KIT and e-bike manufacturer Coboc developing quick charging process for e-bike batteries

Green Car Congress

To shorten the charging time of e-bikes—in particular during daily use in the city—Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Coboc GmbH & Co. For preventive maintenance, information on the battery state is updated constantly. Within the project, KIT is responsible for the selection and assessment of suitable lithium-ion cells, for investigating the service life of selected cells, and for developing the quick charging process and the SOC and SOH diagnosis system.

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Efficient Drivetrains now offering OEM developer kit for plug-in hybrid solutions

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EDI), a developer of advanced hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions, has expanded its product portfolio to include the EDI PowerDrive electrification kit and developer support program for vehicle manufacturers moving to create a PHEV offering. The EDI PowerDrive kit offers OEMs a comprehensive framework for rapid PHEV vehicle solution development. Efficient Drivetrains , Inc.

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Flux Power introduces Li-ion battery upgrade kit for Polaris Ranger EV

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Flux Power Incorporated has introduced a new lithium-ion battery system upgrade kit for Polaris Ranger EVs. Flux says that the new upgrade kit lasts up to 10 years or up to 3,000 cycles. This new Flux Power kit is targeted at customers wanting better performance from their existing Polaris Ranger EV ATVs. The kit fits in the existing space while saving weight, improving performance and safety. The 48V kit comes in 8, 9.6,

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Tata Ace Gold - Electric Truck Conversion

Plug In India

By Atul Gopal ​We had an opportunity to visit Nothway Motorsports to check out their new electric truck conversion kit. Though a wee bit underpowered with its 2 cylinder engine, the low operating and maintenance costs, along with a loading capacity of 1 t has been a hit formula.

Symbio intros 40 kW hydrogen fuel cell range-extending module for heavy-duty electric vehicles

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Low impact on the loading weight and volume due in particular to the compactness of the kit, which makes the vehicle similar to a classic combustion powered model. The new Symbio kit has been especially adapted to address the challenges of manufacturers who wish to position themselves in the zero- emission mobility market, in terms of: Quality. The kit is packaged with its power electronics unit for the conversion of fuel cell power for the battery.

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Power Global, Rap Eco Motors to launch mass electric auto-rickshaw line powered by swappable battery technology

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Simultaneously, with fuel prices surging as much as 20% in the last six months, and the cumulative costs of internal combustion engine-vehicle maintenance, drivers are increasingly turning to cost-effective electric auto-rickshaws as the modern and reliable vehicles of choice.

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Alaska Air Group collaborating with ZeroAvia to develop hydrogen powertrain for 76-seat zero-emission aircraft

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Alaska has also secured options for up to 50 kits to begin converting its regional aircraft to hydrogen-electric power through ZeroAvia’s zero-emission powertrain, starting with the Q400 aircraft.

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Efficient Drivetrains announces availability of EDI PowerDrive 6000ev electric drivetrain for medium-duty vehicles

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Efficient Drivetrains offers its EDI PowerDrive 6000ev series as an electrification kit and developer support program for OEMs looking to bring medium-duty electrified vehicle offerings to market to comply with impending emissions reductions mandates. The EDI PowerDrive kit offers OEMs a modular design for simple integration into existing chassis designs and enables rapid solution introduction. Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

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Efficient Drivetrains announces production release of PowerDrive7000ev for medium- and heavy-duty vehicle applications

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Efficient Drivetrains will be offering its EDI PowerDrive 7000ev series as an electrification kit and developer support program for OEMs looking to bring heavy-duty electrified vehicle offerings to market to comply with impending emissions reductions mandates. The EDI PowerDrive kit offers OEMs a modular design for integration into existing chassis designs and enables rapid vehicle solution introductions.

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Westport Parts + Service launches new nat gas aftermarket distribution channel with Alliant Power

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With an initial focus on Class 1-5 light-duty vehicles through select Alliant Power distributors, Westport Parts + Service creates a single source for natural gas aftermarket service and maintenance parts. The Westport Parts + Service distribution channel offers customers and fleets a one-stop shop for natural gas vehicle parts—a constantly growing parts catalogue with familiar layouts, helpful kits and common maintenance items, and regional availability of parts stocked on shelves.

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New GM SDK gives developers access to 350+ simulated GM vehicle data signals

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General Motors has introduced a next generation infotainment software development kit ( NGI SDK ) that allows software developers around the world to develop and test in-vehicle applications for GM’s infotainment systems. The development kit includes the native Application Program Interfaces (APIs) that allow developers access to more than 350 vehicle data signals—more than any other automaker. Performance and maintenance, such as oil life and tire pressure.

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Efficient Drivetrains expands PowerDrive portfolio with additional all-electric drivetrains

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has expanded its EDI PowerDrive solution portfolio to include additional models of all-electric drivetrains and full vehicle electrification kits for commercial vehicles spanning class 4 through 8. OEMs can also further customize their vehicle solutions with EDI’s Electric Power Export (Power2E) option—the capability to export a range of power directly from the vehicle for use in disaster recovery, jobsite maintenance, tool operation, and other applications.

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Citroën ë-Berlingo Van now available to order

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The cost of use is lower with ë-Berlingo Van: the cost of electricity consumption is five times lower than the cost of fuel for a traditional van and because its maintenance is simpler, it is estimated to be 30% less expensive. The Citroën ë-Berlingo Van is now available to order.

VSE Corporation delivers prototype repowered, fuel-efficient engine to US Postal Service for testing

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The vehicle was delivered with VSE’s prototype RFD6 Re-Power Kit which VSE claims may increase the current vehicle’s fuel efficiency by as much as 75% with a proportionate reduction in the vehicle’s carbon footprint. The RFD6 Re-Power Kit was engineered by VSE to take advantage of the existing maintenance infrastructure and personnel technical levels resident in the US Postal Service Vehicle Maintenance Facilities (VMFs).

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Ford expands Smart Mobility pilot program to deliver improved access to healthcare in The Gambia; motorcycles with sensors

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The project uses Ford’s OpenXC ( earlier post ) sensor kits fitted to the motorcycles to gather information. Sensor kit that has been extended to motorcycles for the Data Driven Healthcare experiment. The sensor kit collects and analyzes data such as GPS data and mapping coordinates to reach people who need medical care in rural West Africa.

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Ballard lands $17M deal for deployment of ~300 fuel cell buses in China; new 30 kW and 60 kW modules

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The agreement includes supply and sale of fully-assembled fuel cell power modules; ready-to-assemble module kits; a technology license for localization of assembly; supply of proprietary fuel cell stacks; and long-term recurring royalties leveraged to unit volumes of locally assembled modules. Under a newly signed long-term license and supply agreement, Ballard Power Systems will supply Guangdong Synergy Hydrogen Power Technology Co., Ltd.,

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Ballard signs $2.5M technology solutions deal for hydrogen backup power systems in China

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China Tower Corporation provides construction, maintenance and operations services for this consolidation of telecommunication towers and ancillary facilities. These include licensing and equipment supply agreements for fuel cell power modules, parts kits and stacks for buses in China. Ballard Power Systems signed a definitive agreement with Guangdong Nation Synergy Hydrogen Power Technology Co.

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MAN Lion’s City 18 E articulated electric bus to begin practical testing in Barcelona and Cologne later this year

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As such, transport operators benefit when it comes to maintenance work and the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Here, MAN relies on the fully developed lithium-ion (NMC) battery cell technology from the Volkswagen Group’s modular kit.

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Samsung introduces Samsung Connect Auto connected car solution

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Developers can leverage Tizen and Samsung’s Software Development Kit (SDK) to further evolve additional services. A virtual mechanic checks vehicle status from the on-board diagnostic port to recommend maintenance and repair services offered by a specialized network. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd has introduced a connected car solution, Samsung Connect Auto. Samsung Connect Auto plugs directly into the OBD II port underneath the steering wheel.

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Li-ion Reserve in the World: How it Revolutionised the EV Industry

Get Electric Vehicle

Tesla Motors began production in 2008 with the Roadster, which was essentially an AC Propulsion vehicle with kit-car parts replaced by one-grade-above-kit-car Lotus Elise pieces in the first generation. Low Maintenance – no periodic discharge is needed; there is no memory.

Tigor EV Highway Drive: Bengaluru - Coimbatore - Ooty - Mysuru

Plug In India

Throw in costs of the driver, electricity and maintenance, that would mean a minimum revenue required of Rs. The womenfolk created some sewing kits and embroidery frames. By Atul Gopal The PluginIndia team went on an electric car drive using the Tata Tigor EV.

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Retrofitting three-wheeler to electric 

Electric Vehicles India

Many governments are adopting electric vehicles in India, some start-ups are coming with retro fitment kits for Internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. The usage of these kits can be done for deregistered vehicles or currently used vehicles. Retrofitting three-wheeler to electric.

HD REV powertrain company Wrightspeed gearing up for commercialization push

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The Route powertrain kit, complete with the Fulcrum turbine generator and Wrightspeed GTD reduces fuel consumption, emissions, and noise pollution. With fewer moving parts and drastically reduced brake wear, maintenance costs also go down. Wrightspeed Inc.,

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Road Test: 2021 Lexus NX 300h F Sport Black Line Special Edition

Clean Fleet Report

Access to the cargo area, with tie downs, lights, a first aid kit and under-floor compartments, is through a power lift gate. Two Free Scheduled Services – Per Maintenance Schedule. Iconic Styling in a Premium Hybrid Compact Crossover.

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Road Test: 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy 2.5T AWD

Clean Fleet Report

Maintenance – Three years/36,000 mile. Calligraphy Trim Adds an Upscale Feel. The midsize Santa Fe has been one of Hyundai’s best-selling SUVs, so when it was time for some updates they weren’t going to just make it prettier, but also better to keep ahead of the pack.

The World’s Most Popular EVs Aren’t Cars, Trucks, or Motorcycles

Cars That Think

Hub motors are relatively affordable, low-maintenance, mass produced by the millions. A do-it-yourselfer can find entire, 800- to 1,000-watt hub motor kits for around $200, where mid-drive power can cost three to five times as much. When the U.S.

Kia introducing bi-fuel gasoline-LPG Picanto in Europe

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Made in Korea, the Kappa family of engines share many common characteristics, including dual CVVT (continuously variable valve timing), a cast aluminium block, off-set crankshaft, maintenance-free long-life timing chain and low-friction ‘beehive’ valve springs. ft 3 ) with rear seats upright and a tire-mobility kit is provided in case of a puncture. Picanto Click to enlarge.

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Road Test: 2021 Genesis GV80 2.5T RWD Prestige

Clean Fleet Report

Maintenance – Three years/36,000 miles. The Premium Midsize SUV Benchmark. In only a few short years Genesis, the luxury division of Hyundai launched in 2017, released the excellent G70, G80 and G90 sedans.

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La Poste testing hydrogen fuel cell range extenders in Renault Kangoo Z.E. mail delivery vehicles

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The Franche-Comté region and La Poste (the French postal service) are testing hydrogen fuel cell range extender kits from Symbio FCell in three Renault Kangoo Z.E. The Symbio FCell offer includes standard CAN-Bus and electrical interfaces, cooling output and maintenance software. Symbio ALP-5 range extender. Click to enlarge.

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Down to the wire for final round of public voting in DOE Apps for Vehicles challenge

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Pulling 200+ data points from the car sensors, as well as 100+ social and ambient data points (weather, traffic APIs), it provides real time diagnostics/alerts and historical data visualization, enabling the driver to maximize MPG, improve engine performance, gives tips/insights on carbon emissions and offset tools, as well as how to reduce running costs on gas, maintenance and insurance (along the Mint.com marketplace model).

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Volkswagen’s MEB for EVs: long electric range, open-platform, open-space, pricing for the volume market; “tablet on wheels”

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These four main kits are now joined by the all-new Modularer Elektrifizierungsbaukasten (“Modular Electric Drive kit”, or MEB), being developed by the Volkswagen brand. These can range from tried and true services such as emergency call, roadside assistance and crash notification to remote vehicle access, family guardian apps, maintenance, and e-mobility services such as checking battery levels, remote climatization and e-Golf Trip Data.

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smart, MINI Unveiling Electric Scooter Concepts at Paris Show; Central Role for Smartphones

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The brushless direct current hub drive transmits its power directly to the rear wheel, and is clean and maintenance-free. The new, further developed smart drive kit app allows the rider to use online services when making stops on the road. The smart escooter. Click to enlarge. Both smart and MINI are unveiling electric scooter concepts: the smart escooter and the MINI Scooter E Concept ; both will premiere at the upcoming 2010 Paris Motor Show. smart escooter.

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CleanFUEL USA partners with Freightliner on new 8.0L propane LPI medium-duty engine

Green Car Congress

Conversion kits also will be available to switch medium-duty gasoline vehicles to run on propane. PERC estimates that operating costs of a propane fleet typically range from 5 to 30% less than a gasoline-powered fleet, when capital costs (vehicle and infrastructure) and operation and maintenance costs are all taken into consideration.

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Toyota introduces 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid

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In place of a spare tire, the Prius Plug-in carries a tire-sealing kit and inflator. Toyota’s 36-month/36,000 mile basic new-vehicle warranty applies to all components other than normal wear and maintenance items. The Prius Plug-in Hybrid will also come standard with Toyota Care, a complimentary plan covering normal factory-scheduled maintenance and 24-hour roadside assistance for three years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. 2012 Prius Plug-in hybrid. Click to enlarge.

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Largo Scooters :Stealth Hub ebike conversion kits Metric Mind :Siemens AC drive motors and controlers Nu-KarElectric Vehicles : Citicar and Comutacar Parts SD Scooters : Electric scooterparts {Returnto top of page} EV Component Manufacturers Analytic Systems: manufactureInverters, Chargers and DC Converters for mobile and Electric Vehicle applications AVT :"SuperMotor" 4QD : Controllersand indicators Advanced DC Motors : EV motors Adlee Powertronic Co.,

Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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And with EV maintenance you are less exposed to being ripped off buy the ICE car repairman. Region Business Technology Science Health Sports Opinion Arts Style Travel Jobs Real Estate Autos Back to Top Copyright 2009 The New York Times Company Privacy Policy Search Corrections RSS First Look Help Contact Us Work for Us Media Kit Site Map. Home Page Todays Paper Video Most Popular Times Topics Search All NYTimes.com Energy & Environment World U.S.

Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Also maintenance on these (no oil changes to speak of) etc will cost much less than an internal combution propelled car. Region Business Technology Science Health Sports Opinion Arts Style Travel Jobs Real Estate Autos Back to Top Copyright 2009 The New York Times Company Privacy Policy Search Corrections RSS First Look Help Contact Us Work for Us Media Kit Site Map. Home Page Todays Paper Video Most Popular Times Topics Search All NYTimes.com Energy & Environment World U.S.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Felix and I might differ on that -- Felix and I were talking the other day -- but we dont expect the battery and the battery maintenance to be part of the ownership cost of your car. About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Carmakers Say. Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us How Carmakers are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity If you ask, "have major auto-makers come around on PHEVs?",

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