California Energy Commission awards nearly $9M to 3 projects to support local manufacturing of heavy-duty electric vehicles, PHEVs

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million in grants and loans for 46 projects covering transportation, energy storage, biogas and efficiency programs, the California Energy Commission awarded nearly $9 million to three companies to encourage the manufacturing of heavy-duty electric vehicles and components in California.

USCAR helps to develop charging-readiness tools for plug-in & electric vehicles through US DRIVE

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As a member of the US DRIVE Grid Interaction Tech Team (GITT), the US Council for Automotive Research LLC (USCAR) recently played a key role in assisting the US Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a model streamlining process for permitting and inspecting home-charging stations for plug-in hybrid electric and electric vehicles (PHEVs/EVs), as well as information tools for the actual installation process.

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OSU wins Year 2 of EcoCAR 3 competition

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Even with these new challenges, the students from Ohio State displayed an exceptional ability to integrate their Series Parallel Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) system, transforming this high-performance vehicle into a uniquely eco-friendly alternative.

EcoCAR Teams Roll Out Architectures; Plug-in Li-ion Packs and Renewable Energy Common Attributes

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EcoCAR, which is sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and General Motors (GM), as well as the Government of Canada, the California Air Resources Board and other government and industry leaders, is a three-year competition that builds on the 19-year history of DOE advanced vehicle technology competitions by giving engineering students the chance to design and build advanced vehicles that demonstrate leading-edge automotive technologies. Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV).

Raser Technologies and Hyundai Heavy Industries To Collaborate on Development of Renewable Energy and Extended Range Electric Vehicles

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The agreement also sets forth the first phase of commercial production of electric fleet vehicles utilizing HHI’s high tech engineering and manufacturing capability and Raser’s extended range electric vehicle powertrain technology. Raser first unveiled its Extended Range Series Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) drive system, developed with FEV, at the 2008 SAE World Congress in Detroit.

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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VIDEO: Driving a Tesla-powered Smart

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Nokia cellphone batteries for example have been halved in size, which shows just how much better the tech is getting, without even getting into supercapacitors and alternate chemistry.

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

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Well need to spend some more time with the car to find out how it holds up over longer drives, but the powertrain tech obviously works. In California, 20% of our electricity comes from zero CO2 renewables (sun, wind, geothermal), another 20% from zero CO2 hydro, and only 20.1%

Lotus and Harmon partner up to add sound to hybrids

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