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BMW, Samsung To Share Electric-Car Battery Tech With Other Makers

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According to Automotive News Europe, BMW purchasing boss Klaus Draeger says BMW has announced that it''s open to sharing the battery technology it uses in its i3 and i8 plug-in vehicles with other automakers. The company hopes that by sharing the technology, which it co-developed with Samsung SDI, it will benefit from improved economies of scale.

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Apple Electric Car Is "Committed Project," To Ship In 2019: Report

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Rumors continue to swirl around the existence of an Apple-branded electric car, even in the absence of any official confirmation of the project by the tech company. News stories point to the hiring of employees with auto-industry experience, and discussions between Apple and car-related entities. Green Apple Silicon Valley plug-in cars

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Chevrolet offers sneak peak of Spark EV Tech

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General Motors'' brand Chevrolet has decided to whet our appetite with a sneak peak of its exciting Spark EV Tech Performance concept. Latest News Green cars Electric cars Chevrolet General Motors

Electric Car Sales, Tesla Video Tech, Electric-Bus Snafu: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: We''ve got the data on plug-in electric car sales for March, Tesla Motors wants government approval to replace side mirrors with cameras, and a California city''s deal for BYD electric buses is on indefinite hold. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

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San Francisco announces electric vehicle council

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The San Francisco Bay Area has launched a new Electric Vehicle Strategic Council with an additional $5million in funding. The council will be led by the region’s mayors, regional officials and clean tech industry executives. Its aim is to make the San Francisco Bay Area the electric vehicle capital of the USA by developing the [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Bay Area California Energy Commission electric vehicle council electric vehicles San Francisco

Gordon wants more electric cars :: KTAR.com

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Tuesday April 21st, 2009 Top Talk Login | Sign Up KTAR LIVE Stream Stream TXT Twitter KTAR Rewards All Star Rewards Choose A Stream News Talk 92.3 Gordon sees a real commitment to have electric cars on city streets. "I

Electric cars headed for Valley test :: KTAR.com

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Friday April 17th, 2009 Top Talk Login | Sign Up KTAR LIVE Stream Stream TXT Twitter KTAR Rewards All Star Rewards Choose A Stream News Talk 92.3 Nissan will pre-release its new electric fleet next year, making 1,000 of the all-electric vehicles available in Phoenix.

Students’ biodiesel electric car takes first place

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The team built a biodiesel extended range electric vehicle with a 21.3kWh battery pack from A123Systems that provides an electric range of 60miles. Tags: Biofuels Electric cars Green cars Latest news A123Systems biodiesel biodiesel electric car EcoCar EcoCar challenge electric car range extended vehicle Mississippi State University Penn State University Virginia Tech

Latest news on Fisker sale

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The sale of electric car maker Fisker Automotive continues to grab headlines after the company''s creditors decided to oppose the sale of the company''s assets to Hybrid Tech Holdings LLC. Latest News Green cars Electric cars Fisker

Lotus Reportedly Planning Electric Car

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After both Tesla and Chrysler chose the Elise and Europa, respectively, for their slot car-fast EVs, it only makes sense that the car company named after a flower would make its own “flower power&# speedster. Like the Volt, they are shooting for a 300 mile range with the first 40 miles all electric. The PHEV people are aiming at the 40 mile all electric range. You can see how the evolution to electric will happen. Lotus Evora 2+2. Well, it had to happen.

MIT Battery Breakthrough Could Revolutionize Electric Cars : Gas 2.0

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Write For GO About Advertise Contact Login Explore GO Media: News & Opinion Family & Lifestyle Business & Technology Gas 2.0 The breakthrough could revolutionize electric car battery technology and pave the way for ultra-fast charging electric vehicles in as little as two years.

Smart-grid project matches wind to electric cars | Green Tech - CNET News

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The EDISON (Electric Vehicles in a Distributed and Integrated Market using Sustainable Energy and Open Networks) research consortium will seek to match power generation from wind turbines on the island of Bornholm, Denmark, with the power consumption of charging plug-in electric cars. Smart grid refers to a number of technologies aimed at gathering more data on the flow of electricity through the transmission grid.

Electric Car Manufacturers Inspire New Paradigms -- Seeking Alpha

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Seeking Alpha Home The Macro View Stocks & Sectors Global Markets ETFs Investing Ideas Breaking News Transcripts Register | Login Email: Password: Forgot Your Password? Think is also working closely with the Brussel based Eurelectric , the European union of electricity industry.

Mitsubishi launches Smart Grid demonstration system

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Those clever minds at Mitsubishi – including Mitsubishi Motors, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Mitsubishi Corporation itself – have developed the M-tech Labo (pictured): an all-new smart grid demonstration system. The system includes a 20kw photovoltaic system; five electrically dischargeable electric vehicles; and 80kWh of used rechargeable batteries. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Mitsubishi green cars smart charging Smart Grid

Bright’s Plug-In Car: Aerodynamics Are Key

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Like Paul MacCready’s original design for the Impact that established the world’s lowest drag coefficient of.195, Bright will be building cars that “do more with less&# , a philosophy MacCready was famous for (and the title of a wonderful biography on him). Think Tank’s Plug-In Car: Aerodynamics Are Key. How can you quickly improve the performance of the battery in an electric car?

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Clean Tech - GigaOM - Salon.com

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Search: Salon The Web Site Presented By Friday, Apr 17, 2009 A&E Books Comics Environment & Science Life Movies News & Politics Open Salon Opinion Tech & Business Log in smart news, smart analysis Cleantech Tuesday, April 14, 2009 01:00 PST China’s Electric Cars & the Road to an Affordable EV By Josie Garthwaite BYD Auto has been the poster child for electric cars in China ever since Warren Buffett invested in the company back in September.

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Deloitte predicts huge rise in electric car sales

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Electric vehicles and green cars will make up a third of total global auto sales by 2020. That’s the verdict of Deloitte’s global manufacturing industry group which outlined powertrain technology and the move to electric vehicles; as well as the shift from mechanics to electronics and low tech mobility; as the key technology trends for [.].

US lawmakers to de-silence electric cars • The Register

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Both bills allow for two years for the "non-visual alert" study and another two for car manufacturers to implement the standard.

GM Proposes Electric Car Plug Standard - GoodCleanTech

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Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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Ted Kulongoski behind the wheel of Nissan’s prototype electric vehicle. Mr. Kulongoski wants to make Oregon the go-to state for electric vehicle production. According to Nissan, the company plans to introduce its upcoming electric car in Oregon in late 2010.

Intel Founder: Look to Silicon Valley for Electric Car Development - GoodCleanTech

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Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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Electric cars and a smart electric grid have a bright future, according to panelists at a roundtable discussion on the subject that I attended last Friday in Boston. “I In effect, cars would be acting like tiny power stations. “You guys own the cars.&#

SiliconRepublic.com: IBM to build smart grid for electric cars - R&D

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Home Business Digital Life New Media Comms CIO R&D Government Careers Events E-Monday Video Audio Dublin: 18.04.2009 02:44 AM SiliconRepublic.com Irelands Technology News Service RSS News Alerts Subscribe Features Google reports record Q1 profits BT reveals 24Mbps service Yahoo!, Sony Ericsson to cut 2,000 jobs Breaking News Calling all iPhone developers 250 technology R&D jobs for Cork as local.

Rapid Charging Electric Cars: How Fast, How Soon?

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GigaOM Network: GigaOM | Earth2Tech | jkOnTheRun | NewTeeVee | OStatic | TheAppleBlog | WebWorkerDaily | Jobs Live Events | About | Contact Rapid Charging Electric Cars: How Fast, How Soon? While the Model S is in the concept phase of development, rapid charging represents a very real focus for battery developers and electric car makers. Nissan is working on an electric car that it says is on track to have a 100-mile range and 26-minute charge time.

Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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Supporters of the car say that’s shortsighted. “Any new technology like the Chevy Volt takes time to become profitable,&# said Jay Friedland, the legislative director for Plug-In America , an electric-car advocacy group. — Electric Cars Are For Girls 22.

Dodge Circuit EV First Drive: electric car makes grand promises on Earth Day

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We can now say with confidence that it is worth waiting 70+ days to make the shift to the left side of the car, following a brief spin around Cobo Hall in a prototype vehicle during the SAE World Congress here in Detroit. Can these things add up to make a car that people want to buy?

France launches electric vehicle project

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The towns of Rueil-Malmaison and Nice in France have launched the VMW (Ville, Mobilite, Energie) project in an effort to optimise the energy consumption of urban electric vehicles. Teaming with VU Log; IFP Energies Nouvelles; the Electronics Computing and Image Laboratory of the Chalon-sur-Saone Institute; and the Centre de Cluny Arts et Metiers Paris Tech; [.].

GadgetGeekBlog.com " Blog Archive " 1,000hp Electric Car? - Rumors of the New Shelby Aero EV

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» moshbrian on 1,000hp Electric Car? » Older » 1,000hp Electric Car? Rumors of the New Shelby Aero EV January 29th, 2009 Back in November, Shelby Supercars was already making some pretty incredible claims about it’s upcoming electric supercar. Either way, we hope for more realistic news from Shelby about the Aero EV in the near future. Sphere: Related Content Filed under: Battery , Cars One Response to “1,000hp Electric Car?

Chrysler's first electric car to be two-seat sports car - Apr. 15, 2009

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Photos First drive: Chevy Volt test A few laps behind the wheel of an early version of GMs electric car shows the strengths - and possible weaknesses - of the technology. To survive, help is needed from Italys Fiat but, as negotiations with the Italian automaker bog down and the two week deadline to hammer out a partnership approaches, the companys future - as well as its aspirations for an electric hot rod - are increasingly in doubt.

Renault-Nissan Alliance to take electric vehicles to Portugal

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Having already announced that Portugal will be one of the first two countries in Europe to receive its all electric compact family car in December, the Nissan LEAF, the Renault-Nissan Alliance has now made another electric mobility partnership in the country. Tech after a letter of intent [.].

Andy Grove: The U.S. must create an electric car industry - Apr. 17, 2009

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News | Markets | Technology | Personal Finance | Small Business | CNN.com RSS Newsletters Video Home Fortune 500 Technology Investing Management Rankings Andy Grove on battery power To wean itself from imported oil, the U.S. must create a strong electric car industry. More Warren Buffett takes charge Warren Buffett hasnt just seen the car of the future, hes sitting in the drivers seat. car industry hinges on cutting-edge battery technology.

GM’s Volt Program = $700m

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GM to invest $700m in Volt rechargeable electric car. By Richard Kessler for Recharge News. litre engine-generators; $43m for a plant in Brownstown Township outside Detroit that will manufacture battery packs; $37m for a camshaft and connecting rod plant in Bay City, north of Flint; and $27m for GM’s Tech Center in suburban Warren, a Detroit suburb, location of Volt’s battery laboratory.&#. GM to invest $700m in Volt rechargeable electric car.

Nissan plans to start selling electric car in Seattle next year

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PT Nissan plans to start selling electric car in Seattle next year By AUBREY COHEN SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF Seattle will be one of the first cities where Nissan sells a new electric car, and the city will help make the vehicles viable here, officials from the city and auto maker said Tuesday. Nissan plans to roll out the car in 12 to 15 markets next year, Perry said. By committing to all-electric, it shows their confidence that the technology is ready."

Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

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News | Markets | Technology | Personal Finance | Small Business | CNN.com RSS Newsletters Video Home Fortune 500 Technology Investing Management Rankings Warren Buffett takes charge Warren Buffett hasnt just seen the car of the future, hes sitting in the drivers seat. Why hes banking on an obscure Chinese electric car company and a CEO who - no joke - drinks his own battery fluid. The car came straight to Omaha from the Detroit auto show.

China puts its electric vehicles on center stage - China automotive news

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As a subscriber, you can receive our free weekly China Auto News, which keeps you informed the latest developments of Chinas automobile industry. This news story has been successfully emailed to you friend(s). The cars biggest appeal is its rock-bottom price of less than 40,000 yuan.

Tesla + Toyota

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Tesla has breathed new life into the recently shut down NUMMI plant in Fremont, announcing its plans last week to team up with Toyota to start making its $50,000 electric Model S at the NUMMI plant. “In a great big hurry, our fortunes have changed,&# said Bob Wasserman, now in his second term as Fremont’s mayor and his first week as its green-tech cheerleader. “Now we can become the electric-car capital of the United States.&#. Hub of green tech.

Coda Automotive enjoys further investment

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Today however, the California based electric car and battery company, has further reasons to celebrate with a $24million investment. The Series B investment will be used to support the development and 2010 California market entry of its all-electric saloon car, as well as funding of its battery manufacturing joint venture. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Coda Automotive electric saloon car investment

GM Detroit Shoot (2 of 2)

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We shoot at the Tech Center campus where engineers ran tests on Volt battery packs. GM Tech Center, Designed by Eero Saairnen 1949. After an off-camera briefing about all their alt energy car efforts, we took a high speed run in the Volt “mule&# vehicle. As footage of Buicks and Western cars cruised down Chinese streets, it reminded me that only a few years ago Chinese cities were known for their bicycles, not Western cars and skyscrapers.

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U.S. Battery Makers Power Up

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I wrote a few months ago about the Japanese and European carmakers teaming up with Asian and Euro battery manufacturers with $200-$400 million deals to build large production facilities that will soon be cranking out high volumes of LiIon batteries for plug-in cars. It’s one thing to switch from mostly foreign oil to 100% domestic electricity, but it’s also important to have a domestic source of batteries. Tags: EV News Production News Inside Track

Nissan to make electic car batteries at Sunderland plant

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Carmaker Nissan is to begin manufacturing batteries for electric cars at its Sunderland plant. The battery investment makes Nissan Sunderland a good contender for manufacture of the group’s new ‘greener’ electric vehicles. Sunderland could now be a strong contender to produce electric vehicles for Nissan in Europe, and we will continue to work with Nissan to ensure this happens.”. We are not compromising our efforts to mass-market the electric car.