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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.

2017 49

EDI completes integration of plug-in hybrid electric drivetrain into Freightliner platform

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>Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. EDI) has completed the integration of its EDI PowerDrive technology into a new OEM platform, Freightliner.

2017 46

Geneva Motor Show 2017: Live

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Welcome to the ContractHireAndLeasing.com live feed for the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Now in its 87th year, the automotive world has been abuzz for the

2017 13

Volvo Cars reveals new XC60 premium SUV, led by PHEV model, at Geneva

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Volvo Cars revealed the much-anticipated new XC60 premium SUV at the Geneva Motor Show. seconds. We have a wide range of powertrains.

2017 46

Audi unveils Q8 sport concept with 48V mild hybrid system (mHEV); drive system coming to “many” Audi models

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Equipped with a 3.0 lb-ft) of torque, and sprints from 0 - 100 km/h (0 ‑ 62.1 mph) in 4.7 seconds. Top speed is 275 km/h (170.9 g/mi).

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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. One early Bolt EV owner is.

2017 38

Volvo Cars selects Aerovironment for its first custom global EV charging station

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AeroVironment announced its selection by Volvo Cars as the developer of Volvo Cars’ first custom global EV charging station. Incorporating customer design elements and branding specifically for Volvo Cars, this charging station can be conveniently wall mounted. Brief

2017 35

IFP Energies nouvelles launches DriveQuant start-up in the connected mobility sector

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IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) is launching a dedicated start-up: DriveQuant. The company will develop and market a range of web services, launched last September under the brand of the same name, covering energy analysis, coaching, eco-driving and safety. The market for services associated with connected vehicles is expanding rapidly. Brief

2017 35

GM and Honda announce executive leadership and board of directors for Fuel Cell System Manufacturing, LLC

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General Motors and Honda announced the executive structure for their recently established joint venture company, Fuel Cell System Manufacturing, LLC (FCSM). Suheb Haq of GM will serve as the first president of FCSM, and Tomomi Kosaka of Honda will be the new company’s vice president. Haq most recently was director of GM Operational Excellence.

2017 34

New York state electric-car rebate program to launch this month

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New York state has finally issued details on its effort to step up its efforts to promote electric cars. The Empire State is one of eight so-called "ZEV states" that have adopted California emissions standards. But New York does not mandate automakers to sell zero-emission vehicles within its borders, and currently does not offer purchase.

2017 34

China to replace 70,000 gasoline cabs with electric cars

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China's latest effort to promote electric cars focuses on taxis in its capital city of Beijing. The country that is now the world's largest new-car market already offers generous purchase incentives for electric cars bought by individuals. Now the city also plans to replace its entire fleet of gasoline taxis with electric cars. DON'T MISS.

2017 32

Danish Parker project developing universal definition for EV integration with electric grid for V2G services

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Nissan, Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, PSA Groupe, NUVVE, Frederiksberg Forsyning, Enel, Insero and DTU (Technical University of Denmark) Electrical Engineering (PowerLabDK) are partnering in the Danish project Parker to develop a universal definition for grid integration for electric vehicles. —Prof.

2017 32

Chalmers team engineers synthetic enzymes for bio-production of fuel alternatives

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A paper on their work is published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology. —Zhu et al. Click to enlarge. —Zhiwei Zhu. Resources.

2017 29

Volvo's next plug-in hybrids: 3-cylinder engine, smaller cars

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Volvo currently offers plug-in hybrid powertrains in its top models—the XC90 SUV, S90 sedan, and V90. As the Swedish automaker redesigns its lower-level models, it will add plug-in hybrid options to them as well. But whereas the current T8 "Twin Engine" powertrain uses a 4-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive, other models will use a.

2017 30

Tesla exec turnover soars as Model 3 pressure builds

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Tesla says it will put its mass-priced Model 3 electric car into production by July, and ramp up production extremely quickly from there. CEO Elon Musk hopes to be building 5,000 cars each week by the end of the year; he previously set a goal of producing 500,000 cars across all model lines by the end of 2018. The Model 3 is the vital linchpin of.

2017 30

Lucid Air luxury electric car: Bloomberg gets brief ride

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When it comes to luxury electric-car startups, hype is the name of the game. Lucid Motors unveiled its Air luxury sedan in December, promising a range of up to 400 miles, power of 1,000 horsepower, and cutting-edge technology. But very few people outside the company have gotten more than a glimpse at what, on paper, looks like a Tesla-rivaling.

2017 28

Second-gen Nissan Leaf, electric-car questions, fast-charging issues: Today's Car News

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Today, the second-generation Nissan Leaf is slated to debut in September, five electric-car questions to worry about this year, and electric-car fast-charging presents challenges to drivers. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The second-generation Nissan Leaf will make its world debut in September, and Nissan will let some current Leaf.

2017 26

Hyundai FE Fuel Cell Concept previews hydrogen-powered SUV coming in 2018

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The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell was actually the first hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle offered to U.S. drivers in recent years. The 2016 Toyota Mirai that followed it has now outsold Hyundai's hydrogen-powered SUV, but it's been known for a couple of years that the Korean maker will replace that model. At this week's Geneva auto show, the company unveiled.

2017 26

INRIX analysis identifies top 10 US cities for highly autonomous vehicles; prioritizing corridors for deployment

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INRIX, a leading global connected car services and transportation analytics company, has created a scalable and customizable scoring system to prioritize corridors for the deployment of highly autonomous vehicles (HAVs). INRIX looked at one year’s worth of travel—nearly 1.3 —Avery Ash, autonomous vehicle market strategist at INRIX.

2017 25

Falken’s new ECORUN A-A tire helps extend range and efficiency of hybrid vehicles; Toyota first partner

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Falken Tire Europe, the European affiliate of the Japanese tire manufacturer Sumitomo Rubber and the sixth largest tire manufacturer worldwide, has launched a new summer tire with optimized rolling resistance. The new addition is a first for FALKEN’s product portfolio. The product is recommended for use with hybrid vehicles. Brief

2017 24

Detroit Electric signs joint venture with China’s Far East Smarter Energy Group; $1.8B investment

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Detroit Electric has signed a joint venture deal with Far East Smarter Energy Group of China, which has helped secure a total investment of $1.8 billion dollars for the development and production of a range of electric vehicles over the next three years. This will include the creation of 120 new engineering jobs and 100 new manufacturing jobs.

2017 23

Honda: hybrids, plug-ins, fuel cells to be two-thirds of Europe sales by 2025

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Honda's green-car strategy for the next decade or so appears to be coming into greater focus. In place of its previous mild hybrids, the Japanese automaker is planning to produce much higher volumes of its two-motor hybrid powertrain, as seen first in the Accord Hybrid mid-size sedan. It also launched the Clarity Fuel Cell sedan last year, and.

2017 23

ConMet and Protean Electric partner to develop electric in-wheel drive system for the commercial vehicle market

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Consolidated Metco, a leading global supplier of components to the commercial vehicle market, and Protean Electric, the manufacturer of ProteanDRIVE in-wheel motors, are partnering to develop an electric in-wheel drive system to provide hybrid-electric solutions for the medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicle markets. Heavy-duty Hybrids Motors

2017 23

Looking at Lexus multi-stage hybrid system in new LS sedan, LC coupe

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The Lexus LS 500h luxury sedan that debuts this week at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show will use the same "Multi Stage Hybrid System" as the LC 500h coupe. It's a somewhat different—and arguably more complex—setup than the powertrain of the LS 600h, the previous-generation hybrid version of Lexus' flagship sedan. The LS 600h used a.

Another day, another positive electric-car adoption rate forecast

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If only success could be guaranteed by positive predictions. While the fossil-fuel industry is notably skeptical of the long-term prospects of electric cars, a growing number of studies and forecasts predict the adoption rate will grow rapidly in the coming decades. Electric cars still face numerous challenges, but analyses from a variety of.

2017 20

Future electric cars, GM diesel hopes, 80-mile Honda EV, Tesla Model 3 prices (maybe): The Week in Reverse

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What innovation did a 94-year-old battery legend discuss last week? Why should green-car buyers even consider purchasing a new diesel vehicle? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, March 3, 2017. Friday, recent financial data from Tesla Motors prompted us to ask.

2017 21

$8 billion cost to make Tesla Superchargers as common as gas stations: analyst

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Tesla is the world's only automaker to build and operate its own large-scale network of public charging stations. This year, the Silicon Valley automaker hopes to double the number of Supercharger DC fast-charging sites, to make it more convenient for U.S. Tesla owners to undertake longer road trips. With 373 sites in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

2017 20

GM delivers 246,730 vehicles in China in Feb; SUVs maintain growth momentum

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General Motors and its joint ventures delivered 246,730 vehicles in February, an increase of 0.4% on an annual basis. SUVs, along with MPVs, accounted for nearly 50% of GM’s deliveries in February. Cadillac and Baojun set February delivery records. The expanding SUV portfolio has helped us maintain our growth momentum. Wuling deliveries increased 2.3%

2017 20

Five electric-car questions to worry about this year

Green Car Reports

It seems fair to say that the new presidential administration may have increased the generalized level of worry among many Americans, not to mention the rest of the world. Among the things to worry about are the future of incentives, infrastructure, and legislation encouraging the adoption of zero-emission vehicles, primarily electric cars. These.

2017 18

Biomass-to-sugar company Comet Biorefining completes new round of equity financing

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Comet Biorefining, an industry leader in the production of high-purity cellulosic dextrose, has completed a round of equity financing led by new investor PM Equity Partner. Current investor Sofinnova Partners and new investor Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) also participated in the financing. Terms of the financing were not disclosed. Brief

2017 18

Audi A5 is third model to run on natural gas, for Europe only

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New natural-gas passenger cars from major carmakers have disappeared from the U.S. Natural-gas options are available for large pickup trucks and vans but only exist for cars through aftermarket conversions offered by specialty firms. In Europe, though, the German luxury maker Audi remains committed to natural-gas powertrains. DON'T MISS: Renault.

2017 17

GM sells Opel; is plan to switch to electric cars by 2030 now in limbo?

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GM said today it will sell its European Opel division to PSA Peugeot Citroën, the French parent of the Citroën, DS and Peugeot brands, for 2.2 billion euros (approximately $2.33 billion). Among the questions surrounding the sale—which includes the U.K.-market market Vauxhall brand—is where the change in ownership leaves Opel's.

2017 17

EPA to reopen 2022-2025 auto-emission rule decision: report

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It looks like lobbying pays off, at least in the case of EPA emission rules. According to numerous recent reports, the EPA is expected to reopen the commenting period for vehicle-emission rules it finalized in January, more than a year ahead of schedule. Automaker CEOs and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers had asked President Donald Trump.

Renault Zoe e-Sport Concept at Geneva highlights electric-car performance (live photos)

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The Renault Zoe, a subcompact hatchback, has little in common with the Tesla Model S besides a battery-electric powertrain and five doors. But the maker of Europe's best-selling electric car seeks to underscore the idea that "electric cars can be fun and fast," perhaps hoping that some of Tesla's high-velocity image will rub off. At this week's.

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