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Nikola One 2000-hp natural gas-electric semi truck announced

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There is now a second company named after inventor Nikola Tesla—and it too plans to build electric vehicles. Trucks natural gas plug-in cars Commercial vehicle semisWhat will Elon Musk think of this? DON'T MISS: Recovered Energy And.

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No, coal isn't coming back: the reasons in 5 charts

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energy policy natural gas electric utilities fossil fuelsThe coal industry is on the decline, but the reason for that decline has become a subject of political debate. President-elect Donald Trump has promised to.

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Gas, Electricity, Hydrogen: How Many Cars Can 'Fuel' And What Will It Cost?

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Gas stations are ubiquitous across the world, many with diesel pumps as well, to fuel the more than 1 billion vehicles now roaming the surface of our planet. California hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell government subsidy charging infrastructure gas station Tesla Supercharger

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Another study confirms electric cars have lower carbon emissions, in Minnesota this time

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It's a very reasonable question: electric cars themselves have no tailpipe emissions, but what about the power plants used to recharge them? In North America, an electric car charged on even the dirtiest, most coal-intensive electric grid in the nation.

Wind, Natural Gas, Solar Provide More U.S. Power, Replacing Coal

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One of the advantages of electric cars is that they get cleaner as the emissions associated with generating the electricity to power them decrease. And the good news for electric-car drivers is that the grids that supply their electricity have been getting cleaner--and will likely continue to do so this year and into the future.

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Tesla Gigafactory tour, 100k Chevy Volts, Nikola One semi truck: Today's Car News

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Today, an engineer takes a tour of the Tesla battery "gigafactory," Nikola Motors says it will unveil a running prototype of its natural gas-electric semi truck in December, and the Chevrolet Volt passes 100,000 U.S. deliveries. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

British Gas and Mitsubishi team up for electric cars

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A unique partnership has been formed between Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi and British Gas, which will see the latter as the exclusive supplier of electric vehicle charging solutions for Mitsubishi within the UK. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Mitsubishi British Gas electric cars green cars Mitsubishi i-MiEV Mitsubishi Outlander

Solar and PG&E (Pacific Gas & Electric)

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I've been getting a few questions about my solar and how it all works in regards to the power company. I'll do my best to explain it. The solar is directly connected to the grid through the inverter. The inverter is designed to not send power into the grid if the electricty is off. This is Monday through Friday. Partial peak is about 14.5 cents.

Solar panels: drive 1,000 miles for just a fiver

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Nissan British Gas electric car leaf Robert Llewellyn solarActor-come-EV advocate Robert Llewellyn has become a example of how it is truly possible to slash the cost of motoring and drive in a genuinely zero emission way.

Virginia Governor signs legislation and executive order beginning transition of state vehicles to natural gas, electricity or other alternative fuels

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Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has signed two pieces of legislation that promote the use of natural gas, electric or other alternative-fueled vehicles in the Commonwealth. Electric (Battery) Fuels Natural Gas PolicyFourteen alternative fuel vehicles and two vehicle chargers were also on display at the signing ceremony.

CO electric-car incentives, renewable diesel, Nikola One semi truck: Today's Car News

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Today, Colorado simplifies its electric-car tax incentives, Neste claims very low "well-to-wheels" carbon emissions for its renewable diesel, and the Nikola One is a 2,000-horsepower natural gas-electric semi truck. The Nikola One is a 2,000-hp natural gas-electric semi truck from a second company named.

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Carries Over, Eco Gets 32 MPG--But Where's That Plug-In?

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Hyundai says the Sonata Hybrid will stick with its existing gas-electric drivetrain and body style through the 2015 model year, while the rest of the range takes on a more subdued look and more refined powertrains for the new model year. The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is nearly entirely new--save for the steadily improving Hybrid edition.

NASA Electric Aircraft Testbed (NEAT) began testing in September; advancing electric propulsion for aircraft

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Engineers at the NASA Electric Aircraft Testbed (NEAT) at NASA Glenn Research Center ran the new facility’s first test in September. —Dr.

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EPRI and partners to stage public demo of Open Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI) Platform software

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), along with several auto manufacturers, utilities, and regional transmission organizations, will demonstrate the Open Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI) Platform software system, developed by EPRI and Sumitomo Electric Industries. Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. Earlier post.).


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, IVECO and ENGIE collaborating to promote natural gas in Europe starting from Belgium

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), IVECO (a brand of CNH Industrial) and ENGIE (Global Energy Player) are broadly collaborating to promote natural gas vehicles and infrastructure in Europe. Together, FCA and IVECO intend to further develop their ranges of natural gas vehicles. Europe LNG Natural Gas

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EPRI, 8 automakers and 15 utilities to create an open grid integration platform for plug-in electric vehicles

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The Electric Power Research Institute, 8 automakers and 15 utilities are working to develop and to demonstrate an open platform that would integrate plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) with smart grid technologies enabling utilities to support PEV charging regardless of location. Automakers and V2G. Earlier post.) Earlier post.).


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

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announced an agreement to integrate ECOtality’s Blink electric vehicle (EV) charging stations with the Silver Spring Smart Energy Platform. ECOtality, Inc. and Silver Spring Networks, Inc. ECOtality will market and sell the integrated Blink stations globally, enabling utilities to offer their customers smart EV charging options. Brief

The Hybrid SUV Pipeline

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4cyl, paired with an electric motor, and a compact, high capacity lithium ion battery pack, located under the 3rd row seat. boxer 4cyl.

Hybrid Honda SUV? We Keep Hoping!

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market for several years, Honda stayed the course and didn’t jump on the gas guzzling V8 wagon. Even while SUVs dominated the U.S.

California Public Utilities Commission approves PG&E EV charging program for 7,500 charging stations in NorCal

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The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) unanimously voted to approve Charge Smart and Save, a program initiated by Pacific Gas & Electric to deploy 7,500 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across Northern California. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Policy Smart chargingEarlier post.)

Hybrid Nissan Pathfinder

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4-cyl is combined with a CVT transmission and a 15kW electric motor. Compared to its rivals from Jeep and Chevrolet, the Pathfinder ruled.

BMW X5 eDrive Concept SUV

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. In order to meet future fuel MPG standards, automakers are starting to adopt electricity en-mass. Concept Vehicles

Sumitomo Electric demoing ESS for power grid in California; US’ largest redox flow battery system

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Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. Background. These goals are the second-highest renewable energy integration goals after the State of Hawaii.

Does a Hybrid Need a Special Charger?

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I'm thinking of doing a gas/electric hybrid conversion (using a small motorcycle engine to power the charging circuit) - My question is what resources

GM CEO optimistic on potential for Envia Li-ion batteries with silicon anodes

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In a separate agreement, GM secured the right to use Envia’s advanced cathode material for future GM electrically driven vehicles. These little companies come out of nowhere, and they surprise you,” Akerson said in response to a question about GM’s strategy on gas-electric hybrid vehicles. Earlier post.). Earlier post.). Brief

Hybrid QX60 Hits The Streets

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One of the latest is the 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid…a Gucci family tote that gets better gas mileage than a Costco-brand CUV. Make sense?

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NREL: battery second use offsets EV expense, improves grid stability; recommendations

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NREL research confirms that after being used to power a car, a Li-ion battery retains approximately 70% of its initial capacity—making its reuse a valuable energy storage option for electric utilities, before battery materials are recycled. PEV battery life cycle with second use. Source: NREL. Click to enlarge. Utilities and Regulators.

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SDG&E piloting integration of EVs and energy storage systems into CAISO energy markets for demand response services

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In a pilot vehicle-to-grid project, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is actively bidding a group of energy storage systems and electric vehicle fleets as one resource directly into the California Independent System Operator’s ( CAISO ) energy markets. Electric (Battery) Smart charging Smart Grid V2X Earlier post.).

Electrification Coalition and FleetAnswers launch partnership to provide electrification resources for commercial fleets

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The Electrification Coalition ( earlier post ) and FleetAnswers have formed a partnership to provide online resources on plug-in electric vehicle deployment to US commercial fleet operators. FedEx’s early fleet adoption of electric vehicles is the subject of a case study that is part of the Electrification Coalition/FleetAnswers partnership.

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MIT study concludes V2G-enabled electric commercial trucks could offer lower total operating cost than conventional diesel fleet

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A new study by researchers at MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL), concludes that electric commercial vehicles can cost 9 to 12% less to operate than trucks powered by diesel engines when used to make deliveries on an everyday basis in big cities and when V2G (vehicle-to-grid) revenue is incorporated. Electric (Battery) V2G

BMW i ChargeForward Program to demo contribution of intelligent EV charging to grid efficiency

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At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, BMW announced the BMW i ChargeForward Program—a pilot study to be undertaken by the BMW Group Technology Office, together with Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E). This makes it possible to take advantage of flexible electricity pricing that varies depending on the time of day.

ALTe working with PG&E to validate retrofitted range-extended electric powertrain for fleets

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The ALTe system converts conventional light-duty trucks into a range-extended electric vehicle. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.)

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ICCT: available low-carbon fuels can reduce CI of on-road transportation fuels in Pacific Coast region by 14%–21% by 2030

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Fuel carbon intensity reduction from 2015-2030 from fuel deployment scenarios for the Pacific Coast region. Source: ICCT. Click to enlarge. Background.

Pike Research forecasts US plug-in vehicle penetration rates to be highest in smaller states

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Pike Research forecasts that annual sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) will reach 358,959 vehicles by 2017, representing a compound anual growth rate (CAGR) of 43% between 2011 and 2017. Hawaii, which typically has among the highest gas prices in the nation, will be the top state, with PEVs representing 6.3% FPL Group (Florida).

90 kW solar-to-EV project in San Diego Zoo completed

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Smart City San Diego and City of San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders unveiled the completed Smart City San Diego Solar-to-EV Project—a 90kW solar photovoltaic canopy that directly charges up to 5 electric vehicles (EVs) in the San Diego Zoo parking lot. Brief

NREL and partners to investigate secondary uses for electric drive vehicle batteries

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will partner with an industry-academia team led by the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) to investigate secondary applications for aged battery packs from electric drive vehicles. Batteries Electric (Battery) Plug-insResources.

California utilities submit projects to CPUC to expand EV infrastructure, adoption and awareness

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PG&E ’s proposal is aimed at accelerating widespread EV adoption and combatting climate change by reducing greenhouse-gas emissions related to transportation. Responding to consumer demand for fast-charging stations, PG&E proposes to complement state and privately funded fast charger deployments with new electric infrastructure.

Fjord1 launches world’s largest gas ferry on Boknafjord

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Norwegian transportation company Fjord1 launched the MF Boknafjord , the world’s largest gas ferry. MF Boknafjord. Click to enlarge. 20 knots.

Obama Administration launches series of actions to accelerate EV adoption; inc. $4.5B in loan guarantees, pursuing 350 kW fast charge

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The collaboration, forged by the White House in partnership with DOE and the Department of Transportation (DOT), the US Air Force and US Army, and the Environmental Protection Agency, is centered on a set of Guiding Principles to Promote Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure. Electric vehicle coalition. Hawaiian Electric.

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1st major utility proposal for EV charging infrastructure presented to CPUC

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A diverse set of public interest groups, automakers, labor unions, and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) submitted a proposed settlement to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to accelerate the deployment of smart electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that would support the utility grid in San Diego.