Report: Next-generation Minis to go all electric

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As the next-generation of Mini models goes on sale, they may all be electric. According to a Tuesday report from Automobile, Mini's overseers at BMW have may have nixed all future gas engines for the brand and simultaneously pared its future lineup to just three models.

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All-electric helicopter makes record flight

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Electric transportation is about more than cars. Trucks and buses are also moving toward electric propulsion. Where electric power does seem to be making progress in the skies is in helicopters. Planes, with their long ranges and high power demands seem to be harder.

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First all-electric airline could soar with converted old seaplanes

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By land, by sea, and by air, battery power is expanding to drive all kinds of transportation. electric youtube aircraftThe most challenging of these modes may be air travel.

2019 113

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

2019 102

Lightning Systems all-electric medium-duty vehicles selected for State of California contract

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Lightning Systems announced that its all-electric powertrains for Ford and Chevrolet medium-duty trucks and buses are now offered on a California state contract. Electric (Battery) Fleets

2019 117

Winnebago, Motiv unveil all-electric healthcare vehicles

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Winnebago Industries is unveiling two all-electric versions of mobile healthcare unit vehicles: an all-electric Mobile Lung Unit (eMLU) and, as a chassis, an all-electric bloodmobile. The first all-electric Mobile Lung Unit (eMLU) is powered by a Ford F-53-based EPIC 6 all-electric chassis from Motiv Power Systems. Motiv Power Systems all-electric/zero-emissions EPIC chassis, removing the need to idle an engine.

2018 84

Should Hummer return, all-electric? Twitter poll results

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For those of us who remember what General Motors’ Hummer brand symbolized—especially around 2006, when sales peaked—it’s a little hard to fathom the idea that it might have any future as way for GM to green its reputation.

2019 87

Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid plug-in all-electric range revealed

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New documents reveal that the upcoming 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid will have about 25 miles of all-electric range, according to its EPA estimate. The California documents, first obtained by Autoblog, show specific all-electric range ratings of 25.65 That puts it in the hunt with other plug-in hybrid small hatchbacks and crossover vehicles. miles. Plug-In Hybrids

2018 87

Harbour Air and magniX partner to build world’s first all-electric airline; seaplanes to ePlanes

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Through this partnership, both companies are furthering the vision to someday connect communities with clean, efficient and affordable electric air travel. We are excited to bring commercial electric aviation to the Pacific Northwest, turning our seaplanes into ePlanes.

2019 122

Finland’s oldest ferry goes all electric with Visedo

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The oldest operating ferry in Finland will on Saturday become the nation’s first all-electric passenger vessel after being fitted with Visedo power.

Audi boosts plug-in plans to include 20 all-electric models by 2025

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Audi on Thursday announced a dramatic expansion of its plans to develop electric and plug-in cars.

2019 108

Bimbo Bakeries USA orders 5 Motiv all-electric EPIC-equipped step vans; delivery in Q3 2019

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The vehicles will feature Motiv’s all-electric EPIC 6 chassis (based on the popular Ford F-59 platform) with step van bodies built by Utilimaster Corporation. Electric (Battery) Fleets

2019 102

Jaguar unveils first all-electric production vehicle I-PACE

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Jaguar unveiled its first all-electric production vehicle, the I-PACE. It joins Jaguar’s growing family of SUVs, alongside the all-new E-PACE and multiple award-winning F-PACE. Electric (Battery

2018 104

Ford confirms future all-electric F-Series truck, holds details close

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All-electric isn't just for cars anymore. Ford Group Vice President for Marketing and Sales Jim Farley confirmed that the company will build an all-electric version of its top-selling F-Series pickup. We're going to be electrifying the F-Series—battery electric and hybrid," he said at a presentation at the Deutsche Bank Global Automotive.

2019 88

Lightning Systems debuts new all-electric Ford F-59 Model, electrifying delivery vans and food trucks

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Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission drivetrains for commercial fleets, announced new battery-electric powertrain options for the Ford F-59 Model to support its customers with delivery and food truck applications. The new Lightning Electric powertrain for the Ford F-59 chassis is available for all F-59 variants, which range from 16,000 to 22,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) configurations. All Lightning products are available today.

2019 92

Lightning Systems debuts new all-electric Ford E-450 shuttle bus and cutaway models

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Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission drivetrains for commercial fleets, announced new battery-electric powertrain options for the Ford E-450 Shuttle Bus and Ford E-450 Cutaway. The new Lightning Electric Ford E-450 model will offer peak power of 220 kW (295 hp).

2018 117

Genovation all-electric Chevy Corvette sports car debuts at CES

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The idea of an all-electric Corvette is either either a wonderful marriage of American history and electric performance or complete sacrilege. A company called Genovation rolled out the creation, the Genovation Extreme Electric (GXE), at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Expo in Las Vegas this week. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) conversions

Kraft Heinz deploys all electric trucks in Ohio, eliminating diesel emissions with Firefly Transportation Services and Orange EV

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Orange EV, Firefly Transportation Services, and The Kraft Heinz Company have deployed three Orange EV T-Series Class 8 battery-electric terminal trucks to the Kraft Heinz distribution center in Groveport, Ohio. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

2019 115

San Francisco commits to all-electric bus fleet By 2035; MUNI Board approves pilot program

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San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which operates MUNI (the city’s public transit), announced San Francisco’s commitment to have an all-electric bus fleet by 2035. One of MUNI’s newer 40' electric trolley buses.

Should GM bring back Hummer, all-electric? Take our Twitter poll

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General Motors’ Hummer brand was officially retired in 2010, at a time when a new GM was emerging from bankruptcy, the recession pulled ostentatious guzzlers out of vogue, and there was more awareness about fuel efficiency.

2019 76

Bollinger B1 all-electric utility truck revealed

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The Bollinger B1 electric utility truck revealed tonight at the Classic Car Club on New York City's Hudson River was designed out in the country, where trucks have to be functional above all else. Trucks all-wheel drive Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) StartupsIt's square-edged, with flat body panels, large knobbly tires, and a simple interior that can easily be hosed out when dirty.

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Motiv Power Systems debuts EPIC all-electric family of chassis for medium-duty trucks and buses

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Responding to fleet market demand for complete, body-ready chassis, Motiv Power Systems is introducing the EPIC (Electric Powered Intelligent Chassis) all-electric family of chassis for 2018. Conversions Electric (Battery

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So how about all-electric supersonic aircraft, then?

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But could supersonic planes carrying large number of passengers make a comeback—and with electric power no less? That's the vision of Luke Workman, a designer of lithium-ion battery packs who believes all-electric supersonic aircraft are attainable. Supersonic airliners haven't flown since 2003, when the last Concorde was retired. DON'T. emissions Batteries aircraft

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Even luxury launches can go all-electric; Hinckley shows how

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While the automotive sector will clearly affect a larger group of people, numerous companies have shown that boats too can go all-electric. Batteries electric BoatsElectrification is starting to surge through the automotive industry as countries implement emission regulations and the cost of batteries and associated technology drops. That now extends to luxury launches.

2017 71

Maven deploying its first all-electric shared-use fleet in Austin; 20 Chevy Bolts

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Maven is now offering its first all-electric fleet of cars for use in the gig economy; 20 Chevrolet Bolt EVs are available for freelance drivers in Austin, Texas to earn money on their own schedules. Maven is excited to offer an all-electric fleet of shared vehicles for the gig economy.

2018 104

Chrysler and Bentley plug-in hybrids, Tesla surge, hybrid vs. all-electric: The Week in Reverse

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Where might the timeline be stepped up for new vehicles going nearly all plug-in? Which company recalled its vehicles over fire concerns? What did VW use for teasing some new ideas that might be headed into its upcoming Microbus revival?

2019 63

Dana and Motiv Power collaborate on integration of all-electric Spicer e-Axle on Ford Super Duty F-550 chassis

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By replacing the traditional mechanical driveline with an electric motor integrated directly into the vehicle’s differential housing, the e-Axle provides greater design flexibility for battery placement and truck body attachment. In addition to Dana’s e-Axle technology, the chassis features Motiv’s proprietary electric powertrain controls. Dana and Motiv are collaborating to customize a Ford F-550 Chassis with an all-electric e-Axle. Electric (Battery) Vehicle System

2019 86

Stena Line introducing battery-electric operation to ferry; three stages up to 50 all-electric nautical miles

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In step two, a 20 MWh battery pack will be connected to the propellers; Stena Jutlandica will be able to be operated on electricity within around 10 nautical miles, equal to the distance between Göteborg and Vinga Lighthouse. Batteries Electric (Battery) Ports and Marine

2018 128

Volvo Trucks to begin selling all-electric trucks in North America in 2020

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As part of an innovative partnership between the Volvo Group, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), and industry leaders in transportation and electrical charging infrastructure ( earlier post ), Volvo Trucks will introduce all-electric truck demonstrators in California next year, and commercialize them in North America in 2020. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

Volkswagen all-electric prototype racer to compete in Pikes Peak event in June

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This all-electric prototype racing car will compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on 24 June in Colorado. family of all-electric vehicles and is also the first step towards a closer relationship between Volkswagen R and Volkswagen Motorsport.

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All-electric Fisker EMotion luxury sedan to debut in August

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Now designer Henrik Fisker is ready for a rematch, this time with an all-electric sedan promising 400 miles of range (and unusual doors). Future Cars plug-in cars Henrik Fisker Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fisker AutomotiveThe low, sleek Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid luxury sedan had a stunning design but numerous problems, and Tesla mopped the floor with it.

Rivian R1T all-electric pickup revealed: 400-mile range, 160-kw DC fast charging

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With the Rivian R1T pickup revealed this morning, just ahead of the Los Angeles auto show, and the R1S SUV expected to be shown here this week, a Michigan-based electric-vehicle startup called Rivian might have something that’s been a long time coming: the first widely available fully electric light-duty pickup.

2018 87

London adding 51 more all-electric buses to operating fleet

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Transport for London (TfL) announced that two additional bus routes, the 507 and 521, will operate entirely with electric single-deck buses from autumn next year. The 5-year contract to operate the routes has been awarded to Go Ahead following a competitive tender process, and will mean that 51 electric buses will operate across the two routes that will become the second and third pure electric bus routes in the Capital. Electric (Battery) Europe Fleets Heavy-duty

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Smart to go all-electric worldwide by 2020: Daimler CEO

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The U.S. sales history of the Smart two-seat minicar started with a bang in 2008, when gasoline prices soared, and has waned since then. A complete redesign of the little ForTwo in the 2016 model year, with the Cabrio soft-top following for 2017, didn't do much for sales. That led parent company Daimler to make a radical decision: For the 2018. Minicars plug-in cars

2018 67

BMW, Brilliance Auto expanding China JV; all-electric iX3 planned for export outside China

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Furthermore, the all-electric BMW iX3 ( earlier post ) to be produced by BBA—the first BMW brand model to be driven purely by electric power—is planned for export to markets outside of China. Two-thirds of all BMW vehicles sold in China were produced by BBA last year.

2018 85

All-electric Buick Enspire crossover SUV concept bows in China

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Buick unveiled Tuesday an electric crossover SUV concept bound for the 2018 Beijing auto show with promise. In addition to 370 miles of range, the Buick Enspire concept can charge up to 80 percent in 40 minutes through fast and wireless charging. Its motors combine for 410 kilowatts (550 horsepower) of total output, and the SUV can sprint up to 60. Beijing Auto Show concepts

2018 65

All-electric personal watercraft launch for quieter lake journeys

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Not all electric vehicles have wheels. Electric boats have actually been around for quite awhile, and now a California startup is trying to expand use of electric powertrains to another type of watercraft. Free Form Factory is partnering with Zero Motorcycles to use the motorcycle company's electric-powertrain components in a "stand-up personal. California plug-in cars electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles Boats

Volvo XC40 crossover SUV to be company's first all-electric car

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The Volvo XC40 is the automaker's first all-electric car hiding in plain sight, according to the automaker. Volvo's chief designer and Polestar head, Thomas Ingenlath, confirmed to British magazine AutoCar last week that the new XC40 will be the first Volvo available with an all-electric powertrain. It will be followed by another electric car

2018 67

All-electric VW ID Buzz Microbus confirmed for production

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but ongoing in Europe—Volkswagen Group has talked a lot about its future electric-car plans. It will launch three high-volume battery-electric vehicles on a common architecture over the next five years, and has now shown concepts for all three. Future Cars VW VW Group plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Microbus MEB architectureWorking to redirect attention from its diesel-emission scandal—soon to wind down in the U.S.

2017 75

Lightning Systems expands all-electric model lineup for Ford Transit with 150-mile-range version

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The LightningElectric is a battery-electric drivetrain package for the heavy-duty Ford Transit, a product used extensively by commercial and government fleets. The all-electric Lightning product features liquid-cooled Lithium-Ion batteries from volume-ready world-class battery suppliers.

2018 85

Ford's future 300-mile all-electric performance SUV: what we know

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Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Lots of automakers wish they could get a bite of Tesla’s business. While critics and auto-industry analysts harp about the company's lack of profitability and slow production, fewer acknowledge that when the Model S was launched it quickly claimed the mantle as the bestselling luxury sedan on the market. If traditional automakers remain.

2018 63

Orders in: 1,000 buyers in Norway reserve coming all-electric BMW iX3 crossover SUV

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BMW opened order books for its upcoming electric iX3 in Europe at the beginning of September, and the company already has deposits for 1,000 in Norway. In a page out of the Tesla playbook, the Norwegian buyers each put down deposits of almost $1,900 (1,600 Euros.) News of the deposits was first reported by the Express in Britain. DON'T MISS: BMW

2018 82

UC Irvine acquiring 20 electric buses from BYD to convert fleet to all-electric

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The University of California, Irvine is poised to be the first college campus in the US to convert its buses to an all-electric fleet. The student-funded and -operated Anteater Express shuttle service is acquiring 20 buses from BYD for $15 million.

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