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Philanthropy Google’s Way: Not the Usual By KATIE HAFNER New York Times Published: September 14, 2006 SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. But unlike most charities, this one will be for-profit , allowing it to fund start-up companies, form partnerships with venture capitalists and even lobby Congress.

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Press was speaking to the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) conference in Washington D.C. EDTA brings together representatives of the automotive industry, electric utilities, battery makers, and hydrogen fuel cell advocates into one group.

World's Fastest PHEV

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The QED has an all-electric range of 200-250 miles ( 333-417 km) and has a total range of about 932 miles (1,500 km).

Governor Pataki On Board

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Plug-in hybrid vehicles can be plugged into the electric grid – such as a normal 120 volt household outlet - to boost mileage. Thanks to Green Car Congress for the tip. Taken from the press release , New York Governor's Office, August 2, 2006 Become a Partner today.

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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). Afterward several members of Congress went outside for test drives in a plug-in hybrid brought to Washington by Cal-Cars.

US DOE Issues Request for Information on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Market Development; Reports to Congress on Program

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At the end of January, DOE also issued the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Activities, Progress, and Plans Report to Congress as required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT). Hydrogen produced by water electrolysis has the potential to be a useful means of storing excess electricity generated using wind, solar, and other intermittent renewable energy. Report to Congress. Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Activities, Progress, and Plans Report to Congress

Volkswagen inaugurates 9.5 MW solar park at Chattanooga plant in US; key element of VW Group’s strategic sustainability targets

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of the electric power required in full-capacity operation and 100% of demand when the plant is not in production. gigawatt hours of electricity per year—equivalent to the energy consumed annually by around 1,200 homes in the area. The 9.5

Ford developing a strategy to address urban personal mobility globally; a mobility company, not just an auto company

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During his keynote address at the 2012 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year, he outlined a plan for connected cars to help avoid a potential future of what he called “ global gridlock—a never-ending traffic jam that wastes time, energy and resources.” ( Earlier post.)

Mercedes-Benz hybrid bus to make world debut

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The UITP Congress in Vienna will mark the world debut of the Mercedes Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid Bus - the first of the new generation of fuel cell models from Daimler buses. The Citaro G BlueTec Hybrid, which was recently launched, is a diesel-electric hybrid drive. A total of 36 buses equipped with fuel cell drivers have already performed well in service with 12 public transport operators as part of the CUTE test carried out by the European Union from 2003 to 2006.

BMW shows future drive technoliges; 2 Series PHEV prototype, direct water injection in 3-cyl. engine, and fuel cell eDrive

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combustion engine, high-voltage generator and road-linked all-wheel drive via an electric drive system at the rear axle. Electric mobility: all-electric driving with zero local emissions in urban driving situations or when commuting.

New Head for Rasers Plug-in Hybrid Group

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Schwartz joined Raser in 2006 and was instrumental in helping to drive the successful completion of the extended range electric vehicle (EREV) project unveiled this year at the SAE Congress in Detroit, MI, ( earlier post ) while leading Raser’s Transportation and Industrial business segment. Spellman was the Vice President of the Transportation and Industrial segment, and also joined Raser in 2006.

Ford adds 3-cylinder, 1.0L EcoBoost engine and 8-speed transmission to lineup; new hybrid transmission in 2012

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A study by Delphi Powertrain presented at the SAE 2010 World Congress in Detroit concluded that a 3-cylinder turbocharged gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine—such as the 1.0L Ford is on track to deliver on its promise in 2006 of offering EcoBoost on 90% of its North American lineup by 2013 and to be producing 1.5 The current Ford Fusion Hybrid can reach a top speed of 47 mph on electricity and go as far as one mile.

Prius c hybrid goes on sale in US with entry MSRP of $18,950; new transaxle, motor technology

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It features a high-expansion ratio Atkinson cycle, Variable Valve Timing-intelligent (VVT-i) system, Electric Throttle Control System-intelligent (ETCS-i) and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system employing a newly designed, highly efficient EGR cooler from Denso ( earlier post ). Too, the electrically driven water pump allows coolant flow rate to be controlled with greater precision based on vehicle conditions for better fuel efficiency.

Mercedes-Benz to Introduce Fuel-Cell Hybrid Citaro Bus in June

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Mercedes-Benz Buses will introduce the new Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid model, the brand’s first fuel-cell hybrid bus, at the beginning of June at the UITP World Congress and Mobility & City Transport Exhibition in Vienna. Shared components include axles fitted with electric hub motors, lithium-ion batteries to store energy, and all electrically powered ancillary components.

Mahindra Showcased Hydrogen-Powered 3-Wheeler at World Hydrogen Technologies Convention 2009

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M&M first introduced the Hy-Alfa in January 2006. Mahindra is also displaying different platforms of drivable full hybrid vehicles, micro (start/stop) hybrid vehicles, bio-fuel vehicles, an electric passenger vehicle, a hydrogen combustion engine vehicle and many recyclable materials and reusable technologies. Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

Big Science tools for clean transportation: neutron scattering at ORNL

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Neutrons do not possess any electric charge; they are stable inside the nucleus, and outside of it, they decay with a lifetime of about 15 minutes (886 seconds)—a long time for a fundamental particle. Images of Li-air cathode produced by neutron-computed tomography. Source: ORNL.

Next-Generation Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid Debuts in June

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The new Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid bus will have its world premiere from 7-11 June at the UITP Congress in Vienna (the World Congress of the International Association of Public Transport). The new Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid. Click to enlarge.

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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The World's First Clean Motocross Race On Electric. High-Speed Rail Unlocks Intermodal Potential Texas Excess Ford Expands Hybrid Success to Electric Vehicles ► March (17) Carbon Capture and Storage: To Be or Not To Be? Intelligent Charging Infrastructure for New Electr. Review of Forestry Carbon Standards 2008 Ford Partners to Commercialize Electric Vehicles A New "Green" Deal.Direction for the economic re.

MFERD Life Cycle Analysis Finds Aluminum Front End Materials Achieve Best Performance for Overall Energy Use and GHG Emissions

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A life cycle analysis comparing automotive materials—steel, magnesium and aluminum front end parts—presented at the SAE 2010 World Congress in Detroit by the Magnesium Front End Research Development (MFERD) project found that magnesium delivers a 15% energy savings compared with steel design and aluminum yields a 20% energy savings. This LCA study was done in compliance with international standards ISO 14040:2006 and ISO 14044:2006 [ 2 ].

FEV, Inc. to Show Full-Sized Pickup Truck with Solid SCR System for NOx Reduction

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will show its Solid Selective Catalyst Reduction (SSCR) System—based on the use of solid ammonium carbamate (NH 4 NH 2 CO 2 ) as the reductant—installed in a Dodge Ram pickup truck at the 2009 SAE World Congress, 20-23 April in Detroit. A number of companies have investigated ammonium carbamate-based SCR systems; sublimation of the carbamate is achieved by a local heater (spray or electrically warmed oil circulation). Eberhard Jacob (2006) Perspectives on Mobile SCR Technology.

Chrysler and EPA to partner on hydraulic series hybrid powertrain for light duty vehicles

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Components of the hydraulic hybrid system include a 117 cc engine pump, a 45 cc drive electric motor and a two-speed automatic transmission. EPA and its partners announced the world’s first series hydraulic hybrid urban delivery vehicle in 2006. This vehicle was announced and displayed to the public in 2004 SAE World Congress.

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Eaton and Western Michigan University Partner on Commercial and Military Hybrid Vehicles Research

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Research at the lab will involve Eaton’s hybrid electric drive business group and WMU researchers in the University’s Center for Advanced Vehicle Design and Simulation— CAViDS. The lab, which is expected to be up and running by June, will be used to evaluate electric motors and other critical components and to test batteries and develop power electronics equipment. The Department of Defense award was part of spending bill passed by Congress in late December. Eaton Corp.

Honda launches new “Green Path” initiatives for manufacturing and operations; new $210M paint line at Marysville with new 4C2B process

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In 2006, Honda was the first auto company to voluntarily and publicly announce targets for the reduction of its CO 2 emissions for its products and operations globally. The Marysville plant’s Line 2 operation received a major renovation in 2006.

Nissan Exploring Inductive Charging Capable of Power Transfer Over Longer Distances for its Plug-ins

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Nissan is developing an inductive charging system capable of transmitting power wirelessly over longer distances, and is exploring scaling it up for use with its electric car. Traditional magnetic induction, such as used in an electric toothbrush or electric transformers, uses conductive coils to transmit power wirelessly over very short distances. The two coils must be very close together, but do not make direct electrical contact. Guardian.

Geely invests in Carbon Recycling Intl.; vehicles fueled by methanol from CO2, water and renewable energy

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CRI, founded in 2006 in Reykjavik, Iceland, is developing technology to produce renewable methanol from clean energy and recycled CO 2 emissions. Methanol-powered vehicles are one pillar of Geely Auto’s diversified new-energy strategy, which also encompasses ethanol, CNG, gasoline-electric hybrid, plug-in hybrid, pure-electric, and extended-range solutions. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Group) will invest a total of US$45.5

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California Air Resources Board Pushes for Restoration of DOE Funding for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles; Tackles the Four Miracles

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In ARB’s analysis, most vehicles on the road in 2050 will need to be electric drive, or ultra low-carbon fuel vehicles—i.e., electricity or hydrogen—by 2050 in order to achieve the required 80% reduction in greenhouse gases.

Optimizing a CNG-Fueled Spark Injection Engine for a Parallel Hybrid Powertrain

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At the recent SAE 2010 World Congress, researchers from the Institute of Internal Combustion Engines and Automotive Engineering (IVK) University of Stuttgart and FKFS (Forschungsinstitut für Kraftfahrwesen und Fahrzeugmotoren Stuttgart) presented a paper describing the optimization of a natural-gas engine used in a parallel hybrid powertrain through the use of EGR and an oversized turbocharger with active waste gate (WG) control.

Plug In America - Links and Resources

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Real Life EV Stories A Case for Electricity Plug In America Positions Energy Policy Frequently Asked Questions About Plug-in Buses Who Killed the Electric Car? Batteries Included $142,000 Grant 2006 Archive GM Plug-in Series Hybrid? Prop 87 Missed Opportunity RAVs to Keep Rolling in LA Holiday EVangelism ZEVTech Saving RAVs Holiday EVangelism Who Killed the Electric Car? Who Killed the Electric Car?" Learn About Plug-ins What Are Plug-ins? Where Can I Buy One?

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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GM has announced plans for public sales in 2010, and almost every carmaker now says it will sell PHEVs or highway-speed battery electric vehicles (BEVs) sometime after 2010. Shifted earlier focus to all-electric Focus in 2011 with Magna. And ride off into the sunset on electric power.

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. The program limits, or “caps,” carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions from large fossil-fuel-fired electric generating units, with the goal of stabilizing emissions from 2009 through 2014 to a level roughly equivalent to recent historical emissions. Sources: Large electric generators.