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TESLARATI [Battery, Extended Range] Ford captures multiple awards from Altair for work in electric vehicles, sustainability
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2022
Ford won top prizes in both the Sustainable Product and Sustainable Material categories, with the F-150 Lightning all-electric pickup truck earning top marks in the first category. Sustainable Product Winner – Ford F-150 Lightning. Ford’s initial electric pickup, the F-150 Lightning, beat out numerous vehicles and other technologies to win the top prize in the Sustainable Product category.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] ZF presents advanced steer-by-wire technology for the front axle
| THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2022
ZF has procured additional customer contracts in all major regions for its steer-by-wire systems for series production, establishing itself as a leader in this technology field. Similarly, on the braking side of the equation ZF is the global leader in the production of its Integrated Brake Control system that is also primarily controlled using by-wire technology.
PLUG IN INDIA [Battery, Extended Range] Test Report: Ampere Magnus Ex Electric Scooter
| THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2022
The battery at 60 V 38 Ah is almost 2.3 The battery slopes down so that you end up getting some amount of dicky space. The battery is removable - but it will take some effort to get it out in case it requires external charging. The dicky is still a makeshift one for this battery - as you can see through the cuts made to get the battery in. I would be Ok with a slightly lower range for a slightly better grip.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] SABIC introduces new NORYL resin for ultra-thin-wall insulation film in higher-voltage EV batteries
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2022
SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, has introduced NORYL NHP8000VT3 resin, a product well-suited for insulation film used in electric vehicle (EV) battery modules to help improve protection against short circuits and fire propagation. This high-performance, polyphenylene ether (PPO)-based resin is engineered with patented technologies to help meet the stringent demands of higher-voltage batteries (600-800 volts). 800V Batteries Electric (Battery) Materials
GET ELECTRIC VEHICLE [Battery, Extended Range] GM to Make Use of Heat Pump Technology to Improve The Efficiency of Their EVs
| TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2022
The current product line of GM includes the Hummer EV, which is now being delivered, and the Cadillac Lyriq, which will be arriving in the coming years. Heat pumps are designed to reduce the wastage of surplus heat generated by an electric vehicle’s battery and powertrain. They absorb the excess heat created by the electric vehicle’s battery and powertrain, enhancing the vehicle’s efficiency, range, and driving enjoyment.
CLEAN FLEET REPORT [Battery, Extended Range] Flash Drive: 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2022
Concept To Production. So off they went to Texas (which is truck crazy) and California (which is EV crazy) to ask truck owners a wide range of questions about trucks. Standard Range Battery. 98 kilowatt-hour (kWh), liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery. Driving Range: Pro, XLT, Lariat: 230 miles. Extended Range Battery. 131 kWh, liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery. Driving Range: Pro, XLT, Lariat: 300 miles.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Proterra selects Eaton’s 4-speed EV transmission for its ZX5 electric transit buses
| FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2022
Eaton’s 4-speed medium-duty electrified vehicle (EV) transmission has fine-pitch helical gears that ensure smooth, low-noise operation and a shifting strategy designed to extend range and battery life. Eaton’s 4-speed transmission has fine-pitch helical gears that ensure smooth, low-noise operation and a shifting strategy designed to extend range and battery life. Bus Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Transmissions
NOODOE [Battery, Extended Range] EV Radar: April 2022
| THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2022
There is a wealth of conditions regarding regulations and the permit given to Tesla to start production. Driving around with a powerful battery pack offers more than a car. Those batteries can serve EV drivers in more ways. The automaker announced its product roadmap during its investor meeting. Their complete battery-electric SUV is coming next year! Hyundai Production Efficiency Boosted With IMA. One Step Toward Solid State Batteries.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Ford begins full production of F-150 Lightning electric pickup; planned annual run rate of 150k at Rouge Center
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2022
Ford has begun full production of F-150 Lightning electric pickup at the ultra-modern Rouge Electric Vehicle Center within Ford’s historic Rouge Complex. Ford has 200,000 reservations for the Lightning and is expanding the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center to ramp up production to a planned annual run rate of 150,000 in 2023. Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Vehicle Manufacturers
DRIVE ELECTRIC [Battery, Extended Range] Nissan to have 3 all-electric models on sale in 2022
| MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2022
The two-wheel drive Advance 63kWh is expected to have a WLTP combined cycle range of up to 223 miles, the two-wheel drive Evolve 87kWh up to 310 miles, the e-4ORCE Evolve (87kWh) up to 285 miles, and up to 248 miles for the 87kWh e-4ORCE Performance. The Townstar is a fully electric compact van which Nissan says is ideal for last-mile deliveries – even though it has a range of 177 miles. e-POWER is essentially an extended-range electric vehicle.
CARS THAT THINK [Battery, Extended Range] Ford, Volkswagen, and GM Explore EV-Powered Houses
| FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2022
Starting this year, thousands of battery-powered electric drive Volkswagen vehicles capable of both loading and offloading current—bidirectional charging, as industry calls it—have been rolling off production lines in eastern Germany. And plenty of technology remains left to be worked out: including the complex supporting infrastructure, business models, and various forms of electric plugs and chargers, alongside their sometimes confounding range of pin configurations.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Ford to introduce 7 new electric cars and vans in Europe by 2024; plans for new battery plant
| TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2022
The announcement builds on the recent creation of the Ford Model e business unit focused on the design, production, and distribution of electric and connected vehicles ( earlier post ). With its extended range of electric passenger and commercial vehicle models, Ford expects its annual sales of electric vehicles in Europe to exceed 600,000 units in 2026, and also reaffirmed its intention to deliver a 6% EBIT margin in Europe in 2023. New battery gigafactory in Turkey.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Volvo Car USA announces new extended range Recharge Plug-In Hybrid models with up to 41 miles of electric range in Pure Mode
| TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2022
Volvo Car USA is bringing a new, improved Recharge plug-in hybrid powertrain is coming to the US in its 90 and 60 Series models, significantly extending electric range while lowering carbon dioxide emissions, increasing performance, and improving drivability. Volvo Cars’ new and improved hybrid powertrain brings the all-electric range up to an EPA estimated 35-41 miles when driven in pure mode, depending on model, on a single full charge. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins
ELECTRA VEHICLES [Battery, Extended Range] Electra's CEO Fabrizio Martini on "Get In: The Connected Vehicle Podcast"
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2022
Electra was developed by CEO Fabrizio Martini when he worked as a Principal Investigator for a NASA project, which formed the heart of Electra’s technology: a focus on battery pack design, predictive battery analytics, and active battery system controls. Martini and his team then applied this technical methodology to the eMobility and energy space to enhance EV batteries to a new level of performance.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Ford and Sunrun partnering to advance home energy management using F-150 Lightning
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2022
Ford is partnering with solar company Sunrun to enhance home energy management, leveraging the onboard battery capability of the all-electric F-150 Lightning. Americans experienced the most power interruptions on record in 2020, according to the US Energy Information Administration; with F-150 Lightning, homeowners can use their truck to maintain their routines during brief or extended outages. Batteries Electric (Battery) Solar V2X
GREEN CAR REPORTS [Battery, Extended Range] F-150 Lightning battery size, Rivian R1T, Canoo in Arkansas: Today’s Car News
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2021
Canoo is shifting first production plans to Arkansas. And battery pack numbers for the F-150 Lightning have been confirmed. Ford has confirmed battery sizes for the F-150 Lightning electric pickup, and to reach an estimated 300 miles in extended-range form. The Rivian R1T is one of this year’s best. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.
ELECTRIC VEHICLES INDIA [Battery, Extended Range] Ford’s upcoming F-150 lightning electric pickup truck gets 200,000 reservations
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2021
Ford F-150 lightning electric pickup truck took nearly 3 years of production. While we look for the EV technical terms, the F-150 electric pickup is equipped with a standard range battery with a dual-motor powertrain which provides an output of 426 hp (318 kW / 432 PS) and 775 lb-ft (1,050 Nm) of torque. The extended range variants have a beefier dual-motor powertrain which will produce 563 hp (420 kW / 571 PS) and the same amount of torque.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Mercedes-Benz Vans reveals SUSTAINEER electric van technology demonstrator for sustainable urban mobility
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2021
The innovations and technical solutions that the SUSTAINEER is fitted with have been designed with the possibility of series production in mind, so that their use in future Mercedes-Benz Vans vehicle generations is feasible. Mercedes-Benz is convinced of the advantages of battery-electric vans and is preparing to go fully electric before the end of the decade wherever market conditions allow. Sustainable repair concept for batteries in 2022.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] BorgWarner receives $4.97M DOE award for SiC-based high power-dense inverter
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2021
million US Department of Energy (DOE) Award for the development of a Scalable Ultra Power-dense Extended Range (SUPER) inverter. Once complete, the team expects to take the technology from development to production relatively quickly. Electric (Battery) Market Background Power ElectronicsBorgWarner is the recipient of a $4.97
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Foxconn unveils three EVs developed in-house
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2021
Yulon Group’s Luxgen and CMC proprietary brands will be the first key partners to adopt Foxtron’s product platform. seconds and delivers an extended range of 700 km (435 miles). The Model E also has a 750 km range. In terms of energy consumption and endurance, the Model T’s battery can withstand temperatures of up to 400 degrees, across a range of more than 400 kilometers. Bus Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market Background
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Lyten introduces next generation Lithium-Sulfur battery for EVs; 3X energy density of Li-ion
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2021
Lyten , an advanced materials company, introduced its LytCell EV lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery platform. The technology is optimized for the electric vehicle market and is designed to deliver three times (3X) the gravimetric energy density of conventional lithium-ion batteries. Critical to Lyten’s battery breakthrough was the development of Lyten 3D Graphene, a novel three-dimensional graphene material platform that took years to refine.
CLEAN FLEET REPORT [Battery, Extended Range] First Ride: 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2021
Ford wouldn’t let us get behind the wheel of the early production F-150 Lightning and E-Transit, but from the right-hand seat (and a chance to closely examine the interiors and, via a cutaway. The first Ford F-150 Lightning pre-production units begin leaving the factory. Pre-production builds have already started and the order bank is more than 100,000. Here are the charge times for the liquid-cooled lithium-ion batteries. Standard-Range. Extended-Range.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Ford begins pre-production of F-150 Lightning electric truck; investing $250M more in Rouge EV Center
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2021
The first Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck pre-production units have begun leaving the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center; the all-electric F-150 Lightning goes on sale next spring. The investment and 450 added jobs will help increase production capacity to 80,000 trucks a year. So we are doubling down, adding jobs and investment to increase production. This new center supports Ford’s vision of sustainable production as a zero waste-to-landfill site.
EVOLUTION [Battery, Extended Range] Here's all the new electric cars or EVs coming to Australia in 2021
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2021
Power comes from a 93kWh gross (83.7kWh usable) battery which feeds two motors – a 175kW motor powers the front axle and is shared with the regular e-Tron GT, but the rear is larger and more powerful, at 335kW. Just like the Taycan, there’s a two-speed transmission on the rear axle, and a focus on coasting rather than regeneration to extend battery range. A 50kW DC charger boosts the battery from five to 80 per cent in around 1.5
ELECTRIC VEHICLES INDIA [Battery, Extended Range] Bird unveils new electric bike for consumers
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2021
While we look for its technical terms, the e-bike has a Bafang rear hub motor and a 36-volt 12.8Ah removable battery made of LG cells for easy charging. With a full charge, it can provide a range of 50 miles (80 km) of extended range. The Bird Bike comes with the features such as a chainless Gates Carbon drivetrain, backlit handlebar dash display which helps the riders to track the speed, distance, battery life and more.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Bosch supplying factory equipment for battery production; €250M business by 2025
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2021
Bosch is pooling its mechanical engineering expertise and offering companies factory equipment for battery production from a single source—ranging from individual components and software solutions to complete assembly lines. One of its pilot customers is Webasto, which is equipping its battery factories with Bosch technology. We know batteries like the back of our hand, as well as how they have to be manufactured. Batteries Manufacturing
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] FedEx Ground operators order 120 Xos electric trucks for 2021 and 2022 delivery
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2021
Working with FedEx Ground operators, who operate every day within FedEx’s global delivery and logistics network, both validates our business model and our innovative, cost-efficient, zero emission and operationally ready products, which are tailored for commercial fleets focusing on last-mile delivery. Xos vehicles are based on the company’s X-Platform 1, which can accommodate a variety of medium-duty bodies, wheelbases and range requirements up to 200 miles. Xos, Inc.,
ELECTRA VEHICLES [Battery, Extended Range] Electra Vehicles, Inc. Closes $3.6 Million Seed Funding Round led by LIFTT S.p.A and BlackBerry Ltd.
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2021
Electra Expands AI Battery Pack Software Technology Initiatives. These strategic, industry-leading investment groups join the funding round and affirm their support of Electra’s flagship product, EVE-Ai™ 360 Adaptive Controls, a revolutionary, AI-based software that optimizes the performance of battery systems on any vehicle in the eMobility space. Electra Vehicles’ unique data models are built upon an extensive dataset of 300+ battery and capacitor chemistries.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Lordstown Motors cuts 2021 production estimate for electric pickup to at best 50% of prior expectations
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2021
In its report of first quarter 2021 financial results and outlook, Lordstown Motors, a startup developing electric light duty trucks focused on the commercial fleet market ( earlier post ), said that the expected production of its Endurance full-size electric pickup in 2021 will be limited—at best 50% of prior expectations. Lordstown’s timeline to Start of Production (SoP) in late-September 2021, which will be at limited capacity, remains on track.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Ford introduces F-150 Lightning Pro electric pickup targeted at commercial customers
| TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2021
With a starting MSRP of $39,974 before tax incentives, the always-on 4x4 F-150 Lightning Pro with the standard range battery targets an EPA-estimated 230-mile range and includes a complimentary 32-amp Ford Mobile Charger, making the transition affordable for small and medium-size businesses. Both versions automatically adjust the truck’s battery range estimates as power is used. Electric (Battery
EV SALES [Battery, Extended Range] China April 2021
| SUNDAY, MAY 23, 2021
2 – Tesla Model 3 The poster child for electric mobility had just 6,264 units last month, but fear not, considering that part of the MiC Model 3 production is now being exported to Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, we should start to see it behave in China like it does elsewhere, meaning poor starts of the quarter, so-so mid quarter months and then an end-of-quarter peak, replicating the behavior of the US-made Model 3. liter gasoline engine that works as a range enxtender.
TESLARATI [Battery, Extended Range] Ford signs joint venture with SK Innovation, backtracking its ‘no advantage’ battery stance
| THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2021
Ford has announced that it has signed a joint venture deal with South Korea’s SK Innovation in a monumental partnership that will manufacture EV battery cells in the United States. The announcement shows Ford has backtracked on its previous stance of manufacturing batteries in-house, after the company’s previous CEO Jim Hackett said there is “no advantage” to automakers building cells themselves.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Plug Power and BAE Systems enter strategic partnership on hydrogen fuel cell buses
| MONDAY, MAY 10, 2021
Plug Power, with more than 40,000 fuel cell units deployed over the past 20 years, offers modular ProGen fuel cell engines for OEM integration ranging from 30kW to 125kW. Hydrogen-electric powertrains enable transit fleets to operate cleanly, quietly and efficiently at extended ranges over battery electric vehicles, and with the lowest cost of ownership, the partners said. Plug Power Inc.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Leclanché develops 65 Ah high-energy lithium-ion pouch cell for electric and hybrid bus and truck applications
| TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2021
Leclanché SA has developed a new, high-energy 65 Ah lithium-ion pouch cell to meet the demands of bus and truck manufacturers seeking increased range and operating time for fully electric and hybrid-electric vehicles. This allows for extended range and 80% recharge in less than 30 minutes. The GL 65 energy cells (as well as the GL 60 cells) are manufactured by Leclanché in its production facility located in Willstätt, Germany. Batteries Heavy-duty
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] New Flyer unveils lighter, more efficient, longer range Xcelsior CHARGE NG electric bus
| TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2021
unveiled its next-generation battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG heavy-duty transit bus. million service miles with its battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE and fuel cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE H2 buses, New Flyer applied the best of zero-emission design, performance, research, and ingenuity to develop its newest electric bus. New Flyer manufactures its own batteries in its bus production facilities. Batteries Bus Electric (Battery New Flyer of America Inc.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] ARBOC launches its first fully-accessible, battery-electric low-floor bus: Equess CHARGE
| SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2021
introduced its battery-electric low-floor purpose-built bus: the Equess CHARGE. The Equess CHARGETM offers battery technology made in America by XALT, Siemens electric motors (highest torque available for steep grade cities) with efficient regenerative energy recovery, and charging infrastructure compliant with industry standards. Extended range configurations allow for up to 437 kWh battery capacity with anticipated transit ranges of approximately 230 miles on a single charge.
EV ADOPTION [Battery, Extended Range] Ford Europe EV Plans, Virginia Now a ZEV State – EV Week In Review: Feb. 15-22, 2021
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2021
Ford Europe EV Plans – Ford committed that by mid-2026, 100 percent of Ford’s passenger vehicle range in Europe will be zero-emissions capable, all-electric or plug-in hybrid, and will be completely all-electric by 2030. Similarly, Ford’s entire commercial vehicle range will be zero-emissions capable, all-electric or plug-in hybrid, by 2024, with two-thirds of Ford’s commercial vehicle sales expected to be all-electric or plug-in hybrid by 2030. Batteries/Charging.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Romeo Power, Ecellix to partner on development of next-gen battery technology for commercial vehicles
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2021
the developer of eCell micro-porous silicon anode battery materials intended to replace graphite in lithium-ion batteries, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate in the development, validation and launch of next-generation battery technology. Ecellix offers a majority silicon active material without the production challenges that attend other published high-Si materials. Batteries Electric (Battery Romeo Power, Inc.,
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Si anode material company E-magy raises €5M in funding round led by Shift Invest
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2021
Dutch battery tech scale-up E-magy, a designer and manufacturer of nano-sponge silicon material for advanced lithium-ion batteries ( earlier post ), has secured an additional €5 million of funding. The fresh capital injection enables E-magy to increase production at its fully operational pilot production line for nano-porous silicon and accelerate qualification programs with automakers and battery manufacturers. Batteries Electric (Battery
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] BYD delivers 246 electric buses to Keolis Nederland
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2020
Despite restrictions brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, the BYD eBus fleet has been delivered on time and according to pre-pandemic production schedules. An extremely efficient production process of the eBuses was achieved by an integrated approach throughout the BYD supply chain and its various manufacturing sites, including the BYD Hungary eBus production facility. Bus Electric (Battery) Europe Sales
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Tula Technology hits milestone of 1M vehicles produced with Dynamic Skip Fire
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2020
Following the success of its control philosophy in DSF, Tula’s engineers have developed diesel DSF (dDSF) ( earlier post ), which has been proven to reduce NO x and CO 2 emissions in diesel-powered vehicles, and Dynamic Motor Drive (DMD), which maintains electric motor operation near peak efficiency, allowing for extended range, reduced battery requirements, and motor cost reductions for electric vehicles. Tula Technology, Inc.,
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Kenworth and Peterbilt first electric Class 8 trucks up Pike’s Peak; fuel cell and BEV
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2020
PACCAR announced that a Kenworth T680 fuel cell electric vehicle and a battery electric Peterbilt Model 579EV became the first Class 8 zero emissions vehicles to drive to the 14,115 foot summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado. The Kenworth T680 fuel cell electric vehicle offers 470 hp and a 350-mile range with a 15-minute refill time. The fully integrated, all-electric powertrain uses thermally-controlled Lithium Iron Phosphate battery packs to provide a range up to 150 miles.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Inmotive introduces efficient two-speed transmission for EVs
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2020
Invented and designed for the next generation of electric vehicles, the Ingear features a simple and durable design that enables a more efficient powertrain, with extended range, at lower cost. Inmotive recently completed its extensive pre-production testing of the Ingear, has integrated it into a demonstration vehicle and is ready for full market implementation. Electric (Battery) Transmissions
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Lucid Motors unveils Lucid Air luxury electric sedan
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2020
Lucid Motors unveiled the Lucid Air battery-electric luxury sedan, which will start at less than US$80,000. The power of the Lucid Air is complemented by an available extended-range capability that achieves an estimated EPA range of up to 517 miles on a single charge. The Air Grand Touring will have range available up to the recently announced estimated EPA rating of 517 miles. Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Lucid Motors releases details about its electric drivetrain technology
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2020
The power of the Lucid Air is complemented by an available extended-range capability that achieves an estimated EPA range of up to 517 miles on a single charge. Lucid drew upon 10 years of experience and more than 20 million miles of real-world testing in creating its compact 113 kWh extended-range battery packs. The production version of the Lucid Air will debut in an online reveal on 9 September 2020.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Lucid Air to features 113 kWh pack, class-leading interior space; Lucid Space Concept
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2020
Lucid Motors announced that the Lucid Air electric vehicle will come to market with class-leading interior space and spatial efficiency, ingeniously packaged around a powerful, compact, and energy-dense 113kWh extended-range battery pack. This extends the philosophy of hyper-efficiency embedded in every facet of Lucid Air from energy efficiency to spatial efficiency, delivering a combination of range, practicality, performance, and comfort. Electric (Battery
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] New DuckerFrontier survey finds aluminum remains fastest growing automotive material, emerging as a preferred metal for EVs
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2020
The new survey analyzes the latest information on material content for North American light vehicles from the full automotive value chain, including automakers and their suppliers, and credits aluminum content penetration increases to its growing use in vehicle closure parts, body-in-white parts and chassis applications in traditional vehicles, as well as growth of electrified powertrain and battery electric vehicle (BEV) platforms.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Linear Labs to begin mass production of high-torque M200 e-mobility motor in September
| MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2020
The company will start with an allocation of production that is distributed between itself and several Tier One sub-contractors in order to expedite the manufacturing ramp rate and delivery of motors to early customers. We’re entering phase two of the company’s production plans based on extremely high customer demand. Its high torque and high efficiency extends range, battery life, and increases performance. Electric (Battery) Motors
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] BYD flagship Han EV series goes on sale in China; Blade Battery
| MONDAY, JULY 20, 2020
Its extended-range version will sell at 229,800 RMB (US$32,900), the extended-range variant of the premium model will be priced at 255,800 RMB (US$36,600), and the 4WD high-performance version will sell at 279,500 RMB (US$40,000). The Han EV is the first mass-produced model that uses BYD’s ultra-safe Blade Battery. The Han EV’s long-range pure electric version has a single-charge range of 605 kilometers (376 miles) based on the NEDC test cycle.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Karma AWD Extended Range E-Flex platform supports pickup truck applications
| FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020
Karma Automotive announced its newest flexible and modular E-Flex platform with two motor all-wheel drive (AWD) and extended range electric vehicle (EREV) architecture (e.g., The new platform is the final of five demonstration projects designed to illustrate Karma’s technical direction and capabilities using highly versatile EREV and battery electric vehicle (BEV) based rolling chassis systems. Electric (Battery) Hybrids
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Karma shows E-Flex platform in flat-floor BEV configuration; “Everyday BEV”
| SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2020
Karma Automotive announced its flexible and modular E-Flex platform ( earlier post ) with an efficient flat floor battery electric vehicle (BEV) architecture. The new platform is one of five demonstration projects designed to illustrate Karma’s technical direction and capabilities through the use of versatile extended range electric vehicle (EREV)- and BEV-based rolling chassis systems. Electric (Battery
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Karma showcases extended range E-Flex platform for utility van applications
| FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020
Karma Automotive announced its E-Flex utility van platform with extended range electric vehicle (EREV) architecture. The new platform is one of five demonstration projects designed to illustrate Karma’s technical direction and capabilities through the use of highly versatile EREV and battery electric (BEV) chassis systems.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Karma Automotive unveils High-Performance E-Flex Platform
| FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020
Karma Automotive announced the initial development-stage completion of its Karma High-Performance E-Flex Platform, the third in a series of demonstration efforts showcasing the company’s in-house technology capabilities and E-Flex Platform initiative, a program offering mobility solutions through versatile EREV (extended range electric vehicle) and BEV (battery electric vehicle) modular platforms. Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] NIO begins delivery of updated ES8 smart electric flagship SUV
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2020
NIO has officially started deliveries of its 2020 ES8, the flagship model from its smart electric vehicle range. The new ES8, available in six- and seven-seat configurations, now uses a combination of 160kW PM and 240kW IM motors and a 100 kWh liquid-cooled battery pack. Together, these ensure the new ES8 strikes a balance between long range and high performance with 0 to 100km/h in 4.9 seconds and NEDC extended range of up to 580 km (360 miles).
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Karma Automotive debuts all-new Level 4 autonomous van E-flex platform
| FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2020
Karma Automotive introduced its SAEnLevel 4 autonomous van with a battery electric vehicle (BEV) architecture, one of five platforms designed to offer new electric mobility solutions through highly versatile EREV (extended range electric vehicle) and BEV chassis systems. Last week, Karma debuted its first product in the series, an EREV E-Flex Platform based on its award-winning 2020 Revero GT. Flat Battery Pack + BMS. Engine-agnostic Extended Range.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Karma Automotive introduces E-Flex platform solution for EVs
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2020
Karma Automotive introduced the Karma E-Flex Platform a highly versatile chassis that will offer new electric vehicle mobility solutions ranging from autonomously-driven utility vans, to daily-driver vehicles, to high-performance supercars. Karma, the Southern California-based creator of luxury electric vehicles and high-tech incubator, said the first showcase of the highly-flexible platform currently supports the company’s 2020 Revero GT extended-range electric vehicle (EREV).
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Plug Power partners with Lightning Systems on hydrogen fuel-cell-powered Class 6 trucks for logistics industry; “middle-mile” solution
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2020
The electric commercial trucks produced by the partnership will be powered by an integrated hybrid-electric drivetrain consisting of Plug Power’s ProGen fuel cell engines coupled with Lightning Systems’ electric vehicle drivetrain and batteries. Final production and testing of the new vehicles will be completed at Plug Power’s headquarters in Latham, New York, before they are made commercially available to the public in the third quarter of 2020. Plug Power Inc.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Fisker Ocean electric SUV starts at $37,499, pre-tax credit; leases for $379/mo
| MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2020
We have secured a global supply chain and manufacturing capacity that will result in projected production of more than 1 million vehicles between 2022 and 2027. The Ocean all-electric SUV will come standard with an extended range (target of approximately 250 to 300 miles, depending on driving conditions), enabled by an approx. 80 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Electric (Battery Fisker is pricing its new Ocean electric SUV with an MSRP of US $37,499.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Ford unveils all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2019
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. In extended-range all-wheel-drive configurations, Mach-E is targeting 332 horsepower and 417 lb.-ft. Top: Standard range battery with AWD.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Fisker names its all-electric SUV Ocean; unveils app-based leasing program
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2019
The all-electric SUV will come standard with an extended range (target of approximately 250 to 300 miles, depending on driving conditions), enabled by an approx. 80 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The Fisker Ocean is targeted to begin production at the end of 2021, with the first high-volume deliveries projected for 2022. Eco-sustainability, as well as the lowest levels of polluting emissions and energy consumption, are guaranteed throughout the whole production cycle.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Navistar launches NEXT eMobility Solutions unit to focus on truck and bus electrification
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2019
NEXT has established a “four Cs” approach to developing eMobility solutions: Consulting , using experts in commercial truck engineering, charging infrastructure, telematics and more to craft a custom implementation plan for each customer’s business, while optimizing each product for its usage and duty cycle. Horvat led technology development for the electric bus product line of Proterra, Inc., where his team set a world record for the longest range of any electric vehicle.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Eaton to launch a purpose-built, heavy-duty transmission for Class 7, 8 electric commercial vehicles
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2019
The transmission is the latest addition to Eaton’s growing eMobility portfolio of electrified vehicle (EV) transmissions and other componentry, which also includes medium-duty 2- and 4-speed models that are also currently in production with several OEMs. Our solution is to expand the range of the motor by adding an EV transmission. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Transmissions
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Novelis creates first aluminum sheet battery enclosure solution; flat-rolled, cost-effective design
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2019
has developed the first aluminum sheet battery enclosure solution to address customers’ needs in the rapidly growing electric vehicle and battery markets. Available globally, this design for next-generation automobiles provides a more sustainable mobility solution in battery electric vehicles, a market that is expected to more than triple globally by 2025. Batteries Electric (Battery) Materials Weight reductionNovelis Inc.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Electric pickup startup Atlis Motor Vehicles releases XP prototype platform
| THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019
Atlis had tested a fast-charging prototype battery pack last year that fully charged in under 15 minutes, a larger version of which is used in the XP. This skateboard is both the base for the upcoming Atlis XT pickup and a stand-alone product intended for vehicle builders such as RV manufacturers, step van manufacturers, box truck manufacturers, or anyone looking for a medium- to heavy-duty electric platform from which to build. Electric (Battery
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Ballard Power Systems establishing a Marine Center of Excellence in Europe for fuel cell applications
| MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2019
A new motive fuel cell system manufacturing hall is planned to be constructed and operational at the Hobro location by year-end 2019, with expected annual production capacity of more than 15 megawatts (MW) of fuel cell modules. Against this backdrop, Ballard’s zero-emission fuel cell modules offer a compelling value proposition for marine vessels, in both stand-alone and hybrid deployments with batteries.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Eaton introducing new power-dense inverter technology to help reduce weight, extend range of EVs
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2019
Eaton’s eMobility business has developed compact power-dense automotive inverters capable of increasing the range of electric vehicles. The inverters, which draw electricity from the battery and control how it is applied to the motor to manage power and torque, will be tested by a global automaker in first quarter 2019. The inverter’s high-power density and compact, lightweight design help maximize range while taking up minimal space in the vehicle.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] GM outlines electrification path in China; 10 NEVs from 2016-2020, double by 2023
| TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2018
The Cadillac CT6 Plug-In, Buick VELITE 5 extended-range electric vehicle and Baojun E100 electric vehicle are among the models that have already been launched in the domestic market. We will continue to grow our electric vehicle portfolio in China with diverse solutions that encompass various electric ranges and body styles. Our focus is on delivering safe and reliable products that are tailored for our customers across China. GM China battery R&D lab.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Meritor collaborating with Peterbilt on all-electric Class 8 trucks; selects UQM as supplier for e-axles
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2018
Meritor will supply high-efficiency and lightweight axles, drivelines and brakes that maximize system efficiency, extend range and increase payload. Electric drivetrain power and control systems, as well as batteries and accessories, will be supplied by TransPower, a California-based manufacturer of integrated drive systems, full-electric truck solutions and energy-storage subsystems. Functional testing has begun in 2018 with anticipated production beginning in 2019.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Efficient Drivetrains announces production release of PowerDrive7000ev for medium- and heavy-duty vehicle applications
| TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2018
Efficient Drivetrains announced the production release of its EDI PowerDrive 7000ev. OEMs are able further customize their vehicle solutions with EDI’s Electric Power Export (Power2E) option—the capability to export a range of power directly from the vehicle for use in disaster recovery, jobsite maintenance, tool operation, and other applications. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] CRU: EVs will transform aluminum demand
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018
The usage of primary aluminum intensive, extrusions and rolled products will be significantly higher than seen in internal combustion engine vehicles today. In addition, scrap-intensive secondary castings usage will fall as the shift to full battery electric vehicles occurs, CRU predicts. CRU forecasts global battery electric (BEV), plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) and hybrid electric (HEV) sales will increase to 42 million vehicles worldwide by 2030.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Via Motors, Geely to co-develop medium-duty extended-range electric truck for China and Americas
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2018
a subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Commercial Vehicle Group, to co-develop a medium-duty extended range electric truck. VIA Motors develops and markets extended-range electric (eREV) and all-electric (EV) powertrain systems for most vehicle classes from light-duty through Class 8. VIA’s vehicle integration capability, at both production facilities in Utah and Mexico, provides a range of commercial vehicles to meet zero emissions requirements.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] New Flyer unveils next generation of electric Xcelsior CHARGE transit bus; LA Metro contracts for up to 100 units
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
New Flyer of America, the US subsidiary of New Flyer Industries (NFI), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, introduced the next generation of its battery-electric heavy duty transit bus: the Xcelsior CHARGE. The Xcelsior CHARGE extended range configurations allow for up to 600 kWh battery capacity, delivering realistic transit ranges of more than 200 miles on a single charge based on Federal Transit Administration test protocol.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Cummins to reveal battery-electric and range-extended-electric systems for transit buses
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017
Cummins will display a new powertrain, configurable for either a full battery electric vehicle (BEV) or a range extended electric vehicle (REEV) incorporating a compact engine-generator. Enhanced energy storage for both the BEV and REEV systems is achieved using Cummins’ high-density battery enclosures, which are compact and modular allowing for both on-roof and chassis integration. Electric (Battery) Engines Heavy-duty Hybrids Plug-ins
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] GM to introduce at least 10 new New Energy Vehicles in China from 2016-2020; focus on autonomy, connectivity and sharing
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017
These include the Cadillac CT6 Plug-In, the Buick Velite 5 extended-range electric vehicle and the Baojun E100 electric vehicle—all of which have been introduced in China within the past 12 months. To support GM’s growing NEV fleet planned for China, its SAIC-GM joint venture is opening a new battery assembly plant in Shanghai this year. In June, GM began using mass-production methods for autonomous vehicles.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Cummins unveils electric Class 7 tractor; plans for “revolutionary” heavy-duty diesel in 2022
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2017
During an event at the Cummins Technical Center, Cummins unveiled its latest power solutions and energy-diverse products, displaying its near-zero natural gas engine technology ( earlier post ); super-efficient diesel engines (the X12 and X15, earlier post ); and shared plans to introduce a “revolutionary” new heavy-duty diesel engine in 2022 for Class 8 linehaul trucks. The concept truck has a range of about 100 miles (161 km) on a single charge for city driving.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Buick introduces Volt-based Velite 5 extended-range electric vehicle in China
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017
The Velite 5, Buick’s first extended-range electric vehicle, made its global debut in Shanghai today. It is the latest iconic product from the brand in the new energy vehicle segment, and is based on the Chevrolet Volt. direct injection engine as well as its new-generation lithium battery pack. The Velite 5 offers up to 768 kilometers (477 miles) of range in extended-range mode.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Workhorse releases specs for coming W-15 extended range electric pickup
| FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017
Production models are scheduled for delivery in 2018. Designed specifically to meet the needs of commercial fleets, the W-15 is believed to be the first plug-in, range-extended pickup truck built from the ground up by an original equipment manufacturer (OEM). 80-mile all-electric range. gasoline-powered range extender. kW power export that allows tools to be plugged directly into the battery power source without the truck running.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] London Taxi opens £300M plant for range-extended EV taxis; announces second model, an LCV
| THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017
The London Taxi Company (LTC) officially opened the UK’s first car plant dedicated solely to the production of range-extended electric vehicles. LTC also announced that the second vehicle model to come off the new line will be a dedicated, range-extended electric light commercial van (LCV), based on the same extended-range EV platform as the taxi. Electric (Battery) Hybrids
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Honda to introduce Clarity Plug-In Hybrid and Honda Clarity Electric at 2017 New York International Auto Show
| THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017
The two all-new, electrified Honda vehicles will make Clarity the first vehicle series to offer customers the choice of fuel cell, battery electric and plug-in hybrid powertrains wrapped in a sporty, spacious and comprehensively equipped five-passenger midsize sedan. As the next progression of Honda’s dynamic styling for electrified products, each Clarity variant has a low, wide aerodynamic body with unique design elements.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Canada invests $1.9M to support Nano One advanced battery production technology
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2016
million from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) in Vancouver-based Nano One to support the development of advanced battery technology for electric vehicles. Nano One produces low-cost high-performance energy storage materials for batteries as well as a wide range of advanced nanostructured composite materials. The facility will simulate full-scale production of lithium-ion cathode materials and showcase Nano One’s patented processing technology.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Buick to unveil Velite Concept PHEV at Guangzhou show
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2016
Its SIDI engine is paired with GM’s latest modular intelligent electric drive system and a high-performance modular lithium-ion battery pack, which work together to optimize efficiency under varying driving conditions. Additional products featuring HEV, PHEV and extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) powertrains are on the way from Buick to provide diverse intelligent solutions for green mobility.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] BMW plans hydrogen fuel cell offering “early in next decade”
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2016
Speaking on the future of powertrains at the Aachen Colloquium, Klaus Fröhlich, Member of the Board of Management at BMW AG, Development, said that BMW will enter the fuel cell market early in the next decade, starting with very small production runs. However, he added, “ by the time the fundamentals are in place, the BMW Group will also have marketable products ready that are attractive to customers. ”.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Volkswagen’s MEB for EVs: long electric range, open-platform, open-space, pricing for the volume market; “tablet on wheels”
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2016
Development work on these continues; Audi, for example, is refining MLB evo—the second-generation of MLB and the foundation for the battery-electric e-tron quattro SUV due out in 2018. The MEB will be the foundation for an entirely new generation of battery-electric vehicles designed not only to be electric and feature extended range, but to be connected, autonomous, open and priced for the volume market as required by Volkswagen’s positioning. Batteries.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Mack Trucks to showcase Wrightspeed turbine-based extended range electric powertrain in Class 8 refuse truck
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016
At this week’s WasteExpo2016, Mack Trucks, one of North America’s largest manufacturers of heavy-duty Class 8 trucks, engines and transmissions, will showcase Wrightspeed’s The Route turbine-based extended range electric powertrain ( earlier post ) applied in a refuse truck. At Mack, our focus is delivering the best performing and most efficient products to our customers. —Curtis Dorwart, Mack’s refuse product manager.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Proterra boosts capacity of Catalyst XR battery pack 28% to 330 kWh with new design, same volume as predecessor
| MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016
Battery-electric bus manufacturer Proterra announced a new battery pack design for the Proterra Catalyst XR transit vehicle at the American Public Transportation Association Bus and Paratransit Conference (APTA). Proterra offers both extended-range (XR) and fast-charge (FC) versions of its electric bus, using different battery technologies. The first Catalyst XR Extended Range product uses an NMC higher energy-density pack.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Honda to add battery-electric, plug-in hybrid variants to Clarity platform; new 2017 Accord Hybrid
| THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016
Hyundai’s IONIQ platform comes with hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery-electric variants. The third vehicle in the Clarity series, the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, will launch in all 50 states later in 2017 and is expected to be the volume leader in the series, featuring an all-electric driving range in excess of 40 miles with an efficient gasoline-hybrid extended range mode. A more compact hybrid battery pack increases trunk capacity to a midsize hybrid class-leading 13.5
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Electric Vehicle makes global debut in Shanghai; uses Malibu Hybrid powertrain
| MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016
That includes full hybrids, plug-in hybrids and extended-range electric vehicles. SIDI engine that is paired with an electric variable transmission and a 1.5-kWh high-performance lithium battery unit. SAIC-GM also released the all-new “Buick Blue” logo for the brand’s green product lineup at Buick Brand Day.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Siemens and Valeo to form joint venture in high-voltage electric powertrains
| MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016
Siemens and Valeo have signed an agreement to form a joint venture in high voltage powertrains for the entire range of electric vehicles including hybrids, plug-in hybrids and full electric vehicles. With the expertise offered by Siemens, a leader in power electronics and electric motor product, Valeo would maintain its technological lead by offering a comprehensive line-up of technologies ranging from micro-hybrid to all-electric solutions.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] China R&D company introduces micro-turbine range extender technology at Geneva
| TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016
TREV is a range extender system that uses a micro-turbine (fueled either by liquid or gaseous fuels) to generate electricity that charges a battery pack. The battery powers the motors that drive the wheels. In 2010, Jaguar introduced a similar concept, the C-X75 extended range electric vehicle that used twin gas micro-turbines from Bladon Jets to power two switched reluctance generators from SR Drives. Electric (Battery) Engines Hybrids
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] NREL analysis of Proterra electric bus demo finds average fuel economy nearly 4x that of CNG baseline buses
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016
Proterra battery-electric buses in service in a 12- vehicle demonstration by Foothill Transit in California offered significant fuel savings compared to similar conventional vehicles, according to a recently published analysis of the results of the demonstration by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The NREL team found, inter alia , that the battery-electric buses (BEBs)had an overall average efficiency of 2.15 Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Natural Gas
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Proterra introduces 35-foot electric bus
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2015
Battery-electric bus manufacturer Proterra has introduced a new 35-foot vehicle based on the same technology platform as its current 40-foot Catalyst vehicle. The XR Extended Range product, using NMC Li-ion cells, allows longer distances between charge events. Operators can easily reconfigure or upgrade the battery packs and chargers to meet their evolving transit needs. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Proterra extended range electric bus delivers 258 miles on one charge of 257 kWh pack
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
A Proterra 40-foot Catalyst XR (extended range) electric bus drove 258 miles (415 miles) on a single charge under test conditions at Michelin’s Laurens Proving Grounds (LPG). The Catalyst XR configuration for the max mileage test used 8 NMC Li-ion battery packs, with a total energy capacity of 257 kWh. Proterra offers both extended-range (XR) and fast-charge (FC) versions of its electric bus, using different battery technologies.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy
| FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015
In this paper PHEV refers solely to the long-range PHEV of 60 miles (100 km) electric-only range.) The PHEV does not require the heavy, costly batteries required by other electric cars, nor does it suffer from a limited range or poor freeway performance. It offers a range of elegant solutions to a number of problems. For an extended discussion see Appendix C). We must act quickly as the planet is warming due to CO 2 production from burning fossil fuels.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Wrightspeed unveils new turbine range extender for medium- and heavy-duty electric powertrains; 30% more efficient than current microturbine generators
| MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015
a developer of range-extended electric vehicle powertrains for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles ( earlier post ), has unveiled the Fulcrum, a new proprietary turbine generator for use in its Route family of electric powertrains (Route for Class 3-6, Route HD for Class 7-8). With Fulcrum, on which the company has been working for about 3 years, Wrightspeed now owns 100% of the Intellectual Property of its powertrain products. Electric (Battery) Engines Hybrids Plug-ins
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] GM provides technical details of the Gen 2 Voltec propulsion system used in the 2016 Volt
| THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015
The second-generation “Voltec” extended range electric powertrain applied in the MY2016 Chevy Volt ( earlier post ) marks a significant evolution in the electric drive technology platform from its first-generation origins. Key design goals included: Increased all-electric range. Smooth, unobtrusive, power on demand regardless of whether the vehicle is operating in EV or range extended mode. Typical mode selection during extended range operation.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Cadillac boosts performance of ELR plug-in hybrid for MY2016, cuts MSRP by $9K; $58,495 net after Fed credits
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015
Cadillac has greatly enhanced the performance of its ELR extended range electric vehicle (plug-in hybrid) ( earlier post ) for the 2016 model year, and is also cutting the MSRP by $9,005, bringing the starting price down to $58,495 net after the $7,500 US federal tax credit (MSRP = $65,995). Major product upgrades include a more than 25% boost in power and torque; faster acceleration that improves 0-60 mph by 1.5 kWh battery system (up from 16.5
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] CEC awards Proterra $3M toward electric bus manufacturing plant; Foothill Transit orders 13 more buses
| THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015
The California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded a $3-million grant to leading battery-electric bus manufacturer Proterra as one of 46 transportation, energy storage, biogas and efficiency projects receiving a total of $83.7 The grant to Proterra will fund the design, development and construction of Proterra’s new battery-electric transit bus manufacturing line in California. Once customized, operators can easily reconfigure battery packs to meet evolving service needs.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Proterra introduces new extended range battery pack for electric transit buses; up to 180 miles
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
has launched a new extended-range product line. With the new TerraVolt XR extended-range battery, Proterra buses can now be configured to travel up to 180 miles (290 km) between charges. This newest high energy density battery complements the existing TerraVolt FC fast-charge battery which has been extensively tested over nearly one million customer revenue miles. Electric transitbus manufacturer Proterra Inc.
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] Next-gen Chevy Volt EREV is more efficient, with 50-mile electric range
| MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
Chevrolet unveiled the second-generation Volt extended range EV at the North American International Auto Show. With a sportier design and an entirely new drive system ( earlier post ), the 2016 Volt electric car features a higher capacity battery pack and 50 miles of all-electric range (MY 2015 = 38 miles); greater efficiency; and stronger acceleration. Battery capacity has increased to 18.4 kWh battery system (MY 2015 = 17.1
GREEN CAR CONGRESS [Battery, Extended Range] First look at all-new Voltec propulsion system for 2G Volt; “the only thing in common is a shipping cap”
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014
The second-generation Volt, which makes its world debut in about 10 weeks at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, features a clean-sheet, all-new Voltec propulsion system—new battery, new electric drive unit, new power electronics and new range-extending engine. The battery cells, with a tweaked NMC/LMO chemistry from LG, increase storage capacity by 20% volumetrically when compared to the original cell. Battery. range extender.