Mitsubishi Motors North America adds AeroVironment to authorized list of charger suppliers

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as an additional authorized and approved nationwide supplier of EV home charging systems, on-site installation services and support for the 2012 i-MiEV. AeroVironment’s turnkey solution includes its UL-listed home charging station, permit acquisition, installation, customer training, 24/7 customer service and a three-year warranty on both parts and installation labor. < —Yoichi Yokozawa, President & CEO of Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. /p>.

TCEQ offering $37.8M in grants for natural gas vehicle conversions and purchases

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Grants are available in one or more of the counties listed under the Clean Transportation Triangle (CTT) program, to include nonattainment areas, affected counties, and other counties inside the triangle area. Projects eligible for funding under this program must result in at least a 25% reduction of NO x emissions. Vehicles funded under the TNGVGP must be operated in one or more of the eligible counties by the grantee at least 75% of the time.

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US Marine Corps purchases two Smith Electric Trucks

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The USMC becomes the first military organization to order Smith Newtons through the Government Services Administration (GSA) schedule; a list of approved suppliers to Federal government agencies. the Corps’ largest West Coast training facility, and home of the First Marine Expeditionary Force. Smith Electric Vehicles US Corporation has sold two all-electric Smith Newton trucks to the United States Marine Corps (USMC).

Texas to grant $18M for natural gas vehicle purchases or repowers

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The predetermined grant amounts are to reimburse between 60% to 90% of the incremental cost of the natural gas vehicles and engines and are based on the fuel capacity, usage, and weight class of the grant-funded vehicles. A list of participating dealers is available on the Texas Emission Reductions Plan (TERP) website.

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CORE BioFuel Inc. Enters into Biogasoline Purchase and Distribution Agreement with Elbow River Marketing LP

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a Canadian biofuel company that is commercializing its MKS Gasoline Synthesis Process to convert biomass to gasoline ( earlier post ), has entered into an agreement with Elbow River Marketing Limited Partnership for the purchase and distribution of 100% of the biogasoline produced by the CORE BioFuel wood to gasoline production facility to be built in Houston, British Columbia. list of products is a natural extension for our company and one we are excited to be part of.

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Top 7 Best, Classy and Fastest Electric Cars In Today?s World

DIY Electric Car

Instead of being dependent on gas, cars make use of electricity that can power your vehicle. For instance, you have battery life and even ugly designs of the past. You might be wondering what made Chevy Volt in our list of 10 fastest electric cars today?

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DOT awards more than $112M to 46 transit projects; more than half for purchases of new hybrid, battery-electric or fuel-cell buses

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has selected 46 transit projects to share more than $112 million in funding to promote innovative and clean-fuel transit projects from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Fifty-five percent of the total award will go to 24 projects acquiring hybrid-electric, full battery-electric, or fuel-cell electric buses or transit vehicles. 18 projects replacing older buses with hybrid-electric models will receive a total of $39.2

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Tesla Sales Now Legal As Little Maryland Goes Big On Electric Cars

Green Car Reports

Well, add one more to the list of states where Tesla Motors can legally sell its electric cars--and do so without having to use franchised dealers. Buyers then complete their purchase of the car. The Maryland General Assembly has reversed a ban on direct sales by Tesla, which displays its cars in Tesla Store and "gallery" facilities it operates. Green Maryland Politics Tesla Motors dealers dealerships plug-in cars state laws

Charlotte Douglas International Airport to buy 5 Proterra electric buses; 9th airport

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Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) has agreed to purchase five 35-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses and five 125 kW Proterra plug-in charging systems. CLT, which serves approximately 46 million passengers each year, becomes the ninth airport to purchase Proterra electric buses for ground transportation and joins a growing list of major airports across the US that are electrifying their fleets.

Philadelphia Joins Coalition

Plug In Partners

C ity of P hiladelphia Council of the City of Philadelphia (Resolution No. 051211) RESOLUTION Supporting the development and purchase of flexible-fuel plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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A big week for electric vehicles

Revenge of the Electric Car

REVENGE OF THE ELECTRIC CAR RELEASES ON DVD JANUARY 24TH! And on that very same day the town of Normal, IL will take delivery of 6 electric fleet vehicles from Mitsubishi, as part of the EVtown collaborative- an effort to make Bloomington-Normal, IL a model town for the future of electric cars. We are distributing our film independently and have a lot of costs to cover; so we first ask that you purchase the film directly from our distributor, New Video.

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New Ipsos study on autonomous driving finds most Americans simply enjoy the act of driving their vehicle

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The study confirms new car buyers are simply not ready to hand over the driving responsibilities to their vehicle, even for a short amount of time. A key and possibly overlooked revelation is that almost 70% of new car buyers simply enjoy driving. They have spent a lot of money on their vehicle and want to drive it. This implies a tremendous lack of trust in the system’s ability to safely self-drive.

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Plug In Partners

W hen we started the Plug In Partner initiative, our primary objective was to create a nationwide campaign to urge automakers to accelerate development of plug-in hybrid vehicles. And of course, those screens will be completely configurative.

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Attaching the Motor to the Transmission

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Installation of adaptor on motor is complete. You will need to purchase new bolts of the appropriate size, thread, and length to accommodate your bell housing and the profile plate. If these dowels were not salvageable, order new ones from the dealer for your make of vehicle.

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Summer Update

Plug In Partners

We thank our partners for your wide range of support in this important endeavor and are grateful for everyone’s efforts and dedication in making this campaign an overwhelming success to this point. Mayor Wynn will introduce the two speakers and give an update on the status of the campaign.

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Visiting Synkromotive and Learning about Deka 9A31s

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I visted Synkromotive two days ago to look into becoming a Beta tester of their new motor controller. During our discussions, they told me about their history with the Deka group 31 series of batteries, which I'm seriously considering using for the Civic-EV project. The bus companies were very frustrated because the batteries kept dying after 10-12 months of operation. I took notes on the conference in case people want to see a huge list of factoids.

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Electric van man to get £8,000 grant

Green Cars News

Commercial vehicle buyers will be able to claim grants worth up to £8,000 towards the purchase of seven different electric vans. The list of first electric vans eligible for the new Plug-in Van subsidies have been revealed this morning, before the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) begins distributing the grants from March.

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Gas Mileage For Every 2013 SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

The average cost for a gallon of gas at the time of this post was $3.74. In fact, some areas of California are already at more than $5 per gallon. Using information from, we put together a list of the most fuel-efficient SUV models for 2013.

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Gulf Racing Fuels to buy Gevo isobutanol for 16.1% blend in off-road fuels

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Gulf Racing Fuels has contracted to purchase isobutanol from Gevo for Gulf’s new line of off-road fuels containing 16.1% isobutanol as the platform for the new line of fuels. —Jess Hewitt of Gulf Racing Fuels. and has a list of partners including The Coca-Cola Company, Toray Industries, and LANXESS, Inc., an affiliate of LANXESS Corporation, among others.

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2010 Yukon Hybrid Options

Hybrid SUV Blog

Like the sharing that goes on between the GMC Sierra and the Chevrolet Silverado Hybrids, the 2010 GMC Yukon Hybrid is a virtual replica of the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid underneath the skin. If you are planning to purchase one of these new green Yukons, bring your checkbook (and your banker).

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Québec moves forward with a zero-emission vehicle standard

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Automakers that sell or lease a yearly average of more than 4,500 new vehicles (all light models combined) will be subject to the ZEV standard. In its 2015-2020 Transportation Electrification Action Plan, Québec set a target of 100,000 registered plug-in vehicles by 2020. The bill gives the Government of Québec the powers it needs to require car manufacturers to sell a minimum of zero-emission vehicles through a tradable credit system.

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Opinions and Rants

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

For those of you who have read my blog entries in the past, you know I've blown up the internal FETs of the DC-DC over five times and spent countless hours reverse-engineering the circuit with experts at work to see just what could possibly be wrong with the system. They didn't respond to my e-mails and their response to Electro Auto was along the lines of "there's nothing wrong with our DC-DC converters, it's your problem. It provides less than 50% of the original ICE power.

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California ARB approves more rebate funding for hybrid and zero-emission cars, trucks, buses9

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The California Air Resources Board approved $27 million for its Air Quality Improvement Program, a statewide effort to provide incentives for the purchase of advanced-technology passenger cars and heavy-duty trucks. ARB will use the majority of those funds for its California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project to provide incentives for the purchase of zero-emission and plug-in hybrid passenger cars.

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Are Hybrids Really 25% Safer?

Hybrid SUV Blog

This was according to a recent study by the Highway Loss Data Institute ( HLDI ) where the main factor cited was the increased weight of hybrids (in part due to hybrid battery packs). We have covered hybrid SUV safety here before, and compared hybrid safety to that of other vehicles as well.

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Mercedes-Benz selects Plug Power fuel cell technology for lift truck fleet

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MBUSI) has purchased 72 Plug Power GenDrive hydrogen fuel cell units to operate its Hyster electric lift truck fleet in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The GenDrive fuel cells will power a portion of the automotive plant’s lift truck fleet. Mercedes-Benz is an exciting customer to add to Plug Power's growing list of fuel cell adopters. Powered by hydrogen, GenDrive delivers a constant flow of power to the truck and offers a fueling cycle that takes just minutes.

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New York launches $19M truck voucher incentive program; $9M for EVs, $10M for alt fuels

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Cuomo announced a $19-million New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program to encourage the purchase of battery-electric commercial trucks as well as other energy-efficient transportation, including hybrid and CNG (compressed natural gas) trucks. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) estimates that this program could encourage the purchase or retrofit of up to 1,000 low-emission trucks in areas of the state with the poorest air quality.

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Cal Energy Commission grants Hydrogen Energy California suspension, denies request to terminate power plant project

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Hydrogen Energy California LLC submitted the request for suspension 5 May to allow more time to identify a partner to purchase carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) produced by the plant and negotiate a carbon sequestration agreement, key components of the project’s 2009 revised AFC. According to the application, the plant would gasify blends of petroleum coke and coal to produce syngas that would fuel a combustion turbine to produce electricity.

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NHTSA to include 2 automatic emergency braking systems in NCAP recommendations

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The addition is the latest in a long history of safety innovations covered in a new NHTSA''s new report, which uses data from the agency’s Fatal Accident Reporting System to create a statistical model that estimated safety technologies have saved 613,501 lives since 1960. Today marks an enormous leap in the evolution of auto safety by encouraging adoption of new technologies to keep drivers and their passengers safe on our roads.

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Ford triples number of US dealers certified to sell plug-in vehicles

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Ford has tripled to more than 200 the number of US dealers certified to sell its lineup of plug-in electrified vehicles, including the new C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid that is on sale now and delivers the equivalent of 105 mpg combined in electric mode. Ford recently began production of the C-MAX Energi at its Michigan Assembly Plant. Each showroom will have point-of-purchase display materials including digital assets and window signage.

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Kohl’s Department Stores expands charging station initiative with 18 additional locations; 101 stations in total

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Kohl’s Department Stores will expand its plug-in vehicle charging station initiative with 36 new stations across 18 additional Kohl’s locations by the end of fall 2012. With the expansion, Kohl’s shoppers will be able to take advantage of a total of 101 charging stations at 52 Kohl’s locations across 14 states. Each of the participating Kohl’s locations will have two or three parking spaces reserved for EV drivers to charge at no cost while they shop.

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ARB Soliciting Grantee for $19M Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Program

Green Car Congress

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is soliciting a Grantee for the $19 million Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project ( HVIP ), the first of several projects approved by the Board in the AB 118 Air Quality Improvement Program Funding Plan for Fiscal Year 2010-11. The HVIP is intended to help accelerate the deployment of new hybrid and zero-emission trucks and buses in California by providing vouchers for the purchase of eligible new vehicles.

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Mascoma announces FDA favorable review of its next-gen bioengineered yeast; improved corn ethanol yield

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Mascoma Corporation, a renewable fuels company, announced that the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine has completed its scientific review and supports the use of TransFerm Yield+, a bioengineered yeast, as a processing aid in the production of animal feed, which is a by-product of the corn ethanol conversion process. It is the latest commercial application of Mascoma’s proprietary consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) technology platform.

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Volkswagen of America to invest $10M in EV charging infrastructure by 2016; calls for more legislative support to spur EV adoption

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Volkswagen of America will invest $10 million by 2016 to support the build-out of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the US, said Jörg Sommer, vice president, product marketing and strategy. At the same time, Sommer said in his presentation at the 2015 Electric Drive Congress in Washington DC, continued legislative support is needed to reach the next level of electric vehicle adoption. How do we get to mass acceptance of EVs here?

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A 100 m.p.g. truck? A Bright IDEA | | Detroit Free Press

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

A largely unknown automaker  Bright Automotive of Anderson, Ind. mark has pretty much been the Holy Grail in the land of alternative vehicles for some time. For years now, inventors and sellers of electric car conversion kits have been blasting traditional automakers for not providing the 100 m.p.g. Now, of course, Bright Automotive is ready to unveil the IDEA, with the expectation it will have 50,000 ready for sale in 2013.


Demonstration series hydraulic hybrid transit bus yields fuel economy of 6.9 mpg, 110% better than conventional diesel, 30% better than electric hybrids

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The BUSolutions demonstrator LCO-140H (Low Cost of Ownership–1 st 40-foot Hybrid) series hydraulic hybrid transit bus yields fuel economy of 6.9 Elements of the hydraulic hybrid powertrain. Because of this, the process was bounded and specific components were limited to change.

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Top 15 Nissan LEAF markets in US in 2013

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Nissan provided a list of the top 15 markets in the US for the Nissan LEAF battery-electric vehicle. Nissan LEAF sales in the United States are up by 335% year-over-year since the launch of the enhanced 2013 model in March. Top 15 LEAF market year-to-date in 2013.

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Audi to offer AT&T Mobile Share Value plan for Audi connect in 2015 A3, S3, Q3 models

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Audi of America and AT&T will provide owners of 2015 A3, S3 and Q3 models equipped with Audi connect the option of adding their connected cars to an AT&T Mobile Share Value data plan, starting 1 Oct. With a Mobile Share Value Plan, customers can purchase a monthly allotment of data to share among their connected devices, including the all-new Audi premium compact and crossover models equipped with Audi connect. 499 for 30 months, 30GB of data. $10

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Volvo’s Polestar 1 PHEV makes European debut; pre-orders open 13 March

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Polestar 1 is an electric performance hybrid 2+2 GT coupé which produces 600 horsepower and 1,000 N·m of torque, as well as 150 km (93 miles) of all-electric range—the longest AER of any hybrid car in the world.

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California Air Resources Board Unveils $3.7M in Rebates for Plug-in Hybrid and Zero-Emission Vehicles

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million in rebates for plug-in hybrid and zero emissions vehicles as part of an overall $42.3 The rebates offer up to $5,000 for the purchase of zero-emission (e.g., battery electric or fuel cell) and plug-in hybrid light-duty vehicles and up to $20,000 for the purchase of ARB-certified or approved zero-emission commercial vehicles on a first-come, first-served basis. The California Air Resources Board announced $3.7

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California Public Utilities Commission approves PG&E EV charging program for 7,500 charging stations in NorCal

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Under the approved program , PG&E will primarily deploy stations at multi-family dwellings and workplaces, with electricity price based on time-of-use to encourage drivers to fill up during off-peak hours or when renewable energy is abundant. Each program has a goal of using lessons learned to improve future, larger scale deployments in the state. Over the course of this proceeding, those involved submitted a total of five different EV charging proposals.

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Westport acquires Clean Energy’s BAF natural gas vehicle business for $25M

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subsidiaries of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., ServoTech offers a total engineering solution from initial concept phase to prototype hardware and final prove-out, including design and development of electronic products, software development, automotive exhaust simulation and testing, spark-ignition gasoline and diesel emissions technology, and offers technical training and education in a variety of subject areas. Natural gas engine company Westport Innovations Inc.

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Ford increasing EV-certified dealerships in US to 900; 3,405 plug-in vehicles sold in total so far

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Ford will have one-third of its US dealers in all 50 states—more than 900— certified to sell the Focus Electric battery electric vehicle (BEV) and C-MAX Energi and Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) by spring. For January 2013, Ford reported sales of 81 Focus Electric battery-electric vehicles and 338 C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Research indicates that 60 percent of new vehicle shoppers are considering hybrid products.

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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

chillin' in the Las Vegas warmth of 110-degrees day, 27 July 2009. However, unlike most couples traveling the highways of the USA during the summer, they wanted to do it in an environmentally-friendly way that would also help benefit charitable organizations and draw publicity to environmental efforts in each region of the country that they would visit. Georg also enlisted the help of University of Iowa computer programmer/engineer Karen Pease.