Tesla Model 3: Speculating On Batteries, Power, Price, Versions

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Scheduled to hit the market in late 2017 with a price tag of $35,000 and a range of 200-plus miles, the Model 3 aims to be the first true mass-market electric car. The upcoming Tesla Model 3 may just be the most anticipated and significant electric car ever. Its sales are targeted at 500,000 per year by 2020—fully 10 times the production. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3

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Mercedes battery plans, GM electric van, battery-powered Cessna: Today’s Car News

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The largest commercial electric passenger plane can go 100 miles on batteries. Mercedes has outlined its plans to globally source batteries for localized EV production. And GM is reportedly working on an electric van. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The world’s largest commercial electric airplane—a converted Cessna—has. Today in Car News

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King County Metro to begin testing electric buses that can travel more than 140 miles on a single charge

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King County Metro, the public transit authority of King County, Washington, which includes the city of Seattle, will soon begin testing long-range battery-powered buses that can travel more than 140 miles on a single charge, the latest milestone toward a zero-emission fleet. At that distance, the battery-powered buses could satisfy about 70% of Metro’s bus routes, reducing air and noise pollution throughout the region. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

2018 119

Did Mayor Bloomberg in China Drive a Miles Javlon?

Plugs and Cars

Autobloggreen is reporting that Mayor Bloomberg has driven the first Miles Automotive highway-legal all-electric car off the production line. I will be joined by the chair of Miles Automotive Group, Miles Rubin, and its chief operating officer, Kevin Kiley. and Chinese technology that is taking us forward—toward 100 percent electric-powered vehicles that drastically reduce air pollutants, cut carbon emissions, and are less expensive to operate.

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DOE issues $10M incubator FOA for batteries, power electronics, engines, materials, fuels and lubricants

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VTO is seeking projects that address the major challenges to developing and commercializing batteries for plug?in energy batteries. ion batteries is approximately four times too high on a kWh basis; current batteries are two to three times too heavy and large, and high? energy batteries struggle to meet PEV cycle and calendar life requirements; and. ion batteries are not intrinsically tolerant to abusive conditions.

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EFG Companies launches MAP Electric Vehicle Protection for EV customers; 11 years, 150k miles

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MAP Electric Vehicle Protection provides coverage for all assemblies and parts, the manufacturer-installed battery, and electric vehicle motor(s), except for a specific list of excluded parts. million battery electric vehicles are estimated to be sold in North America in 2025. North American battery electric vehicle sales volume is estimated to range between 1.4 Most electric vehicle manufacturers provide coverage for an EV battery up to eight years or 100,000 miles.

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DSM and Lightyear to scale the commercialization of integrated solar roofs for EVs

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High-tech mobility innovator Lightyear and Royal DSM will jointly scale the commercialization of Lightyear’s unique solar-powered roof for the electric vehicle market. Specifically, the partnership aims to integrate solar-powered roofs in a variety of electric vehicles, including cars, vans and buses, thus enabling users to charge their vehicle directly with clean energy. Electric (Battery) Power Generation Solar Vehicle Systems

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Lucid Motors says Lucid Air to be the fastest charging EV yet; 900V+ architecture, up to 20 miles/minute charging

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Lucid Motors announced the Lucid Air will be the fastest charging electric vehicle yet offered with the capability to charge at rates of up to 20 miles per minute. For owners charging their Lucid Air in real-world conditions on the road, that can translate into 300 miles of range in just 20 minutes of charging. The Lucid Air charging capabilities will include: DC fast charging at up to 20 miles per minute, with a peak charging rate of more than 300kW.

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Stena Line introducing battery-electric operation to ferry; three stages up to 50 all-electric nautical miles

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Stena Line, one of Europe’s leading ferry companies with 38 vessels and 21 routes in Northern Europe, is introducing battery power to its operations. Stena recently signed with Callenberg Technology Group for 1 MWh of batteries which will be installed on Stena Jutlandica which operates between Gothenburg and Frederikshavn. If the project is successful, battery operation may also be applicable to other vessels in the Stena Line fleet.

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Dept of Interior approves plan for largest solar project in US; 690 MW Gemini Solar with 380 MW battery system

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Bernhardt signed the Record of Decision (ROD) for Solar Partners XI, LLC to construct a 690-MW photovoltaic solar electric generating facility and ancillary facilities about 30 miles northeast of Las Vegas. The estimated $1-billion Gemini Solar Project could be the eighth-largest solar power facility in the world when finished and is expected to generate enough electricity to power 260,000 homes in the Las Vegas area and potential energy markets in Southern California.

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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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Mercedes-Benz Introduces the Battery-Powered A-Class E-CELL; Production Run of 500

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Mercedes-Benz is introducing the A-Class E-CELL, a compact five-seat battery-electric car with a range of more than 200 km (124 miles) (NEDC), targeted as a family EV for urban areas. In line with the strategy used for hybrid development, Mercedes engineers have developed a modular system for electric vehicles with battery and fuel-cell. Both energy storage units in the electric A-Class are the same as the battery in the smart fortwo electric drive. The A-Class E-CELL.

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Porsche’s 800V electric sports car Taycan makes world debut

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The event locations also symbolized three forms of sustainable energy: the Niagara Falls at the border between the US state of New York and the Canadian province of Ontario representing hydropower; a solar farm in Neuhardenberg near Berlin representing solar power; and a wind farm on Pingtan Island around 150 kilometers from the Chinese city of Fuzhou in the province of Fujian representing wind power. Less powerful variants of these all-wheel drive vehicles will follow this year.

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What Range Anxiety? Daihatsu EV Does 623 Miles On One Charge

All Cars Electric

Last October, Simon Hackett and Emilis Prelgauskas set a new distance record for a production battery-powered vehicle: a hugely impressive 313 miles in a 2008 Tesla Roadster. That's around 70 miles more than the EPA's rated range for the world's best -known EV. Unfortunately for them, not even a month later, the Japan EV Club (JEVC) beat that

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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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Nissan LEAF electric car driver tops 100,000 all-electric miles

Green Cars News

A US man has become the first person to log more than 100,000 miles in a Nissan LEAF. Steve Marsh of Kent in Washington made the switch to the battery-powered model in early 2011. Since then, his 130 mile round-trip daily commute means he been able to clock up the miles, finally passing the 100,00[.]. Electric cars Nissan

Tesla Roadster Sets New World Record With 313 Mile Journey

All Cars Electric

One vehicle, the Tesla Roadster , set a new world record in the battery powered production vehicle class. The Global Green Car Challenge took place this week in Australia. Participants in numerous categories faced off for supremacy. Driver Simon Hackett and co-driver Emilis Prelgauskas set out in the 2008 Tesla Roadster with a goal in

The Net-Zero Neighborhood: Advanced Energy Storage and Highly Efficient Photovoltaics Take Transportation Off the Gasoline Grid and Residential Off the Electric Grid

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Actually delivering commercially viable 500-mile batteries will require exascale computing—i.e., If we are going to create some of the batteries, you better be ready to crank out some cycles.” batteries); the creation of grid-enabled consumer-side energy generation appliances; and a robust set of standards and protocols. Weigand is looking for a “500-mile battery” such as a Li-O 2 (Lithium air) thin film nano-technology system and for 50% efficient photovoltaic cells.

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

Green Car Reports

How many miles will the new Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid go on its battery power? What 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. Los Angeles Auto Show

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Mitsubishi Fuso to begin series production of fuel-cell trucks by late 2020s; concept eCanter F-CELL

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The Vision F-CELL delivers 135 kW of motor power, supplied by a 75 kW fuel cell and a 135 kW high-voltage battery. The modular high-voltage battery provides from 13.8 tons, is ideal for short-distance routes and urban deliveries, as it can travel approximately 100 km (62 miles) on one charge. MFTBC believes that truly CO2-neutral transportation will only be realized through either battery-powered electric vehicles or hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.

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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. Coda popped onto the electric-vehicle stage in June 2009 as an offshoot of Miles Electric Vehicles, a maker of electric light trucks in China. The Whip is a two-seater that can travel at a top speed of 35 mph for 40 miles per charge; it sells for around $19,000. The Wall Street Journal assesses your EV readiness.

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DOE sets technical targets for hydrogen fuel-cell long-haul Class 8 trucks

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Targets for battery electric tractor-trailer trucks will also be added to the Electrified Powertrain Roadmap. These hydrogen targets were developed for the long-haul use case, assuming trucks can be driven the maximum daily range (750 miles) between refueling. Other use cases will be considered for battery-powered trucks that can be driven for 250 to 500 miles between charging events, where charging opportunities may exist at hubs, delivery points, or destinations.

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VW Jumps on the Bandwagon

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During a presentation of Volkswagen's new electric car program entitled "Fleet Test: Electric Drive Vehicles," Winterkorn explained that TwinDrive can power a vehicle solely on electricity for up to 50 kilometers (31 miles) and can be plugged into to existing power outlets for recharging. Much like GM's system in development for the Volt , the car's lithium ion battery power supply is supplemented by a traditional gasoline engine for long distance travel.

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ZeroAvia completes first hydrogen-electric passenger plane flight

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ZeroAvia recently completed the first hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered flight of a commercial-grade aircraft. The flight took place at the company’s R&D facility in Cranfield, England, with the Piper M-class six-seat plane completing taxi, takeoff, a full pattern circuit, and landing.

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Nissan Swear off Hybrids and Hydrogen

Plugs and Cars

He has also promised that it will have three battery-powered models on sale by 2011: an electric Kangoo van, a Clio-sized five-seat hatch and a larger saloon designed primarily for Israel but which would also be sold across Europe. All three new models will use NEC lithion-ion batteries, jointly developed with Nissan, and have a range of at least 100 miles. Tags: renault patrick pelata battery electric car

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On the Horizon

Plug In Partners

In an interview Monday, Mr. Ghosn said Nissan decided to accelerate development of battery-powered vehicles because of high gasoline prices and environmental concerns, not just because of the need to meet stricter fuel-economy standards. What we are seeing is that the shifts coming from the markets are more powerful than what regulators are doing,” he said. GM's crosstown rival is pushing its Eco Boost engines, which generate plenty of power and better fuel economy.

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‘10 BMW ActiveHybrid X6

Hybrid SUV Blog

While most other full-size hybrid sport-utility vehicles are oriented towards using their battery-powered electric engines to help ease the pain felt at the pump by owners of these heavy automobiles, the ActiveHybrid X6 instead focuses purely on putting performance first. When combined with the two battery-powered motors nestled inside the SUV’s transmission, the ActiveHybrid X6’s total output increases to an astounding 480 horsepower and 575 lb-ft of torque.

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PIP Declares Victory

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The operational technology has been perfected and the battery technology is maturing. The Chevy Volt , a plug-in electric car, will have the battery power to take most American drivers to and from work every day without using any gasoline at all. It’s expected to cost roughly 150,000 yuan ($ 22,000 ), and go as far as 70 miles (110 kilometers) on electricity when fully charged. I t's pretty rare when you get to declare victory and bring the troops home.

2008 100

Killacycle World Record

Revenge of the Electric Car

Rider Scotty Pollacheck piloted the wickedly fast all electric A123Systems NanoPhosphate battery powered motorcycle down the quarter mile in only 7.89 Scotty’s run qualifies as a new official NEDRA (National Electric Drag Racing Association) record, vaulting the KillaCycle into the history books as the world’s quickest quarter mile electric vehicle of any kind. KillaCycle 7.89sec @ 168MPH quarter mile.

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GM To Test 100-Mile Chevrolet Cruze Electric Car in S Korea

All Cars Electric

car buyers, GM is convinced that a range-extended electric vehicle--its 2011 Chevrolet Volt, to be specific--is the best solution to meeting the needs of drivers who may need to go further than the 40 miles a Volt will do on battery power. For U.S.

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Toyota launches C+pod ultra-compact battery electric vehicle in Japan

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Toyota Motor Corporation announced a limited launch of the C+pod ultra-compact battery electric vehicle (BEV) to corporate users, local governments and other organizations that have been exploring new options to drive the popularization of BEVs. Electric (Battery) Japan

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Renault Samsung Motors boosts range of new SM3 Z.E. by 57% to 233 km

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which first appeared in 2013, has had it range increased by 57% up to 233 km (145 miles) (based on the Korean approval cycle). Battery power has been upped to 36kWh with no increase in weight and, with the average daily trip in South Korea standing at 40 kilometers in 2016 according to a Korean Transportation Safety Authority (KOTSA) report, the new SM3 Z.E. Renault Samsung Motors this morning unveiled the new SM3 Z.E.

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Electric Smart Car ForTwo Delivered by Mercedes

Plugs and Cars

The energy storage is a sodium nickel chloride battery. Same battery the first new Th!nk Only stat missing in the report is the size of the battery pack. 115 km (just over 71 miles) Consumption* 12 kWh/100 km CO2 emissions 0 g/km Could this herald a serious interest on the part of Mercedes to produce battery-powered vehicles Mercedes-Benz has delivered the first of 100 electric Smart ForTwos to fleet customers in the UK.

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World's Fastest PHEV

Plug In Partners

The QED has an all-electric range of 200-250 miles ( 333-417 km) and has a total range of about 932 miles (1,500 km). Based on 5 years of evolution, the eWheel offers exceptional efficiency, coupled with a high power to weight ratio that makes it the ideal solution for battery powered equipment.

2006 100

Volt for Real?

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The Volt , provided GM can get the lithium battery right , will go about 40 miles on an electric charge. At that point, the internal combustion engine kicks in and recharges the battery while you are driving. Imagine using your laptop computer on a battery. While you are working, the battery is also recharging.

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Bright’s Plug-In Car: Aerodynamics Are Key

Revenge of the Electric Car

Bright Automotive says it soon release an electric car with a 100 mile per gallon plus plug-in – and the company says it will keep the car economically priced. “The slimming of the battery essentially comes because of a focus on weight, aerodynamics, rolling resistance, new construction materials and other design factors, he said in an interview. How can you quickly improve the performance of the battery in an electric car?

2009 116

When Bob Met Elon … and Chris

Revenge of the Electric Car

Mr. Lutz put in a plug for the “range-extending capability” of the Volt, which can travel about 40 miles on electric battery power alone and another 300 miles or so with a recharging assist from an onboard gasoline generator. Chris Paine, Elon Musk, Bob Lutz. The Revenge team filmed a historic meeting in Detroit today — getting GM Vice President and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk together on camera for the first time.

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2021 Audi Q5, A7 and A8 TFSI e PHEVS now on sale in US

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The 2021 Audi Q5 TFSI e, updated with sharpened design and Audi’s latest MIB 3 infotainment technologies, is powered by a 2.0-liter TFSI engine and electric motor that, when combined, produce a net 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft (500 N·m) of torque. 19 miles. 24 miles.

2020 106

Hasner’s Florida State Electric Car Tax Break Gets Boost

Revenge of the Electric Car

The Legislature is taking a step toward giving a Sunshine State boost to the next generation of automobiles: electric-powered cars. An effort led by House Majority Leader Adam Hasner, R-Boca Raton, to give a sales tax exemption to consumers who buy battery-powered, electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids picked up a unanimous endorsement today. In addition, consumers and businesses would be eligible for a $2,000 rebate after converting a gasoline-powered vehicle to a plug-in.

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.

2018 91

Tesla Prepping IPO

Revenge of the Electric Car

electric-car maker Tesla Motors plans to go public soon, two sources familiar with the matter said, amid growing interest in green technology and battery-powered vehicles. Tesla’s IPO would follow the successful debut of lithium ion battery maker A123 Systems, whose shares rallied 50 percent on their first day of trading on September 25. Tesla Model S Photo: Caroline McCarthy/CNET.

2009 126

Toyota launches new RAV4 PHEV in Japan

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It has been popular with many customers, due to the superior driving performance delivered by three types of 4WD system, including Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD; design which fuses refinement with SUV-like power; spacious luggage storage; and an interior designed for convenience, making it suited to diverse situations. It also achieves an all-electric driving range of 95 kilometers (59 miles), and a hybrid fuel economy of 22 km/L (51.7 Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

2020 77

Cash for Volts?

Revenge of the Electric Car

A coalition of car makers, battery suppliers and electricity providers has come together to ask for federal help for EVs. “A coalition of auto makers, battery manufacturers, utility operators and shipping companies wants the U.S. A coalition of auto makers, battery manufacturers, utility operators and shipping companies wants the U.S. However, “we’re talking about heavy investment&# in cars, batteries and supporting technology, said Nissan Motor Co.

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