Toyota Industries to Begin Selling Rechargers for EVs and PHEVs

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will begin selling EV and PHEV charging stations in Japan later this summer for about ¥450,000 (US$4,560). are rated for single-phase 200VAC 16A 50Hz/60Hz current, and are targeted for installation at commercial facilities and public places. Toyota Industries recharger on a stand. The recharger—147cm tall, 30cm wide and 18cm deep—can be wall mounted or mounted on a stand. The company says it plans to produce a recharger for home use as well.

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Fraunhofer ISI/ICCT analysis of PHEV data finds real-world CO2 emissions 2-4x higher than official values

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The real-world share of electric driving for PHEVs, on average, is about half the share considered in the type-approval values. Plug-in hybrid vehicles often are not recharged regularly, which implies driving is often performed on the combustion engine. The low frequency of recharging reduces the share of electric driving and thereby increases fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions of plug-in hybrid vehicles in real-world driving.

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Nissan has installed 1,000 CHAdeMO quick chargers in Europe

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Nissan has installed 1,000 CHAdeMO quick chargers in Europe. The fast charging unit can recharge the batteries of compatible electric vehicles—Nissan LEAF (Model Year 11 and 13); Nissan e-NV200 (launched 2014); Citroen C-Zero; Mitsubishi i-MiEV; Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV; Peugeot iON—from zero to 80% charge in just 30 minutes, and at zero cost.

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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.) The PHEV does not require the heavy, costly batteries required by other electric cars, nor does it suffer from a limited range or poor freeway performance. Engineering Advantages of PHEV.

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2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron PHEV starting at $37,900 in US

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The Audi PHEV will come in 3 packages: Premium for $37,900; Premium Plus for $42,000; and Prestige for $46,800. Audi expects the PHEV to qualify for a federal tax credit of $4,168. Recharging through a 120-volt outlet takes approximately 8 hours. Home installation of a 240-volt outlet and home charging station are optional. Charge Battery mode uses the gasoline engine to recharge the battery while driving at highway speed.

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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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The fuel-cell system is around 30% more compact than before, can for the first time be housed entirely in the engine compartment and is installed on the usual mounting points like a conventional engine. The asynchronous drive motor and battery pack are installed in the rear of the SUV. CHARGE: charging the high-voltage battery has priority, for example in order to recharge the battery for the maximum overall range prior to refueling with hydrogen or to create power reserves.

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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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The plug-in hybrids have been further developed, and enable rapid recharging from electricity grids via a pantograph on the roof. The 4-cylinder, 5-liter Volvo D5F diesel engine produces 215 bhp and is installed vertically. Video of the Volvo PHEV in Hamburg, including footage of the pantograph in operation.

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Volkswagen and Audi launch sustainability programs for US introduction of e-Golf BEV and A3 e-tron PHEV; carbon offsets with 3Degrees and solar energy

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Volkswagen of America also selected SunPower as VW’s official solar energy partner; Bosch Automotive Service Solutions as its preferred home-charging and installation services provider; and ChargePoint to provide charging stations to the VW dealer network and to provide US e-Golf owners access to consumers to more than 18,000 charging stations nationwide. The charging station and installation will be offered at competitive prices to e-Golf customers. Volkswagen of America, Inc.

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Here Come the PHEVs

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Fisker A nd then there is a Chinese entry called the F6DM , thanks to got2begreen : Plug-in Hybrid to Recharge in 10 Minutes " BYD Automobile Company , a fairly new Chinesecar manufacturer owned by one of the world’s largest makers of cell phone batteries, plans to begin producing and selling plug-in hybrid electric cars in 2008 that can recharge in 10 minutes with iron-based batteries. Audi Metroproject Quattro T his has been a big week of announcements from car manufacturers.

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BMW prices 330e iPerformance PHEV in US starting at $44,695; 14 miles AER

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The battery can be recharged at any domestic power socket and is mounted flat in a particularly crash-safe position underneath the load compartment. kW, can be installed at home or the workplace). BMW is bringing its new 330e iPerformance plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) to US dealers this summer starting at $44,695 including Destination and Handling.

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Toyota Industries Corp. Develops Solar Charging Station for EVs and PHEVs

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Toyota Industries recharger on a stand. By reducing the discharge capacity and integrating the inverter for the air conditioning with the electric compressor, the Electric Compressor maintains the same cooling performance as the previous model with a 20% reduction in total size and weight, making it easier to install into vehicles. Toyota Industries’ solar charging station. Click to enlarge.

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Software Upgrade to Prius PHEV NiMH Conversion Kit Enables All-Electric Driving At Up to 70mph

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kWh NiMH plug-in hybrid (PHEV) conversion kit that enables all-electric mode driving at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour (until the battery pack is depleted) in a converted Prius. Previous Prius PHEV conversion kits—including PICC’s earlier generations ( earlier post )—have been limited by Toyota programming to a top speed of 34 mph in all-electric mode. Ewert Energy Systems video (handheld) of driving a Prius PHEV conversion at highway speeds.

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MPCA to expand EV charging network by more than 2,500 miles in Greater Minnesota; 38 additional fast chargers

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Fast chargers can fully recharge an EV with a 100-mile range in as little as 20 minutes, depending on the car battery. All fast-charging station installations along these highway corridors will be 50 kW stations, providing up to 50 kW in electrical power, and include a Level 2 backup charger.

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Seven-Eleven Japan, Toyota launching next-gen convenience store project in 2019; fuel cell trucks and generators

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Stationary fuel cell generators (FC generators) and rechargeable batteries will be introduced at stores, managed centrally by building energy management systems (BEMS), raising the proportion of renewable energy and electric power derived from hydrogen used. Rechargeable batteries and stationary FC generators—using a Mirai fuel cell stack—will be installed in stores and small FC trucks will be introduced for deliveries to reduce CO 2 emissions.

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INL analysis of 5 large-scale PEV and charging projects finds public charging infrastructure not needed everywhere to enable PEV adoption

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Chrysler Ram Pickup: plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). SCAQMD/EPRI/Via Motors: PHEV vans and pickups. 2013, this combined project installed nearly 17,000 alternating current (AC) Level 2 charging stations for residential and commercial use and more than 100 dual-port direct current (DC) fast chargers in 22 regions across the United States.

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NRG Energy selects AeroVironment to expand eVgo EV charging ecosystem to Dallas/Fort Worth Area

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NRG selected AeroVironment to provide home and public charging systems, installation services, energy usage monitoring and payment and subscription solutions in support of the Houston and DFW ecosystems. In addition to supplying, installing and supporting smart home and public charging stations, AeroVironment will also provide the integrated data collection, communication and analysis systems that will power NRG’s eVgo network. Installation Services.

What Does GM’s “30 New EVs By 2025” Promise Mean for the US Market?

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In the 12 months since sharing the forecast below, multiple new crossover/SUV EVs including the Mustang Mach-E, Volvo EC40 Recharge, Polestar 2, Tesla Model Y Standard Range, Nissan Ariya, VW ID.4, Under promise, over deliver.

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Expert panel report finds achieving 1M plug-in vehicles in US by 2015 would require concentrated action to overcome barriers

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These policies include generous tax credits for consumers and producers, new regulations of vehicle manufacturers, special access to high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes and city parking, loan guarantees and subsidies for companies in the PEV industry, grants for recharging infrastructure, and federal R&D support for more advanced battery technologies. BEVs vs. PHEVS. However, the obstacles to mass commercialization of BEVs are even greater than the obstacles for PHEVs.

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European automotive and automotive battery industries call for extension of the exemption of lead-based batteries from the EU ELV Directive

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This means lead-based batteries are essential in virtually all conventional ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicles, hybrid vehicles (mild, micro and Plug-in-HEV, PHEV) and full electric vehicles. All hybrid, plug-in hybrid and full electric vehicles equipped with high-voltage, advanced rechargeable battery systems also utilize a second electrical system on 12V level for controls, comfort features, redundancy and safety features.

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PHEVLERs are the Zero CO2 Clean Green Machines of the Future

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PHEVLERs are defined as PHEVs with sufficient battery capacity for all electric driving of twice the average daily distance. [ On the other hand, drivers of other vehicles waste considerable time making special trips to refuel their internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles at the liquid fuel station or their battery electric vehicle (BEV) at the rapid recharging station. Slow Level 1 charging [ 11 ] should be used to recharge PHEVLER batteries whenever possible.

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France Launches 14-Point Plan to Accelerate Development of Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids; 1.5B for Charging Infrastructure, New 625M Li-ion Battery Plant

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The government intends for its strategy to lead to the production of two million EVs and PHEVs (combined) by 2020. The 14 elements of the plan are: ADEME (the French Environment and Energy Management Agency) will launch in early 2010 a new call for projects on infrastructure costs, to support plug-in demonstrators and trials combining infrastructure, applications and target territories, and to validate the functioning of the ecosystem of rechargeable vehicles.

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DOE FY17 SBIR Phase I Release 2 topics include fuel cells, EV batteries, engines

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The first is a roadside assistance—portable emergency hydrogen refueler to be carried on roadside assistance vehicles and capable of providing hydrogen to at least three stranded vehicles before needing to be recharged. Applications are sought to develop electrochemical energy storage technologies that support commercialization of micro, mild, and full HEVs, PHEVs, and EVs.

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CMU study finds limited dedicated residential parking and charging a significant barrier to mainstream EV adoption

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Only approximately 22% vehicles currently have access to a dedicated home parking space within reach of an outlet sufficient to recharge a small plug-in vehicle battery pack overnight. Shared street parking and charging may be an option for PHEVs in residential areas, since it is not necessary to charge every night, but dedicated parking with guaranteed access to charging is necessary for BEVs and likely expected by customers who purchase PHEVs.

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Pike Research forecasts China plug-in market to reach 152,000 units/year by 2017, falling short of government targets; BEVs to dominate

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plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) in China by a greater than five-to-one margin during the forecast period, as the incentives and consumer demand in the country favor emissions-free driving. The HEV cars were sold mostly to individual consumers while PHEVs were sold to taxi fleets in Shenzhen and Beijing, as well as to some. BEV/PHEV cars that were. Recharging infrastructure and vehicle and technical standards are lacking.

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FEV, Inc. Launches Full Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Development Center in Michigan

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The HEVDC was developed over a period of two years, with the final phase being the installation of a dedicated chassis dynamometer for hybrid and electric vehicle testing. FEV invested approximately $8 million into development of the HEVDC, which became fully operational with the installation of the vehicle chassis dyno. Electric charging station for PHEVs and EVs. FEV, Inc.,

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Volvo to unveil XC60 gasoline-electric Plug-in Hybrid Concept at Detroit show; system targeted for US and China markets

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In February 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show, Volvo introduced the diesel-electric V60 Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) to go on sale in Europe later this year. It is supplied with power from a 12 kWh lithium-ion battery pack installed under the floor of the load compartment. The battery pack is recharged from a regular power outlet, at home or at a parking place. Recharging time varies with the current. XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept. Click to enlarge.

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Pike forecasts Asia-Pacific to be largest PEV market, with more than 1.2M units by 2015; China to represent 53% of total sales

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The latter will be less of a problem over time as public, private, workplace, and residential charge points are installed in the coming years. In contrast, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) will be the largest category in Japan, which is expected to be the region’s second-largest market for all PEVs. Total PEV sales in Asia-Pacific. Click to enlarge.

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SoCal Edison white paper shares data about PEV usage and charging

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Currently, SCE customers lease or own more than 12,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), both battery electric (BEVs, for about 35%) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs, for about 65%)—about 10% of national EV sales. Current data shows that about 50% of PHEV drivers in the SCE territory charge at Level I (120 volts), resulting in a much lower impact on grid distribution circuits than if more customers charged at Level 2 (240 volts).

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First drive: US spec Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid; 83-86 MPGe with 16-17 mile EV range

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Battery pack capacity vs. electric range for selected PHEVs in the US. Installed under the rear seat, the flat battery is extremely well protected in an area where the high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel components of the occupant cell form an especially strong structure. 240-volt charging replenishes the battery in about 2 hours and 15 minutes; recharging through a 120-volt outlet takes approximately 8 hours.

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Plug-In Hybrids (or Plugin Hybrids)

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Car-Makers Say. Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us Latest from CalCars-News: [ see all latest ] All About Plug-In Hybrids (PHEVs) On this highly popular but long page we address five fundamental topics: Also see: - Frequently Asked Questions - How to Get a Plug-In Hybrid - What Car-Makers Are Saying - Where Plug-in Hybrids Are 1 What are plug-in hybrids?

Burlington Hydro Takes Delivery of First EV in Commercial Fleet Application in Canada

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It is designed to increase understanding of the operating characteristics of an all-electric fleet vehicle, including recharging patterns and requirements; how to optimize the usage and recharging cycle in a “real life” setting; overall performance, drive-cycle, battery state-of-health; and electricity grid impacts. Pioneer Petroleums, Ontario’s largest independent petroleum marketer, will install and operate a recharging station at its Burlington location at 4499 Mainway.

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Governor Pataki On Board

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New York to Convert 600 Hybrids to PHEVs New York Governor George E. Bruno today announced a new $10 million State program to convert vehicles in the State fleet to plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and plans for the construction of a state-of-the-art alternative fuel research laboratory at the Saratoga Technology + Energy Park (STEP). The $10 million PHEV program will encourage the development and deployment of these vehicles, which can achieve a fuel economy of up to 100 miles per gallon.

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UK Government Announces £5,000 Grants Towards Purchase of Electric Drive Vehicles and First Plugged-in Places

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Max 75 g/km for PHEV. Min electric range 10 miles (16 km) PHEV. The first Plugged-In Places are London, Milton Keynes and the North East; and between them they will be installing over 11,000 vehicle recharging points during the next three years. The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed details of the financial incentives that will be made available to buyers of electric cars from January 2011.

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Ford and Microsoft Partnering on EV Smart Charging

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For the vehicle application, Hohm will help owners determine when and how to most efficiently and affordably recharge battery electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles. The Ford SYNC communications and infotainment system, built on the Windows Embedded Automotive platform, has been installed on more than 2 million Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles since its launch in 2007. Ford Motor Company and Microsoft Corp.

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DOE to award up to $9M for Small Business programs in broad range of technologies including vehicles, biomass and hydrogen and fuel cells

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Applicants are sought to develop electrochemical energy storage technologies which support commercialization of micro, mild, and full HEVs, PHEVs, and EVs. Proposals will be deemed non-responsive if the proposed technology is prohibitive to market penetration due to high cost; requires substantial infrastructure investments or industry standardization to be commercially viable; cannot accept high power recharge pulses from regenerative breaking.

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Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Car-Makers Say. Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are This is a mirror of the map at Googles RechargeIt site (including icons for YouTube videos on both PHEVs and EVs). We estimate there are between 125-150 PHEVs worldwide at this time; we hope to get the rest of them on the list!

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US DOE Awards More than $47M in Recovery Act Funding to Advance Smart Grid Development; New Smart Grid Report and Smart Grid Clearinghouse

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Smart grid supports EV and PHEV deployment through real-time pricing structures and bi-directional metering. Real-time pricing would enable customers to recharge vehicles during off-peak hours at reduced cost. These two elements could feasibly enhance the customer’s return on investment (ROI) for EV and PHEV technologies and accelerate market penetration.

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The Business of Plugging In: Building the Full Ecosystem for a Successful Plug-in Vehicle Industry in the US

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Infrastructure, recharging and business models. To get around this, PG&E would like to install a 220 interface in garages with timers and also implement dynamic pricing to encourage customers to charge between 11 at night and 4-5 in the morning. Who is going to install that 240 volt charging system in the garage if that’s what somebody chooses to do?

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Driving the VW e-Golf; strategy, assembly in Wolfsburg, Braunschweig battery plant

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Once the new generations are coming out, if we see a reasonable market share for EVs and PHEVs, we can deliver [those] without having to redevelop. Higher levels of regen allow the driver to slow the vehicle almost to a stop (with “B”), while recharging the battery. Installing the battery pack. The e-Golf. Click to enlarge. The e-Golf (“Das e-Auto” earlier post ), the Volkswagen brand’s second series production battery-electric vehicle after the e-up!,

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More Electric Cars in Las Vegas with Stan Hanel's Story on the RAR'ster. with EVJerr Back to Webblogging, Sunday, 13 September 2009

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Mr. Moore made available his Papillion home’s historic dryer outlet as a recharging site when the roadtrip reached the vicinity of Omaha, Nebraska. This converted Toyota Prius is another type of Plug-in --a PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle). The EVADC chapter became the lead sponsor of an EVducational Tour, called the "Spirit of DC" PHEV All Around America. The PHEV All Around America EVducational Tour highlighted Plug-ins, both pure electrics and PHEVs.

"Spirit of DC" Taking on Las Vegas EVA, Monday Eve, 24 November 2008

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Jerry gave a comprehensive overview of the conversion technology used in the Spirit of DC, including the lead-acid battery pack module installation from Plug-In Supply in Santa Rosa, California. Upon his arrival, Jerry gave a comprehensive overview of the conversion technology used in the Spirit of DC, including the lead-acid battery pack module installation from Plug-In Supply in Santa Rosa, California at: [link] A hydraulic lift assembly for the 300 lb.

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Rapid Charging Electric Cars: How Fast, How Soon?

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

For the standard version, Tesla plans to use a battery that can recharge at a typical 220V outlet in about four hours. Earlier this month, researchers from MIT said they had developed a process that within three years could lead to electric car batteries able to recharge in as little as five minutes. How quickly can we really expect the early generations of electric vehicles to recharge — and what does it mean for the practicality of EVs?

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Smart Grids, Electric Vehicles: A Financial Win-Win for All -- Seeking Alpha

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Millions will plug-in their electric vehicles [EV], plug-in hybrids [PHEV] and fuel cell vehicles [FCV] at night when electricity is cheap, then plug-in during the day when energy is expensive and sell those extra electrons at a profit. Potential benefits include lower utility bills for residents, smarter energy management, better grid reliability, improved energy efficiency, and support for EVs and PHEVs.