Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries starting to test the first fully electric Freightliner trucks from end of 2018 onwards

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In June, Daimler Trucks presented two new fully electric trucks from its US-subsidiary Freightliner. Electric (Battery) Heavy-dutyEarlier post.)

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Volvo Cars aiming for 50% of sales to be fully electric by 2025

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Volvo Cars aims for fully electric cars to make up 50% of its sales by 2025, the company announced in Beijing. The company’s strategy to generate half of its sales from electric cars by 2025 positions it as a powerful player in China, the world’s leading market for electrified cars.

2018 95

Volkswagen unveils dual-motor 680 hp fully-electric I.D. R Pikes Peak; 0-60 in 2.25s

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Ushering in a new era of Volkswagen motorsport, the brand unveiled its fully-electric supercar—the I.D. The hill climb on Pikes Peak will definitely be a real acid test for the electric drive. R Pikes Peak features two electric engines, generating a system capacity of 680 hp.

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Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries starting to test the first fully electric Freightliner trucks from end of 2018 onwards

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In June, Daimler Trucks presented two new fully electric trucks from its US-subsidiary Freightliner. Electric (Battery) Heavy-dutyEarlier post.)

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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

2017 78

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.

2016 81

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.

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

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

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.).

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.

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).

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2019 Hyundai Ioniq preview

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Its lineup has fully matured now; the Ioniq is available as an affordable hybrid, a slightly more expensive plug-in hybrid, or a fully electric model available in limited areas. The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq returns this year as an inexpensive alternative for green car shoppers on a budget. We say: green, greener, or greenest—no bad pick. The most. Plug-In Hybrids Preview

2018 73

Audi prices e-tron starting at €80,000; new Audi Sport e-tron GT promised for 2020

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Audi’s first fully electric series-produced model, the Audi e-tron, will be available in Germany starting at €80,000 (US$98,800), said Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management, at Audi’s annual press conference in Ingolstadt. Electric (Battery

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Andrew’s High School Electric Hyundai

Revenge of the Electric Car

I just got my electric car back from the shop (for some minor work) and I decided to shoot some video because of the beautiful spring weather. Fully Electric Hyundai Tucson from Island Grin on Vimeo. Say hello again to one of our guest bloggers, Andrew Grin.

2009 151

Cummins acquiring Efficient Drivetrains; accelerating electrification capabilities

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EDI), which designs and produces hybrid and fully-electric power solutions for commercial markets. EDI’s hybrid-electric drivetrain systems, the EDI PowerDrive series, have traveled more than six million miles in fleet settings in the United States and China. Cummins Inc.

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Even supercar maker Lamborghini may go electric, and it's a very cool concept

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Lamborghini, the Italian purveyor of V10- and V12-powered supercars, has teased a fully electric performance machine for the first time in its 54-year history. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) wheel motorUnveiled at Lamborghini's home base in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept is the product of a partnership between the automaker and the Massachusetts.

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Hamburger Hochbahn AG orders 20 Mercedes-Benz Citaro electric buses

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Hamburger Hochbahn AG has ordered 20 of the new Mercedes-Benz battery-electric Citaro city buses. The new, fully electrically powered Citaro will enter series production before the end of this year. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

2018 95

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

2017 72

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

2017 72

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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2019 Audi e-tron to make global debut in San Francisco on 17 Sep; US reservations open then

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The 2019 Audi e-tron, the first all-electric vehicle from Audi, will make its global debut on 17 September at an event in San Francisco. This new Audi reservation system is part of how Audi of America will create a digital ecosystem for Audi owners to go electric with confidence.

Volvo will make its first all-electric car in China; available in 2019, exported globally

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Volvo Cars announced at Auto Shanghai that it will build its first fully electric car in China. The decision to make its first electric car in China highlights the central role China will play in Volvo’s electrified future and underlines China’s growing sophistication as a manufacturing center for the automotive industry, the company said. Volvo has a commitment to sell a total of 1 million electrified cars—including fully electric cars and hybrids—by 2025.

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Used Tesla prices, Pacifica Hybrid recall, electric mail vans, solar energy jobs: Today's Car News

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Today, electric postal vans, jobs in renewable energy, better used Tesla prices, and a plug-in hybrid minivan recall. Fully electric Ford Transit vans will be delivering mail within months under a deal announced by Deutsche Post and Ford. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Coal has been in the news quite a lot lately, but jobs in solar energy. Today in Car News

2017 66

Volvo receives order for 25 electric buses from Trondheim, Norway

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Tide Buss has placed an order for 25 Volvo 7900 Electric buses for the city of Trondheim, Norway—the company’s largest order yet for its fully electric buses. The electric buses from Volvo will run on four routes in Trondheim, covering distances of between 12 and 15 km each, with operations due to start in August 2019. Energy consumption for Volvo’s electric buses is about 80% lower than for corresponding diesel buses.

Recharge IT

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today announced the RechargeIT initiative that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and oil dependence by accelerating the adoption of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. G oogle proved it is serious about Plug Ins with its new Recharge IT initiative. Here is part of the story.

2007 130

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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BAE Systems delivers 7,000th series hybrid-electric system for buses

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BAE Systems marked its 7,000 th delivery of a series hybrid-electric system for buses by meeting orders from a transit agency in Canada.

2016 95

Send us your EV REVENGE stories

Revenge of the Electric Car

Since the release of Who Killed the Electric Car? in 2006 and a steady stream of fan mail from all over the world, we can really sense a global community of electric car supporters who want to see all-electric vehicles replace the inefficient and costly gas-powered cars on the roads. And every now and then we hear about someone like Roque Haines and our electric hearts completely melt. Two and a half years later, his car is fully electric!

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Are You Plugged In?

Revenge of the Electric Car

Some of the first plug-in electric passenger vehicles are slated to roll onto U.S. For all the fanfare, sales of electric cars are currently negligible (outside of golf courses, that is). How many plug-in electric vehicles does President Barack Obama wish to see on U.S. 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. Which electric-car developer counts former U.

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One Million and 300 Million

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A s the political conventions take the stage, it's encouraging to see that both candidates support PHEVs and the development of electric fuel in the transportation sector. demand for electricity 15 percent by 2020. “If

2008 130

BMW Brilliance Automotive expands battery factory in China

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At the “High-Voltage Battery Centre Phase II”, BBA will produce the new, more powerful batteries of the fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology for the fully-electric BMW iX3. Today, we break ground for the next stage of our electric model offensive. Production of fully-electric cars to be integrated into existing structures. The BMW Group’s Leipzig plant began building the fully-electric BMW i3 in 2013. Batteries China Electric (Battery

2018 60

UPS to test new Thor medium-duty electric truck

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earlier post ) to develop and to test a fully-electric class 6 delivery truck in Los Angeles, Calif. For six months, UPS will test the medium-duty electric delivery truck as part of its fleet. UPS believes in the future of commercial electric vehicles.

2018 85

Volkswagen outlines drivetrain technology in electric I.D. R Pikes Peak

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R Pikes Peak, its first fully-electric racing car. They feed energy to two separate high-performance electric motors for the front and rear axles. R Pikes Peak: This is the first time that Volkswagen will be competing in a race with a fully-electric car.

2018 101

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

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AE Signs Accord

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The AFST/Austin Energy (AE) memorandum of understanding sets the stage for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) to be put into the participating fleets of Plug-in Partners (PIP) consortium of utilities and municipalities.

2006 130

Frank Talk on Plug-Ins

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13, 2006 Andrew Frank, University of California at Davis Mechanical engineering professor and researcher Andrew Frank has spent much of the last 30 years studying electric motors and batteries to make vehicles more fuel-efficient. WT:Fully electric cars kind of fizzled out.

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LEAF to the rescue as electric car joins emergency service fleets

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Nissan’s first fully electric car, the LEAF has been eagerly proving its salt with a number of emergency services roles, joining police forces, firefighting teams and medics across Europe and easily becoming the most popular fully electric emergency vehicle.

£12 million funding for 213 hybrid, electric and gas buses in UK

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Five bus manufacturers will benefit from orders for their hybrid, electric and gas buses: Alexander Dennis Limited, BYD, Optare, Scania and Volvo. Successful bidders included: City of York Council – 2 fully-electric single-decker buses. First York – 6 fully-electric single-decker buses. Nottingham City Council – 15 fully-electric single-decker buses. Transport for Greater Manchester – 3 fully-electric and 10 diesel-hybrid single-decker buses.

2013 60

Public Charging Stations For Electric Cars: Who Leads The Way?

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For the majority of the general public to consider purchasing a fully electric car, they first want accessible public charge points located at or near places they frequent in their daily life. It''s also clear that most people won''t end up using them nearly as much as they think they will. However, having them in place and available is necessary to

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