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Shipping industry eyeing hydrogen fuel cells as possible pathway to emissions reduction; work by Germanischer Lloyd and DNV

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HybridSHIP is concerned with introducing batteries for on-board energy storage, integrated with fuel cells and gas engines. When internal consumption was taken into account, the electric efficiency was estimated to be 44.5%, and no NO x , SO x and PM emissions were detectable.

Update on ALTe; EREV powertrain company tracking for production-caliber units by December, production ramp in 1Q 2013

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Extended range electric vehicle powertrain company ALTe ( earlier post ) is tracking to produce a limited number of production-caliber vehicle powertrains by December, and plans to ramp up production in the first quarter of 2013, said CEO John Thomas in a recent interview with Green Car Congress. The first wave of F-150 production-ready prototype extended range electric vehicles is soon due to be delivered to Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to kick-off a pilot study in the PG&E fleet.

Ford Conducts Design of Experiment Investigating Thermoelectric Energy Regeneration

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At SAE 2009 World Congress in Detroit last month, Ford Motor Company presented a research paper that detailed the results of an initial investigation, termed a Design of Experiment, into thermoelectric exhaust heat energy recovery in conjunction with a hybrid powertrain. by Jack Rosebro.

US LDV Sales Fall 37.1% in January; January SAAR Below 10 Million

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The Prius mid-size gas-electric hybrid posted January sales of 8,121 units, down 28.6% Chrysler estimated in its submission to Congress last year that the industry would sell 11.1 January SAAR dropped below 10 million. Click to enlarge.

How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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GM has announced plans for public sales in 2010, and almost every carmaker now says it will sell PHEVs or highway-speed battery electric vehicles (BEVs) sometime after 2010. Shifted earlier focus to all-electric Focus in 2011 with Magna. And ride off into the sunset on electric power.