Electric Vehicle Insurance

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Please let me know which companies are willing to provide insurance for an EV converted car, in the greater Toronto area. Thank you, Doru Hi, Doru

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ROUSH CleanTech enters EV market with Class 6 electric vehicles

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ROUSH CleanTech, known for its advanced clean transportation solutions, is entering the electric truck market. ROUSH is providing Penske Truck Leasing with all-new Ford F-650 battery electric vehicles later this year for deployment across Southern California.

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Here's why electric vehicles need different tires

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In electric cars, it's not just the powertrain that is different. Electric cars require special tires for a variety of reasons, tire manufacturer Continental said in a press release Friday. It's the tires.

2020 113

Colorado releases new electric vehicle plan

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The Colorado Energy Office (CEO), a non-regulatory department within the Governor’s Office focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions by advancing clean energy, energy efficiency and zero emission vehicles, has released the Colorado Electric Vehicle Plan 2020. Colorado released its first electric vehicle plan two years ago, establishing a target of 940,000 EVs by 2030. Developing a roadmap to full electrification of the light-duty vehicle fleet in Colorado.

Electric Vehicle - Buyers Guide

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The Electric Vehicle market is full of new terminology and concepts. Why go electric? Different types of Electric Vehicles. Pros and Cons of Electric Vehicles. - - - - - - - -. Electric Vehicles | charge2drive.com. The charge2drive buyers guide tries to help newcomers to the market understand all the different options.

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Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum

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The Historic Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum in Kingman, Arizona adds to its collection

Army's Electric Vehicle

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I guess the Army's electric vehicle won't be needing the fake noisy gas engine sound track shown in the video, then? More about the Army's stealth EV after the jump

2011 182

VW project to transition Greek "model island" to electric vehicles, renewable power

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Volkswagen plans to transition a Greek island entirely to electric vehicles powered by renewable energy. The plan calls for a sharing service encompassing electric cars, e-scooters, and e-bikes.

2020 102

GMC Hummer EV plant set up for electric vehicles exclusively, renamed Factory Zero

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The factory, GM said, will be a launchpad for the company’s new generation of electric vehicles, led by the GMC Hummer EV SUT and SUV, as well as the Cruise Origin self-driving

2020 98

Ford is betting on commercial electric vehicles, affordable EVs, says CEO

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Ford’s plan for electric vehicles doesn’t include anything quite like the loaded GMC Hummer EV, but referring to the so-called supertruck last week helped Ford CEO Jim Farley define Ford's EV strategy.

2020 84

Best Electric Vehicle Motor Yet

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This AC electric vehicle motor really IS as good as you've heard, and it's changing the electric car conversion game

2011 151

Custom Electric Vehicles: Venus Motors

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Venus Motors builds new custom electric vehicles using fiberglass kits, electric drive trains, and lithium batteries

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Historical Electric Vehicle Foundation Gets 12 New EVs

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The Historical Electric Vehicle Foundation (HEVF.org) and our Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum are proud to announce the gift of twelve electric vehicles of historic significance from the prestigious collection of the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California. The last vehicle was delivered today on December 21th

2018 89

Polaris Updates GEM Low-Speed Electric Vehicles

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The company GEM has specialized in small, low-speed electric vehicles for more than 15 years; at one point during its life it was even owned by Chrysler. Fitting into the class of "neighborhood electric vehicles," GEM products feature all-electric powertrains, but aren't substantial enough to be used in all circumstances that highway-capable cars. neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars Polaris

2015 84

Lux Research: battery electric vehicles will be less reliant on lightweighting by 2030

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A new report from Lux Research, Electric Vehicle Lightweighting 2030 , analyzes the future of vehicle lightweighting and necessary BEV success factors over the next decade. Lux then compared the range of the vehicles to the ratio of total mass to battery pack size.

2020 90

Ipsos Auto Global Study: interest in battery electric vehicles growing in the US

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A growing consumer awareness led to an increased desire to have them in vehicles. Globally, vehicle owners and those considering purchasing BEV agree the top benefits of going electric are improving the environment, adding convenience and reducing ownership costs.

2020 106

Ford plans to build 5 electric vehicles in Canada, beginning in 2025

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Ford will build five electric vehicles at a Canadian factory, as part of a deal with auto-worker union Unifor announced Tuesday, the Toronto Star reported.

2020 88

GM’s future electric vehicles to debut first wireless battery management system; developed in collaboration with Analog Devices

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General Motors will be the first automaker to use an almost completely wireless battery management system (wBMS) for production electric vehicles. The wBMS will help GM’s electric vehicles balance chemistry within the individual battery cell groups for optimal performance.

2020 136

Colorado adopts California electric vehicle mandate

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For months, Colorado lawmakers and businesses have taken sides at a figurative continental divide—and not far from the real one—over whether (and how) the state might join California’s Zero Emissions Vehicle program and its corresponding electric-car mandate.

Mercedes EQS flagship will lead brand's electric vehicle rollout for the US

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In a major change of course, the Mercedes-Benz EQS flagship sedan will lead the automaker's electric-vehicle rollout in the United States, Automotive News reported Wednesday—citing Ola Kallenius, the CEO of parent company Daimler.

2020 78

Groupe PSA introduces new eVMP platform (Electric Vehicle Modular Platform) for C- and D-segment vehicles

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The newly introduced eVMP (Electric Vehicle Modular Platform) platform will serve as the basis for a wide range of electric vehicles for the C- and D- segments. These vehicles will benefit from this new reference platform, the eVMP.

2020 106

US has more than 68,800 electric vehicle charging units

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Of that total, 16%, or approximately 10,860 units, were DC fast chargers that make long-distance travel more practical for electric vehicles (EV). Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Market BackgroundAs of May 2019, there were more than 68,800 Level 2 and DC fast charging units throughout the United States. A DC fast charger adds 60 to 80 miles of range per 20 minutes of charging, while a Level 2 charger adds 10 to 20 miles of range per one hour of charging.

2019 109

Consumer Reports: most popular electric vehicles cost less to own than the best-selling gas-powered vehicles in their class

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The analysis found lifetime ownership costs for the most popular EVs on the market under $50,000 are typically $6,000 to $10,000 less than the best gas-powered vehicles in their class (defined by vehicle style, size, interior volume, and cargo space).

2020 108

Canadian Electric Vehicles: Randy Holmquist

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Canadian Electric Vehicles of Errington, BC has the reputation of being one of the very best conversion shops. Randy Holmquist also sells conversion kits and builds the Might-e truck NEV

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Electric Vehicle Parts

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List of electric vehicle parts, with explanations, that Paul used in his $2200 VW Bug conversion

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Nepal was once an electric-vehicle leader. What happened?

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With California and its electric-vehicle mandate under threat as the federal government takes aim at the state’s greenhouse gas emissions authority, it pays to remember how much power governments can wield in how quickly we go electric. While China and Europe have provided significant encouragement for electric vehicles, there are a few.

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Renault opens its first electric-vehicle-only showroom, in Sweden

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How to sell electric cars in these early years poses a quandry for all automakers. Tesla chose to avoid existing franchised dealerships and set up its own "stores," where shoppers can learn about plug-in electric vehicles, and their advantages, and have questions answered by Tesla representatives. Renault dealers Sweden plug-in cars dealerships Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) education Young Buyers

Electric vehicle myths busted

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With the government announcing a ban on the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrids cars from 2035 (or 2032 maybe), you’d be forgiven for thinking we’d all be clambering to jump into an electric vehicle as soon as possible

BYD and Toyota detail electric-vehicle joint venture for China

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Toyota and BYD have released more details of an electric-vehicle joint venture for the Chinese market, which was announced in November 2019. The two automakers will invest 50-50 in a new company—BYD Toyota EV Technology Co. Ltd—with operations scheduled to start in May. Engineers from Toyota and BYD will work together under the same

2020 68

Neighborhood Electric Vehicle: Dead or Alive?

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Does the neighborhood electric vehicle have a place in today's high-speed electric car world? I think it does, and even has the potential to save lives

New Jeep Wrangler 4xe PHEV joins Renegade and Compass 4xe models in global electric vehicle lineup

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Electrified Jeep vehicles will carry the 4xe badge. The Wrangler 4xe’s advanced powertrain maximizes efficiency with an estimated 50 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) while eliminating range anxiety, delivering pure-electric operation for most daily commutes.

2020 97

Electric Vehicles and the Northwest Power Pool

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"In the long run, a fully electrified vehicle fleet would theoretically -- just do the math! -- provide enough balancing power for a 100 percent renewable electricity system." - John Farrell, Grist

2011 182

EV Fest 2012 Electric Vehicle Show in Toronto

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Fall 2012 marks the fourth EV Fest, a show devoted to showing OEM and Personally converted Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, Plug-in Hybrids, eBikes, Electric Scooters, Trikes, EV components and supplies Sunday, Sept. 9 2012 at The Pavilions in Toronto.

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Best Electric Vehicle Motor Yet, Part II

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This AC electric vehicle motor is changing the EV conversion game. Talking with builder Brian Seymour about motor size, voltage, and automatic transmissions

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Kia electric vehicle due in 2021 will lead new design direction for the brand

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The first Kia electric car not based on an existing internal-combustion model, the CV is expected to boast a 300-mile range and 20-minute fast charging. Kia's first dedicated model—codenamed "CV"—will chart a new design direction for the brand's other models.

2020 94

As states use less coal for electricity, driving electric vehicles becomes even cleaner

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Battery electric vehicles are only as clean as the energy source used to generate the electricity that powers them. This brief study analyses, for each individual state, the changes from 2008 to 2018 in the use of coal (one of the two most polluting energy sources) to generate electricity. Oil is used relatively infrequently in the United States as an energy source for electricity. Coal Electric (Battery) Emissions Power Generation

2020 109

Future Honda electric vehicles will be co-developed with GM, could have Super Cruise

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General Motors' electric-vehicle platform revealed last month will be the foundation for two future Honda electric vehicles, the automakers jointly announced Thursday. That includes GM’s Ultium propulsion system that consists of battery packs ranging from 50 to 200 kwh, a motor family with three variants, and power systems to drive two or

2020 80

Project to award nearly $7M in rebates for public electric vehicle charging in Sonoma Coast

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The Sonoma Coast Incentive Project is promoting easy access to electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure with nearly $7 million in incentives over the next three years for the purchase and installation of public EV chargers in Sonoma and Mendocino counties in California. The Sonoma Coast Incentive Project is part of statewide efforts to increase EV adoption through the California Electric Vehicle Incentive Project (CALeVIP). Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

2020 88

VW is planning to build 50 million electric vehicles

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Volkswagen already had ambitious goals to ramp up electric-vehicle production to a rate of up to three million EVs annually by 2025, and potentially hit 10 million vehicles around 2027 if all goes right. But its plans look even more bullish on electric cars, considering the number of vehicles it's now supposedly signed up to build over a longer.

2018 87

HUBER+SUHNER enables continuous electric vehicle charging at 500 A

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HUBER+SUHNER, a leading global supplier of electrical and optical connectivity solutions, launched the RADOX HPC500; a new addition to the RADOX high power charging portfolio. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Vehicle SystemsIt is the world’s first cooled charging cable system that allows continuous charging at 500 Amperes even in high-temperature environments.

2020 73

GM has fast-tracked its electric-vehicle program in pandemic slowdown

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General Motors is steadfast that its next-generation electric vehicle program, revealed in March, is moving ahead as planned despite the pandemic slowdown and corresponding budget cuts elsewhere in the company. “We haven’t changed our plans at all, and we’re continuing to be full speed ahead on executing what you saw here on EV

2020 81

Volkswagen details the foundation for 10 million electric vehicles

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Volkswagen last week laid out the basics for its set of electric-car components that plans to use to underpin a million new all-electric vehicles each year by 2025. With those components on the Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB), VW claims that it has the first pure-EV platform designed for high-volume production.

2018 87

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.

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