BCTB Also-Rans, Nissan Extended-Range Electric Car, NEVS Plans: Today's Car News

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Today, we have the also-rans that didn't make the cut for our 2016 Best Car To Buy Award, a report on a possible Nissan extended-range electric car, and Saab owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden's (NEVS) ambitious plan to launch five electric models by 2018.

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Ford Focus Electric Vs Chevy Volt: Which Would You Buy, And Why?

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Perhaps not coincidentally, that's exactly the price of the 2012 Chevrolet Volt, crosstown rival GM's extended-range electric vehicle (achieved by some specific feature reductions). Well, now the news is out: The 2012 Ford Focus Electric, the company's first-ever mass-market battery electric vehicle, will be priced at $39,995.

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Chevrolet Volt MSRP Starts at $41,000, $33,500 Net of Full Federal Credit; 3-year Lease Program with Option to Buy

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GM will introduce the Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle with a starting MSRP of $41,000; after applying the Federal income tax credit of $7,500, the price drops to $33,500. Chevrolet will also offer a lease program on the Volt with a monthly payment as low as $350 for 36 months at MSRP, with $2,500 due at lease signing, and with an option to buy at the end of the lease.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E customers to receive 250 kWh of complimentary charging at Electrify America stations

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For Mustang Mach-E owners with the extended-range battery, the 250 kWh of fast-charging energy is equal to more than three fill-ups. For standard-range battery models, the 250 kilowatt-hours of fast charging energy is equal to more than five fill-ups.

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Want to Buy a 2011 Chevrolet Volt? More Details, Dealer Info

Green Car Reports

Less than six months from now, the first 2011 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicles will be sold by dealers in selected launch markets. Today, General Motors showed a few more cards, releasing news in various presentations on additional early markets, production numbers, and answering questions from interested buyers in an afternoon

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GE Buying 25K EVs--Starting with the 2011 Chevrolet Volt

All Cars Electric

GM is set to deliver its 2011 Chevrolet Volt to its first batch of owners, but it's just booked a big order sure to keep the extended-range electric car in short supply for the near future. Corporate giant GE said today it would purchase 25,000 electric cars over the next five years. The EVs will be used in its fleets in what the company calls the

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Ford introduces F-150 Lightning Pro electric pickup targeted at commercial customers

Green Car Congress

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.

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Eaton to launch a purpose-built, heavy-duty transmission for Class 7, 8 electric commercial vehicles

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Our solution is to expand the range of the motor by adding an EV transmission. Fine-pitch helical gears ensure a smooth, low-noise operation, while the Eaton Transmission Control Unit’s shifting strategy is designed for fast gear changes and maximum efficiency, which extend range and battery life.

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Audi's Green Onslaught: A3 Sedan, A8 Hybrid, e-Tron Tesla-Fighter

Green Car Reports

chief's infamous quote that anyone who buys a Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle is an "idiot." It's going to take Audi a long time to live down its U.S. But after sticking to diesel for a long time as its sole green strategy, Audi is now storming ahead into smaller, hybrid, and electric cars with a fierce vengeance, seemingly

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Nissan LEAF available at Santa Monica Enterprise Rent-A-Car location

Green Car Congress

We’re making the Nissan LEAF available to local customers who are simply curious about the EV driving experience, those who are considering buying an EV, and those who want a fuel-efficient car rental option. In addition, Enterprise earlier this year became the first to offer rentals of Chevrolet Volt extended-range EVs to customers at its Ontario, Calif.,

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One out of four consumers interested in electric vehicles

Revenge of the Electric Car

Seven percent said it is “very likely&# they would buy one. Seven percent said it is “very likely&# they would buy one. General Motors is bringing the Volt extended-range electric (meaning it has a gas engine to back up the electric power) and Nissan’s all-electric Leaf. CR found, based on its survey of 1,752 adults, that most consumers would like a range of 89 miles for daily driving. One out of four consumers interested in electric vehicles.

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GM enters commercial agreement with and invests in Powermat, a personal device inductive charging company

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The Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle will be one of the first GM vehicles to offer this technology. Powermat, a private firm, was founded in 2007 and offers wireless charging products for the home in a number of retail stores, including Best Buy, Target and Wal-Mart. Chevy Volt Powermat. Click to enlarge.

China April 2021

EV Sales

The Wuling EV is becoming a disruptive force in urban mobility, a true EV for the masses , with the added bonus that the people buying it (mostly females, mostly under 35 year olds) are usually a hard to capture audience. liter gasoline engine that works as a range enxtender. 10% share!

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GM Board Recommends Selling Majority Stake in Opel/Vauxhall to Magna International/Sberbank; Opel/Vauxhall to Remain Part of GM Global Product Development

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Ending what had extended into a longer-than-expected process of deliberation and negotiations, the Board of General Motors announced its support for a bid from the consortium of Magna International Inc. and Sberbank to buy a majority stake in its European Opel/Vauxhall operations.

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GM To Manufacture Electric Motors; First GM Motors Will Go Into Next-Gen Two-Mode Hybrid in 2013

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The expected improvement in power density in the GM-designed and built motors for the longitudinal application of the two-mode hybrid—on a per motor basis, these machines are about 25% smaller, output is about 20% higher, and efficiency is up—will allow its application in a range of vehicles smaller than the full-size trucks and SUVs in which it is applied today, including cars.

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USDOT awarding $55M to support purchase of Low-No buses; electric buses and infrastructure

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Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority will receive funding to execute a second phase of its electric bus program to install charging infrastructure (on-route & charging bank for depot chargers) and buy electric buses. The purchase will add to Lextran's existing fast-charge fleet as well as introduce extended-range buses, allowing for expanded zero emission service, which will help to achieve both Lextran and UK campus sustainability goals.

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Pennsylvania Awards Axion Power $800,000 to Demonstrate PbC Batteries in Hybrids, PHEVs and EVs

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255,443 to develop an improved electric hybrid/ fuel cell vehicle capable of extended range and load. 170,850 to buy down the incremental cost of 240,000 gallons biodiesel blended fuel for use by six municipalities and school districts. 131,100 to buy down the incremental cost of biodiesel blended fuel. The Pennsylvania Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) program has awarded Axion Power International, Inc.

Audi e-tron Pilot Program

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It has a range just under 90 miles, can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 11 seconds, and has a top speed of 90 mph. From the press release…Audi engineers are researching e-tron power concepts tailored to different vehicle types and driving needs including full battery-electric (BEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and extended range electric (EREV) versions. This group is both very interested in electric vehicles and represent a substantial percent of the auto-buying public.

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BCG Report Expects Battery Costs Will Constrain Widespread Market Adoption of Fully Electric Vehicles, Absent a Technology Breakthrough; Forecasts 26% of Major Market New Cars in 2020 To be Hybrid or Electric

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Despite this cost challenge, however, the report projects steady growth for hybrid and electric cars—including mild- and full-hybrids; plug-in hybrids; extended range electric vehicles; and fully electric vehicles. million will be range extenders, and 11 million will be a mix of hybrids. So the cost for a 15-kWh NCA range-extender pack would fall from around $16,000 to about $6,000.

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FEV Showcased Partner and Internal Advanced Hybrid Development Projects at SAE World Congress; Demonstrations of Capability

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At SAE 2009 World Congress, FEV showcased two advanced hybrid development projects it undertook with partners—the range-extended electric vehicle (ReEV) HUMMER H3 done in cooperation with Raser and a heavy-duty series hydraulic hybrid yard hostler done in partnership with EPA—as well as two internal hybrid development projects: a Dodge Caliber-based range-extended electric vehicle, and a small Wankel-based 18 kWe APU that could, for example, also be used as the genset in the Caliber.

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Vauxhall/Opel sale gets go ahead

Green Cars News

It has been a longer than expected process of negotiations, but now the board of General Motors has announced its support for a bid from Magna International and Sberbank to buy a majority stake in the European Opel/Vauxhall operations. The sale is not officially finalised – instead several key issues will be resolved over the coming weeks including gaining the written support of labour unions to support the deal with the necessary cost restructuring for viability and finalisation.

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GM: Putting 1M Plug-ins on the Road Will Require a Plug-In Ecosystem

Green Car Congress

We want to get all the municipalities working together to have the same type of goals, harmonize our efforts for things like permitting, and get fleet managers together to get a critical of buying power. Linguistically, they’re talking about “plug-ins” rather than quibbling about plug-in hybrids vs. extended range EVs.

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Subsidy announcement boosts electric cars

Green Cars News

Despite concerns that the announcement of the subsidy would in fact kill interest in the current generation of electric cars, many of which are not expected to eligible for the grant, evstores has reported that the news has boosted the interest in electric cars among the car-buying public. The subsidy is set to come into place in 2011, as the Government believe this is when eligible plug-in hybrids and long range electric cars will become mass-marketed.

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How to Get a Plug-In Hybrid

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

At these prices, people are buying the "environmental feature" -- they want to be among the first owners of the worlds cleanest extended-range vehicles. They are early adopters, buying "Version 1.0" Today youd do it to be one of the first to drive the worlds cleanest extended range vehicle; in the future, youll do it because its an obvious and affordable win! Pricing from $8-15,000 for installed low-speed EV range of 8-24 miles.

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Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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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). The PHEV does not suffer from the “range anxiety” that limits other electrically-powered vehicles.

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Profile: Li-ion Provider Compact Power, Inc. Focusing on the Automotive and Vehicle Markets

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CPI) shortly after GM selected CPI and its parent LG Chem as the provider for the Li-ion batteries for the Extended Range Electric Vehicle (E-REV) Chevy Volt. (GM CPI is initially focusing on battery systems for what Patil calls xEVs—the range of electrified vehicles from simple hybrids through full electric vehicles—“ so we don’t stretch ourselves too thin. ” The third barrier is peoples’ expectations for range. and re-evaluate their expectations for range.

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Perspective: A View Into the New GM

Green Car Congress

GM is producing 2 vehicles a day with the goal of having a total of 76 vehicles available by the end of the summer; these vehicles will be used for validation testing ranging from fit and finish reviews, to durability testing to eventual crash testing. The afternoon was spent at the Milford Proving Grounds which covers 4,000 acres and includes over 132 miles of roads ranging from “ordinary” suburban lanes to a high speed test track. by Bill Cooke.

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Tennessee, Nissan and TVA forge a path for electric car | www.tennessean.com | The Tennessean

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Bredesen said the state is committed to buying some of the vehicles for its own use, as well as helping to develop the necessary resources to support the vehicles, including installing charging stations in strategic locations such as downtown areas or shopping mall parking lots. (2 The Volt runs on an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack, but also has an onboard gasoline-powered charging system to help extend the cars range when a charging station isnt available.

VIDEO: Driving a Tesla-powered Smart

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Merc wants the electric smart to perform badly, to have a short range and little power, so that it dosent eat up other products in the lineup. It is probably possible to make a 20k electric smart that outperforms most other cars on the road in everything except range and top speed. Competition is going to force them to produce a comfortable, usable, extended range EV for that price, and I will just have to wait.

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CalCars and PHEVs Frequently Asked Questions

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The costs and benefits of cars extend far beyond an individual driver to society as a whole. Despite this, a 2003 EPRI study , assuming only $2/gallon gas , zero buying incentives, and a PHEV premium of $3-$5,000 more than standard hybrids, shows that the total lifetime cost of ownership for a PHEV will be lower than that of any other vehicle type -- so the payback will be there. See our How to Get a PHEV page for detailed information on PHEV buying options.

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Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

However, because of the duty cycle used by the Postal Service, which generally amounts to only about 18-20 miles per day on a fixed route, these vehicles are being built without the range extender seen on the concept. The head of Chryslers ENVI division, Lou Rhodes, told AutoblogGreen this morning that Chrysler is marketing this battery-only version of the van to commercial fleet customers who typically have shorter range requirements.

Greenlings: Benefits of charging stations vs. battery swaps vs. home charging

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

It eliminates waiting in lines or out of order machinery and gives you the benefit of your vehicles full range right from your doorstep. They offer the opportunity of adding range to your vehicle while you are working, eating or shopping. BYD , for examples, says their 60 mile range-extended vehicle can add 30 miles of range in ten minutes. For extended range I guess one could carry a fairly modest generator set in the trunk to avoid ever being stranded.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

BYD BYD Automobile Company, Shenzhen, China (partially owned by Warren Buffets Mid-America Holdings) Plan F6DM $22,000 PHEV with 60-mile range for sale, starting in China in 2009, in the US around 2011 Chrysler ENVI division developing Town & Country minivan, 200C EV concept and Jeep Patriot and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited SUVs, EREVs (series hybrids) with 40-mile range One PHEV planned for sale in US by end of 2010, others by 2013. People wont buy a full car.

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