Tesla Superchargers Now Allow San Diego-To-Vancouver Electric Car Trips

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Their cars'' GPS systems confirmed that the corridor of Tesla Supercharger DC fast-charging stations along Interstate 5 from San Diego, California, to Vancouver, Canada, was now complete. Can you drive from the Mexican border to the Canadian border for free? On Saturday, Tesla Model S drivers woke to find that radical idea was now a reality.

car2go pulls plug on car-sharing service in San Diego, Minneapolis/St. Paul

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Daimler’s car-sharing service car2go is suspending its operations in San Diego, California and in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. In San Diego, car2go faced a lack of use, the company said. Those locations include: New York City, Portland, Columbus, Seattle, Denver, Austin, Washington DC, Calgary, Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver.

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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.

First public SAE combo fast-charging station debuts in San Diego

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The first public charging station in the US to offer the SAE Combo-Charging fast charging system has opened at the Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego, CA. The new combined AC and DC charging, or combo, connector is accessible via a single charge port on the vehicle. Major automakers including GM, Ford, Chrysler, BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche have announced they will adopt the SAE combo fast charge connector standard.

car2go opening in Washington DC

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car2go North America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, launches its car-sharing service in Washington DC this weekend. Beginning 24 March, car2go will begin to deploy 200 smart fortwo cars in Washington DC, distributing them throughout the entire District. In March 2012, car2go will launch in Washington D.C.

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

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Bill, former EVA of San Diego Prez, is credited with the "Electric Drag'in" EVent, which was the forerunner for first "Kick Gas Festival" and hence, the second one. 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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VW, BMW and ChargePoint partner to create SAE Combo DC fast charging corridors on the East and West Coasts

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In the initial phase, the aim is to install nearly 100 DC Fast charging ports across both coasts, with plans to expand the program to increase access to fast charging across the country. DC charging the BMW i3 (left) and Volkswagen e-Golf (right).

ABB launches Terra 53 DC fast charger in NA; SAE Combo and CHAdeMO

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ABB has introduced the Terra 53 for North America, showcasing it at the Plug-in 2013 conference in San Diego. This 50 kW DC fast charging station meets both SAE Combo and CHAdeMO standards for battery electric vehicles. The Terra 53 joins the ABB Terra family of DC charging stations that offer fast charging times with industry leading, business-to-business network solutions.

PHEV3A Week Plus in Review from San Diego - Phoenix - Tucson - Bisbee - Douglas - Bisbee -.

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Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs and EVnthusiasts, One & All - In San Diego, the "Spirit" did on PHEV Day 135, Tuesday, 10 February 2009, a run to Cuyamaca College. Missing out there in San Diego on just one more opportunity charge to give us 12 electric miles, we would have hit the GOAL of 101MPG. Data computed showed: 50.2MPG for 247 miles within San Diego County.

California Energy Commission approves $46.6M for hydrogen refueling and $2.8M for EV charging projects

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was awarded $2,902,000 to construct two 100% renewable refueling stations in Los Angeles, and $24,667,000 for 17 stations located in Campbell, Coalinga, Costa Mesa, Hayward, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, La Canada Flintridge, Long Beach, Mill Valley, San Diego, San Jose, Santa Barbara, Saratoga, South Pasadena, South San Francisco, Redwood City and Truckee. Linde LLC was awarded $4,250,000 to install two hydrogen refueling stations located in San Ramon and Oakland.

XG Sciences silicon graphene anode material shows stability over 400 cycles with 600 mAh/gram

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XG Sciences is presenting in three upcoming industry conferences: a presentation at the 32 nd International Battery Seminar & Exhibition (9-12 March) in Fort Lauderdale, FL; a presentation at the 2015 Next Generation Batteries Conference (21-22 April) in San Diego, CA; and.

Cal Energy Commission approves ~$9M for DC fast chargers; $12.6M for NGV incentives

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The California Energy Commission approved nearly $9 million in grants for the installation of DC fast chargers along major state freeways and highways to allow electric vehicle drivers to travel from San Diego to the Oregon border without worrying about running out of energy. —which will install 61 DC fast chargers at 41 sites along major routes on Interstate 5, Highway 99 and Highway 101.

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Electrify America to install 2,800 charging stations at workplaces and multi-unit dwellings across US

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Workplace and multi-unit dwelling charging stations will be installed in six California metropolitan areas—Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose—as well as in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, Raleigh, Seattle and Washington, DC.

NRG eVgo expanding national fast charging network (corrected)

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eVgo chargers can be found in major metropolitan areas covering portions of Washington D.C. Future expansion of the network will include major corridors, including San Diego to Seattle, and Miami to Boston. NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. it expanding its Fast Charger network from its current 10 national markets to more than 25 over the next two years.

DOE to award up to $137M for SuperTruck II, Vehicle Technology Office programs

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Develop and demonstrate an off‐board bi‐directional DC charging system for plug‐in electric vehicles and evaluate impact of grid services on PEV batteries. University of California ‐ San Diego.

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GE hosting electric vehicle experience tour

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Scheduled Tour dates are: San Francisco, 10 March. San Diego, 22 March. Additional EV Experience Tour dates will be announced in Austin, New York City, and Washington, DC for Spring 2011. GE will host an electric vehicle experience tour in seven US cities that will bring GE experts together with local businesses, industry leaders, and public sector stakeholders for educational workshops, test drives, and dialogue on the business case for EV ecosystems.

Siemens and AES to form global energy storage technology joint venture: Fluence

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Together, the two companies have deployed or have been awarded 48 projects totaling 463 MW of battery-based energy storage across 13 countries, including the world’s largest lithium-ion battery-based energy storage project near San Diego, California. Fluence’s global headquarters will be located in the Washington, DC area with additional offices located in Erlangen, Germany and select cities worldwide.

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Louis, MO | Tampa, FL | Washington, DC. Spring break and summer vacations are closer than you think, and many families making travel plans now are looking for ways to make their trips a little easier on the environment.

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.

Survey of California plug-in vehicle owners highlights charging behavior

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In San Diego, favorable utility rates result in some PEV owners paying equivalent to $0.90 California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project rebates by vehicle type through July 2012. Source: CCSE. Click to enlarge.

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Nissan installing more than 100 DC quick chargers at LEAF dealers in US

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Nissan will support installation of more than 100 DC quick chargers at LEAF-certified dealers in 21 key markets nationwide. This quick charging initiative follows a 24-dealer pilot program, which Nissan rolled out at dealerships in the markets of San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento and Seattle. The units, which use the CHAdeMO standard, can charge the vehicle from depleted to about 80% in about 30 minutes.

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

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The 19 launch markets also include Atlanta; Austin and Houston, Texas; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; San Francisco; San Diego; New York; Orlando, Fla.; 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.

FedEx Express closes in on goal of 20% improvement in vehicle fleet fuel efficiency years ahead of schedule

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The new FedEx all-electric (EV) vehicles are being deployed in the next few months in numerous locations which include California (the San Francisco Bay area, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and the Central Valley); suburban Washington, D.C. FedEx Express, a unit of FedEx Corp., announced that its vehicle fleet was 16.6% more fuel efficient through FY2011 than it was in 2005. The company has a goal of making the vehicle fleet 20% more efficient by 2020.

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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. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA. San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA.

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California Energy Commission awards more than $1.8M additional funding to further UCSD microgrid project; energy storage, EV charging and V2G services are components

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved funding to advance further the development of its pioneering 42 MW peak microgrid and expand electric vehicle charging at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). The return on this investment extends far beyond the San Diego campus. Demonstrate that a DC-linked chargeport is more efficient than an AC-linked chargeport. San Diego County-based Alternative Energy Systems Consulting, Inc.,

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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Top 15 Nissan LEAF markets in US in 2013

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Four of the top 15 markets are in California: San Francisco (1), Los Angeles (2), San Diego (7) and Sacramento (8). Washington D.C. Additionally, for the greater D.C. Top 15 LEAF market year-to-date in 2013. Source: Nissan Click to enlarge.

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

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The 19 launch markets include: Atlanta, Austin and Houston, Texas; Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, New York, Orlando, Fla., 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.

ChargePoint ranks US metro areas for EV friendliness; SF Bay Area still on top

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The San Francisco Bay Area (including San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose) led the nation, followed by Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego and Honolulu. Although Los Angeles leads the nation in terms of registered EVs (nearly 57,000), the San Francisco Bay Area takes top billing after accounting for population differences (more than 48,000 EVs). San Francisco Bay Area, CA. San Francisco Bay Area, CA. San Diego, CA. San Diego, CA.

APTA reports record public transportation usage in US in 2013; growth outpacing population and VMT growth

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Systems that showed double digit increases in 2013 were located in the following cities: New Orleans, LA (28.9%); Denver, CO (14.9%); and San Diego, CA (10.4%). Growth in public transit ridership since 1995 has outpaced population and VMT growth. Data: APTA. Click to enlarge.

THINK Releases US EV-Ready Cities Index

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The top four cities included first-ranked Los Angeles and second-ranked San Francisco with Chicago and New York tied for third. San Diego, Portland and Sacramento were rated fifth, sixth and seventh putting four cities in California in the top-15 index. The remaining cities included Denver, Boston, Washington, DC, Philadelphia and Phoenix. San Francisco. San Diego. Washington DC.

"Spirit of DC" Drops By Toyota Headquarters to have a Look-See, Wednesday, 23 December 2009

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Cheers EVADC'rs, PHEV'rs, and EVnthusiasts, En route after a few days visiting with Asher Family members and friends in San Diego, CA, the "Spirit" was hypermiling along in the 50's MPG on the sunny and bright California I-5 to Santa Rosa, on Wednesday, 23 December 2009. Yet, the "Spirit of DC" did drop by the Toyota Headquarters in Torrance, California, in order to have a Look-See and in anticipation of a future visit in 2010. Toyota Motors Headquarters. !

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Berkeley TSRC study quantifies VMT and GHG benefits of car2go car-sharing in North America

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The five cities were Calgary, San Diego, Seattle, Vancouver, and Washington, D.C. car2go NA is currently the largest flexible one-way carsharing service in North America.

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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On another front, DOE will partner with industry, the National Laboratories, and other stakeholders to develop a study that will examine the vehicle, battery, infrastructure, and economic implications of direct current (DC) fast charging of up to 350 kW, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2016. University of California, San Diego. This includes research and development investments, site identification, smart city deployments and DC fast charger corridors.

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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. Probably also from San Diego, CA. 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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GM expands Maven carsharing to Denver, LA and San Francisco

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Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, is expanding to the western United States, adding the Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco markets. In 10 months, Maven has launched three products and has grown to 13 US cities: Ann Arbor, Michigan; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; Jersey City, New Jersey; New York City; Orlando, Florida; San Diego; San Francisco; and Washington, D.C.

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California Energy Commission awards more than $300,000 for EV charging infrastructure

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DC fast-charging systems typically provide 60 to 80 miles of range in 20 minutes of charging. will receive $69,446 to install five RWE Level 2 eStation Smart Systems, each consisting of two charging outlets for a total of 10 charging outlets to be used in parking structures on the campus of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). The California Energy Commission approved funding of $341,045 to help increase the state’s plug-in electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Updated Volkswagen 2017 e-Golf EPA-rated at 125 miles, 119 MPGe combined; pricing to come

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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 50 kW DC fast charging station.

APTA: public transportation ridership up 5% in first quarter 2012

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Ann Arbor, MI; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Fort Myers, FL; Indianapolis, IN; Ithaca, NY; New York, NY; Oakland, CA; Olympia, WA; San Diego, CA; and Tampa, FL). Five commuter rail systems in the following cities saw double digit increases in the first quarter: Anchorage, AK (43.8%); Oceanside, CA (19.2%); San Carlos, CA (15.0%); Portland, OR (11.1%); and Seattle, WA (10.8%). Lauderdale, FL (8.7%); Newark, NJ (8.0%); San Antonio, TX (8.0%); Washington, DC (7.9%).