Future Volvo electric car to be built in China

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The announcement was made last week at the 2017 Shanghai auto show. China Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars Shanghai Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Finally joining the bandwagon, Swedish manufacturer Volvo has confirmed that it will introduce its first all-electric vehicle to the market in 2019. That proved to be an appropriate stage, as the Chinese-owned maker plans on having the model produced in China. DON’T MISS.

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Volvo to electrify all cars from 2019: 'end of internal-combustion engine alone'

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To be clear, this is not the immediate end of the internal-combustion engine for Volvo: its electrified future. Geely Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) 48-Volt mild hybrid

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Faraday Future FF 91 electric car to cost almost $300,000?

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At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, Faraday Future released a number of details about the FF 91, its first production electric car. plug-in cars Faraday Future FF 91It quoted a range of 378 miles, courtesy of a 130-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. It also cited a power output of 1,050 horsepower, enabling the FF 91 to reach 60 mph from a standstill in less than 2.4.

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Hey, media, get it straight: "electrified" is NOT "electric," and the difference matters

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Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars mild hybrid start-stop system plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) 48-Volt mild hybridOK, reporters of the world, it's time for a little chat. We know—believe me, we know—that you are cranking out a whole lot of copy, with much less support than you used to have, on far tighter deadlines, to feed a voracious, anonymous online audience whose clicks get you paid. But it's time to discuss the very, very important.

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VW says it needs '40 gigafactories' for electric-car batteries by 2025

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Manufacturing Batteries Future Cars VW Group plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) gigafactory battery capacityVW Group remains one of the world's three largest carmakers, along with Toyota and General Motors, but the German automaker foresees challenges ahead. Specifically, VVolkswagen believes the industry will face a shortage of lithium-ion batteries if new investment is not made soon for additional cell fabrication factories, often referred to using.

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Why BMW uses Tesla electric cars to scare its staff into the future

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When Tesla arrived on the scene 10 years ago, no major automaker took it very seriously—let alone thought it would cause the disruption it has in the market for luxury cars. At the same time, BMW, once the harbinger of performance and luxury, worries that it may be falling behind when it comes to electric vehicles and technology innovation. Competition Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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Argonne team develops new fluorinated sulfone electrolytes for high-voltage, high-energy Li-ion batteries

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Our future research will be focused on further tailoring the graphite/electrolyte interface by appropriate additives or co-solvent and scrutinize the mechanism of the superior cell performance at high voltages.

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Lucid Air electric luxury sedan: a Tesla Model S owner's take

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Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Atieva Lucid MotorsIt’s a cool spring morning in Menlo Park, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. In a two-story concrete-and-glass building on Constitution Avenue, just down the block from Facebook’s vast fortress, a group of automotive engineers and designers is working to create the next-generation luxury high-performance all-electric sedan.

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Genesis to offer high-end electric luxury coupe; so long, V-8

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Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand, while taking a couple pages from Lexus for its launch strategy, may be following a similar path to Tesla for a future sport coupe. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Tesla has made an unexpected success out of its pioneering luxury electric vehicles, which offer a healthy dose of performance for good measure.

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2018 Nissan Leaf spy shots: our question on electric car update

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Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) youtubeIt's the long-missing member of the trio, the last of three affordable electric cars with 200-plus miles of range expected to go into production this year. But until now, we've heard almost nothing about the 2018 Nissan Leaf.

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Subaru plans for all-electric versions of existing model lines

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Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Subaru XVIt's now clear that every automaker, no matter how large or small, will have to develop and sell battery-electric vehicles by 2020 to 2025. Companies like GM and Volkswagen, which each make 10 million cars a year, can afford the breathtaking costs of developing expertise and engineering cars with entirely different powertrains. For smaller.

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All-electric Kia Niro EV to come in 2018, says Kia exec

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But while the 2017. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Hyundai Ioniq ElectricSouth Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia often share the underpinnings of their vehicles, though there's no "badge engineering" and the two brands compete in the marketplace. The recent Kia Niro hybrid wagon and the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid hatchback, for instance, share the same powertrain, platform, and other hidden components.

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Faraday Futures: Startup Promises Long-Range Electric Car In 2017

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With a photo of a drink on a bar napkin, so begins the creation myth for Faraday Futures, the secretive startup company in Gardena, California, that says it. Future Cars plug-in cars Startups venture capital Faraday FuturesOver cocktails, two former Lotus colleagues met up in Irvine, California, the mecca for car design. They realized they shared a common dream: to create a next-generation electric vehicle.

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Fall debut for electric BMW 3-Series to fight Tesla Model 3: report

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Frankfurt Auto Show Future Cars plug-in cars sport sedans Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3In August 2016, when the first U.S. ads for the BMW 330e plug-in hybrid sport sedan hit the airwaves, they carried an interesting promise. You will wait, and wait, and wait some more," the voiceover intoned, "all before that electric-car company's new model ever even arrives." That would be the Tesla Model 3, of course, the 200-plus-mile sedan.

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Daimler and LBBW successfully utilize blockchain technology for launch of corporate Schuldschein

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This pilot project is our first step in testing the wide variety of possibilities for using blockchain technology and assessing this technology’s potential for future transactions and financial processes.

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Six new electric cars coming for 2018 and 2019

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Mercedes-Benz Future Cars Audi e-tron plug-in cars Tesla Model 3 Porsche Mission E BMW i5The next couple of years promise to be quite interesting for electric cars. A minimum of six new models are expected in that time period, all promising ranges of 200 miles or more—which until a few months ago had been the exclusive province of Tesla Motors. The list includes two affordable 200-mile electric cars: the second-generation Nissan.

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Lux Research: question is when--not if--a diesel ban will happen

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Volvo’s CEO Hakan Samuelsson is anticipating a diesel-free future and recently said that the company intends to phase out development of diesel engines in favor of electric powertrains by 2023.

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VW intends to price its ID electric car five-door hatchback aggressively

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Future Cars Pricing VW Group plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Volkswagen intends to take on the growing global electric-car market in an aggressive way, given the automaker's range of I.D. electric-vehicle concepts over the last couple of years. While a complete portfolio of electric cars will eventually find their way into production, the first high-volume electric Volkswagen will be a production version of.

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155 businesses and industry groups send letter of support for California LCFS in current and possibly more stringent future forms

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As California policymakers consider options to extend the state’s landmark climate change laws to 2030 and beyond, 155 businesses and industry groups sent a letter to California Governor Jerry Brown, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon in support of the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)—in its current form and also in its potentially more stringent future state.

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Why Faraday Future's luxury electric car is named FF 91

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Faraday Future unveiled its FF 91 electric car at a special event held during the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. plug-in cars Startups Faraday Future FF 91It's a crossover-utility vehicle with a claimed 1,050 horsepower and 378-mile range, the latter courtesy of a 130-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. Aside from those ambitious performance claims, the FF 91.

Hyundai targets 1,400 units a year of next-gen fuel-cell vehicle: report

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It's public knowledge that Hyundai plans to replace its aging Tucson Fuel Cell utility vehicle with an all-new hydrogen-powered vehicle, and that it has big plans for the future. hydrogen Future Cars hydrogen fuel cell Zero Emission VehicleThe Korean automaker showcased the FE Fuel Cell concept in March to provide a glimpse of what to expect when the dedicated design for its next fuel-cell vehicle arrives.

Tesla Model 3 timing confirmed: first cars in July, 5K a week by next year

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Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3Tesla Motors confirmed today that it expected to start production of its crucial Model 3 electric car in July, and claims that it will boost production to 5,000 cars a week by the end of this year. The news was contained in Tesla's latest letter to its shareholders, and it started with the third sentence. The company's statements restate some of.

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What Tesla hath wrought: bumper crop of luxury electric cars

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Mercedes-Benz Faraday Future Lucid MotorsIt may have taken some time, but the auto industry is now reacting to Tesla in full force. More than four years after the first Tesla Model S was delivered, we are on the verge of a bumper crop of luxury electric cars. A mix of established automakers and startups looking to emulate Tesla's success are planning a growing array of new models, the.

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Mercedes-Benz electric cars to arrive sooner as urgency increases

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Future Cars Daimler plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler is speeding up its shift towards electrification. The auto-maker remains on track to bolster its portfolio with 10 electric vehicles, but they’ll arrive three full years sooner than expected. The battery-powered cars are now scheduled to debut by 2022 instead of by 2025, company officials have confirmed.

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Tesla Model 3 caught on video during daylight testing

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Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3The emergence of spy photos, and more recently video, has always been one of the standard indicators of a car nearing production.

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Is China more important to the future of electric cars than the U.S.? Poll results

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Many U.S. car buyers still aren't aware that the Chinese market surpassed North America in volume and importance fully a decade ago. Similarly, in advanced automotive technology, a case can be made that China is more important than the U.S. Nowhere is that more evident than in plug-in electric cars. DON'T MISS: Shanghai auto show roundup: China. China plug-in cars Polls

Mercedes to show all-electric hatchback concept this fall, countering Audi: report

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Future Cars Mercedes plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV German luxury carmakers often follow each other's product plans in something close to lockstep. Let one maker—BMW, say—introduce a new category of vehicle—sport utility "coupes," say—and soon Mercedes-Benz and Audi will have their own too. And the premium brands appear to be following the same playbook for the expanding.

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2018 Nissan Leaf: more spy shots of electric car's second generation

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Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The more camouflaged spy shots that emerge of a car being tested on public roads, the closer it likely is to being introduced. After seven years of the first-generation Nissan Leaf electric car, a redesign is due—some might say overdue. Now we have a second set of spy shots of the 2018 Leaf being tested, indicating a likely unveiling this.

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All-electric VW ID Buzz Microbus confirmed for production

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but ongoing in Europe—Volkswagen Group has talked a lot about its future electric-car plans. Future Cars VW VW Group plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Microbus MEB architectureWorking to redirect attention from its diesel-emission scandal—soon to wind down in the U.S. It will launch three high-volume battery-electric vehicles on a common architecture over the next five years, and has now shown concepts for all three.

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Lucid looking for savior, perhaps, after Ford declines to buy company

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The image of the electric car as the future of passenger vehicles has led to a wealth of start-up companies hoping to cash in on the newest type of automotive propulsion. Starting a company—an automobile company at that—is not an easy task, however. Now Lucid Motors (nee Atieva) may be on the brink of discovering that. A new report. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Atieva Lucid Motors

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Fisker EMotion won't launch with graphene battery; 400-mile range still promised

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Batteries Future Cars plug-in cars Henrik Fisker solid-state cellHenrik Fisker, the man behind the relaunch of the company that bears his name, has released some new details on the upcoming EMotion sedan. However, the news isn't necessarily the best that electric-car fans and advocates could have hoped for. The graphene battery technology Fisker has frequently touted over the past year will not be included when.

2017 26

Eberspaecher starting production of Gen 3 PTC heater for hybrids and EVs; 30% higher performance density, lighter weight

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Production of both components is scheduled to start in April 2017 at the Eberspaecher facilities in Herxheim and Landau, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. We will remain committed to PTC technology in future, and see great potential in its ongoing development.

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Faraday has 64,000 reservations: why they're different from Tesla's

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Faraday Future unveiled its first production electric car, the FF 91, last month at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. DON'T MISS: Faraday Future unveils FF 91, its first. plug-in cars Faraday Future FF 91The public debut of the much-hyped luxury utility vehicle generated considerable interest from potential customers. At least, that's how it looks at first glance.

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

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Detroit Auto Show Future Cars VW plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) MicrobusIf 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. It's the latest in a series of concept studies for a modern-day Microbus, with stylistic nods to the classic Type 2 bus launched 65 years ago. It's one of the few.

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All-electric Fisker EMotion luxury sedan to debut in August

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Future Cars plug-in cars Henrik Fisker Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fisker AutomotiveThe low, sleek Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid luxury sedan had a stunning design but numerous problems, and Tesla mopped the floor with it. Now designer Henrik Fisker is ready for a rematch, this time with an all-electric sedan promising 400 miles of range (and unusual doors). The Fisker EMotion is slated for an August 17 debut, when its curvaceous.

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Tesla trucks: semi to be shown in Sept, pickup in 18-24 months

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Elon Musk Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) semisRelative few companies regularly make major announcements via their CEO's Twitter account, but electric-car maker Tesla is different. From software updates to dates for new product lines, tweets from Tesla's CEO Elon Musk routinely make news. And so it was this week, when Musk announced the months in which the company plans to reveal designs for.

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Tesla Model 3 preview

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Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3The Tesla Model 3 electric car is undoubtedly one of the most highly-anticipated new-car launches in recent memory. Unveiled in prototype form last April after a drawn-out teaser campaign, the Model 3 quickly generated an unprecedented response from the public. As of last August, around 400,000 people had put down refundable $1,000 deposits.

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Volkswagen Group expands presence in Russia with agreements with GAZ

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Furthermore, the Volkswagen brand will in future supply 2.0 In the first quarter of 2017, Volkswagen Truck & Bus sold 1,390 trucks in the Russian market doubling the previous year’s figure. After a successive market decline since 2012 and a moderate rebound in 2016, the Russian truck market saw a significant increase in demand in the first quarter of 2017 with strong overall growth of about 40%.

MAN and Austria’s CNL partnering on medium- and heavy-duty electric trucks; trials this year, production 2018

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As part of its partnership with CNL—a group of fifteen of Austria’s largest companies in the retail, logistics and production sectors—MAN will be making test vehicles available to nine CNL member companies for practical trials from the end of 2017.

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Did Mercedes turn its back on hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles?

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Large global automakers customarily pursue research into multiple types of technologies and future powertrains at the same time. hydrogen Future Cars Germany Daimler Dieter Zetsche hydrogen fuel cell Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell F-CellSometimes they pan out, sometimes they don't. German automakers have only really come around to devoting their efforts to plug-in electric cars in the last five or six years. DON'T MISS: Mercedes-Benz electric cars to.

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