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 91

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.

2018 91

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

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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.)

2018 78

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

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

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 80

Formula E fully-electric race car makes track debut

Green Cars News

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

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.

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).

2010 93

AxleTech and Thor Trucks developing heavy-duty e-powertrain system

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AxleTech, a provider of specialty powertrain solutions, is developing a heavy-duty e-powertrain system with Thor Trucks, a fleet-focused transportation lab building fully electric commercial trucks. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Vehicle Systems

2018 88

2019 Hyundai Ioniq preview

Green Car Reports

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

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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

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.

2017 64

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 63

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

2018 94

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

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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 81

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

2017 65

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.

2018 112

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 91

Cummins to partner with KAMAZ on electrified trucks and buses

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Currently, KAMAZ, a Russia-based truck manufacturer, is actively developing a new electrified portfolio of battery-powered trucks and buses, while Cummins continues to expand its powertrain portfolio by developing electric power systems (fully electric and hybrid type) for commercial applications. Cummins intends to develop and supply to KAMAZ high-voltage fully electric powertrain prototypes with applications for city buses and medium range delivery trucks.

2018 91

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

2017 60

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.

Recharge IT

Plug In Partners

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

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

Green Car Reports

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

2015 81

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.

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!

2010 158

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

Green Car Reports

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

2013 79

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.

2010 126

One Million and 300 Million

Plug In Partners

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

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 91

Why CNBC Is Flat-Out Wrong On Electric-Car Charging

All Cars Electric

The transition from gasoline to plug-in hybrid and fully electric cars will admittedly be a slow one, but sometimes we wonder if our colleagues in the mainstream media would rather the transition not happen at all. At least, that’s the message we got reading an article by the usually balanced CNBC on Tuesday when it published a

2011 64

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.

2017 60

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 80

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

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

Green Cars News

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.

2014 80

Nissan hits 100,000 electric LEAF sales

Green Cars News

Global sales of Nissan’s all-electric LEAF have reached 100,000; with the milestone car produced in the UK and heading to a British buyer. Electric cars Nissan

2014 83

Tesla: A 500 mile range electric car ‘will soon be possible’

Green Cars News

A fully electric car with a 500 mile range might sound like a pipedream, but according to Tesla CEO, Elon Musk it would be possible for the near future. Electric cars Tesla Motors Editor Pick

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