CMU study finds that HEVs and PHEVs with small battery packs offer more emissions and oil displacement benefits per dollar spent than large pack PHEVs and BEVs; policy implications

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Strategies to promote adoption of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) with small battery packs offer more social benefits (i.e., Value of life cycle air emissions and oil displacement benefits compared to federal tax credit for plug-in vehicles.

Car Industry Asks Government For More EV Help

Revenge of the Electric Car

Auto lobbyists say the government should provide more cash subsidies to ease. If they don’t, then the car industry warns it’ll be hard to hit President Obama’s goal of one million electric and/or plug-in vehicles on the road by 2015. Read more in the WSJ article by Josh Mitchell: Auto Industry Plugs Electric-Car Subsidies. the introduction of EVs.

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Nissan Leaf – Taking Reservations

Revenge of the Electric Car

After a federal tax credit and state rebate, the price of these cars will come out at around a cool 20k. Funny that this article cites “a shortage of public charging stations&# as the sole reason for auto makers scrapping electric vehicles in the 1990s. The Leaf is just the first of several all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles about to come on the market. But that also qualifies for a 50 percent tax credit, dropping the cost to $1,100.

Expert panel report finds achieving 1M plug-in vehicles in US by 2015 would require concentrated action to overcome barriers

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A new study sponsored by Indiana University concludes that President Obama’s vision of one million plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) on US roads by 2015 will require concentrated efforts action from all stakeholders— the auto industry, federal government, the scientific community, and consumers—to be realized. The findings include: The US PEV Industry in the Global Market. Batteries Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins Policy

Perspective: Drive Star Conversion Program Could Cut US Oil Use in Half by 2020

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In a pre-response to that speech, having successfully advocated for plug-in hybrids like the forthcoming Chevy Volt, we propose that the President follow that speech up with a “realistic and conservative” roadmap to halve our oil use in 10 years. When he proposes steps to improve oil industry safety, we hope he won’t say, “Let’s make sure this never happens again.” Well, America’s auto industry delivered over 100,000. Perspective by Felix Kramer, Founder, CalCars.