Lucid Air debuts in New York; completes first high speed stability test at 217 mph

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Lucid Motors made its global auto show debut at the New York International Auto Show, presenting the Lucid Air luxury electric sedan and also presenting its Alpha Speed Car test vehicle, which had just completed its first high-speed stability test at 217 mph (349.2 Electric (Battery

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Genovation’s GXE breaks street-legal all-electric land speed record: 205.6 mph

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mph (330.88 mph (300.63 The GXE includes a state-of-the-art battery management system, inverters, batteries and electric motors that produce in excess of 600-hp and 570 lb-ft of torque. Genovation broke the land speed record for a street-legal all-electric vehicle with the Genovation Extreme Electric car (GXE). The GXE reached 205.6 km/h) during supervised tests with Johnny Bohmer Racing at Space Florida’s Shuttle Landing Facility in Kennedy Space Center, FL.

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Startup SF Motors announces two EVs; up to 1000 hp, 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds

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SF Motors has created a proprietary powertrain that includes custom motors, gearboxes, battery cells and packs, as well as electronic controllers—giving the company control and flexibility in the design of their vehicles. SF Motors has developed its own proprietary battery cells, with a leading energy density and a a long cycle life. SF Motors has also developed a patented battery pack system, enabling range of more than 300 miles (EPA) or 500 km (NEDC).

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Luxury electric Lucid Air sedan hits 217 mph in stability test

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The company said yesterday at the New York auto show that a development prototype had reached an electronically limited top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph) in testing last month. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Atieva Lucid MotorsOnly a handful of people have ridden in one outside the company, but development of the Lucid Air luxury electric sedan seems to be proceeding apace.

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Immortus Electric-Car Concept Claims Solar Running Up To 35 MPH

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Solar-car racing is nothing new, and solar panels have been used to a very limited extent to supplement battery power in a few production cars. Many electric-car owners use solar panels to generate power that they can use in home charging stations. But what if they could actually put those panels directly on their electric cars instead? DON'T. Australia solar roof plug-in cars solar

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BMW boosts i3 and i3s batteries to 120Ah; 42.2 kWh pack almost doubles original range

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BMW has released the new 2019 i3 and i3s electric vehicles with 120 Ah batteries. Since launch in 2014, the battery capacity and range of the i3 has grown from the original 60Ah / 81 miles to 94Ah / 115 miles in 2017 and now 120Ah for 2019. Batteries Electric (Battery

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Electric Car Drives 375 Miles at 55 mph, Recharges In 6 Minutes

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We all know that battery packs are the weakest link in electric vehicles. Not only are they heavy and expensive, but they take a long time to recharge and on average can only provide around 100 miles per charge. A German-based company has changed all that with a new vehicle capable of driving up to 375 miles at moderate highway speeds

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Battery company Kreisel Electric introduces automated 2-speed transmission for EVs

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seconds, with a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph). Electric (Battery) Transmissions

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Fisker unveils EMotion electric luxury sedan; prototype flexible solid-state battery cell; automotive-ready after 2020

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Featuring automatic butterfly doors and five integrated Quanergy S3 LiDAR sensors ( earlier post ) for autonomous driving up to Level 4, the all-wheel drive EMotion has a projected range of 400 miles (644 km) and a top speed of 161 mph (259 km/h). Batteries Electric (Battery) Solid-state

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Tesla battery reignites twice after fatal Florida crash: NTSB report

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Following a crash in early May that killed two teenagers, the battery in the Tesla Model S the teens were driving reignited twice after firefighters had initially extinguished it, according to the preliminary report released Tuesday by the NTSB. The report notes that the car was traveling 116 mph seconds before it crashed into a wall, which tore. battery fire

Lightning Systems’ battery-electric Ford Transit on schedule for March deliveries; fuel cell range extender option

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Lightning Systems, a global developer of efficiency and emissions improvement solutions for fleets, announced that it is on schedule for March deliveries of its new battery-electric LightningElectric conversion system for Ford Transit. Conversions Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Hydrogen

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A closer look at Audi’s new R8 e-tron EV and battery

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The model line-up of the second generation of Audi’s high-performance R8 sports car, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, includes the new R8 e-tron battery-electric vehicle. mph) in 3.9 The liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack consists of 52 modules.

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Solar Impulse 2 used Kokam Ultra High Energy NMC batteries in round-the-world solar flight

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The Solar Impulse 2 —the solar airplane that recently completed a round-the-world flight— used batteries from Kokam, based on that company’s advanced Ultra High Energy Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) Oxide (Ultra High Energy NMC) technology.

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Chevrolet releases more details on Bolt drive unit and battery; one-pedal driving

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Hard on the heels of the reveal of the production Volt EV at CES 2016 in Las Vegas earlier post ), Chevrolet used the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit to release additional details on the battery and drivetrain of the new BEV. Batteries Electric (Battery) Motors

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smart offering entire range with battery-electric drive

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With this next generation, smart will be the only car manufacturer worldwide to offer its entire model range with both combustion engines and pure battery-electric drive. With 118 lb-ft (160 N·m) torque and 80 hp (59 kW), the fortwo accelerates from 0-60 mph in 11.7

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BMW and SCHERM put 40t battery-electric truck into service for material transport in 1-year pilot

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The truck battery takes three to four hours to charge. The standard tractor has two batteries (112 kWh) and a third battery can be fitted for extended or heavy duty operations. Top speed is 40 km/h (25 mph). Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Manufacturing

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Driving the VW e-Golf; strategy, assembly in Wolfsburg, Braunschweig battery plant

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The e-Golf (“Das e-Auto” earlier post ), the Volkswagen brand’s second series production battery-electric vehicle after the e-up!, Early display cutaway of the e-Golf battery pack. Training cutaway of the production battery pack. seconds, and 100 km/h (62 mph) in 10.4

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Lightning Systems accepting orders for LightningElectric battery-electric upfit for Ford Transit; price and specs

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The LightningElectric battery conversion package is available for Ford Transit as part of Ford Motor Company’s eQVM program. Depending on battery option and drive cycle, LightningElectric will have a payload capacity of up to 4,000 pounds. Maximum Speed 55 mph (electronically limited).

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BYD unveils battery-electric over-the-road coach bus; two more models to launch this year

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unveiled the first long range, 100% battery-electric over-the-road coach bus (as opposed to a city transit bus) at the United Motorcoach Association Expo in New Orleans. The BYD C9 is the first of three battery-electric coaches the company will launch globally this year. The 365 kWh Li-ion iron phosphate battery pack can accept 200 kW charging for a charging time of less than two hours. mph (101 km/h). mph (125 km/h) and has a range of more than 124 miles (200 km).

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Nissan unveils new LEAF; 150-mile range; high-power variant with larger battery in 2019

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Maximum speed is 144 km/h (89 mph). The new LEAF will also be followed in model year 2019 with a high-power version with increased motor power and battery capacity. The new LEAF features a 40 kWh Li-ion battery pack that can be quick charged up to 80% in 40 minutes).

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Volkswagen presents new I.D. CROZZ II battery-electric SUV concept; on sale in 2020

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With an 83 kWh battery pack, the driving range of the SUV that outputs 225 kW (system power) and top speed of 180 km/h (112 mph) is up to 500 kilometers (311 miles) (NEDC) on one battery charge. Batteries Electric (Battery

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AKASOL battery pack powering ZF’s electric Advanced Urban Vehicle concept

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An 8-module Li-ion traction battery from AKASOL GmbH powers the ZF electric Advanced Urban Vehicle concept presented at the IAA in Frankfurt. AKASOL is a supplier of Li-ion batteries for high-performance applications. kWh battery pack features a charging power of 49 kW.

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KIT presenting modular battery concept for electric bus

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Design of the modular batteries. At the upcoming IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will present a modular battery concept for the efficient operation of an electric bus; an electric city bus demonstrator will illustrate the concept.

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Chery to launch new EXEED line; hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery-electric

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Chery will make the EXEED TX available in Europe with three electrified powertrains: a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV); plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV); or battery-electric vehicle (BEV). The EXEED TX will be able to travel up to 120 km/h (75 mph) for up to 70 km (43.5

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A123 Systems supplying Li-ion batteries for new BMW ActiveHybrid 3 and ActiveHybrid 5 models

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A123 Systems is providing Li-ion battery cells for the new BMW ActiveHybrid 3 ( earlier post ) and ActiveHybrid 5 ( earlier post ) models to be shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next week. miles) at an average speed of 35 km/h (22 mph). Batteries Hybrids

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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! Volkswagen itself developed all of the components, including the battery. seconds it reaches 100 km/h (62 mph).

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Fraunhofer researchers using student e-racer to demonstrate novel sensor and battery management systems

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The racer can reach a top speed of 140 km/h (87 mph); two lithium polymer batteries with a combined capacity of 8 kWh support a range of 22 km (13.7 Besides wheels, brakes, damper unit, batteries and electric motors, EVE is equipped with numerous sensors.

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Yamato, Toyota, Hino start trials of battery-electric 1-tonne delivery truck

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Hino) will begin trials using a small battery-electric truck (EV Truck) in Yamato delivery operations. In light of current battery performance, TMC and Hino believe that it is possible to offer practical commercial electric vehicles for lightweight and short-distance applications.

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Audi unveils 2nd battery-electric Audi concept in Shanghai; production in 2019; 3-motor “e-quattro” drive

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Audi is unveiling a new battery-electric e-tron concept in Shanghai: the Audi e-tron Sportback. The production version will come in 2019 as Audi’s second battery-electric offering, following the introduction of the production version of the Audi e-tron SUV ( earlier post ) in 2018.

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Johnson Controls modifies automotive PHEV Li-ion batteries for marine application; Torqeedo Deep Blue

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is slated to begin production this spring of Li-ion battery packs for Germany-based electric outboard motor manufacturer Torqeedo to power its electric boat motor, Deep Blue. The 13 kWh battery pack has a nominal voltage of 345V, and weighs 328 lbs (149 kg). mph), Torqeedo says.

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MHI to supply 2 electric buses featuring MLIX Li-ion batteries for Kitakyushu City

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The buses—full-size, low-floor models for the city’s regular route network—will operate on MHI’s high-performance “ MLIX ” lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. In combination with a lighter body enabled by the partial adoption of carbon fiber construction, the new buses will be able to operate continuously over increased distances—up to 80 kilometers (50 miles) on a full charge, at a top speed of 85 km/h (53 mph). Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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Kia confirms development of battery-electric Soul for US; on sale in 2014

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p> Kia Motors has confirmed the development of a battery-electric version of the Kia Soul for the US market, scheduled to go on sale in 2014. Equipped with a high-capacity 27 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack, the Soul EV is expected to offer a driving range of more than 120 miles (193 km) on a single charge. Recharging times are up to five hours for a fully depleted battery using a standard 240v outlet, or 25 minutes on fast charge with 100 kW output. Electric (Battery

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Daimler starts production of new smart fortwo electric drive; buy or lease the vehicle, rent the battery

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With its 55 kW electric motor (from EM-motive, Daimler’s JV with Bosch, earlier post ), the smart fortwo electric drive accelerates from 0 - 60 km/h (0-37 mph) in 4.8 seconds, with a maximum speed of 125 km/h (78 mph). Battery-rent. Vehicle including battery.

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Tropos Motors triples range of electric LSVs with new Li-ion-powered ABLE XR; 26 kWh pack

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Powered by a 26 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the ABLE XR offers four times more range (up to 160 miles) compared to the standard ABLE configurations, and nearly three times more than its closest competition in the eCUV (electric compact utility vehicle) market. Batteries Electric (Battery

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GE demonstrates dual battery system for electric buses; pairing high-energy density sodium battery with high-power lithium battery optimizes performance and lowers cost

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Electric bus with dual battery system. The hybrid systems research team at GE Global Research has successfully demonstrated a dual battery system for an electric transit bus, pairing a high-energy density sodium metal halide battery with a high-power lithium battery. A123Systems—which is a partner in the project, and in which GE holds a significant stake ( earlier post )—provided the Li-ion power battery. Batteries Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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BMW boosts battery capacity of MY2017 i3 to 33 kWh with higher energy density Li-ion cells; up to 114 miles combined cycle range

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BMW will offer a new model range of its i3 compact electric car, and from the 2017 model year will be offering a new version with more than 50% increased battery capacity. The motor propels the BMW i3 from 0 to 60 mph in just over 7 seconds. Batteries Electric (Battery

2016 78

Optare Introduces Battery-Electric Bus

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UK-based Optare PLC has introduced the Solo EV, a full battery-electric bus. Replacing the usual diesel engine is an all-new electric drive, featuring an Enova Systems P120 AC induction motor rated at 120 kW and powered by two banks of Valence Lithium Ion Phosphate batteries.

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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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Mercedes-Benz F125!: fuel cell plug-in hybrid with Li-sulfur battery and structure integrated hydrogen storage with MOFs

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Lithium-sulphur batteries (e.g., earlier post ), which Mercedes-Benz is examining in parallel with further development of the current lithium-ion battery and research into lithium-air technology. seconds, with a top speed of 220 km/h (137 mph).NEDC Mercedes-Benz F 125!

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Fraunhofer researchers develop fiber-reinforced composite battery housing for EVs; mass-production ready

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The battery housing made of lightweight component materials weighs only 35 kg (77 lbs)—25% less than traditional solutions made of steel. Currently, steel components are welded together to make battery housings. Batteries Manufacturing Materials

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ORNL researcher explores impact of motor/generator and battery pack sizing on medium-duty PHEV; optimization framework

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Broadly, he found that for the PHEV pre-transmission configuration, there is a trade-off between fuel economy and GHG emissions when the motor/generator and battery size increases. motor/generator and battery size). Batteries Emissions Fuel Efficiency Hybrids Motors Plug-ins

2013 111

Dow Kokam to supply Li-ion batteries for NEOMA EV

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In conjunction with the Paris Motor Show, Dow Kokam announced an agreement to supply advanced lithium-ion battery systems to the French electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer LUMENEO to power the NEOMA EV. The battery-electric ultra-compact car can seat four passengers in a vehicle that is only 2.69 Dow Kokam is supplying its XSYST 7 kWh lithium-ion energy system, featuring water thermal management, which increases vehicle range in winter and improves battery lifetime and safety.

Audi announces A3 e-tron battery electric vehicle pilot program in US

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Audi introduced the battery-electric Audi A3 e-tron US pilot program at TED2012 in Long Beach, California. Energy storage is provided by the lithium-ion battery, which is located in multiple blocks under the luggage compartment floor, under the rear seat and in the center tunnel.

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