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 94

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 127

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 117

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

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 94

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 72

Custom Electric Vehicles: Venus Motors

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Venus Motors builds new custom electric vehicles using fiberglass kits, electric drive trains, and lithium batteries

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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 68

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 66

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

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 60

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 58

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 131

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 84

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

Southern California Edison proposes $760M Charge Ready 2 program to expand electric vehicle infrastructure

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Two years ago, Southern California Edison launched Charge Ready, a pilot program to increase the availability of charging for passenger electric vehicles. Achieving California’s ambitious goals for reducing air pollution and harmful greenhouse gas emissions will require 7 million electric cars on California highways by 2030. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Plug-ins

2018 99

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 77

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

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.

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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 77

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 99

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

ChargEVC: New Jersey plug-in electric vehicle registration up 79% for MY 2016 vehicles over 2015

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Registration of model year 2016 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in New Jersey was up 79% over 2015, according to a recent analysis by ChargEVC , a diverse coalition of organizations and companies that support growth of the electric vehicle market.

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.

Daimler Trucks North America unveils two Freightliner electric vehicle models and Electric Innovation Fleet

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Freightliner plans to deliver an Electric Innovation Fleet of 30 vehicles to customers later this year for further testing under real-world operating conditions. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

2018 84

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 107

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 100

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

2018 66

Akasol opens €10M, 600 MWh production facility for commercial electric vehicle batteries

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Akasol announced the opening of a new semi-automated production facility for high-performance lithium-ion battery systems for commercial vehicles. Akasol has begun serial production at the facility, which, with a capacity of 600 MWh, is now the largest assembly line for commercial vehicle battery systems in Europe. The plant can currently produce high-performance battery systems for up to 3,000 hybrid or electric vehicles or other large commercial vehicles each year.

2017 60

Volkswagen’s first two production battery-electric vehicles debut at Frankfurt

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Volkswagen marked its serious entry into the battery-electric vehicle market with the introduction in Frankfurt of its first two series production EVs: the e-up! Dr. Martin Winterkorn said that the group has set its sights on global market leadership in electric mobility. “

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BMW Group and Great Wall Motor sign joint venture agreement for MINI electric vehicles in China

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The BMW Group and the Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motor signed an agreement to produce MINI electric vehicles through a new 50:50 joint venture based in China. During an event for autonomous and connected driving attended by China’s Premier Li Keqiang and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, the BMW Group and Great Wall Motor committed to found a new joint venture, “Spotlight Automotive Limited”, for the development and production of electric vehicles in China.

2018 65

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

Nissan begins offering rebuilt Leaf battery packs

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Starting this month, Nissan has begun offering rebuilt battery packs for the older Leafs, filling a gap for drivers of older cars whose packs have begun to run down. Electric car repair trainer. BEV Recycling Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The company built a new facility in Japan to rebuild the packs, and will sell them for about $2,850 (based on the price in Japan), according to Inside EVs.

2018 63

BMW Group plans joint venture for MINI electric vehicles in China; LoI with Great Wall Motor

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A key element of the brand’s continued strategic development will be local production of future battery-electric MINI vehicles in the world’s largest market for electromobility. The MINI Electric Concept as presented at the IAA 2017. million vehicles per year.

2018 100

Daimler launches new DENZA 500 electric vehicle for the Chinese market; 500 km range

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have launched the new DENZA 500 battery-electric vehicle from their joint venture, Shenzhen DENZA New Energy Automotive Co., A new battery and additional weight reductions allow increased energy efficiency, providing an extended range of around 500 km (311 miles).

2018 78

Daimler developing new dedicated architecture for battery-electric vehicles; debut at Paris Motor Show in September; 500 km

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Daimler is developing a dedicated, multi-model electric vehicle architecture for battery-powered vehicles. The ACCUMOTIVE battery pack will support a range of up to 500 km. Batteries Electric (Battery

2016 94

Volkswagen Group Canada forms Electrify Canada to install network of ultra-fast electric vehicle chargers

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Volkswagen Group Canada has formed Electrify Canada, a new company that will build an ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) direct current (DC) charging network across Canada. Charging power will range from 150kW to 350kW for the expected longer range, larger battery vehicles coming to market and will also deliver 50kW charging power to support today’s EVs from all automotive manufacturers. Canada Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

2018 65

Daimler and BYD introduce Denza brand for battery-electric vehicles

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BDNT), the 50:50 joint venture between Daimler and BYD ( earlier post ) formally revealed in Shenzhen at the “EV – The Future” event its new Denza brand of electric vehicles developed in China, for the Chinese market. China Electric (Battery Denza logo. Click to enlarge.

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Poll: Consumer Interest In Electric Vehicles Stagnating?

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Today you’re far more likely to see an all-electric vehicle like the Nissan Leaf or Tesla Model S on your way to work or to the store, versus just a couple of years ago. Hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and full battery-electric. That much is almost certainly true. But that doesn’t mean that EVs are past a market tipping point just yet. surveys EVs Poll

2015 84

Some Chevrolet Bolt EVs get new battery pack for sudden loss of power: here's why

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It's every electric car owner's nightmare: the car indicates that remaining range has suddenly plummeted to zero, the battery pack stops providing current, and the car won't run. The problem has resulted in a program under which Chevy will replace the entire battery. Batteries Quality battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2018 67

Nissan, Sumitomo open electric-car battery recycling plant in Japan

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Almost seven years later, the first new plant in town is set to open, one contributing to clean energy and zero-emission vehicles to boot. Batteries battery pack Recycling plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) reuse energy storageThe town of Namie, in eastern Japan, was devastated by the earthquake and tsunami of 2011, and has struggled to recover from the devastation of that day.

2018 63

Nissan Leaf 30-kwh battery decline 3 times that of earlier electric cars: study

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The Nissan Leaf, at least for the moment, remains the highest-volume electric car produced in history, with more than 300,000 sold. One of the measures that kept its cost down was the use of passive air cooling for its battery pack, rather than the pricier liquid cooling used by other makers to keep battery temperatures within limits. Batteries lithium-ion battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Battery Life

2018 63

Electric car battery warranties compared

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It's one of the most frequently asked questions by anyone hearing about a modern electric car: do I have to replace the battery? With 15 years of experience in mobile phones and more than that with laptop computers, most buyers know that lithium-ion batteries lose capacity over time. Replacing phone or laptop batteries, generally for less than. lithium-ion battery pack Warranty plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Capacity Loss battery capacity

2016 69