Bipartisan bill in Congress would direct DOD to replace non-tactical vehicles with ZEVs

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Electric (Battery) Fleets Fuel Cells Hydrogen Market Background PolicyRepresentatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA-39) D-CA-39) and Francis Rooney (R-FL-19) introduced the Department of Defense (DOD) Non-Tactical Vehicle Reduced Petroleum Consumption Act. This bill directs the DOD to replace such vehicles—from passenger cars to construction vehicles such as bulldozers and forklifts—as they age with zero-emission vehicles.

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22 mayors join letter urging electric-car tax credit retention by Congress

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tax policy for the first time in three decades are now being reconciled by a joint committee from both houses of Congress. Politics Plug-In Hybrids congress incentives tax credit plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Two bills from the Senate and House of Representatives that would radically reform U.S. No public hearings on those bills have been held in either chamber, and the legislation is closely guarded. It would be fair to call the.

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New bipartisan bill in US Congress to expand EV and hydrogen fuel cell tax credits

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Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells HydrogenUS Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Gary Peters (D-MI), and Susan Collins (R-ME) along with Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) introduced the Driving America Forward Act, bipartisan legislation to expand the electric vehicle and hydrogen fuel cell tax credits. Under current law, consumers may receive a tax credit of up to $7,500 if they purchase an eligible electric vehicle.

European Electric Vehicle Congress 2011

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The European Electric Vehicle Congress (EEVC-2011) will be held in Brussels, 26–28 October 2011, and is organized by Frédéric Vergels, who has served as the Secretary General of AVERE , the European Association of Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell, Electric Vehicles, since 1998.

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FEV showcasing 48V technology at 2016 SAE World Congress

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FEV will showcase some of its 48-Volt technology capabilities at the 2016 SAE World Congress next week in Detroit. The proliferation of components and systems that require electrical power in today’s vehicle are pushing the standard 12-Volt battery to its limits.

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FEV showcasing liquid-cooled, high performance battery for PHEV applications at SAE World Congress

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FEV North America will be displaying a liquid-cooled, high performance battery pack for plug-in hybrid applications. The battery will be at the 2015 SAE World Congress next week in Detroit. Designed for use in PHEV applications, the FEV battery pack features an innovative cooling concept and a modular design that provides high power output, robustness and safety. The modules within the battery pack are liquid-cooled Li-Ion cells, each with nominal energy content of 1.3

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Volkswagen Group and Hamburg partner to bid to host 2021 ITS World Congress

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The Volkswagen Group and its partner city, the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, have submitted a bid to host the 2021 ITS World Congress. A further 30 purely battery-powered vehicles will follow in the period to 2025.

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Protean Electric introduces production in-wheel motor at SAE World Congress; 25% increase in peak torque

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Protean Electric introduced its production in-wheel motor at the 2013 Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress in Detroit. Fuel economy improvements up to 30% in hybrid configurations, as compared to the existing vehicle, depending on battery size. Protean Electric is presenting a paper at the World Congress: “Using Vehicle Simulation to Investigate Controllability”.

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BMW presents “Vehicular Small Cell” at Mobile World Congress; first mobile femtocell for optimized in-car connectivity

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At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the BMW Group, peiker acustic GmbH & Co. Low-power transmission also saves battery power. KG and Nash Technologies GmbH are presenting the “Vehicular Small Cell” research project, which aims to improve mobile reception in vehicles.

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SAE World Congress technical track on advances in fuel cell vehicle applications

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The 2016 SAE World Congress is again featuring a technical track (PFL 720) on advances in hydrogen fuel cell vehicle technology, followed by a technical expert panel discussion (PFL 799) on the commercialization of fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen infrastructure. During the PFL 720 sessions at last year’s Congress, Toyota presented a set of four technical papers describing some of the technology innovations used in its production fuel cell hybrid electric vehicle Mirai.

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GM makes eAssist standard on the 2013 Buick Regal; new SAE paper coming at World Congress

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The latest version of the eAssist system, as applied in the new Malibu, consists of: A 32-cell, 115V, 0.5-kW Li-ion battery pack (15 kW peak power) using cylindrical power-optimized cells from Hitachi. The power electronics and the pack are packaged in the “eAssist power pack” which includes the batteries (2 parallel 16-cell modules) and the power electronics, both of which are air-cooled.

Electric-car tax credit retained in Congressional tax reform bill: report

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Politics Plug-In Hybrids congress incentives tax credit plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV We'll likely never know whether it was the influence of auto lobbyists, pressure from the actual public, or a letter signed by two dozen mayors. But however the sausage was made, it appears that the U.S. income-tax credit for purchase of a plug-in electric vehicle will not be killed after all. Whether it would survive amidst the sweeping changes.

CPT presenting two papers at SAE World Congress on SpeedStart and TIGERS for 48V mild hybrid systems

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Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) will deliver two technical papers at SAE World Congress in April on its SpeedStart torque assist and kinetic energy recovery system ( earlier post ) and TIGERS turbine integrated gas energy recovery system ( earlier post ) for 48V mild hybrid vehicles. For the ADEPT project, the consortium comprises CPT, the European Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (EALABC), Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies, Ford and the University of Nottingham.

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In an ideal world, this is how electric-car tax credits should work

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New York Politics sales rebates Plug-In Hybrids California congress incentives tax credit plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The tax reform bill likely to be voted on by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives retained a number of provisions originally slated to be cut from the tax code. Among them was the federal income-tax credit for purchase of a plug-in electric vehicle. Three carmakers—General Motors, Nissan, and Tesla—have now used more than half.

FEV, Inc. to Unveil Dodge Caliber-Based Range Extended Electric Concept Vehicle at SAE World Congress

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will unveil a Dodge Caliber-based range extended electric concept vehicle (ReEV) powered by a UQM propulsion system and generator at the 2009 SAE World Congress next week. A conventional MY 2009 Dodge Caliber. Click to enlarge. FEV , Inc.

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Heard At The Show: Snippets from SAE 2009 World Congress

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Major factors contributing to Li-ion battery aging. shared their data on lithium-ion battery aging. Crane also mentioned that one-quarter to one-third of the cost of a battery system is the packaging, integration and electronics. Honda demonstrated their “ Walking Assist Device ” at the Congress. Where does all of the energy go?

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Advocacy group takes electric cars to Capitol Hill to inform lawmakers

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The advocacy group Plug In America went to Capitol Hill recently, with a barrage of plug-in electric and pure battery electric vehicles, in an effort to educate lawmakers on their importance. congress Electric Car plug-in cars Plug-in AmericaThe best way to change perceptions about electric cars is to put novices in the driver's seat—quite literally in this sense.

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FEV Showcased Partner and Internal Advanced Hybrid Development Projects at SAE World Congress; Demonstrations of Capability

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California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger dropped by the FEV booth to see the H3 ReEV after his remarks at the SAE 2009 World Congress opening ceremony. A liquid-cooled, 41 kWh lithium-ion battery pack operates at 700V and provides the energy storage. Supported battery development.

2009 78

President Obama Asks Congress for Carbon Cap Legislation; to Spend $15B per Year on Energy Technologies

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In his first address to a joint session of the US Congress on 24 February, President Barack Obama named energy as one of the three areas of investment “ that are absolutely critical to our economic future ” and called on Congress to “ send me legislation that places a market-based cap on carbon pollution and drives the production of more renewable energy in America. ” (The two other areas named were health care and education.).

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Aluminum-Air Battery Developer Phinergy Partners With Alcoa

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Battery developer Phinergy is moving toward its goal of marketing an aluminum-air battery that could offer electric-car drivers 1,000 miles of range. Green Car Congress reports that the Israeli startup has entered into a joint development agreement with Alcoa. The partnership--announced at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference in

2014 87

Ford researchers to present paper on fast-charging Li-ion batteries at SAE WCX

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At the upcoming WCX 17: SAE World Congress Experience (the re-imagined SAE World Congress) in April, Xiao Yang and Ted Miller from Ford will present a paper on the fast recharge capability of Li-ion batteries and its effect on capacity degradation. We cycle the battery at 16C charge rate from 0 to 100% SOC and do not see any unexpected battery capacity loss in 50 cycles, where half of the cycles are 1C-rate charge as a reference capacity check.

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Nissan launches EV battery manufacturing in Smyrna plant

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Nissan has launched production in its new battery plant in Smyrna, Tenn. Combined, the construction of the battery plant and modification of the Smyrna manufacturing facility represent an investment of up to $1.7 Each battery pack consists of 192 cells contained in 48 separate modules.

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Trump's EPA head, VW zero-emission infrastructure funding, battery recycling: Today's Car News

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Today, Donald Trump nominates a climate-science denier to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Congress questions $2 billion in zero-emission vehicle infrastructure funding from the Volkswagen diesel scandal, and a new study claims it is better to recycle electric-car battery packs than reuse them.

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SmartBatt consortium shows prototype optimized future battery pack technology for electric vehicles

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The European SmartBatt (Smart and Safe Integration of Batteries in Electric Vehicles) consortium has produced a prototype optimized battery pack targeted at small electric vehicles; the pack is currently on display at the European Electric Vehicle Congress (EEVC) in Brussels.

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Some Volkswagen strategists see battery-electric, diesel cost lines crossing by 2023-2025; TRANSFORM 2025+

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In a conversation with Green Car Congress at AutoMobility LA last week, Dr. Matthias Erb, Executive Vice President of the NA Engineering and Planning Center, Volkswagen Group of America, said that, as a result of those pressures, some strategists in the Volkswagen Group project that the cost lines between battery-electric vehicles and diesel will cross within the coming decade. As a result, we see a cost line crossing between battery-electric vehicles and diesels.

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VW TDI Delay, EPA Funding Cut, Dead Hybrid Battery Question: Today's Car News

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Today, Volkswagen gets more time to figure out it diesel modifications, Congress passes a budget bill that cuts EPA funding, but keeps other environmental measures intact, and we answer a question about a dead hybrid battery pack. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Catch up on last week's news with our Week in Reverse feature and video. Today in Car News

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U.S. Battery Makers Power Up

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I wrote a few months ago about the Japanese and European carmakers teaming up with Asian and Euro battery manufacturers with $200-$400 million deals to build large production facilities that will soon be cranking out high volumes of LiIon batteries for plug-in cars. Since achieving cost parity with internal combustion requires batteries to cost less than $500 per kWh, this is a welcome sign that we’ll be seeing those prices in short order.

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Axion supplying PbC batteries to Norfolk Southern for all-battery switcher and working on line-haul hybrid locomotives; micro-hybrid and stationary expansion

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The battery-electric NS-999, “under the long hood”. In April, Axion Power International Inc received an order from Norfolk Southern Corp (NS) for PbC lead-carbon batteries for use in an all-battery-powered switcher locomotive. PbC batteries. PbC battery.

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Hyundai Motor researchers report improved Li-sulfur battery performance with new sulfone-based electrolyte

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Researchers from Hyundai Motor have found that the use of a new sulfone-based electrolyte greatly improved the capacity and reversible capacity retention of a Li-sulfur battery compared to the performance of ether-based electrolytes. In a paper presented at the SAE 2104 World Congress in Detroit, they reported that use of the sulfone-based electrolyte increased capacity by 52.1% Batteries

2014 92

NREL researchers evaluating blockchain for transactive energy applications

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Congress’ public policy research arm predicted that if this approach proves “practical and economical, blockchain technology could alter the manner in which electricity customers and producers interact.”. Blockchain Electric (Battery) Market Background Power Generation

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ams introduces new chip for simpler distributed cell monitoring and balancing operations in Li-ion battery systems

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ams AG, a provider of high-performance analog ICs and sensors, has introduced a simplified and more robust method of implementing cell monitoring and balancing in lithium battery systems. —Manfred Brandl, Product Manager for battery management in the automotive business unit at ams.

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Electric cars are 'historic opportunity' for US carmakers: Autonation CEO

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Unlike many auto dealers and dealership groups that see selling electric vehicles as a necessary burden, AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson believes electric vehicles offer a "historic opportunity" for the industry Speaking at the Automotive News World Congress, Jackson recognized the challenges associated with electric vehicles, but said he also thinks. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) AutoNation

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GM CTO says company accelerating electric vehicle development in China; R&D focus on batteries and lightweight materials

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General Motors is accelerating the development of electrified vehicles in China, Jon Lauckner, GM Chief Technology Officer, vice president of Global Research & Development, and president of GM Ventures, said in a presentation at the FISITA 2012 World Automotive Congress in Beijing. The facility, which is part of the GM China Advanced Technical Center, is engaged in research on battery technology and lightweight materials. China Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

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SEAT creates a business unit to promote urban mobility and presents e-Scooter concept

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At the 9 th edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, SEAT announced the creation of a new strategic business unit focused on urban mobility and presented its new e-Kickscooter concept and its first electric e-Scooter concept.

2019 93

Battery/Ultracapacitor System for Small Electric Vehicles

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Configuration of an EV with battery pack and ultracapacitor. Researchers at the Illinois Institute of Technology and Allborg University (Denmark) are studying a hybrid battery/ultracapacitor system for small electric vehicles. They presented a paper on their work at the recent SAE 2009 World Congress in Detroit. In the system, the batteries function as the main energy storage source of the vehicle, supplying average power to the load. Tags: Electric (Battery

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Building Better Batteries: NanoeXa Uses Quantum Simulation Software to Deliver Advanced Lithium-Ion Battery Materials

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NanoeXa , a designer and manufacturer of advanced Lithium-ion battery materials for a range of applications, is using its Quantum Simulation Software (QSS)—based on a quantum-simulated database of materials including structures and properties, and a simulation engine—rapidly to identify and then to deliver improved lithium-ion battery materials. At the recent ARPA-E Energy Summit in Washington DC, Green Car Congress had a chance to talk with Dr. Deepak Srivastava, NanoeXa CTO.

Obama announces $2.4 billion for EV projects

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billion for battery and electric car manufacturing and deployment efforts. Green Car Congress has the full rundown of recipients. President Obama today announced $2.4

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DOE Closes $1.4B Loan Agreement with Nissan to Support Production of LEAF and Batteries

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manufacturing plant to produce the all-electric Nissan LEAF and the lithium-ion battery packs to power them. Modification of the Smyrna manufacturing plant, which will begin later this year, includes a new battery plant and changes in the existing structure for electric-vehicle assembly. Tags: Batteries Electric (Battery) Policy US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced that the Department of Energy has closed a $1.4

2010 78

Subaru to Begin EV Sales in Japan in 2009

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Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) has issued a press release, according to Green Car Congress , announcing that 2009 rather than 2010 will see the sales of the first 100 electric Subarus in Japan.

2007 130

Ricardo to present early results of development of scalable Electric Drive Unit at CTI Shanghai

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Ricardo will present the early results of an R&D project to develop a scalable Electric Drive Unit (EDU) for future electric vehicles at the CTI’s 8th International Congress and Expo, to be hosted on 24-25 September 2019, in Shanghai, China.

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Honda to unveil wireless V2G system at CES; leveraging WiTricity DRIVE 11 system

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Vehicles can be parked over a wireless charging ground pad, and electric power can flow from the grid to the vehicle to charge the battery, or from the vehicle to the grid to help meet electric demand during peak usage periods.

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Could improving electric-car tax credit be possible even with today's politics?

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Congress in December did not eliminate the federal tax credit for purchase of a plug-in electric vehicle. Politics Plug-In Hybrids incentives tax credit plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Rather to the surprise of electric-car advocates, the massive tax bill passed by the U.S. That credit lets buyers take a credit of $2,500 to $7,500 on their income-tax filing in the year of purchase. Now, financial columnist James Stewart has.

Tesla Gigafactory, Volvo plug-ins, EV tax credit support, Infiniti EV, U.S. lithium mining: Today's Car News

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With a new bill in Congress, the effort to extend EV tax credits no longer comes just from Democrats. Tesla and Panasonic are reportedly shelving plans to further expand their lithium-ion battery Gigafactory. And demand for batteries triggers. Infiniti unveils its new electric sports sedan. Volvo announces new high-performance plug-in hybrids. Today in Car News

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