Lexus to debut the NX PHEV OFFROAD Concept and hydrogen-engined ROV Concept at Tokyo Auto Salon

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Lexus will debut the NX PHEV OFFROAD Concept and hydrogen-engined ROV (Recreational Off highway Vehicle) Concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2022 held at Makuhari Messe (Chiba City) this weekend.

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Hyundai plans 12 new SUV models through 2021; ICE, hybrid, PHEV, BEV; 2022 Tucson

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A multi-disc and individually controlled hydraulic channel torque converter improves responsiveness by expanding the direct connection band, while a downsized oil pump and double ball bearings minimize frictional losses. Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

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Presales of Audi Q7 TFSI e quattro PHEVs begin in Europe

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It is equipped with an electric oil pump that ensures lubrication in all operating states. Hybrid” mode offers two operating modes: “Auto” and “Hold”. Presales of the Audi Q7 TFSI e quattro (combined fuel consumption 3.0–2.8 l/100km; combined electric power consumption 22.9–21.9

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Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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The PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), a subset of the electric car, combines a primary electric motor with a much smaller back-up engine fueled with a hydrocarbon/biofuel mix. (In In this paper PHEV refers solely to the long-range PHEV of 60 miles (100 km) electric-only range.) The PHEV does not require the heavy, costly batteries required by other electric cars, nor does it suffer from a limited range or poor freeway performance. Engineering Advantages of PHEV.

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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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Value of life-cycle emissions externality damages and oil premium costs from vehicles in 2010 $. 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., We compare externality and oil consumption costs to the costs of owning and operating these vehicles and to subsidies designed to encourage their adoption.

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BNEF forecasts EVs to hit 54% of new car sales by 2040; decreasing importance of PHEVs

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The forecasters said that while plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) sales will play a role in EV adoption from now to 2025, puer battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) will subsequently take over and account for the vast majority of EV sales. The engineering complexity of PHEV vehicle platforms, their cost and dual powertrains make BEVs more attractive over the long-run, BNEF said. BNEF suggested that only in Japan will PHEVs continue to play an important role after 2030.

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Road Test: 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe

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Jeep global CEO Christian Meunier closed out 2021 by announcing his brand’s goal of becoming the “zero emission freedom brand,” with the Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid (PHEV) as its first example. Maintenance – Three years for three, no-cost oil changes and tire rotations.

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First drive: Volvo XC90 T8 Drive-E Twin Engine PHEV sets a high bar for full-size luxury SUV plug-ins in US

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The XC90 T8 Twin Engine will be the first 3-row, 7-passenger, plug-in hybrid electric light-duty vehicle in the US when it arrives in showrooms toward the end of 2015, but will soon be joined by—at least—the Audi Q7 e-tron quattro diesel PHEV ( earlier post) , the Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e PHEV ( earlier post ), and the BMW X5 xDrive 40e ( earlier post ). This version of the Q7 PHEV will also use a 2.0-liter gasoline engine, the 2.0 T8 Twin Engine PHEV.

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Flawed PHEV report has legs

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Special interests who preferred to maintain the internal combustion status quo (read oil and auto companies) have long needed to plant seeds of doubt. The report highlights battery cost in 2010 leading to a $18,000 premium for some initial PHEVs, and suggests no lower cost is unlikely to be achieved with economies of scale. Dubious presumptions about PHEV usage lead the authors to minimize any potential petroleum and emissions reductions.

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Hyundai unveils Ioniq HEV, PHEV and EV for US market at New York show

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Hyundai Motor America introduced the Ioniq Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, and Electric models for the US market at the New York International Auto Show; the full line of three electrified variants made their global debut earlier this year at the Geneva show. The softer, more natural feel is achieved along with less reliance on oil-based products. Paint with renewable ingredients extracted from soybean oil is used to achieve lustrous metallic colors on key components.

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Hyundai to Launch Plug-in Hybrid in 2012; Planning PHEV Fleet Testing in Korea and US

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Hybrid Blue Drive as envisioned for the Sonata is made up of nine major components: Optimized Theta II 2.4-liter engine; Integrated starter generator for stop-start; 30 kW electric motor delivering 205 Nm of torque; Regenerative braking system; 6-speed automatic transmission with an improved efficiency electric oil pump; 1.4 At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, Hyundai highlighted the Blue-Will Plug-in Hybrid Concept as presaging its future production PHEVs.

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Mixed Outlook for Mainstream Consumer Adoption of PHEVs

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Bubble chart of plausible mainstream PHEV buyers’ battery requirements (light and dark gray circles) and experts’s requirements overlaid on a Ragone plot of NiMH and Li-ion batteries. not enthusiast or pioneer—adoption of coming plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), given current market conditions and consumer awareness and attitudes. A trajectory through time of PHEV designs allows good things to happen.

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Plug In Auto Nation

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The Nation's largest retail car dealer sees the importance of the PHEV and its CEO is calling on his manufacturers to get with the program. Here's the story from Auto Service World AutoNation Joins Hybrid Cause Auto Service World Oct. The development of plug-in hybrids could reduce America's addiction to oil," said AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson. Mike Jackson H ere's another important milestone for the Campaign.

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J.D. Power forecasts hybrid- and battery-electric vehicles will represent 7.3% of global auto sales in 2020

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Power and Associates estimates combined global sales of hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) will total 5.2 Global HEV, PHEV and BEV sales in 2010 are forecasted to total 954,500 vehicles, or 2.2% Interest in HEVs and BEVs is driven by a dramatic reduction in or elimination of tailpipe emissions, and the increased fuel economy of these vehicle types helps reduce the world’s dependence on oil.

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Main Page - EAA-PHEV

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

See also our EAA-PHEV:General disclaimer talk : Disclaimer edit Please visit the Conversion Interest page to help us gauge DIYers interest! Recharge a Car, Recharge the Grid, Recharge the Planet Google.org supports PHEV & V2G with [link] project. 2008.03.20 - New rechargeit.blogspot.com about PHEVs. edit ] Basics Here on the main page we should address some of the basics, such as: What is an Electric Vehicle (EV), Hybrid EV (HEV), and Plug-In Hybrid EV (PHEV)?

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Consumer Reports analysis finds EV owners spending half as much on maintenance compared to owners of gas-powered vehicles

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According to CR’s experts, simpler powertrains in EVs and no need for oil changes are likely reasons for the lower costs. —Gabe Shenhar, associate director of CR’s Auto Test Center. In addition to financial savings, electric vehicles produce, on average, 60% less greenhouse gas emissions than oil and gas-powered vehicles, according to a recent analysis by Consumer Reports.

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PHEV Day 168. Sunday, 29 March 2009. Run to Knoxville, Tennessee

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Don’t miss this news conference of the “Sprit of DC”, Plug-In PHEV vehicle, bringing its message of energy independence to East Tennessee. The PHEV3A mission is to educate America on becoming independent from imported oil. The Spirit of DC" tour has included 47 state capitals and 55 Electric Auto Association (EAA) sister chapters -- All this attained in a vehicle propelled by electricity: the Toyota Prius conversion.

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Nidec to form electric traction motor JV with a subsidiary of Guangzhou Automobile Group

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The tentative name of the JV is Guangzhou Nidec Auto Drive System Co., for not only the EVs and PHEVs under the Guangzhou Automobile brand, which plays a significant role in the transition to EVs, but also for joint ventures with Japanese car manufacturers. The prototype consists of a motor with integrated reduction gears and an oil cooling system. Leading motor manufacturer Nidec Corporation will form a joint venture with GAC Components Co., Ltd.,

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USCAR helps to develop charging-readiness tools for plug-in & electric vehicles through US DRIVE

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As a member of the US DRIVE Grid Interaction Tech Team (GITT), the US Council for Automotive Research LLC (USCAR) recently played a key role in assisting the US Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a model streamlining process for permitting and inspecting home-charging stations for plug-in hybrid electric and electric vehicles (PHEVs/EVs), as well as information tools for the actual installation process.

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DOE SBV Pilot selects 38 small business for labs partnerships; 2 fuel cell and 4 vehicle projects

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has been awarded $140,000 to work with Efficient Drivetrains to test a lightweight, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) powertrain. Argonne National Laboratory has been awarded $180,000 to work with Precision Polyolefins LLC, of College Park, MD, to test its new technology that converts inexpensive and abundant feedstocks derived from natural gas into synthetic oils for use in auto lubricant.

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Rolling into the Rotunda

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at 2318 Rayburn House Office Building) on the role of flexible-fuel plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) in reducing dependence on foreign oil, decreasing GHG and transportation emissions, revitalizing local economies, and lowering fuel costs. The National Plug-in Partner Campaign , in which EESI is a founding member, will help demonstrate to automobile manufacturers that a market for flexible-fuel Plug-in Hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) exists today.

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Kia introduces 2017 Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle, Optima Hybrid and Optima Plug-in Hybrid at Chicago

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Kia unveiled three major hybrid offerings at the Chicago Auto Show: the 2017 Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle; the new Optima Hybrid; and the new Optima Plug-in Hybrid. Other notable features include Smart Air Intake, which reduces drag by carefully managing the intake of outside air for the HVAC system, and also an accompanying Auto Defog system that prevents condensation from building on the glass by monitoring cabin air conditions to manage the cycling of the A/C compressor.

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EAA National Board nominations from across North America

Electric Auto Association

Meet the 17 Electric Auto Association members nominated for the National Board BY APRIL BOLDUC: PRESIDENT OF THE ELECTRIC AUTO ASSOCIATION It’s the most board candidates in our history. They also have a Chevy Bolt and Kia Niro PHEV.

Jeep introduces 2018 Wrangler with mild hybrid, diesel options; plug-in hybrid version in 2020

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Jeep unveiled the 2018 Wrangler, with new mild hybrid (eTorque) and diesel options to be available. No further details were given, but the coming PHEV will likely utilize elements of the plug-in hybrid system in the Pacifica. The eTorque system’s hybrid functions include auto stop/start, electric power assist, extended fuel shut-off, transmission shift management, intelligent battery charging and regenerative braking.

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EPA to maintain light-duty vehicle GHG standards unchanged through 2025

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The analyses further indicate that very low levels of strong hybrids and electric vehicles (both plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and electric vehicles (EV)) will be needed to meet the standards. The Standards Will Achieve Significant CO 2 and Oil Reductions.

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Canada Awards C$40M to 18 Clean Technology Projects, Including Li-ion Batteries and Renewable Hydrocarbon Fuels

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million) to 18 clean technology projects in the transportation, oil and gas and wastewater treatment sectors. for algal oil for transportation fuels; and an award to Targeted Growth Canada to demonstrate a process utilizing camelina as a feedstock for renewable jet fuel. Pratt & Whitney Canada; Sustainable Oils, LLC; and UOP LLC, Targeted Growth Canada (TGC) will demonstrate a process utilizing camelina as a feedstock for renewable jet fuel.

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DOT, EPA unveil joint proposal for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission standards: 49.6 mpg CAFE, 163 g/mile GHG in 2025; flexibilities and incentives

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The national policy on fuel economy standards and greenhouse gas emissions created by DOT and EPA provides regulatory certainty and flexibility that reduces the cost of compliance for auto manufacturers while reducing oil consumption and harmful air pollution. EVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and fuel cell vehicles (FCV) sold in MYs 2017. PHEVs would start at a multiplier value of 1.6

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China Plucky Plug In

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China's Plucky Plug-In Hybrid BYD's car hits the stage at the Detroit auto show—but will it really be ready to roll this summer? by David Welch In recent years, China's upstart carmakers have flocked to major auto expos with low-priced offerings aimed at global markets. This year's Detroit auto show, which opens on Jan. But this time around, one company, BYD Auto , won't just show the usual compacts and subcompacts.

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autoPOLIS report suggests tackling automotive environmental and energy problems from the market end first, rather than by technology push; need for a new transportation model

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Addressing automotive environmental and energy supply problems would be better done by working from the market end first, rather than through technology push, according to a recent report by Dr John Wormald, Managing Partner of auto POLIS, an automotive consultancy. The growing vehicle parc is the largest consumer of crude oil, which is starting to run out. There are serious supply-side inelasticies in the oil industry, which cause wild fluctuations in the price of oil.

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Right Here, Right Now

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The technology is here , the electricity infrastructure is in place, and the plug-in hybrid offers a key to replacing foreign oil with domestic resources for energy independence, reduced CO2 emissions, and lower fuel cost. " ( more ) On the issue of advanced battery technology , the EPRI story says, "The Production cost of NiMH and Li-Ion batteries presents a key challenge to the marketability of PHEVs.

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Perspective: Toyota Prius Recall Is Only a Bump in the Road in the Move Toward Electrification

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PRTM believes that the worldwide tipping point in HEV, PHEV and EV acceptance, whereby these vehicles become a major part of the automotive powertrain portfolio, will likely occur in the next few years. Just a few drivers for this shift include the following: There is an urgent need to increase fuel efficiency and reduce C0 2 —conventional ICE technology will not suffice, and all major OEMs have accepted the role that HEVs, PHEVs, and EVs need to play.

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Navigant Research forecasts new EV global sales of > 346,000 units in 2014; 10 predictions for the year

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France has been the epicenter of EV carsharing programs, with the Auto Blue, AutoPartage, and Yelomobile fleets all including a considerable number of EVs in their fleets. Of these, 170,000 will be plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and 134,000 will be BEVs. million electric-drive motors will ship in 2014: HEVs, PHEVs, and BEVs. million HEVs will be sold globally in 2014, far outpacing the sales of BEVs (216,235) and PHEVs (130,226).

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EAA National Board nominations from across North America

Electric Auto Association

Meet the 17 Electric Auto Association members nominated for the National Board BY APRIL BOLDUC: PRESIDENT OF THE ELECTRIC AUTO ASSOCIATION It’s the most board candidates in our history. They also have a Chevy Bolt and Kia Niro PHEV.

Driving Hyundai’s electrified Ioniq line-up; cost-effective efficiency and dynamics

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In driving the PHEV variant, for example, there was little change in the cabin noise level (~60-65 dB as measured on an iPhone) when switching from all-electric operation at 60 mph to hybrid operation (when the engine kicked in). Both HEV and PHEV performed well, with the HEV being a bit more sprightly due to the weight reduction, even with a less powerful motor. The softer, more natural feel is achieved along with less reliance on oil-based products.

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Toyota Plug In

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T oyota President Katsuaki Watanabe made his company's intentions clear yesterday about PHEVs. clip) "Without focusing on measures to address global warming and energy issues, there can be no future for our auto business, " Toyota President Katsuaki Watanabe told reporters at a Tokyo hall. Event Summary Oil prices are at record highs. Plug-in electric vehicles have the potential to significantly reduce the United States’ dependence on oil.

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California’s Proposition 87 - What went wrong?

Plugs and Cars

Proposition 87, the much ballyhooed California Initiative to levy a new oil extraction tax and use the revenue to support alternative fuels, went down to defeat in the recent election. One can’t overstate the impact of the $100 million oil-fueled campaign by opponents. More foreign oil.” Oil companies made a smart investment to keep $4 billion for themselves. If interest in the EAA PHEV project is any indication, current hybrid owners are ready to plug in.

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First drive: US spec Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid; 83-86 MPGe with 16-17 mile EV range

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Battery pack capacity vs. electric range for selected PHEVs in the US. Once the oil pressure builds up to a sufficient level, we run the engine at zero load, at which point we disconnect the two again. The coolant loop for the TFSI also incorporates the oil cooler for the S tronic. The driver can also use Audi drive select to configure the character of the car according to the modes comfort, auto, dynamic and individual.

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GAO Report Concludes Plug-in Vehicles Offer Potential Benefits, but High Costs and Limited Information Could Hinder Integration into the Federal Fleet; Recommended Actions

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The US federal government has set a goal—via Executive Order 13423—for federal agencies to use plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) as they become available at a reasonable cost. Auto manufacturers plan to introduce a range of plug-in models over the next 6 years, but several factors could delay widespread availability and affect the extent to which consumers are willing to purchase plug-ins.

2009 188

VW Jumps on the Bandwagon

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German-language car magazine Auto Motor und Sport reported that VW CEO Martin Winterkorn just recently announced the plan to build the green Vee-Dubs. The PHEV Jetta will -- theoretically -- be in good company, as GM is working furiously on the Volt and Toyota will offer a plug-in Prius." Woolsey believes that "the greatest danger to the country now is not nuclear and chemical weapons but climate change and the American dependence on oil which is partly blamed for causing it.

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Audi’s production electric e-tron quattro may set a new standard for vehicle handling; advanced vehicle dynamics control

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At the LA Auto Show, Audi of America President Scott Keogh said that the brand is targeting at least 25% of its US sales to be e-tron—i.e., Audi’s e-tron quattro concept shows its grille at the LA Auto Show. These use an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch mounted on the end of the propeller shaft; the clutch is supplied with oil from an electric pump. Driveline layout of the 2011 e-tron quattro PHEV demonstrator.

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ARB Staff Posts Expert Review Reports of the ZEV Technical Analysis

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The basic goal of the revised ZEV program should be to help demonstration-stage, low-GHG emitting technologies to commercialization, include fuel cell vehicles (FCVs); battery-electric vehicles (BEVs); and Enhanced AT PZEVs, which currently include plug-in HEVs (PHEV) and hydrogen internal combustion engine (HICE) vehicles, according to ARB staff. Bust, most important, today PHEVs represent the most cost-effective solution to replacing the use of petroleum based fuels with electricity.

2010 163

The Future @ Smart Garage

Revenge of the Electric Car

The list of invitees was pretty impressive with representation from, “auto manufacturers like Nissan and GM, utilities such as PG&E and Duke Energy, IBM, P&G, Wal-Mart and Google, among many others&#. This pretty much says it all: “The key Smart Garage technologies — batteries, PHEVs, charge stations, communications technologies — are ready.

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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. BEVs vs. PHEVS. However, the obstacles to mass commercialization of BEVs are even greater than the obstacles for PHEVs.

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