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Atlanta's Success In Electric-Car Sales Highlights Incentives Role

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While West Coast cities have a reputation for electric-car friendliness, there''s also an Eastern success story--one in which purchase incentives play a major role. Georgia offers buyers of new electric cars a tax credit of up to $5,000--among the highest offered by any state--which is on top of the $7,500 income-tax credit offered by the Federal

Atlanta gets its first ChargePoint electric car charging stations

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The ChargePoint network is making its first entry in the Atlanta market, with six electric car charging stations installed by Lanier Parking Solutions.

Fight To Watch: Georgia Plans To Alter Electric-Car Tax Credit

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Over the last two years, the metropolitan Atlanta area has become one of the single best sales regions for the Nissan Leaf electric car. That''s due to a $5,000 Georgia state tax credit for the purchase of a battery-electric vehicle, which can be used to cut state income-tax liability over one, two, or three years. The electric-car incentive has

Nissan to bring electric vehicles to Atlanta

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It’s hosted the Olympics and the Superbowl in the past – and now Atlanta will be home to electric vehicles. Nissan North America has entered into an agreement with Clean Cities Atlanta (CC-A) to promote the development of electric vehicles in the state. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Nissan Atlanta Atlanta Georgia electric vehicles Nissan LEAF

Electric-Car Charging: 15 Hours In Jail For 5 Cents Of Power

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Charging an electric car at the first available power source can have unfortunate consequences, as an Atlanta-area Nissan Leaf driver recently found out. MORE: Your Ultimate Guide To Electric-Car Charging Etiquette Atlanta''s 11Alive Beware of unfamiliar outlets. As always, though, there''s more to the story than the first live-TV report indicates.

Will Georgia's $5,000 Electric-Car Tax Credit Be Axed In 2015?

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Among the most generous state incentives in the nation, Georgia''s credit has put the metropolitan Atlanta area among the top areas where electric cars are sold and widely used. Early this year, we wrote about efforts in the Georgia state legislature to kill the state''s $5,000 income-tax credit for purchasing a battery-electric vehicle.

Will Georgia Kill Its $5,000 Tax Credit For Electric-Car Purchases?

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Legislation proposed by Representative Chuck Martin last Thursday night would end the $5,000 electric-vehicle tax credit by April 1, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. For Georgia electric-car owners, things aren''t looking too peachy this week. The credit--among the highest offered by any state--applies to new electric-car purchases or

Iowa State to manage biorefinery projects for new Manufacturing USA Institute

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Department of Energy’s Savannah River National Laboratory in South Carolina and the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Iowa State University will bring its expertise in biorenewable technologies and pilot plant operations to the country’s 10th Manufacturing USA Institute. Earlier post.) The recently announced advanced manufacturing institute is dedicated to improving the productivity and efficiency of chemical manufacturing.

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Wheego CEO Says Electric-Car Company Survives ?Hand to Mouth?

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Atlanta-based Wheego Electric Cars Inc may have just delivered its first all-electric two-seat LiFe, but it is also fighting for its life. Talking candidly to Lindsay Chappell from Automotive News, Wheego CEO Mike McQuary painted a bleak picture of the firm and its future. “My constraint is primarily capital,” McQuary said

UPS to add 40 series hydraulic hybrid vehicles to its fleet

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UPS is deploying 40 new medium-duty series hydraulic hybrid vehicles (HHVs): 20 in Baltimore and 20 in Atlanta. The HHVs in Baltimore will be deployed immediately while the vehicles in Atlanta will be introduced before the end of 2012.

ECOtality Offering Free Electric Car Charging Stations: Is Your City Included?

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That's the aim of ECOtality, as it offers Blink chargers at an increasingly wide range of sites, with Philadelphia, Chicago and Atlanta the latest cities joining the list. Wherever you charge your electric car, it's nice to have access to the latest equipment and a good network of charging sites. Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt-owning residents and

Golf Carts: Peachtree City, Georgia

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which turns out to be a suburb of Atlanta There are golf carts all over Heaven.

KPMG study finds autonomous vehicles & mobility services could add one trillion more vehicle miles traveled annually by 2050

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According to KPMG’s research, which consisted of consumer focus groups in Atlanta, Chicago and Denver, two generations will largely drive consumer demand in the future, the millennials and the “baby boomers plus”—ranging from 45 to 75 years.

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Here Wheego Again: Another China-Made Car To Arrive Late

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of Atlanta, Georgia, aimed to introduce its tiny electric vehicle by the end of 2010. Here Wheego again. Pardon the pun, but another China-made car is late to the starting gate. Wheego Electric Cars Inc. But dealers are still waiting for the EV, which Wheego president Jeff Boyd now says will begin shipping by January 21. BYD and Coda, two other

DOT awarding $13.1M to 11 projects under National Fuel Cell Bus Program

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the Center for Transportation and the Environment in Atlanta, Ga.; US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced $13.1 million in federal funding for 11 research and demonstration projects under FTA’s National Fuel Cell Bus Program. The funds are shared by Calstart in Pasadena, Calif.;

Wheego Ships First LiFe Electric Car on Earth Day

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Late last week a couple in Atlanta, Georgia became the first owners of the latest battery electric car to hit the roads, the 2011 Wheego LiFe. Handed over to commemorate Earth Day 2011, the small electric car which bears a passing resemblance to the 2011 Smart ForTwo electric drive is the first highway capable car from the small automaker.

Volkswagen selects Hughes Telematics as exclusive provider of advanced connected vehicle services to US market

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A majority owned subsidiary of HTI, Lifecomm, located in Atlanta, GA, plans to offer mobile personal emergency response services through a wearable lightweight device with one-touch access to emergency assistance. Hughes Telematics , Inc. HTI) has signed an agreement with Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. VWGoA) to deliver Volkswagen connected vehicle services beginning in 2013.

NRG eVgo expanding national fast charging network (corrected)

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Atlanta, one of the fastest growing metropolitan markets for EV sales, has 12 Fast charging stations. NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. it expanding its Fast Charger network from its current 10 national markets to more than 25 over the next two years. Currently, the company has 245 fast chargers in its national network, including a mix of SAE Combo and CHAdeMO connectors. Tesla owners that buy a $500 adapter can use NRG eVgo CHAdeMO stations.).

BMW i and EVgo expanding ChargeNow DC Fast program; 500 more fast chargers in US; no-cost DC and Level 2 for BMW i3 drivers

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ChargeNow DC Fast markets include: Atlanta, GA. At the Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW of North America announced, in cooperation with NRG EVgo, the expansion of the ChargeNow DC Fast program. Earlier post.) As part of its ongoing commitment to the growth of a robust public DC Fast charging infrastructure, BMW is supporting EVgo’s installation of an incremental 500 DC Fast Combo chargers, to benefit BMW i3 customers and all EV drivers in the US with DC Fast Combo charging capability.

Oerlikon expands additive manufacturing R&D and production capacity in the US

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The Charlotte site complements citim’s sites in Barleben (Magdeburg), Germany, and Atlanta, Georgia, and the new production facility for advanced metal powders for additive manufacturing and advanced coatings in Plymouth Township, Michigan. Oerlikon is expanding its global additive manufacturing (AM) business with a state-of-the-art R&D and production facility for additively manufactured advanced components in the Charlotte metro area in North Carolina, USA.

Ford Dynamic Shuttle Service moves from experiment to pilot, providing point-to-point shuttle rides for employees

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In the United States and United Kingdom, this included conducting research in different-sized cities: Atlanta, New York, Edinburgh and London.

ICCT paper assesses leading regional EV markets in US and policies behind them

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Twelve of the 26 metropolitan areas have six or more city-level actions in place to promote electric vehicles: Ann Arbor, Indianapolis, Boulder, Fort Collins, Atlanta, Austin, Nashville, Seattle, Portland, San Jose, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco.

ICCT study assesses EV promotion and uptake in top 25 metropolitan areas in US

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The seven cities with the highest electric vehicle share in 2014—San Francisco, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, and Riverside—had two to seven times the average US electric vehicle share.

Survey finds EV drivers will prefer to charge their vehicles at home

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Based in Atlanta, Chartwell Inc. An overwhelming number of drivers envision they will charge their EVs at home, new Chartwell research shows. Coinciding with the launch of its EV Customer Strategy Research Council and Electric Vehicle Programs Summit, Chartwell has conducted a study that reveals 89% of consumers would be “likely” or “extremely likely” to charge their plug-in EVs at home.

Ford announces Smart Mobility plan; 25 initial projects

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Remote Repositioning, Atlanta. Parking Spotter, Atlanta. At CES, Ford CEO Mark Fields announced “Ford Smart Mobility”—a plan to use innovation to take Ford to the next level in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience and big data. The initial step is the creation of 25 mobility experiments across the globe designed to help change the way the world moves. Smart Mobility builds upon Ford’s Blueprint for Mobility ( earlier post ).

Rent A Hybrid. Links To Green Rentals.

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Spring break and summer vacations are closer than you think, and many families making travel plans now are looking for ways to make their trips a little easier on the environment.

Ford opens new Silicon Valley research center; focus on connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, big data

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Mobility: As the next phase in Ford’s Remote Repositioning mobility experiment, the Palo Alto team is now testing the ability to drive vehicles located on Georgia Institute of Technology’s campus in Atlanta from the Bay Area to prove out the new technology.

Ford begins production of 2012 Focus Electric at Michigan Assembly, C-MAX models on deck

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The 19 launch markets also include Atlanta; Austin and Houston, Texas; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; San Francisco; San Diego; New York; Orlando, Fla.; Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant is starting production of the 2012 Focus Electric ( earlier post )—a five-passenger, battery-electric car Ford expects will achieve more than a 100 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) fuel economy rating.

ALTe Powertrain Technologies to form $200M JV in China; 4 factories plus $70M services contract for range-extended plug-in light commercial powertrain

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Simon Ahn, Board Member and Lead Investor of ALTe facilitated the transaction with the participation of the Global Cleantech Fund, LLC based out of Atlanta, GA. US-based ALTe Powertrain Technologies, the developer of a range-extended plug-in electric hybrid powertrain for light commercial vehicles ( earlier post ), has entered into a Joint Venture agreement in China with MESA Century New Energy Technology, Inc. A total of US$200 million has been committed to the JV at this stage.

Verizon to acquire Hughes Telematics, Inc. for $612M; expanding in automotive and fleet telematics and emerging machine-to-machine services

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The business will continue to be headquartered in Atlanta. Verizon Communications Inc. will acquire Hughes Telematics , Inc. HTI) for $12.00 per share in cash, or a total of $612 million. The transaction will expand Verizon's capabilities in the automotive and fleet telematics marketplace and accelerate growth in key vertical segments, including emerging machine-to-machine (M2M) services applications driven by consumer trends and increasingly connected lifestyles.

Erosion-resistant nanocoating for turbine blades saves fuel, lowers costs

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MCT is teaming with Delta Air Lines (Atlanta, Ga.)

CMU team details impact of regional and drive-cycle variations on degradation of a PHEV battery pack

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To estimate daily travel behavior of the vehicle, the team used GPS sample data from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Regional Travel Survey with GPS Sub-Sample, available at the Transportation Secure Data Center (TSDC) of the National Renewable Energy Lab- oratory (NREL).

Nissan DeltaWing back, racing in Petit Le Mans

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The Nissan DeltaWing ( earlier post ) is returning after having been sidelined following a collision during the Le Mans 24 Hour fans three months ago, and will race again at next month’s American Le Mans Series (ALMS) finale at Road Atlanta on 17-20 October. Nissan’s original GT Academy champion Lucas Ordonez will race the car at Road Atlanta, along with American Le Mans Series 2011 PC class champion Gunnar Jeannette.

Top 15 Nissan LEAF markets in US in 2013

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Atlanta, a “New Wave” EV market that has nabbed the Nº 3 spot due to a number of factors including congestion where LEAF performs well, state incentives and HOV and HOT access. In Atlanta, Nissan workplace outreach has resulted in more than 100 LEAF sales to Southern Company employees.

AT&T unveils two major initiatives for the connected car market

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AT&T announced two major initiatives for the connected car market: a connected car center in Atlanta, called the AT&T Drive Studio; and a modular, global automotive platform called AT&T Drive. Located in Atlanta, the more than 5,000-square foot AT&T Drive Studio features working garage bays, a speech lab, a full showroom to exhibit the latest innovations, conference facilities, and much more.

ChargePoint ranks US metro areas for EV friendliness; SF Bay Area still on top

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Austin fell to the number-six ranking after having held the number-four spot on the 2013 list; Washington, DC and Boston, MA fell from the ninth and tenth spots, respectively, while EV infrastructure growth and registrations propelled Atlanta and Denver into the top 10. Atlanta, GA. ChargePoint—the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network—released a list of the top 10 friendliest metropolitan areas in the US for EV drivers.

Alcoa and Phinergy enter joint development agreement for high energy-density aluminum-air batteries

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Announced at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference in Atlanta, the partnership will collaborate on new materials, processes and components to commercialize the aluminum-air battery, which could significantly extend electric vehicle range. Alcoa and Israel-based Phinergy have entered into a joint development agreement to develop further Phinergy ’s aluminum-air batteries.

Karma using independent dealers and company centers for launch or Revero plug-in hybrid

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Karma Atlanta. Classic Atlanta. Karma Automotive’s planned distribution strategy will use both independent dealers and also company owned brand-experience centers to sell and service the new high-end Revero plug-in hybrid. The company said it has been curating best-in-class dealers in key markets in preparation for the Revero going on sale later this year.

Ford opens limited reservations for 2012 Focus Electric; starting at $39,995

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The 19 launch markets include: Atlanta, Austin and Houston, Texas; Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, New York, Orlando, Fla., Ford has opened reservations for the 2012 Focus Electric, with a starting price of $39,995, including $795 in destination charges but before state and federal incentives. Buyers can configure a Ford Focus Electric and place orders with a Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) dealer via a dedicated website.

DOE awarding $7+ million to four hydrogen and fuel cell projects, including fuel cell delivery trucks

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These projects include: Center for Transportation and the Environment ($3 million DOE investment): Based in Atlanta, Ga., The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding more than $7 million to four projects that will help bring cost-effective, advanced hydrogen and fuel cell technologies online faster for both mobile and stationary applications.