Audi unveils h-tron quattro fuel cell SUV concept at Detroit; MLB evo platform

Green Car Congress

The storage battery operates over the range of 220 to 460 volts—a 3-way DC/DC converter in the engine compartment equalizes the difference compared with the fuel cell’s voltage level. 3-way power DC/DC converter.

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Coulomb and Aker Wade Announce Availability and Sale of First Networked DC Fast Charging Station

Green Car Congress

Coulomb Technologies and Aker Wade Power Technologies announced the availability of their Networked DC Fast Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles (EVs). Networked DC Fast Charging Station. The Networked DC Fast Charge Station is distributed, marketed and supported by both companies.

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BMW Promises CCS Fast-Charging Blitz For 2015, Details In Detroit

Green Car Reports

Companies like Nissan and Tesla are overseeing the construction of networks of DC fast-charging stations to make battery-electric cars more attractive to customers. When it comes to electric cars, automakers have to manage not only designing, building, and selling the vehicles, but also the buildup of infrastructure. RELATED: BMW Launches Flexible

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Volkswagen unveils mid-size SUV plug-in diesel-electric hybrid concept at Detroit Show

Green Car Congress

A DC/DC converter supplies the vehicle’s electrical system with the 12V power it needs. Powertrain of the CrossBlue SUV PHEV concept. Click to enlarge. Volkswagen unveiled the CrossBlue SUV concept at the North American International Auto Show.

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Brammo Electric Motorcycle Headed on Epic Trip From Detroit To Washington D.C.

All Cars Electric

Though most production electric cars are still a few years away, several electric motorcycles are already available to the public, or will be very soon. To highlight the capability of their electric motorcycle, Brammo's director of product development Brian Wismann and Dave Schiff of Crispin Porter Bugosky, set out on a ten day journey from

Volkswagen unveils Tiguan GTE plug-in hybrid concept SUV at Detroit show; MQB-based SUV

Green Car Congress

kWh lithium-ion high-voltage battery that can be charged either externally or via the gasoline engine; power electronics for the front motor; a second module at the rear that converts the battery’s DC current into AC for the electric motors; and an on-board charger.

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VW unveils Cross Coupe GTE plug-in hybrid concept SUV at Detroit show; 70 mpge; previewing 7-seater SUV in 2016

Green Car Congress

Volkswagen is unveiling a five-seater Cross Coupe GTE plug-in hybrid at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit as a preview to its new seven-seater mid-size SUV due to enter production at the end of 2016. The 12-volt electrical system is supplied by a DC/DC converter.

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First 2011 Chevy Volts Leave Plant, Head To CA, TX, DC & NY

Green Car Reports

Today, the first shipment of 2011 Chevrolet Volt electric cars left the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. The cars are bound for dealers and buyers in the initial launch markets: California, Texas, New York, and Washington, D.C. Production of the world's first range-extended electric car is now a reality. Today's shipment comes exactly four years

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Chevrolet Partnering with Detroit-based Utility DTE Energy

All Cars Electric

In addition to General Motor's recent announcement that Michigan will join California and Washington, D.C., as the first markets in which Chevrolet dealerships will receive Volt's, Chevrolet is revealing more details about their rollout of demonstration program vehicles to government / utility fleets for the development of vehicle charging

VW Diesel V-6 Engines Used By Audi, Porsche Have Cheat Software Too: EPA

Green Car Reports

David Shepardson, D.C. bureau chief for The Detroit News, attended a press conference held by the U.S. Sometimes there's no substitute for having a reporter right at a press event--with a smartphone. Environmental Protection Agency today. At that event, the EPA revealed that some 3.0-liter V-6 TDI diesel engines used by Audi, Porsche, and. emissions EPA TDI Cayenne Diesel Touareg TDI A6 TDI A7 TDI A8 TDI Q5 TDI Volkswagen diesel scandal

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2016 Audi Q7 Plug-In Hybrid, BMW Charging Blitz, 2015 Chevy Trax First Drive: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

BMW promises a DC fast-charging station construction blitz, with details coming at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show in Wrapping up the week, we''ve got details on the 2016 Audi Q7 e-tron diesel plug-in hybrid, a report on BMW''s upcoming charging infrastructure plans, and a first drive of the 2015 Chevrolet Trax. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

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Delta kicks off DOE-sponsored program to develop microgrid-capable solid state transformer-based 400 kW fast chargers for EVs; XFC

Green Car Congress

—four times less weight and half the size of conventional DC fast EV chargers (DCFC), as well as a high voltage direct current (HVDC) port to utilize energy storage and renewable energy systems, minimizing demand on the power grid. Delta’s partners for this 3-year, US$7-million project include General Motors LLC, DTE Energy, CPES Virginia Tech, NextEnergy, the Michigan Agency for Energy’s Energy Office and the City of Detroit’s Office of Sustainability.

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Toyota Plug In

Plug In Partners

How should policymakers in Washington, D.C., Detroit could not only pre-empt this market in America, but also could establish a true world car that would help relieve all countries of their overwhelming dependence on oil for automotive transportation.

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Maven deploying its first all-electric shared-use fleet in Austin; 20 Chevy Bolts

Green Car Congress

Maven will leverage Austin’s Plug-in EVerywhere network of EV chargers, including Electric Drive, Austin’s downtown smart mobility showcase complete with a DC Fast Charger and solar kiosk.

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Chevrolet will produce Bolt EV; ~200 mi of range

Green Car Congress

Chevrolet confirmed production of a next-generation battery-electric vehicle based on the Bolt EV concept introduced last month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The production car will be built at General Motors’ Orion Assembly facility near Detroit.

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Smart Move

Revenge of the Electric Car

Smart will be launching a test fleet of 250 electric cars in selected areas, including: Portland, San Jose, Indianapolis, Orlando, and the Washington, D.C. DETROIT—Smart USA, the mini-car maker owned by Daimler AG, is launching a test fleet of electric vehicles this fall in select regions of the U.S. and the Washington, D.C.-Boston

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Lightning Systems battery-electric heavy-duty Ford Transit showing 61 MPGe city, 66 MPGe highway

Green Car Congress

The all-electric Lightning product features a liquid-cooled Li-ion battery from a volume-ready world-class battery supplier that can be fast-charged in 30 minutes on DC fast charging and in six hours with Level 2 charging.

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ChargePoint ranks US metro areas for EV friendliness; SF Bay Area still on top

Green Car Congress

Austin fell to the number-six ranking after having held the number-four spot on the 2013 list; Washington, DC and Boston, MA fell from the ninth and tenth spots, respectively, while EV infrastructure growth and registrations propelled Atlanta and Denver into the top 10. Detroit, MI. Detroit, MI. Washington, DC.

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VW brings E-Bugster concept to Beijing for Asia premier

Green Car Congress

Volkswagen is showing the E-Bugster electric vehicle concept, unveiled earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show ( earlier post ) at Auto China in Beijing for its premiere in Asia. Featuring a new Combined Charging System, the E-Bugster can be recharged via one interface using any available charging modalities: single-phase charging with AC current or ultra-fast DC charging at charging stations (quick charge).

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles unveils 5 battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles; I.D. BUZZ CARGO

Green Car Congress

BUZZ significantly longer than the van shown in Detroit. Here, the direct current (DC) stored in the battery is converted into alternating current (AC). A DC/DC converter supplies the on-board electronics with 12 volts.

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GM expands Maven carsharing to Denver, LA and San Francisco

Green Car Congress

In 10 months, Maven has launched three products and has grown to 13 US cities: Ann Arbor, Michigan; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; Jersey City, New Jersey; New York City; Orlando, Florida; San Diego; San Francisco; and Washington, D.C. Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, is expanding to the western United States, adding the Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco markets.

GM’s Maven and Uber to pilot flexible car-sharing offer

Green Car Congress

In nine months, Maven has grown to nine markets: Ann Arbor, Michigan, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, and Uber Technologies, Inc., the nation’s leading ridesharing service, are teaming up to provide people who want to drive and earn money on the Uber platform the option to lease qualified vehicles by the week or longer at discounted rates with no mileage limits.

EIA: major utilities continue to increase spending on US electric distribution systems

Green Car Congress

Spending on electricity distribution systems by major US electric utilities—representing about 70% of total US electric load—has risen 54% over the past two decades, from $31 billion to $51 billion annually, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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Bailouts and Beemers

Plugs and Cars

Hoping the broader crisis would provide cover for the effects of years of bad management and undesirable product, the over-compensated execs from Detroit flew in separate private jets to DC seeking a handout. The deck of cards, some might say house of cards, that is the American economy is being shuffled. A generation of deregulation has culminated with free-market ideologues and corporate chieftains begging for salvation from the federal government once-despised as mettlesome.

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GM Maven introduces monthly offering for members; vehicles include the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Volt

Green Car Congress

and Canada: Ann Arbor, Michigan; Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; Jersey City, New Jersey; Nashville, Tennessee; New York City; Orlando, Florida; Phoenix; San Diego; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.; Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, has expanded its offerings to include a new monthly service, Maven Reserve. Maven members pay a monthly fee to reserve a new GM vehicle loaded with technology for 28 days.

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A123: Increasing 48V battery power up to ~25 kW enables advanced mild hybrid capabilities with greater fuel savings

Green Car Congress

The BISG is connected to a 48 V (nominal battery) and also typically to a 12V powernet via a DC/DC convertor.

2017 124

GM and LG expand their relationship on Bolt EV; 12 components, including PEEM

Green Car Congress

The production car will be built at General Motors’ Orion Assembly facility near Detroit. The concept Bolt features selectable driving modes for preferred driving styles, such as daily commuting, and was designed to support DC fast charging.

2015 101

"Spirit" Due to Link Up with Tucson EVA2 along with Tesla Roadtrip'sters at Bookmans Grand Celebration at Grant & Campell, 9-12:00AM, Sat, 19 Dec 09

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Before going quite quiet for the holidays, the "Spirit of DC" will be linking up with the Tucson Electric Vehicle Association 2 for its normal third Saturday meeting, however, it's at Bookmans for its Grand Charging Station Celebration. to Detroit and Possibly Past Your Home Edmunds.com All-Electric Roadtrip From LA to Detroit? Merry Cheers EVADC'rs, PHEV'sters, and EVnthusiasts, One & All. Ho, Ho, Ho!

Eaton to supply EV charging stations to federal EV Pilot Program

Green Car Congress

The vehicles will be in five cities: Washington; Detroit; and Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, Calif. With more than 60 charging stations already successfully delivered, the Electric Vehicle Pilot Program is expanding beyond the original five test cities: Washington; Detroit; and Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, Calif.

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Coulomb Technologies Installs First ChargePoint America EV Charging Station in Michigan

Green Car Congress

The first ChargePoint America station is now installed at NextEnergy headquarters in downtown Detroit. Coulomb’s ChargePoint America program will provide nearly 5,000 charging stations in nine regions in the United States: Austin, Texas, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Fla., and Washington DC. Coulomb Technologies has installed its first ChargePoint networked electric vehicle charging station in Michigan from the $37-million ChargePoint America program.

Volkswagen Group talks EV charging standards, electrification strategy

Green Car Congress

One of approximately twenty VW Golf blue e-motion prototypes under test in the United States, with Eaton’s 50kW DC Quick Charger, at Volkswagen’s Electronics Research Laboratory, near San Francisco. The gathering marked the introduction of Eaton’s DC quick charger ( link ), one of which is now installed at ERL. public DC charging of up to 86 kW. DC charging” refers to a charging protocol in which a charging station supplies direct current to a plug-in vehicle’s battery pack.

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FEV showcasing 48V technology at 2016 SAE World Congress

Green Car Congress

FEV will showcase some of its 48-Volt technology capabilities at the 2016 SAE World Congress next week in Detroit. In combination with a 48-Volt battery and 12-Volt DC/DC converter, mild hybridization is also possible.

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Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Wind, hydro, DC transmission lines, and smart grid electronics are also Portland strengths. Posts | Profile Senior Contributors Felicity Barringer , San Francisco; Clifford Krauss , Houston; Micheline Maynard , Detroit; Jad Mouawad , New York; Matthew L.

Maven Gig begins expanding geographically; Bolt EV the most popular

Green Car Congress

Future cities include Baltimore, Boston, Detroit, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. GM’s Maven Gig ( earlier post ) launched in San Francisco in November 2016 to provide vehicles for rideshare drivers; it since expanded the offering for package, grocery and food delivery drivers. Maven Gig is expanding geographically, and provides vehicles for freelance drivers in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.

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Rent A Hybrid. Links To Green Rentals.

Hybrid SUV Blog

Louis, MO | Tampa, FL | Washington, DC. Spring break and summer vacations are closer than you think, and many families making travel plans now are looking for ways to make their trips a little easier on the environment.

Chevrolet releases more details on Bolt drive unit and battery; one-pedal driving

Green Car Congress

Hard on the heels of the reveal of the production Volt EV at CES 2016 in Las Vegas earlier post ), Chevrolet used the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit to release additional details on the battery and drivetrain of the new BEV.

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GM’s Brownstown Battery Assembly expands; building new battery system for 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV

Green Car Congress

The 2015 Spark EV features technology including Siri Eyes Free, 4G LTE and DC Fast Charging. Brownstown Battery Assembly’s 479,000-square-foot, landfill-free facility south of Detroit also produces the lithium-ion battery packs for GM’s extended-range electric vehicles.

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Coulomb Technologies ships more than 2,400 public and commercial charging stations in ChargePoint America Program

Green Car Congress

Washington DC/Baltimore, Southern Michigan (including Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor and Detroit). Coulomb Technologies has shipped more than 2,400 public and commercial charging stations for electric vehicles through its $37-million ChargePoint America program. Coulomb says it has seen strong demand in all 10 regions of the program and is finalizing the installation of charging stations within these regions.

Volkswagen unveils MEB-based I.D. CROZZ electric crossover concept in Shanghai; production in 2020

Green Car Congress

BUZZ in Detroit in 2017 ( earlier post ). Using a 150 kW (DC) fast charger, the high-performance battery can be 80% recharged within 30 minutes. The on-board electronics are meanwhile supplied with 12 volts via a DC/DC converter.

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Volkswagen Group planning to launch 6 or more plug-in hybrids from 2014; the role of the MQB in the Group’s electrification plans

Green Car Congress

Volkswagen’s CrossBlue SUV plug-in hybrid concept, introduced at this year’s Detroit Auto Show ( earlier post ), highlights the evolution of some of Volkswagen’s hybrid components that will play a role in future MQB-based electrification efforts, Schmidt noted. DC/DC converter.

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Ford names first markets for the Focus Electric

Green Car Congress

Ford Motor Company has named the first markets that will sell the Focus Electric, Ford’s all-electric passenger car: Atlanta; Austin and Houston, Texas; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; San Francisco; San Diego; New York; Orlando, Fla.; Seattle; and Washington, DC.

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TNGA-based 2019 Toyota Avalon features new hybrid system

Green Car Congress

Toyota unveiled the new fifth-generation Avalon at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The PCU’s DC-DC converter—which converts a direct current from one voltage level to another—is optimized to reduce overall power consumption. Dimensionally, DC-DC converter’s output filter is smaller, lighter, and quieter for an improved passenger experience.

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The "Spirit's" Getting Itchy Tires. Readying for the PluginAmerica-sponsored Inaugural Parade West: Plug In, America. Come Saturday, 17 Jan 2009

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Cheers EVADC'rs, PHEV'rs & EVnthusiasts, One & All - The "Spirit of DC" is getting itchy tires and coming out of winter quarters in Home, Sweet Bisbee Arizona in order to be in the California sunshine for the PluginAmerica-sponsored Inaugural Parade West: Plug In, America! including the "Spirit of DC". Join in with PluginAmerica in urging Congress, Detroit and our new President to build plug-in vehicles, in calling for 1 million plug-ins by 2012 and, 15 million by 2016.

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