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Baltimore welcomes electric car sharing scheme

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Urban residents in Baltimore, Maryland, have a chance to go green at the city’s Inner Harbour, as manufacturer Electrovaya launched the country’s first electric car sharing programme. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Baltimore car sharing electric car sharing Electrovaya

GM begins manufacturing Spark EV electric motor in Baltimore

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General Motors has begun manufacturing the electric motor for the Spark EV at its Baltimore Operations plant in White Marsh, Md. Earlier post.). The heart of the Spark EV’s propulsion system is the GM-designed, oil-cooled, permanent magnet motor. —Larry Nitz, GM executive director of Vehicle Electrification Engineering. Brief

ExxonMobil and Electrovaya Launch Electric Car Sharing Program in Baltimore

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ExxonMobil is sponsoring an all-electric car-sharing and rental program, called AltCar, at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore, MD.

Nissan rumoured to be considering cutting US and UK battery production

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In an exclusive, The Sun says it has spoken to anonymous sources within the Renault-Nissan Alliance who hint that the world’s biggest electri[.].

Veolia Transportation converting 300 of its US taxis to propane autogas; launching Baltimore’s first propane autogas taxi fleet

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Veolia Transportation is launching Baltimore’s first propane autogas taxi fleet. The company has also installed an autogas fueling station in Baltimore to serve 50 Checker and Yellow taxis. Veolia Transportation is Baltimore City’s largest operator of taxicab services. billion passenger trips per year. Brief

GM Now Building Chevy Spark EV Electric-Car Motors In Maryland

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Now, that motor is officially in production at the company''s Baltimore Operations plant in White Marsh, Maryland--along with the associated final-drive unit--fulfilling a promise originally made in January 2010

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company to Launch Plug-in Trial; GridPoints Smart Charging Software to Manage Grid Impacts

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Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), a subsidiary of Constellation Energy, has launched a multiyear plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) demonstration project using GridPoint’s smart charging software ( earlier post ). BGE will also evaluate the impact a PHEV fleet has on the company’s carbon footprint.

Will Igniting Fuel With Lasers Make Spark Plugs Obsolete?

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You may have other plans for Sunday than attending the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics in Baltimore.

UPS to add 40 series hydraulic hybrid vehicles to its fleet

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UPS is deploying 40 new medium-duty series hydraulic hybrid vehicles (HHVs): 20 in Baltimore and 20 in Atlanta. UPS HHV Click to enlarge. Brie

Nestlé Waters North America adds 155 new medium-duty propane autogas trucks to delivery fleet

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Deployments in 2016 will include New York City, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Baltimore. Nestlé Waters North America is adding more than 150 medium-duty beverage delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas. Over the vehicles’ lifetime, the 155 Ford F-650 trucks will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 24.6 Brief

GM’s Maven car-sharing reaches 1M miles driven in <4 months; Boston, Chicago, and DC joining lineup

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As previously announced, Express Drive will expand to additional markets including Boston, Baltimore and DC by the end of the year. In less than four months, Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand ( earlier post ), has grown to five markets: New York City, Ann Arbor, Mich., and is adding Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

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ECOtality to offer Silver Spring Networks’ platform to enable EV charging station load control solutions

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Silver Spring has numerous deployments with leading utilities around the world, including Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, Florida Power & Light, Jemena Electricity Networks Limited, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, Inc., ECOtality, Inc. and Silver Spring Networks, Inc. and United Energy Distribution, among others.

Coulomb Technologies ships more than 2,400 public and commercial charging stations in ChargePoint America Program

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Washington DC/Baltimore, Southern Michigan (including Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor and Detroit). Coulomb Technologies has shipped more than 2,400 public and commercial charging stations for electric vehicles through its $37-million ChargePoint America program. San Jose/San Francisco Bay Area, Redmond/Bellevue, Wash., Brief

Researchers identify peptide to bind LMNO to improve power and performance of cathodes in Li-ion batteries

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Baltimore, Maryland. The researchers presented their results at the 59 th annual meeting of the Biophysical Society, held 7-11 Feb.in Right.

DOE awards $17M to FY 2014 SBIR Phase II projects; includes Si/graphene anodes, motor windings, exhaust treatments

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In order to increase fuel economy and lower emissions in vehicles through the use of better performing vehicle lubricants, Pixelligent Technologies LLC of Baltimore, Maryland, will develop an advanced lubricant package with high quality nanocrystal additives. Lead organization. Description. Funding. Mainstream Engineering Corp. 1,000,000.

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Spark EV newly LEED-certified motor plant 6% powered by renewables

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The greening of the General Motors Baltimore Operations complex included the addition of 580 kilowatts of solar to the roof of its e-Motor building. Baltimore joins 70 achievers in GM, which is the global leader of the challenge. Brief

Hybrid SUVs: Best of Both Worlds

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Chris Baltimore (Reuters) wrote an article about how SUVs are down but not out here. Hybrid SUVs end up at the top of my list. mpg vs. 25.3

10-year study shows how air pollution fosters heart disease; accelerated plaque build-up in arteries

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The clinics were in Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, St. Long-term exposure to particulate air pollution has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, but the biological process has not been understood. The study is published in The Lancet. The condition, also called hardening of the arteries, can cause heart attacks.

PJM/Better Place study finds unmanaged charging of 1M electric cars could add $750M in annual wholesale energy costs; need for CNO-managed smart charging

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The study considered a distribution of 1 million EVs in the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Area and modeled the impact of charging the EV batteries in three scenarios: unmanaged charging; consumer-price-incentivized charging; and managed charging via a Central Network Operator (CNO). EV distribution and penetration in the study. Resources.

GM adds 3 acres of solar arrays in Michigan

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General Motors is increasing its renewable energy use with 3 acres of new solar arrays at two Michigan facilities. The company’s processing center in Swartz Creek and engine plant in Flint will feature 150 kW ground-mount solar arrays expected to generate a combined 400,000 kWh of renewable energy per year to the facilities’ grids. GM’s other U.S.

New laser system for fuel ignition may lead to reduced auto emissions, greater fuel efficiency

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Top : Schematics of ignition by (a) a spark plug and (b), (c) a laser. (c) c) shows multipoint ignition. Click to enlarge. Laser ignition. Resources.

GM Maven introduces monthly offering for members; vehicles include the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Volt

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and Canada: Ann Arbor, Michigan; Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; Jersey City, New Jersey; Nashville, Tennessee; New York City; Orlando, Florida; Phoenix; San Diego; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.; Maven members pay a monthly fee to reserve a new GM vehicle loaded with technology for 28 days. Brief

GM expands Maven carsharing to Denver, LA and San Francisco

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In 10 months, Maven has launched three products and has grown to 13 US cities: Ann Arbor, Michigan; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; Jersey City, New Jersey; New York City; Orlando, Florida; San Diego; San Francisco; and Washington, D.C. There are no monthly membership or application fees. Brief

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GM’s Maven and Uber to pilot flexible car-sharing offer

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In nine months, Maven has grown to nine markets: Ann Arbor, Michigan, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, and Uber Technologies, Inc., Vehicles offered in the pilot will include the Chevrolet Cruze, Malibu and Trax. Brief

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Man sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for selling $9 million in fraudulent renewable fuel credits

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According to evidence presented at the six day trial, Hailey owned Clean Green Fuel, LLC, located in the Baltimore, Md. US District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Rodney R. Hailey, of Perry Hall, Md., Judge Quarles also ordered Hailey to pay restitution of approximately $42.2 million to over 20 companies and forfeit $9.1 Brief

MIT study says combustion emissions cause ~200,000 premature deaths/year in US; vehicles and power generation top sources

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The researchers also mapped local emissions in 5,695 US cities, finding the highest emissions-related mortality rate in Baltimore, where 130 out of every 100,000 residents likely die in a given year due to long-term exposure to air pollution. Source: MIT. Click to enlarge. 1,000 to 21,000) deaths due to changes in ozone concentrations.

Lyft and GM’s Express Drive expands to Colorado and California; adds Bolt EV

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and Baltimore. Lyft and General Motors are expanding their Express Drive short-term vehicle access program ( earlier post ) to California and Colorado, including the new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV ( earlier post ). Express Drive will also launch operations in Denver by the fall of 2016. Boston’s program was fully subscribed in less than 4 days.

Fall Preview and Theatrical Launch

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Baltimore has recently shot into first place and now our distributor is scrambling to find the right theater there! Baltimore. Portland.

APTA: public transportation ridership up 5% in first quarter 2012

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Public transportation ridership rose 5% to nearly 2.7 billion trips in the first quarter of 2012 over the first quarter of last year, according to a report by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). This was the fifth consecutive quarter of US public transit ridership increase, as 125.7 in the first quarter of 2012. Louis, MO (8.2%).

Lyft and GM launch “Express Drive” short-term rental program in Chicago

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Baltimore and others. Lyft and General Motors launched of their Express Drive short-term rental program exclusive to the Lyft platform. The program will make cars available to Lyft drivers at affordable rates with insurance and maintenance included. Earlier post.). With Express Drive, the more you drive, the less you pay. Brief

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Chevrolet to begin selling Spark EV in Maryland

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Spark EV is priced as low as $17,845, after federal and Maryland tax credits, and it features a locally sourced electric motor and drive unit, manufactured at General Motors’ Baltimore Operations facility in White Marsh, Md. The Spark EV is also sold in California and Oregon, where sales totaled 1,145 in 2014. seconds. Brief

Univ. of Delaware and state partner on EV charging station project to support longer electric trips

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The project also helps fill a regional gap for recharging capabilities between Baltimore and Philadelphia, urban areas where charging stations are more common. The 16-kilowatt stations will charge two to three times as quickly as more common models, and the service will be offered free-of-charge to users through at least 2014. —Prof.

Capstone Turbine working with Kenworth and Peterbilt on heavy-duty microturbine range-extended trucks

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During the recent Hybrid Truck User’s Forum in Baltimore Maryland, it was announced that both Kenworth and Peterbilt are working with Capstone to demonstrate Class 7 and Class 8 microturbine range extended series hybrid trucks using Capstone’s CARB certified C65 microturbines. Brief

Advanced Biofuels USA receives USDA grant for feasibility study of eastern shore energy beet-to-jetfuel project

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Unique Maryland-based innovations of the bio-jetfuel project include non-food, low nutrient input energy beets developed by Plant Sensory Systems, LLC of Baltimore and a proprietary enzyme conversion system that utilizes the entire biomass of the energy beet root, including biomass ignored during conventional sugar production. Brief

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Owens Corning presenting LifeMat glass non-woven solutions for flooded lead-acid batteries for stop-start engines

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Owens Corning is exhibiting its newly-branded LifeMat glass non-woven solutions for flooded lead-acid batteries or start-stop systems at Baltimore’s Battery Council International (BCI). The LifeMat pasting mat contributes to extending the lifecycle of traditional lead-acid batteries by preventing positive active mass shedding. Brief

Hyundai and Kia license Paice’s hybrid vehicle technology, ending litigation

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Paice and the Abell Foundation, a Baltimore-based non-profit organization that invested in Paice, filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Hyundai and Kia in US District Court in 2012. Paice has reached an agreement to license all of its hybrid vehicle technology to Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. Hybrids Market Background

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Newly identified enzyme from hyperthermophilic archaea could assist cellulosic biofuels production

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Robb, at the University of Maryland (U-Md) School of Medicine in Baltimore, to analyze microbes scooped from hot springs and other extreme environments around the United States in search of new enzymes that can be used in extreme industrial processes, including the production of cellulosic biofuels. Graham et al. —coauthor Douglas S.

Lithium Technology Corporation enters strategic alliance and investment agreement with FN Group for large format Li-ion packs for automotive applications

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LTC will contribute its experience with several other automotive applications for its battery cells such as Volkswagen’s Flottenversuch, Karmann’s electric vehicle, and eRUF’s and DesignLine’s hybrid buses, which are operational in Baltimore, MD, New York, NY and at the Charlotte, NC Airport. Brief

Mayor Menino Adds Boston

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Boston joins in the Plug-In Campaign. By Mayor Thomas M. Menino Guest Column Thursday, February 2, 2006 Here is part of the Mayor's column. "In

GM will focus its electrification strategy on light electrification, extended range, and battery-electric vehicle technologies; major focus on the plug; preview of the Spark EV

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near Baltimore. GM will focus its vehicle electrification strategy on eAssist-type systems and the plug. Source: Larry Nitz, GM. Spark EV.