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

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Eligible projects included those that replace, rehabilitate, lease, and purchase buses and related equipment as well as projects to purchase, rehabilitate, construct or lease bus-related facilities, such as buildings for bus storage and maintenance. The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities will receive funding to purchase battery electric buses, associated charging infrastructure and a back-up generator to maintain bus service in a disaster situation.

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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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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 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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GE Buying 25K EVs--Starting with the 2011 Chevrolet Volt

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GM is set to deliver its 2011 Chevrolet Volt to its first batch of owners, but it's just booked a big order sure to keep the extended-range electric car in short supply for the near future. Corporate giant GE said today it would purchase 25,000 electric cars over the next five years. The EVs will be used in its fleets in what the company calls the

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GM Board Recommends Selling Majority Stake in Opel/Vauxhall to Magna International/Sberbank; Opel/Vauxhall to Remain Part of GM Global Product Development

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Ending what had extended into a longer-than-expected process of deliberation and negotiations, the Board of General Motors announced its support for a bid from the consortium of Magna International Inc. and Sberbank to buy a majority stake in its European Opel/Vauxhall operations. Under the deal, Magna/Sberbank will purchase a 55% stake in New Opel; GM will hold a 35% stake and employees will be provided a 10% stake.

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BCG Report Expects Battery Costs Will Constrain Widespread Market Adoption of Fully Electric Vehicles, Absent a Technology Breakthrough; Forecasts 26% of Major Market New Cars in 2020 To be Hybrid or Electric

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Despite this cost challenge, however, the report projects steady growth for hybrid and electric cars—including mild- and full-hybrids; plug-in hybrids; extended range electric vehicles; and fully electric vehicles. million will be range extenders, and 11 million will be a mix of hybrids. So the cost for a 15-kWh NCA range-extender pack would fall from around $16,000 to about $6,000.

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Vauxhall/Opel sale gets go ahead

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It has been a longer than expected process of negotiations, but now the board of General Motors has announced its support for a bid from Magna International and Sberbank to buy a majority stake in the European Opel/Vauxhall operations. The sale is not officially finalised – instead several key issues will be resolved over the coming weeks including gaining the written support of labour unions to support the deal with the necessary cost restructuring for viability and finalisation.

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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). The PHEV does not suffer from the “range anxiety” that limits other electrically-powered vehicles.

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Subsidy announcement boosts electric cars

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Last week the UK Government announced a purchase subsidy of up to £5,000 for every electric car available from 2011. 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 good news is that most of us do not need the extended range.

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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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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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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.

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

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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. For extended range I guess one could carry a fairly modest generator set in the trunk to avoid ever being stranded.

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