DOE announces $26.6M SBIR/STTR FY15 Phase 1 Release 2 awards; fuel cells, batteries, power electronics and efficient combustion engines

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Of these, 16 are vehicle-related, encompassing projects developing batteries, power electronics and improved combustion engine technology including on-board reformers, and two are specifically hydrogen fuel cell-related. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) are Federal programs in which agencies with large research and development (R&D) budgets set aside a small fraction of their funding for competitions among small businesses only.

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Auto Industry and Utilities Urge President Obama to Create to National Electric Fuel Task Force to Accelerate Plug-in Adoption

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Led by the Department of Energy, the task force would include federal and state regulators, standards organizations, utilities, environmental groups, consumer groups and electric drive industry stakeholders. The organizations also called on the administration to form an Interagency Electric Drive Working Group to help streamline federal programs, expenditures and regulations related to electric drive. Tags: Electric (Battery) Plug-ins Policy

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German project exploring integration of electromobility with transport services

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The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding BiE with €2 million (US$2.2 million) under the federal program “Electric Mobility”. Car Sharing City car Electric (Battery) Mobility services Urban mobility

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DOE to award up to $2.5M to deploy fuel-cell-powered baggage tow tractors at commercial airports

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Federal programs, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Voluntary Airport Low Emissions (VALE) Program, provide financial incentives to airports and airlines to convert their fleets of GSE, including baggage tow tractors, to low-emission technologies. DOE is encouraging applicants for this FOA to leverage other federal programs and incentives.). Space required for battery charging can also represent a significant cost.

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California ARB holding hearing on adopting amendments to LEV III to support compliance options using new Federal GHG regulations

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California committed to accept national program compliance for model years 2017 through 2025 (as it did for MYs 2012 through 2016) with the understanding that it would provide equivalent or better overall greenhouse gas reductions nationwide than California’s program. In its review of the final federal program, ARB staff determined that the final rulemaking adopts greenhouse gas standards substantially as proposed in the earlier Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM).

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Senate Energy Bill Contains $3.8B for Natural Gas Vehicle Conversion and Purchasing, $400M for Plug-in Vehicle Deployment

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The bill establishes within the Department of Energy a Natural Gas Vehicle and Infrastructure Development Program for the purpose of facilitating the use of natural gas in the United States as an alternative transportation fuel, in order to achieve the maximum feasible reduction in domestic oil use. The bill also provides funding to establish fueling infrastructure, and a loan program for domestic manufacturing.

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California Air Resources Board releases proposed Advanced Clean Car package: LEV III, GHG and ZEV rules to transform the California fleet; ZEVs and TZEVs to be 15+% of new vehicle sales by 2025

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The Advanced Clean Cars program combines the control of soot, smog-causing pollutants (LEV III) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions into a single coordinated package of requirements for model years 2017 through 2025. Zero Emission Vehicle Program.

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