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Europe organises Electric Vehicle Congress

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In an effort to create discussions between research institutes; industry; and public authorities; a new conference has been established for electrified vehicles. Known as the European Electric Vehicle Congress, the event will take place from October 26-28, 2011, in Brussels.

European Electric Vehicle Congress 2011

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A new conference in Europe aims to foster discussion between research institutes, industry, NGOs and public authorities to ensure that the needs and constraints from these different stakeholders are mutually well understood and that the most appropriate products for electrified vehicles are selected for market introduction. Brief

Aluminum-Air Battery Developer Phinergy Partners With Alcoa

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Battery developer Phinergy is moving toward its goal of marketing an aluminum-air battery that could offer electric-car drivers 1,000 miles of range. Green Car Congress reports that the Israeli startup has entered into a joint development agreement with Alcoa. The partnership--announced at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference i

Bring Back the EV1 Press Conference

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City Council Member, held a press conference demanding General Motors apologize to the American people for destroying the automaker’s EV1 plug-in electric vehicle.  Mr. This press conference was held at the very same GM facility where the EV1 Vigil took place during February and March 2005. said Holden. Nate Holden.

Ford doubles electric drive market share in US from 2012 to 2013; surging with plug-in hybrids

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Monthly 2013 sales of Ford electric drive vehicles. Our strategy is based on offering electric powertrains for everyone. Data: Ford.

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Torotrak to Present Paper Advocating Flywheel Hybrid System for Buses at SAE Commercial Vehicle Conference

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This also makes the packaging so much easier than an electrical solution; we can even retro-fit a system without impacting on the passenger space.

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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At present, PHEV technology alone is equipped to improve the current electric grid. How PHEV enhances The Electric Infrastructure.

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DOE announces EcoCAR 2; focus on electric drive technology

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At the SAE 2011 World Congress in Detroit, Michigan, US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, David Sandalow, announced the official launch of the EcoCAR 2 : Plugging into the Future competition and the sixteen university teams selected to participate. EcoCar 2 Malibu. Click to enlarge.

Protean Electric forms partnerships for global production of in-wheel drive motors

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In-wheel electric drive startup Protean Electric ( earlier post ) has formed relationships with several leading companies in the global auto industry to accelerate its in-wheel electric drive systems to market in high-volume production. The suppliers and partners are: FEV, based in Aachen, Germany and Auburn Hills, Mich., Brie

Volkswagen: e-mobility and sustainability; Part 1, the e-Golf and Golf GTE

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In conjunction with its annual media and investor conference, Volkswagen is staging a two-week (8 - 21 March) e-mobility event at Berlin-Tempelhof.

Ford developing a strategy to address urban personal mobility globally; a mobility company, not just an auto company

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Ford hosted Green Car Congress at the Go Further with Ford event.]. Rough map of Ford’s Blueprint for Mobility. Click to enlarge. Policy makers.

Study suggests pulsed energy spark plug may support mainstream deployment of advanced, ultra-efficient spark-ignition GDI engines

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The Enerpulse pulseplug (“Pulstar”) features a peaking capacitor to improve energy transfer efficiency. The external form factors are the same.

FEV, Inc. Partnering with EIG on Li-Ion Pack Development for Range-Extended Electric Vehicle Project

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for a Range-Extended Electric Vehicle (ReEV) project. The battery pack is expected to be demonstrated in a ReEV concept Dodge Caliber that was shown by FEV at the 2009 SAE World Congress. kWh capacity matches the USABC short-term goal for a 10-mile equivalent electric range PHEV.) ( Earlier post.). FEV, Inc. Earlier post.).

UC San Diego hires top robotics expert to lead Contextual Robotics Institute

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Christensen is a leader in the setting of national policy for the field of robotics and has testified before Congress on the subject. In addition to the 300+ journal articles and conference papers, Christensen has published more than 30 book chapters and at least 15 books (as editor or co-editor). He earned a master’s and Ph.D. Brief

One way or another, Fisker Automotive may soon be off the market

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Even after accounting for all possible losses on the Fisker loan, expected losses to date only represent about 2% of our overall loan program portfolio of approximately $34 billion—and less than 10% of the loan loss reserve Congress set aside for the program. ”. by Keith Patterson. DOE auctioning off the Fisker loan. Earlier post.)

Hatch Hopes to Drive Plug-In

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The group recognized Hatch for his CLEAR ACT (Clean Efficient Automobiles Resulting from Advanced Car Technologies), which Congress passed last summer.

Winter Update

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Press was speaking to the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) conference in Washington D.C. Join Plug In Partners today.

Partner Update and Announcement

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C oming this fall, mark you calendars for the Austin Energy Alt Car Expo and Conference. Check out the press release at v2green. The bill (H.R.

Virginia General Assembly moving forward with replacing gasoline and diesel fuel tax with sales tax; $100 annual tax for EVs, HEVs and alt-fuel vehicles

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percent, if Congress fails to pass the “Marketplace Equity Act” by January of 2015, which allows lawmakers to retrieve state sales tax from online retailers. The Virginia House of Delegates on Friday approved the measure by a vote of 60-40; on Saturday, the Senate agreed to the conference report on the bill by a vote of 25-15. Brief

Greenius Says The Congresswoman Gets It. Harman Calls Lack of Bold or Binding Agreement to Cap GHG Emissions in Copenhagen, “Stunning.”

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There aren’t nearly enough like her in Congress and she’s a key ally to environmentalists and climate activists like me.

President Plugs In

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ev world This is from the EV World Blog. And he did. Now that's what I call clout. Developing More Efficient Vehicles.

Delphi Details Evaporative Emissions Control Strategies For Hybrid Powertrains at 2009

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The conference focuses on fuel systems. electrically heated hydrocarbon scrubbers for integrated and non-integrated fuel systems.

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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The World's First Clean Motocross Race On Electric. 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? Intelligent Charging Infrastructure for New Electr. Here we go again.or not. Carbon trading vs t.

Summer Update

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These include Pacific Gas and Electric, Kansas City Power and Light and Edison Electric Institute , the trade association for IOUs (see quote below).

Automakers Still Targeting Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles for Long Term Sustainable Mobility

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Despite the current enthusiasm for electric vehicles (EVs), hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) will be an important component of the vehicle mix in 2050, according to panelists from Nissan, Toyota and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in a conference session at the SAE 2009 World Congress in Detroit. Justin Ward.

New Legislation Would Require Half of US New LDVs in 2012 to be Alcohol Flex-Fuel, 80% by 2015

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The legislation would allow exemptions for manufacturers under certain conditions, including if the application of the fuel-choice enabling technology to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) caused such vehicles to fail to meet state air quality requirements. Mid-range ethanol blends. No mid-level blend support.

Hummer achieves 100mpg

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The Hummer H3E is a plug-in electric vehicle with an onboard range extender. The H3E can go about 400 miles before needing to refuel.

Proposed Federal CEDA Designed to Help Risky Breakthrough Technologies Cross the Valley of Death; Working with $10+ Billion Fund

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Green Car Congress recently attended the Renewable Energy Finance Forum - Wall Street ( REFF- Wall Street ) conference sponsored by Euromoney Energy Events and the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE). Over the past year staffers from both houses of Congress have been working on a solution. by Bill Cooke. 186 of H.R.

Smart-grid project matches wind to electric cars | Green Tech - CNET News

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The EDISON (Electric Vehicles in a Distributed and Integrated Market using Sustainable Energy and Open Networks) research consortium will seek to match power generation from wind turbines on the island of Bornholm, Denmark, with the power consumption of charging plug-in electric cars. mail Martin. per barrel. very nice. Uhm ok.

U.S. Battery Makers Power Up

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In recent months however, many experts have spoken of the need for battery production within the U.S.  It’s one thing to switch from mostly foreign oil to 100% domestic electricity, but it’s also important to have a domestic source of batteries. As this article explains, we now have movement toward a domestic supply.

Chrysler's first electric car to be two-seat sports car - Apr. 15, 2009

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Photos First drive: Chevy Volt test A few laps behind the wheel of an early version of GMs electric car shows the strengths - and possible weaknesses - of the technology. Power will come from a 200 kilowatt, or 268 horsepower, electric motor. Leaning on Fiat Some of these electric vehicles will be based on Fiat products.

The Business of Plugging In: Building the Full Ecosystem for a Successful Plug-in Vehicle Industry in the US

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The conference was sold out; it was also essentially a PowerPoint-free zone; the basic format relied heavily on brief introductory remarks from sets of speakers representing the diverse stakeholders, followed by questions from attendees. The impact from plug-in electric vehicles on the grid could be very substantial. —Dan Ford.

Geely invests in Carbon Recycling Intl.; vehicles fueled by methanol from CO2, water and renewable energy

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Methanol-powered vehicles are one pillar of Geely Auto’s diversified new-energy strategy, which also encompasses ethanol, CNG, gasoline-electric hybrid, plug-in hybrid, pure-electric, and extended-range solutions. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Group) will invest a total of US$45.5 million in Carbon Recycling International (CRI).

GM: Putting 1M Plug-ins on the Road Will Require a Plug-In Ecosystem

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Percentage of 2010 electricity consumption required by 10M plug-ins. Date: Friday, 3 April. Time: 4:00 PM EDT (1:00 PM PDT, 8:00 PM GMT).

California Air Resources Board Pushes for Restoration of DOE Funding for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles; Tackles the Four Miracles

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In ARB’s analysis, most vehicles on the road in 2050 will need to be electric drive, or ultra low-carbon fuel vehicles—i.e.,

Report from the REFF-Wall Street; Themes in Renewable Energy Finance

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Green Car Congress attended the Renewable Energy Finance Forum - Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street) conference (23-24 June) sponsored by Euromoney Energy Events and the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE). Although not part of the conferences formal structure, the themes were addressed in the presentations and panel discussions.

The "Spirit's" Getting Itchy Tires. Readying for the PluginAmerica-sponsored Inaugural Parade West: Plug In, America. Come Saturday, 17 Jan 2009

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press conference at the Santa Monica Civic parking lot--next to its solar carport with EV chargers -- then a short parade nearby. Join in with PluginAmerica in urging Congress, Detroit and our new President to build plug-in vehicles, in calling for 1 million plug-ins by 2012 and, 15 million by 2016. including the "Spirit of DC".

Ford Making Aggressive Push With EcoBoost and Technologies Such as Ti-VCT for Improved Fuel Economy; Roadmap for Future Generations of EcoBoost Highlights Role as Company Strategy as Well as Product

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Electrical cooling fan duty cycle. Electrical loading optimization design. Ford hosted Green Car Congress for the Dearborn briefing.].

Osage Bio Energy: Winter Barley Ethanol as Advanced Biofuel for RFS-2

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Part of the process btus come from the waste-steam from an electric cogeneration plant next to the facility. by Bill Cooke. Click to enlarge.

GM, Segway partner on two-wheel city vehicle | Green Tech - CNET News

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Imagine small, nimble electric vehicles that know where other moving objects are and avoid running into them. In the Hawkins Electrical Guide, copy right 1928, there is a entire chapter on electric Automobiles. Now several compies aremaking electric cars. GM is touting other features as well. mail Martin. Nooooo! Yoink!

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