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

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Proterra offers both extended-range (XR) and fast-charge (FC) versions of its electric bus, using different battery technologies.

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

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The ECORUN A-A is exclusively made from ultra-refined natural pure rubber; the compound cuts heat build-up and rolling resistance, and thus significantly extends tire life. The new addition is a first for FALKEN’s product portfolio. The product is recommended for use with hybrid vehicles. Brief

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BCTB Also-Rans, Nissan Extended-Range Electric Car, NEVS Plans: Today's Car News

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Today, we have the also-rans that didn't make the cut for our 2016 Best Car To Buy Award, a report on a possible Nissan extended-range electric car, and Saab owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden's (NEVS) ambitious plan to launch five electric models by 2018. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

First public test flight of Airbus electric 2-seat E-Fan aircraft at E-Aircraft Day; precursor to 4-seat extended range version

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The successful first public flight of the electric E-Fan experimental aircraft took place during the E-Aircraft Day in Bordeaux. Click to enlarge.

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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.

Chevy Volt Delivers Novel Two-Motor, Four-Mode Extended Range Electric Drive System; Seamless Driver Experience Plus Efficiency

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But this is really a study in rightsizing, rightsizing an internal combustion engine for this extended range capability. Mode 1. Mode 2.

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Europcar to introduce Opel Ampera extended range EV as a rental car throughout Europe

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Opel and Europcar have agreed to introduce the Opel Ampera extended range electric vehicle ( earlier post ) as a rental car throughout Europe. Opel Ampera. Click to enlarge. The market introduction of the Opel Ampera (the European cousin of the Chevy Volt) is due by the end of 2011. Europcar provides electric and hybrid vehicles.

Cadillac introduces the 2014 ELR extended range electric vehicle

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Cadillac unveiled the anticipated 2014 ELR extended range electric (EREV) vehicle (based on the Converj concept, earlier post ) at the North American International Auto Show. gasoline-powered range-extender generator. The full driving range exceeds 300 miles (480 km). (By 2014 Cadillac ELR Click to enlarge.

Chevrolet reveals Volt production plans

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According to new information from the company, Chevrolet plans to produce 10,000 Volt extended range electric vehicles by the end of 2011 with an additional 30,000 Volts to be produced during 2012. It is one of the most talked about vehicles in generations – but just how quickly will the Chevrolet Volt reach the average consumer?

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Vauxhall ecoFlex finalist heads to Malmo

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The UK winner of the Vauxhall ecoFlex competition will soon head to Malmo to compete for the chance to win one of the first Ampera extended range electric vehicles. Helen White was chosen as the UK finalist and will travel to Sweden where she will take on the winners from 19 other countries in the final [.].

Supermodel and Ampera make electric combination

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Ricardo and partners developing new EV and extended range EV technology demo platform for larger segment vehicles

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The final stage of work on the new EV technology demonstration platform within the LCVTP will see the vehicle developed into a range-extended electric vehicle (RE-EV) architecture incorporating an advanced auxiliary power unit (a gasoline engine integrated with a generator) developed within the project, for on-board battery recharging.

Jaguar Introduces C-X75 Gas Micro-turbine Extended Range Electric Vehicle Concept

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Turbines offer a number of advantages over a reciprocating piston engine when powering range-extending generators, Jaguar says. seconds.

A123 Systems to supply Li-ion battery packs to VIA Motors for extended-range electric trucks

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To be integrated into VIA’s Extended-Range Electric Vehicle (E-REV) Powertrain ( earlier post ), A123’s 24 kWh battery packs combine with a 300 kW electric motor and an onboard generator to deliver an expected all-electric driving range of up to 40 miles. A123 has already begun producing the battery packs at its Livonia, Mich.

Hybrids set for new highs as Toyota extends range

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Hybrids have proven themselves to be anything other than a technical novelty, says Toyota, as the car maker points to the steady rise in hybrid sales over the past five years; of which its own models have accounted for 75 per cent in the UK. Since 2007, up to the end of the first quarter [.]. Toyota hybrids Sales

ALTe To Test Extended-Range Electric Retrofit In Ford F-150 Pickup Truck

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Electric vehicles of various sorts are just now showing up in dealer showrooms. But that leaves a quarter of a billion gasoline vehicles running around U.S. roads. What to do to clean them up? Various entities have proposed to retrofit existing vehicles with various types of electric powertrains. One is ALTe (pronounced "alt-eee"), which announced

Volvo developing extended-range electric vehicle concepts with three different technology combinations

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Volvo is taking the next step in its electrification strategy by producing test electric vehicles with range extenders. Battery cost and size mean that all-electric cars still have a relatively limited operating range. Technical concept I: Volvo C30 with series-connected range extender. Earlier post.)

GM will focus its electrification strategy on light electrification, extended range, and battery-electric vehicle technologies; major focus on the plug; preview of the Spark EV

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A fast charge can bring a pack depleted to the lower range of its state of charge window up to 80% capacity in approximately 20 minutes.

Mack Trucks to showcase Wrightspeed turbine-based extended range electric powertrain in Class 8 refuse truck

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Wrightspeed counts FedEx, Ratto Group and New Zealand Bus as early Route customers. Click to enlarge. Click to enlarge.

Infiniti EMERGE-E extended range electric sports car concept designed as part of UK TSB low-carbon vehicle initiative; REEVolution consortium

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On the NEDC cycle, CO 2 emissions are 55g/km over a 300-mile combined range. EMERG-E on stage in Geneva. Click to enlarge. Click to enlarge.

Mercedes-Benz B-Class E-Cell Plus Extended Range Electric Vehicle

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For the time being, electric vehicles that combine battery power with a range-extending generator may be the best solution for those who can get by on battery power alone for most driving--but still sometimes need the range of a conventional gas or diesel-powered vehicle.

GM and U Mich receive patent on plug-in series hybrid/extended range electric vehicle powertrain using multiple free piston linear alternator engines

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GM Global Technology Operations LLC and the Regents of the University of Michigan recently were awarded a US patent (Nº 8,261,860) for a plug-in series hybrid or range-extended electric vehicle powertrain using multiple free piston linear alternator (FPLA) engines. Click to enlarge. Patent Drawing of an FPLA. Click to enlarge.

VIA Motors launches Chicago voucher program for fleet and businesses for extended range EVs

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VIA Motors announced a voucher program for Chicago-area fleet and business owners that will reduce the initial costs of owning a VIA Motors extended range pickup truck, extended range electric passenger van, or extended range electric cargo van. VIA VTRUX offers up to 40-mile battery range and. Brie

VIA Motors receives $20M contract to supply extended-range electric pickups and vans to >50 fleets

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VIA Motors’ extended-range electric vehicle (E-REV) powertrain. Click to enlarge. Brief

Hyundai to introduce extended range electric concept at Geneva

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The i-oniq is an electric sports hatchback with a range-extending gasoline engine. i-oniq. Click to enlarge. Brief

Verizon and VIA Motors unveil extended-range electric cargo vans

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Verizon has collaborated with electric-vehicle developer and manufacturer VIA Motors to produce an extended-range electric cargo van. The vehicles have up to 40 miles of all-electric range, using Li-ion batteries, with the added capability to drive additional miles by using VIA’s range extender. Brief

Trump EPA transition, Best Car To Buy recap, Workhorse electric truck: Today's Car News

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Today, a proud climate-science denier will head President-elect Donald Trump's EPA transition team, we recap past winners of our Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy award, and Workhorse announces an extended-range electric pickup truck. Commercial-truck manufacturer Workhorse announces an extended-range. Today in Car News

2016 Zero Electric Motorcycles: 2 New Bikes, Faster Charging, New Motor Design

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The 2016 lineup of electric motorcycles from Zero Motorcycles features two new models, faster charging, extended range on all models and a new motor that won’t overheat. electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles

Fisker Karma With V-8 Emerges As VLF Destino, Including Henrik Himself

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He's joining VL Automotive, which still plans to sell Karmas with V-8 engines in place of their original extended-range electric powertrains. Henrik Fisker left his namesake car company in March 2013, shortly before Fisker Automotive itself went bankrupt. But now he's once again involved with the Karma luxury sedan.

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Jaguar unveils extended range electric vehicle

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The brand new concepts are coming thick and fast and now it is Jaguar’s turn to unveil an extended range electric vehicle. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Jaguar Jaguar C-X75 Jaguar electric vehicle Jaguar extended range electric vehicle Jaguar hybrid cars Paris Motor Show The mid-mounted [.].

Cadillac Converj extended range EV concept officially headed for production

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GM announced that the Cadillac Converj extended range electric vehicle concept ( earlier post ) is moving forward as a production car that will be called the Cadillac ELR. Earlier post.) Development of the ELR is just underway; details on performance, price and timing will be announced later. Brief

Volkswagen Extends Range of Natural Gas Touran

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Volkswagen has increased the range of its natural gas Touran TSI EcoFuel vehicle to up to 670 km (416 miles) through increased fuel tank capacity and improved efficiency. For the same price, customers can get a seven-seater version of the family vehicle whose fuel range reaches 520 kilometers (370 km for natural gas and 150 km for gasoline).

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.

Cadillac extended range electric vehicle ELR to be built at Detroit-Hamtramck

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GM will build the Cadillac ELR, a luxury coupe featuring extended-range electric technology, at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, General Motors North America President Mark Reuss said Tuesday. Detroit-Hamtramck is home to the Chevrolet Volt, Opel Ampera, and Holden Volt extended-range electric vehicles. Earlier post.).

GM will debut 2014 Cadillac ELR extended range electric vehicle at NAIAS in January

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The 2014 Cadillac ELR extended-range electric luxury coupe, based on the Converj concept ( earlier post ), will make its world debut 15 January at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Earlier post.). The Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant will build the Cadillac ELR. Brief

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GM recalling 656 Cadillac ELR extended range electric vehicles over calibration of Electronic Brake Control Module

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GM is recalling 656 model year 2014 Cadillac ELR vehicles not equipped with adaptive cruise control and manufactured 26 September 2013 through 14 February 2014, and equipped without Adaptive Cruise Control. NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V-144; GM’s number for this recall is 14087.). The recall is expected to begin on April 17, 2014. —Mary Barra.

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Frost & Sullivan forecasts extended range electric vehicle market to reach more than 329K units by 2018

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New analysis from Frost & Sullivan —Strategic Analysis of Global Market for Range Extenders—estimates the total market for range extenders will exceed 329,000 units by 2018. Internal combustion range extenders are expected to be the most widely used technology with an estimated market share of 77% globally by 2018.

PG&E showcased extended-range electric truck from via motors at national Plug-In Day event

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) showcased the utility’s first extended-range electric truck with manufacturer VIA Motors at three Bay Area National Plug-In Day events—in San Francisco, San Rafael and Cupertino—on Sunday. The gasoline engine extends the range to 350 more miles. Brief

Lotus Unveils Concept Extended Range Electric City Car

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The Lotus City Car concept provides a showcase for Lotus Engineering’s Electrical and Electronic Integration and Efficient Performance competencies, featuring an advanced series hybrid drivetrain with the Lotus Range Extender engine ( earlier post ). With the range extender, the city car has a full range of 500 km (311 miles).

Via's Plug-In Hybrid Trucks Will Sell 50,000 A Year By 2018, Company Says

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Via Motors may have only recently begun delivering its first extended-range electric vehicles to fleets, but it expects the business to grow dramatically over the next few years. ALSO SEE: Deliveries Of Via Motors Range-Extended Electric Vans Start After EPA Certification