Big Oil Betting On Electric Vehicles

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Speaking this week at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in New York, Total SA’s chief energy economist, Joel Couse, forecasted that EVs will make up 15 to 30 percent of global new vehicle sales by 2030. Like hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, electric vehicles have major walls to climb to find mass adoption in vehicle sales and infrastructure. One barrier is the cost of owning an electric vehicle versus a cheaper, comparable gasoline-engine vehicle.

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The interdependency of autonomous electric vehicles and wireless charging

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Conference presentations at the 4th International Electric Vehicle Expo this week in Jeju, South Korea, explored issues related to automated driving systems, electric vehicles and infrastructure. Specifically, two presentations from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) and SAE International addressed the interdependence of standardization, autonomous electric vehicles and wireless charging. “

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Big global companies launch EV100 effort to add electric vehicles, charging stations

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If you want to make electric vehicles the new normal, why not turn boring delivery vehicles into zero-emission boxes? That's the plan of The Climate Group's new EV100 organization, launched in October, which is focused on electrifying fleets and "making electric transport the new normal by 2030." plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Charging stations

Ricardo supporting Active Response trial to unlock grid capacity for electric vehicles

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Ricardo is supporting a trial run by UK Power Networks into using smart grid technology to unlock spare capacity for increased electric vehicle use—maximizing the power available from existing infrastructure while avoiding costly network reinforcement or substation replacement. The project, called Active Response , will trial a responsive, automated electricity network that reconfigures itself, moving spare capacity to where the demand is.

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China plug-in electric vehicle sales in 2017: almost four times those in the U.S.

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But the Chinese new-vehicle market is undergoing a seismic shift in which types of cars are sold. China sales New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Compared to previous years, overall car-sales growth in the U.S. has all but plateaued at around 17.5 million. China is doing little better, with growth reaching just 3 percent for 2017. Want proof? China sold 777,000 new-energy.

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Nissan and partners have now sold 540,000 plug-in electric vehicles

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Of the 90 million or so new vehicles sold globally last year, plug-in electric cars made up only a tiny proportion, roughly 1 percent. Renault sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Renault-NissanBut the auto industry works on long product cycles and buyers tend to be conservative, only changing the types of cars they buy if life circumstances change or there's a compelling financial reason to do so.

2018 16

BorgWarner’s eGearDrive launches in Geely’s first electric vehicle

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The Chinese automaker’s first mass-produced electric vehicle is powered by a 96 kW electric motor and features a top speed of 140 km/h (87 mph) and a range of 253 km (157 miles). BorgWarner’s eGearDrive transmission ( earlier post ) will propel the Geely EC7-EV sedan.

2016 36

JRC report finds electric vehicles in Europe on the way to full-scale commercialization

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The European Union appears to be undergoing a transition from the testing of and experimentation with electric vehicles to full-scale EV commercialization, according to a new report from the EU’s Joint Research Center (JRC).

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Go Forth Electric Vehicle Showcase in Portland: lessons learned

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One of the challenges in getting car shoppers to consider plug-in electric vehicles is the education required. Tesla attacked this problem head on, opening its stores in malls and other sites where potential future buyers could dip their toes in and start to learn about electric cars without being pressured to sign on the line.

New SAE International symposium on range extenders for electric vehicles

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SAE International will hold a new two-day symposium in Knoxville, Tennessee on 2-3 November 2016 on range extenders for electric vehicles (REX). Organized by Robert Wagner and Scott Curran of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Hugh Blaxill of Mahle Powertrain, “Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles” will include sessions on policy and regulation driving the design and implementation of prime movers for REX applications; unique and advanced prime movers (e.g.,

2016 33

Poll: Consumer Interest In Electric Vehicles Stagnating?

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Today you’re far more likely to see an all-electric vehicle like the Nissan Leaf or Tesla Model S on your way to work or to the store, versus just a couple of years ago. Hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and full battery-electric. That much is almost certainly true. But that doesn’t mean that EVs are past a market tipping point just yet. surveys EVs Poll

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Mercedes-Benz to build electric vehicles in 6 plants on 3 continents; global battery network; EQC in 2019

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Mercedes-Benz is in the process of building out hubs for the production of electric vehicles and batteries around the globe. The company is planning to offer more than 50 electrified vehicle variants. Production of the EQC, an all-electric SUV, will start in 2019.

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Nissan developing electric vehicles powered by ethanol-fueled solid oxide fuel cells; commercialization in 2020

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SOFCs can utilize the reaction of multiple fuels, including ethanol and natural gas, with oxygen to produce electricity with high efficiency. Nissan’s view of the market positioning of e-Bio Fuel Cell vehicles: larger vehicles and longer range. Nissan Motor Co.,

2016 46

San Francisco announces electric vehicle council

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The San Francisco Bay Area has launched a new Electric Vehicle Strategic Council with an additional $5million in funding. Its aim is to make the San Francisco Bay Area the electric vehicle capital of the USA by developing the [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Bay Area California Energy Commission electric vehicle council electric vehicles San Francisco

Report: Electric vehicles set for huge spike in sales

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Electric vehicles – including hybrid cars, plug-in hybrid cars and battery electric cars – have been little more than a niche sector to date, accounting for just 0.7

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Finally, auto industry starts to admit: electric vehicles are better

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Electric cars are often touted for their financial and environmental benefits, but there's another major perk they offer to consumers. Many drivers have been won over by electric cars' near-silent operation and instant torque delivery. DON'T MISS: Electric Cars' Secret Advantage: They're Just Nicer To Drive (Apr 2012). They're very nice to drive. Advertising sales plug-in cars Car Advertising Car Sales

Major electric vehicle trial launched

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The Australian state of Victoria has launched its own electric vehicle trial which will involve more than 50 organisations, 180 households and $5million in investments. Around 60 vehicles will be provided by the likes of Toyota, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Blade Electric Vehicles and EDay Life while public charging infrastructure comes from Better Place, ChargePoint and ECOtality, [.].

MAHLE to present highly efficient 48V electric vehicle concept at IAA: MEET

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MAHLE has developed a highly efficient 48-volt electric vehicle concept for urban mobility. MEET” (MAHLE Efficient Electric Transport) will make its world debut at IAA Cars 2017 in Frankfurt/Germany in September. 48V City car Electric (Battery

2017 29

Europe moves towards electric vehicle harmonisation

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Harmonised standards for electric vehicle charging and safety could soon be established in Europe after industry ministers in an EU Competitiveness Council meeting in Brussels voiced their support for the European Commission’s strategy. Ministers have urged European standardisation bodies to develop a harmonised solution for interoperability between electric vehicles and charging infrastructure and to also look [.].

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Toyota chooses electric vehicle equipment provider

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Toyotahas selected an electric vehicle supply equipment provider as it prepares for the release of two new electric vehicles in the US. Currently it has a wide variety of electric vehicle supply equipment products [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Toyota electric vehicle supply provider electric vehicles Leviton

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UPS to deploy prototype Class 6 extended range fuel cell electric vehicle delivery truck; trials begin in Q3

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UPS will deploy a prototype extended range Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) in its Rolling Laboratory fleet of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles.

2017 41

Car dealers are woefully unprepared for electric vehicles: study

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Yet another study has revealed that many dealerships across the United States still don't prioritize electric cars and haven't prepared for their growth. The latest report showed dealerships still practice the same unhealthy habits uncovered in earlier studies, including a lack of electric-car inventory, little to no marketing, and an apparent.

Nissan To Launch Range-Extended Electric Vehicle In 2016: Report

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The Nissan Leaf is now firmly established as the bestselling electric car in history. And Nissan managed to achieve that without offering a gasoline range extender, as some other makers do with their battery-electric models. Nissan expects to deliver its 200,000th Leaf sometime next month. DON'T MISS: Five Years After Launch, 200,000th Nissan Leaf. Renault plug-in cars REx range extender engine Renault Eolab Concept

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China extended tax breaks on hybrids and plug-in electric vehicles through 2020

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As China stares down climate change and smog alerts in numerous cities, the central government has extended its tax rebates for hybrid and electric vehicles for another three years. Announced on December 27, the move is one of many recently that will eventually see traditional internal-combustion cars all but eliminated from new vehicles sales in. China Plug-In Hybrids incentives plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) New Energy Vehicle

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Renault unveils Next Two autonomous electric vehicle prototype for 2020

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Renault has unveiled the Next Two concept—the company’s current vision of an autonomous drive (AD) capable electric vehicle for the year 2020. Responsibility for the autonomous vehicle plan’s implementation has been given to Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn. The Next Two prototype.

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Hybrid Kinetic H600 microturbine range-extended electric vehicle concept runs 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds

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At the Geneva Auto Show, the China-based Hybrid Kinetic group unveiled the H600 microturbine range-extended electric vehicle sedan concept, produced together with its vehicle design and engineering partner, Pininfarina. of the ICE vehicles, respectively, HKG said.

AK Steel receives $1.8M from DOE to develop next-generation electrical steels for hybrid and electric vehicle motors

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million from the US Department of Energy (DOE) under the Advanced Manufacturing Office’s Next Generation Electric Machines (NGEM) program to develop the next generation of advanced, non-oriented electrical steels (NOES) for motors used in a wide variety of industrial and automotive applications, including hybrid and electric vehicles. For the past several years, we have been working closely with several worldwide leaders in the development of hybrid electric vehicles.

2017 35

China reveals electric vehicle plans

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It is now the world’s largest automotive market: and China is keen to turn its roads green having revealed a plan to develop the new energy vehicle industry in the country. The China State Council has posted on its website that it has a target of producing 500,000 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles by 2015; with [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news China China State Council electric vehicles green cars new energy vehicles

2015 19

GM to launch two new electric vehicles within 18 months, 20 by 2023

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General Motors said on Monday it will unveil two new battery-electric vehicles within the next 18 months, and will offer 20 electric and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles globally by 2023. General Motors GM Future Cars plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cell Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The news came in a conference call for reporters with Mark Reuss, GM's executive vice president of global product development. GM's announcement follows similar.

Continental introduces novel aluminum wheel and braking concept for electric vehicles

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Continental has developed a new wheel and braking concept for electric vehicles. To increase the vehicle’s range, deceleration in the EV generates as much electricity as possible through recuperation (= braking using the electric motor), so the wheel brake is used less frequently.

2017 26

Nissan offers electric vehicle quick charging for free

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Electric cars Green cars Latest news Nissan charging stations electric vehicle charging electric vehicles free charging stations quick chargingJapanese carmaker Nissan wants a European wide network of quick charging stations – and it’s willing to back its plans by giving them away. Four hundred of Nissan’s quick charging stations will be given for free to EV charging operators. They have been engineered to the CHAdeMO – Charge to Move – standard and can [.].

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New electric vehicle prototype unveiled

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A brand new electric vehicle has been unveiled by leading automotive design group Pininfarina. Known as the Nido electric vehicle it is designed to explore the electrification of a small city car and to develop a modular floorpan as part of the Nido Development Programme, a project for an electric car built entirely by the Pininfarina [.].

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DOE awards $18M to 5 projects to accelerate development of plug-in electric vehicles & use of other alternative fuels

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $18 million to five projects for research, development, and demonstration of innovative plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) and direct injection propane engine technologies, as well as community-based projects to accelerate the adoption of light, medium and heavy duty vehicles that operate on fuels such as biodiesel, electricity, E85, hydrogen, natural gas, and propane. Electric (Battery) LPG Natural Gas Plug-ins V2X

SDG&E seeks approval to build charging infrastructure to support ~3,000 medium/heavy electric vehicles

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Under a proposal submitted to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) this week, San Diego-based SDG&E is seeking approval to build charging infrastructure to enable about 3,000 medium/heavy-duty vehicles to go electric. To clean up the air in areas suffering from the highest levels of tailpipe emissions, 40% of the installations will be targeted for vehicles and equipment that are based in or travel through disadvantaged communities.

2018 18

Nissan makes another electric vehicle partner

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Japanese car manufacturer Nissan continues to make electric vehicle partnerships around the world with the launch of the Nissan LEAF looming – and now it has established a new relationship on home turf. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Nissan condominiums Daikyo Incorporated electric vehicle charging electric vehicle partnerships electric vehicles Nissan LEAF

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Why We Call Out Compliance Cars Among All Electric Vehicles

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So when our reader Brian Lakatos wrote to ask us about the tone of recent coverage of electric cars, we responded at some length--and then decided to turn the response into an article. California plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance car Chevrolet Spark EVOften reader comments raise issues that are worth covering for a broader audience.

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Electric vehicles facing challenges in Germany

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It appears that electric vehicles will face a number of challenges before they can hope to become successful in Germany. A Gartner Inc study has revealed that German consumer purchase considerations for fully battery operated electric vehicles remain low compared to other powertrain technologies – and most current electric vehicles miss consumers’ ownership requirements.

Qualcomm and Lear Corporation sign commercial wireless electric vehicle charging license agreement

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Qualcomm Incorporated and Lear Corporation, a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical systems, have entered into a Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) license agreement.

2016 28

Nissan starts trials of new electric vehicle

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Nissan has started trials of its New Mobility Concept EV, which is based on Renault’s Twizy electric car. At 2.34metres in length, 1.19metres wide and with a height of 1.45metres the two-seat vehicle is certainly one of the most diminutive around but will be big enough to carry two adults. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Nissan electric vehicles japan New Mobility Concept EV Renault Twizy Yokohama

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India's ambitious goal: all electric vehicles on roads by 2030

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Several countries have committed to putting more electric cars on their roads in the near future as a way to reduce air pollution and combat climate change. But what if one country—and a very large one at that—decided to make every car on its roads electric inside of 15 years? That's the incredibly ambitious goal now being proposed by. emissions India energy policy plug-in cars transportation policy