Karma pitches extended-range electric truck possibility to fleets

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Tesla may have swooped in at the last minute and stolen the show in Los Angeles this week, but the ever-frisky Karma has its own pickup pitch: an extended-range EV for commercial applications. Karma's pitch is a bit less concrete than Tesla's. Rising from the ashes of Fisker, Karma is merely interested in building luxury and high-performance

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Karma AWD Extended Range E-Flex platform supports pickup truck applications

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Karma Automotive announced its newest flexible and modular E-Flex platform with two motor all-wheel drive (AWD) and extended range electric vehicle (EREV) architecture (e.g., Engineered with a wide range of solutions in mind, Karma’s newest flexible electric platform can be used for pickup trucks, SUVs, last mile utility solutions and more.

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Karma boasts its extended-range EV platform is very, very flexible

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Karma Automotive is touting its new platform for extended-range electric vehicles, which the California-based company claims can be used for a variety of different vehicle types. The E-Flex platform is flexible enough to underpin everything from autonomous delivery vans to "high-performance supercars," a Karma press release said. There are up to

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Karma showcases extended range E-Flex platform for utility van applications

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Karma Automotive announced its E-Flex utility van platform with extended range electric vehicle (EREV) architecture. Karma’s new EREV E-Flex Van platform provides the ability to have flexible all-electric range up to 200 miles, and combined range of over 400 miles depending upon configurations and commercial applications.

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Via Motors, Geely to co-develop medium-duty extended-range electric truck for China and Americas

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a subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Commercial Vehicle Group, to co-develop a medium-duty extended range electric truck. VIA Motors develops and markets extended-range electric (eREV) and all-electric (EV) powertrain systems for most vehicle classes from light-duty through Class 8. VIA’s vehicle integration capability, at both production facilities in Utah and Mexico, provides a range of commercial vehicles to meet zero emissions requirements.

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Eaton introducing new power-dense inverter technology to help reduce weight, extend range of EVs

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Eaton’s eMobility business has developed compact power-dense automotive inverters capable of increasing the range of electric vehicles. The inverter’s high-power density and compact, lightweight design help maximize range while taking up minimal space in the vehicle. Most global automakers have different vehicle electrification strategies, so the products we are developing must be able to support a range of applications.

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Proterra extended range electric bus delivers 258 miles on one charge of 257 kWh pack

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A Proterra 40-foot Catalyst XR (extended range) electric bus drove 258 miles (415 miles) on a single charge under test conditions at Michelin’s Laurens Proving Grounds (LPG). Proterra offers both extended-range (XR) and fast-charge (FC) versions of its electric bus, using different battery technologies.

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Workhorse releases specs for coming W-15 extended range electric pickup

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Designed specifically to meet the needs of commercial fleets, the W-15 is believed to be the first plug-in, range-extended pickup truck built from the ground up by an original equipment manufacturer (OEM). 80-mile all-electric range. gasoline-powered range extender. Workhorse has released initial specifications of its W-15 pickup truck, for which it has accumulated letters of intent for 2,150 units. Earlier post.)

Verizon and VIA Motors unveil extended-range electric cargo vans

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Verizon has collaborated with electric-vehicle developer and manufacturer VIA Motors to produce an extended-range electric cargo van. The vehicles have up to 40 miles of all-electric range, using Li-ion batteries, with the added capability to drive additional miles by using VIA’s range extender. VIA developed and built the van, based on Verizon’s direction and fleet concepts, and expects it to achieve 100 miles per gallon with near zero emissions.

VIA Motors launches Chicago voucher program for fleet and businesses for extended range EVs

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VIA Motors announced a voucher program for Chicago-area fleet and business owners that will reduce the initial costs of owning a VIA Motors extended range pickup truck, extended range electric passenger van, or extended range electric cargo van. VIA VTRUX offers up to 40-mile battery range and. The extended range electric vehicles from VIA Motors are also already eligible for the $7,500 Federal Tax Incentive.

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Cadillac introduces the 2014 ELR extended range electric vehicle

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Cadillac unveiled the anticipated 2014 ELR extended range electric (EREV) vehicle (based on the Converj concept, earlier post ) at the North American International Auto Show. gasoline-powered range-extender generator. GM is expressing traction motor power as a range because it hasn’t yet finalized the number, and is still working on optimizing performance vs. how rapidly the battery pack is drained. The full driving range exceeds 300 miles (480 km). (By

Jaguar unveils extended range electric vehicle

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The brand new concepts are coming thick and fast and now it is Jaguar’s turn to unveil an extended range electric vehicle. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Jaguar Jaguar C-X75 Jaguar electric vehicle Jaguar extended range electric vehicle Jaguar hybrid cars Paris Motor Show The Jaguar C-X75 concept uses twin gas micro-turbines from Bladon Jets to power two switched reluctance generators from SR drives.

Web site helps electric car drivers evacuate Florence, Tesla extends range

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Older models still have relatively short ranges, and may require multiple recharges to get far enough away from a hurricane the size Efforts have begun to help North and South Carolina and Virginia residents who drive electric cars to evacuate Hurricane Florence. Mass evacuations, as well as hurricanes, pose a special challenge for electric cars.

Buick introduces Volt-based Velite 5 extended-range electric vehicle in China

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The Velite 5, Buick’s first extended-range electric vehicle, made its global debut in Shanghai today. The Velite 5 offers up to 768 kilometers (477 miles) of range in extended-range mode. Its prioritized pure electric driving mode is rated in China as providing 116 kilometers (72 miles) of range. It is the latest iconic product from the brand in the new energy vehicle segment, and is based on the Chevrolet Volt. Top: Buick Velite 5.

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Nissan begins deliveries of new extended-range electric e-NV200 van to global markets

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This represents an increase of more than 60% compared to the previous generation, with longer journeys supported further by the extended European CHAdeMO Quick Charging network. The introduction of the upgraded e-NV200 follows the launched of a new range of leading pickups in Nissan’s Barcelona plant: the Nissan Navara, Renault Alaskan and Mercedes Benz X-Class. Nissan’s upgraded e-NV200 is now being shipped to customers.

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UPS to deploy prototype Class 6 extended range fuel cell electric vehicle delivery truck; trials begin in Q3

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UPS will deploy a prototype extended range Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) in its Rolling Laboratory fleet of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. UPS is working with the US Department of Energy (DOE) and other partners to design a first-of-its-kind, zero tailpipe emissions, Class 6 medium-duty delivery truck that meets the same route and range requirements of UPS’ existing conventional fuel vehicles.

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BCTB Also-Rans, Nissan Extended-Range Electric Car, NEVS Plans: Today's Car News

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Today, we have the also-rans that didn't make the cut for our 2016 Best Car To Buy Award, a report on a possible Nissan extended-range electric car, and Saab owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden's (NEVS) ambitious plan to launch five electric models by 2018.

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Cadillac Converj extended range EV concept officially headed for production

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GM announced that the Cadillac Converj extended range electric vehicle concept ( earlier post ) is moving forward as a production car that will be called the Cadillac ELR. Earlier post.) Development of the ELR is just underway; details on performance, price and timing will be announced later. The Cadillac ELR will feature a Chevy Volt-like electric propulsion system comprising a T-shaped lithium-ion battery pack, an electric drive unit, and a four-cylinder engine-generator.

Cadillac extended range electric vehicle ELR to be built at Detroit-Hamtramck

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GM will build the Cadillac ELR, a luxury coupe featuring extended-range electric technology, at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, General Motors North America President Mark Reuss said Tuesday. Detroit-Hamtramck is home to the Chevrolet Volt, Opel Ampera, and Holden Volt extended-range electric vehicles. Extended-range electric vehicles are exported to 21 countries from the plant.

GM will debut 2014 Cadillac ELR extended range electric vehicle at NAIAS in January

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The 2014 Cadillac ELR extended-range electric luxury coupe, based on the Converj concept ( earlier post ), will make its world debut 15 January at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The Converj concept made its debut at the NAIAS in January 2009; in August 2011, GM announced that the concept would move forward as a production car called the Cadillac ELR. Earlier post.).

PG&E showcased extended-range electric truck from via motors at national Plug-In Day event

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) showcased the utility’s first extended-range electric truck with manufacturer VIA Motors at three Bay Area National Plug-In Day events—in San Francisco, San Rafael and Cupertino—on Sunday. With a 402 hp (300 kW) electric motor and lithium-ion batteries, the vehicles have an electric range of up to 40 miles. The gasoline engine extends the range to 350 more miles.

Frost & Sullivan forecasts extended range electric vehicle market to reach more than 329K units by 2018

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New analysis from Frost & Sullivan —Strategic Analysis of Global Market for Range Extenders—estimates the total market for range extenders will exceed 329,000 units by 2018. Extended range electric vehicles (eREVs) will be equipped with different applications such as internal combustion engine range extenders, fuel cell range extenders and micro-gas turbine range extenders.

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Hyundai to introduce extended range electric concept at Geneva

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The i-oniq is an electric sports hatchback with a range-extending gasoline engine. In electric-only mode, i-oniq has a range of 120 km (75 miles), while with assistance from the gasoline engine it can travel up to 700 km (435 miles), producing 45 g/km of CO 2 in the process. Hyundai will introduce the i-oniq concept at the Geneva Motor Show next week. The i-oniq concept has an innovative powertrain that demonstrates Hyundai’s commitment to clean technology.

Mack Trucks to showcase Wrightspeed turbine-based extended range electric powertrain in Class 8 refuse truck

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At this week’s WasteExpo2016, Mack Trucks, one of North America’s largest manufacturers of heavy-duty Class 8 trucks, engines and transmissions, will showcase Wrightspeed’s The Route turbine-based extended range electric powertrain ( earlier post ) applied in a refuse truck. Outfitted with 730kW regenerative braking power, as well as an 80kW, fuel agnostic Fulcrum Turbine Generator that charges on-board batteries, the powertrain kit gives the vehicles unlimited range with refueling.

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Volkswagen Extends Range of Natural Gas Touran

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Volkswagen has increased the range of its natural gas Touran TSI EcoFuel vehicle to up to 670 km (416 miles) through increased fuel tank capacity and improved efficiency. In natural gas mode, the increased fuel tank will have a range of approximately 520 kilometers (323 miles) and the 11-liter gasoline reserve tank will add an extra 150 kilometers (93 miles).

GM recalling 656 Cadillac ELR extended range electric vehicles over calibration of Electronic Brake Control Module

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GM is recalling 656 model year 2014 Cadillac ELR vehicles not equipped with adaptive cruise control and manufactured 26 September 2013 through 14 February 2014, and equipped without Adaptive Cruise Control. NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V-144; GM’s number for this recall is 14087.).

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VIA Motors receives $20M contract to supply extended-range electric pickups and vans to >50 fleets

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VIA Motors, a electric vehicle development and manufacturing company, signed a contract worth $20 million to build and to deliver extended-range electric pick-up trucks and vans to more than 50 participating fleets. VIA Motors’ extended-range electric vehicle (E-REV) powertrain. VIA VTRUX deliver up to 40-mile battery range and unlimited extended range, averaging more than 100 mpg in typical daily driving.

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Buick to introduce extended-range electric vehicle in China this year; also new generation 1.0T/1.3T Ecotecs and 9-speed

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Buick will adopt GM’s proven extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) technology, a new-generation of 1.0T/1.3T The pure electric driving mode is prioritized to meet daily user demand for zero emissions and fuel consumption, with the electric driving range surpassing an estimated 100 km (62 miles). In EREV mode, which leverages an on-board engine, the range increases to an estimated 700 km (435 miles).

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Fisker Automotive signs supply agreement with BMW for Project Nina extended range electric vehicles

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The first ‘Project Nina’ derivative will be a mid-size premium sedan utilizing Fisker’s Ever (electric vehicle with extended range) technology. Fisker Automotive has signed an agreement with BMW that will cover the supply of engines and other components for future Fisker models.

Jaguar Introduces C-X75 Gas Micro-turbine Extended Range Electric Vehicle Concept

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Jaguar has unveiled the C-X75 concept, an extended range electric vehicle that uses twin gas micro-turbines from Bladon Jets to power two switched reluctance generators from SR Drives. The plug-in, electric drive supercar has an all-electric range of 110 km (68 miles) plus a potential top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph), acceleration from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 The C-X75. Click to enlarge.

First public test flight of Airbus electric 2-seat E-Fan aircraft at E-Aircraft Day; precursor to 4-seat extended range version

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will be a training and general aviation aircraft which will also have a combustion engine within the fuselage to provide an extended range or endurance. The successful first public flight of the electric E-Fan experimental aircraft took place during the E-Aircraft Day in Bordeaux. Click to enlarge. The Airbus Group’s electric E-Fan experimental aircraft made its first public test flight at E-Aircraft Day in Bordeaux, France.

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Lotus Unveils Concept Extended Range Electric City Car

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The Lotus City Car concept provides a showcase for Lotus Engineering’s Electrical and Electronic Integration and Efficient Performance competencies, featuring an advanced series hybrid drivetrain with the Lotus Range Extender engine ( earlier post ). Equipped with a single-speed transmission, drivetrain provides the vehicle with an all-electric range of 60 km (37 miles) from its 14.8 With the range extender, the city car has a full range of 500 km (311 miles).

Opel provides some market and customer data about the Opel Ampera extended range EV

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The Opel Ampera has been on sale for almost two years in Europe, and has been bought by 7,700 customers, who have driven a total of 100 million kilometers (62 million miles) on pure electric power, according to Opel. The market share of electric vehicles in the European market in 2013 has increased slightly over last year, from 0.15% to 0.19%—still far behind the forecasts of numerous experts.

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Hyundai i-oniq: Extended-Range Electric Concept, Due Geneva

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Rather than a pure battery-electric vehicle though, the "i-oniq" concept uses a gasoline range-extending engine to keep the vehicle moving when the batteries die. Korean automaker Hyundai has revealed the first image of an electric concept due to hit the show stands at Geneva next week. The i-oniq looks like being more efficient than larger

A123 Systems to supply Li-ion battery packs to VIA Motors for extended-range electric trucks

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To be integrated into VIA’s Extended-Range Electric Vehicle (E-REV) Powertrain ( earlier post ), A123’s 24 kWh battery packs combine with a 300 kW electric motor and an onboard generator to deliver an expected all-electric driving range of up to 40 miles. A123’s lithium ion chemistry and packaging allows us to minimize the size and weight of the battery packs while maximizing range and fuel economy of our trucks.

Falken’s new ECORUN A-A tire helps extend range and efficiency of hybrid vehicles; Toyota first partner

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The ECORUN A-A is exclusively made from ultra-refined natural pure rubber; the compound cuts heat build-up and rolling resistance, and thus significantly extends tire life. Falken Tire Europe, the European affiliate of the Japanese tire manufacturer Sumitomo Rubber and the sixth largest tire manufacturer worldwide, has launched a new summer tire with optimized rolling resistance. The new addition is a first for FALKEN’s product portfolio.

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Opel Ampera extended range electric vehicle starts at 42,900, including VAT

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Opel has begun taking reservations for the extended-range electric vehicle. Opel has priced the 2011 Ampera, the Chevy Volt’s European cousin ( earlier post ), starting at €42,900 (US$58,786), including national VAT. In Germany, with 19% VAT, the Ampera net price is €36,050 (US$49,397). Because trim levels will differ from market to market, prices in each country may differ.

Chevy Volt Delivers Novel Two-Motor, Four-Mode Extended Range Electric Drive System; Seamless Driver Experience Plus Efficiency

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During the serial media launch events for the Chevrolet Volt, GM provided more detail (subsequent to the completion of related patent work) on the novel drive architecture applied in their first extended range electric vehicle to enhance the efficiency of both the battery electric and extended-range driving modes. Put another way, the GM team wanted to extend the range of the vehicle as efficiently as possible, while maintaining quality driving dynamics and experience.

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Europcar to introduce Opel Ampera extended range EV as a rental car throughout Europe

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Opel and Europcar have agreed to introduce the Opel Ampera extended range electric vehicle ( earlier post ) as a rental car throughout Europe. The fact that Europcar is going to introduce the Opel Ampera to its day-to-day business is further proof that our extended-range electric vehicle is completely suitable for everyday use—even as a fleet vehicle in the tough rental car business. Opel Ampera. Click to enlarge.

GMs views on challenges for battery development for extended range electric vehicles

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Roland Matthé, GM technical manager for the Voltec battery system, provided an overview of GM’s views on the requirements and challenges for batteries specifically for extended range electric vehicles—i.e., Pure battery-electric range. Total range. > You have a wide range of matrix of conditions you have to consider. The problem with an extended range electric vehicle is that you still need to do passing, so you want predictable power.

Pilot project kicks off with 20 Audi A1 e-tron extended range electric vehicles in Munich

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Twenty units of the Audi A1 e-tron extended range electric vehicle ( earlier post ) are on the roads of the Munich pilot region in a fleet trial by partners Audi, E.ON, the public utility Stadtwerke München (SwM), and Technische Universität München (TUM). This project will address a number of issues, ranging from the power grid itself to data transfer between drivers, vehicles, and electric fueling stations. The Audi A1 e-tron is an electric car with a range extender.

Velozzi Will Use Capstone Microturbines in Supercar and Crossover Extended Range Electric Vehicles

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In November 2009, Capstone introduced a prototype range-extended electric supercar using one of its 30 kW C30 microturbines as the generator unit. According to Velozzi, the cars will operate on 100% battery power in zero-emissions mode for a range of up to 200 miles. Then, when the batteries reach a pre-determined state of discharge, the Capstone microturbine will recharge the batteries on the fly to extend the driving range up to 1,000 miles.

GM and U Mich receive patent on plug-in series hybrid/extended range electric vehicle powertrain using multiple free piston linear alternator engines

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GM Global Technology Operations LLC and the Regents of the University of Michigan recently were awarded a US patent (Nº 8,261,860) for a plug-in series hybrid or range-extended electric vehicle powertrain using multiple free piston linear alternator (FPLA) engines. The GM/U Mich patent envisages using multiple free-piston engines (240A through 240D in the patent drawing). Click to enlarge.

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