Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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Cleantech Crunched Top 10 Low Carbon Footprint Cars (and one SUV) for. The Three Prongs of the “Green&# Energy Stimulus Pa. Vehicle to Grid (V2G) technology is a bi-directional electric grid interface that allows a plug-in to take energy from the grid or put it back on the grid. The Smart Grid Consortium, established in December 2007 by Xcel Energy, will select a community of approximately 100,000 residents to become a Smart Grid City using V2G.

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Plug-in cars: Moving Forward

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The plan calls for 39 mpg for cars and 30 mpg for light trucks and SUVs by 2016; no automaker lawsuits; and California subscribes to the national program through 2016. In addition to the California funds there is federal stimulus money, $41 million by mid-April, being doled out to their projects, many of zero environmental benefit. million FedEx will get to replace grid-connected zero emission battery forklifts with fuel cell forklifts.

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ZAP, Zhejiang Jonway Partner to Target China and Export EV Markets

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have entered a commercial agreement to produce electric sport utility vehicles (SUVs), cars and other electric vehicles in China for domestic and global distribution. ZAP hopes to leverage a stimulus from the government for plug-in forms of transportation. The Jonway A380.

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GE to Open Sodium-Metal Halide Battery Plant in New York

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The announcement coincides with GE’s submission this week for federal stimulus dollars from the US Department of Energy. GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt shows a sodium-metal halide battery cell at the press conference announcing the battery plant. Click to enlarge.