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H ere is big announcement for Plug-In fans Toyota looking at Plug-in Hybrids Los Angeles Times June 20, 2006 By JOHN O'DELL Toyota Motor Corp. The Japanese automaker , poised to overtake General Motors Corp.

GM's CEO Waggoner Announces Saturn Plug-in Hybrid; Bio-fuel Hummer

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LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- General Motors Corp. (GM) 1 auto maker is accelerating its efforts to meet the challenge by being the first to offer a plug-in hybrid and by expanding its production of biofuel vehicles. GM) Chief Executive Rick Wagoner said Wednesday that the U.S. needs to reduce dependence on foreign energy and insisted the No.

‘Revenge’ Hits Indiana

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Chris Paine made the 2006 documentary movie, Who Killed the Electric Car. In fact, some of the engineers working in Indiana worked on General Motors EV1, which is the subject of our first film,&# said Paine. Paine is shooting a sequel to his 2006 movie. Tags: In the Media Production Diary Indiana Director Chris Paine was in Indianapolis this week to film for ‘Revenge.’ ’ More details in this TV report: Filmmaker in Ind. for electric car doc.

GM enters commercial agreement with and invests in Powermat, a personal device inductive charging company

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General Motors and Powermat, a provider of wireless charging technology for mobile personal devices, announced a commercial agreement that will eliminate the need for charging cords for personal electronic devices in many future Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac products beginning mid-2012. Powermat, a private firm, was founded in 2007 and offers wireless charging products for the home in a number of retail stores, including Best Buy, Target and Wal-Mart.

Fitch Ratings: US automakers well positioned for weak demand in 2012; estimates break-even for Detroit 3 at 10.5M units

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Unlike 2008-2009, when US original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their primary suppliers were forced to undertake dramatic restructurings in the face of plummeting demand, Fitch believes the Detroit Three (Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler) and the largest US parts makers are well positioned from both a cost and liquidity standpoint to withstand significant demand pressure this year. other to offer new products.

Report: Isuzu, GM to partner globally on pickup trucks, engines

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The Nikkei reports that Isuzu Motors Ltd. and General Motors Co. The alliance also opens the door to utilization of each other’s production bases. Isuzu and GM dissolved their capital ties in 2006. will coordinate management of their pickup truck operations. The partnership reportedly will include joint development of next-generation models, and use common diesel engines.

Big Science tools for clean transportation: neutron scattering at ORNL

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory, originally known as Clinton Laboratories, was established in 1943 to carry out the pilot-scale production and separation of plutonium for the World War II Manhattan Project. Beam time is granted to researchers via the general user program.

The 60,000 Volt Question

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23, 2007 -- General Motors Corp. GM Product Chief Bob Lutz is quoted in various newspapers saying he wanted to get prototypes of the Volt ready for road tests next year , and ready for sale in 2010.

GM Brazil to Invest R$2B in Expansion and New Line of Chevrolet Small Cars

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General Motors Brazil will invest R$2 billion (US$1.033 billion) to launch a new Chevrolet line of vehicles and to expand its plant in Gravataí, Rio Grande do Sul. In 2005 and 2006, it received investments of about US$480 million, resulting in the launch of the Chevrolet Prism in October 2006 and the expansion of its production capacity to 230,000 vehicles per year.

DOE Turns Down V-Vehicle Loan Applications

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In June 2009, the State of Louisiana announced a performance-based incentive package of more than $133 million of infrastructure, tax credits, tax abatements and customized training as part of a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement (CEA) with VVC in which the company agreed to renovate and expand a former General Motors plant in Monroe. The first production prototype of the V Car is in testing and the projected national on-sale date was planned for the fourth quarter 2011.

Volkswagen and Suzuki to Establish Strategic Partnership; VW to Take 19.9% Stake in Suzuki, Suzuki to Invest in VW

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Volkswagen AG and Suzuki Motor Corporation have signed a framework agreement to establish a close long-term strategic partnership. The two companies said that they complement each other in terms of product portfolio, global distribution and manufacturing capacities. Suzuki had established a strategic alliance with General Motors in 1981, which ultimately resulted in GM holding 20% of the company. In 2006, that began to unwind, with GM reducing its holding to 3%.

Goal!

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GM Finally Unveils Production Chevy Volt Popular Mechanics By Larry Webster September 16, 2008 After 100 years of making cars, it's party time at the General's house.

Electrified Blondes in Convertibles For Everyone!

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From there she went on to author and spearhead AB 32 our Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. Click on this photo to see Stefano Paris' video production of the event. The man is brilliant and his company makes advanced technology products you can drive today.

Interview with Chris Paine in the Whole Life Times

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2006), and you’ll learn that those once-dead electric vehicles (EVs) are now exacting a shocking revenge. Paine was one of the first to lease a General Motors EV1 in 1997 — only to get the car wrenched away from him five years later when he took it in simply to get a brake light fixed. 2006), and you’ll learn that those once-dead electric vehicles (EVs) are now exacting a shocking revenge. Chris Paine in the Whole Life Times.

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Michigan Awards $543.5M in Tax Credits to Four Battery Makers, Who Announce Plans for $1.7B Investment in Li-ion Battery Plants in Michigan

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JCS has partnered with Ford Motor Company on battery cell manufacturing, pack and system development, and integration capability. The Center will be based at the Livonia production facility and work in collaboration with the University of Michigan and Michigan State University on joint research, system design and performance measurement projects. A123Systems first invested in Michigan when it acquired Ann Arbor-based T/J Technologies in 2006.

Will CARB’s New Rules Damage EV Startups?

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The company launched last month at Green Motors in Berkeley, California. Sherwood and Guzyk say that if the board adopts the new rules at its January 22 and 23 meeting, it likely will force them to shutter their business, which just had its grand opening last month at Green Motors on San Pablo Avenue. General Motors plans to unveil the Chevy Volt, a plug-in hybrid, sometime in 2010, and Toyota may begin selling a plug-in Prius in late 2010 or early 2011.

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. Weve kept the summary table below generally up-to-date for passenger PHEVs, but not for BEVs, motorcycles or larger vehicles like buses and trucks. Aims to get Saturn Vue on road in 2010; no production goal.