Charged EVs | MIT professor wins VW/BASF electrochemistry award for solid-state battery research

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“Within the Volkswagen Group, we expect to achieve about a quarter of our global sales volume with battery-electric vehicles in the year 2025,” said Dr. Ulrich Eichhorn, Head of Group Research and Development for Volkswagen. “However, a major prerequisite for success in the volume market is more powerful battery concepts.

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Charged EVs | Plug-in hybrid Jeep Wrangler coming in 2020

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“A full plug-in electric Jeep Wrangler will be available in 2020, furthering our commitment to all those who value the responsible, sustainable enjoyment of the great outdoors and very importantly, future-proofing this Wrangler for generations to come,” said Jeep CEO Mike Manley.

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Plug In America’s 2017 Top Ten Electric Car Milestones – Plug In AmericaPlug In America

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China, India, Germany, France, Britain, Norway, and Netherlands (nearly half of the world auto market) all committed to eliminate sales of new gas cars by 2040 or earlier.

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Chargery brings the charging station to EV drivers

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When a driver makes a booking, a bicycle courier with Chargery trailer measuring 1 meter in length and 0.65 meters wide (3.3 x 2.1 ft) and weighing about 150 kg (330 lb) in tow races to the agreed drop-off point. Once there, the motor-assisted trailer is unhitched from the bike and cabled up to the customer’s vehicle.

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Daimler pledges to make all of its commercial vans electric

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Daimler is expanding its electrification plans to include Mercedes-Benz’s successful line of commercial vans.

The German auto conglomerate announced that it will add electric systems to all of its commercial van offerings over the next few years, starting with the brand new eVito model in 2018. Two more e-variants, the eSprinter and Citan, will follow in 2019. Mercedes-Benz Vans has pledged to invest 150 million euros (about $176.2 million) for the project.

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Charged EVs | Lamborghini collaborates with MIT on electric supercar concept

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Lamborghini’s Terzo Millennio concept car, unveiled at the recent EmTech conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is the first product of a partnership between the automaker and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The “third millennium” supercar is just the beginning for the Lamborghini/MIT team – their future plans include the development of supercapacitors powerful enough to drive a vehicle, which could be incorporated into the carbon fiber panels that form the body of the car. The team is also working on in-wheel electric motors.

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