BMW i and EVgo expanding ChargeNow DC Fast program; 500 more fast chargers in US; no-cost DC and Level 2 for BMW i3 drivers

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW of North America announced, in cooperation with NRG EVgo, the expansion of the ChargeNow DC Fast program. As part of its ongoing commitment to the growth of a robust public DC Fast charging infrastructure, BMW is supporting EVgo’s installation of an incremental 500 DC Fast Combo chargers, to benefit BMW i3 customers and all EV drivers in the US with DC Fast Combo charging capability. ChargeNow DC Fast markets include: Atlanta, GA.

ECOtality Outlines EV Infrastructure Plans for Phoenix Area; ~920 Level 2 Chargers, 40 Fast Chargers

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outlined the company’s electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure plans for the metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona area at a press conference featuring key regional stakeholders. As part of The EV Project, ECOtality will install approximately 920 publicly available Blink Level 2 EV charging stations in and around the Phoenix and MAG region at locations convenient to EV drivers, including retailers such as Best Buy. ECOtality, Inc.

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"Spirit of DC" takes in Legislative Breakfast & Awards in Phoenix at Arizona State Capitol on Tuesday, 16 February 2010

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"Spirit of DC" setting up in front of the Arizona State Capitol Above "Spirit" joined by two more white PHEVs-- Todd Barlow's Green Motors' with 4kW PbA pack, above and right. EVer in the Year of the Plug-ins, and operating from Tucson, AZ, All American "Spirit of DC" and EVJerryAlso note with Arizona's Clean Cities Coalition tent in background.

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!

BP to Install 45 Ecotality Blink DC Fast Charging Stations

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a partner in The EV Project, will install ECOtality’s Blink electric vehicle (EV) DC Fast Chargers (480 volt 3-Phase AC input)—unveiled at the Business of Plugging In 2010 conference—at 45 BP and ARCO locations. Blink DC Fast Chargers will be available to the public at BP and ARCO locations as early as March of 2011. BP will test and evaluate the Blink DC Fast Chargers at 45 different BP and ARCO locations as part of BP’s participation in The EV Project.

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. Other founders of CharIN are Audi, BMW, Mennekes, Opel, Phoenix Contact, Porsche, TÜV SÜD and Volkswagen.

Saturday, 5 Dec 09. "Spirit's" a'waiting what the Fiesta of Lights Parade in Phoenix will bring per Sidetrip on "Plug-in Arizona Educational Tour"

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The "Spirit of DC" hanging out sunny & bright at flagpole in the center of the Pinal County Complex in Florence, AZ, on a pleasant Friday, 4 Dec 09 drive up after a stayover at Davis-Monthan AF Base in Tucson, AZ. Note: This is the second intended visit to a county seat of government location for the "Plug-in Arizona Educational Tour." Next locations: Parker, La Paz County, and Yuma, Yuma County.

Volkswagen inaugurates 9.5 MW solar park at Chattanooga plant in US; key element of VW Group’s strategic sustainability targets

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MW of DC power to 7.6 Phoenix Solar Inc., the US subsidiary of Phoenix Solar AG , provided engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services in building the solar park. The 9.5

"Spirit of DC" Shows PbA Battery Pack at "Kick Gas Festival" in San Diego, CA, on Saturday, 24 October

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From below left to right standing are: Todd Barlow of Green Motors of Phoenix, AZ, and Colby Trudeau, PIA Coordinator, who is also on the PluginAmerica Board of Directors. and just happens to be a UCSD student, and there sitting are: Professor Jim Murray and EVJerry Asher The next picture below show /Todd Barlow of Green Motors www.GreenMotorsInc.com , who brought the "Spirit of DC" over from Phoenix in order to demo the Plug-in.

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The "Spirit of DC" -- Back in AZ and Team Building with Tucson Clean Cities, Bookmans, starting mid-January 2010.

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New Tucson 'Digs' at Milagro Cohousing.plus a scenic view of PHEV3A Office Cheers EVADC'rs, PHEV'rs, and EVnthusiastics, One & All - After a six week break of sorts, the "Spirit of DC" and EVJerry are able to do some reporting out with narratives about the team-building EVforts underway. EVer in the Year of the Plug-ins , All American "Spirit of DC" and EVJerry (202) 486-5450

Ford begins production of 2012 Focus Electric at Michigan Assembly, C-MAX models on deck

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Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Seattle; and Washington, D.C. Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant is starting production of the 2012 Focus Electric ( earlier post )—a five-passenger, battery-electric car Ford expects will achieve more than a 100 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) fuel economy rating. By comparison, the Nissan LEAF carries a 99 MPGe (combined) EPA rating, while the smaller i-MiEV carries a 112 MPGe (combined) rating. (1 1 gallon of gasoline=33.7 kWh).

"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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Hanging with EVADC at the Green Fesitival in Washington, DC, 10-11 October 2009

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EVer (seemingly playing webblog catch-up), EVJerr PS The "Spirit of DC" was hangin' with Todd Barlow at Green Motors www.GreenMotorsInc.com in Phoenix, a'waiting an updated battery box and Li-ion set of batteries. GREEN FESTIVAL - 10 Great Ways to Experience Washington DC Green Festival – THIS WEEKEND! To see the entire program of events, workshops, speakers and exhibitors – download the program guide at www.greenfestivals.org/washington-dc.

Slowly, But Ever Slowly. Moving Towards Launching "Tour de AZ - Spirit of DC Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle All Around Arizona".

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Cheers EVADC'rs, PHEV3A'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All, The "Spirit of DC" along with EVJerry has unfortunately experienced a series of delays on various fronts. However, slowly but ever so slowly yet, with a bit of steadyfastness, the "Tour de AZ - Spirit of DC Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle All Around Arizona" moves!

The "Spirit of DC's" Back on the Road Again! Yahoo, Yahoo! Coming out of Winter Quarters, Bisbee, Arizona

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Third Run was to Tempe, just nearby Phoenix. Cheers PHEV'rs, EVADC'rs, & EVnthusiasts, One & All, The "Spirit" is definitely back on the road -- coming out of Winter Quarters - Bisbee, Arizona. No longer does the "Spirit" have itchy tires! En route to Santa Monica, the "Spirit" did a few towns: First Run was to Sierra Vista. EVJerry's follow-on session with 1LT Paul Anthony, Primary Health Car Provider at th Medical Health Facility at Ft Huachuca.

"Plug-in Arizona Educational Tour" Update -- "Spirit of DC's" Visit to Nogales High School with Nogales International Reporter, Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009

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Cheers EVADC'rs, PHEV'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - The "Spirit of DC" and EVJerr rolled quietly into Nogales, AZ, just before noon, this Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009. Most likely, the All American "Spirit of DC" made History again today -- becoming the first EVer Plug-in to be seen at Nogales High School. And then, there's the Phoenix Holiday Light Parade on Saturday eve, 5 December 2009. EVer, "Spirit of DC" and EVJerry (202) 486-5450

Thursday - 1 October 2009. Reporting Out on the Tour de AZ; "Spirit of DC" Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle All Around ARIZONA -- a new PHEV3A

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Quicke sidenote: PHEV3A as an acronym now encompasses the Tour de AZ: "Spirit of DC" Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle All Around Arizona (PHEV3A) EVducational Tour (tho it could change, depending on sponsorship to AAA Tour de AZ, or even eTour de AZ). Phoenix, Maricopa Cty 15. This Educational Tour will be in, as mentioned, the All American "Spirit of DC" - Toyota Prius PHEV, which has been demonstrating the goal of 101 MPG, assisted by electricity.

Ford opens limited reservations for 2012 Focus Electric; starting at $39,995

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Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Seattle, and Washington, DC. Ford has opened reservations for the 2012 Focus Electric, with a starting price of $39,995, including $795 in destination charges but before state and federal incentives. Buyers can configure a Ford Focus Electric and place orders with a Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) dealer via a dedicated website. A limited number of Focus Electrics will first be available in California and the New York/New Jersey regions.

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

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While the most populous states will see the highest sales volumes, with California, New York and Florida likely leading the way, as a percentage of total vehicle sales, smaller states will lead, with Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, DC, and Delaware among the top states for PEV penetration. The second highest penetration rate will be in California (5.4%), followed by Oregon (5.4%), Washington, D.C.

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Chrysler/DOE Ram PHEV project exploring battery life modeling

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Chrysler is showcasing its two-mode Ram Truck Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), equipped with a 12 kWh, 33 Ah cell, 355V Li-ion battery pack from Electrovaya, at the Washington DC Auto Show. The RAM plug-in hybrid truck. Click to enlarge.

Local Motors debuts first self-driving vehicle using IBM Watson Internet of Things for Automotive

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The vehicle, dubbed “Olli,” will be used on public roads locally in Washington DC, and late in 2016 in Miami-Dade County, Florida and Las Vegas, Nevada. Production of additional Ollies is taking place at Local Motors headquarters near Phoenix.

THINK Releases US EV-Ready Cities Index

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The remaining cities included Denver, Boston, Washington, DC, Philadelphia and Phoenix. Washington DC. Phoenix. Electric vehicle maker THINK released its first US EV-Ready Cities Index. The top four cities included first-ranked Los Angeles and second-ranked San Francisco with Chicago and New York tied for third.

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.). INRIX, Inc. announced the availability of its On-Street Parking service in the new BMW 5 Series Sedan. The real-time on-street parking service uses historical and up-to-the-minute parking data to predict the availability of parking spaces.

GM Maven introduces monthly offering for members; vehicles include the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Volt

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and Canada: Ann Arbor, Michigan; Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; Jersey City, New Jersey; Nashville, Tennessee; New York City; Orlando, Florida; Phoenix; San Diego; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.; Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, has expanded its offerings to include a new monthly service, Maven Reserve. Maven members pay a monthly fee to reserve a new GM vehicle loaded with technology for 28 days.

Maven Gig begins expanding geographically; Bolt EV the most popular

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Future cities include Baltimore, Boston, Detroit, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. GM’s Maven Gig ( earlier post ) launched in San Francisco in November 2016 to provide vehicles for rideshare drivers; it since expanded the offering for package, grocery and food delivery drivers. Maven Gig is expanding geographically, and provides vehicles for freelance drivers in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.

Nissan expanding “No Charge to Charge” program; all-access EZ-Charge card

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Nashville, Phoenix, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston and Washington, DC. Nissan is expanding its successful “No Charge to Charge” promotion, which will provide two years of no-cost public charging with the purchase or lease of a new Nissan LEAF. In total, Nissan will launch “No Charge to Charge” in 25 US markets, which are currently responsible for more than 80 percent of Nissan LEAF sales.

UPS Deploys 200 More Hybrid Delivery Trucks

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The 200 new hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) join roughly 20,000 low-emission and alternative-fuel vehicles already in use and have been deployed in Austin, Houston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Before this latest deployment, UPS was operating 50 hybrid electrics in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Phoenix. UPS has expanded its fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles with the deployment of 200 next-generation hybrid electric delivery trucks in eight US cities. Earlier post.).

Ford names first markets for the Focus Electric

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Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Seattle; and Washington, DC. Ford Motor Company has named the first markets that will sell the Focus Electric, Ford’s all-electric passenger car: Atlanta; Austin and Houston, Texas; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; San Francisco; San Diego; New York; Orlando, Fla.; Portland, Ore.; Raleigh Durham, N.C.; Richmond, Va.;

Nissan Forms EV Partnership with Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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Nissan has formed more than a dozen partnerships in the United States, in areas including State of Tennessee; the State of Oregon; Sonoma County, San Diego and San Francisco in California; Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Washington D.C.; Nissan is entering into an agreement with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to promote the development of an electric-vehicle charging network and policies to support widespread adoptions of electric cars.

Nissan Announces Dates for US LEAF EV Tour

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Phoenix/Tucson: Dec. Washington, D.C.: The Nissan LEAF all-electric car will make its North American debut in Los Angeles on 13 Nov. The Los Angeles showing will be the first time people in the United States will be able to see the five-passenger, five-door, gasoline-free car, which is embarking on a nationwide tour.

Renault-Nissan Alliance Signs Zero-Emission Partnership in Vancouver

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In the United States, the Alliance is exploring ways to promote zero-emission mobility and the development of an EV infrastructure in the State of Tennessee, the State of Oregon, Washington, DC, Sonoma County and San Diego in California, Tucson and Phoenix in Arizona, Seattle in Washington and Raleigh in North Carolina.

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

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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 while waiting for the white "750" Tesla to come down from Phoenix and become the first EV to start charging.

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

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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.

ECOtality to Provide Blink EV Charging Stations at Select US Best Buy Stores

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Phoenix, Ariz.; Separately, ECOtality said that it will unveil its commercial DC Fast Charging station at the upcoming Business of Plugging In 2010 conference. ECOtality, Inc. will provide electric vehicle (EV) charging stations ( earlier post ) at select US stores of electronics retailer Best Buy Co., Under the terms of the agreement, the Level 2, J1772-compliant charging stations will be installed at 12 Best Buy stores in Tucson, Ariz.; Los Angeles, Calif.; San Diego, Calif.

Underwriters Laboratories Named Exclusive Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory for The EV Project

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The vehicles will be powered by 11,210 UL-Listed charging stations in homes, and commercial and public locations in five US states: Arizona (Phoenix and Tucson), Washington (Seattle), Oregon (Portland, Salem, Corvallis and Eugene), California (San Diego) and Tennessee (Chattanooga, Knoxville and Nashville).

Nissan Enters into EV Partnership with City of Houston

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Nissan has formed more than a dozen partnerships in the United States, in areas including State of Tennessee, the State of Oregon, Sonoma County, San Diego and San Francisco in California, Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz., Washington D.C., Nissan is entering into an agreement with the City of Houston to advance zero-emission mobility in the city by promoting the development of an electric-vehicle charging network and policies to support widespread adoptions of electric cars.

DOE Closes $1.4B Loan Agreement with Nissan to Support Production of LEAF and Batteries

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Nissan has formed more than a dozen partnerships in the United States, in markets including State of Tennessee, the State of Oregon, Sonoma County and San Diego in California, Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz., Washington DC, Seattle, Raleigh, N.C., US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced that the Department of Energy has closed a $1.4 billion loan agreement with Nissan North America, Inc. The loan will support the modification of Nissan’s Smyrna, Tenn.,

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Phoenix. From our data, San Francisco and Washington D.C. Some of the least green cities were Phoenix, Philadelphia, and San Antonio.

"Spirit" Due to Link Up with Tucson EVA2 along with Tesla Roadtrip'sters at Bookmans Grand Celebration at Grant & Campell, 9-12:00AM, Sat, 19 Dec 09

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Before going quite quiet for the holidays, the "Spirit of DC" will be linking up with the Tucson Electric Vehicle Association 2 for its normal third Saturday meeting, however, it's at Bookmans for its Grand Charging Station Celebration. After Tucson, the "Spirit" will make another Phoenix trip to Green Motors www.GreenMotorsInc.com for further work. Date Destination Miles December 17 Palm Springs 140 December 18 Phoenix 250 December 19 Tucson 121

Friday, 4 Dec 09. And the "Spirit" is on Target for Florence, Pinal Cty, , then on-ward to Parker, La Paz Cty and to Yuma, Yuma Cty Thereafter

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And EVJerr's blogging from Tucson with a couple sites to hit -- the popular bookstore, Bookman's is installing two e-vehicle chargers at two sites and one in Phoenix (See Arizona Daily Star, Thursday, 3 Dec "Ground broken for e-vehicle chargers" article by Dan Sorenson). Special Notice: There's now the possibility of "Spirit of DC II". EVer a'Plug'n Arizona, "Spirit of DC" and EVJerry (202) 486-5450 TORRANCE, Calif.,