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).

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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.

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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.

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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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.

Proterra introduces new extended range battery pack for electric transit buses; up to 180 miles

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has launched a new extended-range product line. With the new TerraVolt XR extended-range battery, Proterra buses can now be configured to travel up to 180 miles (290 km) between charges. The extended-range Catalyst XR is now available in configurations carrying between 129 kWh and 321 kWh of energy storage and can be recharged in a little over an hour. Electric transitbus manufacturer Proterra Inc.

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

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The Volt is an electric-drive vehicle, powered by a 16 kWh Li-ion battery, incorporating an internal combustion engine and generator to serve as a range extender; an electrical plug is intended to be the primary source of stored energy used to deliver motive power.

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.

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

Chevrolet reveals Volt production plans

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According to new information from the company, Chevrolet plans to produce 10,000 Volt extended range electric vehicles by the end of 2011 with an additional 30,000 Volts to be produced during 2012. Tags: Chevrolet Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news general motors Chevrolet Volt Chevrolet Volt production Chevrolet Volt release Electric cars extended range electric vehicles

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Vauxhall ecoFlex finalist heads to Malmo

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The UK winner of the Vauxhall ecoFlex competition will soon head to Malmo to compete for the chance to win one of the first Ampera extended range electric vehicles. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Vauxhall ecoFlex competition extended range electric vehicle fuel saving competition Helen White Vauxhall Ampera Vauxhall ecoFlex

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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.

Supermodel and Ampera make electric combination

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Ricardo and partners developing new EV and extended range EV technology demo platform for larger segment vehicles

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The final stage of work on the new EV technology demonstration platform within the LCVTP will see the vehicle developed into a range-extended electric vehicle (RE-EV) architecture incorporating an advanced auxiliary power unit (a gasoline engine integrated with a generator) developed within the project, for on-board battery recharging.

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 C-X75. Click to enlarge.

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.

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.

Hybrids set for new highs as Toyota extends range

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Hybrids have proven themselves to be anything other than a technical novelty, says Toyota, as the car maker points to the steady rise in hybrid sales over the past five years; of which its own models have accounted for 75 per cent in the UK. Since 2007, up to the end of the first quarter [.]. Toyota hybrids Sales

ALTe To Test Extended-Range Electric Retrofit In Ford F-150 Pickup Truck

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Electric vehicles of various sorts are just now showing up in dealer showrooms. But that leaves a quarter of a billion gasoline vehicles running around U.S. roads. What to do to clean them up? Various entities have proposed to retrofit existing vehicles with various types of electric powertrains. One is ALTe (pronounced "alt-eee"), which announced

Volvo developing extended-range electric vehicle concepts with three different technology combinations

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Volvo is taking the next step in its electrification strategy by producing test electric vehicles with range extenders. Supported by the Swedish Energy Agency and the EU, the project comprises three potential technology combinations: one a series-hybrid range extender configuration; and two parallel-hybrid range extender configurations. Battery cost and size mean that all-electric cars still have a relatively limited operating range.

GM will focus its electrification strategy on light electrification, extended range, and battery-electric vehicle technologies; major focus on the plug; preview of the Spark EV

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GM will focus its vehicle electrification efforts on three main technologies: light electrification, currently manifested in the eAssist systems; extended range electric vehicles (EREVs) such as the Chevrolet Volt; and battery electric vehicles (BEVs), such as the soon-to-be-introduced Spark EV.

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Infiniti EMERGE-E extended range electric sports car concept designed as part of UK TSB low-carbon vehicle initiative; REEVolution consortium

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The vehicle marks a number of firsts for Infiniti: first range-extender electric driveline; first mid-ship sports cart; first car the company has developed in Europe—and the first car it has built as part of a UK-government sponsored technology initiative.

Mercedes-Benz B-Class E-Cell Plus Extended Range Electric Vehicle

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For the time being, electric vehicles that combine battery power with a range-extending generator may be the best solution for those who can get by on battery power alone for most driving--but still sometimes need the range of a conventional gas or diesel-powered vehicle. Chevy’s Volt is the only extended-range electric vehicle on the market

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.

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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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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

2016 Zero Electric Motorcycles: 2 New Bikes, Faster Charging, New Motor Design

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The 2016 lineup of electric motorcycles from Zero Motorcycles features two new models, faster charging, extended range on all models and a new motor that won’t overheat. With continual effort form its R&D department, the entire lineup goes farther, and the company's sportiest bikes go faster for longer without the overheating issues. electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles

Trump EPA transition, Best Car To Buy recap, Workhorse electric truck: Today's Car News

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Today, a proud climate-science denier will head President-elect Donald Trump's EPA transition team, we recap past winners of our Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy award, and Workhorse announces an extended-range electric pickup truck. Commercial-truck manufacturer Workhorse announces an extended-range.

Fisker Karma With V-8 Emerges As VLF Destino, Including Henrik Himself

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He's joining VL Automotive, which still plans to sell Karmas with V-8 engines in place of their original extended-range electric powertrains. Henrik Fisker left his namesake car company in March 2013, shortly before Fisker Automotive itself went bankrupt. But now he's once again involved with the Karma luxury sedan. DON'T MISS: Destino--The. Detroit Auto Show Bob Lutz plug-in cars Henrik Fisker VL Automotive Destino VL Automotive

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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.

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).

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.

Fisker To Launch Two New Models At Los Angeles Auto Show

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While new owner Wanxiang looks to restart production of the Fisker Karma extended-range electric sedan, the man who gave his name to the car--Henrik Fisker--seems to have plans of his own. The man after whom the now-defunct Fisker Automotive was named will appear at back-to-back press conferences at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show next week

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.).

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.).