DOE: median driving range of EVs tops 250 miles for MY2020

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The median EPA estimated range for all EV models offered in the 2020 model year exceeded 250 miles, according to figures from the US Department of Energy (DOE). The 2020 model year also marked the first year that an EV achieved an EPA-estimated maximum range of more than 400 miles.

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Wyoming leads in vehicle miles traveled per person

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Total vehicle miles traveled (VMT) by all vehicles in the United States vary greatly across the individual states. The latest annual data from the Federal Highway Administration show that in 2018 the maximum (348,796 million miles in California) was 94.5

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Fluid Truck orders 40 additional electric trucks from Lightning eMotors; supporting IKEA last-mile delivery in NYC

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These vehicles will be utilized by XPO Logistics and NAL Group in their support of IKEA Retail US last-mile delivery efforts. They feature 129 kWhs of battery capacity with a range of 120 miles and can be charged in just under two hours by an 80-kW on-board DC fast charger.

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IKEA Canada partners with Second Closet & Lion Electric for last-mile delivery; 15 Lion6 electric trucks

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IKEA Canada has partnered with technology-enabled logistics and last-mile delivery provider, Second Closet, which will begin integrating zero-emission trucks into its fleet for IKEA home deliveries in several markets across Canada. Lion6 electric trucks feature a direct-drive TM4 SUMO MD motor and inverter; battery capacity is up to 252 kWh, for a range of up to 180 miles.

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Average annual highway vehicle miles traveled per capita varies by state

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On a per-capita basis, the number of vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) on the nation’s roads varies from a low of 5,300 annual miles in the District of Columbia to 16,900 annual miles in Wyoming. Values rounded to the nearest hundred miles.

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Scooter trips from rental services in US averaged one mile per trip in 2019

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The average distance per trip for rented scooters in the US in 2019 was one mile, according to data from the National Association of City Transportation Officials. miles while trips made by casual (non-member) bike share users averaged 3.3 miles.

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Toyota REXH2 fuel cell module successfully tested on boat over more than 7,000 nautical miles, including trans-Atlantic crossings

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It has been succesfully tested in real open sea conditions aboard the Energy Observer boat for over more than 7,000 nautical miles including trans-Atlantic crossings. The REXH2 is a modular maritime hydrogen power solution developed around Toyota’s fuel cell technology.

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BYD next-generation EV platform: Up to 600 miles, 800V charging, optimized efficiency

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debuted at the 2021 Shanghai auto show with some impressive performance figures including, according to the company, up to 600 miles of range (likely

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California ARB developing Clean Miles Standard for ridesharing companies

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With the enactment of SB 1014 ( earlier post )—the Clean Miles Standard and Incentive Program—the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is to develop and to implement new requirements for transportation network companies (TNCs)—i.e., SB 1014 requires CARB to establish by 1 January 2020, a GHG emission baseline for TNCs on a per-passenger-mile basis.

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All-electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype exceeds testing target; 1502 hp, quarter-mile in 8.27s

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The all-electric Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype has blazed through a quarter-mile in 8.27

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Two-thirds of freight shipped by truck in the US in 2018 was shipped less than 100 miles

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billion tons (two-thirds) were shipped less than 100 miles. billion tons were shipped between 100 and 249 miles and 1.2 billion tons between 250 and 499 miles. Of the 11.1 billion tons of freight shipped by trucks in the United States in 2018, 7.3

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Kia starts pilot of last-mile delivery service in Singapore for future electric PBV business

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to break into Singapore’s last-mile delivery market. The Niro EV model optimized and modified for last-mile logistics service will be used in Singapore’s city center, in the process responding to the needs of the rapidly growing e-commerce market. Purpose-built vehicles&mdash are vehicles that are designed for specific applications, such as last-mile delivery, autonomous shuttles and chauffeur-driven luxury vehicles.

CU Denver study finds ride-hailing increases vehicle miles traveled

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increase in the miles cars travel for ride-hailing passengers in Denver’s metro area, according to a study published this week in the journal Transportation by researchers at the University of Colorado Denver. For this study, the conservative (lower end) percentage of deadheading miles from ride-hailing is 40.8%. There is decrease in overall transportation efficiency due to more car miles on the road, often traveling without passengers.

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GM launches BrightDrop: first-to-last-mile electric ecosystem for goods & services

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General Motors has launched a new business, BrightDrop , which will offer an ecosystem of electric first-to-last-mile products, software and services to empower delivery and logistics companies to move goods more efficiently.

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DOE: median EV range in US grew from 73 miles in MY 2011 to 125 miles in MY

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In model year 2011, there were just three different models of all-electric vehicles (AEV) available and their ranges on a full charge (according to the Environmental Protection Agency) spanned from 63 to 94 miles. By model year 2018, the number of AEV models increased to 14 and the available ranges expanded as well, from a minimum of 58 miles for the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Coupe to a maximum of 335 miles for the Tesla Model S 100D.

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MIIT verifies Xpeng P7 EV range of 706 km (439 miles) NEDC

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China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China (MIIT) has verified Xpeng’s P7 electric sports sedan’s driving range to be NEDC 706 km (439 miles). decrease in wind resistance coefficient increases NEDC driving range by about 8 km (5 miles).

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Most of Tesla lineup gets a range boost: up to 353 miles for Model 3, 371 miles for Model X

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The Model 3 now has a maximum estimated range of 353 miles in dual-motor all-wheel drive Long Range form, compared to 322 miles before. Tesla now quotes a range of 315 miles for the Model 3

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Recent growth of Vehicle Miles of Travel in US occurred on urban roadways

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Vehicle miles of travel (VMT) on urban roadways in the United States grew by 13.7% trillion miles. Light-duty vehicles (of all types) posted an increase in urban VMT of a scant 0.2% (from 2,066,824 million miles in 2017 to 2,071,605 million miles in 2018).

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Velodyne Lidar introduces solid-state sensor for autonomous mobile robotics and last-mile delivery

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The Velarray M1600 enables touchless mobile and last-mile delivery robots to operate autonomously and safely, without human intervention. Velodyne Lidar introduced the Velarray M1600, a solid-state lidar sensor designed to serve mobile robotic applications.

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Growth Energy: 2 billion miles on E15

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Growth Energy announced that in five months, US drivers have surpassed another billion miles on E15 (gasoline with 15% ethanol), bringing the total miles driven across the US to 2 billion. More than 1,000 stations across the country are currently offering E15 to consumers—nearly triple the number of stations from the same time last year.

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Tesla starts advertising Model 3 with 93 miles of range on its website in Canada

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Tesla is now starting to advertise the Model 3 with 93 miles of range, which aims to give buyers access to local EV incentives, on its website in Canada. more… The post Tesla starts advertising Model 3 with 93 miles of range on its website in Canada appeared first on Electrek.

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Plug Power partners with Lightning Systems on hydrogen fuel-cell-powered Class 6 trucks for logistics industry; “middle-mile” solution

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tons) capable of supporting middle-mile delivery logistics between warehouses and distribution centers. The standard vehicle offering includes 20kg of on-board hydrogen storage, delivering average range (for typical route profiles) in excess of 200 miles. Plug Power Inc.

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Electric Vehicle Spotlight (EVS): Electric Last Mile Solutions

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Today Electrek turns its spotlight to the up-and-coming EV company, Electric Last Mile (ELMS), which is targeting one of the hottest EV markets: commercial fleets. more… The post Electric Vehicle Spotlight (EVS): Electric Last Mile Solutions appeared first on Electrek.

Lower-priced single-motor Polestar 2: 260+ miles with heat pump

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The more affordable single-motor and dual-motor versions of the four-door fastback are expected to earn about 260 miles and 240 miles, respectively, even though they use the same

Tesla Model S Long Range Plus now EPA-rated for 402 miles

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Tesla’s Model S Long Range Plus now carries an official EPA-rated range of 402 miles—a 20% increase compared to a 2019 Model S 100D with the same battery pack design. This is the first US EV to break the 400-mile range mark.

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Hyundai upgrading Bluelink connected car services technology; Connected Routing, Last Mile Navigation

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In addition to a refined user interface, the upgraded Bluelink offers a range of new benefits and services for Hyundai customers, including Connected Routing, Last Mile Navigation and live parking information, and a new user profile feature. Last Mile Navigation.

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Miles Driven Are Rising, But Gas Consumption Continues To Fall

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Study Fuel Economy Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT It may not be the most practical solution, but driving less generally seems like one of the most straightforward ways to save fuel. Now, two recent studies show that it sometimes isn''t that simple. On the one hand, Americans are driving more. On the other, they are using less fuel while doing it. RELATED: More Efficient Cars, More Domestic Energy.

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2021 VW ID.4 rated for 260 miles of range in lower-priced version

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Pro, which starts reaching dealerships soon, has been given a somewhat higher EPA range rating of 260 miles. Volkswagen confirmed Monday that its 2021 ID.4 The ID.4 Pro, with the larger 82-kwh battery pack, achieves that number in single-motor rear-wheel-drive form, beating the ID.4

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Miles Driven In U.S. Hits New All-Time High; Gasoline Used Doesn't

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Americans are driving more miles than they have in years, but that doesn't mean they are using more gasoline. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) shows that vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) has increased consistently over the past 18 months. billion miles were. CAFE Fuel Economy Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Corporate Average Fuel EconomyData collected by the U.S.

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Hummer EV SUV will gain 100 miles in 12 minutes, factor in charging on off-road routes

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seconds in its Ludicrous-like Watts To Freedom (WTF) mode, the diagonal dance enabled by Crab mode and its four-wheel steering, the heavy suspension lifting of Extract mode, and an EPA range targeted at more than 300 or 350 miles in the

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Kenworth electric trucks go on sale, with range up to 200 miles

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Battery packs of 141 kilowatt-hours and 282 kwh are available, with estimated ranges of 100 miles and 200 miles, respectively. Kenworth announced Friday that it is launching medium-duty electric delivery trucks.

CARB to consider approving Clean Miles Standard for TNCs at May meeting; 90% eVMT, 0 gCO2/PMT by 2030

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) will conduct a public hearing on 20 May to consider approving for adoption of the proposed Clean Miles Standard—the first proposed regulation to address environmental requirements for ride-hailing services specifically. The specific requirements proposed in this regulation are two targets: an electrification target in the metric of percent eVMT and a GHG emission target in the metric of grams of CO 2 per passenger-mile-traveled (g CO 2 /PMT).

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2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid rated for 22 electric miles

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The official EPA electric-range rating for the Wrangler 4xe is 22 miles. That's 3 miles short of what Jeep estimated when the plug-in hybrid SUV was unveiled last year.

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Rimac’s Concept_Two electric hypercar achieves quarter-mile in insane 8.9 seconds

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Rimac has released a very impressive video of its Concept_Two electric hypercar completing a quarter-mile drag race in only 8.9 more… The post Rimac’s Concept_Two electric hypercar achieves quarter-mile in insane 8.9

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Dahn’s “million-mile battery” detailed in open-access paper in JES

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million kilometers (1 million miles) and last at least two decades in grid energy storage. Researchers at Dalhousie University, led by Professor Jeff Dahn, have developed an excellent moderate-energy-density lithium-ion pouch cell chemistry that they say should be able to power an electric vehicle for more than 1.6 An open-access paper in the Journal of Electrochemistry JES details the new cell and the testing to which the team subjected it to create a benchmark for further research.

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Hyundai boosts range in refreshed IONIQ EV to ~170 miles

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Drivers of the new 2020 IONIQ Electric can also enjoy 170 miles (274 km) of range thanks to an upgraded 38.3-kWh battery with 36% more energy capacity. kWh, and offers a total of 170 miles of estimated range. Drivers choosing IONIQ Plug-in can safely rely on 29 miles of pure electric driving range powered by the 8.9 Hyundai introduced its refreshed IONIQ car lineup in a North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils EQS specs: up to 478 miles of range on big 108 kWh battery pack

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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled today the specs of its upcoming EQS electric sedan and confirmed a range of up to 478 miles on a big 108 kWh battery pack. more… The post Mercedes-Benz unveils EQS specs: up to 478 miles of range on big 108 kWh battery pack appeared first on Electrek.

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Battery supplier SKI: 500 miles of range with 20 minutes of fast-charging, ready in 2021

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The South Korean supplier SK Innovation revealed Thursday that it’s developing cells that will only need two quick 10-minute charges to cover more than 500 miles of range when installed in an EV.

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FEV testing suggests Lucid Air will have an EPA range of 517 miles on a single charge

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Lucid Motors announced independent range verification of 517 miles on a single charge for its forthcoming Lucid Air all-electric sedan. Lucid conducted thousands of miles of real-world range testing, and FEV’s results validate these endeavors.

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Study finds global tipping points for EVs: 31-minute charging, 291 miles of range, $36,000

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To achieve mass adoption, the average electric car will need to offer 31-minute charging, 291 miles of range, and a base price of $36,000.

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Workhorse Group expands the HorseFly last mile delivery patent portfolio; multi-use unmanned aerial system (UAS)

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The HorseFly was designed to deliver what represents approximately 80% of most commercial package sizes, shapes, and weights while safely carrying a five-pound payload up to 10 miles. Workhorse Group Inc.,

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Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring plug-in hybrid rated at 28 electric miles, 33 mpg

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Lincoln’s second plug-in vehicle—after the release of the Aviator Grand Touring plug-in hybrid last year—will go an EPA-rated 28 electric miles on a charge, followed by 33 mpg as a hybrid.

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US vehicle miles travelled up 3% in first 9 months of 2016 to 2.4 trillion miles

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trillion miles in the first nine months of 2016, an increase of 3.0% billion miles were driven in September 2016 alone—a 2.4% The September 2016 report also includes seasonally-adjusted data, which is conducted by USDOT’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics as a way to even out seasonal variation in travel and enable vehicle miles travelled (VMT) comparisons with any other month in any year. The seasonally-adjusted vehicle miles traveled for September 2016 were 268.7

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