Advocacy group takes electric cars to Capitol Hill to inform lawmakers

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Politics Washington, D.C. The best way to change perceptions about electric cars is to put novices in the driver's seat—quite literally in this sense. The advocacy group Plug In America went to Capitol Hill recently, with a barrage of plug-in electric and pure battery electric vehicles, in an effort to educate lawmakers on their importance. Hundreds of senate. congress Electric Car plug-in cars Plug-in America

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Petrobras will invest US$1.8B in information technology and security in 2013, $9.7B between 2013-2017; concerns over spying

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billion) between 2013-2017 in Information Technology and Telecommunications, according to Petrobras president Maria das Graças Silva Foster in testimony at a public hearing at Brazil’s Senate. For the president, the huge investment demonstrates the importance Petrobras attaches to protecting its strategic information. The testimony comes in the wake of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff indefinitely postponing a state visit to Washington D.C.

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DC Circuit court vacates 2012 cellulosic RFS standard, affirms 2012 advanced biofuel standard

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API had filed the lawsuit with the DC Circuit Court challenging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for what API called “unachievable” requirements for use of cellulosic biofuels in the 2012 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Aware that actual production could fall short of the stated requirements, the law calls for the EPA to determine the projected volume of cellulosic biofuel production for each calendar year, based on an estimate of the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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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. Information Sharing on Targets and Best Practices. EVI commenced at the Clean Energy Ministerial in Washington, DC.

Konocti Electric Auto Association hosts 'Spirit of DC' Prius

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Lake County News Konocti Electric Auto Association hosts 'Spirit of DC' Prius Thursday Written by Editor Tuesday, 18 November 2008 LAKEPORT – The Konocti Electric Auto Association will meet Thursday morning and host a special guest who has been touring the nation with his special electric vehicle. Jerry Asher, owner of a converted Toyota Prius called the “Spirit of DC” will be the guest at the meeting. Please look forward to additional pictures from our Spirit of DC Meeting.

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Electric Powered.Jerry Asher's Spirit of DC travels promote vehicles of the future

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Electric Powered Jerry Asher's Spirit of DC travels promote vehicles of the future By Gary Dickson -- Record-Bee Publisher LAKEPORT - Jerry Asher drove into Lakeport on Thursday, November 20. He is touring America with the Spirit of DC, a plug-in hybrid electric Toyota Prius. Asher said the DC on the car can be as in Washington, D.C., The car and touring expenses are being offset by the Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington, D.C.

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"Spirit of DC" Taking on Las Vegas EVA, Monday Eve, 24 November 2008

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SEE below for December 2008 contents from Las Vegas EVA Watts Happening -- space that was reserved for Stan & Marianne, Bill and Amanda, Bill, Lloyd, Daniel, John, Michelle, et Las Vegas EVA'rs al for webblogging plus posting pixs of the "Spirit of DC" shining & showing on the 2nd level of the Texas Station Casino parking garage. After answering questions and handing out informational brochures, Jerry joined with LVEVA members to christen the Spirit of DC with the LVEVA logo.

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The "Spirit of DC" - Bound for Nogales High School in Santa Cruz County, AZ on Tuesday, 24 November 2009. Launching for Renamed "Plug-In Arizona"

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The "Plug-in Arizona Tour" with the "Spirit of DC" on its Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle All Around Arizona (PHEV3A) Educational Tour is underway for Tuesday noon, 24 November 2009. Below is the email sent to Ruben just moments ago: Cheers Ruben et Nogales HS Automotive Class al - In preparation for the Tuesday, 24 November noon arrival of the "Spirit of DC" - an All American Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). Now remember to peruse the information below.

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PHEV Days 183,184, 185 - Saturday, Sunday, Monday - 18-20 April 2009. "All American Spirit of DC" On the National Mall. Wrapping Up PHEV3A

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Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - The "All American Spirit of DC" spent the last three days on the National Mall - showing & shining. More detailed information to follow. even on rainy Monday, at the EVADC Exhibit with the EPA 5th National Sustainable Design EXPO. with the Capitol as a backdrop.

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Electric Car Motor Horsepower Ratings

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is DC potentially lower than AC? I'm trying to gather all the information I can to make What are the viable horsepower ratings of these electric motor?

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Electrify America installing 150/350 kW fast chargers at more than 100 Walmart locations

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The Electrify America charging systems located at Walmart stores will offer the first certified cooled-cable 150 to 350 kilowatt (kW) DC Fast Chargers. The Electrify America systems will also offer DC Fast Chargers ranging from 50kW to 150kW for metro locations.

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EPA to ease emission limits, reports say, setting up clash with California

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The omens have been accumulating for months, as bits of information dribble out of the regulatory rumor mill in Washington, D.C. Now we have the most concrete reports yet that the U.S. EPA plans to modify exhaust emission limits for vehicles in model years 2022 through 2025. The EPA delivered its draft Final Determination document to the Office of. emissions Politics EPA California California Air Resources Board CARB carbon dioxide regulation state laws Donald Trump

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EPA website removes climate-change pages, because science contradicts Pruitt policy goals

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On Saturday, tens of thousands of people joined a Science March in Washington, D.C., Environmental Protection Agency removed detailed climate data and scientific information because it appeared to conflict with the "beliefs" of the Trump. to support use of data-based science to set government policy on climate change. The day before, the U.S.

Tesla PA Sales, 2015 BMW i8 Pricing, Audi Plug-In Hybrids: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: Tesla Motors gains ground in Pennsylvania, full pricing and options information for the 2015 BMW i8 plug-in hybrid, and Audi plans a plug-in hybrid version of each major model. Beijing plans 1,000 DC All this and more on Green Car Reports. We''ve updated our June plug-in electric car sales report with additional figures.

New 2019 Toyota Avalon hybrid boosts fuel economy 10% to 44 mpg combined

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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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VW debuts 2017 e-Golf; more range, more technology; Q2 2017; Transparent Factory

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When equipped with DC Fast Charging (optional on SE, standard on SEL Premium), the battery can be charged to 80% within an hour at a DC fast charging station (CCS, 40 kW). Volkswagen of America presented the latest generation of the e-Golf in a world premiere at AutoMobility LA.

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

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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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Toshiba starts mass production of system regulator IC with monitoring function for electric and hybrid vehicles

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Using the derived information, the system can carry out safe and timely processing. Key features of the IC include: Two DC-DC converters and three series regulators built-in. Toshiba Corporation’s Semiconductor & Storage Products Company has begun the start of mass production of a system regulator IC with monitoring function for the motor control system of electric and hybrid vehicles.

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CRU: EVs will transform aluminum demand

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CRU estimated aluminum intensity of EVs through discussions with car makers, Tier 1 and Tier 2 automotive suppliers and information from automotive shows and conferences.

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Opinions and Rants

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I lost much sleep last night obsessing about how I could fix the DC-DC converter and, as a result, I was very tired and had an irritable day. For those of you who have read my blog entries in the past, you know I've blown up the internal FETs of the DC-DC over five times and spent countless hours reverse-engineering the circuit with experts at work to see just what could possibly be wrong with the system.

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DOE releases two Co-Optima studies; high-octane blendstocks, engine efficiency merit function

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Blendstocks within these five chemical families could be added or removed as more data and information become available. Department of Energy, Washington, DC. Department of Energy, Washington, DC.

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INRIX powers first on-street parking service in a production connected car

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Initially, the service is available in Germany (Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich and Stuttgart), and in the US (Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.). Addressing a key customer need, dynamic occupancy information is also available for nearly 20,000 lots spanning more than 2,000 cities in 67 countries. INRIX, Inc.

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Lightning Systems’ battery-electric Ford Transit on schedule for March deliveries; fuel cell range extender option

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

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Jaguar unveils first all-electric production vehicle I-PACE

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seconds along with a 480 km range (298 miles) (WLTP cycle) and 0-80% charging time of 40 minutes with a 100 kW DC fast charger. This means owners will be able to ask an Alexa enabled device for information held in the Jaguar InControl Remote app.

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TU/e introduces converted VW Lupo electric research vehicle; lightweight and longer range

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kW, 260 - 520 V DC out, programmable, water cooled, CAN. current 236 A (nominal), 400 A (peak), 80 - 400 V DC in, switching frequency 3-9 kHz, water cooled, CAN. DC-DC converter: MES-DEA 400-1000 150 - 400 V DC in, 13.3 - 14.4 V DC out, max.

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

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Using a 150 kW (DC) fast charger, the high-performance battery can be 80% recharged within 30 minutes. The power electronics control the flow of high-voltage power between the motors and the battery, converting direct current (DC) stored in the battery into alternating current (AC).

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Mercedes unveils electric all-wheel drive Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 show car; CCS charging up to 350 kW

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Supporting DC charging based on the CCS standard, the system allows an impressive charging capacity of up to 350 kW. Information about the seat, for example, can be shown on this digital strip. Map information is also shown in the front area of the strip.

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Getting some Experience

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Rick Barnes has graciously allowed me to help him with his Ford Probe conversion one Saturday and John Benson, who lives a 20-minute walk away, has let me look at his Porsche 914 DC motor conversion project. I've been blown away by peoples' enthusiasm in sharing information and helping me with this project. I'd like to thank the wonderful folks in the Oregon Electric Vehicle Association for all their advice and input in helping me learn more about the whole electric vehicle scene.

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Hyundai unveils Kona Electric SUV

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Charging the lithium-ion polymer battery up to 80% only takes about 54 minutes using a 100 kW direct current (DC) fast charger. The information is displayed in both the navigation system display and the TFT cluster.

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

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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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INRIX and Parkmobile bring end-to-end parking solution to the connected car

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cities, including Washington D.C., INRIX Parking currently includes street-level parking information in more than 40 cities worldwide, and an off-street parking database with more than 29 million spaces in over 90,000 locations spanning 4,000 cities in 65 countries. INRIX is the preferred provider of parking information and services to leading automakers, including Audi, BMW, Lexus and Porsche, as well as transportation agencies and drivers around the world. INRIX, Inc.,

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EPA beginning process to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft under Clean Air Act

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The United States recently submitted an information paper to the United Nation’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) that sets out a timeframe for initiating the US domestic regulatory process for addressing greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft under the Clean Air Act. The information paper indicates that, under the agency’s current schedule, EPA intends to propose its findings in late April 2015, with final determinations expected in spring 2016.

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AERIS team conducting free public workshop on connected vehicle environmental applications

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The public meeting is tentatively set for 22 October 2014 from 9:00 AM (ET) to 5:00 PM (ET) at the Holiday Inn Capitol Hotel in Washington, DC. The workshop is being conducted on behalf of the Applications for the Environment: Real-Time Information Synthesis ( AERIS ) program.

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Volkswagen unveils 5-seat Atlas Cross Sport Concept plug-in hybrid with 26-mile AER; mild hybrid option

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The 12-volt vehicle electrical system is supplied by a DC/DC converter. Each level shows the map and position of the vehicle, but with different information.

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EPC board showcases ultra-fast transition capability of GaN FETs for LiDAR

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The ultra fast transition gallium-nitride-on-silicon (eGaN) FETs used on the EPC9126 can drive laser diodes with high current pulses and total pulse widths as low as 5 ns, thus enhancing the quality of information a LiDAR system will detect, including the accuracy, precision, and processing speed.

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Toyota recalling about 701,000 Gen 3 Prius vehicles in US over software issue in inverter assembly

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According to the information Toyota is providing Prius customers in the US, the problem resides in the Intelligent Power Module (IPM), which is inside the Hybrid Inverter Assembly. The inverter converts high-voltage direct current (DC) stored in the high-voltage (HV) battery into high-voltage alternating current (AC) for the motor/generator. It also converts AC into DC during regenerative braking for storage in the HV battery. Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.,

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SAE publishes J2954 Recommended Practice (RP) enabling wireless charging to 11 kW

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Following the previous Technical Information Report J2954, with power levels up to WPT 2 (7.7 The GA contains a grid-connected Power Factor Correction (PFC) converter, followed by a DC-AC inverter, a filter and impedance matching network (IMN) connected to the GA coil.

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ARPA-E awards $30M to 21 projects advance new class of high-performance power converters

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Hardware built with WBG devices has the potential to be smaller, lighter, and much more energy-efficient, with applications across valuable sectors including transportation, information technology, the grid, and consumer electronics. Smart, Compact, Efficient 500kW DC Fast Charger Cree Fayetteville (operating as Wolfspeed, A Cree Company) and its project team will build a DC fast charger for electric vehicles using a solid-state transformer based on silicon carbide (SiC).

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Coritech Services orders Ideal Power’s bi-directional battery converters for DoD vehicle-to-grid program

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It also provides buck/boost voltage conversion, bi-directional power transfer, and multiport applications with any combination of independently-controlled AC and DC power ports. Ideal Power Inc.,

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TNGA-based 2019 Toyota Avalon features new hybrid system

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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. A light indicating “AGC” is illuminated on the Multi-Information Display (MID) when AGC is active to alert the driver that less deceleration torque than normal is currently being used.

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