GM CEO: Chevy Silverado EV will be “a high-volume entry” affordable for fleets

Green Car Reports

Although the fully electric Chevrolet Silverado EV will likely be built on the same underpinnings as the GMC Hummer EV, it’s shaping up to be positioned very differently for the market—with an emphasis on affordability.

Tesla confirms it’s developing affordable global EV in China

Green Car Reports

Development of an affordable Tesla electric car will take place in China, the head of the company's Chinese operations confirmed in an interview with state media.

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Panasonic sees bigger cells as key to affordable EVs but is skeptical of Tesla format change

Green Car Reports

Speaking to Bloomberg, Yasuaki Takamoto said bigger cells are the key to affordable electric cars, but indicated he's not convinced by Tesla's proposed cell format.

ASX and Spirit AeroSystems partner to develop affordable eVTOL aircraft for mass production

Green Car Congress

Airspace Experience Technologies ( ASX ), an aviation technology start-up, and Spirit AeroSystems, a global aircraft design and manufacturing company, have signed a memorandum of understanding and a definitive agreement to cooperate on creation of affordable, certified all-electric, vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

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ACEA map: Affordability of electric cars, correlation between market uptake and GDP in the EU

Green Car Congress

The market uptake of electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECVs) is directly correlated to a country’s GDP per capita, showing that affordability is a major barrier to consumers.

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Next 10-UC Berkeley study suggests additional tax revenue or income-based rate structure to make electricity more affordable for Californians

Green Car Congress

The need to improve the safety and reliability of the electric system while meeting California’s climate goals and various statutory mandates will require careful management of rate and bill impacts to ensure that electric services remain affordable.

Report: VW might create a new brand for affordable EVs

Green Car Reports

That will include a family of affordable models although VW hasn't decided which brand they will be sold under, according to a new report. Volkswagen plans to launch 27 electric cars based on its MEB platform by 2022.

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2022 Chevy Bolt EV: $5,500 price cut is an affordability play, EV tax credit or not

Green Car Reports

Although the company has been talking the talk about offering affordable EV models in the near future and pitching EVs with an “Everybody In” campaign

Tesla Model Y joins a new Police Force, and incentives made it an affordable purchase

Teslarati

The post Tesla Model Y joins a new Police Force, and incentives made it an affordable purchase appeared first on TESLARATI.

Aventon Aventure e-bike launched as awesome yet affordable fat tire electric bike

Electrek

more… The post Aventon Aventure e-bike launched as awesome yet affordable fat tire electric bike appeared first on Electrek. Aventon has long offered some of the sleekest e-bikes available in the realistic every-man’s price range.

MIT team proposes ARC fusion reactor: affordable, robust, compact

Green Car Congress

Advances in magnet technology have enabled researchers at MIT to propose a new design for a practical compact tokamak fusion reactor that might be realized in as little as a decade: the ARC (affordable, robust, compact) reactor. The stronger magnetic field makes it possible to produce the required magnetic confinement of the superhot plasma—the working material of a fusion reaction—but in a much smaller device than those previously envisioned.

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GKN Automotive launches new strategy to make electric propulsion more affordable

Green Car Congress

Standardizing these systems will make electrification more affordable and will enable OEMs to offer consumers highly optimized e-mobility at the right price. GKN Automotive launched the next phase in its electrification strategy.

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GM’s $27B plan: 450-mile range, affordable models among 30 EVs by 2025

Green Car Reports

With ranges up to 450 miles and the potential for vehicles costing less than $35,000 in the electric vehicle mix by the middle of the decade, GM’s numbers surrounding its widely broadcast all-electric future have suddenly become better in several respects.

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Aventon Aventure e-bike review: An affordable fat tire electric bike purpose-built for adventures!

Electrek

more… The post Aventon Aventure e-bike review: An affordable fat tire electric bike purpose-built for adventures! The Aventon Aventure was just released earlier this week , marking the popular e-bike company’s first foray into the full-size fat tire e-bike market.

Volkswagen presents the chassis for the electric ID family; focus on affordability; strategic importance of MEB

Green Car Congress

It will be the first fully connected, fully functional electric car that millions of people can afford. Volkswagen has presented the chassis of its new electric model family ID to the public for the first time, and offered an initial look at its platform strategy for electric cars.

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California cap-and-trade spending doubles to $1.4 billion in 2018; xEV rebates, affordable housing, wildfire prevention, public transit

Green Car Congress

Installation of a rooftop solar photovoltaic system at The Allison, an affordable housing property in San Diego, one of the more than 70,000 projects installing energy efficiency measures across the state. Last year, the state doubled the number of affordable housing units under contract for construction to 3,200 units, and tripled the number of trees planted in urban areas to 50,000 trees, compared to the previous year.

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Audi Q4 e-tron previews brand's first affordable electric SUV

Green Car Reports

The second model follows the established protocol of being smaller and likely more affordable than the. Audi's plans to take on Tesla in the electric-car market aren't limited to the upcoming e-tron quattro electric SUV. Like Tesla, Audi has at least two electric SUVs in the works, and it previewed the second one at the Geneva auto show on Tuesday. Geneva Auto Show

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Ultra high-end (and ultra expensive) Stromer releases more affordable Stromer ST2 e-bike

Electrek

more… The post Ultra high-end (and ultra expensive) Stromer releases more affordable Stromer ST2 e-bike appeared first on Electrek.

2021 Hyundai Ioniq prices, California EV sales surge, fast-charging affordability: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Plug-in hybrid sales sputter in California. The 2021 Hyundai Ioniq lineup arrives, just ahead of an Ioniq 5 debut. And Massachusetts aims to soften the sting of demand charges on EV charging. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

I took the ultra-affordable RadMission electric bike off-roading — here’s how it went

Electrek

And in my never-ending quest to find more affordable ways to help get people onto their first electric bicycle, I decided to take a value-priced e-bike on a gravel ride to see how it would go.

Used Electric Vehicles – Affordable and Available

Plug N Drive

I have pretty exciting news for everyone who thought they couldn’t afford an EV… Yes, you can! Written by Cara Clairman, President and CEO, Plug’n Drive.

Ford is betting on commercial electric vehicles, affordable EVs, says CEO

Green Car Reports

Ford’s plan for electric vehicles doesn’t include anything quite like the loaded GMC Hummer EV, but referring to the so-called supertruck last week helped Ford CEO Jim Farley define Ford's EV strategy.

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2019 Hyundai Kona Electric: first drive of affordable 258-mile crossover

Green Car Reports

Our first test-drive time with the Hyundai Kona Electric included plenty of what’s very familiar to Los Angelenos: plodding along to the next stoplight on wide boulevards, waiting another few minutes, and repeating—with occasional squirts into traffic gaps and quick merges into the carpool lane. It’s a use case that many of the

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California providing incentives up to $12K to help low-income families afford the cleanest cars

Green Car Congress

In coordination with local air officials, the California Air Resources Board is initiating a retire-and-replace pilot program in the Greater Los Angeles area and San Joaquin Valley to help people of low income replace old, polluting cars with cleaner, more fuel efficient vehicles that also cut greenhouse gas emissions. The air district-administered program provides incentives on a sliding scale, with larger cash payments for the lowest-income families moving up to the cleanest cars.

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More Affordable EV Charging with NeoCharge’s Smart Splitters

EV Match

Both were developed to make EV charging easier and more affordable for homeowners and renters. NeoCharge is excited to expand its line of products with the goal of making it easy and affordable to access clean electric vehicle charging.

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GKN has produced more than 300,000 eAxles; affordable eAWD

Green Car Congress

Automakers typically use GKN eAxles on the rear axle of front wheel drive platforms to offer an efficient, dynamic and affordable hybrid eAWD model. GKN Driveline has produced more than 300,000 units of its eAxle range at its eDrive centers of excellence in Italy and Japan. GKN introduced the eAxle technology in 2002, acquiring systems integration and production experience to transfer the technology from niche vehicles to high-volume mass-market applications.

New California program to make clean cars affordable for lower-income residents

Green Car Congress

The California Air Resources Board announced a new statewide grant and loan program to help lower-income consumers across California get into the cleanest new and used cars on the market. The Clean Vehicle Assistance Program, run by the Oakland-based nonprofit Beneficial State Foundation, was launched with a $5-million CARB grant.

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Xpeng reveals new, affordable P5 sedan to compete with Tesla Model 3

Teslarati

The P5 is affordable and surprisingly less expensive than the widely popular Model 3 in China and includes a series of new driverless technology features that are powered by polarizing LiDAR systems. Chinese electric car company Xpeng Motors has revealed its new P5 sedan.

Lightning Strikes twice with second, affordable electric motorcycle

Green Car Reports

Great as the bike may be, the best thing about the new Lightning Strike electric motorcycle may be its name. Perhaps in an effort to beat the Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric bike to market, Lightning introduced its new, more mainstream Strike last week. Unlike the LiveWire or the new Zero SR/F, the Lightning Strike is a sportbike, with riders. electric motorcycles

Musk axes affordable Tesla Model S, X 75D

Green Car Reports

In a tweet Wednesday afternoon, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company will quit selling low-end, short-range versions of its Model S sedan and Model X SUV. The move will dramatically raise effective prices on those models and may push potential buyers into higher-spec Model 3s instead. READ MORE: Tesla cuts prices $2,000, almost hit

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Karma GS-6 plug-in hybrid will be more affordable, slotting below revamped Revero GT flagship

Green Car Reports

Karma Automotive is planning its first all-electric production model, but it seems plug-in hybrids will remain a substantial part of the company's lineup.

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Nissan Ariya Concept points directly to affordable 300-mile high-performance EV

Green Car Reports

If you want a good look at Nissan’s next fully electric vehicle, it’s very thinly masked in the Ariya Concept, which made its U.S. debut at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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Renault introducing new affordable urban EV in China first in 2019, new electrification options on three popular models in 2020

Green Car Congress

Renault will introduce a new, affordable urban electric vehicle in 2019, coming first to China, and new hybrid and plug-in hybrid options on three of its popular vehicles in 2020. The showcar Renault K-ZE, a new global A-segment, SUV-inspired electric vehicle, is capable of 250 km NEDC (155 miles). Renault K-ZE is also easy to charge due to a double charging system compatible with domestic plugs and public infrastructures. K-ZE showcar and Carlos Ghosn.

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IEA: time to tap into hydrogen’s potential to play a key role in a clean, secure and affordable energy future

Green Car Congress

In a major new report on hydrogen, the International Energy Agency says that the time is right to tap into hydrogen’s potential to play a key role in a clean, secure and affordable energy future.

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Scientists find affordable way to recapture CO2 and burn it

Green Car Reports

Scientists at Harvard have developed a new method of scrubbing carbon from the atmosphere, and turning it into hydrocarbon fuels that could be burned in airplanes or even cars. The process has been demonstrated at a small scale and combines common technologies from the pulp and petroleum industries to capture carbon and hydrogenate it back into. global warming carbon dioxide

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Top ten affordable footballers’ cars

Green Cars News

We could write a jealousy-tinged Top 10 most expensive footballers cars article, full of gaudy wraps and extravagant sports cars, but sometimes it’s more interesting to look at the opposite end of the scale and if there are any footballers who drive, y’know, normalish cars

ACEA study finds cost still strong deterrent for EV uptake across Europe; calls for “realistic” targets recognizing affordability

Green Car Congress

A new study by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) finds that the affordability of electric cars remains a strong deterrent for customers across the EU, along with lack of infrastructure and lack of investment in infrastructure. ACEA cautions that the targets must be realistic, taking into account what people can actually afford to buy. A natural shift to electric vehicles will simply not happen without addressing consumer affordability.

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2019 Kia Soul EV drops most affordable trim

Green Car Reports

The effective price of a Kia Soul EV has gone up dramatically for 2019, in what is likely to be the model's last year of production. The company dropped the bottom Soul EVe trim from the lineup. The EVe listed for $1,700 less than the version officially called "base," according to our partners at CarsDirect.com The Soul EVe was only sold in

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IMI calls on UK Government to invest £30M in hybrid and electric vehicle training; affordability issue

Green Car Congress

In the UK, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is calling on the UK Government to make a £30-million (US$37-million) investment in specialist electric and hybrid vehicle training for thousands of maintenance and repair technicians in the independent retail sector. IMI asserts that the investment is crucial to support the public switch to ultra low emission vehicles (ULEV).

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VW Group Admits Developing Affordable EVs Will Be Difficult

The Truth About Cars

Even with affordable electric vehicles cropping up on the global market, their budgetary nature is relative. The post VW Group Admits Developing Affordable EVs Will Be Difficult appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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Eaton to develop affordable home refueling station for natural gas vehicles; liquid piston technology

Green Car Congress

Eaton Corporation will develop an affordable home refueling station for natural gas vehicles, utilizing existing natural gas sources in the home and innovative compressor technology. The effort is funded in part by a $3.4-million grant from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) MOVE project. Earlier post.). The refueling system will use liquid to act as a piston to compress natural gas. earlier post.)

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PNNL leads team to accelerate development of affordable carbon fiber composites

Green Car Congress

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, along with experts from industry and academia, have developed predictive engineering tools for designing new, economical, and lightweight automotive composites. This approach should speed the development of more economical carbon fiber materials.

Tesla and Mercedes batteries, less-affordable electrics, Twitter poll results: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Volkswagen's chairman says small electric cars won't be as affordable for low-income consumers as internal combustion models. A new report says Tesla is looking for new battery partners in China. Mercedes-Benz investing in battery production in Poland. And our readers weigh in on whether they'd buy an electric Cadillac. All this and more on Green. Mercedes-Benz lithium-ion batteries

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