French CO2 Feebate Plan Good News for Electric Cars

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Low emission vehicles will receive a rebate, high emission cars will be assessed a fee. As reported on the Green Car Congress website , electric vehicles would receive 5 times the rebate available to the best currently conceivable ICE vehicle. An electric car would receive €5000 (over $7300.) French automakers probably have put more electrics on the road than all others combined, although they were limited to fleets.

V2G Test Drive

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Xcel Energy announces six-month test drive of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles DENVER - Six plug-in hybrid electric vehicles ( PHEVs ) will be on the road by the end of 2007 as part of a demonstration test of vehicle-to-grid ( V2G ) technology by Xcel Energy.

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The Cash Back Hybrid

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Here's an example from Spectrum Online : Can plug-in hybrid electric vehicles keep the electric grid stable? By John Voelcker First Published October 2007 Google , a former CIA director , the Natural Resources Defense Council , a U.S.

The 60,000 Volt Question

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23, 2007 -- General Motors Corp. could reportedly produce up to 60,000 Volt electric cars in 2010 , its first anticipated year on the market. They totaled 110,565 units this year through July, making the Prius the 12th-most popular vehicle in the U.S.,

Super Charge It

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Slow charging has been the key hurdle to public acceptance of battery-electric vehicles as viable distance travelers, so this breakthrough has all sorts of implications for the automotive industry as well as being a very welcome upgrade to a whole host of other portable devices.

London Calling: Congestion Charge Recharges Electric Cars

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London could soon replace California as the electric car capital of the world. The policy, which exempts electric cars from hefty daily taxation, is resulting in increasingly significant vehicle choices for English consumers.

Excel PHEV Study

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A new study shows that Plug-ins can both reduce driving expenses and vehicle emissions. The study found that PHEVs may result in a reduction of the overall expense of owning a vehicle and, with the help of smart-grid technologies, eliminate harmful vehicle emissions by up to 50 percent.

GM Volts Ahead

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Here is part of the story from the Flint Journal Detroit shocker: GM unveils plug-in hybrid - and plans to build it The Flint Journal Sunday, January 07, 2007 By Todd Seibttseibt DETROIT - General Motors unveils a shocking concept car today: the Chevrolet VOLT.

Recharge IT

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Google.org to to Accelerate Plug-In Hybrid and Vehicle-to-Grid Technology Google.org , the philanthropic arm of Google Inc. headquarters, which will help the company reduce its environmental footprint and power its plug-ins with clean solar electricity.

Ford Edge Follows

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Ford to unveil plug-in fuel cell hybrid By Ken Thomas, Associated Press January 22, 2007 WASHINGTON - Ford Motor Co. Ford is to display today what it calls the world's first drivable fuel cell hybrid electric vehicle with plug-in capability.

Automaker Plug-in Hybrid PR Flurry

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Nancy Goia of Ford got some ink for comments at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit. 19 -- More than 20 Dodge Sprinter Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) will be placed in the United States between now and the first quarter of 2008 as. Nancy Gioia, speaking to the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit, said, "The biggest barrier [to such technology] is the battery.".

Overflow Crowd in Lodi (!) for Electric Car Film

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Lodi News-Sentinel Reports Over 400 people turned out for a free viewing of Who Killed the Electric Car? The event was sponsored by the Lodi Municipal Electric utility, which leases five all electric RAV4 EVs from Toyota. Gene Corriea said he was there to learn more about electric vehicles. Tags: lodi electric cars Who Killed the Electric Car?

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Report: BYD scuttles F3e battery electric vehicle

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BYD has decided not to put the F3e EV into production due to the lack of an enabling environment for electric cars in China, according to a report in China Business News which cited Wang Jianjun, deputy general manager of BYD Automotive Sales Co Ltd. BYD Co, backed by US billionaire Warren Buffet, also established three charging stations as part of a pilot program in Shenzhen in 2007. Gasgoo.com.

Systematic review of EV battery pack costs suggests economies of scale may push cost toward US$200/kWh without further cell chemistry improvements

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The key difference in design and cost between BEVs and internal combustion vehicles is the power train—in particular, the battery.

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Mitsubishi success to spawn more electric cars

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We’re just weeks away from the first fleet buyers in Japan receiving the production version of the much hyped Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car with individual buyers able to place orders for delivering beginning next April. The unexpected success of the vehicle has prompted the company to work on five more electric cars. The i-MiEV has turned into a runaway success for the struggling automaker, which now plans to launch five electric vehicles from next year to 2013.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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Car Companies Standardize Plug for Electric Vehicles : Gas 2.0

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Write For GO About Advertise Contact Login Explore GO Media: News & Opinion Family & Lifestyle Business & Technology Gas 2.0 » See also: 9 Electric Cars 100 Years Old or More » Get Gas 2.0 More on Electric Cars: It’s On!

Hybrid Honda SUV? We Keep Hoping!

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Way back in September of 2007 we reported that the most popular green sport utility search was “honda hybrid suv&# - ahead of Toyota, Lexus, Ford, and Saturn - despite the fact that little to no mention of one had ever been made by Honda Motors.

Smart Grids, Electric Vehicles: A Financial Win-Win for All -- Seeking Alpha

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Seeking Alpha Home The Macro View Stocks & Sectors Global Markets ETFs Investing Ideas Breaking News Transcripts Register | Login Email: Password: Forgot Your Password? Millions will plug-in their electric vehicles [EV], plug-in hybrids [PHEV] and fuel cell vehicles [FCV] at night when electricity is cheap, then plug-in during the day when energy is expensive and sell those extra electrons at a profit. Electric vehicles will be available for customers in 2011.

Electric car sales slump in UK

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Anyone who thought that electric cars were ready to take over on the UK’s roads needs to think again, with new sales figures revealing that their popularity has slumped. According to The Guardian, sales of new electric cars in the UK dropped by 90 per cent from their peak of 397 units in 2007, to [.].

Ford testing plug-in electric grid system

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Smart charging systems appear to be the order of the day among the leading car manufacturers with Ford the latest to develop an intelligent vehicle-to-grid communications and control system for its plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The system will communicate directly with the electric grid and allows the vehicle operator to program when to recharge the vehicle, for how long and at what rate.

Smart-grid project matches wind to electric cars | Green Tech - CNET News

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The EDISON (Electric Vehicles in a Distributed and Integrated Market using Sustainable Energy and Open Networks) research consortium will seek to match power generation from wind turbines on the island of Bornholm, Denmark, with the power consumption of charging plug-in electric cars. Smart grid refers to a number of technologies aimed at gathering more data on the flow of electricity through the transmission grid.

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Revenge of the Electric Car

Saturday September 27th, 2008 : Immediately after the Santa Monica 2008 AltCarExpo , “ Who Killed the Electric Car? &# Director Chris Paine graciously hosted Plug In America ’s very first fundraiser at his PV+EV residence in Culver City, CA. GM's amazing Chevy Volt - A 100% electric drive (range extending) plug-in hybrid. Click here to see my Vectrix Electric Maxi-Scooter coverage from March 2007.

Volkswagen showcases inductive charging w/ “power lift”, autonomous and semi-autonomous capabilities & gesture control at CES

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Today, on all Volkswagen vehicles with an electric or plug-in hybrid drive system, the battery charging status is indicated in the instrument panel or via LEDs near the charging socket. The overall concept is implemented by a control unit integrated in the vehicle.

Plug-In Hybrids (or Plugin Hybrids)

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How does this sound: 100+ MPG in a regular vehicle? But when you do, your car essentially becomes an electric vehicle with a gas-tank backup. Lifetime service costs are lower for a vehicle that is mainly electric. See CalCars-News Archive for updates.

How to Get a Plug-In Hybrid

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At these prices, people are buying the "environmental feature" -- they want to be among the first owners of the worlds cleanest extended-range vehicles. Conversions are limited to certain vehicle types. A new trend is conversion of internal combustion engine vehicles.

Asia Poised For Hybrid Electric Growth

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The Indian market has also experienced similar growth trends with local OEMs and industrial giants introducing inexpensive sedans and other utility vehicles. This is a far cry from the 80% gasoline – 19% diesel – 1% other landscape mix from 2007.

Partner Update and Announcement

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The bill, HR 5351 includes a credit for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. A 15 kwh battery would have an approximate all-electric range of between 40 and 60 miles depending on the configuration of the vehicle operating system and many other factors.

Honda lines up CR-Z Concept for Tokyo

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The first version of the CR-Z appeared in Tokyo back in 2007 and now the aim is to put the vehicle on sale by 2010 when it will be the first series-produced sports hybrid car from a major manufacturer. It will also be the first petrol-electric vehicle to use a six-speed manual transmission. Firstly, the EV-N battery electric vehicle, which is inspired by the N360 micro car that was launched in the 1960s, will make an appearance.

GM reveals second generation fuel cell

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The production intent system contains the company’s fifth generation fuel cell stack, which, at 200lbs is half the size, lighter and uses less platinum than the current generation which is found in the Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell electric vehicle. GM first brought fuel cell development out of research and development and moved it over to GM Powertrain in 2007, with 500 scientists and engineers committed to the programme.

Electric Smart to begin large scale production

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The Smart Fortwo electric drive vehicle will begin large scale production at its plant in Hambach, France, in 2012. Daimler AG had already announced it would begin limited series production of around 1,000 units of the Smart Fortwo electric drive at Hambach this November with the vehicles to be provided to customers participating in a number of mobility projects in major cities in Europe and the US. The second generation of the vehicle accelerates from 0-60km/h in 6.5

Plug-in battery system attracts manufacturer attention

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A research project that is working on developing an actively coupled ultracapacitor battery system for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle applications is attracting attention from a number of manufacturers. The project, which began in 2007, has already completed hardware proof of concept testing. Tags: Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Argonne Gold Peak Battery Maxwell Technologies plug-in hybrid cars

MIT Battery Breakthrough Could Revolutionize Electric Cars : Gas 2.0

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Write For GO About Advertise Contact Login Explore GO Media: News & Opinion Family & Lifestyle Business & Technology Gas 2.0 The breakthrough could revolutionize electric car battery technology and pave the way for ultra-fast charging electric vehicles in as little as two years.

Why plug-in hybrids are top of the pile

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Internal combustion engines, hybrid electrics or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles - which would you choose? It tested the performance of two 2007 model Prius hybrids and then converted them into plug-in hybrids using a Hymotion 5kWh lithium-ion battery conversion kit. In its most recent study the prototype battery was replaced with a production model battery and the same pool of drivers was used during vehicle evaluation.

Electric car trial participants express enthusiasm

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Some of the participants in the UK Government’s electric car trial have expressed their enthusiasm at earning funding to be part of the scheme. Smart, part of the Mercedes Benz group, has earned £2.5million in funding from the Technology Strategy Board and is inviting applicants to take part in two electric drive research trials: one in London and the South East and one in the West Midlands.

Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are

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Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are This is a mirror of the map at Googles RechargeIt site (including icons for YouTube videos on both PHEVs and EVs). Some of these vehicles may be available for demonstrations using the available contact info. Austin Energy by Hymotion, March 2007 Same as above (2 vehicles), contact mark.kapner@austinenergy.com.

Will the scrappage extension do any good? The Green Piece

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Indeed stats from the SMMT suggest the underlying new car market is weak with the 67,006 sales in August being some 10,500 behind the total in August 2007 and 15 per cent below the 78,800 averaged between 1999 and 2008. The Green Piece: Tuesday 6 October, 2009.

Electric Car Manufacturers Inspire New Paradigms -- Seeking Alpha

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Seeking Alpha Home The Macro View Stocks & Sectors Global Markets ETFs Investing Ideas Breaking News Transcripts Register | Login Email: Password: Forgot Your Password? Think is also working closely with the Brussel based Eurelectric , the European union of electricity industry.

Plug In America - Links and Resources

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Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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Ted Kulongoski behind the wheel of Nissan’s prototype electric vehicle. Mr. Kulongoski wants to make Oregon the go-to state for electric vehicle production. According to Nissan, the company plans to introduce its upcoming electric car in Oregon in late 2010.