to accelerate development of plug-in electric vehicles & use of other alternative fuels

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million to develop and demonstrate a battery-powered electric school bus that improves propulsion energy efficiency by 20-30% and that can connect to the electric grid (vehicle-to-grid). propane direct injection engine and emission control system that will be demonstrated on a package delivery vehicle.

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric: first drive review of 124-mile electric car

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For the first six years of electric cars, from 2011 to 2016, we've had a variety of mass-priced cars with ranges of 62 to 107 miles.

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Why We Call Out Compliance Cars Among All Electric Vehicles

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So when our reader Brian Lakatos wrote to ask us about the tone of recent coverage of electric cars, we responded at some length--and then decided to turn the response into an article. California plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance car Chevrolet Spark EVDON'T MISS: U.S.

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2017 BMW i3 preview

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The 2017 BMW i3 represents the first significant update of BMW's electric car since it went on sale in the U.S. This mid-cycle refresh includes several updates, most notably a much larger battery pack and a corresponding increase in its EPA-rated range. Battery capacity rises 50 percent, from 22 to 33 kilowatt hours, and BMW says.

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Nissan Leaf S quietly gets 30-kwh battery upgrade, higher price

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For 2016, the model year just ending, the Nissan Leaf electric car got a larger-capacity battery for all but its lowest trim level. The Leaf SV and SL models this year have been fitted with a 30-kilowatt-hour battery, up from the previous 24-kwh capacity, that boosts their EPA-rated range from 84 to 107 miles.

Do electric vehicle batteries harm the environment?

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Electric vehicles may be seen as a strong environmental solution, but what if their batteries have a negative effect on the environment? They compiled a detailed lifecycle inventory of a lithium-ion battery with a rough lifecycle [.].

2018 Nissan Leaf spy shots: our question on electric car update

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All we knew was that the second generation of the world's highest-volume electric car would have more mainstream styling.

2017 48

First 'release candidate' Tesla Model 3 driven: video posted by Elon Musk

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Videos Elon Musk Twitter plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Prototypes Tesla Model 3The news earlier this week that the Tesla Model 3 would skip its usual "beta" development phase came as a shock to the industry and even to Tesla fans. Especially since the 200-plus-mile Model 3, starting at.

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Ford's electric-vehicle strategy: absorb costs in most profitable trucks

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Earlier this year, Ford announced that it would significantly expand its lineup of electrified vehicles—including mild hybrids with advanced start-stop systems, regular hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and perhaps a battery-electric model or two. Trucks Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Commercial vehicle

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Nissan developing electric vehicles powered by ethanol-fueled solid oxide fuel cells; commercialization in 2020

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SOFCs can utilize the reaction of multiple fuels, including ethanol and natural gas, with oxygen to produce electricity with high efficiency.

2016 46

2017 BMW i3: up to 114 miles of range from 50-percent battery increase

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For its fourth year on the market, the 2017 BMW i3 electric car gets a huge boost in battery capacity and hence its EPA-rated range. The battery capacity rises 50 percent, from 22 to 33 kilowatt-hours, and the company says the rated range for the battery-electric version will be up to 114 miles combined.

Chevy Bolt EV: 800-mile trip in 238-mile electric car shows challenges remain

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With about twice the range of any non-Tesla electric car, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has generated a great deal of excitement and won numerous awards over the last year. In combination with a nascent DC fast-charging infrastructure, it offers the possibility of much longer road trips powered solely by grid electricity.

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7-state Midwest EVOLVE project to promote electric vehicles; Ford, GM, Nissan initial automotive partners

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The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest announced the launch of Midwest EVOLVE , a three-year project to promote electric vehicles in seven Midwestern states: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota. The Midwest is often overlooked as a market for electric vehicles.

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Report: Electric vehicles set for huge spike in sales

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Renault unveils Next Two autonomous electric vehicle prototype for 2020

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Renault has unveiled the Next Two concept—the company’s current vision of an autonomous drive (AD) capable electric vehicle for the year 2020.

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Tesla Model 3 timing confirmed: first cars in July, 5K a week by next year

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Tesla Motors confirmed today that it expected to start production of its crucial Model 3 electric car in July, and claims that it will boost production to 5,000 cars a week by the end of this year. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3The company's statements restate some of.

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Specs Released: Battery Pack, Motor Power, And More

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The production version of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV 200-mile electric car made its auto-show debut this morning in Detroit, after last week's global unveiling at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Detroit Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The capacity of the Bolt EV's.

When can I buy a Chevy Bolt EV electric car? See state-by-state schedule

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Last month, the first Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars were sold in California's Silicon Valley. Electric-car advocates and buyers across the U.S. now want to know when they too can expect to take delivery of their 238-mile electric hatchbacks. dealers Chevy plug-in cars dealerships Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Chevrolet Bolt

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Next Nissan Leaf confirmed for 60-kwh battery, 200 miles of range

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The second-generation Nissan Leaf will have a range of at least 200 miles, provided by a new battery pack with a capacity of 60 kilowatt-hours. Nissan global electric-car and hybrid development boss Kazuo Yajima. Batteries Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: video review of 238-mile electric car

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In fact, it's Chevrolet's first-ever electric car: the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV. Videos Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Chevy Bolt EV tested by Tesla Model S owner: his assessment

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For electric-car nuts like me, however, there’s another California perk that’s not far behind: the wide. Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Fleeing my home in New York’s Hudson Valley for California during February and March has a number of charms.

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Electric-car range: why Japanese needs differ so radically from the U.S.

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It was one of the new battery-electric vehicles anticipated for this year, a mid-size sedan from a global maker that remains the second highest-volume hybrid maker in the world. Then the news hit earlier this week: the all-electric Honda Clarity EV would have a rated battery range around. 80 miles.

2017 24

All-electric Kia Niro EV to come in 2018, says Kia exec

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South Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia often share the underpinnings of their vehicles, though there's no "badge engineering" and the two brands compete in the marketplace. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Hyundai Ioniq ElectricBut while the 2017.

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Chrysler to reveal new electric car at CES, possibly a minivan: report

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The Fiat 500e electric minicar is aging, and with the introduction of the 238-mile Chevrolet Bolt EV this month, the three-door hatchback's 84 miles of range becomes woefully uncompetitive. Future Cars CES plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA