Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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The PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), a subset of the electric car, combines a primary electric motor with a much smaller back-up engine fueled with a hydrocarbon/biofuel mix. (In In this paper PHEV refers solely to the long-range PHEV of 60 miles (100 km) electric-only range.) The PHEV does not require the heavy, costly batteries required by other electric cars, nor does it suffer from a limited range or poor freeway performance.

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EDI offering Class 3 plug-in hybrid utility truck

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EDI) announced the availability of a Class 3 utility truck based upon its plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drivetrain that reduces emissions and fuel use by up to 80%. The vehicle, based upon a Chevy Silverado 3500 Class 3 commercial fleet truck, is the only Class 3 commercial work truck that has 30-40 miles (48-64 km) of all-electric range, EDI says. Medium-duty EDI PHEV work truck. Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

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These vehicles are expected to range in price from about $40,000 to more than $100,000. Which has the longest range? is 50 mph and its nominal range is 50 miles; it retails for about $12,000. PHEV. GM calls the Volt an extended-range electric vehicle, or EREV. It is powered by a battery pack that when fully charged has a range of up to 40 miles; it also has a small gas engine that turns a generator that charges the battery once it is depleted.

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DOE to Award Up to $2.4B for Advanced Batteries, Electric Drive Components, and Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration/Deployment Projects

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billion in federal funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) in support of the development of advanced electric drive vehicles (EDVs) including plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV), electric vehicles (EV), and fuel cell vehicles (FCV). For purposes of production volume estimation each PHEV battery must be capable of delivering at least 5 kWh of available energy (total production of 100,000 to 500,000 kWh).

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Profile: Li-ion Provider Compact Power, Inc. Focusing on the Automotive and Vehicle Markets

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CPI) shortly after GM selected CPI and its parent LG Chem as the provider for the Li-ion batteries for the Extended Range Electric Vehicle (E-REV) Chevy Volt. (GM CPI is initially focusing on battery systems for what Patil calls xEVs—the range of electrified vehicles from simple hybrids through full electric vehicles—“ so we don’t stretch ourselves too thin. ” it would bring down the neighborhood. The third barrier is peoples’ expectations for range.

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Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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However, because of the duty cycle used by the Postal Service, which generally amounts to only about 18-20 miles per day on a fixed route, these vehicles are being built without the range extender seen on the concept. The head of Chryslers ENVI division, Lou Rhodes, told AutoblogGreen this morning that Chrysler is marketing this battery-only version of the van to commercial fleet customers who typically have shorter range requirements.

Greenlings: Benefits of charging stations vs. battery swaps vs. home charging

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It eliminates waiting in lines or out of order machinery and gives you the benefit of your vehicles full range right from your doorstep. Although charging infrastructure is beginning to find its way into cities, it may be awhile until they are available in residential neighborhoods en masse. They offer the opportunity of adding range to your vehicle while you are working, eating or shopping. it seems to me there is too much range anxiety about these machines.

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