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    Official: Renault testing HyKangoo postal vans with hydrogen range extenders
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    Could this be the automobile sector's version of the Reese's Peanut Butter cup? Paris-based Symbio is proposing something akin to mixing chocolate with peanut butter (never a bad thing, in our book) with the idea of adding a hydrogen fuel-cell range extender to a Renault electric vehicle. ...

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    Official: KSPG testing low-noise EV range extender engine
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    If you're going to add a gas-burning engine to an electric vehicle, it makes sense to have it be whisper quiet. We haven't heard the engine ourselves, but supplier KSPG AG said during the Detroit Auto Show this week that the range extender it put into a Fiat 500 for test purposes introduced ...

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    Report: BMW i3 with range extender is a different experience
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    One of the more popular US college basketball cheers takes place when a visiting superstar player has a sub-par performance and the student section cheers "OVER-RATED" followed by a rhythmic five-clap. The concept has apparently made its way overseas to a UK journalist reviewing BMW's new i3 ...

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    Read This: Why the BMW i3 has such a tiny gas tank
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    To give you a better idea of how small the gas tank on the BMW i3's range-extender will be, it's about equal to a quartet of those two-liter plastic Coke bottles you'll get at the supermarket for your next football bash. That's it. The German automaker is limiting the size of its ...

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    Official: New BMW i3 details show gas-powered EV aiming right for CARB HOV loophole
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    The BMW i3 has been one of the most-teased plug-in vehicle concepts in recent memory. Since BMW first unveiled the car (along with the i8) back in mid-2011, we've had the promotional "Born Electric" tour, auto show appearances and, just the other day, a production version teaser image. And let's ...

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    Official: UK's Teva Motors announces extended-range diesel-hybrid truck
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    One UK company has got some big names, big supporters and big countries behind its (probably) big truck. Teva Motors says it is building an electric truck that will come with a diesel-powered range extender and will have a 7.5-ton payload. The company is led by Malcolm Power, former vice ...

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    Official: BMW confirms i3 range extender "not intended for daily use"
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    It's no secret that the BMW i3 has a spot in the powertrain bay reserved for a gasoline engine range extender. Given that the i3 city car is available as a pure electric vehicle, how does an additional liquid fuel powerplant fit into the picture? Green Car Reports recently wondered out loud about ...

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    Detroit: KSPG's range extender concept gives gas to EVs
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    KSPG is 100-year-old automotive supplier that could, if it wanted to, produce a complete engine. That's not the company's plan, though, since it doesn't want to compete against its many customers. Therefore, the range extender concept engine that KSPG had on display at the Detroit Auto Show is ...

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    Report: 2014 BMW i3 to feature range-extending motorcycle engine?
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    When BMW officially unveiled its i3 concept ahead of the car's on-stage debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, details on the car – and upcoming i8 – poured out. Click here for all of that initial info. As with any evolving advanced vehicle program, green car fans are hungry for ...

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    Angel Labs commercializes "Massive Yet Tiny" engine
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    Angel Labs announced that it has inked a three-way deal to commercialize its six-inch "Massive Yet Tiny" (MYT-6) engine. The MYT runs on pure Titan biodiesel and powers an attached 40-kW genset distributed by Industrial Green Power (IGP). The agreement is a multi-year, multi-million dollar ...

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    Mahle, EVO Electric developing 2-cylinder range-extending engine
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    Mahle, a leading manufacturer of components and systems for combustion engines, has teamed with EVO Electric Ltd., a company that specializes in electric drive solutions for the transportation sector, to develop a two-cylinder range-extending engine for electric-drive vehicles. The engine, a ...

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    Lotus: 3 automakers express "significant" interest in our range-extending engine
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    Lotus claims that three undisclosed automakers have shown "significant" interest in its dedicated range-extending three-cylinder gasoline-fueled engine that was unveiled at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show. To date, the Lotus engine has appeared in the Proton Emas, the Jaguar Limo Green and Lotus ...

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    Rumormill: BMW Megacity to get optional range-extender
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    BMW Megacity EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As more details about BMW's upcoming Megacity EV trickle out, we learn that the electric city car will be offered with an optional small internal combustion engine designed to replenish the depleted batteries while the vehicle is ...

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    Paris 2010: Exagon Motors Furtive eGT range-extended EV looks better in person
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    Exagon Furtive e-GT – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Exagon Motors hasn't often appeared in these pages – the company built some electric ice racers last year – and so yesterday's announcement of the Furtive e-GT extended-range/all-electric sports car caught us by ...

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    Opel to debut extended range Vivaro eConcept [w/video]
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    Opel Vivaro e-Concept -– Click above for high-res image gallery
    Following in the footsteps of the Chevrolet Volt, Opel has introduced the Vivaro eConcept, a range-extended electric vehicle aimed at the commercial market. Obviously, the Vivora eConcept and the Volt share little in common on ...

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    Time for REEVolution - Think will help power up UK plug-in vehicle program
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    Lotus, Nissan, Think and Jaguar Land Rover. Four different auto companies, all working together in the UK electric car consortium (along with Axeon, EVO Electric and Xtrac) called REEVolution. As the name kind of gives away, the goal is to "expand and enhance technology" used in extended-range ...

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    Autocar says range-extenders are the future. Do you agree?
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    BMW Megacity – Click above for high-res image
    Autocar associate editor Hilton Holloway recently attended a two-day technical briefing on BMW's Megacity Vehicle project and, while he admits that the pure electric Megacity is fascinating in its own right, it's the possibility of BMW ...

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    Lotus and Fagor Ederlan Group to produce range-extender engine
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    Lotus Engineering has reached an agreement with the Spanish Fagor Ederlan Group to develop and produce a small engine for use as a range extender in electric vehicles – a system similar to that found in the Chevrolet Volt. Lotus first showed its 1.2-liter inline-three engine at the Geneva ...

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    Next-gen Volt could use diesel, two-cylinder or rotary range extender
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    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Back in 2006, when the Chevrolet Volt was first conceived, its extended-range electric (ER-EV) powertrain was originally dubbed E-Flex as its configuration was designed to be flexible. The only part of the system that was constant ...

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    FEV shows off RE-EV Fiat 500 with Wankel in Vienna
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    At last week's Vienna Motor Symposium, FEV was on hand showing off its LiiOn-drive Fiat 500 for ride and drives. We first saw this range extended electric vehicle last year at the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress in Detroit. What sets this particular RE-EV apart, is the range ...

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