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EnerDel Plans to Invest $237M in New Indiana Lithium-Ion Battery Plant

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Lithium-ion battery manufacturer EnerDel will invest $237 million in a new manufacturing plant near its Indianapolis headquarters in order to meet anticipated demand for advanced battery systems used in both automotive and stationary smart grid applications. The new Indiana plant will give EnerDel the capacity to produce battery packs for approximately 600,000 hybrid electric vehicles, or 60,000 battery-electric cars. million and Hancock County package valued at $48.6

California Startup Aurica Motors Trying to Keep NUMMI Plant Open for Manufacturing Electric Cars, Battery Swap System

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Startup electric car company Aurica Motors announced a plan to keep the NUMMI plant, which employs 4,700 people, from shutting down when Toyota leaves on 31 March. Under the proposed plan, the NUMMI plant in Fremont, California would be converted into the manufacturing facility for the Aurica Motors E-Car, an all-electric vehicle, as well as Aurica’s proposed PEP (Power Exchange Package) battery swap system.

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Smart Meters and Electric Cars

Revenge of the Electric Car

This is a well written story in the Pasadena Star News about how the utilities are gearing up for the coming plug-in vehicles. Ed Kjaer, the director of electric transportation for Southern California Edison, demonstrates how the Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle or MiEV plugs into their Garage of the Future at their Electric Vehicle Technical Center in Pomona on Thursday, January 22, 2009. Smart meters and electric cars: a match made in efficiency.

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The Race to Plug-In Hybrids Is On

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A powerful roster of key industry players in the rapidly evolving electric vehicle arena will come together at Infocast’s Opportunities in Grid-Connected Mobility in San Francisco, California. A key goal of the Obama administration is to have one million ‘PHEVs’ or a fully electric vehicle on the road by 2015. For further information about Opportunities in Grid-Connected Mobility, visit [link].

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GM: Let's Hash Out Open Plug-In Car Standards

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We noted in December that the Society of Automotive Engineers, or SAE, was working to update standards for the interface between plug-in electric cars and the grid, and planned to agree on a set within months. From FastLane: In order for plug-in electric vehicles to become part of the mainstream, a plug-in “ecosystem” must be in place when vehicles like the Chevy Volt extended-range electric vehicle hit the market.

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Coming Soon – The Electric City

Revenge of the Electric Car

Cities Prepare for Life With the Electric Car. In nearby Silicon Valley, companies are ordering workplace charging stations in the belief that their employees will be first in line when electric cars begin arriving in showrooms. And at the headquarters of Pacific Gas and Electric, utility executives are preparing “heat maps” of neighborhoods that they fear may overload the power grid in their exuberance for electric cars.&#. Photo by Jim Wilson, New York Times.

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