Mitsubishi Motors, NewMotion, Nuvve in vehicle-to-grid pilot in Netherlands with Outlander PHEV

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has launched a Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) pilot, with the first charge point already being utilized with Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV’s in-vehicle storage batteries. There are more than 25,000 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs available in the Netherlands.

Waterloo power management strategy greatly enhances durability of on-board fuel cells in FC-PHEV

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Researchers at the University of Waterloo (Canada), with a colleague in Sweden, have used a power management strategy greatly to extend the durability of onboard fuel cells in a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle: an increase of 1.8, Fuel Cells Hybrids Hydrogen Plug-ins

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Mercedes-Benz Cars starts production of PHEV batteries in Bangkok; 3rd plant in global battery production network

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Mercedes-Benz Cars has opened a factory for plug-in hybrid (PHEV) batteries in the Bangkok region in Thailand. In doing so, the partners are responding to the high demand for electric mobility and, in particular, for plug-in hybrid vehicles in Thailand.

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Ford reveals production version of Transit Custom PHEV at IAA Commercial Vehicles

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Ford revealed the production version of the new Transit Custom plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) at IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover, Germany. Ford is the first volume manufacturer to offer PHEV technology in this segment of the van market.

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Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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The PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), a subset of the electric car, combines a primary electric motor with a much smaller back-up engine fueled with a hydrocarbon/biofuel mix. (In In this paper PHEV refers solely to the long-range PHEV of 60 miles (100 km) electric-only range.)

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New BMW 330e PHEV features 50% boost in all-electric range to 41 miles; XtraBoost debuts

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The new BMW 330e plug-in hybrid features the latest generation of BMW eDrive technology paired with a four-cylinder gasoline engine. Making its debut appearance in a BMW, the standard-fitted XtraBoost raises the system output of the plug-in hybrid to a maximum 215 kW/292 hp.

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PNNL study finds that PHEVs and BEVs could serve as feasible resource to offset grid imbalances caused by integration of large amounts of intermittent wind generation

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trafficThis scenario is highly desirable to automotive manufacturers, who harbor great concerns about battery warranty if vehicle-to-grid discharging is allowed. Infrastructure Plug-ins Power Generation Smart charging Smart Grid Wind

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Mitsubishi bringing 2018 Outlander PHEV to US in December

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Mitsubishi is bringing the plug-in hybrid crossover Outlander (the best-selling PHEV in Europe) to the US. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) will arrive in dealerships in December 2017 with an MSRP of $34,595. Hybrids Plug-ins

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PHEV Energy Bill

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Here is the outline of what the bill intends to do: SECTION 131 TRANSPORTATION ELECTRIFICATION SEC 131 Transportation Electrification DOE to establish competitive grants for electric vehicles and PHEVs to encourage early widespread use and advance production of electric (And PHEV) vehicles in USA. $90

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PHEV's and Water Consumption

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The same commute in a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), meanwhile, would take a whopping 318 gallons. But wait, aren’t PHEVs the environmentally friendly choice ? “If If you’re a hybrid owner and are plugging your car into the standard U.S.

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Updated Volkswagen Passat to offer upgraded PHEV version; partially automated driving at cruising speed

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Among the technical updates are an upgrade to the plug-in hybrid system in the Passat GTE that extends the all-electric range to to up to around 55 km (34 miles) in the WLTP cycle (approximately 70 km (43.5 Hybrid (automatic switchover between electric motor and TSI).

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Here Come the PHEVs

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The company is planning to come to market in about 18 months with a high-performance, high-end, plug-in hybrid sedan. Unfortunately, there are no immediate plans to release the plug-in hybrids in North America.The car will be priced at about 150,000 yuan ($19,966)."

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Toyota Testing Advanced Energy Management System to Integrate Plug-in Vehicles, Smart Homes and Grid; Possible Japan Market Launch with PHEVs in 2012

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has developed a system that links homes, plug-in vehicles (hybrids and full EVs), electric power companies and users, and enables integrated control of energy consumption. The Toyota Smart Center is one of the company’s smart-grid initiatives. TMC says it hopes to market similar systems with PHEVs scheduled for launch in early 2012 and with some Toyota Housing homes. Tags: Japan Plug-ins Smart charging Smart Grid

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Volvo’s new Electric Hybrid (PHEV) buses with overhead fast charging enter scheduled service in Hamburg for first time; Innovation Route 109

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New Volvo Bus 7900 Electric Hybrid (plug-in hybrid) buses ( earlier post ) began scheduled operation in Hamburg on 18 December, coinciding with the opening of the Innovation Route 109. Video of the Volvo PHEV in Hamburg, including footage of the pantograph in operation.

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Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid PHEV averages 4.4 l/100 km (53.4 mpg US) during test drives

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Panamera S E-Hybrid PHEV on the road. The lowest fuel consumption value recorded on the circuit course for the Panamera plug-in hybrid was 2.8 mpg US) for the PHEV, with accompanying CO 2 emissions (combined) of 71 g/km. Layout of the plug-in hybrid powertrain.

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UCR team’s new evolutionary-algorithm-based EMS for PHEVs can deliver >30% fuel savings than conventional controls

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Engineers at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) have developed a new online energy management system (EMS) based on an evolutionary algorithm for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) that they say can improve PHEV fuel efficiency by more than 30%.

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Survey: Norwegian PHEVs drive electrically 55% of time, BEVs driven more in total and in everyday traffic

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A recent survey of 8,000 vehicle owners in Norway by Norway’s Institute of Transport Economics found that plug-in hybrids there drive electrically with power from the grid 55% of the time (and 63% on work trips), while battery electric vehicles are driven more in total and in everyday traffic. This experience may explain why battery electric vehicle and plug-in hybrids do not seem to compete for the same customer. Only 2% will not buy a PHEV again.

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Virtual power plant project starts in Toyota City; leveraging PHEVs

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In addition, electric power created by the virtual power plant will be provided to general electric power distributors to study the formation of new business that contributes to power-grid stabilization. Chubu Electric Power Co.,

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Study finds households manage charging of PHEVs without help from online tools

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Households with plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) and smart meters actively managed how, when and where they charged their cars based on electricity rates but rarely took advantage of online feedback, according to a two-year study by a team at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute ( RASEI ). The PHEVs averaged 68 mpg (3.46 Behavior Infrastructure Plug-ins Smart charging Smart Grid

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Mercedes-Benz introduces new E-Class with PHEV version coming

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Further model variants will be added to the range after the market launch, including the E 350 e plug-in hybrid. Mercedes-Benz E 350 e plug-in hybrid. Fuel Efficiency Hybrids Plug-ins

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BMW offering 3.2 kW wireless charging option for 530e PHEV; production starts in July

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BMW i is introducing a factory-fitted, fully integrated inductive charging facility for the high-voltage battery in a plug-in hybrid vehicle. Batteries Hybrids Infrastructure Plug-ins Wireless

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Audi highlights its range of electrification efforts; Q7 diesel PHEV, A7 fuel cell PHEV, BEV, 48V and more; 750 Wh/l by 2025

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Audi is systematically driving forward the electrification of its cars with both high-voltage, electric drive e-tron models as well as lower voltage mild hybrids. TDI quattro plug-in hybrid. Audi is the first manufacturer worldwide to use this technology in a production plug-in hybrid.

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Cummins working on two medium- and heavy-duty PHEV projects; Class 6 truck, Class 7 and 8 buses

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outlined two of the plug-in hybrid projects in which the engine manufacturer is currently involved. million from the DOE, is to develop a Class 6 commercial plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that can reduce fuel consumption by at least 50% over conventional Class 6 vehicles. liter is the major engine in the space, Parker noted; Cummins is basically cutting the displacement requirement in half with the PHEV configuration. Batteries Heavy-duty Hybrids Plug-ins

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Chrysler/DOE Ram PHEV project exploring battery life modeling

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The RAM plug-in hybrid truck. Chrysler is showcasing its two-mode Ram Truck Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), equipped with a 12 kWh, 33 Ah cell, 355V Li-ion battery pack from Electrovaya, at the Washington DC Auto Show. Batteries HybridsClick to enlarge.

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Plug-in hybrids good for the grid, good for the driver, XCel Energy/NREL Study Finds

Plugs and Cars reports on Xcel Energy 's study (with the Dept of Energy NREL lab) on the potential effect of plug-in hybrids on the electrical grid and emissions. Xcel Energy announced the results of a six-month study related to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and how an increase in their popularity may affect Colorado. Tags: nrel plug-in hybrid

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CMU researchers find controlled charging of PHEVs can cut cost of integration into electricity system by 54-73%; higher benefits with wind power

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In a new study published in the journal Applied Energy , Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researchers found that controlled charging of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) reduces the costs of integrating the vehicles into an electricity system by 54–73% depending on the scenario.

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Coritech Services orders Ideal Power’s bi-directional battery converters for DoD vehicle-to-grid program

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Coritech intends to install the battery converters in its bi-directional electric vehicle charging system for use in Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) applications for the Department of Defense (DoD). Ideal Power Inc.,

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Main Page - EAA-PHEV

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See also our EAA-PHEV:General disclaimer talk : Disclaimer edit Please visit the Conversion Interest page to help us gauge DIYers interest! charger is also required, though ideally the existing motor controllers might be used as grid chargers. What types of hybrids are there?


Mercedes-Benz fuel cell SUV PHEV in production; first units of GLC F-CELL to be delivered by end of October

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There will be electric alternatives in every segment from smart to SUV, with well in excess of 130 variants in total, ranging from 48-volt on-board electrical system with EQ Boost to plug-in-hybrids to all-electric vehicles with batteries or fuel cells. As part of the drive to the last option, Mercedes-Benz is putting the GLC F-CELL—a plug-in hybrid combining a 13.5 kg of hydrogen on board, the SUV generates enough energy for a range of up to 478 km (297 miles) in hybrid mode.

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Cummins debuts PowerDrive plug-in-hybrid system; both series and parallel capabilities

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unveiled PowerDrive, a suite of plug-in hybrid electric powertrain solutions spanning light-, medium- and heavy-duty applications, at the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show. It operates as a hybrid in either series or parallel configuration modes. Heavy-duty Hybrids Plug-ins

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Škoda showcases MQB-based plug-in hybrid VisionS concept at Geneva; production PHEV in 2019, followed by BEV

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Volkswagen Group company Škoda is showcasing its VisionS plug-in hybrid concept SUV at the Geneva Motor Show. The plug-in hybrid drive system is a preview of a similar drive system being tested for production cars, said Škoda CEO Bernhard Maier. In Hybrid Sport mode, the 1.4

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Obama orders GHG cuts for Federal Agencies; 50% of all new agency vehicles to be ZEV or PHEV by 2025

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Planning for agency fleet composition such that by 31 December 2020, zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) or plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) account for 20% of all new agency passenger vehicle acquisitions. By 31 December 2025, ZEVs and PHEVs should account for 50% of all new agency passenger vehicles. Electric (Battery) Emissions Fleets Fuel Cells Hybrids Hydrogen Plug-ins Policy

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ORNL researcher explores impact of motor/generator and battery pack sizing on medium-duty PHEV; optimization framework

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GHG emissions in PHEV post-transmission configuration as an example of the optimization study output. Broadly, he found that for the PHEV pre-transmission configuration, there is a trade-off between fuel economy and GHG emissions when the motor/generator and battery size increases.

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Ford Testing Intelligent System for Plug-in Vehicle to Grid Communication to Manage Charging

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The Ford PHEV charge settings user interface. Ford Motor Company has developed an intelligent vehicle-to-grid communications and control system for its plug-in hybrid electric vehicles that communicates directly with the electric grid. National Grid of Waltham, Mass.

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TÜV lifecycle analysis shows Mercedes-Benz E 350 e PHEV cuts GHG footprint 44% compared to E 350 CGI; equivalent NOx

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The Mercedes-Benz E 350 e plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) has successfully completed the TÜV validation audit and received the Environmental Certificate. However, with the European grid mix, lifecycle NO x emissions from the E 350 e are equivalent to those of the E 350 CGI.

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Australia Begins PHEV Road Trials; Vehicle-to-Home Applications

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Australia’s CSIRO and Victorian energy distributor SP AusNet have begun a three-month road trial of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Staff from SP AusNet will use the PHEVs for their daily drive to work and for leisure as part of the trial. CSIRO - SP AusNet PHEV.

MIT Year End Energy Review touts PHEVs

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The MIT Technology Review reports plug-in hybrids a big 2006 energy story: "The plug-in hybrid-vehicle era begins. For years, hobbyists and a few companies have been adding bigger battery packs to hybrid vehicles, which have both battery power and an internal combustion engine, and plugging them into electrical outlets. Now the major car companies are taking notice and are finally developing plug-in hybrids. See "GM's Plug-In Hybrid.")

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Hydro-Qubec Joins Ford-EPRI PHEV Program

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Hydro-Québec has joined a Ford-EPRI North America-wide demonstration and research program on plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Ford, in collaboration with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), is undertaking a three-year test program on the Ford Escape PHEV designed to develop and evaluate technical approaches for integrating PHEVs into the electric grid. Ford’s current demonstration fleet of Escape PHEVs is using JCS Li-ion packs.


Survey of power management control technologies for HEVs and PHEVs suggests future need to consider vehicle as part of larger system

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A comprehensive survey of major power management control algorithms for hybrid-electric (HEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) proposes that future work will need to consider the vehicle as part of a larger system which can be optimized at an even larger scale.

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XALT Energy to supply Li-ion packs to Efficient Drivetrains for PHEVs

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XALT Energy and Efficient Drivetrains (EDI) announced a tentative agreement through which XALT will supply EDI with its NMC graphite Lithium-ion battery energy storage packs for use in EDI’s PHEV PowerDrive and electric power export solutions. Initially, EDI will use the first generation XALT Energy battery system in a first-of-its-type commercial plug-in hybrid electric grid exportable power utility vehicle, built on a Peterbilt truck platform.

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Chubu Electric Power, Toyota partner on reuse and subsequent recycling of NiMH and Li-ion electrified vehicle batteries

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The two companies aim to reuse batteries collected from electrified vehicles (hybrids and EVs) manufactured by Toyota as a storage battery system for utilization in meeting various challenges posed by the electric power system. Batteries Smart GridChubu Electric Power Co.,

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Texas study finds PHEV use could increase ozone at night, decrease ozone during the day

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A study by researchers at the University of Texas found that in general, use of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) can lead to an increase in ozone during nighttime hours (due to decreased scavenging from both vehicles and EGU stacks) and a decrease in ozone during daytime hours. Among the findings of the study: The potential air quality impact of PHEVs is dominated by the impact of the NO x decreases from mobile sources. Emissions Hybrids Plug-ins

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Chrysler Group withdraws test PHEV fleet to upgrade battery packs after overheating issues; to use a different chemistry

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On Friday, Chrysler Group LLC announced it was withdrawing from service its test fleet of plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (PHEVs) to conduct a battery-pack upgrade. Three of the fleet’s 109 pickups equipped with plug-in hybrid powertrains sustained damage when their prototype 12.9-kWh lithium-ion propulsion batteries overheated. Chrysler said that a different battery chemistry will be used in the projects’ next phase, which will focus on grid interaction and improved safety.

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