How Maryland's Tesla Sales Bill Really Got Passed: Its Sponsor Tells The Story (Video)

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Last week, barely minutes before it adjourned, the Maryland House of Representatives passed a bill authorizing Tesla Motors to sell its electric cars from up to four stores in the state. Politics sales dealers Tesla Motors New car sales state laws Maryland

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

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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 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.

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Is this the country's first Chevrolet Bolt EV police car?

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Now, the small Maryland city of Hyattsville, a suburb of Washington, D.C., police Chevy Police car plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Maryland Drive Electric WeekUsing electric cars as police vehicles has some distinct advantages. Among them are near-silent operation, maximum acceleration from 0 rpm, and a novelty factor that can lead to friendly, beneficial interactions between officers and citizens. has a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV.

2015 Chevrolet Spark EV To Go On Sale In Maryland This Spring

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General Motors said today that it will begin selling its 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV in the state of Maryland this spring, the first East Coast state in which the electric minicar will be available. The Spark EV has a connection to the state: Both its 105-kilowatt (140-horsepower) electric motor and its drive unit are manufactured at a GM plant in

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U. Maryland and Redox Power partnering to commercialize low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells for distributed generation and transportation

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The fuel cells, based upon patented technology developed by professor Eric Wachsman, director of the University of Maryland Energy Research Center (UMERC) in the A. University of Maryland Professor Eric Wachsman describes how solid oxide fuel cells work.

Maryland approves nearly $100M for 172 New Flyer new diesel buses; $800K for hybrid bus retrofits

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The Maryland Transit Administration is now in line to receive $97,845,148 to invest in 172 40-foot advanced clean diesel buses after receiving approval from the Maryland’s Board of Public Works. The Maryland Transit Administration contracted a price of $556,774 per bus New Flyer Industries, plus additional costs for services such as training.

Kia Soul EV Sales Expand Again, To Four Northeast States

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Green Connecticut Maryland New Jersey New York plug-in carsWhen it first went on sale, the Kia Soul EV electric car was only available at select dealers in California. But Kia later followed up on a promise to expand sales when it determined that there was significant interest. Earlier this year, Kia announced the expansion of sales to Oregon, Washington, Georgia, Texas, and Hawaii. DON'T MISS: 2016 Kia.

GM Now Building Chevy Spark EV Electric-Car Motors In Maryland

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Now, that motor is officially in production at the company''s Baltimore Operations plant in White Marsh, Maryland--along with the associated final-drive unit--fulfilling a promise originally made in January 2010 Eighteen months ago, GM announced that it would build the electric motor for its upcoming Chevrolet Spark EV electric car in the U.S.

University of Maryland team creates solid-state Li-ion battery out of one material

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Credit: Maryland NanoCenter Click to enlarge. Engineers at the University of Maryland have created a solid-state Li-ion battery that is made entirely out of one material. Chunsheng Wang, a professor in the University of Maryland’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and his team have made a single material that incorporates the properties of both electrodes (cathode and anode) and electrolyte.

Low-budget Chevy Bolt EV dealer ad normalizes electric cars

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Advertising Videos Chevy Dealership plug-in cars MarylandAh, local car-dealer ads on television. You've likely seen them, usually during the local ad minute on national shows, often late at night or in the cheaper slots. They're mostly formulaic, but each one mixes several elements for its own unique blend of attention-grabbing pitch. DON'T MISS: This family has 2 Chevy Bolt EV electric cars, uses no.

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Univ. of Maryland team develops tin-film on wood fiber anode for Na-ion batteries; targeting grid storage

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Electrochemical performance of the Sn anodes. (a) a) Galvanostatic charge/discharge voltage profiles at a rate of C/10. (b) b) Cycling performance of Sn@WF, Al 2 O 3 coated fiber, and Cu current collector at a rate of C/10.

Univ. of Maryland team develops promising sodium-ion cathode material: FePO4/nanotube composite

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Researchers at the University of Maryland have developed a nanocomposite material of amorphous, porous FePO 4 nanoparticles electrically wired by single-wall carbon nanotubes as a potential cathode material for sodium-ion batteries (SIBs). Systematic diagram for the nanocomposite of SWNT?amorphous amorphous porous FePO 4. nanoparticles. Right. cycling stability at 50 mA/g. Credit: ACS, Liu et al. Click to enlarge.

Dept. of Interior to auction nearly 80,000 acres offshore Maryland for wind energy development

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The US Department of the Interior (DOI) will offer nearly 80,000 acres offshore Maryland for commercial wind energy development in a 19 August 2014 competitive lease sale. Offshore Maryland lease areas. Bluewater Wind Maryland, LLC. Maryland Offshore Wind, LLC.

Chevrolet to begin selling Spark EV in Maryland

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Chevrolet will start selling the Spark EV in Maryland this spring, the electric mini-car’s first entry into the East Coast market. Spark EV is priced as low as $17,845, after federal and Maryland tax credits, and it features a locally sourced electric motor and drive unit, manufactured at General Motors’ Baltimore Operations facility in White Marsh, Md.

Maryland governor releases final Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act Plan

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Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley released the state’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act Plan with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 25% by 2020 from a 2006 baseline. Key programs in the plan include: Maryland Clean Cars Program: This program directly regulates carbon dioxide emissions from motor vehicles. EmPOWER Maryland: This program is designed to reduce both Maryland’s per capita total electricity consumption and peak load demand by 15% by 2015.

Prince George’s County, Maryland converts 5 cargo vans with XL Hybrids’ Systems

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XL Hybrids ( earlier post ) announced the successful installation of its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System in Prince George’s County, Maryland cargo vans. The upfitted hybrid vans are part of the County’s Sustainable Energy Program, which aims to reduce government fleet vehicle petroleum consumption by 20%. With more than four thousand fleet vehicles in our County, we are continuously identifying opportunities to make an impact on the overall sustainability goals.

U Maryland and US Army Research Lab furthering “water-in-salt” electrolyte Li-ion battery; targeting EV use

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University of Maryland (UMD) and US Army Research Lab (ARL) researchers are spearheading a public-private sector collaboration to further develop a lithium-ion battery that would be safer to operate and less costly to dispose of than those currently available on the market.

1,000-mile Nissan Leaf electric-car road trip in the Northeast: are we there yet?

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When my son scored a coveted civil engineering summer internship in Silver Spring, Maryland, the chance for an electric-car road trip from our Boston-area home presented itself. Sure, I could have done the sensible thing and taken my trusty 2006 Toyota Prius, but where would be the adventure in that? Instead, I seized the chance to take my 84-mile

U of Maryland inventors receive patent for cellulose-digesting bacteria that make ethanol; looking for licensees

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Kohn and Seon-Woo Kim are faculty members at the University of Maryland where the organisms were first discovered. The US Patent and Trademark Office has issued patent Nº 9,193,979 for ethanol-tolerant microorganisms that convert cellulosic biomass to ethanol. Inventors Richard A. Earlier post.) The patent describes using the microorganisms to produce ethanol from crop or waste biomass like food waste, crop residues (e.g. corn stalks), algae, or leaves.

NASA selects Amprius and U Maryland for two new battery projects; silicon anode and Li-S

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University of Maryland, College Park: Garnet Electrolyte Based Safe, Lithium-Sulfur Energy Storage. NASA’s Game Changing Development (GCD) program has selected two proposals for Phase II awards targeted toward developing new energy storage technologies to replace the battery systems currently used by America’s space program. Addressing several high priority challenges, NASA is making significant investments to achieve safe and affordable deep space exploration.

University of Maryland wins 2012 Hydrogen Student Design Contest

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The team of the University of Maryland is the winner of the 2012 Hydrogen Student Design Contest, announced on Sunday by the US Department of Energy at the Young Scientist Symposium of the World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2012 in Toronto, Canada. A panel of 16 judges from industry, government and national laboratories awarded the team of the University of Maryland 91% of available points, declaring it the Grand Prize winner.

U Maryland team devises new method to stabilize high-capacity Si anodes for Li-ion batteries: interfacial oxygen

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Researchers at the University of Maryland have improved the cycle life of silicon/carbon matrix-composite electrodes by 300%, even at mass loadings, solely by the chemical tailoring of the interface between the silicon and the carbon with atomic oxygen.

2015 Chevy Spark EV In MD, Japan's Hydrogen Plans, 10K Plug-In Cars In Canada: Today's Car News

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In the meantime, we''ve got news that the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car will be sold in Maryland, Japan''s hydrogen plans ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics, and Canada gets its We''re on the ground at the 2015 Washington Auto Show today, and so apologize for the slower pace of story publishing. We''ll be back to our normal schedule tomorrow.

Univ. of Maryland researchers using modified Tobacco Mosaic Virus as template for Li-ion electrodes

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Funding for the research comes from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy Office of Basic Energy Sciences, the Maryland Technology Development Corporation, and the Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the University of Maryland.

NSF awards Univ. of Maryland and Genovation $438K to develop novel hybrid energy storage system for EVs

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The National Science Foundation has selected a project by researchers at the University of Maryland and their partners from Genovation Cars ( earlier post ) for a $438,418 GOALI (Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry) award to develop a novel hybrid energy storage system for electric vehicles. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, with Steven Rogers, president and CTO of Genovation Cars.

8 ZEV states announce US ZEV sales top 260,000 units

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The other seven states—Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont—account for more than 135,000 vehicles. Maryland provides another example, having provided $1 million for new charging infrastructure, as well as financial incentives for consumers. Maryland expanded a tax credit for vehicle purchase and leasing and converted a tax credit for charging equipment to a rebate.

New Maryland Laws Helps EV Uptake, Reduce Commuting Time.

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metropolitan area is one of three key markets for the roll-out for the current wave of electric cars and yesterday residents of Maryland were given a whole new set of incentives to go electric. The Washington D.C. Democratic Governor Martin O'Malley signed two historic bills into state law to give residents an additional $2,000 excise motor

Maryland, DOE and Daimler Trucks North America begin deployment of 143 heavy-duty hybrid electric and hybrid hydraulic trucks

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The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) with the US Department of Energy (DOE) and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has launched the deployment of 143 heavy-duty Freightliner hybrid electric and Freightliner Custom Chassis hybrid hydraulic trucks under the Maryland Hybrid Truck Initiative ( MHTI ).

Scientists develop new gasoline fuel cell

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But according to scientists at the University of Maryland, that’s where we’re going wrong in the race to produce cleaner forms of transport. "There Fuel Cells hydrogen research SOFCs University of MarylandWhen we think of fuel cells, most people automatically think of hydrogen as the fuel of choice. "There is a problem in the perception of the public and policy makers, and in [.].

Momentum Dynamics says it will deliver 200 kW wireless charging for bus market this year

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Daga said the company is planning to deliver two wireless charging systems to municipal agencies this year in Maryland and Washington state. Wireless charging company Momentum Dynamics ( earlier post ) says it will deliver 200kW wireless (inductive) charging systems in 2016 for the municipal bus market.

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Honda Fit EV Electric-Car Leasing Expands To Northeast

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The electric Fit will be available at selected locations in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey later this month. Honda has confirmed the five East Coast locations in which its 2013 Honda Fit EV will be leased, joining the West Coast markets of California and Oregon.

MD Boosts Electric-Car Tax Credit, CA Adds Funds To Rebate Program

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On April 7, the Maryland General Assembly passed HB 1345 (via Charged EVs), which now awaits the signature of Governor Martin O''Malley. Government incentives are a major perk of electric-car ownership, and two states have now ensured that more people are encouraged to drive zero-emission vehicles. The bill--introduced by Delegate Brian K

Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

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From Washington DC as I return from an LED lighting retrofit at the giraffe house in the Maryland Zoo , a project site visit to the waterways of Maryland’s oyster restoration efforts , and meetings with elected officials, nonprofit organizations and potential EcoMedia advertisers. .

Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

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From Washington DC as I return from an LED lighting retrofit at the giraffe house in the Maryland Zoo , a project site visit to the waterways of Maryland’s oyster restoration efforts , and meetings with elected officials, nonprofit organizations and potential EcoMedia advertisers. .

Toyota's New Combustion Engine, CA Electric-Car Incentives, New Scion Models: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: Toyota demonstrates a new combustion engine that generates electricity directly, California and Maryland boost their electric-car incentive programs, and new Scion small cars are in the works. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Toyota''s new Free Piston Engine Linear Generator can generate electricity directly

Tesla Model S Road Trip: Electric Cars Make It From DC To CT

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Just days after the negative review of the Tesla Model S in The New York Times, a group of Tesla owners had finalized plans to re-create the reviewer's trip from Maryland to Groton, Connecticut. It all took less than a week. On Saturday, some 30 electric car fans showed up at the Tesla Motors Rockville Service Center on a gloomy, cold morning in

Ballard, Univ. of Maryland and Army Research Lab Partner on Fuel Processing Technology for Operation of Fuel Cells With Non-Hydrogen Fuels

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Fuel cell designer and manufacturer Ballard Power Systems, with founding partners University of Maryland (UMD) and US Department of Defense Army Research Laboratory (ARL), has launched a new center of excellence for the advancement of fuel processing technology. The new center—named FuelWorks—will be located at the University of Maryland in College Park.

GM To Build Electric Motor For Chevy Spark EV Domestically

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Chevrolet announced today that it would build the electric motor for its upcoming Spark EV battery electric car in a plant in Maryland. The carmaker also released the power specification for the motor, which will offer 85 kilowatts (114 hp) of peak output and roughly two-thirds of that in sustained operation. That will be far more horsepower than

UMD researchers report solution to high interfacial impedance hampering developing of high-performance solid-state Li-ion batteries

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Now, team of researchers at the University of Maryland Energy Research Center and A.

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NASA’s hybrid computer enables Raven’s autonomous docking capability

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A hybrid computing system developed at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is the enabling technology behind an ambitious experiment testing a relative navigation and autonomous docking capability known as Raven.

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