Volvo Car USA announces new extended range Recharge Plug-In Hybrid models with up to 41 miles of electric range in Pure Mode

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Volvo Car USA is bringing a new, improved Recharge plug-in hybrid powertrain is coming to the US in its 90 and 60 Series models, significantly extending electric range while lowering carbon dioxide emissions, increasing performance, and improving drivability.

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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Fisker Ocean electric SUV starts at $37,499, pre-tax credit; leases for $379/mo

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After the US federal tax credit is applied, the cost of the Fisker Ocean drops to a starting price of US$29,999 (US). The Ocean all-electric SUV will come standard with an extended range (target of approximately 250 to 300 miles, depending on driving conditions), enabled by an approx.

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GM reveals Chevrolet Volt pricing and details

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The extended range electric vehicle will have a starting MSRP of $41,000 and after the Federal income tax [.]. Tags: Chevrolet Electric cars Green cars Latest news general motors Chevrolet Volt Chevrolet Volt details Chevrolet Volt pricing Chevrolet Volt warranty Chevy Volt extended range electric vehicles extended range vehicles

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DOE awards $98M in tax credits to automakers and suppliers for clean technology manufacturing

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $150 million in clean energy tax credits to 12 businesses to build US capabilities in clean energy manufacturing; $98 million of that goes to five automakers and suppliers towards investments in domestic manufacturing equipment. The awards are made through the Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit program (48C Program). million 48C Tax Credit, Delphi Automotive Systems plans to invest $35.3

Ford begins full production of F-150 Lightning electric pickup; planned annual run rate of 150k at Rouge Center

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Ford has begun full production of F-150 Lightning electric pickup at the ultra-modern Rouge Electric Vehicle Center within Ford’s historic Rouge Complex.

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Lucid Motors unveils Lucid Air luxury electric sedan

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The power of the Lucid Air is complemented by an available extended-range capability that achieves an estimated EPA range of up to 517 miles on a single charge. The well-equipped Air Touring model, available late 2021, from $95,000 ($87,500 after USA federal tax credit).

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Ford Mustang Mach-E customers to receive 250 kWh of complimentary charging at Electrify America stations

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For Mustang Mach-E owners with the extended-range battery, the 250 kWh of fast-charging energy is equal to more than three fill-ups. For standard-range battery models, the 250 kilowatt-hours of fast charging energy is equal to more than five fill-ups.

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Ford introduces F-150 Lightning Pro electric pickup targeted at commercial customers

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With a starting MSRP of $39,974 before tax incentives, the always-on 4x4 F-150 Lightning Pro with the standard range battery targets an EPA-estimated 230-mile range and includes a complimentary 32-amp Ford Mobile Charger, making the transition affordable for small and medium-size businesses.

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Cadillac ELR EREV goes on sale in January, starting price $75,995

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Initial sales of the 2014 Cadillac ELR extended range electric luxury coupe ( earlier post ) will begin in January in all major US metropolitan areas. The 2014 ELR has a starting price of $75,995, including a $995 destination charge but excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees. Base price of a 60 kWh Tesla Model S—without Federal tax incentive, but with destination fee—is $71,070.)

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Lordstown Motors cuts 2021 production estimate for electric pickup to at best 50% of prior expectations

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The Endurance, with a starting price of $52,500, features four in-wheel hub motors and a 109 kWh battery pack for an expected range of more than 250 miles (EPA cycle).

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Flash Drive: 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

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So off they went to Texas (which is truck crazy) and California (which is EV crazy) to ask truck owners a wide range of questions about trucks. Standard Range Battery. Driving Range: Pro, XLT, Lariat: 230 miles. Extended Range Battery. Standard-Range Battery.

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Porsche increases electric range for all Cayenne E-Hybrid PHEVs by up to 30%

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Porsche has increased the electric range of all its Cayenne plug-in hybrid models. kWh, which boosts the electric range by up to 30%. The Coupé version features an extended range of standard equipment and is available from €95,087 (US$112,400).

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Ford F-150 Lightning unveiled: Price, Release date, Range, Features and more


The Ford F-150 Lightning’s price starts at $39,974 for the entry-level variant before tax credits. The Lightning’s mid-range XLT model will cost $52,974. Range & Performance. The F-150 Lightning is targeting an EPA-estimated range of 230 miles.

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Electric Vehicle Glossary: The Complete list of Electric Car Related Terms

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All electric range (AER): Driving range of a vehicle in a driving cycle using only electric power from its battery pack. Total range per charge of Battery Electric Vehicle is its AER. All-Electric Range of PHEV is the range in charge depleting mode.

DOE Announces $528.7M Conditional Loan for Fisker Automotive for PHEVs

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The second stage includes a $359.36-million ATVM loan for Fisker’s Project Nina—the design, engineering and assembly of Fisker Automotive’s next-generation plug-in hybrids, starting at about $39,900 after tax credits. Fisker automobiles use an extended range electric vehicle architecture, and will offer a cruising range of about 300 miles.

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Audi banking on Gen 2 3.0L TDI diesel for US sales; calls for a “fair shot” for diesel

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Do they get state or federal tax breaks? In fact in 6 of the states, diesel fuel is penalized with additional state taxes. So diesel fuel gets taxed twice or penalized twice at the federal and state level. They then combined these estimates with three- and five-year estimates for repairs, maintenance, insurance, fees and taxes from an outside data source. Fuel cells are seen as hitting 1% by 2025; extended range electric vehicles, 3%; and battery-electric vehicles, 4%.

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Cadillac boosts performance of ELR plug-in hybrid for MY2016, cuts MSRP by $9K; $58,495 net after Fed credits

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Cadillac has greatly enhanced the performance of its ELR extended range electric vehicle (plug-in hybrid) ( earlier post ) for the 2016 model year, and is also cutting the MSRP by $9,005, bringing the starting price down to $58,495 net after the $7,500 US federal tax credit (MSRP = $65,995). kWh in MY 2014) improving power and acceleration, with EV range growing on the base model to 39 miles (63 km)—depending on terrain, driving techniques and temperature.

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Lux Research: EVs and AVs will inevitably merge; “terrifying prospect” for value-chain incumbents

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More efficient self-driving extends range. All developers of EVs still struggle with range anxiety, and any technology that can extend driving range will be welcomed. That could be from an outright ban, or a subtler policy shift that makes ICE vehicles become economically unviable, because of higher taxes, penalties, or added-cost components.

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Flash Drive: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance

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The GT Performance gets one more tool for spirited driving, the driver-selectable Unbridled Extend, which is designed for track use, which we tested on an autocross course. The all-electric driving range is estimated to be 270 miles for the GT, and 260 miles for the GT Performance.

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Wärtsilä completes conversion of tanker Bit Viking from heavy fuel oil to to LNG

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The conversion enables the Bit Viking to qualify for lower nitrogen oxides (NO x ) emission taxes under the Norwegian NO x fund scheme. The storage tanks provide the vessel with 12 days of autonomous operation at 80% load, with the option to switch to marine gas oil if an extended range is required. The converted Bit Viking. The twin LNG tanks are mounted on the deck. Click to enlarge.

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Tesla and Toyota Intend to Work Jointly on EV Development, TMC to Take Equity Stake in Tesla; Tesla Purchases NUMMI Factory

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The sedan, which Tesla unveiled in March 2009, has an anticipated base price of $49,900, including a federal tax credit. With an optional extended-range battery pack, the Model S will travel over 300 miles per charge. Tesla Motors, Inc. and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) intend to cooperate on the development of electric vehicles, parts, and production system and engineering support. The two companies intend to form a team of specialists to further those efforts.

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Chevrolet Volt MSRP Starts at $41,000, $33,500 Net of Full Federal Credit; 3-year Lease Program with Option to Buy

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GM will introduce the Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle with a starting MSRP of $41,000; after applying the Federal income tax credit of $7,500, the price drops to $33,500. The Volt has a total driving range of about 340 miles (547 km) and is powered by electricity at all times. When the battery runs low, a gasoline-powered range extender extends the driving range for 300 miles on a full tank of fuel.

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Are You Plugged In?

Revenge of the Electric Car

These vehicles are expected to range in price from about $40,000 to more than $100,000. All will qualify for a $7,500 federal tax credit. Which has the longest range? The Think City, a two-seater with optional back seats for children, can travel at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour and go as far as 100 miles per charge, but it is also the most expensive, at about $37,500 before a tax credit. is 50 mph and its nominal range is 50 miles; it retails for about $12,000.

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Tesla To Offer Auto Leases

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100-mile driving range and hits the market in December; it will be priced. ’s Chevy Volt, an extended range electric vehicle, will launch by December. and will likely cost about $32,500 after a federal tax rebate, he said. 2010 Tesla Roadster. Tesla is hoping its new leasing strategy will help usher in a new round of early adopters into the mainstream. Read more in the article: Tesla to Offer Auto Leases.

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GM Reaffirms Commitment to Biofuels, Calls for Ongoing Commercialization and Infrastructure Support

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GM also plans to make the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle flex-fuel-capable about a year or so after it’s introduced. Stephens also called for Federal, state, and local governments to enable the introduction of fuels from a variety of energy sources, and said that the US needed national goals for renewable and low-carbon fuels as well as excise tax credits and loan guarantees to mitigate early commercialization risk.

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GM Working with Communities to Develop Roadmap For Plug-in Infrastructure

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Provide state tax credit for vehicles ($2,500/16 kWh vehicle) and charging equipment and installation at home/multi-family home/workplace/public (up to $3,000/home; $30,000/other site with 10 charge ports). Eliminate state sales tax on vehicle purchase; Commit/fund government fleet purchases (200 vehicles). GM currently has more than 30 prototype Volt extended range electric vehicles undergoing testing at GM’s Proving Ground in Milford, Mich.

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GM taps LG for Volt Battery

Revenge of the Electric Car

The Volt, which GM prefers to call an extended-range electric vehicle, doesn’t use its internal combustion engine for propulsion, relying entirely on an electric drive system. GM, which initially said the Volt could be marketed for about $30,000, now uses $40,000 as the base price and is counting on a just-approved federal tax credit of $7,500 to make the price more palatable when sales begin.

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Subsidy announcement boosts electric cars

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The subsidy is set to come into place in 2011, as the Government believe this is when eligible plug-in hybrids and long range electric cars will become mass-marketed. Many of the current generation of electric cars have a driving range of less than 50mph and many are not even classified as cars, but simply quadricycles. The Government is to set strict criteria on the driving range and safety standards of the electric cars which buyers will be able to use the subsidy against.

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Volkswagen launch new LPG ready Golf Plus

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This impressive reduction is in part due to the reduced German fuel tax in place until 2018. The 55-litre petrol tank and the LPG tank, which has a usable volume of 43 litres and is built into the spare wheel well to save space, provide an extended range of more than 1,100 kilometres. The LPG tank alone has a range of about 440 kilometres. Carmaker, Volkswagen has launched a new flex-fuel model which can operate on either petrol or LPG in Germany.

Perspective: A View Into the New GM

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GM is producing 2 vehicles a day with the goal of having a total of 76 vehicles available by the end of the summer; these vehicles will be used for validation testing ranging from fit and finish reviews, to durability testing to eventual crash testing. The afternoon was spent at the Milford Proving Grounds which covers 4,000 acres and includes over 132 miles of roads ranging from “ordinary” suburban lanes to a high speed test track. by Bill Cooke.

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How to Get a Plug-In Hybrid

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At these prices, people are buying the "environmental feature" -- they want to be among the first owners of the worlds cleanest extended-range vehicles. Today youd do it to be one of the first to drive the worlds cleanest extended range vehicle; in the future, youll do it because its an obvious and affordable win! Pricing from $8-15,000 for installed low-speed EV range of 8-24 miles.

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Tennessee, Nissan and TVA forge a path for electric car | | The Tennessean

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The Volt runs on an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack, but also has an onboard gasoline-powered charging system to help extend the cars range when a charging station isnt available. The Postal Services electric vans will have a range of about 40 miles between charges, Chrysler said.

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VIDEO: Driving a Tesla-powered Smart

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Merc wants the electric smart to perform badly, to have a short range and little power, so that it dosent eat up other products in the lineup. It is probably possible to make a 20k electric smart that outperforms most other cars on the road in everything except range and top speed. Competition is going to force them to produce a comfortable, usable, extended range EV for that price, and I will just have to wait.

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Chrysler's first electric car to be two-seat sports car - Apr. 15, 2009

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0:00 / 4:40 Battery power for Chrysler The Circuit will be a purely plug-in car - there will be no gas tank or gasoline engine at all - with an expected range of 150 to 200 miles on a full charge. Some will be electric-only, others will be extended-range vehicles in which a gasoline engine will generate electricity on board after about 40 miles of driving on a fully charged battery.

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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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Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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However, because of the duty cycle used by the Postal Service, which generally amounts to only about 18-20 miles per day on a fixed route, these vehicles are being built without the range extender seen on the concept. The head of Chryslers ENVI division, Lou Rhodes, told AutoblogGreen this morning that Chrysler is marketing this battery-only version of the van to commercial fleet customers who typically have shorter range requirements.

CalCars and PHEVs Frequently Asked Questions

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The costs and benefits of cars extend far beyond an individual driver to society as a whole. A combination solution: increasingly renewable electricity as the primary fuel and ethanol as the range extender. Fuel cell cars should be plug-in hybrids so that the fuel cell is used only for extended range, and the fuel cell stack and hydrogen storage can be smaller. Better yet, make a tax-deductible contribution.

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Rapid Charging Electric Cars: How Fast, How Soon?

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Nissan is working on an electric car that it says is on track to have a 100-mile range and 26-minute charge time. Extended-range electric vehicles — such as the Chevy Volt, which GM says will recharge in three hours — offer another route, adding a small gas engine to keep drivers from feeling stranded without access to fuel. My parents live about 180 miles away, which is well outside the range of most electric cars.

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

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It eliminates waiting in lines or out of order machinery and gives you the benefit of your vehicles full range right from your doorstep. They offer the opportunity of adding range to your vehicle while you are working, eating or shopping. BYD , for examples, says their 60 mile range-extended vehicle can add 30 miles of range in ten minutes. For extended range I guess one could carry a fairly modest generator set in the trunk to avoid ever being stranded.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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BYD BYD Automobile Company, Shenzhen, China (partially owned by Warren Buffets Mid-America Holdings) Plan F6DM $22,000 PHEV with 60-mile range for sale, starting in China in 2009, in the US around 2011 Chrysler ENVI division developing Town & Country minivan, 200C EV concept and Jeep Patriot and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited SUVs, EREVs (series hybrids) with 40-mile range One PHEV planned for sale in US by end of 2010, others by 2013.

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