ZF showcases mSTARS electric axle system for axle hybrids or fully electric vehicles

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The vehicle features a 150 kW electric axle drive system for dynamic acceleration. This means that ZF’s electric drive fits effortlessly into the mSTARS system axle carrier. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Motors Transmissions Vehicle Systems

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Formula E fully-electric race car makes track debut

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Recently unveiled in the UK—the Spark-Renault SRT_01E electric race car has successfully made its track debut, completing 40 laps on the La Ferté Gaucher circuit near Choisy-le-Roi, France. Electric cars

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JLL taps Proterra for fully electric commuter shuttle bus service in Chicago

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Electric bus manufacturer Proterra and professional services firm JLL announced the first commercial agreement to provide commuter shuttle services via a fleet of 10 electric buses. The lease of 10 Proterra Catalyst shuttle buses represents two industry firsts: The shuttle service will be the first in the country to operate a 100% zero-emission electric bus fleet as well as one of the first commercial customers to lease electric buses.

New York City Taxi and Limo Commissions selects Nissan NV200 as Taxi of Tomorrow; fully-electric version possible starting in 2017

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However, Nissan will be able to manufacture the NV200 to run on electric-only power starting in 2017. The City will test the use of all-electric powered taxis starting in 2012 with six fully electric Nissan LEAFs—provided free of charge—to road test electric vehicles. If the pilot proves successful, the City will explore the possibility of the wider use of electric-powered taxis. Electric (Battery) FleetsNissan NV200 NYC Taxi.

Hitachi leading European project on cooperative connected infrastructure for fully electric vehicles

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infrastructure—that are relevant to the Fully Electric Vehicle (FEV). The project is named eCo-FEV , for “efficient Cooperative infrastructure for Fully Electric Vehicles”, and is within the the FP7 Work. ICT for fully electric vehicles.

BYD delivers e6 electric taxis to Thriev

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Ten fully electric cars begin work in London this week with private hire firm, Thriev. In total, the firm has an order in place for 20 of BYD’s e6 fully-electric cars, to help provide its customers with a clean alternative way to travel. Electric cars

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UPS and Electric Vehicles International Begin Demonstration of Fully Electric Walk-In Van

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UPS has begun a 90-day demonstration trial of the Electric Vehicles International (EVI) walk-in van (EVI-WI). The drivetrain for the EVI-WI combines a 99 kWh Li-ion battery pack from Valence, a 150 kW (continuous), 200 kW (peak electric motor) and a five speed automatic manual transmission with PTO. The EVI-WI is built on a Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) glider equipped with a Utilimaster body. Earlier post.).

Nissan LEAF still EV king in the UK as sales surpass 2013’s result

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Despite new competition on the market, Nissans fully electric LEAF model is having its best year yet in the UK, with sales in 2014 already ahead of sales for the full year of 2013. Nissan Electric vehicles Editor Pick

Renault begins trial of new electric lorry

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Renault Trucks has begun a trial of a 16 tonne electric lorry in Paris with one of France’s oldest perfume houses, Guerlain. Renault Electric vehicles

Students invited to take part in new Formula E School Series electric racing

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As the Formula E championship held its global launch last night at London’s Roundhouse theatre; the GreenPower Trust revealed it was teaming up with the new fully electric racing series to deliver a new opportunity for youngsters to get involved in electric racing.

Electric car with 1,000 mile range: powered by aluminium

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Some people are fans of range-extended electric cars, thinking they deliver a more practical range than fully electric cars. Electric cars

Alternative fuel vehicle sales soar in the UK, with 143% growth in EV market

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Half way through the year, the electric car market is proving that it is still performing strongly, showing record growth of 143.9% In the first six months of this year, 2,558 fully electric cars were registered in the UK, according to the latest figures from the Society of [.].

Most Fords will be hybrid or electric by 2025. in China

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automaker said that 70 percent of the vehicles it sells in the country by 2025 will be hybrids—either plug-in or conventional—or fully electric. Ford has aggressive electrification plans for China. In a recent announcement, the U.S. Ford builds vehicles in China through a joint venture with Chongqing Changan Automobile Company, and the. China Future Cars plug-in cars

First Tesla Model S to arrive in UK on June 7

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The fully electric luxury saloon was first announced in 2008, and as more details have come to light, interest has heightened. Tesla has announced that the first right-hand drive Tesla Model S to come to the UK will arrive on June 7, with deliveries continuing throughout the summer.

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World first: driverless electric shuttle sets to work in Switzerland

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Delivery of the world’s first fully-electric driverless shuttle has been made in Switzerland this week. Electric cars driverless electric car

Driverless Nissan LEAF electric car tested on Japanese highway

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A Nissan LEAF electric car has become the first car to test autonomous driving on a stretch of Japanese motorway.

Nissan LEAF powers new London private hire service

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Nissan’s all-electric LEAF is increasingly finding use as a private hire vehicle, including in the UK, with minicab firms such as Pheonix Cars in Northumberland and C&C Taxis of St Austell. Electric cars

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BMW i8 plug-in hybrid arrives in the UK

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The first plug-in hybrid from the German carmaker is the second car to launch under the ‘i’ sub-brand following the launch of the fully electric/range-extended i3 supermini. Electric cars BMW Editor Pick BMW’s long-awaited i8 is to launch in the UK this weekend (July 19,2014).

Rinspeed reveals driverless Tesla electric car

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Swiss innovators, Rinspeed will reveal a new driverless car concept based on the fully electric Tesla Model S at the forthcoming Geneva Motor Show. Electric cars Tesla Motors

Gateshead dealer sets UK electric car sales record

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A car salesman in the North East is single-handedly playing a leading role in the acceleration of the UK electric car market. Gareth Chandler of Benfield Nissan in Gateshead has become the first to sell 200 fully electric Nissan LEAF cars in the UK.

Nissan celebrates 1,000% LEAF sales surge

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With the news of a 25 per cent increase in the registrations of alternative fuel vehicle sales last month, Nissan reveals its fully electric LEAF was one of the major winners of the growing market. Electric cars Nissan

Nissan engineers create new LEAF pick-up

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A team from the plant have been toying with the fully electric LEAF to creat[.]. Ah to be a Nissan engineer. What fun. You can play with the firm’s existing range and create your own vehicles to suit your needs.

Global electric car numbers double in one year

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There are now more than 400,000 electric vehicles on the roads around the world according to the latest estimates, with the growth of all types of EV (fully electric, plug-in hybrid and range-extended) quadrupling in the last three years. Electric cars Editor Pick

Nissan LEAF celebrates UK birthday

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Models of the C-segment fully electric hatchback have been rolling off the production line at the firm’s plant in Sunderland since March 2013, with production said to have totalled more than 13,000 units since then. Nissan’s LEAF is celebrating its first birthday in the UK today.

Nissan BladeGlider arrives in Europe

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The unique fully electric sports car with its jet-fighter like profile was first unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show back in November. Electric cars Nissan Editor Pick Nissan’s innovative BladeGlider concept has made its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show this week.

Formula E electric race series establishes headquarters in UK

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Formula E— the first fully electric car racing series is to be based in the UK—setting up its new headquarters in the grounds of Donington Park Racing Circuit. Electric cars

Spanish cities deploy electric taxi fleet

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Electric taxis are the order of the day in Madrid and Barcelona; where a fleet of Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 electric vehicles are set to go to work. Nissan Electric vehicles

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Volkswagen launches new electric Golf

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Order books for a fully electric version of the Volkswagen Golf open today, with prices for the C-segment car starting from £25,845 on the road (after a £5,000 Government plug-in car grant). kWh lithium ion battery pack and a 85 kW (115 PS) electric motor, the e-Golf delivers be[.].

BCG Report Expects Battery Costs Will Constrain Widespread Market Adoption of Fully Electric Vehicles, Absent a Technology Breakthrough; Forecasts 26% of Major Market New Cars in 2020 To be Hybrid or Electric

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Although lithium-ion cell and pack costs are expected to fall sharply by 2020, they are unlikely to drop enough to support widespread adoption of fully electric vehicles without a major breakthrough in battery technology, according to a new study by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Government fleets to go electric with new £5 million fund

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The money will fund the purchase of over 300 plug-in vehicles including fully electric models, with half of that numb[.]. Electric cars Editor Pick

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Tesla makes first Model S deliveries to the UK

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Tesla has made its first deliveries to UK customers of its fully electric saloon Model S car. Electric cars Tesla Motors Editor Pick

Ford dealerships to go green with wind and solar

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Ford is greening up some of its dealerships in the US, installing wind and solar systems to generate clean electricity to keep the lights on and power electric car charging points.

Mercedes’ first electric car goes on sale

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Mercedes-Benz has opened the order books for its first fully electric car in Germany; the new B-Class E-Cell. Electric cars Mercedes Editor Pick Based on the combustion B-Class hatchback, the new E-Cell model is due to go on sale across Europe later this month.

Ford slashes Focus Electric price for US buyers

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Ford’s low-volume electric version of its Focus model is being slashed in price in the US, in a bid to boost sales. Electric cars Ford Editor Pick

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Tesla announces UK prices for Model S electric car

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Having just opened its first store in London, electric car maker, Tesla has announced the UK pricing for its long-awaited Model S. Less than we were expecting, Tesla will sell the fully electric car from just £49,900 after a Government Plug-in Car Grant of £5,000 is deducted.

New electric quadricycle revealed with classic sports car looks

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Inspired by the Porsche 356, this is the Carice MK1 – a fully electric quadricycle that designed to mimic the spirit of a luxury sports car. Electric cars Editor Pick

Electric car fleet joins UEFA Champions League

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Nissan has electrified the UEFA Champions League this year by introducing its fully electric LEAF hatchback and e-NV200 electric van to the official championship fleet. Electric cars Nissan

BMW EVs go wireless for Formula E championship

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The world’s first global racing series for electric cars won’t just be ground-breaking because of its fleet of fully electric race cars, but also because of its supporting vehicles, which will all use wireless charging. Electric cars BMW

Tesla expands UK Supercharger network

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Compatible only with the carmakers own Model S fully electric saloon car, the chargers are free to use for owners, and can rec[.]. Electric cars Tesla Motors Editor Pick

Tesla confirms Model III compact executive car for 2017

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Electric carmaker, Tesla has confirmed that it is to produce a fully electric, small executive car called the Modell III which will rival the likes of the BMW 3 Series. Electric cars Tesla Motors Editor Pick

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