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. StreetScooter is a well-known early bird in the electric light commercial vehicle sector. Electric (Battery

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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 expanding its scope of mobility within the high promising segment of light cargo electric vehicles and micro e-mobility solution. China Electric (Battery) Fleets

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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. Hydrogen to more than 350 km (217 miles). VAT (including the battery purchase and not including ecological bonuses).

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King County Metro to begin testing electric buses that can travel more than 140 miles on a single charge

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King County Metro, the public transit authority of King County, Washington, which includes the city of Seattle, will soon begin testing long-range battery-powered buses that can travel more than 140 miles on a single charge, the latest milestone toward a zero-emission fleet.

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US light-duty diesel sales climb in 2018 to 500,000 units; 3% of sales

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Sales of diesel light-duty vehicles (Class 1-3) in the US in 2018 reached their highest annual level, coming in at more than 500,000 units—just over 3% of total vehicle sales—according to figures by Baum & Associates provided by the Diesel Technology Forum.

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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. 106 miles).

2017 95

udelv makes first public road test delivery from autonomous electric last-mile delivery vehicle

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company, unveiled its autonomous, electric, last-mile delivery vehicle and made the first public road test deliveries from Draeger’s Market in San Mateo to two nearby customers. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery udelv , a Burlingame, Calif.

2018 107

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 Electric (Battery

2019 102

NPC report to Energy Secretary finds light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles could reduce per-mile GHG at least 40% by 2050; additional strategies required for further reductions

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Projected range of impact of demand, fuel efficiency improvements, and alternative fuel-vehicle systems on light-duty fleet GHG emissions. However, projected 2050 transportation demand, relative to 2005, counteracts per-mile GHG reductions.

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1000 Miles and Still Going.

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I just passed 1000 miles yesterday and it still seems to work fine. Even driving at 55mph instead of 60mph on the freeway gives me a few extra percent of battery life on the Link-10 E-meter. I've ended up driving with the LVP protection disconnected from the Belktronix controller because it tends to make my speed go way down even though I have plenty of battery left. I'm starting an experiment with several prototype digital battery monitoring boards from Synkromotive.

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Groupe Renault acquires PVI, a specialist in the electrification of Light Commercial Vehicles

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This electric version of Master is aimed primarily at fleets running last-mile distribution services in the city, as well as large municipalities and local government. has a range of 200 km (124 miles) NEDC. Conversions Electric (Battery) Fleets

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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. The H350 Fuel Cell Concept has a total range of 422 km (262 miles).

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Volkswagen unveils I.D. EV concept; 1st MEB-based vehicle, to launch in 2020; up to 373 miles

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is driven by a 125 kW electric motor powered by a battery pack, and has a range of 400 - 600 km (249 - 373 miles) under European test conditions. with different battery capacities. The high-voltage battery used in the I.D. communicates with its environment using light.

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Researchers forecast light-duty vehicle electricity use in 2050 considering electrification, autonomy and sharing: 13-26% of total demand

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Considering electrification, autonomy and sharing (the “Three Revolutions”), a team from Boston University and the University of California, Berkeley projects that electricity use from light duty vehicle (LDV) transport will likely be in the 570–1140?TWh

2018 78

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. l/100 km) now to close to 50 miles per gallon (4.7

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Daimler starts production of FUSO eCanter in Europe; first series all-electric light-duty truck

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Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has started production of the all‑electric light-duty truck Fuso eCanter in Tramagal, Portugal. The Fuso eCanter is produced in line with the conventional Canter light-duty truck at the Tramagal plant. Electric (Battery) Europe Fleets

2017 78

Electrification Coalition Roadmap Calls for 75% of Light-Duty Vehicle Miles Traveled in the US to Be Electric by 2040

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The Electrification Roadmap calls for 75% of light-duty VMT in the US to be electric by 2040. Achieving this will require a minimum of 25% of new light-duty vehicles purchased in the US to be grid-enabled vehicles (GEV) by 2020. By 2040, the report proposes, 75% of the light-duty vehicle miles traveled in the US should be electric miles. As a result, oil consumption in the light-duty fleet would be reduced to just 2.0

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Hyundai prices 2018 Ioniq PHEV starting at $24,950; 29 miles all-electric range

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Hyundai’s 2018 Plug-in Hybrid Ioniq ( earlier post ) is heading to dealerships now—joining the Hybrid and Electric models—with an aggressive starting price of $24,950—$5,000 less than the full battery-electric version of the Ioniq but with more than five times the range.

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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.

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DELIVER electric light commercial vehicle demonstrator to make its debut at FISITA

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Liberty Electric Cars, the European subsidiary of Green Automotive Company, has completed the build of the first fully functioning example of “DELIVER”—an electric light commercial delivery vehicle funded by the European Commissions’ 7 th Framework Programme. Ten partner companies are involved in the design and construction of an electric light commercial vehicle. The battery management system (hardware and software) is custom-made. Electric (Battery) Motors

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US DRIVE releases comprehensive cradle-to-grave analysis of light-duty vehicle GHGs, cost of driving and cost of avoided GHGs

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The US DRIVE Cradle-to-Grave Working Group has published the “Cradle-to-Grave Lifecycle Analysis of US Light-Duty Vehicle-Fuel Pathways: A Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Economic Assessment of Current (2015) and Future (2025–2030) Technologies” Argonne National Lab Report.

2016 119

Ninth annual Green Innovation Index finds California light-duty vehicle emissions spike; major challenge to 2030 climate goals

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However, although the state has made considerable progress decoupling economic growth from greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the rate of emissions decline appears to be slowing, due in part to a spike in transportation emissions attributed to an increase from light-duty vehicles.

2017 78

$15M Visio.M project seeking to maximize light weight and safety in an urban EV

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consortium is developing a mobility concept for an efficient electric vehicle, making the design as light as possible while still delivering the best possible safety protection. EV is targeted to have a range of more than 100 km (62 miles) and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph).

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Daimler Trucks unveils electric heavy-duty Urban eTruck from Mercedes-Benz; fleet trial for the light-duty Fuso Canter E-Cell

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The power is supplied by a battery pack consisting of three modules of lithium-ion batteries with a total capacity of 212 kWh. This results in a range of up to 200 km (124 miles)—normally enough for a typical day's delivery round. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

2016 107

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. It is expected to offer a driving range of 338 km (210 miles). Batteries China

2018 95

Siemens installing Sitras supercap-based stationary energy storage unit for TriMet light right substation

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Siemens is currently installing the first Sitras SES (stationary energy storage) Energy Storage Unit with supercapacitor technology in the US on the new TriMet Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Line. Batteries Rail Sitras SES. Click to enlarge.

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AVEVAI introduces IONA e-LCVs with more than 300 km range; supercapacitor-battery hybrid technology

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AVEVAI , a new B2B e-mobility and logistics solutions and technology provider based in Singapore, launched its range of IONA electric light commercial vehicles (e-LCVs) at the 5 th Guangzhou International Electric Vehicles Show in China (16-25 November 2018). Batteries China

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First drive: US spec Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid; 83-86 MPGe with 16-17 mile EV range

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TFSI which develops 110 kW (150 hp) and 250 N·m (184 lb-ft) of torque; a six-speed S tronic transmission integrated with a 75 kW, 330 N·m (243 lb-ft) liquid-cooled, permanent magnet-driven electric motor; and an 8.8-kWh liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack packaged beneath the rear seat.

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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.

2012 78

Visio.M partners present new lightweight EV; 13.5 kWh pack delivers ~100 mile range

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has a range of around 160 kilometers (99 miles) and can accommodate two people with luggage. draws its power from a lithium-ion battery pack behind the seats, which consists of consumer cells and provides a capacity of 13.5 The battery weighs approximately 85 kg (187 lbs) and can be recharged in only three to four hours on a 230 V connection. s high energy efficiency is its light weight; without the battery, Visio.M miles) for a single battery charge.

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IHS Markit: vehicle miles traveled to increase 65% in key markets by 2040, while vehicle sales slow

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In a new study, IHS Markit forecasts that vehicle miles traveled (VMT) will by 2040 grow to an all-time high of around 11 billion miles per year (a 65% increase since 2017) in China, Europe, India and the United States—the key markets examined for the study—and will keep growing. At the same time, sales growth of new light-duty vehicles will slow substantially. The majority of new cars sold and miles traveled will be in vehicles purchased for personal use.

2017 60

Battery Woes

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I think my battery pack is dead after 8600 miles and 1.5 Apparently the alarm is indicating a timeout that the charge cycle is taking too long for the capacity of batteries that I have. After doing some analysis yesterday, it looks like the batteries are not getting past the initial "bulk" charging phase. The charge curve in my Zivan dumps maximum current onto the batteries until the voltage reaches 171.6 years.

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Nissan displays 3 light commercial truck models using Nissan LEAF systems and components

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The vehicle offers a cruising range of 100 km (62 miles) in JC08 mode. 4R Energy Corporation is a joint venture between Nissan and the Sumitomo Corporation established in September 2010 with the objective of considering new businesses that utilize EV lithium ion batteries.

2011 109

BMW prices 330e iPerformance PHEV in US starting at $44,695; 14 miles AER

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All-electric driving is possible at speeds of up to 75 mph (121 km/h) and with a range (AER) of around 14 miles (22.5 The motor is powered by a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 7.6 SAVE BATTERY: This mode contains two operating settings.

2016 78

Europcar and Mercedes-Benz Vans partner on light commercial electric vans

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To save installation space for the batteries, and in contrast to the other models in the Vito series, the vehicle has front-wheel drive. The 36 kWh Li-ion battery pack of the Vito E-CELL is located underneath the cargo bed; the vehicle a range of around 130 kilometers (81 miles).

2011 109

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). Batteries Electric (Battery) Solid-state

2018 85

EIA: light duty vehicle energy consumption to drop 25% by 2040; increased oil production, vehicle efficiency reduce US oil and liquid imports

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Energy consumption by light-duty vehicles in the United States, AEO2013 and AEO2014, 1995-2040 (quadrillion Btu). As a result, annual increases in vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in LDVs average 0.9% Personal air travel (billion seat-miles) grows by an average of 0.7%

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Robert Allan Ltd. designs new battery-electric pilot boat

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has developed a new all-electric pilot boat aimed at service applications in which the run to the ship is 5 nautical miles or less. It features a fully electric twin screw drivetrain and a substantial bank of high energy density batteries that are recharged from shore power.

2018 78

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.

BYD Microelectronics transducers log >130M miles in EVs over 5 years

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announced that the Multi-channel, Current Transducers in BYD Electric Cars have reached an operational milestone of more than 130,000,000 miles in the last five years. The EVs have operated for more than 400,000 miles each and the BLX9 (the main BME multi-channel current sensor) has performed without a single issue over 5 years, according to the company. BYD Microelectronics (BME), a division of the global BYD Company Ltd.,

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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. Smart Lights. CROZZ are five Smart Lights. Batteries Electric (Batter

2017 85

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.

2010 90

Ford Fusion Hybrid 1,000 Mile Challenge Car Sets Record with 1,445 Miles on Single Tank of Gas; Averages 81.5 mpg

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Drivers trained in mileage-maximizing techniques such as smooth acceleration and coasting to red lights were able to wring 1,445.7 miles out of a single tank of gas during a fund-raising effort in Washington, DC that concluded today. miles per gallon in an off-the-showroom floor, non-modified 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, nearly doubling its EPA rating. miles—setting a world record for gasoline-powered, midsize sedan.

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