Virginia Governor signs legislation and executive order beginning transition of state vehicles to natural gas, electricity or other alternative fuels

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Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has signed two pieces of legislation that promote the use of natural gas, electric or other alternative-fueled vehicles in the Commonwealth. He also signed a new executive order setting out the state alternative fuel plan required by House Bill 2282. Fourteen alternative fuel vehicles and two vehicle chargers were also on display at the signing ceremony. Electric (Battery) Fuels Natural Gas Policy

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California Energy Commission approves plans to invest nearly $500M in electricity R&D and alternative fuels

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One will fund clean energy research that benefits electricity ratepayers. Another is an annual clean transportation investment plan that is designed to spark innovation in projects that will help transform California’s fleet to meet greenhouse gas and clean air goals. The clean energy research plan is a $388-million investment funded by the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC). EPIC is funded by electricity ratepayers of Pacific Gas and Electric Co.,

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US DOE Awards $300 Million in Clean Cities Grants to Support Alternative Fuels, Vehicles, and Infrastructure Development

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These projects put more than 9,000 alternative fuel and energy-efficient light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles on the road, and establish 542 refueling locations across the country. The vehicles and infrastructure being funded include the use of natural and renewable gas, propane, ethanol, biodiesel, electricity, and hybrid technologies. The program includes the installation of 10 alternative fuel refueling sites (two B20, one Electric Recharging, and seven CNG).

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

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The 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. Vehicle Workgroup and create a strategic plan for statewide natural gas. for electric vehicle (EV) users (and potential EV users) in Minnesota.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, IVECO and ENGIE collaborating to promote natural gas in Europe starting from Belgium

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), IVECO (a brand of CNH Industrial) and ENGIE (Global Energy Player) are broadly collaborating to promote natural gas vehicles and infrastructure in Europe. This collaboration is in line with the implementation of the DAFI Directive (Directive 2014/94 - Deployment of Alternative Fuels Infrastructures), with a particular focus on certain countries and regions, starting from Wallonia, Belgium. Europe LNG Natural Gas

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Harris Poll: 23% of US car owners say more interested in purchasing a hybrid than one year ago

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However, even as new car buyers look more deeply into alternative fuel options, traditional combustion engine vehicles still get the nod by more than half (59%) of consumers as a vehicle choice they will consider for their next purchase. Among the alternative fuel choices for new automobile purchases, hybrid (gas/electric) vehicles win out with more than a quarter (26%) of car owners identifying that they will consider this type of alternative fuel vehicle for their next purchase.

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ICCT: available low-carbon fuels can reduce CI of on-road transportation fuels in Pacific Coast region by 14%–21% by 2030

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Fuel carbon intensity reduction from 2015-2030 from fuel deployment scenarios for the Pacific Coast region. A new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and E4tech finds that the targets adopted or proposed by British Columbia, California, Oregon, and Washington to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels can be met with a range of low-carbon fuel options. —Chris Malins, ICCT’s fuels program lead. Fuels LCFS Policy

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ECS and Toyota request proposals for 2016-2017 ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship for projects in green energy technology

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The purpose of the annual ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship, established in 2014, is to encourage young professors and scholars to pursue research in green energy technology that may promote the development of next-generation vehicles capable of utilizing alternative fuels. Global development of industry and technology in the 20 th century, increased production of vehicles and the growing population have resulted in massive consumption of fossil fuels.

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California makes first investments in $100M energy research & development program; also biogas and H2

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The California Energy Commission approved its first $10 million to fund Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) research and development (R&D) projects during its monthly business meeting today. The Commission also approved grants for the operation of a hydrogen fueling station, biofuel production, geothermal exploration and rooftop solar for schools. Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric Co. Alternative Fuel and Vehicles.

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Electrification Coalition and FleetAnswers launch partnership to provide electrification resources for commercial fleets

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The Electrification Coalition ( earlier post ) and FleetAnswers have formed a partnership to provide online resources on plug-in electric vehicle deployment to US commercial fleet operators. The content will be available in the Alternative Fuel section on the FleetAnswers website. FedEx’s early fleet adoption of electric vehicles is the subject of a case study that is part of the Electrification Coalition/FleetAnswers partnership.

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ECS requesting proposals for third ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship for projects in automotive green energy technology

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The automotive industry currently faces three challenges regarding environmental and energy issues: (1) finding a viable alternative energy source as a replacement for oil; (2) reducing CO 2 emissions; and (3) preventing air pollution. Although the demand for oil alternatives—such as natural gas, electricity and hydrogen—may grow, each alternative energy source has its disadvantages.

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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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The Obama Administration has announced a series of actions from the Federal government, private sector, and states, as well as a new framework for collaboration for vehicle manufacturers, electric utilities, electric vehicle charging companies, and states, all geared towards accelerating the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and putting more electric vehicles on the road. Electric vehicle coalition. Edison Electric Institute.

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ICF report finds California Low Carbon Fuel Standard can be achieved with modest changes in diversity of fuels

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Each colored stacked bar represents credits generated via low carbon fuels; the red line represents the deficits from forecasted CARBOB and ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) consumption. This first phase focused on the development of compliance scenarios based on market research, consultation with stakeholders, and market forecasts based on best estimates of fuel availability. Where appropriate, ICF defaulted to more conservative estimates of fuel and vehicle penetrations.

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2013 Honda Fit EV begins leasing 20 July in California and Oregon for $389/month

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The battery-electric 2013 Honda Fit EV ( earlier post ) will be available for lease beginning 20 July 2012, with a three-year lease price of $389 per month. The Fit EV received the highest fuel-efficiency rating given yet by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with an adjusted combined mile-per-gallon-equivalency rating of 118 MPGe, with a fuel consumption rating of 29 kWh per 100 miles. Electric Power Steering (EPS) is standard. Electric (Battery Fit EV.

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China puts its electric vehicles on center stage - China automotive news

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Print E-mail Text Size: China puts its electric vehicles on center stage From:WSJ April 22, 2009 Chinese auto makers are unveiling a slew of battery-powered cars and other energy-efficient vehicles at this weeks Shanghai auto show that could make them more globally competitive and eventually help address the air pollution that chokes many Chinese cities. Among the most notable: a gas-electric hybrid Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. Chrysler developing electric sports.

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Hyundai prices 2018 Ioniq PHEV starting at $24,950; 29 miles all-electric range

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Hyundai’s 2018 Plug-in Hybrid Ioniq ( earlier post ) is heading to dealerships now—joining the Hybrid and Electric models—with an aggressive starting price of $24,950—$5,000 less than the full battery-electric version of the Ioniq but with more than five times the range. The Ioniq Electric: 180 g/mile. That picture changes considerably in California, with the PHEV model tagged with 150 g/mile, while the electric carries a burden of 90 g/mile.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

GM has announced plans for public sales in 2010, and almost every carmaker now says it will sell PHEVs or highway-speed battery electric vehicles (BEVs) sometime after 2010. Has shown some concept fuel-cell PHEVs. Shifted earlier focus to all-electric Focus in 2011 with Magna. General Motors Chevy Volt series PHEV, which it calls "extended range electric vehicle" (EREV), part of "E-Flex" multi-fuel platform. And ride off into the sunset on electric power.

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