Hyundai NEXO fuel-cell vehicles self-drive (Level 4) 118 miles from Seoul to Pyeongchang

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Three of Hyundai Motor Company’s next-generation NEXO fuel-cell-electric vehicles ( earlier post ) have completed a self-driven 118-mile (190 km) journey from Seoul to Pyeongchang. NEXO has a target range of 500 miles (NEDC) on a single charge of hydrogen and takes only five minutes to refuel.

2018 136

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.

2017 60

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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.

2015 78

Renault introduces a new 80kW R110 electric motor; coming first on ZOE; WLTP certification

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Renault has revealed its new R110 electric motor and the 2018 model-year ZOE, Europe’s best-selling electric vehicle, which will be the first Renault EV to feature this 80kW powerplant which combines extra power with even greater driving enjoyment. Electric (Battery) Motors

2018 102

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

2016 86

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.

2015 123

Tesla Model S fleet passes 1-billion mile mark

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Tesla Motors announced that, since the launch of the Model S in 2012, the cumulative vehicle fleet worldwide has driven more than 1 billion miles with just under 75,000 Model S units now on the roads. Tesla will mark this fleet milestone with the launch of the Next Billion Miles Tour which will travel around North America, Europe and Asia.

2015 69

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.

2015 95

Tesla Model 3 Long Range rating of 310 miles: Is it understated?

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Efficiency Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range Test EPA Ratings battery capacityAmidst all the coverage on Wednesday of the Tesla Model 3 production numbers, we realized we'd forgotten one piece of the Model 3 saga. That would be the official EPA range and efficiency ratings for the 2017 Tesla Model 3 Long Range version. Those were issued at the end of November, and they seemed worth highlighting as a way to compare the Model.

2018 63

Updated Volkswagen 2017 e-Golf EPA-rated at 125 miles, 119 MPGe combined; pricing to come

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EPA-estimated fuel economy is 126 MPGe city, 109 MPGe highway and 119 MPGe combined (28 kWh/100 miles), making it one of the most efficient electric vehicles on the market (tied with the Chevy Bolt, second after the Hyundai Ioniq Electric).

2017 78

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.

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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.

2016 123

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.

2017 67

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.

2016 85

UPS, NYSERDA project to convert UPS diesel delivery trucks to electric; UES 225 kW switched reluctance motor

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The core system features a 225 kW Switched Reluctance Motor (SRM) with a high voltage backbone optimized for the duty cycle of UPS delivery trucks. The core system features a 225kW Switched Reluctance motor with a 600VDC backbone that can be configured with a number of battery types and sizes.

2017 85

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.

2016 86

Savari and SAIC Motors partner on V2X technology for China

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signed an agreement with SAIC USA, a fully owned subsidiary of Chinese automaker SAIC Motors, to manufacture and distribute the Savari V2X communications solutions in the Greater China and selected ASEAN countries. V2X company Savari Inc.

2016 110

5000+ miles

Honda S2000 EV Conversion

I was going to post a picture of me drinking a beer in a lounge chair to demonstrate the work that went into my 5000 mile maintenance, but again, I just haven't had time. Additionally I wanted to check for stress or crack marks in the motor mounts, batter racks, etc, but everything looked perfect. I'm actually over 6k miles at this point. I've been meaning to get a post in when I crossed the 5k mark but I've been busy with other things and haven't found the time.

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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.

2017 63

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.

2013 114

2017 Ford Fusion Energi PHEV boosts total range to 610 miles

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Ford’s 2017 Fusion Energi—incorporating enhancements announced earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show ( earlier post )—can travel 610 miles (982 km) on a full tank of gas and battery charge according to EPA estimates to be posted to fueleconomy.gov—the highest combined range of any plug-in hybrid sold in the US. The 2016 model of the Fusion Energi has a combined range of 550 miles (885 km).

2016 73

Danish Drivers Set New Tesla Model S Distance Record: 450 Miles (Video)

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miles), after a marathon drive beginning and ending at the Supercharger DC fast-charging site in Rødekro, Denmark. Videos Denmark Tesla Motors plug-in cars Distance recordA pair of Danish drivers claim to have set a new record for Tesla Model S electric-car range.

2015 83

Porsche Mission E electric sedan to offer 300 miles of range, 400 hp, at minimum

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Though generally mum on details, Porsche has been trickling out tidbits on its forthcoming MIssion E electric sedan since it first unveiled the concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Porsche let slip another detail in late December. It had already revealed a claimed 200-mile recharge within 15 minutes, a starting price that'll place it below. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Porsche Mission E

2018 70

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.

2017 72

MG Motor introduces E-motion concept electric car at Shanghai

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UK-based MG Motor unveiled the MG E-motion at Auto Shanghai 2017. The modular architecture platform developed in-house delivers 0-100 km/h in less than four seconds, with a range of more than 500 km (311 miles).

2017 78

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid features third-generation MMD two-motor system; no heavy rare-earth metals in motors

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The engine is paired with two Honda-developed electric motors—a propulsion motor and a generator/starter motor—that are the first drive motors in the world to use permanent magnets containing no heavy rare-earth metals. Electric Motors.

2017 78

BMW provides some insight into Dingolfing eDrive competence center; motors, battery packs and more

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Now, with the market launch of the first plug-in hybrid versions of the BMW core-brand models—for which the plant supplies the rear-mounted electric motors and all high-voltage battery packs—production of BMW eDrive components in Dingolfing is scaling up once again. Electric motors.

2016 101

Startup SF Motors announces two EVs; up to 1000 hp, 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds

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SF Motors, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle (EV) startup and subsidiary of Shanghai-based Sokon Industry Group ( earlier post ), announced its latest technological advances and a new line of intelligent electric vehicles at an event at its Santa Clara headquarters. SF Motors has created a proprietary powertrain that includes custom motors, gearboxes, battery cells and packs, as well as electronic controllers—giving the company control and flexibility in the design of their vehicles.

2018 78

Elio Motors unveils prototype 3-wheeler

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Startup Elio Motors unveiled its prototype 3-wheeler at a press event in Michigan. Equipped with a 8-gallon (30-liter) fuel tank, the car has a range of around 672 miles (1,081 km).

2013 101

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.

2016 63

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 60

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?

2016 63

GM fuel cell fleet tops 3 million miles

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General Motors’ fleet of fuel cell vehicles recently passed 3 million miles (4.8 Some individual vehicles have accumulated more than 120,000 miles (193,000 km). million km) of hydrogen-powered, real-world driving. By GM’s estimate, using hydrogen to power these vehicles, the fleet has avoided 157,894 gallons of gasoline consumption.

2014 65

2016 Nissan Leaf Range: 107 Or 155 Miles? Why Test Cycles Can Be Deceptive

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Suppose you could buy a new 2016 Nissan Leaf rated not at 107 miles but 155 miles. Europe Frankfurt Auto Show Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars Range Test EPA RatingsThat would be a far more desirable car, wouldn't it? Well, you can--but only in Europe. The punchline is that the two cars are identical. What differs is the rating procedure used to calculate the range of an electric car. DON'T MISS: Nissan Gripz Concept: 2015.

2015 63

BMW prices 330e iPerformance PHEV in US starting at $44,695; 14 miles AER

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All-electric driving is possible at speeds of up to 75 mph (121 km/h) and with a range (AER) of around 14 miles (22.5 The motor is powered by a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 7.6 If required, the electric motor teams up with the combustion engine to maximize power delivery.

2016 78

Proterra introduces new extended range battery pack for electric transit buses; up to 180 miles

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With the new TerraVolt XR extended-range battery, Proterra buses can now be configured to travel up to 180 miles (290 km) between charges. This newest high energy density battery complements the existing TerraVolt FC fast-charge battery which has been extensively tested over nearly one million customer revenue miles. The Proterra buses feature a 220 kW peak permanent magnet drive motor and a Proterra 2-speed auto-shift EV transmission.

2015 81

RAND: Autonomous vehicles cannot be test-driven enough miles to demonstrate their safety; alternative testing methods needed

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Autonomous vehicles would have to be driven hundreds of millions of miles and, under some scenarios, hundreds of billions of miles to create enough data to clearly demonstrate their safety, according to a new report from RAND, a non-profit research organization.

2016 78

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.

2016 98

BRUSA offering new high-efficiency motor/gearbox combination for electric commercial vehicles

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BRUSA Elektronik AG is offering its Planetary Traction Drive DTSP1 —a fully integrated electric vehicle drivetrain combining motor and gearbox—with its higher power HSM1-10.18.22 motor paves the way for an efficient yet powerful range of electric vehicles. Motor.

2015 95

Remy Electric Motors Provide 200 Mile Range For Aptera 2e

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Earlier this week Californian start-up Aptera unveiled its official pre-production prototype for its upcoming 2e electric vehicle, along with many of the specs for the final full-production model to come in about 11 months--once the final financing hurdle is cleared that is. There will be several different versions of the car, including an