XPeng launches new LFP-battery powered versions of EVs

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China-based EV maker XPeng expanded its product offering by launching three new vehicle versions powered by lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries for the Chinese market. XPeng also launched a new G3 460c version with LFP-powered batteries. New w/ LFP battery).

U Mich, Ford lifecycle study of carbon footprint of last-mile and final-50-feet delivery with automated vehicles and robots

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We evaluate life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for automated suburban ground delivery systems consisting of a vehicle (last-mile) and a robot (final-50-feet). are operational only (WTW), while battery production is included for BEVs and drones.

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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.

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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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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

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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. Electric (Battery) Power Generation Solar Vehicle Systems

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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. Batteries Power Generation Solar

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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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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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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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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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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime PHEV: 42 mile EV range/600 total miles! A smash hit!

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By John Coulter, CURRENT EV CMO In its new Prime, Toyota offers a RAV4 green version that employs a hybrid drivetrain relying on a gas engine and electric motors that draw power from a plug and regenerative braking. will be making all the batteries powering those vehicles.

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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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Did Mayor Bloomberg in China Drive a Miles Javlon?

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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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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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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: further thoughts on 50 mpg after 1,200 miles

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We've now spent more than 1,200 miles in a variety of Hyundai Ioniqs, but the bulk of them were covered in the conventional hybrid version of the five-door compact hatchback. That's the highest-volume version, while the battery-powered Ioniq Electric sells in lower numbers and the plug-in hybrid version won't hit the market until early next year

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

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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

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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.

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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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.

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

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Bird unveils new consumer e-Bike for purchase: Bird Bike

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By expanding Bird’s consumer and shared products to include e-bikes as well as e-scooters, we are uniquely positioned to lead the revolution to eco-friendly transportation for the billions of annual trips that are five miles or less. E-bikes Electric (Battery) Micromobility

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 Electric (Battery) Fleets Fuel Cells Hydrogen Manufacturing

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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.

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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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DHL take off with electric cargo planes

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It will require 30 minutes or less to charge per flight hour and have a maximum range of up to 815 kilometers (440 nautical miles). DHL is the first customer to order 12 fully electric Alice eCargo planes from Eviation.

Electric commercial vehicle company SEA Electric raises $42M; partnership with Exro

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SEA Electric was founded in Australia in 2012, with a proprietary electric power-system technology (known as SEA-Drive) for the world’s urban delivery and distribution fleets. SEA-Drive 120b Power-System. Electric (Battery) FleetsSEA Electric Holdings Pty Ltd.

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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Toyota launches new RAV4 PHEV in Japan

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The front motor and inverter achieve more powerful output than the RAV4 hybrid system, and the combination with the new model, high-capacity, high-output lithium-ion battery achieves maximum system output of 225 kW, facilitating sporty, powerful driving.

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CWind launches first hybrid-powered surface effect ship: CWind Pioneer

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The CWind Pioneer achieves this through a hybrid diesel and battery electric power system which enables the vessel to operate purely on battery power while in harbor or at standby in the windfarm, resulting in a decrease in fuel burn and CO 2.

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Audi unveils grandsphere concept; electric Level 4 sedan

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The technology platform of the Audi grandsphere is the Premium Platform Electric (PPE)—conceived exclusively for battery-powered electric drive systems. The key element of PPE is a battery module between the axles that holds around 120 kWh of energy in the grandsphere concept.

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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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Three Wheels United partners Piaggio Vehicles to promote electric 3-wheelers in India

Electric Vehicles India

Three Wheels United CEO and co-founder Cedrick Tandong said, “We continue to expand our partnership with large electric vehicle manufacturers in a bid to make it easier for auto rickshaw drivers to switch to sustainable last-mile transportation.

History: Electric Cars: The Golden Age

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However, it’s worth noting that battery-powered vehicles have been around for more than a century. Because of their cost and limited mile range, city dwellers—especially women—were early big fans of electric vehicles. 1906 “One Hundred Mile” Frichtle.

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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Piaggio launches Ape electric three-wheeler range in Hyderabad

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The company is offering Ape’s battery-powered range in three variants such as Ape e-City FX, and Ape e-Xtra FX (with fixed electric battery ), and Ape e-City (with swappable battery). bhp power and 29 Nm of peak torque.

Hyundai and Kia continuing to develop heat pump technology for EVs

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The new system scavenges significantly more energy by recycling additional waste heat not only from power electrics (PE) modules (such as drive motors, on-board chargers, and inverters), but also from the battery pack and slow charger. Battery pack heat management.

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Micromobility: Zapp Scooters Bring Style, Range and Fun to Urban Riding

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British brand Zapp unveiled its first powered two-wheeled i300 city bike in Michigan on August 4. Built in Thailand, the i300 is part of a worldwide wave of transportation options that are moving from fossil-fuel power to electric. Range and Power.

HBK’s digital algorithm can map EV motor efficiency 10 times faster than analog systems


In order to maximize an EV’s range for a given battery capacity and vehicle weight, engineers try to eke out as much performance as possible from the electrical and mechanical systems. But the efficiency also varies with gear ratio, temperature and even the battery’s state of charge.

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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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US DOE and US Army issue solicitation to develop H2Rescue fuel-cell/battery hybrid truck

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The H2Rescue is a fuel cell/battery hybrid truck that first responders and the military can drive to disaster mitigation sites. It can provide sufficient hydrogen to provide power, heat, and even potable water for up to 72 hours. The envisioned fuel-cell/battery-powered hybrid emergency relief truck is to use a low temperature PEM fuel-cell/battery hybrid system to provide continuous electric power to meet emergency needs.

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In China, Wuling launches electric minivan, Chevrolet introduces 48V MHEV Monza

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The commercial version with sealed side and back windows has an all-electric range of 252 kilometers (157 miles) and is available for RMB 83,800 (US$11,800). The passenger version has a range of 300 kilometers (186 miles) and is available for RMB 89,800 (US$12,700).

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