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.

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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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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2017 electric motorcycle buyers guide

Green Car Reports

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.

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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.

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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.

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.,

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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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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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Subaru plans for all-electric versions of existing model lines

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It's now clear that every automaker, no matter how large or small, will have to develop and sell battery-electric vehicles by 2020 to 2025. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Subaru XVCompanies like GM and Volkswagen, which each make 10 million cars a year, can afford the breathtaking costs of developing expertise and engineering cars with entirely different powertrains. For smaller.

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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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Aston Martin RapidE electric luxury sedan delayed to 2019 as Williams replaces Le Eco

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Among electric-car owners and advocates, tiny British sports-car maker Aston Martin has become a company to watch. That's largely due to its CEO for the last few years, Andy Palmer, who had previously led product development at Nissan while it launched the Leaf electric car. Palmer had ambitious plans for a lineup of electric vehicles at Nissan. China plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Williams Faraday Future FF 91

BorgWarner launches its first integrated electric drive module for the EV market; first application in China

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BorgWarner will launch an electric drive module (eDM) with integrated eGearDrive transmission in two pure electric vehicles from a major Chinese automaker. This is the first electric drive module from BorgWarner following its acquisition of Remy in 2015.

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Four of 10 drivers globally would consider an electric car

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It’s been merely six years since the first modern electric car hit the streets, and the segment looks ready to take off. Over 43,000 people residing in 52 countries all around the globe were asked whether they are considering buying an electric car in the next five years. surveys plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Bizarre Swedish study claims electric cars are worse for the environment

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Electric vehicles shouldn't be considered all-out carbon footprint saviors, but they can legitimately be viewed as the great minimizers. The benefits of electric vehicles over those with internal-combustion engines are vast, but a strange new study is making rounds that claims electric cars are worse for climate-change emissions. Carbon Footprint Study plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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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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11 things you need to know about Formula E electric-car racing

Green Car Reports

We've just spent a packed, very hot weekend at the New York City ePrix, the first time the FIA Formula E electric-car racing series has come to the country's media capital. It was our first Formula E race, and like many who follow electric cars, we learned a lot. New York plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Formula E Championship

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Hybrid and electric cars account for 7.5% of Kia 1H 2017 Europe sales, up from 1% in 2016

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Hybrid and electric vehicles accounted for 7.5% Vehicles with all-electric or electrified powertrains represent the greatest area of growth for Kia sales in Europe. In total, electrified and all-electric Kia vehicles accounted for 18,804 unit sales in the first half of 2017, up from 2,398 units from January-to-June in 2016 (more than a seven-fold increase in sales). Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Sales

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Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV being built now; Europe launch this year, U.S. in 2018

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While Audi and Mercedes-Benz have trumpeted the electric crossover utility vehicles they will offer in 2018 and 2019, a smaller competitor is keeping pace with the German giants. The British brand Jaguar won praise for the design of its I-Pace electric SUV on its debut at last November's Los Angeles auto show. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

All-electric personal watercraft launch for quieter lake journeys

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Not all electric vehicles have wheels. Electric boats have actually been around for quite awhile, and now a California startup is trying to expand use of electric powertrains to another type of watercraft. Free Form Factory is partnering with Zero Motorcycles to use the motorcycle company's electric-powertrain components in a "stand-up personal. California plug-in cars electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles Boats

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

Green Car Reports

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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Hey, media, get it straight: "electrified" is NOT "electric," and the difference matters

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Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars mild hybrid start-stop system plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) 48-Volt mild hybridOK, reporters of the world, it's time for a little chat. We know—believe me, we know—that you are cranking out a whole lot of copy, with much less support than you used to have, on far tighter deadlines, to feed a voracious, anonymous online audience whose clicks get you paid. But it's time to discuss the very, very important.

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ChargePoint to manage GE's electric-car charging network

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The ChargePoint electric-car charging network announced today that it will take over management and operation of General Electric's charging network. GE General Electric charging infrastructure Charging Networks ChargePoint NetworkGE's network currently numbers 1,800 commercial and roughly 8,000 residential charging sites, made up of its DuraStations and WattStations. They will be added to the 35,900 privately owned charge.

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Electric cars cleaner than any gas-only car for 97 percent of U.S. drivers

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Electric cars have no tailpipe emissions when running. But unless they're charged entirely on renewable energy—still statistically unlikely today—there are emissions associated with generating the electricity used to charge their batteries. Carbon Footprint emissions carbon dioxide electric utilities plug-in cars GRID

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Electric-car road trip: lessons learned in Chevy Bolt EV over 1,300 miles

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Launched in December, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the first mass-priced electric car to go on sale with a rated range of more than 200 miles: 238 miles combined, according to the EPA. road trips Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Most owners use their Bolt EVs for daily commuting and trips, just like any other car. But road trips are an American tradition. We've done several stories about.

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Why electric bikes may deserve purchase incentives too

Green Car Reports

If plug-in electric cars and trucks receive purchase incentives from national and state governments, what about electric bicycles? It recommends directing purchase incentives and infrastructure subsidies towards electrically assisted bicycles, known as e-bikes. Europe Germany bicycle incentives Zero Emission Vehicle transportation policy electric motorcycles electric bikes

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Tesla Supercharger electric-car charging sites in CA surge (photos)

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California Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Fast Charging Tesla SuperchargerIn January 2016, before the public introduction for pre-orders of the Model 3, Tesla had 585 Supercharger locations around the world. By the end of June 2016, that number had climbed to 655. Then the potential of 400,000-plus reservations for the more affordable Model 3 pushed Tesla to promise it would double those charging locations by the end of.

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VW says it needs '40 gigafactories' for electric-car batteries by 2025

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Manufacturing Batteries Future Cars VW Group plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) gigafactory battery capacityVW Group remains one of the world's three largest carmakers, along with Toyota and General Motors, but the German automaker foresees challenges ahead. Specifically, VVolkswagen believes the industry will face a shortage of lithium-ion batteries if new investment is not made soon for additional cell fabrication factories, often referred to using.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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Bolt EV electric car sales after 6 months: how do they compare?

Green Car Reports

Last month, 1,642 Chevrolet Bolt EV 238-mile battery-electric hatchbacks found buyers, enough to take the Bolt's six-month aggregate to 7,592 deliveries all told. It was the latest and highest in a string of rising monthly delivery totals for the 238-mile battery electric hatchback, and it marked half a year (plus a couple of weeks) that the Bolt. sales Chevy New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Plug-in electric car sales to double in 2018: predictions

Green Car Reports

Despite a slower-than-expected start, plug-in electric cars are gaining momentum on the North American market. Not only are sales rising, so is consumer interest: according to a survey by AAA, shoppers’ interest in electric and plug-in hybrid cars is now neck to neck with that of pickup trucks. sales New car sales plug-in cars AAA Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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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.

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How much is a replacement Chevy Bolt EV electric-car battery?

Green Car Reports

It's one of the most common questions among electric-car buyers: what happens if the battery fails? The answer is that all electric-car batteries are warranted against failure for either 8 years/100,000 miles or 10 years/150,000 miles, depending on which state you live in. Chevy battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Replacement

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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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2018 Nissan Leaf spy shots: our question on electric car update

Green Car Reports

It's the long-missing member of the trio, the last of three affordable electric cars with 200-plus miles of range expected to go into production this year. All we knew was that the second generation of the world's highest-volume electric car would have more mainstream styling.

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California approves PG&E utility plan for 7,500 electric-car charging stations

Green Car Reports

California's latest tactic to promote electric-car adoption is to involve electric utilities in the installation and operation of charging infrastructure. Utilities in other states were previously allowed to own and operate electric-car charging stations, but that wasn't the case in California until a state Public Utilities Commission ruling in. California energy policy electric utilities plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure

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Mercedes-Benz electric cars to arrive sooner as urgency increases

Green Car Reports

The auto-maker remains on track to bolster its portfolio with 10 electric vehicles, but they’ll arrive three full years sooner than expected. Future Cars Daimler plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler is speeding up its shift towards electrification. The battery-powered cars are now scheduled to debut by 2022 instead of by 2025, company officials have confirmed.

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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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Future Volvo electric car to be built in China

Green Car Reports

Finally joining the bandwagon, Swedish manufacturer Volvo has confirmed that it will introduce its first all-electric vehicle to the market in 2019. China Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars Shanghai Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The announcement was made last week at the 2017 Shanghai auto show. That proved to be an appropriate stage, as the Chinese-owned maker plans on having the model produced in China. DON’T MISS.

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