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CASE unveils first fully electric backhoe loader: the 580 EV

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CASE Construction Equipment introduced “Project Zeus”: the 580 EV, the construction industry’s first fully electric backhoe loader. Electric motors, on the other hand, have instantaneous torque and peak torque available at every operating speed. Electric (Battery) Off-road

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Line 144 in Munich all-electric with 8 new Ebusco buses; first fully electric line

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From now on, line 144 will be driven entirely electrically with these buses—his is the first fully electric line in Munich. The second line is already on its way; line 100 will also run entirely electrically by the end of the year. Bus Electric (Battery) Sales

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Volvo Cars says early demand for fully electric Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD is strong

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Volvo Cars has opened order books for the XC40 Recharge P8 AWD ( earlier post ), the company’s first fully electric car which is based on the best-selling SUV, in selected markets. The Recharge car line is the name for all Volvos with a fully electric and plug-in hybrid powertrain.

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Schwarz Logistik using fully electric MAN eTGM distribution truck

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MAN Truck & Bus recently handed over a fully electric MAN eTGM to Schwarz Logistik GmbH. The vehicle is part of a small series of electric trucks that MAN has been delivering to various European customers since the end of 2019. The new electric truck from Schwarz Logistik GmbH is used to supply ZEISS to production in Oberkochen. A charging station installed directly on a loading ramp in the logistics center ensures reliable charging of the MAN eTGM.

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Benelli QJ7000D fully electric motorcycle

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Benelli QJ7000D fully electric motorcycle. The Italian manufacturer Benelli’s China-based sister company QJMotor has a number of new products in its portfolio and now the company has showcased the QJ7000D fully electric motorcycle at an event in China.

Karma GSe-6: Fully electric Revero priced vs. Tesla Model S, Lucid Air

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California-based Karma Automotive set pricing Friday for the GSe-6, its upcoming battery electric version of its Revero, until recently slated to be called the Revero GTE.

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Volkswagen significantly expanding charging infrastructure at German sites; first High Power Charging stations with up to 300 kW

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The Volkswagen brand is significantly expanding the charging infrastructure at its German sites. Some 750 new charging points are planned for next year, including the first High Power Charging stations with up to 300 kW power. at a charging station.

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Audi & Hager Group investigating bidirectional charging at home

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In the first half of 2020, the proportion of green electricity as a percentage of the total electricity mix in Germany exceeded 50% for the first time. Hager Group and Audi are thus bidirectional charging at home, otherwise known as Vehicle to Home (V2H).

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GMC introduces 2022 HUMMER EV Edition 1; powered by all-new Ultium battery tech

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It will be the first fully electric addition to GMC’s lineup, driven by next-generation EV propulsion technology that enables off-road capability, on-road performance and an immersive driving experience. The HUMMER EV debuts exclusively in a fully-equipped Edition 1 trim package.

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Lightning eMotors introduces new generation 4 Lightning Electric Transit Class 3 Van; battery-electric and fuel cell electric variants

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Lightning eMotors has announced a new model of its Class 3 Lightning Electric Transit Van. The new, longer-range Lightning Electric Transit Van is the fourth generation of its battery-electric and fuel cell electric platform, based on the Ford Transit 350HD chassis.

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First electric school buses deployed in Texas; 3 Blue Bird buses

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The first zero-emissions electric school buses in the state of Texas were recently received by Everman Independent School District. Blue Bird’s electric school buses produce zero emissions, and have fewer parts when compared with a diesel bus. Bus Electric (Battery

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Electric truck ready for dynamic wireless charging on public roads in Sweden; Smartroad Gotland

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ElectReon has successfully wirelessly charged a fully electric 40-ton truck and trailer at a test facility in Sweden. The next step will be to charge the truck through dynamic wireless power transfer on a public road in Gotland, Sweden.

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Amazon orders more than 1,800 EVs from Mercedes-Benz Vans

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Mercedes-Benz Vans and Amazon announced the largest order for Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles to date: more than 1,800 battery-electric eVito and eSprinter from Mercedes-Benz Vans will be delivered to Amazon starting this year to be used across Europe.

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Pre-sales begin for Volkswagen Tiguan PHEV SUV in Europe

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The Tiguan eHybrid has an all-electric range (WLTP) of up to 50 km (31 miles). In Hybrid mode, the electric motor supports the 1.4-liter TSI engine and acts like an additional booster. kW at a charging station or home charging station. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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Scania to invest $116M in battery assembly plant, $18.4M in new battery laboratory

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With the rapid expansion of Scania’s electrified range of trucks, buses and engines, the company plans to, over several years, invest more than 1 billion SEK (US$116 million) in a battery assembly plant in Södertälje, Sweden. The initial step is a 18,000-square meter facility and the construction will start early 2021 with the aim to be fully operational by 2023. million) in a new battery laboratory at its research and development facilities in Södertälje.

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Mercedes-Benz has 60+ orders for eCitaro G articulated electric bus; first deliveries this year

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Mercedes-Benz reports that it already has definitive orders for more than 60 fully-electric eCitaro G articulated buses, with first deliveries slated for later this year. Shortly after its market launch, the new articulated bus will be available with new battery technologies.

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Wärtsilä and partners developing emissions-free barge concept

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By switching from diesel-fueled propulsion to fully electrically powered transport, an important step can be taken towards realizing the Paris Climate Agreement goals. The concept is based on the use of replaceable battery containers, to be known as “ZESPacks”.

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Renault Trucks delivers first of 20 electric trucks to Carlsberg Group

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Renault Trucks has delivered the first of twenty electric 26-tonne Renault Trucks D Wide Z.E. We are proud to see our pioneering work with electric trucks, which began several years ago now, finally paying off. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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BMW introduces iX3 electric SUV; destined for China and Europe

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BMW unveiled the iX3 electric SUV ( earlier post ), offering full electric mobility in a BMW X model. Electric power consumption combined in the WLTP test cycle is 19.5 – 18.5 Market launch will begin in China later in 2020. China Electric (Battery) Europe

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FUSO eCanter electric truck delivering gas bottles in London?s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)

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Daimler Trucks continues deliveries of the FUSO eCanter, its fully electric light-duty truck. A single charge gives the eCanter an effective operating range of approximately 100 km (62 miles), which is ample for many urban delivery applications. Electric (Battery) Fleets

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Volvo XC40 Recharge EV to start at $53,990 in US before qualifying tax incentives

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The Volvo XC40 Recharge, the company’s first fully electric vehicle, will carry an MSRP of $53,990 when it arrives in US showrooms later this year. In about 40 minutes, the 78 kWh battery can be charged to approximately 80% of its capacity on a 150 kW DC fast-charger.

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Mack Trucks delivers Mack LR Electric model to Republic Services to begin real-world trials

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Volvo Group’s subsidiary Mack Trucks has delivered a pre-production Mack LR Electric model ( earlier post ) to Republic Services to begin in-service trials in the demanding refuse segment. The LR Electric will be evaluated for its range, functionality and payload capacity.

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Peninsula Clean Energy expands EV rebate program; up to $1,000 for new EVs under $45K

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Peninsula Clean Energy, a Community Choice Aggregation agency and the official electricity provider for San Mateo County in California, is expanding its program offering rebates to help first-time buyers of new electric vehicles. The 2020 New EV Rebate Program will offer rebates of $1,000 towards the cost of a new fully electric vehicle and $700 for a plug-in hybrid purchased by San Mateo County residents between 1 October through 31 December.

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Cadillac unveils LYRIQ electric luxury crossover show car

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Cadillac unveiled the LYRIQ show car—a fully electric luxury crossover. The LYRIQ is based on GM’s next-generation, modular electric vehicle platform and driven by the Ultium propulsion system, allowing Cadillac to deliver customers a variety of range and performance options.

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Start of sales for the VW Golf eHybrid and Golf GTE PHEVs in Europe

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This allows a wider electric range. When the battery is charged, the Golf eHybrid and Golf GTE start electrically and therefore with zero local emissions. E-MODE permits all-electric driving on country roads and motorways.

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Audi to compete in Dakar Rally in 2022 with series-hybrid electric prototype; factory team leaving Formula E

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The alternative drive concept combines an electric drivetrain with a high-voltage battery and a highly efficient energy converter for the first time. The vehicle will be driven by a powerful electric drivetrain. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Motorsport

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Daimler electric trucks & buses log more than 7M customer kilometers

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Worldwide, Daimler battery-electric trucks and buses have already logged more than seven million customer kilometers (4.3 This motivated us to place electric trucks in the hands of customers at an early stage. Electric FUSO eCanter.

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Enel enters public transit electrification market in US; partners with MassCEC for electric bus fleet

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that will be capable of housing a fully-electric fleet of 120 buses and charging infrastructure, as part of the MBTA’s broader plans to design facilities to serve a zero-emissions e-bus fleets. The analysis will include insights regarding the optimal sizing of vehicle powertrain, battery, charging infrastructure, energy infrastructure including microgrids, as well as the development of an optimal charging strategy.

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Volkswagen reports growing demand for e-up! and Passat GTE in Germany

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model series is for the fully electric version, with around 20,000 orders received over the first three months of this year. was launched in November 2019 and represents the new entry-level model to Volkswagen’s electric world. Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Plug-ins Sales

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Bay Area, Central Coast CCAs launch $65M in EV-charging infrastructure deployment programs to support California’s transportation shift

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Four California Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) from the San Francisco Bay Area and Central Coast of California are funding—in total, with state financial contributions—$65 million in infrastructure to support the rising number of electric vehicles (EV) in the state. The CCAs are contributing to amplify the impact of state funding, and when combined with California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) funds, the overall investments total $65 million.

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Chevrolet launches Menlo EV in China

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Chevrolet has launched the Menlo, the brand’s first fully electric vehicle in China. The vehicle has a constant-speed range of up to 410 km (255 miles) under New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) conditions on a single charge. China Electric (Battery

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DB Schenker expands its electric fleet with 36 new FUSO eCanter vehicles

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Europe’s leading land transport provider is thus strengthening its sustainability strategy and further expanding the use of electric vehicles in its mixed fleets. DB Schenker will use the all-electric light-duty trucks with an output of 129 kW and a payload of up to 3.2

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Volkswagen of America unveils the 2021 ID.4 electric SUV

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electric SUV—the brand’s first long-range EV to be sold in the US. electric compact SUV is based on the modular electric drive architecture (MEB). 82kWh RWD 1st Edition models will have a range of 250 miles with a full charge on the EPA cycle.

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Audi boosts specs on 2021 e-tron family, lowers price

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The Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback are the first and second fully electric vehicles in the Audi lineup, laddering up to the brand’s commitment to 30% of the US model lineup being fully or partially electrified by 2025. Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

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ComEd to replace all LDVs in fleet with electrified vehicles by 2030

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ComEd will replace end-of-life internal combustion vehicles with plug-in hybrid and fully electric vehicles, reducing fuel and maintenance costs and creating savings that will be passed on to customers. By 2025, all of the company’s light duty vehicles (LDVs) approaching the end of their life cycle will be replaced with electric vehicles, and all LDVs will be electrified by 2030. Electric (Battery) Fleets Market Background Plug-ins

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MAN Lion’s City 18 E articulated electric bus to begin practical testing in Barcelona and Cologne later this year

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MAN is introducing a new 18-meter articulated electric bus this year. The new MAN Lion’s City 18 E electric articulated 18-meter bus will begin testing with customers in Barcelona and Cologne in the second half of 2020. Sales of the 18-meter electric bus started in April.

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Looking to get in a hybrid for cheap? Used Toyota Prius 1.5 HSD 2004-2009 Review

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Having enough electric charge to last a 5-15 minute in silence in a traffic jam. Power steering is electric and as a result we don’t need to check the power steering oil level as there isn’t any. During reversing, the Prius is powered only by the electric motor.

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Hamburger Hochbahn to buy up to 530 electric buses from Daimler, MAN and Solaris

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Hamburger Hochbahn—one of the biggest public transport carriers in Germany—has announced the list of potential suppliers of 530 electric buses to be delivered between 2021-2125. Daimler Buses will be providing the battery-electric Mercedes-Benz eCitaro and the new eCitaro G articulated bus. Hamburger Hochbahn AG received the first series-production model of the fully electric driven Mercedes-Benz eCitaro in November 2018 as part of an order for 20 eCitaro units.

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Audi provides overview of its 4 distinct EV platforms

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Globally, by 2025, Audi is aiming to have 30 electrified models on sale, with 20 of those vehicles fully electric. MLB evo: The first Audi electric vehicles. Much the same, the “e-tron” name foreshadows a range of electric vehicle (EV) drivetrain technology for the Audi brand.

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Electric pickup startup Lordstown Motors goes public via SPAC; $1.6B transaction

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Lordstown Motors Corporation, a startup developing an all-electric pickup truck serving the commercial fleet market, merged with DiamondPeak Holdings Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). Lordstown Motors will use the site to build the Endurance, its flagship fully-electric full-size pickup truck designed specifically to serve the commercial fleet market. Electric (Battery) Fleets Market Background

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Volkswagen to introduce Touareg R plug-in hybrid at Geneva

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Volkswagen will introduce the new Touareg R with a plug-in hybrid drive at the Geneva Motor Show (5 to 15 March 2020). When the battery is sufficiently charged, the new SUV starts in electric E-MODE for zero emissions. This is also possible with purely electric power.

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Hyundai and Kia make €100M strategic investment in Arrival to co-develop electric commercial vehicles

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Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation today made a strategic investment of €100 million (US $110 million) in a new partnership with Arrival , a UK-based electric vehicle startup ( earlier post ). Electric (Battery) Europe Fleets Vehicle Manufacturers

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Nissan and Uber partner in London: 2,000 LEAFs

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Nissan and Uber have signed a deal to support the introduction of 2,000 all-electric Nissan LEAFs for drivers who use the Uber app. This deal will help to deliver Uber’s vision for every car on the app in the capital—around 45,000 drivers—to be fully electric from 2025.

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