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General Motors Kicks Off National Electric Vehicle Training Tour For First Responders

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cutter to remove the roof off of a pre-production Chevrolet Volt. by Jack Rosebro. A Chicago Fire Department firefighter using a hydraulic.

DOE to award up to $137M for SuperTruck II, Vehicle Technology Office programs

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Demonstrate plug‐in electric vehicles through public ride and drives for a wide variety of PEVs and short term extended test drives in key markets throughout Oregon and Washington. Advances for the Production of Low‐Cost Electric Drive vehicle Motors (Area of Interest 5). General Motors. General Motors.

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Honda to begin leasing Clarity fuel cell vehicle in California by year end; targeting <$500/month

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At Washington, D.C. Honda expects limited volumes in the early stages of production. Next-generation plug-in hybrid. Fuel Cells Hydroge

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6 DOE-funded applied battery research projects targeting Li-ion cells with >200 Wh/kg for PHEVs and EVs

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ABR, noted Peter Faguy, the DOE manager of the applied battery research program, during his presentation at the Annual Merit Review in Washington, DC, is the difficult regime between the discovery of materials and their application in batteries that can be commercialized. The projects end in 2015. Argonne National Laboratory. million. Envia.

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GM considering bringing power electronics production back in-house

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In his presentation on the project at the DOE 2014 Annual Merit Review in Washington, DC, Sean Gleason from GM noted that General Motors has not made prototype power electronics in an internal production facility since 1999. The project, which began in October 2011, will wrap in January 2016. Resources. Brief

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GM expands Maven carsharing to Denver, LA and San Francisco

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Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, is expanding to the western United States, adding the Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco markets. Pricing in each western market starts at $8 an hour and includes insurance and fuel. There are no monthly membership or application fees. Brief

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GM and US Army TARDEC to reveal Chevy Colorado-based fuel cell vehicle

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We need to continue pursuing these opportunities along with our plans for production of a commercial fuel cell system in the 2020 time frame.

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GM on the brink…

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DETROIT — The rapidly deteriorating finances of General Motors are forcing the federal government to decide whether to bail out the largest American automaker or face the prospect that it might go bankrupt. Ford and Chrysler have been lobbying hard in Washington for more help. Says U.S. Cash Is Its Best Hope. If it provides G.M.

DOE ARPA-E awards $156M to projects to 60 projects to accelerate innovation in clean energy technologies

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substantial increase in production of fuel per acre of planted. production of oil, which is stored in seeds and is convertible to. Synthetic Crop for Direct Biofuel Production through Rerouting the Photosynthesis Intermediates and Engineering. biomass production. transferred into highly productive energy crops such as.

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Air Liquide joins H2USA; launch meeting today

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Air Liquide owns and operates 200 hydrogen production sites and approximately 1,242 miles of hydrogen pipeline, the world’s largest hydrogen distribution network. Massachusetts Hydrogen Coalition; Mercedes-Benz USA; Nissan North America Research and Development; Proton OnSite; and Toyota Motor North America. Earlier post.). Brief


GM launches Volt field quality assessment and service programs

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Concurrent with upcoming deliveries of the Chevrolet Volt to dealerships in California, Connecticut (Tri-State Metro Area), Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Washington, D.C., Volts will be shipped to Chevrolet dealerships with 40% HV battery state-of-charge and two gallons of fuel. — Jack Rosebro. Brief

Researchers use ceria to trap platinum atoms, improving catalyst efficiency and enabling reduced loading

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A paper on the work is published in the journal Science. This is the primary reason catalytic converters are tested regularly for effectiveness.

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which makes Panasonic products, will begin producing lithium-ion batteries next year and move into full-scale production in 2010, Toyota said.

DOE announces EcoCAR 2; focus on electric drive technology

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Established by the DOE and General Motors, EcoCAR 2 is a three-year competition that. EcoCAR teams will utilize a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu donated by General Motors as the integration platform for their advanced vehicle design. University of Washington (Seattle, Washington). EcoCar 2 Malibu. Click to enlarge.

Chevrolet to Produce 10,000 Volts in 2011 and 30,000 in 2012; 50-State Availability 12-18 Months After Launch

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DiSalle also confirmed that the first Volts available for retail sales will be sold in California; Washington, D.C.; Additional markets will be added as production volume increases during the second model year, with Volt available in all 50 states 12 to 18 months after the initial launch. Washington, D.C., Earlier post.).

EcoCAR Teams Roll Out Architectures; Plug-in Li-ion Packs and Renewable Energy Common Attributes

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Student engineers participating in EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge unveiled their vehicle architectures at the Washington Auto Show. During the program, General Motors will provide production vehicles, vehicle components, seed money, technical mentoring and operational support. Extended Range Electric Vehicles (EREV).

USABC awards Cobasys $8.4M for the development of high-energy density Li-ion cells and packs for EVs

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USABC is a subsidiary of the United States Council for Automotive Research LLC (USCAR), the collaborative automotive technology organization of Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Company, whose mission is to further strengthen the technology base of the domestic auto industry through cooperative research and development.

Comedy CAFE Clowns Crack Me Up

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Since the products you make actually give people cancer and a reason to need chemo, your punchline has an extra bonus laugh attached. Beep-Beep!

Automakers agree on common plug to recharge electric vehicles

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CleanFUEL USA partners with Freightliner on new 8.0L propane LPI medium-duty engine

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CleanFUEL USA, a leading supplier of alternative fuel infrastructure and propane engine systems, will build and certify a multi-purpose 8-liter General Motors (GM) propane engine in partnership with Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC), a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America. Since the discontinuance of the GM 8.1

Electric Cars and The Volt by Seth Leitman

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Therefore, they should stop delaying the production. They in fact should accelerate production of the Volt. How Does It Work? Guess not.

Can Toyota really claim to be green? The Green Piece

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The vehicle has earned almost iconic status, lauded by celebrities and generally seen as the ‘ultimate green car’. How green is this green car?

How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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In late 2008, BYD started selling the first production PHEV in China. Aims to get Saturn Vue on road in 2010; no production goal. market.

Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt - Green Inc. Blog -

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’s vice chairman of product development, Robert Lutz, reportedly told Volt enthusiasts at the Web site “We and Chrysler.