Bright Automotive Applies for $35M in Stimulus Package Grants to Accelerate Production of PHEV

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The IDEA is a multi-purpose, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle in the light truck classification aimed at commercial and government fleets. This grant program, overseen by the Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), provides funding to support the construction of US based manufacturing plants to produce batteries and electric drive components.

Ricardo responds to electric drive stimulus package

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Ricardo, one of the leaders in the development of electric and hybrid vehicles, has welcomed President Obama’s announcement of $2.4billion in grants to accelerate the manufacturing and deployment of the next generation of US batteries and electric vehicles. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Ricardo Dave Shemmans electric drive research President Obama Recovery Act


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mPhase to Pursue Funding From Stimulus Plan’s $2B for Advanced Automotive Battery Technology

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says it will pursue funding opportunities arising from the $2 billion allocated for advanced battery technology in the new economic stimulus package. As a multiple cell battery with a shelf life of at least 20 years, the Smart NanoBattery can potentially be integrated with emergency functionality in commercial electric and hybrid electric vehicles to supplement the main power supply, for powering some of the critical electronic components of the vehicle, according to the company.

EnerDel To Deploy AeroVironment Advanced Electric Vehicle Power Cycling and Test Systems at Indiana Facility

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Automotive lithium-ion battery maker EnerDel will be using a portion of its recent federal stimulus grant to purchase eight AeroVironment (AV) advanced electric vehicle power cycling and test systems. Both test systems are programmed to simulate real world driving conditions by repeatedly charging and discharging EnerDel’s hybrid and electric vehicle batteries to replicate actual operating conditions.

Current issue of fka/Roland Berger E-mobility Index drops US to 4th place

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While COVID-19 has had a negative impact on vehicle markets around the world, sales of electric vehicles (xEVs) have grown strongly, especially in Europe. Increased sales volumes in Europe are to a large extent due to the purchase incentives contained in stimulus packages.

IHS Markit: better-than-expected growth in global automotive semiconductor revenue in 2020; bolstered by uptake in EVs

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IHS Markit continues to anticipate robust growth in 2021 reflecting improved demand and production conditions and especially a further uptake in electric vehicles, one factor which has helped to boost the semiconductor market in 2020. In some parts of Europe, for example, the government is only providing incentives for electrified vehicles. In many cases this favored sales of smaller, less electronically equipped vehicles.

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LSE report calls for global investment of an additional $3T each year to drive economic recovery and transformation

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It recommends that these should be a central part of the recovery packages of the G7 countries, which together should increase their annual investment by 2% of GDP, or $1 trillion, compared to pre-pandemic levels.

Valence Considering Building Battery Plant in US or Europe

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is considering building a battery plant in the US or Europe and will look into the possibility of funding from the economic stimulus package proposed by President Barack Obama. a British electric-vehicle maker, [Valence CEO Bob] Kanode said. to produce electric vehicles for North America. Valence is also very focused on the developing hybrid and electric vehicle market in Europe.

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

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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. EnerDel is referring to the latter as “electric-vehicle equivalents” —about 20-25 kWh.) Worldwide, Enerdel is shooting for capacity for about 120,000 electric vehicles by the end of the five year plan, representing about $2.2B million, which comprises a state incentive package of $21.3

Sandia Labs Battery Abuse Testing Laboratory undergoing $4.2M renovation to enable testing of larger batteries for EVs and PHEVs

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Sandia National Laboratories’ Battery Abuse Testing Laboratory is undergoing a major renovation so Sandia researchers can test larger batteries for electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. million overhaul, paid for with federal stimulus funds, includes updating test bays, data acquisition systems and laboratory space, and hiring additional staff members to meet the growing demand for Sandia’s battery safety expertise.

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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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Sandia’s Battery Abuse Testing Laboratory Awarded $4.2M

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million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to modify and enhance its existing Battery Abuse Testing Laboratory (BATLab), with the goal of developing low-cost batteries for electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Sandia tests everything from regular small cells about the size of a laptop computer battery up to full-sized modules and packs weighing several hundred pounds for hybrid vehicles. Sandia National Laboratories will use $4.2

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Ford Starts EV Test Drives

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For more details, follow the link … Ford Plans to Start Electric-Car Tests in Germany Next Month. will start a two-year test program of electric Focus compact cars and Transit vans in Germany on Jan. Data from the models will be monitored on computers that can simulate testing of more than 10,000 vehicles, he said.&#. Ford Plans to Start Electric-Car Tests in Germany Next Month. The company is already trying out battery-powered vehicles in London, Meier said.

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Germany Launches H2 Mobility Initiative to Expand Infrastructure for Refueling Hydrogen Vehicles

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Daimler AG and leading energy companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Berlin, with the participation of the German Minister of Transport, Wolfgang Tiefensee, to evaluate and expand the setup of a hydrogen infrastructure in Germany to support the series production of fuel cell electric vehicles. The nation-wide roll-out of hydrogen fuelling stations will be continued, supporting the introduction of series produced hydrogen powered vehicles in Germany around 2015.

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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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Coming Soon – The Electric City

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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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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.

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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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"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. ! Particularly to the Plug-in Hybrids Electric Vehicle (PHEV) like the Toyota Prius before them as well as converting internal combustion engines into pure Electrics! After all, if the US Stimulus Package program could do "Cash for Clunkers," then why not "Cash for Conversions!".

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