Here's how tire and wheel choice affects electric vehicle range

Green Car Reports

Tires are the only part of a car that touches the road, so it shouldn't be surprising to know that they can impact electric-car range. Putting big wheels on an electric car could put a big dent in available range.

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Cold-weather EV range: Polar Vortex, AAA, local news paint a bleak picture; don't panic!

Green Car Reports

” So sums AAA about its report on electric vehicle range, released this past week, which resulted in a very useful data set underscoring the reality of how EV range drops, especially at cold temperatures. EPA range anxiety AAA Range TestIf you plan to drive an EV in winter weather you’ll need to charge more often to avoid “being stranded by a dead battery.”

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2017 BMW i3 REx: 97-mile electric range, lower efficiency for range-extended model

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Changes are headlined by a larger, 33-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack that increases range from 81 miles to 114 miles in the all-electric model. However, until now, BMW had yet to release range estimates for. plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle BMW i REx range extender engine BMW i3 RExThe 2017 BMW i3 is the most significant update to the groundbreaking electric car since it went on sale in the U.S. back in May 2014.

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Musk: 435-mile range coming soon, compact Tesla hatchback considered for Europe

Green Car Reports

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said an electric car with 435 miles of range is coming soon, and that Tesla is considering a hatchback model for Europe, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.

2020 91

Bigger batteries vs. weight reduction: Neither way of boosting EV range is cheap, report shows

Green Car Reports

Range anxiety remains one of the biggest obstacles to widespread electric-car adoption, but two of the main ways to increase range are proving expensive, according to a new report from Lux Research.

2020 96

GM’s $27B plan: 450-mile range, affordable models among 30 EVs by 2025

Green Car Reports

With ranges up to 450 miles and the potential for vehicles costing less than $35,000 in the electric vehicle mix by the middle of the decade, GM’s numbers surrounding its widely broadcast all-electric future have suddenly become better in several respects.

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Polestar 2 earns 233-mile range rating, well behind Model 3

Green Car Reports

EPA range ratings released Monday for the Polestar 2 electric car are lower than what the automaker had previously expected for the model, which arrives in the U.S.

2020 88

Survey: Americans expect more electric-car range than before pandemic

Green Car Reports

The coronavirus pandemic hasn't changed Americans feelings about electric cars, but car shoppers do expect more from EVs, according to a new J.D. Power survey.

2020 99

Tesla Model S Long Range Plus: 400-mile range an electric-car first

Green Car Reports

“Starting today, all North American Model S Long Range Plus vehicles have an official EPA-rated range of 402 miles,” Tesla announced in a company post Monday afternoon. The company says that the new 402-mile range applies back to when it started building “Long. Tesla has accomplished another electric-car first with its Model S.

2020 78

2019 Audi E-tron road-trip review: Wait, range ratings aren’t everything?

Green Car Reports

Not every electric-car first-drive event urges us to climb a mountain to get a good idea of driving range. Range TestActually make that no other automaker, ever. But that’s what Audi had us do with its 2019 E-tron electric SUV: drive it on a prescribed route that took us nearly 195 miles from Yountville, California (102 feet elevation) and over.

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2021 VW ID.4 electric SUV rated at 250 miles of range

Green Car Reports

The official range ratings are out for the first of Volkswagen’s mass-market electric vehicles. which is due for first deliveries early in 2021, earns identical range and efficiency ratings in both its 1st Edition and Pro S

2020 84

InoBat claims 20% range boost by 2023, Gigafactory by 2025

Green Car Reports

The battery will allow for a 20% boost in range for "current best-in-class" electric vehicles by 2023, the startup said in a press release.

2020 78

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

Green Car Reports

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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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E: First non-Tesla EV to reach 300 miles of EPA-rated range

Green Car Reports

EPA has certified range numbers of up to 300 miles for the 2021 Mustang Mach-E, which will start arriving at dealerships in December. Ford has announced that the U.S.

2020 99

Mazda range-extended electric car may help the rotary live on

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Plug-In Hybrids Rotary Wankel rotary engine Range-Extended Electric VehicleThe Wankel rotary, the peculiar pistonless internal combustion engine design that Mazda built so much of its heritage around, may see a resurgence after all. Earlier reports and remarks from Mazda executives have suggested that while the rotary will make a comeback, it will be relegated to what’s essentially an emergency generator—a.

2019 84

Vauxhall Corsa range revised for 2021

Green Cars News

The Vauxhall Corsa and Corsa-e range have been revised for 2021, with a raft of new engines, tweaked styling and lower list prices

2020 52

Rivian R1T configurator reveals $10,000 premium for 400+ mile range in electric trucks

Green Car Reports

The Rivian R1T configurator, newly launched for those who have placed a deposit but available to the public starting November 23, has revealed that buyers who want maximum range in the electric pickup truck will have to pay a substantial premium.

2020 80

Batteries won: BMW confirms i3 REx range extender is on its way to extinction

Green Car Reports

The rapid progress of lithium-ion battery-cell energy density and the growth of fast-charging networks have together helped write the epitaph for BMW’s range-extending technology, badged REx on the BMW i3. Range-Extended Electric Vehicle“It has no future,” replied Jan Freimann, BMW’s manager for connected e-mobility and one of the company’s battery.

2019 63

Mazda's electric car gets patents for rotary range-extender engine

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series hybrid Rotary plug-in cars Wankel rotary engine Range-Extended Electric Vehicle Range Extending BMW i3 RExRecent patent filings suggest Mazda’s next Wankel engine will equip a battery-powered car, not a rear-wheel drive heir to emblematic sports coupes like its RX-7 and RX-8. Mazda has invested more time and money into the rotary engine than any other automaker, so executives are reluctant to let it fade away into history. While the RX-8 has.

2017 63

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

Green Car Reports

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.

2020 113

2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric car range: Why the short circuit?

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range anxiety charging infrastructure Green LifeIt’s not unusual for fuel gauges on gasoline cars to be inaccurate. Often they can hug "Full" so long you might suspect it’s malfunctioning—only to then swing rapidly toward the halfway mark and below. Usually these idiosyncrasies are no big deal. When the low-fuel light and chime prompt you, you’re almost always within.

2019 77

Compact Tesla, VW ID.4 range rating, Porsche Taycan drift record: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

range ratings are out. Tesla’s considering even higher range targets, and a compact car for Europe. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has hinted that another range boost could be coming soon to some Tesla vehicles—in the vicinity of 435 miles—while 620 miles is a possibility.

2020 68

Mazda rotary engine returns (for Japan) as EV range extender in MX-30 crossover

Green Car Reports

After years of teases, it appears Mazda is finally ready to reintroduce its signature rotary engine—as an EV range extender.

2020 92

EPA confirms 250-mile range for Volkswagen ID.4 Pro and 1st Edition electric SUV

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electric SUV 1st Edition and Pro models officially have an EPA-estimated 250 miles of range on a single charge. The Volkswagen 2021 ID.4 The EPA-estimated fuel economy for city driving is 104 MPGe; highway driving is rated at 89 MPGe, and combined city/highway at 97 MPGe.

2020 90

IAV and Louisenthal develop new heating concept for EVs; increased range with SmartMesh foils

Green Car Congress

This increases cruising range by up to 6%. One of the main challenges is to increase energy efficiency and extend the cruising range.

2020 97

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

Green Car Reports

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.

2020 114

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

Green Car Reports

Most of the current Tesla lineup just got a range boost, with the Model 3, Model X, and Model Y now listed with longer estimated ranges on Tesla's website. Tesla now quotes a range of 315 miles for the Model 3

2020 95

Workhorse range-extended electric pickup truck announced for future

Green Car Reports

plug-in cars Commercial vehicle fleet Startups Range Extending Workhorse TrucksLast year, Amp Electric brought the Workhorse truck group from Navistar (formerly International), with the goal of developing electric commercial vehicles. Since then, Workhorse has delivered 125 electric delivery vans to United Parcel Service (UPS). Now it plans to expand into the pickup-truck market as well. CHECK OUT: Amp Electric's Workhorse.

2016 86

Tesla Model S and X Long Range Plus deliver more range: S gets 390 miles

Green Car Reports

The Tesla Model S fastback and Model X crossover have received another significant range boost that applies to more than just vehicles soon to be delivered. On Friday, Tesla updated the range ratings for its longest-range versions of the Model S and Model X—to up to 390 miles for the S and 351 miles for the X. That represents a boost of

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Range Anxiety

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Over the past week, I've been driving a gas car because I had long errands after work that would have exceeded the maximum range of the Civic-EV. This is the classic problem with electric vehicles: range anxiety. As you've probably noticed, things have been a bit quiet here. The new vacuum pump is working well and is nicely quiet. As the temperatures drop, the capacity of my batteries drop as well.

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Mazda rotary range-extended EV and diesel engine both coming, but no US hybrids for now

Green Car Reports

Diesel Wankel rotary engine SKYACTIV Range ExtendingA look under the hood of Mazda’s future includes a patchwork of “what if” possibilities and a series of juggled timelines. Mazda is in a tough spot right now with regulators and in finding its place across many global markets. Part of the issue is that Mazda is considered an Intermediate-size manufacturer and subject to.

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2017 BMW i3 REx: drive review of range-extended electric car

Green Car Reports

Its carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body shell, aluminum underpinnings, and battery-electric powertrain with an optional range extender are a combination not offered by any other maker, now or perhaps ever. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine BMW i3 RExWhen the history of modern electric cars is written, the BMW i3 will likely go down as something of an anomaly.

2017 63

Mazda all but confirms rotary range extender engine for electric car

Green Car Reports

How Mazda plans to integrate plug-in hybrid and battery-electric vehicles into its range of increasingly efficient gasoline and diesel models is a topic that interests parts of the global auto industry. Future Cars Rotary plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Wankel rotary engine REx range extender engine Range Extending BMW i3 REx

2017 63

Mustang Mach-E range, Karma vs. Lordstown, Nissan and Hercules: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

And the Mustang Mach-E electric SUV gets EPA range ratings. Nissan appears to be exploring electric-truck possibilities, too. Karma calls foul on Lordstown. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

2020 73

R1T and R1S electric trucks: Rivian confirms more about pricing, range, specs ahead of orders

Green Car Reports

Rivian has released pricing as well as some key specifications for its Illinois-made electric trucks, the R1T electric pickup and R1S electric SUV, which are both due for first deliveries next summer. The R1T Launch Edition will start at $75,000, while the R1S Launch Edition will start at $77,500.

2020 102

Tesla Model S and X get big range boost, and Standard Range versions return

Green Car Reports

Tesla announced a 10-percent improvement to the top driving range for both its Model S fastback and Model X crossover Tuesday—resulting in what it claims will be EPA-official ranges of up to 370 miles and 325 miles for the two models, respectively. The 370-mile rating will be the highest EPA-rated range for any U.S.-market

2019 85

Report: CATL aims to boost EV range with battery cells installed in vehicle frames

Green Car Reports

Chinese battery maker CATL is looking to boost the range of electric cars by packing batteries into vehicle frames, according to a Reuters report published Wednesday. Distributing battery cells throughout a car allows for more total cells, increasing energy-storage capacity and thus range.

2020 96

Hyperion XP-1 hydrogen fuel-cell supercar touts 1,000-mile range, 221-mph top speed

Green Car Reports

seconds, a range of up to 1,016 miles, no tailpipe emissions, and could only be practically run in one state at present? What has a claimed top speed of 221 mph, 0-60 mph acceleration faster than 2.2

2020 106

Ford Transit van with range-extended electric powertrain revealed

Green Car Reports

Europe Plug-In Hybrids UK series hybrid plug-in cars Commercial vehicle Range-Extended Electric VehicleAs European countries continue to crack down on emissions from road vehicles, automakers are stepping up with solutions to reduce levels of smog-causing nitrogen oxides, especially in city centers. Ford identified the commercial vehicle segment as one it believes is ripe for electrification, and earlier this month it revealed its Ford Transit.

2017 70

2021 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid models get more plug-in range

Green Car Reports

The 2021 Porsche Cayenne plug-in hybrid models are expected to get more electric range thanks to a larger battery pack now confirmed. The increased capacity will yield a 30% electric-range improvement on the European WLTP testing cycle

2020 75

BMW i3 REx: owner's 3 years with range-extended electric car

Green Car Reports

It has fit my needs and driving demands perfectly and I only needed to drive on the range extender for about 2,700 of the 71,000 miles that I've. ownership plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) youtube Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine long-term BMW i3 RExThis week, my 2014 i3 REx turned three years old; I picked it up on May 21, 2014. For the most part I’ve been very pleased with the car.

2017 63

Texas Instruments tech claimed to boost electric car range, downsize onboard chargers

Green Car Reports

The company you probably once knew for its calculators and computers is still around—developing critical components for electric-car chargers.

2020 98

Porsche increases electric range for all Cayenne E-Hybrid PHEVs by up to 30%

Green Car Congress

Porsche has increased the electric range of all its Cayenne plug-in hybrid models. kWh, which boosts the electric range by up to 30%. The Coupé version features an extended range of standard equipment and is available from €95,087 (US$112,400).

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