Chevrolet Volt MSRP Starts at $41,000, $33,500 Net of Full Federal Credit; 3-year Lease Program with Option to Buy

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GM will introduce the Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle with a starting MSRP of $41,000; after applying the Federal income tax credit of $7,500, the price drops to $33,500. Chevrolet will also offer a lease program on the Volt with a monthly payment as low as $350 for 36 months at MSRP, with $2,500 due at lease signing, and with an option to buy at the end of the lease.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E customers to receive 250 kWh of complimentary charging at Electrify America stations

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For Mustang Mach-E owners with the extended-range battery, the 250 kWh of fast-charging energy is equal to more than three fill-ups. For standard-range battery models, the 250 kilowatt-hours of fast charging energy is equal to more than five fill-ups.

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Ford introduces F-150 Lightning Pro electric pickup targeted at commercial customers

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With a starting MSRP of $39,974 before tax incentives, the always-on 4x4 F-150 Lightning Pro with the standard range battery targets an EPA-estimated 230-mile range and includes a complimentary 32-amp Ford Mobile Charger, making the transition affordable for small and medium-size businesses.

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One out of four consumers interested in electric vehicles

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Seven percent said it is “very likely&# they would buy one. Seven percent said it is “very likely&# they would buy one. General Motors is bringing the Volt extended-range electric (meaning it has a gas engine to back up the electric power) and Nissan’s all-electric Leaf. CR found, based on its survey of 1,752 adults, that most consumers would like a range of 89 miles for daily driving.

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Nissan LEAF available at Santa Monica Enterprise Rent-A-Car location

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We’re making the Nissan LEAF available to local customers who are simply curious about the EV driving experience, those who are considering buying an EV, and those who want a fuel-efficient car rental option. In addition, Enterprise earlier this year became the first to offer rentals of Chevrolet Volt extended-range EVs to customers at its Ontario, Calif.,

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USDOT awarding $55M to support purchase of Low-No buses; electric buses and infrastructure

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Transitioning the fleet to all electric will eliminate emissions from diesel buses and emissions from shipping diesel fuel by barge 900 miles from Seattle. Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority will receive funding to execute a second phase of its electric bus program to install charging infrastructure (on-route & charging bank for depot chargers) and buy electric buses. MTA is extending one of the Music City Circuit routes to connect to Tennessee State University's main campus.

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Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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In this paper PHEV refers solely to the long-range PHEV of 60 miles (100 km) electric-only range.) The PHEV does not require the heavy, costly batteries required by other electric cars, nor does it suffer from a limited range or poor freeway performance. It offers a range of elegant solutions to a number of problems. For an extended discussion see Appendix C). Both owners drove an average of 12,000 total miles in the year.

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FEV Showcased Partner and Internal Advanced Hybrid Development Projects at SAE World Congress; Demonstrations of Capability

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At SAE 2009 World Congress, FEV showcased two advanced hybrid development projects it undertook with partners—the range-extended electric vehicle (ReEV) HUMMER H3 done in cooperation with Raser and a heavy-duty series hydraulic hybrid yard hostler done in partnership with EPA—as well as two internal hybrid development projects: a Dodge Caliber-based range-extended electric vehicle, and a small Wankel-based 18 kWe APU that could, for example, also be used as the genset in the Caliber.

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Audi e-tron Pilot Program

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It has a range just under 90 miles, can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 11 seconds, and has a top speed of 90 mph. From the press release…Audi engineers are researching e-tron power concepts tailored to different vehicle types and driving needs including full battery-electric (BEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and extended range electric (EREV) versions. New cars are traditionally introduced at auto shows.

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Subsidy announcement boosts electric cars

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Despite concerns that the announcement of the subsidy would in fact kill interest in the current generation of electric cars, many of which are not expected to eligible for the grant, evstores has reported that the news has boosted the interest in electric cars among the car-buying public. The subsidy is set to come into place in 2011, as the Government believe this is when eligible plug-in hybrids and long range electric cars will become mass-marketed.

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Perspective: A View Into the New GM

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GM is producing 2 vehicles a day with the goal of having a total of 76 vehicles available by the end of the summer; these vehicles will be used for validation testing ranging from fit and finish reviews, to durability testing to eventual crash testing. The afternoon was spent at the Milford Proving Grounds which covers 4,000 acres and includes over 132 miles of roads ranging from “ordinary” suburban lanes to a high speed test track. by Bill Cooke.

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How to Get a Plug-In Hybrid

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

At these prices, people are buying the "environmental feature" -- they want to be among the first owners of the worlds cleanest extended-range vehicles. They are early adopters, buying "Version 1.0" Today youd do it to be one of the first to drive the worlds cleanest extended range vehicle; in the future, youll do it because its an obvious and affordable win! Pricing from $8-15,000 for installed low-speed EV range of 8-24 miles.

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Tennessee, Nissan and TVA forge a path for electric car | www.tennessean.com | The Tennessean

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Bredesen said the state is committed to buying some of the vehicles for its own use, as well as helping to develop the necessary resources to support the vehicles, including installing charging stations in strategic locations such as downtown areas or shopping mall parking lots. (2 The Volt runs on an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack, but also has an onboard gasoline-powered charging system to help extend the cars range when a charging station isnt available.

Profile: Li-ion Provider Compact Power, Inc. Focusing on the Automotive and Vehicle Markets

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CPI) shortly after GM selected CPI and its parent LG Chem as the provider for the Li-ion batteries for the Extended Range Electric Vehicle (E-REV) Chevy Volt. (GM CPI is initially focusing on battery systems for what Patil calls xEVs—the range of electrified vehicles from simple hybrids through full electric vehicles—“ so we don’t stretch ourselves too thin. ” The third barrier is peoples’ expectations for range. and re-evaluate their expectations for range.

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VIDEO: Driving a Tesla-powered Smart

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Encased in metal and painted black, the battery looked much smaller than a Roadster pack and is said to be able to power the fortwo up to 100 miles. Merc wants the electric smart to perform badly, to have a short range and little power, so that it dosent eat up other products in the lineup. It is probably possible to make a 20k electric smart that outperforms most other cars on the road in everything except range and top speed.

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CalCars and PHEVs Frequently Asked Questions

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The costs and benefits of cars extend far beyond an individual driver to society as a whole. Despite this, a 2003 EPRI study , assuming only $2/gallon gas , zero buying incentives, and a PHEV premium of $3-$5,000 more than standard hybrids, shows that the total lifetime cost of ownership for a PHEV will be lower than that of any other vehicle type -- so the payback will be there. But it works best if we use plug-in hybrids to power most of our miles electrically.

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Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

However, because of the duty cycle used by the Postal Service, which generally amounts to only about 18-20 miles per day on a fixed route, these vehicles are being built without the range extender seen on the concept. The head of Chryslers ENVI division, Lou Rhodes, told AutoblogGreen this morning that Chrysler is marketing this battery-only version of the van to commercial fleet customers who typically have shorter range requirements.

Greenlings: Benefits of charging stations vs. battery swaps vs. home charging

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

It eliminates waiting in lines or out of order machinery and gives you the benefit of your vehicles full range right from your doorstep. They offer the opportunity of adding range to your vehicle while you are working, eating or shopping. BYD , for examples, says their 60 mile range-extended vehicle can add 30 miles of range in ten minutes. it seems to me there is too much range anxiety about these machines. every 40 miles or so.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

BYD BYD Automobile Company, Shenzhen, China (partially owned by Warren Buffets Mid-America Holdings) Plan F6DM $22,000 PHEV with 60-mile range for sale, starting in China in 2009, in the US around 2011 Chrysler ENVI division developing Town & Country minivan, 200C EV concept and Jeep Patriot and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited SUVs, EREVs (series hybrids) with 40-mile range One PHEV planned for sale in US by end of 2010, others by 2013. People wont buy a full car.

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