Chipping away at the ICE

Electric Auto Association

My sojourn from grease monkey to EV advocate By TERESA PORTER; PRESIDENT, HEART OF TEXAS ELECTRIC AUTO ASSOCIATION. I’m probably the last person you’d expect to be passionate about electric vehicles (EVs). It’s just a matter of time before NASCAR includes electrics.

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IEA: global carbon dioxide emissions have rebounded strongly

Green Car Congress

In March 2020, the IEA urged governments to put clean energy at the heart of their economic stimulus plans to ensure a sustainable recovery. Global emissions from the electricity sector dropped by 450 million tonnes in 2020.

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Greenius Goes All AB 811 Over Green Task Force

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SBESC's Marilyn Lyon talks about Federal Stimulus Funding / photo (c) Debra Bushweit Galliani. So I’m happy to report to you that Jacki Bacharach announced that funding has been secured for NEVs – Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (restricted to 25 miles an hour) that will be used in locations like the Riviera Village in Redondo Beach to test their efficiency and practically as we move away from greenhouse gas emitting vehicles and the carbon economy.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The World's First Clean Motocross Race On Electric. High-Speed Rail Unlocks Intermodal Potential Texas Excess Ford Expands Hybrid Success to Electric Vehicles ► March (17) Carbon Capture and Storage: To Be or Not To Be? Solar, Wind and Biofuels Grew 53 Percent in 2008 Green Education = Environmental Religion? Intelligent Charging Infrastructure for New Electr. The Three Prongs of the “Green&# Energy Stimulus Pa.

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Thursday - 1 October 2009. Reporting Out on the Tour de AZ; "Spirit of DC" Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle All Around ARIZONA -- a new PHEV3A

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Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVANC'rs, EVnthusiasts, One & All - Here's a re-worked in part email sent to Michelle in Public Affairs at AAA of Arizona: Cheers Michelle, AAA Public Relations - Above you can see frontpiece to the website, and a July 2009 picture of the All American "Spirit" as the advance scout vehicle for the successful Tesla EVenture - the pure electric Tesla on a Sportscar run from New York to California.

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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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PwC industry survey provides check-up on determining factors for EV success

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PwC has released the first edition of the “Charging Forward: Electric Vehicle Survey”, which it developed to provide a check-up on some of the major determining factors for the success of EVs in the near-, mid- and long-term. The survey addresses a range of topics relevant to the success of plug-in electric drive vehicles, including product design (i.e., Solar comes in third at 19.4%, followed by Other (18.9%) and nuclear (11.4%).

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IRENA, IEA study concludes meeting 2?C scenario possible with net positive economics

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Today around the world, new renewable power plants are being built that will generate electricity for less cost than fossil-fuel power plants. IRENA’s macroeconomic analysis suggests that such investment creates a stimulus that, together with other pro-growth policies, will: boost global GDP by 0.8% The buildings, industry and transport sectors need more bioenergy, solar heating and electricity from renewable sources that substitute conventional energy.

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Revenge of the Electric Car

This Tesla is one of a number of electric cars coming on the market. Will Electric Cars Give New York a Charge? From the article: ‘The New York study anticipates that by 2015, electric vehicle prices should decline because of reduced battery costs, that there will be a sufficient supply of electric vehicles to purchase, and that consumers will take advantage of the existing federal tax credit of $7,500 for new electric cars. Electric Options.

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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

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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"Plug-in Arizona Educational Tour" Update -- "Spirit of DC's" Visit to Nogales High School with Nogales International Reporter, Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

A plug and a pack can make a car a 101 MPG vehicle aided by electricity. ! Plug-ins can be moving the USA to regain its energy independence with good ole homegrown American, if not Arizona solar, electrons! See also [link] > Some 20 students were game to bask in the sun and visually take in the "Spirit" with solar panels a'charging. After all, if the US Stimulus Package program could do "Cash for Clunkers," then why not "Cash for Conversions!".

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The electric car and grid parity -

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The solar market, for example, has been around for some time, but it has been a fringe technology in commercial terms. But with Japan mandating that 70 percent of the countrys new houses will be powered by photovoltaic solar energy by 2020, "that creates a market," McCabe notes. (It It also gives a boost to Japanese solar energy companies, who have lost ground this decade to competitors in other countries.)

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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

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 I would say that electricity is a vastly superior fuel for the light vehicle fleet,” said Willett Kempton , a professor and alternative energy specialist at the University of Delaware. Electrifying the entire vehicle fleet would provide more than three times the U.S.’s

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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Why hes banking on an obscure Chinese electric car company and a CEO who - no joke - drinks his own battery fluid. BYDs breakthrough all-electric E6, photographed at this years Detroit auto show. So when Buffetts friend and longtime partner in Berkshire Hathaway ( BRKB ), Charlie Munger, suggested early last year that they invest in BYD, an obscure Chinese battery, mobile phone, and electric car company, one might have predicted Buffett would cite rule No.

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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.

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