Bimbo Bakeries USA orders 5 Motiv all-electric EPIC-equipped step vans; delivery in Q3 2019

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The vehicles will feature Motiv’s all-electric EPIC 6 chassis (based on the popular Ford F-59 platform) with step van bodies built by Utilimaster Corporation. Electric (Battery) Fleets

2019 99

Audi boosts plug-in plans to include 20 all-electric models by 2025

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Audi on Thursday announced a dramatic expansion of its plans to develop electric and plug-in cars.

2019 84

Harbour Air and magniX partner to build world’s first all-electric airline; seaplanes to ePlanes

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Through this partnership, both companies are furthering the vision to someday connect communities with clean, efficient and affordable electric air travel. We are excited to bring commercial electric aviation to the Pacific Northwest, turning our seaplanes into ePlanes.

2019 121

Kraft Heinz deploys all electric trucks in Ohio, eliminating diesel emissions with Firefly Transportation Services and Orange EV

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Orange EV, Firefly Transportation Services, and The Kraft Heinz Company have deployed three Orange EV T-Series Class 8 battery-electric terminal trucks to the Kraft Heinz distribution center in Groveport, Ohio. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

2019 113

BMW plans 12 all-electric models by 2025

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At its annual shareholders meeting in Munich on Wednesday, BMW laid out plans to bring 12 new all-electric cars to market by 2025, including five in the next two years. Along with the company's existing i3, the first five will include the Mini Electric, due on sale later this year, the iX3 SUV next year, and the i4 sedan and iNext SUV in 2021

2019 87

Lightning Systems debuts new all-electric Ford F-59 Model, electrifying delivery vans and food trucks

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Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission drivetrains for commercial fleets, announced new battery-electric powertrain options for the Ford F-59 Model to support its customers with delivery and food truck applications. The new Lightning Electric powertrain for the Ford F-59 chassis is available for all F-59 variants, which range from 16,000 to 22,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) configurations. All Lightning products are available today.

2019 92

2019 Audi E-tron ads take aim at electric myths

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One reason that electric-car adoption hasn't taken off faster is that, while automakers market the heck out of the benefits of SUVs and crossover vehicles, they launch EVs with nary a peep.

2019 109

Ford confirms future all-electric F-Series truck, holds details close

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All-electric isn't just for cars anymore. Ford Group Vice President for Marketing and Sales Jim Farley confirmed that the company will build an all-electric version of its top-selling F-Series pickup. We're going to be electrifying the F-Series—battery electric and hybrid," he said at a presentation at the Deutsche Bank Global Automotive.

2019 88

DOE: US plug-in vehicles consumed nearly 3 TWh of electricity in 2018

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The amount of electricity consumed by plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) in the United States has nearly doubled in the last two years—from 1.44 In 2018, EV accounted for 61% of all PEV electricity consumption while PHEV accounted for the remaining 39%.

2019 144

Lightning Systems introduces Generation 2 model of its battery-electric Ford Transit powertrain

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Lightning Systems introduced a longer-range, higher-speed, Generation 2 model of its Lightning Electric system for the Ford Transit. The full-electric system is available for the Ford Transit Passenger van, Cargo van, Cutaway and Chassis Cab models. Conversions Electric (Battery

2019 124

Einride’s cab-less, autonomous electric truck in commercial operations on public road in Sweden

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Einride’s T-pod—a cab-less, autonomous electric truck ( earlier post )—has driven on a public road. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery) Heavy-dutyThe world premiere and inaugural run took place at DB Schenker’s facility in Jönköping, Sweden.

2019 111

Audi introduces Q5 55 TFSI e quattro plug-in hybrid; first of new PHEVs

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lb-ft) of torque, and an electric motor (combined fuel consumption: 2.4 – 2.1 Its electric range in the WLTP cycle is more than 40 kilometers (25.9 Top speed in electric mode is 135 km/h (83.9 With 1 kW of electrical energy, it can generate up to 3 kW of thermal heating output.

2019 103

2019 Audi E-tron discounts, GM electric truck, EV myths debunked: Today's Car News

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GM CEO Mary Barra confirmed that the company is developing an all-electric pickup. Audi is offering significant incentives right out of the gate on its new 2019 E-tron electric SUV. Our editor emeritus debunks some pervasive electric-car myths. Tesla faces a new lawsuit over last year's fatal Autopilot crash in California. And the results of our. General Motors myths

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Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist vessels going battery-electric; ABB power and propulsion

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Cuomo announced that Maid of the Mist, which has been navigating the waters of the Lower Niagara River since 1846, will launch later this year two new all-electric, zero-emission passenger vessels constructed in the United States. Rendering of the new electric Maid of the Mist vessels.

2019 133

Mercedes' carbon-neutral future, Volvo's battery suppliers, Honda's EV: Today's Car News

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Mercedes-Benz plans to go all-renewable—globally. Honda names its electric city car, bound for Europe. All this and more on Green Car Reports. And Volvo names its battery suppliers.

2019 101

Toronto orders an additional 10 New Flyer battery-electric transit buses

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New Flyer Industries Canada ULC, the Canadian subsidiary of NFI Group, announced an award from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) for an additional ten forty-foot, zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE heavy-duty transit buses. Canada Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

2019 161

Maserati joins ranks of EV holdouts among exotic automakers

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Although it announced the end of using Ferrari engines in its cars last week, Italian luxury-carmaker Maserati won't be going all-electric any time soon.

2019 92

Gasoline direct injection was the most widely adopted emerging fuel saving technology in 2018: 51%

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Of all the emerging technologies, gasoline direct injection (GDI) has seen the highest level of adoption among manufacturers, reaching 51% for the 2018 model year, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).

2019 124

First electric Volvo trucks delivered to customers

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Volvo Trucks delivered its first all-electric vehicles on 19 February: a refuse truck to waste and recycling company Renova, and a distribution truck to the logistics company DB Schenker and partner haulier TGM, operating in Sweden. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

2019 129

Nissan to use mirror bore process on new 2.5L engine for Altima; highest volume application of technique

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Nissan’s Decherd assembly line is using a mirror bore process in the all-new 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5-liter engine. (At 4-cylinder direct-injection engine (PR25DD) was developed for use on the new 2019 model year Altima as a successor to the QR25DE engine mounted on the previous model.

2019 105

Airlander 10 takes step toward electric propulsion; project E-HAV1

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million) from the UK Aerospace Research and Technology Program to develop electric propulsion technologies using Airlander 10 as the initial platform. The integration of electric forward propulsors will increase this advantage. Aviation Electric (Battery

2019 114

Buick launches electric VELITE 6 MAV in China

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Buick has launched the VELITE 6 MAV electric vehicle in China. Its new-generation pure electric drive system generates a maximum 85 kW of power and 255 N·m of torque. Last year, Buick unveiled the Enspire battery-electric concept SUV in China. China Electric (Battery

2019 119

2019 Peugeot 208 gets all-electric drivetrain option

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The all-new Peugeot 208 has been revealed ahead of its Geneva Motor Show debut, with this second-gen model set to be offered with an all-electric drivetrain – the e-208

2019 32

More than 1M plug-in vehicles sold in China in 2018; 8.1% of LDV market

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The combined total of light-duty all-electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) sold in China in 2018 was more than 1 million, or 8.1% Sales of New Electric & Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles by Country/Region, 2015-2018.

2019 94

2020 Ford Escape to offer hybrid and PHEV variants

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Escape, which debuted the world’s first hybrid SUV in 2005, brings back two hybrid choices for 2020—a standard hybrid and a plug-in variant—and introduces technologies ranging from drive modes and driver-assist features to electric vehicle ingenuity and on-board connectivity.

2019 128

Kia unveils Imagine electric concept car at Geneva

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Kia Motors revealed its new all-electric concept car, Imagine by Kia, at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. Imagine by Kia is the company’s first pure electric four-door passenger car. Electric (Battery

2019 115

Citroën unveils 19_19 EV concept

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Following the reveal of the Ami One Concept as a vision for urban electric mobility, Citroën is presenting the 19_19 Concept, expressing Citroën’s vision of ultra-comfort and extended mobility to escape from the cities. The 19_19 Concept is powered by an all-electric drive train.

2019 88

Ford makes $500M minority investment in Rivian; next-gen Ford EV on Rivian skateboard

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Ford Motor Company has made a $500-million minority equity investment in electric vehicle maker Rivian ( earlier post ). The Rivian electric drive features four independent motors with 200 horsepower available at each wheel. Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

2019 110

Report: Rivian plans six new models by 2025

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Rivian has been taking, not just the electric-car world, but the car world in general by storm with its planned all-electric pickup and SUV. CEO RJ Scaringe told Bloomberg last week that the company will bring six new all-electric models to market by 2025. DON'T MISS: Rivian R1T all-electric pickup revealed. But its plans don't stop there.

2019 87

Daimler takes minority stake in Sila Nanotechnologies; next-generation lithium-ion battery materials

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Sila Nano replaces conventional graphite electrodes entirely with its proprietary silicon-dominant composite materials that enable high energy density and high cycle life, which translates to more powerful, longer-range and enduring sources of power for electric vehicles.

2019 108

Dot Transportation deploys Orange EV electric yard truck at California distribution center

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the largest food industry redistributor in North America, announced the deployment of an Orange EV T-Series battery-electric terminal truck at Dot’s operation in Modesto, CA. Dot Foods Orange electric yard truck. All Orange EV trucks are purpose-built to site requirements.

2019 108

Cummins provides US Postal Service with 8 electric vans in California

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In March, Cummins began delivering eight Cummins-powered all-electric vehicles to the United States Postal Service (USPS) in California. The fully-electric Cummins PowerDrive equipped vans are expected to reduce fuel and maintenance costs as well as eliminate emissions.

2019 111

TriMet puts first Xcelsior CHARGE electric bus into operation; powered by Portland General Electric renewable energy

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congratulated the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) as it welcomed its first battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE transit bus. New Flyer previously reported the order for five forty-foot battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE transit buses in September 2017.

2019 108

Lifecycle results for Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL vary widely depending on the power and hydrogen source

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Thanks to emission-free driving, electric vehicles can compensate for a large part of the additional CO 2 emissions in the production phase. In order to gauge a vehicle’s environmental compatibility, the experts consider all emissions and the use of resources over the entire lifecycle.

2019 119

Audi showcasing four battery-electric models at Geneva: e-tron, e-tron Sportback, Q2 L e-tron, Q4 e-tron

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At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Audi is showing four battery-electric drive vehicles, the series versions of which will celebrate their premiere by the end of 2020. The first member of the new quartet of battery-electric vehicles, the Audi e-tron, will be supplied to customers soon.

2019 108

Transportation details of LA Mayor’s proposed Green New Deal

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The LA Green New Deal seeks to “zero out” Los Angeles’ main sources of harmful emissions: buildings, transportation, electricity, and trash. Distribute 1,000 used electric vehicle (EV) rebates, 11,500 Level 2 EV charger rebates, and 75 DC fast charger rebates by 2021.

2019 99

SEAT unveiling MEB-based el-Born EV at Geneva; in-market in 2020

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SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, will unveil its el-Born electric vehicle concept at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. SEAT el-Born is its first 100% electric vehicle based on the Volkswagen Group MEB platform. Electric (Battery

2019 107

All-electric MG ZS to launch this autumn?

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MG has announced the launch of its very first battery electric vehicle in the UK this autumn

2019 48

StarMetro places 3rd order for electric buses with Proterra for Florida State; 100% battery-electric fleet

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StarMetro, the city of Tallahassee’s public transit system, has agreed to purchase 22 Proterra Catalyst FC buses to service Florida State University (FSU), bringing the StarMetro fleet to 27 battery-electric buses.

2019 124

Lion Electric launches battery-electric Class 8 urban truck

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Canada-based Lion Electric Co. Lion) has unveiled its first all-electric Class 8 urban truck this morning. The electric motor delivers up to 350 kW and 3,500 N·m of torque. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

2019 115

Honda partners with CATL on Li-ion EV batteries; 56 GWh by 2027

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CATL ) signed a cooperation agreement with Honda Motor in Tokyo to cooperate formally to develop electric vehicles for the future market. Also, at the Beijing Motor Show in 2018, it officially announced that more than 20 electric vehicles would be launched in China by 2025.

2019 126

Mercedes-Benz showcases EQC, announces EQB electric SUVs at Shanghai show, new DENZA PHEV/EV

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At Auto Shanghai 2019, Mercedes-Benz is premiering the close-to-production show car Concept GLB and the Mercedes-AMG A 35 L 4MATIC developed exclusively for China. Alongside the Concept GLB are the battery-powered EQC (electricity consumption combined: 20.8 – 19.7

2019 94

Rivian announces $700M investment round led by Amazon

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The investment comes on the heels of Rivian’s reveal of the all-electric R1T pickup and R1S SUV at the LA Auto Show last November. The Rivian electric drive features four independent motors, with 200 horsepower available at each wheel. Electric (Battery

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