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This Boston dealer is excited about the electric-car future

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A major challenge for electric-car advocates is finding enthusiastic dealers who are willing to put in the effort to explain and promote them. Given the need to educate different staff on a new type of vehicle, explain the associated incentives, and respond to numerous customer questions, electric cars require dealers to invest more time than.

First 2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Delivered To Buyer, In Boston

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In a small ceremony inside the BMW of Boston dealership, the first retail buyer of an i3 took delivery of his keyfob yesterday afternoon. As of Friday, May 2, it''s official: the 2014 BMW i3 electric car is now on sale in the U.S.

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Battery Maker Boston Power Gets $250 Million Investment From China

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founded battery firm Boston-Power knows this too, and plans to expand its own operations following a $250 million investment from China Tesla CEO Elon Musk''s announcement that the firm is planning to build a battery ''gigafactory'' confirmed something we all knew would happen eventually--more electric cars means greater demand for batteries.

Li-ion maker Boston Power secures US$290M from two local Chinese governments for expansion

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Li-ion maker Boston Power has secured US$290 million in local government financial support for the expansion of its two facilities in China. The expansion of these facilities will allow Boston Power to meet the growing demand by leading Chinese automakers in the Yangtze River Delta and throughout the Bohai Gulf in Northern China.

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

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and is adding Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C. As previously announced, Express Drive will expand to additional markets including Boston, Baltimore and DC by the end of the year. Maven+ and Maven City are coming to Boston this summer. Maven members have driven more than one million miles. and Chicago.

Boston-Power to supply Li-ion battery systems to Beijing Electric Vehicle Company for EVs, starting with Saab 9-5 based C70

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Boston-Power, Inc., a provider of next-generation lithium-ion battery cells, modules and systems ( earlier post ), has entered a multi-year agreement to provide lithium-ion battery systems to Beijing Electric Vehicle Company (BJEV), the electric vehicle delivery arm of Beijing Automotive Industry Company (BAIC). Earlier post.) Earlier post.).

BMW to partner with Coulomb Technologies in Boston; Coulomb offering new cloud-based service plans, new dual-port charging stations

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BMW of North America and Coulomb Technologies announced that drivers of the BMW ActiveE all-electric vehicle ( earlier post ) will be able to take advantage of the expansion of the ChargePoint Network into the Boston Metro area. The charging stations will be located in the Boston metropolitan area, primarily within the Route 495 Beltway.

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

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Boston-Power, Inc., a provider of lithium-ion battery cells, modules and systems ( earlier post ), announced $125 million in new funding from a combination of private equity investment and support from China. Existing Boston-Power investors Oak Investment Partners and Foundation Asset Management (FAM) also participated in the round.

nuTonomy to test its self-driving cars on specific public roads in Boston

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nuTonomy will begin testing its self-driving Renault Zoe electric vehicle before the end of the year in the Raymond L. Earlier post.).

Mayor Menino Adds Boston

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Boston joins in the Plug-In Campaign. By Mayor Thomas M. more Here is the list of City Partners as of today. We expect some more big ones soon.

Frito-Lay putting 8 electric delivery trucks in service in Boston area as part of 176-EV fleet

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PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America division is introducing 8 new electric trucks in the Boston area as part of a larger 176-unit electric fleet rollout in North America; once those are deployed, Frito-Lay will have the largest commercial fleet of all-electric trucks in North America. Brief

1,000-mile Nissan Leaf electric-car road trip in the Northeast: are we there yet?

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When my son scored a coveted civil engineering summer internship in Silver Spring, Maryland, the chance for an electric-car road trip from our Boston-area home presented itself. Sure, I could have done the sensible thing and taken my trusty 2006 Toyota Prius, but where would be the adventure in that?

XL Hybrids installs hybrid drives in 4 City of Boston vans

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announced the successful installation of its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System ( earlier post ) in four city-owned vans for The City of Boston. The newly converted vans support the Greenovate Boston goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2020 and 80% by 2050. XL Hybrids, Inc. Brief

Founder of Li-ion maker Boston-Power resigns

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Li-ion battery maker Boston-Power, Inc. —Boston-Power Chairman and Acting CEO Sonny Wu. Dr. Lampe-Onnerud founded Boston-Power in 2005 and the company has filed 150 patents. Tony Shen recently joined Boston-Power as the Chief Financial Officer. We know that Christina will continue to be an enormous success. Brief

11% of Boston Public Schools bus fleet to run on propane

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Boston Public Schools will operate 11% of its bus fleet with Blue Bird propane autogas buses, starting with the 2015-2016 school year. Like many urban cities, Boston has implemented mandates for reducing tailpipe emissions. About 40% of its fleet consists of 169-inch wheelbase buses. Brief

Boston-Power unveils EV battery module family for Swing cells

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Li-ion manufacturer Boston-Power, Inc. has introduced a family of new modules targeted at electric vehicle packs: Swing Key blocks. Brief

Infographic: 5 Largest US Public Transit Systems

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The University of North Carolina School of Government’s MPA@UNC program has produced an infographic on the 5 largest US public transit systems.

Car industry enters ‘golden age of innovation’

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Boston Power heads to China

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Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries Boston Power China lithium-ion battery makerOne of the leading lithium-ion battery makers in theUSAis set to expand into China after announcing $30million in new private equity. It follows on from an announcement in September of $125million in growth capital and Chinese government [.].

Ford Fusion Or Toyota Prius: Environmentalist's Vacation Dilemma

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The book I was reading on the plane (Sustainable Energy, by David JC Mackay) suggested that my portion of the energy for the round-trip plane ride from Boston and back would amount to roughly 12,000 kilowatt-hours. Carbon guilt weighed heavily on my mind as I approached the car rental counter at the Salt Lake City Airport.

Li-ion maker Boston-Power launches module system for EV and ESS applications; no-weld integration

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Li-ion battery maker Boston-Power Inc. By utilizing Boston-Power’s Swing Cell products, customers can realize the ease of assembly benefits of large format modules while retaining the benefits of packing density, reliability and thermal performance that come with using Boston-Power’s small form-factor battery cells. Batteries

MCCA and Zipcar introduce new Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrids, charging stations, and priority parking in Boston Common Garage

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The Boston Common Garage and Zipcar, Inc. introduced four new 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrids to Zipcar’s Boston fleet, as well as plug-in stations and priority parking for Zipcars and other hybrid vehicles at the Boston Common Garage. The charging stations were funded through a US Department of Energy grant. Brief

Boston Power to bring electric vehicle batteries to China

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In a project that should bring thousands of electric vehicles to China by 2014, Boston Power has entered into a multi-year agreement with Beijing Electric Vehicle Company to provide it with lithium-ion battery systems. The systems will be based on Boston Power’s Swing 5300 cells and will support multiple models and brands.

Li-ion maker Boston-Power adds $30M in funding; China expansion

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Boston-Power, Inc. Long-standing Boston-Power investors Oak Investment Partners and Foundation Asset Management (FAM) also participated. '. Boston-Power recently broke ground on its new manufacturing site in Liyang. Concurrently, Boston-Power is establishing an R&D and EV battery engineering facility in Beijing. Brief

Boston Approves Ford Transit Connect for Taxi Use

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The city of Boston this week became the first municipality in America to approve the Ford Transit Connect for taxi use, paving the way for taxi owners to purchase the new vehicle for their fleets. Boston, the 10 th largest metropolitan area in the United States, regulates which types of vehicles can be used as taxicabs in its city streets.

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric, First BMW i3 Delivered, Euro Gas Mileage: Today's Car News

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The first 2014 BMW i3 was delivered to a buyer in Boston on Friday, kicking off U.S. Today on Green Car Reports: We drive the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, the first 2014 BMW i3 electric car has been delivered, and why European gas-mileage ratings are so high (and inaccurate). All this and more on Green Car Reports.

VW Passat, Jetta, Beetle Sales Suspended Over Transmission Leaks

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According to The Boston Globe and The New York Volkswagen has told dealerships across the country to halt the sale of some of its vehicles while it investigates transmission leaks.

Boston police make green switch

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The boys in blue have taken the green lead in several US cities with Concord in Boston the latest to welcome a new hybrid saloon car with more hybrids expected in the next year for use as unmarked police cars. Tags: Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Boston police green cars police patrol vehicles

Boston Power to expand into green transport

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Ambitious lithium-ion manufacturer Boston Power Inc has set its sights on the battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle market after appointing former GM executive Robert C Purcell Jr to its board of directors. Purcell led the GM Advanced Technology Vehicles Group from 1994-2002 and was responsible for the development of the EV-1.

Boston Power reveals electrified version of Mercedes E-Class

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Boston Power and Protean Electric have joined forces to provide lithium-ion battery systems and electric in-wheel motor solutions for two new BRABUS vehicles that are based on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The new high performance vehicles were unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

NTSB update on Boeing 787 fire incident in Boston; severe fire damage to APU battery

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released an update on its formal investigation of Monday’s fire aboard a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 at Logan International Airport in Boston. There were no passengers or crew on board at the time. One firefighter received minor injuries. Brief

Li-ion Batterymaker Boston-Power Closes $60M in Series E Funding

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Li-ion battery manufacturer Boston-Power, Inc. Boston-Power has attracted $185 million in investment since being founded in 2005. Boston-Power Swing 4400. Boston-Power currently uses cobalt and manganese on the cathode with graphite on the anode. Energy density: 180 Wh/L. Volumetric density: 420 Wh/L. Earlier post.)

NTSB 3rd investigative update on Boeing 787 battery fire in Boston; battery not overcharged

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a third update on its investigation into the fire aboard a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 at Logan International Airport in Boston on 7 January. Earlier post.) The lithium-ion battery that powered the auxiliary power unit has been examined in the NTSB Materials Laboratory in Washington.

Saab and Boston Power Part of Coalition to Develop EV's.

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Saab, Boston Power and others are now part of a coalition is deliver high performance electric vehicles.  Boston Power has been seeking a foothold in the exploding electric and hybrid electric vehicle market, and is betting the farm on Saab

Saab EV Prototype Using Boston Power Swing Cells Already in Mass Production

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The recently announced Saab 9-3 ePower battery-electric vehicle ( earlier post ) is using Boston Power’s Swing cells ( earlier post ) already in mass production, according to Boston-Power Founder and CEO Dr. Christina Lampe-Onnerud. Boston-Power uses cobalt and manganese on the cathode with graphite on the anode.

Lithium-ion battery company aims for China dominance

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Boston Power has set its sights on dominating the lithium-ion battery market in China after announcing $125million in new funding in the country. Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries Boston Power China GSR Ventures lithium-ion battery

Saab, Electroengine and Boston-Power in Swedish Coalition to Develop EVs

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Boston-Power, Inc. The ZE Saab 9-3. Click to enlarge. lithium-ion batteries). Electroengine in Sweden AB (electric power trains).

Stiff competition for electric cars

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According to a draft of the Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG) latest report on automotive propulsion, Powering Autos to 2020, conventional [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news automotive technologies Boston Consulting Group internal combustion engines Powering Autos to 2020

Plug-in hybrid video test, Mercedes diesel future, nuTonomy autonomous car: Today's Car News

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and nuTonomy plans to test its autonomous Renault Zoe electric car on the streets of Boston. Today, we compare the 2017 Chevrolet Volt and 2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrids, Mercedes-Benz contemplates the future of diesel cars in the U.S., All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

Boston-Power’s Swing Battery Selected for NASA’s Humanoid Robot Project

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NASA has selected selected Boston-Power’s Swing battery system ( earlier post ) as a part of Project M—a proposed project to land an operational humanoid robot on the moon in 1,000 days. Boston-Power is delivering a 2.5kWh energy storage system which includes its Swing cells as well as an integrated battery management system.