Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries starting to test the first fully electric Freightliner trucks from end of 2018 onwards

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In June, Daimler Trucks presented two new fully electric trucks from its US-subsidiary Freightliner. Daimler is the first manufacturer to test electrified trucks for all weight classes with customers until end of 2018. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

2018 107

Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries starting to test the first fully electric Freightliner trucks from end of 2018 onwards

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In June, Daimler Trucks presented two new fully electric trucks from its US-subsidiary Freightliner. Daimler is the first manufacturer to test electrified trucks for all weight classes with customers until end of 2018. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

2018 78

Volvo Cars aiming for 50% of sales to be fully electric by 2025

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Volvo Cars aims for fully electric cars to make up 50% of its sales by 2025, the company announced in Beijing. The company’s strategy to generate half of its sales from electric cars by 2025 positions it as a powerful player in China, the world’s leading market for electrified cars.

2018 90

Volkswagen unveils dual-motor 680 hp fully-electric I.D. R Pikes Peak; 0-60 in 2.25s

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Ushering in a new era of Volkswagen motorsport, the brand unveiled its fully-electric supercar—the I.D. The hill climb on Pikes Peak will definitely be a real acid test for the electric drive. R Pikes Peak features two electric engines, generating a system capacity of 680 hp.

2018 90

MAN introduces practical 26-tonne electric truck based on TGM at IAA 2018

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During the IAA 2018 from 20th to 27th September 2018 in Hanover, MAN will present a fully electric eTruck solo distributor chassis with a swap body frame and a 6x2 axle configuration. The additional drive systems needed for such applications are also electric.

2018 101

Schaeffler to showcase electrification technologies at CES 2019

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Automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler predicts that in 2030 some 30% of all newly registered passenger cars will be fully electric and 40% will be propelled by hybrid powertrains—i.e., In normal drive mode, only the electric motor on the rear axle is active.

2018 104

Base price of VW's electric cars could be as low as $21,000

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Volkswagen plans to price its new generation of upcoming fully electric vehicles lower than it had previously hinted—as low as 18,000 euros for Europe, or about $21,000 for an entry-level fully electric model that will launch there in late 2019.

2018 87

2019 Kia Niro EV crossover utility makes North American debut at LA Auto Show

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With 291 lb-ft (395 N·m) of torque, the Niro EV’s 150 kW electric motor offers plenty of pull. First to arrive in 2016 was the hybrid, then in 2017 the Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV), and now a fully-electric powertrain. Electric (Battery

2018 109

BMW investing €200M in Munich plant to prep for series production of i4 EV in 2021

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The BMW Group is investing around €200 million in its Munich plant in preparation for series production of the BMW i4 electric vehicle, which will be manufactured at the company’s headquarters starting in 2021. The BMW Group is pursuing the strategy of producing fully electric vehicles together with plug-in hybrids and internal combustion engine models on the same production line in their plants, rather than building separate production structures for electric cars.

2018 83

AxleTech and Thor Trucks developing heavy-duty e-powertrain system

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AxleTech, a provider of specialty powertrain solutions, is developing a heavy-duty e-powertrain system with Thor Trucks, a fleet-focused transportation lab building fully electric commercial trucks. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Vehicle Systems

2018 88

Volkswagen brand to spend more than €9B on electrification over next 5 years; expansion of platform model

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The brand currently has two fully-electric cars in its program. Work on converting the Zwickau plant to be run exclusively as an electric mobility site is already underway, and in addition the plants in Emden and Hanover will switch to the production of electric vehicles from 2022. Two electric vehicle plants are also currently taking shape in Anting and Foshan in China, with production scheduled to commence in 2020. With the fully-electric ID.1

2018 76

Nissan launches Note e-POWER NISMO S in Japan

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The Nissan e-POWER powertrain is driven by an electric motor that’s powered by a gasoline engine—i.e, The 100% electric motor drive system treats drivers to powerful acceleration, quiet operation and exceptional fuel efficiency. Electric (Battery) Fuel Efficiency Hybrids

2018 118

Finalist for Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2019: Hyundai Kona Electric

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In our quest to find Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy, the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric is shaping up to be the “no drama” candidate. By now, we’ve had four distinct experiences with this small, fully electric crossover—or tall hatchback, depending on how you see it. That’s included plodding along on. Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy 2019

2019 87

Ford starts production of Deutsche Post StreetScooter WORK XL electric delivery van

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Ford has begun production of the Deutsche Post StreetScooter WORK XL electric van at its European HQ in Cologne, Germany. Ford will manufacture the van with a range of electric motors and lithium-ion batteries, delivering up to 90 kW (122 PS) and a maximum torque of 276 N·m.

2018 118

GM creates a global e-bike, looks for branding help with contest

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General Motors is already shaping up to be second only to Tesla in blasting past the 200,000-vehicle ceiling for the federal EV tax credit; and it has plans to produce 20 new fully electric vehicles by 2023. General Motors electric bikes MobilityPart of that EV-savvy strategy, apparently—or a parallel one, perhaps—involves e-bikes intended for “consumers around the.

2018 79

Montréal and Laval award Canada’s largest-yet battery-electric bus contract to New Flyer

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The Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) and the Société de transport de Laval (STL) have awarded New Flyer a contract for 40 forty-foot, zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE heavy-duty transit buses, marking the largest-yet battery-electric bus contract in Canada.

2018 101

Commentary: Plug-in hybrids shouldn't just be California compliance cars

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With 17 miles of all-electric range, all-wheel drive, and a rugged-hatchback body style, the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid could be the perfect entry point for a lot of buyers who'd like to get started driving on electric power. Electric-car advocates, who've already moved on to one of several longer-range fully electric vehicles, and see EVs with large.

2018 67

Cummins acquiring Efficient Drivetrains; accelerating electrification capabilities

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EDI), which designs and produces hybrid and fully-electric power solutions for commercial markets. EDI’s hybrid-electric drivetrain systems, the EDI PowerDrive series, have traveled more than six million miles in fleet settings in the United States and China. Cummins Inc.

2018 112

Walmart Canada commits to 100% alternatively powered fleet vehicles by 2028; orders 30 more Tesla semis

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With 40 Tesla Semis in total, the company will feature one of the largest electrified fleets planned by a company in Canada and will reach an initial milestone to convert 20% of Walmart’s fleet to electric power by 2022. Canada Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

2018 109

2019 Audi e-tron to make global debut in San Francisco on 17 Sep; US reservations open then

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The 2019 Audi e-tron, the first all-electric vehicle from Audi, will make its global debut on 17 September at an event in San Francisco. This new Audi reservation system is part of how Audi of America will create a digital ecosystem for Audi owners to go electric with confidence.

Mercedes-Benz delivers electric eActros heavy-duty truck to Meyer-Logistik

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks has delivered another all-electric eActros ( earlier post ) to a customer for on-road testing: Meyer-Logistik. Meyer-Logistik is one of twenty customers from different industries that have integrated the heavy-duty electric truck into their fleet.

2018 99

Cummins to partner with KAMAZ on electrified trucks and buses

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Currently, KAMAZ, a Russia-based truck manufacturer, is actively developing a new electrified portfolio of battery-powered trucks and buses, while Cummins continues to expand its powertrain portfolio by developing electric power systems (fully electric and hybrid type) for commercial applications. Cummins intends to develop and supply to KAMAZ high-voltage fully electric powertrain prototypes with applications for city buses and medium range delivery trucks.

2018 90

Daimler battery subsidiary Accumotive doubles the amount of employees to approximately 1,000

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Mercedes-Benz cars will invest €10 billion in the expansion of its electric fleet. More than ten will be fully electric passenger cars—throughout all segments, from the smart to the large SUV. Daimler AG is expanding its global battery production network and is paving the way for the creation of a cross-divisional electro initiative.

2018 86

EDEKA starts on-road test of the Mercedes-Benz eActros heavy-duty electric truck

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks has delivered a fully electric eActros ( earlier post ) for on-road testing to EDEKA. EDEKA is one of a group of 20 customers—all from various industries—that are now integrating the heavy-duty electric truck into their fleets.

2018 93

SAIC showcases battery-electric Maxus EV80 van range at IAA

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Maxus is presenting a range of zero emission EV80 battery electric vans at the 67 th IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover. Electric (Battery) Europe

2018 101

Volvo Cars and Baidu jointly to develop and manufacture electric autonomous cars for China

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Volvo Cars has reached an agreement with Baidu, the leading Chinese internet search provider, jointly to develop electric and fully autonomous drive-compatible cars with the aim of mass producing them for China, the largest car market in the world. Volvo Cars and Baidu will pool resources to take the next step and prepare for mass manufacturing of fully electric and autonomous cars, according to the agreement. Autonomous driving China Electric (Battery

2018 84

DAF trucks showcases electric and hybrid trucks at IAA CV

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At IAA Commercial Vehicles, Dutch truck manufacturer DAF—a division of Paccar—is showcasing the LF Electric, CF Electric and CF Hybrid Innovation trucks. DAF LF Electric. DAF LF Electric Innovation Truck. LF Electric powertrain (top) and ghost view (bottom).

2018 97

ARPA-E announces $98M in funding for 40 OPEN projects; two opposed-piston engines projects receive $10M total

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The US Department of Energy announced $98 million in funding for 40 new projects as part of OPEN 2018, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) latest open funding opportunity. The selected OPEN 2018 projects are in 21 states and fall into 9 technical categories, including transportation, electricity generation and delivery, and energy efficiency. . High Power Density Compact Drive Integrated Motor for Electric Transportation – $2,982,389.

2018 80

Ford reveals production version of Transit Custom PHEV at IAA Commercial Vehicles

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Ford revealed the production version of the new Transit Custom plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) at IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover, Germany. EV Now – uses only electric power until the battery is depleted.

2018 101

Mercedes-Benz HD electric truck eActros entering practical customer trials; Hermes first of 20

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks is starting practical trials for its all-electric heavy-duty eActros truck. The retail and logistics service provider Hermes is the first of 20 customers in different sectors who will integrate the electric truck into their fleets. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

2018 101

car2go launches in Chicago, grows worldwide

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The number of car2go customers has increased by 10% in the first six months of 2018 to a global total of 3.3 Six months into 2018, all our figures clearly show that this year will be the most successful year in the history of car2go.

Volkswagen outlines drivetrain technology in electric I.D. R Pikes Peak

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With the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb now less than two weeks away, Volkswagen outlined the drivetrain technology in the I.D. R Pikes Peak, its first fully-electric racing car. —Marc-Christian Bertram, Head of Electrics/Electronics at Volkswagen Motorsport.

2018 96

Study suggests lithium and cobalt for batteries may face supply risks by 2050

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The minimum and maximum energy-storage demand corresponds to the range in battery size for the reference devices, which accounts for factors such as the size of a tablet or the driving range of an electric vehicle. Passerini (2018) “A cost and resource analysis of sodium-ion batteries“ Nat.

2018 118

Finalist for Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2019: Jaguar I-Pace

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The Jaguar I-Pace is a front-runner—the first fully electric, longer-range vehicle from a long-established luxury brand. More accurately it exists not to conquest Tesla drivers but to keep electric-car-seeking Jaguar owners in the fold—to give them a. But it’s not a “Tesla-fighter” as the I-Pace has often been called.

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BMW Group extends JV contract with Brilliance to 2040, increases stake to 75%; €3B investment in plants

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The extended contract is valid for 22 years (from 2018 to 2040). With continuous investment, as well as the development and production of electric vehicles, we underline China’s importance as a dynamic growth market for us. From 2020, the fully-electric BMW iX3 will also roll off the production line at Plant Dadong, its sole production location, and be exported from China to markets worldwide. In the first eight months of 2018, deliveries increased by 4.2%

2018 68

Audi prices e-tron starting at €80,000; new Audi Sport e-tron GT promised for 2020

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Audi’s first fully electric series-produced model, the Audi e-tron, will be available in Germany starting at €80,000 (US$98,800), said Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management, at Audi’s annual press conference in Ingolstadt. Electric (Battery

2018 93

Audi e-tron premium electric SUV debuts; starting at $74,800 in US; delivery Q2 2019; reservations open

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Audi unveiled its all-electric Audi e-tron mid-size SUV—its first fully electric production model—in an event in San Francisco. The two electric motors accelerate the e-tron from 0-60 mph in 5.5 A high-performance electric motor supplies the necessary energy.

2018 97

Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo concept to be used as race taxi in Formula E; “virtuality turns into reality”

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The Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo, however, is the first concept car of this range to be deployed to real-world race tracks as a fully functional vehicle. Our aim was a fully functional car. The Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo shows that electric mobility at Audi is very emotive.

2018 105

Volkswagen intends sales of 150K e-cars by 2020; 100K ID, ID SUV; >1M in 2025; more on MEB

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The ID family—intended to make electric cars affordable for millions of people—is based on the modular electric drive toolkit (MEB), specifically developed for electric vehicles. Volkswagen’s aim is to make electric cars attractive to as many people as possible, thus paving the way to mass electric mobility. The modular electric drive matrix (MEB) is the technological backbone of the ID family. Electric (Battery

2018 91

Hamburger Hochbahn AG orders 20 Mercedes-Benz Citaro electric buses

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Hamburger Hochbahn AG has ordered 20 of the new Mercedes-Benz battery-electric Citaro city buses. The new, fully electrically powered Citaro will enter series production before the end of this year. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

2018 90

Ford hits CO2 manufacturing emissions reduction target of 30% per vehicle 8 years early

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The company is continuing on its course of $11 billion to put 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicle models on the road by 2022. Ford Motor Company has met its goal to reduce manufacturing CO 2 emissions eight years ahead of schedule. The goal, set in 2010, aimed to reduce the company’s global carbon dioxide emissions from manufacturing operations by 30% per vehicle produced by 2025.

2018 99

Daimler Trucks launches E-Mobility Group; single global electric architecture

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Daimler Trucks has launched an E-Mobility Group (EMG) comprising all of its electric activities. The Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has already delivered the first models of its fully-electric FUSO eCanter to selected customers in the USA, Europe and Japan.

2018 90

Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in electric car charging company FreeWire

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FreeWire is a San Francisco-based company that has been a pioneer in flexible fast-charging technology for electric cars. It specializes in both stationary and mobile fast charging technology, allowing electric car charging to be deployed quickly and widely. Installing traditional fixed fast-charging stations is usually a cost- and labor intensive process that requires electrical upgrades to support the connection between charging stations and the main electrical grid.

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