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GMs views on challenges for battery development for extended range electric vehicles

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Pure battery-electric range. Total range. > You have a wide range of matrix of conditions you have to consider. Mild Hybrid.

Fisker To Launch Two New Models At Los Angeles Auto Show

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While new owner Wanxiang looks to restart production of the Fisker Karma extended-range electric sedan, the man who gave his name to the car--Henrik Fisker--seems to have plans of his own.

Wrightspeed unveils new turbine range extender for medium- and heavy-duty electric powertrains; 30% more efficient than current microturbine generators

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As a result, the Route extended range electric powertrain is ideally suited for urban environments. Wrightspeed Inc., Click to enlarge.

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GM outlines the challenges for battery development

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At the recent Automotive Advanced Battery Conference Roland Matthe, GM technical manager for the Voltec battery system, outlined the company’s views on the requirements and challenges for batteries in extended range vehicles such as the Volt. He suggested that [.].

Ohio State University Takes Top Spot at 2009 EcoCAR Competition with EREV Design

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University students from The Ohio State University earned top honors at the 2009 finals of the EcoCAR : The NeXt Challenge competition in Toronto, Canada for their design of a Extended Range Electric Vehicle (EREV). Tags: Conferences and other events Hybrids Plug-ins Plug-in capability. Powertrain diversity.


Bob Lutz to introduce VIA Motors eREV Pickup Truck, SUV and Van at Detroit Auto Show

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Bob Lutz, former Vice Chairman of General Motors, will introduce an extended range electric (eREV) Pickup Truck, SUV and Van from VIA Motors, in a press conference at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit on 10 January. —Bob Lutz. Brief

EuroCarBody Award 2015 goes to the Carbon Core body of the new BMW 7 Series

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The body of the new BMW luxury sedans was given a rating of 41.87 Series 7 body-in-white/carbon. Click to enlarge.

Say Hello To The Cadillac Converj

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Detroit — It’s official: the Cadillac Converj will be the second extended-range electric vehicle that General Motors Co. GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz made the announcement Sunday at a conference of the Society of Automotive Analysts on the eve of the North American International Auto Show. January 10, 2010 [link].

Simulation study suggests ORC waste heat recovery system could deliver potential 7% improvement in fuel consumption in a PHEV on highway

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The OSU EcoCAR prototype vehicle features an extended-range electric architecture with a downsized 1.8L Δ in electric range.

Volt receives EPA ratings and label: 93 mpg-e all-electric, 37 mpg gas-only, 60 mpg-e combined

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All-electric range under the EPA rating is 35 miles; total range for the car is 379 miles. gallons per 100 miles). Click to enlarge.

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GMs Approach to Integrating Smart Plug-ins to the Smart Grid Leverages Emerging Standards and OnStar

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plug-in hybrids, extended range electric vehicles and battery electric vehicles) are smart loads, and so fall into the third element.

Proterra boosts capacity of Catalyst XR battery pack 28% to 330 kWh with new design, same volume as predecessor

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Battery-electric bus manufacturer Proterra announced a new battery pack design for the Proterra Catalyst XR transit vehicle at the American Public Transportation Association Bus and Paratransit Conference (APTA). Proterra offers both extended-range (XR) and fast-charge (FC) versions of its electric bus, using different battery technologies.

Audi e-tron Pilot Program

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The company used the recent TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference to introduce the A3 e-tron. Read the full press release here.

FEV, Inc. Develops 40kW Range Extender Unit

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a developer of advanced powertrain and vehicle technologies, has coupled an FEV-developed Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) with a 3-cylinder engine for use as a range extender in Hybrid Electric Vehicles. FEV has developed a range of APUs for a variety of vehicle applications depending on the customer’s power requirements. FEV, Inc.,

GM Will Produce Cadillac Converj EREV

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GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz, at a conference of the Society of Automotive Analysts on the eve of the North American International Auto Show, announced that GM will produce the Cadillac Converj extended-range electric vehicle. Detroit News. Earlier post.). Earlier post.).

Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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In this paper PHEV refers solely to the long-range PHEV of 60 miles (100 km) electric-only range.) by Professor Andrew Alfonso Frank.

Near-Term Prospects for Automotive Li-ion Batteries: 21% of Hybrid and EV Market by 2011

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Anderman ran a series of net present value analyses based on a range of gasoline prices, fuel saved, and pack costs. Data: Dr. Menahem Anderman.

XG Sciences and Oak Ridge National Laboratory launch joint-development program for advanced titanium/graphene composite materials

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Metal matrix composites, comprising a metal and a reinforcement material to confer improved performance, have been under investigation and development for decades. XG Sciences, Inc., Multiple different approaches to creating titanium MMCs have been used, including the use of SiC particles (Poletti, 2008) and carbon nanotubes. —Dr.

XG Sciences lands SBIR/STTR award to develop Si/graphene anodes for Li-ion batteries for EVs

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Particle diameters can range from sub-micron to 50+ microns. Plot of current performance data in the lab for Si/graphene anodes.

Report: Mitsubishi Motors Planning Five More EV Models

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Dr. Menahem Anderman, President of Advanced Automotive Batteries, the organizer of the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference being held in Long Beach, California this week, said in one of his market overview presentations that “ the most mature EV Li-ion battery on the market today is the GS Yuasa-Mitsubishi EV battery ” used in the i-MiEV.

Ener1 Subsidiary Developing Fuel Cell Range Extender for Electric Vehicles

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EnerFuel is developing advanced high-temperature PEM fuel cell systems and is currently focused on developing a range extender for electric vehicles, said Daniel Betts, EnerFuel’s Principle Engineer and on the executive management team, on the conference call. So, we really think we’re on a very, very exciting path.

Green and Connected: CAR White Paper Explores Interaction of Vehicle Communications and Electrification of Powertrains

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The purpose of the paper (which Richard Wallace, CAR’s Director Transportation Systems Analysis Group announced during a session exploring the same topic at the Business of Plugging In 2010 conference in Detroit) is threefold. CAR defines three levels of connectedness: Simple transportation energy planning and mapping. Resources.


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It’s creating a new vehicle called an extended-range electric vehicle." And it comes as GM reaches its 100th year.

GM CEO outlines highlights of fuel economy plan through MY2016: lightweighting; more efficient gasoline and clean diesel engines, electrification

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Within his talk about the need for a US energy policy at the IHS CERAWeek 2013 energy conference in Houston, GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson outlined some highlights of the company’s fuel economy plan through the 2016 model year. The near-term elements of GM’s fuel economy efforts he adduced are: Reduction in vehicle weight by up to 15%.

FEV, Inc. Partnering with EIG on Li-Ion Pack Development for Range-Extended Electric Vehicle Project

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for a Range-Extended Electric Vehicle (ReEV) project. At the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference 2009 (AABC 2009) earlier this year, EIG described a prototype lithium-ion battery system targeted at a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) application. FEV, Inc. Earlier post.). Energy Innovation Group, Ltd. ( The Caliber ReEV.

GM Reaffirms Commitment to Biofuels, Calls for Ongoing Commercialization and Infrastructure Support

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GM also plans to make the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle flex-fuel-capable about a year or so after it’s introduced.

Geely invests in Carbon Recycling Intl.; vehicles fueled by methanol from CO2, water and renewable energy

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Methanol-powered vehicles are one pillar of Geely Auto’s diversified new-energy strategy, which also encompasses ethanol, CNG, gasoline-electric hybrid, plug-in hybrid, pure-electric, and extended-range solutions. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Group) will invest a total of US$45.5 million in Carbon Recycling International (CRI).

GM Expects Chevrolet Volt to Deliver 230 mpg in City Driving Based on EPA Draft Methodology

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Broadly, the EPA is considering using two additional approaches to FE calculation and labelling: one for extended range electric vehicles, and one for PHEVs. At the US average cost of electricity (approximately 11 cents per kWh), GM calculates that a typical Volt driver would pay about $2.75 GM CEO Fritz Henderson. Tony Posawatz.

Hummer achieves 100mpg

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The Hummer H3E is a plug-in electric vehicle with an onboard range extender. The H3E can go about 400 miles before needing to refuel.

Argonne Study Examines Impact of Real World Drive Cycles on Efficiency and Cost of Different PHEV Configurations

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Aymeric Rousseau, program manager at Argonne, presented a small slice of this wide study at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference 2009 (AABC) this week in Long Beach. Camry hybrid) PHEV with a 4 kWh and an 8 kWh pack; and a series hybrid (extended-range electric vehicle, e.g., Volt) with a 12 kWh and a 16 kWh pack. mpg US).

GM Releases New Viability Plan, Launches Bond Exchange; Phasing Out Pontiac

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Media speculation to the contrary, GM CEO Fritz Henderson said on a conference call this morning, GM and Buick are highly profitable brands, and the company has no intention of losing either of them. range in subsequent years. billion in 2009, and investments ranging from $5.3 Fritz Henderson. billion in 2008 to $23.2 to 18.9%

GM: Putting 1M Plug-ins on the Road Will Require a Plug-In Ecosystem

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Linguistically, they’re talking about “plug-ins” rather than quibbling about plug-in hybrids vs. extended range EVs. Tony Posawatz.

GM: Let's Hash Out Open Plug-In Car Standards

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And for this ecosystem to be robust, there must be commonality, especially when owners are plugging into the electrical grid.

Perspective: A View Into the New GM

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The Cadillac Converj extended-range electric vehicle Concept uses the Voltec platform. by Bill Cooke. Click to enlarge. Click to enlarge.

GM's New Plan: Fewer Jobs, More Chevy Volt - Environmental Capital - WSJ

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Chrysler's first electric car to be two-seat sports car - Apr. 15, 2009

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0:00 / 4:40 Battery power for Chrysler The Circuit will be a purely plug-in car - there will be no gas tank or gasoline engine at all - with an expected range of 150 to 200 miles on a full charge. EMAIL | PRINT | SHARE | RSS DIGG FACEBOOK DEL.ICIO.US Power will come from a 200 kilowatt, or 268 horsepower, electric motor. 24.17% CBS Corp 6.76

CalCars and PHEVs Frequently Asked Questions

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The costs and benefits of cars extend far beyond an individual driver to society as a whole. What Are Plug-In Hybrids (PHEVs)? ").

How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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Fisker $80,000 Karma series luxury 50-mile range series PHEV, S Sunset convertible version.Partnering with Quantum Technologies. Space Up!