CicLaVia is Back This Sunday & We’ll Be Rolling Against Coal!

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streets free of motorized vehicles and open only to bicyclists and pedestrians? My favorite part of this next CicLaVia is t he Bike Parade coming from my friends at Greenpeace and Sierra Club which they’re calling ROLL AGAINST COAL. In case you didn’t know, the City of Los Angeles still gets 40% of its electricity from coal-fired power plants, the dirtiest polluters and greenhouse gassers on the planet. It’s long been time to kick coal out of L.A.’s

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EIA: US energy-related CO2 fell by 2.8% in 2019, slightly below 2017 levels

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The changes in US energy-related CO 2 emissions in 2019 offset the increase in 2018. In 2019, CO 2 emissions from petroleum fuels—nearly half of which are associated with motor gasoline consumption—fell by 0.8%, and CO 2 emissions from the use of natural gas increased by 3.3%.

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EPA: US greenhouse gases up 2% in 2013; increased coal consumption, cool winter

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The increase from 2012 to 2013 was due to an increase in the carbon intensity of fuels consumed to generate electricity due to an increase in coal consumption, with decreased natural gas consumption, according to the report. Climate Change Emissions US GHG emissions by sector, 1990-2013. Source: EPA. Click to enlarge. Total US greenhouse emissions were 6,673 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2013, an increase of 2% (127.9 MMT CO 2 Eq.)

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CicLaVia is Back This Sunday & We’ll Be Rolling Against Coal!

Creative Greenius

streets free of motorized vehicles and open only to bicyclists and pedestrians? My favorite part of this next CicLaVia is t he Bike Parade coming from my friends at Greenpeace and Sierra Club which they’re calling ROLL AGAINST COAL. In case you didn’t know, the City of Los Angeles still gets 40% of its electricity from coal-fired power plants, the dirtiest polluters and greenhouse gassers on the planet. It’s long been time to kick coal out of L.A.’s

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Global Carbon Project: Global carbon emissions growth slows, but hits record high

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The findings are outlined in three new papers published in Earth System Science Data , Environmental Research Letters , and Nature Climate Change. Although still a major factor in global emissions, coal has taken a hit, with global usage down 0.9% Climate Change Emissions

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Black carbon linked to increased cardiovascular risk; exacerbated by co-exposure to motor vehicle emissions

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Black carbon (BC) from incomplete biomass and fossil fuel combustion is the most strongly light-absorbing component of particulate matter (PM) air pollution and a major climate-forcing emission. China’s particulate matter (PM) air pollution significantly exceeds health guidelines and is driven by industrial emissions, motor vehicles, and household use of biomass and coal fuels. Black carbon from wood burning is considered very important for climate warming.

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EIA projects US energy-related CO2 emissions to remain near current level through 2050; increased natural gas consumption

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The AEO2019 Reference case, which reflects no changes to current laws and regulations and extends current trends in technology, projects that US energy-related CO 2 emissions will be 5,019 million metric tons in 2050—4% below their 2018 value—as emissions associated with coal and petroleum consumption fall and emissions from natural gas consumption rise. Coal CO 2 emissions in the United States are almost all from the electric power sector.

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UCS analysis finds Hyundai-Kia with best sales-weighted new vehicle environmental performance in US in 2013

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Despite this progress, UCS noted, Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler still have higher than average new fleet smog-forming and GHG emissions. Climate Change Coal Emissions Fuel Efficiency Click to enlarge. In its sixth sales-weighted analysis of emissions from 8 major automakers’ 2013 model year vehicles, the Union of Concerned Scientists’ (UCS) latest Automaker Rankings report found that Hyundai-Kia unseated Honda as the “Greenest Automaker.”

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EPA: US GHG fell 0.5% y-o-y in 2017; power sector down by 4.2%, transportation up 1.21%

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This decrease was largely driven by a decrease in emissions from fossil fuel combustion, which was a result of multiple factors including a continued shift from coal to natural gas and increased use of renewables in the electric power sector, and milder weather that contributed to less overall electricity use. The number of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) by light-duty motor vehicles (passenger cars and light-duty trucks) increased by 45.9% Climate Change Emissions

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EIA: US energy-related CO2 emissions down 1.7% in 2016; carbon intensity of economy down 3.1%; transportation emissions up

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Among the findings of the EIA analysis: CO 2 emissions form natural gas surpassed those from coal in 2016. The natural gas share of electricity generation has grown as the coal share declined, partially offsetting the decline in energy-related CO 2 emissions from coal. The 2016 increase in energy‐related CO 2 emissions from the transportation sector was led by motor gasoline consumption, according to EIA. Motor gasoline accounted for 56.0%

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EPA: US greenhouse gases dropped 3.4% in 2012 from 2011; down 10% from 2005 levels

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks , which is submitted annually to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, presents a national-level overview of annual greenhouse gas emissions since 1990. The major contributors to the decrease in emissions from 2011-2012 were the decrease in energy consumption across all sectors in the US economy, and the decrease in carbon intensity for electricity generation due to fuel switching from coal to natural gas.

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That Super Sexy Clean Tech Roundtable, Part II of a Greenius Exclusive

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And by sexy I mean hot and arousing, the way I get when serious people talk serious talk about renewable energy, about the revolution that’s needed to respond to climate change and about the reality of current world situation. Steve Westly (left) with Jeremy Snyder, General Manager, Tesla Motors (c) 2009 Joe Galliani. And if we pass that tipping point some of the more horrendous consequences of climate change will be irreversible.

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EIA Projects 5% Decrease in Fossil-Fuel-Based CO2 Emissions in 2009; Little Change in Emissions from Gasoline

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The decrease was driven by the economic downturn, combined with a significant switch from coal to natural gas as a source of electricity generation, according to the EIA. Although little change in CO 2 emissions from motor gasoline is expected in 2009, CO 2 emissions from other transportation petroleum fuels, particularly jet fuel (a 9.8% decline in coal-based CO 2 emissions for 2009. increase in coal CO 2 emissions in 2010. US CO 2 emissions growth.

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National Academies Report Examines Hidden Cost of Energy Production and Use in US; Estimates $120B in 2005

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Health and other non-climate damages by life-cycle component for different combinations of fuels and light-duty automobiles in 2005 (top) and 2030 (bottom). A new report from the National Research Council examines and, when possible, estimates, “hidden” costs of energy production and use—such as the damage air pollution imposes on human health—that are not reflected in market prices of coal, oil, other energy sources, or the electricity and gasoline produced from them.

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US EIA Reports Record-setting 7% Overall Decline in US Carbon Dioxide Emissions in 2009; Transport Emissions Down 4.1%, Lowest Percentage Reduction of the End-UseSectors

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Carbon intensity changes in the electric power and industrial end use sectors. In 2009, the carbon intensity of the electric power sector decreased by nearly 4.3%, primarily due to fuel switching as the price of coal rose 6.8% Increased use of natural gas in place of coal caused the sector’s carbon intensity to decrease. The transportation sector is about 95% dependent on petroleum for its energy; motor gasoline alone accounts for about 60% of total transportation energy use.

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Study Finds Availability of Low-CO2 Electricity and Hydrogen May Paradoxically Delay Large-Scale Transition to Electric and/or Hydrogen Vehicle Fleet

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Increased availability of low CO 2 sources of electricity and hydrogen could counter-intuitively delay, rather than accelerate, a large-scale transition to an electric and/or hydrogen vehicle fleet, according to a new study by researchers from Ford Motor Company and Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. The cost-effectiveness of measures to address climate change is enhanced through a multisector perspective.

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Perspective: Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs May be the Solution

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Cap-and-trade was first tried on a significant scale twenty years ago under the first Bush administration as a way to address the problem of airborne sulfur dioxide pollution–widely known as acid rain–from coal-burning power plants in the eastern United States. Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, built their climate change bill last year in large measure around it. Western Climate Initiative (WCI). Fuel-Substitution and Opportunities for Process Change.

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Study Finds Bioelectricity Better Option Than Liquid Biofuels for Transportation Output and GHG Emissions

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We found that converting biomass to electricity rather than ethanol makes the most sense for two policy-relevant issues, transportation and climate.” This is largely due to fact that the small SUV BEV has an electric motor that is 3.1 These results provide further support for general bioelectricity applications which are already thought to have greater climate mitigation benefits than ethanol. Kilometers per crop hectare for switchgrass feedstock with a small SUV.

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US EIA Projects World Energy Use to Grow 44% Between 2006 and 2030, CO2 Emissions Up by 39%

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In addition, unconventional resources (including biofuels, oil sands, extra-heavy oil, coal-to-liquids, and gas-to-liquids) from both non-OPEC and OPEC sources are expected to become increasingly competitive in the reference case. In non-OECD Asia, for example, the reference case projects that energy use for personal motor vehicles (light-duty cars and trucks, as well as two- and three-wheel vehicles) will increase by 3.6% Projected growth in world carbon dioxide emissions.

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Your Greenius Earth Day Reality Check: Waiting For The Magic Bullet

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You can go to events where you recycle your old paper tax records, your motor oil, your cellphone, computers and other electronics. . You can participate in beach cleanups, ride your bicycle with large groups in parades or march in protests against coal-fired power plants, polluters and planet-pummeling profiteers. But what you cannot do at any Earth Day event – or any other day’s events – is change the sense of urgency of the U.S.

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Electrified Blondes in Convertibles For Everyone!

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Electric cars everywhere you looked, quiet as a mouse and making a total mockery out of General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler who could have been making these cars for the last decade, but instead had to be pushed to the brink of bankruptcy and shame-filled failure before they would start even talking about making these cars. But now change has come to America, the people are more than ready, and the cars are here. One voice really can change the world.

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Your Greenius Earth Day Reality Check: Waiting For The Magic Bullet

Creative Greenius

You can go to events where you recycle your old paper tax records, your motor oil, your cellphone, computers and other electronics. . You can participate in beach cleanups, ride your bicycle with large groups in parades or march in protests against coal-fired power plants, polluters and planet-pummeling profiteers. But what you cannot do at any Earth Day event – or any other day’s events – is change the sense of urgency of the U.S.

2012 150

The Solangelist’s Vision Shines Brighter

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And just like Woody, I’d like to sing you a song about a better way… My friends, with greenhouse gas emissions already in the danger zone, we needed to stop burning Killer Coal yesterday. If I was in the actual city of Los Angeles, a lot more of my electricity would be made from Killer Coal and a lot less from clean, renewables. The Greenius Plan To Spread Rooftop Solar Faster Then The Common Cold.

2009 163

EEA report: EVs are better for climate and air quality

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The EEA report ‘ Electric vehicles from life cycle and circular economy perspectives ’ reviews current evidence on electric cars’ impacts on climate change, air quality, noise and ecosystems, compared with conventional cars. BEVs charged with electricity generated from coal currently have higher life-cycle emissions than ICEVs, whereas the life-cycle emissions of a BEV could be almost 90% lower than an equivalent ICEV using electricity generated from wind power.

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GM awarded two EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of Year awards

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named General Motors as one of its 2015 ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year award for Sustained Excellence in Energy Management. GM also received the ENERGY STAR Climate Communication s award. Eliminated the use of coal at Wentzville, Mo., Participated in energy efficiency discussions throughout the year, including a plenary session at the Clinton Global Initiative event during Climate Week.

2015 185

DOE to award $12.5M to improve efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty trucks as part of new tech track for US-China initiative

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Specific subtopics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: Drive unit optimization (engine, motors, power electronics). In the 5 topics areas of the FOA, the proposed project will focus on cost-effective measures to improve the on-road freight efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty trucks by greater than 50% (compared to the 2016 baseline truck) to reduce transportation’s fuel use and climate change impacts.

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Proud of its roots

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I cut the frame and extended it, and then a guy from the DEVC donated a golf cart motor,” he explained. “I They had created two new natural gas units to replace the older coal-fired units. Even with climate change, they’ve had to be educated.”

WHO data: global annual PM10 increased by 6% during recent 3-year period; based on data from 851 cities

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WHO notes that the results for the 851 cities are to be interpreted with caution, as yearly variations due, for example, to climatic changes can be important and 3?year year comparisons do not necessarily represent trends, in particular when changes are limited. Regional city?population population weighted comparisons in annual mean PM 10 for a three?year year period, by region, for cities present in both versions of the AAP database.

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Naysayer Alert – the hydrogen red herring

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The Honda FCX Clarity FCEV and the Toyota Mirai FCEV, both use an electric drive motor and a battery pack. The motors are highly efficient, they have the same torque characteristics and they are silent. (Guest Post by John Murray).

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KLM Testing MDI AirPod Compressed Air Cars at Schiphol; UC Berkeley Study Finds Compressed Air Cars Significantly Less Efficient than Battery Electric Vehicles

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In 2007, MDI signed an agreement with Tata Motors for the application of CAE technology in India. kW/15N·m motor, stores compressed air at 350 bar in a 175 liter tank. At the same time, combustion technology itself is evolving rapidly in the face of concerns about oil and climate change. The AirPod. Click to enlarge.

2009 224

Inaugural Quadrennial Technology Review report concludes DOE is underinvested in transport; greatest efforts to go to electrification

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Yet, reliance on oil is the greatest immediate threat to US economic and national security, and also contributes to the long-term threat of climate change. DOE will develop technical capability in power electronics and electric motors via research in high-temperature capacitors, low-loss soft magnetics, wide-bandgap semiconductor materials, and their integration into low-cost power conversion devices and systems operated at high temperatures.

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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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The PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), a subset of the electric car, combines a primary electric motor with a much smaller back-up engine fueled with a hydrocarbon/biofuel mix. (In The combination of harvesting whole forests and burning long-sequestered carbon sources such as coal or oil has impaired the Earth’s carbon cycle at an increasing pace. On the other hand, the PHEV can use the existing electric distribution and gasoline dispensing systems with minor or no change.

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Car Companies Standardize Plug for Electric Vehicles : Gas 2.0

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Car Companies Standardize Plug for Electric Vehicles Written by Jerry James Stone Published on April 19th, 2009 34 Comments Posted in Electric Cars (EVs) , Plug-in hybrid EVs Just a few hours after General Motors called for a standardized EV plug , one has been created! Some of the automakers include in that agreement are Volkswagen, BMW, Ford, General Motors, Fiat, Toyota and Mitsubishi.

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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

And in a true smart grid, electric cars will not only be able to draw on electricity to run their motors, they will also be able to do the reverse: send electricity stored in their batteries back into the grid when it is needed. The vision is fuelled by the fear of climate change and the need to find green alternatives to dirty coal, unpopular nuclear power and unreliable gas imports from Russia. Are we going to burn more oil, natural gas, or (gasp) coal to produce it?

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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

So imagine a million electric cars on US roads which all need to change these batteries in say 2015. Furthermore, changing the battery pack on say a Toyota Prius often costs a fortune, at least in most European countries, so such cars better be VERY cheap, but they’re not. Even if you charge your EV with electricity made from coal fired generators you reduce your car’s pollution by half.

US and China join forces: Good news for electric cars? The Green Piece

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Meanwhile, the US is determined to play catch-up after its leading brands, including General Motors and Chrysler, were left teetering on the edge of peril earlier this year in part because they had failed to move with the times and embrace fuel efficient cars. Writing in The Energy Collective , Simon Donner highlighted that the clean energy initiative also puts a clear emphasis on coal. The Green Piece Article, Tuesday 24 2009.

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MIT Battery Breakthrough Could Revolutionize Electric Cars : Gas 2.0

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

4 Michael Bryant said on March 17th, 2009 at 2:55 am that is really fast but make no different if there are not fast changing stations. right now, and our conventional 60 Hz is absolute crap - most modern airliners use 400Hz, to save on size of alternators, generators motors and transformers! Write For GO About Advertise Contact Login Explore GO Media: News & Opinion Family & Lifestyle Business & Technology Gas 2.0 Like this post?

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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. Also maintenance on these (no oil changes to speak of) etc will cost much less than an internal combution propelled car. Home Page Todays Paper Video Most Popular Times Topics Search All NYTimes.com Energy & Environment World U.S.

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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Still, the instant torque of the electric motor is a rush you get to experience all the time in city driving; each time you pull away from a red light and stop sign youre wondering why gasoline engines ever became popular. The car is noisy, with the hum of the electric motor omnipresent when youre not at a standstill. One last major area that simply must be changed is that the Circuit has basically zero rear visibility. from coal.

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

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. Ontological Shock An Open Letter to Fred Krupp Report from GridEcon Conference SGS Climate Change Head on the First Carbon Credit. Renewables That Even Coal-Based Utilities Can Love. 1) XEL (1) XPV Capital (1) YGE (1) YHOO (1) ZENN Motor Company (1) ZNN.V (1)

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Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Thats less than Ford ( F , Fortune 500 ) ($7 billion at the beginning of April), but more than General Motors ( GM , Fortune 500 ) ($1.3 His people at MidAmerican have studied clean technologies like batteries and wind power for years because of the threat of climate change. Equip those cars with electric motors, and fuel costs drop to $400 a year and emissions are reduced to about 1.5 More Will the Motor City shakeup work?

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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General Motors Chevy Volt series PHEV, which it calls "extended range electric vehicle" (EREV), part of "E-Flex" multi-fuel platform. Volvo Ford-owned company exploring PHEVs "ReCharge" flex-fuel series 60-mile concept PHEV w/wheel motors. BYD also developed the motors and software for the system. New York Times ) Ford top 7/19/07 The opportunities and possibilities are huge," Mike Tamor, Ford Motor Co.s Joint Press Release ) 4/4/07 Ford Motor Co.

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GM Says Chevrolet Volt Won't 'Pay the Rent' | Autopia from Wired.com

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" In other words, General Motors is going to lose its shirt until the Volt establishes itself in the marketplace. It isa fundamental change in direction for GM. General Motors has sought $10.3 Photo: General Motors See Also: Feds Say the Volt Wont Save GM Well See a Chevrolet Volt in June Design Under Constraint: How to Build a Streamlined, Mass-Produced Electric Car Stumble ShareThis Claiming that GM has 18 models that get 30 mpg or more is a bit of a false dichotomy.

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