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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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Volvo Cars launches all-electric Volvo C40 Recharge; all cars to be pure electric by 2030

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Volvo Cars launched the battery-electric Volvo C40 Recharge; based on the CMA vehicle platform it is the first Volvo model designed as pure electric only. By 2025, Volvo Cars aims for 50% of its global sales volume to consist of fully electric cars, with the rest hybrids.

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.

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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

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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.

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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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Moscow aiming for all-electric bus fleet by 2032

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Moscow started to replace outdated diesel buses with electric buses in September 2018. There are now 600 electric buses on on 42 routes overall, and as replacements for traditional buses on 33 of those routes. Bus Electric (Battery) Russia

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J&M Sanitation deploys two BYD, Amrep electric refuse trucks

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J&M Sanitation, a family-owned business serving Kuna, Idaho, has deployed two all-electric Class 8 refuse trucks, the first such battery-electric, zero-emission vehicles in Idaho. We care enough about our environment that we wanted to make the switch to zero-emission, electric vehicles.

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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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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?

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ARBOC launches its first fully-accessible, battery-electric low-floor bus: Equess CHARGE

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introduced its battery-electric low-floor purpose-built bus: the Equess CHARGE. Bus Electric (Battery ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc.,

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.

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

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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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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

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.,

Anaheim Transportation Network receives $5M to further all-electric transit operation; partners with AMPLY Power

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The Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) was awarded a $5-million grant to advance its effort to become California’s first all-electric transit operator. Bus Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

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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BYD partners with Keihan Bus and Kansai Electric Power to build Japan’s first pure electric bus loop line

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BYD Japan, Keihan Bus and Kansai Electric Power announced a tripartite deal in Kyoto, Japan, which will see the three parties work together to help the city achieve Japan’s 2050 carbon neutrality target and build a carbon-free society. Bus Electric (Battery

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Rolls-Royce’s all-electric ‘Spirit of Innovation’ completes taxi testing

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Rolls-Royce has successfully completed the taxiing of its ‘Spirit of Innovation’ aircraft, the latest milestone on its way to becoming the world’s fastest all-electric plane. Aviation Electric (Battery) Urban Air Mobility

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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.

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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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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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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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.

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

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.

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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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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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.

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

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.

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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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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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

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge electric crossover revealed, with aims for all-electric brand by 2030

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Volvo has revealed a second fully electric model, called the C40 Recharge, and laid out a concrete plan for the brand’s transition to only electric cars.

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,