Rigterink Logistikgruppe testing the fully-electric eActros truck

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The Mercedes-Benz battery-electric eActros will be put through its paces by Rigterink Logistikgruppe in regular operations primarily transporting foodstuffs in the inner-city traffic of Frankfurt am Main, Wiesbaden, Mainz and numerous other municipalities in the Rhine-Main area.

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The next generation of the Porsche Macan compact SUV will be fully electric

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The Supervisory Board of Porsche AG has decided to manufacture the next generation of the Macan as a fully electric series. This will be the first all-electric compact SUV from Porsche, and is due to roll off the assembly line in the Leipzig site at the start of the next decade. By 2022 we will be investing more than six billion euros in electric mobility, and by 2025 50% of all new Porsche vehicles could have an electric drive system. Electric (Battery

2019 95

Swiss Post, Austrian Post to move to fully electric fleets by 2030

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The national companies have joined the global electric vehicles initiative EV100 which aims to make electric transport the new normal by 2030. Together, the four companies will switch 22,000 fossil-fuel vehicles to electric. With two out of three new cars in Europe being sold to the private sector, business commitments to electric vehicles send a clear signal of demand for EVs to automakers. EDP has committed to switch a fleet of more than 3000 vehicles to electric.

2019 94

Cadillac shows brand’s first fully electric EV at NAIAS; based on BEV3 global architecture

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Electric (Battery On the heels of its announcement of the 2020 XT6 three-row crossover with 3.6L V-6 engine with cylinder deactivation and nine-speed automatic transmission, Cadillac revealed the brand’s first EV at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

2019 105

Fully electric Porsche Macan due by 2022 will replace gasoline model entirely

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Porsche has somewhat publicly, for months if not years, been examining the possibility of producing an electric version of its top-selling model, the Macan. It turns out that that may not have been the whole truth, and what's actually now confirmed is a huge step beyond just another version to satisfy regulators. Porsche announced on Monday that. Plug-In Hybrids

2019 88

VW names fully electric hatchback ID 3, starts taking deposits in Europe

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The Volkswagen ID hatchback due to go on sale in Europe this year, at last, has a name: ID 3. And in Europe, as of today, it’s available for order. The hatchback, which is an evolution of the first Volkswagen ID Concept, from 2016, says that it’s “the third major chapter of strategic importance” in the history of the brand. MEB architecture

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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

UX small crossover could spawn fully electric Lexus, trademark move suggests

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Although Toyota isn’t in any big hurry to develop and push out electric vehicles to its dealerships—especially in the U.S., as recent executive comments have suggested—there might be a different trajectory planned for electrifying Lexus showrooms. In a trademark filing earlier this month, found by AutoGuide, Toyota Motor

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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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Voltabox to supply Li-ion batteries for the automotive sector, starting with a fully electric van

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Batteries Electric (Battery Germany-based Voltabox AG, a provider of lithium-ion battery systems primarily used in buses for public transportation, forklifts, automated guided vehicles and mining vehicles, is expanding its customer base. The company has recently accelerated pilot projects in the automotive sector, some of which will be transferred to series production in the course of the current fiscal year.

2019 64

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

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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

2017 93

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

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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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BMW Group to offer 25 electrified vehicle models by 2025, 12 fully electric

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By 2025, the BMW Group will offer 25 electrified vehicle models—12 of them fully electric, said Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, in a preview briefing before the opening of the Frankfurt Motor Show next week. The Group’s market share for electric drives in Europe is already three times higher than its market share for combustion-powered cars, added Klaus Fröhlich, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Development.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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Tesla Model S vs. Porsche Taycan: How the two electric cars compare

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The Tesla Model S was the first long-range premium electric car, and it’s been on the market for seven years. And yet just now, for the 2020 model year, arrives what some might see as its first formidable fully electric rival from Germany: the Porsche Taycan.

2019 105

Mercedes-Benz is playing it safe with batteries and driving range—for the long haul

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With the launch of the Mercedes-Benz EQC earlier this year for Europe, some seized on the fully electric luxury crossover’s driving range as a sign the brand just wan't keeping up.

2019 104

VW ID 3 electric car bows at Frankfurt, heads for European deliveries next year

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On Monday VW revealed the production ID 3, the first of what it hopes will be many millions of vehicles built on a dedicated fully electric platform.

2019 93

Amazon electric van order makes Rivian future a little more certain

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The e-commerce and logistics giant Amazon has announced that it will order 100,000 fully electric vans from the Michigan electric-truck hopeful Rivian. The Rivian vans are to be delivered starting in 2021, with 10,000 of them in service as early as 2022 and all 100,000 on the road by 2030. They'll save 4 million metric tons of carbon per year by

2019 67

Honda plans all-electrified lineup for Europe by 2025

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At the Geneva auto show on Tuesday, Honda announced plans to bring a fully-electrified lineup to Europe by 2025. That's different, of course, than selling only fully electric cars. The plan includes hybrids, such as the CR-V Hybrid that Honda sells in Europe now, as well as plug-in and fully electric cars. Honda expects full hybrid technology to. Geneva Auto Show

2019 86

First drive review: VW ID Buggy heads for the hills with MEB sharable electric car platform

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Volkswagen’s first step toward fully electric vehicles feels like a cha-cha. The electric dune-buggy concept, which made its debut at the.

2019 111

Survey: Range, cost, infrastructure sum up why shoppers avoid EVs

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We’ve heard it repeatedly as the result of various polls and surveys: Active and prospective car shoppers are interested in fully electric vehicles and eager to go electric.

2019 101

2019 Audi E-tron is first EV to earn Top Safety Pick+ award

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With results announced Wednesday, the 2019 Audi E-tron is the first fully electric vehicle to be named a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

2019 104

Boxy Bollinger B1 and B2 electric truck prototypes due for September reveal

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The Bollinger fully electric trucks stand apart from everything else in the EV sector—even the electric trucks that are on the way from Rivian.

2019 95

Amazon electric van order makes Rivian future more certain

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The e-commerce and logistics giant Amazon has announced that it will order 100,000 fully electric vans from the Michigan electric-truck hopeful Rivian.

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Boxy Bollinger B1 and B2 electric SUVs prototypes due for September reveal

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The Bollinger fully electric trucks stand apart from everything else in the EV sector—even the electric trucks that are on the way from Rivian.

2019 94

Base price of VW's electric cars could be as low as $21,000

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Volkswagen plans to price its new generation of upcoming fully electric vehicles lower than it had previously hinted—as low as 18,000 euros for Europe, or about $21,000 for an entry-level fully electric model that will launch there in late 2019.

2018 88

Tesla launches insurance product—only in California

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Tesla has opted to go it alone in some far-reaching and profound ways—like how it sells and services its cars, how it provides charging infrastructure, how it keeps them updated and, well, that every single car the automaker produces is fully electric.

2019 84

Charging stations now outnumber gas stations in Britain

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It’s not unusual to hear people wave off the change to fully electric to when EV chargers are as plentiful as gas stations, and when vehicle charging can be done, in a pinch, in nearly the same time.

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2020 Mini Cooper SE urban electric car revives Mini E formula

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The fully electric 2020 Mini Cooper SE will bring back everything early Mini pioneers loved about the company's first electric effort, the 2009 Mini E, in a more conventional, practical package.

2019 103

Plugging in Pacifica Hybrid: City drive review of its 32-mile electric range

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Plug-in hybrids like the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid are pitched as great solutions for families who can’t quite make the leap to a fully electric vehicle for road trips but want to keep their local driving—and, perhaps their commute—tailpipe-emissions-free.

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2021 Ford Mach E: What we know about 300-mile electric SUV

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Put it into a fully electric vehicle that channels some of what makes the Tesla Model 3 Performance so much in demand, versus other EVs. On a much-simplified level, that’s the recipe behind Ford’s electric vehicle project, which will. Grab some of the pony-car attitude and affordability of the Ford Mustang. Support it and nurture it. Mach 1

2019 86

Mercedes-Benz EQC Edition 1886 electric SUV kicks off a new era

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The Mercedes-Benz EQC 1886 Edition is positioned to show off the extensive range of features offered in this new fully electric model. Against the bustling backdrop of the New York auto show, Mercedes-Benz introduced a vehicle that it says celebrates its humble roots—in 1886, when Karl Benz is credited with inventing the first automobile. New York Auto Show Mercedes EQ

2019 79

2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid signals the start of a big electrified push

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As Ford prepares the first of several fully electric vehicles, for what amounts to a rapidly expanding niche, the automaker is also working on rolling out electrified versions of its existing mainstream lineup. After finding plenty of success many years ago with its Ford Escape Hybrid, and then sitting out the hybrid-SUV market for many years, the. Detroit Auto Show

2019 86

Report: Rivian in talks with GM and Amazon

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General Motors and Amazon could soon invest between $1 billion and $2 billion into Michigan-based electric vehicle hopeful Rivian, according to a report from Reuters. If the reported talks result in a deal, the two companies could end up with minority stakes in Rivian, as it pushes to get its fully electric pickup—widely seen as the star.

2019 83

DAF delivers first electric truck to Jumbo

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DAF Trucks delivered its first fully electric truck to Dutch supermarket chain, Jumbo. The CF Electric was developed in a joint venture between DAF and VDL ( earlier post ), and will be used by Jumbo to supply its supermarkets in the south of the Netherlands.

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