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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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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.

2015 47

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

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

2014 47

Opel introducing Ampera-e at Paris Show; European cousin of Chevy Bolt

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In the run-up to the world premiere, Opel is touting the performance of the battery-electric vehicle. With maximum torque of 360 N·m from the 150 kW electric motor, the compact car accelerates from 0 to 50 km/h (31 mph) in 3.2 Electric (Battery) Europe

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Lucid Motors and Samsung SDI in strategic partnership on next-gen lithium-ion cells

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Samsung SDI and luxury EV startup Lucid Motors have entered a strategic partnership for battery cell supply. —Albert Liu, PhD, Lucid’s Director of Battery Technology. Lucid has a great deal of EV battery expertise. Batteries Electric (Battery

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Volvo Cars reveals new XC60 premium SUV, led by PHEV model, at Geneva

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Pilot Assist, Volvo’s advanced semi-autonomous driver assistance system, which takes care of steering, acceleration and braking on well-marked roads up to 130 km/h (81 mph), is available in the new XC60 as an option. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

2017 46

GKN Driveline providing eTransmission to StreetScooter electric vans

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kWh Li-ion battery pack and propelled by a 30 kW motor. Top speed is 80 km/h (50 mph). Electric (Battery) TransmissionsGKN Driveline is supplying its innovative electric drive technology to StreetScooter , the electric vehicle company owned by Deutsche Post DHL Group.

2017 46

High-Speed Impact, Not Batteries, To Blame In BYD Electric Car Fire

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The post-impact electric-car fire which led to the death of three people in Shenzhen, China earlier this year was not caused by the car’s battery pack, crash investigators have concluded. The tragedy happened in May, when a BYD e6 all-electric taxi was hit early one morning by a speeding Nissan GT-R traveling at 112 mph or more.

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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

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.

Siemens-powered electric plane sets two new speed records; first aerotow

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mph) over a distance of three kilometers. Aviation Electric (Battery) Hybrids MotorsThe Extra 330LE aerobatic plane, powered by a propulsion system from Siemens ( earlier post ), set two new speed records.

2017 33

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

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.

Daimler-BYD JV unveils battery-electric DENZA at Auto China; 47.5 kWh pack; focus on safety

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DENZA is powered by an 86 kW (peak) motor that provides a maximum speed of up to 150 km/h (93 mph) and peak torque of 290 N·m. kWh lithium iron phosphate battery capacity, DENZA has a range of up to 300 km (186 miles). DENZA has been designed around its lithium iron phosphate battery which is framed by a lightweight aluminium case with extrusion profiles. China Electric (Battery DENZA. Click to enlarge. Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co.,

Alstom invests €14M in electric autonomous shuttle company EasyMile

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An LiFePOsub 4 battery provides up to 14 hours of operation with a maximum speed of 40 km/h (25 mph) and a cruising speed of 20 km/h (12.4 Autonomous driving Electric (Battery) Mobility services Urban mobility

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GKN expands electric all-wheel drive program with BMW; eAxle for PHEV X1 in China

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The system generates up to 2,000 N·m (1475 lb-ft) and 70 kW of additional torque and power—enough for a vehicle’s pure electric mode to achieve speeds of up to 125 km/h (78 mph) and for an all-wheel drive (AWD) mode that accelerates faster than conventional mechanical AWD systems. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins Vehicle Systems

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Schaeffler shows micro-mobility bio-hybrid concept; 4-wheel pedelec with roof

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mph) with a minimum range of 50 kilometers (31 miles), the driver of what Schaeffler calls a “bio-hybrid” can travel in a sporty and comfortable manner. The hybrid features a portable battery system, variable luggage compartment and automatic gearshift system.

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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).

Faraday Future FF 91 electric car to cost almost $300,000?

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It quoted a range of 378 miles, courtesy of a 130-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. It also cited a power output of 1,050 horsepower, enabling the FF 91 to reach 60 mph from a standstill in less than 2.4. At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, Faraday Future released a number of details about the FF 91, its first production electric car. plug-in cars Faraday Future FF 91

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China R&D company introduces micro-turbine range extender technology at Geneva

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TREV is a range extender system that uses a micro-turbine (fueled either by liquid or gaseous fuels) to generate electricity that charges a battery pack. The battery powers the motors that drive the wheels. seconds, 350 km/h (217 mph) restricted top speed).

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nanoFLOWCELL to present new QUANT F flow cell EV at Geneva

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The nanoFlowcell (a flow battery) is operated with two ionic fluids, one with a positive charge and one with a negative charge, said Chief Technical Officer Nunzio La Vecchia. We achieve this by combining our flow battery with the new buffer system. Electric (Battery

2015 47

Audi ups A3 Sportback e-tron PHEV technology offerings for US MY2017; virtual cockpit

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The e-tron accelerates from 0-60 mph in just 7.6 Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

2016 45

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

BMW reveals 3 Series Plug-in hybrid prototype with 117.5 mpg; next-gen Power eDrive: 2x current capacity, electric AWD

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In addition, BMW outlined its work on Power eDrive next-generation electrification platforms—an effort to deliver “highly electrified” plug-in hybrids with higher-powered electric motors and batteries with twice the capacity of present versions. Cutaway of battery pack showing modules.

2014 43

New Gen4 smart electric drive; electrification of all smart models

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kWh Li-ion battery pack, the electric drive has a range (NEDC) of approximately 160 km (99 miles); maximum speed is electronically limited to 130 km/h (81 mph) to maximize the range. The smart is equipped with a lithium-ion battery from the Daimler subsidiary Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE.

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Toyota Central R&D developing free-piston engine linear generator; envisioning multi-FPEG units for electric drive vehicles

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Toyota envisions that a pair of such units (20 kW) would enable B/C-segment electric drive vehicles to cruise at 120 km/h (75 mph). Electric (Battery) Engines Fuel Efficiency Fuels Hybrids Plug-ins Power Generation

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Toyota doubles the electric range in the new version of Prius PHEV with 8.8 kWh pack

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It also represents a substantial 26-percent enhancement over its predecessor, the Prius PHV, a result of greater battery capacity and an improved hybrid system. kWh battery pack, to offer an estimated 22 miles (35.4 kWh pack—and to drive at speeds up to 84 mph (135 km/h).

Production of BYD-Daimler DENZA EV begins in China

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DENZA is powered by an 86 kW (peak) / 69 kW (rated) motor that provides a maximum speed of up to 150 km/h (93 mph) and peak torque of 290 N·m (177 N·m rated torque). kWh lithium iron phosphate battery pack, range is 253 km on the China cycle (157 miles). China Electric (Battery

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Sweden inaugurates its first electric road

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The current conductor can connect automatically at speeds up to 90 km/h (56 mph). Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

Volkswagen Group brings new Audi and Porsche EV concepts, Volkswagen PHEV concept to Frankfurt; 20 more plug-ins by 2020

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The Audi e‑tron quattro concept provides a preview of the production battery electric SUV planned for early 2018, said Prof. mph) in 4.6 The large lithium-ion battery is integrated into the floor of the passenger compartment. Electric (Battery) Plug-ins

2015 45

Honda updates CR-Z hybrid with more power and Li-ion battery

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The car also features a Lithium-ion battery for the first time and a Plus Sport (S+) boost system to help the driver make the best use of this sporty performance. The 0-62 mph sprint time falls from 9.7 sec and top speed is 124 mph (200 km/h).

Frost & Sullivan consultant suggests European EV success will require radical lightweighting plus enabling legislation

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Top speed is 45 km/h (28 mph). First reduce the weight and the size of the car, then add a small battery (because for a small car, you can use a small battery), then you have the ultimate city car. If you can ‘fuel’ your car every day at home, you do not need a big battery.

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Daimler showcases semi-automated Mercedes-Benz Future Bus with CityPilot; driving 20 km BRT route

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mph) on the open road, approaches bus stops automatically, where it opens and closes its doors. Mercedes-Benz has also announced a battery-electric drive system for city buses for 2018. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

2016 29

More details on the Mercedes-Benz S500 PLUG-IN HYBRID; new warranty for battery and PEEM

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Battery and charging. kWh Lithium iron phosphate battery pack is water-cooled, weighs 114 kg (251 lbs) and occupies a volume of 96 liters (3.4 The high-voltage battery can be charged using a 3.6 Top speed (km/h, mph). Top speed electric (km/h, mph).

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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

NREL analysis of Proterra electric bus demo finds average fuel economy nearly 4x that of CNG baseline buses

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The NREL team found, inter alia , that the battery-electric buses (BEBs)had an overall average efficiency of 2.15 During the data period, there were only three roadcalls that were attributed to issues with the battery system, the primary power system for the buses.

BMW rolls out new strategy, focusing on further advances in e-mobility and automated driving; Project i 2.0

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By the end of 2016, the Group’s electric vehicle portfolio will be expanded to include a BMW i3 that features increased battery capacity and additional range. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Electric (Battery) Market Background Mobility services Vehicle Manufacturers

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Volkswagen Group’s Škoda to unveil 500 km Vision E electric concept at Shanghai show; leveraging MEB for electromobility

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The top speed of the two-motor, all-wheel drive concept is 180 km/h (112 mph). Autonomous driving Electric (Battery ŠKODA will stage the world premiere of the VISION E electric concept vehicle at the upcoming Shanghai Motor Show 2017 (19 – 28 April).