EV Briefs, and Black Rock City & EVs

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A few items before I head out to Black Rock City for two weeks. Although Black Rock City probably has the worst air in the west during its brief annual existence, it is where I had my first electric transport epiphany. As Burning Man attempts to go green, here's to hoping they become the first American City to ban the internal combustion engine within its borders. nk City cars when Ford brought them to California to meet its ZEV Mandate obligation.

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THINK Restarts Production of EVs in Finland

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THINK, the Scandinavian electric vehicle (EV) maker, has re-started production of the THINK City—one of the first urban EVs—at a new facility with manufacturing partner Valmet Automotive in Uusikaupunki, Finland. The THINK City in production at Valmet.

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THINK delivers 17 EVs to utility fleet customers and employees in Indiana

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THINK has delivered 17 THINK CIty electric cars to utility fleet customers and employees in Indiana. received 10 electric THINK City cars, and the remainder were delivered to Indianapolis Power & Light for company fleet use. Electric utilities are impacted by all of these issues, not only as customers, but also as fuel and service providers. —THINK spokesperson Brendan Prebo.

President Obama issues Memorandum on Federal fleet performance to push for alternative fueled vehicles; GSA pilot project on EV purchases

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President Obama has issued a Presidential Memorandum directing Federal agencies to implement government-wide fleet management practices that will move the government to purchasing 100% alternative fuel vehicles by 2015 and drive agencies to meet the required 30% decrease in petroleum consumption by 2020 under Executive Order 13514 signed by the President in October 2009. Contracts were awarded for Chevrolet, Nissan, and Think City vehicles.

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Electric Car Manufacturers Inspire New Paradigms -- Seeking Alpha

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Think is also working closely with the Brussel based Eurelectric , the European union of electricity industry. Think has established a U.S. Kulongoski, Oregon as the electric-car manufacturer may be eyeing the “green” city of Portland. Think Bakken and Alberta sands.

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Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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market share, the third-largest nameplate in Canada, unsurpassed 25 highway mile per gallon fuel economy and sales in more than 80 countries. Clearly they do not intend on replacing those vehicles which is a shame because they make up a majority of the postal service vehicles in my city.

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

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Of course, everything has its drawbacks and one problem with charging at home is that it is not an option available for some city dwellers. Whatever the method we eventually use to charge our vehicles, it is a welcome break from the smelly dirty world of disease-causing liquid fuel.

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Helsinki to host electric display of green cars

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Among the exhibitors will be Think, the Norwegian electric vehicle will be making its Finnish motor show debut with its Think City electric car. The Think city car has a range of 112 miles and a top speed of 65mph.

THINK Completes $40M Equity Round; Ener1 Chairman and CEO Becomes Chairman of THINK

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Electric car maker THINK has completed a US$40 million equity increase to support further product development and planned expansion into North American markets. With the new equity, THINK says it is now fully funded and expects to become cash-flow positive in 2011. Rockport Capital and Ener1 each increased its investment in THINK by $12.5 This is a seminal event for THINK. Ener1 fully intends to invest further resources in THINK.

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US DOE progress report says 1M plug-ins by 2015 ambitious but achievable; not likely to be constrained by production capacity

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The report concludes that while the 1-million unit goal is ambitious, it is also achievable based on steps already taken as part of the Recovery Act along with proposed additional policy initiatives including improvements to existing consumer tax credits, programs to help cities prepare for the growing demand for electric vehicles, and strong support for research and development to continue reducing the cost of electric vehicles. Think City EV.

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A More Detailed Look at a Prismatic Li-ion Cell and Pack Manufacturing Process

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EnerDel is scheduled to ship its first cells and packs for the Think City EV on 1 March 2010. The lithium-ion version of the THINK vehicle will have 384 cells in its 25 kWh battery pack and a range of more than 100 miles. by Bill Cooke.

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