General Motors Kicks Off National Electric Vehicle Training Tour For First Responders

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cutter to remove the roof off of a pre-production Chevrolet Volt. spreader to perform a “dash roll” of a pre-production Chevrolet Volt, as part of a demonstration at the 2010 Fire-Rescue Conference. by Jack Rosebro. A Chicago Fire Department firefighter using a hydraulic.

DOE to award up to $137M for SuperTruck II, Vehicle Technology Office programs

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Demonstrate plug‐in electric vehicles through public ride and drives for a wide variety of PEVs and short term extended test drives in key markets throughout Oregon and Washington. Advances for the Production of Low‐Cost Electric Drive vehicle Motors (Area of Interest 5). General Motors. Work with development partners to design and construct both heavy rare earth and entirely rare earth free motor designs using a multi‐layered motor rotor design.

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Honda to begin leasing Clarity fuel cell vehicle in California by year end; targeting <$500/month

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At Washington, D.C. Honda expects limited volumes in the early stages of production. —John Mendel, executive vice president, Automobile Division, American Honda Motor.

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6 DOE-funded applied battery research projects targeting Li-ion cells with >200 Wh/kg for PHEVs and EVs

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ABR, noted Peter Faguy, the DOE manager of the applied battery research program, during his presentation at the Annual Merit Review in Washington, DC, is the difficult regime between the discovery of materials and their application in batteries that can be commercialized. Envia is leading a $3.8-million project that includes Lawrence Berkeley and Oak Ridge National Laboratories and General Motors.

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New electric truck company Chanje emerges from stealth; first model out this year

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The dual motor system delivers a peak 148 kW and 564 lb-ft (764 N·m) of torque. FDG and Chanje co-created the product. James Chen, VP and General Counsel - previously VP at Tesla, two of Washington, D.C.’s

GM expands Maven carsharing to Denver, LA and San Francisco

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Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, is expanding to the western United States, adding the Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco markets. In 10 months, Maven has launched three products and has grown to 13 US cities: Ann Arbor, Michigan; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; Jersey City, New Jersey; New York City; Orlando, Florida; San Diego; San Francisco; and Washington, D.C.

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GM and US Army TARDEC to reveal Chevy Colorado-based fuel cell vehicle

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General Motors and the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) will reveal a Chevrolet Colorado-based fuel cell electric vehicle in October at the fall meeting of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) in Washington, D.C.

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GM Maven introduces monthly offering for members; vehicles include the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Volt

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Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, has expanded its offerings to include a new monthly service, Maven Reserve. In 13 months, Maven has launched three products and has grown to 17 cities in the U.S. and Canada: Ann Arbor, Michigan; Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; Jersey City, New Jersey; Nashville, Tennessee; New York City; Orlando, Florida; Phoenix; San Diego; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.;

DOE ARPA-E awards $156M to projects to 60 projects to accelerate innovation in clean energy technologies

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substantial increase in production of fuel per acre of planted. production of oil, which is stored in seeds and is convertible to. Synthetic Crop for Direct Biofuel Production through Rerouting the Photosynthesis Intermediates and Engineering. biomass production. Vegetative Production of Oil from a C4 Crop Arcadia Biosciences will modify a number of genes involved in. transferred into highly productive energy crops such as. University, General.

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GM on the brink…

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DETROIT — The rapidly deteriorating finances of General Motors are forcing the federal government to decide whether to bail out the largest American automaker or face the prospect that it might go bankrupt. Ford and Chrysler have been lobbying hard in Washington for more help. On Friday, the company said it would cut another $5 billion, including slowing production at 10 factories and cutting capital spending next year by $2.5

GM launches Volt field quality assessment and service programs

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Concurrent with upcoming deliveries of the Chevrolet Volt to dealerships in California, Connecticut (Tri-State Metro Area), Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Washington, D.C., General Motors is rolling out the Volt In-Field Quality Assessment Program, which will run to the end of June, as General Motors concludes its production plant start-up phase.

Air Liquide joins H2USA; launch meeting today

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Air Liquide owns and operates 200 hydrogen production sites and approximately 1,242 miles of hydrogen pipeline, the world’s largest hydrogen distribution network. As a member of H2USA, Air Liquide will contribute its knowledge and expertise in the field of hydrogen energy, including hydrogen production, distribution and storage technologies and hydrogen refueling infrastructure development.


Toyota Plug In

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Japan and Europe by 2010 , under a widespread "green" strategy outlined today.The ecological gas-electric vehicles, which can be recharged from a home electrical outlet , will target leasing customers, Toyota Motor Corp. How should policymakers in Washington, D.C.,

DOE announces EcoCAR 2; focus on electric drive technology

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Established by the DOE and General Motors, EcoCAR 2 is a three-year competition that. EcoCAR teams will utilize a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu donated by General Motors as the integration platform for their advanced vehicle design. University of Washington (Seattle, Washington). EcoCar 2 Malibu. Click to enlarge.

Researchers use ceria to trap platinum atoms, improving catalyst efficiency and enabling reduced loading

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Researchers from the University of New Mexico, Washington State University, and GM Global R&D have developed a novel approach to trap platinum atoms used in catalysts, preventing their agglomeration and the resultant reduction of catalyst efficiency.

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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DiSalle also confirmed that the first Volts available for retail sales will be sold in California; Washington, D.C.; General Motors Chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre separately announced that Chevrolet will add five Texas electric utilities and five Northeast utilities to a Department of Energy development and demonstration program that provides Volts and charging stations to key utilities. Washington, D.C.,

EcoCAR Teams Roll Out Architectures; Plug-in Li-ion Packs and Renewable Energy Common Attributes

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Student engineers participating in EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge unveiled their vehicle architectures at the Washington Auto Show. During the program, General Motors will provide production vehicles, vehicle components, seed money, technical mentoring and operational support. All of the EcoCAR team architectures must retain the safety and real-world performance characteristics of production vehicles.

USABC awards Cobasys $8.4M for the development of high-energy density Li-ion cells and packs for EVs

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USABC is a subsidiary of the United States Council for Automotive Research LLC (USCAR), the collaborative automotive technology organization of Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Company, whose mission is to further strengthen the technology base of the domestic auto industry through cooperative research and development.

Comedy CAFE Clowns Crack Me Up

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Bird Cage Liners article this morning: Asking carmakers to comply with California’s rules would be tantamount to forcing a cancer patient to “finish chemo and then go run the Boston Marathon,&# General Motors Corp. Maybe some Washington Mutual stock instead?

Automakers agree on common plug to recharge electric vehicles

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Automakers agree on common plug to recharge electric vehicles by Darren Murph , posted Apr 19th 2009 at 4:24PM Just hours after General Motors put forth a proposal for a standardized plug for electric vehicles , in flies this.

CleanFUEL USA partners with Freightliner on new 8.0L propane LPI medium-duty engine

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CleanFUEL USA, a leading supplier of alternative fuel infrastructure and propane engine systems, will build and certify a multi-purpose 8-liter General Motors (GM) propane engine in partnership with Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC), a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America. Perkins suggests that the partnership with Freightliner may expand to move into step chassis and some of the other products that it sells, such as in the trolley market or RV chassis.

Electric Cars and The Volt by Seth Leitman

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By Seth Leitman Tue, Jan 6, 2009 Electrifying Times gave me the opportunity to attend a General Motors press event showing off the Volt back in late 2008 after just releasing the book Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, 2nd Edition. Therefore, they should stop delaying the production.

Can Toyota really claim to be green? The Green Piece

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The vehicle has earned almost iconic status, lauded by celebrities and generally seen as the ‘ultimate green car’. Both sides of the argument certainly have merits and it’s easy to see why the processes involved in the production of the Toyota Prius have been focused on.

How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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In late 2008, BYD started selling the first production PHEV in China. Weve kept the summary table below generally up-to-date for passenger PHEVs, but not for BEVs, motorcycles or larger vehicles like buses and trucks. Aims to get Saturn Vue on road in 2010; no production goal.

Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt - Green Inc. Blog -

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Electric car supporters are rising to defend General Motors’ development of the Chevy Volt after the Obama Administration’s automotive task force proclaimed that the car was probably too expensive to be commercially successful in the near future.

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