Duke Energy and ITOCHU to assess second-life applications for Li-ion automotive batteries

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Duke Energy and ITOCHU’s program builds upon their involvement in Project Plug-IN, a large-scale public/private EV initiative based in Indianapolis. The companies will assess how EV batteries perform in their “second lives,” including stationary applications in homes, neighborhoods and commercial buildings. In January 2010, ITOCHU became the first international board member of the Energy Systems Network, the Indianapolis-based organization behind Project Plug-IN.

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President Obama Outlines Vision and Plan for US High-Speed Passenger Rail System; $13B to Start

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Louis, Kansas City, Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Louisville). Joint 2006 study by the Center for Clean Air Policy and Center for Neighborhood Technology. The envisioned high-speed rail corridors. Source: DOT. Click to enlarge. President Barack Obama, along with Vice President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, released a strategic vision and plan for a high-speed passenger rail (HSR) system in the US.

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Study: Reducing Future Transportation CO2 Emissions to Kyoto Protocol Levels Will Require Combination of Vehicle Technology and Smart Growth

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Using a framework originally developed by researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the Georgia Tech team estimated VMT (vehicle miles travelled) in response to three census variables: median household income, vehicle ownership, and employment rate, plus the neighborhood type classification. The eleven metropolitan regions that were studied include Madison, Wisconsin; Columbus, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Minneapolis-St.

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US DOE Awards $300 Million in Clean Cities Grants to Support Alternative Fuels, Vehicles, and Infrastructure Development

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New vehicles to be deployed include 55 CNG vehicles, 363 propane vehicles, 89 hybrid electric vehicles, and 56 neighborhood electric vehicles. The project will result in the development of approximately 184 liquid propane Autogas refueling stations in the following major metropolitan areas: Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Denver, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Dallas, Phoenix, Indianapolis, Seattle, Orlando, San Diego, St. Geographical distribution of Clean Cities Recovery Act awards.

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Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Thats such a pretty metallic blue; I would love to see these postal vehicles around my neighborhood. Reply ↓ ↑ report 4 Kumar 1:03PM (4/22/2009) Indianapolis has boatloads of Chrysler minivans for its routes, so I imagine wed be a target city.