Proterra sells seven battery-electric transit buses to Nashville MTA

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US-based Proterra Inc recently announced the sale of seven battery-electric buses and an electric charging station to Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (Nashville MTA). and delivered to Nashville this year. The funds for the zero-emission electric buses and the electric charging station are the result of Nashville MTA’s successful application for a federal Clean Fuels grant and local matching funds from the city.

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Nashville Latest City to Install Coulomb Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

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The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County is the first municipality in the State of Tennessee to install and deploy Coulomb ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations for plug-in electric vehicles. The charging stations are now installed in downtown Nashville in a new 700-space parking garage located on the Fulton Campus.

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Is GM's U.S. Boss Scared By The 2011 Nissan Leaf Electric Car?

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But in a recent interview with the Nashville Business Journal, the man responsible for starting the GM Performance Division took his dislike to a whole new level. You’d hardly expect Mark Reuss, the North American President of General Motors, to be a fan of the primary rival to the company's 2011 Chevrolet Volt. Reuss was so brutal we

PHEV Day 164 - 23 March 2009. B-Day Run to Nashville, Tennessee - 47th State Capitol

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Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - From Home Sweet LOCSEC Home of Memphis Mensan, Trisha Nelson, with a charged up "Spirit" and a well rested EVJerr, the EVenture to Nashville began at a leisure pace so as to enjoy the fast-turning-green forest of the Tennessee countryside. The Blue Highways were Hwy 64 and Hwy 100, which had us moving right along to Nashville, TN. EVer from Nashville, the 47th State Capitol, on EVJerr's B-day, "Spirit" & EVJerry

Working PHEV Days of R & R in Clarksville, Tennessee -- Starting on Eve of 24 March 2009. After Doing Nashville, 47th State Capitol !!!

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Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - This Tuesday eve, 24 March 2009, finds the "Spirit" happily a'charging while EVJerr's a'settling in for some heavy duty R & R'ing at Carol Stichal's Home Sweet Clarksville Home, after doing Nashville, 47th State Capitol visited on PHEV All Around America! before heading back to Nashville for a rendez vous with prospective EAA'rs there in hopes of forming up NEVA -- Nashville EVA and Tennessee's 3rd EAA Chapter.

BMW i and EVgo expanding ChargeNow DC Fast program; 500 more fast chargers in US; no-cost DC and Level 2 for BMW i3 drivers

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Nashville, TN. At the Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW of North America announced, in cooperation with NRG EVgo, the expansion of the ChargeNow DC Fast program. Earlier post.) As part of its ongoing commitment to the growth of a robust public DC Fast charging infrastructure, BMW is supporting EVgo’s installation of an incremental 500 DC Fast Combo chargers, to benefit BMW i3 customers and all EV drivers in the US with DC Fast Combo charging capability.

Nissan Leaf Electric-Car Buyers Really ARE Different, Says Dealer

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As Nashville Business Journal reports, Leaf customers are already pretty sure they want a Leaf when they walk onto the lot. So who buys a Nissan Leaf? Not, as you may be unsurprised to learn, the sort of person who doesn't really care what they buy, says one Nissan dealer. It's typically a very educated customer who's doing the Leaf," explains

Music city to go electric

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Electric Avenue will soon arrive in Music City USA as the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County became the first municipality in the State of Tennessee to install and deploy Coulomb ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations. The charging stations, designed for plug-in electric vehicles, have been installed in downtown Nashville as part of a new 700 space parking garage located on the Fulton Campus.

Top 15 Nissan LEAF markets in US in 2013

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Nashville, home of Nissan Americas headquarters and the plants that assemble both LEAF and its battery. In Nashville, Nissan gives credit to a robust charging infrastructure and a core group of employee enthusiasts who raised awareness of the practicality of the vehicle in the market in 2011.

ICCT paper assesses leading regional EV markets in US and policies behind them

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Twelve of the 26 metropolitan areas have six or more city-level actions in place to promote electric vehicles: Ann Arbor, Indianapolis, Boulder, Fort Collins, Atlanta, Austin, Nashville, Seattle, Portland, San Jose, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco.

UPS to purchase ~700 LNG trucks, build 4 refueling stations by end of 2014

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New UPS-built fueling stations in Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis, Tenn., UPS plans to purchase approximately 700 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks and to build four refueling stations by the end of 2014. Once completed, the LNG private fleet will be one of the most extensive in the US. An initial investment of more than $18 million to build fueling stations will be supported by the purchase of the 700 LNG tractors and continued expansion of the natural gas fleet in the US.

BMW i Ventures makes strategic investment in electric bus company Proterra; part of $55M round

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Currently, the company has sold more than 400 vehicles to cities and communities in the US, including Seattle, Dallas, Nashville, San Jose, Philadelphia and Reno. Electric bus manufacturer Proterra has closed a $55-million Series 6 round, on the heels of an oversubscribed $140-million Series 5 in January.

GM Maven introduces monthly offering for members; vehicles include the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Volt

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and Canada: Ann Arbor, Michigan; Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; Jersey City, New Jersey; Nashville, Tennessee; New York City; Orlando, Florida; Phoenix; San Diego; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.; Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, has expanded its offerings to include a new monthly service, Maven Reserve. Maven members pay a monthly fee to reserve a new GM vehicle loaded with technology for 28 days.

APTA: public transportation ridership up 5% in first quarter 2012

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The five commuter rail systems that reported the next highest increases were located in: New Haven, CT (9.7%); Stockton, CA (9.4%); Los Angeles, CA (8.9%); Salt Lake City, UT (8.5%); and Nashville, TN (8.4%). Public transportation ridership rose 5% to nearly 2.7 billion trips in the first quarter of 2012 over the first quarter of last year, according to a report by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).

Nissan expanding “No Charge to Charge” program; all-access EZ-Charge card

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Nashville, Phoenix, Dallas-Ft. Nissan is expanding its successful “No Charge to Charge” promotion, which will provide two years of no-cost public charging with the purchase or lease of a new Nissan LEAF. In total, Nissan will launch “No Charge to Charge” in 25 US markets, which are currently responsible for more than 80 percent of Nissan LEAF sales.

GM boosting investment at Spring Hill by $167M for two future mid-size vehicles

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Located 40 miles south of Nashville, GM Spring Hill Manufacturing operates as a flexible-assembly plant, capable of building a variety of products on a range of platforms. General Motors is adding a new $167-million investment in its Spring Hill assembly plant, brining the total spending on the plant to $350 million in support of two future mid-size vehicles.

EPA awards $5M to the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) for cleaner big rigs

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which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, will be the exclusive vendor for these greener used trucks, starting at its Nashville (Smyrna), TN, dealership, and expanding to other Southeast locations over the next few years. Rush Truck Centers in Nashville (Smyrna), Tennessee as well as Tampa and Winter Garden, Florida will have retrofitted trucks in stock in early 2011.

Another PHEV Day of R & R - Friday, 27 March 2009, in Clarksville with Red Cross on the Radar Screen

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Tomorrow, t'is off to Franklin, TN and a meet-up with prospective Nashville EVA'rs, Stand by. Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All, Today during this R & R stayover in Clarksville, TN, the "Spirit of DC" will endeavor to hit the proclaimed 101MPG aided by electricity with a run over to the RED CROSS for a photo opportunity with my Hostess, Carol Stichal, who works at the Red Cross as the Executive Assistant.

Shell begins market test of Nitrogen Enriched Diesel; lowered fuel consumption

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It will be offered to both commercial as well as retail customers at select points of sale in the Nashville, TN; Baltimore, MD; and Richmond, Norfolk and Virginia Beach, VA areas. Shell Oil Products US has begun a market test of Shell Nitrogen Enriched Diesel, extending the company’s exclusive “Nitrogen Enriched” advanced cleaning system to diesel. Earlier post.)

TravelCenters of America LLC planning to install 50 on-island DEF dispensers in 2011

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TA’s on-island DEF dispenser installations will further add to current capacity; the first five locations are the TravelCenters of America in Lodi, OH and Nashville, TN (reopening February 2011) and the Petro Stopping Centers locations in Spokane, WA, Kingman, AZ and El Paso, TX. TravelCenters of America LLC confirmed its on-island DEF (diesel exhaust fluid for use with selective catalytic reduction exhaust aftertreatment systems) dispenser roll-out.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car to Begin Offering Electric Vehicles in US

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Knoxville and Nashville, Tenn.; Enterprise Rent-A-Car will begin a phased introduction of electric vehicles (EVs) at select offices throughout its neighborhood network of more than 5,000 US locations. Delivery of 500 Nissan LEAFs will begin in January 2011 and will continue throughout the year. In addition to the LEAFs, the company will offer customers electric vehicles from other manufacturers as they become available.

Coulomb Technologies Secures $14M in Series B Funding

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Cities worldwide including San Francisco, Houston, Amsterdam, Chicago, Nashville and Bochum, Germany, now have Coulomb’s charging stations installed for consumer and fleet use. Coulomb Technologies, a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging station infrastructure, has secured $14 million in Series B funding in a round led by Voyager Capital and Rho Ventures. Coulomb will use the funds to expand research and development, operations capital and sales.

BP to Install 45 Ecotality Blink DC Fast Charging Stations

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BP is expected to install DC Fast Chargers at select BP and ARCO locations in and around the major pilot markets of The EV Project which include Phoenix (AZ); Tucson (AZ); San Diego (CA); Los Angeles (CA); Portland (OR); Eugene (OR); Salem (OR); Corvallis (OR); Seattle (WA); Nashville (TN); Knoxville (TN); and Chattanooga (TN). BP Products North America Inc.,

ECOtality Expands to Australia

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With a match from partners, The EV Project has a total value of more than $200 million, and will support electric vehicles with home-base, commercial and public charge stations in five states: Arizona (Phoenix & Tucson metropolitan areas), Washington (Seattle area), Oregon (Portland, Salem, Corvallis and Eugene), California (San Diego) and Tennessee (Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga). ECOtality, Inc. has established a new, wholly-owned subsidiary, ECOtality Australia Pty Ltd.

ECOtality installs first DC fast charger in Tennessee

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The Tennessee Triangle,” a 425-mile stretch of interstate highway connecting Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga, is the preferred location for Cracker Barrel’s 12 DC Fast Chargers, which are suited for high-traffic commercial locations and major transportation corridors. ECOtality and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store unveiled the first Blink Direct Current (DC) Fast Charger in Tennessee at the Lebanon Cracker Barrel location.

Cracker Barrel to install 24 Ecotality EV charging systems in select Tennessee locations; Level 2 and Fast Charge

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at select locations in “The Tennessee Triangle,” the 425-mile stretch of interstate highway that connects Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is becoming a major participant in The EV Project and will install 24 Blink electric vehicle (EV) chargers, provided by ECOtality, Inc., The EV Project, designed to increase the adoption of electric vehicles by creating a solid charging infrastructure across the country, is managed by ECOtality.

Eaton Advances Integrated Solar-Assisted Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Collaboration with Tennessee Valley Authority and EPRI

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Additional stations are planned for Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Nashville, Chattanooga and another site in Knoxville. Eaton Corporation is collaborating with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) on a prototype integrated solar-assisted electric vehicle charging station to be erected at EPRI’s research laboratory in Knoxville, Tenn.

Underwriters Laboratories Named Exclusive Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory for The EV Project

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The vehicles will be powered by 11,210 UL-Listed charging stations in homes, and commercial and public locations in five US states: Arizona (Phoenix and Tucson), Washington (Seattle), Oregon (Portland, Salem, Corvallis and Eugene), California (San Diego) and Tennessee (Chattanooga, Knoxville and Nashville).

USDOT awarding $55M to support purchase of Low-No buses; electric buses and infrastructure

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Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority. Nashville MTA is partnering with Proterra to purchase battery electric transit buses that will operate on the Music City Circuit downtown circulator routes. The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $55 million in grant selections through the Low or No Emission (Low-No) Vehicle program, which funds the development of transit buses and infrastructure that use advanced fuel technologies.

"Spirit" Is At PluginSupply. in Preparation for Launching the Sun Belt Grand Finale from SF Bay Area to Washington, DC on Saturday, 31 Jan 09

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In addition to yet-to-be-visited EAA Sister Chapters in California and Arizona, the "Spirit's" final months will complete the last eight of 48 State Capitals: Santa Fe, NM; Oklahoma City, OK; Austin, TX; Baton Rouge, Louisana: Jackson, MS; Little Rock, AR; Nashville, TN; and Montgomery, AL.

Chevrolet to Produce 10,000 Volts in 2011 and 30,000 in 2012; 50-State Availability 12-18 Months After Launch

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Nashville, Tenn., Chevrolet plans to produce 10,000 Volt extended range electric vehicles by the end of the 2011 calendar year, and an additional 30,000 Volts during the 2012 calendar year, according to Volt Marketing Director Tony DiSalle, who made the announcements during a live video webcast 1 July. Earlier post.). DiSalle also confirmed that the first Volts available for retail sales will be sold in California; Washington, D.C.;

Upgrading to Happy Battery Pac on the "Spirit of DC" with Work Sessions with Robb Protheroe at PluginSupply, Monday - Wednesday, 26-28 January 2009

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In the Sun Belt run, the "Spirit" will be visiting the last eight reminding State Capitals: Santa Fe, New Mexico; Oklahoma City, OK; Austin, TX, Baton Rouge, LA; Jackson, MS; Little Rock, AR; Nashville, TN; and Montgomery, AL. Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, & EVnthusiasts, One & All - The "Spirit of DC" arrived at Robb Protheroe's PluginSupply location on Sunday, 25 Jan 09 in order to upgrade the PbA battery pack, which was found quite depleted.

Are Hybrids Shockingly Risky?

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Flash floods in Nashville, Tennessee, northeast Nebraska, Arkansas, and most recently in France and China have reminded us of the dangers associated with rapidly rising waters. For the past several weeks a leading headline in local and national news has been flooding.

"Spirit of DC" - Back on Blue Hwy known as Pacific Coast Hwy 1 with Re-invigorated with B&B Battery Pac. Thanks to PluginSupply's Robb Protheroe

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Besides re-visiting California and Arizona to see new EAA Sister Chapters, the Sun Belt Grand Finale will cover the eight remaining State Capitals for visits: Santa Fe, NM; Oklahoma City, OK; Austin, TX: Baton Rouge, LA; Jackson, MS; Little Rock, AR; Nashville, TN; and Montgomery, AL.

A Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Wants to Visit Your School

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PRLog (Press Release) – Feb 06, 2009 – The "Spirit of DC's" on the road again on its Sun Belt Grand Finale from San Francisco to Washington, DC.

Nissan Promises EV for 2010

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In terms of recharging infrastructure, plans are to start in the Nashville-Murfreesboro-Franklin area. Nissan is a first tier OEM building a pure EV in the U.S. - for sale to regular folks. They’re going to hit the market next fall, but will target Tennessee (where they will be made) and Oregon and Sonoma County, initially. Carlos Ghosn must like the wine up that way or something.).

Most Hybrid Cities In America

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Nashville. I made my first trip to San Francisco this week and although I expected to see a higher percentage of hybrid cars compared to most Midwest cities, I was really surprised.

President Obama Announces 48 Projects to Receive $2.4B in Grants for Next-Generation of Batteries and Electric Vehicles; To be Combined with $2.4B in Industry Cost-Share

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Headquarters: Phoenix, AZ Manufacturing: Phoenix, AZ and Northern California Deployment: Portland, Salem, Eugene and Corvallis, OR; Seattle, WA; San Diego, CA; Phoenix and Tucson, AZ; Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville, TN. President Obama announced 48 new advanced battery and electric drive projects that will receive $2.4 billion in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.