VW electric car on the new MEB platform will have 311 miles of range for 2019

February 15th, 2016 § Comments Off on VW electric car on the new MEB platform will have 311 miles of range for 2019 § permalink

From: http://electrek.co/2016/02/09/first-vw-electric-car-meb-platform/

Autocar is out with a new report today claiming inside information on Volkswagen’s first electric car to be built on the new MEB platform. MEB is the platform unveiled at CES last month and showcased in the company’s microbus concept: BUDD-e.

The platform will allow VW to bring to market electric vehicles made to be electric from the ground up. It is based on the now familiar concept of a large battery pack extending flat between the axles.

Volkswagen has apparently green-lighted the BUDD-e, or at least a version of the BUDD-e, for development into volume production, but the vehicle is not expected to hit the market before 2020. Autocar says VW aims to bring to market another electric vehicle on the same platform before the microbus, around 2019, and it will be closer in size to the automaker’s flagship Golf.

Yesterday we wrote about VW planning a longer range version (186 miles) of the all-electric e-Golf, but the vehicle Autocar is talking about would be an entirely new model understood to be around 4400mm in length compared to the Golf’s 4255mm.

The publication claimed the new model’s range will exceed 311 miles (500 km) on a single charge, though that’s likely based on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), which is known to be less restrictive than the EPA standard. For example, Tesla’s Model S 85D, which is equipped with a 85 kWh battery pack, gets 270 EPA-rated miles, but 330-NEDC rated miles. “Real-world” range is closer to the EPA ratings.

Autocar also writes that Volkswagen plans to introduce cutting-edge connectivity and infotainment systems in the new vehicle. You can read the full report on their website.

Renault Electric Program Director: Next-Generation Renault ZOE With Real-World Range Of 186 Miles

July 2nd, 2015 § Comments Off on Renault Electric Program Director: Next-Generation Renault ZOE With Real-World Range Of 186 Miles § permalink

Interesting and potentially huge news is coming out of France in regards to the new, next-generation Renault ZOE and next-gen Nissan LEAF.

According to Les Echos, the new versions of both models will be ready in 2017 with double the range of today’s Renault-Nissan electric cars.
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Renault Electric Program Director: Next-Generation Renault ZOE With Real-World Range Of 186 Miles

March 4th, 2015 § Comments Off on Renault Electric Program Director: Next-Generation Renault ZOE With Real-World Range Of 186 Miles § permalink

Interesting and potentially huge news is coming out of France in regards to the new, next-generation Renault ZOE and next-gen Nissan LEAF.

According to Les Echos, the new versions of both models will be ready in 2017 with double the range of today’s Renault-Nissan electric cars.
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Renault Electric Program Director: Next-Generation Renault ZOE With Real-World Range Of 186 Miles

January 31st, 2015 § Comments Off on Renault Electric Program Director: Next-Generation Renault ZOE With Real-World Range Of 186 Miles § permalink

Interesting and potentially huge news is coming out of France in regards to the new, next-generation Renault ZOE and next-gen Nissan LEAF.

According to Les Echos, the new versions of both models will be ready in 2017 with double the range of today’s Renault-Nissan electric cars.
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European parliament targets 456,000 electric vehicle charging points by 2020

December 18th, 2013 § Comments Off on European parliament targets 456,000 electric vehicle charging points by 2020 § permalink

The UK is to get one of Europe’s largest electric vehicle charging point networks by 2020, under strict new targets being set out by the European Parliament.

A draft directive has been endorsed by the Transport and Tourism Committee this month setting deadlines to establish publicly accessible infrastructure for hydrogen, natural gas and electric vehicles in all member states over the next two decades. » Read the rest of this entry «

Chinese E6 #electric cars to be trialled in UK

June 14th, 2013 § Comments Off on Chinese E6 #electric cars to be trialled in UK § permalink

More than 50 BYD e6 pure electric cars have arrived in the UK and will be going on trial with a number of fleet operators in the coming months.

BYD E6The right-hand drive e6 all-electric cars were offloaded at Southampton docks and are in the process of being registered.

BYD is the fastest-growing Chinese car manufacturer and its e6 pure electric car has the longest range of any new electric car in the UK at 186 miles (300km).

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Mitsubishi Concept CA-MiEV triples the i-MIEV’s range, adds wireless charging

March 7th, 2013 § Comments Off on Mitsubishi Concept CA-MiEV triples the i-MIEV’s range, adds wireless charging § permalink

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Mitsubishi##Q##s i-MiEV is known for many accomplishments in the electric car world, but long-range driving and staggeringly good looks aren##Q##t among them. Its just-unveiled Concept CA-MiEV solves the former by making at least a token gesture towards the latter. The combination of flat-packed, high-density 28kWh lithium-ion batteries and a sleeker, low-drag shape help the compact car last for 186 miles on a charge, or exactly three times what the i-MiEV could muster. It##Q##s enough that Mitsubishi describes the concept as a “suburban” EV that could last for a week of typical European commuting on one charge. As it##Q##s a showfloor darling, the Concept CA-MiEV naturally stuffs in a lot of technology that##Q##s only sometimes related to the battery: it can charge wirelessly using WiTricity##Q##s magnetic resonance, takes data from smartphones and will email the owner if it##Q##s stolen. Mitsubishi is quick to warn that the car isn##Q##t intended for production, like most concepts, but many of the developments found inside should spread to the automaker##Q##s worldwide fleet in the long run.

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