Better Place, China Southern Grid sign strategic agreement on battery switching; Guangzhou accord to encourage production of EVs with switchable batteries

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Better Place and China Southern Power Grid Co. The Guangzhou accord calls for the municipal government to encourage local car manufacturers, such as Guangzhou Automobile Industry Group, to produce electric cars with switchable batteries. China Southern Grid is an important partner in a huge market that is moving quickly toward the mass-market development of electric cars and is embracing battery switch as the primary means of range extension.

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Siemens presents three-point plan for implementing cost-efficient energy transition in Germany

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Relying on a higher share of efficient, low-emission combined cycle power plants and wind energy could save €150 billion (US$200 billion) by 2030 while attaining the same CO 2 targets, Siemens says. High electricity rates are burdening private households and industry alike and threatening Germany’s competitiveness, the company noted. For private households, electricity rates were nearly 40% higher than the European Union average in 2012; for industrial facilities, 20%.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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BYD BYD Automobile Company, Shenzhen, China (partially owned by Warren Buffets Mid-America Holdings) Plan F6DM $22,000 PHEV with 60-mile range for sale, starting in China in 2009, in the US around 2011 Chrysler ENVI division developing Town & Country minivan, 200C EV concept and Jeep Patriot and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited SUVs, EREVs (series hybrids) with 40-mile range One PHEV planned for sale in US by end of 2010, others by 2013. By partnering with these two industries.

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