Opinion: Why Buffett Bet A Billion On Solar: Miles Per Acre Per Year

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The cost to operate an EV, per mile, is already well below the cost to drive a standard ICE-age model, and the advantage is likely to widen. By contrast, at 25 miles per $3 gallon of gasoline, those miles cost 12 cents each. At that price, California miles are 16 cents each.

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Renault Samsung Motors boosts range of new SM3 Z.E. by 57% to 233 km

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Renault Samsung Motors this morning unveiled the new SM3 Z.E. which first appeared in 2013, has had it range increased by 57% up to 233 km (145 miles) (based on the Korean approval cycle). electric vehicle at the Daegu International Future Auto Expo in South Korea. The SM3 Z.E.,

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New Tesla Model S 100D version rated at 335 miles of electric range

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EPA battery pack Tesla Motors plug-in cars EPA RatingsIf anything, the pace of new Tesla model changes seem to have increased of late. Over the last year, a 60-kilowatt-hour battery option has reappeared, a new 100-kwh battery was launched, followed by a sequence of software updates to make it faster, and all Autopilot sensors were replaced with new hardware. Now, quietly, Tesla has launched a new.

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Renault boosts ZOE EV’s range by almost 15% to 149 miles with new motor unit

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The new R240 motor unit with integrated PEC. Renault has extended the range of its battery-electric ZOE to 149 miles (240 kilometers)—a boost of 19 miles (31 km), or 14.6%—in This opens up new opportunities for the motor to be fitted to smaller cars.

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Two-Thirds of Earliest Tesla Drive Trains To Fail In 60,000 Miles, Owner Data Suggests

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But reliability issues with electric traction motors in early cars--those from the 2012 and 2013 model years--have dogged the earliest owners. Warranty Tesla Motors Consumer Reports Reliability plug-in cars Plug-in AmericaWith almost 100,000 on the world's roads, the Tesla Model S electric car is a remarkable achievement. It remains the longest-range electric car in volume production more than three years after it launched.

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Riversimple introduces Rasa prototype two-seater fuel cell vehicle; 300 miles on 1.5kg H2; production version in 2018

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The Rasa uses a small 8.5kW fuel cell (the size currently used in forklift trucks, equivalent to 11 hp) to power the motors positioned in each of the four wheels. The result is a range of up to 300 miles (483 kg) on 1.5kg of hydrogen and a top speed of 60 mph. Riversimple Movement Ltd.

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Tesla adds two Model S 60 versions starting at $66K, still 200 miles or more

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Both will offer more than 200 miles of range, the company said. Tesla Motors plug-in carsThe Tesla Model S electric car has been offered in several versions over its five model years to date, with faster and longer-range variants getting the most attention. Today the Silicon Valley carmaker announced two new, less expensive versions of the Model S that start at $66,000.

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Nissan not afraid of GM's 200+ mile range Chevy Bolt electric car

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Last week General Motors unveiled the production version of the Chevy Bolt, claiming it will be the first affordable electric car with 200+ miles electric range.

Nikola Motor selects Nel to build 16-station hydrogen refueling network spanning 2,000 miles; first two underway

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Nikola Motor Company, which is developing a Class 8 hydrogen-fuel-cell electric truck ( earlier post ) has chosen Nel ASA as the sole equipment supplier to build a 16-station hydrogen refueling network that will span 2,000 miles. Nikola has already issued a purchase order for the first two stations; the other 14 will follow immediately after installation. We have thousands of trucks that have been reserved and need to be delivered.

Chevrolet unveils Bolt EV Concept; 200+ electric miles for ~$30,000

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At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Chevrolet introduced the Bolt EV concept crossover—a vision for an affordable, long-range all-electric vehicle designed to offer more than 200 miles of range starting around $30,000. —General Motors CEO Mary Barra.

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Nissan IMx Concept electric SUV debuts at Tokyo Motor Show

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Dubbed the Nissan IMx, the compact crossover concept includes both fully autonomous driving and an electric range given as more than 370 miles (600 km). Tokyo Motor Show Tokyo Auto Salon Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The long-awaited all-electric crossover utility concept from Nissan finally made its public debut Wednesday morning on the first press day at the Tokyo auto show.

Tesla Model S durability: cars with 250K and 300K miles still humming along happily

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Batteries Tesla Motors taxi plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) durability Battery LifeThe latest reports on Tesla Model S durability and reliability should likely be considered a win for the Silicon Valley automaker. High-mileage cars aren't unusual, but we're only now starting to see the first truly high-mileage examples of electric cars. With less maintenance required compared to cars powered by internal-combustion engines, it's.

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Toyota showing two new fuel cell concepts at Tokyo Motor Show: bus and car

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The company will show both at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show later this month. The Sora powertrain uses dual 114 kW stacks, maximum output from the dual drive motors is 113 kW each, with 335 N·m of torque each.

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BMW boosts battery capacity of MY2017 i3 to 33 kWh with higher energy density Li-ion cells; up to 114 miles combined cycle range

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The new BMW i3, in varying weather conditions and with the air conditioning or heating turned on, has a range of up to 114 miles (183 km) combined (hwy/city) cycle, as shown by independent BMW testing; EPA figures are still pending. The EPA range rating for the MY 2016 i3 is 81 miles (130 km).

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Atieva now Lucid Motors; plans 300-mile, 900-hp electric car

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Chinese-backed startup Atieva has changed its name to Lucid Motors, and revealed more details about its planned electric car. From what we know so far, that car will be a fast luxury sedan with a range of around 300 miles, putting it in competition with the Tesla Model S. plug-in cars Silicon Valley Startups Atieva Lucid MotorsThe company now known as Lucid is one of several startups aiming to repeat.

Tesla Roadster 3.0's $29,000 Battery Upgrade: 330 Miles Or More Of Range

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Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has a lot on its hands right now, with deliveries of its Model X electric SUV at the end of the month, a battery gigafactory under construction, a mass-priced electric car to unveil next spring, and so forth. So it's encouraging to learn that the company is now starting to deliver the new battery pack that's one. Green Tesla Roadster 3.0 Upgrades battery pack plug-in cars

GAC Motor officially releases all-electric SUV GE3 into the Chinese market

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China-based GAC Motor has introduced its all-electric GE3 SUV into the Chinese market; the GE3 made its international debut at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January. kWh/60 miles); Featuring smart car companion Little Trumpchi, T-BOX Internet of Vehicles 3.0

Ford Energi Plug-In Hybrids: Electric Miles Are Half Of Total

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Media days at the Detroit Auto Show two weeks ago contained relatively little new from Ford Motor Company. A lightly updated 2017 Ford Fusion mid-size sedan emerged, as did an F-150 Raptor SuperCrew performance pickup truck. And that was it for product news. Media reports that Ford and Google would jointly announce a major self-driving car. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars charging

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Hyundai Motor to hand over 60 additional Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell cars to Paris-based electric taxi start-up

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Hyundai Motor will hand over 60 ix35 Fuel Cell cars to the Paris-based electric taxi start-up STEP (Société du Taxi Electrique Parisien). A memorandum of understanding to that effect was signed at the opening of a public hydrogen fuel station operated by Air Liquide at Hyundai Motor’s European headquarters in Offenbach, Germany. STEP currently serves the Greater Paris Area with five ix35 Fuel Cell cars that Hyundai Motor delivered in December 2015.

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Toyota Fine-Comfort Ride fuel-cell concept targets 600 miles of range

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Tokyo Motor Show Future Cars hydrogen fuel cellToyota continues to experiment with and develop various types of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles despite not yet offering a single production battery-electric car. The Japanese automaker now sells the Mirai, has announced it will begin studies of the Project Portal fuel-cell semi truck, and reportedly plans a fuel-cell luxury sedan for its Lexus brand.

Volkswagen unveils I.D. EV concept; 1st MEB-based vehicle, to launch in 2020; up to 373 miles

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At the Paris Motor Show, Volkswagen staged the world premiere of the I.D., is driven by a 125 kW electric motor powered by a battery pack, and has a range of 400 - 600 km (249 - 373 miles) under European test conditions.

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Updated 2016 Tesla Model S 90D now rated at 303 miles highway range

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With the launch of the Chevy Bolt EV less than a year away, and 400,000 reservations for Tesla Model 3 cars to be delivered sometime in 2018 or later, clearly 200 miles is the new benchmark for range below $40,000. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Range Test EPA RatingsIf 200-mile electric cars are the new black, then what does that make 300-mile electric cars?

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2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid: 30 miles of electric range, $76,000 base price

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General Motors Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsThe 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid was first announced last year, but it won't go on sale until early in 2017. As that launch date draws nearer, we've learned more important details about the plug-in hybrid luxury sedan. When it arrives in the U.S. in Spring 2017, the CT6 Plug-In Hybrid will start at $76,090 (including destination). DON'T MISS.

Lucid Motors and Samsung SDI in strategic partnership on next-gen lithium-ion cells

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Samsung SDI and luxury EV startup Lucid Motors have entered a strategic partnership for battery cell supply. By using modern big-data technology to analyze over 20 million miles of real-world driving data, we improved battery system reliability and performance across all projects.

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Tesla boosts Model S drive unit warranty; 8 years, “infinite” miles

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Tesla Motors has increased the Model S drive unit warranty to match that of the battery pack—i.e., the 85 kWh Model S, the company’s most popular model, now has an 8-year, “infinite-mile” warranty on both the battery pack and drive unit. If we truly believe that electric motors are fundamentally more reliable than gasoline engines, with far fewer moving parts and no oily residue or combustion byproducts to gum up the works, then our warranty policy should reflect that.

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Chevy Bolt EV compared to Tesla Model S 60: Motor Trend lays it out

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Enthusiast publication Motor Trend had the very clever idea of comparing two electric cars with 60-kilowatt-hour battery packs and more than 200 miles of EPA-rated range. Sometimes reporters and editors will see an article or a section in another outlet and think, "Darn, why didn't we think of that?" This is one of those times.

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Lucid Motors unveils 1,000 hp, 400-mile range electric luxury car: Air

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Lucid Motors ( earlier post ) took the wraps off a new luxury sedan, named Air. The battery-electric sedan features a 1,000 hp powertrain and 400 miles of range.

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Tesla semi reportedly has 200 to 300 miles of range

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Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) semisTesla's first foray into the commercial vehicle sector—an all-electric semi truck—is expected to debut next month, but specifics surrounding the electric-car maker's latest project have been few and far between. An exclusive report may have revealed Tesla's range figure as it prepares to tackle a segment dominated by diesel-powered.

First 18-meter electric bus in China powered by TM4 SUMO HD powertrain with external rotor motor technology

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The system features TM4’s external rotor motor technology (in which the rotor rotates on the outside of the stator). For a given motor diameter, the external rotor topology has a longer radius than any other topology, and thus generates more torque with less material.

Samsung SDI to supply cylindrical Li-ion batteries to JAC Motors for new EV; 50 million 18650 cells next year

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JAC’s iEV6S will be the first electric SUV in China to offer more than 250 km (155 miles) of range. Additionally, JAC Motors signed an MOU with Samsung SDI for the supply of 50 million battery cells next year alone. JAC Motors iEV6S.

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Plug In America study projects Tesla Roadster packs will retain 80-85% capacity after 100K miles

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Capacity of Tesla Roadster batteries versus miles driven using the three types of capacity measurement: range mode (blue diamonds), standard mode (red squares), and calculated Ah capacity (green triangles). ideal miles of range (1.6%) per 10,000 miles driven.

How Far Will A Tesla Model S Go? One Owner Did 405 Miles

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Back in May, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] released range estimates for the 2012 Model S. While the company predicted that 250-300 miles would be typical for the largest, 85 kilowatt-hour battery, and the EPA confirmed this with an official 265 miles, insiders at Tesla had a sneaky feeling that 400 miles would be possible.

Renault, GM, Tesla all promising 200+ mile range electric cars in a few years

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Renault is working on a plug-in hybrid for 2014, and is joining General Motors in predicting that by 2020 electric cars will commonly have an electric range over 200 miles.

Driving boom dies: US decline in car miles predicted to continue

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We might think of the USA as the land of the motor car, as the country that perfected the assembly line production, but according to new research, the car''s decline is underway, even in this stronghold.

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Proterra introduces two-motor DuoPower drivetrain for its Catalyst electric buses; partnership with Van Hool

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At the American Public Transit Association (APTA) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Proterra introduced the two-motor DuoPower drivetrain for its award-winning Catalyst battery-electric vehicles. Proterra also announced that world-class coach and bus manufacturer Van Hool NV has selected Proterra to provide its highly efficient battery platform for Van Hool’s first all-electric motor coach. The DuoPower drivetrain uses two independent wheel motors and a two-speed gearbox.

Open source street legal EV, powered by hub motors

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An open source project is building an all-electric street vehicle powered by hub motors. Target single-charge range for the Luka EV is 300 km (186 miles), with a top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph) and a price below €20,000 (US$22,445).

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2012 Tesla Model S: EPA Range Of 265 Miles, 89 MPGe Efficiency

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Friday will be a big day for startup electric carmaker Tesla Motors. On that day, it will deliver its first 2012 Model S luxury sport sedans to retail customers in a big webcast event at its Fremont, California, assembly plant. But a couple of days beforehand, the EPA has issued the eagerly awaited range and efficiency numbers for the high-end

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Efficient Drivetrains adds 12-meter Foton Bus; 120 systems in China; EDI PowerDrive 6000 tops 3.1M mile mark

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The company has more than 120 8-, 10.5-, and 12-meter buses operating across Asia on major OEM platforms including Ankai, Shaanxi, Xiamen Jinlong, Yaxing Motor Coach, Master Transportation, and now Foton. million miles traveled since 2015. Efficient Drivetrains, plug-in hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions, announced the integration of the EDI PowerDrive 6000 and EDI PowerSuite vehicle control software into three 12-meter Foton buses.

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf: 124 miles of range, more motor power, LA Auto Show debut

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Along with the many updates made to other models in the 2017 Golf lineup, VW's electric car gets a 50-percent boost in battery capacity and a more powerful electric motor. Later this morning, the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf will be unveiled at the second of two Los Angeles Auto Show media preview days. The battery rises from 24.2 kilowatt-hours to 35.8. Los Angeles Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

GM’s Maven car-sharing reaches 1M miles driven in <4 months; Boston, Chicago, and DC joining lineup

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In less than four months, Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand ( earlier post ), has grown to five markets: New York City, Ann Arbor, Mich., Maven members have driven more than one million miles. Some statistics: Maven members and Lyft drivers using Express Drive have logged more than one million miles on the road. and is adding Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

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