ABC Companies partners with Lightning eMotors to launch first electric repowered motorcoach

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ABC Companies, a leading provider to the motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transportation market in the United States and Canada, will soon be the first to offer a motorcoach-diesel-to-electric-repower program for North American operators. Bus Conversions Electric (Battery

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Solar Powered Greenius Producing Massive South Bay Energy

Creative Greenius

It’s all happening excruciatingly too slowly of course, and at the pace we’re currently on we are quite simply as doomed as doomed can be – but in the meantime it IS starting to happen and the first signs of momentum are now starting to show. As all Lakers and NBA fans know, if you’ve got Mr. Momentum wearing your jersey you’re going to go on a scoring run. SOLAR FINANCING – WHO GETS IT AND WHO DOESN’T. Plug In Conversions Corp.

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DOE releases five-year strategic plan, 2014-2018; supporting “all of the above” energy strategy

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Under that, the plan sketches out 3 strategic goals: Strategic Objective One: Advance the goals and objectives in the President’s Climate Action Plan by supporting prudent development, deployment, and efficient use of “all of the above” energy resources that also create new jobs and industries. To achieve this first objective, DOE intends to pursue parallel strategies: Advance options for diverse energy resources and conversion devices for power.

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Chicago Transit Authority orders 20 Proterra electric buses for $32M

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The Chicago Transit Board awarded a $32-million contract to Proterra for the purchase of 20 new, all-electric buses. The new electric buses will give the CTA one of the largest electric bus fleets in the country. CTA has been testing two electric buses since 2014, when the agency became the first in the country to use all-electric-powered buses for regular scheduled service. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

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Tesla deliveries in Israel are reportedly delayed due to missile strikes

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Tesla owners in parts of Israel are reportedly being told that the delivery of their all-electric Model 3 sedans is being delayed due to missile strikes in the Port of Ashdod.

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GaN company Transphorm closes $70M investment round

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Transphorm Inc, an early stage power conversion semiconductor company, announced a $70-million investment round led by global investment firm KKR. Transphorm believes that there is a very large market for its products as its ultra-efficient power devices and modules can eliminate more than 40% of all electric conversion losses by using Gallium Nitride (GaN), a new semiconductor material that switches at far higher speeds than traditional components.

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Swiss WTW study finds important role for alternative fuels as well as alt drivetrains in move to low-emissions vehicles

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WTW energy demand and GHG emissions for EV and PHEV drivetrains for various electricity sources; gasoline ICE vehicle is solid square, hybrid the hollow square. First, it considers the performance of both mature and novel hydrogen production processes, multiple electricity generation pathways and several alternative drivetrains. Battery-electric range for plug-in hybrids is 60 km, while electric range for full battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles is 180 km.

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Honda and Ford separately launching smart home demos

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will create the Honda Smart Home US, a showcase that demonstrates Honda’s vision for sustainable, zero-carbon living and personal mobility, including the use of solar power to charge a Honda Fit EV battery electric vehicle. The Honda Smart Home US will feature new and emerging technologies to reduce the amount of energy consumed by individual households, and will provide a pathway for the full integration of electric vehicles into the home. American Honda Motor Co.,

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Double trouble

Electric Auto Association

Since the Eastern Nebraska Electric Vehicle Association (Eastern NE EVA) joined forces with the Nebraska Sierra Club (NE Sierra Club) at the chapter’s inception in 2016, the mutual benefit has been off the charts. Electric Vehicles Current Events

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InDEED, a success

Electric Auto Association

Drive Electric Earth Day sets new records in attendance. Drive Electric Earth Day parade in Riverside, California. A wide range of EVs were displayed online, from electric farm equipment in rural areas to EV school buses in Montgomery County , Maryland.

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Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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The PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), a subset of the electric car, combines a primary electric motor with a much smaller back-up engine fueled with a hydrocarbon/biofuel mix. (In In this paper PHEV refers solely to the long-range PHEV of 60 miles (100 km) electric-only range.) The PHEV does not require the heavy, costly batteries required by other electric cars, nor does it suffer from a limited range or poor freeway performance.

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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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The new ARPA-E selections focus on accelerating innovations in clean technology while increasing US competitiveness in rare earth alternatives and breakthroughs in biofuels, thermal storage, grid controls, and solar power electronics. GENI: Green Electricity Network Integration ($36.4 Solar ADEPT: Solar Agile Delivery of Electrical Power Technology ($14.7 The goal of this project is to combine all of these genes. All generators contain coils of wire.

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Electric Vehicle Project Ideas | Ph.D., MTech, MSc | Electrical, Management, Mechanical & More…

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Here is a collection of the project ideas related to the electric vehicle. MTech, and BTech Students in different branches such as Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, etc. #1 You may do software simulation projects related to electric vehicles.

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Naysayer Alert – the hydrogen red herring

My Electric Car

Proponents believe such a car could be easily refuelled with hydrogen and assumed it would have greater range than a pure all-electric car. Little seems developed in any wide commercial sense and certainly not to the extent of the pure electric car. (Guest Post by John Murray).

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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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Laredo Bus Facility Solar Canopies: Provide shade structures with integrated, grid tied photovoltaic cells to be erected on the bus storage lot at the Laredo Bus Maintenance Facility. Stationary Fuel Cells and Hybrid Transit Buses Incremental Costs: The purchase of diesel-electric hybrid transit buses and stationary fuel cells for use in the statewide bus system in Connecticut. Hybrid Electric Buses Incremental Costs: For the incremental cost of making transit buses hybrid electric.

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DOE to award up to $35M to advance fuel cell and hydrogen technologies; fuel cell range extenders

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced ( DOE-FOA-0001224 ) up to $35 million in available funding to advance fuel cell and hydrogen technologies, and to enable early adoption of fuel cell applications, such as light duty fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). Subtopics include Microbial Biomass Conversion. Integrated Intelligent Hydrogen Dispensers for 700 bar Gaseous Refueling of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles. Subtopic 1a: Microbial biomass conversion.

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Electric Vehicles Open-up New Business Opportunities

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We have been talking about electric vehicles for a while. You shall find the importance of electric vehicles , advantages, disadvantages, other technical aspects, electric vehicle reviews, project ideas, and more here on this blog. Electric Vehicle Related Business Opportunities.

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UC Davis study highlights results of MINI E field trial in US; MINI E met 90% of daily driving needs

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The University of California, Davis and the BMW Group released the largest publicly available study of electric-car users yet conducted, including more than 120 families who drove the fully electric MINI E automobile more than 1 million miles in California, New York and New Jersey from June 2009 to June 2010. The report from the Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle (PH&EV) Research Center at UC Davis investigates the US pioneers’s experience during the field trial.

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Conference confirms plug-in fever

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All the wind farms and solar panels in the world won’t do anything to lower the outflow of hundreds billions of dollars annually or decrease our pump-fueled funding of Islamic fundamentalism unless we build cars that can use that cleaner electricity. The conference attendees heard the now familiar if increasingly impassioned representatives of the utility industry trumpet the benefits of electricity for transportation. Once again, a conference on plug-in cars.

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ARPA-E Selects 37 Projects for $106M in Funding in Second Round; Electrofuels, Better Batteries and Carbon Capture

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The second round was focused specifically on three areas of technology representing new approaches for advanced microbial biofuels (electrofuels); much higher capacity and less expensive batteries for electric vehicles; and carbon capture. Electrofuels: Biofuels from Electricity. Today’s technologies for making biofuels all rely on photosynthesis—either indirectly by converting plants to fuels or directly by harnessing photosynthetic organisms such as algae.

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Zero-Carbon Drive to Sacto Anti-Carbon Rally and Back

Plugs and Cars

What's most interesting, however, is how easy (and cheap) it is to do a carbon emission-free 200 mile day in a 100 mile range electric vehicle, my 5 year old Toyota RAV4 EV. We chose the solar-powered Park n Ride just off 80. After an hour or so of breakfast and conversation, we unplugged our respective vehicles and went off to our appointments in the Capitol. We’ve seen this all before. If you’ve seen the film Who Killed the Electric Car?,

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Audi highlights its range of electrification efforts; Q7 diesel PHEV, A7 fuel cell PHEV, BEV, 48V and more; 750 Wh/l by 2025

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TDI quattro plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ); the Audi A7 h-tron quattro fuel cell vehicle ( earlier post ); the Audi e-tron quattro concept battery-electric SUV ( earlier post ); the Audi TT clubsport turbo concept ( earlier post ); the Audi RS 5 TDI competition concept ( earlier post ); and the Audi R18 e-tron quattro ( earlier post ). The electric motor produces 94 kW of power and 350 N·m (258.1 The Audi Q7 e-tron quattro normally starts off purely on electric power.

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CalCars and PHEVs Frequently Asked Questions

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us CalCars Frequently Asked Questions Jump to: Environmental Effects and Benefits Alternative Fuels Batteries PHEV Conversions Other Questions Note: This page is overdue for a major overhaul. Environmental Effects and Benefits to top Wont all these cars require us to build even more power plants? For more see our All About Plug-In Hybrids page. Will a conversion void my warranty?

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Plug-In Hybrids (or Plugin Hybrids)

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us Latest from CalCars-News: [ see all latest ] All About Plug-In Hybrids (PHEVs) On this highly popular but long page we address five fundamental topics: Also see: - Frequently Asked Questions - How to Get a Plug-In Hybrid - What Car-Makers Are Saying - Where Plug-in Hybrids Are 1 What are plug-in hybrids? Lifetime service costs are lower for a vehicle that is mainly electric.

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? Prop 87 Missed Opportunity RAVs to Keep Rolling in LA Holiday EVangelism ZEVTech Saving RAVs Holiday EVangelism Who Killed the Electric Car? nk City Electric car www.thinkelectric.org Documentary about electric cars, hybrids, hydrogen and the future of transportation. Who Killed the Electric Car?"

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Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Why hes banking on an obscure Chinese electric car company and a CEO who - no joke - drinks his own battery fluid. REDDIT STUMBLE UPON MYSPACE MIXX IT Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS ( close ) By Marc Gunther Last Updated: April 13, 2009: 9:29 AM ET Warren Buffett with BYDs E6. BYDs breakthrough all-electric E6, photographed at this years Detroit auto show. He is, after all, a man who shunned the booming U.S.

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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Home Page Todays Paper Video Most Popular Times Topics Search All NYTimes.com Energy & Environment World U.S. 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. So why has Oregon become a hotbed of activity for electric vehicles all of a sudden?

More Electric Cars in Las Vegas with Stan Hanel's Story on the RAR'ster. with EVJerr Back to Webblogging, Sunday, 13 September 2009

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

In the background, are various EVs from the Las Vegas Electric Vehicle Association, along with the "Spirit" hanging out in the shade and away from the sunny background. Tesla Roadster Drives Coast to Coast in 15 Days Electric Auto Association Chapters and Tesla Owners Group Unite to Provide Cross Country Support for Renew America Roadtrip by Stan Hanel (LVEVA), assisted by J. EVJerry traveled with the RAR caravan as an advance scout vehicle in the All American “Spirit of DC”.

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Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Home Page Todays Paper Video Most Popular Times Topics Search All NYTimes.com Energy & Environment World U.S. Electric car supporters are rising to defend General Motors’ development of the Chevy Volt after the Obama Administration’s automotive task force proclaimed that the car was probably too expensive to be commercially successful in the near future. report titled, “The Comeback of the Electric Car? It was able to get 90 miles per charge and they were all destroyed.

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