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GM and SAE International select 8 NA universities for new autonomous vehicle competition; Bolt EV the platform

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At WCX 17: SAE World Congress Experience, SAE International and General Motors announced the eight North American universities which will compete in the upcoming AutoDrive Challenge. Autonomous driving Conferences and other events Electric (Battery This new autonomous vehicle design competition is a three-year challenge to develop and demonstrate a fully autonomous passenger vehicle.

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European Electric Vehicle Congress 2011

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A new conference in Europe aims to foster discussion between research institutes, industry, NGOs and public authorities to ensure that the needs and constraints from these different stakeholders are mutually well understood and that the most appropriate products for electrified vehicles are selected for market introduction.

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Europe organises Electric Vehicle Congress

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In an effort to create discussions between research institutes; industry; and public authorities; a new conference has been established for electrified vehicles. Known as the European Electric Vehicle Congress, the event will take place from October 26-28, 2011, in Brussels. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Electric Vehicle Congress electric vehicles Europe Electric Vehicle Congress

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Aluminum-Air Battery Developer Phinergy Partners With Alcoa

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Battery developer Phinergy is moving toward its goal of marketing an aluminum-air battery that could offer electric-car drivers 1,000 miles of range. Green Car Congress reports that the Israeli startup has entered into a joint development agreement with Alcoa. The partnership--announced at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference in

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Bring Back the EV1 Press Conference

Revenge of the Electric Car

City Council Member, held a press conference demanding General Motors apologize to the American people for destroying the automaker’s EV1 plug-in electric vehicle. This press conference was held at the very same GM facility where the EV1 Vigil took place during February and March 2005. Chris Paine’s film “ Who Killed the Electric Car ? We are the advocates of the electric car family and must continue our fight to save the electric car.

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Ford demonstrating cloud-based technology to optimize plug-in powertrain efficiency at ITS World Congress

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Ford Motor Company is publicly demonstrating smart electrification technology that uses cloud-based computing and data to optimize a plug-in hybrid’s powertrain efficiency at the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress in Orlando.

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Torotrak to Present Paper Advocating Flywheel Hybrid System for Buses at SAE Commercial Vehicle Conference

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At the SAE Commercial Vehicle Congress on October 6-7, full-toroidal traction drive specialist, Torotrak, will present a paper advocating a more cost effective approach using flywheel hybrid technology based on the KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) developed for F1 racing.

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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 At present, PHEV technology alone is equipped to improve the current electric grid.

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DOE announces EcoCAR 2; focus on electric drive technology

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At the SAE 2011 World Congress in Detroit, Michigan, US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, David Sandalow, announced the official launch of the EcoCAR 2 : Plugging into the Future competition and the sixteen university teams selected to participate. EcoCAR 2 requires students to explore a variety of powertrain architectures focusing on electric drive vehicle technology. EcoCar 2 Malibu. Click to enlarge.

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Protean Electric forms partnerships for global production of in-wheel drive motors

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In-wheel electric drive startup Protean Electric ( earlier post ) has formed relationships with several leading companies in the global auto industry to accelerate its in-wheel electric drive systems to market in high-volume production. Protean Electric Chairman and CEO Bob Purcell made the announcement at a press conference at the SAE 2012 World Congress in Detroit.

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Volkswagen: e-mobility and sustainability; Part 1, the e-Golf and Golf GTE

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In conjunction with its annual media and investor conference, Volkswagen is staging a two-week (8 - 21 March) e-mobility event at Berlin-Tempelhof. earlier post ); and currently has two battery-electric passenger cars on the market (e-Up! Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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Ford developing a strategy to address urban personal mobility globally; a mobility company, not just an auto company

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If Ford thinks of itself as a mobility company, rather than just an auto company, said Ford Chairman Bill Ford at the recent, second annual “Go Further with Ford” trend conference, “ that really opens up possibilities.”. Ford hosted Green Car Congress at the Go Further with Ford event.].

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Study suggests pulsed energy spark plug may support mainstream deployment of advanced, ultra-efficient spark-ignition GDI engines

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The paper—and newer data not included in the paper—were presented by Dr. Timothy Jacobs, Texas A&M, at the ASME 2012 Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference last week in Vancouver, BC.

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FEV, Inc. Partnering with EIG on Li-Ion Pack Development for Range-Extended Electric Vehicle Project

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for a Range-Extended Electric Vehicle (ReEV) project. The battery pack is expected to be demonstrated in a ReEV concept Dodge Caliber that was shown by FEV at the 2009 SAE World Congress. FEV will design, implement, test and integrate the battery pack at its North American Technical Center, utilizing its experience in the development of hybrid and electric vehicle applications. Tags: Batteries Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins FEV, Inc.

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One way or another, Fisker Automotive may soon be off the market

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Even after accounting for all possible losses on the Fisker loan, expected losses to date only represent about 2% of our overall loan program portfolio of approximately $34 billion—and less than 10% of the loan loss reserve Congress set aside for the program. ”. chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, proposed an amendment to end the $25-billion Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing loan program. by Keith Patterson.

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Hatch Hopes to Drive Plug-In

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Hatch (R-Utah) extolled the virtues of plug-in hybrid technology, which promises electric-gas cars powered via standard wall sockets, in a speech to the National Press Club today.

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UC San Diego hires top robotics expert to lead Contextual Robotics Institute

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Christensen is a leader in the setting of national policy for the field of robotics and has testified before Congress on the subject. In addition to the 300+ journal articles and conference papers, Christensen has published more than 30 book chapters and at least 15 books (as editor or co-editor). in electrical engineering from Aalborg University in Denmark, in 1987 and 1990, respectively.

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Winter Update

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Press was speaking to the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) conference in Washington D.C. EDTA brings together representatives of the automotive industry, electric utilities, battery makers, and hydrogen fuel cell advocates into one group.

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Partner Update and Announcement

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C oming this fall, mark you calendars for the Austin Energy Alt Car Expo and Conference. The bill, HR 5351 includes a credit for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

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Virginia General Assembly moving forward with replacing gasoline and diesel fuel tax with sales tax; $100 annual tax for EVs, HEVs and alt-fuel vehicles

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percent, if Congress fails to pass the “Marketplace Equity Act” by January of 2015, which allows lawmakers to retrieve state sales tax from online retailers. In addition, the bill would levy an annual license tax of $100 per vehicle on each highway vehicle registered in Virginia that is an electric motor vehicle, a hybrid electric motor vehicle, or an alternative fuel vehicle.

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Greenius Says The Congresswoman Gets It. Harman Calls Lack of Bold or Binding Agreement to Cap GHG Emissions in Copenhagen, “Stunning.”

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Conference of Mayors Climate Action Agreement to honor or exceed the Kyoto Protocol, and where forward thinking policies have been adopted like Hermosa Beach’s recently passed rooftop wind ordinance.

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President Plugs In

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The Administration will also step up the Nation's research in better batteries for use in hybrid and electric cars and in pollution-free cars that run on hydrogen. ev world This is from the EV World Blog.

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Delphi Details Evaporative Emissions Control Strategies For Hybrid Powertrains at tank.tech 2009

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The tank.tech conference focuses on fuel systems. electrically heated hydrocarbon scrubbers for integrated and non-integrated fuel systems. The modules include a highly efficient carbon canister, a robust electrically heated hydrocarbon scrubber and an advanced electronic controller.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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The World's First Clean Motocross Race On Electric. High-Speed Rail Unlocks Intermodal Potential Texas Excess Ford Expands Hybrid Success to Electric Vehicles ► March (17) Carbon Capture and Storage: To Be or Not To Be? Ontological Shock An Open Letter to Fred Krupp Report from GridEcon Conference SGS Climate Change Head on the First Carbon Credit. Intelligent Charging Infrastructure for New Electr. Electric vehicles will be available for customers in 2011.

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Summer Update

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These include Pacific Gas and Electric, Kansas City Power and Light and Edison Electric Institute , the trade association for IOUs (see quote below). Afterward several members of Congress went outside for test drives in a plug-in hybrid brought to Washington by Cal-Cars.

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Automakers Still Targeting Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles for Long Term Sustainable Mobility

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Despite the current enthusiasm for electric vehicles (EVs), hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) will be an important component of the vehicle mix in 2050, according to panelists from Nissan, Toyota and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in a conference session at the SAE 2009 World Congress in Detroit.

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New Legislation Would Require Half of US New LDVs in 2012 to be Alcohol Flex-Fuel, 80% by 2015

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The legislation would allow exemptions for manufacturers under certain conditions, including if the application of the fuel-choice enabling technology to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) caused such vehicles to fail to meet state air quality requirements.

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Proposed Federal CEDA Designed to Help Risky Breakthrough Technologies Cross the Valley of Death; Working with $10+ Billion Fund

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Green Car Congress recently attended the Renewable Energy Finance Forum - Wall Street ( REFF- Wall Street ) conference sponsored by Euromoney Energy Events and the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE). A common topic at renewable energy conferences is how to help companies cross the valley of death between technical validation at the pilot stage and full-scale commercial production. by Bill Cooke.

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Smart-grid project matches wind to electric cars | Green Tech - CNET News

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The EDISON (Electric Vehicles in a Distributed and Integrated Market using Sustainable Energy and Open Networks) research consortium will seek to match power generation from wind turbines on the island of Bornholm, Denmark, with the power consumption of charging plug-in electric cars. Smart grid refers to a number of technologies aimed at gathering more data on the flow of electricity through the transmission grid.

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U.S. Battery Makers Power Up

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It’s one thing to switch from mostly foreign oil to 100% domestic electricity, but it’s also important to have a domestic source of batteries. Automakers hope to use the batteries in next- generation hybrids as well as plug-in electric cars. Automakers hope to use the batteries in next- generation hybrids as well as plug-in electric cars.

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Chrysler's first electric car to be two-seat sports car - Apr. 15, 2009

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Photos First drive: Chevy Volt test A few laps behind the wheel of an early version of GMs electric car shows the strengths - and possible weaknesses - of the technology. To survive, help is needed from Italys Fiat but, as negotiations with the Italian automaker bog down and the two week deadline to hammer out a partnership approaches, the companys future - as well as its aspirations for an electric hot rod - are increasingly in doubt.

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The Business of Plugging In: Building the Full Ecosystem for a Successful Plug-in Vehicle Industry in the US

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The Business of Plugging In conference in Detroit this week marked a serious effort by utilities; automakers and suppliers; academia; government agencies; and financiers to instigate the necessary granular discussions required to lay an integrated foundation to develop a full ecosystem—products, services, policies, supply chain and consumer demand—for the successful deployment and growth of plug-in vehicles in the US.

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Geely invests in Carbon Recycling Intl.; vehicles fueled by methanol from CO2, water and renewable energy

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Methanol-powered vehicles are one pillar of Geely Auto’s diversified new-energy strategy, which also encompasses ethanol, CNG, gasoline-electric hybrid, plug-in hybrid, pure-electric, and extended-range solutions. Vulcanol is CRI’s brand name for renewable methanol, produced from CO 2 and hydrogen from renewable sources of electricity (hydro, geothermal, wind and solar). Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Group) will invest a total of US$45.5

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Hummer achieves 100mpg

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The Hummer H3E is a plug-in electric vehicle with an onboard range extender. It’s designed to go about 40 miles in all-electric mode after which a small gas powered engine kicks in and powers a generator which then re-charges the batteries.

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GM: Putting 1M Plug-ins on the Road Will Require a Plug-In Ecosystem

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GM’s Britta Gross, Director of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Commercialization will participate in a webchat tomorrow to field questions about the development of the plug-in ecosystem. Percentage of 2010 electricity consumption required by 10M plug-ins.

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California Air Resources Board Pushes for Restoration of DOE Funding for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles; Tackles the Four Miracles

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In ARB’s analysis, most vehicles on the road in 2050 will need to be electric drive, or ultra low-carbon fuel vehicles—i.e., electricity or hydrogen—by 2050 in order to achieve the required 80% reduction in greenhouse gases.

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Report from the REFF-Wall Street; Themes in Renewable Energy Finance

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Green Car Congress attended the Renewable Energy Finance Forum - Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street) conference (23-24 June) sponsored by Euromoney Energy Events and the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE). Although not part of the conferences formal structure, the themes were addressed in the presentations and panel discussions. Many participants at the conference expect a 30% decline for the year overall. Details Behind the Conference. by Bill Cooke.

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The "Spirit's" Getting Itchy Tires. Readying for the PluginAmerica-sponsored Inaugural Parade West: Plug In, America. Come Saturday, 17 Jan 2009

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press conference at the Santa Monica Civic parking lot--next to its solar carport with EV chargers -- then a short parade nearby. Join in with PluginAmerica in urging Congress, Detroit and our new President to build plug-in vehicles, in calling for 1 million plug-ins by 2012 and, 15 million by 2016. Chris Paine will have a crew filming for the follow up to " Who Killed the Electric Car ," which he's titled, " Revenge of the Electric Car.

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Ford Making Aggressive Push With EcoBoost and Technologies Such as Ti-VCT for Improved Fuel Economy; Roadmap for Future Generations of EcoBoost Highlights Role as Company Strategy as Well as Product

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Electrical cooling fan duty cycle. Electrical loading optimization design. As an example of this “democratization of technology”, Ford plans to fit nearly 90% of the Ford, Lincoln and Mercury lineup with EPAS (Electric Power Assist Steering) by 2012.

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Osage Bio Energy: Winter Barley Ethanol as Advanced Biofuel for RFS-2

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Green Car Congress recently had a quick conversation with John Warren, Director of Government Relations & Project Development for Osage Bio Energy in Glen Allen, VA. Part of the process btus come from the waste-steam from an electric cogeneration plant next to the facility.

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