Hyundai prices 2018 Ioniq PHEV starting at $24,950; 29 miles all-electric range

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Hyundai’s 2018 Plug-in Hybrid Ioniq ( earlier post ) is heading to dealerships now—joining the Hybrid and Electric models—with an aggressive starting price of $24,950—$5,000 less than the full battery-electric version of the Ioniq but with more than five times the range.

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Obama Administration launches series of actions to accelerate EV adoption; inc. $4.5B in loan guarantees, pursuing 350 kW fast charge

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The Obama Administration has announced a series of actions from the Federal government, private sector, and states, as well as a new framework for collaboration for vehicle manufacturers, electric utilities, electric vehicle charging companies, and states, all geared towards accelerating the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and putting more electric vehicles on the road. Electric vehicle coalition. Edison Electric Institute.

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Pike Research forecasts US plug-in vehicle penetration rates to be highest in smaller states

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Pike Research forecasts that annual sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) will reach 358,959 vehicles by 2017, representing a compound anual growth rate (CAGR) of 43% between 2011 and 2017. To understand where these vehicles will likely be sold, Pike Research created a geographic forecast model using a variety of inputs including population and demographic trends; affinity towards electric vehicles; and automakers’ intended availability of vehicles.

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ICCT: available low-carbon fuels can reduce CI of on-road transportation fuels in Pacific Coast region by 14%–21% by 2030

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The study presents eight scenarios for low-carbon fuel supply, including varying amounts of electricity, hydrogen, ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel, next generation cellulosic biofuel, and natural gas. Washington, D.C.

Shipping industry eyeing hydrogen fuel cells as possible pathway to emissions reduction; work by Germanischer Lloyd and DNV

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HybridSHIP is concerned with introducing batteries for on-board energy storage, integrated with fuel cells and gas engines. When internal consumption was taken into account, the electric efficiency was estimated to be 44.5%, and no NO x , SO x and PM emissions were detectable.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Adds 5,000 Hybrids to Nationwide Fleet

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car is adding approximately 5,000 additional gas/electric hybrids to its nationwide fleet and designating nearly 80 rental locations across the country as “hybrid branches.” Louis; Seattle; and Washington, DC. The designated hybrid branches have a high concentration of the new hybrids available and, for the first time, customers can reserve these hybrids online or by phone.

Pike Research projects California, New York and Florida to lead US in PEV sales

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Pike projections of cumulative light duty plug-in electric vehicle sales, 10 largest MSAs by population, 2011-2017. Pike Research has earlier forecasted the plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market at the national level in the US, globally, and within world regions and key countries. The company has now constructed a model for plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) sales at the US state level, metropolitan statistical area (MSA) level and for selected utility company territories.

Update on ALTe; EREV powertrain company tracking for production-caliber units by December, production ramp in 1Q 2013

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Extended range electric vehicle powertrain company ALTe ( earlier post ) is tracking to produce a limited number of production-caliber vehicle powertrains by December, and plans to ramp up production in the first quarter of 2013, said CEO John Thomas in a recent interview with Green Car Congress. The first wave of F-150 production-ready prototype extended range electric vehicles is soon due to be delivered to Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to kick-off a pilot study in the PG&E fleet.

Pew Center on Global Climate Change and GPI facilitating new Enhanced Oil Recovery Initiative

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Industry, government and organizational leaders last week in Washington, DC launched a national initiative aimed at increasing the supply of domestic oil produced through enhanced oil recovery using carbon dioxide (CO 2 -EOR). Expanding CO 2 -EOR will increase domestic production from already developed oil fields, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating economic opportunities, the proponents say.

Where Did All The Hybrids Go?

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For most of the spring, sales of gas-electric hybrids dropped off due to limited supplies. During the same time period, sales of electric vehicles were low. Long-term, sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles ( PHEVs ) and pure electric vehicles (EVs) look promising.

Ford Conducts Design of Experiment Investigating Thermoelectric Energy Regeneration

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The investigation, conducted by Ford engineers Quazi Hussain, Clay Maranville, and David Brigham, used computer modeling to predict the performance of TE devices of various physical configurations, using average highway-speed exhaust gas flows and temperatures of a 2.5L by Jack Rosebro.

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EV world NATIONAL COALITION LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO URGE AUTOMAKERS TO PRODUCE PLUG-IN HYBRID VEHICLES WASHINGTON, D.C.—January Plug-ins could be recharged by plugging into a standard wall socket, delivering “electric” gallons of gas for about 75 cents a gallon at prevailing electric rates.

US DOE Awards $300 Million in Clean Cities Grants to Support Alternative Fuels, Vehicles, and Infrastructure Development

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The vehicles and infrastructure being funded include the use of natural and renewable gas, propane, ethanol, biodiesel, electricity, and hybrid technologies. The program includes the installation of 10 alternative fuel refueling sites (two B20, one Electric Recharging, and seven CNG). The project will deploy 554 alternative fuel and hybrid electric vehicles and install 153 alternative fueling and electric vehicle charging stations throughout the Chicago region.

Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are

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Ryan Fulcher of Seattle Electric Auto Association, April 2006 CalCars and Maker Faire team ("PriusBlue" EAA-PHEV method later modified by Manzanita Micro as "PiPrius" testbed) King County, WA Contact Ryan Fulcher at webguy2007(at)eaa-phev(dot)org. Pacific Gas & Electric/Bay Area Air Quality Management District, "Sparky," by EnergyCS, July 2006 (San Francisco County, CA) Contact sxtg@. San Diego Gas & Electric , Prius by Green Gears (San Diego, CA) July, 2007.