Groupe Renault introduces fuel-cell range extenders into its light commercial electric vehicles

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Groupe Renault is extending the range of its electric light commercial vehicles with hydrogen fuel cells. The vehicles are equipped with a range extender fuel cell providing electric and thermal power of 10 kW, increasing the range of Renault MASTER Z.E.

2019 78

Nissan, Renault to buy CATL batteries for electric vehicles

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The Nikkei reports that Chinese automotive battery maker CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd.) will provide lithium-ion batteries to Nissan Motor and Renault. The Sylphy will be Nissan’s first electric vehicle mass-produced in China. Batteries China

2018 95

Proterra introduces multi-dispenser charging solution for heavy-duty electric vehicle fleets

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Electric bus manufacturer Proterra has introduced a multi-dispenser charging solution which enables Proterra charging systems to have multiple low-profile charging dispensers paired with a single Power Control System (PCS). Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Infrastructure

2019 97

Bidirectional Charging Management (BCM) research project gets green light; tying in renewables

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Not only will electric vehicles with bidirectional charging capability be able to draw electrical power for their high-voltage battery when plugged into a compatible charging station or wallbox, they will also have the ability to reverse the process and feed energy back into the power grid.

2019 78

How Self-Driving Cars Will Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption

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Over the last two decades, fully electric cars have had, let’s say, a slow start. And while hybrid technology has taken off, drivers have been hesitant to accept fully battery-powered tech for a variety of reasons, including a lack of charging stations. Electric Vehicles: Right Now.

2018 101

StreetScooter to form JV with Chery for electric light utility vehicles

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StreetScooter GmbH, a subsidiary of Deutsche Post and market leader for electric light commercial vehicles (eLCV), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Chinese automobile manufacturer Chery Holding Group (Chery) establishing a joint venture between the two companies. Chery is one of China’s leading automobile manufacturers, with a 20% market share in electric commercial vehicles sector. China Electric (Battery) Fleets

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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 strategy on eAssist-type systems and the plug. GM is tracking to sell more than 50,000 vehicles this year with some form of electrification, Barra said—the majority of which will be eAssist systems. The Spark EV battery pack.

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Symbio intros 40 kW hydrogen fuel cell range-extending module for heavy-duty electric vehicles

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At the Movin’On 2018 mobility summit in Montreal, hydrogen fuel-cell company Symbio intoduced a 40-kW fuel cell system—H2Motiv L—targeting range-extending conversion applications for heavy-duty electric vehicles. The kit utilizes the vehicle’s CAN bus.

2018 132

OSRAM says automotive lighting trending to all-LED; particular benefits for electric vehicles

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Projected global LED penetration in vehicle production. The automotive market is inevitably trending to LED lighting for reasons of reliability, appearance, functionality and efficiency, says OSRAM SYLVANIA. OSRAM JOULE LED forward lighting unit. Fuel Efficiency Vehicle Systems

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Technical review outlines challenges for both batteries and fuel cells as basis for electric vehicles

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Gasteiger, Chair of Technical Electrochemistry, Technische Universität München; and Dr. Jens-Peter Suchsland, SolviCore GmbH, delve into the technological barriers for all-electric vehicles—battery-electric or PEM fuel cell vehicles. Batteries Fuel Cells

2015 102

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! Dr. Martin Winterkorn said that the group has set its sights on global market leadership in electric mobility. “

2013 142

Daimler Trucks’ Fuso unveils fuel-cell light-duty truck concept and production heavy-duty Super Great truck with L2 automation

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The Vision F-Cell is Fuso’s concept of an electric truck that uses the power of a Fuel Cell as one option to extend the range of an electric vehicle. Power is provided by the 75 kW fuel cell stack and the 135 kW battery. Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Hydrogen

2019 78

SmartBatt consortium shows prototype optimized future battery pack technology for electric vehicles

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The European SmartBatt (Smart and Safe Integration of Batteries in Electric Vehicles) consortium has produced a prototype optimized battery pack targeted at small electric vehicles; the pack is currently on display at the European Electric Vehicle Congress (EEVC) in Brussels.

2012 110

AMPLY Power: Top 25 US cities could save avg. 37% on fuel costs by switching to electric vehicles and buses; up to 60% with managed charging

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A white paper by AMPLY Power, a company providing fleet charging as a service, finds that 25 of America’s largest metropolitan areas could save an average of 37% on fuel costs by electrifying their bus and light-duty vehicle fleets. Electric (Battery) Fleets Smart charging

2019 111

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.

Sanyo to Begin Mass Production of Li-ion Systems for Power Storage and Light Electric Vehicle Applications

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Sanyo Li-ion systems for power storage (left) and light electric vehicle (right) applications. Sanyo Electric Co., has developed two new lithium-ion battery systems and will begin mass production of the new products in March 2010. Battery capacity.

2009 119

New Airbus lab in Shenzhen to push battery technology for electric aerial vehicles; collaboration with BYD

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In China, the recently opened Airbus China Innovation Center (ACIC) battery lab is looking to power a new generation of electric-powered aerial vehicles. Asia is the global epicenter of battery development and production, with Japan and Korea as the worldwide leaders.

2019 125

Daimler Trucks North America unveils two Freightliner electric vehicle models and Electric Innovation Fleet

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Freightliner plans to deliver an Electric Innovation Fleet of 30 vehicles to customers later this year for further testing under real-world operating conditions. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

New light and powerful battery hope for EVs

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Researchers trying to develop new lightweight yet high energy batteries for electric cars-have excelled, beating their own target for capacity by more than 10 per cent. That’s despite a target for a 15 per cent reduction in weight compared to current state-of-the-art battery packs.

2012 74

BMW’s ReachNow installing Light & Charge locations in Seattle; 100 chargers at 20 new public sites

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ReachNow, the mobility services division of the BMW Group, Woodland Park Zoo, and the City of Seattle celebrated the successful installation of the first of 20 Light & Charge electric vehicle (EV) charging locations that will more than double the number of Fast Chargers publicly available in Seattle.

Renault introduces two new electric light commercial vehicles

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At the Brussels Motorshow in Belgium, Renault Pro+ introduced two new electric light commercial vehicles—New Kangoo Z.E. features a new battery, new engine, new charger, new innovative connected services, and a heat pump in the air conditioning system.

2017 95

EIA: California home to almost half of US plug-in electric vehicles

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Total US sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs)—battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric—have increased in recent years, but still represent only about 0.7% of new vehicle sales in 2014 so far, up from 0.6% Electric vehicles per 1,000 vehicles.

2014 158

Navigant Research: plug-in electric vehicles close to becoming leading alternative fuel platform, best positioned to lead future

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In 2019, multiple deployments of long-range battery EVs (BEVs) in crossover classes, as well as Tesla reaching full-scale production on the Model 3 and expanding its vehicle shipments to markets abroad, are setting the stage for continued market growth, Navigant says. By 2030, annual PEV sales are estimated to be between 15% and 32% of the global light duty vehicle market, producing a global PEV population between 107 million and 190 million.

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Renault unveils Next Two autonomous electric vehicle prototype for 2020

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Renault has unveiled the Next Two concept—the company’s current vision of an autonomous drive (AD) capable electric vehicle for the year 2020. Responsibility for the autonomous vehicle plan’s implementation has been given to Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn. The Next Two prototype.

2014 120

IEA: Electric vehicles posted strong gains in 2016; 2M now in global parc

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In 2005, electric cars were still measured in hundreds. 2016 also saw more than 200 million electric two wheelers on the road and 345 thousand buses, primarily in China. China remained the largest market in 2016, accounting for more than 40% of the electric cars sold in the world.

2017 90

Dürr building smart paint shop for JAC plant for electric vehicles in China

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The plant is designed to handle 100,000 units per year, will commence operation in June 2018, and will produce battery-electric cars on behalf of a local electric car manufacturer. The results of the tests are visualized using traffic light functions.

2018 85

The interdependency of autonomous electric vehicles and wireless charging

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Conference presentations at the 4th International Electric Vehicle Expo this week in Jeju, South Korea, explored issues related to automated driving systems, electric vehicles and infrastructure. Specifically, two presentations from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) and SAE International addressed the interdependence of standardization, autonomous electric vehicles and wireless charging. “

2017 60

DOE seeking input on commercialization of fuel cells as range extenders for battery-electric vehicles

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) ( DE-FOA-0001145 ) to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to the technical and economic feasibility of commercializing fuel cell range extenders for available battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) in the US market. low downtime for refueling), or vehicle torque.

2014 88

California Energy Commission awards nearly $9M to 3 projects to support local manufacturing of heavy-duty electric vehicles, PHEVs

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million in grants and loans for 46 projects covering transportation, energy storage, biogas and efficiency programs, the California Energy Commission awarded nearly $9 million to three companies to encourage the manufacturing of heavy-duty electric vehicles and components in California.

2015 117

Foton Motor and motorcycle leader Piaggio Group partner on development of light commercial vehicles; EVs to come

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Foton Motor and Piaggio Group signed the agreement for a joint development project for new light-duty commercial vehicle products in Italy. In 2017, its global sales volume of commercial vehicles hit 176,800 units. Electric (Battery) Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

2018 85

Walmart showcases WAVE tractor-trailer at MATS; micro-turbine range extended electric vehicle with 45.5 kWh Li-ion pack

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Walmart showcased its Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience (WAVE) at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky. Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience. The Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience tractor combines many of these projects in a single vehicle.

2014 154

Continental introduces novel aluminum wheel and braking concept for electric vehicles

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Continental has developed a new wheel and braking concept for electric vehicles. To increase the vehicle’s range, deceleration in the EV generates as much electricity as possible through recuperation (= braking using the electric motor), so the wheel brake is used less frequently.

2017 78

Hyundai introduces hydrogen fuel cell H350 light commercial van concept at IAA

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Hyundai Motor is introducing a hydrogen fuel cell concept version of its H350 light commercial van at the 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover. Propelled by a near-silent electric motor, it also produces significantly less noise than conventional vehicles.

2016 116

Johnson Electric launches battery cooling fan module for hybrid and electric vehicles

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Johnson Electric introduced a new cooling fan product line for hybrid and electric vehicles. The cooling fan module (CFM EV) is designed to have extremely long life to continuously manage the battery temperature during the operating and recharge cycles of plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles. This performance covers the requirements of light hybrid, full hybrid and electric vehicles.

2011 87

NEC develops prototype 4.5V, long-life manganese Li-ion battery; 30% more energy density, high capacity and light weight

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High voltage lithium-ion battery prototype. NEC Corporation has developed a prototype next-generation manganese lithium-ion battery featuring cathodes that support higher voltage operations (4.5V BatteriesClick to enlarge.

2012 104

HELLA develops battery solutions for 48V mild hybrid vehicles

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HELLA, the lighting and electronics expert, develops and manufactures products that support all stages of automotive electrification. HELLA developed the Dual Voltage Battery Management System for the compact and mid-range class. 48V Batteries Hybrids

2019 95

ExxonMobil predicts peak in light-duty vehicle liquid fuels ~2030, but ongoing role for oil in the mix

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At the same time, total miles traveled per year by cars, sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and light trucks will increase about 60%, reaching about 14 trillion in 2040. Heavy-duty vehicle growth is the largest sector by volume, but aviation grows the largest by%age.

2018 85

Dana introducing Spicer Electrified family of e-axles for hybrid, electric vehicles

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Dana Incorporated introduced the Spicer Electrified family of fully integrated motor, control, and e-drive technologies that advance electric propulsion systems for light-duty, commercial, and off-highway vehicles. Currently in production, the Spicer EV Drive for electric vans manages speed and torque from the e-motor to the wheels. Dana began developing electric-driveline concepts 50 years ago. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Motors Vehicle Dynamics Vehicle System

2016 78

EU funded project developing fast rechargeable zinc-polymer battery for hybrid and small electric vehicles

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million (US$5 million) research project to create a new class of fast rechargeable zinc-polymer batteries for hybrid and small electric vehicle applications. The PolyZion (Fast rechargeable zinc-polymer battery based on ionic liquids) received funding of €2.4 This research involves the development of a new class of fast rechargeable batteries based on a zinc-plastic system incorporating a novel, inexpensive, environmentally sustainable solvent. Batteries

IDTechEx forecasts $18B market for electric vehicle inverters in 2023

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The market for electric vehicle inverters, including converters, for both hybrid and pure electric vehicles—land, water and air—will grow to $18 billion in 2023 according to a new report from IDTechEx, “ Inverters for Electric Vehicles 2013-2023 ”. The demand for inverters and electric power conversions is already well established in the automation and industrial control industries which are also growing at considerable pace.

2012 81

BMW to showcase 5 electric vehicles at LA show; world debut of new vehicle

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The BMW Group will showcase five electric vehicles at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show including the North American premieres of the BMW i Vision Dynamics, MINI Electric Concept, BMW i3s, and a World Premiere vehicle that will be shown during the BMW Group press conference on Wednesday, 29 November. Earlier this month, BMW reported that electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles now account for 5.5% Electric (Battery

2017 60

California’s Advanced Clean Cars program: transforming the light-duty fleet to zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell and electric vehicles with an eye on 2050

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The cumulative on-road passenger vehicle fleet mix for one scenario developed by ARB staff that achieves the 2050 GHG emission reduction goal. ZEV sales must constitute nearly 100% of new vehicles in 2040 for ZEVs to constitute approximately 87% of the on-road fleet by 2050. The longer-term purpose of the ACC program, according to ARB, is to shape the development of light-duty transportation to contribute to meeting the state’s 2050 GHG reduction goal of 80% below 1990 levels.

2011 80

Life with Renault Twizy: electric bopping around Bermuda

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Wandering along the Champs Elysees in Paris in the spring of 2012, I happened upon a Renault showroom hosting an electric car extravaganza. Amid flashing lights, blasting techno music, and vamping supermodels sat a couple of Renault Zoes, the then-new electric subcompact. Renault neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) 2012 Renault TwizyI well remember the first time I saw a Renault Twizy.

2017 63