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The Long View from SAE 2009 World Congress

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On 20 April, the opening day of the SAE 2009 World Congress, the AVL Technology Leadership Theater presented a forum on “Green Mobility—The Long View”. The upper level will be for pedestrians and light weight vehicles like bicycles, Segways and electric bicycles. Washington, D.C.: by Bill Cooke. Dr. Luca Guala, Systemica. 35 /

Ford expands Smart Mobility projects with connected e-bike study

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Ford detailed the new experiment called Handle on Mobility at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The prototype MoDe:Me and MoDe:Pro ebikes.

Volkswagen Group acquires Ballard automotive fuel cell patent portfolio, extends engineering services contract in US$80+ million deal

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Although the Volkswagen Group’s current production emphasis is on battery-powered electric drive (full BEV and PHEV, e.g., Volkswagen e-Golf, e-up! Earlier post.). The remainder is expected to be received in early 2016. This extension has an incremental value estimated at C$30-50 million (approximately US$24-40 million). —Prof.

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Volkswagen of America to invest $10M in EV charging infrastructure by 2016; calls for more legislative support to spur EV adoption

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Volkswagen of America will invest $10 million by 2016 to support the build-out of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the US, said Jörg Sommer, vice president, product marketing and strategy. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Policy Earlier post.) As a market, we are not where some predicted we would be. We cannot do so alone.

Larry Burns: Holistic approach required to achieve transformational change of transportation and the automobile; the power of “And”

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When we take the new DNA—electric drive, diverse energy sources, self-driving and driverless, connected and coordinated, vehicles with a specific purpose—we can put them all together to rethink the entire system. quads with battery electric and fuel cell vehicles—about 12% more. —Larry Burns. —Larry Burns.

Help Plug In America renew the EV infrastructure tax credit

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From Plug In America: Last year, Plug In America, along with electric vehicle and EV infrastructure manufacturers from coast to coast, worked with members of the House and Senate to get a critical plug-in vehicle infrastructure tax credit into the stimulus bill. And then you helped us get it passed!

USDA providing $9.6M to create 9,000 acres of BCAP project areas for non-food energy crop production

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The second new BCAP project area ramps up efforts in upstate New York to meet the state’s goal of sourcing 24% of electric and power generation from renewables by 2013. The BCAP project area, sponsored by ReEnergy Holdings LLC, seeks to enroll up to 3,500 acres in fast growing shrub willow to generate more than 100 megawatts of electricity.

US DOE announces 3 consortia for $125M US-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center; solar, second-generation biofuels and buildings

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The Department plans to make additional requests to Congress for up to $20 million over the next four years, subject to available appropriations, that will be used to support work conducted by US institutions and individuals. Louis; Corning Incorporated; General Electric Company; Konarka Technologies, Inc.; Moser Baer India Ltd.;

Hey Exxon! Hey Chevron! My Friends At the EPA Are Declaring What You Do Dangerous & You Will Pay. Pack Up Losers, It’s Time For You to Go!

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How do you like me now South Bay spewers of greenhouse gases?  Did you think I was kidding? Good thing you wear those hardhats.  Get it? 

DOE Closes $1.4B Loan Agreement with Nissan to Support Production of LEAF and Batteries

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manufacturing plant to produce the all-electric Nissan LEAF and the lithium-ion battery packs to power them. Modification of the Smyrna manufacturing plant, which will begin later this year, includes a new battery plant and changes in the existing structure for electric-vehicle assembly. Washington DC, Seattle, Raleigh, N.C.,

Hatch Hopes to Drive Plug-In

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EV world HATCH HOPING TO DRIVE PLUG-IN HYBRID TECHNOLOGY Speech with National Press Club explores alternative-fuel cars Washington — Sen.

June '06 - The Film Opens, CARB Ducks, PHEV Debut in DC

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Who Killed the Electric Car Opens Across the Nation Who Killed the Electric Car?, Plug In America and other Electric Auto Association chapters have been actively promoting the film with a guerilla marketing campaign aimed at raising awareness. Who Killed the Electric Car? gallon. Paine’s movie offers up a solution.

Cash for Volts?

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A coalition of car makers, battery suppliers and electricity providers has come together to ask for federal help for EVs. More details at: Group Seeks US Tax Credits To Spur Electric Car Use. All stressed that plug-in technology already exists and just needs a push on the financial front from Congress.&#. By Judith Burns.

BREAKING NEWS: Hermosa Beach To Become Carbon Neutral City! Acting Locally, Thinking Globally

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Here in the United States our President and Congress haven’t shown the leadership or sense of urgency necessary to prevent a climate catastrophe and they’ve given the people no hope for their children’s future at the national level. That’s exactly what is happening now. None of this is happening by accident.

FAA launches new Center of Excellence for alternative jet fuels; $40M in funding over 10 years

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Led by Washington State University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the COE will explore ways to meet the environmental and energy goals that are part of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). Areas of study will include new aircraft technologies and sustainable alternative aviation jet fuels.

National Academies issues interim report on overcoming barriers to PEV deployment

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The National Academies has issued a pre-publication version of an interim report on Overcoming Barriers to Electric-Vehicle Deployment. As a result, the National Research Council (NRC)—a part of the National Academies—appointed the Committee on Overcoming Barriers to Electric-Vehicle Deployment. The electric grid.

Everybody Happy: Bush to Sign Do-little Energy Bill

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As stated in the Washington Post story today , "For farmers and agribusiness, it is a windfall, providing more support than perhaps even the farm bill." 'Nuf said. Once a few plug-in hybrids and electric cars hit the market, and they will long before 2020, the relevance of these standards will disappear in the rearview mirror of reality.

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.

Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission , which regulates interstate transmission of electricity, is on board with the idea. but not all of it.

Toyota introduces 7th generation Camry for 2012 with improved fuel economy and performance across all models; ~39% jump in EPA city cycle fuel economy for the hybrid

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In the new transaxle, which has less electrical and mechanical losses than its predecessor, peak MG1 speed remains high at 13,000 RPM. Interior.

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).

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.

Envera LLC Nearing Completion of New Actuator Mechanism Project for Variable Compression Ratio Engine

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Report to the US Congress, April 2001 (DOE). The Envera VCR mechanism. The rack and pinion can be located vertically (shown) or horizontally.

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).

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. 949 in the Senate.

Perspective: Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs May be the Solution

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They are looking at cutting the nation’s greenhouse gas output by targeting, in separate ways, three major sources of emissions: electric utilities, transportation and industry. Sources: Large electric generators. Sources: In 2012–electricity generators and large industrial sources. Perspective by Brian J. INTRODUCTION. Leakage.

How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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Shifted earlier focus to all-electric Focus in 2011 with Magna. Focusing on all-electric, Nissan-Renault partnership with Better Place for EVs.