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Philanthropy Google’s Way: Not the Usual By KATIE HAFNER New York Times Published: September 14, 2006 SAN FRANCISCO, Sept.

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Press was speaking to the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) conference in Washington D.C. Join Plug In Partners today.

World's Fastest PHEV

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The QED has an all-electric range of 200-250 miles ( 333-417 km) and has a total range of about 932 miles (1,500 km).

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Plug-in hybrid vehicles can be plugged into the electric grid – such as a normal 120 volt household outlet - to boost mileage.

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These include Pacific Gas and Electric, Kansas City Power and Light and Edison Electric Institute , the trade association for IOUs (see quote below).

US DOE Issues Request for Information on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Market Development; Reports to Congress on Program

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At the end of January, DOE also issued the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Activities, Progress, and Plans Report to Congress as required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT). Biogas, including anaerobic digester gas, can be reformed to produce hydrogen and used in a fuel cell to produce significant amounts of electricity and heat.

Volkswagen inaugurates 9.5 MW solar park at Chattanooga plant in US; key element of VW Group’s strategic sustainability targets

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gigawatt hours of electricity per year—equivalent to the energy consumed annually by around 1,200 homes in the area. Click to enlarge.

Mercedes-Benz hybrid bus to make world debut

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The UITP Congress in Vienna will mark the world debut of the Mercedes Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid Bus - the first of the new generation of fuel cell models from Daimler buses. The Citaro G BlueTec Hybrid, which was recently launched, is a diesel-electric hybrid drive. Now the Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid is the latest developed.

Ford developing a strategy to address urban personal mobility globally; a mobility company, not just an auto company

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Ford hosted Green Car Congress at the Go Further with Ford event.]. Rough map of Ford’s Blueprint for Mobility. Click to enlarge. Policy makers.

BMW shows future drive technoliges; 2 Series PHEV prototype, direct water injection in 3-cyl. engine, and fuel cell eDrive

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combustion engine, high-voltage generator and road-linked all-wheel drive via an electric drive system at the rear axle. Earlier post.).

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New Head for Rasers Plug-in Hybrid Group

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Schwartz joined Raser in 2006 and was instrumental in helping to drive the successful completion of the extended range electric vehicle (EREV) project unveiled this year at the SAE Congress in Detroit, MI, ( earlier post ) while leading Raser’s Transportation and Industrial business segment. Patrick J.

Ford adds 3-cylinder, 1.0L EcoBoost engine and 8-speed transmission to lineup; new hybrid transmission in 2012

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study by Delphi Powertrain presented at the SAE 2010 World Congress in Detroit concluded that a 3-cylinder turbocharged gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine—such as the 1.0L Ford is on track to deliver on its promise in 2006 of offering EcoBoost on 90% of its North American lineup by 2013 and to be producing 1.5 Earlier post.).

Prius c hybrid goes on sale in US with entry MSRP of $18,950; new transaxle, motor technology

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It features a high-expansion ratio Atkinson cycle, Variable Valve Timing-intelligent (VVT-i) system, Electric Throttle Control System-intelligent (ETCS-i) and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system employing a newly designed, highly efficient EGR cooler from Denso ( earlier post ). Click to enlarge. Prius c. Click to enlarge. L/100 km).

Mercedes-Benz to Introduce Fuel-Cell Hybrid Citaro Bus in June

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Mercedes-Benz Buses will introduce the new Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid model, the brand’s first fuel-cell hybrid bus, at the beginning of June at the UITP World Congress and Mobility & City Transport Exhibition in Vienna. The new Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid uses new drive system technology that utilizes key elements of the Citaro G BlueTec Hybrid.

Mahindra Showcased Hydrogen-Powered 3-Wheeler at World Hydrogen Technologies Convention 2009

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M&M first introduced the Hy-Alfa in January 2006. Mahindra is also displaying different platforms of drivable full hybrid vehicles, micro (start/stop) hybrid vehicles, bio-fuel vehicles, an electric passenger vehicle, a hydrogen combustion engine vehicle and many recyclable materials and reusable technologies. Earlier post.).

Big Science tools for clean transportation: neutron scattering at ORNL

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Neutron imaging of fuel injection performed at Institu Laue-Langevin , adapted from van Overberghe 2006 and presented by Toops. Source: ORNL.

Next-Generation Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid Debuts in June

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This test will be conducted along the same lines as the successful CUTE test carried out by the European Union between 2003 and 2006.

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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The World's First Clean Motocross Race On Electric. High-Speed Rail Unlocks Intermodal Potential Texas Excess Ford Expands Hybrid Success to Electric Vehicles ► March (17) Carbon Capture and Storage: To Be or Not To Be? Intelligent Charging Infrastructure for New Electr. Here we go again.or not. Carbon trading vs t.

MFERD Life Cycle Analysis Finds Aluminum Front End Materials Achieve Best Performance for Overall Energy Use and GHG Emissions

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A life cycle analysis comparing automotive materials—steel, magnesium and aluminum front end parts—presented at the SAE 2010 World Congress in Detroit by the Magnesium Front End Research Development (MFERD) project found that magnesium delivers a 15% energy savings compared with steel design and aluminum yields a 20% energy savings.

FEV, Inc. to Show Full-Sized Pickup Truck with Solid SCR System for NOx Reduction

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will show its Solid Selective Catalyst Reduction (SSCR) System—based on the use of solid ammonium carbamate (NH 4 NH 2 CO 2 ) as the reductant—installed in a Dodge Ram pickup truck at the 2009 SAE World Congress, 20-23 April in Detroit. Eberhard Jacob (2006) Perspectives on Mobile SCR Technology. FEV, Inc. Resources. M. Krüger, P.

Honda launches new “Green Path” initiatives for manufacturing and operations; new $210M paint line at Marysville with new 4C2B process

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The Marysville plant’s Line 2 operation received a major renovation in 2006. Source: Honda North America. Click to enlarge. —Ryan Harty.

Chrysler and EPA to partner on hydraulic series hybrid powertrain for light duty vehicles

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Components of the hydraulic hybrid system include a 117 cc engine pump, a 45 cc drive electric motor and a two-speed automatic transmission. EPA and its partners announced the world’s first series hydraulic hybrid urban delivery vehicle in 2006. This vehicle was announced and displayed to the public in 2004 SAE World Congress.

Eaton and Western Michigan University Partner on Commercial and Military Hybrid Vehicles Research

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Research at the lab will involve Eaton’s hybrid electric drive business group and WMU researchers in the University’s Center for Advanced Vehicle Design and Simulation— CAViDS. The Department of Defense award was part of spending bill passed by Congress in late December. Eaton Corp. TARDEC); and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Nissan Exploring Inductive Charging Capable of Power Transfer Over Longer Distances for its Plug-ins

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Nissan is developing an inductive charging system capable of transmitting power wirelessly over longer distances, and is exploring scaling it up for use with its electric car. The two coils must be very close together, but do not make direct electrical contact. Nissan Hypermini Urban Electric Vehicle Testing (US DOE, January 2006).

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Geely invests in Carbon Recycling Intl.; vehicles fueled by methanol from CO2, water and renewable energy

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CRI, founded in 2006 in Reykjavik, Iceland, is developing technology to produce renewable methanol from clean energy and recycled CO 2 emissions. Vulcanol is CRI’s brand name for renewable methanol, produced from CO 2 and hydrogen from renewable sources of electricity (hydro, geothermal, wind and solar). Earlier post.). Earlier post.)

California Air Resources Board Pushes for Restoration of DOE Funding for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles; Tackles the Four Miracles

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In ARB’s analysis, most vehicles on the road in 2050 will need to be electric drive, or ultra low-carbon fuel vehicles—i.e.,

Optimizing a CNG-Fueled Spark Injection Engine for a Parallel Hybrid Powertrain

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Since the end of 2006, Opel, Robert Bosch, IVK and FKFS have been working on a natural gas hybrid vehicle in a project supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and technology. The primary goal is developing a prototype of a CNG-fueled parallel hybrid based on an Opel Astra Caravan with less than 90 g CO 2 /km emissions.

Plug In America - Links and Resources

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Real Life EV Stories A Case for Electricity Plug In America Positions Energy Policy Frequently Asked Questions About Plug-in Buses Who Killed the Electric Car? Batteries Included $142,000 Grant 2006 Archive GM Plug-in Series Hybrid? Who Killed the Electric Car?" Learn About Plug-ins What Are Plug-ins? Where Can I Buy One?

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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Shifted earlier focus to all-electric Focus in 2011 with Magna. Focusing on all-electric, Nissan-Renault partnership with Better Place for EVs.

Perspective: Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs May be the Solution

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They are looking at cutting the nation’s greenhouse gas output by targeting, in separate ways, three major sources of emissions: electric utilities, transportation and industry. Sources: Large electric generators. Sources: In 2012–electricity generators and large industrial sources. Perspective by Brian J. INTRODUCTION. Leakage.