Death of engines overstated, fully electric world a 'comic book' fantasy: Japanese test company

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Electric cars will slowly displace internal combustion engines, many researchers suggest, and peak demand for fossil fuels used in transportation could arrive as soon as the next decade. Most analysts agree the future of the automobile will slowly but increasingly come to rely on battery power. What will become of companies, then, that focus on. Diesels emissions Future Cars fossil fuels

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

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.

Final design of first autonomous and fully electric container vessel revealed; model testing at SINTEF Ocean

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A six-meter, 2.4-ton model of the final design of the autonomous and fully electric container vessel Yara Birkeland ( earlier post ) was revealed as testing commenced at SINTEF Ocean’s 80-meter test tank facility in Trondheim. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery) Ports and Marine

Dow Kokam and PVI partner on fully electric refuse trucks

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Dow Kokam and PVI are partnering on a small fleet of fully electric refuse trucks. The electric truck and its battery system, which will be produced and assembled in France, were unveiled at Pollutec 2010 by PVI and its partner SITA, a subsidiary of Suez Environnement, alongside examples of Dow Kokam’s battery system technology. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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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SAIC introduces large electric panel van in Europe: Maxus EV80

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The Maxus EV80 van has become the first fully electric large panel van on European roads, ahead of the brand’s full launch in 2019. With strict emissions regulations being introduced in cities across Europe, the appeal of fully electric commercial vehicles is set to increase.

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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

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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

Uber to go all electric or hybrid in London by 2020, ban diesels, add clean-air fee to rides

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Uber has announced it will require its 40,000 drivers in London to switch to hybrid or fully electric cars, and ban diesel vehicles from its fleet, by the end of 2019. Uber said it will use only electric cars within London by. By the end of 2021, it will extend that policy throughout the United Kingdom, where it presently operates in 40 cities. emissions England plug-in cars London ridesharing Uber

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 [.].

2019 BMW i5 crossover utility vehicle rendered from patent drawings

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With BMW having decided to offer not only plug-in hybrids across its range but also fully electric versions of its core models, its 'i' sub-brand is in a curious position. Is there a future for the high-tech vehicles designed for maximum efficiency when battery-electric powertrains are rolling into conventional cars as well? Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW i5

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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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Electric Cars: Defining Battery-Electrics, Plug-In Hybrids, Range-Extended & More

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With an ever-growing landscape of plug-in electric vehicles, there is now more potential than ever for confusion among potential buyers. To the casual observer, the umbrella term “electric car” can mean anything from an all-electric vehicle to even a hybrid. For drivers of fully electric cars with no tailpipes, this can sound like. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric Vehicle

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

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

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 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.

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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

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[.].

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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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

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

Every Volvo car launched from 2019 to have an electrified powertrain; “the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car”

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Volvo Cars announced that every Volvo it launches from 2019 on will have an electric motor, marking the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine (ICE) and placing electrification at the core of its future business. Volvo Cars will introduce a portfolio of electrified cars across its model range, embracing fully electric cars, plug in hybrid cars and mild hybrid cars. 48V Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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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

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.