GMs views on challenges for battery development for extended range electric vehicles

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Roland Matthé, GM technical manager for the Voltec battery system, provided an overview of GM’s views on the requirements and challenges for batteries specifically for extended range electric vehicles—i.e., Pure battery-electric range. Total range. >

Fisker To Launch Two New Models At Los Angeles Auto Show

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While new owner Wanxiang looks to restart production of the Fisker Karma extended-range electric sedan, the man who gave his name to the car--Henrik Fisker--seems to have plans of his own. The man after whom the now-defunct Fisker Automotive was named will appear at back-to-back press conferences at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show next week

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Wrightspeed unveils new turbine range extender for medium- and heavy-duty electric powertrains; 30% more efficient than current microturbine generators

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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).

GM outlines the challenges for battery development

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At the recent Automotive Advanced Battery Conference Roland Matthe, GM technical manager for the Voltec battery system, outlined the company’s views on the requirements and challenges for batteries in extended range vehicles such as the Volt. Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries general motors batteries for range extended vehicles battery development Chevrolet Volt GM

Ohio State University Takes Top Spot at 2009 EcoCAR Competition with EREV Design

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University students from The Ohio State University earned top honors at the 2009 finals of the EcoCAR : The NeXt Challenge competition in Toronto, Canada for their design of a Extended Range Electric Vehicle (EREV). Students were encouraged to explore a variety of solutions including hybrid, plug-in hybrid, fuel cell, electric, and extended range electric vehicles. Tags: Conferences and other events Hybrids Plug-ins

Bob Lutz to introduce VIA Motors eREV Pickup Truck, SUV and Van at Detroit Auto Show

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Bob Lutz, former Vice Chairman of General Motors, will introduce an extended range electric (eREV) Pickup Truck, SUV and Van from VIA Motors, in a press conference at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit on 10 January. VIA Motors has developed the first extended range electric powertrain capable of replacing the V8 engine. VIA Motors has begun taking orders for 2012 for its extended range electric pickup truck.

GM to introduce at least 10 new New Energy Vehicles in China from 2016-2020; focus on autonomy, connectivity and sharing

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At a press conference in Shanghai, General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra said that the company will introduce at least 10 new energy vehicles (NEVs) in China. 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.

EuroCarBody Award 2015 goes to the Carbon Core body of the new BMW 7 Series

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The Carbon Core body structure of the new BMW 7 Series has been awarded the EuroCarBody Award 2015 at the 17 th Global Car Body Benchmarking Conference.

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Say Hello To The Cadillac Converj

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Detroit — It’s official: the Cadillac Converj will be the second extended-range electric vehicle that General Motors Co. GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz made the announcement Sunday at a conference of the Society of Automotive Analysts on the eve of the North American International Auto Show. Bob Lutz announces the next GM Electric Car program, post Volt. It’s the Cadillac Converj. For more details, read the story: Lutz: GM to make Cadillac Converj electric car.

Simulation study suggests ORC waste heat recovery system could deliver potential 7% improvement in fuel consumption in a PHEV on highway

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Their paper was presented at the ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division 2012 Fall Technical Conference by Marcello Canova, assistant professor at OSU; lead author was Philipp Skarke, from the University of Stuttgart Institute for Internal Combustion Engines and Automotive Engineering.

Volt receives EPA ratings and label: 93 mpg-e all-electric, 37 mpg gas-only, 60 mpg-e combined

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its fuel economy ratings and accompanying fuel economy label for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle. All-electric range under the EPA rating is 35 miles; total range for the car is 379 miles.

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GMs Approach to Integrating Smart Plug-ins to the Smart Grid Leverages Emerging Standards and OnStar

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plug-in hybrids, extended range electric vehicles and battery electric vehicles) are smart loads, and so fall into the third element.

Audi e-tron Pilot Program

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The company used the recent TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference to introduce the A3 e-tron. 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. New cars are traditionally introduced at auto shows.

Proterra boosts capacity of Catalyst XR battery pack 28% to 330 kWh with new design, same volume as predecessor

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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.

FEV, Inc. Develops 40kW Range Extender Unit

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a developer of advanced powertrain and vehicle technologies, has coupled an FEV-developed Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) with a 3-cylinder engine for use as a range extender in Hybrid Electric Vehicles. APUs implemented into the propulsion system provide the capability to extend the range from 20-40 miles (AER) to a total of 200-350 miles when needed. FEV has developed a range of APUs for a variety of vehicle applications depending on the customer’s power requirements.

GM Will Produce Cadillac Converj EREV

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GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz, at a conference of the Society of Automotive Analysts on the eve of the North American International Auto Show, announced that GM will produce the Cadillac Converj extended-range electric vehicle. It will have a future generation of the Voltec system that uses a small gasoline engine to recharge the lithium ion batteries to extend the range of the electric vehicle from the 40 miles it can run on electricity alone. Detroit News.

Near-Term Prospects for Automotive Li-ion Batteries: 21% of Hybrid and EV Market by 2011

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In the near-term (2011), lithium-ion batteries could grow to represent about 21% of the hybrid and EV advanced battery market, according to Dr. Menahem Anderman, President of Advanced Automotive Batteries and the organizer of last week’s Advanced Automotive Battery Conference 2009.

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.

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XG Sciences and Oak Ridge National Laboratory launch joint-development program for advanced titanium/graphene composite materials

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Metal matrix composites, comprising a metal and a reinforcement material to confer improved performance, have been under investigation and development for decades. The US Department of Energy (DOE) recently awarded XG Sciences a contract to develop low-cost, high-energy Si/graphene anodes for Li-ion batteries for use in extended range electric vehicle applications. XG Sciences, Inc.,

XG Sciences lands SBIR/STTR award to develop Si/graphene anodes for Li-ion batteries for EVs

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We believe this research will help enable customers to benefit from extended battery run-time in automotive, portable electronics and grid-scale energy storage applications. Particle diameters can range from sub-micron to 50+ microns.

Report: Mitsubishi Motors Planning Five More EV Models

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Dr. Menahem Anderman, President of Advanced Automotive Batteries, the organizer of the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference being held in Long Beach, California this week, said in one of his market overview presentations that “ the most mature EV Li-ion battery on the market today is the GS Yuasa-Mitsubishi EV battery ” used in the i-MiEV. Anderman projected in a value proposition analysis for automotive Li-ion batteries that the small EV and extended range electric vehicle segment—i.e.,

Ener1 Subsidiary Developing Fuel Cell Range Extender for Electric Vehicles

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Although much of the attention on Ener1 has been focused on its lithium-ion battery subsidiary EnerDel (which last week signed a letter of intent for a potential long-term battery supply agreement with Fisker, earlier post ), Chairman and CEO Charles Gassenheimer used the company’s quarterly earnings conference call also to highlight what he called the “ excellent progress ” being made at EnerFuel —Ener1’s fuel cell subsidiary—on fuel cell range extenders for plug-in hybrids.

Green and Connected: CAR White Paper Explores Interaction of Vehicle Communications and Electrification of Powertrains

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The purpose of the paper (which Richard Wallace, CAR’s Director Transportation Systems Analysis Group announced during a session exploring the same topic at the Business of Plugging In 2010 conference in Detroit) is threefold. This includes route planning to optimize efficiency, range estimation, and identification of refueling locations.

Goal!

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It’s creating a new vehicle called an extended-range electric vehicle." We'll have a Volt in Austin on October 17th and 18th at the Austin Alt Car Conference.

GM CEO outlines highlights of fuel economy plan through MY2016: lightweighting; more efficient gasoline and clean diesel engines, electrification

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Within his talk about the need for a US energy policy at the IHS CERAWeek 2013 energy conference in Houston, GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson outlined some highlights of the company’s fuel economy plan through the 2016 model year. GM’s plan includes battery-electric vehicles such as the Chevrolet Spark, extended-range EVs such as the Chevrolet Volt and Cadillac ELR, and eAssist, GM’s light-electrification technology.

FEV, Inc. Partnering with EIG on Li-Ion Pack Development for Range-Extended Electric Vehicle Project

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for a Range-Extended Electric Vehicle (ReEV) project. At the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference 2009 (AABC 2009) earlier this year, EIG described a prototype lithium-ion battery system targeted at a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) application. kWh capacity matches the USABC short-term goal for a 10-mile equivalent electric range PHEV.) ( Earlier post.). FEV, Inc.

GM Reaffirms Commitment to Biofuels, Calls for Ongoing Commercialization and Infrastructure Support

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Ethanol Conference, GM Vice Chairman Tom Stephens reaffirmed the company’s commitment to biofuels, asserting GM continue to believes that they are the best near-term solution to displace petroleum and to reduce the carbon footprint of driving.

Geely invests in Carbon Recycling Intl.; vehicles fueled by methanol from CO2, water and renewable energy

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Methanol-powered vehicles are one pillar of Geely Auto’s diversified new-energy strategy, which also encompasses ethanol, CNG, gasoline-electric hybrid, plug-in hybrid, pure-electric, and extended-range solutions. CRI is presenting at the 4 th Conference on CO 2 as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers , being held at the end of September in Essen, Germany. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Group) will invest a total of US$45.5

GM Expects Chevrolet Volt to Deliver 230 mpg in City Driving Based on EPA Draft Methodology

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Based on the analysis of development data (both dynamometer and road-test) using a draft federal fuel economy methodology for extended-range electric vehicles (EREV) under discussion by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), GM expects the Chevrolet Volt will achieve city fuel economy of at least 230 mpg US, given a single charge per day (as the methodology assumes).

Hummer achieves 100mpg

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The Hummer H3E is a plug-in electric vehicle with an onboard range extender. An American green technology company has developed a hybrid Hummer capable of over 100mpg.

Argonne Study Examines Impact of Real World Drive Cycles on Efficiency and Cost of Different PHEV Configurations

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Aymeric Rousseau, program manager at Argonne, presented a small slice of this wide study at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference 2009 (AABC) this week in Long Beach. Camry hybrid) PHEV with a 4 kWh and an 8 kWh pack; and a series hybrid (extended-range electric vehicle, e.g., Volt) with a 12 kWh and a 16 kWh pack. years, while the PHEVs range from 8 to 12.5

GM Releases New Viability Plan, Launches Bond Exchange; Phasing Out Pontiac

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Media speculation to the contrary, GM CEO Fritz Henderson said on a conference call this morning, GM and Buick are highly profitable brands, and the company has no intention of losing either of them. range in subsequent years. billion in 2009, and investments ranging from $5.3

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

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Linguistically, they’re talking about “plug-ins” rather than quibbling about plug-in hybrids vs. extended range EVs.

GM: Let's Hash Out Open Plug-In Car Standards

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The auto industry is now gearing up to hash out those standards at the SAE conference in Detroit next week — and GM has a major stake in getting them out swiftly.

Perspective: A View Into the New GM

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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. by Bill Cooke.

GM's New Plan: Fewer Jobs, More Chevy Volt - Environmental Capital - WSJ

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In the near term, that pretty much boils down to the Volt, GM said: Very importantly, development and testing of the Chevy Volt extended-range electric car remains on track for start of production by the end of 2010 and arrival in Chevrolet dealer showrooms soon thereafter.

Chrysler's first electric car to be two-seat sports car - Apr. 15, 2009

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0:00 / 4:40 Battery power for Chrysler The Circuit will be a purely plug-in car - there will be no gas tank or gasoline engine at all - with an expected range of 150 to 200 miles on a full charge. Some will be electric-only, others will be extended-range vehicles in which a gasoline engine will generate electricity on board after about 40 miles of driving on a fully charged battery.

CalCars and PHEVs Frequently Asked Questions

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The costs and benefits of cars extend far beyond an individual driver to society as a whole. For more on plug-in hybrids and V2G, see CalCars Resources , University of Delaware V2G Research Center , and papers from a June 2005 conference in Seattle.

How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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Fisker $80,000 Karma series luxury 50-mile range series PHEV, S Sunset convertible version.Partnering with Quantum Technologies. General Motors Chevy Volt series PHEV, which it calls "extended range electric vehicle" (EREV), part of "E-Flex" multi-fuel platform.