Tagged Alternative Fuel Vehicle

BMW is now building small-series of iX5 Hydrogen model

By Blagojce Krivevski The BMW Group is commencing production of its BMW iX5 Hydrogen model. Manufacture of the small-series hydrogen-powered vehicle is taking place in the pilot plant at its Munich Research and Innovation Centre (FIZ). The BMW iX5 Hydrogen has already completed an intensive programme of testing under demanding conditions during the development phase…

Will EPA’s plan for broadened biofuels delay EV adoption?

By [email protected] (Bengt Halvorson) The EPA is preparing to set new standards that broaden biofuels incentives and could provide cleaner electricity for EV charging. But the proposal faces criticism from some environmental groups who claim it inadvertently supports the market for internal combustion engines instead. The agency on Thursday released proposed Renewable Fuel Standard… Read…

BMW XM PHEV SUV enters series production at Spartanburg plant

By Blagojce Krivevski Series production for the first-ever BMW XM has started at BMW Manufacturing in Spartanburg, SC. The BMW XM will be built alongside the BMW X5, BMW X6, and BMW X7 on the same assembly line. “We are excited to add the first-ever BMW XM to our plant’s portfolio,” said Dr. Robert Engelhorn,…

Aptera confirms Tesla charge port for its solar EV

By [email protected] (Bengt Halvorson) Aptera this week confirmed that its solar-supplemented three-wheel production EV will offer a Tesla connector and corresponding charging equipment, both produced by the charging-hardware maker Lectron. The California startup’s adoption of the Tesla standard, now called NACS, was already all but a given. The company had made earlier assertions it… Read…

Honda to build CR-V plug-in hydrogen fuel-cell EV in Ohio

By Blagojce Krivevski Japanese automaker Honda announced that it will produce an all-new hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) based on the recently launched, all-new Honda CR-V starting in 2024 at its Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio. This new zero-emissions vehicle will contribute to Honda’s previously announced goal to make battery electric vehicles…

Ford has produced 150,000 Mustang Mach-E all-electric SUVs

By Blagojce Krivevski Ford has produced its 150,000th Mustang Mach-E since starting production nearly two years ago, a significant milestone as the company scales EV production to a rate of 600,000 annually by late 2023 and more than 2 million annually by 2026. Almost all of Mustang Mach-E’s growth to date is coming from customers…

Fast chargers: over-rated?

By [Energy Central] Benoit Marcoux Fast chargers: over-rated? Many assume that adoption of light-duty electrical vehicles (EV) will be limited until EVs recharge as fast as combustion vehicles refuel at a gas station. That’s not quite true. The truth will not surprise many EV drivers, but (warning!) some combustion vehicle drivers might be shocked Read…

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