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Gas Cars Parked In One Electric-Car Spot Earn Raleigh $27,000 A Year

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But the problem has proved to be lucrative for Raleigh, North Carolina. The problem of gasoline cars parking in spaces reserved for plug-in electric cars to recharge at is nothing new. It''s known as "ICE-ing," referring to cars with internal combustion engines parking where they shouldn''t. DON''T MISS: Been ICEd?

Nissan Forms Partnership in Raleigh, NC for EV Charging Network

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Nissan is forming a partnership with Progress Energy of Raleigh, NC, and the Raleigh-based nonprofit agency Advanced Energy, to advance zero-emission mobility by promoting the development of an electric vehicle (EV) charging network. Nissan also has agreed to make available a supply of EVs to Progress Energy. and Seattle.

Dutch EV charging station manufacturer Alfen joins Coulombs ChargePoint Network; Coloumb partnering with TomTom to expand EV driver services

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A demonstration of the solution integration is being be shown at the Plug-In 2011 conference, and exhibition, 18-20 July in Raleigh, NC. A demonstration of this technology partnership is being shown at the Plug-in 2011 event in Raleigh, NC. Alfen is Coulomb’s newest ChargePoint On-Ramp Program partner. Coulomb and TomTom. Brief

Coulomb Technologies releases OpenCharge Protocol for EV charging equipment

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A demonstration will be shown at the Plug-In 2011 conference and exhibition in the Coulomb Technologies booth #121, 18 – 20 July in Raleigh, NC. Coulomb Technologies published its open protocol for communicating with Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE). —Richard Lowenthal, Chief Technical Officer of Coulomb Technologies. Brief

Here’s How To Save $5,000 On A 2012 Nissan Leaf In North Carolina

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As part of its latest research project into plug-in vehicles, the Raleigh

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One easy way to haul all your family, luggage, and toys while managing to also reduce your vacation’s carbon footprint is to rent a hybrid SUV. Budget.

Ford begins production of 2012 Focus Electric at Michigan Assembly, C-MAX models on deck

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Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant is starting production of the 2012 Focus Electric ( earlier post )—a five-passenger, battery-electric car Ford expects will achieve more than a 100 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) fuel economy rating. 1 gallon of gasoline=33.7 kWh). Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Portland, Ore.;

Plug-in 2011 holds public open night

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It’s the public night tonight at the Plug-in 2011 Conference and Exposition taking place in Raleigh, North Carolina. With many mainstream car makers now introducing electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles onto the market, the public have the chance to find out more and get a first look at the latest plug-in technology innovations.

Ford opens limited reservations for 2012 Focus Electric; starting at $39,995

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Raleigh Durham, N.C.; Ford has opened reservations for the 2012 Focus Electric, with a starting price of $39,995, including $795 in destination charges but before state and federal incentives. Buyers can configure a Ford Focus Electric and place orders with a Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) dealer via a dedicated website. Portland, Ore.;

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

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Relative to population, the firm anticipates that PEV penetration rates will be the highest in several smaller MSAs including Raleigh-Cary, NC; San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA; and Sacramento-Arden Arcade-Roseville, CA. penetration, respectively. of total light-duty vehicle sales in 2017. 4.6%), and Delaware (4.5%). FPL Group (Florida).

Renault-Nissan and Singapore Government to develop zero-emission mobility

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In the United States, the Alliance is exploring ways to promote zero-emission mobility and the development of an EV infrastructure in the State of Tennessee, the State of Oregon, Sonoma County and San Diego in California, and Tucson, Phoenix Arizona, Seattle in Washington and Raleigh in North Carolina. The Renault-Nissan Alliance.

EPA Awards $3.6M in Grants for Particulate Matter Research

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North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C., The US Environmental Protection AGency (EPA) awarded $3.6 million in four grants to universities to research the relationship between the chemical composition of particulate matter (PM) and health effects. Grants were awarded to: Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga, $899,956. 893,439.

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BASF to concentrate plant biotechnology activities on main markets in North and South America

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The headquarters of BASF Plant Science will be moved from Limburgerhof, Germany, to Raleigh, North Carolina. Research and development activities will be concentrated mainly in Raleigh, Ghent, Belgium and Berlin, Germany. Regulatory approval processes which have already started will be continued. —Dr. —Dr. Brief

President Obama announces new $140M public-private manufacturing innovation institute focused on power electronics

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President Obama announced the selection of a consortium of businesses and universities, led by North Carolina State University, to lead a manufacturing innovation institute for next-generation power electronics. Earlier post.). Applied in an EV, WBG materials could cut electricity losses by 66% during vehicle battery recharging, the DOE says.

Nissan LEAF passes 25,000 sales mark in US

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We’re seeing the adoption curve for EVs accelerate, and there is tremendous interest not only on the West Coast but in a number of new strongholds like Atlanta, Raleigh, Denver, Dallas, Chicago, St. The Nissan LEAF has sold more than 25,000 units in the US. The battery-electric car posted its best US sales month yet in March, and a 423.5%

GM and ABB demonstrate prototype of Volt battery pack grid re-use application

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In conjunction with the Plug-in 2011 event in Raleigh, NC, GM and ABB demonstrated a lab prototype of a distributed energy storage (DES) system that combines Volt battery technology and a proven grid-tied electric power inverter. Distributed Energy Storage (DES) demonstration with GM Volt battery pack and ABB PQF inverter. Source: GM. loads.

Evatran completes 1500+ hours of wireless charging trials with fleets

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Evatran has logged more than 1,500 hours of charging time on its Plugless L2 wireless charging systems installed across the country through its Apollo Trial Program. More than 15 installations are now complete, with the final installations slated for mid-August. Earlier post.). Brief

VG Energy contracts BioProcess Algae to verify lipid trigger process for commercial production

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Karen Newell Rogers, the Raleigh R. VG Energy, a subsidiary of Viral Genetics, Inc., has retained alternative energy producer BioProcess Algae, LLC to verify on a large scale promising lab results of a process to increase lipid production in algae. Developed by VG Energy and its lead researcher, Dr. M. White, Jr. Brief

NREL publishes online collection of case studies in EV deployment

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The other locations featured in Deployment Case Studies include Raleigh, NC; Houston, Texas; and Los Angeles, California. The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released an online collection of case studies in electric vehicle deployment. Brief

Ford names first markets for the Focus Electric

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Raleigh Durham, N.C.; Ford Motor Company has named the first markets that will sell the Focus Electric, Ford’s all-electric passenger car: Atlanta; Austin and Houston, Texas; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; San Francisco; San Diego; New York; Orlando, Fla.; Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Portland, Ore.; Richmond, Va.;

Nissan Forms EV Partnership with Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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Seattle; with the City of Orlando and Orlando Utilities Commission; with Progress Energy in Raleigh, N.C.; Nissan is entering into an agreement with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to promote the development of an electric-vehicle charging network and policies to support widespread adoptions of electric cars. Washington D.C.;

Nissan Announces Dates for US LEAF EV Tour

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Raleigh, N.C.: The Nissan LEAF all-electric car will make its North American debut in Los Angeles on 13 Nov. The Los Angeles showing will be the first time people in the United States will be able to see the five-passenger, five-door, gasoline-free car, which is embarking on a nationwide tour. Scheduled stops include: Southern California.

Renault-Nissan Alliance Signs Zero-Emission Partnership in Vancouver

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In the United States, the Alliance is exploring ways to promote zero-emission mobility and the development of an EV infrastructure in the State of Tennessee, the State of Oregon, Washington, DC, Sonoma County and San Diego in California, Tucson and Phoenix in Arizona, Seattle in Washington and Raleigh in North Carolina.

HR Biopetroleum changes name to Cellana

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Barry Raleigh, Ph.D., Algae-based biofuels and bioproducts company HR BioPetroleum, Inc. has changed its name to Cellana, Inc., promoted Martin Sabarsky to president and chief executive officer, and elected Mike May to the board of directors. Former CEO Ed Shonsey will remain on the board, joining chairman and co-founder C. Earlier post.).

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T his week's meeting of the Electric Drive Transportation Association in Washington was accompanied by some significant announcements. The U.S.

Enterprise Holdings North American Rental Car Shuttle Bus Fleet to Use B5 or B20

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Buses in nine markets are immediately being converted to run on B20 where the fuel is centrally stored and available: Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Raleigh/Durham, San Antonio and San Diego.

GM and ABB demonstrate community energy storage system built from 5 used Volt batteries; Duke Energy testing

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ABB’s research center in Raleigh, NC, conducted the research and development, and ABB’s Medium Voltage business unit in Lake Mary, Fla.,

Nissan and Europcar Form EV Partnership

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In the United States, the Alliance is exploring ways to promote zero-emission mobility and the development of an Electric Vehicles infrastructure in the State of Tennessee, the State of Oregon, Sonoma County and San Diego in California, Tucson and Phoenix in Arizona, Seattle in Washington, and Raleigh, North Carolina.

NC Transportation Center

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The school already conducts research into the development of the no-gas vehicles. And Gov. State. Duke Energy Corp. and Progress Energy Corp.

Pike Research projects California, New York and Florida to lead US in PEV sales

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Relative to population, the firm anticipates that PEV penetration rates will be the highest in several smaller MSAs including Raleigh-Cary, NC; San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA; and Sacramento-Arden Arcade-Roseville, CA. Pike projections of cumulative light duty plug-in electric vehicle sales, 10 largest MSAs by population, 2011-2017.

Pike forecasts growth for wireless charging for plug-in vehicles, but tied to overall growth of plug-in market

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In a new research brief , Pike Research forecasts that wireless charging equipment for light duty plug-in vehicle sales will grow by a CAGR of 91% from 2013 to 2020, as wireless systems move from a retrofit technology to an integrated part of new EVs, reaching annual sales of 283,000 units in 2020. million by 2020. Infrastructure Plug-ins

Nissan Enters into EV Partnership with City of Houston

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Seattle, with the City of Orlando and the Orlando Utilities Commission, with Progress Energy in Raleigh, N.C., The announcement, made at the Houston stop of the Nissan LEAF Zero Emissions Tour, helps pave the way for the 2010 introduction of Nissan LEAF, the industry’s first all-electric, zero-emission car designed for the mass market.

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

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Washington DC, Seattle, Raleigh, N.C., US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced that the Department of Energy has closed a $1.4 billion loan agreement with Nissan North America, Inc. The loan will support the modification of Nissan’s Smyrna, Tenn., Earlier post.). and with Houston-based Reliant Energy. billion to Ford Motor Company.

Renault-Nissan Alliance Partners with Singapore Government for EVs

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In the United States, the Alliance is exploring ways to promote zero-emission mobility and the development of an EV infrastructure in the State of Tennessee, the State of Oregon, Sonoma County and San Diego in California, and Tucson, Phoenix Arizona, Seattle in Washington and Raleigh in North Carolina. Lawrence Wong, Chief Executive, EMA.

DOE announces EcoCAR 2; focus on electric drive technology

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North Carolina State University (Raleigh, North Carolina). EcoCar 2 Malibu. Click to enlarge. Established by the DOE and General Motors, EcoCAR 2 is a three-year competition that. builds upon a 23-year history of DOE Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions (AVTC). EcoCAR 2 follows the competition series EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge.

RMI Launches Project Get Ready to Help Communities Prepare for Plug-ins

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Community members in Portland, Oregon; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Raleigh, North Carolina soon expanding to the Triangle region have already agreed to work with RMI’s Project Get Ready. In addition to launching the project website, RMI provided a list of actions that communities must take “ to be truly ready for the plug-in transition. “

DOE Announces Nearly $11 Million for Advanced Automotive Battery Research, Development, and Demonstration Projects

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North Carolina State University of Raleigh, North Carolina, teamed with American Lithium Energy LLC of San Marcos, California, has been selected for negotiation of an award for up to $1.35 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected seven cost-shared research projects for the development of advanced batteries for electric drive vehicles.

President Obama announces two new public-private manufacturing innovation institutes; new manufacturing innovation institute competition

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In January 2014, the first of these three institutes was announced, the new Department of Energy-led Next Generation Power Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute in Raleigh, N.C. Lightweight And Modern Metals Manufacturing. performing metals and alloys by removing technological barriers to their manufacture. UTRC; Wolf Robotics.

Ford Testing Intelligent System for Plug-in Vehicle to Grid Communication to Manage Charging

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Progress Energy of Raleigh, N.C. The Ford PHEV charge settings user interface. Click to enlarge. Bill Ford, Ford’s executive chairman.

President Obama Outlines Vision and Plan for US High-Speed Passenger Rail System; $13B to Start

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Southeast Corridor (Washington, Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, Macon, Columbia, Savannah, Jacksonville). Source: DOT. Click to enlarge.