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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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.

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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

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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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.,

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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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.

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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.,

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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

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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.

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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

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.

Ford's electric-vehicle strategy: absorb costs in most profitable trucks

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Earlier this year, Ford announced that it would significantly expand its lineup of electrified vehicles—including mild hybrids with advanced start-stop systems, regular hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and perhaps a battery-electric model or two. Trucks Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Commercial vehicle

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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, [.].

Avis Builds Largest Electric-Vehicle Lease Fleet In Europe With Latest Nissan Order

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Denmark is about to gain the largest fleet of electric cars available for lease in Europe, thanks to a deal between Nissan and Avis. The rental company will purchase 401 Nissan e-NV200 electric vans, and 60 Nissan Leaf electric cars. That will supplement an existing contingent of Leaf electric cars, and bring the total number of electric vehicles.

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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 [.].

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

ChargEVC: New Jersey plug-in electric vehicle registration up 79% for MY 2016 vehicles over 2015

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Registration of model year 2016 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in New Jersey was up 79% over 2015, according to a recent analysis by ChargEVC , a diverse coalition of organizations and companies that support growth of the electric vehicle market.

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

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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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New York City To Deploy Vast Electric-Vehicle Fleet By 2025

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By 2025, New York City could deploy a vast fleet of electric cars, under a new plan announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio. It calls for replacing large numbers of municipal vehicles with electric cars, potentially giving New York the largest electric municipal fleet in the country. That would include around 2,000 city-owned cars used by agencies like. New York plug-in cars transportation policy fleet

Electric Vehicles In RV Campgrounds: What You Need To Know

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Electric vehicles are coming soon to a campground near you! With electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and even electric motorcycles selling in greater numbers every year, a growing number of buyers who want to enjoy the great outdoors are discovering that some recreational vehicle (RV) campgrounds offer access to 50-Amp electrical outlets.

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

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 [.].

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 [.].

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.

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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

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.

Via Motors Latest To Try Electric Vehicle-To-Home Backup Power Tech

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Japanese companies have explored the concept of electric vehicles powering houses for some time, but with events like last year''s Hurricane Sandy fresh in peoples'' minds, some U.S. Another is Via Motors, the Bob Lutz-backed electric vehicle company converting GM''s organizations are investigating it too. One of these is the Department of Defense.

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Chevy Bolt EV user interface: reviewer calls it best of any electric car

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is an amazing, long-range electric vehicle that won multiple awards for good reason. Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently predicted that 50 percent of new cars will be electric in 10 years.) Chevy Interface plug-in cars Touchscreen Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Driving the EV for an extended test for the first time, it’s obvious this is the future of driving.

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Bizarre Swedish study claims electric cars are worse for the environment

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Electric vehicles shouldn't be considered all-out carbon footprint saviors, but they can legitimately be viewed as the great minimizers. The benefits of electric vehicles over those with internal-combustion engines are vast, but a strange new study is making rounds that claims electric cars are worse for climate-change emissions. Carbon Footprint Study plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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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

Electric vehicles ready to conquer Rome

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One of the world’s most beautiful capital cities will soon boast an even greener outlook as Rome, Italy, welcomes Smart Fortwo electric drive vehicles (pictured). The Hertz Corporation has teamed up with high-speed rail operator Italo-NTV to offer its customers the ability to rent the electric cars at its locations at both the Rome Ostiense [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric cars electric vehicles green cars Italy smart fortwo

Switching The World To Electric Vehicles Will Take Way Longer Than You Think

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Increasingly-aggressive emissions targets will soon force automakers to build more plug-in electric cars. Norway has proposed all but eliminating new internal-combustion car sales by 2025, and a consortium of regional governments called the International ZEV Alliance has proposed to do the same in its jurisdictions by 2050. But even given those. emissions plug-in cars transportation policy fleet