Toyota and Clemson showcase Gen-Z focused EV concept at SAE World Congress

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At the 2016 SAE World Congress, Toyota and Clemson University unveiled an innovative, flexible concept called uBox that is intended to appeal to the next generation of car buyers: Gen-Z.

GM provides technical details of the Gen 2 Voltec propulsion system used in the 2016 Volt

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The second-generation “Voltec” extended range electric powertrain applied in the MY2016 Chevy Volt ( earlier post ) marks a significant evolution in the electric drive technology platform from its first-generation origins. Key design goals included: Increased all-electric range.

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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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BREAKING NEWS: Hermosa Beach To Become Carbon Neutral City! Acting Locally, Thinking Globally

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Here in the United States our President and Congress haven’t shown the leadership or sense of urgency necessary to prevent a climate catastrophe and they’ve given the people no hope for their children’s future at the national level. Many in Congress have acted unethically and immorally with the responsibility they have been trusted with. He encouraged us to develop our ideas into steps the City could take action on.

Volvo Car Corporation, Ericsson and partners in plug-in vehicle smart on-board charging research project

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Volvo Car Corporation, Ericsson, the utility company Göteborg Energi and the Viktoria Institute are collaborating in the research project ELVIIS (Electric Vehicle Intelligent Infra Structure) to develop a concept for using intelligent infrastructure for the smart on-board charging of plug-in vehicles. The idea was suggested to Ericsson and Volvo Cars some months later. The first meeting with all partners was held in April 2009 where the project idea was further.

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Honda introduces “Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem” at CES 2017; Honda Riding Assist, NeuV concept w/ AI emotion engine

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The NeuV (pronounced “new-v”), which stands for New Electric Urban Vehicle, is a concept vehicle whose genesis is based on the fact that privately-owned vehicles sit idle 96% of the time. The NeuV also can sell energy back to the electric grid during times of high demand when it’s not in use.

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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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During his keynote address at the 2012 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year, he outlined a plan for connected cars to help avoid a potential future of what he called “ global gridlock—a never-ending traffic jam that wastes time, energy and resources.” ( Earlier post.)

BRUSA and Swiss Forum for Electric Mobility launching sponsorship award

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BRUSA Elektronik AG together with the Swiss Forum for Electric Mobility is launching an international sponsorship award for outstanding projects in the field of electric mobility. The award is dedicated to the late Arno Mathoy, an innovator of modern electric mobility development and the Chief Technical Officer at BRUSA Elektronik AG for more than 20 years.

Will it be a slow road for green cars?

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The 2009 World Congress of the Society of Automotive Engineers closed its doors yesterday after a highly publicised event that featured an appearance from California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and trumpeted the “race to green mobility&#. He thinks that a policy needs to be put in place that will not change so that auto manufacturers have a firm idea of the future direction. Hydrogen fuel has been praised in the past, but now green sights appear to be set on electric cars.

Ford examines thermoelectric energy regeneration

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During last month’s SAE 2009 World Congress, Ford presented a research paper into thermoelectric exhaust heat energy recovery. The idea of thermoelectric generation is that the devices produce a voltage potential as a by-product of a difference in temperature. That can then be used to drive an electrical current. petrol-electric hybrid vehicle. Tags: Ford Green cars Latest news SAE 2009 World Congress thermoelectric energy regeneration

Smart Meters and Electric Cars

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Ed Kjaer, the director of electric transportation for Southern California Edison, demonstrates how the Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle or MiEV plugs into their Garage of the Future at their Electric Vehicle Technical Center in Pomona on Thursday, January 22, 2009. Smart meters and electric cars: a match made in efficiency. But an increasingly important energy resource is little more than a digital electric meter.

Perspective: Government Leadership Needed for Electric Vehicles to Succeed

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The critical need for government leadership in the emergence of electric vehicles dominated a recent Green Fleet Management discussion in Toronto, hosted by Fleet Challenge Ontario. In an interview published in Maclean’s, a Canadian news magazine, the chairman and CEO of General Electric said, “ Government should be a catalyst for change. Mr. Immelt’s point is that the spike in oil prices to $147/barrel in 2008 is not enough on its own to get automakers to make electric vehicles.

Ted Lieu To The Rescue! Heroic Climate Champion Saves Community Choice Aggregation.

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Suddenly we were at The Crossroads as Ted Lieu runs for Henry Waxman’s seat in the United States Congress. My politically connected friends (who prefer to remain nameless) advise me to accept State Senator Ted Lieu as he is and be happy for his strong environmental record. .

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Automaker Plug-in Hybrid PR Flurry

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Nancy Goia of Ford got some ink for comments at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit. You can't keep such a good idea as plug-in hybrids down, but it can be delayed. 19 -- More than 20 Dodge Sprinter Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) will be placed in the United States between now and the first quarter of 2008 as. Nancy Gioia, speaking to the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit, said, "The biggest barrier [to such technology] is the battery.".

Senate Energy Bill Contains $3.8B for Natural Gas Vehicle Conversion and Purchasing, $400M for Plug-in Vehicle Deployment

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The addition of the electric vehicle provisions was a last-minute achievement, noted Ron Minsk from the Electrification Coalition during his talk at Plug-in 2010. Division B, Title XXI) The bill establishes with the Department of Energy a national plug-in electric drive vehicle deployment program to assist in the deployment of plug-in electric drive vehicles. the support of workforce training across the United States relating to plug-in electric drive vehicles.

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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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Added to the list are impressive grassroots efforts like the South Bay Climate Action Group and business community innovations like Balqon’s all electric heavy duty trucks and LEDtronics’ high efficiency lighting.

Hot Tub Time Machine WayBack Wednesday – Reposted Word-for-Word from June 25 of 2008

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said Dr. Hansen this same week testifying to Congress and that’s not all he said. PLUG IN – make your next car a plug in electric car and plug it into the new solar panels you need to get. So don’t buy another car until you can go electric. Wednesday, June 25, 2008.

Cash for Volts?

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A coalition of car makers, battery suppliers and electricity providers has come together to ask for federal help for EVs. More details at: Group Seeks US Tax Credits To Spur Electric Car Use. to offer tax credits for buying all-electric plug-in vehicles as part of a $128 billion program to get seven million such cars on the road by 2018. All stressed that plug-in technology already exists and just needs a push on the financial front from Congress.&#.

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

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Electric cars and a smart electric grid have a bright future, according to panelists at a roundtable discussion on the subject that I attended last Friday in Boston. “I Mr. Thesen said that a factory in Turkey was being refurbished to be able to produce 100,000 electric vehicles a year.

Let My People Convert! - The A123 Challenge

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What began as a simple program requiring an ever increasing percentage of Zero Emission vehicles (read electric cars), has become mired in cumbersome bureaucratic complications. A plug-in hybrid, one could say, simply integrates electric drive into a car with internal combustion.

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? Intelligent Charging Infrastructure for New Electr. Review of Forestry Carbon Standards 2008 Ford Partners to Commercialize Electric Vehicles A New "Green" Deal.Direction for the economic re.

Perspective: Shoddy Environmental BookkeepingBiofuels and Indirect Land Use Change

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The basic idea behind ILUC is that biofuels use crops that might otherwise go to traditional uses, such as animal feed. Let’s say an automaker makes more battery-powered electric vehicles, thus using more nickel for the batteries. Battery-operated vehicle use rises, and therefore electricity consumption rises. Although renewable electricity sources exist, the electricity “lost” for other uses by increased transportation demand must be replaced.

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

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We can now say with confidence that it is worth waiting 70+ days to make the shift to the left side of the car, following a brief spin around Cobo Hall in a prototype vehicle during the SAE World Congress here in Detroit. fully electric car.

Hybrid Hummer H3 | Truth or Myth?

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In fact, with all the “fake news&# sources on the Internet, I assumed this was simply another fabricated story to discredit SUVs in favor of smaller vehicles (or possibly the next hybrid video idea from Gary Busey ). Quick!

Nissan Exploring Inductive Charging Capable of Power Transfer Over Longer Distances for its Plug-ins

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Nissan is developing an inductive charging system capable of transmitting power wirelessly over longer distances, and is exploring scaling it up for use with its electric car. Traditional magnetic induction, such as used in an electric toothbrush or electric transformers, uses conductive coils to transmit power wirelessly over very short distances. The two coils must be very close together, but do not make direct electrical contact. Guardian.


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.

Mixed Outlook for Mainstream Consumer Adoption of PHEVs

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not enthusiast or pioneer—adoption of coming plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), given current market conditions and consumer awareness and attitudes. Dr. Ken Kurani from the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) presented results from the latest in a series of electric drive consumer studies seeking to learn from consumers whether or not PHEVs are a good idea. How to provide households with an opportunity to create value for electric driving?

The Cat Is Still On The Roof – And The Roof! The Roof! The Roof Is On Fire!

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said Dr. Hansen this same week testifying to Congress and that’s not all he said. PLUG IN – make your next car a plug in electric car and plug it into the new solar panels you need to get. So don’t buy another car until you can go electric.

Hummer achieves 100mpg

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Raser Vice President David West is expected to speak at the convention on “Scaling Up from an Idea to Production.”. “We’ve The Hummer H3E is a plug-in electric vehicle with an onboard range extender.

Honda launches new “Green Path” initiatives for manufacturing and operations; new $210M paint line at Marysville with new 4C2B process

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gigawatt-hours of energy annually, is anticipated to meet more than half of the site’s total electricity needs and offset an estimated 576 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually. Honda’s associates in the plant have contributed numerous ideas and solutions toward this end.

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). Title XVII has structural problems as well and many members of Congress have been looking for fundamental changes to the process of commercialization of promising clean technologies. Over the past year staffers from both houses of Congress have been working on a solution.

A More Detailed Look at a Prismatic Li-ion Cell and Pack Manufacturing Process

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Green Car Congress appreciates EnerDel’s cooperation in sharing their process with our readers. The current collectors extend beyond the circuit via tabs and are welded together to make an electrical connection. If they were to touch they would create an electrical short.

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.

GM, Segway partner on two-wheel city vehicle | Green Tech - CNET News

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Imagine small, nimble electric vehicles that know where other moving objects are and avoid running into them. In the Hawkins Electrical Guide, copy right 1928, there is a entire chapter on electric Automobiles. Now several compies aremaking electric cars. One of them is bringing out a nice looking 4-passenger electric with a 110 mile range. Guess what, this company, picked up one of the old trdemarks and it will be manufactured under the name "Detroit Electric".

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

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Environmentalists and industries resurrected the idea in recent years as a centerpiece of measures to address global warming and growing oil imports. They are looking at cutting the nation’s greenhouse gas output by targeting, in separate ways, three major sources of emissions: electric utilities, transportation and industry. Sources: Large electric generators. Sources: In 2012–electricity generators and large industrial sources. Perspective by Brian J.

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.

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

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The Volt is, and always has been, more than than an electric car. GM will leapfrog Toyota and Honda by providing an electric car to the masses by the end of next year. I cant stand all these "GM killed the electric car" crap. assuming electric cars actually have a future.

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