Kia introduces 2018 Niro PHEV crossover to US at Los Angeles Show

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Kia introduced the 2018 Niro Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) ( earlier post ) to the US market at the Los Angeles Auto Show. kWh (59 kW) lithium-polymer battery pack and a 44.5 The estimated driving range when both electric and gasoline systems work together is up to 560 miles.

Toyota fuel-cell Class 8 prototype to start drayage routes at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

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Unveiled earlier this year ( earlier post ), Toyota Motor North America’s (TMNA) “Project Portal” fuel-cell-powered Class 8 truck proof-of-concept has completed more than 4,000 successful development miles, while progressively pulling drayage rated cargo weight, and emitting nothing but water vapor.

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Los Angeles to lease 160 BEVs, 128 PHEVs as part of commitment to 50% EV purchases by 2017

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday announced a commitment to lease 160 pure battery EV vehicles, a move that will give Los Angeles the largest city-owned pure EV fleet in the US. The program commits city departments to the leasing of pure battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) to replace aging city vehicles, including those with conventional internal combustion engines. per mile for EVs vs. $0.37

Port of Los Angeles to Evaluate Vision Industries Tyrano Fuel Cell Hybrid Class 8 Trucks

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Vision Industries Class 8 zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell hybrid-electric truck at the Port of Los Angeles. The Port of Los Angeles will be submitting a proposal for funding from the California Energy Commission to help support this project.

2019 Kia Niro EV rated at 239 miles, on sale soon

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Among the most important ones: With a large 64-kwh battery pack, it will offer an EPA-rated range of 239 miles. Los Angeles Auto ShowAt the LA Auto Show, Kia has provided some long-awaited U.S. market details for the Niro EV. The Niro, which Kia describes as a “multi-function crossover format,” is built on a dedicated green-vehicle platform shared with the.

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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. The plug-in hybrid also uses regenerative braking to charge the battery. The Fit EV concept. Click to enlarge.

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf: 124 miles of range, more motor power, LA Auto Show debut

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Later this morning, the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf will be unveiled at the second of two Los Angeles Auto Show media preview days. Along with the many updates made to other models in the 2017 Golf lineup, VW's electric car gets a 50-percent boost in battery capacity and a more powerful electric motor. The battery rises from 24.2 Los Angeles Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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2019 BMW i8: larger battery, more range, and new Roadster

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Revealed at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, the i8's mid-cycle refresh increases its battery capacity from 7.1 kwh, improving the car's fairly paltry all-electric range from 15 to 18 miles. Los Angeles Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsBMW is breathing some fresh air into its three-year-old alternative flagship to improve performance, increase range, and add some style.

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Jaguar i-Pace electric SUV concept breaks cover at LA Auto Show

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The latest to join the growing pool of pricey battery-electric sedans and crossover utilities is the Jaguar i-Pace, revealed tonight as a concept at a splashy event before the Los Angeles Auto Show. A quick look at the specs reveals 220 miles of electric range courtesy of a a. Los Angeles Auto Show Future Cars plug-in carsLuxury electric cars: seems like everyone's doing them, doesn't it?

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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 2010 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicle (PHV) made its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. “A lot of people are out there who believe that the batteries are done, that we can design essentially very large capacity batteries.

Tesla Model 3s, electric pickup, LA debuts, and wind power: The Week in Reverse

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How many miles will the new Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid go on its battery power? Los Angeles Auto ShowWhat company will show a new electric pickup later this month at the LA Auto Show? And which car won Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy competition for 2019? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending.

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Hyundai boosts range in refreshed IONIQ EV to ~170 miles

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Hyundai introduced its refreshed IONIQ car lineup in a North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Drivers of the new 2020 IONIQ Electric can also enjoy 170 miles (274 km) of range thanks to an upgraded 38.3-kWh battery with 36% more energy capacity.

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Jaguar I-Pace electric car testing: 200 cars, 1.5 million miles, and counting

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Jaguar’s upcoming first entry into electric vehicles is undergoing final validation in Los Angeles, a year after the British brand revealed the I-Pace Concept at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Vehicle Testing Jaguar I-Pace

BYD 60-foot battery-electric bus completes full Altoona Pass/Fail test

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BYD achieved a first when its 60-foot battery-electric articulated transit bus completed durability road testing under the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) new Pass/Fail guidelines at the Model Bus Testing Program in Altoona, Pa. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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Toyota’s new RAV4 plug-in hybrid SUV offers 39 miles AER, 90 MPGe

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota introduced its new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) RAV4 performance model with an estimated 302-horsepower, advanced all-wheel drive, sport-tuned suspension and exclusive design features.

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BYD electric bus logs 746 miles in 24h period

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The BYD bus traveled 746 miles (1,201 km) over the 24-hour period, operating in three shifts. Each shift logged between 240 and 256 miles (386 and 412 km) before recharging the battery. The bus traveled a total of 240 miles before its first battery charge—nearly 100 miles (161 km) more than BYD advertises and 30 miles (48 km) more than is needed to service an average transit route in the Antelope Valley.

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Daimler Trucks North America delivers its first battery-electric commercial truck to Penske Truck Leasing

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The Freightliner eM2 106 is intended for local distribution operations in the food sector and last-mile delivery services. The batteries of the new electric version provide 325 KWh for up to 480 hp. The range of the eM2 is around 370 km (230 miles). Electric (Battery) Fleets

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Motiv Power Systems providing two battery-electric refuse trucks to LA

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Motiv Power Systems is deploying two battery-electric refuse trucks to the City of Los Angeles. in Los Angeles and are projected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2018. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

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Toyota reveals second iteration of Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell truck: Project Portal 2.0; 300 miles per fill

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The new truck, known internally as “Beta,” expands on the capabilities of Toyota’s first Project Portal test vehicle by increasing the estimated range to more than 300 miles per fill.

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Toyota and Kenworth collaborate to develop 10 hydrogen fuel-cell T680 trucks as part of ZANZEFF grant

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This collaboration is part of a $41-million Zero and Near-Zero Emissions Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) grant preliminarily awarded by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), with the Port of Los Angeles as the prime applicant.

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Lightning Systems battery-electric heavy-duty Ford Transit showing 61 MPGe city, 66 MPGe highway

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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. Depending on battery option and drive cycle, LightningElectric has a payload capacity of up to 4,000 pounds.

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EVgo fast charges 40M miles of EV driving in US in 2017

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EVgo’s US network of DC fast chargers provided 40 million miles of electric driving in 2017; in 2016, the figure was 22 million EV miles. In addition, EVgo moved its headquarters to Los Angeles and increased its staff significantly, as the company continues to grow and expand its network, with a continued focus on customer service. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Plug-ins

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LADOT orders 130 BYD electric buses

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The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) has ordered 130 BYD battery-electric K7M buses, the largest single order of battery-electric buses to date in the United States. The project fits with the City of Los Angeles’ “Green New Deal,” a set of sustainability goals that includes converting the entire LADOT fleet to zero-emission buses by 2030. The 30-foot K7M has 22 seats, a range of up to 150 miles, and can be charged in 2.5

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Tesla unveils its Cybertruck electric pickup

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At a livestreamed event in Los Angeles, Elon Musk unveiled his company’s latest creation, the electric pickup Cybertruck. Electric (Battery The idiosyncratically designed truck will come in three powertrain versions: single-motor RWD; dual-motor AWD; and tri-motor AWD.

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UPS to test new Thor medium-duty electric truck

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earlier post ) to develop and to test a fully-electric class 6 delivery truck in Los Angeles, Calif. Testing will include off-road evaluation to address durability, battery capacity, technical integration, engineering and any items found during on-road testing.

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport adds two BYD electric buses

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) has aded two BYD battery-electric buses. The K9M has a range of up to 150 miles and charges in two to three hours. Bus Electric (Battery) Fleets

Volkswagen unveils I.D. EV concept; 1st MEB-based vehicle, to launch in 2020; up to 373 miles

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is driven by a 125 kW electric motor powered by a battery pack, and has a range of 400 - 600 km (249 - 373 miles) under European test conditions. with different battery capacities. The high-voltage battery used in the I.D.

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First US eHighway demonstration running in California; battery-electric, CNG-hybrid and diesel-hybrid trucks

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Siemens and the California South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) are conducting a one-mile, zero-emission eHighway demonstration in Carson, Calif., near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Hybrids Infrastructure

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Volkswagen to introduce battery-electric compact SUV in US in 2020; based on I.D. CROZZ

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Volkswagen Group of America announced it will introduce a new battery-electric compact SUV in the US in 2020. CROZZ concept vehicle ( earlier post ), which is making its North American debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. The new SUV will offer a range of more than 200 miles.

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Startup Thor Trucks announces its ET-One electric Class 8 tractor prototype

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Los Angeles-based startup Thor Trucks announced its electric Class 8 tractor “semi-prototype” ET-One, with 80,000 pound carrying capacity. ET-One is targeted at short-haul markets where daily miles traveled rarely exceed 250.

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Maven deploying its first all-electric shared-use fleet in Austin; 20 Chevy Bolts

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Maven Gig vehicles are available for flat weekly rates that include the car, unlimited miles, insurance (minus deductibles) and maintenance. The Chevrolet Bolt EV with an EPA-estimated range of 238 miles is the most popular vehicle among Maven Gig drivers.

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VW to unveil ID. SPACE VIZZION EV wagon at LA show; production version in 2021

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SPACE VIZZION to the world on the eve of the Los Angeles Auto Show on 19 November. SPACE VIZZION with a range of up to 590 kilometers (WLTP) or 300 miles (EPA). Electric (Battery Volkswagen will debut the ID.

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Transportation details of LA Mayor’s proposed Green New Deal

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On Monday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti released his version of a Green New Deal (LAGND). The LA Green New Deal seeks to “zero out” Los Angeles’ main sources of harmful emissions: buildings, transportation, electricity, and trash. Electric (Battery) Emissions Policy

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DOE awarding $19M to 12 projects for advanced battery and electrification research to enable extreme fast charging

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $19 million in funding to 12 cost-shared research projects focused on batteries and vehicle electrification technologies to enable extreme fast charging. (DE-FOA-0001808, The projects will help advance DOE’s research on batteries and electrification aimed at reducing battery pack cost to less than $100 per kilowatt-hour, increasing range to more than 300 miles, and charging in under 15 minutes or less by 2028.

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Tesla to begin piloting battery pack swap program for invited Model S owners

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Starting next week, Tesla Motors will pilot a battery pack swap program with invited Model S owners. The selected owners will have the opportunity to swap their car’s battery at a custom-built facility located across the street from the Tesla Superchargers at Harris Ranch, CA. The Harris Ranch Superchargers sit off the I-5, the interstate highway connecting Los Angeles (and San Diego) with the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento in the north. Electric (Battery

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Battery-electric Mitsubishi i EPA-rated at 112 MPGe combined, 62 mile real-world range; solar-powered CHAdeMO-compliant charging station

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MMNA) said that its battery-electric Mitsubishi i has earned an EPA-rated 126 MPGe in city driving and 99 MPGe out on the highway (112 MPGe combined). EPA pegged the “real-world” driving range at 62 miles. EPA has rated the vehicle’s LA4 driving cycle range at 98 miles. miles and includes numerous brief stops along the route to mimic in-town driving and its accompanying start/stops for traffic signals. Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.,

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FedEx Introducing Its First Battery-Electric Parcel Delivery Trucks in US

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FedEx is targeting battery electric technology for vehicles in its fleet covering less than 5,000 miles per year. Hybrids have their “sweet spot” in the 15,000-25,000 mile/hear range. Tags: Electric (Battery) Fleets

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Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries starting to test the first fully electric Freightliner trucks from end of 2018 onwards

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Ten Freightliner eCascadias will be delivered to NFI for drayage activities from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to warehouses in California’s Inland Empire metro region. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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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. Top: Standard range battery with AWD.

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Tesla unveils Model Y electric crossover

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In an event in Los Angeles, Tesla unveiled its upcoming Model Y electric crossover. Model Y Standard Battery will have 230 miles of range, while Model Y Long Range will be able to travel up to 300 miles on a single charge. Electric (Battery

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BMW to supply 100 i3 EVs to LAPD

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BMW of North America won its bid to supply the Los Angeles Police Department with 100 battery-electric BMW i3 vehicles for use in the department’s transportation fleet. The BMW i3 police cars began hitting the streets of Los Angeles this spring badged with an LAPD insignia.

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Passat BlueMotion Sets Guinness Record for Production Passenger Car Distance on a Single Tank: 1,531 Miles @ 75 MPG US

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The Passat BlueMotion travelled a distance of 1,531 miles (2,464 km), the equivalent of driving from London to Malaga, without needing to refuel or travelling from Los Angeles to New York with a single stop for fuel. In common with the Polo and Golf BlueMotion models, the Passat is fitted with aerodynamic modifications to the bodywork, a lower ride height, Stop-Start, programmed battery charging, longer gearing and low rolling resistance tires.

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Plug-in Prius makes debut at LA Auto Show

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Based on the third-generation Prius, the 2010 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle made its North American debut yesterday at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Built to support a global demonstration programme that begins this month, the vehicle expands Toyota’s hybrid synergy drive technology thanks to the introduction of a first generation lithium-ion battery that allows for all-electric operation at higher speeds and longer distances than a regular Prius.