VIA Motors launches Chicago voucher program for fleet and businesses for extended range EVs

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VIA Motors announced a voucher program for Chicago-area fleet and business owners that will reduce the initial costs of owning a VIA Motors extended range pickup truck, extended range electric passenger van, or extended range electric cargo van. VIA VTRUX offers up to 40-mile battery range and. The extended range electric vehicles from VIA Motors are also already eligible for the $7,500 Federal Tax Incentive.

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VIA Motors receives $80M commitment from Sun Country for extended range electric vehicles; Canadian transcontinental electrification project

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VIA Motors has received an $80-million purchase agreement from Sun Country Highway to electrify hotels and other business as part of a transcontinental electrification project. We have signed a purchase agreement with VIA committing us to about $80 million of electrified vehicles overall, to meet the demand of the expanding project.

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USDOT awarding $55M to support purchase of Low-No buses; electric buses and infrastructure

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Eligible projects included those that replace, rehabilitate, lease, and purchase buses and related equipment as well as projects to purchase, rehabilitate, construct or lease bus-related facilities, such as buildings for bus storage and maintenance. The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities will receive funding to purchase battery electric buses, associated charging infrastructure and a back-up generator to maintain bus service in a disaster situation.

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LA Metro to purchase up to 25 new BYD electric buses as part of $30M pilot project

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This marks the first time that all-electric transit buses will be purchased and placed into Metro revenue service. Metro’s Advanced Transit Vehicle Consortium (ATVC), a partnership with LA City, LA County and South Coast Air Quality Management District, will initially purchase five low-floor, 40-foot all-electric buses. After an initial period of testing and evaluation, Metro may then choose to purchase up to 20 additional buses.

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Tesla and Toyota Intend to Work Jointly on EV Development, TMC to Take Equity Stake in Tesla; Tesla Purchases NUMMI Factory

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TMC has agreed to purchase $50 million of Tesla’s common stock issued in a private placement to close immediately subsequent to the closing of Tesla’s currently planned initial public offering. Tesla also has purchased the former NUMMI factory in Fremont, California, where it will build the Model S sedan ( earlier post ) and future Tesla vehicles. With an optional extended-range battery pack, the Model S will travel over 300 miles per charge. Tesla Motors, Inc.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E customers to receive 250 kWh of complimentary charging at Electrify America stations

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For Mustang Mach-E owners with the extended-range battery, the 250 kWh of fast-charging energy is equal to more than three fill-ups. For standard-range battery models, the 250 kilowatt-hours of fast charging energy is equal to more than five fill-ups.

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Ballard receives $7.7M MEA order from Synergy JV in China

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Ballard Power Systems has received a $7.7-million purchase order for membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) for use in manufacturing FCvelocity-9SSL fuel cell stacks from Guangdong Synergy Ballard Hydrogen Power Co.,

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Opel cuts price of Ampera EREV by $10,000

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Opel has cut the price of the Opel Ampera, the European cousin of the Chevy Volt extended range electric vehicle (EREV), by €7,600 (US$10,000) to €38,000 (US$50,600). Opel said that streamlining series production processes and leveraging savings in components purchasing contributed to its ability to reduce considerably the Ampera’s price.

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Holden teams up with Better Place in Australia to offer renewable energy and faster charging for Volt

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GM Holden in Australia has selected Better Place as its preferred partner for renewable energy and faster charging solutions for the extended range Holden Volt electric car. Better Place will develop a number of membership packages for Volt customers including the installation of a ‘Charge Spot’ unit at home or work, and zero emissions charging provided through the purchase of renewable energy or 100% Government-certified renewable energy certificates.

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TM4 receives follow-on order from Workhorse for more than 500 SUMO powertrain systems

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has received a new purchase order from Workhorse Group Inc. that covers the supply of SUMO MD powertrain systems for the E-GEN battery-electric extended range and E-100 all-electric delivery truck platforms. MPGe fuel efficiency, with an average range of 100 miles on a single charge depending on duty cycle. TM4 Inc.

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Cadillac Lyriq vs Ford Mach-E vs Tesla Model Y: Features, price, and tech comparison

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Below is a comparison of the Cadillac Lyriq, the Ford Mustang Mach-E (both in SR and ER variants), and the Tesla Model Y Long Range Dual Motor AWD. . Battery and Estimated Range. kWh standard range unit that gives drivers about 211 miles of range and a 98.8

AT&T deploys 8,000th CNG vehicle; one of the largest corporate CNG fleets in US

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In addition to CNG, AT&T has deployed hybrid electric, all electric and extended-range electric vehicles, achieving a total AFV fleet of more than 10,000 vehicles located in 43 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. AT&T’s AFV fleet allowed the company to avoid the purchase of 12.4

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Fisker Automotive enters Québec market; eligible for Québec Drive Electric incentive

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Fisker Automotive will begin selling its extended range electric luxury cars in Montreal, Québec. As the Karma is classified as a plug-in hybrid by Québec’s Drive Electric Program, buyers are eligible for an $8,000 rebate toward the purchase price. The program also provides up to $1,000 more toward the purchase of Fisker’s available 240V Convenience Charger, which cuts charge times in half.

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Indianapolis plans to add 425 PHEVs and BEVs to municipal fleet by 2016

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The new Indy fleet vehicles will include 100% electric models, such as the Nissan LEAF, as well as plug-in hybrid models like the Chevrolet Volt and the Ford Fusion Energi, which offer extended range. Each gasoline powered sedan in Indy’s fleet would have cost taxpayers approximately $9,000 per year over the next decade, including purchase, fuel, maintenance and insurance.

Enterprise Rent-a-Car to offer Chevrolet Volt

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car will be the first to offer Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicles (EVs) for daily and weekly rentals later this month. As Enterprise Rent-A-Car continues to add EVs and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles throughout its network, more customers will have an opportunity to try the new technology for consideration of purchase, out of curiosity, or to choose an environmentally friendly car rental option.

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New Flyer unveils next generation of electric Xcelsior CHARGE transit bus; LA Metro contracts for up to 100 units

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The Xcelsior CHARGE extended range configurations allow for up to 600 kWh battery capacity, delivering realistic transit ranges of more than 200 miles on a single charge based on Federal Transit Administration test protocol. Batteries are available in high-energy version for extended range or high-power for rapid on-route charging and continuous operations. The contract includes 35 firm orders with options to purchase an additional 65 buses.

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4,400 Chevrolet Volt Owners to be Eligible for Free Home 240V Charging Stations

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GM announced that the first buyers of the Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle with extended-range capability will be eligible for one of 4,400 free home charging stations. The US Department of Energy projects were established with two objectives: installing charging stations in residential, workplace and public areas to encourage consumers to purchase electric vehicles; and studying electric vehicle usage to optimize future electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

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Cadillac ELR EREV goes on sale in January, starting price $75,995

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Initial sales of the 2014 Cadillac ELR extended range electric luxury coupe ( earlier post ) will begin in January in all major US metropolitan areas. With an all-electric range of about 35 highway miles (56 km), and a total range in excess of 300 miles (482 km), the ELR offers fuel economy of 82 MPGe, Cadillac estimates. Powering the ELR is a combination of pure electric drive and an efficient, range-extending 1.4L

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Proterra introduces 35-foot electric bus

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The XR Extended Range product, using NMC Li-ion cells, allows longer distances between charge events. By choosing from two base vehicle sizes, then configuring each bus with the right type of energy storage and charging systems, transit agencies can meet each route's daily range requirements, remain adaptable to future changes, eliminate fossil fuel emissions in their communities and ultimately save money over the lifetime of their vehicles.

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Indonesia’s Lion Air to order 201 737 MAXs and 29 Next-Generation 737-900ERs worth $21.7B; order will be the largest ever for Boeing

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Boeing and Jakarta-based Lion Air announced a commitment for the airline to order 201 737 MAXs and 29 Next-Generation 737-900 ERs (extended range). The agreement also includes purchase rights for an additional 150 airplanes. Lion Air will also acquire purchase rights for an additional 150 airplanes valued at more than $14 billion if exercised at list prices.

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CEC awards Proterra $3M toward electric bus manufacturing plant; Foothill Transit orders 13 more buses

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Foothill Transit will also become the first customer for Proterra’s new extended-range vehicle, the Proterra Catalyst XR. This is currently manifested with the two configurable versions on sale: the original FC version, designed for fast charging with a shorter range, and the new XR version with a different battery pack for extended range. The FTA funds pretty close to 80% of most capital purchases for buses across the country, Horton noted.).

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11% of Boston Public Schools bus fleet to run on propane

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The school district is purchasing 86 Blue Bird Propane Vision school buses, and hopes to convert more of their diesel fleet to propane buses in the future. This smaller bus size meets the district’s need related to range and hours of service, which averages almost twice the national average on a daily basis, according to Crossan. Boston Public Schools will operate 11% of its bus fleet with Blue Bird propane autogas buses, starting with the 2015-2016 school year.

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Ford signs joint venture with SK Innovation, backtracking its ‘no advantage’ battery stance

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Tesla does both, as the company purchases cells from LG Chem and CATL, and through a partnership with Panasonic at its Gigafactory Nevada site. Ford’s F-150 Lightning will start from $39,974 to $90,474 and will offer up to 300 miles of range with its extended range battery.

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GE Buying 25K EVs--Starting with the 2011 Chevrolet Volt

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GM is set to deliver its 2011 Chevrolet Volt to its first batch of owners, but it's just booked a big order sure to keep the extended-range electric car in short supply for the near future. Corporate giant GE said today it would purchase 25,000 electric cars over the next five years. The EVs will be used in its fleets in what the company calls the

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GM China begins prototype battery cell fabrication

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The expanded capability will also pave the way for GM to build strategic partnerships with battery cell and cell material suppliers, and make purchasing decisions as a “smart cell buyer.”. China plans to significantly increase production of plug-in vehicles—including pure battery electric vehicles, extended-range electric vehicles, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles—by 2020.

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We Are Now Legal!!!

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We have had a few road tests, trying to find the actual range per charge. miles) The range and speed performance is not bad for used UPS (uninterrupted power supply) batteries from a computer back up system. We hope in the near future to purchase lithium batteries which will most definitely increase the range to about 100 km (62 miles), improve the top speed to about 100 km per hour and have a battery life between 5 and 10 years.

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GM Board Recommends Selling Majority Stake in Opel/Vauxhall to Magna International/Sberbank; Opel/Vauxhall to Remain Part of GM Global Product Development

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Ending what had extended into a longer-than-expected process of deliberation and negotiations, the Board of General Motors announced its support for a bid from the consortium of Magna International Inc. Under the deal, Magna/Sberbank will purchase a 55% stake in New Opel; GM will hold a 35% stake and employees will be provided a 10% stake.

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GE and GM to partner on deploying EV infrastructure in China; focus on Shanghai

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According to the agreement, GE will also purchase GM’s Chevrolet Volt, an electric vehicle with extended-range capability, for use at its China headquarters campus in Shanghai. General Electric and General Motors signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to accelerate jointly the deployment of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in China. The MOU was announced at the 2011 China International Electric Power and Electric Engineering Technology Exhibition in Shanghai.

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Chevrolet Canada begins taking orders for the Volt starting at C$41,545; Volts a showroom draw in US

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In the US, GM has found that Chevrolet Volt demonstration units are a popular showroom draw for dealers as they let consumers look, touch and drive the electric car with extended-range capabilities. Almost nine of 10 customers who traded in a vehicle as part of their purchase are new to the Chevrolet brand.

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Tesla To Offer Auto Leases

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In the past, the Roadsters were only available for an outright purchase. “They can dip their toe in the water without making a big commitment of a purchase.&# ‘ Here’s the full text of the article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. outright purchase. making a big commitment of a purchase.&#. 100-mile driving range and hits the market in December; it will be priced. 2010 Tesla Roadster.

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GM Working with Communities to Develop Roadmap For Plug-in Infrastructure

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Challenges that need to be addressed include consumer incentives to make this early technology more affordable; public and workplace charging infrastructure; consumer-friendly electricity rates and renewable electricity options; government and corporate vehicle purchases; supportive permitting and codes for vehicle charging; and other incentives such as high-occupancy-vehicle (HOV) lane access.

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Chevrolet to Produce 10,000 Volts in 2011 and 30,000 in 2012; 50-State Availability 12-18 Months After Launch

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Chevrolet plans to produce 10,000 Volt extended range electric vehicles by the end of the 2011 calendar year, and an additional 30,000 Volts during the 2012 calendar year, according to Volt Marketing Director Tony DiSalle, who made the announcements during a live video webcast 1 July. DiSalle encouraged Consumers interested in purchasing a Volt to visit www.chevrolet.com/volt and register to receive news updates as Volt approaches the national launch.

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Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell Fleet Passes 1M-Mile Mark In Project Driveway

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Regenerative braking extends the driving range. Behr-Getz was chosen to participate in Project Driveway because she would likely purchase a fuel cell vehicle out of concern for the environment and to reduce the nation’s use of petroleum. In addition to individual drivers, Project Driveway vehicles are on loan to celebrities, a range of government and non-government entities, including the US Postal Service which has delivered more than 700,000 pieces of mail in the Equinox.

2009 214

Presidential Auto Task Force Concluded Plug-In GM Volt Likely Too Expensive To Be Commercially Successful in the Short-Term

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Among the highlights of the brief summaries was the conclusion that while the Chevy Volt extended range electric vehicle holds promise, “ it will likely be too expensive to be commercially successful in the short-term. ”. The GM Viability Determination notes that the company is in the early stages of an operational turnaround in which it has made material progress in a number of areas, including purchasing, product design, manufacturing, brand rationalization and its dealer network.

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Geely invests in Carbon Recycling Intl.; vehicles fueled by methanol from CO2, water and renewable energy

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The investment consists of an initial investment and additional purchases of CRI equity over a 3-year period. Methanol-powered vehicles are one pillar of Geely Auto’s diversified new-energy strategy, which also encompasses ethanol, CNG, gasoline-electric hybrid, plug-in hybrid, pure-electric, and extended-range solutions. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Group) will invest a total of US$45.5 million in Carbon Recycling International (CRI).

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Chevrolet Volt MSRP Starts at $41,000, $33,500 Net of Full Federal Credit; 3-year Lease Program with Option to Buy

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GM will introduce the Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle with a starting MSRP of $41,000; after applying the Federal income tax credit of $7,500, the price drops to $33,500. The Volt has a total driving range of about 340 miles (547 km) and is powered by electricity at all times. When the battery runs low, a gasoline-powered range extender extends the driving range for 300 miles on a full tank of fuel.

2010 183

Goal!

Plug In Partners

It’s creating a new vehicle called an extended-range electric vehicle." And, with the passing of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 , a credit for the early purchase of plug-in electric drive vehicles is now law. W hen we started the Plug In Partner initiative, our primary objective was to create a nationwide campaign to urge automakers to accelerate development of plug-in hybrid vehicles. But our goal was to see them manufacturered and in the show rooms.

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BCG Report Expects Battery Costs Will Constrain Widespread Market Adoption of Fully Electric Vehicles, Absent a Technology Breakthrough; Forecasts 26% of Major Market New Cars in 2020 To be Hybrid or Electric

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Despite this cost challenge, however, the report projects steady growth for hybrid and electric cars—including mild- and full-hybrids; plug-in hybrids; extended range electric vehicles; and fully electric vehicles. million will be range extenders, and 11 million will be a mix of hybrids. So the cost for a 15-kWh NCA range-extender pack would fall from around $16,000 to about $6,000.

2010 183

GM Releases New Viability Plan, Launches Bond Exchange; Phasing Out Pontiac

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GM has received final bids for HUMMER from potential purchasers and is in the process of reviewing them. range in subsequent years. billion in 2009, and investments ranging from $5.3 Very importantly, development and testing of the Chevy Volt extended-range electric car remains on track for start of production by the end of 2010 and arrival in Chevrolet dealer showrooms soon thereafter.

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GM: Putting 1M Plug-ins on the Road Will Require a Plug-In Ecosystem

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The most important place for utilities to engage is to help vehicle purchasers who are their customers and rate payers get the charging equipment installed as conveniently and as quickly as possible. Linguistically, they’re talking about “plug-ins” rather than quibbling about plug-in hybrids vs. extended range EVs.

2009 183

Vauxhall/Opel sale gets go ahead

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By participating in GM’s global technology development and purchasing organisations, the Opel/Vauxhall brands will benefit from important economies of scale – for example the Ampera extended range electric vehicle, based on the Chevrolet Volt, can only be brought to market in a joint effort with GM.

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FTA Report on Worldwide H2 Bus Demonstrations Finds Better Than Expected Performance and Strong Customer Acceptance; Challenges Remain

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Key challenges to commercialization revealed by the demonstrations were: Vehicle Range. The most significant challenge was range. Diesel buses typically operate for 18 to 20 hours per day, over a range of about 186-217 miles (300-350 km), using one tank of fuel. Hybrid fuel cell systems can significantly extend range, and many participants believe that future fuel cell buses will be hybridized.

2009 163

President Obama Announces 48 Projects to Receive $2.4B in Grants for Next-Generation of Batteries and Electric Vehicles; To be Combined with $2.4B in Industry Cost-Share

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400 million in grants to purchase thousands of plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles for test demonstrations in several dozen locations; to deploy them and evaluate their performance; to install electric charging infrastructure; and to provide education and workforce training to support the transition to advanced electric transportation systems. gross vehicle weight) with a 100 mile range.

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