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Ford Energi Plug-In Hybrids: Electric Miles Are Half Of Total

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Media reports that Ford and Google would jointly announce a major self-driving car. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars chargingMedia days at the Detroit Auto Show two weeks ago contained relatively little new from Ford Motor Company. A lightly updated 2017 Ford Fusion mid-size sedan emerged, as did an F-150 Raptor SuperCrew performance pickup truck. And that was it for product news.

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Five Reasons Why Google Gets Plug-In Cars Before You Do

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Just before the holidays at the end of last year, Google welcomed the first 2012 Ford Focus Electric to roll off the production lines into its ever-expanding G Fleet of plug-in and hybrid cars. Google’s G Fleet now includes the 2012 Nissan Leaf, 2012 Chevrolet Volt, and various Toyota Prius plug-in hybrids, not to mention pre-production 2012

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Samsung takes stake in Chinese electric-car maker BYD, joining Warren Buffett

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Google continues to develop its autonomous-driving technology, and there are myriad rumors that Apple is developing an entire car of its own. China Plug-In Hybrids BYD plug-in cars Warren Buffet SamsungAs cars come to rely increasingly on electronic systems, non-traditional companies are making forays into the car business.

First drive: US spec Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid; 83-86 MPGe with 16-17 mile EV range

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More than two and one-half years after the car was first announced ( earlier post ) and more than one year after sales began in Germany and Central Europe ( earlier post ), the US-spec version of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid will begin arriving in US showrooms in the next few weeks.

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Chevy Bolt EV electric car to be GM-Lyft self-driving car testbed

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This week Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that the Silicon Valley giant would use the Detroit automaker's 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans for its self-driving car research. Now, General Motors has said that the Lyft ride-sharing service, in which it invested half a. Tesla Motors Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving cars ridesharing Tesla Autopilot LyftIt's the season of autonomous-car announcements, apparently.

Google Self-Driving Car Project and FCA to integrate self-driving technology into 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan

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The Google Self-Driving Car Project and FCA announced will collaborate to integrate Google’s self-driving technology into all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans ( earlier post ) to expand Google’s existing self-driving test program. This marks the first time that Google has worked directly with an automaker to integrate its self-driving system, including its sensors and software, into a passenger vehicle. Autonomous driving Hybrids Plug-ins

Google Gets It - It's the Plug, Stupid

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Google.org has launched RechargeIt.org A comprehensive vision of clean electricty, plug-in hybrid and electric cars, and vehicles as distributed energy storage devices for clean power. Tags: google.org electric car plug-in hybrid

Conference confirms plug-in fever

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Once again, a conference on plug-in cars. Coming on the heels of the Google/Brookings event in Washington, D.C., Plug-in 2008 in San Jose, California witnessed a noon-time address by new heavy-weight convert, Andy Grove, former CEO of Intel. One week earlier, former Vice President Al Gore issued his well-received challenge to make the American grid 100% renewable in ten years. No plug?

Waymo adding 500 more Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivans to self-driving program; early rider program

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Waymo (formerly the Google self-driving car project) will add an additional 500 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans ( earlier post ) to expand its self-driving program. The self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans are equipped with Waymo’s hardware suite.

Volkswagen showcases inductive charging w/ “power lift”, autonomous and semi-autonomous capabilities & gesture control at CES

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Over the mid-term, it will be even easier and more convenient to charge EVs and plug-in hybrids with the market launch of inductive charging systems; Volkswagen is demonstrating this with an e-Golf at CES. In this case, the car is essentially remote controlled.

Plug-in Hybrid Bills in Congress Scare Auto Makers

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The Detroit News Autos Insider column today is reporting on Congressional efforts to promote plug-in hybrids and the backlash from the automakers. Toyota made the car, the Prius, that made plug-in conversions possible, and now they are trying to rein in the desires unleashed. Neither CARB incentives nor the efforts of Plug-in Partners have moved the auto makers to produce plug-in hybrids, so conversion efforts are moving along.

Plug In 2008

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T he Plug in 2008 National PHEV Conference in San Jose by most accounts was a big success. Here's one of the announcements that came out of the conference : EPRI, GM, 34 Utilities Collaborate to Advance Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles PALO ALTO, Calif.

Daimler opens new MB R&D center in Beijing, presents G-Code hydrogen-electric plug-in hybrid all-wheel drive concept

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Daimler Greater China opened its new 865-million RMB Mercedes-Benz Research & Development Center in China and extended its local R%D network in Beijing. A new Advanced Design Studio is a centerpiece of the R&D facility and represents the company’s new design hub in Asia.

IHS Automotive sees Google leading technology, testing, software development for autonomous driving

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Google is the current technology leader in this arena, according to a report from industry analysts IHS Automotive: “Google Self-Driving Car Strategy and Implications”. This provides Google researchers additional expertise not available directly to traditional OEMs.

Are You Plugged In?

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Are You Plugged In? Here is the full text of the entire article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. Some of the first plug-in electric passenger vehicles are slated to roll onto U.S. How many plug-in electric vehicles does President Barack Obama wish to see on U.S. The president is hoping to use incentives to get one million plug-in hybrid vehicles to consumers by 2015. Google Inc.

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Overflow crowd at DC plug-in conference

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News of oil by the barrel and gas by the gallon reaching new highs had been dominating TV and print, so it was perhaps not surprising that the Google/Brookings Plug-in Electric Vehicle Conference saw overflow crowds. The speeches and hallway chatter suggested plug-in vehicles have finally caught the attention of industry bigwigs and policy makers. Many of the speeches sounded notes long trumpeted by advocates at Plug In America and the Electric Auto Association.

Automaker Plug-in Hybrid PR Flurry

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In the wake of the Chevy Volt presentation by GM, my "plug-in hybrid" google alert has filled my inbox with reports from other automakers about their PHEV projects. Nancy Goia of Ford got some ink for comments at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit. Even Honda got in on the act. Look for handouts to Big Auto for "battery research" in the State of the Union address.

The Spirit Takes 3 Spots on Google's Front Page

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When you type in the regular Google search line "Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle" our press release letting schools know that EVJerry and the Spirit of DC are ready to visit appears 3 times. Take a look at the search hits below: A Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Wants to Visit Your School. A Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Wants to Visit Your School.

Honda unveils Fit EV concept and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle platform at Los Angeles Auto Show

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President and CEO Takanobu Ito unveiled the Fit EV Concept electric vehicle and the platform for a mid-size plug-in hybrid electric vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The plug-in hybrid system. Honda Plug-in Hybrid. and Google, Inc.

Volvo enhances mobile app to support V60 plug-in hybrid

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The app also enables users to connect with the plug-in diesel V60 Hybrid. New functions specific to the V60 D6 AWD Plug-in Diesel Hybrid incude: Passenger compartment preconditioning. Hybrid battery check. An alarm can be set to remind the driver to plug the vehicle in to charge. Volvo On Call is available as an option on all models in the Volvo range. This will then show-up in the car’s RTI system. Car in motion.

Ford installing GE WattStation chargers, charging network at facilities

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Ford Motor Company, in conjunction with GE, will supply electric vehicle charging stations at Ford facilities nationwide, beginning with facilities in and around its headquarters. Ford will begin installing the GE WattStation Level 2 charging stations across its North American campuses, developing a workplace charging network at nearly every Ford facility in the United States and Canada. In 2009, there were 3,000 known public charge stations.

Robert Llewellyn: Twenty thousand reasons to be cheerful

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I have a few search terms logged into Google and Twitter, one of them is ‘electric cars,’ it helps me to keep up with developments in the arena however with my cutting edge technical skills and my constant reading of this venerable website I’m still always lagging behind. Electric cars Robert Llewellyn electric car Nissan LEAF Toyota Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Ford working with Google Prediction API to enable vehicles independently to change behavior for optimal driveability and fuel efficiency

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Prototype screen shot of Ford’s Google Cloud Prediction. The Google Prediction API accesses Google’s machine learning algorithms to analyze historic data and predict likely future outcomes. Click to enlarge.

Volkswagen outlines a range of near-term technologies for reducing fuel consumption and emissions; stop-start 2.0, 10-speed DSG

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Volkswagen presented its latest technologies for reducing fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions—which includes the first 10-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG)—in an Innovation Workshop for the media at the Ehra-Lessien test track facility near Wolfsburg. Compared to baseline figures for 2010, the Group wants to reduce energy and water consumption, waste generation and emissions (including CO 2 emissions) by 25% in all of its business areas. Mild hybrid: stop-start 2.0

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Hyundai unveils Ioniq HEV, PHEV and EV for US market at New York show

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Hyundai Motor America introduced the Ioniq Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, and Electric models for the US market at the New York International Auto Show; the full line of three electrified variants made their global debut earlier this year at the Geneva show. Ioniq Hybrid.

Hyundai launches Sonata PHEV; 22-mile electric range

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Hyundai lanched the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle—Hyundai’s first plug-in hybrid vehicle—along with the hybrid version of the seventh-generation Sonata, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Google Unveils Faster, Cheaper Mechanism To Track Worldwide Deforestation Online; Support for Land Use Change Measurement, Verification and Reporting

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Progressive deforestation in Rondonia, Brazil as seen in. Landsat images via Google Earth. Through its philanthropic arm, Google.org, Google introduced an online suite of beta software that leverages cloud computing to track worldwide land-use changes such as deforestation. 1986-2006 deforestation, in red, alongside earlier. deforestation in Rondonia, Brazil. Google Earth, as analyzed by Carnegie Landsat Analysis System. by Jack Rosebro.

Honda announces second plug-in vehicle testing program; Japan joins US, China may follow

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The plug-in hybrid electric test vehicle for Japan. announced its second Electric Vehicle Testing Program, this one with Saitama Prefecture for its next-generation personal mobility products, including electric vehicles (EVs); plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs); electric scooters; and electric carts. The specifics of the testing program, testing vehicles, and solar-powered charging stations made their public debut in Japan.

First Drive: 2016 Hyundai Sonata PHEV and HEV

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Hyundai began the US rollout of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) ( earlier post ) and its conventional hybrid sibling (HEV) with a series of media drives in California—one of the main markets for the PHEV, which offers some 24 miles (38.6

Ford demonstrating cloud-based technology to optimize plug-in powertrain efficiency at ITS World Congress

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Ford Motor Company is publicly demonstrating smart electrification technology that uses cloud-based computing and data to optimize a plug-in hybrid’s powertrain efficiency at the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress in Orlando. In September, Ford introduced the Evos Concept was introduced at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.

$200,000 Google.org Grant to CalCars

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Google.org is stepping up to the plate for electricity in cars. Calcars.org has received a $200,000 grant to continue its advocacy of plug-in hybrid vehicles. Founder Felix Kramer has been dogged and successful in pushing plug-ins into the national and international media.

Honda begins deliveries of 2013 Fit EV; first unit to City of Torrance

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Honda has begun deliveries of the 2013 Fit EV ( earlier post ), with the first going to the city of Torrance today as one of the first major steps in the Honda Electric Vehicle Demonstration Program. and Stanford University, in addition to the City of Torrance, California.

Green Star to Demonstrate Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle

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Search Results for Google April 29, 2009 09:40 AM Eastern Daylight Time Green Star to Demonstrate Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle FRANKFORT, Ky.--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Green Star Products, Inc. OTC: GSPI) announced today that within the next four weeks it plans to publicly test its plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). The plug-in hybrid electric vehicle will be driven on a simulated city driving test route.

Tell Toyota to Get With the Program!

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Rainforest Action Network is prodding Toyota to add plugs to their hybrids. Google is spending oodles doing it to their cars, but the rest of us need the carmakers to produce the plug-in hybrids and electric cars we want. I'd wager there is more than one plug-in Prius hidden away at Toyota's skunkworks in Japan. Tell them you won't buy a new car without a plug. A hybrid without a plug is just a gasoline car by another name.

Audi introduces 2015 Audi A3 and S3 sedans; A3 Sportback e-tron PHEV confirmed for US

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announced that the all-new 2015 Audi A3 sedan will arrive in US showrooms in the first quarter of 2014. Audi of America also confirmed that it will offer the A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in gasoline electric hybrid (PHEV) model in the US market later in 2014.

The Cash Back Hybrid

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Today the VtoG concept is a respectable topic in respectable circles. Here's an example from Spectrum Online : Can plug-in hybrid electric vehicles keep the electric grid stable? senator , and the IEEE aren’t often found together in the same room.

Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are

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About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Car-Makers Say. Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are This is a mirror of the map at Googles RechargeIt site (including icons for YouTube videos on both PHEVs and EVs). Below is a chronology of hybrid Toyota Priuses and Ford Escapes that have been converted.

Ford aggregate driver data show its PHEV owners operate in electric mode nearly 60% of the time

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Ford plug-in hybrid owners are operating in electric mode nearly 60% of the time, according to new aggregate data collected from Ford’s MyFord Mobile app. MyFord Mobile is available on Ford’s plug-in (PHEV) and battery-electric (BEV) vehicles, Fusion Energi, C-MAX Energi and Focus Electric, and is available for download both through the App Store and Google Play. Behavior Connected vehicles Driver Assistance Systems Hybrids Plug-ins

Volkswagen unveils updated Golf; Millerized engines, semi-automated driving, digital cockpit and gesture control

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Volkswagen presented a major update of the Golf in an event at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg. In addition to some design enhancements, the new Golf features new engines (including the Millerized 1.5L TSI Evo with 96 kW/130 PS is also in preparation. Discover Pro” in detail.

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Honda Introducing BEV and PHEV to US and Japan in 2012; Demonstration Programs in US Begin This Year

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Honda Motor Company will introduce a battery-electric vehicle (BEV) and a new plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) to the US market in 2012, said President & CEO Takanobu Ito in his mid-year address in Tokyo, Japan. Ito also announced application of a lithium-ion battery to be supplied by Blue Energy, a joint venture company between GS Yuasa and Honda, in the next-generation Civic Hybrid in 2011. Plug-in hybrid.