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.

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Gasoline range anxiety 100 years ago made electric-car charging seem easy

Green Car Reports

But a century ago, drivers of gasoline cars had just as much range anxiety as electric-car. Fuel Gasoline History plug-in cars range anxiety gas stationElectric cars have the great advantage that their batteries can be recharged anywhere there's electricity. It may not be particularly fast, though modern plug-in vehicles get at least 60 miles overnight, and often double or triple that.

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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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2018 BMW i3 electric car range adds sportier i3s version

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While battery range stays the same as last year, a new i3s model (for Sport) has been added, with revised suspension and a Sport mode added to its drive-mode. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine BMW i3 RExWhile the 2018 BMW i3 will formally debut next week at the Frankfurt auto show, the company has released details ahead of time on the updates to the lineup of its compact electric car.

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Delta Motorsport introduces Micro Turbine Range Extender

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At the LCV 2016 event in the UK last week, Delta Motorsport unveiled a new low-cost micro-turbine applied as a range-extended in an electric car. The company developed the E-4 Coupe extended-range electric electric vehicle in a £3.1-million (US$4-million) collaborative R&D project.

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Loop Energy fuel cell range-extended yard truck in operation

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Canada-based Loop Energy’s fuel cell range extender system ( earlier post ) is fully functional and operating in a heavy-duty terminal tractor (or yard truck) with partner China National Heavy-Duty Truck Company (CNHTC).

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Ford Transit van with range-extended electric powertrain revealed

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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.

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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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German magazine compares real-world electric-car ranges, efficiencies in cold weather

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winter driving Germany Efficiency plug-in cars range anxiety Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Winter Weather battery capacityIt's 41 degrees F outside. Your electric car, rated for 100 miles, has been charging all night in the cold. Ahead of you lies a 80-mile drive. How confident are you that you'll make it to your destination? What if you want to set your climate control to a comfortable 70 degrees F? Germany's AutoBild wondered the same thing, so it gathered some of.

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

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That would be the official EPA range and efficiency ratings for the 2017 Tesla Model 3 Long Range version. 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. Those were issued at the end of November, and they seemed worth highlighting as a way to compare the Model.

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Lightning Systems’ battery-electric Ford Transit on schedule for March deliveries; fuel cell range extender option

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Lightning Systems also announced it has developed a zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell range extender for the product. Both the all-electric and the zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell range extender are available for heavy-duty Transits with a 10,360-pound gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR).

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Changing tires on Chevy Bolt EV electric car: your range, grip, and noise may vary

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Tires Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range TestOne of the many tactics used by carmakers to boost efficiency in their vehicles is fitting low-rolling-resistance tires. Specially designed to reduce the energy wasted as heat from the friction between the tire and the road, these tires can boost efficiency by a few percentage points in an electric car. The increase often isn't as noticeable in.

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Novel fluid simulation software enables longer range for EVs by reducing losses in drivetrain

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DSD is using nanoFluidX to improve electric vehicle (EV) range by reducing losses in the drivetrain, identified as the largest energy draw on the battery pack at steady speeds up to approximately 80 km/h (50 mph)—even greater than the vehicle’s aerodynamic drag.

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2012 Chevy Volt has now crossed 400,000 miles, range remains steady

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Chevy Volt commuting plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle Battery LifeAs more battery-electric cars are sold and more drivers become aware of them, the question of battery life recurs among pretty much every potential buyer. How long will the battery last? Will I have to replace it every 18 months as I do in my smartphone? Data on the liquid-cooled battery packs of older Tesla Model S and Chevrolet Volt cars offers.

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

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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.

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Nissan Leaf Pro-Pilot Assist and range-anxiety review

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They tend to be an hour away, or sometimes more; involve lots of range-sucking highway driving (often in the wee, dark hours of the morning or pitch-dark night), many don't offer chargers, and the car may sit for a day or several while you're away Depending on where you live one of the biggest challenges with electric cars can be airport runs.

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Range Anxiety

Open Source Civic EV Kit

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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Ryder range-extended electric step vans produced by Workhorse now in W.B. Mason’s delivery fleet

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Mason, the US’ second-largest privately owned office products dealer, has taken delivery of Workhorse E-GEN electric, range-extended step vans. Ryder System, Inc. announced that W.B.

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How much electric-car range is 'enough'? 300 miles much better than 200 miles: survey

Green Car Reports

Electric-car drivers know that range anxiety abates quickly once you start using an electric car and get confident with its abilities. Although a range of 60 to 90 miles covers the majority of daily car use in the U.S., Buying plug-in cars range anxiety Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) EPA Ratingsit isn't enough for many drivers with longer commutes—especially at high speeds or in very hot or cold weather, which can.

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Symbio targets European taxi market with fuel cell range extender in Nissan e-NV200; 500 km range

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Symbio has integrated a 15 kW (net) fuel cell range extender in a Nissan e-NV200 electric van, with plans to introduce the vehicle to the European taxi market. The new plug-in hybrid hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will deliver at least 500 km of range.

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New Bosch highway assist system installed on the Maserati 2018 range; ACC Stop & Go plus Lane Centering

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Bosch’s highway assist system, which combines the ACC Stop & Go and Lane Centering functions to control the vehicle’s speed, acceleration and braking, is installed on all the vehicles in the Maserati MY 2018 range.

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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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Hyundai introduces US market version of Kona Electric at New York show; 250-mile range

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Estimated range is 250 miles (402 km). Kona Electric estimated range is a segment-leading 250 miles (402 km), meeting the varying needs of owner lifestyles. Rear suspension control arm design also minimizes camber and toe changes throughout the suspension travel range.

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New range record for the Kangoo ZE-H2 EV with fuel cell range extender

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kg of hydrogen for the Symbio FCell fuel cell range extender, the Renault electric light-duty vehicle travelled the distance in 10 hours 36 minutes, at night on a mixed journey of urban and peri-urban areas, with lights and heating turned on.

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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 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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DOE: MY2016 PHEV median full range longer than gasoline vehicle median range

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has compiled figures showing that although most electric vehicles (EV) have shorter ranges than gasoline vehicles, there are EVs with ranges equal to or greater than some gasoline-powered models.

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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

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Ballard range-extender fuel cell module to power hybrid UPS delivery van trial program in California

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The range of current battery-powered Class-6 UPS delivery vans is only sufficient for a limited percentage of routes, and often not for the majority of routes in any delivery area. A range-extension solution using Ballard’s fuel cell range extender system can address these limitations by boosting drive range and providing certainty of completing daily delivery missions while maintaining zero-emission performance.

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Range-extended electric Nissan Note to launch in November?

Green Car Reports

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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Volkswagen unveiling electric, fully autonomous I.D. VIZZION concept at Geneva; 413-mile range

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The 111 kWh lithium-ion battery pack enable a driving range of up to 665 kilometers (413 miles) when braking regeneration is factored in. It is the technology backbone of future Volkswagen electric vehicles, and it enables long driving ranges and maximum space utilisation at optimal costs.

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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.

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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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.

Bespoke higher power version of GKN eAxle for London Taxi range-extended EV

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GKN Driveline launched its coaxial eAxle in its first application across Volvo’s range of T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrids, picking up an Automotive News PACE Innovation Award in 2016.

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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.

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Fuel-cell range extender for Nissan e-NV200 electric taxis announced by Symbio

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It fits hydrogen fuel cells as range extenders for battery-electric vehicles, primarily small delivery vans. hydrogen taxi Range-Extended Electric Vehicle fleet Nissan e-NV200Advocates of battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell cars are often at odds over which powertrain technology is the more practical solution to reducing emissions. But French firm Symbio continues to experiment with ways to combine the two.

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Daimler launches new DENZA 500 electric vehicle for the Chinese market; 500 km range

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A new battery and additional weight reductions allow increased energy efficiency, providing an extended range of around 500 km (311 miles). The new DENZA 500 was tested in a wide range of harsh conditions, including severe winter testing at temperatures of as low as –40 degrees Celsius (-40 ?F).

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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

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.

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