Honda CEO: Honda Studying Battery Electric Commuter Car, But Holds Fuel Cell Vehicle as the Ultimate Eco-car

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Honda is currently conducting research on a short-distance battery electric vehicle as a “ city commuter car. ” ( Earlier post.). Battery technology continues to be a barrier to mass market use. But we’re studying the US market with a view to introducing this commuter car in the future. A fuel cell car is a full electric vehicle.The development cost must come down and there must be a major expansion of the hydrogen fueling infrastructure.

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MIT Battery Breakthrough Could Revolutionize Electric Cars : Gas 2.0

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The breakthrough could revolutionize electric car battery technology and pave the way for ultra-fast charging electric vehicles in as little as two years. The tango (commuter cars) says they only need 50 million to become profitable.

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You Can't Do That!!! (the day the dreamers "grow up")

DIY Electric Car

car, recycled batteries, recycled wires and recycled dreams." We started looking more intently for a car which would make a ideal donor car and found Brian. Here he had just drove the car onto the car trailer for us (Uhaul rocks).

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BCG Report Expects Battery Costs Will Constrain Widespread Market Adoption of Fully Electric Vehicles, Absent a Technology Breakthrough; Forecasts 26% of Major Market New Cars in 2020 To be Hybrid or Electric

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Although lithium-ion cell and pack costs are expected to fall sharply by 2020, they are unlikely to drop enough to support widespread adoption of fully electric vehicles without a major breakthrough in battery technology, according to a new study by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

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Arc 1 Conversion Journal 3/3/2012

DIY Electric Car

It has been about 5 months since I posted my first blog about converting my car to electricity. Winter 2011-2012: Engine Bay and Under-car: The car is now completely gas-less. I was also able to strip a good 2/3rds of the wiring from the car as they were directly related to ICE components. The bay and belly are now clean of all grease; estimated 2 gallons of crud stuck to the bottom of the car that is now gone. " motor that is typically used in smaller cars.

Profile: Li-ion Battery and Pack Supplier Valence Technology

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Green Car Congress had the opportunity recently to have a discussion with Mark Donaghy, the Global Marketing Manager for Valence Technology, Inc., a provider of lithium-ion batteries, modules and packs. Donaghy noted that Valence has shipped some 70 MWh of Li-ion battery capacity since 2005—equivalent to 200,000 batteries, or enough for 1,500 3.5 We believe we are the number one shipper of lithium phosphate batteries in the world right now, ” he said.

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Top 15 Nissan LEAF markets in US in 2013

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Nissan provided a list of the top 15 markets in the US for the Nissan LEAF battery-electric vehicle. Nashville, home of Nissan Americas headquarters and the plants that assemble both LEAF and its battery. Electric (Battery) Sales Top 15 LEAF market year-to-date in 2013.

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Rinspeed To Present an Intelligent Mobility Concept Based on “UC?” Electric Car at Geneva Show in March

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Swiss-based concept powerhouse Rinspeed, which converts and manufactures prototypes and limited series vehicles, will unveil an intelligent mobility concept that integrates electric commuter cars, rail and the Internet at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March. Li-Tec Battery GmbH.

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Reflections on Converting a 914 to an EV

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

The conversion car came from and had very little rust and good structural integrity. This made the car much easier to drive (similar to an ICE vehicle). Adding a "real" battery monitoring system like the PakTrakr was key in monitoring the state of all the batteries. The AC motor also provides regenerative braking for free, which also aids in stopping the car with the heavier battery weight.

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Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE Concludes Knockout Qualifying Stage; 15 Vehicles from 12 Teams Continue On

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Edison2 Very Light Car #97 (Charlottesville, VA) Internal Combustion Engine. Edison2 Very Light Car #98 (Charlottesville, VA) Internal Combustion Engine. Commuter Cars, Tango (Spokane, WA) Battery Electric. Edison2, Very Light Car #95 (Charlottesville, VA) Internal Combustion Engine. X-Tracer, E-Tracer 7002 (Switzerland) Battery Electric. X-Tracer, E-Tracer 7009 (Switzerland) Battery Electric. Amp, amp’d Sky(Cincinnati, OH) Battery Electric.

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Electric Car Manufacturers Inspire New Paradigms -- Seeking Alpha

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Kulongoski, Oregon as the electric-car manufacturer may be eyeing the “green” city of Portland. Think may use the former Freightliners plant site to employ over 1,000 workers that would ultimately expand to make 60,000 compact cars a year. Electric cars a still a joke.

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Rav4 EV

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

This car has half the power, substantially more battery capacity, and similar range to the EV1. Much of the car is identical to the ICE counterpart. The BIG advantage of this car (besides the fact that nobody can take it away from us!)

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

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The report, Plug-In Electric Vehicles: A Practical Plan for Progress , examines public policies toward PEVs, taking into account the promise and limitations of PEVs, recent improvements in battery technology, market dynamics, and the proliferation of policies around the world that promote the use of PEVs. early technology adopters and relatively affluent urban consumers interested in a “green” commuter car). Early Adopters vs. Mainstream Car Buyers. Battery Innovation.

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New Study Outlines Pathway to 76% Reduction in UK Transport Sector CO2 Emissions By 2050; Road Transport Becomes Carbon Neutral

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Measures for Spatial Planning include: Pedestrian-oriented design: urban car VKT reduced by 10%. Road space reallocation: urban car CO 2. High occupancy only vehicle (HOV) lanes: urban car VKT reduced by 1.4%. Workplace car parking charges: CO 2 emissions from commuting by car reduced by 12%. Thus, assuming 25% of total car CO 2 emissions are due to commuting, this equates to a 3% reduction in total passenger car CO 2.

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Plug In America - Links and Resources

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Real Life EV Stories A Case for Electricity Plug In America Positions Energy Policy Frequently Asked Questions About Plug-in Buses Who Killed the Electric Car? Batteries Included $142,000 Grant 2006 Archive GM Plug-in Series Hybrid? Prop 87 Missed Opportunity RAVs to Keep Rolling in LA Holiday EVangelism ZEVTech Saving RAVs Holiday EVangelism Who Killed the Electric Car? Who Killed the Electric Car?" Learn About Plug-ins What Are Plug-ins? Where Can I Buy One?

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Reva: A little company with big ambitions. The Green Piece

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Slow, clunky, even potentially “life-threatening” – these are just a handful of the insults that have been thrown the way of electric car maker REVA and particularly its G-Wiz model. The car will go on sale for around €10,000 and can be charged in just 90minutes.