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Electric bus manufacturer Proterra Inc. set a range record for heavy-duty electric vehicles, running 1,101.2 miles on a single charge using a 660-kilowatt-hour battery. The record-setting ride took place at the Navistar Proving Grounds in Indiana on a test track using an empty bus, with the experiment designed to alleviate concerns by electric vehicle drivers […]

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At the year’s half-way mark, the Volt is maintaining a 1,240-unit lead over the Toyota Prius Prime in U.S. sales. June saw 1,745 Volts delivered for a total 10,932 for the year. The Prime in the same month saw 1,619, and the car which had been rolling out this spring tallies at 9,692. The Volt’s […]

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Volvo is working to introduce its first all-electric vehicle and the brand is targeting a range of at least 250 miles. Speaking with Automotive News at the Geneva Motor Show, Lex Kerssemakers, the CEO of Volvo Car USA, said that he has tasked engineers with coming up with an electric car that will travel at […]

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A 2016 Chevrolet Volt driven recently by Wayne Gerdes in Southern California returned 111.9 miles on a single charge and he said under ideal circumstances 125 miles is possible. The 2016 Volt is EPA rated for 53 miles electric range from its 18.4-kwh battery so Gerdes extracted more than twice the federal estimate and even […]

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Launched in December 2010, the Chevrolet Volt fleet has driven more than 1 billion total miles, with close to two-thirds of this without using gasoline in all-electric mode. The Volt’s Web site ticker keeps track based on most, but not all, of the cars’ data via OnStar, and to date close to 33 million gallons […]

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Tesla has promised a 200-mile range electric car in the mid-$30,000 range to be built a few years hence, and now General Motors says it too is working on a similar performing EV for $30,000. This is according to a report today citing a talk with GM’s Vice President of Global Product Development Doug Parks […]

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