Conversion of Volkswagen Emden plant for EV production underway

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Volkswagen has begun conversion of its Emden, Germany plant to support the production of Evs; the first electric cars are to roll off the production line there from 2022. Plant employees were already sensitized to electric vehicles for the production of the Passat GTE PHEV.

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XL Fleet expands XLP PHEV drive system for use in multiple GM fleet applications

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Conversions Fleets Hybrids Plug-insXL Fleet announced that the Company’s XLP plug-in hybrid electric drive technology is being expanded for use across a range of fleet vehicles from General Motors.

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XL launches PHEV Ford F-250; 50% improvement in fuel economy

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As the company first revealed in February, XL’s newest product expands its successful plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) product family, which also includes the XLP Ford F-150 that the company began shipping in 2018 to municipal, utility and commercial fleets throughout the United States. These numbers are consistent with what the PHEV F-150 has been proven to achieve at EPA-certified testing facilities. Conversions Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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PHEV conversion company Echo Automotive completes $3M financing, joins CALSTART

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a developer of technologies enabling the conversion of existing fleet vehicles into plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, completed a $3-million financing with United Fleet Financing, LLC, through a private placement offering and mezzanine financing. The EchoDrive conversion system comprises a 30 kW traction motor; modular Li-ion battery pack built with 2.2 The terms of this note include conversion features at $0.55 Echo Automotive, Inc.,

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Audi introduces A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro PHEV

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Audi is systematically pursuing its electrification strategy and is now offering its large four-door A7 Sportback coupe as a powerful, efficient plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The A7 PHEV accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 The A7 PHEV starts by default in EV mode. Depending on the situation, the system chooses predictively between freewheeling with the engine switched off and coasting recuperation, i.e. the recovery of kinetic energy and its conversion into electrical energy.

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South Australia Gets Its First PHEV Prius Conversion

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The Motor Trade Association of South Australia has procured a Toyota Prius which has been upfitted with an aftermarket plug-in conversion, as part of its plans to develop hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicle training resources for automotive repair technicians throughout the state of South Australia. Left to right, MTA South Australia Executive Director John Chapman chats with Kim Adelman of Plug-In Conversion Corporation (PICC).

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Hummer EV and MX-30 EV driven, Outlander PHEV handling, vintage Porsche with Model S motor: Today’s Car News

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The Outlander PHEV commits to better handling in its next generation. And we look at a vintage Porsche 912 conversion done. Today we have a review of Mazda’s first electric vehicle for the U.S.—not

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PHEV conversion company HPEV shipping sub-assembles and components for Ford 350 class 3 truck

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a plug-in hybrid conversion company, says it ia delivering sub-assemblies and components for commercializing its parallel hybrid conversion system on a Ford 350 class 3 truck. The conversion process itself entails the change-out of the rear axle; the engine and transmission are untouched. The estimated turnaround time for a hybrid plug in conversion is 80 person hours for cars and SUVs , longer for hybrid truck conversions and other commercial vehicles.

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ARB Staff Publishes Revised, Tiered Requirements for PHEV Conversions

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The California Air Resources Board staff has published a supplemental report on revised requirements for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle conversion systems certification and installation. In January, ARB staff presented certification test procedures for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) along with certification procedures for aftermarket PHEV conversion systems. Tier 1 (up to 10 conversion systems). Potential PHEV conversion.

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NHTSA vs Tesla, Honda Clarity PHEV, EV sales, electric conversions: Today's Car News

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And readers are still in favor of electric-car conversions in our latest Twitter poll. The NHTSA sent Tesla another letter asking it stop using misleading safety claims for the Model 3. Honda focuses sales of the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid in California. New forecasts peg 2037 as the year EV sales will overtake gasoline worldwide. All this and more on. Today in Car News

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ORNL demos 20 kW bi-directional wireless charging on UPS PHEV truck; 11" air gap, >92% efficiency

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The system incorporates ORNL’s custom electromagnetic coil design and controls system, as well as wide bandgap power conversion systems.

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Presales of Audi Q7 TFSI e quattro PHEVs begin in Europe

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In addition to the navigation data, it also takes the distance to the car in front into account and then decides between freewheeling with the TFSI switched off (“gliding”) and recuperation, i.e. the recovery of kinetic energy and its conversion into electric energy.

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ALTe Developing Series Plug-in Hybrid Powertrains for Conversion and OEM Applications

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A Bloomfield, Michigan startup is developing light- and medium-duty series plug-in hybrid electric vehicle powertrain systems—initially as conversions, but ultimately extending to an OEM basis. In the Crown Victoria, the proof of concept powertrain conversion systems improve fuel economy from 80%-200% from the base 4.6L With fleet mileage, ALTe projects ROI on a conversion in less than two years. 20 kWh pack in the proof-of-concept Crown Vic conversion.

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Audi introduces Q5 55 TFSI e quattro plug-in hybrid; first of new PHEVs

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Depending on the situation, the system chooses predictively between freewheeling with the engine switched off and coasting recuperation, i.e. the recovery of kinetic energy and its conversion into electrical energy. The Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro with 270 kW (367 hp) system output (combined fuel consumption: 2.4 – 2.1 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 53 – 46 g/km) is the first of the new plug-in models from Audi. The new drive concept comprises a 2.0

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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.) The PHEV does not require the heavy, costly batteries required by other electric cars, nor does it suffer from a limited range or poor freeway performance. Engineering Advantages of PHEV.

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PHEV powertrain company ALTe in new commercial vehicle JV in China with Henan Benma; target 10K units/year

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ALTe Powertrain Technologies (ALTe), developer of a range-extended plug-in electric hybrid vehicle (PHEV) powertrain for light commercial fleet vehicle applications ( earlier post ), will establish a new commercial vehicle manufacturing Joint Venture with the Henan Benma Company (Benma) in the Henan province of China. China Conversions Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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Transphorm showcasing new automotive-grade AEC-Q101-qualified GaN FET for PHEVs and EVs

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is showcasing its recently announced second-generation, AEC-Q101 qualified GaN FET—the industry’s first automotive-grade GaN technology—at the 2017 Power Conversion and Intelligent Motion (PCIM) Europe expo. The part initially targets on-board charger (OBC) and DC to DC systems for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEV). Transphorm Inc.

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NAR and EDI converting 6 Class-5 armored trucks to natural gas PHEVs

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North American Repower (NAR)—a California-based natural gas engine management and conversion technology company—and Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. EDI)—a developer of plug-in hybrid electric drivetrains—will convert a fleet of six 26,000-pound, Class-5 medium-duty armored vehicles operated by Sectran Security into PHEV vehicles that run on electricity and renewable natural gas.

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Efficient Drivetrains delivers Class-6 PHEV with CNG range-extender armored truck

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The vehicle program is a collaboration between Efficient Drivetrains and North American Repower , California’s leading natural gas engine management and conversion technology company. Supported by a $3-million California Energy Commission grant, the companies are working to convert a fleet of six, Class-6 International armored trucks into “Zero Emission with Range Extension” vehicles—PHEV trucks that operate with electricity and renewable natural gas (RNG).

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PECO Expanding Fleet with NGVs & PHEVs

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The utility is participating in a national consortium that recently was awarded a federal stimulus grant to purchase plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and the company is buying more trucks to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) as well. PECO also is participating in a utility group organized by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the South Coast Air Quality Management District to demonstrate PHEV performance. million for the vehicle conversions.

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Audi highlights its range of electrification efforts; Q7 diesel PHEV, A7 fuel cell PHEV, BEV, 48V and more; 750 Wh/l by 2025

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The Q7 PHEV will arrive in dealerships in Germany in 2016, and will likely come to the US, although perhaps with a gasoline-engine variant. Whether for a plug-in hybrid car (PHEV, plug-in-electric vehicle) or a purely electric car, the battery structure follows a uniform modular concept. Conversely, high coating thicknesses for the electrodes produce a high energy density.

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California Energy Commission awards nearly $9M to 3 projects to support local manufacturing of heavy-duty electric vehicles, PHEVs

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The equipment and modifications will allow for the production of powertrain components for hybrid and battery-electric vehicles, as well as the conversion of conventional vehicles into hybrid and battery-electric vehicles. In March, Efficient Drivetrains announced the availability of a Class 3 utility truck based upon its plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drivetrain that reduces emissions and fuel use by up to 80%. As part of its approval of more than $83.7

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West Coast fleets adopting XL electrification systems to meet emissions goals

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XL plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) Ford F-150 pickup trucks improve fuel consumption by up to 50% and reduce CO 2 emissions by one-third when compared to their standard gasoline-powered vehicles. All three fleets are in the process of deploying multiple XL plug-in hybrid electric Ford F-150 pickup trucks—the first and only PHEV F-150 on the road today. Conversions Fleets Hybrids Plug-ins

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Careful Bus deploys school buses in NYC outfitted with XL hybrid systems

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In addition to the Careful Bus deployment, XL provides hybrid electric (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) vehicle systems to municipal fleets across the US. Conversions Fleets HybridsXL recently completed a successful pilot deployment of school buses with Careful Bus Company in New York City outfitted with the XL hybrid system. The XLH system uses regenerative braking during deceleration and electric assist during acceleration to increase fuel economy.

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TDK and Toshiba establish JV for automotive inverters for HEVs, PHEVs, EVs

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Given such market conditions, TDK is currently strengthening its energy unit business, which mainly consists of hardware in power conversion for hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicles, as well as software that controls such hardware as strategic growth products in the medium to long term.

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Think and Ener1 Supplying Electric Drivetrains and Battery Packs to Japan Post for EV Conversions; Potential New Line of Business

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Electric vehicle manufacturer Think Global and Ener1, one of its battery partners, are supplying a fully integrated electric drivetrain powered by a lithium-ion battery system to Japan Post for the conversion of delivery vehicles as part of a comprehensive road-testing program. Aside from some modifications to the external envelope, the battery for the Japan Post conversions is essentially the same 26kWh battery pack developed for the Th!nk The converted EV. Click to enlarge.

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PHEV Energy Bill

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Here is the outline of what the bill intends to do: SECTION 131 TRANSPORTATION ELECTRIFICATION SEC 131 Transportation Electrification DOE to establish competitive grants for electric vehicles and PHEVs to encourage early widespread use and advance production of electric (And PHEV) vehicles in USA. $90 SEC 132 Domestic Manufacturing Conversion Grant Program Grants to auto makers, suppliers, component manufacturers to encourage PHEVs, EVs, and advanced diesels.

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Zipcar Launches Pilot PHEV Program in San Francisco

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In a member survey last month, more than 80% of the respondents voiced support for the addition of electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and alternative fuel vehicles to the fleet. The pilot program and partnership with the city will provide existing and new Zipcar members with an easy, convenient and cost-effective way to test drive PHEVs, helping the City and Zipcar both gauge interest and use of EVs and PHEVs.

Plug-in Hybrid Race on as Toyota Tests NiMH PHEV; A123 Challenges CARB to Authorize Conversions

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It want CARB to authorize aftermarket conversions of hybrids with its Lithium batteries. From today's NY Times Toyota to Test Plug-In Hybrid, Rivaling G.M.

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California Air Resources Board approves sales of XL’s electrified Ford F-250

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XL introduced its plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) system for Ford F-150s last year, highlighting an MPG gain of 50% and CO 2 reduction of 33%. Conversions HybridsXL received approval from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to sell hybrid electric Ford F-250 pickup trucks in California, marking the 14 th CARB executive order achieved by the company. XL has earned the highest number of CARB executive orders for commercial vehicle electrification in the automotive industry. .

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Survey finds German motorists consider PHEVs more attractive and practical than HEVs

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Conversely, just 25% described all-wheel drive vehicles as “expensive” to purchase or run, with most associating the technology instead with off-road capability (73%), safety (37%) and higher performance (36%). German drivers now consider plug-in hybrid vehicles to be more attractive and practical than conventional hybrids, according to a survey commissioned by GKN Driveline has revealed. The poll of motorists showed that 75% preferred the idea of plug-ins, with 61.2%

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EV Power Systems Targeting PHEV Retrofit at Electric Utility Truck Fleets

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EVPS) and Energy Dimensions, LLC entered a partnership to market EVPS’ plug-in, hybrid-electric (PHEV) retrofit drive system for electric utility, light-duty trucks. The new PHEV systems increases fuel economy by 30% with a return on investment (ROI) of approximately 30% at current fuel prices in start/stop applications, according to EVPS. Many conversions can be completed using in-house staff. EV Power Systems , Inc.

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XL Hybrids unveils first hybrid-electric Ford F-250 at 2018 NTEA Work Truck Show

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The company also recently announced the executive order from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approving XL-outfitted PHEV Ford F-150 pickup trucks for sale in state, an industry first. XL now offers fleets XLP PHEV upfits, which provide a 50% improvement in miles driven per gallon, on Regular Cab, SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations for the F-150. Conversions Fleets Hybrids

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Road Test: 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid

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Conversely, when on the highway, having the option to turn off the EV mode and run the gasoline hybrid motor will return the most efficient driving. Impressive Efficiency. Impressive Luxury. Story by John Faulkner. Photos by John Faulkner and Chrysler.

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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A simple Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) waste heat recovery system could recover up to 10% of engine waste heat under highway driving conditions, corresponding to a potential 7% improvement in fuel consumption in a light-duty plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), with low penalization of the added weight to the vehicle electric range, according to a simulation study by researchers from the University of Stuttgart and the Ohio State University. The OSU EcoCAR PHEV powertrain.

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Third Phase of SDGE In-Use Study Shows PHEVs Excel on Fuel Economy and GHG Emissions Reductions Compared to Gasoline ICE and Hybrid-Electric Vehicles

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One of SDG&E’s converted PHEVs. SDG&E tested the performance of two 2007-model Prius hybrids and then converted them into plug-in hybrids, using a Hymotion 5 kWh lithium-ion battery conversion kit. US Department of Energy, Vehicle Technologies Program, Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) Overview (May 2009). Tags: Conversions Hybrids Plug-ins Click to enlarge.

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Plug-in Prius conversion hits 70mph

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If that’s your theory then you may have to re-evaluate after Ponway, California-based Plug-In Conversions Corp (PICC) completed a software upgrade conversion kit that enables all-electric mode driving at up to 70mph in a converted Prius. The conversion kit adds around 220lbs to the vehicle but rear springs are upgraded to maintain the rear height. Electric cars have to be slow with limited speeds, don’t they?

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National Research Council Report on Americas Energy Future Highlights Vehicle Efficiency Technologies, Conversion of Biomass and Coal-to-Liquids Fuels, and Electrifying the Light Duty Fleet with PHEVs, BEVs and FCVs

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For the transportation sector, these key technologies include a focus on improving vehicle efficiency; developing technologies for the conversion of biomass and coal-to-liquid fuels; and electrifying the light-duty vehicle fleet through expanded deployment of plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), battery electric vehicles (BEVs), and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs). Developing technologies for the conversion of biomass and coal-to-liquid fuels.

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CMU study finds that HEVs and PHEVs with small battery packs offer more emissions and oil displacement benefits per dollar spent than large pack PHEVs and BEVs; policy implications

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Strategies to promote adoption of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) with small battery packs offer more social benefits (i.e., air emissions and oil displacement benefits) in the near term per dollar spent than PHEVs and battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) with large battery packs providing longer electric range, according to a new study by Carnegie Mellon University’s Jeremy J.

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Electrification Coalition releases Fleet Electrification Roadmap; suggests fleet adoption could put a cumulative 200,000 PHEVs and EVs on the road by 2015

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The analysis in the EC roadmap concludes that fleet adoption of grid-electric vehicles (PHEVs and EVs) could lead to a cumulative 200,000 units on the road by 2015. plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles (PHEVs and EVs)—highly attractive. Since the Electrification Coalition was formed one year ago, we have made enormous progress in moving electric vehicles to the forefront of the nation’s energy policy conversation.

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FPL Group and Duke Energy Pledge 10-year, $600M+ Commitment to Transition Fleets to PHEVs and EVs

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metric ton reduction in green house gases per vehicle conversion, this has the potential to reduce more than 125,000 metric tons of greenhouse gasses over this ten year period. Duke Energy and FPL Group will begin this transition in the coming years with the goal that 100% of all new fleet vehicles will be plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) by 2020. FPL Group, Inc.

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First XL Hybrids XLP plug-in hybrid upfits to be installed on Ford F-150 pickups

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XL Hybrids’s XLP plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) upfit solution ( earlier post ) will roll out on Ford F-150 pickup trucks beginning fourth quarter 2017. Installation of the XLP PHEV system can be completed in just hours on half-ton pickup trucks as a ship-thru upfit. Conversions Hybrids Plug-insFord, with its top-selling half-ton truck for any make and model, was chosen as the first OEM based on XL Hybrids’ order commitments from major fleet customers.

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Main Page - EAA-PHEV

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See also our EAA-PHEV:General disclaimer talk : Disclaimer edit Please visit the Conversion Interest page to help us gauge DIYers interest! Current Hybrids are natural donor platforms because they already have most of the needed electric propulsion components, so the conversion process deals primarily with integrating larger battery packs.A Recharge a Car, Recharge the Grid, Recharge the Planet Google.org supports PHEV & V2G with [link] project.

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