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

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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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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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).

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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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.

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

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DC fast charging is not available, unlike the Ioniq Electric, which can recharge to 80% in 30 minutes at 50 kW (23 minutes at 100 kW).

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

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

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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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Toyota’s new conventional and hybrid powertrains for 2018 Camry deliver significant boost in efficiency

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Another key change to the PCU is a revised DC-DC converter (converts a source of direct current from one voltage level to another) that sees its control output optimized—including the conversion to AC power—helping to reduce the vehicle’s overall power consumption.

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BMW boosts battery capacity of MY2017 i3 to 33 kWh with higher energy density Li-ion cells; up to 114 miles combined cycle range

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The BMW i3 is equipped with 50 kW direct current (DC) fast charging technology. When the BMW i3 (94 Ah) is connected to a DC fast charging station, the battery cells are charged up to a minimum of 80% of their capacity in less than 40 minutes.

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Hyundai showcasing new Tucson 48V Hybrid Concept and diesel Plug-in-Hybrid Concept at Geneva

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Especially suited for application in larger cars and SUVs, the show car’s 48V Hybrid technology comprises a Hybrid Starter Generator (HSG), inverter and a low voltage DC/DC converter.

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"Spirit of DC" PHEV All Around America Update. from EVJerry back in DC with the "Spirit" Hanging out at the Beach!

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Maybe even provide feedback to PHEV3A Co-Chairs: Joe Lado JoeLado@yahoo.com or EVJerry Asher EVJerry@usa.net (202) 486-5450 "Spirit of DC" PHEV All Around America Update - 7 November 2008 I. The basis for the "Spirit of DC" staying over in Arizona through the winter results from the gifting of a state-of-the-art Li-ion battery pack and charger from Delaware Power Systems out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Winter Schedule Planning for "Spirit of DC: A.

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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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Ongoing market rollout for SAE hydrogen fueling standards

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While DOE does not develop codes and standards, it funds R&D that provides the data and information that validates and enables appropriate codes and standards development.

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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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Transit operator launching test of wireless charging of electric buses in Mannheim, Germany

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The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) interface provides information for system control and diagnostics. Inverters convert the DC supply voltage to the AC voltage used in the system. DC feed cables supply power to the inverters.

Intelligent Energy announces US$1.8B deal for ~27K telecom towers in India; fuel cell power for ~70%; landmark in fuel cell deployment

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Using our technology, India can leapfrog into an information-driven future without assuming the costs and experiencing the difficulties of first implementing a conventional energy grid.

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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.

Volkswagen Group brings new Audi and Porsche EV concepts, Volkswagen PHEV concept to Frankfurt; 20 more plug-ins by 2020

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The Combined Charging System (CCS) enables charging with DC or AC electrical current. A full charge with DC electrical current at a charging column with an output of 150 kW takes just around 50 minutes.

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Hyundai begins rollout of Ioniq Hybrid, PHEV and EV; most efficient non-plug vehicle, most efficient EV in US; powertrain discussion

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The hybrid power control unit integrates two motor control units (traction motor and hybrid starter generator) and DC converter are all in the same package. All Ioniq Electric models are equipped with standard Level-3 DC fast-charging capability that can take up to 100 kW.

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Hyundai begins rollout of Ioniq Hybrid, PHEV and EV; most efficient non-plug vehicle, most efficient EV in US; powertrain discussion

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The hybrid power control unit integrates two motor control units (traction motor and hybrid starter generator) and DC converter are all in the same package. All Ioniq Electric models are equipped with standard Level-3 DC fast-charging capability that can take up to 100 kW.

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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.

Overhead fast charging system for electric buses from Fraunhofer and partners

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The only information that the drivers will be provided with is status information about the charging process, but they will retain the option of canceling or terminating the charging process.

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?

Volkswagen unveils I.D. EV concept; 1st MEB-based vehicle, to launch in 2020; up to 373 miles

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Power electronics control the flow of high-voltage power between the motor and the battery, converting the direct current (DC) stored in the battery into alternating current (AC), while a DC/DC converter supplies the on-board electronics with 12-volt power.

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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).

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.

Virginia Clean Cities requests proposals from Southeastern fleets interested in converting to propane Autogas

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Fleets in the following states are welcome to submit proposals: Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi and Washington DC. Visit www.usepropaneautogas.com/rfp for complete information on eligible vehicles and application procedures.

Promised VW Passat plug-in hybrid to debut at Paris show; both sedan and wagon

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Additional components of the hybrid drive include the power electronics (converts DC power from the battery to AC power for the electric motor) and a charger. Navigation information can be shown in 2-D or 3-D views on a 12.3-inch display. Passat GTE sedan. Click to enlarge.

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Driving the VW e-Golf; strategy, assembly in Wolfsburg, Braunschweig battery plant

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The power electronics converts the direct current (DC) stored in the battery to alternating current (AC). The Golf offers the CCS charging system, enabling both AC and DC fast charging. The e-Golf. Click to enlarge.

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Pike forecasts electric vehicle charging station installations to reach 7.7M worldwide by 2017; price drops of 37%

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Gartner adds that the “EV charging as a service” business model is growing as network operators look to provide EVSE location and status information available on demand. Commercial EVSE will be divided between alternating current (AC) equipment, which is most commonly used for Level 2 EVSE or faster equipment based on regional availability of power, or direct current (DC) charging equipment. Total EV charging station unit sales by region, world markets: 2011-2017.

Toyota anticipates 2016 Prius at 52 mpg combined, 56 mpg with Eco grade

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An enhanced DC-DC boost converter contributes to enhanced fuel economy by reducing output current in low-load situations. Toyota anticipates that the 2016 Prius ( earlier post ) will deliver fuel economy ratings of 54 MPG city / 50 MPG highway / 52 MPG combined.

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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.

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.

Byron Elton: Transform CO2 into Fuel

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Based in the Washington, D.C. Clean Skies News also airs the audio of “The Energy Report&# on CBS Radio in Washington, D.C. “This web-based energy news channel is well-respected by those in the industry and draws a big crowd from The Hill who are looking for informed and insightful reporting on the latest news coming from Washington and the latest in green technology developments,&# said Elton. Byron Elton, President and COO of Carbon Sciences Inc.

National Academies report finds EPA’s controlled human exposure studies of air pollution are warranted

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carries out controlled human inhalation exposure (CHIE) studies in which volunteer participants agree to be intentionally exposed by inhalation to specific pollutants at restricted concentrations over short periods to obtain important information about the effects of outdoor air pollution on human health. The report calls for improvements in the way consent information is communicated with potential participants.

IBM Research launches 10y project to support China in transforming national energy systems; “Green Horizon”

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While other nations waited until their economies were fully developed before taking comprehensive action to address environmental issues, China can leverage IBM’s most advanced information technologies to help transform its energy infrastructures in parallel with its growth. —D.C.

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