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.

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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 95

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 94

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 105

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 88

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

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2019 Audi E-tron is first EV to earn Top Safety Pick+ award

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With results announced Wednesday, the 2019 Audi E-tron is the first fully electric vehicle to be named a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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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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Mercedes-Benz is playing it safe with batteries and driving range—for the long haul

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With the launch of the Mercedes-Benz EQC earlier this year for Europe, some seized on the fully electric luxury crossover’s driving range as a sign the brand just wan't keeping up.

2019 100

Amazon electric van order makes Rivian future more certain

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The e-commerce and logistics giant Amazon has announced that it will order 100,000 fully electric vans from the Michigan electric-truck hopeful Rivian.

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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.

2019 87

AKASOL introducing new high energy battery system

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At the Battery Show North America 2019, AKASOL will present a wide portfolio of new solutions to the battery community. Fully electric city buses can be equipped with battery system capacities between 600-1,000 kWh using the AKASOL system, depending on the vehicle size.

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More than 100 Blue Bird electric school buses have been ordered so far; Cummins electric drive

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More than 100 electric school buses, powered by a Cummins fully electric drivetrain, have been ordered to date from Blue Bird Corporation, a school bus manufacturer highly focused on alternative fuel technologies. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

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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 69

Tesla Model S vs. Porsche Taycan: How the two electric cars compare

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The Tesla Model S was the first long-range premium electric car, and it’s been on the market for seven years. And yet just now, for the 2020 model year, arrives what some might see as its first formidable fully electric rival from Germany: the Porsche Taycan.

2019 98

VW ID 3 electric car bows at Frankfurt, heads for European deliveries next year

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On Monday VW revealed the production ID 3, the first of what it hopes will be many millions of vehicles built on a dedicated fully electric platform.

2019 93

First drive review: VW ID Buggy heads for the hills with MEB sharable electric car platform

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Volkswagen’s first step toward fully electric vehicles feels like a cha-cha. The electric dune-buggy concept, which made its debut at the.

2019 111

Amazon electric van order makes Rivian future a little more certain

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The e-commerce and logistics giant Amazon has announced that it will order 100,000 fully electric vans from the Michigan electric-truck hopeful Rivian. The Rivian vans are to be delivered starting in 2021, with 10,000 of them in service as early as 2022 and all 100,000 on the road by 2030. They'll save 4 million metric tons of carbon per year by

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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 152

Charging stations now outnumber gas stations in Britain

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It’s not unusual to hear people wave off the change to fully electric to when EV chargers are as plentiful as gas stations, and when vehicle charging can be done, in a pinch, in nearly the same time.

2019 114

Plugging in Pacifica Hybrid: City drive review of its 32-mile electric range

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Plug-in hybrids like the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid are pitched as great solutions for families who can’t quite make the leap to a fully electric vehicle for road trips but want to keep their local driving—and, perhaps their commute—tailpipe-emissions-free.

2019 99

Dutch fleet operator orders 80 Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer vans

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Wensink Automotive, fleet operator Willemsen-de Koning and Mercedes-Benz Vans have signed a contract for the delivery of 80 eVito Tourer vans (electricity consumption combined: 24.2 – 20.2 The fully electric fleet is used for group transports in Utrecht and Rotterdam.

2019 113

Survey: Range, cost, infrastructure sum up why shoppers avoid EVs

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We’ve heard it repeatedly as the result of various polls and surveys: Active and prospective car shoppers are interested in fully electric vehicles and eager to go electric.

2019 96

Boxy Bollinger B1 and B2 electric truck prototypes due for September reveal

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The Bollinger fully electric trucks stand apart from everything else in the EV sector—even the electric trucks that are on the way from Rivian.

2019 93

Ports of Auckland buys world’s first electric tug; 70-tonne bollard pull

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Ports of Auckland (New Zealand) has signed a contract with Dutch company Damen Shipyards to buy the world’s first full-size, fully electric port tug. It was important to us that a new electric tug should be able to carry out normal port operations, just like our existing diesel tugs.

2019 115

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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Electric performance brand Polestar opens first production facility

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Polestar, the electric performance brand jointly owned by Volvo Car Group and Zhejiang Geely Holding, opened its first production facility. The new Polestar Production Center in Chengdu, China will produce the Polestar 1—a carbon fiber-bodied Electric Performance Hybrid.

2019 96

Boxy Bollinger B1 and B2 electric SUVs prototypes due for September reveal

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The Bollinger fully electric trucks stand apart from everything else in the EV sector—even the electric trucks that are on the way from Rivian.

2019 86

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 129

Audi introduces A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro PHEV

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US mpg); combined electrical consumption of 18.1 – 17.5 lb-ft) of torque and an electric motor. As a company car, the plug-in hybrid model is subject to a lower tax rate in Germany because its electric range in the WLTP cycle is more than 40 kilometers (24.9

2019 96

2020 Mini Cooper SE urban electric car revives Mini E formula

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The fully electric 2020 Mini Cooper SE will bring back everything early Mini pioneers loved about the company's first electric effort, the 2009 Mini E, in a more conventional, practical package.

2019 102

Tesla launches insurance product—only in California

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Tesla has opted to go it alone in some far-reaching and profound ways—like how it sells and services its cars, how it provides charging infrastructure, how it keeps them updated and, well, that every single car the automaker produces is fully electric.

2019 81

Volkswagen’s ID.3 debuts for the European market

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electric vehicle, the first model from the MEB product line for electric vehicles, is making its debut at IAA 2019 in Frankfurt. 1ST special edition enables electric ranges of up to 420 kilometers (261 miles) (WLTP) with initially three equipment variants. Volkswagen’s ID.3

2019 96

Volkswagen ID. R sets new electric record on the Nürburgring

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powered by two electric motors, lapped the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 6:05.336 minutes—faster than any electric vehicle before it. once again underlined the performance capabilities of Volkswagen’s electric drive. Electric (Battery) MotorsportVolkswagen’s ID.R,

2019 135

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 123

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 116

Cummins partners with UCSD on second-life battery development

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has entered a multi-year partnership with the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and its battery validation lab to analyze viable business and technical approaches revto reuse and repurpose electric vehicle batteries effectively. Batteries retired from electric vehicles still maintain significant battery capacity. Batteries Electric (Battery Cummins Inc.

2019 94

London study suggests PHEV vans a practical, accessible solution for cleaner air in European cities

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The vans are driven exclusively by the electric traction motor; a combustion engine serves as a range extender. The trial sought to test whether businesses could carry out the typical daily duties of their diesel-powered vehicles, while maximizing the use of zero-emissions electric-only mode.

2019 110

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

2019 87

New BMW 330e PHEV features 50% boost in all-electric range to 41 miles; XtraBoost debuts

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The all-electric range is more than 50% greater than that of its predecessor—66 kilometers (41 miles) (WLTP) is possible with zero tailpipe emissions. The combined-cycle electric power consumption of the new BMW 330e Sedan is 15.4 – 14.8

2019 101

SW/TCH Maritime funds the construction of hydrogen fuel cell e-ferry

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This comes on the heels of SW/TCH’s earlier announced plans to establish a fully electric ferry in New York City, which is now scheduled for deployment following the proof of concept of the ‘Water-Go-Round’ e-ferry.

2019 119

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.

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