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China publishes plan to boost fuel-efficient and new energy vehicles and domestic auto industry; targeting 500K PHEVs and EVs in 2015, rising to 2M by 2020

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China’s State Council has published a plan to develop the domestic energy-saving and new energy vehicle industry, which includes battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicles and fuel cell vehicles. 2012 Chinese Auto Industry Development Report. Developing the industrial system. Xinhua. L/100km (52.3

Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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Andrew Frank is a significant industry dignitary credited as being the “Inventor” (or “Father”) of the modern day Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle.

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Tesla CEO: Gas prices should be $10 a gallon

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Describing himself as anti-tax but pro-carbon tax, Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk risked the backlash of US motorists by declaring that petrol should probably cost $10 a gallon. With the US auto industry in disarray, Tesla’s focus on premium green cars has emerged as a bright spark.

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CMU study finds that HEVs and PHEVs with small battery packs offer more emissions and oil displacement benefits per dollar spent than large pack PHEVs and BEVs; policy implications

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Value of life cycle air emissions and oil displacement benefits compared to federal tax credit for plug-in vehicles. Michalek et al. They then.

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KPMG survey: global auto execs expect slow growth in electrified vehicle sales; intensified investment coming in the face of current modest demand

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In polling 200 C-level executives in the global automotive industry for the 2012 automotive survey, KPMG found that executives in the US and Western Europe expect even less consumer adoption, projecting e-vehicles will only account for 6-10% of global annual auto sales. 65% predict increased investment in hydrogen fuel cell technology.

Li-ion battery maker Boston-Power announces $125M in new financing; focus on and support from China

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Additionally, through its stimulus programs and local industrial policies, the Chinese government is providing a range of grants, low-interest loans and related financial and tax incentives. CEO, Protean Electric and a 32-year auto industry veteran responsible for the development and production of the GM EV-1.

Car Industry Asks Government For More EV Help

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Auto lobbyists say the government should provide more cash subsidies to ease. If they don’t, then the car industry warns it’ll be hard to hit President Obama’s goal of one million electric and/or plug-in vehicles on the road by 2015. the introduction of EVs.

Automotive Market Research Perspectives on Selling Green in a Try-to-Survive Market

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” [Note: In the first quarter of this year takes rates have been averaging around 8-12% for the Camry, Civic and Escape hybrid versions.]. ” Where hybrids get it wrong. Miller of Synovate lays out how a consumer might view a hybrid: We’re going to charge you more for this technology. by Bill Cooke. 10-12%.

Nissan Leaf – Taking Reservations

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After a federal tax credit and state rebate, the price of these cars will come out at around a cool 20k. Funny that this article cites “a shortage of public charging stations&# as the sole reason for auto makers scrapping electric vehicles in the 1990s. Nissan's new electronic vehicle, the Leaf. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File).

How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Carmakers Say. Hyundai Partnering with Korean battery companies for hybrids.

KPMG survey finds global auto execs ranking fuel efficiency the top consumer priority

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Conversely, responses for hybrid vehicles dropped in 2011, and basic/introduction cars fell more than 20 percentage points from last year. In fact, Hans Flick, national tax leader for KPMG’s automotive practice noted that executives appear to indicate that the idea of entry level cars may not have met expectations. Investments.

Expert panel report finds achieving 1M plug-in vehicles in US by 2015 would require concentrated action to overcome barriers

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A new study sponsored by Indiana University concludes that President Obama’s vision of one million plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) on US roads by 2015 will require concentrated efforts action from all stakeholders— the auto industry, federal government, the scientific community, and consumers—to be realized.

Mixed Outlook for Mainstream Consumer Adoption of PHEVs

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series of presentations at the SAE 2009 Hybrid Vehicle Technology Symposium held in San Diego (11-12 February) sketched a mixed outlook for mainstream consumer—i.e., not enthusiast or pioneer—adoption of coming plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), given current market conditions and consumer awareness and attitudes.

Perspective: Drive Star Conversion Program Could Cut US Oil Use in Half by 2020

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In a pre-response to that speech, having successfully advocated for plug-in hybrids like the forthcoming Chevy Volt, we propose that the President follow that speech up with a “realistic and conservative” roadmap to halve our oil use in 10 years. Well, America’s auto industry delivered over 100,000. Finally, it’s time to begin.

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.

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It has awarded tax credits worth about $100 million to each of four manufacturers of electric-hybrid car batteries. Inappropriate?

CalCars and PHEVs Frequently Asked Questions

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About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Car-Makers Say. What Are Plug-In Hybrids (PHEVs)? Just the opposite.

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

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Millions will plug-in their electric vehicles [EV], plug-in hybrids [PHEV] and fuel cell vehicles [FCV] at night when electricity is cheap, then plug-in during the day when energy is expensive and sell those extra electrons at a profit. Hybrid electric buses and heavy trucks could power many homes or a school or a hospital in an emergency.

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

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" President Obamas auto task force doesnt see it that way. It also offers eight hybrid models. Hybrids are joke too. virus?

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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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? Hybrid electric buses and heavy trucks could power many homes or a school or a hospital in an emergency. The World's First Clean Motocross Race On Electric.

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

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During his campaign, President Obama said he would work to put one million plug-in hybrids on American roads by 2015. rolls toward bankruptcy.