Lord Drayson launches business to commercialize efficient wireless power transfer over distances; ongoing partnership with Imperial College London

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Lord Drayson has launched Drayson Wireless Limited , a new venture to commercialize technology developed at Imperial College London (ICL) for the efficient wireless transfer of power over longer distances. He became a life peer in the House of Lords in 2004 and served as Defence and Science Minister in the Blair and Brown governments before returning to his career in business.

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G-Wiz! the Electric Car That Started a Revolution

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In early 2004, a tiny new car appeared on the streets of London. It confused, surprised and confounded everyone who saw it. It was more compact than a Smart ForTwo, it had cheeky, quirky styling that demanded attention, it could turn around in the width of a narrow street, it squeezed into the tiniest parking space, and it traveled in silence.

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Mahindra inaugurates EV plant, describes its vision of “future of mobility”

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Reva focused on creating affordable electric cars through advanced technology and launched its first model in India in 2001 and in London in 2004. Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd., a part of the US$15.4-billion Mahindra Group, formally inaugurated its manufacturing facility, the first platinum rated automobile facility in India. At the ceremony, Anand Mahindra, Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra Group described the Group’s vision of the “future of mobility”.


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Your correspondent borrowed the new A2B electric bicycle from Ultra Motors, a British firm, and took it for a spin in London.

Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are

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CalCars PRIUS+/Ron Gremban, Fall 2004 Ron Gremban, CalCars team; initially with EnergyCS technology (not used in redesigned conversion) Marin County, CA info@calcars.org 2. February 2007 (Washington, DC) Jackson EMC electricity cooperative by EnergyCS, February 2007 (Jefferson, GA), contact ashedd@jacksonemc.com GreenTomato Cars by Amberjac/EnergyCS, February 2007 (London, UK), contact simon@amberjac-projects.co.uk

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FedEx Converts 92 Delivery Trucks to Hybrids, Expanding Hybrid-Electric Fleet by 50%

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Formisano applauded the California government for continuing to provide incentive funding for hybrid truck purchases, which allowed FedEx to place its first hybrid truck into service in the state in 2004 and continue to add hybrids to its fleet during the past five years. The FedEx hybrid-electric fleet has logged more than four million miles of revenue service since being introduced in 2004, reducing fuel use by 150,000 gallons and carbon dioxide emissions by 1,521 metric tons.

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Mahindra Mahindra Takes Majority Stake in REVA Electric Car Co.

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Its REVA electric vehicle was first commercially available in Bangalore in 2001 and in London in 2004, under the G-Wiz brand. India-based Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. M&M) is acquiring a majority share in REVA Electric Car Co Ltd. Bangalore. REVA Electric Car Co Ltd. will be renamed Mahindra REVA Electric Vehicle Co Ltd. Under the new agreement signed today by both the companies, M&M will own 55.2%


Daimler Takes 10% Stake in Tesla; Strategic Partnership to Collaborate on Future Models

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Daimler has had 100 smart electric cars undergoing large-scale trials in London since 2007. In 2004, Tesla began development of its first electric vehicle, the Roadster, and is the first US- and EU-certified lithium-ion battery electric vehicle. Daimler AG has acquired an equity stake of nearly 10% in Tesla Motors Inc.

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Toyota Prius named WhatGreenCar of the Year

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The new Prius was chosen from a short-list of 10 green car finalists which were test-driven at Imperial College, London, by six of the UK’s leading green transport and environmental experts.

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Report from the REFF-Wall Street; Themes in Renewable Energy Finance

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billion in 2004 to $117 billion 2007 with the first three quarters of 2008 averaging 29% higher than 2007. The LIBOR is the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate and is an industry benchmark interest rate. by Bill Cooke. Green Car Congress attended the Renewable Energy Finance Forum - Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street) conference (23-24 June) sponsored by Euromoney Energy Events and the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE).