January, 2006

New Plug-In

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AFS Trinity and Richardo to Develop Plug-In Source: AFS Trinity Jan 25, 2006 SEATTLE and LONDON An Extreme Hybrid™ car -- which plugs into house current from the power grid for most of its power and is expected to give the average driver more than 250 miles per gallon of gasoline -- moved closer to reality today according to news from AFS Trinity Power Corporation and the leading global automotive engineering firm, Ricardo.

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Public Power Leads Charge

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TPPA Public Power Leads Charge for Plug-in Hybrids New Rules. org January 30, 2006 Last week, a dozen cities, over 100 public power utilities, businesses and a host of national policy groups kicked off a nationwide campaign to urge automakers to accelerate development of plug-in hybrid vehicles. The " Plug-In Partners " campaign is hoping to demonstrate a large market potential so that automakers will start producing plug-in vehicles.

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Hatch Hopes to Drive Plug-In

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EV world HATCH HOPING TO DRIVE PLUG-IN HYBRID TECHNOLOGY Speech with National Press Club explores alternative-fuel cars Washington — Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) extolled the virtues of plug-in hybrid technology, which promises electric-gas cars powered via standard wall sockets, in a speech to the National Press Club today.

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Wall Street Report

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Coalition Turns On to 'Plug-In Hybrids' Utilities, Localities, DaimlerChrysler Give Traction to Professor's Drive For High Mileage By JOHN J. FIALKA Staff Reporter THE WALL STREET JOURNAL January 25, 2006 DAVIS, Calif. -- In the 1950s, an aspiring Pasadena hot-rodder named Andrew Frank shocked the competition by powering his 1936 Ford with a Cadillac V-12 engine. "It It had gobs of torque," he recalls.

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NYT Editorial

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Editorial Trying to Find the Road Ahead Published: January 24, 2006 W ith its bonds downgraded to junk and its market share on the ropes, Detroit's auto industry almost looks to be in a free fall. Ford Motor Company's announcement yesterday that after three straight quarters of North American losses, it will close as many as 14 factories and eliminate up to 30,000 jobs by 2012 is another sign of dark days in the Motor City.

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Web Site Up

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The new plug in partners web site is up now. Press Conference is today. You can watch it here

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MSNBC Plug-In Vote

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MSNBC is carrying the story and it is offering an online vote. Cities to seek plug-in hybrids Austin, Texas announces ‘soft orders’ for 600, but will carmakers build? By Miguel Llanos Reporter MSNBC Austin, Texas, on Tuesday spearheaded a nationwide partnership that will lobby carmakers to build a new green vehicle — plug-in hybrids. In return, partners are prepared to commit to buying the cars — Austin alone 600 of them.

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Press Conference Announced

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T he Plug In Partners Campaign will kick off on January 24th at the Press Club in Washington D.C. More to Come

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