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Honda R&D developing high-power dynamic charging system for EVs at speeds up to 96 mph

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At the upcoming WCX 17: SAE World Congress Experience, a team from Honda R&D will present a paper on their study of a dynamic charging system that uses high power to charge a traveling EV, with the goal of realizing an unlimited vehicle range. Major issues facing EV include range, charging (hassle, time, construction of infrastructure), and reduced driving performance due to increased vehicle weight.

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Immortus Electric-Car Concept Claims Solar Running Up To 35 MPH

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Many electric-car owners use solar panels to generate power that they can use in home charging stations. But what if they could actually put those panels directly on their electric cars instead? Solar-car racing is nothing new, and solar panels have been used to a very limited extent to supplement battery power in a few production cars. DON'T. Australia solar roof plug-in cars solar

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Proterra extended range electric bus delivers 258 miles on one charge of 257 kWh pack

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A Proterra 40-foot Catalyst XR (extended range) electric bus drove 258 miles (415 miles) on a single charge under test conditions at Michelin’s Laurens Proving Grounds (LPG). Average speed was 30 mph (48 km/h); average energy consumption was 0.8

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Electric Car Drives 375 Miles at 55 mph, Recharges In 6 Minutes

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Not only are they heavy and expensive, but they take a long time to recharge and on average can only provide around 100 miles per charge. We all know that battery packs are the weakest link in electric vehicles. A German-based company has changed all that with a new vehicle capable of driving up to 375 miles at moderate highway speeds

A closer look at Audi’s new R8 e-tron EV and battery

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mph) in 3.9 The Combo 2 charging interface of the Combined Charging System in the Audi R8 e-tron enables charging with AC or DC electricity. When charging with AC from an industrial electrical outlet with 7.2

2015 47

Rolls Royce unveils the Phantom Experimental Electric; induction charging system

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The Li-ion cells use a nickel cobalt manganese chemistry with a gravimetric capacity of around 230 Wh/kg, a high energy density which is important in achieving an acceptable range between re-charges. Pre-launch tests suggests Phantom EE should run to a range of up to 200 km (124 miles), with top speed limited to 160 km/h (99 mph). A fourth induction charger is also fitted to enable wireless charging, a technology being trialled in Phantom EE. Powertrain of the 102EX.

BMW to partner with Coulomb Technologies in Boston; Coulomb offering new cloud-based service plans, new dual-port charging stations

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More than 150 charging stations for EVs are now being installed in the State through Coulomb’s $37-million ChargePoint America Department of Energy program. The charging stations will be located in the Boston metropolitan area, primarily within the Route 495 Beltway. Drivers of the BMW ActiveE will be able to recharge their electric vehicle at any ChargePoint Network-enabled electric vehicle charging station in the US. New dual port Level 2 charging stations.

New Illinois law raises speed limit to 70 mph on rural highways

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a new law to increase the speed limit from 65 to 70 mph (105 to 113 km/h) on rural four-lane highways, and to lower the limit by five mph for excessive speeding. A study by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory found that increasing a vehicle’s speed from 60 to 70 mph results in an average 14% decrease in fuel economy. Currently, the threshold for penalties is 31 mph over the limit.

HaloIPT partnering with Drayson Racing Technologies to bring dynamic wireless charging to electric vehicle motorsport

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HaloIPT, a provider of Inductive Power Transfer (IPT) systems for wirelessly charging electric vehicles ( earlier post ), has entered a strategic partnership with Drayson Racing Technologies, the green R&D racing organization founded by Lord Drayson, former UK Minister for Science and Innovation. The partnership will use HaloIPT’s wireless charging technology to power high-performance cars as they race around the track.

BMW to introduce BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid at Detroit show

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The overall system output of 185 kW/252 hp and combined peak torque of 420 N·m (310 lb-ft) propel the BMW 530e iPerformance from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.2 seconds and enable it to reach a top speed of 235 km/h (146 mph).

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BMW boosts battery capacity of MY2017 i3 to 33 kWh with higher energy density Li-ion cells; up to 114 miles combined cycle range

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The motor propels the BMW i3 from 0 to 60 mph in just over 7 seconds. state of charge and keeps the charge level of the battery constant while driving and provides an additional range thanks to a 25% larger fuel tank (2.4 Charging.

2016 44

New Gen4 smart electric drive; electrification of all smart models

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kWh Li-ion battery pack, the electric drive has a range (NEDC) of approximately 160 km (99 miles); maximum speed is electronically limited to 130 km/h (81 mph) to maximize the range. With the onboard charger, in the USA and the UK the charging time is 2.5

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China to buy 100 350 km/h (217 mph) Domestic High-Speed Trains

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With a designed speed of 350 km/h (217 mph), the new CRH trains will travel between Beijing and Shanghai in 2011, when the construction of the 1,318-km, high-speed railway between the capital city and the country’s financial hub is expected to complete. two CNR subsidiaries, will be in charge of the production of 60 sets and 40 sets, respectively. Xinhua.

Mercedes-Benz publishes lifecycle analysis of its first PHEV SUV: GLE 500 e

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miles), and all-electric top speed is 130 km/h (81 mph)—corresponding to the recommended speed on German autobahns. seconds and reach a top speed of 245 km/h (152 mph). The best result is achieved when renewable energy is used to charge the batteries.

2015 28

Tesla Model S Fire, Fast-Charging Delay, German Elections: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: Dutch students break the 0 to 60 mph record for electric cars, why German elections may affect your next luxury car purchase, the launch of Combined Charging System (CCS)-equipped cars is delayed until December, and a Tesla Model S catches fire. The electric car 0 to 60 mph record


BYD reports plug-in fleet test results; rapid charging not diminishing capacity

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In total, BYD plug-ins have accumulated more than 1.769 million all-electric miles (2.847 million km) and have seen no diminished range or capacity due to rapid-charging. L/100km) and BYD estimates the per-car-savings—even netting out EV charging and electricity costs—is ~70%.

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Ford C-MAX Hybrid EPA-rated at 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway; plug-in Energi version offers 85 mph top electric speed

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Ford also announced that the plug-in hybrid version of the C-MAX, the Ford C-MAX Energi, features the a top electric-only speed among all plug-in of 85 mph (137 km/h)—more than 20 mph more than the Prius plug-in, and sufficient easily to keep pace with the flow of high-speed highway traffic even when the EV mode button is engaged and the gasoline engine is off. When the charge is depleted, C-MAX Energi operates as a full hybrid.

Audi unveiling two new production plug-in hybrids in Shanghai, new prologue allroad PHEV show car

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TFSI quattro accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than six seconds and consumes 2.5 TFSI engine and electric motor to deliver 270 kW (367 hp) and 700 N·m (516 lb-ft) of system torque—enough to accelerate the SUV from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.9 mph) in 3.5

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Audi introduces Q7 e-tron quattro diesel PHEV SUV at Geneva; 138 mpg US

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mph) in 6.0 The new two-phase charging technology installed in the new Q7 e-tron quattro allows charging with up to 7.2 A power charging cable is standard equipment. mph) if the traffic is slow-moving.

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Lucid Motors and Samsung SDI in strategic partnership on next-gen lithium-ion cells

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Significantly, this jointly developed cell also achieves breakthrough tolerance to repeated fast charging. The initial result was a custom 900 hp powertrain test vehicle (based on a delivery van) that could accelerate from 0-60 mph in ~ 3 seconds: Edna.

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VW premieres Jetta Hybrid and E-Bugster concept with Combined Charging System; Blue-e-Motion electric drives to go into production units as early as 2013

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Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph takes 10.9 Equipped with a quick charging function, the E-Bugster battery can be recharged within 35 minutes at suitable charging stations. At home, the battery of the E-Bugster can also be charged from the 120-Volt outlets that are usual in America (or from 230-Volt outlets in Europe). The interface for the charge cable is located below the conventional fuel door position near the C-pillar. E-Bugster. Click to enlarge.

Renault Twizy 40 arrives in Canada

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The Canadian Renault Twizy (Twizy 40) is fitted with a type-1 charging cable and side reflectors. With speed capped at 40 km/h (25 mph), it comes under the Canadian category of low-speed vehicles (four-wheel electric vehicles with top speed from 32 to 40 km/h).

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Qoros Auto unveils drivable engineering development car with QamFree engine; near +50% boost in power & torque, -15% fuel consumption

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The China-based automaker also showcased the Qoros 3 Q-LECTRIQ EV concept with 350 km (217 miles), acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 7 seconds; top speed of 180 km (112 mph) and 80% fast charging within one hour, as well as the Qoros 3 GT sports crossover.

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London Calling: Congestion Charge Recharges Electric Cars

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Thanks in large part to Mayor "Red Ken" Livingstone, who enacted London's much criticized congestion charge policy in 2003. To facilitate these EVs, Charging stations are being put in place by local councils, making even short range electric cars viable for commuters.

Ford offering 3 years’ complimentary public charging to C-MAX Energi customers in California and Connecticut with EV 1-2-3 Charge

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Ford Motor Company will offer three years of complimentary charging to California and Maryland customers who purchase or lease a 2016 C-MAX Energi with its pilot EV 1-2-3 Charge program. C-MAX Energi is capable of being fully charged in approximately 2.5

nanoFLOWCELL to present new QUANT F flow cell EV at Geneva

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The nanoFlowcell (a flow battery) is operated with two ionic fluids, one with a positive charge and one with a negative charge, said Chief Technical Officer Nunzio La Vecchia.

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Open source street legal EV, powered by hub motors

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Target single-charge range for the Luka EV is 300 km (186 miles), with a top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph) and a price below €20,000 (US$22,445). An open source project is building an all-electric street vehicle powered by hub motors.

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Porsche introducing new Panamera 4 E-hybrid PHEV at Paris Show

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The new Porsche plug-in hybrid always starts in purely electric mode and drives without generating any local emissions within a range of 50 kilometers and a maximum speed of 140 km/h (87 mph). hours to fully charge via a 230-V, 10-A connection.

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China R&D company introduces micro-turbine range extender technology at Geneva

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TREV is a range extender system that uses a micro-turbine (fueled either by liquid or gaseous fuels) to generate electricity that charges a battery pack. Techrules said that its newly developed battery management technologies enable superior charging efficiency.

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Audi unveils h-tron quattro fuel cell SUV concept at Detroit; MLB evo platform

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mph) in less than seven seconds; its top speed is governed at 200 km/h (124.3 As battery technology improves, and as fast charging infrastructure develops for longer trips, hydrogen value proposition in that area may erode.

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BMW X5 eDrive Concept SUV

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Unlike a traditional hybrid, the battery pack in Plug-in Hybrid vehicles can be recharged using a standard 110v plug, or a dedicated 240v charging station. BMW says that its proprietary electric motor can propel the AWD X5 for 19 miles on a full charge, at speeds up to 75 mph.

BMW starts series production of electric scooters in Berlin

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This enables the C evolution to achieve a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph, electronically limited) and gives it better acceleration than some maxi-scooters powered by engines with displacements of 600 cc or more.

VW provides details on e-Golf prior to launch at LA Auto Show

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The e-Golf accelerates from 0 - 25 mph (40 km/h) in 4.2 seconds and from 0-60 mph in approximately 10.4 Top speed is electronically limited to 87 mph (140 km/h). Charging concept and equipment. 87 mph. 72 mph. 56 mph. Charging the battery.

MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 plug-in hybrid on sale in June 2017

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Average fuel consumption on the EU test cycle for plug-in hybrid vehicles is 112 mpg US, with CO 2 emissions of 49 grams per kilometer; 0–62 mph time is 6.9 Charging at a 240-volt socket takes 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Production of BYD-Daimler DENZA EV begins in China

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DENZA is powered by an 86 kW (peak) / 69 kW (rated) motor that provides a maximum speed of up to 150 km/h (93 mph) and peak torque of 290 N·m (177 N·m rated torque). kWh/100 km with charging losses).

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Volkswagen Group brings new Audi and Porsche EV concepts, Volkswagen PHEV concept to Frankfurt; 20 more plug-ins by 2020

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mph) in 4.6 The Combined Charging System (CCS) enables charging with DC or AC electrical current. A full charge with DC electrical current at a charging column with an output of 150 kW takes just around 50 minutes.

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BMW unveils the production i3 in New York, London and Beijing; efficiency, dynamics and a supporting ecosystem of services

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The battery gives the car a range in everyday conditions of 130 – 160 kilometers (81 – 99 miles) when fully charged from a conventional domestic power socket, BMW i Wallbox or public charging station. Connected vehicles Driver Assistance Systems Electric (Battery) Smart charging

Promised VW Passat plug-in hybrid to debut at Paris show; both sedan and wagon

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The MQB-based Passat GTE accelerates to 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than 8.0 seconds and achieves a top speed of more than 136 mph (219 km/h); in “E-Mode,” 80 mph (129 km/h). The Passat GTE can be driven in four different modes: “EMode”, “Hybrid”, “Battery Charge” and “GTE”.

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2017 Audi A3 replaces 1.8L with Millerized 2.0L TFSI; better fuel economy, power and torque

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System output is 186 hp and 221 lb-ft (300 N·m) of torque; the 2017 A3 sedan sprints from 0-60 mph in 6.6 Under higher loads, the Audi valvelift system opens the intake valves later, resulting in a higher charge, which ensures good power and torque delivery.

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Volkswagen presents next gen W12 TSI; dual fuel injection, cylinder deactivation, start-stop

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l twelve-cylinder engine delivers acceleration values of 0 to 100 km/h in less than four seconds and top speeds of more than 300 km/h (186 mph).