2006

Anyone got a clutch?

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

The conversion process highly recommends installing a new clutch assembly, so I ordered a clutch kit from Driving Source NW in Salem, OR (part # POR055822) on December 27th.

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Winter Update

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D ear Partners: As you probably read in the press, GM announced in late November that they will manufacture a plug-in hybrid vehicle. A day earlier, Toyota North America president Jim Press said that “ The next frontier will be the plug-in hybrid.”

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Trending Sources

Auto Lobby Deals a New Card

Plugs and Cars

Changing of the guard at the auto makers' industry group the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM). Former Democratic Congressman Dave McCurdy takes his lobbying skills from Electronics to Autos.

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Megawatt Mileage

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electrons A new report from researchers at DOE's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory indicates that there is substantial idle capacity for use in a "switch from oil to electrons " Although the full report is not yet available, here is the press release from PNNL.

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Traction Action

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T his week's meeting of the Electric Drive Transportation Association in Washington was accompanied by some significant announcements.

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Is GM's Plug-in Hybrid for Real? What Say Big Enviro?

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Lots of ink on GM's plug-in hybrid announcement. With headlines like "GM Promises Plug-in Hybrid," Waggoner's statement in LA moves plug-in cars back into the public discussion of petroleum alternatives.

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Jumpstart Ford Startles Waggoner, Escorted Out

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More Trending

September '06 - Tesla Roadster Unveiled, Electric Cars NOT DEAD YET!

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Who Killed the Electric Car? Since my last report, the success of the film “Who Killed the Electric Car?” set the stage for the dramatic unveiling of the Tesla Motors Roadster in Santa Monica on July 19th.

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RAVs to Keep Rolling in LA

Plugs and Cars

The efforts of LA EV activists to keep the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s fleet of RAV4 EVs on the road appears to have been a success. Nate Vandershaaf, who arrived at one meeting with a bank-certified offer to purchase all 74 RAVs for $1.85

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October '06 - CARB Takes Testimony on Electrics; LA Takes Action on RAV4 EVs

Plugs and Cars

Evidence for Electrics Piles Up at ZEVTech Plug In America and the Electric Auto Association were well represented and well received at the California Air Resources Board Zero Emission Vehicle Technical Review in Sacramento.

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The Motor is Here!

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

The motor and controller from Electro Automotive (sent from Azure Dynamics) arrived on November 20th and are now sitting in my living room awaiting the remainder of the kit parts.

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GM to Launch?

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GM Concept Car T here has been a rumor that General Motors might have a plug-in to show at the North American International Car Show in Detroit this coming January. Here is the first confirmation that it is no longer a rumor.

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Plug In Auto Nation

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Mike Jackson H ere's another important milestone for the Campaign. The Nation's largest retail car dealer sees the importance of the PHEV and its CEO is calling on his manufacturers to get with the program. Here's the story from Auto Service World AutoNation Joins Hybrid Cause Auto Service World Oct.

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Getting a 914 platform

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

This is a picture of the yellow 914 that I'm going to be purchasing from Camp914 near Portland as a base platform for the electric vehicle conversion. The picture was taken back on October 14th before it was ready to operate.

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New York Turn On

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The N Y Times ran a guest editorial on Sunday that effectively conveys the vast potential of the Plug In in both our transportation and stationary electric sectors.

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News Summary I

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T he Plug In Partners Blog celebrates its first year of publishing this month. Here are the years most important stories that we have either highlighted or linked.

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Nissan Pushes the Plug

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H ere is another very encouraging development Nissan to end Toyota hybrid tie-up The Yomiuri Shimbun N issan Motor Co. will develop a new hybrid vehicle technology on its own, which would end a joint agreement with Toyota Motor Corp., sources said Friday.

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Google Ogles Plug Ins

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H ere is a big development for PHEVs. Philanthropy Google’s Way: Not the Usual By KATIE HAFNER New York Times Published: September 14, 2006 SAN FRANCISCO, Sept.

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P G & E Plugs Drive

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P G & E plugs campaign for hybrid electric cars Joshua Sabatini The Examiner Sep 5, 2006 SAN FRANCISCO - Pacific Gas and Electric Co. wants its 5.1 million customers in California to pressure car manufacturers to mass-produce electric vehicles that can be plugged right into a standard home socket.

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World's Fastest PHEV

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AE Signs Accord

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AFS TRINITY SIGNS ACCORD WITH AUSTIN ENERGY The Auto Channel August 17, 2006 " A n accord that was signed this week in Seattle and Austin should put Americans one step closer to seeing the 250 MPG AFS Trinity Power Corp (AFST) Extreme Hybrid ™ car on the road," according to AFS Trinity CEO Edward W.

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Governor Pataki On Board

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T his story comes from the Energy Blog. New York to Convert 600 Hybrids to PHEVs New York Governor George E. Pataki and Senate Majority Leader Joseph L.

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Toyota "Moves"

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Toyota Motor Company J ust last month, there seemed to be good evidence that Toyota was looking at producing a plug- in. Now, Toyota is making it official.

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The Plug-in Bus

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C harging ahead with new LIPA buses By Jean Paul Vellotti Long Island Business News Friday, July 14, 2006 HAUPPAUGE – After five years of planning, research and development, the first plug-in hybrid electric bus built to serve Long Island straphangers is getting ready to roll.

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The Road to Independence

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H ere is a guest editorial from a plug in partner city that appeared in the Seattle Post Intelligencer. The Road to Independence Sunday, July 2, 2006 PATRICK MAZZA AND RICH FELDMAN Guest Columnist An economic earthquake is poised to shake the globe.

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Summer Update

Plug In Partners

Roger Duncan gives Campaign Update The Plug-In Partners National Campaign has now been underway for six months. We would like to take this opportunity to report on our efforts to demonstrate to automakers that a market for plug-in hybrid vehicles exists in the United States today.

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Toyota "Looking"

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H ere is big announcement for Plug-In fans Toyota looking at Plug-in Hybrids Los Angeles Times June 20, 2006 By JOHN O'DELL Toyota Motor Corp.

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Minnesota Plug-in Law

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R epresentative Frank Hornstein reports that House File 3718 has passed, and that Minnesota is the first state to join the push for plug-in hybrids.

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Mayors Join Drive

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Conference of Mayors Join Drive for Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles LAS VEGAS—June 5, 2006— The U.S.

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Chicago Plugging Green

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T hrough the leadership of Mayor Richard Daley , the City of Chicago has joined Plug In Partners with a big bang by committing to purchase 850 plug in hybrid vehicles. Recently, Chicago's greening was highlighted in Time.

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Is Ford First?

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photo by George Lange L ast week, Bill Ford made an announcement at his Stockholder meeting.

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Consortium Partners

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T wo major forces in the drive for Plug In Hybrids have come together. Here is the story.

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Plug in Video On line

Plug In Partners

T he Plug In Video produced for the Plug In Partners campaign is now online here. This is an excellent piece that explains the potential and promise of plug ins in language that is easy to understand. It is a very useful tool for educating and motivating.

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Rolling into the Rotunda

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C ongressional Briefing on Flexible Fuel Plug-in Hybrids March 29, 2006 Washington, DC [ RenewableEnergyAccesss.com ] The Environmental and Energy Study Institute ( EESI ) invites anyone interested to attend a Congressional briefing April 4, 2006 (from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

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Romming on Earth (and Sky)

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H ere is an interview with Joe Romm that recently appeared on the the popular radio show Earth and Sky Joseph Romm is author of " The Car and Fuel of the Future ," a 2004 report to the National Commission on Energy Policy.

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Obama embraces PHEVs

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Barack Obama (D-Ill.) delivered a major speech on energy independence yesterday. The setting was a meeting of the National Governors Association. In his plan, he calls for all government cars to be plug-ins. The Grist Magazine blog has posted the complete speech here.

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Right Here, Right Now

Plug In Partners

T he Fall edition of the EPRI Journal has a feature story called The Plug In Hybrid Vehicle: Beyond Gasoline by Lucy Sanna Here is the PDF.

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