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DECEMBER 6, 2006 MIT Technology Review on GM/PHEVs
Tuesday, December 05, 2006. GM recently announced that it plans to sell a plug-in hybrid version of the Saturn Vue. At the Greater Los Angeles Auto Show, the automaker committed to manufacturing versions of its hybrid Saturn Vue SUV with a much larger battery pack that can be charged via an ordinary household socket.
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DECEMBER 21, 2006 NYS Governor Announces Winners for PHEV Conversions
Batteries will come from three suppliers: A123 Systems [link] for 3 by HyMotion, 1 by Hybrids Plus. link] December 20, 2006. Plug-in hybrids use advanced battery technology to nearly double the typical miles per gallon for hybrid vehicles, meaning we can lower fuel consumption and decrease harmful emissions. the results. A123@.
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CALCARS NEWS - PHEV NEWS MIT Technology Review Explores V2G; Summarizes the Year in Energy
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2006
Then in its end-of-year review, "The plug-in hybrid-vehicle era begins: is the second most important development, after cellulosic ethanol, before improved batteries
and cheaper solar power
. Small companies are already making kits that allow drivers to commute using electricity from the grid (stored in extra batteries
shown here). MORE >>
CALCARS NEWS - PHEV NEWS London Times/Times/Detroit News/LA Times/Wired/GreenCarCongress on Volt
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 2007
But unlike the Toyota Prius and other hybrid production cars, the petrol engine does not drive the vehicle; it is there simply to recharge the batteries
. This, GM claims, eliminates the disadvantages of the EV1, which had a limited range because of the capacity of its batteries
, which also took a long time to recharge. Ray Hutton. MORE >>
CALCARS NEWS - PHEV NEWS Newsweek, UK Independent, Clean Break, Reuters, Detroit Free Press on GM Volt
| MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2007
Instead, today's hybrids recharge their batteries
by capturing energy from braking. Unlike those on the market that are primarily powered
by a small gasoline engine, this sexy little four-seater runs on pure electricity. By contrast, the 60mpg Prius can't be plugged in and only runs on pure electric power
until it hits about 15mph. MORE >>
CALCARS NEWS - PHEV NEWS Big 3 Seek Battery Subsidies -- Deliver White Paper Says Wall St. Journal
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2007
think the auto-makers joining the chorus suggesting more support for battery
research will help secure Congressional passage of the Vehicle and Fuel Choices for American Security Act. But the fact that we need better batteries
shouldn't become a "free pass" -- auto-makers can get started on PHEVs now using the batteries
we have! MORE >>
CALCARS NEWS - PHEV NEWS GM Spokesperson Half Agrees on "Start Now on PHEVs"
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2007
He said GM is developing plug-in hybrids now so "when the advanced batteries
are ready for production, our plug-in vehicles should be ready, too -- which means we'll be ahead of the curve." billion for 2006
, the result of painful restructurings that likely haven't ended. market in 2006
, according to Alexander. link]. MORE >>
- Andy Frank in American Scientist: Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles for a Sustainable Future CALCARS NEWS - PHEV NEWS | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007
- GM: Saturn Vue PHEV by end of '09? Plus Conflicting Reports on Volt CALCARS NEWS - PHEV NEWS | FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2007
- Schwarzenegger/GreenCarAward/CA Policy on Plug-Ins CALCARS NEWS - PHEV NEWS | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2007
- Chrysler "Jolts" PHEV Race; PHEV Ads; V2Green Acquired CALCARS NEWS - PHEV NEWS | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2008
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