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

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

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

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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 Ford Mustang Mach-E range test: At 70 mph, true to EPA highway results

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Just as far as the EPA ratings suggest, I recently found out in a real-world range test. The Mach-E is the first electric SUV not from Tesla to reach an EPA-rated range of up to 300 miles, and in the Mach-E Premium 4X form we recently tested, the official range is 270 miles.

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

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“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.

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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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Bolt EV recall update: Software fix will restore full range, address fire risk

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GM on Thursday posted an update about its recall—made over fire concerns—that makes most 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV models only able to charge up to 90%.

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Luminar and Volvo Cars release of comprehensive lidar dataset; 250m range

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a provider of automotive lidar hardware and software technology, and Volvo Cars released a curated dataset called Cirrus containing unique long range lidar data from Volvo Cars’ test and data collection fleet. Luminar Technologies, Inc.,

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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Mazda all but confirms rotary range extender engine for electric car

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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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2022 Chevy Bolt EUV revealed: Super Cruise and 250-mile range, no all-wheel drive

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General Motors officially presented its larger Chevy Bolt EV variant, called the Bolt EUV, on Sunday. And it revealed a price cut of $5,500—with the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV starting at $33,995 and the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV starting at $31,995.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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Tesla Model Y Standard Range: 244 miles, $43,190 base, 7-seat available

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This week Tesla added the rear-wheel drive Model Y Standard Range variant to its online configurator. The Standard Range has a $43,190 base price (including a mandatory $1,200 destination charge), compared to $51,190 for the Long Range variant and $61,190 for the

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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NIO launches autonomous driving model ET7; up to 621 miles range with solid-state 150 kWh battery

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With a 70 kWh battery pack, the ET7 has an NEDC range of more than 500 km (311 miles), or more than 700 km (435 miles) with a 100 kWh battery. When coupled with a new solid-state 150 kWh battery, ET7 boasts an NEDC range more than 1,000 km (621 miles).

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

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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

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2022 Hyundai Kona Electric: Cleaner look and upgrades, with range and efficiency intact

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Hyundai on Tuesday announced a 2022 model year refresh for the Kona Electric, which was its first fully battery electric SUV available in the U.S., starting in 2019. Most notably, the 2022 Kona Electric dashes the dimpled look and loses the legacy hints of an engine under the hood.

2022 Audi E-Tron GT electric car: Up to 238-mile range for quickest quattro yet

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The two quickest-accelerating production cars in Audi history are made in the same factory. One of them has a big V-10 engine and is rated at 16 mpg. The other—the quickest of the two to 60 mph—is the 2022 Audi E-Tron GT, and it’s all-electric.

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

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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.

Vauxhall Combo-e Life gets 174-mile range

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The all-new Vauxhall Combo-e Life EV has been revealed, with this all-electric MPV capable of up to 174 miles between charges

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

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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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Ford commits to 100% all-electric passenger vehicle range in Europe by 2030; $1B to transform Cologne plant

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Ford committed today that by mid-2026, 100% of Ford’s passenger vehicle range in Europe will be zero-emissions capable, all-electric or plug-in hybrid, and will be completely all-electric by 2030.

MEB electric catamaran, Porsche-inspired sports car, carbon fiber and range: Today’s Car News

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Nissan looks at reducing its manufacturing footprint, and Jaguar Land Rover aims at freeing up more space and weight for an EV range boost. A niche EV company teases its skateboard platform with a Porsche 356 tribute.

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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