Nissan To Launch Range-Extended Electric Vehicle In 2016: Report

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And Nissan managed to achieve that without offering a gasoline range extender, as some other makers do with their battery-electric models. Renault plug-in cars REx range extender engine Renault Eolab ConceptThe Nissan Leaf is now firmly established as the bestselling electric car in history. Nissan expects to deliver its 200,000th Leaf sometime next month.

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Soon, 'electric-car range will no longer be a factor,' BMW chief says

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plug-in cars range anxiety BMW i battery capacityAmong German luxury brands, BMW was the first to show significant interest in electric cars. It launched its "i" sub-brand in Europe in 2013, and its plans have evolved to include adding all-electric powertrains to models within the main BMW brand in future. That is part of an effort to grow sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids significantly.

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car: 238-mile EPA range rating, 119 MPGe combined

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It will be the first mass-priced electric car with a range of 200 miles or more, and it will go on sale a year before the much-vaunted Tesla Model 3. Now Chevrolet has released the EPA estimated range. Efficiency plug-in cars Range Test EPA Ratings MPGeThere will be a lot riding on the tall, square shoulders of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV when it reaches the first Chevy dealers late this year.

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Range-extended electric Nissan Note to launch in November?

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Nissan is known for its all-electric Leaf, but the Japanese automaker may also begin offering electric cars with gasoline-powered range extenders. Late last year, a report indicated that Nissan was preparing to launched a range-extended electric car that was distinct from the Leaf. Japan subcompact plug-in cars Range ExtendingNow, a new report out of Japan claims Nissan will introduce that.

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What's the minimum electric-car range for mass acceptance? Poll results

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The handful of mass-priced electric cars offered 200 miles or more of range scheduled to launch over the next two years will clearly bring one question to the forefront. How much rated electric range is "enough" in a mass-market car to make North American buyers consider it sufficient for safe and flexible usage? plug-in cars range anxiety EPA Ratings Polls

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Electric cars only need 100 miles of range, some carmakers say; is it true?

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Hyundai first made the argument that energy efficiency in electric cars is just as important as their range, as part of its launch of the Ioniq Electric hatchback, EPA-rated at 124 miles. Now Honda is making that argument as well, based on a news report it confirmed saying that the Clarity EV electric mid-size sedan will have a battery range of. plug-in cars range anxiety Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) EPA Ratings battery capacity

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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.

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Half of car buyers say electric car must have 300 miles of range

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The Tesla Model 3 and 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars are set to make 200-mile ranges attainable for a much larger number of buyers than today's $72,000-plus Tesla Model S. Study plug-in cars range anxietyBut according to one new study, that may not be enough. A survey by a U.S. national lab showed that many consumers won't consider an electric car unless it has even.

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BMW i3 REx electric-car lawsuit: range-extender power loss alleged

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The BMW i3 is the only electric car in the world sold with an optional range-extending engine to increase driving capability beyond the range provided by the battery. Green BMW i3 REx REx range extender engine Range-Extended Electric Vehicle lawsuit plug-in carsThe "REx" option adds a small, 34-horsepower 650cc two-cylinder engine, derived from one used in BMW motorcycles, that powers a generator. And as most owners of the BMW i3 REx model.

BMW To Make Whole Lineup Electric, With Range Extenders, AWD: Report

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emissions Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars regulation REx range extender engineGerman carmaker BMW may be on the cusp of the most radical transformation in its history--one that will stun the auto industry if it comes to pass. If a report from early this year is accurate, the company plans to convert the bulk of its product lineup to electric power over the next 10 years. Virtually every BMW model would be powered by.

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London's Black Cabs To Be Range-Extended Electrics, With Chinese Help

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Geely taxi plug-in cars London Range-Extended Electric Vehicle fleetFew vehicles are more iconic than London's black cabs, but that doesn't mean they have to stay the same forever. While the styling will remain recognizable, London taxis are about to get a significant overhaul--with help from a Chinese benefactor. The London Taxi Company (LTC) unveiled its new model last week, and announced a major investment by.

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric to offer 110 miles of range: company

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As electric-car range moves above the 100-mile mark in EPA ratings, one of the more interesting models to watch will be the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric. EPA plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range TestThat car uses essentially the same 28-kilowatt-hour battery pack as the low-volume Kia Soul EV, a blocky tall wagon that's rated at 93 miles. Can the slimmer, sleeker Ioniq Electric match or beat.

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Workhorse W-15 range-extended electric pickup truck revealed (video)

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Workhorse may have the ultimate proposal for commercial fleets with the reveal of its W-15 pickup truck, the first range-extended electric pickup truck to be built from the ground up with fleets in mind.

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Electric Cars: Defining Battery-Electrics, Plug-In Hybrids, Range-Extended & More

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Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric VehicleWith an ever-growing landscape of plug-in electric vehicles, there is now more potential than ever for confusion among potential buyers. To the casual observer, the umbrella term “electric car” can mean anything from an all-electric vehicle to even a hybrid. For drivers of fully electric cars with no tailpipes, this can sound like.

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BMW i5 to have range extender, use carbon-fiber body: product chief

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Its unusual and technically advanced i3 small hatchback, offered with an optional two-cylinder range-extending engine, makes up the bulk of its "i" sub-brand sales, joined by the sexy and expensive i8 plug-in hybrid sport coupe. Future Cars plug-in cars REx range extender engine BMW i5Among the three German luxury brands, BMW was first out of the gate to build and sell a battery-electric car in volume.

Workhorse range-extended electric pickup truck announced for future

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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.

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Electric-car range anxiety exists, but it's overblown, says MIT study

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Range anxiety, the persistent worry about not having enough battery range to finish a journey, remains one of the major obstacles to widespread electric-car adoption. Many electric cars still have shorter ranges than comparable internal-combustion models, and that continues to spook some consumers. Study MIT plug-in cars range anxiety

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2017 BMW i3: up to 114 miles of range from 50-percent battery increase

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For its fourth year on the market, the 2017 BMW i3 electric car gets a huge boost in battery capacity and hence its EPA-rated range. The battery capacity rises 50 percent, from 22 to 33 kilowatt-hours, and the company says the rated range for the battery-electric version will be up to 114 miles combined. The range-extended version will get the. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine BMW i3 REx

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

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What differs is the rating procedure used to calculate the range of an electric car. Europe Frankfurt Auto Show Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars Range Test EPA RatingsSuppose you could buy a new 2016 Nissan Leaf rated not at 107 miles but 155 miles. That 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. DON'T MISS: Nissan Gripz Concept: 2015.

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UPS electric van with fuel-cell range extender to be tested in California

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Trucks hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell Prototypes Commercial vehicle Range ExtendingConsiderable skepticism remains that passenger vehicles powered by hydrogen will become a major part of U.S. sales any time soon—or ever. Quietly, however, analysts suggest that hydrogen may provide a solution to the different challenges of producing zero-emission heavy trucks and delivery vehicles. Despite growing hoopla over Elon Musk's.

Mazda to offer electric car in 2019, maybe with range extender?

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Mazda may become the next automaker to commit to building an electric car, possibly one with a range-extending gasoline engine. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance car Range ExtendingThat's the gist of numerous of conversations between journalists and Mazda executives at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show. Company officials said Mazda plans to launch an electric car in 2019, dangling hints that it may.

2017 Karma: same range, new battery, display updates, low production

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karma plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle WanxiangKarma Automotive intends to place its namesake plug-in hybrid luxury sedan back into production before the end of the year. As well as adopting a new name, the company formerly known as Fisker Automotive is working on setting up its own factory in Costa Mesa, California. But what will the cars coming out of that factory be like? DON'T MISS: Fisker.

Electric-car MPGe as important as range, Hyundai Ioniq maker suggests

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Along with price, the top-line statistic cited for any battery-electric car is its rated range. Now, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has a 238-mile EPA rating for range—and that's usually the leading point about the Bolt EV in discussions or. EPA Efficiency plug-in cars range anxiety EPA Ratings MPGeUntil last month, the only electric cars that exceeded 200 miles in that metric were made by Tesla Motors.

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Elon Musk: Tesla Model S 'Ends Range Anxiety' With Smart Navigation, Trip Planner

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Earlier this week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased us Model S owners with a tweet promising to “end range anxiety.” ” In a press conference this morning, Musk revealed the goods: an over-the-air firmware update that, while not increasing the range of the car, will at least set the driver’s mind at ease about how far he can really go. Elon Musk Navigation Tesla Motors plug-in cars range anxiety Tesla Supercharger

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2017 electric cars with more than 100 miles of range

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There are now several models that offer at least 100 miles of range, and many are widely available to consumers. In the six years since modern electric cars first went on sale in large numbers, the field has matured significantly. That includes the Tesla Model S and Model X, starting at about $70,000, as well as several models that are more. plug-in cars

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Will Future Tesla Model S Top Toyota Mirai's 312-Mile Range?

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Green Elon Musk Tesla Motors hydrogen plug-in cars range anxietyHydrogen fuel-cell cars today have many similarities to electric cars. Both employ advanced zero-emission powertrains that power the wheels with electric motors, both cost more to buy than gasoline cars of the same size, and both represent only a tiny fraction of today's car market. The main advantage to fuel-cell vehicles, say the companies that.

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Electric-Car Range: The More You Have, The More You Use, Canadian Data Shows

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It's important because it explicitly quantifies the range anxiety that lower-range electric cars induce in drivers used to. Canada plug-in cars range anxiety fleet TorontoWith the recent announcement by the City of Los Angeles that it would lease 288 plug-in electric vehicles, now is a good time to look at a new study from Canada on how electric cars can be integrated into large fleets.

BMW i3 REx range extender: owner assesses pros and cons of limited-power engine

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lawsuit plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine BMW i3 RExThe BMW i3 electric car may be the most ambitious small car of recent years, bristling with new technology and innovation. Its carbon-fiber reinforced plastic body shell rides on an aluminum platform, and its all-electric powertrain may include an optional small engine. The battery-electric i3 also happens to be the most energy-efficient vehicle.

Range Rover Hybrid Coming

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The 2014 Range Rover is designed to be the most capable luxury condo on the market. Redesigned just last year, 2014 Range Rover is meant to offer a luxurious oasis in the midst of an Arabian oil field, or a suburban soccer field. The 2014 Range Rover Hybrid is powered by 3.0L

How much does electric-car range cost per mile?

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When it comes to electric cars, range is a commodity. We looked at every electric car currently on sale, as well as the upcoming 200-mile 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and Tesla Model 3, and some of the longer-range plug-in hybrids. But how much are buyers paying to increase the amount of driving they can do between charges?

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China revises electric-car incentives to reward longer ranges

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It's long been official policy for China that the country's automakers will become the world's highest-volume producer of electric cars. (It It also intends to dominate lithium-ion battery cells and photovoltaic solar panels, for the record.) But the government policies and incentives to achieve that goal have often changed over the years. DON'T. China government incentives plug-in cars transportation policy

2016 Cadillac ELR: More Performance, More Range, Lower Price

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The specifications of the updated 2016 Cadillac ELR range-extended electric car were released this morning, and one big question has been answered. Green Range-Extended Electric Vehicle Voltec plug-in cars The luxury coupe will not use the revised Voltec powertrain that propels the new second-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt on sale later this year. But it boasts better performance, slightly higher.

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Renault Zoe electric-car owners can double their range by upgrading leased batteries

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When the updated 2017 Renault Zoe was unveiled last fall at the Paris auto show, it became one of the few electric cars whose range effectively doubled over its model life. Launched in 2012 with a 22-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery, the five-door subcompact hatchback had an effective range of 60 to 90 miles. That was essentially on par with that. Renault France plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Renault Zoe battery leasing

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2017 BMW i3 electric car: longer-range battery, but current 81-mile model to stay

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Its capacity rises a full 50 percent, from 22 to 33 kilowatt-hours, and the EPA-rated range of the battery-electric model will be 114 miles, BMW announced last month. plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine BMW i3 RExThe 2017 BMW i3 will go on sale this fall with significant updates, most notably a higher-capacity battery pack.

Aging Electric-Car Batteries Can Still Offer Useful Range: Report

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Batteries Department of Energy Study plug-in cars range anxiety battery capacity The first wave of modern electric cars still remains fairly young, but as those vehicles rack up more miles, the performance of their gradually aging battery packs is a topic of great interest. All batteries degrade over time, losing energy-storage capacity at different rates depending on their chemistry and how they''re used. In an electric car.

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Will Mazda Sports Car Concept Revive The Rotary As A Range Extender?

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Green REx range extender engine Wankel rotary engine plug-in carsMazda will unveil a new rotary-powered sports car concept at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show later this month. The concept should prove popular with fans of the brand, who have bemoaned the lack of a rotary-engined sports car since the RX-8 departed in 2012. But this concept could also have implications for those who prioritize fuel efficiency over.

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TM4 and Cummins jointly developing range-extended electric plug-in powertrain for Class 7/8 buses

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The project aims to provide transit authorities with a flexible, more efficient drivetrain and a longer range zero-tailpipe-emission capability for inner-city routes. The range-extended electric drive system comprises a gen-set (Cummins’ Euro 2019 B4.5

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2017 Ford Fusion Energi: low electric range, no public charging frustrating

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Plug-In Hybrids Michigan plug-in cars range anxiety charging infrastructureElectric-car charging infrastructure in the United States is getting better, but still has a very long way to go. While anyone that's given even a passing glance to plug-in vehicles would likely tell you the same thing, I experienced the impact of a charging-free society first-hand while driving a Ford Fusion Energi. The plug-in hybrid Fusion.

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Hyundai Ioniq Electric car to get 200 miles of range 'soon'

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Called the Ioniq Electric, it has an estimated driving range of 110 miles. Hyundai's product planners seem to have a bit of an issue on their hands. The South Korean automaker is set to launch an all-electric version of its Ioniq hatchback, alongside the conventional hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of that model. DON'T MISS: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq. battery pack plug-in cars battery capacity

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2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Sedan: 312 Miles Of Range, 67 MPGe

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The 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car will achieve just over 300 miles of range when it goes on sale in the U.S. EPA efficiency and range estimates were released yesterday, well in advance of the Mirai's anticipated arrival in California showrooms this fall. Green Range Test hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell zero emissionslater this year.