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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? lithium-ion battery pack Warranty plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Capacity Loss battery capacityReplacing phone or laptop batteries, generally for less than.

2016 38

Renault introduces two new electric light commercial vehicles

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At the Brussels Motorshow in Belgium, Renault Pro+ introduced two new electric light commercial vehicles—New Kangoo Z.E. and Master Z.E.—to

2017 46

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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BorgWarner launches its first integrated electric drive module for the EV market; first application in China

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This is the first electric drive module from BorgWarner following its acquisition of Remy in 2015. Earlier post.). Click to enlarge. —Dr.

2016 63

California's PG&E utility now offers $500 rebate for electric-car use

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In certain states, electric utilities are getting into the business of installing and operating electric-car charging infrastructure. They may build public charging stations, or work with other entities that operate them, but that's usually as far as their efforts to promote electric cars go.

2017 39

End of Victory Motorcycles is end of Empulse electric bike too

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The Brammo Empulse electric motorcycle has long been the “other” mainstream electric motorcycle—but its days now appear to be officially numbered. Polaris Industries bought the electric motorcycle business assets of Brammo in January 2015, and added the Empulse to its Victory lineup.

2017 30

Portland's Electric Avenue Relocates, Adds DC Fast Chargers

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2016 Electric Motorcycle Buyers Guide

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The electric motorcycle industry continues to mature as Zero Motorcycles leads the way with the highest sales and most models. Several established manufacturers gave us a glimpse of their plans for electric motorcycles, and an array of. Harley-Davidson electric motorcycles Brammo Empulse Zero Motorcycles Polaris Energica Ego Yamaha

2016 43

All Dutch electric trains now running on 100-percent renewable energy

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While modern electric cars have only been available in large numbers for a few years, electric trains have been commonplace for some time. As with electric cars, the source of the electricity used to power these trains impacts their overall carbon footprint. DON'T MISS: Alstom.

2017 45

2017 Ford Focus Electric preview

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The 2017 Ford Focus Electric has been one of last electric cars remaining in the current model year for which we haven't had information. Now Ford has released a few specifications, and a photo of a 2017 Focus Electric window sticker sent by a reader fills in more of the gaps. Preview plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 24

VW ID Buzz concept: all-electric Microbus could arrive in 2022

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If you pronounce the word "buzz" with a German accent, it sounds like "bus"—which is almost surely why VW's second all-electric concept vehicle is called the Volkswagen ID Buzz. Detroit Auto Show Future Cars VW plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) MicrobusIt's one of the few.

2017 37

How much have electric-car battery costs fallen? This much!

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High costs of lithium-ion battery cells have been one of the main hindrances to large-scale electric-car adoption, as they typically lead to higher purchase prices for electric cars than comparable internal-combustion models. But electric-car battery prices are falling fast, according to one recent study.

2017 47

Oregon's largest utilities plan to boost electric-car adoption

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It's clear that after several years of electric-car sales, electric utilities see a role to be played in providing the infrastructure to make them practical. electric utilities plug-in cars Charging station charging infrastructure education OregonNow, Oregon's two largest utility companies have filed plans to.

Chinese investors make 'long bets' on electric-car companies

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China's aggressive promotion of electric cars is turning into boon for a few U.S. The Chinese government offers generous incentives for new electric cars, and is pushing companies to develop and sell more of them. electric-vehicle companies than they. China plug-in cars Smith Electric Vehicles Wheego Electric Cars Investment

2016 40

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.

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Volkswagen electric-car concept teased before Paris Motor Show

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Today, Volkswagen sells one all-electric car under its own brand in multiple markets—the e-Golf electric variant of its well-known five-door compact hatchback—and another in Europe only, the e-UP, a battery-electric minicar. Paris Auto Show Future Cars VW plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Paris Motor Show

2016 39

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

SoCal Edison to install 1,500 electric-car charging sites; what's your electric utility doing?

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Electric utility Southern California Edison (SCE) is moving ahead with plans to install electric-car charging stations within its service area. California electric utilities plug-in cars charging charging infrastructureThe program, called Charge Ready, kicked off May 27. SCE has committed $22.

2016 39

Antelope Valley Transit orders up to 85 electric buses from BYD; first US all-electric public transit fleet

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Emissions Reductions: AVTA’s all-electric fleet will provide elimination of CO 2 , NO x , PM 10 and PM 2.5 Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-dut

2016 59

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

First 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric cars sold today, in California

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Just 23 months after GM CEO Mary Barra unveiled the Chevrolet Bolt concept at the Detroit Auto Show, the very first production versions of Chevy's 238-mile electric car to be sold were delivered this morning to eager San Francisco Bay Area buyers. Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) youtubeAnd now it's real.

2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive: first drive of electric two-seat car

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When that car is a reboot of the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive, the tiny battery-powered European city slicker—and you’re surrounded by a sea of drivers who couldn't care less about keeping to a speed. minicar plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) two-seat

GM ramps up 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric-car production; how many can it build?

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With anticipation of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV launch growing, General Motors has started to ramp up production of its groundbreaking 200-mile electric car. sales Chevy Production plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2016 43

Xtrac introduces Integrated Lightweight Electric Vehicle (ILEV) transmission system; torque vectoring with dual motors

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The dual electric motors of the transmission system also provide an inherent torque vectoring capabilities. Click to enlarge.

2016 59

Nissan electric subcompact below Leaf in future electric-car lineup?

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The 2011 Nissan Leaf was the first mass-priced modern electric car when it launched in December 2010. Nissan has since sold close to a quarter of a million Leafs, and together with its alliance partner Renault it has now sold more than 350,000 all-electric vehicles.

2010 24

Now Toyota can make electric cars: it's tamed lithium-ion batteries, it says

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Having placed its bets for the future of zero-emission transport on hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, it's by far the most resistant of the three to the notion of battery-electric cars. lithium-ion battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV But a recent news story might possibly indicate a crack in the.

Sweden inaugurates its first electric road

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The truck has a pantograph on the roof that feeds 750 VDC to the truck’s hybrid electric system. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

Modern electric cars at 20: from EV1 to Bolt EV, where are we now?

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Twenty years ago today, the very first GM EV1 electric cars were delivered to 40 lessees in California in a blaze of publicity. Since then, plug-in electric vehicles have seen more than their share of ups and downs. sales History CARB EV1 plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV first drive: 240 miles in an electric car

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We drove a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car 240 miles on a single charge last week. Efficiency plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range TestAnd that was the lowest range achieved among four journalists driving four Bolt EVs along the California coast. DON'T MISS: 2017 Chevy Bolt EV.

2016 47

2017 Zero electric motorcycles: more range, more power, better options

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Autumn is here, the leaves are changing and as the riding season winds down we continue our annual tradition of discussing what’s new for the Zero Motorcycles lineup of electric motorcycles. electric motorcycles Zero MotorcyclesThis year Zero has a few surprises in store to broaden their bikes' appeal to new riders.

Renault begins trial of new electric lorry

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Renault Trucks has begun a trial of a 16 tonne electric lorry in Paris with one of France’s oldest perfume houses, Guerlain.

1917 Detroit Electric Vs 2014 BMW i3: A Century Of Electric Cars

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The 1917 Detroit Electric Model 68 in these photos was painstakingly restored over a period of years by owner Donald Davidson, who is only the car's third owner in 98 years. It's shown with Electric Auto Association board member Chris Neff's 2014 BMW i3 REx, which may be able to out-accelerate the.

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Top Six Trends In Plug-In Electric Cars Through 2020

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Five years after the first mass-market electric car hit the market, cars with plugs haven't lived up to the most optimistic projections for their adoption. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars Trends plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Many of those challenges reside in.

2016 46

Plug-in electric car sales for Nov: Volt soars, Prius Prime arrives

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Traditionally, the North American winter months have seen a slowdown in sales of plug-in electric cars—but the rule didn't seem to apply last month. Last month, sales of the Nissan Leaf electric car actually increased over last year's comparable number, while those of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid soared.

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Hyundai Ioniq Electric: how maker plans to market 124-mile electric car

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The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric will soon go on sale as part of a trio of Ioniq variants that also includes hybrid and plug-in hybrid models. When it arrives in dealerships, Hyundai will face the same challenge other automakers have come to know well: marketing electric cars to an uneducated and sometimes skeptical public.

2017 24

Do employers hold the key to electric car uptake?

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Almost 700,000 UK motorists would join the electric vehicle revolution if they were given the opportunity by their employers, according to new researc.

2016 19

We're there! Renewables now cheapest unsubsidized electricity in U.S.

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Over the past few years, the cost of electricity generation from renewable-energy sources has decreased dramatically. wind and solar power are now cheaper sources of electricity than natural gas—even without subsidies. So much so, that renewable energy may have just hit an important milestone, according to one study. In the U.S.,

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

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2016 59

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). million to accelerate PEV adoption by developing electric highway corridors along I-15, I-80, I-70, and I-84 in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming.

BMW Gives a Glimpse of Its Electric Supersport Motorcycle

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BMW just demonstrated its commitment to electric-powered vehicles by announcing an experimental Supersport electric motorcycle based on its S1000RR. The experimental vehicle is called the BMW eRR for electric racing replica and it was made in conjunction with the Technical University of Munich. electric motorcycles