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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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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MAN Truck & Bus starts series production of the fully electric Lion’s City E

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At the beginning of October, series production for battery-electric city buses started successfully at the MAN plant in Starachowice, Poland, beginning with the Lion’s City E in the 12-meter solo version. Added to this are the electric drive train, batteries and other high-voltage components.

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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. The eTGM offers a permissible total weight of 26 tons and is driven by a 264 kW (360 PS) electric motor, which has a torque of max.

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Karma GSe-6, not GTE, is the name of fully electric Revero due in 2021

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Karma Automotive announced Monday that its first all-electric model—due in 2021—will be named GSe-6, not Revero GTE, as originally mentioned.

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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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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. The company aims to make all-electric cars 50% of global sales by 2025, with the rest hybrids. The XC40 Recharge P8 is the first of a family of fully electric Volvos.

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New Volkswagen ID.4: VW’s first fully electric SUV

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Introducing Volkswagen’s first fully electric driven SUV

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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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Will FCA’s electrified Ram pickup be a plug-in hybrid or fully electric?

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Between the GMC Hummer EV, the Ford F-150 Electric, the Lordstown Endurance, and the Rivian R1T, there’s a whole lot of excitement about American-made electric pickups. Amid this hive of battery-electric truck activity, one other longtime American truck. And that’s before picking up the wildcard of the bunch, the Tesla Cybertruck. Plug-In Hybrids

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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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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. The E-Tron is a thoroughly competent SUV that performs well and is a joy to drive or be a passenger in—and it just happens to be a fully. Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy Winner Best Car to Buy 2020

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Tesla Model Y: Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2021 finalist

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A series of pandemic-related delays means that we close 2020 without as many new fully electric models on the market as we anticipated at the beginning of the year.

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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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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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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. Audi anticipates that customers purchasing the 2020 Audi A8 TFSI e will be eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $6,795. TFSI engine and powering its electric motor is a lithium-ion battery pack, made up of 104 pouch cells combined in eight modules that can store 14.1

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Volvo Cars successfully places first green bond, raises €500M

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The proceeds of the bond will be used to fund the design, development and manufacturing of fully electric cars in line with the company’s recently established Green Finance Framework. Electric (Battery) Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Preview drive: 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV doesn’t complicate the future

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After a very short drive of the Swedish automaker’s first fully electric production model earlier this month, I found it’s a lasting impression that rings true in the driving experience and the overall ambience of the vehicle. Simplicity is bliss.

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Hyundai exec: Fuel-cell tech might be smarter than big batteries in electric pickups and SUVs

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A top Hyundai executive hinted Tuesday that the company is considering fully electric pickups and SUVs. The company said that the E-GMP dedicated electric vehicle platform is intended for mid-size and larger vehicles—in a wide

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Solar tonneau cover charges electric pickups, provides portable power

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Adding solar panels to tonneau covers seems not only like a natural next step, but a natural complement to the numerous fully electric pickups arriving over the next.

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Ford reveals E-Transit electric vans for $45,000, ready to scale up

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The 2022 E-Transit vans—fully electric versions of the world’s best-selling cargo van—are designed to get business done, hauling cargo Ford Thursday morning revealed a vehicle that could make a difference in cities and neighborhoods all around the U.S.—and

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GMC Hummer EV’s warp-speed development may be a template for many more GM EVs

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On Thursday, General Motors confirmed an upgraded plan for making a million electric vehicles by the middle of the decade, and setting itself up for an even more significant transformation by the end of the decade.

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First BMW electric iX3 comes off production line at BMW Brilliance Automotive in Shenyang, China

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The first fully-electric BMW iX3 has left the production line at the BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture (BBA) in Shenyang, China. The workforce at the BBA Plant Dadong in Shenyang already celebrated the successful start of production on 29 September 2020.

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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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DHL piloting 4 BYD electric Class 8 trucks in LA

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DHL is piloting four BYD Class 8 battery-electric trucks in the Los Angeles market, just in time for the peak holiday shipping season. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

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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. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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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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BMW investing €400M in new vehicle assembly at Munich plant as part of shift to electromobility; engine production being concentrated at Steyr and Hams Hall

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By the end of 2022, each of our German plants will be producing at least one fully electric vehicle. The future assembly and its production processes will be designed for a new cluster architecture geared towards electric drive trains.

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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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Under its long-term planning for the next ten years, the Group intends to launch some 70 all-electric models by 2030. The Planning Round envisages production of approximately 26 million fully-electric cars by 2030.

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2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV production begins, US deliveries by January

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Volvo announced Thursday that production of its first fully electric vehicle, the XC40 T8 Recharge, has started in Ghent, Belgium. The electric SUV is bound for the U.S.

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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. Advanced Electric Machines Ltd – Motor manufacturing and systems assembly.

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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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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

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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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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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Allison Transmission launches new electric axles for medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks: eGen Power

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The eGen Power product family, previously referred to as AXE for trucks, will be the second product offering under the recently announced Allison eGen portfolio of fully electric and electric hybrid propulsion solutions.

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Data show California BEVs at 6.7% new vehicle marketshare in Q3

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The California Center for Jobs & The Economy has released an updated report ( earlier post ) on vehicle sales and the progress of ZEV sales in the state for Q3 2020. YTD 2020 new vehicle marketshare for full electrics is 6.1%, up from 5.1%

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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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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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Mercedes-Benz will be producing 8 all-electric EQ models in 2022

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In 2022, Mercedes-Benz’ global portfolio will include eight all-electric Mercedes-EQ models. The global Mercedes-Benz production network is ready for the company’s electric product offensive and is integrating its Mercedes-EQ models into series production in its existing plants.

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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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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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KUKA receives major order for body-in-white production of the ID. BUZZ from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

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BUZZ brings its classic, the Bulli, to the road as a fully electric version. KUKA is responsible for the planning, delivery, assembly and commissioning of a fully automated body shop system for the underbody of the all-electric ID. The fully electric ID.

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