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. It's harder to loft several thousand pounds of batteries into the air, to make them last potentially an hour or more. electric youtube aircraft

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Motiv Power Systems secures $60M to scale EPIC all-electric chassis, establish Detroit operations

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Motiv Power Systems, a provider of all-electric medium-duty chassis for buses and trucks, has secured $60 million in equity funding. With this tranche of funding, Motiv will continue its efforts to bring commercial electric vehicles into cost parity with fossil-fueled vehicles without the need for incentives. Additionally, the Motiv solution enables a modular approach that safely and reliably controls various battery and hardware technologies. Electric (Battery

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Volvo Cars preparing to introduce all-electric XC40 SUV; focus on safety

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Volvo Cars will introduce the fully electric XC40 SUV to the public on 16 October. Regardless of what drives a car forward, be it an electric machine or combustion engine, a Volvo must be safe. The fully electric XC40 will be one of the safest cars we have ever built.

2019 99

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.

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Embraer expecting first flight of all-electric prototype aircraft in 2020

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On the eve of its 50 th anniversary earlier this month, Embraer unveiled images of a demonstrator aircraft with 100% electric propulsion technology, which is currently under development in collaboration with WEG. The electric prototype is based on the EMB-203 Ipanema.

2019 117

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

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

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

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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 101

Jaguar unveils first all-electric production vehicle I-PACE

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Jaguar unveiled its first all-electric production vehicle, the I-PACE. The I-PACE has a 90kWh Lithium-ion battery and offers sports car performance of 0-100 km/h in 4.8 It joins Jaguar’s growing family of SUVs, alongside the all-new E-PACE and multiple award-winning F-PACE.

2018 104

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. The DC/DC converters serve to increase the battery voltage to a level that is more suitable for the motor drives.

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).

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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

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

2018 83

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

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.

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

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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. emissions Batteries aircraftSupersonic airliners haven't flown since 2003, when the last Concorde was retired.

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

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Electrification is starting to surge through the automotive industry as countries implement emission regulations and the cost of batteries and associated technology drops. 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 Boats

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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

2018 106

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.

2017 66

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

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.

2019 86

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

Toyota battery R&D will allow all-electric car in 'a few years,' likely 2020

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The signals are now unmistakable: Toyota will offer a battery-electric car for sale in 2020. After a decade of condemning electric cars as suitable only for the smallest vehicles in around-town use, the world's largest car company is changing its tune. Batteries lithium-ion Future Cars research and development plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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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.

2018 98

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.

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 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 76

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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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 batteries can be fast-charged in 30 minutes for the 50-mile version and 90 minutes for the 150-mile version.

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.

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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 78

BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept previews all-electric four-door sedan

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If concept cars are meant to grab attention, then the BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept—an all-electric sedan that debuted Tuesday at the Frankfurt motor show—may have fulfilled its mission.

2017 83

Why all electric-car owners should follow Formula E racing

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But like owning an electric car, the FIA. New York FIA plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Formula E ChampionshipIn North America and Europe, the old saying—"Win on Sunday, sell on Monday"—probably no longer applies. That is, winning races over the weekend probably does little if anything to boost sales of passenger cars and light trucks, certainly not the way it did in the U.S. in the 1950s and 1960s.

2017 66

Nikola's all-electric, all-terrain vehicle packs Tesla-size battery pack

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It’s not quite the electric vehicle we were expecting from Nikola Motor Company but this rough-and-tumble buggy is actually the American startup’s first product. It’s called the Nikola Zero, and it’s a pure electric UTV (Utility Task Vehicle) whose battery has a reasonably-sized capacity of 72 kilowatt-hours.

2016 83

Subaru plans for all-electric versions of existing model lines

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It's now clear that every automaker, no matter how large or small, will have to develop and sell battery-electric vehicles by 2020 to 2025. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Subaru XVCompanies like GM and Volkswagen, which each make 10 million cars a year, can afford the breathtaking costs of developing expertise and engineering cars with entirely different powertrains. For smaller.

2017 64

GAC Motor officially releases all-electric SUV GE3 into the Chinese market

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China-based GAC Motor has introduced its all-electric GE3 SUV into the Chinese market; the GE3 made its international debut at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January. The GE3 is based on a new EV platform and positioned as a medium- to high-end electric SUV.

2017 85

Hyundai lowers entry price, bumps all-electric range on new 2018 Sonata Plug-In Hybrid

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Hyundai has lowered the price and slightly increased the all-electric range of the refreshed 2018 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV). engine and the 50 kW (67 HP) electric motor are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission for a more familiar and natural operation feel.

2018 78

Bollinger Motors promises all-electric off-road 'sport utility truck'

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There seems to be no shortage of startups planning to build new battery-electric vehicles from the ground up. It aims to launch what it calls the "world's first all-electric on- and. While companies like Lucid Motors and Faraday Future are focusing on high-end luxury models, a newer company named Bollinger Motors is taking a different approach. Off-road New York Trucks plug-in cars Startups

2017 63

All-electric Buick small SUV to be based on Bolt EV: report

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The Chevrolet Bolt EV, initially intended to be adapted from the next-generation Chevy Sonic subcompact, ended up with unique underpinnings designed solely for use as a battery-electric vehicle. China Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) youtube Chevrolet Bolt

2017 89

All-electric Chinese cargo ship will be used to haul coal

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A shipyard in China has built what it says is the world's first all-electric cargo ship, capable of hauling 2,000 metric tons of lading some 50 miles on a single charge. China cargo electric utilities Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) cargo ships Boats fossil fuelsThe ship, built and operated by CSSC Offshore & Marine Engineering (Group) Company Ltd under the China State Shipbuilding Corporation Group, may not have the gross tonnage or.

2017 70

World's sexiest car, Jaguar E-Type, reappears as all-electric concept

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Electric cars are now accepted as future volume models for most automakers, but Jaguar Land Rover has taken a very different approach to showcase its future electric powertrains. collecting plug-in cars Jaguar Land Rover Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) E-Type Jaguar E-Type

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