Bright Automotive Applies for $35M in Stimulus Package Grants to Accelerate Production of PHEV

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Bright Automotive has applied for $35 million in government grants to accelerate the production of its plug-in hybrid the IDEA ( earlier post ), and to deliver battery solutions to the industry through its engineering services arm. This grant program, overseen by the Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), provides funding to support the construction of US based manufacturing plants to produce batteries and electric drive components.

Consortium Seeks Stimulus Funding for DME-Electric Hybrid Buses

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A consortium is seeking US stimulus funding available through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) program to convert 20 hybrid diesel-electric buses to hybrid dimethyl-ether (DME)-electric propulsion.


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mPhase to Pursue Funding From Stimulus Plan’s $2B for Advanced Automotive Battery Technology

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says it will pursue funding opportunities arising from the $2 billion allocated for advanced battery technology in the new economic stimulus package. mPhase is developing its Smart NanoBattery as part of a Phase II STTR Grant that was awarded by the United States Army in 2008. mPhase Technologies , Inc., mPhase is developing a “smart” reserve battery, the Smart NanoBattery, which is a primary battery typically designed for a special purpose such as emergency or military use.

Stimulus Bill Provides Major Increase in Plug-in Vehicle Purchase Credit Program

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The $787-billion stimulus bill (HR 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) that emerged from the joint House-Senate conference committee this week provides funds for a large range of transportation-related projects. 2 billion for Advanced Battery Manufacturing grants to support the manufacturing of advanced vehicle batteries and components, as proposed by the Senate, instead of $1,000,000,000 as proposed by the House. 750 million for capital investment grants instead of $2.5

Enova Announces 16 Unit Hybrid School Bus Order; Initial Deployment of Federal Stimulus Dollars for School Buses

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This deployment represents the initial large scale utilization of US Department of Energy grants for clean school buses. Enova Systems confirmed today that they, along with Navistar International Corporation and its subsidiary IC Bus, will deploy 16 hybrid school buses ( earlier post ) used for a number of school districts.

South Bay Bicycle Coalition Scores $240,000 Grant! Huge Grassroots Victory for Brand New Bike Group

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South Bay Bicycle Coalition members including Redondo Beach Councilman Steve Diels, with County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas and County Department of Public Health Staff upon awarding of the grant. The $240,000 grant is going to pay for a Master Bicycle Plan for the South Bay, one that will link our lead city of Redondo Beach with Hermosa Breach, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Lawndale, Gardena and the Blighted City of Torrance.

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DOE to Award Up to $300M in Stimulus Bill Funding for Projects to Expand Use of Alt-Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles

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The FOA modifies a much smaller and earlier-issued FOA by incorporating a supplemental $300 million appropriated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 (the stimulus bill) for the Energy Policy Act (EPACT) of 2005 Section 721 to fund a competitive grant pilot program to be administered through the Clean Cities Program. The grant program may provide up to 30 geographically dispersed project grants, with a ceiling of $15,000,000 and a floor of $5,000,000.

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Ricardo responds to electric drive stimulus package

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Ricardo, one of the leaders in the development of electric and hybrid vehicles, has welcomed President Obama’s announcement of $2.4billion in grants to accelerate the manufacturing and deployment of the next generation of US batteries and electric vehicles.

Chrysler Unveils Four All-Electric Minivan Prototypes to USPS; Applying for Grant for Nationwide Demo

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Chrysler LLC, in conjunction with the USPS and select energy service providers, also announced that the company intends to apply for the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Transportation Electrification stimulus program for a federal grant, which would enable Chrysler to establish a nationwide demonstration fleet of zero-emission electric minivans that could be used by the US Postal Service for mail delivery.

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Grant Thornton LLP Warns of Potential Collapse of Automotive Supply Chain

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But the most immediate and pervasive risk to the economy is a wholesale collapse of the automotive supply base, Grant Thornton LLP partner Laura Marcero told the Automotive Press Association in Detroit. Grant Thornton LLP is the US member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the six global audit, tax and advisory organizations. The economic impact of a General Motors or Chrysler bankruptcy is being debated across the country.

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New report showcases innovative finance tools to electrify truck, bus fleets; TCE Toolkit

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To ensure and accelerate the transition, we must move beyond the set of traditional mechanisms that have been used to assist one-to-one replacements of trucks and buses, such as grant programs providing basic buy-down payments.

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EnerDel To Deploy AeroVironment Advanced Electric Vehicle Power Cycling and Test Systems at Indiana Facility

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Automotive lithium-ion battery maker EnerDel will be using a portion of its recent federal stimulus grant to purchase eight AeroVironment (AV) advanced electric vehicle power cycling and test systems. million grant to expand its domestic manufacturing capacity under the Advanced Battery Manufacturing Initiative (ABMI), part of the federal stimulus package enacted last February.

European automotive sector calls for vehicle renewal incentives to kickstart economic recovery after COVID-19; 25-point action plan

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Demand stimulus will boost the utilization of our manufacturing capacity, safeguarding jobs and investments. Grant uniform exemptions for cross-border commuting and necessary travel. The response to COVID-19 is having a major impact on the economy, with retail and manufacturing activity crippled without precedence and concerns mounting on consumer sentiment.

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PECO Expanding Fleet with NGVs & PHEVs

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The utility is participating in a national consortium that recently was awarded a federal stimulus grant to purchase plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and the company is buying more trucks to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) as well. PECO is one of 50 utilities and other fleets in the program, which was awarded the $45 million competitive stimulus grant. The matching stimulus grant will provide up to $2.5

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Federal Transit Administration Has Awarded $6.7B in Recovery Act Funds To Nearly 600 Transit Providers

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billion transit stimulus money to states and local communities. grants totaling more than $6.7 The majority of these grants will be used to purchase new vehicles, increase safety and security initiatives and construct, rehabilitate, and maintain the various transit systems. Specific grant information can be found on FTA’s ARRA Grants Digest.

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Oregon opens first phase of West Coast Electric Highway

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Spaced at roughly 25-mile intervals along the southern Oregon I-5, the AeroVironment charging stations are available at locations in Cottage Grove, Rice Hill, Roseburg, Canyonville, Wolf Creek, Grants Pass, Central Point, and Ashland. ODOE awarded ODOT $915,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (stimulus) funding through ODOE’s State Energy Program to install the network of EV charging stations.

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EV Project collects more than 24 million miles of EV operating data since inception

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ECOtality is the project manager of The EV Project, a public-private partnership funded in part by the US Department of Energy (DOE) through a federal stimulus grant and made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). ECOtality, Inc. has collected more than 24 million miles of electric vehicle operating data since the inception of The EV Project in 2010. Earlier post.). The EV Project is currently gathering data at a rate of 100,000 miles per day.

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Li-ion maker Boston-Power adds $30M in funding; China expansion

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The investment follows Boston-Power’s September 2011 announcement of $125 million in growth capital and Chinese government stimulus programs ( earlier post )—comprising a combination of grants, low-interest loans and related financial and tax incentives&madsh;and is being used to scale manufacturing, research and development, and business development activities in China for the company’s technology and products. Boston-Power, Inc. announced $30 million in new private equity.

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Port of Los Angeles breaks ground on $137M railyard that will increase on-dock rail efficiency, reduce congestion and improve environment

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The railyard will be constructed with $16 million in federal grant money from the US Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program (TIGER). million from the State Proposition 1B Trade Corridors Improvement Fund (TCIF) Grant that is administered by Caltrans and $22.1

MassCEC Approves $5M Forgivable Loan for A123 Systems; Targeted at Expansion for Grid Storage Systems

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The expansion was supported by a $249 million federal stimulus US Department of Energy grant designed to accelerate the manufacturing and deployment of the next generation of batteries for plug-in hybrid and all-electric automobiles. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has approved a $5-million forgivable loan for Li-ion battery manufacturer A123 Systems contingent on its hitting job creation and private investment milestones.

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KBR Awarded Contract by Chemetall Foote Corp. for Lithium Hydroxide Operation Expansion

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The project is funded in part by a $28.4-million grant from the US Department of Energy to expand and upgrade the production of lithium materials for advanced transportation batteries. KBR’s Downstream business unit has been awarded a contract to provide engineering and procurement services to Chemetall Foote Corp. (a a subsidiary of Rockwood Holdings, Inc.) for the addition of lithium hydroxide production at its current operation in Kings Mountain, North Carolina.

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CleanFUEL USA Introduces New Liquid Propane Injection System for GM 6.0L Engine

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The new engine system will be available the first quarter of 2010 and the company is now taking orders to meet the increased demand for greener fleet vehicles, as the Department of Energy (DOE) starts to award stimulus funds this December. Propane projects were one of the largest beneficiaries of alternative fuel grants given under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), securing $33.5

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Southern California Governments Rejects Federal Ethanol Funding

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of Governments rejected $11 million in federal stimulus money targeted to build 55 ethanol fueling stations across Southern California, saying it had policy concerns about ethanol as an alternative to gasoline. Several also voiced concern that the council’s usual process for submitting grant applications had not been followed, and that the funds would be contracted to a single recipient, San Diego-based Pearson Fuels. LA Times. The Southern California Assn.

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Proterra introduces 35-foot electric bus

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Moreover, the contract seeks to match and qualify contract users with federal grant and/or stimulus funds. Battery-electric bus manufacturer Proterra has introduced a new 35-foot vehicle based on the same technology platform as its current 40-foot Catalyst vehicle. Earlier post.).

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Mayor DiVirgilio: “Why Hermosa Beach is Going Carbon Neutral”

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Now is the time to use the stimulus, grant and foundation money available to those who lead before the map is even drawn. Hermosa Beach Mayor, Michael DiVirgilio, speaking on behalf of 350 at the International Day of Climate Action last October. Hermosa Beach Mayor, Michael DiVirgilio, has on Op Ed piece in today’s Daily Breeze on why he is leading his city to a carbon neutral future.

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ECOtality to Provide Blink EV Charging Stations at Select US Best Buy Stores

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The project is funded by the US Department of Energy through a federal stimulus grant of $114.8 The grants are matched by private investment, bringing the total value of the project to approximately $230 million. ECOtality, Inc. will provide electric vehicle (EV) charging stations ( earlier post ) at select US stores of electronics retailer Best Buy Co.,

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CleanFUEL USA Secures $12.9 Million from US DOE for 100+ Propane Refueling Stations

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million in two stimulus grants to CleanFUEL USA to establish more than 100 liquid propane (autogas) refueling stations in major US cities in coordination with CleanFUEL USA partners, including ConocoPhillips. The US Department of Energy (DOE) awarded $12.9 Other supporting partners include the Texas State Technical College, the Central Texas Clean Cities Coalition, Rush Truck Centers, 16 additional area Clean Cities Coalitions and the Propane Education and Research Council.

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Pike forecasts 26.4% CAGR for electric-drive buses to 2018; hybrid, battery-electric and fuel cell

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This latter development is due as much to the fact that developed bus markets may experience a general slowdown, due to austerity measures and the end of stimulus funding, as to any changes in demand for electric drive. Europe is behind on hybrid bus deployments, although stimulus. grants to offset the price premium.

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ECOtality Wins $2.87M in Bay Area contracts, expands EV Project to the San Francisco Bay Area

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The project is funded by the us Department of Energy through a federal stimulus grant of $114.8 The grants are matched by private investment, bringing the total value of the project to approximately $230 million. ECOtality, Inc. has expanded The EV Project to the San Francisco Bay Area.

ABB invests $10M in ECOtality

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The project is funded by the US Department of Energy through a federal stimulus grant of $114.8 The grants are matched by private investment, bringing the total value of the project to approximately $230 million. ABB, a global provider of power and automation technologies, has made a $10-million equity investment in ECOtality, Inc.

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Chipping away at the ICE

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Now there are more than 40 locations that have applied for Texas Commission on Environmental Quality VEMP Level 2 grants , and I know of a few more that are still discussing plans in committee.

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EnerDel Plans to Invest $237M in New Indiana Lithium-Ion Battery Plant

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million grant awarded under the federal stimulus package under a 50:50 cost-share program, of which EnerDel plans to spend $60 million in 2010. Lithium-ion battery manufacturer EnerDel will invest $237 million in a new manufacturing plant near its Indianapolis headquarters in order to meet anticipated demand for advanced battery systems used in both automotive and stationary smart grid applications.

Coulomb, MasterCard, and the future of public charging

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The charge stations and installations were paid for with federal stimulus and California Energy Commission grants won by Coulomb. If you are a business in a program area, you can get the same deal - free charge stations paid for by stimulus money. And if you're located in California, the California Energy Commission portion of the grant to Coulomb will pay for installation.

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Navistar to deliver all electric commercial truck

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The eStar all-electric truck transitioned from concept to reality in August 2009 when President Barack Obama visited the Navistar manufacturing plant and announced a $39.2million federal stimulus grant. [.]. FedEx is about to take a very special delivery of its own – as Navistar Inc supplies the first full production eStar all-electric commercial truck to the company.

Chrysler Disbands ENVI Electric Vehicle Group; Function Absorbed into Traditional Line Organization

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Then, Chrysler announced that it intended to apply to the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Transportation Electrification stimulus program for a federal grant, which would enable Chrysler to establish a nationwide demonstration fleet of zero-emission electric minivans that could be used by the US Postal Service for mail delivery. In August, Chrysler took $70 million in grants from the US Department of Energy to develop a test fleet of 220 hybrid pickup trucks and minivans.

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Feds Offer Free Chargers

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A new Federal Grant will enable many electric vehicle early adopters to get their chargers for free. (A Nine United States regions will receive 4,600 free chargers for public and private use through the ChargePoint America program, funded in part by $15 million in stimulus funds administered by the Energy Department. But some city dwellers are in luck, because a federal grant will allow them to get the charger for free.

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This is How the COVID-19 Pandemic Affect The Global EV Market

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One of the key drivers driving the market’s growth is favorable government policies and funding in the form of incentives and grants, tax rebates, and other non-financial advantages such as carpool lane access.

President Obama: Days of Building Sprawl Are Over

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Responding to a question from a city councilwoman about transportation and infrastructure in the stimulus bill during a town hall forum in Ft. He helped start land grant colleges. Myers, Florida, President Obama said that the days of just building sprawl are over. From a transcript provided by Transportation for America: Not only do we need to rebuild our roads, our bridges, our ports, our levies, our damns, but we also have to plan for the future.

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ECOtality installs first DC fast charger in Tennessee

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The project is a public-private partnership, funded in part by the US Department of Energy through a federal stimulus grant and made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). ECOtality and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store unveiled the first Blink Direct Current (DC) Fast Charger in Tennessee at the Lebanon Cracker Barrel location. This is the first of 12 Cracker Barrel locations statewide that will install DC Fast Chargers as a part of The EV Project.

California ARB Begins Process to Revise Diesel Control Regulations

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Additional funds have been made available through the Carl Moyer Grant Program, along with loans via AB 118 and federal stimulus funds. The California Air Resources Board began the formal process to revise its strategy for the clean-up of on- and off-road diesel engines by directing staff to return in September with specific proposals to provide additional flexibility.

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Odyne Systems delivers 7 plug-in hybrid work trucks through the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program

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The hybrid digger derrick was funded in part by a $4-million award ComEd received in federal economic stimulus funding to expand its alternative-fuel fleet. million grant from the City of Chicago that stems from $15 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding awarded to the city by the US Department of Energy (DOE) under its Clean Cities Grant program.

Li-ion manufacturer Ener1 files pre-packaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy

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million in federal grant funding under the stimulus package. Li-ion manufacturer Ener1, Inc. has initiated a pre-packaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy case to implement a restructuring plan agreed on by its primary investors and lenders. Ener1 says the plan will significantly reduce its debt and provide up to $81 million to recapitalize itself to support its long-term business objectives and strategic plan. In 2009, Ener1 subsidiary EnerDel received $118.5

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EP29LPSP: Applications in Plasma Physics, Astronomy, and Highway Engineering

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Since its introduction in 1978, Master Bond EP29LPSP has been the epoxy compound of choice in a variety of challenging applications.