Rigterink Logistikgruppe testing the fully-electric eActros truck

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The Mercedes-Benz battery-electric eActros will be put through its paces by Rigterink Logistikgruppe in regular operations primarily transporting foodstuffs in the inner-city traffic of Frankfurt am Main, Wiesbaden, Mainz and numerous other municipalities in the Rhine-Main area.

2019 121

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

2019 94

VW names fully electric hatchback ID 3, starts taking deposits in Europe

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The Volkswagen ID hatchback due to go on sale in Europe this year, at last, has a name: ID 3. And in Europe, as of today, it’s available for order. The hatchback, which is an evolution of the first Volkswagen ID Concept, from 2016, says that it’s “the third major chapter of strategic importance” in the history of the brand. MEB architecture

2019 74

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.

2019 103

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

2019 87

Voltabox to supply Li-ion batteries for the automotive sector, starting with a fully electric van

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Batteries Electric (Battery Germany-based Voltabox AG, a provider of lithium-ion battery systems primarily used in buses for public transportation, forklifts, automated guided vehicles and mining vehicles, is expanding its customer base. The company has recently accelerated pilot projects in the automotive sector, some of which will be transferred to series production in the course of the current fiscal year.

2019 64

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.

2019 76

Mack Trucks unveils battery-electric Mack LR Refuse demonstration model

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Mack Trucks unveiled the Mack LR battery electric vehicle (BEV) at WasteExpo 2019. The Mack LR BEV features a copper-colored Bulldog hood ornament, signifying that it’s an electric vehicle. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

2019 148

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

2019 99

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.

2019 87

NASA awarding $6 million to 3-year ULI project to develop approach to electric aircraft fueled by liquid hydrogen

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NASA will provide $6 million over the course of three years to support a University Leadership Initiative (ULI) project focused on the development of a fully electric aircraft platform that uses cryogenic liquid hydrogen as an energy storage method. Aviation Electric (Battery) Hydroge

2019 114

Hybrid or not, 2019 Ram 1500 eTorque does some smart things with 48V tech

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As more mainstream vehicles, like the 2019 Ram 1500 lineup, get increasing levels of electrification, but stop short of becoming fully electric or even full-fledged hybrids, it can be easy to get lost in semantics. Generally speaking, the term “mild hybrid” means some energy can be recaptured by a motor/generator, but the motor might. mild hybrid Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) 48-Volt mild hybrid

2019 66

Porsche launches two new cogen plants running on biogas in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen

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Porsche has launched two new cogeneration plants in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen to enhance its environmentally friendly energy mix and close the remaining gap to CO 2 neutral production of the fully electric Taycan in Zuffenhausen.

2019 121

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV hits 200,000 global sales

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Developed from a fully electric vehicle, the Outlander PHEV has an architecture consisting of a front electric motor, a rear electric motor and no gearbox.

2019 126

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

Volvo Car Group signs multi-billion Li-ion dollar battery supply deals with CATL and LG Chem

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In 2017 Volvo Cars committed that all new Volvo cars launched from 2019 would be electrified. The company has since reinforced this strategy, by stating that it aims for fully electric cars to make up 50% of its global sales volume by 2025. The future of Volvo Cars is electric and we are firmly committed to moving beyond the internal combustion engine.

2019 85

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

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.

2019 126

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

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

Volkswagen ID. R using Formula 1 DRS for optimal aerodynamics for Nürburgring run

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Volkswagen is tackling the Nürburgring-Nordschleife this year instead of Pikes Peak with its electric ID. Between when the rear wing is fully deployed and when it is flat, the difference in downforce is about 20%. The electric motors operate with little cooling.

2019 110

Hyster to develop fuel-cell electric reachstacker for Port of Valencia

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An on-board hydrogen fuel cell will charge the battery on the forthcoming fully electric Hyster ReachStacker. The truck architecture incorporates electricity as the main energy source at high voltage to power fully electric motors.

2019 107

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

2019 83

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

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.

2019 105

Mercedes-Benz EQC Edition 1886 electric SUV kicks off a new era

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The Mercedes-Benz EQC 1886 Edition is positioned to show off the extensive range of features offered in this new fully electric model. Against the bustling backdrop of the New York auto show, Mercedes-Benz introduced a vehicle that it says celebrates its humble roots—in 1886, when Karl Benz is credited with inventing the first automobile. New York Auto Show Mercedes EQ

2019 74

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%

2019 94

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

2019 99

Transport for London orders 20 Wrightbus hydrogen double-decker buses

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They only need to be refueled once a day for five minutes, making them much quicker to power up when compared with conventional battery-electric buses. There are currently a total of 165 zero-emission buses, with a further 68 electric double deckers on the roads by the summer. TfL has also recently announced that the route 323 will become fully electric next year, along with two further routes, which will be announced later this month.

2019 76

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

2019 86

Smartphone-based customization coming to Hyundai and Kia electric cars

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Fully electric cars have a great potential to be customized and personalized, to a level that’s not entirely possible with gasoline models. Unlike anything with a tailpipe, EVs don’t have to go through reams of emissions-test paperwork every time some of the basic parameters are changed. Today, Hyundai Motor Group (which includes.

2019 68

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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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

2019 80

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.

2019 93

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

2019 99

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 85

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

2019 99

Qiantu K50: Quirky, curvaceous electric two-seater coming to the U.S. next year?

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Frank McMahon, the chief technology officer of California’s Mullen Technologies, didn’t know anything about the exotic-looking, fully electric Qiantu K50 until he encountered it as a production-bound prototype while attending the Beijing auto show in April 2017.

2019 64

Johnson Controls Power Solutions relaunches as Clarios

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As a global leader with a product used in virtually every vehicle from conventional to fully electric, we are well positioned to capitalize on market trends, including a move toward more electrified and autonomous vehicles which are elevating the critical role of the battery and accelerating the need for more advanced batteries. Clarios, formerly Johnson Controls Power Solutions, launches as a new entity and world leader in advanced energy storage solutions.

2019 72

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

2019 99

Bentley not sold on electric, planning plug-in hybrids for full lineup

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The ultra-luxury carmaker Bentley is at work on a new model strategy, and fully electric vehicles might not play as much of a part on it as the company had previously hinted. The company, which is part of the Volkswagen Group, will reveal more about its future direction in July, corresponding with its 100th anniversary, according to a report

2019 60

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

2019 87

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.

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