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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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Moscow launches its 500th electric bus; largest electric bus fleet in Europe

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Moscow, Russia has launched its 500 th electric bus—a KAMAZ 6282 electric bus. The electric bus is charged in 6-12 minutes with ultrafast charging stations using a half-pantograph. Charging of the electric bus is possible at a temperature range from +45 to -40 ° C.

2020 164

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

Peugeot introduces new e-PARTNER electric van

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The Peugeot brand is now offering a full range of electric utility vehicles in Europe. The Peugeot PARTNER is now available with a 100% electric powertrain. The electric drive train (electric motor, inverter and DC/AC charger-converter) is similar to the new PEUGEOT e-EXPERT.

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.

2020 136

Hyundai launches IONIQ 5 electric midsize CUV

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IONIQ 5 is built upon Hyundai Motor Group’s dedicated battery-electric vehicle (BEV) architecture called theElectric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), enabling it to have unique proportions on an elongated wheelbase. IONIQ 5 is available with a range of power electric (PE) configurations.

Lion Electric to deliver 10 all-electric trucks to Amazon

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Lion Electric will deliver 10 battery electric trucks to Amazon; the first two will be delivered this year. Our all-electric trucks will be a valuable addition to Amazon’s trucking operations as they work to deliver on their sustainability goals. Electric (Battery

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Berlin receives 90 electric Solaris buses; BVG Solaris electric fleet totals 123

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Solaris has completed the delivery of 90 Urbino 12 electric buses for Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG). Berlin now has a total of 123 electric Solaris buses in its fleet. In the period in question, 242 Urbino electric buses rolled out onto the streets of European cities.

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Electric Narrowboat Conversion

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Which electric motor would be most suited for a canal narrowboat of approx 50ft long? And what sort of size would I need? Would an old forklift motor

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Solaris delivers three 18m electric articulated buses to Bonn

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Solaris has just delivered three Urbino 18 electric buses to Bonn. The three delivered Urbino 18 electric buses are fueled solely by power derived from renewable sources. The future is electric. The articulated electric buses can fit up to 100 passengers.

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

Effenco launches ultracap-based heavy-duty all-electric system at a diesel price

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a Canada-based company specializing in the design of electric propulsion systems for heavy-duty vocational vehicles, has launched an all-electric system at the same purchase price as diesel alternatives. Conversions Electric (Battery) Heavy-dutyDéveloppement Effenco Inc.,

Lightning eMotors introduces new generation 4 Lightning Electric Transit Class 3 Van; battery-electric and fuel cell electric variants

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Lightning eMotors has announced a new model of its Class 3 Lightning Electric Transit Van. The new, longer-range Lightning Electric Transit Van is the fourth generation of its battery-electric and fuel cell electric platform, based on the Ford Transit 350HD chassis.

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LEVC starts production of electric van VN5

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LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has started production of its new electric van, VN5. The new model is designed, engineered and manufactured at LEVC’s plant in Ansty, Coventry—the UK’s only dedicated electric vehicle factory. Electric (Battery) Fleets

2020 130

Renault Trucks broadens its all-electric lineup

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Renault Trucks is broadening its all-electric lineup. There is a now wider choice of batteries for medium-duty electric vehicles: the Renault Trucks D and D Wide Z.E To help haulage companies make the move to electric, Renault Trucks all-electric vehicles can be customized from 3.1

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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

Nuvve and Lion Electric to collaborate on vehicle-to-grid (V2G) in electric school buses

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Nuvve Corporation, a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology company, and Lion Electric, an original equipment manufacturer of all-electric heavy-duty vehicles based in Québec, are collaborating to launch vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology as a standard feature of Lion’s zero-emission school buses.

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Fluid Truck orders 600 Lightning electric trucks and vans

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Lightning Systems, a provider of complete electrification solutions for urban commercial fleets, announced that Fluid Truck, a national truck rental platform, will incorporate 600 Lightning Electric vehicles into its fleet, with availability starting in Q4 2020. Electric (Battery) Fleets

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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

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LA Unified orders 10 Lion Electric school buses

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The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has placed an initial order for 10 Lion Electric LionC school buses. This order follows on Lion’s recent delivery of all-electric school buses to the Twin Rivers Unified School District in Sacramento. Lion has delivered more than 300 all-electric school buses in North America with more than 6 million miles driven since 2016. Bus Electric (Battery) Fleets Sales

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

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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Autobus Séguin orders 60 LionC electric school buses

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Autobus Groupe Séguin, a transportation operator headquartered in Laval, Québec, has ordered 60 LionC electric school buses over a five-year period. Autobus Séguin will integrate the all-electric buses into the company’s current fleet of vehicles, one of the largest in Québec.

Proterra opens EV battery manufacturing line in electric bus factory

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Proterra’s new battery-electric transit vehicle, the Proterra ZX5, can now be equipped with 675 kWh of energy, the most energy storage of any 40-foot electric bus available in the market today. Batteries Bus Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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Porterville, CA deploys 12 all-electric micro-transit vans from Lightning eMotors

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With a focus on its mission of sustainability for its residents, the City of Porterville, California is putting 12 electric micro-transit vans into service. The 12 vehicles, all Class 3 Lightning Electric Transit Vans, were developed by Lightning eMotors.

BNSF and Wabtec commence battery-electric locomotive pilot test in California

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BNSF Railway Company and Wabtec began testing battery-electric locomotive technology in revenue service between Barstow and Stockton, California. When running on the mainline, both the battery-electric and diesel locomotives will power the train. Electric (Battery) Rail

Hyundai reveals redesigned 2022 Kona and Kona Electric SUVs

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Hyundai provided details for its significantly redesigned and enhanced 2022 Kona and Kona Electric SUVs for the US market. 2022 Kona gasoline and Electric SUVs are produced in Ulsan, Korea and will arrive in the spring. 2022 Kona Electric. Kona Electric powertrain.

UK consortium launches InCEPTion project to develop integrated electric aircraft propulsion module

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Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) specialist Blue Bear Systems Research, a UK Small to Medium Enterprise, has formed a seven-strong consortium to develop a next-generation, all-electric propulsion module to enhance aircraft performance while reducing operating costs.

MAFI introduces electric terminal tractor T 230e

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MAFI Transport-Systeme GmbH has released the T 230e, an electric version of its popular diesel T 230 terminal tractor. We will be able to create further variants based on our battery electric vehicle (BEV). Batteries Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Ports and Marine

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Maryland school board approves purchase of 326 electric school buses; Thomas Built e-buses powered by Proterra

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This project represents the largest single procurement of electric school buses in North America. Designed, engineered, and manufactured in the United States by Thomas Built Buses, the all-electric Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley school bus is powered by Proterra’s electric vehicle technology platform.

Harvard buys four Proterra electric buses

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Harvard University recently purchased four Proterra battery-electric buses and electric infrastructure. Each Proterra battery-electric transit bus is 35 feet long (similar in size to the current buses), has a seating capacity of 29, and runs on a 450 kWh battery. The shuttles will be charged during off-peak overnight hours when demand for electricity is typically lower using 150 kW charging stations located at 28 Travis St. Bus Electric (Battery) Fleets Sales

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Vietnam’s VinFast launches 3 electric crossovers with autonomous capabilities; two headed for N.A. and Europe

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Vietnam’s first carmaker, VinFast, is launching three electric crossovers: VF31, VF32, VF33. The standard version uses one 150 kW electric motor with 320 N·m. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery

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

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BYD wins order for another 406 electric buses in Bogotá, Colombia

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BYD won an order to deliver another 406 battery-electric buses to the Colombian capital of Bogotá, coming shortly after a previous announcement on 17 December of the delivery of the 470 pure electric buses to the city. There are currently 483 electric buses in TRANSMILENIO S.A,

Komatsu and Proterra partner to develop battery-electric hydraulic excavator

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Proterra, a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, and Komatsu, a global leader in construction equipment, are partnering to leverage Proterra’s battery technology for the development of Komatsu’s first battery-electric middle class hydraulic excavator.

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.

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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MINI unveils electric, autonomous Urbanaut concept

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Having been conceived from the outset as an electrically powered vehicle with automated driving functions, the MINI Vision Urbanaut has afforded the designers a greater level of freedom when creating both the exterior and interior.

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After COVID delay, Volkswagen expands WeShare electric car sharing to Hamburg

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The Volkswagen Group is expanding its WeShare electric car sharing project to Hamburg later this week; the pilot project launched in Berlin in 2019. With its all-electric fleet, WeShare intends to play an important role in Hamburg’s service mix in the future. Around 800 electric ID.3

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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.

Chevrolet introduces new electric 2022 Bolt EUV and redesigned 2022 Bolt EV

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Chevrolet introduced the new, all-electric 2022 Bolt EUV and redesigned 2022 Bolt EV. The new Bolt EUV is the best of the Bolt EV packaged in an SUV-like vehicle with more technology and features, giving customers more choices and reasons to switch to electric.