Public Power Leads Charge

Plug In Partners

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs ) would combine today's new gas-electric hybrid technology with larger batteries that could provide an all-electric operating range of 25 to 35 miles or more. Plug-ins could be recharged by plugging into a standard wall socket, delivering "electric" gallons of gas for about $ 0.75-$1.00 The campaign has been led by the municipally-owned utility in Austin.

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Plug In 2008

Plug In Partners

Here's one of the announcements that came out of the conference : EPRI, GM, 34 Utilities Collaborate to Advance Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles PALO ALTO, Calif. July 22, 2008; The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) announced today a research and development collaboration with General Motors and 34 top utilities to facilitate integration of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles ( PHEVs ) into the grid, a key step in providing the nation’s drivers an alternative to petroleum fuels.

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Campaign Begins

Plug In Partners

January 24, 2006—Declaring the country’s economy, environmental health and national security at risk, a grassroots coalition of cities including Austin, Baltimore, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle as well as electric utilities and national policy organizations today kicked off a nationwide campaign to urge automakers to accelerate development of plug-in hybrid vehicles. According to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), half the cars in the U.S.

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

Green Car Congress

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). The project will deploy 554 alternative fuel and hybrid electric vehicles and install 153 alternative fueling and electric vehicle charging stations throughout the Chicago region.

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Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Ryan Fulcher of Seattle Electric Auto Association, April 2006 CalCars and Maker Faire team ("PriusBlue" EAA-PHEV method later modified by Manzanita Micro as "PiPrius" testbed) King County, WA Contact Ryan Fulcher at webguy2007(at)eaa-phev(dot)org. Pacific Gas & Electric/Bay Area Air Quality Management District, "Sparky," by EnergyCS, July 2006 (San Francisco County, CA) Contact sxtg@. San Diego Gas & Electric , Prius by Green Gears (San Diego, CA) July, 2007.

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