Toyota premieres Toyota-brand battery electric vehicles ahead of 2020 China launch

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Toyota premiered its C-HR and IZOA battery electric vehicles (BEVs) as part of its activities on the opening day of Auto Shanghai 2019. The C-HR and IZOA will be the first battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) to launch in China under the Toyota brand.

2019 132

Report suggests low-speed electric vehicles could affect Chinese demand for gasoline and disrupt oil prices worldwide

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Low-speed electric vehicles (LSEVs) could reduce China’s demand for gasoline and, in turn, impact global oil prices, according to a new issue brief by an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. “ China Electric (Battery) Forecast

2019 136

Here's the battery pack behind VW's global electric-vehicle push

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No single core component in an electric vehicle costs more—or probably matters more for the acceptance of EVs—than the battery pack. Many would argue that one of the best decisions Tesla ever made was going with the Panasonic 18650 cells in the Model S (and later, Model X). Thanks in part to good power management and thermal planning

2018 85

Nissan, Renault to buy CATL batteries for electric vehicles

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The Nikkei reports that Chinese automotive battery maker CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd.) will provide lithium-ion batteries to Nissan Motor and Renault. The Sylphy will be Nissan’s first electric vehicle mass-produced in China. Batteries China

2018 93

Volkswagen Group of America launches Inclusive Mobility initiative; focus on autonomous and electric vehicles

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VWGoA) launched the Inclusive Mobility initiative, an industry-first effort to engage directly with disability groups early in the design of vehicle technologies, user experience and mobility services. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

2019 127

BMW readies battery factory for wave of coming electric vehicles

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BMW announced last month it will significantly expand and overhaul a facility to produce batteries for electric cars at its factory in Dingolfing, Germany. The new battery assembly line in the factory will cover 65,000 square feet in the The factory currently builds several BMW sedans and coupes, including plug-in versions of the 5- and 7-Series.

2018 86

Could carbon-fiber electric-vehicle bodies double as ‘mass-less’ batteries?

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Automakers seem to be in agreement that the ‘skateboard’ location for heavy battery packs—low and wide beneath the passenger floor—is the ideal layout for electric vehicles. Researchers in Sweden have examined the possibility of using the vehicle shell as a battery casing. Batteries future Carbon Fiber research

Renault opens its first electric-vehicle-only showroom, in Sweden

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How to sell electric cars in these early years poses a quandry for all automakers. Tesla chose to avoid existing franchised dealerships and set up its own "stores," where shoppers can learn about plug-in electric vehicles, and their advantages, and have questions answered by Tesla representatives. Renault dealers Sweden plug-in cars dealerships Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) education Young Buyers

VW is planning to build 50 million electric vehicles

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Volkswagen already had ambitious goals to ramp up electric-vehicle production to a rate of up to three million EVs annually by 2025, and potentially hit 10 million vehicles around 2027 if all goes right. But its plans look even more bullish on electric cars, considering the number of vehicles it's now supposedly signed up to build over a longer. Batteries VW MEB architecture

2018 88

Bernal Institute leading €8M EU project to advance batteries for electric vehicles

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Researchers at the Bernal Institute at the University of Limerick, Ireland are leading an €8-million EU-funded project called Si-DRIVE, which aims to develop battery technology to support higher performance electric vehicles. This project will tackle the major barriers to EV uptake, which relate to driving range, cost and recharge times by completely re-imagining the lithium ion battery using innovative anode, cathode and electrolyte materials.

2018 76

How Self-Driving Cars Will Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption

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Over the last two decades, fully electric cars have had, let’s say, a slow start. And while hybrid technology has taken off, drivers have been hesitant to accept fully battery-powered tech for a variety of reasons, including a lack of charging stations. Electric Vehicles: Right Now.

2018 99

Electrify America collaborating with nine additional companies to host more than 30 ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations

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Electrify America announced collaborations with nine additional companies to host more than 30 ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations across the US. The companies, ranging from popular grocery store chains to retail shopping centers, will help expand the availability of electric vehicle DC fast charging for customers who drive or are considering purchasing an EV. The company is investing $2 billion over ten years in electric vehicle infrastructure and education.

2019 93

Volvo Trucks presents Vera autonomous electric vehicle for future transport solutions

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Volvo Trucks unveiled Vera : an autonomous, electric vehicle that can operate with significantly less exhaust emissions and low noise levels. The driveline and battery pack are of the same type that are used in Volvo Trucks’ electric trucks.

2018 134

Allison Transmission acquires Vantage Power and AxleTech’s electric vehicle systems division

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the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, has purchased Vantage Power and AxleTech’s electric vehicle (EV) systems division. Allison’s electrification strategy leverages and extends current electric hybrid technologies, develops new electrified propulsion solutions, and expands system and integration level capabilities in alternative propulsion. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Vehicle Systems

2019 79

EU researchers develop innovative energy-efficient climate control system for electric vehicles; XERIC

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EU-funded researchers have developed an innovative climate control system (CCS) that extends the range of electric vehicles while enhancing passenger comfort. Electric (Battery) Vehicle Systems

2018 117

China plug-in electric vehicle sales in 2017: almost four times those in the U.S.

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But the Chinese new-vehicle market is undergoing a seismic shift in which types of cars are sold. China sales New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Compared to previous years, overall car-sales growth in the U.S. has all but plateaued at around 17.5 million. China is doing little better, with growth reaching just 3 percent for 2017. Want proof? China sold 777,000 new-energy.

2018 71

GM to launch two new electric vehicles within 18 months, 20 by 2023

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General Motors said on Monday it will unveil two new battery-electric vehicles within the next 18 months, and will offer 20 electric and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles globally by 2023. General Motors GM Future Cars plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cell Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 68

Hyundai Motor Group and Wärtsilä partner on second-life electric vehicle batteries

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Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) has selected Wärtsilä for a technology and commercial partnership designed to utilize second-life electric vehicle (EV) batteries for the growing energy storage market. The global partnership will combine HMG’s expansion in electric vehicles with Wärtsilä’s growing energy business, which includes 67 GW of installed power plants and advanced energy storage technologies and software created through the acquisition of Greensmith Energy.

2018 71

BorgWarner introduces onboard battery charger

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BorgWarner introduced its Onboard Battery Charger (OBC), adding to the company’s impressive portfolio of technologies for plug-in hybrid and pure-electric vehicles. It is compatible with all battery chemistries and voltages of 400 volts, 650 volts and 800 volts.

2019 99

Volkswagen targeting recycling 97% of raw materials in end-of-life EV battery packs

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Volkswagen plans to build one million electric vehicles a year by 2025; given this target, handling battery recycling internally is a priority for cost and environmental reasons. Batteries Electric (Battery) Recycling

2019 161

Nissan and partners have now sold 540,000 plug-in electric vehicles

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Of the 90 million or so new vehicles sold globally last year, plug-in electric cars made up only a tiny proportion, roughly 1 percent. Renault sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Renault-NissanBut the auto industry works on long product cycles and buyers tend to be conservative, only changing the types of cars they buy if life circumstances change or there's a compelling financial reason to do so.

2018 63

GlobalData: growing global electric vehicle market will more than double lithium demand over the next 5 years

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Data and analytics company GlobalData forecasts that the demand for lithium needed for the production of lithium-ion batteries for use in EVs will more than double from 26.7kt in 2018 to 58.3kt in 2022. to reach 380,000, 107,000, 100,000, and 99,000 vehicles, respectively, in 2022.

2018 121

Big global companies launch EV100 effort to add electric vehicles, charging stations

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If you want to make electric vehicles the new normal, why not turn boring delivery vehicles into zero-emission boxes? That's the plan of The Climate Group's new EV100 organization, launched in October, which is focused on electrifying fleets and "making electric transport the new normal by 2030." plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Charging stations

2017 61

Why We Call Out Compliance Cars Among All Electric Vehicles

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So when our reader Brian Lakatos wrote to ask us about the tone of recent coverage of electric cars, we responded at some length--and then decided to turn the response into an article. California plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance car Chevrolet Spark EVOften reader comments raise issues that are worth covering for a broader audience.

2015 79

China extended tax breaks on hybrids and plug-in electric vehicles through 2020

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As China stares down climate change and smog alerts in numerous cities, the central government has extended its tax rebates for hybrid and electric vehicles for another three years. Announced on December 27, the move is one of many recently that will eventually see traditional internal-combustion cars all but eliminated from new vehicles sales in. China Plug-In Hybrids incentives plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) New Energy Vehicle

2018 59

Battery-electric vehicle versus plug-in hybrid: why having both makes sense

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Not long ago, green car fans had only one choice: a hybrid vehicle like the Prius that gets all its energy from gasoline. Now there is a choice of several pure battery-electric vehicles that get all their energy from grid electricity, several plug-in hybrid electric vehicles that get their energy from a mix of grid electricity and gasoline, and

2018 63

Big Oil Betting On Electric Vehicles

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Speaking this week at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in New York, Total SA’s chief energy economist, Joel Couse, forecasted that EVs will make up 15 to 30 percent of global new vehicle sales by 2030. Like hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, electric vehicles have major walls to climb to find mass adoption in vehicle sales and infrastructure. One barrier is the cost of owning an electric vehicle versus a cheaper, comparable gasoline-engine vehicle.

2017 76

Mercedes-Benz to build electric vehicles in 6 plants on 3 continents; global battery network; EQC in 2019

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Mercedes-Benz is in the process of building out hubs for the production of electric vehicles and batteries around the globe. The company is planning to offer more than 50 electrified vehicle variants. Production of the EQC, an all-electric SUV, will start in 2019.

2018 83

Daimler takes 3.93% stake in Beijing Electric Vehicle Company

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Expanding its strategic footprint in the field of New Energy Vehicles (NEV) in China, Daimler has acquired a 3.93% stake in Beijing Electric Vehicle Co., BAIC BJEV’s battery-electric EX360 SUV is one of nine models the brand offers currently.

2018 78

KUKA to supply battery production system for electric vehicles

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Industrial robot company KUKA Industries has received an order from an unnamed leading European manufacturer in the automotive industry to supply a further battery production system. KUKA Industries has planned and set up the production system for the manufacture of battery modules and high-voltage batteries for use in electric vehicles. This involves individual battery cells being processed into modules and custom-tailored battery systems.

2017 60

Do electric vehicle batteries harm the environment?

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Electric vehicles may be seen as a strong environmental solution, but what if their batteries have a negative effect on the environment? They compiled a detailed lifecycle inventory of a lithium-ion battery with a rough lifecycle [.]. Well, a team from Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology decided to put this to the test.

Symbio intros 40 kW hydrogen fuel cell range-extending module for heavy-duty electric vehicles

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At the Movin’On 2018 mobility summit in Montreal, hydrogen fuel-cell company Symbio intoduced a 40-kW fuel cell system—H2Motiv L—targeting range-extending conversion applications for heavy-duty electric vehicles. The kit utilizes the vehicle’s CAN bus.

2018 130

SGL Carbon produces prototypes of fully integrated composite battery enclosures for NIO; battery swapping

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In collaboration with SGL Carbon, Chinese automotive manufacturer NIO has developed prototypes for battery enclosures made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) for its NIO high performance electric vehicles. The battery enclosure is extremely lightweight, stable and safe.

2019 94

JRC report finds electric vehicles in Europe on the way to full-scale commercialization

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The European Union appears to be undergoing a transition from the testing of and experimentation with electric vehicles to full-scale EV commercialization, according to a new report from the EU’s Joint Research Center (JRC).

2015 162

Andromeda Interfaces introduces Electric Vehicle Interface Controller

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Andromeda Interfaces has introduced its Electric Vehicle Interface Controller (EVIC), a fully integrated display device to monitor the operation and safety of electric vehicle major sub-systems.

2014 106

Lux Research: recycling, not reuse, is better choice for batteries from retired electric vehicles

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Recycling, rather than reuse, is likely to be the more attractive option for up to 65 GWh of second-life batteries poised to enter the market in 2035 with the retirement of the first generation of plug-in vehicles, according to a new report from Lux Research, “ Reuse or Recycle: The Billion-Dollar Battery Question.”. kWh residential system from second-life batteries will cost just over $4,600, compared with nearly $6,000 for a new 7 kWh system.

2016 97

Volkswagen to change Emden and Hanover to become electric vehicle plants by 2022

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Following Zwickau, Volkswagen intends to change its plants at Emden and Hanover in Germany over to the production of electric vehicles. In Hanover, the Chairman of the Brand Board of Management of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Dr. Thomas Sedran, presented the plans. The orientation towards the production of innovative electric vehicles is part of the plant allocation plans on which the Supervisory Board will decide in Wolfsburg on Friday.

2018 72

BMW i4 will resemble 4-Series Grand Coupe–with big battery

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BMW plans to launch perhaps its most mainstream electric car, the i4, in 2021, about a year after the iX3 electric crossover utility goes on sale. Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV BMW chairman Harald Krüger told British auto magazine Auto Express that the long-awaited i4 will be treated as a variant of the company's 4-series Gran Coupe, a mid-size 4-door hatchback similar in.

2018 82

Western Governors pledge to create electric vehicle charging network

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The governors of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to create a unified regional electric vehicle plan to allow electric vehicles to recharge and travel easily along the 5,000 miles of freeways in the western region. Identify, respond to, and where possible collaborate on funding opportunities to support the development of the Regional Electric Vehicle West EV Corridor.

2017 76

Electric vehicle battery charger breakthrough

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One of the major drawbacks of electric cars is the time they take to charge in comparison to the time it takes to refuel a petrol or diesel vehicle. BRUSA Elektronik AG will produce an on-board battery charger for electric vehicles that uses a [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news BRUSA Elektronik electric car chargers electric cars electric vehicles green cars

SAKOR customized starter/alternator testing system for hybrid/electric vehicle applications

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a recognized leader in the area of high-performance dynamometer systems, designed and provided a dynamometer testing system to a major original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for testing starter/alternators for hybrid/electric vehicle (H/EV) applications. As a result, the test system can expose starter/alternators to all possible conditions they may undergo in actual vehicle use. The system features two battery simulators that are also regenerative DC power supplies.

2019 76

Technical review outlines challenges for both batteries and fuel cells as basis for electric vehicles

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Gasteiger, Chair of Technical Electrochemistry, Technische Universität München; and Dr. Jens-Peter Suchsland, SolviCore GmbH, delve into the technological barriers for all-electric vehicles—battery-electric or PEM fuel cell vehicles. Batteries Fuel Cells

2015 99

2018 BMW i3 preview (including battery rumors)

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This year's updated BMW i3 electric car is only just arriving at U.S. dealerships after a battery-capacity boost that gives it longer range. But already some details of the 2018 BMW i3 have leaked out, in the form of spy photos and further rumors about more battery capacity yet. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine BMW i3 REx battery capacity

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