Raleigh-Durham Airport to buy 4 Proterra electric buses and charging infrastructure

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The Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU) Authority has approved the purchase of four Proterra Catalyst E2 zero-emissions battery-electric transit buses and related charging infrastructure. Funded in part by a $1.6-million zero-emissions vehicle grant from the Federal Aviation Administration, the new Proterra battery-electric buses will replace four older diesel buses, resulting in the elimination 16.9

GM and ABB demonstrate community energy storage system built from 5 used Volt batteries; Duke Energy testing

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GM and ABB partnered to produce a prototype back-up power storage unit that repackages five used Volt batteries into a modular unit that becomes an uninterruptible power supply and grid power balancing system. —Pablo Valencia, GM senior manager of battery lifecycle management.

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Charlotte Douglas International Airport to buy 5 Proterra electric buses; 9th airport

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Proterra battery-electric buses will contribute to CLT’s sustainability goals. By planning for scale now, CLT can utilize the charging infrastructure for a range of battery-electric powered service vehicles in the future. Mineta San José International Airport (SJC); Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU); and Honolulu International Airport (HNL). Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

Electrify America releases $300M Cycle 2 national ZEV investment plan; metro charging, autonomous charging, renewable generation

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These metro areas are expected to account for more than 50% of expected battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in operation outside California through 2022 (Navigant, 2017). Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

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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. Washington DC, Seattle, Raleigh, N.C., Tags: Batteries Electric (Battery) Policy US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced that the Department of Energy has closed a $1.4

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GM and ABB demonstrate prototype of Volt battery pack grid re-use application

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Distributed Energy Storage (DES) demonstration with GM Volt battery pack and ABB PQF inverter. In conjunction with the Plug-in 2011 event in Raleigh, NC, GM and ABB demonstrated a lab prototype of a distributed energy storage (DES) system that combines Volt battery technology and a proven grid-tied electric power inverter. We took a production battery, a production inverter, made the necessary modifications and found that it could perform the function needed.

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USDOT announces $84.9M through Lo-No program to expand advanced bus technologies

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These include hydrogen fuel cells, battery electric engines, and related infrastructure investments such as charging stations. The Anaheim Transportation Network will receive funds to purchase advanced battery-electric buses. The District Department of Transportation will receive funds to purchase battery electric buses, which will replace diesel vehicles that are reaching the end of their useful life. City of Raleigh (GoRaleigh). Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

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Electrify America to install 2,800 charging stations at workplaces and multi-unit dwellings across US

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Workplace and multi-unit dwelling charging stations will be installed in six California metropolitan areas—Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose—as well as in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, Raleigh, Seattle and Washington, DC. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

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Plug-in vehicles would combine today’s new electric-flex fuel (gas and/or biofuels such as ethanol) hybrid technology with a larger battery that could be recharged by plugging it into a standard wall sockets.

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DOE Announces Nearly $11 Million for Advanced Automotive Battery Research, Development, and Demonstration Projects

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected seven cost-shared research projects for the development of advanced batteries for electric drive vehicles. These projects were selected under the battery materials and manufacturing topic area from the Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement released early in 2008. million, project to develop hybrid nano carbon fiber/graphene platelet-based high-capacity anodes for lithium batteries.

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UPS, Matternet to transport medical samples via drone in first FAA-sanctioned use of a drone for routine revenue flights in US

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The program is taking place at WakeMed’s flagship hospital and campus in the Raleigh, N.C., The program will utilize Matternet’s M2 quadcopter, which is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and can carry medical payloads weighing up to about 5 lbs.

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DOE awarding >$24M to 77 projects through Technology Commercialization Fund

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Raleigh, N.C. Significant Cost Reduction Potential for Wave Energy Conversion Devices with Variable Geometry Modules, $102,089 Solar Automated Permit Software for Distributed PV and Battery Storage, $695,000 California Solar + Storage Association (CALSSA), Sacramento, Calif. Enabling Cobalt-Free Battery Solution for Behind The Mater Storage, $750,000 SPARKS, Castro Valley, Calif. Advanced Membranes for Redox Flow Batteries, $300,000 The Chemours Company, Wilmington, Del.

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Nissan LEAF passes 25,000 sales mark in US

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The battery-electric car posted its best US sales month yet in March, and a 423.5% We’re seeing the adoption curve for EVs accelerate, and there is tremendous interest not only on the West Coast but in a number of new strongholds like Atlanta, Raleigh, Denver, Dallas, Chicago, St. The Nissan LEAF has sold more than 25,000 units in the US. year-over-year sales increase in April. Nissan has sold more than 62,000 units worldwide.

Ford begins production of 2012 Focus Electric at Michigan Assembly, C-MAX models on deck

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Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant is starting production of the 2012 Focus Electric ( earlier post )—a five-passenger, battery-electric car Ford expects will achieve more than a 100 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) fuel economy rating. Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; Focus Electric is powered by a 23 kWh lithium-ion (li-ion) battery system (with cells from LG Chem/Compact Power) with an advanced active liquid cooling and heating system to precondition and regulate the temperature.

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Pike Research projects California, New York and Florida to lead US in PEV sales

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Relative to population, the firm anticipates that PEV penetration rates will be the highest in several smaller MSAs including Raleigh-Cary, NC; San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA; and Sacramento-Arden Arcade-Roseville, CA. Electric (Battery) Forecasts Hybrids Plug-ins SalesPike projections of cumulative light duty plug-in electric vehicle sales, 10 largest MSAs by population, 2011-2017. Click to enlarge.

Ford names first markets for the Focus Electric

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Raleigh Durham, N.C.; The Focus Electric’s motor will be powered by a 23 kWh lithium-ion battery. The system utilizes a liquid heating and cooling system to maximize battery life and driving range. Ford Motor Company has named the first markets that will sell the Focus Electric, Ford’s all-electric passenger car: Atlanta; Austin and Houston, Texas; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; San Francisco; San Diego; New York; Orlando, Fla.; Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.;

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Ford Selects Johnson Controls-Saft for PHEV Battery Supplier in 2012; Adds 7 Utilities to PHEV Test Program

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Ford has into a partnership with Johnson Controls-Saft (JCS) to develop advanced lithium-ion battery system to power Ford’s first production plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) beginning in 2012. The lithium-ion battery system that Johnson Controls-Saft is designing and manufacturing for Ford include cells, mechanical, electrical, electronic and thermal components. The first PHEV research prototype used a JCS 10 kWh lithium-ion battery pack based off a 41 Ah cylindrical cell.

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DOE announces EcoCAR 2; focus on electric drive technology

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Participating universities will use electric powertrains, next generation control systems, and advanced battery technologies to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). North Carolina State University (Raleigh, North Carolina). Conferences and other events Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-insEcoCar 2 Malibu. Click to enlarge.

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Ford opens limited reservations for 2012 Focus Electric; starting at $39,995

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Raleigh Durham, N.C.; Ford has opened reservations for the 2012 Focus Electric, with a starting price of $39,995, including $795 in destination charges but before state and federal incentives. Buyers can configure a Ford Focus Electric and place orders with a Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) dealer via a dedicated website. A limited number of Focus Electrics will first be available in California and the New York/New Jersey regions.

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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. Progress Energy Corporation by Advanced Vehicle Research Center , with Hymotion kit, July 2007 (Raleigh, NC), contact Mike.Ligett@. Advanced Energy , Prius by Hymotion and Advanced Vehicle Research Center, July 2007, (Raleigh, NC). John Cambareri, 2005 Prius, by John Cambareri using Cal-Cars method and Plug-in Supply Battery pack, January 2009 (Spokane, WA).

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Ford Testing Intelligent System for Plug-in Vehicle to Grid Communication to Manage Charging

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When plugged in, the battery systems of these specially equipped plug-in hybrids can communicate directly with the electrical grid via smart meters provided by utility companies through wireless networking. Greg Frenette, manager of Ford’s Battery Electric Vehicle Applications.

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President Obama announces new $140M public-private manufacturing innovation institute focused on power electronics

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Applied in an EV, WBG materials could cut electricity losses by 66% during vehicle battery recharging, the DOE says. President Obama announced the selection of a consortium of businesses and universities, led by North Carolina State University, to lead a manufacturing innovation institute for next-generation power electronics. Earlier post.).

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RMI Launches Project Get Ready to Help Communities Prepare for Plug-ins

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Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) launched Project Get Ready , an initiative that emerged from its Smart Garage Summit in October 2008 and that is intended to help communities prepare for plug-in vehicles including full battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and converted hybrid or internal combustion vehicles. I think this approach will lead to a faster and better arrival for plug-in vehicles and I am thrilled to have Portland, Indianapolis, and Raleigh in the conversation.

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Trek highlights green credentials of plug-ins

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He dubbed the car the Electric Green Machine, as it was fitted with custom A123 Hymotion lithium-ion batteries that were installed at the Advanced Vehicle Research Centre in Raleigh, North Carolina. How do you prove the benefits of a plug-in hybrid car to the public? Why set yourself a mechanical challenge of course. A Florida car dealer set a mission to drive 1,100 miles in a Toyota Prius, which had been modified as a plug-in hybrid, while burning as little petrol as possible.

Nissan Updates on Nissan Green Program 2010; New Vehicle CO2 Needs to Be Reduced 90% by 2050

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In reviewing its efforts to date in reducing CO 2 emissions, Nissan said that AESC (Automotive Energy Supply Corporation), its joint venture with NEC Corporation and NEC TOKIN Corporation, aims to be a leader in battery technology. AESC will market its laminated compact lithium-ion batteries to automotive manufacturers around the world for use in electric-powered vehicles (hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicles). Raleigh, N.C. Nissan Motor Co.,

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