ITS-Davis director Dan Sperling to chair US Transportation Research Board

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Dan Sperling, director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis, and member of the California Air Resources Board, has been appointed the 2015 chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Executive Committee, which provides independent scientific advice to the nation on transportation issues.

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Honda opens Smart Home US in California; produces more energy than it consumes; direct DC-DC EV charging

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The home, located on the West Village campus of the University of California, Davis, is capable of producing more energy on-site from renewable sources than it consumes annually, including enough energy to power a Honda Fit EV for daily commuting. DC-to-DC electric vehicle charging.

2014 162

EV Jerry and Sprit Of DC Visit Flagstaff EAA

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The Flagstaff EAA was thrilled and honored to have EV Jerry and his plug-in hybrid car "the Spirit of DC" visit on Sunday 2/22. On Saturday 2/21 Jerry joined us, Ward Davis and his wife Bracken for dinner. Tags: EV Jerry and Sprit Of DC Visit Flagstaff EAA We were able to partake in the sacred ritual of "getting the finger", or putting a Flagstaff EAA sticker on his car.

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Hanging with EVADC at the Green Fesitival in Washington, DC, 10-11 October 2009

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EVer (seemingly playing webblog catch-up), EVJerr PS The "Spirit of DC" was hangin' with Todd Barlow at Green Motors in Phoenix, a'waiting an updated battery box and Li-ion set of batteries. GREEN FESTIVAL - 10 Great Ways to Experience Washington DC Green Festival – THIS WEEKEND! John Perkins , Lester Brown , Naomi Davis , Medea Benjamin , and many more. Cheers EVADC'rs, PHEV'rs, & EVnthusiasts, One & All, Hope to add a few pixs.

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"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 or EVJerry Asher (202) 486-5450 "Spirit of DC" PHEV All Around America Update - 7 November 2008 I. The basis for the "Spirit of DC" staying over in Arizona through the winter results from the gifting of a state-of-the-art Li-ion battery pack and charger from Delaware Power Systems out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Winter Schedule Planning for "Spirit of DC: A.

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Honda and Ford separately launching smart home demos

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The site is on the campus of the University of California, Davis; the building process will be documented and shared through the Honda Smart Home US website. It is expected to produce more energy than it consumes, using less than half of the energy of a similarly sized new home in the Davis area for heating, cooling, and lighting. High-efficiency HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) and Lighting System designed by UC Davis. American Honda Motor Co.,

2013 110

EVgo launches grid-tied public fast charging system with second-life batteries

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EVgo, America’s largest public fast-charging network for electric vehicles (EVs), has launched a commercial installation of second-life battery storage at a public DC fast charging station. —Austin Brown, Executive Director of the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy. The EVgo Union City site began operating earlier this summer and already has two 50-kilowatt (kW) DC fast chargers.

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Saturday, 5 Dec 09. "Spirit's" a'waiting what the Fiesta of Lights Parade in Phoenix will bring per Sidetrip on "Plug-in Arizona Educational Tour"

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The "Spirit of DC" hanging out sunny & bright at flagpole in the center of the Pinal County Complex in Florence, AZ, on a pleasant Friday, 4 Dec 09 drive up after a stayover at Davis-Monthan AF Base in Tucson, AZ. Note: This is the second intended visit to a county seat of government location for the "Plug-in Arizona Educational Tour." Next locations: Parker, La Paz County, and Yuma, Yuma County.

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CARB approves Electrify America’s second $200M investment in California

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Partial Consent Decree, CARB moved forward the company’s plans for DC fast-charging in more metro areas, adding charging for regional routes, and strengthening highway networks. Highlights of the California Cycle 2 ZEV Investment Plan include: Metropolitan Areas: The central focus of electric vehicle charging infrastructure investment in Cycle 2 will shift to more DC Fast Charging (DCFC) stations within metro areas, where electric vehicle (EV) drivers are expected to charge most often.

2018 97

Plug-in cars: Moving Forward

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As high officials of CalEPA and CARB got wind of Chu’s analysis of H2 and FCVs, they reportedly went to DC and lobbied furiously if unsuccessfully to pull him back. The National Hydrogen Association (members include Chevron, GM, Shell, Toyota, Honda, CARB and UC Davis), the California Hydrogen Business Council, and the US Fuel Cell Council are not happy with Chu’s cuts. I write a column for the Electric Auto Association newsletter, Current EVents. Here's my June column.

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Electrify America announces $200M Cycle 2 zero emission vehicle investment plan for California

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The DC Fast Charging stations will be placed in retail locations but also consider the needs of adjacent multi-unit dwellings where Level 2 (L2) residential charging deployment is oftentimes challenging.

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"Spirit" at Safford, Graham County, Today, 15 December 2009. Yet, Clifton, Greenlee County, Tomorrow in 2010.After Holidays and Re-Grouping!

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EVJerry here was treated as the guest of KATO 1230 AM Radio Station General Manager, Davis Nathan; he even got at least 5 minutes to expound upon how Plug-ins can regain America's energy independence with good ole Arizona homegrown electrons. So the idea is now to re-group the effort for the "Spirit of DC Plug-in Arizona Educational Tour" for distant county visits after the holidays and in 2010.

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Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are

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Vehicles converted by Professor Andy Frank and his team at the UC Davis Hybrid Center are listed at our History of PHEVs page , with further info at February 2007 (Washington, DC) Jackson EMC electricity cooperative by EnergyCS, February 2007 (Jefferson, GA), contact GreenTomato Cars by Amberjac/EnergyCS, February 2007 (London, UK), contact

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ChargePoint completes ARRA-funded ChargePoint America program; 4,600 charging ports

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Washington DC/Baltimore; and Southern Michigan (including Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor and Detroit). All EV charging station installations were performed under the rules of the Davis-Bacon Act, which ensures prevailing wages were paid to the electrical contractors and technicians involved. ChargePoint, Inc. has completed the ChargePoint America Program with more than 4600 shipments and installations of its home, public and commercial charging ports for electric vehicles (EVs).

Cal Energy Commission hosting technology merit review workshop on EV charging infrastructure project

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The workshop will be followed by an invitation-only event where further panel discussions will occur at the University of California, Davis. Beginning in 2008, the Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) has funded the installation of 7,490 electric vehicle (EV) Level 1, Level 2, and DC fast chargers at a variety of residential, multi-unit dwelling, commercial, workplace, and connector locations throughout the state.

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PHEVLERs are the Zero CO2 Clean Green Machines of the Future

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and UC-Davis Emeritus and Bruce R. Frank (email: Dr. Frank is Professor Emeritus, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at the University of California, Davis, where he established the Institute for Transportation Studies (ITS-Davis), and was director of the US Department of Energy’s National Center of Hybrid Excellence at UC Davis. from University of California, Davis and years of experience as an agricultural researcher.

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NIST Awards $123M in 12 Recovery Act Grants for New Research Facilities; Univ. of Ky CAER to Expand Capacitor and Battery Manufacturing Research with its $11.8M Award

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Fort Lauderdale-Davis, Fla.) million to Georgetown University (Washington, DC) for The Institute for Soft Matter Synthesis and Metrology; and. The US Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded more than $123 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants to support the construction of new scientific research facilities at 11 universities and one non-profit research organization.

Researchers Isolate Two Enzymes from Termites to Break Up Lignin; Potential Boon to Cellulosic Ethanol

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Campbell, D.C. Davis, G.W. A team of researchers from the University of Florida and the biotechnology company Chesapeake-PERL Inc. of Savage, Md. have isolated two enzymes termites use to break up lignin. During ethanol production, lignin molecules are clumped around the sugar molecules, forming a barrier the microbes often can’t penetrate; the material must first be exposed to heat and steam or caustic acids and bases to break it down.

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

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On top it has an angled rectangular housing receiving high voltage direct current (DC) cables connected to the battery pack and containing the inverter. The main components of the TPIM are the power board, DC bus capacitor, EMI filters, control and gate drive boards, sensors and busbar.

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US DOE Awards $37 Million for Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Technology Development

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The Regents of the University of California (Davis, California) will seek to develop an innovative, reliable, and cost-effective Bidirectional Rotor Tidal Turbine for tidal MHK applications. This projects looks to develop a 50 kW Marine Power Conditioner with Storage that will demonstrate a high conversion efficiency and a compact high-frequency internal transformer to allow direct connection to a DC line for transmission to shore.