Wrightspeed unveils new turbine range extender for medium- and heavy-duty electric powertrains; 30% more efficient than current microturbine generators

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a developer of range-extended electric vehicle powertrains for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles ( earlier post ), has unveiled the Fulcrum, a new proprietary turbine generator for use in its Route family of electric powertrains (Route for Class 3-6, Route HD for Class 7-8). In addition, the Fulcrum will make for a smooth, comfortable ride for drivers and a quiet, clean experience for neighborhoods because of its ultra-low vibration. Wrightspeed Inc.,

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Are You Plugged In?

Revenge of the Electric Car

Plug-in hybrids differ from hybrids on the road today in that they can go longer distances on battery power and can be recharged via electrical outlets. These vehicles are expected to range in price from about $40,000 to more than $100,000. Which has the longest range? is 50 mph and its nominal range is 50 miles; it retails for about $12,000. GM calls the Volt an extended-range electric vehicle, or EREV. The Wall Street Journal assesses your EV readiness.

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DOE to Award Up to $2.4B for Advanced Batteries, Electric Drive Components, and Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration/Deployment Projects

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Technologies that are eligible for selection include PHEV and similar extended range electric vehicles (EREV), Electric Vehicles (EV), or fuel cell vehicles (FCV), and the recharging and electric support infrastructure required for each technology. The classes of vehicles that are covered range from light duty passenger vehicles to medium and heavy duty over-the-road trucks.

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Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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In this paper PHEV refers solely to the long-range PHEV of 60 miles (100 km) electric-only range.) The PHEV does not require the heavy, costly batteries required by other electric cars, nor does it suffer from a limited range or poor freeway performance. It offers a range of elegant solutions to a number of problems. For an extended discussion see Appendix C). The PHEV does not suffer from the “range anxiety” that limits other electrically-powered vehicles.

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Greenlings: Benefits of charging stations vs. battery swaps vs. home charging

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

It eliminates waiting in lines or out of order machinery and gives you the benefit of your vehicles full range right from your doorstep. Although charging infrastructure is beginning to find its way into cities, it may be awhile until they are available in residential neighborhoods en masse. They offer the opportunity of adding range to your vehicle while you are working, eating or shopping. I would prefer to recharge at home, and could do so.

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