WMG researchers convert used EV batteries into small off-grid ESS units

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Researchers at WMG, University of Warwick, have repurposed end-of-life electric vehicle batteries as small energy storage systems (ESS) for off-grid locations in developing countries or isolated communities. The WMG team set about overcoming these challenges with the help of the WMG HVM Catapult and Jaguar Land Rover, which supplied batteries and components from the Jaguar I-PACE, its first all-electric performance SUV.

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Audi e-tron charging service on-grid in 10 markets, more coming

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The Audi e-tron Charging Service is going on-grid in ten markets. The electric SUV is thus all set for the next long-distance stretch of a journey in approximately half an hour.

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Honda to unveil wireless V2G system at CES; leveraging WiTricity DRIVE 11 system

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At CES 2019 in January, Honda will debut its Wireless Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) system, co-developed with WiTricity—a bi-directional energy management system that has the potential to reduce CO 2 and create new value for customers.

2018 108

Guangzhou Automobile Group to show battery-electric SUV concept at Detroit Auto Show

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The electric SUV concept is based on the conventionally-engined Trumpchi GS5 SUV which was introduced in March of 2012. Guangzhou Automobile Group Co.,

2013 134

Volkswagen intends sales of 150K e-cars by 2020; 100K ID, ID SUV; >1M in 2025; more on MEB

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With the MEB, vehicle concept and design can be structured in a more flexible way than ever before: the spectrum ranges from compact cars to SUVs and MPVs. kW via the standard 230 V grid, the wall box will allow the ID models to be charged at a rate of up to 11 kW (AC)—this charging capacity is sufficient to fully charge the Volkswagen's battery overnight (which is often cheaper) or during the working day.

2018 93

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. kg of hydrogen on board, the SUV generates enough energy for a range of up to 478 km (297 miles) in hybrid mode. The asynchronous drive motor and battery pack are installed in the rear of the SUV.

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Volkswagen unveils T-Prime Concept GTE AWD plug-in hybrid SUV at Auto China 2016

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The concept fulls-size SUV previews the future Volkswagen SUV. By means of comparison: the SUV is 0.4 The driver brings out the most agile character of the SUV in this mode. Here, three thematic tiles can be freely arranged on a defined screen grid or can be bundled.

2016 78

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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Cleantech Crunched Top 10 Low Carbon Footprint Cars (and one SUV) for. 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.

2009 28

Smart-grid project matches wind to electric cars | Green Tech - CNET News

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Smart-grid technologies can help utilities better integrate renewable energy sources and run the transmission grid more efficiently, said Allan Schurr, the vice president of strategy and development at IBMs Global Energy and Utilities practice, which is participating in about 50 projects. Along with other industry executives, IBMs Schurr spoke Wednesday morning about smart-grid technologies in Washington, D.C.,

Hitachi, Mitsubishi Motors and ENGIE testing plug-in vehicles as renewable energy storage for office buildings

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Hitachi’s V2X Charger is the first recharger that not only recharges an electric car but can also discharge the energy back into the building/grid providing different flexibilities including kW, ?kW, This energy can then be discharged back into the grid when appropriate.

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2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Specs, Passion Of The Tesla, V2G Perks: Today's Car News

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Today we''ve got specs on the 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid SUV, a paean from a very dedicated Tesla Model S owner, and a new study supporting the concept of using electric cars to stabilize utility grids. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Read one owner''s (unprompted) love letter to the Tesla Model S electric car. Average fuel economy

2014 78

Here Come the PHEVs

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clip) Fisker also hopes to come out with SUVs and other types of cars. His Project Better Place will install and operate an Electric Recharge Grid consisting of charging spots and battery exchange stations.

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First week with a Tesla

Revenge of the Electric Car

The Roadster is faster then anything on the road, including the young guy in a fuel cell SUV who improbably challenged me to a Saturday night race on Hollywood Blvd. You’ve got to pay attention to avoid SUVs, spine crunching pot holes, and drivers who let their cars drift into you as they stare. Night time grid charging is cheapest (&# $1 a gallon&# ) and the whole process will be even greener come the end of January when our roof (finally) gets solar panels.

2008 144

Audi involved in EEBUS standard for intelligent connection of EVs and buildings

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Because of this, the new power consumers not only present an additional load on the power grid, but can potentially serve as flexible storage devices in the context of the variable availability of solar and wind power. An interface with the grid operator via HEMS is one possible application.

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UCS proposes plug-in cars roadblock: What's wrong with Big Enviro?

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And that reaction was from an auto company that is taking a "go slow" approach to using grid electricity as a "fuel" for cars. Based on the science, they should have long ago made clear to their members and policy makers that a plug-in car driving on the grid today is cleaner than a gas car. Perhaps they saw their "SUV-into-the-wild"-driving membership base as a tough nut to crack for "limited range" electric cars. With friends like these.

2010 100

Plug-In Hybrids (or Plugin Hybrids)

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Plug-In Hybrids Are Cleaner (Even on a Coal Grid) [ to top ] This entire section is finally obsolete -- because we now have a definitive study by the Electric Power Research Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Conference confirms plug-in fever

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One week earlier, former Vice President Al Gore issued his well-received challenge to make the American grid 100% renewable in ten years. Meanwhile, GM is hedging its bets by continuing to invest in the dream of cheap, cellulosic ethanol and the hallucinogenic pipe dream of hydrogen fuel cell SUVs. Once again, a conference on plug-in cars. Coming on the heels of the Google/Brookings event in Washington, D.C.,

2008 100

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. million FedEx will get to replace grid-connected zero emission battery forklifts with fuel cell forklifts. million, resulting in a net emissions and petroleum increase as grid electricity is replaced with non-renewable hydrogen hauled in diesel trucks.

2009 100

Electrified Blondes in Convertibles For Everyone!

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If everyone could hear Ed talk about the smart grid and how plug-in cars make it possible to inventory electricity then we’d already be building that grid today. People use them every day in every way to do what they need a small SUV to do.

2009 130

General Motors and DTE Energy partner on 800 kW solar array

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The 2,800 solar panels will generate clean electricity that will go back to the grid. Warren Transmission builds front-wheel drive transmissions for a variety of GM’s most-popular cars, crossovers and SUVs, as well as the drive unit for the new 2016 Chevrolet Volt. General Motors is partnering with DTE Energy to build a new 800-kilowatt solar array at its Warren Transmission plant that will be GM’s largest solar installation in Michigan.

2015 78

CalCars and PHEVs Frequently Asked Questions

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A January 2007 Pacific National Laboratory study shows that if we woke up tomorrow and all our vehicles could plug in, todays grid could support more than three-quarters of them charging at night without building a single power plant. Whats Vehicle-to-Grid and why would I like it?

2009 44

Volkswagen Group continues to push with CNG

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Volkswagen Group brands and their industry partners have been working in this field for some time; Audi has been operating the world’s first industrial power-to-gas plant in Werlte (Emsland) since 2013, with the Audi e-gas produced from wind power being fed into the natural gas grid.

2019 130

Greenlings: Benefits of charging stations vs. battery swaps vs. home charging

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Also, besides giving you the ability to charge at night when most utility rates are lower, future vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology may allow you to sell some of your stored energy back to the utilities.

2009 45

Acura reveals Gen2 autonomous driving development vehicle

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This same concept is applied in the AcuraWatch safety and driver-assistive suite available on all model year 2016 Acura sedans and SUVs. All model year 2016 Acura sedans and SUVs are available with the AcuraWatch suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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Small long-term evaluation program, including modeling of vehicle-to-grid building benefits and economics, begun with Southern California Edison, joined by EPRI, other utilities, US DOE. About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Carmakers Say.

2009 51

GM Says Chevrolet Volt Won't 'Pay the Rent' | Autopia from Wired.com

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Blending the MPG of SUVs and small cars understates the real consumption and rewards automakers for building gas hogs and unsafe micro cars which makes people want to buy "safe" gas hogs. Wired Home Subscribe Sections Cars 2.0

2009 47

Electric Car Manufacturers Inspire New Paradigms -- Seeking Alpha

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The true impact of electric vehicles should consider the make-up of the power grids where these cars will be used. Seeking Alpha Home The Macro View Stocks & Sectors Global Markets ETFs Investing Ideas Breaking News Transcripts Register | Login Email: Password: Forgot Your Password?

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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 Škoda VisionS incorporates the brand’s new design language, carrying it over into the SUV segment. For this, a charger plate will transfer energy from the grid to the car.

2016 78

Ford introduces North America’s largest electric vehicle charging network for its EV customers; Greenlots led buildout

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New Ford all-electric vehicles, including the Mustang-inspired SUV arriving next year, will come standard with a Ford Mobile Charger that can charge regardless of outlet power (120- and 240-volt outlets); for those with longer commutes or who want greater peace of mind, a Ford Connected Charge Station can fully power a vehicle overnight while they sleep.

2019 70

Ninth annual Green Innovation Index finds California light-duty vehicle emissions spike; major challenge to 2030 climate goals

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Despite an increase in light-duty truck and SUV sales, these vehicle types only accounted for 1.9 million MTCO 2 e) actually outpaced that of light-duty trucks and SUVs. Effective grid management to incorporate this level of renewables remains a key challenge for the state.

2017 78

Plug In America - Links and Resources

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Ruppert "The End of Oil", by Paul Roberts "High and Mighty: The dangerous rise of the SUV", by Keith Bradsher, 2002 "High Noon for Natural Gas: The New Energy Crisis", by Julian Darley "The Hype about Hydrogen", by Joseph J. Learn About Plug-ins What Are Plug-ins? Where Can I Buy One? Real Life EV Stories A Case for Electricity Plug In America Positions Energy Policy Frequently Asked Questions About Plug-in Buses Who Killed the Electric Car?

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Audis e-tron quattro EV: evolutionary powertrain with a dash of revolution for production in 2018; MLB evo

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Audi’s e-tron quattro battery-electric SUV concept, which made its formal debut at IAA in Frankfurt ( earlier post ), is a strong indicator of Audi’s series-production electric SUV due in 2018—especially in terms of the powertrain.

2015 107

smart vision EQ fortwo autonomous electric concept for ride sharing; emodying all of CASE

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More than ten new electric cars are set to go into series production at Mercedes-Benz Cars by 2022, from the smart to the large SUV. Alternatively, the cars can dock with the power grid inductively, feed in electricity and act as a swarm battery, taking pressure off the grid.

2017 78

Chinese automakers bring hybrids and plug-ins to Detroit, Geneva auto shows

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GAC) brought three to the 2013 North American International Auto Show (2013 NAIAS) in Detroit this month: a 4x4 Hybrid Version of the Trumpchi Sedan; a battery-electric version of the Trumpchi GS5 SUV; and the Compact NEV E-JET range-extended electric vehicle. BEV Version of Trumpchi GS5 SUV.

2013 113

Audi presents plug-in hybrid TT offroad concept car at Beijing; wireless charging

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It combines the sporty genes of the TT with the strengths of a compact Audi SUV. The infrastructure side—a plate with a coil and an inverter (AC/AC converter)—is placed on the parking spot of the Audi TT offroad concept and connected to the power grid.

2014 159

AC Propulsion and AutoPort, Inc. Partner to Develop EV Conversion Prototype for US Postal Service Feasibility Study

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AC Propulsion and AutoPort’s solution offers the low cost of ownership and revenue producing potential of Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology integrated into its drive system. AC Propulsion’s proprietary tzero technology is a complete solution for electric vehicles, and can be customized for every class of electric vehicle, from a sports car to an SUV to an 8-ton city bus.

2010 69

Ford, Detroit Edison and Extreme Power Working to Build One of Michigans Largest Solar Power Systems at Michigan Assembly Plant; 2 MWh Battery Storage System

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With this solar energy system, we will be able to gain vital understanding about the integration of renewable power, smart-grid technologies and energy storage at an industrial facility. This project is a part of the transformation of Michigan Assembly from a large SUV factory to a modern, flexible, and sustainable small car plant. Michigan Assembly’s energy storage system will be able to recharge from the grid during off-peak hours when energy is available at a lower cost.

2010 66

Opinion: Why Buffett Bet A Billion On Solar: Miles Per Acre Per Year

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If you drive an SUV in Southern California those miles cost over 30 cents each.). During the midday hours, many grids will experience negative pricing as solar PV floods the market to the extent that the power cannot be stored. by Henry Hewitt for Oilprice.com.

2015 150

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. The Jonway A380. Click to enlarge.

2010 86

DOE awards $98M in tax credits to automakers and suppliers for clean technology manufacturing

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from a factory that produced full-sized trucks and SUVs to the world’s first and most flexible manufacturing facility for multiple electrified vehicles. Other awards include domestic manufacturing for a range of renewable energy and energy efficiency products, from hydropower and wind energy to smart grid technologies and energy efficient buildings.

New 2014 Jeep Cherokee features up to 31 mpg highway, 9-speed transmission; driver assistance firsts

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Chrysler introduced the new 2014 Jeep Cherokee mid-size SUV at the New York International Auto Show. The Jeep Cherokee is also the first mid-size SUV to feature rear-axle disconnect, resulting in reduced energy loss when 4x4 capability isn’t needed, improving fuel efficiency.

2013 123

Mitsubishi Motors premiering new fuel-efficient Mirage and Concept PX-MiEV II plug-in hybrid; smart house

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Alongside these will be the RVR compact SUV (ASX or Outlander Sport in some markets) powered by a new MIVEC engine that incorporates MMC’s Auto Stop & Go (AS&G) idle-stop technology, and the Pajero (Montero or Shogun in some markets) SUV powered by a clean diesel engine. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will be showing a total of 15 vehicles at the upcoming 42 nd Tokyo Motor Show, 30 November through 11 December.

2011 74

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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Depending on the driving situation, the SUV can boost, coast and recuperate. Audi e-tron quattro concept SUV. Under a venture with the motto “From Road to Grid”, Audi is therefore currently working on a concept to convert old batteries into stationary energy stores.

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