Campaign Begins

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The vans, which have a 20-mile all-electric range, will be outfitted with either nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries or lithium ion (Li-Ion) batteries. EV world NATIONAL COALITION LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO URGE AUTOMAKERS TO PRODUCE PLUG-IN HYBRID VEHICLES WASHINGTON, D.C.—January

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ARPA-E awarding $36M to 22 projects in RANGE program for transformative EV storage

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University of California Los Angeles. The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) will develop a new acid-based, high-power, long-life battery that addresses the cycle life issues plaguing lead-acid batteries today. Rare-Earth Free NiMH Alloy for EV Batteries. BASF will develop metal hydride alloys using new, low cost metals for use in high-energy nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries.

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Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are

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EnergyCS, March 2005 Greg Hanssen, Pete Nortman and team Los Angeles County, CA 3. EnergyCS/Clean-Tech, May 2005 EnergyCS Los Angeles County, CA 4. South Coast Air Quality Management District, March 2006 EnergyCS Los Angeles County, CA 8. City of Santa Monica, May 2006 EnergyCS Los Angeles County, CA 12.

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Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog -

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Even so, most next gen EV manufacturers are focused on lithium ion (and to a lesser extent NiMH) as the core technology to power their cars. Many of the first Prius hybrids that were released are still running strong on their NiMH batteries after 100,000+ miles.

Toyota FCV Mirai launches in LA; initial TFCS specs; $57,500 or $499 lease; leaning on Prius analogy

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In addition to the vehicle’s introduction in Japan, Toyota launched the Mirai—a four-door, mid-size fuel cell sedan with performance that fully competes with traditional internal combustion engines—in Los Angeles on the eve of the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell Fleet Passes 1M-Mile Mark In Project Driveway

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A 35 kW NiMH battery pack (about 1.8 More than 80,000 people in New York, Washington, DC, and Greater Los Angeles, volunteered to drive the vehicles as part of Project Driveway, which began in November 2007. The Equinox fuel cell vehicle. Click to enlarge. On Friday, the fleet of Chevrolet Equinox fuel cell electric vehicles involved in GM’s Project Driveway—the largest consumer fuel cell vehicle demonstration project to date ( earlier post )—passed the 1-million mile mark.

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NREL study finds gasoline hybrid delivery trucks substantially reduce emissions and beat or maintain fuel economy compared to diesel vehicles

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FedEx Express has deployed 20 gasoline hybrid electric vehicles (gHEVs) on parcel delivery routes in the Sacramento and Los Angeles areas. Ah NiMH battery pack. Criteria emissions by drive cycle. Source: Barnitt 2011. Click to enlarge. NREL’s Fleet Test and Evaluation Team recently completed a year-long technology evaluation of gasoline hybrid electric (gHEV) FedEx Express delivery trucks compared with conventional diesel vehicles.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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2010 Prius designed to be manufactured with NiMH or Lithium batteries. The Omori factory currently produces NiMH cells. About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Carmakers Say.

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Toyota Previews Generation III 2010 Prius Hybrid

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Toyota also previewed the vehicle this weekend in Los Angeles via its “Prius Connection” program for select early adopters and enthusiast forum participants, attracting potential buyers from across the US and Canada. Nominal pack voltage of the nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery remains at 201.6 by Mike Millikin and Jack Rosebro. The 2010 Prius. Click to enlarge.

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