Workhorse releases specs for coming W-15 extended range electric pickup

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Designed specifically to meet the needs of commercial fleets, the W-15 is believed to be the first plug-in, range-extended pickup truck built from the ground up by an original equipment manufacturer (OEM). 80-mile all-electric range. gasoline-powered range extender. kW power export that allows tools to be plugged directly into the battery power source without the truck running. Electric (Battery) Fleets Hybrids Plug-ins

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Opel provides some market and customer data about the Opel Ampera extended range EV

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The Opel Ampera has been on sale for almost two years in Europe, and has been bought by 7,700 customers, who have driven a total of 100 million kilometers (62 million miles) on pure electric power, according to Opel. The Ampera is increasingly being driven in pure battery-powered mode, as reflected in fuel consumption figures.

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Lotus Unveils Concept Extended Range Electric City Car

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The Lotus City Car concept provides a showcase for Lotus Engineering’s Electrical and Electronic Integration and Efficient Performance competencies, featuring an advanced series hybrid drivetrain with the Lotus Range Extender engine ( earlier post ). Equipped with a single-speed transmission, drivetrain provides the vehicle with an all-electric range of 60 km (37 miles) from its 14.8 kWh battery pack to cover the majority of daily journeys operating as a plug-in EV.

Europcar to introduce Opel Ampera extended range EV as a rental car throughout Europe

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Opel and Europcar have agreed to introduce the Opel Ampera extended range electric vehicle ( earlier post ) as a rental car throughout Europe. The fact that Europcar is going to introduce the Opel Ampera to its day-to-day business is further proof that our extended-range electric vehicle is completely suitable for everyday use—even as a fleet vehicle in the tough rental car business. Opel Ampera. Click to enlarge.

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GMs views on challenges for battery development for extended range electric vehicles

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Examples of degradation effects causing Li-ion battery power or capacity fading. Roland Matthé, GM technical manager for the Voltec battery system, provided an overview of GM’s views on the requirements and challenges for batteries specifically for extended range electric vehicles—i.e., the Volt—but also more broadly for batteries and electrified vehicle applications in general. Pure battery-electric range.

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Chevy Volt Delivers Novel Two-Motor, Four-Mode Extended Range Electric Drive System; Seamless Driver Experience Plus Efficiency

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During the serial media launch events for the Chevrolet Volt, GM provided more detail (subsequent to the completion of related patent work) on the novel drive architecture applied in their first extended range electric vehicle to enhance the efficiency of both the battery electric and extended-range driving modes. How do we take all this battery energy.and very efficiently and effectively drive the wheels. km) of additional all-electric range.

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Velozzi Will Use Capstone Microturbines in Supercar and Crossover Extended Range Electric Vehicles

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The Velozzi Supercar will be powered by a 770 hp (574 kW) AC-induction electric motor charged by an on-board Capstone C65 microturbine. The SOLO will be a lightweight electric crossover with an on-board 30 kW Capstone microturbine that will charge the crossover’s batteries and super capacitors while in operation or at rest. In November 2009, Capstone introduced a prototype range-extended electric supercar using one of its 30 kW C30 microturbines as the generator unit.

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Opel Flextreme GT/E Extended Range Electric Vehicle Concept to Debut at Geneva Show

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The 4.7-meter long Flextreme GT/E concept illustrates the application of GM’s extended-range electric vehicle (E-REV) technology to large or mid-size vehicles, as well as compact cars such as the upcoming Ampera, the European cousin of the Chevrolet Volt. The wheels of the Flextreme GT/E are powered at all times by electricity. For typical journeys up to 60 km, energy is supplied by a 16 kWh T-shaped lithium-ion battery pack located under the floor and rear seat.

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class E-Cell Plus Extended Range Electric Vehicle

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For the time being, electric vehicles that combine battery power with a range-extending generator may be the best solution for those who can get by on battery power alone for most driving--but still sometimes need the range of a conventional gas or diesel-powered vehicle. Chevy’s Volt is the only extended-range electric vehicle on the market

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Infiniti EMERGE-E extended range electric sports car concept designed as part of UK TSB low-carbon vehicle initiative; REEVolution consortium

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The Infiniti EMERG-E being unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show is a mid-ship, electric-motor-powered sports car concept featuring a range-extender powertrain—equipped with axial flux motors from EVO Electric and a range extending engine from Lotus Engineering—that delivers high-performance as well as the ability to drive for up to 30 urban miles under battery power alone. Electric (Battery) Engines Hybrids Plug-ins

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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 uses silicon carbide technology and is best-in-class for power density, power conversion efficiency and safety compliance, the company says. The OBC is installed in hybrid or electric vehicles to convert alternating current (AC) from the power grid to direct current (DC) for charging batteries.

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Wrightspeed and Matthews Specialty Vehicles partner to repower and convert buses and trucks into high-performance EVs; order for 30 MDS vehicles

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Wrightspeed and Matthews Specialty Vehicles are teaming up to develop, convert, and deliver battery-powered and range-extended electric buses, trucks, and specialty vehicles with industry-leading performance, efficiency, and total cost of ownership.

Chevrolet Bolt Electric Car Concept Video

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Chevrolet went out on a limb back in 2010 when it introduced the 2011 Chevy Volt extended-range electric vehicle. Now it’s taking a much riskier step by showing off the upcoming battery-powered Bolt—a pure electric car with a promised 200-mile range. ALSO SEE: Chevrolet Bolt Concept: 200-Mile, $37,500 Electric Car Concept (Live Video

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Opel says Ampera was Europe’s best-selling passenger electric-drive vehicle in May

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The extended-range electric vehicle Ampera is Europe’s Nº1 passenger electric-drive vehicle with more than 20% market share, according to Opel sales figures from May 2012. A 16 kWh lithium ion battery powers the 111kW/150 hp electric motor of the Ampera. Depending on the style of driving and road conditions, distances of between 40 and 80 kilometers (25 to 50 miles) can be covered in the purely battery-operated mode.

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Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle company Vision Industries engages Viant as strategic and financial advisor

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a developer of zero emission electric/hydrogen hybrid powered vehicles and turnkey hydrogen fueling systems ( earlier post ) has engaged investment bankers Viant Green Capital LLC and Viant Capital LLC to serve as its strategic and financial advisor. Vision’s proprietary electric/hydrogen hybrid drive system combines the superior acceleration of a battery-powered electric vehicle with the extended range provided by a hydrogen fuel cell. Vision Industries Corp.,

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Workhorse, Plug Power deliver electric delivery van with fuel cell range extender to Fedex; in standard delivery route

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Plug Power Inc. The Class-5 EGEN delivery van is built by Workhorse Group and charged by a Plug Power ProGen hydrogen fuel cell system (2 x 10 kW). The ProGen-powered electric delivery van is one of the first of its kind to operate in a standard commercial environment and is deployed on a standard delivery route for FedEx. The vehicle is based on a Workhorse chassis with 80 kWh battery packs and a TM4 traction motor (20 kW, 2100 N·m). and Workhorse Group, Inc.

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BorgWarner’s eGearDrive launches in Geely’s first electric vehicle

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The Chinese automaker’s first mass-produced electric vehicle is powered by a 96 kW electric motor and features a top speed of 140 km/h (87 mph) and a range of 253 km (157 miles). Specifically designed for the emerging high-volume electric vehicle market, BorgWarner’s eGearDrive transmission features an efficient gear train for extended range and quiet performance, and is available in a wide range of ratios for a variety of motor sizes.

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2016 Chevrolet Volt EPA-rated at 53 miles all-electric range

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The Chevrolet Volt’s all-new second-generation Voltec extended-range electric propulsion system ( earlier post ) delivers 53 miles (85 km) of all-electric range, based on EPA testing. Chevrolet expects many next-generation Volt owners will use power solely from their batteries for more than 90% of trips. Today, Volt owners use battery power on 80% of their trips, according to GM. Power.

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Cadillac ELR EREV goes on sale in January, starting price $75,995

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Initial sales of the 2014 Cadillac ELR extended range electric luxury coupe ( earlier post ) will begin in January in all major US metropolitan areas. With an all-electric range of about 35 highway miles (56 km), and a total range in excess of 300 miles (482 km), the ELR offers fuel economy of 82 MPGe, Cadillac estimates. Powering the ELR is a combination of pure electric drive and an efficient, range-extending 1.4L

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GM provides technical details of the Gen 2 Voltec propulsion system used in the 2016 Volt

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The second-generation “Voltec” extended range electric powertrain applied in the MY2016 Chevy Volt ( earlier post ) marks a significant evolution in the electric drive technology platform from its first-generation origins. Key design goals included: Increased all-electric range. Smooth, unobtrusive, power on demand regardless of whether the vehicle is operating in EV or range extended mode. Drive unit power flow. Motor A peak torque/power.

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Balqon receives contract from the Port of Los Angeles to retrofit 6 electric yard tractors with Li-ion packs

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Balqon Corporation a developer of electric vehicles, drive systems and lithium battery storage devices, has received a $630,000 contract from the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) to retrofit six electric powered yard tractors, converting battery packs from lead acid batteries to higher energy density lithium-ion batteries to increase the daily range of the vehicles.

Fisker reports more than $100M in revenue Jan-Apr 2012; more than $1B in funding since 2007

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The EVer (Electric Vehicle extended range) powertrain of the Fisker Karma. The company, which began deliveries of the Fisker Karma luxury four-door extended range electric sedan in December 2011, also said that it has delivered 1,000 vehicles to customers in the US and Europe. We are encouraged by solid demand for the Karma, our unique extended-range luxury model. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins Sales

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Class 8 Fuel Cell Plug-in Hybrid Heavy-Duty Port Truck Clears Second Stage of Performance Testing

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Tyrano is to be more powerful and less expensive to operate than current diesel or natural gas trucks and will exempt the truckers from the $70/container port tariff. We are very pleased to confirm that our drive train is more powerful than required for the full class 8 heavy duty truck rating for an 80,000 lbs GVW. We are very excited about the results to date, and our performance testing will now continue with range and fuel efficiency evaluations. Vision Industries Corp.

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BYD to announce US launch plans for EVs and PHEVs at NAIAS

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BYD will present its “Three Green Dreams” strategy, which focuses on renewable energy generation (solar power); environmentally friendly energy storage (Li-ion iron phosphate batteries); and energy consumption (plug-in vehicles). BYD’s battery-electric e6 Premier (MY2012) and a new dual mode electric SUV S6DM will make their world premieres on the main floor exhibit space at the COBO Center at the 2011 NAIAS. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-insBYD Co.,

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Vision Industries and Balqon to partner to build fuel cell terminal tractor

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This agreement combines the Cargotec USA Kalmar chassis with Balqon’s electric drivetrain ( earlier post ) and Vision’s hydrogen fuel cell range-extender. kW fuel cell stack, and Li-ion battery pack. The Balqon battery-electric Nautilus XE-20 terminal tractor is equipped with a 200 hp 230VAC induction motor connected to variable frequency controller (200 hp @1800-2400 rpm & Torque: 600 lb-ft @0-1800 RPM) and a 215 kWh Li-ion iron phosphate battery pack.

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Vauxhall Ampera hybrid being tweaked for UK market

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Engineers are working on the Vauxhall Ampera extended range hybrid in a bid to make it more suitable for European driving conditions. The Ampera uses a battery-powered electric motor, and when it runs down a small, [.]. The Ampera, based on the Chevrolet Volt and recently launched in the US, will reach the UK in 2012. Hybrid cars Latest news general motors Vauxhall Vauxhall Ampera Vauxhall Ampera hybrid

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La Poste testing hydrogen fuel cell range extenders in Renault Kangoo Z.E. mail delivery vehicles

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Symbio ALP-5 range extender. The Franche-Comté region and La Poste (the French postal service) are testing hydrogen fuel cell range extender kits from Symbio FCell in three Renault Kangoo Z.E. This system is expected to double the range of the electric cars used for postal delivery. with fuel cell range extenders ( HyKangoos ) will be deployed in the first quarter of 2014 on mail delivery platforms. Average fuel consumption at full power is 0.3

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Update on ALTe; EREV powertrain company tracking for production-caliber units by December, production ramp in 1Q 2013

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Extended range electric vehicle powertrain company ALTe ( earlier post ) is tracking to produce a limited number of production-caliber vehicle powertrains by December, and plans to ramp up production in the first quarter of 2013, said CEO John Thomas in a recent interview with Green Car Congress. The first wave of F-150 production-ready prototype extended range electric vehicles is soon due to be delivered to Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to kick-off a pilot study in the PG&E fleet.

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Mercedes-Benz Vans reveals SUSTAINEER electric van technology demonstrator for sustainable urban mobility

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Mercedes-Benz is convinced of the advantages of battery-electric vans and is preparing to go fully electric before the end of the decade wherever market conditions allow. Sustainable repair concept for batteries in 2022. The SUSTAINEER confronts this problem with a range of innovations.

GM and LG jointly to develop EVs; expanding corporate partnership in multiple areas

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General Motors and LG Group will jointly design and engineer future electric vehicles, expanding a relationship built on LG’s work as the battery cell supplier for the Chevrolet Volt and Opel Ampera extended-range EVs. The definitive agreement signed Wednesday will help GM expand the number and types of electric vehicles it makes and sells by using LG’s proven expertise in batteries and other systems.

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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. In 2010, Jaguar introduced a similar concept, the C-X75 extended range electric vehicle that used twin gas micro-turbines from Bladon Jets to power two switched reluctance generators from SR Drives. Power-dense cells.

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Balqon Introduces On-Highway Heavy-Duty Electric Mule Truck

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Balqon Corporation, an emerging developer and manufacturer of zero emissions heavy-duty electric vehicles for Class 7 and Class 8 applications ( earlier post ), introduced a lithium-ion battery powered heavy-duty electric truck designed for use in on-highway short-haul applications at the Governors’ Global Climate Summit in Los Angeles, California. Unloaded range is 150 miles (241 km) on a single charge; fully loaded range is 90 miles (145 km). The Balqon Mule 150.

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GM Europe Premieres Opel Ampera,Chevrolet Spark at Geneva Show

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The Ampera is an extended range electric vehicle based on the Voltec technology used in the Chevrolet Volt. Equipped with a 16 kWh Li-ion battery pack, the five-door, four-seat hatchback has a battery-powered range of up to 60 km (37 miles) (MVEG cycle). An on-board gasoline/E85-fueled engine-generator extends the Ampera’s range to more than 500 km (311 miles). More than 220 lithium-ion cells in the T-shaped pack provide power.

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Visio.M partners present new lightweight EV; 13.5 kWh pack delivers ~100 mile range

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has a range of around 160 kilometers (99 miles) and can accommodate two people with luggage. draws its power from a lithium-ion battery pack behind the seats, which consists of consumer cells and provides a capacity of 13.5 The battery weighs approximately 85 kg (187 lbs) and can be recharged in only three to four hours on a 230 V connection. s high energy efficiency is its light weight; without the battery, Visio.M miles) for a single battery charge.

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Are You Plugged In?

Revenge of the Electric Car

Plug-in hybrids differ from hybrids on the road today in that they can go longer distances on battery power and can be recharged via electrical outlets. Some of the most talked-about electric vehicles are slated to debut later this year and can travel at least 100 miles on a single charge (even if some of them run on an auxiliary gasoline engine when the battery runs low). These vehicles are expected to range in price from about $40,000 to more than $100,000.

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Chevrolet and OnStar Give Volt Owners 24/7 Connection and Control via Wireless Smartphone Application

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Rather than using battery power, the application allows owners to start the Volt remotely to pre-condition the interior temperature using power from the grid. This preserves the battery charge for driving without gasoline. Volt owners can opt-in to receive a monthly OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics e-mail report with diagnostics on the unique characteristics of an electric vehicle with extended range, as well as the maintenance information current OnStar subscribers receive.

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GM details 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid powertrain design and operation

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l/100 km) combined, 47 mpg city and 46 mpg highway; the powertrain shares the transmission architecture with the 2016 Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle (EREV), but includes changes to optimize the system for engine-driven charge-sustaining operation in the range of conditions represented by the US EPA 5 cycle fuel economy tests. Ability to package in a range of front-wheel drive vehicles, and reduction in overall packaging volume and mass. Battery pack.

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Fiat introduces 2013 Fiat 500e EV at LA Auto Show; forget the Eco button

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Fiat unveiled the 2013 Fiat 500e battery-electric version of the Fiat 500 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. A 24 kWh liquid-cooled/heated Li-ion battery powers an 83 kW permanent-magnet, three-phase synchronous drive motor with 147 lb-ft (200 N·m) of torque. With its e-Drive, the 500e offers more than 80 miles of estimated range, with city driving range typically greater than 100 miles. Battery pack. Electric (Battery 2013 Fiat 500e.

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Opel to Debut New Astra at Frankfurt; Improved Fuel Consumption Across the Line-up

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Opel will debut the new Astra at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show; the company will also showcase the Ampera, Opel’s implementation of the Voltec extended range electric vehicle architecture. The Astra powertrain line-up features eight engines with high specific power outputs (from 70 kW/95 hp to 132 kW/180 hp), low fuel consumption and reduced CO 2 emissions. L/100 km (56 mpg US) will be added to the range in spring 2010. The Astra (left) and Ampera (right).

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DOE to Award Up to $2.4B for Advanced Batteries, Electric Drive Components, and Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration/Deployment Projects

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This funding has been divided between two Funding Opportunity Announcements: Recovery Act - Transportation Electrification (DE-FOA-0000026); and Recovery Act - Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing Initiative (DE-FOA-0000028). billion to produce advanced automotive batteries and their components, and up to $500 million to produce other components needed for electric vehicles, such as electric motors. Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Components.

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Chrysler's first electric car to be two-seat sports car - Apr. 15, 2009

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Following that, according Chryslers filings, will come electric-powered cars, SUVs and crossovers, some based on Fiat vehicles, according to the "viability plan" Chrysler submitted to the Treasury Department. 0:00 / 4:40 Battery power for Chrysler The Circuit will be a purely plug-in car - there will be no gas tank or gasoline engine at all - with an expected range of 150 to 200 miles on a full charge.

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Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Postal Service Minivan - Click above for high-res gallery Chrysler is celebrating Earth Day today by unveiling the first four of what will be a fleet of 250 battery-powered minivans for the U.S. However, because of the duty cycle used by the Postal Service, which generally amounts to only about 18-20 miles per day on a fixed route, these vehicles are being built without the range extender seen on the concept.

How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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GM has announced plans for public sales in 2010, and almost every carmaker now says it will sell PHEVs or highway-speed battery electric vehicles (BEVs) sometime after 2010. Fisker $80,000 Karma series luxury 50-mile range series PHEV, S Sunset convertible version.Partnering with Quantum Technologies. Batteries not ready. General Motors Chevy Volt series PHEV, which it calls "extended range electric vehicle" (EREV), part of "E-Flex" multi-fuel platform.

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