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BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Sports Car: Full Pricing And Options Announced

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BMW has revealed full pricing and options details for its plug-in hybrid sports car, the i8. Revealed by BMW Blog, the i8''s base price comes in at $135,700, before BMW''s $950 destination It''s the first glimpse we''ve had of pricing beyond the i8''s regular base price, and what BMW''s ''World'' trim levels offer beyond the standard i8''s equipment tally.

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PHEVLERs are the Zero CO2 Clean Green Machines of the Future

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The Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle with Long Electric Range (PHEVLER - pronounced “fevler”) is a new category emerging in the electric vehicle marketplace. 1 ] The average daily driving distance in the USA is 30 miles (48 km), so PHEVLERs are vehicles with at least 60 miles (97 km) of electric range. which produces hybrid and electric drivetrains for small, medium and large vehicles. PHEVLERs produce no tailpipe emissions in local driving.

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How to Get a Plug-In Hybrid

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Carmakers Say. Conversions are mostly for the Prius, with a few for the Ford Escape/Mercury Mariner hybrid SUVs. See How Carmakers are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity.

Corn Belt Mayor Plugs In

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GreenOptions blog reports that Mayor RT Rybak of Minneapolis is now driving a plug-in hybrid. He recognizes that plug-in cars, already cleaner than hybrids or ethanol vehicles and cheaper to fuel, can get even cleaner as the electricity gets greener.

Battery Company Buys Plug-in Hybrid Converter?

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InsideGreentech reports that Toronto Star reporter Tyler Hamilton posted on his personal blog that battery maker A123 Systems has acquired Canadian plug-in converter Hymotion. It would certainly be a good thing for A123 to have a reason beyond its relationship with GM to be interested in making batteries for plug-in cars. Tags: a123 hymotion plug-in hybrid

GM Will Apply Plug-in Hybrid Technology To One of Its Remaining Four Core Brands, Delivery Still in 2011

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Prototype Saturn Vue PHEV plugging in to a Coulomb Chargepoint ( earlier post ) in San Jose, CA. I’m pleased to let you know the plug-in hybrid technology will be applied to one of GM’s four core brands. Tags: Plug-ins

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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Cleantech Blog Cleantechblog.com, the premier cleantech site for commentary on news and technology relating to clean tech, greentech, energy, climate change and carbon, and the environment. Find investors, resumes, and free research Get Cleantech Blog in your email Enter your email address: Subscribe in a reader Join us on Linked In Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook GHGBlog.com - The Greenhouse Gas Blog Loading.

Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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In a flurry of electric vehicle activity, three back-to-back announcements this week have placed a spotlight on Oregon’s plans to be the friendliest state in the nation in which to build, sell and buy electric cars. electric car race with i MiEV in Oregon?

Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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Electric cars and a smart electric grid have a bright future, according to panelists at a roundtable discussion on the subject that I attended last Friday in Boston. “I In effect, cars would be acting like tiny power stations. And where does Better Place fit in? “We

GM's Plug-In Hybrid: Not a Saturn, Not a Buick, Will Try Again

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Just two weeks ago, we reported that GM's first plug-in hybrid vehicle--originally meant to be a Saturn Vue before GM decided to sell Saturn to Pennske--would become a Buick crossover. My, how quickly things change in the new Internet world. As GM said Wednesday on its Fastlane blog, "not all the feedback was positive

Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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Electric car supporters are rising to defend General Motors’ development of the Chevy Volt after the Obama Administration’s automotive task force proclaimed that the car was probably too expensive to be commercially successful in the near future. Sitting that low in traffic is no fun.

Plug-ins to play part in GM future

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In an online blog, General Motors’ (GM) vice chairman Tom Stephens stated that the company will apply plug-in hybrid technology to one of its four core brands followings its’ restructuring. Currently Saturn sells two hybrid vehicles - the VUE and Aura with GM hybrid system - and was also scheduled to offer a two-mode hybrid Vue with a Vue plug-in two-mode hybrid version scheduled for 2011 to be used in a test fleet with the US Department of Energy.

Solar Powered Greenius Producing Massive South Bay Energy

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I’m talking about committed environmental journalist/activists like myself who believe we have a responsibility to play more than a stenographers role in covering the single greatest threat to our civilization of our lifetimes. But they’re not a slam dunk in today’s economy.

How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Carmakers Say. 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.

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Welcome to Plug in Partners. This is the blog site for the National Plug in Hybrid Campaign

Toyota pooh-poohs the plug

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In the wake of Secretary Chu's defunding hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles, Toyota continues its assault on the inevitable plug. Automakers the world round have had 100 years to suck every ounce of profit possible from the internal combustion engine, and Toyota intends to get at least a few decades out of its lead in gasoline-only hybrid vehicles. Irv Miller of Toyota says of plug-ins "this dog won't hunt." See the NY Times Wheels blog for more.

PIP Declares Victory

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And those of us at Plug in Partners are grateful to our partners and friends who have made this announcement not just possible, but in a very real sense, a reality. We concluded as a community that there were three key reasons for Austin to take the lead in this national program.

Plug In America - Links and Resources

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Learn About Plug-ins What Are Plug-ins? Real Life EV Stories A Case for Electricity Plug In America Positions Energy Policy Frequently Asked Questions About Plug-in Buses Who Killed the Electric Car? 3 CARB Date with Destiny Move CARB Forward Plug In America Podcasts! New 100K Club Member RAV4EV in Japan Newsletter Vol. 1 $100,000 Grant Moving in the Right Direction? Where Can I Buy One?

GM Pulls the Plug on New Buick Compact Crossover; Plug-in System to Be Applied to Another Vehicle

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GM has cancelled its recently announced compact Buick crossover, which would have offered the plug-in hybrid system originally targeted for the Saturn VUE. In a post on GM’s FastLane blog, Tom Stephens, GM Vice Chairman, who announced the compact two weeks ago, said initial feedback from employees, potential customers, dealers, media, analysts and others on the proposed new compact was consistent and negative. This happened in one day.

Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are

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About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Car-Makers Say. Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are This is a mirror of the map at Googles RechargeIt site (including icons for YouTube videos on both PHEVs and EVs). Below is a chronology of hybrid Toyota Priuses and Ford Escapes that have been converted.

Flawed PHEV report has legs

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There has never been a shortage of stories in the press denigrating plug-in electric cars. We've seen it all in the press: electric cars are more polluting , less safe, require too much water , will electrocute rescuers after a crash, will spontaneously explode , and will kill the blind. As electric cars seek a place in the market, expect more such stories. CNN picked up the story questioning whether plug-ins pencil out for consumers.

Volt, Re-Volt, No Volt - Will CARB Revolt?

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In January GM announced the Volt, a smart idea that makes use of the two existing primary energy infrastructures - the electric grid and gasoline stations. With NiMH batteries - those that provide energy to every hybrid on the road and thousands of all-electric cars - the Volt plug-in hybrid could go into production today. And calls into question just how serious GM is about plug-in cars.

GM: Let's Hash Out Open Plug-In Car Standards

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We noted in December that the Society of Automotive Engineers, or SAE, was working to update standards for the interface between plug-in electric cars and the grid, and planned to agree on a set within months.

Technology Review: First Plug-in Hybrid to Be Sold in the United States

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Videos Blogs Community Magazine MIT News Newsletters Events Resources International English Spanish Chinese Italian German Home Computing Web Communications Energy Materials Biomedicine Business [1] 2 Next » Thursday, April 16, 2009 First Plug-in Hybrid to Be Sold in the United States In November, Fisker Automotive will begin sales of a car with 50 miles of battery-powered range.

Mississippi State University Takes First in Year Two of EcoCAR Competition With Biodiesel EREV

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Students from Mississippi State University placed first in the 2010 EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge finals in San Diego, Calif. Virginia Tech earned second place with an ethanol EREV design and Penn State came in third place building a biodiesel EREV.

GM’s vehicle electrification roadmap; little focus on conventional hybrids

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But no focus on “conventional” hybrids.). Fletcher is responsible for the Extended Range Electric Vehicle propulsion system in the Chevrolet Volt as well as the propulsion systems in GM’s upcoming line-up of Plug-In Hybrid Elecrtic Vehicles.

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DOE awarding $6M to 11 projects to accelerate alternative fuel vehicle market growth

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $6 million to 11 projects aimed at improving potential buyers’ experiences with alternative fuel and plug-in electric vehicles, supporting training, and integrating alternative fuels into emergency planning. The Drive Electric Orlando project is a large-scale effort to address one of the core barriers to widespread plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) adoption: increasing consumer familiarity with the technology.

Plug-In Prius Goes Up to 12 Miles on Electricity Only - AllCarsElectric.com

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Though 12 miles is well short of the 40 plus miles of the upcoming Chevy Volt, the costs associated with the hybrid system should also fall well short of the Volts costly power train. The plug-in Prius is a separate model from the all new 2010 Prius Hybrid

GM cancels Buick hybrid plans

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General Motors (GM) has pulled the plug on plans to introduce in the US a new Buick SUV which would have included a plug-in hybrid version following negative feedback during a showcase to employees, potential customers, dealers, media and analysts. Importantly GM confirmed that the plug-in hybrid technology would be applied to another vehicle instead. Tags: Hybrid cars Buick GM hybrid plans plug-in

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"Spirit" and the First EVer in the World Plug-in Parade in Santa Monica, California - 17 January 2009

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - The "Spirit" did it, showing off signage and PHEV stuff with some 74 EVs and PHEVs at the first EVer in the world Plug-in Parade, called "Inaugural Parade West: Plug In, America! right there in sunny and delightful Santa Monica, CA. That question was answered in an unambiguous manner yesterday at Plug In America's history-making parade of 75 highway capable plug-in vehicles.

"Plug-in Arizona Educational Tour" Update -- "Spirit of DC's" Visit to Nogales High School with Nogales International Reporter, Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

It initiated the start of the "Plug-in Arizona Educational Tour" for educating one AZ County at a time! After visiting with Nogales International newspaper staff, Reporter Denise Holley, EVJerr and the "Spirit" headed over to Nogales High School in order to link up with Automotive Instructor, Ruben Verdugo and his Class. Interestingly enough, the Automotive Class is "into" the study of hybrids at this time. And of course, now Plug-ins for extra credit!

A Brief Look at Today's Plug-in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles and the Companies That Are Revolutionizing an Old Industry - Yahoo! Finance

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Markets close in 5 hours and 43 minutes. A Brief Look at Todays Plug-in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles and the Companies That Are Revolutionizing an Old Industry Plug-in Hybrids: Vehicles of Tomorrow Monday April 20, 2009, 4:00 pm EDT Buzz up! Also due to limitations in currenttechnology therange for most all-electric vehicles is limited to about100 miles and toup to 250 miles for high-end electric vehicles.

Perspective: A View Into the New GM

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The Saturn version of the two-mode plug-in hybrid at the Milford Proving Grounds. The day was split between a morning session at the GM tech center in Warren and an afternoon session at the GM proving grounds in Milford, MI. No increase in the role of diesels.

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T he Plug In Partners Blog celebrates its first year of publishing this month. must not be 'hostage' to foreign oil February 20, 2006 MIT researchers invent new hybrid car battery February 7, 2006 Re-thinking the world's economic future February 7, 2006 100-M.P.G.

Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Subscribe Green News Events Manufacturers Region New Cars Used Cars Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Chrysler Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service by Sam Abuelsamid on Apr 22nd 2009 at 10:05AM Chrysler U.S. Total sales worldwide in 2008 were 2 million vehicles.

Welcome to Revenge of the Electric Car!

Revenge of the Electric Car

Welcome to our blog and Chris Paine’s new film, “Revenge of the Electric Car.&# (slated for Spring, 2010)! Every week, we’ll be posting production stories, insider information, and late breaking news from the world of plug-in vehicles. Once again there is incredible momentum and talent around the renaissance with electric cars, plugin hybrids, and electric transportation in general.

Is Ford First?

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Pressed by activists to take steps to improve the efficiency of Ford's vehicle line-up, Bill Ford Jr, great-grandson of Henry Ford, said the carmaker was considering launching a plug-in hybrid , a potential industry first. producer of hybrid cars.

Toyota, too, Says No

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In a business where product plans are set six, eight and even 10 years in advance, 2022 is closer than it would appear." - Irv Miller, V.P., Toyota, in Open Road Blog , the official Blog of Toyota responding to NY Times Columnist Thomas Friedman's Et Tu, Toyota? Were plug-in hybrids and electric cars added to the automakers' fleet mix they could achieve astounding CAFE standards. There will be numerous plug-in choices available.

Is GM Playing Games with the Volt?

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As I've blogged previously , I want to believe as much as the next guy that the Volt - GM's announced plug-in hybrid - is real. Sierra Club, UCS and NRDC should have been indicted along with CARB and Big Oil in the film Who Killed the Electric Car? The ZEV mandate offered a way to get plug-in cars - zero-emission, zero-petroleum, zero-carbon producing cars - on the road outside the CAFE protocol.

Webchat with Volt Engineers Doing Cold Weather Testing in Kapuskasing, Ontario

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GM is holding a live webchat tonight at 7:30 PM ET with Andrew Farah, Volt vehicle chief engineer, and Pam Fletcher, global Voltec and plug-in hybrid electric powertrain chief engineer, from Kapuskasing, Ontario, where they are cold-weather testing the Chevrolet Volt. The forecast for today in Kapuskasing, which is approximately 800 km/500 miles northwest of Toronto, is for periods of snow mixed with freezing drizzle, with a high of -4 °C (24 °F).