California Energy Commission awards $750K to Electricore to study standardization of plug-in vehicle batteries

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750,000 to research value-based design options for the standardization of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) batteries. Standardizing PEV batteries could reduce the purchase and ownership costs of PEVS, as well as addressing additional consumer issues such as maintenance and safety. This project includes $150,000 in match funding from San Diego Gas & Electric. The California Energy Commission has awarded Electricore, Inc.

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US DOT Awards $100M in Recovery Act Funds to 43 Transit Projects to Reduce Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) is awarding $100 million in Economic Recovery Act funding to 43 transit agencies for projects to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from both vehicles and facilities. Selection criteria included a project’s ability to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions and also to provide a return on the investment. The primary use of electrical energy by GLPTC is by its garage and maintenance facilities.

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ICF report finds California Low Carbon Fuel Standard can be achieved with modest changes in diversity of fuels

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The report, “California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard: Compliance Outlook for 2020” was prepared by consultancy ICF International for CalETC (California Electric Transportation Coalition), in partnership with the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA), Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), and Ceres. Natural gas consumption will increase rapidly in California and play a significant role in LCFS compliance.

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Toyota FCV Mirai launches in LA; initial TFCS specs; $57,500 or $499 lease; leaning on Prius analogy

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The hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle re-fuels in 3–5 minutes, travels up to 300 miles (482 km) on a full tank, and will be available to customers in California beginning in fall 2015. Electricity generation efficiency has been enhanced through the use of 3D fine mesh flow channels. The amount of water on fuel cell electrolyte membranes has a substantial influence on electricity generation efficiency. Electric traction motor and battery. Mirai.

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