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French CO2 Feebate Plan Good News for Electric Cars

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Low emission vehicles will receive a rebate, high emission cars will be assessed a fee. As reported on the Green Car Congress website , electric vehicles would receive 5 times the rebate available to the best currently conceivable ICE vehicle. An electric car would receive €5000 (over $7300.)

V2G Test Drive

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With operations in eight states, Xcel Energy will study how the vehicles perform in varied geographic regions and climates over a six-month period.

The Cash Back Hybrid

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Here's an example from Spectrum Online : Can plug-in hybrid electric vehicles keep the electric grid stable?

The 60,000 Volt Question

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23, 2007 -- General Motors Corp. could reportedly produce up to 60,000 Volt electric cars in 2010 , its first anticipated year on the market.

Super Charge It

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The E-Flex Design Studio will employ 45 designers, engineers and scientists to develop vehicles featuring plug-in hybrid technology.

London Calling: Congestion Charge Recharges Electric Cars

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London could soon replace California as the electric car capital of the world. India's Reva was first into the market with the G-Wiz.

Excel PHEV Study

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A new study shows that Plug-ins can both reduce driving expenses and vehicle emissions. Here is the story. Join Plug In Partners today.

GM Volts Ahead

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The VOLT moves GM toward a car driven solely by electrical components - yes, an electric car. in the future." The Chevy Volt. hours.

Recharge IT

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Google.org to to Accelerate Plug-In Hybrid and Vehicle-to-Grid Technology Google.org , the philanthropic arm of Google Inc.

Ford Edge Follows

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Ford to unveil plug-in fuel cell hybrid By Ken Thomas, Associated Press January 22, 2007 WASHINGTON - Ford Motor Co. And the mometum continues.

Automaker Plug-in Hybrid PR Flurry

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Nancy Goia of Ford got some ink for comments at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit. 19 -- More than 20 Dodge Sprinter Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) will be placed in the United States between now and the first quarter of 2008 as. The buzz about the Volt has generated automaker PR reactions. USABC 2.0?

Overflow Crowd in Lodi (!) for Electric Car Film

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Lodi News-Sentinel Reports Over 400 people turned out for a free viewing of Who Killed the Electric Car? The event was sponsored by the Lodi Municipal Electric utility, which leases five all electric RAV4 EVs from Toyota. Gene Corriea said he was there to learn more about electric vehicles. chelsea sexton

Report: BYD scuttles F3e battery electric vehicle

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BYD has decided not to put the F3e EV into production due to the lack of an enabling environment for electric cars in China, according to a report in China Business News which cited Wang Jianjun, deputy general manager of BYD Automotive Sales Co Ltd. Gasgoo.com. It therefore created the F3DM, a plug-in hybrid compact sedan, Wan said.

Systematic review of EV battery pack costs suggests economies of scale may push cost toward US$200/kWh without further cell chemistry improvements

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The key difference in design and cost between BEVs and internal combustion vehicles is the power train—in particular, the battery.

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Mitsubishi success to spawn more electric cars

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We’re just weeks away from the first fleet buyers in Japan receiving the production version of the much hyped Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car with individual buyers able to place orders for delivering beginning next April. The unexpected success of the vehicle has prompted the company to work on five more electric cars.

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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Cleantech Blog Cleantechblog.com, the premier cleantech site for commentary on news and technology relating to clean tech, greentech, energy, climate change and carbon, and the environment. The World's First Clean Motocross Race On Electric. Intelligent Charging Infrastructure for New Electr. Here we go again.or not.

Car Companies Standardize Plug for Electric Vehicles : Gas 2.0

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Electric car sales slump in UK

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Anyone who thought that electric cars were ready to take over on the UK’s roads needs to think again, with new sales figures revealing that their popularity has slumped. According to The Guardian, sales of new electric cars in the UK dropped by 90 per cent from their peak of 397 units in 2007, to [.].

Hybrid Honda SUV? We Keep Hoping!

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Does Honda know that many thousands of people are patiently waiting for them to announce their first hybrid SUV? Even while SUVs dominated the U.S.

Smart Grids, Electric Vehicles: A Financial Win-Win for All -- Seeking Alpha

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Seeking Alpha Home The Macro View Stocks & Sectors Global Markets ETFs Investing Ideas Breaking News Transcripts Register | Login Email: Password: Forgot Your Password? Vehicle to Grid [V2G] technology is a bi-directional electric grid interface that allows a plug-in to take energy from the grid or put it back on the grid.

Ford testing plug-in electric grid system

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Smart charging systems appear to be the order of the day among the leading car manufacturers with Ford the latest to develop an intelligent vehicle-to-grid communications and control system for its plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

Smart-grid project matches wind to electric cars | Green Tech - CNET News

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The EDISON (Electric Vehicles in a Distributed and Integrated Market using Sustainable Energy and Open Networks) research consortium will seek to match power generation from wind turbines on the island of Bornholm, Denmark, with the power consumption of charging plug-in electric cars. mail Martin. per barrel. very nice. Uhm ok.

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Revenge of the Electric Car

Saturday September 27th, 2008 : Immediately after the Santa Monica 2008 AltCarExpo , “ Who Killed the Electric Car? &# Director Chris Paine graciously hosted Plug In America ’s very first fundraiser at his PV+EV residence in Culver City, CA. GM's amazing Chevy Volt - A 100% electric drive (range extending) plug-in hybrid.

Volkswagen showcases inductive charging w/ “power lift”, autonomous and semi-autonomous capabilities & gesture control at CES

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For drivers of electric cars, it is important to have charging stations shown and described as points of interest (POIs) on digital street maps.

Plug-In Hybrids (or Plugin Hybrids)

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How does this sound: 100+ MPG in a regular vehicle? But when you do, your car essentially becomes an electric vehicle with a gas-tank backup.

How to Get a Plug-In Hybrid

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Conversions are limited to certain vehicle types. CalCars converted Priuses into a PRIUS+ at the 2006 and 2007 Maker Faire s.

Honda lines up CR-Z Concept for Tokyo

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The first version of the CR-Z appeared in Tokyo back in 2007 and now the aim is to put the vehicle on sale by 2010 when it will be the first series-produced sports hybrid car from a major manufacturer. It will also be the first petrol-electric vehicle to use a six-speed manual transmission.

Asia Poised For Hybrid Electric Growth

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This is a far cry from the 80% gasoline – 19% diesel – 1% other landscape mix from 2007. Ready Market? New Market Entries.

GM reveals second generation fuel cell

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The production intent system contains the company’s fifth generation fuel cell stack, which, at 200lbs is half the size, lighter and uses less platinum than the current generation which is found in the Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell electric vehicle. Tags: Chevrolet Fuel Cells Latest news general motors

Electric Smart to begin large scale production

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The Smart Fortwo electric drive vehicle will begin large scale production at its plant in Hambach, France, in 2012. However, under the latest plans, the Smart Fortwo electric drive will be produced in “significantly larger volumes” as of 2012 as part of the Smart portfolio, and will be sold through its sales network.

Plug-in battery system attracts manufacturer attention

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A research project that is working on developing an actively coupled ultracapacitor battery system for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle applications is attracting attention from a number of manufacturers. The project, which began in 2007, has already completed hardware proof of concept testing.

Why plug-in hybrids are top of the pile

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Internal combustion engines, hybrid electrics or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles - which would you choose? It tested the performance of two 2007 model Prius hybrids and then converted them into plug-in hybrids using a Hymotion 5kWh lithium-ion battery conversion kit.

Electric car trial participants express enthusiasm

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Some of the participants in the UK Government’s electric car trial have expressed their enthusiasm at earning funding to be part of the scheme. “Smart has been conducting real-life trials of 100 electric cars with partner companies across the country since 2007,&# he said.

Partner Update and Announcement

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The bill, HR 5351 includes a credit for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Check out the press release at v2green. The bill (H.R.

MIT Battery Breakthrough Could Revolutionize Electric Cars : Gas 2.0

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Will the scrappage extension do any good? The Green Piece

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According to a study by Clean Green Cars, vehicles traded under the scheme are almost never cars that would normally be traded in against a new car.

Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are

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Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are This is a mirror of the map at Googles RechargeIt site (including icons for YouTube videos on both PHEVs and EVs). Burbank Water and Power 2007 Prius by Energy CS, May 2007, (Burbank, CA).

Electric Car Manufacturers Inspire New Paradigms -- Seeking Alpha

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Think is also working closely with the Brussel based Eurelectric , the European union of electricity industry. Electric cars a still a joke.

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? New 100K Club Member RAV4EV in Japan Newsletter Vol. 1 No. 2 PIA Meets CARB Move CARB Forward AltCar Expo 2007 Arnold Amped Up? Who Killed the Electric Car?"

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Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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Ted Kulongoski behind the wheel of Nissan’s prototype electric vehicle. electric car race with i MiEV in Oregon? In the U.S.