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StreetScooter showcases all-new versions of successful WORK and WORK L electric light commercial vehicles

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StreetScooter has presented the next generation of its successful all-electric light commercial vehicles (eLCVs): the WORK and WORK L. The new versions of the WORK and WORK L can reach a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph). Plus, with a new faster charging system of 11kW, the vehicles can reach an 80% charge in approximately five hours. StreetScooter is a well-known early bird in the electric light commercial vehicle sector. Electric (Battery

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Electrify America acquiring 30 Envision solar-powered EV charging stations for rural California

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Electrify America is investing $2 million in solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in rural California that are not tied to the electrical grid. The investment will expand access to sustainable EV charging to drivers in rural areas, including the Central, Coachella, and Imperial Valleys. The EV ARC 2020 is a transportable, solar-powered electric vehicle-charging infrastructure product. Batteries Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Solar

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Hypermiling Volkswagen ID.3 makes 531 km journey on a single charge

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has set its first range record—the electric car covered the 531 kilometers (330 miles) from Zwickau to Schaffhausen (Switzerland) on a single charge. 1st Pro Performance with a 58 kWh battery built at the Zwickau electric car factory. Average speed was 56 km/h (35 mph).

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A closer look at Audi’s new R8 e-tron EV and battery

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The model line-up of the second generation of Audi’s high-performance R8 sports car, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, includes the new R8 e-tron battery-electric vehicle. mph) in 3.9 Li-ion cell energy density was increased from 84 to 152 Wh/kg; in comparison to the first technology platform, the battery capacity has grown from 48.6 ft) long Audi R8 e-tron is recognizable by its unique lighting solutions on the air inlets, front apron and sideblades.

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Sevcon Motor Controllers for new AUCMA EV light electric truck

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Ltd has selected Sevcon as the motor controller supplier for its new light truck, the A-2. Aimed at municipal fleets in both domestic and overseas markets, the new A-2 light duty truck is powered by a 72V 16 kW AC motor. The electric drivetrain gives the A-2 a range of up to 150 kilometers (93 miles) and a top speed of more than 50 km/h (31 mph). Chinese firm AUCMA Electric Vehicle Co.

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Porsche introduces entry-level electric Taycan 4S; two battery sizes

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The new model is available with two battery sizes: the Performance battery (79.2 kWh) models with up to 390 kW (530 PS) or the Performance battery Plus (93.4 The Taycan 4S with Performance battery consumers 24.6 kWh/100 km combined; the Performance battery Plus model consumer 25.6 The top speed is also 250 km/h (155 mph) in both cases. The maximum charging capacity (peak) is 225 kW (Performance battery) or 270 kW (Performance battery Plus).

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GM will focus its electrification strategy on light electrification, extended range, and battery-electric vehicle technologies; major focus on the plug; preview of the Spark EV

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GM will focus its vehicle electrification efforts on three main technologies: light electrification, currently manifested in the eAssist systems; extended range electric vehicles (EREVs) such as the Chevrolet Volt; and battery electric vehicles (BEVs), such as the soon-to-be-introduced Spark EV. The electric boost allows us to do interesting things and get better fuel economy than you would normally think about for such light electrification. The Spark EV battery pack.

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Fisker unveils EMotion electric luxury sedan; prototype flexible solid-state battery cell; automotive-ready after 2020

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Featuring automatic butterfly doors and five integrated Quanergy S3 LiDAR sensors ( earlier post ) for autonomous driving up to Level 4, the all-wheel drive EMotion has a projected range of 400 miles (644 km) and a top speed of 161 mph (259 km/h). The multiple electric motors deliver more than 575 KW, pushing the EMotion from 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds. Fisker also displayed a working solid-state battery in a case and an actual bulk battery without a case.

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Hyundai’s 2019 IONIQ electrified line-up adds active safety features, voice recognition, remote charge management

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Hyundai’s model-year 2019 IONIQ lineup—hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery-electric— adds new and broader applications of active safety features, enhanced voice-recognition features and standard remote charge management for Plug-in and Electric models. Standard remote charge management for Plug-in and Electric models via Blue Link. kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack positioned under the rear passenger seats. kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack.

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Northern Lights Energy and Reva Electric Car Company Sign Agreement to Develop the Electric Vehicle Market in Iceland

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Northern Lights Energy ( NLE ), the initiator of the 2012 charging infrastructure project and provider of infrastructure and services for electric vehicles (EV) based in Iceland, has signed an agreement with Reva Electric Car Company to jointly develop the electric vehicle market in Iceland. Top speed is 104 km/h (65 mph) with a range of 160 km (99 miles) per charge. A fast charge for 15 minutes will provide a 40 km (25 mile) range. The REVA NXR.

Hyundai Motor Group reveals E-GMP; first dedicated BEV platform, for next-generation BEV line-up

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Hyundai Motor Group has unveiled its new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), a dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) platform. seconds and achieve a maximum speed of 260 km/h (162 mph). Multi (800V and 400V) and Bi-Directional Charging System.

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Northern Lights Energy signs LOI to purchase 1,000 AMP electric SUV conversions over 5 years

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a company engaged in the emission-free electrification of OEM vehicles, has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Northern Lights Energy ( NLE ) to support the introduction of all-electric SUVs into Iceland as part of a national electric vehicle (EV) project. The “AMP’d” Equinox is an up-fitted GM Chevrolet Equinox that will reach a top speed of 90 mph (145 km/h), and will accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in approximately eight seconds. AMP Holding Inc.,

Volkswagen presents new I.D. CROZZ II battery-electric SUV concept; on sale in 2020

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With an 83 kWh battery pack, the driving range of the SUV that outputs 225 kW (system power) and top speed of 180 km/h (112 mph) is up to 500 kilometers (311 miles) (NEDC) on one battery charge. The high-performance battery can be charged to 80% of its energy capacity in 30 minutes using a fast-charging system. An ideal distribution of weight between the two axles has been achieved by integrating the battery centrally within the I.D.

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EDAG Showcases Latest Version of Light Car Concept EV at Geneva; Emphasis on Space Frame

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EDAG’s Light Car - Open Source at the Geneva Motor Show. Global engineering services provider EDAG showcased its latest technical advances in the development of its concept car, the “Light Car - Open Source”, at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. EDAG introduced the Light Car last year as an independent design concept for the electric-powered car of the future. The wheel hub motors are powered by 180 Gaia battery cells featuring lithium iron phosphate technology (3.2

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Driving the VW e-Golf; strategy, assembly in Wolfsburg, Braunschweig battery plant

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The e-Golf (“Das e-Auto” earlier post ), the Volkswagen brand’s second series production battery-electric vehicle after the e-up!, Put another way, Volkswagen’s goal, based on its strategic approach, is for the e-Golf to deliver the performance and handling of a Golf which happens to have a battery-electric powertrain. Hinze is the engineer in charge of the rollout of the e-Golf and e-up!). Early display cutaway of the e-Golf battery pack. Installing the battery pack.

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

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Maximum speed is 144 km/h (89 mph). The new LEAF will also be followed in model year 2019 with a high-power version with increased motor power and battery capacity. The new LEAF features a 40 kWh Li-ion battery pack that can be quick charged up to 80% in 40 minutes). The new battery design adds energy-storage capacity without increasing the size; the battery pack occupies the same dimensions as that of the previous-generation Nissan LEAF.

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Volkswagen’s first two production battery-electric vehicles debut at Frankfurt

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Volkswagen marked its serious entry into the battery-electric vehicle market with the introduction in Frankfurt of its first two series production EVs: the e-up! A compact electric motor (60 kW / 82 PS and 210 Nm starting torque), the lithium-ion battery integrated into the floor and the power electronics form the hub of the new high-tech car’s drive system. Volkswagen itself developed all of the components, including the battery. seconds it reaches 100 km/h (62 mph).

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UK Grounds Maintenance Company Contracts for Four Ford-Smith Electric Vehicles Light Commercial EVs

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Poole, UK-based Continental Landscapes has contracted for four battery-electric Ford Transit-based light commercial vehicles from Carillon Fleet Management: two 4.6-tonne Ford Transit beaver tail and two 3.5-tonne tippers. Powered solely by a Li-ion iron phosphate battery pack from Valence, they offer a range of up to 100 miles on a full charge and zero tailpipe emissions, plus lower running costs than conventional fossil fuels.

Yamato, Toyota, Hino start trials of battery-electric 1-tonne delivery truck

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Hino) will begin trials using a small battery-electric truck (EV Truck) in Yamato delivery operations. In light of current battery performance, TMC and Hino believe that it is possible to offer practical commercial electric vehicles for lightweight and short-distance applications. By placing a compact electric motor under the cab and adopting front-wheel drive, the batteries could be placed under the bed. Maximum speed is 60 km/h (37 mph).

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Audi unveils 2nd battery-electric Audi concept in Shanghai; production in 2019; 3-motor “e-quattro” drive

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Audi is unveiling a new battery-electric e-tron concept in Shanghai: the Audi e-tron Sportback. The production version will come in 2019 as Audi’s second battery-electric offering, following the introduction of the production version of the Audi e-tron SUV ( earlier post ) in 2018. mph) in 4.5 With the battery’s energy content of 95 kilowatt-hours, range is in excess of 500 kilometers (310.7 Battery and wireless charging.

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New Audi A8 comes with 48V mHEV standard; plug-in e-tron model with wireless charging

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The lithium-ion battery stores enough power for about 50 kilometers (31.1 It can optionally be charged by Audi Wireless Charging. A lithium-ion battery positioned safely beneath the luggage compartment floor serves as the storage unit. The driver can let the automatic transmission do the work automatically in the E, D and S modes, or can take charge of controlling it in M mode. mph) takes 4.9 mph), or the combined power of the electric motor and TFSI.

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Audi combines e-scooter with skateboard

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The steering handle gives stability, holds the battery and the electronics, and carries a display showing the battery status. The e-scooter could be charged in the car trunk through a dedicated socket. Users can conveniently cover the last yards, for example from a parking space or charging point to their destination, at a speed of up to 20 kmh (12.5 Electric (Battery) Personal Transit

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Ford unveils all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV

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kWh Li-ion battery) and extended-range (98.8 kWh battery) options with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive powered by permanent magnet motors. Equipped with an extended-range battery and rear-wheel drive, Mach-E has a targeted EPA-estimated range of at least 300 miles. of torque, with the standard all-wheel-drive variation targeting quicker times to 60 mph than the base Porsche Macan series. Top: Standard range battery with AWD. Electric (Battery

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GM launches BrightDrop: first-to-last-mile electric ecosystem for goods & services

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EP1 features and benefits include: Built-in electric hub motors with adjustable speed up to 3 mph depending on operator’s walking pace. Peak charge rate of up to 170 miles of EV range per hour via 120kW DC fast charging.

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Daimler-BYD JV unveils battery-electric DENZA at Auto China; 47.5 kWh pack; focus on safety

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DENZA is powered by an 86 kW (peak) motor that provides a maximum speed of up to 150 km/h (93 mph) and peak torque of 290 N·m. kWh lithium iron phosphate battery capacity, DENZA has a range of up to 300 km (186 miles). In light of the fact that the average daily driving distance in China is 50 to 80 kilometers a day, the typical customer will only have to recharge DENZA twice a week. China Electric (Battery DENZA. Click to enlarge.

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Optare Introduces Battery-Electric Bus

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UK-based Optare PLC has introduced the Solo EV, a full battery-electric bus. Replacing the usual diesel engine is an all-new electric drive, featuring an Enova Systems P120 AC induction motor rated at 120 kW and powered by two banks of Valence Lithium Ion Phosphate batteries. The batteries are housed in two steel crates set either side of the centrally mounted motor for excellent weight distribution. On the right, above one battery crate, is the electric air compressor.

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Audi unveils e-tron Sportback electric SUV Coupé; market intro spring 2020

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The Audi e-tron Sportback is a battery-electric SUV coupé offering up to 300 kW of power and a range of up to 446 kilometers (277.1 miles) (WLTP) from a single battery charge. Audi is introducing the new e-tron Sportback with two powertrain versions: the e-tron Sportback 55 quattro, and the e-tron Sportback 50 quattro, with less power, battery capacity, and range. mph), and its top speed is electronically limited to 200 km/h (124.3 mph) in 5.7 mph) in 6.8

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Audi introducing electric 1+1 urban concept at Frankfurt with support for wireless charging; more detail on electric A2 concept

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Audi urban concept with support for wireless charging. Manufactured using cladding technology, the 21-inch wheels are very light and feature a variant of the blade design from the Audi e-tron models. The battery is mounted transversely behind the seats. The lithium-ion battery, which weighs around 90 kilograms (198.42 mph) in 16.9 It reaches 60 km/h (37 mph) in around six seconds. Top speed is governed at 100 km/h (62 mph). Audi Wireless Charging.

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Mercedes-Benz F125!: fuel cell plug-in hybrid with Li-sulfur battery and structure integrated hydrogen storage with MOFs

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Lithium-sulphur batteries (e.g., earlier post ), which Mercedes-Benz is examining in parallel with further development of the current lithium-ion battery and research into lithium-air technology. The high-voltage lithium-sulphur battery has a specific energy density of 350 Wh/kg at the cell level, which allows considerably higher recuperation rates in combination with the e4MATIC all-wheel drive. seconds, with a top speed of 220 km/h (137 mph).NEDC Mercedes-Benz F 125!

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BMW provides first look at future BMW iX electric SAV; US launch in 2022

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The fifth generation of BMW eDrive technology—which encompasses two electric motors, the power electronics, the charging technology and the high-voltage battery—delivers improved efficiency and performance. That will be enough to propel the BMW iX from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 5.0 200 kW DC fast charging. The new charging technology of the BMW iX enables DC fast charging at up to 200 kW. Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

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Renault Unveils Four Concept EVs and Quickdrop Battery Switch System; Commits to 100,000 EVs with Better Place

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At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Renault unveiled four Lithium-ion battery electric concept vehicles that provide a preview of Renault’s range of production electric vehicles to be released from 2011 on: Twizy ZE Concept (city car); Zoe ZE Concept (compact car); Fluence ZE Concept (5 passenger sedan); and Kangoo ZE Concept (electric van). Lithium-ion battery pack. The EV has a top speed of 75 km/h (47 mph), and a projected range of 100 km (62 miles). Charging and Quickdrop.

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Audi introducing Audi prologue Avant diesel plug-in hybrid show car at Geneva; 147 mpg, wireless charging

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mph) in 5.1 Its top speed is limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). The lithium-ion battery pack in the rear storing 14.1 With its AWC (Audi wireless charging) technology which Audi is developing for series production, the battery can also be charged inductively. kW of power as provided by a wall socket with a maximum of 16 amps of charging current.

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FCA introduces New Fiat 500 EV; not confirmed for US

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In Milan, Italy, FCA presented the all-new, third-generation Fiat 500—which is a battery-electric vehicle. The latest Cinquecento features a 42-kWh lithium-ion battery, which gives the New 500 a range of up to 320 km (199 miles) in the WLTP cycle. With an output of 87 kW, the new 500 has a maximum speed of 150 km/h (93 mph) (self-limited) and delivers acceleration from 0-62 mph in 9.0 seconds and 0-31 mph in 3.1 Electric (Battery

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Third-generation Renault ZOE increase ranges >20% to 390 km with better performance

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Renault has launched the third-generation of its ZOE electric vehicle, featuring a 52 kWh battery pack that will deliver up to 390 kilometers (242 miles) in the WLTP—an increase of more than 20% from the prior generation. The growth in energy capacity uses the same sized-battery, maintaining the vehicle’s comfortable habitability. In addition to 22 kW AC charging, new ZOE now support up to 50 kW DC fast charging. Electric (Battery

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VW ID. SPACE VIZZION electric concept makes global debut in LA

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With an 82 kWh battery and a low drag coefficient of 0.24, the vehicle has a range of 590 kilometers (367 miles) on the WLTP cycle and a predicted range of up to 300 miles (483 km) on the EPA cycle. This creates an entirely new package as the electric drive components are extremely compact and the battery is integrated into the vehicle floor to save space, making it possible to alter a vehicle’s overall architecture. SPACE VIZZION sprints to 60 mph from rest in just 5.0

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More details on the Mercedes-Benz S500 PLUG-IN HYBRID; new warranty for battery and PEEM

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External charging with the European electricity mix can cut CO 2 emissions by some 43 percent (35 tonnes). Battery and charging. kWh Lithium iron phosphate battery pack is water-cooled, weighs 114 kg (251 lbs) and occupies a volume of 96 liters (3.4 To ensure highest levels of crash safety and dynamic handling and also maximum trunk space, the housing is made of die-cast aluminium and the high-voltage battery is located in the rear of the vehicle above the rear axle.

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Volkswagen intends sales of 150K e-cars by 2020; 100K ID, ID SUV; >1M in 2025; more on MEB

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Contracts with the battery suppliers have been signed. The company is also committing itself to developing a comprehensive charging infrastructure. The zero-emissions drivetrain in the ID family primarily consists of an electric motor integrated into the rear axle with power electronics and a transmission, a high-voltage flat battery pack installed in the vehicle floor to save space, and auxiliary powertrains integrated into the front end of the vehicle. Battery technology.

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Volkswagen ID.3 EV sales open to public in Europe on 20 July

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models at dealerships and to order the appropriate charging equipment at the same time. Buyers will benefit from attractive concessions for charging via WeCharge for up to 3 years. Pro Performance with a 58-kWh battery (net battery energy content) for a range of up to 420 km (261 miles) (WLTP) with the 150 kW Performance rear-wheel-drive system. ProS, a four-seat model with a larger battery for a longer range. Electric (Battery) Europe Market Background Sales

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Mercedes-Benz Vans introduces the series version of the EQV electric van prior to display at IAA in September

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The technical highlights include a range of 405 kilometers (provisional figures) and the rapid charging of the high-voltage battery from 10 to 80% in less than an hour. The electric drive train (eATS) of the Mercedes-Benz EQV is situated on the front axle under the dynamic front end of the car with a charging connection in the bumper. The power is provided by a lithium-ion battery with 90 kWh of usable capacity, placed under the floor of the vehicle. Electric (Batter

2019 73

BMW unveils the production i3 in New York, London and Beijing; efficiency, dynamics and a supporting ecosystem of services

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In a simultaneous—and video linked—unveil in New York, London and Beijing, BMW introduced the production version of its i3 battery-electric vehicle on Monday. The i3’s architecture is based around the LifeDrive structure with a carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) passenger cell and aluminum module encompassing the powertrain, battery and chassis. The air conditioning coolant cools the high-voltage battery, and this fluid can also be warmed using a heat exchanger.

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Volkswagen showcasing its micromobility offerings in Geneva with Streetmate and Cityskater electric scooters

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The concept scooter is light (143 lbs / 65 kg) and also has a particularly low center of gravity, as the lithium-ion battery is integrated into the floor structure. The battery has a rated capacity of 1.3 It can be fully recharged in two hours and 15 minutes at a charging station with a charging power of 500 watts. Alternatively, the battery can be removed and recharged at home or at the office. Electric (Battery) Micro-mobility Personal Transit

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BMW presents i3 Concept Coupé battery-electric vehicle at the LA Auto Show; focus on connectivity for driver assistance and intermodal mobility

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BMW is unveiling the i3 Concept Coupé study at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show; the vehicle has been brought out in parallel to the ongoing development process for getting the first battery-electric model from the BMW i brand ready for series production, and demonstrates the potential for conceivably extending the model range, according to the company. The Li-ion battery pack is placed under the floor. Connected vehicles Electric (Battery BMW i3 Concept Coupé.

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Toyota introduces second-generation Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle as design and technology flagship

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The new Mirai is one part of an electrification strategy that also includes Toyota’s current and future hybrids and upcoming battery electric vehicles (BEVs). In the 2021 Mirai, a lithium-ion battery is smaller and lighter (98.3 Operation of the FC system and battery is seamless.

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