Mercedes-Benz EQC electric crossover makes US debut at CES 2019

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The first Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle from the EQ brand made its US premiere at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. The lithium-ion battery has an energy content of 80 kWh. The high-safety design begins with the installation position of the high-voltage battery beneath the vehicle floor.

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BloombergNEF expects 40% growth in global EV sales in 2019; 2.6M vehicles, 1.5M in China

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million electric vehicles to be sold globally in 2019. China’s market is in transition, and the recent annual doubling of sales every year looks unlikely to hold in 2019. The ‘New Energy Vehicle’ quota takes effect this year but the requirements for 2019 are relatively modest. Sales in Italy have been slow but should start picking up in 2019, while sales in the UK will likely be flat or declining after the government eliminated support for popular plug-in hybrid models.

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INFINITI unveils QX Inspiration EV concept at NAIAS 2019

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At NAIAS 2019, INFINITI unveiled the QX Inspiration midsize SUV concept, previewing the brand’s first fully electric vehicle. The concept’s SUV packaging means the high-capacity battery pack can be located below the vehicle floor, feeding power to a pair of electric motors (one on each axle).

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2019 Nissan Leaf Plus vs Leaf: A first look at the differences

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The 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus, which will reach dealerships this spring, finally offers more than the 200 miles that many Americans seem to see as the new minimum for driving range. LEAF battery techEarlier this week, at an event coordinated with the Consumer Electronics Show, Nissan introduced the Leaf Plus, a new longer-range of Nissan’s compact electric car.

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Researchers in Korea propose graphene/Ni foam as Li metal storage medium for advanced batteries

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Hee-Kook Kang, Sang-Gil Woo, Jae-Hun Kim, Seong-Rae Lee, Dong-Geon Lee, Ji-Sang Yu (2019) “Three-dimensional monolithic corrugated graphene/Ni foam for highly stable and efficient Li metal electrode,” Journal of Power Sources Volume 413, Pages 467-475 doi: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2018.12.075.

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Nissan unveils IMs electric, autonomous sports sedan concept at NAIAS 2019

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Nissan unveiled its Nissan IMs electric all-wheel drive concept vehicle with full autonomous drive capability at the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Autonomous driving Electric (Battery

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

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We're going to be electrifying the F-Series—battery electric and hybrid," he said at a presentation at the Deutsche Bank Global Automotive. 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. Pickups

2019 87

BYTON shows interior of M-Byte SUV production model at CES 2019

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BYTON revealed more about the interior of its first production model, the M-Byte SUV ( earlier post ), at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 in Las Vegas. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery

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ICL model predicts lithium-ion batteries most competitive for storage applications by 2030

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The model predicts lithium-ion batteries to be the cheapest technology in the coming decades. We have found that lithium-ion batteries are following in the footsteps of crystalline silicon solar panels. Batteries

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Volkswagen to build MEB EVs in Chattanooga beginning in 2022; $800M investment in plant

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In addition to Chattanooga, Volkswagen is building the first dedicated EV production facility in Zwickau, Germany, starting MEB production by the end of 2019. Electric (Battery) ManufacturingVolkswagen AG announced that Chattanooga, Tenn.

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Toyota Research Institute introducing P4 automated driving test vehicle at CES 2019; supporting Chauffeur and Guardian development

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The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) will introduce the TRI-P4 automated driving test vehicle on 7 January at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. All computing system power is now drawn from the vehicle’s hybrid battery with the 12V battery now serving only as a backup.

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Harley-Davidson 2020 LiveWire electric motorcycle available for pre-order at $29,799; 2 new electric concepts

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At CES 2019, Harley-Davidson announced pricing and pre-order availability for LiveWire, its first electric production motorcycle. All riders will appreciate the braking effect of the power regeneration mode as it adds charge to the battery, especially in stop-and-go urban traffic.

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Meritor has 22 electrification programs with global OEMs through 2020

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Meritor’s eCarrier platform ( earlier post ) integrates an electric motor into the axle, freeing up space for batteries and other components. Electric (Battery) Heavy-dutyMeritor, Inc.

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GAC Motor unveils ENTRANZE EV concept at NAIAS 2019

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China-based GAC Motor introduced the ENTRANZE EV concept vehicle at the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Electric (Battery The versatile 7-person ENTRANZE EV represents the first concept vehicle from the new California-based GAC Design Studio.

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Geely announces first electric car aimed at global markets

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The company did not specify a battery size or range, but said that the car. In time with the Detroit auto show, Chinese automaker Geely announced its first electric car planned to go on sale worldwide. Called the GE11, Geely's first global electric car is a sedan about the size of a Honda Civic or Insight, with a similar sloping fastback design. Geely

2019 77

Charging ahead: VW follows Tesla into power business

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That seems to be Volkswagen's conclusion in announcing a new business to set up electric-car chargers around Europe, and sell clean energy and battery storage to homes. For car companies to sell electric cars, they have to get into the power business. Volkswagen plans to set up a new brand called Elli—for "electric life"—to sell.

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Kia to present SEED Car concept for smart electric urban mobility at CES 2019

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Kia will present a potential solution for smart-city mobility at CES 2019 with its SEED Car concept. Also at CES 2019, Kia is unveiling its new Real-time Emotion Adaptive Driving (READ) system—an emotional AI-based optimized and interactive in-cabin space centered on human senses. Electric (Battery) Urban mobility

2019 90

Volkswagen Group sets up new group company for energy and charging: Elli

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The low-cost 11 kW AC Wallbox is suitable for overnight charging, a procedure that protects the battery. Stationary battery storage will also play a key role in this context in the future. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

2019 130

Stop & Shop, Robomart to launch teleoperated driverless grocery vehicles in Boston this spring

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Stop & Shop is partnering with Robomart to launch driverless grocery vehicle service in the Greater Boston area beginning in Spring 2019. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery

2019 88

Study finds crystallinity reduces resistance in all-solid-state batteries

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Reducing electrical resistance at the interface of a solid- electrolyte and electrode (solid-electrolyte/electrode) is crucial for the development of fast charge/discharge solid-state Li batteries. We stress here that the Li-ion pathway is defined in this thin-film battery.

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Veloz: 2018 banner year for EV sales in California; up 84% from 2017; 312% increase from January to December

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In addition to battery electric and plug-in hybrid car success, California also saw advances in hydrogen fuel cell electric cars. In 2018, eight new hydrogen fueling stations opened, bringing the new total to 39 and more than a dozen new stations are expected in 2019.

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2020 Mini Cooper S E: Speedy electric hatchback due for Mini's 60th birthday

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Instead, it hopes to reimagine the electric car as a life-sized slot car that takes advantage of the electric powertain's instant torque and the battery's low As one of the pioneers of electric cars, Mini isn't content to build a more efficient, emissions-free version of its basic hatchback when it develops its first production electric car.

2019 87

US light-duty diesel sales climb in 2018 to 500,000 units; 3% of sales

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The diesel share of new US vehicle sales in 2018 exceeded that of hybrid vehicles, which came in at almost 2% of total sales, as well as the sales of plug-in electric vehicles (plug-in hybrids and full-battery-electric vehicles combined), which also came in at around 2% of total sales.

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New BMW 7 Series offers revamped plug-in hybrid powertrain, other major changes in powertrain lineup

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An electric motor with a rated output of 83 kW/113 hp and a rated torque of 265 N·m (195 lb-ft), and a new lithium-ion battery with the latest battery cell technology and increased capacity also upgrade the system.

2019 96

Nissan unveils LEAF e+ with additional power and range

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The “e+” refers to the increased energy density of the model’s battery pack and the higher output of its powertrain. Thanks to an available new 70 kW (100 kW peak) Quick Charging system, the 2019 Nissan LEAF e+ can charge more efficiently. Electric (Battery

2019 109

Tsinghua review of solid-state Li-metal batteries finds great promise, but much work still to be done

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However, the competitive solid-state Li-metal batteries encounter formidable challenges, including dendrite issues and poor solid-solid contact. The large impedance can result in fatal effects on the cycling performance of solid-state batteries. Batteries Solid-state

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Ford introduces hybrid version of new 2020 Explorer

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A specially designed liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery is built into the Explorer chassis below the second-row seats to preserve cargo and passenger space.

2019 110

DOE: median EV range in US grew from 73 miles in MY 2011 to 125 miles in MY

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Electric (Battery In model year 2011, there were just three different models of all-electric vehicles (AEV) available and their ranges on a full charge (according to the Environmental Protection Agency) spanned from 63 to 94 miles.

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Volkswagen allows customers to help assemble their own e-Golf in the Transparent Factory in Dresden

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Electric (Battery) ManufacturingCustomers can now get a much closer look at their Volkswagen e-Golf during production in Germany. In the Transparent Factory in Dresden, customers can accompany their future e-Golf a part of the way along the production line.

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Infinitum Electric closes $1.8M Series A to bring new electric motor technology to market; increasing R&D for EV applications

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Cadillac shows brand’s first fully electric EV at NAIAS; based on BEV3 global architecture

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The most advanced components within this platform are the drive units and battery cells, both of which are being designed for maximum usability throughout GM vehicle lineups in different countries. Electric (Battery

2019 102

GM: Cadillac to be lead EV brand; new global BEV3 architecture

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During its Capital Markets Day presentation, GM said that Cadillac will be GM’s lead electric vehicle brand and will introduce the first model from the company’s all-new global battery electric vehicle architecture (BEV3), GM’s foundation for an advanced family of profitable EVs.

2019 106

New Flyer introduces real-time smart analytics reporting platform to enhance battery-electric bus operation, intelligence, and efficiency

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has introduced Connect 360—a real-time, cloud-based business analytics dashboard for Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric buses, operated by New Flyer Connect. Connect 360 is an enhanced and added feature, specifically engineered to track battery-electric, zero-emission bus (ZEB) performance using secure cloud-based technology. To date, Connect 360 is the only reporting technology of its kind for battery- electric buses in North America. New Flyer of America Inc.

2019 90

UC Davis report proposes mileage fee for EVs, maintaining fuel tax for ICEs to support road repairs

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Electric (Battery) Policy

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China team uses ultra-thin indium sheet to stabilize Li-metal anode

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Increasingly high attention has been paid on the development of high energy-density rechargeable lithium metal batteries in recent times due to the highest theoretical capacity and the lowest standard electrode potential (Cap=3860 mAh g -1 , E=-3.040 V) of metallic lithium anode. To meet the demand of high energy density Li- O 2 and Li-S rechargeable batteries performing at room temperature, advanced metallic lithium anode is required with dendrite suppression.

2019 90

BMW’s additional developments for iFE.18 electric racer; brake-by wire, rear-end and rear suspension

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While the chassis, battery and tyres are standard Formula E parts, in order to keep a lid on costs, the engineers at BMW i Motorsport designed the rear axle, including suspension and shock absorbers, themselves and integrated the drivetrain in the rear part of the car.

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First application of ZF’s AxTrax AVE electric portal axle in a fuel cell configuration; bus by ADL

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The electric drive axle can be used in a wide array of applications as it can not only be operated in the fuel cell configuration, but also as hybrid or purely electrically driven with lithium-ion batteries. British bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis Ltd.

2019 91

Cerulogy analysis finds supply of clean fuels for Washington could meet 11.2% CI reduction target by 2028

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Electric (Battery) Fuels LCFS RegulationsAvailable clean fuels for the state of Washington could meet a 2028 target of 11.2%

2019 102

Workhorse Group secures $35M in financing from Marathon Asset Management; $1.3M battery purchase by Duke Energy

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This agreement provides meaningful, near-term funding that will go directly toward building and delivering vehicles to customers in 2019. On November 28, 2018, as the first step in the relationship, a subsidiary of Duke Energy purchased 615,000 Panasonic battery cells for $1.3 Batteries Electric (Battery) FleetsWorkhorse Group Inc.,

2019 87

Eaton introducing new power-dense inverter technology to help reduce weight, extend range of EVs

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The inverters, which draw electricity from the battery and control how it is applied to the motor to manage power and torque, will be tested by a global automaker in first quarter 2019. Scott Adams, senior vice president, eMobility, who spoke at AutoMobili-D, part of the 2019 North American International Auto Show, said that Eaton’s inverters can be tailored to a wide range of customer requirements and applications. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Power Electronics

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Volvo CE to launch electric compact wheel loaders and excavators in 2020; stopping new diesel development on those models

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The first machines will be unveiled at the Bauma exhibition in April 2019, followed by a staged market-by-market introduction and ramp up in 2020. While the company stresses that diesel combustion currently remains the most appropriate power source for its larger machines, electric propulsion and battery technology is proving particularly suited to Volvo’s smaller equipment. Electric (Battery) Off-road

2019 68

California Energy Commission awards follow-on funding to Sepion Technologies for advanced membranes for Li-metal batteries

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As part of $14 million in continuation grants, the California Energy Commission is awarding $450,000 in additional funding to Sepion Technologies , an Emeryville-based company developing battery membrane materials capable of supporting batteries that can power electric vehicles for 400 miles. Batteries

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Toyota and Kenworth collaborate to develop 10 hydrogen fuel-cell T680 trucks as part of ZANZEFF grant

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The electricity generated by the fuel cells powers electric motors to move the trucks, while also charging the lithium-ion batteries to optimize performance as needed.

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