Electric Car Facts and FAQ

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Electric car facts and frequently asked questions from the e-mail bag. There's no such thing as a dumb question

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Electric Car Conversion Kits

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Wondering where the best places are to get electric car conversion kits? Here are a few of my favorites

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BMW Electric Car: The i3

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The BMW electric car offering from BMW group is called the i3, and wow, it is really a head-turner

2019 148

Mack LR Electric refuse truck to enter production in 2021

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Volvo Group’s American subsidiary Mack Trucks announced plans to commercialize the Mack LR Electric, its refuse model equipped with a fully electric integrated Mack drivetrain. Orders for the Mack LR Electric will open in Q4 2020, with deliveries beginning in 2021.

2020 111

Alphabet Soup: Electric Car Acronyms and Abbreviations

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Wondering about all those strange letters of the electric car world? I'm about to explain them

2019 135

Proterra unveils ZX5 next-generation battery-electric transit bus

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Proterra introduced its newest battery-electric transit vehicle: the Proterra ZX5 electric bus. The ZX5 also offers faster acceleration and greater horsepower than earlier Proterra electric vehicle models, plus industry-leading hill-climbing abilities to tackle steep terrain.

2020 118

Ford confirms construction of Rouge EV center to be home of electric F-150; production by mid-2022

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Ford celebrated the production start of the all-new F-150 at the Ford Rouge Center and confirmed construction of the new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center where it will build the all-electric F-150 by mid-2022. Rendering of the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center.

2020 127

Electric Car Charging: We Can Do This!

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So you've got a new (or new to you) electric car. Welcome to the world of electric car charging What are you going to do when your battery runs low?

2018 153

Lucid Motors releases details about its electric drivetrain technology

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Lucid Motors provided some details about it proprietary, in-house developed electric drivetrain that will power the forthcoming pure-electric luxury Lucid Air. Most notably, a new motor winding technology has been introduced to maximize power output and reduce electrical losses.

2020 131

Corvus Energy to supply batteries for five new electric ferries

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The aim of GVB’s extensive newbuilding and retrofit program aims is that the entire fleet will be hybrid or fully electric by 2025. —John van der Sluis, CEO at Holland Ship Electric. Batteries Electric (Battery) Ports and Marine

2020 93

Daimler electric trucks & buses log more than 7M customer kilometers

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Worldwide, Daimler battery-electric trucks and buses have already logged more than seven million customer kilometers (4.3 With our electric trucks, we aim to offer our customers electric vehicles that are on a par with conventional trucks in terms of availability and performance as well.

2020 102

MAN introduces electric armored money transporter based on MAN eTGE

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MAN handed over the world’s first electrically powered armored money transporter to the international security service provider Prosegur at the beginning of August. The electric van can seat a maximum of three people. Prosegur is now putting the electric vehicle through testing.

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The electricity in gasoline

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I just ran across the latest available data, from 2005, for the electricity consumption by petroleum refineries. One electric car, roughly speaking, will use about 3000 kWh to go about 12,000 miles. That means the electricity alone we use to refine petroleum each year could drive over 16,000,o00 electric cars 12,000 miles each year. And that doesn't include the electricity used in oil extraction and pumping. petroleum oil refineries Big Oil battery electric ca

Barbados receiving 35 BYD electric buses; first electric bus fleet for public transport in the Caribbean

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BYD delivered the first electric bus fleet for public transport in the Caribbean, opening up an exciting new chapter in the region’s efforts to tackle climate change. BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles continues to rapidly expand throughout Latin America.

First electric school bus in Poland; Solaris Urbino 12 electric

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The first electric school bus in Poland will carry children to classes in Godzianów near ?ód?. The purchase of the electric school bus was subsidized by NFO?iGW Solaris will supply the electric bus to the Municipality of Godzianów in October this year. Having won the tender, Solaris secured an order for the construction of an electric school bus for Godzianów, the first vehicle of this type in Poland. Solaris is one of the leading electric bus producers in Europe.

Lucid Motors unveils Lucid Air luxury electric sedan

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Lucid Motors unveiled the Lucid Air battery-electric luxury sedan, which will start at less than US$80,000. To date, it is the only electric sedan able to achieve a quarter-mile time under 10 seconds. Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

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Radom buys 9 more electric Solaris buses

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biorstwo Komunikacji (MPK) in Radom, Poland has ordered 9 additional Solaris Urbino 12 electric with the pertinent charging infrastructure. This year, ten Solaris electric buses have made it to Radom. Batteries Bus Electric (Battery) EuropeThe operator Miejskie Przedsi?biorstwo

2020 95

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. Oil is used relatively infrequently in the United States as an energy source for electricity. Coal Electric (Battery) Emissions Power Generation

2020 139

Wright Electric begins motor development program for 186-seat electric aircraft; 1.5MW motor, 3 kV inverter

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Wright Electric announced the start of its electric propulsion development program for its flagship 186-seat electric aircraft, named Wright 1. MW electric motor and inverter at 3 kilovolts. Aviation Electric (Battery) Motors Power Electronics

2020 152

Electric Greyhound Conversion Motor

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I have an opportunity to buy a used electric motor from a mining operation. it is a 300-hp 460-V RMP-1800 phase 3. From this info, can I use this on

2018 98

Electric Semi Truck Conversion

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I want to convert a Class 8 rig to a hybrid, with a 50kw diesel charging the batteries or running the motor(s) directly. Do you think this is possible

2018 116

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

2018 113

Super Charger for Electric Motorcycles!

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charging for electric motorcycles like the Zero, using the j-plug we're all so familiar with. Oh, this is brilliant. Level 2.5 You can charge your Zero in about an hour! I *want* this for my LEAF, sigh

Building an Electric Dragster

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Looking to put a EV dragster together for bracket racing. I currently have a dragster front half and was wondering where to start to figure what motor

2018 106

Diesel Hybrid Electric Pickup Conversion Possible?

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I would like to do either a hybrid CNG or hybrid electric conversion I have a 2007 Ford F250 crew cab with a diesel powertrain and four wheel drive.

2019 105

Würzburg buys two Solaris electric buses

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has delivered two Urbino 12 electric buses to the city of Würzburg, Germany. The buses will be propelled by electric axles with two integrated traction motors boasting a power of 125 kW each. Used during the bus charging, it optimizes the consumption of electric power during the ride.

2020 95

Lightning Systems lowers prices of electric powertrains while adding and enhancing features

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Commercial electric vehicle manufacturer Lightning Systems is lowering the prices of its 2021 battery and fuel cell electric vehicles by 10 to 50% for Class 3 to Class 8 vehicles. Conversions Electric (Battery) Fleets

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Neighborhood Electric Cars

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Neighborhood electric cars like the Zenn, high-speed three-wheeled electric cars, and low-speed electric vehicles all fit here

Used Electric Cars

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For the first time in around 80 years, it is possible in many parts of the world to buy a used electric car

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Delanchy Group receives first Renault D Z.E. electric truck

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Freight carrier the Delanchy Group, which has been using a 100% electric Renault Trucks D prototype since 2017, has received the first D Z.E. Since 2017, the Delanchy Group has been using a 100% electric, 13-ton Renault Trucks D prototype to make its daily deliveries to Les Halles de Lyon - Paul Bocuse. A committed haulage contractor in terms of electric mobility, we were keen to be involved in developing a zero-emissions refrigerated delivery solution for city centers.

2020 113

PEUGEOT introducing electric e-Traveler van

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The new PEUGEOT e-Traveler electric van offers two battery capacities (50 kWh, 18 modules or 75 kWh, 27 modules) for up to 330 km (205 miles) of range in the WLTP certification cycle. Although the electric drive train is similar to the New PEUGEOT e-208 and the New SUV PEUGEOT e-2008, a change has been made to the gearbox, which is shorter in order to meet the loading constraints inherent to commercial vehicles. Electric (Battery

2020 108

GM interested in electric air taxi market

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General Motors is exploring the use of its Ultium modular battery system in electric air taxis, Reuters reported Tuesday. The report, based on information from two people familiar with the matter, follows GM CEO Mary Barra's brief reference to air taxis at a conference Monday.

2020 90

McLane deploys Orange electric Class 8 trucks

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announced the deployment of Orange EV T-Series pure-electric terminal trucks to the McLane Foodservice distribution center in Riverside, California. They aren’t a diesel company building electric yard trucks. Orange EV is an electric yard truck company building electric yard trucks.

2020 95

Enel enters public transit electrification market in US; partners with MassCEC for electric bus fleet

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that will be capable of housing a fully-electric fleet of 120 buses and charging infrastructure, as part of the MBTA’s broader plans to design facilities to serve a zero-emissions e-bus fleets. Additionally, Enel X is expanding its partnership with Hopkinton Public School District to provide Hopkinton with two electric school buses and charging infrastructure, delivering clean transportation for the school district. Enel distributes electricity through a network of more than 2.2

2020 90

City of Szczecin buying 8 Solaris Urbino 18 articulated electric buses

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Representatives of the City of Szczecin and of Solaris Bus & Coach have signed a contract for the purchase of 8 Urbino 18 electric buses. The electric buses will be delivered to Szczecin by the end of September 2021. The latest commission is the first comprising electric buses.

2020 88

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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Electric Truck: Rivian is Growing on Me

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Dreaming of an electric truck, but stuck driving an electric granny mobile (or luxury sedan) instead? Don't worry, you don't have to wait for Tesla

2019 89

Electric Motorcycle Racing Fundraiser

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You can support the Electric Cowboy in his quest for a new landspeed record on his electric motorcycle! And get a handwritten thank you note, too:

First of 130 Solaris electric buses deployed in Warsaw

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The first of 130 Solaris electric buses ( earlier post ), a Solaris Urbino 18 electric bus, no. Since the beginning of the year, Warsaw has been delivered electric buses under the contract that Solaris secured in July last year. Each of the 130 articulated, electric Urbinos has a capacity for 133 passengers. Similar battery solutions have been implemented by Solaris in electric buses operating in Brussels and in Barcelona, among others. Bus Electric (Battery

2020 131

Bollinger Motors unveils DELIVER-E all-electric delivery van

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Bollinger Motors has unveiled its DELIVER-E all-electric delivery van concept. The DELIVER-E leverages the engineering, technology, and components used in the company’s product portfolio to deploy an electric van tailored for the delivery market. Electric (Battery) Fleets

2020 93

Transdev Canada purchasing 27 new electric Lion school buses

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million in its fleet of electric school buses with the Québec company Lion, thus becoming, with a total of 31 vehicles, the largest private operator of electric school buses in North America to date. Transdev’s ambition is to electrify 100% of its fleet of electric school buses parked in its Quebec depots by 2025. This order for electric buses was planned before the health crisis. Bus Electric (Battery) FleetsTransdev Canada is investing close to CAD$4.5

2020 115

Electric Volvo Crash Test

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Looks like the Electric Volvo C30 comes out great in the offset 40 mph crash test. Good thing, since it's packing 440 volts. Watch

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Successful first flight of the world?s largest all-electric aircraft: Cessna Grand Caravan 208B

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magniX, a company developing electric propulsion systems for aircraft, and AeroTEC, a leading independent company focused on aerospace testing, engineering and certification, announced the successful flight of an all-electric Cessna Grand Caravan 208B.

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