Seasonal Tips: Getting the Best Range from Your EV

Clean Fleet Report

Some owners worry about their vehicle’s range. With that in mind, let’s explore a few seasonal tips for optimizing your EV’s range, looking at how winter, spring, summer and fall can affect your car’s performance. High temperatures can also impact the range of your EV.

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Lucid Air EPA-rated at 520 miles of range

Green Car Congress

Lucid Group announced that the Lucid Air Dream Edition Range has received an official EPA rating of 520 miles of range. It is the longest-range electric vehicle ever rated by the EPA, delivering at least 100+ miles of additional range over its closest competitor.

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DOE: MY 2021 all-electric vehicles had a median driving range about 60% that of gasoline-powered vehicles

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According to the US Department of Energy (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), for the 2021 model year, the median driving range of all-electric vehicles (EV) was 234 miles while the median range for gasoline vehicles was 403 miles.

News: 2022 Range Rover Lineup Previewed

Clean Fleet Report

If you are seeking a bona fide representation of automotive luxury, look no further than the all-new 2022 Range Rover. The wow factor doesn’t end with sumptuous leather and wood, as in 2023 there will be a plug-in hybrid version, to be followed by an all-electric Range Rover in 2024.

Volvo Trucks to begin production of enhanced VNR electric truck with up to 85% more range

Green Car Congress

The company announced that production of the enhanced Volvo VNR Electric model will begin in Q2 2022 and features an up to 85% increased range, faster charging, and even more configurations for heavy-duty transport.

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News: Range Milestones Hit by Lucid and Rivian

Clean Fleet Report

Lucid Air Tops Out with 520-mile range; Rivian Bests 300 with Pickup & SUV. The numbers tell the story—we’ve entered a new stage of long-range electric vehicles. EPA with a 520-mile range. Your wheels may dictate your range. Rivian Tops 300-mile Range.

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Mercedes unveils VISION EQXX electric halo car; range and efficiency

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It has a range of more than 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) on a single charge using a battery that would fit even into a compact vehicle. Ultra-low-rolling-resistance tires with optimized aerodynamic geometry combine with lightweight magnesium wheels for increased range.

Volkswagen ID.4 range Expands with Addition of 52 kWh battery

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range expands with addition of 52 kWh battery, two new motors and an entry-level model eligible for the Plug-in Vehicle Grant ‘Pure’ and ‘Pure Performance’ battery and motor options now available New powertrains available in City or Style trim levels Entry-level ID.4 range Volkswagen ID.4

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StoreDot develops technology that enables consistent driving range for life of EV batteries

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StoreDot, the developer of extreme fast charging (XFC) battery technology for electric vehicles (EVs) ( earlier post ), has developed a now-patented technology that gives EV batteries fixed capacity and driving range throughout their lifespan.

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Lightning eMotors repowers Van Hool TD925 double-deck coach; 640 kWh battery, 200+ miles range

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The elctric bus features a 640 kWh battery, the largest known to exist for a vehicle of its type, an estimated range of more than 200 miles, and a charge time of less than six hours with a 150 kW DC fast charger.

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Polestar releases LCA reports for long-range and standard-range single-motor versions of Polestar 2 EV

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Polestar has released the LCA reports for the new Polestar 2 versions (Long-range Single-motor and Standard-range Single-motor), including all emissions from cradle to grave. The company published an evaluation of the carbon footprint of the Long-range Dual-motor Polestar 2 in 2020.

Tesla downgrades range of brand new Model S Long Range

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Tesla has downgraded the range of its brand new Model S Long Range, which also happens to be Tesla’s longest-range electric car, just a few days after launching the vehicle.

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QUANTRON presents Q-Light fuel-cell transporter; 3.5t-4.2t range

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tonne range, the Q-Light FCEV is unique in Europe. With a wide range of superstructures, the Q-Light FCEV can be used flexibly in different areas of application, for example in the logistics industry or as a delivery vehicle.

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EPA confirms 249-mile range for Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro electric SUV

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AWD Pro has an EPA-estimated 249 miles of range on a full charge and the AWD Pro S has an EPA-estimated 240 miles of range on a full charge. Volkswagen of America announced another round of fuel economy figures for the 2021 ID.4 electric SUV. The ID.4

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EPA finds median range of EVs dropped in 2021

Green Car Reports

The median range of new EV models sold in the United States decreased for the 2021 model year, according to the EPA. For the 2021 model year, the median range for EVs was 234 miles, compared to 259 miles for the 2020 model year, the EPA said in a short blog post.

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Irizar manufactures LNG long-distance coach with range of more than 1000km

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Irizar has manufactured a liquid natural gas (LNG) i4 model coach with a range of more than 1000 kilometers (621 miles) for intercity or short distance routes. The LNG range of vehicles from Irizar includes the i4, i6S and i6 Irizar model coaches.

Current Classics: ’92 Range Rover Vogue gets the silent treatment

Electrek

Range Rover was the original high-roller SUV. And, yes, there is a 2022 Range Rover that sort of looks the part , but if you’re the type of person who feels like the simple elegance of its in-vogue ancestors has somehow eluded the 22’s designers, then keep reading.

Audi introduces longer range and AWD quattro versions of Q4 e-tron compact electric SUV

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Audi is now adding two new versions to the range—the Q4 Sportback 40 e-tron, the model with the longest range in the series; and an all-wheel-drive version, the Q4 45 e-tron quattro.

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MAHLE Powertrain and Bramble Energy launch Phase 1 PCBFC demonstrator vehicle; range-extended EV

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The phase 1 results of the collaboration are based around a Renault Kangoo ZE delivery vehicle that sees a 5 kW Bramble Energy fuel cell integrated into the powertrain acting as a range extender.

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Porsche updates the Taycan; more range, more connectivity, more colors

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The Porsche Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo will start the new model year (2022) in September with a number of upgrades , perhaps foremost among them an increase in range. The new Taycan model year will not be homologated separately, so there will not be any new WLTP range values.

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

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Since 2011, significant improvements in battery technologies and overall EV efficiency have led to an expanding number of EV models and increased driving ranges. 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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Mercedes launches new plug-in hybrid S 580 e; Gen4 hybrid system, 100 km electric range

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With an electric output of 110 kW/150 hp and an all-electric range of more than 100 kilometers (62 miles) (WLTP), the S 580 e can in many cases operate without using its combustion engine. The range has more than doubled compared with the previous model.

Argonne study finds rare earth supply disruptions can have long-range impacts

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A range of devices and machines rely on rare earth elements that are mined and refined largely in China. Disruptions to this supply can have wide-ranging consequences, but the understanding of how those disruptions play out in global markets is limited.

Renault Trucks to offer an electric range for each market segment from 2023

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To support these developments and be able to offer a complete and competitive Renault Trucks range on the market, the company is setting up an organization dedicated to electric mobility. Renault Trucks now offers a comprehensive all-electric range, from 3.1

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Volvo’s latest OTA update will maximize EV range using new Range Assistant app

Electrek

Swedish automaker Volvo is rolling out its latest over-the-air (OTA) software update to its all-electric vehicles to help improve range and efficiency in multiple ways. Volvo Group Subsidiary Polestar is rolling out a similar OTA update to its EVs, including the Range Assistant app.

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Tevva and Vattenfall collaborate to develop zero-emission transport solution; electric with hydrogen range extender

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UK-based Tevva, a developer of long-range electric trucks, and Vattenfall Network Solutions, a division of Vattenfall, the leading European energy company, are partnering to help businesses switch to a zero-emission vehicle fleet and to reduce the overall carbon impact of their operations.

Clean Air Power introduces new hydrogen direct injector range

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UK-based Clean Air Power , a provider of clean transport solutions, is marking its 25 th anniversary working with hydrogen injection products by releasing a new range of hydrogen injectors for internal combustion engines. The range, which digitally controls hydrogen gas flow into engines, includes a high-pressure direct hydrogen injector that complements Clean Air Power’s existing hydrogen port injector options.

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Hyundai IONIQ 5 electric SUV now EPA-rated for more than 300 miles of driving range

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Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 EV now features an EPA driving range of more than 300 miles, with ultra-fast charging from 10 to 80 percent in 18 minutes. When equipped with a single motor (2WD), IONIQ 5’s maximum EPA estimated driving range on a single charge is 303 miles.

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New Flyer unveils lighter, more efficient, longer range Xcelsior CHARGE NG electric bus

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High-energy, long-range batteries utilize an active liquid cooling system to maintain temperature and respond quickly to increases in power demand and environmental loads. New Flyer of America Inc. unveiled its next-generation battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG heavy-duty transit bus.

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Ford confirms F-150 Lightning EV battery pack details, range estimates

Green Car Reports

They are, as mentioned in the presentation, 98 kwh for the standard-range versions and Ford last week discussed the battery capacity for its F-150 Lightning pickup as part of a livestream held for “key stakeholders.”

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Electric car range and 5 reasons why your range anxiety is unwarranted

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Many potential electric vehicle (EV) drivers suffer from range anxiety—the fear that their car’s battery will die on them mid-trip. The truth is that scenario is not very likely to happen. Infrastructure

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BMW unveils Concept i4 electric Gran Coupé; 600 km range

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The electric four-door BMW Gran Coupé offers an electric range of up to 600 kilometers (373 miles), based on the new WLTP test cycle. BMW unveiled the BMW Concept i4 EV using a livestream instead of the planned Geneva venue.

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AMD Ryzen Affects The Range Of New Tesla Cars

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The new processor "requires more power," which results in "a minor drop in range

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US: Median Range Of 2021 Gasoline Vehicles Is 72% Higher Than BEVs

InsideEVs

The range of the top electric models (with the highest range), recently exceeded the median of the gasoline vehicle's range

Chevrolet Silverado EV to make global debut at CES 2022; fixed-glass roof, Four-Wheel Steer, 400-mile range

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The electric Silverado will offer customers a GM-estimated range of more than 400 miles on a full charge. Chevrolet will reveal the all-electric Silverado at CES 2022 during the opening keynote delivered by General Motors Chair and CEO Mary Barra on Wednesday, 5 January 2022.

Hyliion launches Hypertruck Electric Range Extender; CNG genset; 1,000-truck pre-order

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a developer of electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 commercial vehicles, launched its Hypertruck Electric Range Extender (ERX), a long-haul, natural-gas series-hybrid electric powertrain. Hyliion Inc.,

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Sportier Subaru EVs, profitable fast-charging, EPA median range: Today’s Car News

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More EVs on the market last year meant the median EPA range dropped somewhat. Subaru shows some racy-looking EVs. And is profitability possible for EV fast-charging by the middle of the decade? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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CMU team evaluates range and battery tradeoffs between vehicle automation and electrification

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A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has used a vehicle dynamics model to evaluate the trade-off between automation and electric vehicle range and battery longevity. The y axis shows the percentage change in range for the AEV compared to the base EV.

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Lucid Air Dream Edition: 500-mile rating likely for Range version

Green Car Reports

The California company Lucid has announced that its flagship model, the Air luxury sedan, will be made in two different top-line Dream Edition versions—one optimized for performance, the other for range.

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What Affects Electric Car Range and How To Maximize It

EV Connect

For drivers of electric vehicles (EVs), range is a primary focus. As EVs become more popular and charging stations become more widespread, range concerns continue to dwindle. Understanding Electric Car Range EV range, put simply, is the distance a car can travel on a single charge.

SunLine Transit puts new long-range fuel-cell range extended electric bus into service

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With funding from the private sector, the Federal Transit Administration, and the California Energy Commission, SunLine Transit unveiled an electric bus with a fuel cell range extender to support a 250-300-mile daily route. California’s SunLine Transit Agency has put into service a new zero-emission bus that will have the capability to cover any route in its service territory—even with the air conditioner operating at maximum levels in the middle of the summer.

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LEVC launches VN5 range-extended electric van; available to order now

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Based on the same architecture and proven eCity range-extender technology as LEVC’s TX electric taxi, a pure EV range of over 58 miles (93 km) and a total flexible range of more than 300 miles (484 km) can be achieved.

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Libertine awarded $3.6M to develop renewable-fueled free-piston-engine range extenders for battery electric trucks

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million) in Innovate UK funding to advance development of its range-extender concept for heavy-duty applications. While the FPE concept is not new, Libertine’s control and manufacturing know-how has unlocked its potential as a vehicle range-extender.

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