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. CASE has the capability to produce additional units throughout 2020 before ramping up production to meet greater demand in following years. The 580 EV is the first formal entry into the electric equipment market for CASE.

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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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Fully-electric BMW 7-Series could be carmaker's most powerful sedan

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BMW will build an electric version of the 7-Series—its flagship sedan. The electric model will be the most powerful 7-Series variant, Oliver Zipse, chairman of the board of management of BMW AG, said in a speech also updating investors on the automaker's response to the global coronavirus pandemic.

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Lincoln working with Rivian on new fully electric vehicle

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The Lincoln Motor Company is working with Rivian to develop an all-new electric vehicle previously announced as part of Ford Motor Company’s original investment in Rivian. Lincoln’s first fully electric vehicle will join the Aviator and Corsair Grand Touring plug-in hybrid vehicles, further solidifying Lincoln’s commitment to electrification. billion into electrification, which includes the Mustang Mach-E and a fully electric version of the best-selling F-150 pickup.

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Audi E-Tron: Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2020

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The Audi E-Tron is Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2020. We can’t think of a single fully electric vehicle that fits so well into a carmaker’s lineup the way that the E-Tron does. Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy Winner Best Car to Buy 2020

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Fully Electric Peugeot e-Expert van now available to lease

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The Peugeot e-Expert – a fully electric version of the popular Expert panel van – is now available to order

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Mack LR Electric refuse truck to enter production in 2021

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Volvo Group’s American subsidiary Mack Trucks announced plans to commercialize the Mack LR Electric, its refuse model equipped with a fully electric integrated Mack drivetrain. Orders for the Mack LR Electric will open in Q4 2020, with deliveries beginning in 2021.

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2020 Audi A8 TFSI e plug-in hybrid carries starting price of $94,000

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Audi is pricing its 2020 A8 TFSI e plug-in hybrid with a MSRP of $94,000 in the US. By comparison, the starting MSRP for a 2020 Audi A8 55 TFSI quattro with automatic transmission is $85,200.

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Corvus Energy to supply batteries for five new electric ferries

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The aim of GVB’s extensive newbuilding and retrofit program aims is that the entire fleet will be hybrid or fully electric by 2025. —John van der Sluis, CEO at Holland Ship Electric. Batteries Electric (Battery) Ports and Marine

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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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BMW Brilliance Automotive doubles production capacity for high-voltage batteries in China

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The BMW Group continues to adapt its production structures to growing demand for fully and partially electrified vehicles. Production of the new fully-electric BMW iX3 will get underway at BBA Plant Dadong by the end of September. Batteries China Electric (Battery) Manufacturin

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Ford F-150 Electric details added, as production ramps up for gasoline and hybrid versions.

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As part of an announcement confirming the start of production for a new-generation 2021 F-150 pickup Thursday, Ford released a few new pieces of information about the upcoming fully electric version due in 2022.

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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 With our electric trucks, we aim to offer our customers electric vehicles that are on a par with conventional trucks in terms of availability and performance as well.

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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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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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GM to lead design, development and manufacturing of own family of next-generation EV drive units and motors: Ultium Drive

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General Motors announced that it will design, develop and manufacture a family of five interchangeable electric drive units and three motors, known collectively as “Ultium Drive.” —Ken Morris, GM vice president, Autonomous and Electric Vehicle Programs.

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New Vauxhall Vivaro-e to be UK’s only fully-electric LCV capable of towing a trailer

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Vauxhall has released the first pictures of the Vivaro-e, its first factory-built, fully-electric van

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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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Electric Ford F-150 video, Kia EV design, GM electric air taxis: Today’s Car News

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The electric F-150 will be “a workhorse, not a showhorse.” Ford has revealed a few more details about the fully electric version of the F-Series truck that will arrive in 2022. ” GM is thinking about flying air taxis powered by its batteries.

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Volvo Cars inaugurates new battery assembly line at Ghent manufacturing plant

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Volvo Cars formally inaugurated a new battery assembly line at its Belgian manufacturing plant in Ghent, where it will start building its first fully electric car, the XC40 Recharge P8, later this year. The XC40 Recharge P8 is the first of a family of fully electric Volvos. It is the company’s first fully electric car and the first Volvo with a brand new infotainment system powered by Google’s Android operating system.

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Cao Cao and DeepRoute form autonomous driving partnership; Level 4 robo-taxi service

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Cao Cao will integrate DeepRoute’s new Level 4 full-stack self-driving system—including its second generation sensing system, DeepRoute-Sense II—into its dedicated fleet of Geometry A fully electric vehicles at the multisport event.

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Bentley launches 3-year research study on EV powertrains: OCTOPUS

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Bentley Motors has launched a three-year research study on electric vehicle powertrains, utilizing a fully integrated, free from rare-earth magnet e-axle that supports electric vehicle architectures. This reinforces Bentley’s ambition to lead sustainable luxury mobility and introduce the first fully electric Bentley by 2026. Advanced Electric Machines Ltd – Motor manufacturing and systems assembly.

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Hyundai reboots Ioniq as an EV brand, starting with Ioniq 5 crossover in fall 2021

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Hyundai announced Monday morning in South Korea that a new Ioniq brand will spawn an entire family of fully electric vehicles that will include production models based on the well-received Prophecy sport-sedan concept and retro-styled Starting now, the Ioniq name will refer to much more than Hyundai’s long-awaited answer to the Toyota Prius.

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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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NYC mayor orders all municipal vehicles to be electric by 2040

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The New York City government has made another bold proclamation in favor of electric cars. Mayor Bill de Blasio issued an executive order calling for all vehicles in the municipal fleet to be fully electric by 2040.

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First electric fire truck in US finds a buyer: Los Angeles

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While cities are generally ahead of the curve when it comes to electrifying fleets, the hard reality is that some types of heavy-duty vehicles—like fire trucks—simply don't exist yet in fully electric form.

Comprehensive LCA report from Ricardo on behalf of EC confirms environmental benefits of electrified powertrains

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Our assessment has shown that over their entire life-cycle in the EU, new electric vehicles are expected to have significantly lower impacts on the climate compared to conventional combustion engined vehicles. The electricity sources (e.g.

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Ford isn?t worried about low gas prices fueling EV avoidance

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Ford could be seen as giving mixed signals about its dedication to fully electric vehicles in the next decade. On one hand, it’s definitely invested.

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Mercedes-Benz gradually increasing battery production in Kamenz plant

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Local battery production is an important success factor for Mercedes-Benz AG’s electric offensive and the key element to meet the global demand for electrified vehicles flexibly and efficiently. In a few years, more than ten fully electric EQ models will be in series production.

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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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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 Irizar ie tram is an electric, bus with the appearance of a tram that combines the large capacity, ease of access and internal configuration of a tram with the flexibility of a city bus. The batteries are also proprietary technology and meet the latest European rules on electrical, thermal and mechanical safety: R100.v2, R10.v5

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Volvo Car Group exceeds 600,000 vehicles sold on the CMA platform

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Due to its modular design, the platform was used to create the Lynk & Co 01, 02, 03 and 05, as well as the pure electric 2020 Polestar 2 and Volvo’s first all-electric model, the XC40 Recharge. Lynk & Co, a joint venture between Volvo Cars, Zhejiang Geely Holding and Geely Automobile, introduced in 2017, had in June 2020 sold a total of 309,255 of its 01, 02, 03 and 05 models. In June 2020, it had sold a total of 35,708 CMA-based vehicles.

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Rheinmetall logs €250M order for electric vacuum pumps for PHEVs

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Rheinmetall Automotive AG, part of technology group Rheinmetall AG, has received a major order from an international OEM for electrical vacuum pumps. The pumps will be installed in plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) in the Chinese plants of the customer.

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Allison Transmission launches eGen Flex, new zero-emission-capable electric hybrid system

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Allison Transmission, the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions and a supplier of commercial vehicle propulsion solutions, including electric hybrid and fully electric propulsion systems, launched its new zero-emission-vehicle (ZEV)-capable electric hybrid system, the eGen Flex, as the initial product offering under its new Allison eGen brand.

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Volvo Trucks North America demonstrates pilot electric VNR models; Volvo LIGHTS

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Volvo Trucks North America offered a first look at its Class 8 battery-electric project trucks during an exclusive event at TEC Equipment dealership in Fontana, California. Now, we have reached a huge milestone that lays a path for the commercialization of fully electric truck technologies.

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Mercedes-AMG EQS electric fastback could challenge Tesla Model S Plaid, Porsche Taycan

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For years, Germany’s Mercedes-Benz and BMW have postured about reproducible performance and track times for electric cars.

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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. Combined with a fully electric drivetrain and a natural gas-powered onboard generator to recharge the battery, the Hypertruck ERX will provide more than 1,000 miles of range. Hyliion Inc.,

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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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Volvo Cars? Chengdu car plant powered by 100% renewable electricity; 65% hydropower

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The Volvo Cars manufacturing plant in Chengdu, the company’s largest in China, is now powered by 100% renewable electricity, taking the company’s global renewable electricity mix in its manufacturing network to 80%. The 100% renewable electricity mix in Chengdu is the result of a newly signed supply contract and will reduce the plant’s CO 2 emissions by more than 11,000 tonnes per year.

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BMW Group to build new pilot plant to produce Li-ion cells

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The new pilot plant will enable us to close the final gap in the value chain from battery cell development, to production of modules and powertrain components, all the way to installation of fully assembled high-voltage batteries at our vehicle plants. A quarter of BMW Group vehicles sold in Europe should have an electric drive train by 2021; a third in 2025 and half in 2030. This applies in particular to energy-intensive production of battery cells for electric vehicles.

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Audi E-Tron: Best Car To Buy 2020 nominee

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And it just so happens to be an electric vehicle. That’s the way Green Car Reports has more or less summarized Audi’s first fully electric vehicle after multiple experiences up close with it. Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy 2020

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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. The BMW X3 is the first model to be available with a gasoline or diesel engine, plug-in hybrid drive system or all-electric drive system. The liquid cooling/heating system serves the storage unit, power electronics and electric motor.

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

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On the heels of its announcement of the 2020 XT6 three-row crossover with 3.6L Electric (Battery 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. This will be the first model based on GM’s future EV platform (BEV3, earlier post ). GM announced on Friday that Cadillac will be the company’s lead EV brand.

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