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

Green Car Congress

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

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

Green Car Congress

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 95

Trending Sources

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2017 60

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

Green Car Congress

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

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

Green Car Reports

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

2017 84

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

Green Car Congress

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

Green Car Congress

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

Green Car Congress

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).

2010 78

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

Green Car Congress

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

2018 97

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2017 60

Volvo receives order for 25 electric buses from Trondheim, Norway

Green Car Congress

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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 71

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

Green Car Congress

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

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

Green Car Reports

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

BYD delivers e6 electric taxis to Thriev

Green Cars News

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

E6 58

2019 BMW i5 crossover utility vehicle rendered from patent drawings

Green Car Reports

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

2016 86

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

Green Car Reports

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

Volkswagen all-electric prototype racer to compete in Pikes Peak event in June

Green Car Congress

This all-electric prototype racing car will compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on 24 June in Colorado. family of all-electric vehicles and is also the first step towards a closer relationship between Volkswagen R and Volkswagen Motorsport. Electric (Battery) Motorsport

2018 98

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

Green Car Congress

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

BMW Group hits 100K electrified vehicle mark for this year, lights up Group HQ like a battery

Green Car Congress

By 2025, the company will offer 25 fully electric and plug-in hybrid models worldwide. For its BMW i electric brand, which was founded in 2011, the company has already secured the naming rights from BMW i1 to i9, as well as from BMW iX1 to iX9.

2017 78

SAIC introduces large electric panel van in Europe: Maxus EV80

Green Car Congress

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.

2017 90

LEAF to the rescue as electric car joins emergency service fleets

Green Cars News

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.

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

BMW R&D spending this year could reach €7B; e-mobility, autonomy, new model initiative

Green Car Congress

In 2017, the BMW Group delivered more than 100,000 electrified vehicles to customers for the first time in a single year, mainly driven by the performance of the all-electric BMW i3, sales of which have risen every year since its market launch in 2013. Last year, the BMW Group accounted for more newly registered electrified vehicles (all-electric + plug-in hybrid) than any other manufacturer in Europe, with a share of 21%. Half of these models will be fully electric.

2018 60

Audi to increase participation in Formula E; full factory-backed motorsport program for 2017/2018

Green Car Congress

Audi will intensify its future commitment in Formula E —the world’s first racing series for fully electric race cars. Electric mobility is one of the key topics in our industry We intend to evolve into one of the leading premium car manufacturers in this field.

2016 90

Rhein Neckar Verkehr GmbH first customer for Mercedes-Benz electric Citaro bus

Green Car Congress

Rhein‑Neckar‑Verkehr GmbH will be the first customer for the fully-electric Citaro city bus from Mercedes-Benz. The fullyelectric Mercedes‑Benz Citaro receives its drive energy from lithium‑ion batteries. The vehicle is powered by electric wheel hub motors at the rear axle. One of the particular features of the Citaro with all‑electric drive will be the precise refined thermal management of the bus’s drive and climate control systems.

2017 60

SEAT to introduce 500 km MEB-based EV, Leon PHEV in 2020

Green Car Congress

SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, will introduce its first fully electric vehicle in 2020. 2020 will be SEAT’s year of electrification with the launch of a plug-in hybrid version of the new SEAT Leon, to be built in the Martorell factory and featuring a range of at least 50 kilometers, as well as the brand’s first fully electric vehicle, manufactured on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins Vehicle Manufacturers

2018 83

Only 25 Focus Electrics destined for UK roads

Green Cars News

Ford''s first attempt at launching a fully electric car in the UK will be more restrained than expected, it has emerged. A fully electric Focus has been available in the US since April 2012 and is due to launch in the UK before the end of the year.

New battery-electric MINI to be variant of core 3-door model

Green Car Congress

The BMW Group announced that the new battery-electric MINI will be a variant of the brand’s core 3-door model. This fully electric car will go into production in 2019, increasing the choice of MINI powertrains to include gasoline and diesel internal combustion engines, a plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) and a battery electric vehicle. The new, fully-electric MINI is one of a series of electrified models to be launched by the BMW and MINI brands in the coming years.

2017 65

First Tesla Model S to arrive in UK on June 7

Green Cars News

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.

2014 66

Visedo and TECO partner on heavy vehicle electric motors

Green Car Congress

Finnish manufacturer of electric drivetrains for heavy vehicles Visedo has signed a supply and purchase agreement with Asia’s largest electric motor producer TECO Electric & Machinery Company. Our synchronous reluctance assisted permanent magnet (SRPM) technology allows Visedo to deliver the market’s most efficient hybrid and fully electric solutions that are also smaller and lighter than our competitors.

2017 60

Spanish cities deploy electric taxi fleet

Green Cars News

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

Taxi 59

Ford slashes Focus Electric price for US buyers

Green Cars News

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

USA 58

Ford dealerships to go green with wind and solar

Green Cars News

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.

2014 57

Tesla makes first Model S deliveries to the UK

Green Cars News

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

2014 61

Driven: Tesla Model S

Green Cars News

Combining the pure thrill of a true performance car with the naturally entertaining and smooth drive of an electric car; this is the car, that ten years ago, you didn’t know you were waiting for; the Tesla Model S. Electric cars Tesla Motors Road Tests Editor Pick

2014 60

Nissan launches new CARE-EV package for LEAF owners

Green Cars News

Nissan has launched a new customer care package for its growing network of UK electric car owners. The new CARE-EV package makes five pledges to buyers of the carmaker’s LEAF electric, to help improve their experience of fully-electric motoring.

2013 65

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

Green Cars News

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

2014 59

NEVS’ Tianjin JV partners with Microsoft on car connectivity

Green Car Congress

Microsoft, with their very rich knowledge and experience in the digital services will play an important role in NEVS transformation from an electric vehicle manufacturer to a mobility service provider. NEVS’ Tianjin Joint Venture NNEV (National New Energy Vehicle Co.,

2017 90