Eaton introducing new power-dense inverter technology to help reduce weight, extend range of EVs

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Eaton’s eMobility business has developed compact power-dense automotive inverters capable of increasing the range of electric vehicles. The inverters, which draw electricity from the battery and control how it is applied to the motor to manage power and torque, will be tested by a global automaker in first quarter 2019. The inverter’s high-power density and compact, lightweight design help maximize range while taking up minimal space in the vehicle.

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Buick introduces Volt-based Velite 5 extended-range electric vehicle in China

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The Velite 5, Buick’s first extended-range electric vehicle, made its global debut in Shanghai today. It is the latest iconic product from the brand in the new energy vehicle segment, and is based on the Chevrolet Volt.

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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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Proterra extended range electric bus delivers 258 miles on one charge of 257 kWh pack

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A Proterra 40-foot Catalyst XR (extended range) electric bus drove 258 miles (415 miles) on a single charge under test conditions at Michelin’s Laurens Proving Grounds (LPG). Proterra’s fast charge vehicle uses a 100 kWh pack.

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Cadillac introduces the 2014 ELR extended range electric vehicle

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Cadillac unveiled the anticipated 2014 ELR extended range electric (EREV) vehicle (based on the Converj concept, earlier post ) at the North American International Auto Show. gasoline-powered range-extender generator. GM is expressing traction motor power as a range because it hasn’t yet finalized the number, and is still working on optimizing performance vs. how rapidly the battery pack is drained. Electric power steering.

Via Motors, Geely to co-develop medium-duty extended-range electric truck for China and Americas

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VIA Motors International is partnering with China-based Zhejiang Geely New Energy Vehicle Co. a subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Commercial Vehicle Group, to co-develop a medium-duty extended range electric truck. The truck will incorporate VIA’s proprietary vehicle software and systems control technology, for launch in China and the Americas in 2019. VIA vehicles are marketed under the VTRUX brand and under the VIA power-train systems V-Drive brand.

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Jaguar unveils extended range electric vehicle

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The brand new concepts are coming thick and fast and now it is Jaguar’s turn to unveil an extended range electric vehicle. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Jaguar Jaguar C-X75 Jaguar electric vehicle Jaguar extended range electric vehicle Jaguar hybrid cars Paris Motor Show

Cadillac extended range electric vehicle ELR to be built at Detroit-Hamtramck

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GM will build the Cadillac ELR, a luxury coupe featuring extended-range electric technology, at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, General Motors North America President Mark Reuss said Tuesday. The ELR is the production version of Cadillac’s Converj, a concept vehicle revealed at the North American International Auto Show in 2009. Detroit-Hamtramck is home to the Chevrolet Volt, Opel Ampera, and Holden Volt extended-range electric vehicles.

Frost & Sullivan forecasts extended range electric vehicle market to reach more than 329K units by 2018

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New analysis from Frost & Sullivan —Strategic Analysis of Global Market for Range Extenders—estimates the total market for range extenders will exceed 329,000 units by 2018. Extended range electric vehicles (eREVs) will be equipped with different applications such as internal combustion engine range extenders, fuel cell range extenders and micro-gas turbine range extenders.

Buick to introduce extended-range electric vehicle in China this year; also new generation 1.0T/1.3T Ecotecs and 9-speed

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Buick will adopt GM’s proven extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) technology, a new-generation of 1.0T/1.3T In the coming two years, Buick will also introduce plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in China—the brand’s largest market. In EREV mode, which leverages an on-board engine, the range increases to an estimated 700 km (435 miles). China Electric (Battery) Engines Hybrids Plug-in

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GM will debut 2014 Cadillac ELR extended range electric vehicle at NAIAS in January

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The 2014 Cadillac ELR extended-range electric luxury coupe, based on the Converj concept ( earlier post ), will make its world debut 15 January at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The ELR will advance the design theme of the Converj while featuring an electric propulsion system made up of a T-shaped lithium-ion battery, an electric drive unit, and a four-cylinder engine-generator.

GM recalling 656 Cadillac ELR extended range electric vehicles over calibration of Electronic Brake Control Module

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GM is recalling 656 model year 2014 Cadillac ELR vehicles not equipped with adaptive cruise control and manufactured 26 September 2013 through 14 February 2014, and equipped without Adaptive Cruise Control. As such, these vehicles fail to conform with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 126, “Electronic Stability Control Systems.”. Of those, about 90,000 were used to repair older vehicles that were repaired before they were recalled in February.

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GMs views on challenges for battery development for extended range electric vehicles

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Roland Matthé, GM technical manager for the Voltec battery system, provided an overview of GM’s views on the requirements and challenges for batteries specifically for extended range electric vehicles—i.e., Pure battery-electric range.

Fisker Automotive signs supply agreement with BMW for Project Nina extended range electric vehicles

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The first ‘Project Nina’ derivative will be a mid-size premium sedan utilizing Fisker’s Ever (electric vehicle with extended range) technology. California-based Fisker Automotive recently established a European office in Munich, Germany and has publicly stated that both the Fisker Karma Sedan and Project Nina lines are global vehicles with sales likely to be split equally in the US and Europe (40% each), with Asia (20%) providing the remainder.

Mercedes-Benz presenting Concept B-Class E-CELL Plus extended-range electric vehicle

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Mercedes-Benz is presenting its first electric vehicle with Range Extender at the 2011 Frankfurt International Motor Show: the Concept B-Class E-CELL PLUS. The electric drive generates a peak power output of 100 kW and a continuous output of 70 kW.

Verizon and VIA Motors unveil extended-range electric cargo vans

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Verizon has collaborated with electric-vehicle developer and manufacturer VIA Motors to produce an extended-range electric cargo van. Bob Lutz, former vice chairman of General Motors and a VIA board member, unveiled Verizon’s new vehicle on Monday at the North American International Auto Show. Overall, VIA anticipates the Verizon electrified work vehicles should improve fleet fuel economy by up to 300% while cutting emissions in half or more.

VIA Motors launches Chicago voucher program for fleet and businesses for extended range EVs

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VIA Motors announced a voucher program for Chicago-area fleet and business owners that will reduce the initial costs of owning a VIA Motors extended range pickup truck, extended range electric passenger van, or extended range electric cargo van. Incorporating a proprietary power train, the V-DRIVE, into new OEM vehicles, VIA Motors sells units directly to fleets under the VTRUX brand name.

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Mack Trucks to showcase Wrightspeed turbine-based extended range electric powertrain in Class 8 refuse truck

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At this week’s WasteExpo2016, Mack Trucks, one of North America’s largest manufacturers of heavy-duty Class 8 trucks, engines and transmissions, will showcase Wrightspeed’s The Route turbine-based extended range electric powertrain ( earlier post ) applied in a refuse truck.

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Opel Monza Concept at Frankfurt features CNG extended range electric vehicle powertrain with new 1.0L 3-cylinder engine

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For the Monza Concept displayed at the Frankfurt show, engineers conceived an electric drive with a CNG (compressed natural gas) range extender—a further development of the Ampera’s technology. Connected vehicles Hybrids Natural Gas Plug-ins V2X Vehicle Systems

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Mercedes-Benz Provides Update on BlueZERO E-CELL PLUS Extended Range Electric Vehicle Concept

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At the North American International Autoshow in January, Mercedes-Benz presented the Concept BlueZERO for electric vehicles. Mercedes has now provided some additional details on the extended range electric vehicle, BlueZERO E-CELL PLUS.

Audi A1 e-tron: Extended Range Electric Vehicle for City Driving

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The four-passenger, two-door mega city vehicle (MCV) car can drive 50 kilometers (31 miles) emission-free in city traffic on its 12 kWh battery pack before the range extender kicks in. Its low mounting position has a positive effect on the vehicle’s center of gravity.

VIA Motors receives $20M contract to supply extended-range electric pickups and vans to >50 fleets

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VIA Motors, a electric vehicle development and manufacturing company, signed a contract worth $20 million to build and to deliver extended-range electric pick-up trucks and vans to more than 50 participating fleets.

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Opel Ampera extended range electric vehicle starts at 42,900, including VAT

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Opel has begun taking reservations for the extended-range electric vehicle. Customers wishing to reserve an Ampera can register at www.opel-ampera.com and become an ‘ePioneer’, receiving exclusive news and a chance to test drive the electric car. Opel has priced the 2011 Ampera, the Chevy Volt’s European cousin ( earlier post ), starting at €42,900 (US$58,786), including national VAT.

GM will focus its electrification strategy on light electrification, extended range, and battery-electric vehicle technologies; major focus on the plug; preview of the Spark EV

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GM will focus its vehicle electrification strategy on eAssist-type systems and the plug. GM is tracking to sell more than 50,000 vehicles this year with some form of electrification, Barra said—the majority of which will be eAssist systems. Electric motor and drive unit.

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Pilot project kicks off with 20 Audi A1 e-tron extended range electric vehicles in Munich

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Twenty units of the Audi A1 e-tron extended range electric vehicle ( earlier post ) are on the roads of the Munich pilot region in a fleet trial by partners Audi, E.ON, the public utility Stadtwerke München (SwM), and Technische Universität München (TUM). All electric fueling stations offer power generated via renewable energies. million) for electric mobility. The Audi A1 e-tron is an electric car with a range extender.

GM and U Mich receive patent on plug-in series hybrid/extended range electric vehicle powertrain using multiple free piston linear alternator engines

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GM Global Technology Operations LLC and the Regents of the University of Michigan recently were awarded a US patent (Nº 8,261,860) for a plug-in series hybrid or range-extended electric vehicle powertrain using multiple free piston linear alternator (FPLA) engines. The powertrain system—the patent application for which was filed in 2009—includes an electrical energy storage system—such as a Li-ion battery pack—and an electric traction motor.

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Velozzi Will Use Capstone Microturbines in Supercar and Crossover Extended Range Electric Vehicles

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Velozzi, a Los Angeles-based car designer and manufacturer, will integrate Capstone Turbine’s C65 and C30 microturbines into its electric supercar and a crossover vehicle, respectively. The Velozzi Supercar will be powered by a 770 hp (574 kW) AC-induction electric motor charged by an on-board Capstone C65 microturbine. In November 2009, Capstone introduced a prototype range-extended electric supercar using one of its 30 kW C30 microturbines as the generator unit.

Cadillac Converj extended range EV concept officially headed for production

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GM announced that the Cadillac Converj extended range electric vehicle concept ( earlier post ) is moving forward as a production car that will be called the Cadillac ELR. The Cadillac ELR will feature a Chevy Volt-like electric propulsion system comprising a T-shaped lithium-ion battery pack, an electric drive unit, and a four-cylinder engine-generator.

Volvo developing extended-range electric vehicle concepts with three different technology combinations

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Volvo is taking the next step in its electrification strategy by producing test electric vehicles with range extenders. Supported by the Swedish Energy Agency and the EU, the project comprises three potential technology combinations: one a series-hybrid range extender configuration; and two parallel-hybrid range extender configurations. Two of the solutions are based on the Volvo C30 Electric. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

VIA Motors receives $80M commitment from Sun Country for extended range electric vehicles; Canadian transcontinental electrification project

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The privately funded electrification project called Sun Country Highway was launched by founder Kent Rathwell, and has placed more than 1,000 charging stations across Canada to allow electric vehicle owners to travel coast-to-coast with free charging. In addition, it will provide charging for the business’ own electric shuttle vans and trucks in the next phase.

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PG&E showcased extended-range electric truck from via motors at national Plug-In Day event

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) showcased the utility’s first extended-range electric truck with manufacturer VIA Motors at three Bay Area National Plug-In Day events—in San Francisco, San Rafael and Cupertino—on Sunday. In Cupertino, the truck powered the public-address equipment for the stage as well as a vendor booth, demonstrating the vehicle’s exportable power capacity. The gasoline engine extends the range to 350 more miles.

Raser Technologies and Hyundai Heavy Industries To Collaborate on Development of Renewable Energy and Extended Range Electric Vehicles

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The extended range electric vehicle drive system by Raser Technologies and its development partner FEV is targeted at providing up to 40 miles all-electric range for SUVs and light trucks. and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the joint development of renewable energy and electric vehicles. SIDI turbocharged engine provides electrical power.

Opel Flextreme GT/E Extended Range Electric Vehicle Concept to Debut at Geneva Show

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The 4.7-meter long Flextreme GT/E concept illustrates the application of GM’s extended-range electric vehicle (E-REV) technology to large or mid-size vehicles, as well as compact cars such as the upcoming Ampera, the European cousin of the Chevrolet Volt. The wheels of the Flextreme GT/E are powered at all times by electricity. Nominal voltage of the pack is 350V, and the vehicle has an on-board 3.3 The Flextreme GT/E concept. Click to enlarge.

Chevy Volt Delivers Novel Two-Motor, Four-Mode Extended Range Electric Drive System; Seamless Driver Experience Plus Efficiency

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The Volt is an electric-drive vehicle, powered by a 16 kWh Li-ion battery, incorporating an internal combustion engine and generator to serve as a range extender; an electrical plug is intended to be the primary source of stored energy used to deliver motive power.

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Former Chrysler Execs Join Board of Extended Range Electric Vehicle Conversion Company ALTe

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Tom LaSorda, former Chrysler Group President and CEO, and Steven Landry, former Chrysler EVP of North American Sales and Marketing and Global Service and Parts have joined the Board of Directors of ALTe LLC, the Michigan-based engineering and technology company developing a Range Extended Electric Vehicle (REEV) powertrain system for vehicle conversions. This ultimately reduces emissions and operating costs for fleet vehicle users.

BCTB Also-Rans, Nissan Extended-Range Electric Car, NEVS Plans: Today's Car News

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Today, we have the also-rans that didn't make the cut for our 2016 Best Car To Buy Award, a report on a possible Nissan extended-range electric car, and Saab owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden's (NEVS) ambitious plan to launch five electric models by 2018. Saab owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden says.

Opel provides some market and customer data about the Opel Ampera extended range EV

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The Opel Ampera has been on sale for almost two years in Europe, and has been bought by 7,700 customers, who have driven a total of 100 million kilometers (62 million miles) on pure electric power, according to Opel. The market share of electric vehicles in the European market in 2013 has increased slightly over last year, from 0.15% to 0.19%—still far behind the forecasts of numerous experts.

PSA Peugeot Citroën Showing FiSyPAC Fuel Cell Extended Range Electric Vehicle Demonstrator

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PSA Peugeot Citroën is presenting a demonstrator equipped with the FiSyPAC (Fiabilisation système pile à combustible) hydrogen fuel cell range extender system at the “Toute la lumière sur l’hydrogène énergie” show in Lyon, France, from 7-11 December. This fully electric vehicle, based on a Peugeot 307 coupe cabriolet, has a driving range of 500 kilometers (311 miles), with 75 km (47 miles) in charge depleting mode. kg H 2 / 100 km in range-extending hybrid mode.

Velozzi Provides Some Details on the SOLO Crossover; Micro-Turbine Extended Range Electric Vehicle

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Velozzi released a rendering and some preliminary detail on its upcoming electric-drive crossover, the SOLO. The SOLO is an extended range electric vehicle equipped with a combination of supercapacitors and lithium-ion batteries for energy storage and a multi-fuel micro-turbine for the range-extending genset. Regenerative braking will capture kinetic energy when slowing the vehicles improving its range. The SOLO. Click to enlarge.

New EV company to commercialize Rasers extended range electric powertrain; led by investor in Valence and EVI

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Elements of Raser’s current series plug-in hybrid (extended range electric vehicle) drive system. Berg to form a new electric automotive company focused initially on trucks and SUVs for fleet customers.

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A123 Systems to supply Li-ion battery packs to VIA Motors for extended-range electric trucks

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Li-ion developer and manufacturer A123 Systems will supply complete lithium-ion battery packs to VIA Motors, an electric vehicle company building next-generation electrified trucks, vans and SUVs. To be integrated into VIA’s Extended-Range Electric Vehicle (E-REV) Powertrain ( earlier post ), A123’s 24 kWh battery packs combine with a 300 kW electric motor and an onboard generator to deliver an expected all-electric driving range of up to 40 miles.

Europcar to introduce Opel Ampera extended range EV as a rental car throughout Europe

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Opel and Europcar have agreed to introduce the Opel Ampera extended range electric vehicle ( earlier post ) as a rental car throughout Europe. The goal is to deploy the first vehicles in Europcar rental outlets in Germany in November of this year, followed soon afterwards by Belgium and the Netherlands. Electric cars are among the best long-term solutions to meet society’s energy and environmental challenges. Opel Ampera. Click to enlarge.

Mercedes-Benz B-Class E-Cell Plus Extended Range Electric Vehicle

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For the time being, electric vehicles that combine battery power with a range-extending generator may be the best solution for those who can get by on battery power alone for most driving--but still sometimes need the range of a conventional gas or diesel-powered vehicle. Chevy’s Volt is the only extended-range electric vehicle on the market

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