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Orleans Métropole in France acquiring 29 Irizar ie tram electric buses

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Orleans Métropole (France) has selected Irizar e-mobility for the supply of 29 Irizar ie tram zero emissions electric buses. The buses are 12 meters long and have a range of 220 km (137 miles). The cities of Marseille and Le Havre also have Irizar e-mobility electric vehicles.

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GM’s Ultium propulsion strategy for EVs: 400 miles or more, up to 1,000 hp

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General Motors provided Wednesday the most comprehensive picture yet of how its “all-electric future” will take form—quickly, efficiently, and profitably, as the company emphasized.

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Ford confirms construction of Rouge EV center to be home of electric F-150; production by mid-2022

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Ford celebrated the production start of the all-new F-150 at the Ford Rouge Center and confirmed construction of the new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center where it will build the all-electric F-150 by mid-2022. Rendering of the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center.

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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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Audi RS performance models are going plug-in hybrid, perhaps with 50 miles electric range

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Audi does not see plug-in hybrids as a transitional technology to be quickly made redundant by fully electric vehicles.

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Hyliion launches Hypertruck Electric Range Extender; CNG genset; 1,000-truck pre-order

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a developer of electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 commercial vehicles, launched its Hypertruck Electric Range Extender (ERX), a long-haul, natural-gas series-hybrid electric powertrain. Hyliion Inc.,

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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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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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BMW Dadong plant closing in on standard production of iX3 EV

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The BMW Group will release the new BMW iX3 EV ( earlier post )onto the market by the end of 2020. The first of these electric vehicles will be delivered to customers by the end of the year. The electric car is based on the globally successful BMW X3.

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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 million miles). This motivated us to place electric trucks in the hands of customers at an early stage. Electric FUSO eCanter.

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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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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

2020 274

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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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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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. Nissan will provide Uber with a dedicated EV education program, transaction price and marketing plan to drive uptake of the zero emission vehicles.

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BMW Group to offer 25 electrified vehicle models by 2025, 12 fully electric

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By 2025, the BMW Group will offer 25 electrified vehicle models—12 of them fully electric, said Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, in a preview briefing before the opening of the Frankfurt Motor Show next week. BMW Group will deliver 100,000 electrified vehicles to customers this year, Krüger said. By the end of 2017, there will be a total of more than 200,000 BMW Group electrified vehicles on the road.

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NYC study of actual fuel economy of fleet finds hybrids more fuel efficient as compared to conventional vehicles than expected

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Using telematics, NYC Fleet, part of New York City’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), recently analyzed actual fuel economy in its hybrid and non-hybrid vehicles and compared it to the EPA ratings for each make and model. hybrids are even more fuel efficient as compared to regular fuel vehicles than expected. In 2019, DCAS upgraded its vehicle telematics systems in a contract with Geotab and AT&T.

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Flipkart partners Mahindra EDEL to deploy electric vehicles in its fleet 

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Flipkart partners Mahindra EDEL to deploy electric vehicles in its fleet . India’s leading and pioneer brand Mahindra’s Logistics Limited has partnered with a leading e-commerce marketplace to deploy electric vehicles all over its logistics fleet in India.

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime PHEV: 42 mile EV range/600 total miles! A smash hit!

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It has consistently been one of Toyota’s bestselling vehicles, often by a huge margin. Toyota’s ground-breaking SUV reached a 10M global sales landmark in February of 2020. There are 2 Prime trims, SE and XSE, both equipped with All-Wheel Drive and a fully-electric hybrid powertrain.

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BCG Report Expects Battery Costs Will Constrain Widespread Market Adoption of Fully Electric Vehicles, Absent a Technology Breakthrough; Forecasts 26% of Major Market New Cars in 2020 To be Hybrid or Electric

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As an example of cost direction, BCG forecasts that NCA cell and pack costs will decline 60-65% by 2020. Although lithium-ion cell and pack costs are expected to fall sharply by 2020, they are unlikely to drop enough to support widespread adoption of fully electric vehicles without a major breakthrough in battery technology, according to a new study by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). million will be fully electric, 1.5

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Electric vehicles vs. petrol/diesel/hybrid

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From the rise of autonomous cars to the soaring popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) , this is one of the most exciting periods in automotive history. Cost of electric cars compared. Electric cars can represent huge savings when driven for business use. Vehicle.

2020’s best electric cars

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Check out some of our favourite EV’s from 2020. Let’s be honest, 2020 wasn’t great was it? Unless, perhaps, you love electric vehicles (EVs). Last year was a wonderful time in the land of electric, environmentally-friendly motoring. Vehicle.

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New Vauxhall Corsa-e now available for 48-hour test drives

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Vauxhall is offering potential buyers a 48-hour test drive in the all-electric Corsa-e for a limited time only. The ‘Switch it up’ test drive offer runs from now until 1 st November, and gives potential buyers two full days to experience the all-electric Corsa-e.

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The 2021 Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 4-door, 5-passenger EV coupe crossover is here!

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One of the most successful German-engineered luxury automotive brands, Audi AG delivered about 1.845 million vehicles globally in 2019. in the first half of 2020, compared to the same period last year. model lineup being fully or partially electrified by 2025.

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SEAT to introduce 500 km MEB-based EV, Leon PHEV in 2020

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SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, will introduce its first fully electric vehicle in 2020. Built on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform, the new EV will feature a range of 500 km (311 miles). The EV launch comes as part of a product offensive, in which SEAT will launch one new car every six months until 2020. The first two vehicles will be the SEAT Tarraco and the CUPRA Ateca, which are going on sale at the end of 2018.

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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 The plug-in hybrid system pools the abilities of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and output of 135 kW/184 hp with an electric motor which generates peak output of 83 kW/113 hp.

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Volkswagen intends sales of 150K e-cars by 2020; 100K ID, ID SUV; >1M in 2025; more on MEB

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Volkswagen intends to sell 150,000 e-cars—of which 100,000 will be the ID and ID SUV—by 2020, according to Thomas Ulbrich, Member of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management, E-Mobility division. The ID family—intended to make electric cars affordable for millions of people—is based on the modular electric drive toolkit (MEB), specifically developed for electric vehicles. This makes the vehicle cheaper. Electric (Battery

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Ford ups its electrified vehicle ante to $11B; 86% trucks and SUVs in the product mix by 2020

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Ford management gave an update on its product line plans, touting that by 2020, the company will offer “North America’s freshest lineup among all full-line automakers,” with its average showroom age dropping from 5.7 By 2020, trucks and SUVs—including electrified vehicles—are to represent 86% of Ford’s product mix. In the latest version, Ford says it will spend $11 billion on electrified vehicles, up from the $4.5 Flexible vehicle architectures.

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Ford adding hybrid F-150 & Mustang, PHEV Transit, new BEV SUV by 2020; $700M for Flat Rock for EV production; cancels $1.6B Mexico plant

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Ford detailed seven of the 13 new global electrified vehicles it plans to introduce in the next five years, including hybrid versions of the iconic F-150 pickup and Mustang in the US, a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Transit Custom van in Europe and a fully electric SUV with an expected range of at least 300 miles (483 km) for customers globally. billion investment in electrified vehicles by 2020. Two new, pursuit-rated hybrid police vehicles.

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Merchants Fleet intends to buy 12,600 electric light commercial vehicles from GM’s BrightDrop

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Merchants Fleet, the nation’s fastest-growing fleet management company, plans to further electrify its portfolio with BrightDrop, the new business backed by General Motors, offering electric first-to-last-mile products and software services.

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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 ). In addition to the investment, the companies have agreed to work together to develop an all-new, next-generation battery electric vehicle for Ford’s growing EV portfolio using Rivian’s skateboard platform. The Rivian electric drive features four independent motors with 200 horsepower available at each wheel.

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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. Blue Bird electric buses are already operating in California, North Dakota and Washington. Additional buses on order will transport students in California, Colorado, New Jersey, New York and Québec later this year or in 2020.

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Chevrolet Menlo EV makes global premiere in China

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The Chevrolet Menlo will be the brand’s first fully electric vehicle available in China. The Menlo has a constant-speed range of up to 410 kilometers (255 miles) under New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) conditions on a single charge. The Chevrolet Menlo has adopted the athletic design of the Chevrolet FNR-X all-purpose sports concept vehicle. China Electric (Battery The Chevrolet Menlo EV made its global premiere in China at 2019 Chevrolet Gala Night.

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Ford opens E-Transit Registration site for commercial customers; new pricing

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Along with the registration site, the E-Transit electric vans have updated pricing, with a targeted starting MSRP of $43,295 for the cutaway—lower than originally announced—to $52,690 for the high-roof extended-wheelbase cargo van. Electric (Battery) Fleets

Mercedes to go all-electric by end of decade where conditions allow; investing €40B+ in BEVs 2022-2030

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Mercedes-Benz is getting ready to go all-electric by the end of the decade, where market conditions allow, shifting from electric-first to electric-only. By 2022, Mercedes-Benz will have battery electric vehicles (BEV) in all segments the company serves. From 2025 onwards, all newly launched vehicle architectures will be electric-only and customers will be able to choose an all-electric alternative for every model the company makes.

Kia E-Niro electric car review

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The Kia e-Niro 64 kWh is a practical, family-friendly crossover with a 282-mile electric range and it’s one of the more affordable longer-range electric cars. The multi award-winning electric vehicle won ‘Car of the year’ back in 2019, as well as Best Electric Car 2020.

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Pioneering BMW i3 now starting from £33,805 to take advantage of the Plug-in car grant

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The PiCG offers consumers up to £2,500 off the retail price of vehicles that have CO 2 emissions of less than 50g/km and can travel at least 70 miles without any tailpipe emissions and a retail price of £35,000 or less. Brought to you by electric car drivers. .

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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 says that the new Polestar 2 is the first electric car to compete in the marketplace around the Tesla Model 3, with the range starting at a guide price of €39,900 (US$45,177). Polestar 2 is the company’s first full electric, higher volume premium car.

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2021’s biggest EV releases

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Especially when it comes to electric vehicles (EVs). Every single year is getting more and more epic for new electric car releases, and the coming months promise to be memorable in the world of EVs. Real-world range: 250 miles. Real-world range: 225 miles.

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UPS collaborating with Workhorse to deploy 50 electric trucks; rivaling acquisition cost of conventional; no subsidies

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UPS plans to deploy 50 plug-in electric delivery trucks that will be comparable in acquisition cost to conventional-fueled trucks without any subsidies—an industry first that would breaki a key barrier to large scale adoption of electric fleets. to design the vehicles from the ground up. Workhorse claims these vehicles provide nearly 400% fuel efficiency improvement as well as optimum energy efficiency, vehicle performance and a better driver experience.

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Electric cars buyers guide

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If this is something that’s been on your mind, stepping into the world of electric motoring has probably crossed it too, making the switch to an electric car or van could help you improve your lifestyle in a wonderful new way. Are electric cars better for the environment?

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. R, which is being further developed for the record attempt at the Nürburgring, is powered by two electric motors with a system capacity of 670 hp and weighs less than 2,500 pounds, including the driver. The current record for fully-electric vehicles stands at 6:45.90

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Volvo XC40 Recharge and Polestar 2: EV cousins offer different takes on “premium”


Starting in 2016, the Swedish brand has included plug-in hybrid versions of pretty much every new vehicle it sells in the US. . Late last year, Volvo launched its very first all-electric model in North America. Where it falls down is its EPA-rated range: a mere 208 miles.