Volkswagen Group of America opens new Tradepoint Atlantic vehicle terminal at Port of Baltimore; formerly site of Bethlehem steel

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VWGoA) and Tradepoint Atlantic celebrated the first day of operations at the Tradepoint Atlantic terminal at the Port of Baltimore, VWGoA’s newest port in the US. Tradepoint Atlantic is the largest private terminal within the Port of Baltimore. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

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GM begins manufacturing Spark EV electric motor in Baltimore

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General Motors has begun manufacturing the electric motor for the Spark EV at its Baltimore Operations plant in White Marsh, Md. Earlier post.). The heart of the Spark EV’s propulsion system is the GM-designed, oil-cooled, permanent magnet motor. Putting more than half a million road miles on development versions of the Spark EV enabled engineers to optimize the performance of the motor by using a specifically designed bar-wound copper stator and unique rotor configuration.

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Veolia Transportation converting 300 of its US taxis to propane autogas; launching Baltimore’s first propane autogas taxi fleet

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Veolia Transportation is launching Baltimore’s first propane autogas taxi fleet. The company has also installed an autogas fueling station in Baltimore to serve 50 Checker and Yellow taxis. Veolia Transportation is Baltimore City’s largest operator of taxicab services. The company—the largest private provider of multiple modes of transportation in North America—is converting 300 of its taxis nationwide from gasoline to propane autogas.

Baltimore welcomes electric car sharing scheme

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Urban residents in Baltimore, Maryland, have a chance to go green at the city’s Inner Harbour, as manufacturer Electrovaya launched the country’s first electric car sharing programme. According to research from the Maryland Energy Administration, Baltimore residents typically travel about 30 miles to work, which is well within the Maya’s range. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Baltimore car sharing electric car sharing Electrovaya

ExxonMobil and Electrovaya Launch Electric Car Sharing Program in Baltimore

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ExxonMobil is sponsoring an all-electric car-sharing and rental program, called AltCar, at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore, MD. Under the program, Baltimore residents and tourists can rent these vehicles at the science center in the Baltimore Inner Harbor during the day to drive around the city to experience the feel of an electric vehicle.

GM Investing $23.5M for Vehicle Electrification Components in Baltimore Transmission Plant

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million for additional production of vehicle electrification components on the site of the Baltimore Transmission Plant, site of its electric motor manufacturing facility the first in the US to be operated by a major automaker. The addition of electric motor production, to begin in 2013, will take place in a separate facility to be built on the same site as the Baltimore plant. General Motors will invest $23.5

GM Investing $246M in Baltimore Transmission Plant for Electric Motors and Hybrid Components

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General Motors will invest approximately $246 million in the Baltimore Transmission plant to construct a high volume electric drive manufacturing facility that will in 2013 produce US designed and manufactured global rear-drive electric motors, a core technology for hybrids and electric vehicles. By designing and manufacturing electric motors in-house at Baltimore Transmission, we can more efficiently control the design, materials and production processes.

GM Now Building Chevy Spark EV Electric-Car Motors In Maryland

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Now, that motor is officially in production at the company''s Baltimore Operations plant in White Marsh, Maryland--along with the associated final-drive unit--fulfilling a promise originally made in January 2010 Eighteen months ago, GM announced that it would build the electric motor for its upcoming Chevrolet Spark EV electric car in the U.S.

Spark EV newly LEED-certified motor plant 6% powered by renewables

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The greening of the General Motors Baltimore Operations complex included the addition of 580 kilowatts of solar to the roof of its e-Motor building. Baltimore joins 70 achievers in GM, which is the global leader of the challenge. Maryland Energy Administration recognized Baltimore Operations with its Game Changer award for a smart microgrid charging technology created and managed in partnership with TimberRock Energy Solutions and OnStar.

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Will Igniting Fuel With Lasers Make Spark Plugs Obsolete?

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You may have other plans for Sunday than attending the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics in Baltimore. But if you were to sit in, you would hear a paper by a research team in Japan and Romania that offers a fascinating new avenue for increasing engine efficiency and reducing gas consumption: Ditch the spark plugs, and use lasers to ignite

Nissan rumoured to be considering cutting US and UK battery production

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Nissan could cut its battery manufacturing operations in the UK and US, in favour of sourcing cheaper batteries from LG Chem according to The Baltimore Sun. In an exclusive, The Sun says it has spoken to anonymous sources within the Renault-Nissan Alliance who hint that the world’s biggest electri[.]. Electric cars Nissan Renault

Advice: Downsizing From A Subaru Wagon, Seeking Better MPGs

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Recently, though, our high-school friend Sarah Sette in Baltimore sent the following note: We are car shopping, seriously this time. We tend to get a lot of "What car should we buy?" questions at GreenCarReports, and we'll usually respond with a list of questions to narrow down the choices. The 1996 Subaru Legacy wagon is sadly aging and we need

Fall Preview and Theatrical Launch

Revenge of the Electric Car

Baltimore has recently shot into first place and now our distributor is scrambling to find the right theater there! Baltimore. This summer has been a wild ride of festivals, terrific opening press and special event screenings across the country. Now, after your votes and months of work by our amazing distributor Area23a, we've got Revenge premiering in LA and NY on October 21 and then rolling out nationally!

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UPS to add 40 series hydraulic hybrid vehicles to its fleet

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UPS is deploying 40 new medium-duty series hydraulic hybrid vehicles (HHVs): 20 in Baltimore and 20 in Atlanta. The HHVs in Baltimore will be deployed immediately while the vehicles in Atlanta will be introduced before the end of 2012.

Mayor Menino Adds Boston

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Arlington, TX Austin, TX Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Boulder, CO Corpus Christi, TX Dallas, TX Denver, CO Fort Worth, TX Irvine, CA Los Angeles, CA Madison, WI Philadelphia, PA Salt Lake City, UT Seattle, WA Wenatchee, WA Become a Partner today. Boston joins in the Plug-In Campaign. By Mayor Thomas M. Menino Guest Column Thursday, February 2, 2006 Here is part of the Mayor's column. "In

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GM expands Maven carsharing to Denver, LA and San Francisco

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In 10 months, Maven has launched three products and has grown to 13 US cities: Ann Arbor, Michigan; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; Jersey City, New Jersey; New York City; Orlando, Florida; San Diego; San Francisco; and Washington, D.C. Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, is expanding to the western United States, adding the Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco markets.

Electrify America releases $300M Cycle 2 national ZEV investment plan; metro charging, autonomous charging, renewable generation

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Electrify America will invest in metro-based direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations in 18 metro areas, including these new metro areas in Cycle 2: Atlanta, Baltimore, Honolulu, Las Vegas and Phoenix. Electrify America has released its National Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Investment Plan for Cycle 2; Cycle 2 is a 30-month investment period that begins in July 2019.

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GM’s Maven and Uber to pilot flexible car-sharing offer

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In nine months, Maven has grown to nine markets: Ann Arbor, Michigan, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, and Uber Technologies, Inc., the nation’s leading ridesharing service, are teaming up to provide people who want to drive and earn money on the Uber platform the option to lease qualified vehicles by the week or longer at discounted rates with no mileage limits.

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Plug In Auto Nation

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The Plug-In Partners campaign , launched in January 2006 by the City of Austin and Austin Energy, has attracted nearly 60 cities and counties, including Los Angeles, Dallas, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Baltimore and Phoenix , as well as dozens of environmental, national security organizations, business and utility partners. Mike Jackson H ere's another important milestone for the Campaign.

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Nestlé Waters North America adds 155 new medium-duty propane autogas trucks to delivery fleet

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Deployments in 2016 will include New York City, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Baltimore. Nestlé Waters North America is adding more than 150 medium-duty beverage delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas. Over the vehicles’ lifetime, the 155 Ford F-650 trucks will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 24.6 million pounds. These units will be deployed beginning in April.

UB study finds link between ambient ozone exposure, artery wall thickness

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The longitudinal study followed nearly 7,000 people aged 45 to 84 from six US regions: Winston-Salem, North Carolina; New York City; Baltimore; St. Long-term exposure to ambient ozone appears to accelerate arterial conditions that progress into cardiovascular disease and stroke, according to a new University at Buffalo study.

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Capstone Turbine working with Kenworth and Peterbilt on heavy-duty microturbine range-extended trucks

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During the recent Hybrid Truck User’s Forum in Baltimore Maryland, it was announced that both Kenworth and Peterbilt are working with Capstone to demonstrate Class 7 and Class 8 microturbine range extended series hybrid trucks using Capstone’s CARB certified C65 microturbines. Capstone Turbine Corporation is working with domestic heavy duty truck manufacturers Kenworth and Peterbilt to demonstrate Class 7 and Class 8 microturbine range extended series hybrid trucks.

Chevrolet to begin selling Spark EV in Maryland

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Spark EV is priced as low as $17,845, after federal and Maryland tax credits, and it features a locally sourced electric motor and drive unit, manufactured at General Motors’ Baltimore Operations facility in White Marsh, Md. Chevrolet will start selling the Spark EV in Maryland this spring, the electric mini-car’s first entry into the East Coast market.

Univ. of Delaware and state partner on EV charging station project to support longer electric trips

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The project also helps fill a regional gap for recharging capabilities between Baltimore and Philadelphia, urban areas where charging stations are more common. In the Mid-Atlantic region electric chargers are clustered within metropolitan areas such as Philadelphia and Baltimore, but these are not well-located for en-route charging and most are incapable of fast charging.

Lyft and GM’s Express Drive expands to Colorado and California; adds Bolt EV

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and Baltimore. Lyft and General Motors are expanding their Express Drive short-term vehicle access program ( earlier post ) to California and Colorado, including the new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV ( earlier post ).

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Maven deploying its first all-electric shared-use fleet in Austin; 20 Chevy Bolts

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Vehicle reservations are now available in Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Maven is now offering its first all-electric fleet of cars for use in the gig economy; 20 Chevrolet Bolt EVs are available for freelance drivers in Austin, Texas to earn money on their own schedules.

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Researchers map CO2 emissions for entire Los Angeles Megacity to help improve environmental policymaking

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Other cities Gurney has mapped to this degree are Indianapolis, Salt Lake City and Baltimore. A team from Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University, the University of Michigan, the National Institute of Standardized Technology (NIST) and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have developed a high-resolution, bottom-up emissions map that includes every building and road in the Los Angeles megacity basin for a total of 176 million tons of CO 2 per year.

GM Maven introduces monthly offering for members; vehicles include the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Volt

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and Canada: Ann Arbor, Michigan; Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; Jersey City, New Jersey; Nashville, Tennessee; New York City; Orlando, Florida; Phoenix; San Diego; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.; Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, has expanded its offerings to include a new monthly service, Maven Reserve. Maven members pay a monthly fee to reserve a new GM vehicle loaded with technology for 28 days.

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Owens Corning presenting LifeMat glass non-woven solutions for flooded lead-acid batteries for stop-start engines

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Owens Corning is exhibiting its newly-branded LifeMat glass non-woven solutions for flooded lead-acid batteries or start-stop systems at Baltimore’s Battery Council International (BCI). The LifeMat pasting mat contributes to extending the lifecycle of traditional lead-acid batteries by preventing positive active mass shedding. Owens Corning originally announced the product in conjunction with the 2011 JEC Composites Show.

Researchers identify peptide to bind LMNO to improve power and performance of cathodes in Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) have isolated a peptide, a type of biological molecule, which binds strongly to lithium manganese nickel oxide (LMNO), a material that can be used to make the cathode in high-performance Li-ion batteries. Baltimore, Maryland.

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Summer Update

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They join Founding Members from these cities: Arlington, TX, Baltimore, Boulder, Dallas, Denver, Fort Worth, Irvine, CA, Los Angeles, Memphis, Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco, and Wenatchee, WA. Roger Duncan gives Campaign Update The Plug-In Partners National Campaign has now been underway for six months. We would like to take this opportunity to report on our efforts to demonstrate to automakers that a market for plug-in hybrid vehicles exists in the United States today.

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Coulomb Technologies ships more than 2,400 public and commercial charging stations in ChargePoint America Program

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Washington DC/Baltimore, Southern Michigan (including Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor and Detroit). Coulomb Technologies has shipped more than 2,400 public and commercial charging stations for electric vehicles through its $37-million ChargePoint America program. Coulomb says it has seen strong demand in all 10 regions of the program and is finalizing the installation of charging stations within these regions.

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Lyft and GM launch “Express Drive” short-term rental program in Chicago

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Baltimore and others. Lyft and General Motors launched of their Express Drive short-term rental program exclusive to the Lyft platform. The program will make cars available to Lyft drivers at affordable rates with insurance and maintenance included. Express Drive begins later this month in Chicago and will soon roll out to additional cities including Boston, Washington D.C.,

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Campaign Begins

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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.

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ECOtality to offer Silver Spring Networks’ platform to enable EV charging station load control solutions

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Silver Spring has numerous deployments with leading utilities around the world, including Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, Florida Power & Light, Jemena Electricity Networks Limited, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, Inc., ECOtality, Inc. and Silver Spring Networks, Inc. announced an agreement to integrate ECOtality’s Blink electric vehicle (EV) charging stations with the Silver Spring Smart Energy Platform.

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Maven Gig begins expanding geographically; Bolt EV the most popular

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Future cities include Baltimore, Boston, Detroit, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. GM’s Maven Gig ( earlier post ) launched in San Francisco in November 2016 to provide vehicles for rideshare drivers; it since expanded the offering for package, grocery and food delivery drivers. Maven Gig is expanding geographically, and provides vehicles for freelance drivers in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.

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Hyundai and Kia license Paice’s hybrid vehicle technology, ending litigation

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Paice and the Abell Foundation, a Baltimore-based non-profit organization that invested in Paice, filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Hyundai and Kia in US District Court in 2012. Paice has reached an agreement to license all of its hybrid vehicle technology to Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. Paice has now licensed all or part of its hybrid vehicle technology portfolio to Toyota, Hyundai/Kia, and Ford.

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Maryland, DOE and Daimler Trucks North America begin deployment of 143 heavy-duty hybrid electric and hybrid hydraulic trucks

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The official announcement was made at a ribbon-cutting celebration commemorating the first wheels-on-the-ground funded by MHTI at the Nestle Waters North America Deer Park facility in Baltimore.

GM adds 3 acres of solar arrays in Michigan

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GM announced its plans for the installations this week in Boston at the annual PV America East Expo, where conference organizers Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) recognized GM with a Project of Distinction Award—the highest achievement for a photovoltaic solar energy project—for the integrated solar microgrid system at the company’s plant in Baltimore.

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DOE selects 15 projects for $32M to advance lower-cost fusion concepts; ARPA-E BETHE

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University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The University of Maryland, Baltimore County will advance the performance of the centrifugal mirror (CM) fusion concept, which has previously demonstrated stable plasmas with temperatures above 100 eV. The US Department of Energy announced the winners of $32 million in funding for 15 projects as part of the ARPA-E Breakthroughs Enabling THermonuclear-fusion Energy ( BETHE ) program. Earlier post.)

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Eaton to supply EV charging stations to federal EV Pilot Program

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To prepare for program expansion, Eaton and veteran-owned AutoFlex engaged with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Community College of Baltimore County to create VETCARS, a pilot training and occupational program instructing veterans how to install and service EV charging infrastructure, as well as earn a certificate to maintain new advanced battery technology.

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SUPERVALU unveils new natural gas powered truck fleet and fill station

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and Baltimore. SUPERVALU INC. has purchased 35 Class 8 Volvo trucks that operate on compressed natural gas (CNG). The fleet, which operates out of SUPERVALU’s Mechanicsville, Va., distribution center and currently serves approximately 500 grocery stores in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Washington, D.C. and North Carolina, is the largest private fleet of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic region.

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CALSTART launching E-Truck Task Force

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The E-TTF will meet periodically throughout this spring and summer, leading to a larger E-Truck Summit session on October 11th as part of the HTUF (Hybrid Truck Users Forum) 2012 National Conference in Baltimore. CALSTART, the California operating division of WestStart, a North American advanced transportation technologies consortium, is creating an E-Truck Task Force (E-TTF) to accelerate the development of electric and zero-emissions medium-and heavy-duty vehicles.

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