SAIC introduces large electric panel van in Europe: Maxus EV80

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The Maxus EV80 van has become the first fully electric large panel van on European roads, ahead of the brand’s full launch in 2019. With strict emissions regulations being introduced in cities across Europe, the appeal of fully electric commercial vehicles is set to increase.

Renault Trucks and Groupe Delanchy develop electric medium-duty distribution truck with refrigerated box

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Renault Trucks and Groupe Delanchy have just developed an all-electric truck equipped with a refrigerated box for delivering fresh produce. The electric truck is currently on display at SOLUTRANS , the international show for road and transport solutions, being held in Lyon.

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Ricardo supporting Active Response trial to unlock grid capacity for electric vehicles

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Ricardo is supporting a trial run by UK Power Networks into using smart grid technology to unlock spare capacity for increased electric vehicle use—maximizing the power available from existing infrastructure while avoiding costly network reinforcement or substation replacement. The project, called Active Response , will trial a responsive, automated electricity network that reconfigures itself, moving spare capacity to where the demand is.

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GKN Driveline providing eTransmission to StreetScooter electric vans

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GKN Driveline is supplying its innovative electric drive technology to StreetScooter , the electric vehicle company owned by Deutsche Post DHL Group. Other applications for the system include the Fiat 500e city EV and the Citroen Berlingo Electric light commercial vehicle.

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Big Oil Betting On Electric Vehicles

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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. Electric cars only make up about 1 percent of global vehicle sales, so making it to 30 percent in the short-term future would be a huge leap. Electric (Battery) Forecasts Oilby Jon LeSage for Oilprice.com.

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Better electric motors can boost electric-car efficiency

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One of the greatest challenges faced by modern electric cars is the vehicle's range, which is largely proportional to the energy capacity of the battery. Range anxiety often keeps buyers out of electric cars and in their fossil-fuel powered counterparts. Efficiency Motor plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Most of the attention given to solving the range dilemma has focused on the battery, but one.

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Volkswagen’s MOIA introduces electric ridesharing car for up to 6 passengers; 300km range

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MOIA, the mobility startup from the Volkswagen Group ( earlier post ), is introducing its electric ride pooling concept van just one year after its inception. The goal is to launch the service in Hamburg with 200 electric shuttle vehicles in 2018 and extend the fleet in 2019.

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First serially-built Pipistrel 2-seat electric trainer makes flight in Australia, handed over to owner

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The electric aircraft then went on to complete another seven hours of flying over the following two days before being handed over to Electro.Aero, the aircraft’s operator. The Pipistrel Alpha Electro is the first electric aircraft that offers the possibility of PPL training.

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric: first drive review of 124-mile electric car

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For the first six years of electric cars, from 2011 to 2016, we've had a variety of mass-priced cars with ranges of 62 to 107 miles. This is the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric. Videos plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Wrightspeed partners with AxleTech on heavy-duty electric drive

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a developer and manufacturer of heavy-duty range-extended electric vehicle (REV) powertrains ( earlier post ), has partnered with AxleTech International, a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty specialty drivetrain systems. Electric (Battery) Heavy-dutyWrightspeed Inc.,

Meritor makes strategic investment in TransPower to accelerate medium- and heavy-duty electrical vehicle platforms

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California-based TransPower supplies integrated drive systems, full electric truck solutions and energy-storage subsystems to major manufacturers of trucks, school buses, refuse vehicles and terminal tractors. The company has been focused exclusively on developing electrical drive solutions for more than seven years. The company also retrofits its electric drive solutions into existing vehicle platforms. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Motors Vehicle Systems

Antelope Valley Transit orders up to 85 electric buses from BYD; first US all-electric public transit fleet

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The board of directors of the Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) in California voted to award BYD a contract to manufacture up to 85 electric buses over a five-year period. Emissions Reductions: AVTA’s all-electric fleet will provide elimination of CO 2 , NO x , PM 10 and PM 2.5

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Electric car battery warranties compared

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It's one of the most frequently asked questions by anyone hearing about a modern electric car: do I have to replace the battery? lithium-ion battery pack Warranty plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Capacity Loss battery capacityWith 15 years of experience in mobile phones and more than that with laptop computers, most buyers know that lithium-ion batteries lose capacity over time. Replacing phone or laptop batteries, generally for less than.

2018 Nissan Leaf teaser: electric car will 'amaze your senses'

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With the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car due to be unveiled to the world in Japan on September 6, the company continues to release bits and pieces of teaser information. It also provided a photo of the electric hatchback's rear corner, showing a very different taillight.

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2017 electric motorcycle buyers guide

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Electric motorcycles have seen a year of growth and challenges, both reflected in the offerings for 2017. Harley-Davidson electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles Polaris Energica EgoZero continues to push for its lineup to have more power, greater range, and lower prices, while new entries from Alta Motors and Energica expand available offerings. The demise of Victory motorcycles, however, seems to be the end of the.

TUM, partners to present electric aCar prototype at IAA; transport for sub-Saharan Africa

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Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and partners will present their new prototype of an electric four-wheel drive utility vehicle designed for Africa—the aCar — at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt next month. Africa Electric (Battery

Renault introduces two new electric light commercial vehicles

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At the Brussels Motorshow in Belgium, Renault Pro+ introduced two new electric light commercial vehicles—New Kangoo Z.E. has a greater available range than any other electric LCV. Renault Pro+ is market leader in electric LCV sales in Europe. Electric (Battery) Fleets

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Portland's Electric Avenue Relocates, Adds DC Fast Chargers

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It’s already been four years since Portland really charged ahead in its commitment to electric cars with Electric Avenue, a project that designated a city block of parking spots plug-in-only, peppered the block with a variety of charger hardware, and let EV owners have at it.

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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National Drive Electric Week to be bigger than ever: 175 events so far

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The White House's energy week may have been low on renewable and zero emission technology, but National Drive Electric Week is poised to make up for it. Each year, Plug In America, the Electric Auto Association, and the Sierra Club join forces to implement one week of electric car events, parades, and education. This year, National Drive Electric. zero emissions Plug-In Hybrids Electric Car plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Drive Electric Week

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Irizar lands contracts for 15 12m electric buses in Madrid, 4 18m artic electric buses in Barcelona

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Irizar has been awarded the contract for Madrid’s first 15 electric buses and Barcelona’s first four electric articulated buses. With the capture of these 22 new units for the mainland market, Irizar e-mobility has become the market leader for electric buses in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao and San Sebastián. Barcelona Metropolitan Transport (Transportes Metropolitanos de Barcelona - TMB) is acquiring four 18.73-meter electric articulated buses.

Xtrac introduces Integrated Lightweight Electric Vehicle (ILEV) transmission system; torque vectoring with dual motors

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Xtrac has introduced its P1227 gearbox family, developed to address the growing market requirement for single-speed, lightweight and power-dense electric vehicle (EV) transmissions. The dual electric motors of the transmission system also provide an inherent torque vectoring capabilities.

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Proterra delivers 100th electric bus

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Proterra delivered its 100 th battery-electric bus, destined for San Joaquin Region Transit District (RTD) in Stockton, Calif. Proterra is leading the industry with more 60% of electric bus sales since the industry’s inception. Serving more than 687,744 people in San Joaquin County, RTD has added ten more Proterra Catalyst battery-electric buses to its expanding fleet, bringing its total number of Proterra buses to 12.

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. “

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.

2016 Electric Motorcycle Buyers Guide

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The electric motorcycle industry continues to mature as Zero Motorcycles leads the way with the highest sales and most models. Several established manufacturers gave us a glimpse of their plans for electric motorcycles, and an array of. Harley-Davidson electric motorcycles Brammo Empulse Zero Motorcycles Polaris Energica Ego YamahaZero added two new bikes to its lineup for 2016, and its prices have come down while performance has gone up.

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Why Robert Bollinger decided an electric utility truck was 'obvious'

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One week from today, in a pricey supercar club in Manhattan, journalists, electric-car advocates, and perhaps a few celebrities will gather for the unveiling of a new electric vehicle. Instead, it's an electric utility truck called the Bollinger B1. DON'T MISS: All-electric. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Startups Truck

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Electric cars are 'historic opportunity' for US carmakers: Autonation CEO

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Unlike many auto dealers and dealership groups that see selling electric vehicles as a necessary burden, AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson believes electric vehicles offer a "historic opportunity" for the industry Speaking at the Automotive News World Congress, Jackson recognized the challenges associated with electric vehicles, but said he also thinks. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) AutoNation

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Genovation all-electric Chevy Corvette sports car debuts at CES

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The idea of an all-electric Corvette is either either a wonderful marriage of American history and electric performance or complete sacrilege. A company called Genovation rolled out the creation, the Genovation Extreme Electric (GXE), at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Expo in Las Vegas this week. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) conversions

Fast-charging a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the first mass-priced electric car with more than 200 miles of range to go on sale in the U.S. That alone makes it a landmark vehicle, and has led to significant interest in the first electric car that provides comparable range to that of Tesla cars over the last nine years. Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Fast Charging Combined Charging Standard (CCS

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Shenzhen now uses only electric buses: 16,500 of them

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Over the last few years, the Chinese government has begun to push electric vehicles with all its might. In addition to incentivizing the purchase of electric vehicles, the central government has recently banned the sale of some 553 fossil-fuel passenger cars in the country. China mass transit plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Buses

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UK Royal Mail electric vans now entering service

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The United Kingdom's Royal Postal Service has entered a new era as its first electric mail vans enter service. In total, nine electric postal vans from local company Arrival will enter the Royal Post's fleet, along with another 100 electric vans to be added in December from French brand Peugeot. The Arrival electric vans are capable of traveling. Europe UK plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Commercial vehicle fleet

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Electric Cars: Defining Battery-Electrics, Plug-In Hybrids, Range-Extended & More

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With an ever-growing landscape of plug-in electric vehicles, there is now more potential than ever for confusion among potential buyers. To the casual observer, the umbrella term “electric car” can mean anything from an all-electric vehicle to even a hybrid. For drivers of fully electric cars with no tailpipes, this can sound like. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric Vehicle

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: video review of 238-mile electric car

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In fact, it's Chevrolet's first-ever electric car: the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV. Videos Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV From the outside, this car looks like a tall hatchback, not all that remarkable, maybe a bit bigger than some of the smallest cars around.

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Bollinger B1 electric utility truck: 6,000 signups in two weeks

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It seems as though online signups are all becoming all the rage among electric-car makers. The practice probably started with Tesla, but it really accelerated in April 2016 when the company revealed the Tesla Model 3 electric sedan in a hugely publicized event watched around the world. Trucks all-wheel drive Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Startups

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San Diego utility offers $10,000 off Nissan Leaf, BMW i3 electric cars

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For southern California residents, it's an excellent time to start considering the purchase of a BMW i3 or Nissan Leaf electric car. San Diego Gas & Electric has joined a host of other utility companies in the state in offering incentives towards the purchase of an i3 or a Leaf. California incentives electric utilities plug-in cars San Diego Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Audi’s production electric e-tron quattro may set a new standard for vehicle handling; advanced vehicle dynamics control

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The production version of Audi’s battery electric e-tron quattro SUV ( earlier post ), due out in 2018, is an important vehicle for the brand, and especially for Audi of America, which is driving many of the requirements for the C-segment electric SUV. Electric vehicle dynamics.

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Electric motorcycle news: Tacita Electric Cruiser, Energica, KTM, Alta, DigiNow fast charging

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New electric motorcycles have recently come onto the market, powered by new technologies in batteries, motors, and charging that make them more capable than their predecessors on a variety of fronts. Italian company Tacita sells several models of electric motorcycle, including street and off-road bikes, like many other electric motorcycle. charging electric motorcycles

Chinese investors make 'long bets' on electric-car companies

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China's aggressive promotion of electric cars is turning into boon for a few U.S. The Chinese government offers generous incentives for new electric cars, and is pushing companies to develop and sell more of them. electric-vehicle companies than they. China plug-in cars Smith Electric Vehicles Wheego Electric Cars Investmentcompanies.

Electric cars will fail, but we'll build them anyway, say global auto execs: KPMG

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Juxtaposed against a growing electric-vehicle market in China and increasingly stringent global carbon-emission limits, a survey by KPMG has revealed a majority of global auto executives believe electric vehicles are a fool's errand. Those executives believe electric cars will eventually be leapfrogged by fuel-cell vehicles, due to the. Plug-In Hybrids hydrogen plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cell Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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