Tesla faces battle over direct sales to buyers in Connecticut

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This time, the action is in Connecticut, where on Monday the legislature's finance committee approved a bill letting Tesla do just that. Politics sales dealers New car sales plug-in cars dealerships Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) state laws ConnecticutAnother month, another Tesla battle with auto-dealer lobbyists in another state—or so it seems in the company's ongoing battle to sell electric cars online directly to buyers.

Connecticut providing up to $3K cash rebate for buyers of BEVs, FCEVs, and PHEVs while funding lasts

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Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced the Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate Program (CHEAPR). Under this new initiative, a cash rebate of up to $3,000 is now available for Connecticut residents, businesses, and municipalities who purchase or lease an eligible electric vehicle (EV). EVs covered by CHEAPR include battery electric (BEV), fuel cell (FCEV), and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles.

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Ford offering 3 years’ complimentary public charging to C-MAX Energi customers in California and Connecticut with EV 1-2-3 Charge

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kWh Li-ion battery pack. Ford Motor Company will offer three years of complimentary charging to California and Maryland customers who purchase or lease a 2016 C-MAX Energi with its pilot EV 1-2-3 Charge program.

CT dealer incentive for electric-car sales works, could be improved: report

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Connecticut ushered in a unique electric-car incentive in 2014, and the first points of data on its effectiveness have now been published. car buying incentives plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) state laws ConnecticutThe Connecitcut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR) program not only provides a direct incentive for consumers to buy electric cars, it also awards cash to the dealership that sells one.

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Why Electric Cars Are Rare Outside CA: Arcane 'Travel Provision' Rule

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While California buyers can choose among roughly two dozen different battery-electric and plug-in hybrid offerings, just a handful are available outside the state. New York California California Air Resources Board CARB plug-in cars Zero Emission Vehicle Connecticut MassachusettsThe sparsity of cars with plugs has been one of the biggest frustrations for Northeastern electric-car shoppers and advocates.

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Harvard team demonstrates new metal-free organic–inorganic aqueous flow battery; potential breakthrough for low-cost grid-scale storage

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The new flow battery developed by the Harvard team already performs as well as vanadium flow batteries, with chemicals that are significantly less expensive and with no precious-metal electrocatalyst. The active components of electrolytes in most flow batteries have been metals.

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Toyota Research Institute launches $35M effort to use AI to accelerate design & discovery of advanced materials; focus on batteries and fuel cells

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Initially, the program will aim to identify new advanced battery materials and fuel cell catalysts that can power future zero-emissions and carbon-neutral vehicles. Initial research projects include collaborations with Stanford University; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the University of Michigan; the University at Buffalo; the University of Connecticut; and the UK-based materials science company Ilika. AI Batteries Fuel Cells Materials

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New Flyer to start development of first 60' fuel cell hybrid bus in North America; introduces 40' battery-electric bus

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is developing the first North American designed and built 60-foot battery-electric/fuel cell hybrid bus that will operate in daily service. The electric propulsion system being integrated into New Flyer’s Buy America-compliant Xcelsior X60 heavy-duty transit bus platform includes a combination of batteries, a fuel cell, and hydrogen storage. and Siemens on the bus that will be operated by Connecticut Transit (CTTransit) for 22 months of in-revenue-service operations.

UConn team devises chemistry-adaptive battery fuel gauge based on probabilistic data association

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Researchers at the University of Connecticut have developed a chemistry-adaptive battery fuel gauge based on a probabilistic data association (PDA) algorithm. Their paper, available online in the Journal of Power Sources , addresses the problem of tracking the state-of-charge (SOC) in Li-ion batteries when the battery chemistry is unknown. Further, a BFG with parameters from offline characterization will be accurate only for a “known” battery chemistry.

2014 73

MIT teams receiving $10M from TRI for next-gen battery materials

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MIT’s Martin Bazant, joined by colleagues at Stanford University and Purdue University, will lead an effort to develop a novel, data-driven design of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. Roos (1944) Professor of Chemical Engineering and a professor of mathematics, will use machine learning to develop a scalable predictive modeling framework for rechargeable batteries. Researchers will develop computer simulation tools to predict automotive battery performance.

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DOE awards $17M for vehicle technologies; batteries, PEEM, engines, materials, fuel

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High speed precision printing and UV curing for ceramic separators This project will develop the next generation of safer Lithium Ion PEV batteries by combining high speed precision printing and UV curing to instantly fixture ceramics on separator film. Unique S-cell design for reduction of inactive materials This project will develop a novel S-cell to reduce the inactive battery materials by 50%. University of Connecticut. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $17.6

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CODA Automotive Battery Joint Venture Secures $394M of Committed Capital for Expansion

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California-based electric car and battery company CODA Automotive ( earlier post ), together with its China-based joint venture partner, Lishen Power Battery, has secured $394 million of committed capital. The capital will enable the company to rapidly industrialize the all-electric CODA car’s power system for commercial volume production and support its ability to mass manufacture transportation and utility power storage battery systems.

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Project to award up to $15.5M in rebates for EV chargers in Sacramento County

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A national nonprofit organization, CSE manages statewide incentive programs for electric vehicles and electrical vehicle charging infrastructure in California, New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Plug-insA rebate project to increase access to electric vehicle (EV) chargers throughout California’s Sacramento County is launching with up to $15.5 million in funds available for qualifying local businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Canada and California to work together on cleaner transportation

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The 13 states working with California on regulations to cut greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles are Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. Canada Electric (Battery) Emissions Regulations

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Up to $29M available for public EV chargers in SoCal; SCIP accepting applications

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A national nonprofit organization, CSE manages statewide incentive programs for electric vehicles and electrical vehicle charging infrastructure in California, New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Electric (Battery) InfrastructureA rebate project to increase public access to high-powered charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) throughout Southern California launched this week in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

2018 76

Kia Motors America expands Soul EV availability to four additional states; 10 total

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The Soul EV will be sold in eight New York dealerships, six New Jersey dealerships, three Maryland dealerships, and two Connecticut dealerships. Recharging times vary from 24 hours for a fully depleted battery using a standard 120V outlet and under five hours when plugged into a 240v outlet.

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Li-ion startup Cadenza Innovation raises $5+M in oversubscribed Series A; ex Boston Power team

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Cadenza Innovation , a Li-ion battery startup founded in 2012 by Dr. Christina Lampe-Onnerud, former CEO and founder of Boston Power ( earlier post ), has raised more than $5 million in growth capital. Batteries

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive priced at $41,450 for US; 85-mile range

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The MY14 B-Class Electric Vehicle will be available beginning in mid-July to dealers in California; Connecticut; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; New Jersey; New York; Oregon; Rhode Island; and Vermont. The lithium-ion battery is housed in the “Energy Space” in the underfloor of the vehicle.

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Lung Association report highlights health and climate costs of petroleum-based transportation and the benefits of shifting to ZEVs

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In addition to California, the ZEV states are Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont. Connecticut: $1.4 Climate Change Electric (Battery) Emissions Fuel Cells Health Plug-ins

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ICCT paper assesses leading regional EV markets in US and policies behind them

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These typically range from $1,000 to $3,000 per battery electric vehicle in most states, and they are typically about half as much for plug-in hybrid vehicles due to their lesser all-electric driving capability. Electric (Battery) Plug-ins Policy Sales

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New York to test and evaluate 5 New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE electric buses

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The New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), acting through the New York City Transit Authority (NYCT), will launch its electric bus test and evaluation program of five Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric, forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses. For the program, New Flyer integrated battery technology from XALT Energy with high-efficiency electric motors and rapid overhead charging systems from Siemens.

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EIA: California home to almost half of US plug-in electric vehicles

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Total US sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs)—battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric—have increased in recent years, but still represent only about 0.7% Maryland offers a tax credit of $125 for each kilowatthour of battery capacity of an EV, up to $3,000.

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Study shows a much cheaper catalyst can generate hydrogen in a commercial electrolyzer

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The device was manufactured by a PEM electrolysis research site and factory in Connecticut for Nel Hydrogen, the world’s oldest and biggest manufacturer of electrolyzer equipment. Electrolysis works much like a battery in reverse: Rather than generating electricity, it uses electrical current to split water into hydrogen and oxygen.

2019 78

California ARB votes to move forward with light-duty vehicle GHG and ZEV programs through 2025; cranking it up post-2025

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Senior environmental officials from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Oregon testified at the hearing on Friday to urge the Board’s approval. California is also moving forward to accelerate deployment of fuel cell and battery electric cars.

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International Alliance on ZEVs seeks to accelerate ZEV adoption; 11 founding government members from N America and Europe

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California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont in the United States; Québec in Canada; and The Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom in Europe are the founding members. Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Market BackgroundEleven European and North American governments are the founding partners of the International ZEV Alliance, which has the mission of accelerating global adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs).

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USDOT awarding $55M to support purchase of Low-No buses; electric buses and infrastructure

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The vast majority of the funded projects are for battery-electric buses and infrastructure; two projects are receiving a total of $3.2 The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities will receive funding to purchase battery electric buses, associated charging infrastructure and a back-up generator to maintain bus service in a disaster situation. The 30' battery electric buses will replace several vehicles at or near the end of their useful lives.

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Nissan brings LEAF to new US markets

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is expanding the availability of the battery-electric Nissan LEAF in the US. Orders for the 2012 Nissan LEAF begin today in Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York. Nissan North America Inc. Deliveries of the LEAF, enriched for the 2012 model year with additional standard equipment including quick charging and cold-weather features, will take place in these markets by December.

8 ZEV states announce US ZEV sales top 260,000 units

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The other seven states—Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont—account for more than 135,000 vehicles. Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Plug-ins Policy Sales Representatives of an eight-state partnership to develop and to support the market for zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) joined California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary D.

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GE Plans to Order Tens of Thousands of EVs

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The Fairfield, Connecticut-based company also has a vehicle-leasing division through its GE Capital finance unit. Its products include lithium-ion batteries for cars and trucks via a venture with A123 Systems Inc. and sodium-based batteries for use in large vehicles such as locomotives. Bloomberg. In a speech in London, General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt said that the company will order “tens of thousands” of electric vehicles in about a week.

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Obama Administration launches series of actions to accelerate EV adoption; inc. $4.5B in loan guarantees, pursuing 350 kW fast charge

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During past eight years the number of plug-in electric vehicle models has increased from one to more than 20, battery costs have decreased 70%, and the number of electric vehicle charging stations has increased from less than 500 in 2008 to more than 16,000 today—a 40-fold increase. Connecticut Green Bank. A 350 kW charging system could charge a 200-mile range battery in less than 10 minutes. Batteries Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Plug-ins Policy

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Toyota fuel cell hybrid drivers report no problems with single digit East Coast temps

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Connecticut-based Proton Onsite, which operates a fleet of ten Toyota FCHV-adv fuel cell vehicles, says that even in the recent single-digit temperatures, the FCHV-adv has performed without problems. Toyota was quick to note that unlike pure battery electric vehicles which can see reductions in driving range in extreme temperatures, fuel cell vehicles’ performance stands up to freezing temperatures.

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DOE to award up to $137M for SuperTruck II, Vehicle Technology Office programs

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Through the other initiative, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement ( earlier post )selections, 35 new projects will receive $57 million to develop and deploy a wide array of cutting-edge vehicle technologies, including advanced batteries and electric drive systems, to reduce carbon emissions and petroleum consumption in passenger cars and light trucks.

2016 60

Yardney and Coda Automotive Form JV for US Automotive Li-ion Systems Production; Lishen Expected to Participate

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34 kWh battery pack for Coda sedan. Connecticut-based Yardney Technical Products, Inc. and California-based Coda Automotive have entered into a joint venture (Coda Battery Systems LLC) to design, manufacture and sell automotive-grade, lithium-ion battery systems in the United States.

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Governors of 8 states sign MoU to put 3.3M zero-emission vehicles on roads by 2025; 15% of new vehicle sales

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The governors of 8 states—California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont—have signed a memorandum of understanding ( MoU ) to take specific actions to put 3.3 Zero-emission vehicles include battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles, and hydrogen fuel-cell-electric vehicles; the technologies can be applied in passenger cars, trucks and transit buses.

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Four Next-Generation Fuel Cell Buses Introduced in Hartford

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Four next-generation fuel cell-powered hybrid-electric transit buses were introduced in Hartford, Connecticut, joining an earlier generation bus that began service in 2007. The new buses will be operated by Connecticut Transit (CTTransit) and are equipped with UTC Power fuel cell systems. Advanced lithium-ion battery systems and a more durable fuel cell powerplant are key features of the new buses.

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Car Companies Standardize Plug for Electric Vehicles : Gas 2.0

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2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid coming to market with EPA-estimated 27-mile electric range; starts at $34,600

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kWh lithium polymer battery system is roughly five times larger than the Sonata Hybrid’s battery. Existing battery level.

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Chevrolet Volt service programs launched

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With deliveries planned to dealerships in California, Connecticut, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas and Washington, DC, Chevrolet has started an in-field quality assessment program on the Volt that will run until the end of June. The range extended vehicle will be shipped to dealerships with 40 per cent HV battery state-of-charge and two gallons [.].

Maxwell Technologies to receive more than $500K in funding for collaborative energy storage programs

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Maxwell will receive more than $300,000 for collaborative R&D programs with Connecticut-based battery manufacturer Yardney Technical Products, Inc., Maxwell Technologies, Inc., a leading producer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage products, will receive more than $500,000 in state and federal funding for collaborative energy storage research and development programs with three US-based companies.

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Toyota reduces pricing on 2014 Prius Plug-In in US

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The Prius Plug-in is available in 15 states (California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and Hawaii). kWh Li-ion battery pack. Toyota has reduced the MSRP on the 2014 Prius Plug-in Hybrid by more than $2,000, making the starting MSRP $29,990 (excluding dealer preparation and handling, DPH).

NRDC-sponsored Shulock report says California ZEV regulations need a tune-up to meet 2025 goals

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In 2013, the Governors of eight of the ZEV states (including California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to place 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025, equivalent to about 15% of passenger car and light duty truck sales by 2025 being plug-in hybrid, full battery electric, or fuel cell vehicles. Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Hydrogen Regulations

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BMW Announces Markets for US ActiveE Field Trial

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Markets which will participate in the BMW ActiveE ( earlier post ) US field trial when it begins in summer 2011 include the New York metro market; the Greater Los Angeles Are; San Diego; the Greater San Francisco and Sacramento areas; select markets in Connecticut; and Boston. Based on the chassis of a BMW 1 Series Coupe, the ActiveE features a newly developed electric drivetrain and a lithium-ion battery-packed developed in cooperation with SB-LiMotive.

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DOE fuel cell market report shows continued growth, with sales surpassing $1.3B worldwide in 2013

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It is especially important to note that several of the companies—Nissan, Ford, Volkswagen and BMW—have previously focused primarily on battery-electric vehicles and other alternative fuels. MW fuel cell power park opened in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and the world’s largest fuel cell power plant, 59 MW, was installed in Korea. The rest of the top five, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Ohio, have a cumulative total that is less than Michigan on its own.

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