Mitsubishi’s PlugIn ElectricSUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

The engine works with two electric motors and includes batteries for storing electricity. According to the company the engine, motors, and batteries work together to maximize efficiency. When the battery power gets low, the PX-MiEV engages the gas engine to generate electricity.

Plug-In Hybrids (or Plugin Hybrids)

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

CA, NY, MA and other states have had Zero-Emission Vehicle programs since the early 1990s because battery electric vehicles in those states, taking into account power plants, are far cleaner than gasoline cars in reducing urban air pollution and smog.

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The controversy in fast charging for electric vehicles (PlugIn 2010)

National Green Transportation

. At PlugIn 2010 the agenda included a benign sounding panel session entitled "The Near Future of Charging." Electric vehicle charging is rife with geeky details about battery management systems, charge rates, communication

OSU smart membrane could enable new category of high-energy, high-power energy storage for EVs

Green Car Congress

A team at the Ohio State University has developed a membrane that regulates bi-directional ion transport across it as a function of its redox state and that could be used as a programmable smart membrane separator in future supercapacitors and redox flow batteries. Batteries

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Two Week Commuting Report

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

The batteries are broken in so I have more current to work with and more importantly 2. With the charger plugin at both work and home, the PakTrakr fuel gauge doesn't seem to drop below the 80% mark, so I think the batteries will last a little while. Since I don't work Fridays, this is the end of my second week commuting to work fifteen miles each way. Two things have definitely made the car more fun to drive.

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Volvo plug-in hybrid bus with B?sbaar rapid charging to begin field testing in Gothenburg; 75-80% reduction in fuel consumption and CO2

Green Car Congress

7900 Volvo Plugin Hybrid Charging at Redbergsplatsen in Gothenburg. The plug-in adds a larger battery pack, charging electronics and control module. The batteries are charged at the bus terminus via the B?sbaar Click to enlarge.

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Buick Going Green With Plug-In SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

So, the only GM brand that isn’t green yet is Buick and adding a plugin powertrain gives them the quadfecta, or perfecta, or whatever comes after the trifecta. According to GM’s Tom Stephens, the yet-to-be-named 5 passenger plugin CUV will get a 3.6 Can this really be true?

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Automakers agree on common plug to recharge electric vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The benefit of a higher voltage connector has nothing to do with the speed at which the battery will charge it has to do with the conductor size.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Sprout at Plug-in 2010

Green Car Congress

Better Place, perhaps better known for its battery swap model, had on display its Level 2 charging stations ( charge spots ). Eaton’s quick charger can recharge the iMiEV to 80% of battery capacity in 25 minutes. Liberty PlugIns. Blink residential unit. Source: Ecotality.

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VIDEO: Driving a Tesla-powered Smart

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Also ferrying guests about a short circuit (so to speak) was a smart fortwo imbued with a Tesla-engineered drivetrain, fruit of its effort to supply Daimler with battery packs for 1,000 smart eds.

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Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Postal Service Minivan - Click above for high-res gallery Chrysler is celebrating Earth Day today by unveiling the first four of what will be a fleet of 250 battery-powered minivans for the U.S.

Dodge Circuit EV First Drive: electric car makes grand promises on Earth Day

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

If you want it to perform like a sports car instead of a slug in a sportscars skin, youre going to need that 10k for the ac drive system alone, and then maybe another 15k for a lithium battery pack. As more renewables come online, battery electrics just keep getting cleaner and greener.

How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

GM has announced plans for public sales in 2010, and almost every carmaker now says it will sell PHEVs or highway-speed battery electric vehicles (BEVs) sometime after 2010. Batteries not ready. Hyundai Partnering with Korean battery companies for hybrids.

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Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

by EAA-PHEV with Nilar NiMH batteries, May 2007 (Centennial, CO) contact: info@nilar.com Small photo. Mauro Rampini, 2004 Prius by Rampini Mauro, using EAA-PHEV method with components from Plugin Supply , May 10, 2008 (Arluno, Italy, EU), contact solare. Dave Kennington, 2004 Prius, by self using Cal-Cars method and Plugin Supply kit, November 2008 (Atlanta, GA), contact d_kennington@. About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Car-Makers Say.

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

Green Car Congress

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. Given the high cost of battery production, a BEV that approaches affordability (with generous tax credits) has a driving range of about 70-100 miles on a full charge.

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