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ArcelorMittal develops two steel solutions to reduce weight of pickups; exploring applications in PHEVs

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On 23 September 2014, Ivan Viaux, Research Engineer at ArcelorMittal Global R&D, will explain at the Aachen Body Engineering Days 2014 conference how ArcelorMittal steels can help carmakers to reduce the weight of their plugged-in hybrid electrical vehicles (PHEV) without additional cost through the PHEV S-in motion project.

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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 In this paper PHEV refers solely to the long-range PHEV of 60 miles (100 km) electric-only range.)

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Chrysler/DOE Ram PHEV project exploring battery life modeling

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Chrysler is showcasing its two-mode Ram Truck Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), equipped with a 12 kWh, 33 Ah cell, 355V Li-ion battery pack from Electrovaya, at the Washington DC Auto Show. The RAM plug-in hybrid truck. Click to enlarge.

Ohio State team wins EcoCAR2 competition with E85 series-parallel plug-in hybrid Malibu

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OSU’s series-parallel PHEV. The UW engineers developed a parallel through-the-road (PTTR) plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle (PHEV) architecture. Conferences and other events Conversions Fuel Efficiency High Octane Fuels Hybrids Plug-ins Click to enlarge. The US Department of Energy and General Motors Co. announced that the Ohio State University (OSU) team was the overall winner of the EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future finals.

Simulation study suggests ORC waste heat recovery system could deliver potential 7% improvement in fuel consumption in a PHEV on highway

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Their paper was presented at the ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division 2012 Fall Technical Conference by Marcello Canova, assistant professor at OSU; lead author was Philipp Skarke, from the University of Stuttgart Institute for Internal Combustion Engines and Automotive Engineering.

Audi introduces 2015 Audi A3 and S3 sedans; A3 Sportback e-tron PHEV confirmed for US

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Audi of America also confirmed that it will offer the A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in gasoline electric hybrid (PHEV) model in the US market later in 2014. A3 Sedan. Click to enlarge. Audi of America, Inc.

Las Vegas EVA Hosting EV Fiesta & Conference for RAR'dster and "Spirit" on this sunny & bright LV Day

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be able to blog a few lines from the "warmth" of Las Vegas, yet in the EVer so cool of the ELEMENT Hotel (a Green Hotel) about the "Renew America Roadtrip" (RAR)EVenture with the star called the "RAR'dster" along with the "Spirit" (which serves as the advance scout vehicle and frequently as the lead PHEV act for RAR). Las Vegas EVA Host and LVEVA Webmaster par excellence, Stan Hanel, set up the EV Fiesta and Conference at the Element for LVEVA'rs and public to experience the Tesla.

BMW exploring heat pumps and infrared for BEV and PHEV cabin heating systems

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In battery electric vehicles (BEVs) or automobiles using plug-in hybrid technology (PHEVs), the Efficient Dynamics strategy is aimed primarily at increasing the electric range. BMW is working on a variety of individual solutions that help to reduce energy consumption by ancillary systems on board a BEV or PHEV; every kilowatt of stored energy that can be saved becomes available to the electric motor, enabling a greater operating range.

Volvo Car Corporation Confirms Introduction of PHEV Diesel in 2012; C30 BEV Production in 2011

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Volvo had first suggested the 2012 date for a diesel PHEV in September 2009. In a press conference at Paris Motor Show, Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of Volvo Cars stated that the future for Volvo lies in electric cars. During the press conference in the Volvo stand, Jacoby emphasized the importance of electrification. Volvo Cars confirmed that it will introduce a series-produced plug-in hybrid diesel as early as 2012.

Life cycle analysis of three battery chemistries for PHEVs and BEVs; environmental impacts higher than expected

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Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have performed life cycle assessments (LCA) of three batteries for plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and full performance battery electric (BEV) vehicles.

CalCars and PHEVs Frequently Asked Questions

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About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Car-Makers Say. What Are Plug-In Hybrids (PHEVs)? What do car companies say about PHEVs? Dont PHEVs just shift pollution from gasoline cars to power plants? So for now were sticking with PHEV.

Software Upgrade to Prius PHEV NiMH Conversion Kit Enables All-Electric Driving At Up to 70mph

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kWh NiMH plug-in hybrid (PHEV) conversion kit that enables all-electric mode driving at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour (until the battery pack is depleted) in a converted Prius. Ewert Energy Systems video (handheld) of driving a Prius PHEV conversion at highway speeds.

University of Calgary Study Finds Large-Scale Adoption of PHEVs in Alberta Could Support Wind Power; PHEV GHG Benefits Range from 40-90% in Emissions Reduction

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The environmental benefit of a large-scale deployment of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) in the Canadian province of Alberta could vary significantly, ranging from a 40% to a 90% reduction in greenhouse gases, according to a study by electrical engineers at the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering. The study found the environmental impacts of PHEVs in Alberta would depend on factors such as vehicle battery size, charging time and wind production levels.

SK Energy Has Two HEV, Four PHEV Li-ion Cells, Packs Ready for Production

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South Korea-based SK Energy has now developed six lithium-ion cells: two targeted at hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) applications and four targeted at plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) applications. Jeon Oh, SK Energy’s Leader, Corporate R&D Center/HEV Battery Project, provided an update on the company’s Li-ion automotive battery activities at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference 2009 this week in Long Beach. SK Cells for HEV, PHEV and EV applications.

Argonne Study Examines Impact of Real World Drive Cycles on Efficiency and Cost of Different PHEV Configurations

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Results from a study by Argonne National Laboratory on the impact of real world drive cycles on the fuel efficiency and cost of different plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) configurations suggest that while different PHEV configurations all demonstrate great potential for displacing petroleum use (with fuel displacement increasing linearly with available electrical energy), the relative benefits of adding more battery capacity seem to decrease with increasing pack size.

Oak Ridge researcher developing autonomous intelligent engines capable of real-time calibration based on driver behavior

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Malikopoulos has recently begun a DOE-funded project on developing autonomous intelligent plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs); he presented an early update at the recent DOE 2012 Annual Merit Review meetings in Washington, DC.

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AAB Study Projects Global EV New Vehicle Sales of Up to 400,000 Units by 2020, PHEV Sales of 500,000 Units by 2020

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Under the Report baseline estimate, the global plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) market will grow from essentially zero in 2009 to 500,000 units in 2020, and the associated Li-Ion automotive battery business—which includes EV, PHEV and HEV batteries—from $150 million in 2009 to $8.4 Dr. Anderman is founder and chairman of the annual Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC), the tenth of which is scheduled for 17-21 May 2010 in Orlando, Florida.

PHEV Day 168. Sunday, 29 March 2009. Run to Knoxville, Tennessee

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From: Leslie A Grossman [mailto:leslieann@lesliegrossman.com] Sent: Friday, March 27, 2009 2:47 PM Subject: News Conference Monday - Electric Vehicle Spirit of DC here in Knoxville The Future of transportation is here, and is visiting Knoxville on Monday March 30th. Don’t miss this news conference of the “Sprit of DC”, Plug-In PHEV vehicle, bringing its message of energy independence to East Tennessee.

Anderman: Li-ion capacity far outstripping demand as automakers focus more on hybrids, less on full EVs

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Anderman is founder and chairman of the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC); the 13 th annual conference is scheduled for February 2013 in Pasadena, California. Anderman projects a global EV/PHEV 2016 market at around 0.6%

"Spirit of DC" PHEV All Around America Update. from EVJerry back in DC with the "Spirit" Hanging out at the Beach!

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Maybe even provide feedback to PHEV3A Co-Chairs: Joe Lado JoeLado@yahoo.com or EVJerry Asher EVJerry@usa.net (202) 486-5450 "Spirit of DC" PHEV All Around America Update - 7 November 2008 I. PHEV All Around America (PHEV3A) Taking Winter Quarters in Home Sweet Bisbee A. 20 + pounds added) after some 17,000 HEV/PHEV miles on the tusch. Briefly, the "Spirit" had some 108 PHEV Day on the Blue Highways of America.

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Plug In 2008

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T he Plug in 2008 National PHEV Conference in San Jose by most accounts was a big success. Here's one of the announcements that came out of the conference : EPRI, GM, 34 Utilities Collaborate to Advance Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles PALO ALTO, Calif.

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 would provide a tax credit of between $4,000 and $6,000 for purchasers of a PHEV. The base credit will be $4,000 for a PHEV with a battery of at least 5kwh.

National Labs Developing Methodology for Estimating Real World Fuel and Electricity Consumption of Plug-in Hybrids Based on Dynamometer Data

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This works well for blended PHEVs that have lower electric power capabilities. Researchers from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) are cooperating to develop and test a method for predicting the real-world fuel and electricity consumption of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) by adjusting dynamometer test results.

Getting Close to California

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EVJerry, the solar PHEV and whiteTesla are in Las Vegas at a press conference. This will be a 400 mile two week trip coast to coast. Way to go team. And the Renew America Roadtrip has been getting some press coverage, which will be posted here shortly. - - Charlie Garlow

Exploring the Potential Use, Impact and Valuation of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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Two recent studies explore different aspects of the use, potential impact and valuation of PHEVs. A paper by Derek Lemoine at UC Berkeley uses a real options framework to analyze the value to the consumer of PHEV battery capacity. Axsen and Kurani focus on the energy impacts that can be anticipated with significant PHEV market penetration given three recharge scenarios based on data collected through a web-based survey of new vehicle buying households.

3.4 kWh EIG Li-ion Pack for Plug-in Applications

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At the recent Advanced Automotive Battery Conference 2009 (AABC 2009), Korea-based EIG Ltd. described a prototype lithium-ion battery system targeted at a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) application. Rendering of the pack. Click to enlarge.

U of Michigan Study Finds Costs of Plug-in Cars Primary Key to Broad Consumer Acceptance

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The findings were released at The Business of Plugging In conference in Detroit today. The purpose of this study was to examine the conditions under which consumers would purchase a PHEV. But the researchers found no relationship between PHEV purchase probabilities and the price of gas.

Hyundai to Reveal Plug-in Hybrid Concept at Seoul Show

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Hyundai will reveal a new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) concept car, the Blue-Will, at the Seoul Motor Show which opens on 2 April. The Blue-Will concept PHEV. Further details of the concept will be revealed at a press conference on Hyundai’s stand at the Seoul show.

PIP Declares Victory

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PHEV s allow for optimization of readily available clean-energy resources and represent a sustainable transportation solution that can be delivered today. PHEV s address all needs. Most have advertised their intentions to bring PHEV s to the market –some as early as next year.

Audi e-tron Pilot Program

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The company used the recent TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference to introduce the A3 e-tron. The TED conference attracts thought leaders and influencers in technology, entertainment, and design industries. New cars are traditionally introduced at auto shows.

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

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At the Google I/O conference in May, Ford introduced its research and innovation into using the cloud to predict driver behavior in order to optimize vehicle control systems and improve vehicle performance attributes such as fuel or hybrid-electric efficiency.

UC Davis ITS study suggests hastening consumer adoption of plug-ins will require innovation on the sales side

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The SSI study captures 12 different PEV models from eight vehicle manufacturers, including GM (Chevrolet Volt); Nissan (LEAF); Tesla (Model S); Ford (Focus EV, C-Max Energi and Fusion Energi); Honda (Fit EV and Accord PHEV); Toyota (Prius Plug-in and RAV4 EV); Mitsubishi (i-MiEV); and Daimler (Smart Fortwo ED). XXXXX Click to enlarge.

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. The GTE shares the basic powertrain hardware with the Audi A3 e-tron PHEV; software controls will differ. The e-Golf. Click to enlarge.

AE Signs Accord

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The AFST/Austin Energy (AE) memorandum of understanding sets the stage for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) to be put into the participating fleets of Plug-in Partners (PIP) consortium of utilities and municipalities.

Audi of America targeting 25% of sales to be plug-ins by 2025; national network of 150 kW fast chargers

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Flanked by the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron ( earlier post ) on one side and the Audi concept e-tron quattro ( earlier post ) on the other, Audi of America president Scott Keogh used his press conference speech at the Los Angeles Auto Show yesterday to declare that the brand is targeting at least 25% of its US sales to be e-tron—i.e., This PHEV will attract many newcomers to electrification one they see how the tech fits the rhythm of their daily lives.

Goal!

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N ow, even as Volvo , Mitsubushi , and Volkswagen join the list of PHEV development announcements of most major automotive manufacturers, an important milestone is reached. We'll have a Volt in Austin on October 17th and 18th at the Austin Alt Car Conference.

Near-Term Prospects for Automotive Li-ion Batteries: 21% of Hybrid and EV Market by 2011

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In the near-term (2011), lithium-ion batteries could grow to represent about 21% of the hybrid and EV advanced battery market, according to Dr. Menahem Anderman, President of Advanced Automotive Batteries and the organizer of last week’s Advanced Automotive Battery Conference 2009.

Stimulus Bill Provides Major Increase in Plug-in Vehicle Purchase Credit Program

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The $787-billion stimulus bill (HR 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) that emerged from the joint House-Senate conference committee this week provides funds for a large range of transportation-related projects. The Senate version made substantial changes, expanding the type of vehicles qualifying for a credit, adding a credit for PHEV conversions, and doubling the 250,000 vehicle limitation to 500,000. The conference agreement does not include $2.4

XG Sciences lands SBIR/STTR award to develop Si/graphene anodes for Li-ion batteries for EVs

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Nanostructures are widely being explored as a possible solution to this problem, which has retarded the commercialization for silicon-based electrode materials—especially for applications requiring long cycle life, such as EVs or PHEVs.

Enova Systems Shows Ze, Outlines Planned Improvements in School Bus Plug-in Hybrid Drive

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Enova brought its Ze (zero emissions) commercialized all-electric step-van to the Plug-in 2009 conference in Long Beach. The Ze electric drive system. Click to enlarge.