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

Auto Alliance pushing for passage of Maryland SB 1234 that would require state purchase of ZEVs; 50% of LDVs by 2026

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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Auto Alliance) is strongly supporting the passage of Maryland’s SB 1234 , a bill that would require the State of Maryland to purchase zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) for state fleets. Maryland is one of nine states that has adopted California’s ZEV Mandate. While the mandate requires that 15% of all vehicles sold in the state by 2025 be ZEV, as of today less than one percent (0.65%) of vehicles sold in Maryland meet that standard.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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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

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.

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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 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.

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.

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.

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. .

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 ).

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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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.

Free Electric-Car Charging For Ford C-Max Energi Owners (For 3 Years)

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California incentives plug-in cars charging Maryland eVgo charging networkCharging an electric car is already much cheaper than paying for gasoline, but free charging can be even more attractive. Tesla offers its free network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations and Level 2 AC stations, and Nissan has offered free charging as a promotion to drive showroom traffic. Now, Ford is jumping on the free-charging bandwagon.

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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.

2015 Chevrolet Spark EV Price Cut To $25,995; $139 Lease, No Money Down

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California incentives Pricing plug-in cars Prices Maryland Chevy Spark Spark EV compliance car Oregon The suggested retail price of the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car will be cut by $1,650, to $25,995, GM announced today. Chevrolet''s chief global marketing officer, Tim Mahoney, announced the price cut today in a luncheon speech at the Washington Automotive Press Association. Mahoney also said Chevy will offer the Spark EV electric minicar on.

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Hybrid trucks go into service in the US

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If you live in the US state of Maryland you might want to keep your eyes peeled for a host of hybrid trucks that have just been deployed in the state. The Maryland Energy Administration teamed with the US Department of Energy and Daimler Trucks North America to bring 143 heavy duty Freightliner hybrid electric [.]. Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news green trucks heavy duty trucks hybrid trucks Maryland Maryland Energy Administration

Iron triflouride could make better electric-car batteries

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Researchers at the University of Maryland, in conjunction with Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a new battery cathode material that they say could triple the energy density of lithium-ion batteries. The new material is an engineered variety of iron trifluoride, a well-known material that has had problems with rechargeability and low. Batteries

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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 [.].

Twitter poll results: More electric cars get charged at work than at public chargers

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New York and Maryland. Electric-car charging is going through a growth spurt. Volkswagen is spending big money through Electrify America to set up high-speed charging stations, as a result of the settlement terms of the Dieselgate emissions cheating scandal. Northeastern states are banding together to coordinate a rollout of electric car chargers. Polls

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Advanced Biofuels USA receives USDA grant for feasibility study of eastern shore energy beet-to-jetfuel project

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The US Department of Agriculture has provided $16,893 to Advanced Biofuels USA , a Maryland-based 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization, for a feasibility study of producing bio-jetfuel from energy beets grown on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The study will look at the technical and economic aspects of a project being developed by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), Purdue University, and Maryland small businesses.

UMD IBBR awarded DOE grant to investigate how to protect biofuel crop poplar trees from disease

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The University of Maryland (UMD) Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) has been award ed a $1.1million US Department of Energy (DOE) grant to elucidate the mechanism of rust pathogenesis in poplar in an effort to engineer durable resistance for this important, second-generation biofuel crop. Initial seed funding was also provided by the University Maryland Strategic Partnership: MPowering the State.

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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

Chevrolet cuts price on Spark EV; with incentives and “bonus cash”, as low as $14,995

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California and Maryland Spark EV owners may also qualify for a $2,500 California state rebate or $2,300 Maryland excise tax exemption. Additional Chevrolet bonus cash is also available: $1,000 in California, $1,200 in Maryland, and $3,500 in Oregon.

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UMD researchers create new architecture for solid-state Li metal batteries

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Researchers at the University of Maryland have designed a flexible lithium-ion conducting ceramic textile featuring fast lithium-ion conductors, good electrochemical stability, and scalable processing approaches to device integration for solid-state lithium metal batteries.

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Researchers develop non-flammable fluorinated electrolyte for Li-metal anodes with aggressive cathode chemistries; toward a 500 Wh/kg goal

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Researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD), the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL), and Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) have developed a non-flammable fluorinated electrolyte that supports the most aggressive and high-voltage cathodes in a Li-metal battery. Chunsheng Wang, professor in the University of Maryland’s Clark School’s Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, collaborated with Kang Xu at ARL and Khalil Amine at ANL on these new electrolyte materials.

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DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Office to host a fuel cell car ride-and-learn at ECS 232

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) is hosting a Ride-and-Learn at the 232 nd Electrochemical Society (ECS) fall meeting next week at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Maryland. The Ride-and-Learn is open to all ECS attendees, first come, first served. DOE is also providing an update on hydrogen and fuel cell cars at the Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell Plenary Session.

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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