Purdue scientists test flow battery for EVs, claim 300-mile range

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According to scientists at Purdue University, the best way to charge electric car batteries may be to take them to a gas station, and have them serviced at an instant oil-change shop. Batteries

2019 107

New BMW X1 xDrive25Le PHEV boosts electric range 83% to 110 km; new NCM battery technology

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The compact Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) developed exclusively for the Chinese automotive market with extended wheelbase and plug-in drive now achieves an electrically powered range of up to 110 kilometers (68 miles) due to its new battery technology. The 83% increase in range as compared to the predecessor model and the reduction in fuel consumption by 72% to 1.3 liters per 100 km (181 mpg US) were made possible by advances in the area of battery cell technology.

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BMW boosts i3 and i3s batteries to 120Ah; 42.2 kWh pack almost doubles original range

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BMW has released the new 2019 i3 and i3s electric vehicles with 120 Ah batteries. Since launch in 2014, the battery capacity and range of the i3 has grown from the original 60Ah / 81 miles to 94Ah / 115 miles in 2017 and now 120Ah for 2019. Batteries Electric (Battery

2018 123

Cold-weather EV range: Polar Vortex, AAA, local news paint a bleak picture; don't panic!

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If you plan to drive an EV in winter weather you’ll need to charge more often to avoid “being stranded by a dead battery.” ” So sums AAA about its report on electric vehicle range, released this past week, which resulted in a very useful data set underscoring the reality of how EV range drops, especially at cold temperatures. EPA range anxiety AAA Range Test

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SAIC showcases battery-electric Maxus EV80 van range at IAA

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Maxus is presenting a range of zero emission EV80 battery electric vans at the 67 th IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover. Maxus offers a three-year bumper-to-bumper warranty, and a battery warranty of five years or 100,000 km, whichever comes first.

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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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Longer-range Nissan LEAF PLUS starts at $36,550 in US with up to 226 miles of range

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The “PLUS” designation refers to the increased energy density of the model’s 62 kWh battery pack and the higher 214-horsepower output of its powertrain versus the 40 kWh option. The Nissan 40kWh battery LEAF with up to 150 miles of range is available at a starting price of under $30,000.

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Aging Electric-Car Batteries Can Still Offer Useful Range: Report

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The first wave of modern electric cars still remains fairly young, but as those vehicles rack up more miles, the performance of their gradually aging battery packs is a topic of great interest. All batteries degrade over time, losing energy-storage capacity at different rates depending on their chemistry and how they''re used. Batteries Department of Energy Study plug-in cars range anxiety battery capacity

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Irizar Group introduces electric ie truck with CNG range extender

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The Irizar Group is introducing the electric Irizar ie truck into its range of zero-emissions products. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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Jaguar I-Pace range, electric BMWs, Ford factories, Fisker batteries: Today's Car News

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Fisker postpones plans for solid-state batteries. Today in Car News solid-state cell lithium-ion batteriesBMW plans to have 10 plug-in models by next year. Ford announces where it plans to build a wider array of upcoming electric cars. And we assess why the Jaguar I-Pace has made us more anxious than other EVs. All this and more on Green Car Reports. At its annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday, BMW.

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2017 BMW i3: up to 114 miles of range from 50-percent battery increase

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For its fourth year on the market, the 2017 BMW i3 electric car gets a huge boost in battery capacity and hence its EPA-rated range. The battery capacity rises 50 percent, from 22 to 33 kilowatt-hours, and the company says the rated range for the battery-electric version will be up to 114 miles combined. The range-extended version will get the.

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SunLine Transit puts new long-range fuel-cell range extended electric bus into service

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With funding from the private sector, the Federal Transit Administration, and the California Energy Commission, SunLine Transit unveiled an electric bus with a fuel cell range extender to support a 250-300-mile daily route. Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

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2018 BMW i3 electric car range adds sportier i3s version

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While battery range stays the same as last year, a new i3s model (for Sport) has been added, with revised suspension and a Sport mode added to its drive-mode. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine BMW i3 RExWhile the 2018 BMW i3 will formally debut next week at the Frankfurt auto show, the company has released details ahead of time on the updates to the lineup of its compact electric car.

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2017 BMW i3 REx: 97-mile electric range, lower efficiency for range-extended model

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Changes are headlined by a larger, 33-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack that increases range from 81 miles to 114 miles in the all-electric model. However, until now, BMW had yet to release range estimates for. plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle BMW i REx range extender engine BMW i3 RExThe 2017 BMW i3 is the most significant update to the groundbreaking electric car since it went on sale in the U.S. back in May 2014.

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Lightning Systems’ battery-electric Ford Transit on schedule for March deliveries; fuel cell range extender option

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Lightning Systems, a global developer of efficiency and emissions improvement solutions for fleets, announced that it is on schedule for March deliveries of its new battery-electric LightningElectric conversion system for Ford Transit. Conversions Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Hydrogen

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Revolve Technologies shows new PCB-based fuel cell range extender

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A Renault Kangoo ZE van with a PCB fuel cell range extender was displayed at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle Event at the Millbrook Proving Ground this week past. With the PCBFC fitted, an additional range of around 80 miles can be expected on a NEDC cycle with 1.7

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Range Anxiety

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As the temperatures drop, the capacity of my batteries drop as well. After almost a year of hard driving, I suspect the batteries are also losing capacity. Over the past week, I've been driving a gas car because I had long errands after work that would have exceeded the maximum range of the Civic-EV. This is the classic problem with electric vehicles: range anxiety. This is something I should have done a year ago to accurately monitor each battery.

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Nissan unveils LEAF e+ with additional power and range

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Nissan unveiled the Nissan LEAF e+, further broadening the appeal of the world’s best-selling electric car by offering a new powertrain with additional power and range. The “e+” refers to the increased energy density of the model’s battery pack and the higher output of its powertrain.

2019 107

Batteries: Voltage and Range

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How many batteries do I need to run my car? Do more batteries increase the range of my car? Hi, Al - The number of batteries

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smart offering entire range with battery-electric drive

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With this next generation, smart will be the only car manufacturer worldwide to offer its entire model range with both combustion engines and pure battery-electric drive. US range and overall electric motor specifications will be announced at launch. Electric (Battery

2016 99

2017 BMW i3 REx: drive review of range-extended electric car

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Its carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body shell, aluminum underpinnings, and battery-electric powertrain with an optional range extender are a combination not offered by any other maker, now or perhaps ever. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine BMW i3 RExWhen the history of modern electric cars is written, the BMW i3 will likely go down as something of an anomaly.

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Mazda all but confirms rotary range extender engine for electric car

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How Mazda plans to integrate plug-in hybrid and battery-electric vehicles into its range of increasingly efficient gasoline and diesel models is a topic that interests parts of the global auto industry. Future Cars Rotary plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Wankel rotary engine REx range extender engine Range Extending BMW i3 REx

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2017 Karma: same range, new battery, display updates, low production

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karma plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle WanxiangKarma Automotive intends to place its namesake plug-in hybrid luxury sedan back into production before the end of the year. As well as adopting a new name, the company formerly known as Fisker Automotive is working on setting up its own factory in Costa Mesa, California. But what will the cars coming out of that factory be like? DON'T MISS: Fisker.

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Piëch Automotive unveiling Piëch Mark Zero electric sports car at Geneva; 500 km range, 80% charge in 4:40 minutes

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The Piëch Mark Zero is an electric GT with a range of 500 km (311 mi) according to WLTP. A special type of battery cell hardly heats up during charging or discharging phases. Because of the reduced heat build-up, the batteries can be cooled by air alone.

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SolidEnergy targeting rechargeable Li-metal smartphone battery in 2016, EV battery with 2x range in 2017

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This is to be followed in 2017 by a 20 Ah electric vehicle battery offering more than two times the driving range of current Li-ion batteries. Mayes, and Steven Dallek (2005) “Rubbery Graft Copolymer Electrolytes for Solid-State, Thin-Film Lithium Batteries” J. Batteries

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First customers order the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro bus, deliveries this year; solid-state batteries, fuel-cell range-extender coming

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The first Mercedes-Benz battery-electric eCitaro bus ( earlier post ) will be delivered at the end of the year and will go into practical operations in the context of a customer-oriented driving test. The batteries are divided between as many as ten modules, each supplying around 25 kWh.

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2018 BMW i3 preview (including battery rumors)

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dealerships after a battery-capacity boost that gives it longer range. But already some details of the 2018 BMW i3 have leaked out, in the form of spy photos and further rumors about more battery capacity yet. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine BMW i3 REx battery capacityThis year's updated BMW i3 electric car is only just arriving at U.S.

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Electric Cars: Defining Battery-Electrics, Plug-In Hybrids, Range-Extended & More

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Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric VehicleWith an ever-growing landscape of plug-in electric vehicles, there is now more potential than ever for confusion among potential buyers. To the casual observer, the umbrella term “electric car” can mean anything from an all-electric vehicle to even a hybrid. For drivers of fully electric cars with no tailpipes, this can sound like.

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2017 BMW i3 electric car: longer-range battery, but current 81-mile model to stay

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The 2017 BMW i3 will go on sale this fall with significant updates, most notably a higher-capacity battery pack. Its capacity rises a full 50 percent, from 22 to 33 kilowatt-hours, and the EPA-rated range of the battery-electric model will be 114 miles, BMW announced last month. The new battery pack fits within the same package as the old one, but. plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine BMW i3 REx

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2012 Chevy Volt has now crossed 400,000 miles, range remains steady

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As more battery-electric cars are sold and more drivers become aware of them, the question of battery life recurs among pretty much every potential buyer. How long will the battery last? Data on the liquid-cooled battery packs of older Tesla Model S and Chevrolet Volt cars offers. Chevy Volt commuting plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle Battery Life

2017 76

Software fix for 2016-17 Nissan Leafs may improve battery range

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In March we told you about a study of a small group of 2016 and 2017 Nissan Leaf models equipped with the larger, 30-kwh battery pack that had abnormal battery degradation. That study concluded that nearly four out of five of the larger battery packs examined lost cell capacity three times faster than earlier 24-kwh battery packs that were

2018 60

Delta Motorsport introduces Micro Turbine Range Extender

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At the LCV 2016 event in the UK last week, Delta Motorsport unveiled a new low-cost micro-turbine applied as a range-extended in an electric car. The company developed the E-4 Coupe extended-range electric electric vehicle in a £3.1-million (US$4-million) collaborative R&D project.

2016 130

Boeing NeXt autonomous electric passenger air vehicle completes first flight; eVTOL with 50-mile range

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Powered by an electric propulsion system, the PAV prototype is designed for fully autonomous flight from takeoff to landing, with a range of up to 50 miles (80.47 Autonomous driving Aviation Electric (Battery

2019 125

Tesla Model 3 Long Range rating of 310 miles: Is it understated?

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That would be the official EPA range and efficiency ratings for the 2017 Tesla Model 3 Long Range version. Efficiency Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range Test EPA Ratings battery capacityAmidst all the coverage on Wednesday of the Tesla Model 3 production numbers, we realized we'd forgotten one piece of the Model 3 saga. Those were issued at the end of November, and they seemed worth highlighting as a way to compare the Model.

2018 63

2017 Renault Zoe electric car: larger battery doubles range

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Now in its fifth year, the Zoe received a significant battery capacity upgrade at today’s Paris Motor Show. The Zoe will now have a 41-kilowatt-hour battery pack, up from 22 kwh in earlier versions, giving it a range of 300 to 400 kilometers (185 to 250 miles). The Renault Zoe electric car is by far the best-selling plug-in vehicle in Europe.

2016 85

Mazda's electric car gets patents for rotary range-extender engine

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Recent patent filings suggest Mazda’s next Wankel engine will equip a battery-powered car, not a rear-wheel drive heir to emblematic sports coupes like its RX-7 and RX-8. series hybrid Rotary plug-in cars Wankel rotary engine Range-Extended Electric Vehicle Range Extending BMW i3 RExMazda has invested more time and money into the rotary engine than any other automaker, so executives are reluctant to let it fade away into history. While the RX-8 has.

2017 63

German magazine compares real-world electric-car ranges, efficiencies in cold weather

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winter driving Germany Efficiency plug-in cars range anxiety Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Winter Weather battery capacityIt's 41 degrees F outside. Your electric car, rated for 100 miles, has been charging all night in the cold. Ahead of you lies a 80-mile drive. How confident are you that you'll make it to your destination? What if you want to set your climate control to a comfortable 70 degrees F? Germany's AutoBild wondered the same thing, so it gathered some of.

2018 66

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

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The new LEAF features greater range, a dynamic new design and three main new intelligent driving technologies. The LEAF now offers a range of 400 km (249 miles) on the Japan JC08 cycle. Electric (Battery

2017 99

Lion Electric launches battery-electric Class 8 urban truck

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The Lion8 supports a battery capacity of up to 480 kWh (LG Chem NMC cells) for a range of up to 250 miles on a single charge. The battery management system is designed by Lion. Electric (Battery) Heavy-dutyCanada-based Lion Electric Co.

2019 115

BMW i3 REx: owner's 3 years with range-extended electric car

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It has fit my needs and driving demands perfectly and I only needed to drive on the range extender for about 2,700 of the 71,000 miles that I've. ownership plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) youtube Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine long-term BMW i3 RExThis week, my 2014 i3 REx turned three years old; I picked it up on May 21, 2014. For the most part I’ve been very pleased with the car.

2017 63

Volkswagen Group forms European Battery Union with Northvolt

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The Volkswagen Group and European partners are forming the European Battery Union (EBU) with a view to forging ahead with battery research throughout Europe. The new consortium is to be led by the Volkswagen Group and the Swedish battery producer Northvolt ( earlier post ). The research collaboration will range from raw material production, to cell technology and cell production processes and through to recycling. Batteries Electric (Battery) Europe

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2019 Jaguar I-Pace gets official range, MPGe ratings

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Now that it has finally delivered the first retail example of its I-Pace, Jaguar has released official range and MPGe estimates for this new luxurious electric crossover. As we reported on Monday, the I-Pace is rated at 234 miles of range, a little short of the 240 that Jaguar indicated it was aiming for in earlier press drives. Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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2019 BMW i8: larger battery, more range, and new Roadster

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BMW is breathing some fresh air into its three-year-old alternative flagship to improve performance, increase range, and add some style. Revealed at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, the i8's mid-cycle refresh increases its battery capacity from 7.1 kwh, improving the car's fairly paltry all-electric range from 15 to 18 miles. kwh to 11.7 But if. Los Angeles Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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