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 eMLU and the bloodmobile share the same chassis, developed with partner Motiv Power Systems. 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.

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

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Stena Line, one of Europe’s leading ferry companies with 38 vessels and 21 routes in Northern Europe, is introducing battery power to its operations. Stena recently signed with Callenberg Technology Group for 1 MWh of batteries which will be installed on Stena Jutlandica which operates between Gothenburg and Frederikshavn. The objective of accomplishing this in several steps is to test and gather knowledge about electrical operation along the way.

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2016 Chevrolet Volt EPA-rated at 53 miles all-electric range

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The Chevrolet Volt’s all-new second-generation Voltec extended-range electric propulsion system ( earlier post ) delivers 53 miles (85 km) of all-electric range, based on EPA testing. Chevrolet expects many next-generation Volt owners will use power solely from their batteries for more than 90% of trips. Today, Volt owners use battery power on 80% of their trips, according to GM. 2015) “Chevrolet Volt Electric Utilization,” SAE Int.

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Nissan LEAF electric car driver tops 100,000 all-electric miles

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A US man has become the first person to log more than 100,000 miles in a Nissan LEAF. Steve Marsh of Kent in Washington made the switch to the battery-powered model in early 2011. Since then, his 130 mile round-trip daily commute means he been able to clock up the miles, finally passing the 100,00[.]. Electric cars Nissan

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime PHEV: 42 mile EV range/600 total miles! A smash hit!

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By John Coulter, CURRENT EV CMO In its new Prime, Toyota offers a RAV4 green version that employs a hybrid drivetrain relying on a gas engine and electric motors that draw power from a plug and regenerative braking. electric vehicles by 2030.

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Porsche’s 800V electric sports car Taycan makes world debut

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Porsche’s first all-electric sports car, the Taycan, made its world premiere at three simultaneous events in Canada, China and Germany. The most important sales markets of the new electric sports car are on these three continents. They are at the cutting edge of Porsche E-Performance and are among the most powerful production models that the sports car manufacturer currently has in its product range. The top speed of both all-wheel-drive models is 260 km/h (162 mph).

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Smith Electric Vehicles, Altec and PGE Partner on All-Electric Utility Truck

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Smith Electric Vehicles US Corporation (SEVUS) and Altec Industries Inc. have developed an all-electric utility truck with an aerial device. The truck is a battery-powered, all-electric Smith Newton produced by SEV US and SEV UK with an aerial bucket integrated by Altec Industries Inc. The partners inroduced the prototype at the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference in Williamsburg, Va. Full battery recharge requires 6-8 hours.

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Mitsubishi Fuso to begin series production of fuel-cell trucks by late 2020s; concept eCanter F-CELL

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The Vision F-CELL delivers 135 kW of motor power, supplied by a 75 kW fuel cell and a 135 kW high-voltage battery. The modular high-voltage battery provides from 13.8 Electric (Battery) Fleets Fuel Cells Hydrogen Manufacturing

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Electric trucks like the Tesla Semi are nearing cost parity with diesel, EU studies show


Two new studies from the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and Transport & Environment (T&E) have suggested that advances in technology would enable battery-powered heavy trucks like the Tesla Semi to become cheaper to own and run compared to their petrol and diesel counterparts.

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2021 Audi Q5, A7 and A8 TFSI e PHEVS now on sale in US

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The 2021 Audi Q5 TFSI e, updated with sharpened design and Audi’s latest MIB 3 infotainment technologies, is powered by a 2.0-liter TFSI engine and electric motor that, when combined, produce a net 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft (500 N·m) of torque. all-electric range.

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Toyota launches new RAV4 PHEV in Japan

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Toyota has launched the new model RAV4 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) ( earlier post ) through dealerships in Japan. It also achieves an all-electric driving range of 95 kilometers (59 miles), and a hybrid fuel economy of 22 km/L (51.7

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Hyundai and Kia continuing to develop heat pump technology for EVs

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Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation provided new details on their enhanced heat pump system, deployed in Hyundai and Kia’s global electric vehicle (EV) line-up to maximize their all-electric driving range in low temperatures. Battery pack heat management.

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In China, Wuling launches electric minivan, Chevrolet introduces 48V MHEV Monza

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In China, Wuling launched its first electric minivan, the Rong Guang EV, and Chevrolet launched four new Monza variants featuring 48V mild hybrid technology. The passenger version has a range of 300 kilometers (186 miles) and is available for RMB 89,800 (US$12,700).

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Workhorse releases specs for coming W-15 extended range electric pickup

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Preliminary specifications announced today include: 75 MPGe fuel efficiency in all-electric operation. 80-mile all-electric range. gasoline-powered range extender. 0-60 miles per hour in 5.5 True all-wheel drive (AWD). kW power export that allows tools to be plugged directly into the battery power source without the truck running. Electric (Battery) Fleets Hybrids Plug-ins

2,150 Workhorse W-15 range-extended electric pickups under letters of intent by fleets

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has received Letters of Intent from fleets totaling 2,150 of the Workhorse W-15 range-extended electric pickup trucks. The Letters of Intent have come from Duke Energy, Portland General Electric, the City of Orlando, Southern California Public Power Authority, Clean Fuels Ohio and one other utility. Electric power will be supplied using Panasonic 18650 Li-on batteries. Workhorse Group Inc.

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SCPPA signs letter of intent for 500 Workhorse W-15 4WD range-extended electric pickup trucks

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WKHS), an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of battery-electric vehicles, received a Letter of Intent from Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) for 500 W-15 Plug-In Electric Pickup trucks. The Workhorse W-15 light duty platform design is an extension of the E-Gen electric technology used in Workhorse medium-duty delivery trucks. The battery pack is integrated in the high-strength stainless steel chassis. Workhorse Group Inc.

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Jaguar I-Pace Review

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Stylish, elegant and packing a serious punch; the Jaguar I-Pace is one of the classiest solutions on the market if you want to drive an all-electric SUV. It has a quality, premium feel with luxurious touches all around, as well as a lot of neat storage spaces throughout the cabin.

Cadillac ELR EREV goes on sale in January, starting price $75,995

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Initial sales of the 2014 Cadillac ELR extended range electric luxury coupe ( earlier post ) will begin in January in all major US metropolitan areas. With an all-electric range of about 35 highway miles (56 km), and a total range in excess of 300 miles (482 km), the ELR offers fuel economy of 82 MPGe, Cadillac estimates. Powering the ELR is a combination of pure electric drive and an efficient, range-extending 1.4L

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Ford unveils its first plug-in hybrid vehicle for police and government customers

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Now, the company is introducing a plug-in hybrid vehicle with an all-electric range of 21 miles for police and government customers. kWh battery in 2.5 The lithium-ion battery can move the vehicle up to 21 miles on a single charge and up to 85 mph on battery power alone. Once the battery runs down, the vehicle is powered by its gasoline-electric hybrid powerplant with a range surpassing 500 miles.

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Clean Fuels Ohio signs LoI to deploy 500 Workhorse W-15 range-extended electric hybrid pickups across Ohio

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Workhorse Group has received a Letter of Intent from Clean Fuels Ohio to partner with Workhorse to help deploy 500 W-15 Plug-In Electric Pickup trucks throughout the state of Ohio. Workhorse has also received Letters of Intent from Duke Energy, Portland General Electric, the City of Orlando, and Southern California Public Power Authority. If needed, the on-board gasoline generator will then operate after battery power has been depleted, extending the range.

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smart electric drive goes on sale in China

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The new smart fortwo electric drive is now available to buy from dealerships in China. The smart brand celebrated this market launch at the Guangzhou Motor Show, where the all-electric city runabout was presented to the Chinese public. The new generation smart electric drive has been available in Europe, the USA, Canada and Japan since production began in 2012. Roughly 93% of customers would recommend the smart electric drive, according to the brand.

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King County Metro putting Proterra electric buses into service

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King County Metro Transit recently put its first Proterra battery-electric bus into service in Bellevue, Washington. The battery bus is the first of three that Metro will test this year. Metro will test the performance and efficiency of the new technology for up to a year on local streets and roads to determine whether battery-electric buses can be a future replacement option for its remaining diesel-powered coaches.

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And We're Off! Electric Cars Are Here; Now They Need a Charge

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It’s official: Electric cars for the mass consumer crowd have arrived. The first all-electric Nissan Leaf was sold last week to a man in California, and more are trickling in. And the first Chevrolet Volts (pictured) — GM’s model that can go up to 50 miles on battery power before switching to its gas “range extender&rdquo

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GM To Test 100-Mile Chevrolet Cruze Electric Car in S Korea

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car buyers, GM is convinced that a range-extended electric vehicle--its 2011 Chevrolet Volt, to be specific--is the best solution to meeting the needs of drivers who may need to go further than the 40 miles a Volt will do on battery power. But elsewhere in the world, GM is quietly pursuing all-electric vehicles of various types. For U.S.

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Chrysler Group partnering with NextEnergy to evaluate vehicle-to-grid technology

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Chrysler Group is working with NextEnergy to evaluate vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology using four all-electric minivans. The battery-powered minivans are connected to a charging module that, using NextEnergy technology, can simulate any electrical grid in the world. If EVs were linked together in sufficient numbers and their combined surplus power was sold to utility companies, they could conceivably offset demand surges.

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Volkswagen introduces new Coasting 2.0 micro hybrid system and new natural gas engine at Vienna Motor Symposium

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Volkswagen is also highlighting its spectrum of efficiency and electrification solutions all the way to further optimized battery-powered propulsion as in the new e-Golf and the coming new MEB-based electric vehicles exemplified by its series of I.D. Partially and fully electric drive systems form a key pillar of our drive system strategy. Our range of technology, especially that available for the Golf, now covers all customer preferences.

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First customers order the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro bus, deliveries this year; solid-state batteries, fuel-cell range-extender coming

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The first Mercedes-Benz battery-electric eCitaro bus ( earlier post ) will be delivered at the end of the year and will go into practical operations in the context of a customer-oriented driving test. Series production of the Mercedes-Benz Citaro with all-electric drive will then begin at the end of the year at the Mannheim bus plant. Lithium-ion batteries with a total capacity of up to about 243 kWh provide the power for the eCitaro.

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Balqon Corporation Introduces New Li-Ion Electric Yard Tractor for Warehousing and Port Applications

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Balqon Corporation, an emerging developer and manufacturer of zero emissions heavy-duty electric vehicles for Class 7 and Class 8 applications ( earlier post ), has released its newest lithium-ion battery powered Yard Tractor truck designed for use in warehousing, logistics, and port applications, the Nautilus XE20. The XE20 has a range of more than 94 miles (151 km) unloaded, and a range of 50 miles (80 km) loaded on a single charge. The XE20. Click to enlarge.

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Lotus Unveils Concept Extended Range Electric City Car

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The Lotus City Car concept provides a showcase for Lotus Engineering’s Electrical and Electronic Integration and Efficient Performance competencies, featuring an advanced series hybrid drivetrain with the Lotus Range Extender engine ( earlier post ). Equipped with a single-speed transmission, drivetrain provides the vehicle with an all-electric range of 60 km (37 miles) from its 14.8 kWh battery pack to cover the majority of daily journeys operating as a plug-in EV.

BYD to announce US launch plans for EVs and PHEVs at NAIAS

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Ltd (BYD) will reveal plans for the launch of US-ready electric drive vehicles and clean energy products at the upcoming 2011 North America International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. BYD will present its “Three Green Dreams” strategy, which focuses on renewable energy generation (solar power); environmentally friendly energy storage (Li-ion iron phosphate batteries); and energy consumption (plug-in vehicles). Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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Mercedes-Benz showcases EQC, announces EQB electric SUVs at Shanghai show, new DENZA PHEV/EV

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Alongside the Concept GLB are the battery-powered EQC (electricity consumption combined: 20.8 – 19.7 Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, also announced another all-electric compact SUV: the EQB, which will be available in China from 2021. Troska said it will be a plug-in hybrid and a battery-electric vehicle. At the core of the EQC is a lithium-ion battery produced in-house and mounted into the floorpan.

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Honda unveils Fit EV concept and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle platform at Los Angeles Auto Show

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President and CEO Takanobu Ito unveiled the Fit EV Concept electric vehicle and the platform for a mid-size plug-in hybrid electric vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Ito said both vehicles are integral to what Honda is calling its Electric Mobility Network, an approach to reducing CO 2 emissions through a range of products, energy-management and energy-production technologies. The plug-in hybrid also uses regenerative braking to charge the battery.

Canoo Pickup, Kia EV6, Honda and Mini EV Plans: EV Week in Review – Mar 9-15

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Another crazy week in the world of EVs, with lots of announcements on the automaker and battery front. And EV straggler Honda shed a bit more light on its upcoming EVs built on GM’s Ultium battery and powertrain platform. Batteries and Charging. battery production capacity.

Killacycle World Record

Revenge of the Electric Car

Rider Scotty Pollacheck piloted the wickedly fast all electric A123Systems NanoPhosphate battery powered motorcycle down the quarter mile in only 7.89 Scotty’s run qualifies as a new official NEDRA (National Electric Drag Racing Association) record, vaulting the KillaCycle into the history books as the world’s quickest quarter mile electric vehicle of any kind. KillaCycle 7.89sec @ 168MPH quarter mile.

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Audi and partner FAW to cooperate on plug-in hybrid for China; Audi A6 e-tron on long-wheelbase A6

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The full-size sedan will offer a 50-kilometer (31-mile) all-electric range when operating solely under battery power and is to be produced within the joint venture by FAW-Volkswagen in Changchun in northern China. In 2012, Audi unveiled an Audi A6 L e-tron concept at Auto China in Beijing with an all-electric driving range of 80 km (50 miles). China Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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Forecast: Lithium Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles to Approach $8 Billion in Sales by 2015

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PHEV/EV Models 2010-2012 by Battery Chemistry. According to a new report from Pike Research, a rapidly growing global market for electrified vehicles—particularly plug-in hybrid and battery-electric vehicles—will create a Li-ion transportation battery industry with nearly $8 billion in sales worldwide by 2015, up from $878 million in 2010. 2012 will be the make or break year for the electric vehicle market.

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Are You Plugged In?

Revenge of the Electric Car

Some of the first plug-in electric passenger vehicles are slated to roll onto U.S. For all the fanfare, sales of electric cars are currently negligible (outside of golf courses, that is). How many plug-in electric vehicles does President Barack Obama wish to see on U.S. Plug-in hybrids differ from hybrids on the road today in that they can go longer distances on battery power and can be recharged via electrical outlets.

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Volvo Cars unveils new V60 D5 Twin Engine Special Edition diesel PHEV in Geneva

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kWh Lithium-ion battery pack using the same proven configuration used in the V60 D6 Twin Engine. This translates to a maximum driveline power output of approximately 230 hp when the electric motor and diesel engine are working simultaneously. The V60 D5 Twin Engine offers 50 km of all-electric range, and fuel consumption of 1.8 Thomas Müller, Vice President Electrical and Electronics Systems Engineering at Volvo Car Group.

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Penn State researchers developing methods to prolong operating life of valve regulated lead-acid batteries; electric locomotive as example

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A team of Penn State researchers is developing more cost-effective ways to prolong the life of valve regulated lead-acid (VRLA) batteries, such as those applied in Norfolk Southern Railway No. 999—the first all-electric, battery-powered locomotive in the United States. In a recent study, the researchers looked for ways to improve regular battery management practices. Through this, the researchers identified sulfation in one of the six battery cells.

Fisker reports more than $100M in revenue Jan-Apr 2012; more than $1B in funding since 2007

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The EVer (Electric Vehicle extended range) powertrain of the Fisker Karma. The company, which began deliveries of the Fisker Karma luxury four-door extended range electric sedan in December 2011, also said that it has delivered 1,000 vehicles to customers in the US and Europe. In the Netherlands, the Karma ranked second in volume to the Porsche Panamera in the segment for four-door luxury sedans (of all powertrain types) in the January-April, 2012 period.

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Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid sedan EPA-rated at 108 MPGe city, 92 MPGe highway and 100 MPGe combined; Ford projects best hybrid sales quarter ever

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Ford projects 19,000-plus hybrid/electric vehicle sales in the fourth quarter of this year, making it the company’s best quarter for hybrids ever and besting its own previous hybrid vehicle sales record by more than 50%; Ford expects more than half of hybrid sales this year to come in this quarter. Plug-in hybrids and all-electric models have additional options for monitoring information like battery state of charge. 2013 Fusion Energi. Click to enlarge.

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ORNL study finds best current use of natural gas for cars is efficient production of electricity for EVs

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A well-to-wheels analysis of the use of natural gas for passenger vehicles by a team of researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has found that, with a high PTW (pump-to-wheels) efficiency and the potential for high electrical generation efficiency with NGCC (natural gas combined cycle) turbines, natural gas currently is best used in an efficient stationary power application for charging EVs. Electricity generation has 8% T&D (transmission and distribution) loss.

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Quick drive of the Passat HyMotion hydrogen fuel cell hybrid

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The 100 kW fuel cell system (also applied in the A7) has a system power of 100 kW. kWh lithium-ion battery pack (from the Jetta Hybrid), which stores the kinetic energy recovered from regenerative braking; assists in the starting phase of the fuel cell; and adds a dynamic boost to the maximum acceleration of the Golf SportWagen. The fuel cell and battery power an electric motor adapted from the e-Golf. The 12-volt battery is also mounted at the rear.

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