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

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

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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"Spirit of DC" is in GroovyLand. aka Groveland, California, Friday, 23 January 2009

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Mr. Malloy will speak about the benefits of Biofuel and the environment and “EV Jerry” Asher will speak about electric vehicles and bring his “SPIRIT OF DC” Prius for the audience to experience. “EV He started last year on Earth Day leaving the National Mall in Washington D.C.

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10Connects Broadcasting "Spirit of DC" Story from St Petersburg, FL

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Asher drives a modified Toyota Prius nicknamed the Spirit of DC and in the back this hybrid has an extra battery boost. For more information on Asher's trip and mission, click here. For information on the Suncoast Electric Vehicle Association, click here Video to be forthcoming Tarpon Springs, Florida - Over the past year, Jerry Asher has driven some 33,000 miles through 48 states. "I I haven't had a problem with anything - just my tush," he says with a laugh.

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

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

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

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

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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Electric Car Motor Horsepower Ratings

Electric Cars are for Girls

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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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"

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

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

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

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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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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Opinions and Rants

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

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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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.

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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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.

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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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DOE Funds PHEVs

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DOE to Provide up to $14 Million to Develop Advanced Batteries for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. A copy of USABC’s request for proposal information can be downloaded here. T he Department of Energy is moving forward to develop advanced batteries for PHEV s.

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Reflections on Converting a 914 to an EV

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I'm not entirely sure why, but ElectroAuto shipped #2 gauge cable with the AC kit instead of the standard 2/0 gauge cable that came with the earlier 914 DC kit. It's acceleration at zero RPM was less than half the original ICE engine and half of that (at zero RPM) of the Advanced DC 9" motor in the 914 DC kit. If I had to do things over, I might seriously use the DC kit. The CCPower C400 DC/DC converter kept dying on me.

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A Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Wants to Visit Your School

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

PRLog (Press Release) – Feb 06, 2009 – The "Spirit of DC's" on the road again on its Sun Belt Grand Finale from San Francisco to Washington, DC. If you want EVJerry and the Spirit of DC to visit your school use the contact information below.

Campaign Begins

Plug In Partners

EV world NATIONAL COALITION LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO URGE AUTOMAKERS TO PRODUCE PLUG-IN HYBRID VEHICLES WASHINGTON, D.C.—January

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

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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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Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle makes European debut in Milan; more specs and details

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LiveWire can also be charged with a Level 2 or Level 3, DC Fast Charge (DCFC), through a SAE J1772 connector, (USA), or CCS2 – IEC type 2 charging connector in international markets.

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Exxon/Mobil Guilty of Climate Change Coverup. Now Ordered Out of Torrance 3 Years Sooner.

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These include the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) in Dallas, Texas, which received $75,000 (£45,500), and the Heritage Foundation in Washington DC, which received $50,000. I initially gave Exxon/Mobil till 2020 to get out of Torrance and clean up their toxic mess here in my town.

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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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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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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Toyota Hot and Cold on Plug-in Hybrids

Plugs and Cars

As if to confirm that notion, recently a Toyota spokesman in DC was denigrating plug-in hybrids as Hymotion/A123 and Rob Lowe were making a plug-in splash in Congressman Ed Markey's global warming committee. Now, however, we continue to see more information on Toyota's own prototype plug-in Lithium Prius. A month or so ago word was Toyota was postponing the new generation Lithium Prius. That seemed to be a hint that Toyota wasn't moving too quickly on plug-ins.

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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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Satellite study suggests California clean air regulations working to reduce PM2.5 emissions in state

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In the future, satellite remote sensing technology can be used to identify air pollution “hotspots” of major components of fine particle pollution, and help inform air quality management strategies and public health surveillance programs.

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The Solangelist Learns To Install Solar & Loves It

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Property owners considering the purchase of a PV system who need unbaised information prior to collecting bids from contractors.

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"Spirit" Amidst the Merry Mingling at Bookmans Grand Charging Station Celebration with Tucson EVA2, Clean Cities, and Tesla "750" Coming to Tucson

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Merry Cheers EVADC'rs, PHEV'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All, The "Spirit of DC" came to Tucson Town for the Bookmans Grand Charging Station Celebration at 9:15ish AM on Saturday, 19 December 2009 in order to be part of the grand mingling going on as well as to get an opportunity charger, !por The "Spirit of DC" is shining and showing upon her arrival at Bookmans Grand Charging Station Celebration, and is situated next to Tucson EVA2 Steve's fire engine red, lift bed, eTruck.

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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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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Volkswagen intends sales of 150K e-cars by 2020; 100K ID, ID SUV; >1M in 2025; more on MEB

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The power electronics convert the direct current (DC) stored in the battery into alternating current (AC). Meanwhile, a DC/DC converter supplies the onboard electronics with 12-volt power. The ID concept presented at the Paris Show, for example, featured an AR (augmented reality) head-up display which projects information such as visual cues from the navigation system into the virtual space in front of the vehicle.

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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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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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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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Most Hybrid Cities In America

Hybrid SUV Blog

And while the Toyota Prius was by far the green car of choice, the fact that it is also the most easily recognizable hybrid probably skewed my informal reporting. From our data, San Francisco and Washington D.C.

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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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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