car2go opening in Washington DC

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car2go North America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, launches its car-sharing service in Washington DC this weekend. Beginning 24 March, car2go will begin to deploy 200 smart fortwo cars in Washington DC, distributing them throughout the entire District. In March 2012, car2go will launch in Washington D.C.

FedEx Express and Nissan to begin testing e-NV200 battery-electric van in DC

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and Nissan will begin testing the Nissan e-NV200 battery-electric compact cargo vehicle under real world conditions in Washington, D.C. FedEx will deploy the Nissan e-NV200 in the Washington, DC area, where it will undergo field tests that subject it to the routine requirements of a delivery vehicle. FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., This test marks the first time the vehicle will be running in North America.

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Valeo, Siemens JV for high-voltage electric powertrains starts operation: Valeo Siemens eAutomotive GmbH

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The portfolio comprises e-motors, range extenders, onboard chargers, inverters and DC/DC converters, destined for the entire range of on-road electric vehicles including hybrids, plug-in hybrids and full electric vehicles. The Valeo and Siemens joint venture dedicated to high-voltage powertrains ( earlier post ) has begun operation. Named Valeo Siemens eAutomotive GmbH, the JV is headquartered in Erlangen, Germany and is expected to have a total of around 1,000 employees.

Finnish electric powertrain company Visedo raises €20M to support global expansion; SRPM technology

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For power electronics, Visedo offers three main product groups: PowerMASTER inverters and frequency converters; PowerBOOST DC-to-DC converters; and PowerCOMBO multiconverters—a combination of inverters and DC-to-DC converters. The new buses are already in serial production, and the first vehicles are being delivered to various cities in France, for example Toulouse, Gaillac and Albi.

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Silicon Mobility introduces new software library and app for optimizing EV, HEV efficiency, battery range and charging speed

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It includes advanced functions for inverter, DC/DC converter and AC/DC charger systems control.

Electric Vehicle Initiative Launched at Clean Energy Ministerial in Washington DC

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At the Clean Energy Ministerial in Washington, DC, 19-20 July, ministers reaffirmed their commitment to previously-announced targets for the deployment of electric vehicles, which the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates will create global market momentum leading to at least 20 million electric vehicles on the road worldwide by 2020. As of 20 July, participating governments include China, France, Germany, Japan, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

EVndeavoring to Do a Month or Two in Review Since July, August. with "Spirit of DC" Hang'in in Phoenix and EVJerry Taking on "Power of DC".

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It's almost like another reality not cruising the Blue Highways with the "Spirit of DC." Anyway, after the Renew America Roadtrip with the Tesla run from New York to California, and after returning to Home Sweet Bisbee, it was time to get into the thinking mode of a three-in-one EVent back with the Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington, DC. Washington DC to California and back in 30 days. Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - Gads!

Symbio FCell delivers first 5 Kangoo ZE electric utilities with fuel cell range extenders in La Manche

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La Manche is a département in West Normandy, France. The range extender unit comprises an ALP10 5 kW fuel cell stack; air loop and hydrogen loop systems; DC/DC converter, control command system, CAN/Ethernet/WiFi/3G supervision and management systems, and a 35 MPa 74-liter hydrogen tank. La Manche is among the first departments in France to own a hydrogen filling station (active in Saint Lo) and five plug-in hybrid battery fuel cell light vehicles.

DBT CEV fast chargers power 3 LEAFs 12,500 km over 42 days in 2012 Oranje Trophy

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Three Nissan LEAF electric vehicles drove 12,500 km (7,767 miles) through ten countries in 42 days supported by France-based DBT CEV’s fast charging technology as part of the 2012 Oranje Trophy. DC quick charger has an output voltage range of DC50 ~ 500V and current range of up to 125A. The feat is thought to be the longest journey achieved by these electric vehicles in such a condensed period of time, enabled only through the use of fast charging technology. Charging the LEAFs.

Toyota Motorsport GmbH to demo new high-performance electric drivetrain at Pikes Peak

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TMG EV P002 in testing at Paul Ricard Circuit in France. The TMG EV P002 underwent a successful three-day testing session at the Paul Ricard circuit in southern France in May to verify car and powertrain performance.

Pike Research ranks ChargePoint, DBT as top EV charging equipment supply companies

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The 14 electric vehicle charging equipment manufacturers in this Pike Pulse report all offer Level 2 units to residential and commercial customers, with many also offering Level 1 equipment and DC charging. excluding companies that only provide DC fast chargers; and.

ABB powers 450kW fast charging for electric buses in Gothenburg

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ABB has provided charging solutions as part of its drive to promote sustainable mobility since 2010 and has sold more than 6,000 cloud connected DC fast-chargers around the world for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.

Neste Oil to produce 4,000 tons of NExBTL renewable aviation fuel as part of the EU-funded ITAKA project

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In addition to Neste Oil, the consortium members include companies and research centers in: feedstock production (BIOTEHGEN and Camelina Company España); renewable fuel production (RE-CORD); fuel logistics (CLH and SkyNRG); air transport (Airbus, EADS IW UK, Embraer and SENASA); and sustainability assessment (EADS IW France, EPFL and MMU).

Pike forecasts NEV market to remain small, although with double the growth rate of light-duty vehicles to 2017

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Motors are either DC or three-phase AC. Key markets for NEVs in Pike’s forecast are the US (14,737 NEV sales in 2011) and France (2,31 NEV sales). Annual worldwide NEV sales by region, 2011–2017. Source: Pike Research. Click to enlarge.

Bolloré launches electric car sharing service in Indianapolis

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France-based Bolloré Group launched the BlueIndy electric car sharing advice in Indianapolis, Indiana. EDTA usually holds its yearly conference in Washington, DC, but this year chose Indianapolis, renowned city in the automotive industry, primarily because of the BlueIndy launch. The Mayor of Indianapolis chose to align this event with the opening of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) conference.

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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It enables electric cars to be charged with direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) using the standard Combo 2 connector. The majority of stations currently available on the market support DC charging with 50 kW. operates a pilot plant near Reims (France) to produce isobutene.

EU launches clean fuel strategy; EU-wide standards of equipment and binding targets for infrastructure

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The leading countries are Germany, France, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK. The European Commission announced a package of measures to ensure the build-up of alternative fuel stations across Europe with common standards for their design and use.

Silicon Mobility introduces OLEA T222 for hybrid and electric powertrain control

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France-based semiconductor fabless company Silicon Mobility has introduced OLEA T222, its new solution dedicated for hybrid and electric powertrain control.

Siemens and Valeo to form joint venture in high-voltage electric powertrains

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Valeo will be contributing its high-voltage power electronics business, including 200 employees of which 90 are based in France, and which is part of the Powertrain Systems Business Group (PTS). The joint-venture will be able to provide an extended range of products from hybrid drive-train modules and solutions, including electric motors, range-extenders, DC/DC converters, inverters and chargers, to a fully electrified powertrain.

EU investing >€3M in research into ultra-efficient aero engines; ULTIMATE project

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Systems: introduction of a fuel-cell to serve as an auxiliary power generation device; and, wholesale application of a solely Direct Current (DC) power transmission architecture.

Kinetic Traction Systems launches with trackside flywheel energy storage technology for rail

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The KTSi proprietary flywheel design has already been used to provide clean traction power to subway trains in several of the world’s leading metropolitan transit authorities, including NYC Transit, London Underground and Lyon Metro, France. The Pentadyne high-speed flywheel. Click to enlarge.

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DSM and Roquette to Start Bio-based Succinic Acid Joint Venture

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a global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company headquartered in the Netherlands, and Roquette Frères, a global starch and starch-derivatives company headquartered in France, signed a joint venture agreement for the production, commercialization and market development of bio-based succinic acid, subject to regulatory approvals and notifications. Royal DSM N.V.,

Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Fall Preview and Theatrical Launch

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Washington, DC. Next up is our European premiere on September 8-10 at Deauvillle, France and then a couple of special event screenings later in September and October before our launch.

Renault-Nissan Alliance Signs Zero-Emission Partnership in Vancouver

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Renault-Nissan Alliance has begun ZEV initiatives in Kanagawa Prefecture and Yokohama in Japan, as well as in Israel, Denmark, Portugal, Monaco, the UK, France, Switzerland, Ireland, China and Hong Kong.

Exploring the adoption of EVs in the US, Europe and China; charging scenarios and infrastructure

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Within the EU, it cites examples from France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Denmark. Promote alternatives to high capacity public DC charging.

Pike Research: Europe to have 4.1M EV charging stations by 2020, but needs to address country-specific variations

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Renault sells the Fluence EV with a Type 3 connector in France and a Type 2 connector in Germany. Pike Research’s EVSE market forecasts include projections for 19 countries in Europe: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Currently, because of government intervention, France is the largest market for EVs in Europe.

Peugeot 208 features new generation of 3-cylinder gasoline and Stop & Start System (e-HDi) diesel engines

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Designed by the PSA Group and produced at its Trémery factory in France, the 1.0 A total of €257 million (US$325 million) was allocated for capital spending projects in eastern France, mainly at the Trémery plant in Moselle, eastern France. In a second phase, the new engines designed in France will be produced in Latin America and China to meet local needs and will represent a key asset for the Group’s international expansion. 5-door 208. Click to enlarge.

PHEV Day 168. Sunday, 29 March 2009. Run to Knoxville, Tennessee

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From: Leslie A Grossman [mailto:leslieann@lesliegrossman.com] Sent: Friday, March 27, 2009 2:47 PM Subject: News Conference Monday - Electric Vehicle Spirit of DC here in Knoxville The Future of transportation is here, and is visiting Knoxville on Monday March 30th. Don’t miss this news conference of the “Sprit of DC”, Plug-In PHEV vehicle, bringing its message of energy independence to East Tennessee. On 31 May 2008, the "Spirit of DC" launched its EVducating tour.

Global Bioenergy Partnership agrees on set of sustainability indicators for bioenergy

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Deauville, France, on 26-27 May. Committee held in Washington DC and jointly hosted by the US and the. The Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) has agreed on a set of voluntary, practical and science-based sustainability indicators with the aim of helping countries to assess and develop sustainable production and use of bioenergy. addition the Partnership has approved to launch a capacity building initiative that seeks to.

Series Production of Second-Generation smart Electric Drive to Begin in November

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post ) will begin in mid-November 2009 at the smart factory in Hambach, France. The vehicle’s power electronics supply the electrical system with electric current from the battery via a DC/DC converter. The smart electric drive. Click to enlarge. Series production of the second-generation electric drive. smart fortwo ( earlier. The second-generation smart fortwo EV is fitted with a 14 kWh. lithium-ion battery pack from Tesla Motors ( earlier.

Mercedes-Benz Introduces the Battery-Powered A-Class E-CELL; Production Run of 500

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The vehicles will be leased to selected customers in several European countries, including Germany, France and the Netherlands. The car’s power electronics supply the 12-volt vehicle electrical system via a DC/DC converter with electric current from the high-voltage system.

Peugeot Releases Specs, Pricing Package for the iOn EV

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The motor is supplied with a 330 V three-phase alternating current (AC) from the inverter which is supplied with a 330 V direct current (DC) from the main battery pack. The iOn with (1) Motor, (2) Traction battery pack, (3) Inverter and (4) On-board charger. Click to enlarge.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Sprout at Plug-in 2010

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Eaton is introducing a full family of products for each of the three product market segments: Level 1 (120Vac), Level 2 (240Vac) and DC Quick Charge (480V). Blink residential unit. Source: Ecotality. Click to enlarge.

Nissan Updates on Nissan Green Program 2010; New Vehicle CO2 Needs to Be Reduced 90% by 2050

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and Washington, D.C. in the United States; and Israel, Portugal, Monaco, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Ireland, China, Hong Kong and Singapore. Nissan Motor Co., provided an update on its progress under the Nissan Green Program 2010 (NGP 2010) mid-term environmental plan. Nissan also announced the introduction of an automatic transmission (AT) model with a clean-diesel engine in the Japanese market, planned for spring 2010.

Automakers agree on common plug to recharge electric vehicles

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Caroline Reichert, an RWE spokeswoman, noted that the idea here is to ensure that "a car can be recharged in Italy in exactly the same way as in Denmark, Germany or France."

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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A free car on a four-year plan in France is another idea mentioned by Shai Agassi, CEO of Project Better Place. Remember its PURE D.C. Cleantech Blog Cleantechblog.com, the premier cleantech site for commentary on news and technology relating to clean tech, greentech, energy, climate change and carbon, and the environment.