ALTe Developing Series Plug-in Hybrid Powertrains for Conversion and OEM Applications

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ALTe already has Gen 1 proof-of-concept systems running in a Crown Vic taxi equipped with a 20 kWh Li-ion battery pack. The company will deliver these powertrain kits to a dealer network to be established. Rendering of the Gen 2 series plug-in hybrid powertrain under development.

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Toyota introduces new RAV4 EV; 41.8 kWh pack, 100-mile range

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Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., kWh Li-ion pack, offering an expected driving range rating of approximately 100 miles (161 km). The RAV4 EV will go on sale in late summer 2012 through select dealers, initially in four major California metropolitan markets including Sacramento, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles/Orange County and San Diego, with an MSRP of the RAV4 is $49,800. RAV4 EV. Click to enlarge.

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Pike Research makes 10 electric vehicle predictions for 2013

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More broadly, Pike envisions PEV sales in California—the leading market for such in the US—expanding into smaller urban and suburban regions with more dealers beginning to offer the vehicles. Several battery manufacturers including AllCell Technologies, Balqon, and Saft are stepping up with 48-volt lead-acid and Li-ion offerings for increasingly power-hungry vehicles with Stop-Start systems.

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BMW MINI E Powered by AC Propulsion?

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The battery pack is comprised of 5,088 lithium-ion cells for a cummulative 35kWhrs of energy storage. These specifications sound strikingly similar to the electric drive and energy storage system found in the very impressive AC Propulsion eBox electric vehicles which also sport a 5,088 lithium-ion cell battery with 35kWhrs of capacity. second li-ion powered tzero. The energy storage unit: cutting-edge lithium-ion technology engineered specifically for use in the MINI.

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