Minneapolis gets EV Ready

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Minneapolis will be getting 18 electric cars from Ford, and stimulus funding will be used to install charging points, as reported in the Twin Cities downtownjournal.com. Tags: Ford battery electric car

Montréal and Laval award Canada’s largest-yet battery-electric bus contract to New Flyer

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The Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) and the Société de transport de Laval (STL) have awarded New Flyer a contract for 40 forty-foot, zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE heavy-duty transit buses, marking the largest-yet battery-electric bus contract in Canada.

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Chrysler/DOE Ram PHEV project exploring battery life modeling

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Chrysler is showcasing its two-mode Ram Truck Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), equipped with a 12 kWh, 33 Ah cell, 355V Li-ion battery pack from Electrovaya, at the Washington DC Auto Show. grid storage and load balancing for the battery pack; and integration with renewable energy.

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New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions completes New York’s first OppCharge interoperable on-route charger solution for transit buses

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Infrastructure Solutions is also currently overseeing and supporting similar on-route OppCharge charging deployments in Portland, OR, Minneapolis MN, and Vancouver, BC. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty InfrastructureNew Flyer of America Inc.

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New Flyer unveils Xcelsior CHARGE H2 bus; first to offer two fuel-cell-electric models eligible for federal funding

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The Xcelsior CHARGE H2 also features regenerative braking while decelerating, which recharges the batteries and reduces energy consumption for extending range. It introduced its next-generation battery-electric bus, the Xcelsior CHARGE in 2017. New Flyer of America Inc.

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Air Line Pilots Association Calls for Temporary Ban on Li-ion and Li-metal Battery Shipments on Airliners

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The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) is calling on the US government to prohibit shipments of lithium-ion and lithium-metal batteries on passenger and all-cargo aircraft until new regulations are in place to ensure the safe transport of these materials. John Prater, pointed to three recent incidents as proof of the need to prohibit lithium battery shipments. ALPA has long advocated for improved transport requirements for lithium-ion and lithium-metal batteries.

New York Turn On

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Turn on the Electric Road By DAVID MORRIS Published: October 8, 2006 Minneapolis LAST summer, New York State took a page from California’s playbook, using state policy to jump-start a 21st century automobile industry.

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ICCT assesses factors driving EV market in US cities

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The markets of Charlotte, Detroit, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Providence, and Virginia Beach showed charging infrastructure growth of approximately 30% to 80%, corresponding with at least a doubling of their electric vehicle uptake from 2015 to 2016.

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Summer Update

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Along with other national leaders in the PHEV movement, including Dr. Andy Frank and Mark Duvall of EPRI , I spoke to the need to fund battery research and demonstration vehicles. Roger Duncan gives Campaign Update The Plug-In Partners National Campaign has now been underway for six months.

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NREL study finds 2nd-generation diesel hybrid delivery vans show significant gains in fuel economy over conventional vans

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The NREL team collected and analyzed in-service fuel economy, maintenance, and other vehicle performance data on 11 hybrid (P100H) and 11 conventional diesel (P100D) step vans operated by the United Parcel Service (UPS) in Minneapolis. Laboratory and in-use fuel economy results Source: NREL.

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Generating Electricity from Air Flow

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They presented their concept at the 62 nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society’s (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics at the Minneapolis Convention Center on 23 November. The power generated could run some systems, such as batteries that would be used to charge control panels and other small electronic devices such as mobile phones. In Minneapolis, Andreopoulos and his colleagues presented wind tunnel data showing how the devices work in both situations.

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UPS Deploys 200 More Hybrid Delivery Trucks

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Long Island, Minneapolis and Louisville. Primary components are the Hybrid Drive Unit (HDU), which combines a clutch, a 44 kW/420 N·m motor/generator and automatically controlled manual transmission; the motor inverter/controller; the DC/DC converter; and a 2 kWh li-ion battery pack. UPS has expanded its fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles with the deployment of 200 next-generation hybrid electric delivery trucks in eight US cities. Earlier post.).

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Xcel Energy and Customer Coalition To Be Among First Users of Electric Transit Connect

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The company is finalizing agreements with others eligible to participate, including the city of Minneapolis and Hennepin County in Minnesota and the city of Denver in Colorado. The Ford Transit Connect Electric utilizes a lithium-ion battery pack from Johnson Controls-Saft to achieve a range of up to 80 miles on a single charge and is rechargeable using either a 240-volt or standard 120-volt outlet.

Azure Dynamics announces sales of 29 Transit Connect Electrics

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The Transit Connect Electric utilizes a lithium-ion battery pack from Johnson Controls to achieve a range of 50 to 80 miles depending on auxiliary usage and drive cycle and is rechargeable using either a 240-volt or standard 120-volt outlet. Boyer Ford in Minneapolis, MN. Azure Dynamics Corporation announced 29 new Ford Transit Connect Electric sales, including 8 units in Europe and 21 units in North America, which includes a 3-unit reorder from Johnson Controls, Inc.

Cummins Demonstrates Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Auxiliary Power System

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The hybrid power electronics provide dynamic load sharing between the SOFC and a battery pack. The SOFC APU. Click to enlarge.

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Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are

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by EAA-PHEV with Nilar NiMH batteries, May 2007 (Centennial, CO) contact: info@nilar.com Small photo. Rybak of Minneapolis , 2007 Prius by Hymotion , Oct 2007 (Minneapolis, MN), contact sustainability@ci.minneapolis.mn.us. Kiet Chau, 2009 Prius, by Kiet Chau and Electrik Innovations using Cal-Cars method and Plug-in Supply Battery pack, December 2008 (West Covina, CA). About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Car-Makers Say.

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Could electricity come from the air?

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Their idea was presented at the 62 nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics at the Minneapolis Convention Centre. The researchers experimentally investigated devices placed inside turbulent wakes of circular cylinders at Reynolds numbers of 10,000 and found that the power could run some systems, such as batteries, that would be used to charge control panels and small electronic devices.

US DOT Awards $100M in Recovery Act Funds to 43 Transit Projects to Reduce Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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The project includes quick-charging stations at this terminal layover in route to recharge bus batteries. Grid sourced electrical energy used to recharge the bus batteries will be augmented with solar energy collected with panels procured and installed under this project. Battery Powered Zero Emission Circulator Buses: Innovative Quick Opportunity Charge, Lithium-Ion Titanate Battery Powered Community Bus program. Minneapolis-St.

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