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Germans are coming for Tesla, German paper says, so now it's 'interesting'

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At times, those of us who cover the auto industry fall prey to stereotypes of the German auto industry. It can seem to observers that the collective belief of BMW, Daimler, and VW Group is that nothing happens in the industry until it's been done by one of their three companies—preferably all three.

Is green to blame for problems in auto industry?

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He states that the auto CEOs were “in bed&# with the green jobs movement and that between 1994 and 2003, General Motors gave Nature Conservancy more than $19million. To read the article in full, click here. It is also believed that for every 100lb reduction in car weight, the annual traffic fatalities increase by 2,000 a year.

Hybrids Just One Of Many Auto Niches

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In Kevin Helliker’s article, he mentions several sites I had never visited, starting with www.women-drivers.com.

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Are There Too Many Battery Packs Being Made for Electric Cars?

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According to a report from gigaom earlier this week, the electric auto industry will soon be producing battery packs at a rate far greater than the number of electric cars being built.

Nissan Says: We'll Make Money On Selling Leaf Electric Cars

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It's almost an article of faith in the auto industry that electric cars will require huge subsidies in their initial years. Certainly Toyota is widely assumed to have put tens of billions of dollars into its hybrid-electric vehicle program before it started to cover its costs.

Ford to examine emissions among supply chain

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Having already proven its commitment to recycling (see article) Ford is now looking to make a broader effort in examining the greenhouse gas emissions within the auto industry. While [.].

Is Tesla ready for the big time? The Green Piece

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With just hundreds of cars on the road and with the auto industry still struggling to recover from the global economic crisis, Tesla Motors took a bold move by filing for an initial public offering that could make or break the company’s future (see article). The decision is rumoured to mark the end of the Tesla [.].

German Battery, German Electric Car?

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An Agence France Presse report has produced a small flurry of articles this past week, here and here , for example, that has a German company developing Lithium batteries that would be suitable for electric cars. Li-tec is said to be working in cooperation with Bosch and Volkswagen, which has heightened interest.

LEAF – Made in the UK

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Here is the full text of the entire article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. The Nissan Leaf was a big feature of the Washington Auto Show last month, and the vehicle has been praised for its eco-friendly virtues. Nissan Leaf Electric Car to be Made in the UK. Government ministers backed the move by Nissan.

Better Place gets $350m from banks, investors

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Here is the full text of the article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. The company reaffirmed its original target to begin full commercial operations at the end of 2011, when industry partner Renault plans to offer the first car with a replaceable battery. Better Place has just announced a major new set of investors. ID:nLD574217].

What up with GM's Plug-in hybrid Volt?

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But there it is in a Detroit News Autos Insider piece today. Just weeks after announcing production, perhaps, in 2010, the industry's hometown paper lets us know this is no done deal. The Volt grabbed headlines, lit up online chat boards and dominated the buzz at the auto show in Detroit. And little came of a $1.5

Tesla Announces IPO

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From the article: “California electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. The price of shares or the timing of their availability is still unclear, but industry observers expect the much-anticipated offering to be well-received by investors.&#. Here’s the full text of the entire article, in case the link goes bad: [link].

China’s EV Subsidy

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Journal article: China to Subsidize Electric Cars. Here’s the text of the entire article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. Government Aims to Create Strong Domestic Industry but Generous Rebates Risk a Backlash as Rich-Poor Divide Grows. Liu Li and Kersten Zhang contributed to this article. By NORIHIKO SHIROUZU.

Could A “Perfect Hybrid” Save Detroit?

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What could save the American auto industry? Now that Chrysler and GM got their Christmas wish in the form of a $17.4

When Will EVs Hit Primetime?

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This Christian Science Monitor article takes an in-depth look at an age. Read more in the article: Can electric cars break out of niche status in US, China market? Quote from the article: “Investors, too, are excited. Here is the full text of the article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. U.S.). percent of $1.9

Comedy CAFE Clowns Crack Me Up

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These auto workers knew what kind of products they were making and they knew what damage these products cause. spokesman Greg Martin said.

Nissan Leaf – Taking Reservations

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Funny that this article cites “a shortage of public charging stations&# as the sole reason for auto makers scrapping electric vehicles in the 1990s. Read more about it in the San Jose Mercury News Article: Reservations for the all-electric Nissan Leaf start Tuesday. Nissan's new electronic vehicle, the Leaf. (AP

Enter BMW — with Carbon Fiber

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Here’s the full text of the entire article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. BMW will partner with composites expert SGL Group to construct a new plant in Moses Lake, Washington, that will manufacture lightweight carbon-fiber materials for auto industry applications. 2009 BMW Concept ActiveE. April 7th, 2010.

GM on the brink…

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For all of GM’s industrial successes and environmental failures, many elements of the American economy including the advertising-dependent entertainment industry — rise and fall with its fortunes. Here is the full text of the entire article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. Says U.S. Cash Is Its Best Hope. Says U.S.

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. market b y the end of 2009.

Bright’s Plug-In Car: Aerodynamics Are Key

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At the end of this article, Prof. Here is the full text of the entire article in case the link goes bad: [link]. To date, the relatively high cost of batteries has kept electric and plug-in vehicles at the fringes of the auto industry. Many of the other executives have years of experience in the auto business.

The French are coming. The Green Piece

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Last week it began taking pre-bookings for the Peugeot i0n model ( see article ), which is based on the Mitsubishi i-MiEV.

Will Obama’s billions jumpstart the electric car? The Green Piece

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So will his billions rejuvenate the American auto industry and put it back on top of the motoring world as it enters a new era?

EngineLab Developing New Approach to Engine Control

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by Bill Cooke. EngineLab GUI. Source: EngineLab. Click to enlarge. Jim Vito, chairman and CEO of EngineLab. Background on today’s engine development.

Smart Meters and Electric Cars

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Here’s the full text of the entire article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. Automakers unveiled more than a dozen production-ready, plug-in electric and hybrid electric vehicles at the Detroit auto show earlier this month, many of which will be on dealership lots between 2010 and 2012. Photo by Eric Tom). 626) 962-8811, Ext.

Proposed scrappage scheme meets criticism

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An article in the New York Times criticised the so-called “cash for clunkers&# legislation that would give people vouchers worth as much as $4,500 to replace old cars with new ones. The scrappage scheme is only a few days old here in the UK and it has already come under fire. Leave a comment with your thoughts.

A 100 m.p.g. truck? A Bright IDEA | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press

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WEBSTER • FREE PRESS AUTOMOTIVE EDITOR• April 21, 2009 Print this page E-mail this article Share this article Del.icio.us Facebook Digg Reddit Newsvine More evidence that we are approaching an exciting new frontier in the automotive industry will be on display today on Capitol Hill. SARAH A. WEBSTER A 100 m.p.g.

GM, Segway to Make Vehicle - WSJ.com

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To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers, use the Order Reprints tool at the bottom of any article or visit www.djreprints.com See a sample reprint in PDF format. GM has slashed product-development programs, advertising and spending on auto-show events. Please try again later.

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Has the cash for clunkers scheme failed? The Green Piece

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Though the scheme proved so popular that the initial $1billion set aside for it ran out last month, auto sales only rose by 2.4 Faye Sunderland.

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

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V2G helps solve the major problem that demand for electricity is high during the day when everything from industrial plants to air conditioning is running full blast and then excess electricity is wasted at night. Recent announcements demonstrate that electric utilities and some auto makers want to make V2G a reality.

The electric car and grid parity - OregonLive.com

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and Mark Brady, the departments sustainable development liaison. See more in Economy Send To A Friend | Print this | Permalink Reddit Digg del.icio.us

China puts its electric vehicles on center stage - China automotive news

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As a subscriber, you can receive our free weekly China Auto News, which keeps you informed the latest developments of Chinas automobile industry.

CalCars and PHEVs Frequently Asked Questions

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Heres our roundup of auto-maker comments in the media recently. Please see the related Hybridcars.com article Are Hybrid Batteries Toxic?

Will CARB’s New Rules Damage EV Startups?

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Here is the full text of the entire article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. But a powerful state agency is poised to put 3Prong Power out of business and deal a severe blow to a promising new industry. But the auto companies hated the CARB rules and never really wanted to sell the cars. Photograph by Chris Duffey.

Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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Even this article keeps showing the old futuristic version model which GM said can’t be done. rolls toward bankruptcy. and Chrysler.

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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V2G helps solve the major problem that demand for electricity is high during the day when everything from industrial plants to air conditioning is running full blast and then excess electricity is wasted at night. Recent announcements demonstrate that electric utilities and some auto makers want to make V2G a reality. Then we are done!

GM Says Chevrolet Volt Won't 'Pay the Rent' | Autopia from Wired.com

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" President Obamas auto task force doesnt see it that way. why would the auto company be in cahoots with the oil companies on this topic?