Mercedes to invest $1 billion to build electric SUVs, batteries in Alabama: report

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Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, is expected to announce that it will invest up to $1 billion to build electric SUVs and batteries in and around its Alabama assembly plant. Manufacturing Future Cars Daimler battery pack Alabama plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) assembly plants

Mercedes-Benz to set up EV production in US, battery plant; $1B investment in Alabama

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The company plans to produce EQ-branded SUV models at MBUSI (Mercedes-Benz US International), its Tuscaloosa, Alabama facility. In addition, a battery plant will also be built near the existing passenger-car plant ensuring availability of advanced technology for future generations of Mercedes-Benz vehicles built in the US. Final details of the plans are still being worked on in partnership with the State of Alabama. Battery plant.

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Alabama Graphite reports high-performance Si-enhanced coated spherical purified graphite (Si-CSPG) for LIBs

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Alabama Graphite Corp. AGC) reported positive electrochemical results from downstream lithium-ion battery tests recently performed on its silicon-oxide-enhanced coated spherical purified graphite ("Si-CSPG") produced from the AGC’s ultra-high-purity 99.999 wt% C natural flake graphite.

Mercedes breaks ground on US battery factory (Updated)

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Mercedes-Benz broke ground Friday on a new battery factory in the U.S.—right —right next door to its SUV factory in Alabama. The move is an indication that the company plans to build its upcoming all-electric EQC electric SUV in Alabama. The EQC is expected to go on sale in the U.S. as a 2021 model. Mercedes exports many of the SUVs it produces in

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StarMetro places 3rd order for electric buses with Proterra for Florida State; 100% battery-electric fleet

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StarMetro, the city of Tallahassee’s public transit system, has agreed to purchase 22 Proterra Catalyst FC buses to service Florida State University (FSU), bringing the StarMetro fleet to 27 battery-electric buses.

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All New Flyer facilities now capable of manufacturing Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric buses

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NFI Group), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, announced that its Anniston, Alabama facility has successfully completed its first full build of an Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric heavy-duty transit bus. The Anniston facility now joins all other New Flyer locations with capability to manufacture the Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric bus, including Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Crookston and St. New Flyer of America Inc.,

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University Of Georgia purchases 20 Proterra 40' Catalyst E2 buses with DuoPower drivetrain

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By combining the DuoPower drivetrain with Proterra’s market-leading battery technology and lightweight composite bus body, the Catalyst vehicle provides unparalleled performance. With this order, the University of Georgia joins colleges and universities nationwide that are moving to battery-electric campus buses. Proterra has sold its Catalyst buses to StarMetro/Florida State University, University of Montana, Duke University and Alabama A&M University.

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Daikin to begin producing Li-ion electrolytes

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will soon start producing electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries, initially at its Daikin America plant in Alabama, and begin selling them in January. Daikin says its product can be charged at higher voltages than conventional electrolytes, helping to lift battery capacity by 20%. And because the electrolytes cannot be easily degraded, the battery will last longer, according to the company. The Alabama plant will have an annual production capacity of around 2,000 tons.

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Participants in the collaboration include Alabama Power, American Electric Power, Austin Energy , BC Hydro, CenterPoint Energy, Consolidated Edison of New York, Dominion, DTE Energy, Duke Energy, FirstEnergy Corp., million into electric-vehicle maker Aptera and battery start-up ActaCell.

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PHEV Day "Off" - Sunday, 5 April 2009. Haven of Rest & Relaxation. Tho Some Battery Maintenance Work Awaits at Gunter plus Lots of Email EVfort!

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All, Later, some battery figures will be tallied out. However, even with 2 x BB batteries reading 9.97 volts cold and discharged from Run to Montgomery, the "Spirit" worked out with those two batteries charged up to 13.34 And the two need-to-be-replaced batteries, now warm and depleted, read: 10.29 More details after a few batteries are replaced, per chance.

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New Flyer launches New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions; sustainable charging and mobility solutions for zero-emission buses

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Zero-emission, battery-electric fleets require significant resources to build and deploy supporting infrastructure and interoperable charging, and now, New Flyer is able to lead the charge with proven expertise in project management and grid planning. The Infrastructure Solutions team will be based at the Vehicle Innovation Center (VIC) in Anniston, Alabama. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty InfrastructureNew Flyer of America Inc.

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DOE awards nearly $55M to advance fuel efficient vehicle technologies in support of EV Everywhere and SuperTruck

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million in co-funding to support projects focused on battery modeling technologies and computational fluid dynamics. This includes developing advanced manufacturing and process technologies for advanced battery materials, advanced electrode and cell fabrication manufacturing, and integrated wide band gap power modules for next generation plug-in vehicles. Advances in Existing and Next-Generation Battery Material Manufacturing Processes (Area of Interest 4).

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UPS adding 200 more series hybrid delivery trucks

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Equipped with lithium ion batteries and a range-extender engine, these trucks will deliver significant fuel economy equivalency gains, approximately four times the fuel economy of a gasoline powered vehicle.

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Obama Administration launches series of actions to accelerate EV adoption; inc. $4.5B in loan guarantees, pursuing 350 kW fast charge

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During past eight years the number of plug-in electric vehicle models has increased from one to more than 20, battery costs have decreased 70%, and the number of electric vehicle charging stations has increased from less than 500 in 2008 to more than 16,000 today—a 40-fold increase. Southern Company: Alabama Power. A 350 kW charging system could charge a 200-mile range battery in less than 10 minutes. Southern Company: Alabama Power.

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New Flyer of America investing additional $25M in Anniston, AL; capacity for zero-emission bus production

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New Flyer of America Inc, the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, will invest $25 million in major building renovations and expansions at its Anniston, Alabama production campus. The company offers the broadest transit bus product line under the brand Xcelsior, incorporating the broadest range of drive systems available, including: diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, trolley-electric, and battery-electric.

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USDOT awarding $55M to support purchase of Low-No buses; electric buses and infrastructure

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The vast majority of the funded projects are for battery-electric buses and infrastructure; two projects are receiving a total of $3.2 The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities will receive funding to purchase battery electric buses, associated charging infrastructure and a back-up generator to maintain bus service in a disaster situation. Alabama A&M University. The project will add to battery electric buses that are currently in StarMetro's fleet.

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Ford Selects Johnson Controls-Saft for PHEV Battery Supplier in 2012; Adds 7 Utilities to PHEV Test Program

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Ford has into a partnership with Johnson Controls-Saft (JCS) to develop advanced lithium-ion battery system to power Ford’s first production plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) beginning in 2012. The lithium-ion battery system that Johnson Controls-Saft is designing and manufacturing for Ford include cells, mechanical, electrical, electronic and thermal components. The first PHEV research prototype used a JCS 10 kWh lithium-ion battery pack based off a 41 Ah cylindrical cell.

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Honda targeting 2/3 of unit sales from PHEVs, HEVs and ZEVs by ~2030; PHEVs the core of electrification

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At a press event in Tokyo to lay out his future vision and direction for the company, Honda Motor President & CEO Takahiro Hachigo said that the company will strive to make two-thirds of its overall unit sales from plug-in hybrid/hybrid vehicles and zero-emissions vehicles such as fuel cell vehicles and battery EVs by around 2030. Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Hybrids Plug-ins Vehicle Manufacturers

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Tesla Offers ‘Sport’ Model…0-60 in 3.7 seconds!

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When I was a kid in Arab, Alabama, in 1965, I discovered slot cars. The point here is that efficiency and power in the EV world come from tweaking the wiring of motors and better batteries, not in increasing the bore of cylinders and higher octane gas. Roadster Sport with optional clear-coat carbon fiber top. They were a new phenomenon then and quickly got everyone’s attention. They were fast as hell, sounded cool, and it only cost one penny per minute for track time.

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Mercedes-Benz selects Plug Power fuel cell technology for lift truck fleet

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MBUSI) has purchased 72 Plug Power GenDrive hydrogen fuel cell units to operate its Hyster electric lift truck fleet in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The GenDrive units will replace lead-acid batteries, which require space-consuming charging areas and an expensive maintenance infrastructure. With this conversion, Mercedes-Benz is able to eliminate its battery room and open that floor space up for storing and moving product. Mercedes-Benz US International, Inc.

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Koreas CTT To Manufacture Electric Vehicles in US

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will establish a North American headquarters, a research and development center and several manufacturing facilities to produce and market an entire product line of EVs and batteries. kW motor and offers either a 72V, 165Ah lead-acid battery (base option) or a 72V, 140Ah Li-polymer battery.

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Nissans US Roll-Out Plan for the LEAF

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Nissan LEAF will be introduced to Texas and Hawaii shortly thereafter, in January 2011; North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, South Carolina and Alabama follow in April 2011; and be rolled-out to the balance of the nation beginning in Fall 2011 with availability in all markets nationwide by the end of that year. Tags: Electric (Battery

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NREL announces $18M investment in 9 new projects to advance medium- and heavy-duty natural gas vehicle technologies

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US Hybrid Corporation and its partners will address total cost of ownership by developing and demonstrating a fully integrated and optimized natural gas, plug-in hybrid class 8 vehicle utilizing the Cummins 9-liter near-zero emission engine, a commercialized parallel hybrid powertrain with 240hp rating and a 40kWh liquid-cooled high-power density lithium-ion battery pack.

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New Mercedes-Benz GLE features 48V active suspension system

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The 48-volt on-board power supply serves not only high power consumers such as the water pump and air-conditioning compressor, but also the Integrated Starter Generator (ISG), which also supplies energy to the battery by means of highly efficient energy recuperation.

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DOE to award $11M to 20 new Clean Cities projects for alt fuel cars and trucks

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includes Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee, will provide first. Electric (Battery) Fuels Infrastructure Natural Gas Plug-ins PolicyThe US Department of Energy (DOE) is [link] about $11 million to 20 new projects to help states and local governments to develop the infrastructure, training, and regional planning needed to help meet the demand for alternative fuel cars and trucks, including vehicles that run on natural gas, electricity, and propane.

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UPS updates 125 Workhorse E-GEN series hybrid electric step vans with smaller genset engine for better fuel economy

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The trucks will be deployed in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Nevada, Ohio and Texas later this year. It first added battery-electric power to the GM Sky two-seat roadster.

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DOE ARPA-E awards $156M to projects to 60 projects to accelerate innovation in clean energy technologies

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University of Alabama. type Hexaferrite The University of Alabama led team will demonstrate. Battery Based On Advanced Metal Hydrides A project team from the University of Utah will develop an advanced metal hydride-based compact hot and cold battery. vehicles (EVs) without draining the electric battery, in effect, extending the driving range of EVs per electric charge. cold battery while the vehicle is parked and while the. battery for EVs.

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Ford Testing Intelligent System for Plug-in Vehicle to Grid Communication to Manage Charging

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When plugged in, the battery systems of these specially equipped plug-in hybrids can communicate directly with the electrical grid via smart meters provided by utility companies through wireless networking. Greg Frenette, manager of Ford’s Battery Electric Vehicle Applications.

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CTT Plans US Joint Venture with PUES for EVs; In-Wheel Motors and Rapid Chargers

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PUES has been working with E-1 Technology to establish the manufacturing technology of its drive and battery systems for various power range applications. In early July, CT&T announced plans to establish North American headquarters, a research and development center and several manufacturing facilities to produce and market an entire product line of EVs and batteries.

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Nissan launching upgraded 2012 LEAF in new US markets

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Nissan on 25 July will open up the ordering process to consumers with existing reservations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, DC. These include a battery warmer, heated steering wheel, and heated seats in both the front and rear. Nissan North America Inc. is expanding availability of the all-electric Nissan LEAF to US consumers, upgraded for the 2012 model year.

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South Korean company aims for electric car impact

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The company, which was founded by former Hyundai executive Yung Gi Lee, hopes to establish headquarters and a manufacturing facility in one of Alabama, California, Georgia, North Carolina or South Carolina. It also plans to manufacture batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles that will be used by other automakers within the USA. So which car manufacturer will be the first to make a serious impact in the electric car market?

Remy International, Inc. Supplying HVH Electric Motors to Daimler for 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Two-Mode Hybrid

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The first motor is positioned close to the internal combustion engine and is used both as a motor and generator, providing more than 80 hp (60 kW) to assist the drivetrain or charge the vehicle battery.

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Mercedes-Benz Introduces Two-Mode Hybrid ML450 SUV at New York Auto Show

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kWh, 288V liquid-cooled high-voltage NiMH battery pack. A battery management function monitors and controls the various charge flows during electric motoring, boost or recuperation to ensure a stable charge state. The battery charge state can also be called up in the instrument cluster.

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US DOT Awards $100M in Recovery Act Funds to 43 Transit Projects to Reduce Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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The project includes quick-charging stations at this terminal layover in route to recharge bus batteries. Grid sourced electrical energy used to recharge the bus batteries will be augmented with solar energy collected with panels procured and installed under this project. Battery Powered Zero Emission Circulator Buses: Innovative Quick Opportunity Charge, Lithium-Ion Titanate Battery Powered Community Bus program. Montgomery Area Transit System, Alabama: $2,675,000.

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