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ArcelorMittal develops two steel solutions to reduce weight of pickups; exploring applications in PHEVs

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On 23 September 2014, Ivan Viaux, Research Engineer at ArcelorMittal Global R&D, will explain at the Aachen Body Engineering Days 2014 conference how ArcelorMittal steels can help carmakers to reduce the weight of their plugged-in hybrid electrical vehicles (PHEV) without additional cost through the PHEV S-in motion project.

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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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In this paper PHEV refers solely to the long-range PHEV of 60 miles (100 km) electric-only range.) Engineering Advantages of PHEV.

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Chrysler/DOE Ram PHEV project exploring battery life modeling

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The Ram PHEV is a blended plug-in hybrid, meaning that it doesn’t run exclusively all-electric during its charge depletion period. 11.6,

Ohio State team wins EcoCAR2 competition with E85 series-parallel plug-in hybrid Malibu

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OSU’s series-parallel PHEV. The UW engineers developed a parallel through-the-road (PTTR) plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle (PHEV) architecture. Conferences and other events Conversions Fuel Efficiency High Octane Fuels Hybrids Plug-ins Click to enlarge. The US Department of Energy and General Motors Co.

Simulation study suggests ORC waste heat recovery system could deliver potential 7% improvement in fuel consumption in a PHEV on highway

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The analysis used the Ohio State University EcoCAR, a student prototype PHEV, as the basis for the preliminary fuel economy evaluation. CONST65.

Audi introduces 2015 Audi A3 and S3 sedans; A3 Sportback e-tron PHEV confirmed for US

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Audi of America also confirmed that it will offer the A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in gasoline electric hybrid (PHEV) model in the US market later in 2014.

Las Vegas EVA Hosting EV Fiesta & Conference for RAR'dster and "Spirit" on this sunny & bright LV Day

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be able to blog a few lines from the "warmth" of Las Vegas, yet in the EVer so cool of the ELEMENT Hotel (a Green Hotel) about the "Renew America Roadtrip" (RAR)EVenture with the star called the "RAR'dster" along with the "Spirit" (which serves as the advance scout vehicle and frequently as the lead PHEV act for RAR). FINALLY!!!

BMW exploring heat pumps and infrared for BEV and PHEV cabin heating systems

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In battery electric vehicles (BEVs) or automobiles using plug-in hybrid technology (PHEVs), the Efficient Dynamics strategy is aimed primarily at increasing the electric range. Through the use of heat pumps in BEVs and PHEVs, about 50% of the energy needed to heat the interior can be saved, BMW says. Infrared heating surfaces.

Volvo Car Corporation Confirms Introduction of PHEV Diesel in 2012; C30 BEV Production in 2011

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Volvo had first suggested the 2012 date for a diesel PHEV in September 2009. In a press conference at Paris Motor Show, Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of Volvo Cars stated that the future for Volvo lies in electric cars. During the press conference in the Volvo stand, Jacoby emphasized the importance of electrification.

Life cycle analysis of three battery chemistries for PHEVs and BEVs; environmental impacts higher than expected

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Flow diagram of the battery system, defined by the functional unit of 50 MJ stored and delivered to the powertrain. Credit: ACS, Majeau-Bettez et al.

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)? ").

Software Upgrade to Prius PHEV NiMH Conversion Kit Enables All-Electric Driving At Up to 70mph

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Ewert Energy Systems video (handheld) of driving a Prius PHEV conversion at highway speeds. Poway, California-based Plug In Conversions Corp.

University of Calgary Study Finds Large-Scale Adoption of PHEVs in Alberta Could Support Wind Power; PHEV GHG Benefits Range from 40-90% in Emissions Reduction

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The environmental benefit of a large-scale deployment of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) in the Canadian province of Alberta could vary significantly, ranging from a 40% to a 90% reduction in greenhouse gases, according to a study by electrical engineers at the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering. Hamid Zareipour.

SK Energy Has Two HEV, Four PHEV Li-ion Cells, Packs Ready for Production

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South Korea-based SK Energy has now developed six lithium-ion cells: two targeted at hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) applications and four targeted at plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) applications. SK Cells for HEV, PHEV and EV applications. PHEV Cells. SK PHEV Packs. Earlier post.). H65 H75 P135 P155 P200 P240.

Argonne Study Examines Impact of Real World Drive Cycles on Efficiency and Cost of Different PHEV Configurations

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Aymeric Rousseau, program manager at Argonne, presented a small slice of this wide study at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference 2009 (AABC) this week in Long Beach. Camry hybrid) PHEV with a 4 kWh and an 8 kWh pack; and a series hybrid (extended-range electric vehicle, e.g., Volt) with a 12 kWh and a 16 kWh pack. L/100km (35.6

Oak Ridge researcher developing autonomous intelligent engines capable of real-time calibration based on driver behavior

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2012) Autonomous Intelligent Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) (DOE AMR VSS092). Source: Malikopoulos 2010. Click to enlarge. Background.

AAB Study Projects Global EV New Vehicle Sales of Up to 400,000 Units by 2020, PHEV Sales of 500,000 Units by 2020

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Under the Report baseline estimate, the global plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) market will grow from essentially zero in 2009 to 500,000 units in 2020, and the associated Li-Ion automotive battery business—which includes EV, PHEV and HEV batteries—from $150 million in 2009 to $8.4 about 400,000 EV units by 2020. billion in 2020.

PHEV Day 168. Sunday, 29 March 2009. Run to Knoxville, Tennessee

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From: Leslie A Grossman [mailto:leslieann@lesliegrossman.com] Sent: Friday, March 27, 2009 2:47 PM Subject: News Conference Monday - Electric Vehicle Spirit of DC here in Knoxville The Future of transportation is here, and is visiting Knoxville on Monday March 30th. while awaiting others' input. See email below.: Knoxville schools are next!

Anderman: Li-ion capacity far outstripping demand as automakers focus more on hybrids, less on full EVs

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As a result, production plans for EVs and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) for the next 4-5 years are being slashed. billion in 2020.

"Spirit of DC" PHEV All Around America Update. from EVJerry back in DC with the "Spirit" Hanging out at the Beach!

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Maybe even provide feedback to PHEV3A Co-Chairs: Joe Lado JoeLado@yahoo.com or EVJerry Asher EVJerry@usa.net (202) 486-5450 "Spirit of DC" PHEV All Around America Update - 7 November 2008 I. PHEV All Around America (PHEV3A) Taking Winter Quarters in Home Sweet Bisbee A. 20 + pounds added) after some 17,000 HEV/PHEV miles on the tusch.

Plug In 2008

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T he Plug in 2008 National PHEV Conference in San Jose by most accounts was a big success. Sacramento Municipal Util.

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.

National Labs Developing Methodology for Estimating Real World Fuel and Electricity Consumption of Plug-in Hybrids Based on Dynamometer Data

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This works well for blended PHEVs that have lower electric power capabilities. After examining data on the only PHEV currently available in large numbers, the new adjustment method shows promise for reasonably predicting PHEV average fuel and electricity use, despite differences in design. Source: Gonder et al. Click to enlarge.

Getting Close to California

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EVJerry, the solar PHEV and whiteTesla are in Las Vegas at a press conference. This will be a 400 mile two week trip coast to coast. Way to go team. And the Renew America Roadtrip has been getting some press coverage, which will be posted here shortly. - - Charlie Garlow

Exploring the Potential Use, Impact and Valuation of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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Two recent studies explore different aspects of the use, potential impact and valuation of PHEVs. A paper by Derek Lemoine at UC Berkeley uses a real options framework to analyze the value to the consumer of PHEV battery capacity. the electric range capability—of the PHEV. Increasing the percentage of PHEVs in the vehicle.

3.4 kWh EIG Li-ion Pack for Plug-in Applications

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At the recent Advanced Automotive Battery Conference 2009 (AABC 2009), Korea-based EIG Ltd. Rendering of the pack. Click to enlarge. Resources.

U of Michigan Study Finds Costs of Plug-in Cars Primary Key to Broad Consumer Acceptance

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The findings were released at The Business of Plugging In conference in Detroit today. Source: Curtin et al. 2009) Click to enlarge. Resources.

Hyundai to Reveal Plug-in Hybrid Concept at Seoul Show

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Hyundai will reveal a new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) concept car, the Blue-Will, at the Seoul Motor Show which opens on 2 April. Click to enlarge.

PIP Declares Victory

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PHEV s address all needs. Most have advertised their intentions to bring PHEV s to the market –some as early as next year.

Audi e-tron Pilot Program

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The company used the recent TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference to introduce the A3 e-tron. Read the full press release here.

Ford demonstrating cloud-based technology to optimize plug-in powertrain efficiency at ITS World Congress

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At the Google I/O conference in May, Ford introduced its research and innovation into using the cloud to predict driver behavior in order to optimize vehicle control systems and improve vehicle performance attributes such as fuel or hybrid-electric efficiency. Earlier post.). Earlier post.). Brief

UC Davis ITS study suggests hastening consumer adoption of plug-ins will require innovation on the sales side

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The SSI study captures 12 different PEV models from eight vehicle manufacturers, including GM (Chevrolet Volt); Nissan (LEAF); Tesla (Model S); Ford (Focus EV, C-Max Energi and Fusion Energi); Honda (Fit EV and Accord PHEV); Toyota (Prius Plug-in and RAV4 EV); Mitsubishi (i-MiEV); and Daimler (Smart Fortwo ED). XXXXX Click to enlarge. risk).

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.

AE Signs Accord

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These organizations are expected to issue thousands of purchase orders to lease or buy the first PHEVs for their fleets. Furia.

Audi of America targeting 25% of sales to be plug-ins by 2025; national network of 150 kW fast chargers

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Flanked by the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron ( earlier post ) on one side and the Audi concept e-tron quattro ( earlier post ) on the other, Audi of America president Scott Keogh used his press conference speech at the Los Angeles Auto Show yesterday to declare that the brand is targeting at least 25% of its US sales to be e-tron—i.e.,

Goal!

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We'll have a Volt in Austin on October 17th and 18th at the Austin Alt Car Conference. And it comes as GM reaches its 100th year.

Near-Term Prospects for Automotive Li-ion Batteries: 21% of Hybrid and EV Market by 2011

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PHEVs and EREVs require $7/gallon. Representative battery pack size is below each segment. Data: Dr. Menahem Anderman. Click to enlarge.

Stimulus Bill Provides Major Increase in Plug-in Vehicle Purchase Credit Program

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The $787-billion stimulus bill (HR 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) that emerged from the joint House-Senate conference committee this week provides funds for a large range of transportation-related projects. The conference agreement follows the Senate version with substantial modifications. Tax Credits for Plug-ins.

XG Sciences lands SBIR/STTR award to develop Si/graphene anodes for Li-ion batteries for EVs

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Plot of current performance data in the lab for Si/graphene anodes. Source: XG Sciences. Click to enlarge. and the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Enova Systems Shows Ze, Outlines Planned Improvements in School Bus Plug-in Hybrid Drive

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Enova brought its Ze (zero emissions) commercialized all-electric step-van to the Plug-in 2009 conference in Long Beach. Click to enlarge.