Revolve Technologies shows new PCB-based fuel cell range extender

Green Car Congress

A Renault Kangoo ZE van with a PCB fuel cell range extender was displayed at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle Event at the Millbrook Proving Ground this week past. With the PCBFC fitted, an additional range of around 80 miles can be expected on a NEDC cycle with 1.7

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

Green Car Reports

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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SAIC showcases battery-electric Maxus EV80 van range at IAA

Green Car Congress

Maxus is presenting a range of zero emission EV80 battery electric vans at the 67 th IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover.

2018 93

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

Green Car Congress

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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2018 BMW i3 electric car range adds sportier i3s version

Green Car Reports

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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Kia Niro Electric range rated at 301-miles in Europe

Green Car Reports

When it introduced the Kia Niro EV in Korea in June, the company said it would go 236 miles on a charge. It has now been rated at far more than that in Europe. Kia on Tuesday said that the car earned a rating of 301 miles on the new Worldwide Harmonized Light-Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). The news was first reported by the Express, in Britain

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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 62

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

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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.

2018 67

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Delta Motorsport introduces Micro Turbine Range Extender

Green Car Congress

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.

2016 130

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

Green Car Reports

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.

2018 63

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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.

2018 67

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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.

2018 64

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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2019 Ford Fusion Energi gets longer electric range

Green Car Reports

Ford is boosting the battery size and electric range of its Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid sedan for 2019. The new battery will store 9 kwh, up from 7 kwh, to give the 2019 Fusion Energi a range of 25 electric miles, up from 21 miles. The bigger battery should make the Fusion Energi more competitive with alternatives such as the Toyota Prius Prime. plug-in cars

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

Green Car Reports

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 63

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.

2016 63

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

Green Car Reports

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.

2016 63

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

Green Car Reports

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.

2016 62

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

Green Car Reports

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.

2015 84

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

Green Car Reports

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.

2015 87

Both Electric And Gas Cars Lose Range In The Cold; Electrics Just Lose More

Green Car Reports

When it comes to electric cars, one of the biggest fears for potential customers is range anxiety in general--but for many, it's specifically their cold-weather range. Batteries lose efficiency in colder temperatures, something that only heightens the range anxiety many potential buyers feel acutely. plug-in cars range anxiety Winter Weather

2015 86

2019 Nissan Leaf to cost $30,885, long-range battery still to come

Green Car Reports

The 2019 Nissan Leaf doesn't cost any more than it did last year, but it also won't deliver any additional electric range—yet. The Leaf S, Leaf SV, and Leaf SL will cost $30,885, $33,385, and $37,095 including an $895 destination charge. That's before any government tax credits or rebates. The Leaf is eligible for a full $7,500 federal tax

2018 68

Symbio intros 40 kW hydrogen fuel cell range-extending module for heavy-duty electric vehicles

Green Car Congress

At the Movin’On 2018 mobility summit in Montreal, hydrogen fuel-cell company Symbio intoduced a 40-kW fuel cell system—H2Motiv L—targeting range-extending conversion applications for heavy-duty electric vehicles.

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Loop Energy fuel cell range-extended yard truck in operation

Green Car Congress

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

Green Car Reports

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.

2017 69

Range Rover Hybrid Coming

Hybrid SUV Blog

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

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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.

2015 87

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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.

2017 67

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

Green Car Reports

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

2017 63

Tesla expands Supercharging access and range for those fleeing Hurricane Florence

Green Car Reports

As it did in Hurricane Irma in Florida last year, Tesla has remotely extended the range of some cars for those who need to escape from the path of Hurricane Florence and may not have time charge up more than necessary. The company has also expanded free Supercharging access for cars that didn't come with it. In any natural disaster situation like

2018 68

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

Green Car Reports

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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