September, 2017

Nikola and Bosch partner on hydrogen-electric Class-8 long-haul truck; dual-motor commercial-vehicle eAxle

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Nikola Motor Company is partnering with Bosch on the development of its hydrogen-fuel-cell range-extended electric Class 8 long-haul truck, unveiled as a prototype in December 2016. Earlier post.).

2017 29

New 'EVs are better' ads: how electric-car marketing should be done (exclusive)

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People buy electric cars for many different reasons, only one of which is the environment. Others include their quieter, smoother performance; the immediate torque; the desire to have the very newest and most advanced technology; and the lifetime cost savings.

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Skoda Karoq SUV: trims and release date revealed for UK

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Skoda has revealed list prices and trim details of its upcoming compact SUV – the Karoq

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Ladies & Gentlemen, Joe Galliani Has Left The Building.

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Audi’s Aicon autonomous concept: Level 5 with 700-800 km electric range

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Audi is showcasing its autonomous driving strategy at the IAA 2017 with the production Audi A8 (conditional automated driving at level 3 as standard) and two concept cars will also be demonstrating the Audi vision for level 4 and level 5. Earlier post.).

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World's sexiest car, Jaguar E-Type, reappears as all-electric concept

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Electric cars are now accepted as future volume models for most automakers, but Jaguar Land Rover has taken a very different approach to showcase its future electric powertrains.

2017 30

Mercedes-Benz teases EQ A compact electric concept before Frankfurt show

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As German luxury maker Mercedes-Benz intensifies its efforts to launch more electric cars faster than first planned, another concept will break cover this month. The Mercedes EQ A Concept, a compact electric hatchback, will be revealed at the Frankfurt auto show next week.

2017 30

BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept previews all-electric four-door sedan

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If concept cars are meant to grab attention, then the BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept—an all-electric sedan that debuted Tuesday at the Frankfurt motor show—may have fulfilled its mission.

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China wants all electric cars: will it work? Reasons and reactions

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It was quaint and adorable when Norway did it, saying it would end sales of cars with internal-combustion engines by 2025. The Netherlands followed suit, with little fanfare. More recently, France and the U.K. have enacted various forms of bans on non-electrified vehicles, on varying schedules. Now that China has said it's considering timetables. emissions China global warming energy policy climate change plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) regulation air pollution

California plans for its post-fossil-fuel future in electricity, cars

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For 50 years, the state of California has led the United States when it comes to renewable energy and electric cars. The state features many programs to incentivize electric-car ownership, and 29 percent of the state's 2016 energy production came from solar, wind, and other renewable power sources. California is now preparing for a future in which. emissions California electricity costs renewable energy solar wind energy

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Foreign makers might build electric cars in China, but rumored rule change has a catch

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China's announcement 10 days ago that it was assessing a timetable for ending sales of new cars with gasoline or diesel engines continues to reverberate. The country intends to dominate global production of lithium-ion battery cells and electric vehicles, for a host of reasons from industrial power through air pollution to energy security. A new. China plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) regulation

Rare-earth metals in magnets for electric-car motors: what you need to know

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It's not surprising that the powertrains of electric cars differ quite a bit from traditional internal-combustion engines. Although they have fewer moving parts, the rare-earth magnets that help power electric cars can be quite complex to fabricate. So, what is there to know about rare-earth magnets—and how do automakers choose which kind of. engineering materials plug-in cars Electric motor rare earth metals

2017 22

India actually beat China to all-electric new-car pledge, targets 2030

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China made headlines around the world on Sunday when state media reported that the country is developing a timetable to end production and sales of new vehicles with gasoline engines. While Norway, The Netherlands, France, and the U.K. have adopted different timetables for various versions of such a ban, China is both the world's most populous. emissions China government India climate change plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) transportation policy

Energy Dept grid report downplayed renewables, stressed coal, fossil fuels

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The Trump administration hasn't been coy about trying to champion traditional fossil fuels while downplaying the importance and falling costs of renewable energy. Earlier this year, Department of Energy secretary Rick Perry, previously governor of fossil-fuel producer Texas, called for a 60-day review of the United States' energy grid. The stated. Politics energy policy Department of Energy DOE renewable energy fossil fuels

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BYD: tiny electric cars for China could be 75 percent of sales

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Chinese automaker BYD was the world's largest producer of plug-in electric cars last year, and the outlook for new markets in its home country are quite healthy, suggesting strong continued growth. BYD plans to tackle the country's inland cities, viewed as a new frontier for automakers, with a small and very affordable electric car. The industry. China minicar BYD plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Who's going all-electrified? Volvo, then Jaguar Land Rover, now Lincoln: report

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As the auto industry intensifies its embrace of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, announcements of "all-electrified" product lines continue to roll in. First, Volvo made a splash with its announcement saying that all models launched from 2019 onwards would be electrified in some manner. The Sino-Swedish maker was followed by Jaguar Land Rover. mild hybrid plug-in cars

2019 23

Death of engines overstated, fully electric world a 'comic book' fantasy: Japanese test company

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Most analysts agree the future of the automobile will slowly but increasingly come to rely on battery power. Electric cars will slowly displace internal combustion engines, many researchers suggest, and peak demand for fossil fuels used in transportation could arrive as soon as the next decade. What will become of companies, then, that focus on. Diesels emissions Future Cars fossil fuels

China developing timetable to end sales, production of gasoline cars

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The auto industry has now grudgingly accepted that battery-electric cars will make up some portion of the world's new vehicles in years to come. But a milestone in that trend may have come today, in news from China. Policy makers in the world's most populous country, and largest car market, are developing a timetable to end production and sales of. emissions China government climate change plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) transportation policy

Mercedes plant to make batteries, electric motors after 113 years of engines

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The first vehicle in history considered to be an automobile was the Benz Motorwagen of 1885. It was also the first vehicle from an automaker that has been around for the duration of the industry: we know it today as Mercedes-Benz. In other words, the company has been building cars for 132 years. DON'T MISS: Mercedes to launch 10 electric cars by. Batteries Germany Production Daimler battery pack plug-in cars

Uber to go all electric or hybrid in London by 2020, ban diesels, add clean-air fee to rides

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Uber has announced it will require its 40,000 drivers in London to switch to hybrid or fully electric cars, and ban diesel vehicles from its fleet, by the end of 2019. By the end of 2021, it will extend that policy throughout the United Kingdom, where it presently operates in 40 cities. Uber said it will use only electric cars within London by. emissions England plug-in cars London ridesharing Uber

Dethleffs solar-assisted electric motorhome concept unveiled

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The notion electric cars will become a standard transportation option is slowly being accepted across multiple industries. It hasn't penetrated quite as much in the motorhome world, but now a German company has shown its interpretation of what the future of plug-in motor homes could be. It's called the Dethleffs e.home concept and it envisions a. Recreation plug-in cars solar recreational vehicle (RV) motorhome

2017 23

Plug-in electric car sales for Aug: Bolt EV leads Prime, Volt lower

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The Chevrolet Bolt EV continued a steady sales rise last month as it solidified its position among the top three plug-in electric cars for which monthly U.S. sales are reported. In August, Chevy delivered 2,107 Bolt EVs, the first time the car had sold more than 2,000 units in a month after entering the market in mid-December last year. Close. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Honda Urban EV Concept to go on sale in 2019, but not for North America

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If there were a favorite car among journalists and car fans at this week's Frankfurt motor show, it may have been a small, all-electric hatchback city car. Which is pretty remarkable, given the practical, unexciting, utilitarian, slightly nerdy image every non-Tesla electric car seems to carry among that group even today. The car in question is. Frankfurt Auto Show minicar Future Cars Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Chevy Bolt EV, Sonic, Bolt, Sonic: GM mingles gas, electric cars on same assembly line

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General Motors didn't have to construct an all-new assembly plant to build its affordable, mass-market Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car. In fact, it produces the electric car at the existing Orion assembly plant in Michigan, which opened in 1983. That's not the most interesting aspect of Bolt EV production, though: GM actually builds the. Production factory plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) assembly plants

Nissan, Mitsubishi, Renault to launch 12 new electric cars by 2022

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Some car companies release their business plans and goals publicly, others don't. This morning, the Renault Nissan Alliance (now including Mitsubishi as well) released a new six-year plan laying out its business goal through 2022. Among the most significant: The group said it will launch 12 separate battery-electric vehicles globally by 2022. Future Cars Carlos Ghosn plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Renault-Nissan

2017 19

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

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As 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. Chevy Volt commuting plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle Battery Life

Ford Transit van with range-extended electric powertrain revealed

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As 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. Europe Plug-In Hybrids UK series hybrid plug-in cars Commercial vehicle Range-Extended Electric Vehicle

2017 19

States to force emission, fuel-economy rules showdown with Trump Administration?

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Continuing political turmoil and news coverage of the Trump Administration haven't stopped the president's agency heads from drastically reshaping policies on energy, the environment, and emissions. Comments are now being taken on the reopened EPA limits on vehicular carbon emissions for 2022 through 2025, although reporters had to dig to find out. emissions Politics EPA California NHTSA California Air Resources Board CARB CAFE Fuel Economy regulation Donald Trump

Formula E races to add Jaguar I-Pace electric-car race series

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Media days at this week's Frankfurt motor show seemed to be all about electric cars and concepts, from mass-market brands like Volkswagen to luxury makers like Mercedes. Jaguar Land Rover, however, was able to get its own share of press by announcing that its upcoming electric car would go racing. Specifically, the Jaguar I-Pace all-electric. Frankfurt Auto Show Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Formula E Championship

Electric E-Type Zero, Frankfurt EV concepts, Jaguar I-Pace races, who's electrified now? Today's Car News

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Today, it's all about media days at the Frankfurt motor show. We've got concepts and production cars from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen, a new EV racing series from Jaguar, and even an electric conversion of the sexiest car ever built. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Mercedes-Benz EQA concept for an all-electric compact hatchback. Today in Car News

Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell EQ Power plug-in hydrogen crossover launches at Frankfurt

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It's a plug-in hybrid crossover, but it doesn't have an engine. It's a hydrogen fuel-cell SUV, but it has a feature no other hydrogen-powered car offers. It's the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell EQ Power, launched Tuesday at the Frankfurt motor show.

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2018 Nissan Leaf debuts: 150 miles for $30,875, 200-plus miles in 2019

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The spy shots, teaser photos, rumors, and feverish speculation can all be put behind us. The 2018 Nissan Leaf hatchback has debuted, and we can now see every facet of the second generation of the world's best-selling electric car. The compact five-door's 40-kilowatt-hour battery is projected to get a 150-mile combined U.S. range rating, Nissan. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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DOE: EV charging consumes less energy than water heating in a typical household

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Charging an electric vehicle consumes less energy than several common household appliances, according to data compiled by the US Department of Energy (DOE).

New iOS 11 iPhone update will block drivers from texting behind the wheel

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Apple is set to unveil a software update that will prevent drivers receiving notifications when they are behind the wheel

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