The next generation of the Porsche Macan compact SUV will be fully electric

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The Supervisory Board of Porsche AG has decided to manufacture the next generation of the Macan as a fully electric series. This will be the first all-electric compact SUV from Porsche, and is due to roll off the assembly line in the Leipzig site at the start of the next decade. By 2022 we will be investing more than six billion euros in electric mobility, and by 2025 50% of all new Porsche vehicles could have an electric drive system. Electric (Battery

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Fully electric Porsche Macan due by 2022 will replace gasoline model entirely

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Porsche has somewhat publicly, for months if not years, been examining the possibility of producing an electric version of its top-selling model, the Macan. It turns out that that may not have been the whole truth, and what's actually now confirmed is a huge step beyond just another version to satisfy regulators. Porsche announced on Monday that. Plug-In Hybrids

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

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Electric (Battery On the heels of its announcement of the 2020 XT6 three-row crossover with 3.6L V-6 engine with cylinder deactivation and nine-speed automatic transmission, Cadillac revealed the brand’s first EV at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

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Swiss Post, Austrian Post to move to fully electric fleets by 2030

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The national companies have joined the global electric vehicles initiative EV100 which aims to make electric transport the new normal by 2030. Together, the four companies will switch 22,000 fossil-fuel vehicles to electric. With two out of three new cars in Europe being sold to the private sector, business commitments to electric vehicles send a clear signal of demand for EVs to automakers. EDP has committed to switch a fleet of more than 3000 vehicles to electric.

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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 EQC features two electric motors at the front and rear axles with a combined output of 402 hp. Electric (Battery

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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. Electric (Battery

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2019 Hyundai Kona–and Kona Electric–named North American Utility Vehicle of the Year

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The Jaguar I-Pace may be one of the boldest fully electric new-product moves of this year; but contrary to what was widely expected it didn’t win this year’s North American Utility Vehicle of the Year. That top SUV award went to the 2019 Hyundai Kona family, which includes the Kona Electric.

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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.

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Boeing NeXt autonomous electric passenger air vehicle completes first flight; eVTOL with 50-mile range

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Powered by an electric propulsion system, the PAV prototype is designed for fully autonomous flight from takeoff to landing, with a range of up to 50 miles (80.47 The CAV completed its first indoor flight last year and will transition to outdoor flight testing in 2019.

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Honda plans all-electrified lineup for Europe by 2025

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At the Geneva auto show on Tuesday, Honda announced plans to bring a fully-electrified lineup to Europe by 2025. That's different, of course, than selling only fully electric cars. The plan includes hybrids, such as the CR-V Hybrid that Honda sells in Europe now, as well as plug-in and fully electric cars. Honda expects full hybrid technology to. Geneva Auto Show

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Fisker slots $40k electric SUV ahead of delayed EMotion flagship

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A decade ago, Fisker and Tesla were two electric-vehicle hopefuls, and it was looking like Fisker might have the better chances of success. has dropped a teaser for its first product—a fully electric. While history certainly didn’t play out that way, it’s an odd twist that Henrik Fisker’s new venture, Fisker Inc., Henrik Fisker Fisker EMotion

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Global sales of BMW Group electrified vehicles up 1.4% in January; BMW i3 the top seller

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2019 will also see the launch of the MINI Electric; the fully-electric car will be introduced to the public later this year. Overall, the BMW Group has started 2019 with global deliveries of the company’s three premium automotive brands increasing by 0.5%

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Meritor has 22 electrification programs with global OEMs through 2020

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has 22 electrification programs with global OEMs that the company expects to put at least 130 fully electric medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks on the road through 2020. Electric (Battery) Heavy-dutyMeritor, Inc.

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Volkswagen to unveil MEB-based battery-electric dune buggy concept at Geneva show

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At the International Geneva Motor Show in March, Volkswagen will reveal the first fully electric version of a new dune buggy. The concept of the fully electric buggy is based on the vehicles that were created in the 1960s in California. Electric (Battery

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Polestar unveils Polestar 2 electric fastback; targeting Tesla Model 3

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Polestar, the electric performance car brand jointly owned by Volvo Car Group and Zhejiang Geely Holding, unveiled the Polestar 2 electric fastback in an online reveal from Polestar’s headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. Polestar 2 is our first fully electric car and first volume model.

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Kia brings e-Soul to Europe, upgrades Niro hybrid and PHEV

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Kia used the Geneva International Motor Show as the platform to introduce the battery-electric e-Soul to Europe, as well as to reveal new upgrades to the Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid. Every Kia vehicle on show in Geneva employs the brand’s mild-hybrid, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or electric vehicle technology. With the e-Soul and upgraded Niro range revealed today, and more electrified powertrains on the way, our electric vehicle growth will only continue.

2019 87

Mercedes-Benz unveils concept battery-electric van Concept EQV; production version later this year

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Mercedes-Benz unveiled the first purely battery-electric people mover in the premium segment at the Geneva Motor Show. In September 2018, the brand presented its first series-production vehicle: the EQC electric drive SUV. Electric (Battery

2019 91

2021 Ford Mach E: What we know about 300-mile electric SUV

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Put it into a fully electric vehicle that channels some of what makes the Tesla Model 3 Performance so much in demand, versus other EVs. On a much-simplified level, that’s the recipe behind Ford’s electric vehicle project, which will. Grab some of the pony-car attitude and affordability of the Ford Mustang. Support it and nurture it. Mach 1

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Ford adds 2nd North American site to build BEVs

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Ford is expanding its production capacity for the company’s next-generation battery electric vehicles at a second North American plant. Tied to the company’s $11.1-billion investment in global electric vehicles, Ford is expanding its BEV manufacturing footprint to its Flat Rock Assembly plant in southeast Michigan. The plant will become the production home to vehicles from the company’s next-generation battery electric flexible architecture. Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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DHL to roll out 63 Workhorse electric delivery vans in US; first 30 in SF Bay area

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DHL will roll out a new fleet of 63 electric delivery vans that will serve US markets. The fleet of 63 NGEN-1000 electric delivery cargo vans are produced by equipment manufacturer Workhorse Group. 100 miles all-electric range. Electric (Battery) Fleets

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GKN trials EV with two-speed transmission and front-axle torque-vectoring

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GKN Automotive unveiled the first battery-electric vehicle (BEV) with a two-speed transmission and torque vectoring on the front axle. The set-up in GTD19 provides pure electric power with two-speeds. Electric (Battery) Transmissions Vehicle Systems

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AKASOL expands agreement to supply Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer with batteries for electric buses

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AKASOL AG, a leading German producer of high-performance lithium-ion battery systems, is expanding its long-term framework agreement to supply a Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer with high-performance battery systems for electric buses and trucks. Batteries Electric (Battery) Heavy-dut

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Volkswagen sets sights on electric record on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife with further-developed ID. R

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R electric sports car is targeting another record in the summer of 2019: the lap record for electric cars on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, regarded as the toughest racetrack in the world. The current record for fully-electric vehicles stands at 6:45.90

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Cummins to supply Kalmar with driveline for new electric terminal tractor

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Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has selected Cummins to be the electrification solution provider for the next-generation electric terminal tractor offering for the European market. Cummins will provide powertrain technology, including the batteries, for the Kalmar Electric Terminal Tractor (KT2E). Kalmar has already launched the fully electric Kalmar Ottawa electric terminal tractor (OT2E) in the US in 2018. Batteries Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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Volvo Buses and Singapore University NTU demo world’s first full size autonomous electric bus

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Volvo Buses and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have demonstrated the world’s first 12-meter autonomous electric bus. The fully autonomous electric bus provides a quiet operation with zero emissions. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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Porsche investing €600M in Leipzig plant; new body shop for electric Macan

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A new body shop with a total area of 75,500 square meters will produce the vehicle bodies for the next generation of the Macan—which will be a fully electric series—from the beginning of the next decade. The expansion project gives Porsche the option to produce fully electric vehicles on the existing production line in addition to gasoline and hybrid models in the future. Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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BMW Group Plant Dingolfing to create up to 2,000 secure jobs in e-mobility

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Production of electric motors at BMW Group Competence Center e-drive production Dingolfing. The BMW iNEXT brings together all key automotive technologies: it is fully electric, fully connected and highly automated. Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

2019 88

ZF takes 60% stake in mobility provider 2getthere, provider of automated electric passenger transport systems

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Applications range from driverless electric transport systems at airports, business and theme parks to dedicated urban transport infrastructures. 2getthere’s fully electric driverless systems at business parks in Rivium (Capelle aan den IJssel) and Masdar City (Abu Dhabi) have transported more than 14 million people reliably and safely. The market for driverless electric transport systems is developing dynamically.

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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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Kenworth Truck Company and Toyota Motor North America are collaborating to develop 10 zero-emission Kenworth T680s powered by Toyota hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains.

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2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid signals the start of a big electrified push

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As Ford prepares the first of several fully electric vehicles, for what amounts to a rapidly expanding niche, the automaker is also working on rolling out electrified versions of its existing mainstream lineup. After finding plenty of success many years ago with its Ford Escape Hybrid, and then sitting out the hybrid-SUV market for many years, the. Detroit Auto Show

2019 84

Report: Rivian in talks with GM and Amazon

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General Motors and Amazon could soon invest between $1 billion and $2 billion into Michigan-based electric vehicle hopeful Rivian, according to a report from Reuters. If the reported talks result in a deal, the two companies could end up with minority stakes in Rivian, as it pushes to get its fully electric pickup—widely seen as the star.

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Transdev, ZF and e.GO announce partnership for shared autonomous mobility

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Transdev, a leading operator and global integrator of mobility solutions, is partnering with ZF and e.GO, a manufacturer of electric vehicles to develop a new shared mobility solution by integrating the autonomous driven e.GO Mover, a fully electric, connected and automated shuttle.

2019 96

Mercedes-Benz delivers electric eActros heavy-duty truck to Logistik Schmitt for testing; countering catenaries

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks has handed over a fully electric eActros truck to Murg Valley (Southern Germany)-based logistics company Logistik Schmitt. As part of the eWayBW project, commercial transport will be electric on the B462 federal road around Rastatt with the test operation of catenary trucks as of 2020. Mercedes-Benz eActros, 2 x electric hub motor, 240 kW, 2x 485 N·m, wheel formula 6x2, M-cab, Range of up to 200 km with customary level of performance and payload.

2019 86

Chargeway Beacon to help shoppers and dealers navigate past EV charging confusion

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Multiple electric vehicles arriving this year promise a driving range of more than 200 miles. While that’s great news, and it’s bound to convince more households to make the jump to a fully electric vehicle—and to take road trips with it—it presents a new challenge to automakers: making public charging options at least as.

2019 75

Future Model 3 rival: Volvo Polestar 2 electric performance car teased

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Volvo’s Polestar sub-brand has released a teaser picture and revealed a little more about its first electric car, to be called the Polestar 2. The Polestar 2, which will be the first fully electric vehicle from the entire Volvo Car Group, will. And the fledgling tech-performance brand doesn’t miss a beat in mentioning the Tesla Model 3. Polestar Polestar 2

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Daimler Buses acquires a 5.25% stake in IVU AG; strategic partnership for integrated mobility

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Public transport is undergoing a radical transformation; Daimler Buses has identified three issues that will have a significant impact on the transport transformation: increasing connectivity; electric mobility; and digital mobility services. As a leading manufacturer, we are already advising our costumers today on how to make the most of our buses and especially our electric buses.

2019 68

2020 Hyundai Ioniq: First look at refreshed interior, new features

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Although the Hyundai Ioniq lineup of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fully electric models has only been for sale in the U.S. for about two years, this rival to the Toyota Prius is already due for some significant changes later this year, for what will be its third model year. Based on early details released yesterday for the European-market version. Plug-In Hybrids

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Nissan electric crossover due in 2020 closely follows IMx concept

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Despite its bold, early moves into the mass production of electric cars with the Nissan Leaf, which originally reached the market in late 2010, Nissan has taken a long, long time to release a true electric-car Second Act. With the arrival of a yet-unnamed fully electric crossover utility vehicle sometime next year—the first vehicle to be.

2019 69

BMW Group moves step closer to holding 75% of BMW Brilliance Automotive in China

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With its highly flexible production system, the new plant in Tiexi will be able to build vehicles with fully electric, partially electric and conventional drivetrains on a single production line. The long-term expansion of the BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd. BBA) Joint Venture has achieved a significant milestone: a Special General Meeting of Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd. CBA) in Hongkong has approved the sale of a 25% shareholding in BBA to the BMW Group.

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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.

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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. Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy 2019

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Final design of first autonomous and fully electric container vessel revealed; model testing at SINTEF Ocean

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A six-meter, 2.4-ton model of the final design of the autonomous and fully electric container vessel Yara Birkeland ( earlier post ) was revealed as testing commenced at SINTEF Ocean’s 80-meter test tank facility in Trondheim. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery) Ports and Marine

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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. Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy 2019But it’s not a “Tesla-fighter” as the I-Pace has often been called.

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