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

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Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) has agreed to purchase five 35-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses and five 125 kW Proterra plug-in charging systems. CLT, which serves approximately 46 million passengers each year, becomes the ninth airport to purchase Proterra electric buses for ground transportation and joins a growing list of major airports across the US that are electrifying their fleets. Proterra battery-electric buses will contribute to CLT’s sustainability goals.

Nissan partners with oil company for electric-car fast charging sites in Charlotte

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It's one of the questions for future electric-car charging infrastructure: what about putting them at gas stations? On the one hand, drivers are used to going to gas stations, which are often conveniently located on both local and long-distance routes. On the other hand, gas-station stops generally take 10 to 15 minutes at most, while even fast. plug-in cars charging BP North Carolina charging infrastructure Fast Charging Charging stations gas station

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Oerlikon expands additive manufacturing R&D and production capacity in the US

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Oerlikon is expanding its global additive manufacturing (AM) business with a state-of-the-art R&D and production facility for additively manufactured advanced components in the Charlotte metro area in North Carolina, USA. Following the acquisition of the AM production company, citim , in Germany, Oerlikon is extending its AM competence and investing in the construction of a new facility in Charlotte. The Charlotte site will be fully operational in 2018.

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More than 1,000 fuel stations offering E15 in US

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Many of these are in major metropolitan areas including: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Growth Energy announced that more than 1,000 fuel stations around the US are offering E15—a fuel with 15% ethanol—more than doubling the number of stations from the same time last year. E15 is cleaner and cooler burning fuel that works well for cars model 2001 and newer and typically saves up to 10 cents per gallon.

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US DOE awards EPRI $5.1M for advanced nuclear technology

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EPRI) of Palo Alto, California and Charlotte, North Carolina to: Develop and establish MIC-EBW capability at a major US fabricator. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $5.1 million to the Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. EPRI) to develop modular-in-chamber electron beam welding capability for a future domestic advanced reactor demonstration project. This project has a total value of approximately $6.5 million of which DOE will provide approximately $5.1 million.

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Li-ion Separator Supplier Celgard Expanding Production in North Carolina

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and a leading supplier of microporous separators used in lithium-ion batteries, plans to expand capacity at its existing Charlotte, North Carolina facility and build a new manufacturing site in Concord, North Carolina. In the first phase, Celgard will add capacity at its existing Charlotte, North Carolina facility. Expansion of the Charlotte facility will start immediately. Celgard, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polypore International, Inc.,

Asplundh adds medium-duty propane autogas F-650 trucks to fleet

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The most complex unit is a bucket truck equipped with a 58-foot aerial lift that is operating in the Charlotte area, pruning trees away from power lines. Asplundh, an international provider of vegetation management services to utilities and municipalities, is one of the first in its industry to adopt propane autogas for some of the medium-duty trucks in its fleet. Currently, Asplundh has two Ford F-650 trucks powered by ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel systems.

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Camber Ridge opening $60M tire testing facility with 0.5-mile oval indoor track

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The new facility is located in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the midst of the region’s growing automotive research and manufacturing cluster. Camber Ridge, LLC is partnering with Teton Capital, LLC to launch a new $60-million state-of-the-art facility for vehicle tire characterization, which will begin operations in 2016.

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New IACMI collaboration to develop advanced carbon fiber for hydrogen, natural gas storage tanks; $2.7M DOE award

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High Energy Sales, based in Charlotte, NC, will provide technical support on equipment and process design, operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) will receive $2.7 million from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to develop and validate technology that will reduce the cost of manufacturing high-performance carbon fiber by 25% to make composite natural gas or hydrogen fuel tanks to power cars and trucks.

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Nissan expands “No Charge to Charge” program expands to 10 new US markets

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Charlotte, N.C. Nissan has expanded its “No Charge to Charge” program to 10 new markets, continuing the push to provide LEAF owners with no-cost public charging. The program offers new LEAF buyers free public charging for the first two years of ownership The 10 new markets are: Charleston, S.C. Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Colo. Greenville/Spartanburg/Asheville/Anderson, N.C./S.C. Jacksonville, Fla. Miami. Milwaukee. Palm Springs, Fla. Portland/Auburn, Ore. Tampa/St. Petersburg/Sarasota, Fla.

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Raven Transport to deploy 115 additional heavy-duty LNG trucks; Clean Energy expands refueling network

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Charlotte, N.C.; Florida-based truckload carrier Raven Transport is expanding its clean-burning natural gas fleet with 115 Peterbilt Model 579s, equipped with sleepers and powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) to haul goods for a leading consumer packaged goods company. Clean Energy will support this fleet by opening truck-friendly natural gas fueling stations in Atlanta, Ga.; Birmingham, Ala.; Pearl, Miss.; and Theodore, Ala.

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EPA awards Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Tennessee Assembly Plant a first annual Rain Catcher Award

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The award was given at an award ceremony during the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4/International Erosion Control Association Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the Volkswagen Group of America the regional 2014 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Commercial Category for the Chattanooga, Tennessee Assembly Plant.

UQM Technologies to display new PowerPhase HD electric drive system at 2012 HTUF

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will display the new PowerPhase HD 220 electric drive system at the upcoming Hybrid, Electric and Advanced Truck Users Forum (HTUF) national conference and expo in Charlotte, NC. UQM Technologies, Inc. The PowerPhase HD 220 T system includes the most powerful electric motor UQM has yet manufactured, and an all-new controller designed specifically for the commercial vehicle market.

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IMPCO Automotive selected to provide CNG conversions in new Isuzu ship-through process

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As part of the ship-through process, Isuzu trucks built at the Charlotte, Michigan plant will be transported to IMPCO’s OEM Automotive conversion facility in Union City, Indiana for CNG system installation. IMPCO Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc., announced that Isuzu commercial vehicle dealers can now select IMPCO as a ship-through option more quickly to convert or to modify gasoline-powered NPR-HD (14,500-lb. GVWR) trucks to CNG operation.

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Electric classic - what's not to love?

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Interview by Charlotte DautzenbergIt’s been a while since we last had one of our interviews, so let us introduce you to Kit Lacey. Kit is the founder of eDub Trips, where you can hire a camper van - but not just any camper van, no, these classic VW Campers are 100% electric!

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Zap&Go bringing C-Ion technology to Williams Advanced Engineering-led consortium as part of ?246M Faraday Battery Challenge

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Zap&Go Ltd is a technology company based at the Harwell Research Campus, Oxford with a US office in Charlotte, NC. Zap&Go Ltd has been selected to contribute its unique Carbon-Ion (C-Ion) technology to a consortium led by Williams Advanced Engineering to develop next-generation battery systems for electric vehicles. The project is part of the UK Government’s Faraday Battery Challenge, a £246-million (US$326-million) commitment to battery development for the electric vehicle market.

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FTA awarding $130M in Low-No grants for zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and facilities

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Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS). The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will receive funds to purchase electric buses with dedicated charging stations and provide maintenance and first responder training for the new technology.

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GE survey finds volatile fuel prices are top fleet manager concern; 28% plan to incorporate electric vehicles within next 12 months

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The survey of 105 fleet managers, conducted recently at the 2011 NAFA Institute & Expo in Charlotte, found that driver safety and cost savings were also top areas of concern. Corporate fleet managers rate higher and more volatile fuel prices as their top concern in 2011, according to a recent survey conducted by GE Capital Fleet Services. 29% said the recent spike in fuel prices has made this issue their top concern, up from 12% a year ago.

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UPA installs 500 kWh containerized Li-ion system from BYD for grid storage

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The 40-foot unit is located in south Charlotte and has several BYD-vertically integrated components including a 200 kW bi-directional, UL-compliant BYD inverter with BYD’s 500 kWh Iron Phosphate battery. BYD Ltd and Utility Partners of America (UPA) have put into service a 500 kWh containerized energy storage system (ESS) for one of the largest investor-owned utility companies in North America.

2012 214

Refugees are up-cycling their discarded life jackets and dinghies

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Written by Charlotte DautzenbergWe’re coming to the end of Refugee Week and we can’t let it go by without sharing this very cool project with you!

2019 76

Jaguar I-PACE

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Written by Charlotte DautzenbergOver the past week Linda and Charlie have been all over the place attending the Vindis Electric Revolution event in Alconbury and then on to the Fully Charged Live show at the Silverstone race track.

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Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium membership reaches all-time high

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The consortium recently received membership pledges from start-up battery producer H-Power (of Charlotte, NC) and New Zealand start-up carbon producer ArcActive. The Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium ( ALABC ) announced the additions of several companies to its membership list, bringing its current membership to 66 companies—its highest tally ever.

Wool and the Gang are causing waves with their Eco-conscious Products

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Written by Charlotte DautzenbergThis unique clothing company that offers hand knitted clothing items and yarn, has just come up with a brand new type of yarn for all the knitting fiends out there!

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SLAC, Stanford team develops new catalyst for water-splitting for renewable fuels production; 100x more efficient than other acid-stable catalysts

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The researchers still don’t know exactly why this surface layer is so active, although the theorists, including SUNCAT graduate students Colin Dickens and Charlotte Kirk, have provided some ideas. Dickens, Kazunori Nishio, Yasuyuki Hikita, Joseph Montoya, Andrew Doyle, Charlotte Kirk, Aleksandra Vojvodic, Harold Y.

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Gadget’s New World

Revenge of the Electric Car

Most people would have been knocked flat by such a turn of events, but the fire seems to have made Gadget and his wife, Charlotte, even more determined to push for a plug-in future. As 2009 progresses, we’ll be at Gadget and Charlotte’s side as they rebuild their lives. Starting Again (photo: Steve Payne). . Over the holidays, the “Revenge&# team spent time filming with Greg “Gadget&# Abbott as he moved into a cavernous new warehouse space in downtown LA.

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Re-charging at Ufford Park

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Interview by Charlotte DautzenbergIt’s been a little while since we last sat down and chatted to a #gamechanger for our Blog - so it’s high time we heard from someone who is working for a greener planet again!

Frito-Lay buying 100 more Smith Electric Vehicle trucks in 2012; natural gas coming for tractor fleet

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The CNG vehicles will be used at seven Frito-Lay North America distribution centers, including: Rancho Cucamonga, CA; Irving, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Beloit, WI; Frankfort, IN; Charlotte, NC; and Casa Grande, AZ. PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America division will purchase 100 Newton Series 2000 all-electric commercial vehicles in 2012 from Smith Electric Vehicles, bringing the total number of its electric fleet to more than 280.

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NREL and BESC discovery explains higher biomass degrading activity of C. thermocellum; potential boon for cellulosic biofuels

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Other authors from the BioEnergy Science Center are Charlotte Wilson, Dawn M. Donohoe, Charlotte Wilson, Dawn M.

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Panda Power finances conversion of retired coal plant to natural gas; one of largest power conversion projects in US

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The turbines for the Hummel generating station will be manufactured at Siemens’ manufacturing facility in Charlotte, North Carolina. Panda Power Funds has financed the 1,124 megawatt Panda “Hummel Station” power plant—one of the largest coal-to-natural gas power conversion projects in the United States. The plant will be located at the site of the retired Sunbury coal-fired power plant near Shamokin Dam in Snyder County, Pennsylvania.

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New modeling study suggests wind farm power generation capacity has been significantly overestimated

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Research in mesoscale atmospheric modeling by the University of North Carolina (UNC) Charlotte’s Amanda S. Adams and Harvard University’s David W. Keith suggests that the power capacity of large-scale wind farms may have been significantly overestimated. Their open access paper appears in the journal Environmental Research Letters. Large-scale wind farms can comprise hundreds of tower-mounted turbines.

2013 260

Why Hotels should think about EV charging

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Written by Charlotte DautzenbergGoing on vacation is always exciting, but the process of planning your trip can be quite exhausting, especially if you’re an EV driver.

2019 52

Ford: boomers leading trend to compact utility vehicles

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Escape is over-indexing in four cities particularly attractive to baby boomers: Miami, up 53%; Orlando, up 34%; Phoenix, up 27%; and Charlotte, N.C., Industry data supplied by Ford Motor Company and Del Webb, part of the multi-brand homebuilder PulteGroup, show that the baby boomer segment (ages 55 to 64), which comprised the growing market for large homes and made minivans and big SUVs vogue are now shifting to still lavish, but smaller homes and utility vehicles.

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Alabama Injection Project Aimed at Enhanced Oil Recovery, Testing Important Geologic CO2 Storage

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and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Charlotte, N.C.). Carbon dioxide injection—an important part of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology—is underway as part of a pilot study of CO 2 enhanced oil recovery (EOR) in the Citronelle Field of Mobile County, Alabama. A project team led by the University of Alabama at Birmingham is conducting the injection.

Pike forecasts growth for wireless charging for plug-in vehicles, but tied to overall growth of plug-in market

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In a new research brief , Pike Research forecasts that wireless charging equipment for light duty plug-in vehicle sales will grow by a CAGR of 91% from 2013 to 2020, as wireless systems move from a retrofit technology to an integrated part of new EVs, reaching annual sales of 283,000 units in 2020.

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Construction begins on DOE-sponsored carbon-capture project at Kentucky Power Plant

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The Carbon Management Research Group comprises government agencies, electric utilities, and research organizations; current members include LG&E and KU Energy (Louisville, Ky), Duke Energy (Charlotte, NC), American Electric Power, and the Kentucky Department of Energy Development and Independence. Construction began on an innovative $19.5-million carbon-capture pilot, funded in part by the US Department of Energy (DOE), at Kentucky Utilities’ E.W.

ICCT assesses factors driving EV market in US cities

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The markets of Charlotte, Detroit, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Providence, and Virginia Beach showed charging infrastructure growth of approximately 30% to 80%, corresponding with at least a doubling of their electric vehicle uptake from 2015 to 2016.

2017 174

Green Friday | Black Friday

My Energi

In 2018, S T O W E A W A Y A R T was founded by traveling creative enthusiast and our very own internal Creative Designer Charlotte Stowe. myenergi have chosen a print which Charlotte describes as “being alive with blue electric” and shares her story behind the print.

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NIST awards $7.4M in grants for additive manufacturing research

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The US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is awarding grants totaling $7.4 million to fund two research projects aimed at improving measurement and standards for the rapidly developing field of additive manufacturing (AM). Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is a group of new technologies that build up objects, usually by laying down many thin layers on top of each other.

2013 273

Recycling Expanded Polystyrene becomes a reality with Styroloop

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Interview by Charlotte DautzenbergNew Month, new interview! It’s almost mid-April, which means that it’s time we spoke to someone new who is making a positive difference to our environment. Meet Katie-May Boyd.

2019 52

APTA: public transportation ridership up 5% in first quarter 2012

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Ann Arbor, MI; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Fort Myers, FL; Indianapolis, IN; Ithaca, NY; New York, NY; Oakland, CA; Olympia, WA; San Diego, CA; and Tampa, FL). Public transportation ridership rose 5% to nearly 2.7 billion trips in the first quarter of 2012 over the first quarter of last year, according to a report by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). This was the fifth consecutive quarter of US public transit ridership increase, as 125.7

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Charlie represents EV Driver in India

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Interview by Charlotte DautzenbergA lot has happened since 2019 started and one of the most exciting things has got to be Charlie’s recent trip to India to represent EV Driver at various electric mobility conferences around the country.

2019 52

Chrysler providing 10 PHEV Ram 1500 pickups to MBTA as part of demo project

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and Charlotte, N.C. Chrysler Group LLC, working in partnership with the US Department of Energy (DOE), will deliver 10 demonstration fleet Ram 1500 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) pickup trucks to Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA).

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FTA awards almost $16.6M to coordinate fuel cell bus research

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Partners: CTE, Atlanta, GA; Ohio State ,Columbus, OH; Design Line, Charlotte, NC; Ballard Power Systems, Lowell, MA. US Federal Transit Administration is awarding $6.42 million to the Center for Transportation and the Environment in Atlanta and $10.17 million to CALSTART in Pasadena, CA to coordinate research among fuel cell manufacturers, engineering firms and transit agencies throughout the country for fuel-cell powered buses.

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