Bosch introducing CVT for electric vehicles: CVT4EV

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Bosch is introducing a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Bosch push belt, specially designed for electric vehicles: the CVT4EV. CVT4EV is a compact variable ratio transmission that supports the performance demands of electric vehicles for a wider audience.

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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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Toyota confirms US arrival for two electric vehicle models in 2021

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Toyota’s all-electric vehicles are coming to America—in 2021, the company confirmed in an announcement Wednesday. That includes an arrival for two battery-electric vehicles, according to Toyota North America, and an additional plug-in hybrid model.

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.

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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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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.

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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Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum

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

Toyota launches C+pod ultra-compact battery electric vehicle in Japan

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Toyota Motor Corporation announced a limited launch of the C+pod ultra-compact battery electric vehicle (BEV) to corporate users, local governments and other organizations that have been exploring new options to drive the popularization of BEVs. Electric (Battery) Japan

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Toyota introduces second-generation Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle as design and technology flagship

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For 2021, Toyota has fully rebooted the Mirai, originally offered in 2016, as a premium rear-wheel drive sports-luxury fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) with striking design, cutting-edge technology, more engaging driving performance and a significantly longer EPA-estimated range rating.

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Optimal Electric Vehicles secures initial order for 200 EV chassis; partnership with Olathe Ford

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Optimal Electric Vehicles and Olathe Ford, one of the nation’s largest Ford Commercial Vehicle Centers (CVCs), announced a new partnership in the sales and distribution of Optimal-EV’s E1 series battery-electric cutaway chassis platform.

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Biden says he will convert Federal fleet to electric vehicles

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In remarks made at the signing of his Executive Order on Strengthening American Manufacturing, President Biden said that he would replace the federal government’s fleet of vehicles with electric vehicles made in the US. According to the US General Services Administration (GSA) FY 2019 Federal Fleet Report , the total fleet inventory across all agencies (civilian, military, and Postal Service) is 645,047 vehicles. Electric (Battery) Fleets Market Background Policy

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Tesla Model S and Kia Niro EV top electric vehicle ownership study

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Power is known for its initial-quality rankings of new cars, but now the company has published a study specifically focusing on electric cars for the first time.

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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

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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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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.

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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

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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

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Here's how tire and wheel choice affects electric vehicle range

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Tires are the only part of a car that touches the road, so it shouldn't be surprising to know that they can impact electric-car range. Putting big wheels on an electric car could put a big dent in available range.

2020 81

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

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Watt Electric Vehicle Co introduces PACES: EV platform for low-to-medium volume manufacturers; interlocking Al extrusions

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UK-based Watt Electric Vehicle Company has designed a state-of-the-art platform enabling low-to-medium volume manufacturers of cars and commercial vehicles to go electric without the cost burden of investing in their own specific chassis technology.

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.

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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.

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IDTechEx: Market value for hybrid electric vehicles to peak at $792 billion in 2027

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In a new report—“ Full Hybrid Electric Vehicle Markets 2021-2041 ”—IDTechEx forecasts that market value for hybrid electric vehicles will peak at $792 billion in 2027.

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Volkswagen Passenger Cars lifts global deliveries of BEV vehicles by 197% and of electric vehicles overall by 158% in 2020

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In 2020, Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered more than 212,000 electric cars in total (+158 percent versus 2019), including nearly 134,000 battery electric vehicles (+197 percent versus 2019). This brought the share of BEV and hybrid vehicles in Europe up to 12.4%

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.

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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.

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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

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

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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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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

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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.

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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

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).

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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.

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