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GE to purchase 2,000 Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids; companies collaborate with Georgia Tech to accelerate alternative fuel vehicle adoption and research

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Researchers will use Ford’s MyFord Mobile app with real-time battery charge status and value charging that automatically recharges at lower-cost, off-peak electricity rates. The addition of the Ford vehicles brings the number of alternative fuel vehicles in GE’s fleet to more than 5,000 in its goal of 25,000 vehicles. Brief

Nissan to begin production of Pathfinder hybrid in Russia; importance of Russian market

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A regenerative braking system automatically recharges the battery by converting the vehicle’s kinetic energy that would be otherwise lost in braking. Nissan launched its Pathfinder range in the Russian market at the Moscow Motor Show. The Pathfinder made its debut alongside the new Russian-built Sentra sedan. Earlier post.) Datsun.

Jaguar provides some details on its concept hybrid C-X16 to be introduced at Frankfurt

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The battery is constantly and automatically recharged, the entire system overseen by a Hybrid Vehicle Supervisory Controller. seconds.

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

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Flexibility: the high-voltage battery can be recharged from conventional domestic power sockets, the BMW i Wallbox or at public charging stations.

Nissan introduces 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid SUV with FF hybrid system; 24% improvement in fuel economy over conventional

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A regenerative braking system automatically recharges the battery by converting the vehicle’s kinetic energy that would be otherwise lost in braking. 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid. Click to enlarge. Nissan introduced the 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid at the New York International Auto Show. Fuel economy is estimated at 26 mpg (9.0 l/100km). Hybrid