All electric vehicles articles – Page 4

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    car2go heads for Amsterdam with 300 electric-drive smart fortwos


    Amsterdam is next for car2go after Ulm, Austin and Hamburg Daimler will move its car2go car-sharing program to Amsterdam this year, using electrically driven smart fortwo cars. The German premium carmaker said the move would allow it to combine two of its newest ventures: the car2go program and its electric-vehicle ...

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    Raw materials for E-mobility, Stuttgart


    Euroforum is organizing a conference on the electric vehicle industry's dependence on raw materials. The German-language event will take place in Stuttgart May 25 and 26. Availability of key raw materials is becoming more important as electric vehicles are entering series production. Where and how the industry will obtain materials ...

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    In-wheel-drive EV prototype has range of 333 km in urban traffic


    The SIM-LEI’s interior benefits from the car’s relatively wide dimensions A Japanese technology company has developed a prototype electric vehicle that uses in-wheel electric motors to achieve a range of 333 km in urban traffic. The test vehicle, which is built by SIM-Drive, is called SIM-LEI, which stands for Leading ...

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    Bosch, CST develop simulation for power electronics


    A Bosch electric motor Robert Bosch, Computer Simulation Technology AG and Berlin's Technical University are jointly developing a software package to test energy-efficient power electronics. The project may help the electric-vehicle industry lower costs and speed up development of key technology inside the car. The so-called SOlar project - a ...

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    Experts agree: lithium-ion will power EVs for a while


    The Think City EV has a range of 160 km Automotive and battery-industry experts, citing a lack of alternatives, said lithium-ion will be the dominant electric-vehicle battery technology for at least another 15 years. "We now have lithium-ion and, if you look at the lead times for introducing new technology, ...

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    Opinion: EV prospects dim as Japan nuclear disaster unfolds


    Automakers worldwide are making contingency plans to replace components lost by Japan's earthquake and tsunami disaster. But the shutdown of several of the country's nuclear reactors amid growing fears of a major radiation catastrophe will have a much greater long-term impact on the auto industry than a temporary cut in ...

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    German Railway helps Peugeot with EV charging


    Peugeot is getting help from the Deutsche Bundesbahn in developing a charging infrastructure for its new iOn plug-in electric vehicle. The French car brand, part of the PSA/Peugeot-Citroen group, said private car owners, companies as well as car dealers will have access to services to be provided by DB Energie, ...

  • Mitsubishi-i-MiEV.automotiveIT

    Mitsubishi i-MiEV gets 4 EuroNCAP stars


    All of the i-MiEV’s electrical systems remained intact in a crash Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV battery-electric vehicle received a four-star rating from EuroNCAP, the European car-safety assessment company. Extensive tests were carried out by German testers TUEV Rheinland on behalf of EuroNCAP. The German organization said it was the first time that ...

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    Norwegian Post is Ford's 1st European customer for Transit Connect Electric


    The Ford Transit Electric is the first of five electric Ford vehicles to be launched globally The Norwegian Post will be the first European customer of Ford's Transit Connect Electric delivery van. The automaker said the government agency has ordered 20 vans, which will be delivered this year. The Post ...

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    Google trials Evatran’s Plugless Power EV recharging


    Evatran is showing its Plugless Power at the Ideal Home Show in London this month Google is trialing an inductive battery charging technology developed by Evatran, a US charging specialist. The cloud computing and internet search company has several electric vehicles for short-range travel arounds its campus in Mountain View, ...

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    BMW to show 5 Series-based E-car at Shanghai auto show


    BMW showed the ActiveE at the Geneva auto show BMW will show an electric vehicle produced in China for the Chinese market next month. Norbert Reithofer, CEO of the German premium car maker, told reporters at the group’s annual earnings press conference that the “New energy vehicle” will be a ...

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    German researchers make progress with battery technology


    Single-walled carbon nanotubes improve electric connectivity The Karlsruhe Insitute of Technology (KIT) is developing batteries that have five times the storage capacity of current lithium-ion batteries. The German researchers in KIT’s Institute for Nanotechnology are developing a new synthesis of iron-carbon storage materials that could significantly boost battery performance. Traditional ...

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    Survey: EV range should be 480km, Europeans say


    Current EVs such as Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV do not yet have the electric range customers want A survey of potential European electric-vehicle buyers found that most would expect a battery-powered range of 480km before recharging. The survey, carried out by consultants Deloitte, found that 74 pc of 4,760 Europeans polled in ...

  • toyota prius plus.automotiveIT

    Toyota's hybrid sales top 3 million; 10 more models coming soon


    Toyota unveiled the Prius+ in Geneva. The full hybrid 7-seater, which has lithium-ion batteries, will be in showrooms mid-2012 Cumulative sales of Toyota and Lexus hybrids topped 3 million in February, underscoring the Japanese carmaker’s frontrunner position in the race to make new powertrains acceptable to a broader public. Toyota ...

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    EV Battery Tech, London


    The third international "EV Battery Tech" conference, which will take place in London March 30-31, features a range of expert presentations and discussions on the state of battery technology today. The conference takes place at atime when electric vehicles are making their initial push into the global auto market. Automakers ...

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    BMW, PSA to invest 100 million euros in joint hybrid technologies


    BMW’s Reithofer (left) and PSA’s Varin held a joint press briefing on the eve of the Geneva auto show BMW and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen said they would invest 100 million euros in a joint venture to develop new hybrid technologies. The two carmakers also said in a press release that r&d for ...

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    Delphi develops EV sounders; has contract with European brand


    Delphi expects more legislation to make sure electric vehicles are heard Delphi has developed two new sound devices for electric vehicles and it said one will be deployed at a major European carmaker next year. The US based automotive supplier said the so-called “sounders,” which make sure otherwise noiseless electric ...

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    A British fuel cell could speed up adoption in electric cars


    Britain’s Carbon Trust said it is making a 1 million pound investment in a company that has developed a new fuel-cell technology that could give a boost to the fledgling electric-vehicle market. The non-profit trust, whose mission is to accelerate the move to a low-carbon economy, said the new technology ...

  • nissan battery plant portugal.automotiveIT

    For Nissan and Renault, a new lithium-ion battery plant in Portugal


    Nissan and Renault need lithium-ion battery plant capacity to meet their ambitious electric-vehicle targets Nissan has started work on a lithium-ion battery plant in Portugal that will support the ambitious rollout plans for electric vehicles of the Japanese carmaker and its French alliance partner Renault. The plant is being built ...

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    Porsche road tests first electric Boxster


    Porsche said it has started road tests of an electric Boxster, the first of three electric variants of the sports car model. “The Boxster E models will be our moving laboratories that will help us solve the practical problems of electric mobility in the way customers expect of us,” said ...