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Bright Automotive Applies for $35M in Stimulus Package Grants to Accelerate Production of PHEV

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In addition to these grants, Bright Automotive has applied for $450 million in government loans under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program. The company continues to work with the Department of Energy in support of its application.

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Stimulus Bill Provides Major Increase in Plug-in Vehicle Purchase Credit Program

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The $787-billion stimulus bill (HR 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) that emerged from the joint House-Senate conference committee this week provides funds for a large range of transportation-related projects. 20 million for geologic sequestration training and research grants. The conference agreement does not include $2.4

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MECA: 31,283 Diesel Retrofits in US in 2008

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Worldwide, compared to the results of MECA’s 2007 survey, the overall 2008 sales figures remained about the same (43,118 diesel retrofit devices were sold by MECA member companies worldwide in 2008 vs. 44,625 in 2007). In California, 5,606 diesel retrofit devices were sold, of which 96% were diesel particulate filters.

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DOE awards more than $145M for advanced solar technologies under SunShot Initiative

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The SunShot Incubator Program is an expansion of DOE's successful PV Technology Incubator Program, launched in 2007, which to date has funded $60 million in projects that have been leveraged into $1.3 And is President Obama using stimulus funds to reward his political contributors? billion in private investment.

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Ener1 Outlines Automotive Programs Underway for Li-ion Packs

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million compared to $280,000 in 2007. Operating expenses were $36 million in 2008 compared to $21 million in 2007 as Ener1 increased research and development expenditures for customer and government projects, with R&D accounting for $23 million. million in 2007. Overall, Ener1 reported 2008 revenues of $6.8

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Chrysler Disbands ENVI Electric Vehicle Group; Function Absorbed into Traditional Line Organization

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Reuters reports that Chrysler has disbanded its ENVI team, formed in 2007 to bring electric-drive vehicles and related advanced-propulsion technologies to market. Earlier post.) Earlier post.). In April 2009, Chrysler unveiled four all-electric Chrysler Town & Country minivan concepts to the US Postal Service (USPS) in Washington, DC.

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Yardney and Coda Automotive Form JV for US Automotive Li-ion Systems Production; Lishen Expected to Participate

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Coda Battery Systems LLC submitted a proposal under the stimulus grant program to the Department of Energy on 19 May for funding to build manufacturing at a facility in Enfield, CT. In 2007, Yardney received two federal awards totaling $200,000 for developing lithium-ion batteries for use in hybrid electric vehicles. Earlier post.).

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