Tag: PHEV

Oct 10, 2019 - 06:14 pm

UPS converts 33 diesel vans to electric and hybrid

UPS is expanding its low emission fleet in Germany as part of the ZUKUNFT project funded by the government by retrofitting a further 33 diesel vehicles. 15 will be pure electric, and the remaining 18 will be plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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Oct 10, 2019 - 05:17 pm

Norway: Electric car share at 54.5% in September

Exactly 6,086 electric cars were newly registered in Norway in September. With a market share of 54.5 per cent, around one in two new registrations was a passenger car with pure electric drive. The most successful model of all drive types was the Tesla Model 3.

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Oct 9, 2019 - 04:45 pm

Ireland reshapes EV and charging subsidies

Ireland is reshaping its EV measures. Subsidies and some funds have been discontinued, while others have been extended or created. More funds have been allocated for electric vehicle purchase and charging infrastructure, and requirements on charging provisions in new buildings have been added.

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Oct 8, 2019 - 12:49 pm

Geely & Volvo merge hybrid and ICE motors

Volvo Cars and its parent company Geely intend to merge the development and production of internal combustion engines and hybrid drives into an independent company to save costs and to focus on the development of an all-electric range of cars.

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Oct 1, 2019 - 04:30 pm

ViriCiti reveals platform for mixed bus fleets

The telematics specialist ViriCiti has revealed a monitoring system for operators of mixed bus fleets. “Mixed Fleet” integrates all types of buses (electric, hybrid, hydrogen and diesel) and their energy infrastructure into one platform. The first deployment will start in October.

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Sep 30, 2019 - 04:05 pm

Delays in German electric highway project Elisa

Germany’s electric highway project Elisa is experiencing delays. Five cantenary trucks i.e with overhead current collectors are to collect data on the A5 in order to sound out the opportunities for tomorrow’s freight traffic. Less than five months after the start of the project, only two trucks are in operation.

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Sep 30, 2019 - 01:36 pm

Kia considers launching a fully-electric Ceed

According to Europa-COO Emilio Herrera, Kia is considering making a purely electric version of its Ceed model, as well as bringing another – as yet unnamed – new fully-electric model brought to market by 2021, and bumping up electrification through plug-in hybrids.

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Sep 27, 2019 - 03:59 pm

Ford Transit and Tourneo Custom available as PHEV

Ford has opened the order books in Europe for the plug-in hybrid variants of its Transit Custom and Tourneo Custom models. While transit is intended to score as a delivery van, the Tourneo, according to Ford, can be used as a business shuttle or family car.

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Sep 23, 2019 - 12:05 pm

Volkswagen will offer two Golf hybrid variants

Volkswagen wants to offer two plug-in hybrid variants for the next generation of the Golf. The two variants should cater to drivers wanting a standard PHEV, as well as those wanting a performance-focused plug-in hybrid.

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Sep 19, 2019 - 05:09 pm

Florida initiative to install 1,000 charging ports

Florida Power & Light (FPL) announced a new initiative that will significantly increase EV charging infrastructure in the sunshine state. The FPL EVolution program includes a bold plan to install 1,000+ charging ports at 100+ locations across Florida.

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Sep 18, 2019 - 11:48 am

Porsche 718, Cayenne & Panamera may go electric

Within the next twelve months, Porsche intends to make a final decision as to whether the next generation of the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman will be solely manufactured as an electric series. This was stated by Porsche boss Oliver Blume in an interview.

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Sep 13, 2019 - 03:20 pm

Volvo & Polestar to charge into Australia in 2020

The notoriously underserved electric car market in Australia can look ahead to a better 2020. Volvo and Polestar are planning to bring two electric cars and a PHEV to the continent in 2020. Besides, Mini is readying the all-electric Cooper for entry as well.

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Sep 12, 2019 - 04:11 pm

Norway’s electric cars figures continue to grow

Exactly 4,713 electric cars were newly registered in Norway in August. This is an increase of 13.4 per cent in comparison to the same month last year. Besides, there were 2,761 new cars with hybrid drive. These included 1,206 plug-in hybrids.

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Sep 11, 2019 - 01:48 pm

Ford is banking on hybrids at the IAA

Ford presented what it could do in electrified vehicles to date at the IAA. A pure electric car is still missing, as only hybrids and plug-in hybrids are on show in Frankfurt. The sales targets are also notably high.

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Sep 11, 2019 - 01:41 pm

Seat Mii electric the cheapest of VW’s electric cars

Seat has published the price for the Mii electric for Germany. The small electric car of the Spanish Volkswagen subsidiary will be available at a basic list price of 20,650 euros and is, therefore, cheaper than the sister models of the Škoda and VW brands.

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Sep 10, 2019 - 04:52 pm

BMW is branching out at the IAA

The new BMW boss Oliver Zipse briefly outlined his new drive strategy at the IAA. He avoided making a commitment to battery-electric cars such as VW did and stressed various options. With the ‘i Hydrogen Next’, BMW is also presenting a fuel cell car.

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Sep 10, 2019 - 04:13 pm

Audi presents Plug-in hybrid A7

Audi is sending its four-door Coupé A7 Sportback onto the road as a PHEV. In terms of battery size and electric range, other plug-in hybrids offer more than the A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro. Instead, Audi is increasingly relying on EV mode.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/10/10/ups-converts-33-diesel-vans-to-electric-and-hybrid/
10.10.2019 18:32