Range Extending

 
Mazda all but confirms rotary range extender engine for electric car

Mazda all but confirms rotary range extender engine for electric car

How Mazda plans to integrate plug-in hybrid and battery-electric vehicles into its range of increasingly efficient gasoline and diesel models is a topic that interests parts of the global auto industry. In 2019, the small Japanese maker will offer a combustion-engine technology never before... read more

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2017 Mazda MAZDA6

Mazda to offer electric car in 2019, maybe with range extender?

Mazda may become the next automaker to commit to building an electric car, possibly one with a range-extending gasoline engine. That's the gist of numerous of conversations... read more November 30, 2016 by


 
Workhorse W-15

Workhorse range-extended electric pickup truck announced for future

Last year, Amp Electric brought the Workhorse truck group from Navistar (formerly International), with the goal of developing electric commercial vehicles. Since then... read more November 11, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Versa Note

Range-extended electric Nissan Note to launch in November?

Nissan is known for its all-electric Leaf, but the Japanese automaker may also begin offering electric cars with gasoline-powered range extenders. Late last year, a report... read more September 7, 2016 by


 
2015 Peugeot 308 GTI

Peugeot tests Aquarius Engines electric-car range extender

One of the tools automakers use in electric cars to combat drivers' range anxiety is a range-extending gasoline engine. These engines essentially act as generators, providing... read more July 18, 2016 by


 
2015 BMW i3 REx  -  Driven, Portland OR, April 2015

Ultra-Efficient BMW Four-Seat Plug-In Hybrid For Research Only, Not Sales: Report

The limited-production Volkswagen XL1 ultra-economy two-seater gets astounding fuel efficiency from its two-cylinder diesel plug-in hybrid powertrain. It's well over 100... read more June 17, 2015 by


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car - buyer Tom Moloughney with salesman Manny Antunes

BMW i3 REx: Road-Tripping With 72 Electric Miles, 1.9-Gallon Gas Tank

There are drivers who view the limited range of an electric car as a limitation--and those who view it as a challenge. Only with the latter attitude would one BMW i3 owner... read more December 19, 2014 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt - first teaser image, Aug 2014

2016 Chevy Volt: Bigger Battery, More Motor Power, New Range Extender Engine Details: EXPANDED

General Motors took the wraps off its second-generation Voltec electric-drive system this morning that will power its 2016 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car. Company... read more October 29, 2014 by


 
WrightSpeed turbine range-extended electric powertrain in medium-duty truck used by FedEx

FedEx Tests Wrightspeed Electric Trucks With Diesel Turbine Range Extender

While electric passenger vehicles get the lion's share of public attention, commercial trucks are often as good or better for electric drive. With a huge global fleet and a... read more October 14, 2014 by


 
All-electric FedEx parcel delivery truck, Modec design built by Navistar

FedEx Follows French Lead, Tests Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Range Extenders

FedEx has one of the largest alternative-fueled vehicle fleets in the world, and Nissan e-NV200 electric delivery vans are far from the only green vehicles it is testing. The... read more January 27, 2014 by


 
2014 BMW i3, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

2014 BMW i3 With Range Extender Priced At $46,125, Or $3,850 More

Adding the small range-extending engine to the 2014 BMW i3 battery-electric minicar will increase the price by $3,950, the company announced this evening. The standard 2014... read more October 9, 2013 by


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt  -  Driven, December 2012

Chevy Volt's Next Range Extender: New Opel 1.0-Liter Three-Cylinder Engine?

It's been rumored for a while that the next-generation Chevy Volt electric car would get a new, smaller, three-cylinder engine as a range extender. Now we've seen what that... read more September 15, 2013 by


 
2012 Vauxhall Ampera

2012 Chevrolet Volt (Vauxhall Ampera) Drives From U.K. To France, Underground

Last week, the Chevrolet Volt became the first production car to drive from the U.K. to France, using the service tunnel of the Eurotunnel underwater railway line between the... read more October 22, 2012 by 6


 
eBuggy range extending service

Forget Better Place, Hook Your Electric Car To A Battery Trailer

Over the past few years, we’ve seen lots of innovative ways designed to help electric car owners travel beyond the range of a single charge without waiting for hours to... read more September 20, 2012 by 19


 

 
 

 
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