DOE Announces $528.7M Conditional Loan for Fisker Automotive for PHEVs

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Fisker says that Project Nina—inspired by the ship belonging to explorer Christopher Columbus—is symbolic of the automobile industry’s transition from old world to new. Fisker automobiles use an extended range electric vehicle architecture, and will offer a cruising range of about 300 miles.

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Renault presents the 235 mpg EOLAB prototype; plug-in “Z.E. Hybrid”; targeting production

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EOLAB forms part of the “fuel consumption of 2 litres/100 km for all” plan introduced within the framework of France’s New Industrial Plan. To achieve this, Renault collaborated with French automotive industry partners such as car glass manufacturer Saint-Gobain, seat supplier Faurecia, tire company Michelin and Continental (brake system). Renault said that the system, which can be carried over to entry-level vehicles, will be incorporated in the range by 2020. EOLAB.

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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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