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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SAIC showcases battery-electric Maxus EV80 van range at IAA

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Maxus is presenting a range of zero emission EV80 battery electric vans at the 67 th IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover. Maxus offers a three-year bumper-to-bumper warranty, and a battery warranty of five years or 100,000 km, whichever comes first.

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New BMW X1 xDrive25Le PHEV boosts electric range 83% to 110 km; new NCM battery technology

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The compact Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) developed exclusively for the Chinese automotive market with extended wheelbase and plug-in drive now achieves an electrically powered range of up to 110 kilometers (68 miles) due to its new battery technology. The 83% increase in range as compared to the predecessor model and the reduction in fuel consumption by 72% to 1.3 liters per 100 km (181 mpg US) were made possible by advances in the area of battery cell technology.

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Purdue scientists test flow battery for EVs, claim 300-mile range

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According to scientists at Purdue University, the best way to charge electric car batteries may be to take them to a gas station, and have them serviced at an instant oil-change shop. Batteries

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AVEVAI introduces IONA e-LCVs with more than 300 km range; supercapacitor-battery hybrid technology

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AVEVAI , a new B2B e-mobility and logistics solutions and technology provider based in Singapore, launched its range of IONA electric light commercial vehicles (e-LCVs) at the 5 th Guangzhou International Electric Vehicles Show in China (16-25 November 2018). Batteries China

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VDL expands electric bus range with 14.5-meter Citea XLE-145 Electric

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VDL Bus & Coach has expanded its Citea Electric product range with the Citea XLE-145 Electric. For VDL this is a logical step towards offering a complete electric product range that includes Low Floor, Light Low Entry and Low Entry versions. Like the entire VDL Citea range , the Citea XLE-145 Electric is built based on the modular VDL concept, making use of existing components. The Citea XLE-145 Electric is fitted with a 288 kWh battery as standard.

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Longer-range Nissan LEAF PLUS starts at $36,550 in US with up to 226 miles of range

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The “PLUS” designation refers to the increased energy density of the model’s 62 kWh battery pack and the higher 214-horsepower output of its powertrain versus the 40 kWh option. The Nissan 40kWh battery LEAF with up to 150 miles of range is available at a starting price of under $30,000.

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SunLine Transit puts new long-range fuel-cell range extended electric bus into service

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With funding from the private sector, the Federal Transit Administration, and the California Energy Commission, SunLine Transit unveiled an electric bus with a fuel cell range extender to support a 250-300-mile daily route. Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

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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. This technology accepts an extended range of AC inputs including 7.4 Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

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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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Cold-weather EV range: Polar Vortex, AAA, local news paint a bleak picture; don't panic!

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If you plan to drive an EV in winter weather you’ll need to charge more often to avoid “being stranded by a dead battery.” ” So sums AAA about its report on electric vehicle range, released this past week, which resulted in a very useful data set underscoring the reality of how EV range drops, especially at cold temperatures. EPA range anxiety AAA Range Test

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Batteries: Voltage and Range

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How many batteries do I need to run my car? Do more batteries increase the range of my car? Hi, Al - The number of batteries

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Irizar Group introduces electric ie truck with CNG range extender

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The Irizar Group is introducing the electric Irizar ie truck into its range of zero-emissions products. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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Revolve Technologies shows new PCB-based fuel cell range extender

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A Renault Kangoo ZE van with a PCB fuel cell range extender was displayed at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle Event at the Millbrook Proving Ground this week past. With the PCBFC fitted, an additional range of around 80 miles can be expected on a NEDC cycle with 1.7

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2019 BMW i3 to get bigger battery with 153-mile range

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The 2019 BMW i3 will get a larger battery, good for 153 miles of range, up from 115 miles for the 2018 model, the automaker announced Friday. BMW refers to the new battery in the 2019 model as the 120 amp-hour battery, which delivers total energy storage of 42.2 The new battery will kilowatt-hours with the i3's 350-volt high-voltage power system.

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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. US range and overall electric motor specifications will be announced at launch. Electric (Battery

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Aging Electric-Car Batteries Can Still Offer Useful Range: Report

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The first wave of modern electric cars still remains fairly young, but as those vehicles rack up more miles, the performance of their gradually aging battery packs is a topic of great interest. All batteries degrade over time, losing energy-storage capacity at different rates depending on their chemistry and how they''re used. Batteries Department of Energy Study plug-in cars range anxiety battery capacity

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Nissan unveils LEAF e+ with additional power and range

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Nissan unveiled the Nissan LEAF e+, further broadening the appeal of the world’s best-selling electric car by offering a new powertrain with additional power and range. The “e+” refers to the increased energy density of the model’s battery pack and the higher output of its powertrain.

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SolidEnergy targeting rechargeable Li-metal smartphone battery in 2016, EV battery with 2x range in 2017

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This is to be followed in 2017 by a 20 Ah electric vehicle battery offering more than two times the driving range of current Li-ion batteries. Mayes, and Steven Dallek (2005) “Rubbery Graft Copolymer Electrolytes for Solid-State, Thin-Film Lithium Batteries” J. Batteries

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Rivian CEO confirms auxiliary batteries, truck-to-truck charging

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The latest, according to a wide-ranging new. Batteries Battery Life RivianThe U.S.-based based startup electric automaker Rivian is already showing plenty of signs that it's doing things differently than Tesla.

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Public transport company VHH orders 16 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses; longer-range packs

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For the first time the buses features twelve battery packs with total capacity of 292 kWh. In ideal conditions, the range can even be as much as about 280 kilometers (174 miles). This cuts the energy consumption for climate control during use and thus extends the range.

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First customers order the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro bus, deliveries this year; solid-state batteries, fuel-cell range-extender coming

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The first Mercedes-Benz battery-electric eCitaro bus ( earlier post ) will be delivered at the end of the year and will go into practical operations in the context of a customer-oriented driving test. The batteries are divided between as many as ten modules, each supplying around 25 kWh.

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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 96

Delta Motorsport introduces Micro Turbine Range Extender

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At the LCV 2016 event in the UK last week, Delta Motorsport unveiled a new low-cost micro-turbine applied as a range-extended in an electric car. The company developed the E-4 Coupe extended-range electric electric vehicle in a £3.1-million (US$4-million) collaborative R&D project.

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UK Faraday Battery Challenge awards £23M to support development of electrified car batteries

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The UK government announced £23 million (US$29 million) in third-round funding from the Faraday Battery Challenge to projects to support the development of the latest electrified vehicle technology. The £23-million investment is part of the total £274 million (US$349 million) that will be awarded to consortia across the UK through the Faraday Battery Challenge, part of the government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF). —Faraday Battery Challenge Director Tony Harper.

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Mack Trucks unveils battery-electric Mack LR Refuse demonstration model

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Mack Trucks unveiled the Mack LR battery electric vehicle (BEV) at WasteExpo 2019. Four NMC lithium-ion batteries (Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide) are charged via a 150kW, SAE J1772-compliant charging system. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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

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The new LEAF features greater range, a dynamic new design and three main new intelligent driving technologies. The LEAF now offers a range of 400 km (249 miles) on the Japan JC08 cycle. Electric (Battery

2017 101

2018 BMW i3 electric car range adds sportier i3s version

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While battery range stays the same as last year, a new i3s model (for Sport) has been added, with revised suspension and a Sport mode added to its drive-mode. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine BMW i3 RExWhile the 2018 BMW i3 will formally debut next week at the Frankfurt auto show, the company has released details ahead of time on the updates to the lineup of its compact electric car.

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2017 BMW i3: up to 114 miles of range from 50-percent battery increase

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For its fourth year on the market, the 2017 BMW i3 electric car gets a huge boost in battery capacity and hence its EPA-rated range. The battery capacity rises 50 percent, from 22 to 33 kilowatt-hours, and the company says the rated range for the battery-electric version will be up to 114 miles combined. The range-extended version will get the.

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Ford Europe reveals Transit Smart Energy Concept; maximizing EV efficiency and range

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Ford has revealed the new Transit Smart Energy Concept—a one-of-a-kind 10-seater minibus that is helping the company explore solutions for maximizing the energy efficiency and driving range of electrified vehicles. Electric (Battery) Fuel Efficiency

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2017 BMW i3 REx: 97-mile electric range, lower efficiency for range-extended model

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Changes are headlined by a larger, 33-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack that increases range from 81 miles to 114 miles in the all-electric model. However, until now, BMW had yet to release range estimates for. plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle BMW i REx range extender engine BMW i3 RExThe 2017 BMW i3 is the most significant update to the groundbreaking electric car since it went on sale in the U.S. back in May 2014.

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HELLA develops battery solutions for 48V mild hybrid vehicles

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With its new Dual Voltage Battery Management System and PowerPack 48 Volt products, the company is now one of the first on the market to offer innovative battery module solutions for mild-hybrid vehicles. 48V Batteries Hybrids

2019 93

Johnson Controls’ Lithium-ion batteries power Hybrid Range Rover

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Johnson Controls is supplying the Lithium-ion battery pack for the Hybrid Range Rover ( earlier post ), announced in 2013. Production of the cells and complete battery systems is underway at Johnson Controls’ manufacturing facility in Holland, Michigan.

Range Anxiety

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As the temperatures drop, the capacity of my batteries drop as well. After almost a year of hard driving, I suspect the batteries are also losing capacity. Over the past week, I've been driving a gas car because I had long errands after work that would have exceeded the maximum range of the Civic-EV. This is the classic problem with electric vehicles: range anxiety. This is something I should have done a year ago to accurately monitor each battery.

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Lightning Systems introduces Generation 2 model of its battery-electric Ford Transit powertrain

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Lightning Systems introduced a longer-range, higher-speed, Generation 2 model of its Lightning Electric system for the Ford Transit. Battery pack capacity for the two options is 43 kWh and 86 kWh, respectively. Conversions Electric (Battery

2019 125

Boeing NeXt autonomous electric passenger air vehicle completes first flight; eVTOL with 50-mile range

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Powered by an electric propulsion system, the PAV prototype is designed for fully autonomous flight from takeoff to landing, with a range of up to 50 miles (80.47 Autonomous driving Aviation Electric (Battery

2019 128

Bombardier battery-electric powered tram sets range record: 25.9 miles of catenary-free operation

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miles) catenary-free test run using a Bombardier-built tram, powered entirely by its PRIMOVE battery in combination with BOMBARDIER MITRAC (Modular Integrated TRACtion system). A PRIMOVE tram battery double unit. The battery units are provided by AKASOL. Electric (Battery) Rail

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Gen 6 Opel Corsa gets battery-electric version

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With the all-new, sixth generation Corsa, Opel is offering for the first time a battery-electric version of the bestseller with a range of 330 kilometers (WLTP, provisional figure) (205 miles): the Corsa-e. The 50 kWh battery can be fast-charged to 80% of its capacity in 30 minutes.

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Piëch Automotive unveiling Piëch Mark Zero electric sports car at Geneva; 500 km range, 80% charge in 4:40 minutes

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The Piëch Mark Zero is an electric GT with a range of 500 km (311 mi) according to WLTP. A special type of battery cell hardly heats up during charging or discharging phases. Because of the reduced heat build-up, the batteries can be cooled by air alone.

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2017 Karma: same range, new battery, display updates, low production

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karma plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle WanxiangKarma Automotive intends to place its namesake plug-in hybrid luxury sedan back into production before the end of the year. As well as adopting a new name, the company formerly known as Fisker Automotive is working on setting up its own factory in Costa Mesa, California. But what will the cars coming out of that factory be like? DON'T MISS: Fisker.

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Mazda all but confirms rotary range extender engine for electric car

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How Mazda plans to integrate plug-in hybrid and battery-electric vehicles into its range of increasingly efficient gasoline and diesel models is a topic that interests parts of the global auto industry. Future Cars Rotary plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Wankel rotary engine REx range extender engine Range Extending BMW i3 REx

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2018 BMW i3 preview (including battery rumors)

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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 capacityThis year's updated BMW i3 electric car is only just arriving at U.S.

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2017 BMW i3 REx: drive review of range-extended electric car

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Its carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body shell, aluminum underpinnings, and battery-electric powertrain with an optional range extender are a combination not offered by any other maker, now or perhaps ever. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine BMW i3 RExWhen the history of modern electric cars is written, the BMW i3 will likely go down as something of an anomaly.

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