Honda partners with CATL on Li-ion EV batteries; 56 GWh by 2027

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CATL ) signed a cooperation agreement with Honda Motor in Tokyo to cooperate formally to develop electric vehicles for the future market. Under the agreement, CATL will become Honda’s partner in the field of lithium-ion EV batteries. Batteries Electric (Battery

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Ford unveils all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV

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In Los Angeles, Ford unveiled the all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV. kWh Li-ion battery) and extended-range (98.8 kWh battery) options with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive powered by permanent magnet motors. Electric (Battery

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Penn State Li-ion battery design could charge an EV in 10 minutes; asymmetric temperature modulation

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Penn State researchers have developed a lithium-ion battery that charges at an elevated temperature to increase reaction rate but keeps the cell cool during discharge, showing the potential to add 200 miles of driving range to an electric car in 10 minutes.

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BMW to supply Motiv with i3 Li-ion batteries for integration into EPIC for commercial EVs

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California-based Motiv Power Systems, a provider of medium-duty all-electric fleet chassis for trucks and buses ( earlier post ), announced a supply agreement with BMW to integrate the latest (third) evolution of BMW’s passenger car lithium-ion battery packs into Motiv’s EPIC (Electric Powered Intelligent Chassis). Batteries Electric (Battery) Fleets

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Daimler Trucks & Buses and CATL enter global Li-ion battery cell modules supply agreement for electric trucks

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Limited (CATL) have entered a global battery cell modules supply agreement for electric trucks. CATL will supply lithium-ion battery cell modules for a wide range of Daimler Trucks & Buses’ global electric truck portfolio to be introduced in markets from 2021 onwards, including the Mercedes-Benz eActros, the Freightliner eCascadia and the Freightliner eM2. Daimler Trucks & Buses and battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co.

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Saft Li-ion battery system to power ExoMars Rover; >€1M contract

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million) from Airbus Defence and Space Ltd (UK) to develop, to qualify and to test a specific lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery system to power the ExoMars Rover vehicle. The technology mathematically guarantees stable operation of the power system and should an electrical fault occur, can chart a solution from power failure to recovery, leaving astronauts to perform other important tasks. ExoMars Rover. Click to enlarge.

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AKASOL supplying Li-ion battery systems for eight fast-charging electric buses in Cologne

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AKASOL, a Germany-based provider of high-performance Li-ion battery systems ( earlier post ), is supplying the Li-ion battery systems for 8 all-electric articulated 18-meter buses, manufactured by VDL Bus & Coach, to be operated by the Cologne public transport company Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe.

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GM CEO optimistic on potential for Envia Li-ion batteries with silicon anodes

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The AP reports that GM CEO Dan Akerson told an employee meeting that Li-ion batteries developed by Envia Systems could take a car 100 miles on a single charge within a couple of years, and potentially double that with some luck. Envia Systems is developing large capacity pouch cells based on a novel high-voltage Manganese rich (HCMR) layered-layered Li 2 MnO 3 ·LiMO 2 composite cathode with a Si-carbon anode and proprietary electrolyte.

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LG Chem to provide Li-ion pack for Chrysler Pacifica PHEV minivan

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LG Chem announced that it won a contract to supply the 16 kWh Li-ion battery pack and controls for the new Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivan introduced earlier this year at the Detroit auto show. Chrysler estimates that the Pacifica Hybrid will deliver an all-electric range of 30 miles. Yonhap.

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Elithion ships Li-ion battery management systems to AvtoVaz for EL LADA EV

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Colorado-based Elithion has shipped a production order for Lithiumate Pro Li-ion battery management systems (BMS) to Russian automaker AvtoVaz for inclusion in its all-electric car EL LADA. The Lithiumate Pro BMS supports all cell form factors—prismatic, small and large cylindrical, pouch—and is targeted for mid-voltage Lithium-ion chemistries: Lithium iron phosphate (LFP): LiFePO 4 , LiFeYPO 4.

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Transport for London launches first all-electric, long-range double-decker BYD buses into service

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Transport for London (TfL) has introduced the first long-range, battery-electric BYD Double-Decker buses into revenue service routes. TfL plans to charge the buses overnight using low-cost, off-peak electricity to provide additional cost savings.

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THINK City EVs with EnerDel Li-ion Packs Enter Production

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THINK, the Scandinavian electric vehicle maker, has begun production of THINK City EVs equipped with 22 kWh Li-ion battery packs from Ener1 subsidiary EnerDel. The latest generation THINK City is a purpose-built, all-electric car designed for urban environments. The EnerDel THINK City pack. Click to enlarge. THINK and Ener1 have been in active partnership for a number of years, developing and perfecting the THINK EV drive system and the EnerDel.

Details of the Audi Q5 Hybrid Quattro Li-ion battery pack

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In a presentation at the 2011 Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC) in Pasadena, California last week, Daniel Andree, a battery development engineer at Audi AG, outlined the implementation of a Sanyo lithium-ion battery pack in the upcoming 2012 Audi Q5 compact crossover hybrid.

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Ricardo and QinetiQ Demonstrate New Iron-Sulphide Li-ion Pack for HEVs

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The aim of the project was to develop an alternative Li-ion cell chemistry that could be integrated within an HEV using a bespoke battery management system. QinetiQ has also been working on lithium-ion/iron sulphide cells for a number of years.

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Ford Leveraging Wireless Technologies for Li-ion Battery Testing

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Ford Motor Company is leveraging the Internet and wireless technology to accelerate testing and refinement of the advanced lithium-ion battery systems that will power its upcoming plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles. This method has already led to at least 20 major design improvements for Ford's future plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles.

A123 Systems to supply Li-ion battery packs to VIA Motors for extended-range electric trucks

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Li-ion developer and manufacturer A123 Systems will supply complete lithium-ion battery packs to VIA Motors, an electric vehicle company building next-generation electrified trucks, vans and SUVs. To be integrated into VIA’s Extended-Range Electric Vehicle (E-REV) Powertrain ( earlier post ), A123’s 24 kWh battery packs combine with a 300 kW electric motor and an onboard generator to deliver an expected all-electric driving range of up to 40 miles.

Abt life-cycle analysis of different Li-ion chemistries for PHEVs and EVs identifies opportunities for improving environmental profile of batteries

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Generic process flow diagram for lithium-ion batteries for vehicles (color coded to present LCI data sources). O 2 , Li-NCM); and lithium-iron phosphate (LiFePO 4 ). Source: “Application of LCA to Nanoscale Technology: Li-ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles”.

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

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A 324 Volt, 140 kWh Li-ion battery pack is charged by a standard 20 kW charger; an 80 kW multi-vehicle charger is optional. Tags: Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Ports and Marine The XE20. Click to enlarge.

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Asahi Kasei expanding production capacity for Hipore Li-ion battery separator material

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Asahi Kasei E-materials will increase its production capacity for Hipore Li-ion battery (LIB) separator by 50 million m 2 /year at its plant in Hyuga, Miyazaki, with start-up scheduled in the spring of 2013. Hipore is a microporous polyolefin membrane separator placed between the anode and cathode of LIBs, which prevents contact between the electrodes while allowing Li ions to pass through.

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Renault selects DHL for Li-ion battery pack replacement logistics services

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Renault has selected DHL as its first logistics provider to manage and distribute replacement Li-ion batteries to the “Expert Z.E.” dealers network for its entire electric vehicle range. DHL has signed a three-year contract to implement a service to coincide with the launch of the first Renault electric vehicles, Fluence Z.E. Renault is the first car manufacture to mass market electric vehicles. Batteries Electric (Battery

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Valence signs extended supply agreement for Li-ion batteries with PVI

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Valence Technology has signed an extended supply agreement with France-based electric industrial vehicle maker PVI. Since launching the program four years ago, more than 120 electric commercial vehicles, including electric trucks and buses built by PVI and powered by Valence lithium phosphate battery systems, are in operation today in several European countries.

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Li-ion maker Enerdel and B3G partnering to supply traction batteries to Lion Bus for electric school buses

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a supplier of lithium-ion batteries, to develop and manufacture traction batteries for Lion Bus Inc., The Quebec Ministry recently awarded Lion Bus a project to develop an all-electric school bus. The project is part of the Transportation Electrification Strategy promoted by the Canadian Government, which aims to introduce more than 10,000 all-electric vehicles on Québec roads by 2017. Quebec-based B3CG Interconnect Inc.,

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A More Detailed Look at a Prismatic Li-ion Cell and Pack Manufacturing Process

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EnerDel believes its Hague Road plant is the first, and as yet at this time only, plant capable of achieving high volume production of transportation-grade, lithium ion cells within the US. Li-ion Battery Basics. If they were to touch they would create an electrical short.

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Dassaults SVE to Combine with and Dow Kokam in Li-ion Battery Partnership for EVs

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Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault (Dassault) and Dow Kokam LLC have signed an agreement that outlines the intention to combine the business activities of Dassault’s Société de Vehicles Electriques (SVE) unit with Dow Kokam, making Dassault a minority owner of Dow Kokam, a joint venture between Dow Chemical and Townsend Kokam for Li-ion batteries. SVE has built experience through an extensive road tests program on vehicles equipped with lithium-ion electric traction systems.

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Profile: Li-ion Battery and Pack Supplier Valence Technology

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The polyhedra aid the eye in seeing the ions grouped as (green) Fe/Mg-enclosing octahedra and (yellow) phosphate tetrahedra. The (blue) oxygen ions are made very small to permit viewing of the arrangement of the other ions. a provider of lithium-ion batteries, modules and packs. Valence differentiates its lithium-ion products through its cathode (positive terminal in discharge) material, a lithium iron magnesium phosphate (LiFe 1-x Mg x PO 4 ). by Bill Cooke.

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Renault Trucks and Nestlé Switzerland partner on all-electric medium-duty refrigerated truck

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Nestlé Switzerland and Renault Trucks (part of the Volvo Group) recently introduced an experimental all-electric refrigerated truck—nicknamed the e-Truck—that combines an all-electric 13t Renault Midlum developed by Renault Trucks with a refrigerated body that is also entirely powered by electricity. The electric truck features a 103 kW motor and two Li-ion packs with a total capacity of 170 kWh.

EV charging station provider DBT launches US operations; solar panels and Li-ion storage

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European electric vehicle supply equipment manufacturer DBT opened a US subsidiary in Chicago this January: DBT USA. Under the agreements, AllCell will provide lithium-ion battery packs protected by AllCell’s passive thermal management system, while Sun Phocus will provide solar panels utilizing holographic planar concentrating (HPC) technology. DBT currently has installed more than 6,000 charging units in more than 20 countries to date.

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Yardney and Coda Automotive Form JV for US Automotive Li-ion Systems Production; Lishen Expected to Participate

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and California-based Coda Automotive have entered into a joint venture (Coda Battery Systems LLC) to design, manufacture and sell automotive-grade, lithium-ion battery systems in the United States. Ah Li-ion iron phosphate cell for Coda sedan. 34 kWh battery pack for Coda sedan.

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Altair Nanotechnologies Receives $850,000 Purchase Order for Li-ion Modules from Proterra

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has received a follow-on $850,000 purchase order for lithium-ion battery modules from Proterra for new all-electric and hybrid-electric transit buses. The modules will primarily be used in the production of all-electric, 35-foot Proterra FCBE 35 transit buses. Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. This purchase is a follow-on order from the initial $898,400 contract announced in August 2009.

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Prototype electric New Flyer transit bus powered by 120 kWh MHI MLiX Li-ion pack in operational testing in Manitoba, Canada

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An all-electric, battery-powered prototype demonstration bus under joint development by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. The 40-foot “E-Bus” is based on New Flyer’s 40-foot Xcelsior heavy-duty transit bus and is powered by a 120 kWh lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack developed by MHI. The $3-million electric bus project costs are split equally between the Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Hydro and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

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Samsung SDI-Bosch Li-ion joint venture SB LiMotive targeting battery capacity for about 50,000 EVs by 2013, 180,000 by 2015

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SB LiMotive, the Samsung SDI-Bosch Li-ion 50:50 joint venture formed in 2008 ( earlier post ) has been working on developing automotive lithium-ion energy-storage systems, including various sizes of cell, entire battery systems, and battery management systems, as well as its production capacity. The BMW Active E electric vehicle also relies on SB LiMotive cells. The company is hoping to achieve as many as 3,000 full-charge cycles for all-electric cars.

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Honeywell Secures $27.3M Grant From DOE to Produce LiPF6 for Li-ion Electrolytes

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million grant to produce high-purity lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF 6 ), a conductive salt used in electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries. The grant was awarded as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and is designed to accelerate the market introduction and penetration of advanced electric drive vehicles, reducing fuel consumption and vehicle emissions of greenhouse gases. billion in 2015, driven by demand for plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles.

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Mercedes Vito All-Electric Taxi Prototype Launches in London

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Eco City Vehicles PLC (ECV), a developer and supplier of eco-friendly commercial vehicles and the London licensed taxi, launched an all-electric prototype of the London-licensed Mercedes Vito taxi, developed by a consortium of companies including ECV’s manufacturing partner Penso, Mercedes Benz UK and Zytek Automotive. The eVito Taxi is powered by a 70 kW Zytek electric drive system, driving the front wheels through a custom designed Vocis/Graziano transmission.

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CODA to Site Automotive Li-ion Battery Manufacturing Facility in Ohio Pending DOE Loan

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CODA, a California-based electric car and battery company, plans to build an automotive-grade lithium ion battery system manufacturing facility in Ohio. CODA is slated to begin delivering its all-electric car in the fourth quarter of this year and anticipates that it can deliver more than 14,000 vehicles to customers by the end of 2011.

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CODA Holdings raises $76M in Series D initial closing; support for CODA electric vehicle and Li-ion battery JV with Lishen

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CODA Holdings, a developer of Lithium-ion battery systems and all-electric vehicles, announced the initial closing of a Series D preferred investment round totaling $76 million, bringing the company's total invested capital to more than $200 million. The funding will be used to prepare for start of production of the battery-electric CODA Sedan ( earlier post ), and to support the company’s 2011 sales and marketing efforts. kWh Li-ion pack.

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SK Energy Has Two HEV, Four PHEV Li-ion Cells, Packs Ready for Production

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South Korea-based SK Energy has now developed six lithium-ion cells: two targeted at hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) applications and four targeted at plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) applications. Jeon Oh, SK Energy’s Leader, Corporate R&D Center/HEV Battery Project, provided an update on the company’s Li-ion automotive battery activities at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference 2009 this week in Long Beach.

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Navistar Officially Unveils eStar, Its First Purpose-Built All-Electric Commercial Truck

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will deliver to FedEx the first full-production eStar —Navistar’s all-electric commercial truck. Sales of the eStar all-electric vehicle are conducted through a wholly owned Navistar affiliate. million federal stimulus grant to build electric trucks. The eStar.

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ixetic Shows R744-based Thermal Management Concept for Li-ion Packs; Other Pumps for Lower Energy Consumption

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At the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), ixetic GmbH presented a concept R744-based thermal management system for lithium-ion battery packs in electric cars. If the vehicle is not running, the compressor takes the electricity it requires for cooling or heating directly from the battery. In contrast to vehicles with combustion engines, electric cars require an additional electric heating system. Electrically driven gear pump.

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Nissan Breaks Ground on Li-ion Manufacturing Facility for LEAF Packs in Tennessee; Capacity for 200,000 Packs per Year

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that will produce the lithium-ion batteries that power the Nissan LEAF zero-emission vehicle. The all-electric Nissan LEAF will be produced at Nissan’s vehicle assembly facility in Smyrna beginning in 2012. It will be located adjacent to the vehicle assembly plant, which will be retooled to accommodate production of Nissan LEAF and will be capable of producing 150,000 electric cars annually. Nissan broke ground on the manufacturing facility in Smyrna, Tenn.,

Michigan Approves Li-ion Maker Johnson Controls-Saft for Tax Credits, $20M Pack Credit

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The company was also approved for a Plug-In and all-electric traction battery pack credit valued at up to $20 million over three years to support the manufacture of battery packs using lithium-ion technology. The Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA) board approved Johnson Controls-Saft Advanced Power Solutions LLC (JCS) for an Anchor Jobs incentive.

EcoCAR Teams Roll Out Architectures; Plug-in Li-ion Packs and Renewable Energy Common Attributes

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The 17 designs range from systems using on-board hydrogen fuel cells to full battery-electric vehicles. Students were encouraged to explore a variety of solutions including hybrid, plug-in hybrid, fuel cell, electric, and extended range electric vehicles. While each of the 17 EcoCAR designs is unique, there are common attributes including: All of the vehicles have plug-in capability. All of the designs use lithium-ion battery technology.

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2010 Prius Plug-in Hybrid Makes North American Debut at Los Angeles Auto Show; First Li-ion Battery Traction Battery Developed by Toyota and PEVE

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The vehicle expands Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive technology with the introduction of a first generation lithium-ion battery that enables all-electric operation at higher speeds and longer distances than the conventional Prius hybrid.

Chrysler to Develop New Fiat 500 Electric Vehicle for the US; Ram PHEV to Offer 20 Miles All-electric Range

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Chrysler Group LLC plans to engineer and produce a battery electric vehicle using the Fiat 500 platform. The Fiat 500EV powertrain comprises three main systems; high power electric powertrain module, advanced lithium-ion battery, and an EV control unit to manage power flows. All powertrain engineering and vehicle development will take place at Chrysler Group headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. Ram Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). Fiat 500EV.

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