VW Electrify America plan for electric-car charging across U.S. released

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When VW Group of America agreed to fund a $2 billion project to spread zero-emission vehicle infrastructure across the U.S. VW plug-in cars charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Volkswagen diesel scandal Electrify AmericaTwo billion dollars is a lot of money. as part of its settlements in the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal, that immediately changed the playing field for electric-car fast charging. Now the first of four phases of the.

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California should approve VW 'Electrify America' plan for electric-car charging: CARB analysis

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That document is the first 30-month investment plan submitted by Volkswagen for its "Electrify America" program. VW plug-in cars charging infrastructure Fast Charging Charging stations Electrify AmericaThis Thursday, the California Air Resources Board will meet to consider what action it will take on an important plan that could bring many more electric-car charging sites to the state.

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Audi of America to pilot shared fleet service in North Carolina before 2017 debut

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Audi of America is piloting the new service “Audi shared fleet” at a technology incubator in Durham, North Carolina ahead of a national rollout of the corporate car-sharing service in 2017. —Thiemo Rusch, senior director, vehicle sales and operation, Audi of America. The test fleet will be housed at American Underground, a 115,000 square-foot technology incubator created on the former American Tobacco Co. complex.

North America's largest coal power plant to become 44-MW solar farm

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Located on the shores of Lake Erie, the Ontario Power Generation Nanticoke Generating Station was once North America's largest coal-fired power plant. Here's a turn of events that should make renewable-energy advocates smile. It was once capable of producing almost 4,000 megawatts at full capacity, but the aging plant has been shuttered since. Canada energy infrastructure renewable energy solar clean energy

LG Chem launches range of residential Li-ion battery systems in North America

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LG Chem’s residential batteries will be available via a number of leading solar/storage providers in North America. LG Chem Ltd.,

VW opens 'Electrify America' site for comment on $2 billion charging plan

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The Volkswagen 2.0-liter diesel settlement approved by a federal judge at the end of October includes a provision for funding of zero-emission vehicle infrastructure. Under the agreement, VW will spend $2 billion in charging or fueling infrastructure for zero-emission vehicles. Exactly how that money will be spent, and how the program will be. VW plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Volkswagen diesel scandal

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TTXGP 2012 North America season opens at Infineon Raceway

National Green Transportation

It's the season opening race of the 2012 TTXGP North American electric motorcycle racing series, held as in previous years at the Infineon Raceway, north of San Francisco. Gathered is a slightly slimmer grid from what was

Why the Tesla Model S became America's 'most-loved vehicle'

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It's no secret that many Tesla Model S owners are very enthusiastic about their cars. A chance encounter with one can easily turn into a discussion of the virtues of Tesla's electric sedan—and of electric cars in general. That passion is reflected in a recent survey of owners conducted by market-research firm Strategic Vision. DON'T MISS. surveys Tesla Motors plug-in cars Strategic Vision

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Bosch offering sub-$10K 24 kW DC fast charger for North America; SAE J1772 DC Combo connector

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Bosch Automotive Service Solutions has introduced the Power DCPlus DC fast charger in North America, starting at less than $10,000. Using the SAE J1772 DC Combo connector, the 24 kW Bosch Power DCPlus will charge compatible EVs to 80% in less than 30 minutes.

VW's Electrify America submits electric-car charging plan to EPA, CARB: now what?

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VW's "Electrify America" plan shows how the automaker would spend funds it is required to commit to zero-emission vehicle infrastructure under the terms of a settlement for its diesel-emissions. Volkswagen has submitted a plan for electric-charging infrastructure to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board.

Honda Insight Hybrid: The Least-Wanted Car In America?

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Automakers and their dealers know that when a vehicle is updated, redesigned, or discontinued, the last lagging examples of the old model may sit on lots for months, perhaps even years. So it appears to be with the Honda Insight, the subcompact mild hybrid hatchback that the company discontinued after the 2014 model year. DON''T MISS: Honda Ends 3. Green Honda Integrated Motor Assist New car sales mild hybrid sales subcompact

Electric car fast charger travels from Europe to America

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Now it will be in the Americas during the second [.]. One of the leading fast chargers for electric cars is heading across the Atlantic from Europe to the USA.

Hyundai-Kia America and Mojo Mobility partnering on wireless fast-charging project

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Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc., HATCI) and Mojo Mobility, Inc.,

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Nestlé Waters North America adds 155 new medium-duty propane autogas trucks to delivery fleet

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Nestlé Waters North America is adding more than 150 medium-duty beverage delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas. The Nestlé Waters North America propane trucks are used to deliver product to its customers across the country including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Over the vehicles’ lifetime, the 155 Ford F-650 trucks will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 24.6 million pounds. These units will be deployed beginning in April.

Advocacy group takes electric cars to Capitol Hill to inform lawmakers

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The advocacy group Plug In America went to Capitol Hill recently, with a barrage of plug-in electric and pure battery electric vehicles, in an effort to educate lawmakers on their importance. congress Electric Car plug-in cars Plug-in AmericaThe best way to change perceptions about electric cars is to put novices in the driver's seat—quite literally in this sense.

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2013 Nissan Leaf will be sold in Puerto Rico, first expansion into Latin America

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Nissan today announced the 2013 Nissan Leaf will be available in Puerto Rico, making it the first Latin America market for Nissan's electric car.

Two-Thirds of Earliest Tesla Drive Trains To Fail In 60,000 Miles, Owner Data Suggests

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Warranty Tesla Motors Consumer Reports Reliability plug-in cars Plug-in AmericaWith almost 100,000 on the world's roads, the Tesla Model S electric car is a remarkable achievement. It remains the longest-range electric car in volume production more than three years after it launched. But reliability issues with electric traction motors in early cars--those from the 2012 and 2013 model years--have dogged the earliest owners.

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Plug In America study projects Tesla Roadster packs will retain 80-85% capacity after 100K miles

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A study of Tesla Roadster user data published by plug-in vehicle advocacy organization Plug In America (PIA) projects that the battery packs in the Roadsters will retain 80-85% of capacity after 100,000 miles (160,934 km) driven. —Plug In America’s Tesla Roadster Battery Study.

Charging Electric Vehicles Across America: How We Did It & Where

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The recent photo contest on this site to find a picture from readers of the most unusual place they''d ever charged an electric vehicle. But we had our own share of charging challenges as we traveled across the United States last summer in a caravan of all-electric vehicles, as depicted in the new movie Kick Gas. DON''T MISS: Photo Contest: Most

Will Tesla Model 3 be most 'made in America' car, beating Toyota Camry?

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Made in America" can be a powerful selling point, especially after a presidential election in which domestic manufacturing jobs were a hot-button issue. For some buyers, where a car is made can be as important as the qualities of the car itself. But in the age of globalization, U.S. automakers no longer have a monopoly on cars with largely. Manufacturing Batteries plug-in cars gigafactory Tesla Model 3

EPA awards Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Tennessee Assembly Plant a first annual Rain Catcher Award

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the Volkswagen Group of America the regional 2014 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Commercial Category for the Chattanooga, Tennessee Assembly Plant. The award was given at an award ceremony during the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4/International Erosion Control Association Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

VW plans to build electric cars somewhere in N America after 2020

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As it works toward moving past its diesel-emissions scandal, the Volkswagen Group is making ambitious plans for electric cars. By 2025, the company hopes to be selling 1 million electric cars per year, and it has said it will launch 30 different electric models across multiple brands in the coming years. Now VW says some of those cars may be built. Manufacturing chattanooga VW mexico VW Group plug-in cars Tennessee

How Much Oil Does America Use? Check Out This Infographic

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The rate at which we use fuel even on an individual basis can be pretty surprising. If you do just 10,000 miles per year at 30 mpg, you''ll use 333.3 gallons in a year. That''s around 2,800 pounds, or the weight of a small compact car--the sort of car that''d do around 30 mpg in the first place. On a countrywide scale, the statistics are

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Honda BR-V: Smallest SUV Yet, But Not For North America: Forbidden Fruit

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The Honda Pilot is the Japanese carmaker's largest crossover, and the only one currently sold in the U.S. with seven seats. But Honda recently unveiled something with a same number of seats--but a far smaller footprint. Debuting at the 2015 Indonesian Auto Show, the Honda BR-V is a new crossover intended for certain Asian markets. DON'T MISS. Asia forbidden fruit subcompact

Nissan To Continue Sponsoring National Drive Electric Week Through 2017

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Green Drive Electric Week Plug-in America Sierra Club plug-in carsNational Drive Electric Week, the annual event devoted to advocating plug-in electric cars, will be sponsored by Nissan for the next three years, organizers announced today. The Nissan Leaf is by far the highest-production electric car in history, now closing in on 200,000 global sales since the first one was delivered in December 2010. Nissan had.

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Electric Cars: What's Needed To Eliminate Gasoline, Diesel In 25 Years

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Green Plug-in America government incentives plug-in cars state laws transportation policyMore than four years after the first modern electric cars went on sale in significant numbers, concerted efforts by carmakers, governments, and assorted advocates have ensured a modicum of success. But what more would it take to move electric cars from the small niche they currently occupy to the dominant form of vehicle? Advocacy group Plug-In.

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Tesla owner tests Bolt EV, Lucid Air price, VW Electrify America plan: Today's Car News

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Today, a Tesla Model S owner test drives the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the Lucid Air electric car gets a confirmed base price, and Volkswagen submits its draft "Electrify America" charging-infrastructure plan to regulators. All this and more on Green Car Reports. See what a Tesla Model S owner thinks of the Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car. The Lucid Air. Today in Car News

GreenTech Automotive plans to build electric car for sale in North America

National Green Transportation

GreenTech Automotive, a start-up company in the electric car manufacturing space, is teaming up with JAC Motors, a leading Chinese automaker. The two companies announced on Monday a plan to start manufacturing a five-passenger electric car at

Chile is giving away solar energy, for free, because it has so much

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DON'T MISS: North America's largest coal power plant to become 44-MW solar farm Consequently, Chile is now. renewable energy solar clean energy South America energyChile has a problem with its solar industry. It's not that the industry can't meet electricity demand for the South American country—quite the opposite, in fact. There is actually more available solar energy than there is use for it.

Modec to produce electric trucks for Americas

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The all-electric delivery vehicle will be used for urban-suburban pick-up and deliveries across North, Central and South America. Modec, based in the UK, is finalising a joint venture for the production of electric Class 2c-3 commercial vehicles with Navistar International Corporation. By introducing the trucks it is hoped that there can be significant fuel savings - stop and go driving would typically consume a large amount of fuel.

Hyundai Kona Electric: will new small electric SUV come to North America?

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Hyundai has already taken its first step into the realm of electric cars with the Ioniq Electric. In fact, a plug-in hybrid and dedicated hybrid round out three alternative propulsion choices from Hyundai, but a Hyundai Kona electric car is slated to join the Korean brand's portfolio. The Kona will be Hyundai's subcompact crossover, comparable in. plug-in cars

President and CEO of Volkswagen of America steps down

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Volkswagen Group of America today announced the departure of Michael Horn, president and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America. Woebcken, who was recently announced as the new Head of the North American Region and Chairman of Volkswagen Group of America, will assume the role of president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America. Horn assumed the role as president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America in January 2014.

Mitsubishi introduces Concept GC-PHEV SUV to North America

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Concept GC-PHEV. Click to enlarge. Mitsubishi staged the North American debut of its Concept GC-PHEV (“Grand Cruiser”)—a next-generation full-size crossover plug-in hybrid. Earlier post.) The Concept GC-PHEV features a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 gasoline engine paired with a high-output electric motor; 12 kWh lithium-ion battery; 8-speed automatic transmission; and Mitsubishi Motors’ advanced full-time Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive.

Hey, Media: Electric Cars Aren't Hybrids, The Difference Matters

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sales plug-in cars Plug-in America It all started with an article by Edmunds that boiled down to "owners of green cars are trading them in for SUVs in record numbers." That may be true--and it has since been widely covered and recirculated by many other sites--but the auto-data giant neglected a crucial point that it really ought to know. That is, plug-in electric cars are.

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Nissan to produce Mercedes-Benz 4-cylinder gasoline engines in North America; latest step in collaboration

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The collaboration marks the first production of Mercedes-Benz engines in the North America Free Trade region. In the latest advance in the collaboration of Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance ( earlier post ), Nissan’s Decherd, Tenn., powertrain assembly plant will build Mercedes-Benz 4-cylinder gasoline engines for Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz models. Production will begin in 2014, with installed capacity of 250,000 units per year once full ramp–up is achieved.

C40 Cities releases interim results from Latin America Hybrid & Electric Bus Test; renewable diesel evaluated as well

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Road transportation accounts for 90% of transportation emissions in Latin America, half of which are produced by passenger traffic. Emissions Heavy-duty Hybrids Latin AmericaThe C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group ( C40 ) has released interim results from its Hybrid & Electric Bus Test Program , developed in partnership with the Clinton Climate Initiative, and supported by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).

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National Drive Electric Week kicks off one month from today

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plug-in cars Plug-in America Drive Electric WeekMore than 100 cities across the U.S. will take part in the sixth annual National Drive Electric Week during the week of September 10 to 18, 2016. What started in 2011 as National Plug-In Day has expanded to become scores of local gatherings to promote plug-in electric cars. Since then, it has actually outgrown its "National," designation, with.

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Letter from America (Part 2): Tesla Superchargers, and the growing Plug-in Culture

Green Cars News

Earlier this week, I told you about my trip to Washington D.C., where I was the guest of the US Department of Energy and US Department of Transport’s joint workshop on achieving a 100 per cent zero emissions transportation plan for the end of the century.

Letter from America Part 1: Ms Gordon-Bloomfield Goes to Washington

Green Cars News

I hate being late for things, and I hate missing my usual Friday post here on TheGreenCarWebsite, especially as it’s one of the highlights of my week. But last week, I missed my usual Friday deadline.

Electric Car Pioneers Celebrate 10 Years Of Driving On Grid Power

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In honor of its own 10th anniversary, electric-car advocacy group Plug-In America has compiled a list of 10 electric car "pioneers." Green Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) California Plug-in America plug-in cars state laws zero emissions The era of the modern electric car essentially began in December 2010, when the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt first went on sale. Yet some people have been driving electric cars much longer than that.