Hyundai unveils Kona Electric SUV

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Hyundai has unveiled the Kona Electric subcompact SUV prior to its official introduction at the Geneva Motor Show ( earlier post ). The Kona Electric features two different powertrain versions. The fully-electric subcompact SUV also features an electronic parking brake (EPB).

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Momentum Dynamics deploys 200 kW wireless charging system for electric transit buses in Wenatchee, WA

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Momentum Dynamics has commissioned the US’ first 200 kW wireless charging system for a battery-electric transit bus fleet. This allows the electric bus to drive unlimited route cycles. This state-of-the-art technology is a game changer for battery electric fleets across the nation.

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Blue Bird electric school buses in pre-production, deliveries this year; Type C & D configurations

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Blue Bird is taking orders for its electric school buses for delivery in 2018. Blue Bird is the only school bus OEM to offer electric Type C & D configurations. Blue Bird electric buses have completed certification testing; they are now in pre-production. Blue Bird RE Electric.

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Volvo Trucks introduces its first electric truck for commercial use; sales and production start next year

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Volvo Trucks introduced its first battery-electric truck for commercial use: the Volvo FL Electric for urban distribution and refuse operations, among other applications. Electric drive unit for Volvo FL Electric. Max torque from the electric motor is 425 N·m.

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New Flyer commissions advanced electric-bus simulator

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Drivers of the simulator will experience a bus environment with hardware operating just as it would in a zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE transit bus. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty SimulationNew Flyer of America Inc., the US subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc.,

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Jaguar unveils first all-electric production vehicle I-PACE

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Jaguar unveiled its first all-electric production vehicle, the I-PACE. Electric (Battery The I-PACE has a 90kWh Lithium-ion battery and offers sports car performance of 0-100 km/h in 4.8

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Volkswagen unveils electric, Level 5 autonomous I.D. VIZZION concept sedan

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The battery-electric vehicle drives autonomously, is operated by voice and gesture control, and via artificial intelligence, will be capable of learning. Electric all-wheel drive. The same applies to the two electric motors on the front and rear axles.

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2018 electric motorcycle buyers guide

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The variety of electric motorcycles on the market has increased dramatically in 2018, and we've seen some significant price drops by two competitive brands. Harley-Davidson KTM electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles Energica Alta MotorsBoth Alta Motors and Energica cut the prices of their bikes significantly, bringing them closer to being cost-competitive with their gas-powered counterparts. Zero Motorcycles continues to.

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NASA Electric Aircraft Testbed (NEAT) began testing in September; advancing electric propulsion for aircraft

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Engineers at the NASA Electric Aircraft Testbed (NEAT) at NASA Glenn Research Center ran the new facility’s first test in September. NEAT’s mission is to help engineers design, develop and test systems for electric aircraft. The X-57: NASA’s first electric X-plane.

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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

Automakers, electric utilities want electric-car tax credit extended

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With Tesla likely to hit 200,000 electric cars sold in the U.S. Politics incentives tax credit taxes electric utilities plug-in carslater this year, it will begin a phasedown process during which the income-tax credits available to its buyers start to dwindle on a set schedule. General Motors is likely to hit the same cap a couple of quarters after Tesla. Now those two companies are lobbying for an expansion of.

CUTRIC launches $40M Pan-Canadian electric bus trial

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The Pan-Canadian Electric Bus Demonstration and Integration Trial: Phase I was launched at TransLink in Vancouver as part of a national coordinated effort to advance zero emissions transit technology, spear-headed by the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC). New Flyer is providing Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric buses. Nova Bus, part of the Volvo Group, is providing LFSe electric buses. Canada Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Infrastructure

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Volkswagen all-electric prototype racer to compete in Pikes Peak event in June

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This all-electric prototype racing car will compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on 24 June in Colorado. family of all-electric vehicles and is also the first step towards a closer relationship between Volkswagen R and Volkswagen Motorsport. Electric (Battery) Motorsport

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Autonomous, electric eVTOL aircraft from A³ by Airbus successfully completes first full-scale test flight: Vahana

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Vahana , the all-electric, self-piloted, VTOL aircraft from A³ by Airbus, successfully completed its first full-scale flight test, reaching a height of 5 meters (16 feet) before descending safely. Autonomous driving Aviation Electric (Battery) Motors

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Renault introduces electric robo-vehicle and ride-hailing concept EZ-GO

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At the Geneva Motor Show, Renault introduced EZ-GO, an electric, autonomous, shared robo-vehicle concept—both a vehicle and a service—that allows people to hail a ride either from a fixed or mobile location. Autonomous driving Car Sharing Electric (Battery) Mobility services

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Study projects future EVs to have 30-70% lower environmental impacts that current EVs when changes to electricity generation are considered

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Numerous studies have tackled the future environmental impact of battery-electric vehicles; the resulting assessments are highly uncertain. The second is the impacts of changes to the electricity sector on the environmental burdens of producing and recharging future EVs.

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Hyundai unveiling electric Kona SUV at Geneva show

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Hyundai will unveil the new battery-electric Kona compact SUV at the Geneva Motor Show. The Kona Electric will feature two different powertrain versions with a targeted WLTP range of up to 470 km (292 miles); the electric SUV will be on the market in Europe in summer 2018.

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Motiv Power Systems debuts EPIC all-electric family of chassis for medium-duty trucks and buses

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Responding to fleet market demand for complete, body-ready chassis, Motiv Power Systems is introducing the EPIC (Electric Powered Intelligent Chassis) all-electric family of chassis for 2018. Conversions Electric (Battery

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Daimler takes 3.93% stake in Beijing Electric Vehicle Company

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Expanding its strategic footprint in the field of New Energy Vehicles (NEV) in China, Daimler has acquired a 3.93% stake in Beijing Electric Vehicle Co., BAIC BJEV’s battery-electric EX360 SUV is one of nine models the brand offers currently. Beijing Electric Vehicle Co.,

2018 78

Ujet introduces electric scooter at CES

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At CES, Ujet unveiled its first product, the Ujet electric scooter. The spoke-less orbital wheel includes a suspension system and larger diameter lightweight brakes, which offers a smooth ride, and the in-wheel electric motor combines optimized size with performance (5.44

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Toyota launches e-Palette autonomous electric concept and mobility system

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At CES in Las Vegas, Toyota Motor introduced the autonomous electric e-Palette Concept Vehicle, which is designed to meet the demands of future multi-mode transportation and business applications. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery) Mobility services

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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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Ryder range-extended electric step vans produced by Workhorse now in W.B. Mason’s delivery fleet

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Mason, the US’ second-largest privately owned office products dealer, has taken delivery of Workhorse E-GEN electric, range-extended step vans. The company has expanded its fleet with the Workhorse electric vehicles to support its national business product delivery operations.

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Mercedes-Benz provides additional details on upcoming 12m electric Citaro bus

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Mercedes-Benz will introduce its 12m battery-electric Citaro bus in September at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show, with the start of series production also taking place this year. The new all-electric Mercedes-Benz Citaro is a key part of Daimler Buses’ integrated eMobility system.

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Hyundai introduces US market version of Kona Electric at New York show; 250-mile range

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Hyundai introduced the US-market version of its Kona Electric crossover at the New York Auto Show. Kona Electric rides on an all-new CUV platform and is Hyundai’s first compact electric crossover for the US market. Kona Electric Motor Drive System. Electric (Battery

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SEAT launches CUPRA as independent sporty brand; showcasing electric e-Racer at Geneva

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SEAT followed this announcement less than one week later with the world premiere of the CUPRA e-Racer, a battery-electric racing touring car that is making its show debut in Geneva this week. The CUPRA e-Racer is a 100% electric racing car based on the gasoline-powered Cup Racer.

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UPS collaborating with Workhorse to deploy 50 electric trucks; rivaling acquisition cost of conventional; no subsidies

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UPS plans to deploy 50 plug-in electric delivery trucks that will be comparable in acquisition cost to conventional-fueled trucks without any subsidies—an industry first that would breaki a key barrier to large scale adoption of electric fleets. Electric (Battery) Fleets

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MAN eTGE battery-electric van to be mass-produced from July onwards

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MAN, a member of the Volkswagen Group, is now selling a battery-electric van, the MAN eTGE. Providing a range of up to 160 kilometers and a payload of 950 to 1,700 kg, the electric MAN eTGE is suited for urban tasks, depending on the type approval (3.5 Electric (Battery

2018 97

Electric Car History

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Ever wonder about electric car history, and how the gasmobile ate up the electric car's market in the US

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Kumamoto University project to use Nissan LEAF technology in electric bus test in Japan; 3 packs, 3 motors

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Technology developed by Nissan for the battery-electric Nissan LEAF will be used in an electric bus project led by a team from Kumamoto University, that starts testing next month in Japan, with the goal of making zero-emission public transit more widespread and affordable.

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IC Bus takes electric chargeE school bus on the road; partnership with Volkswagen Truck & Bus

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IC Bus, a subsidiary of Navistar, is taking its electric school bus, chargE ( earlier post ), on the road for the first time. Electric (Battery) Fleets

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Sweden inaugurates its first electric road

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Sweden inaugurated a test stretch of electric road on the E16 in Sandviken, thus becoming one of the first countries to conduct tests with electric power for heavy transports on public roads. The two systems differ as to how electric power is transferred to the heavy vehicles.

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Maven deploying its first all-electric shared-use fleet in Austin; 20 Chevy Bolts

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Maven is now offering its first all-electric fleet of cars for use in the gig economy; 20 Chevrolet Bolt EVs are available for freelance drivers in Austin, Texas to earn money on their own schedules. Maven is excited to offer an all-electric fleet of shared vehicles for the gig economy.

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Lightning Systems’ battery-electric Ford Transit on schedule for March deliveries; fuel cell range extender option

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Lightning Systems, a global developer of efficiency and emissions improvement solutions for fleets, announced that it is on schedule for March deliveries of its new battery-electric LightningElectric conversion system for Ford Transit. Conversions Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Hydrogen

2018 107

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

Renault introduces a new 80kW R110 electric motor; coming first on ZOE; WLTP certification

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Renault has revealed its new R110 electric motor and the 2018 model-year ZOE, Europe’s best-selling electric vehicle, which will be the first Renault EV to feature this 80kW powerplant which combines extra power with even greater driving enjoyment. Electric (Battery) Motors

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Volkswagen unveiling electric, fully autonomous I.D. VIZZION concept at Geneva; 413-mile range

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Volkswagen will unveil the electric, autonomous I.D. Volkswagen says that the premium-class MPV is showing the direction Volkswagen is taking in the technology and design of its future electric models. After earlier presenting the first all-electric vehicles of the new I.D.

2018 97

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.

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Harley-Davidson invests in Alta Motors; companies will collaborate on future electric motorcycle product development

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has made an equity investment in Alta Motors , a leader and innovator in lightweight electric vehicles; the two companies will collaborate on electric motorcycle technology and new product development. Project Livewire was an electric motorcycle prototype unveiled in 2014.

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