NTN to supply in-wheel motors to EV startup FSAT in China

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Japan-based NTN, a leading global supplier of hub bearings and driveshafts, will supply in-wheel motor technology to EV startup Changchun Fawsn Auto Tech (FSAT), established in October 2017 by FAW Group. FSAT will exhibit a prototype vehicle at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show.

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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.

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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.

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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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BMW unveils battery-electric Concept iX3 in Beijing; Gen 5 eDrive system; 249 miles WLTP

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Among the innovations showcased in the BMW Concept iX3 is the fifth generation of BMW eDrive technology, which groups the electric motor, transmission and power electronics within a new, separate electric drive component.

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Hyundai prices 2018 Ioniq PHEV starting at $24,950; 29 miles all-electric range

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For example, in Chicago (calculations via the US Department of Energy (DOE) fueleconomy.gov site) the Ioniq PHEV is responsible for 200 g GHG/mile, upstream and downstream. The Ioniq Electric: 180 g/mile.

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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.

2017 63

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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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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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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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.

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First unveiling of Kia Niro EV; global debut at Paris Motor Show in September

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The sporty and versatile Niro EV will make its global debut at the Paris Motor Show in September. Kia unveiled the new battery-electric version of Niro crossover at the 5 th International Electric Vehicle Expo in Jeju, Korea.

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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

EVgo fast charges 40M miles of EV driving in US in 2017

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EVgo’s US network of DC fast chargers provided 40 million miles of electric driving in 2017; in 2016, the figure was 22 million EV miles. DRIVEtheARC is the result of a collaborative effort between the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Japan’s largest public energy R&D management organization, and the State of California’s Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, Nissan Motor Co.,

2018 60

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

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.

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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.

2016 84

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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

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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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).

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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.

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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

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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

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

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

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

US Army, Uber to partner on vertical lift research; stacked co-rotating rotors; Launchpoint for motors

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a technology company focused on the modeling, design optimization, and fabrication of novel electric motors. LaunchPoint’s design approach will lead to motors best suited to power eVTOL technology with stacked co-rotating propellers. Uber’s design model specifies that this fully electric vehicle have a cruising speed between 150-200 mph, a cruising altitude of 1,000-2,000 feet and be able to do trips of up to 60 miles on a single charge.

2018 76

Toyota to introduce 10 new electrified vehicles in China by 2020; PHEV Corolla and Levin unveiled at Beijing Motor Show

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Toyota Motor plans to introduce to the Chinese market plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) versions of its Corolla and Levin passenger cars in 2019 and a battery electric vehicle (BEV) model based on its C-HR / IZOA compact SUV in 2020. (To and as an IZOA by FAW Toyota Motor Sales Co.,

2018 90

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.

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

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.

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