California PHEV Owners Return to Gas Power

The Truth About Cars

Yet 20 percent of California PHEV owners have gone back to gas-powered vehicles. The post California PHEV Owners Return to Gas Power appeared first on The Truth About Cars. Electric vehicles are one way to carbon neutrality.

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Toyota launches new RAV4 PHEV in Japan

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Toyota has launched the new model RAV4 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) ( earlier post ) through dealerships in Japan. The new RAV4 PHEV aims to boost the fun-to-drive appeal of RAV4, adopting the newly developed Toyota Hybrid System (THS II). Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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Lexus introduces its first PHEV with new 2nd-generation NX

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Under the “Lexus Electrified” initiative, the new NX accelerates the proliferation of electrified models by being Lexus’ first Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV); the NX is also offered as a Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV). Lexus NX 450h+ PHEV. PHEV and HEV. PHEV system.

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

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Now on sale nationwide in the US, the 2021 Audi Q5 TFSI e, A7 TFSI e and A8 TFSI e plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) combine Audi’s premium appointments and driving dynamics with integrated hybrid technology and smartphone app functionality.

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New Jeep Wrangler 4xe PHEV joins Renegade and Compass 4xe models in global electric vehicle lineup

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The new Jeep 4xe models follow the introduction of the Jeep Grand Commander PHEV in China last year. 400-volt, 17-kWh, 96-cell lithium-ion, nickel manganese cobalt battery pack. The Wrangler 4xe is equipped with a 12-volt battery to run accessories.

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Tech: Don’t Believe These 5 Plug-In Hybrid Myths!

Clean Fleet Report

Diffusing Disinformation on PHEVs. The rise of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) have fans professing its technological wonders, while looking down at plug-in hybrid EVs (PHEVs). With that said, this has led to the debate of which ones are better: BEVs or PHEVs.

DOE announces $26.6M SBIR/STTR FY15 Phase 1 Release 2 awards; fuel cells, batteries, power electronics and efficient combustion engines

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Of these, 16 are vehicle-related, encompassing projects developing batteries, power electronics and improved combustion engine technology including on-board reformers, and two are specifically hydrogen fuel cell-related. Fuel Cell-Battery Electric Hybrid for Utility or Municipal MD or HD Bucket Trucks (H2BT) The fuel cell bucket truck has no emission and saves 1,400 gallons of diesel fuel per year. Batteries Engines Fuel Cells Hydrogen Li-Sulfur Power Electronics

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Audi introduces Q5 TFSI e PHEV to US market; EPA-rated at 65 MPGe

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Audi of America is introducing its first plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variant of its bestselling SUV, the Audi Q5. Offered as standard equipment on Audi TFSI e models, drivers have the option to adjust engine and battery usage with three capable modes specific to the plug-in system.

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

Current EV

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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UCR team’s new evolutionary-algorithm-based EMS for PHEVs can deliver >30% fuel savings than conventional controls

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Engineers at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) have developed a new online energy management system (EMS) based on an evolutionary algorithm for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) that they say can improve PHEV fuel efficiency by more than 30%. However, improving the efficiency of current PHEVs is limited by shortfalls in their energy management systems (EMS), which control the power split between engine and battery when they switch from all-electric mode to hybrid mode.

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Mercedes-Benz showcases EQC, announces EQB electric SUVs at Shanghai show, new DENZA PHEV/EV

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Alongside the Concept GLB are the battery-powered EQC (electricity consumption combined: 20.8 – 19.7 Troska said it will be a plug-in hybrid and a battery-electric vehicle. To reduce power consumption and increase dynamism, the electric drivetrains are configured differently: the front electric motor is optimized for best possible efficiency in the low- to medium-load range, while the rear one determines dynamism. China Electric (Battery) Plug-ins

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Volvo Cars introducing production S60L T6 Twin Engine PHEV at the Shanghai Motor Show; on sale next week

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The car is powered by a Drive-E four-cylinder 2–liter gasoline engine, linked to rear-axle drive 50 kW electric motor, powered by an energy-optimized 11.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The S60L T6 Twin Engine is Volvo’s third production PHEV after the V60 diesel a and the XC90 T8. Twin Engine variants come with three drive modes: Pure, Hybrid or Power. In Pure mode, the car is powered solely by its electric motor as much as possible.

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Audi highlights its range of electrification efforts; Q7 diesel PHEV, A7 fuel cell PHEV, BEV, 48V and more; 750 Wh/l by 2025

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TDI quattro plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ); the Audi A7 h-tron quattro fuel cell vehicle ( earlier post ); the Audi e-tron quattro concept battery-electric SUV ( earlier post ); the Audi TT clubsport turbo concept ( earlier post ); the Audi RS 5 TDI competition concept ( earlier post ); and the Audi R18 e-tron quattro ( earlier post ). The Q7 e-tron quattro features a six-cylinder TDI engine and quattro drive that deliver 275 kW (373 hp) of system power and 700 N·m (516.3

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Australia Begins PHEV Road Trials; Vehicle-to-Home Applications

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Australia’s CSIRO and Victorian energy distributor SP AusNet have begun a three-month road trial of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Staff from SP AusNet will use the PHEVs for their daily drive to work and for leisure as part of the trial. CSIRO - SP AusNet PHEV. CSIRO engineers modified Toyota Prius hybrids by removing the OEM battery pack and installing a larger 6 kWh, 30 Ah NiMH battery pack (five times the capacity of the original 1.2

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2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid PHEV debuts; third new Porsche hybrid powertrain since 2017

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The newly introduced 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid makes significant advancements over both the standard Cayenne and the preceding Cayenne S E-Hybrid ( earlier post ) it replaces, including more power, quicker acceleration, a faster top speed, and increased electric-only range. By leveraging the instantaneous torque of the electric motor and the power of a turbocharged V6 gasoline engine, the Cayenne E-Hybrid has an especially broad power band that improves its acceleration capability.

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First drive: Volvo XC90 T8 Drive-E Twin Engine PHEV sets a high bar for full-size luxury SUV plug-ins in US

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The XC90 T8 Twin Engine will be the first 3-row, 7-passenger, plug-in hybrid electric light-duty vehicle in the US when it arrives in showrooms toward the end of 2015, but will soon be joined by—at least—the Audi Q7 e-tron quattro diesel PHEV ( earlier post) , the Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e PHEV ( earlier post ), and the BMW X5 xDrive 40e ( earlier post ). System power (hp). Battery pack (kWh). Fuel consumption for the XC90 T8 Twin Engine PHEV is 2.1

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Coritech Services orders Ideal Power’s bi-directional battery converters for DoD vehicle-to-grid program

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Ideal Power Inc., developer of a power conversion technology called Power Packet Switching Architecture (PPSA), received a purchase order for ten of its PPSA-enabled 30 kW battery converters from Coritech Services, a provider of custom engineering solutions for a variety of applications including electric vehicle charging. Multiple IBC-30kW-480 converters can be used in parallel to provide higher power capability. Electric (Battery) Power Electronics V2X

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Ford announces China electrification push with new Mondeo PHEV and long-range electric SUV; 70% electrified line-up by 2025

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The Mondeo Energi will allow drivers to use battery power around town and gas for longer trips, reducing the inconvenience and costs of frequent stops at the gas station during their daily commute. If the battery of the Mondeo Energi is running low, it can easily be charged at home or the office. kWh battery. China Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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Volvo Cars unveils new V60 D5 Twin Engine Special Edition diesel PHEV in Geneva

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kWh Lithium-ion battery pack using the same proven configuration used in the V60 D6 Twin Engine. This translates to a maximum driveline power output of approximately 230 hp when the electric motor and diesel engine are working simultaneously. As with the V60 D6 Twin Engine the D5 comes with several drive modes that deliver three entirely different driving experiences: Pure, Hybrid or Power. In Pure mode, the car is powered solely by its electric motor as much as possible.

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Volvo Car Group boosts production of V60 PHEV by 90%; 7,600 units in 2013

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The driver of the V60 Plug-in Hybrid selects the required driving mode via three buttons in the dashboard: Pure, Hybrid or Power. The driver can also choose to cover up to 50 km (31 miles) on battery power, or use the combined capacity of the diesel engine and electric motor to deliver 215+70 horsepower and 440+200 N·m of torque.

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Lux: future use of wide bandgap materials in power electronics will reduce EV cost

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Power savings in plug-in vehicles versus total savings per car. Using wide bandgap (WBG) materials such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN)s for power electronics can improve efficiency and thereby reduce the high cost of battery packs, according to a new report from Lux Research. As silicon struggles to meet higher performance standards, WBG materials are benefiting critically from evolving battery economics. Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid PHEV minivan EPA-rated at 84 MPGe in electric-only mode; role of eFlite dual-motor/one-way clutch strategy

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The Pacifica Hybrid’s 16-kWh lithium-ion battery pack (from LG Chem) is located under the second-row floor, keeping the rear cargo area as roomy as ever and preserving the third-row Stow ‘n Go seating and storage, plus room for seven passengers. The battery pack, covered by up to a 10-year/150,000-mile transferable warranty, may be fully recharged via the 6.6-kWh on-board charger in as little as two hours using a 240-volt (Level 2) charger, available from Mopar through dealers.

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China publishes plan to boost fuel-efficient and new energy vehicles and domestic auto industry; targeting 500K PHEVs and EVs in 2015, rising to 2M by 2020

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China’s State Council has published a plan to develop the domestic energy-saving and new energy vehicle industry, which includes battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicles and fuel cell vehicles. The plan lays out steps to strengthen the key core technology for new energy vehicles, including: Vigorously promoting battery technology and innovation, with a focus on battery power system security, reliability studies and lightweight design.

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World's Fastest PHEV

Plug In Partners

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. Tokyo, May 11, 2005 — " Mitsubishi Motors has chosen to center its development of next-generation electric vehicle technology on in-wheel motors and on lithium-ion batteries that the company has been working on for several years.

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Toyota: Prius PHEV Fuel Economy Not Yet Available

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They are very early “converted” prototypes using double nickel-metal hydride batteries. Most importantly, these vehicles are not representative of the lithium-ion battery-powered next-generation Prius PHVs that will be delivered to lease-fleet customers later this year. This is due to the added weight of a large battery that, once depleted by pure-electric drive, will contribute nothing until it is plugged in and re-charged

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Analysis: What’s the Best Way to Market EVs?

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But the battery-powered two-wheelers get separate showrooms, sales methodologies and marketing programs aimed at different target audience. This behemoth will be super powerful and long range–and will be expensive too. Harley-Davidson Launches Stand-Alone Electric Bike Brand.

Mazda announces MX-30 EV coming to US market this fall

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Beginning with dealerships in California, the battery-powered SUV will kick off an electrified fleet from Mazda that will also include a PHEV version of the MX-30 with a rotary generator.

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Pike Research forecasts worldwide grid energy storage spending to reach $22B by 2021, down from 2010 forecast of $35B

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Energy storage technologies represent an alternative to traditional grid management using generation assets such as natural gas peakers to balance the grid by adding power to it. For the long-duration segment of the energy storage market, pumped hydro storage and advanced flow batteries will represent the largest portions of the total revenue opportunity during the next decade. The value of the ESG market is now measured by using the value of energy ($/kWh), not power ($/kW).

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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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Enova Introduces Next-Generation Omni-series Inverter; First US Government Order for Ze Van

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Enova Systems has introduced its next-generation of power electronics with the new Omni-series 200kVA-capable power inverter for hybrid-electric and all-electric medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. In development since February 2009, the Omni-series inverter features a 50% smaller design package and double the continuous power of the current 90 kW system. Power-source agnostic, the new Omni-series inverter also offers increased flexibility and ease-of-integration.

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MIT Year End Energy Review touts PHEVs

Plugs and Cars

For years, hobbyists and a few companies have been adding bigger battery packs to hybrid vehicles, which have both battery power and an internal combustion engine, and plugging them into electrical outlets. This allows the cars, which typically rely on the electric power only for short bursts or to assist the onboard gasoline engine, to run on electricity alone for short trips. But better batteries are already becoming available

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EIA Energy Outlook 2013 reference case sees drop in fossil fuel consumption as use of petroleum-based liquid fuels falls; projects 20% higher sales of hybrids and PHEVs than AEO2012

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Increased sales for hybrids and PHEVs. Sales of battery-powered electric vehicles are 65% lower in the AEO2013 Reference case than the year before, with annual sales in 2035 estimated to be about 119,000. Reductions in battery electric vehicles are offset by increased sales of hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles, which grow to about 1.3 Transportation sector gasoline demand declines. Click to enlarge.

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Volvo Pulls Back Curtain on XC60 PHEV

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The engine delivers 280 hp to the front wheels; the 70 hp motor powers the rear wheels. The modes include a Pure Mode where the XC60 is powered solely by its electric motor with a range of up to 35 miles. And there is a Power Mode where the engine and motor are used together to deliver the most power. Using the Hybrid Mode, the XC60 is estimated to average 50 mpg, with a range of 600 miles (that includes the 35 miles running only on battery power).

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Rosenbauer introduces extinguishing system for emergency responders for EV battery fires

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With the increase in battery-powered electric vehicles (BEVs, HEVs and PHEVs) on the road, statistically the risk potential for an accident or technical defect of the inherently safe battery systems also increases. Batteries Electric (Battery) Safety

Choosing an Eco-friendly Vehicle: Hybrid vs. Electric Cars

EV Connect

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, or PHEVs, can charge through the same 240V charging station that other EVs use. On the other hand, hybrids that don’t plug in draw their battery power from the engine and when the battery is drained, the car simply switches to gas power.

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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Importance of State-backed Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles

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Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) involve two technologies: battery-powered electric motor and internal combustion engine. One of the significant obstacles in the success of EVs is its inability to cover vast distances without power loss.

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UC Davis Researchers Suggest the Battery Problem Seen to Be Slowing Electric Drive Commercialization Is Perceptual as Well as Technological

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Distribution of battery requirements for consumer-selected PHEV designs (shaded circles) compared to USABC, MIT and EPRI performance requirements. In a paper published in the journal Transport Policy , Jonn Axsen, Ken Kurani and Andrew Burke explore two aspects of the “ purported problem ” in the context of starting a market for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs): performance goals, and the abilities of present and near-term battery chemistries to meet those goals.

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UK Car production slumps in July

EV Info

More than a quarter (26.0%) of all cars made in July were either battery electric (BEV), plug in hybrid (PHEV) or hybrid electric (HEV), their highest share on record, and meaning that UK car factories have turned out 126,757 of these important products since the start of the year.

Pike Research projects plug-in sales to fall short of US 2015 target; strong growth through 2020

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Plug-in vehicle (PEV) sales—comprising battery-electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV)—in the US by 2015 will fall far short of the 1-million unit target set by the Obama Administration, according to a new report from Pike Research. bringing the total annual sales of battery-powered vehicles to some 3.4 Of those nearly 48,000 sales in the United States, 27,992 will be PHEVs and 19,974 will be BEVs in 2012, Pike projects.

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What are Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles? Will They Replace BEVs?

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FCEVs store hydrogen gas in a tank rather than charging a battery. The fuel cell’s electricity then powers an electric motor, which drives the vehicle like a BEV. In comparison, an FCEV with a battery pack of less than 2 kWh can drive up to 650 kilometers.

ORNL Researchers Modify Plug-in Hybrid Electric Traction Drive Power Electronics to Function as On-Board Charger; Mobile Power Generation and V2G Support as Well

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have designed , fabricated and demonstrated a PHEV traction drive power electronics system that functions as the on-board charger, and that also provides significant mobile power generation and vehicle-to-grid support capabilities. kW), mobile power generation of up to 20 kW, and vehicle-to-grid support. Gui-Jia Su, Senior R&D Staff Member, Lead Engineer of Power Electronics.

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UK auto industry warns anti-diesel agenda and slow uptake of EVs could mean missing 2021 CO2 targets; rising CO2 average in 2017

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The increase in the fleet average new car CO 2 figure follows 19 years of reductions resulting from investment in new, advanced engine, fuel and battery technology, as well as the use of lightweight materials such as aluminium and composites. The light commercial vehicle sector, 96% of which is powered by diesel, has also shown impressive progress—new vans last year reduced CO 2 by -4.8% million strong new car market still powered, wholly or in part, by gasoline or diesel.

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