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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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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GM CEO confirms electric van, as all-electric future remains a mirage

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Fully electric commercial vehicles, like the electric van for delivery fleets that was first reported earlier this month, are “a huge opportunity” for GM, CEO Mary Barra said in a Bloomberg interview Monday.

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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%.

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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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BMW Group opens Competence Center for E-Drive Production in Dingolfing and expands manufacturing capacity

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Having produced electric powertrain components in Dingolfing since 2013, the BMW Group is now expanding its capacity significantly. In the first half of 2020 alone, the workforce grew from 600 to 1,000. The BMW Group has a highly flexible production network for electric drivetrains.

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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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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. Two years ago Daimler Buses presented the eCitaro, a fully-electric driven solo regular service city bus.

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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 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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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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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. However, vessels must be equipped with an electric propulsion line.

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Report: GM electric van for fleets due as early as 2021

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General Motors is reportedly working to develop a fully electric van that might be aimed at a potential profit center for vehicle makers: commercial delivery fleets.

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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. Electric (Battery) FleetsAmong the new customers is Calor, one of UK’s best-known gas suppliers.

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Exelon to electrify 30% of utility vehicle fleet by 2025; 50% by 2030

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Exelon Corporation today announced that its six electric and gas utilities will continue advancing transportation electrification to benefit customers and communities by taking major steps to electrify its fleet of vehicles. million megawatt hours of electricity and avoided 8.7

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Mobile fast-charging: A must-have for electric truck and bus fleets?

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Fully electric delivery trucks, cargo vans, shuttle vehicles, and transit and school buses are all due to become increasingly common as fleets go green and diesels are retired.

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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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Danfoss Editron powering UK’s first hybrid crew transfer vessels

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Danfoss Editron specializes in hybrid and electric powertrain systems for off-highway and marine markets. Danfoss Editron’s compact and lightweight technology has overcome the challenge associated with the size of electric motors and components, which were previously too big for CTVs.

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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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Ford sets target to become carbon-neutral globally by 2050

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Ford said it is setting the 2050 goal fully aware of challenges, including customer acceptance, government regulations, economic conditions and the availability of renewable, carbon-neutral electricity and renewable fuels. Scope 1 covers direct emissions from company-owned or -controlled sources, while Scope 2 addresses indirect emissions from generation of purchased electricity, steam, heating and cooling consumed by Ford.

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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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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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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.

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BMW confirms iX3 electric SUV isn’t coming to the US

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After the i3 hatchback, BMW’s first widely available fully electric vehicle for the U.S. was supposed to be the iX3, a fully electric version of the German automaker’s top-selling vehicle, the X3 SUV.

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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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Bentley Bentayga plug-in hybrid rated for lower highway mpg than non-hybrid

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Plug-in hybrids let you go mostly electric on the commute while also saving fuel—and gas money—en route to weekend destinations, without the charging infrastructure worries of a fully electric vehicle.

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T&E study: EVs can be cheaper for Uber drivers to run than latest diesels in many European capitals

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Electric cars are becoming an attractive business proposition for high-mileage vehicle operators such as ride-sharer Uber in key EU capitals such as Paris, Berlin, Madrid and Lisbon, a new study by research and campaign group Transport & Environment (T&E) has found.

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The BMW Group’s battery cell suppliers to use only green power to produce its fifth-generation cells

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The production of high-voltage batteries is energy-intensive, and accounts for up to 40% of a fully electric vehicle’s CO 2 emissions come from battery cell production alone. Depending on where they are produced and the electricity mix used there, about a third of these emissions come from power consumption directly at the cell manufacturer, Zipse said.

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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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First DAF CF Electric refuse collection truck delivered to ROVA

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As part of a field test comprising four comparable vehicles, the first DAF CF Electric 6x2 refuse collection truck has entered operations with Dutch public waste disposal firm ROVA. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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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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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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Hyliion and Tortoise Acquisition to merge, combined company to remain listed on NYSE

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Class 8 electric powertrain company Hylion intends to merge with Tortoise Acquisition Corp. Founded in 2015, Hyliion delivers Class 8 truck electrification with its hybrid and fully electric powertrain solutions. Completion of the proposed transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to be completed around the end of the third quarter of 2020. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Market Background

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Audi to quit DTM touring car racing series after this season

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Audi will not extend its commitment in the DTM touring car racing series beyond the 2020 season. The brand has been represented in Formula E ever since the popular fully electric racing series was started in 2014. Electric (Battery) Motorsport Vehicle Manufacturers

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Tesla build quality, Lordstown Q&A, super-size batteries and range: Today’s Car News

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The Lordstown Endurance electric pickup is due to take a bow in production prototype form today, and we ask its CEO some big-picture questions about its future. And there will be 25 fully electric taxis in Oslo, Norway, that might not need to connect to a.

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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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ABB partners with Vigor selects ABB as propulsion and energy storage partner for hybrid-electric ferries

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American shipbuilding company Vigor Fab LLC has selected ABB as the hybrid-electric propulsion and energy storage system provider for the newest additions to the Washington State Ferry fleet—the largest US ferry system.

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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 Smartroad Gotland project is the first wireless electric road system (ERS) for trucks and buses on public roads. km electric road on a 4 km road stretch.

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Hyundai Prophecy, VW ID 4, Gigafactory 4, used Teslas: Today’s Car News

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And we get a look at the production Volkswagen electric crossover for the U.S. Hyundai has given us a glimpse of its fully electric concept car, Prophecy, for the. Tesla’s construction of its factory in Germany has run into some issues with environmentalists.

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