Audi of America to pilot shared fleet service in North Carolina before 2017 debut

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Audi of America is piloting the new service “Audi shared fleet” at a technology incubator in Durham, North Carolina ahead of a national rollout of the corporate car-sharing service in 2017. The test fleet will be housed at American Underground, a 115,000 square-foot technology incubator created on the former American Tobacco Co. complex. Three fully accessorized, 2017 Audi A4 sedans will be available on demand and ready for use.

Biofuels Center of North Carolina to close due to state’s elimination of its funding

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The Biofuels Center of North Carolina has begun to shut down operations over a 90-day period and will close its doors by Thursday, 31 October 2013, due to the North Carolina General Assembly’s elimination of its funding in the state budget signed recently by Gov. Following the audit, all unspent monies will be returned to the state through the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

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Greensboro Transit Authority buying four Proterra electric buses; North Carolina’s first battery-electric public transit bus fleet

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Greensboro Transit Authority (GTA) is going forward with the purchase of four 40-foot Proterra electric buses this fall, setting in motion the potential to expand its zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) fleet over the next four years. This new procurement represents a joint effort by GTA and Proterra to minimize emissions, reduce traffic congestion and accelerate sustainable infrastructure development throughout the Greensboro community.

Tesla Loses Legal Battles To Texas, North Carolina Dealers

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In North Carolina, a Senate Win some, lose some. Tesla''s had a very good year thus far, but it was recently dealt legislative defeats in two states where it had hoped to sell its electric cars. In Texas, the state legislature declined to make an exception to existing rules that make it illegal for automakers to sell cars to retail buyers.

Li-ion Separator Supplier Celgard Expanding Production in North Carolina

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and a leading supplier of microporous separators used in lithium-ion batteries, plans to expand capacity at its existing Charlotte, North Carolina facility and build a new manufacturing site in Concord, North Carolina. In the first phase, Celgard will add capacity at its existing Charlotte, North Carolina facility. million in cash incentives and tax credits from the State of North Carolina to support expansion within the state.

Volt cruises into North Carolina and South Carolina

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General Motors today announced that it is ramping up sales of its plug-in hybrid electric car, the Chevy Volt, in two new states: North Carolina and South Carolina. Like other new electric cars, the Volt is only available in a few states. Before today’s announcement, it was available in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Connecticut

Could water be the secret to faster electric-car battery technology?

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Electric vehicles aren't always associated with speed and performance, but researchers at North Carolina State University may have discovered a breakthrough to change those qualities inside their batteries. Batteries research and development North CarolinaOf all things, water may hold the key to faster electric-car battery technology. Researchers compared two materials, a crystalline tungsten.

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Anti-Tesla Bill Backed By North Carolina Car Dealers Is Dead

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Tesla Motors has dodged two big bullets fired its way by New York and North Carolina legislatures and auto dealers. And yesterday, the North Last week, the New York State Senate and Assembly adjourned until January without acting on two bills pushed by state auto dealers that would have made it illegal to register a Tesla store in New York state.

Nissan partners with oil company for electric-car fast charging sites in Charlotte

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plug-in cars charging BP North Carolina charging infrastructure Fast Charging Charging stations gas stationIt's one of the questions for future electric-car charging infrastructure: what about putting them at gas stations? On the one hand, drivers are used to going to gas stations, which are often conveniently located on both local and long-distance routes. On the other hand, gas-station stops generally take 10 to 15 minutes at most, while even fast.

Study Finds North Carolina Sea Levels Rising Three Times Faster Than in Previous 500 Years

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An international team of environmental scientists led by the University of Pennsylvania has shown that sea-level rise, at least in North Carolina, is accelerating. The research team studied two North Carolina salt marshes that form continuous accumulations of organic sediment, a natural archive that provides scientists with an accurate way to reconstruct relative sea levels using radiometric isotopes and stratigraphic age markers.

HCL CleanTech to Establish Pilot Plant in North Carolina for Converting Woody Biomass to Sugars and Fuels

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HCL CleanTech, a US-Israeli biofuels technology development company focused on full process technology for conversion of woody biomass to fermentable sugars and advanced biofuels, has selected North Carolina as the site for its administrative headquarters and pilot plant. North Carolina, with 17.6 The Biofuels Center of North Carolina has assisted the company and will provide office space in Oxford in its Biofuels Accelerator on North Carolina’s Biofuels Campus.

Here’s How To Save $5,000 On A 2012 Nissan Leaf In North Carolina

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NASCAR-loving North Carolina may not be the first place you’d think of as being particularly pro-electric car, but for 40-lucky residents the cost of buying a 2012 Nissan Leaf there just dropped by $5,000 thanks to a time-limited scheme being run by Advanced Energy.

Plug-in 2011 holds public open night

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It’s the public night tonight at the Plug-in 2011 Conference and Exposition taking place in Raleigh, North Carolina. Electric cars electric hybrid North Carolina plug-in RalieghWith many mainstream car makers now introducing electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles onto the market, the public have the chance to find out more and get a first look at the latest plug-in technology innovations. Vehicles [.].

Infographic: 5 Largest US Public Transit Systems

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The University of North Carolina School of Government’s MPA@UNC program has produced an infographic on the 5 largest US public transit systems.

3 Duke Energy subsidiaries plead guilty to 9 criminal violations of Clean Water Act; $102M settlement

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Three subsidiaries of North Carolina-based Duke Energy Corporation, the largest utility in the United States, pleaded guilty to nine criminal violations of the Clean Water Act at several of its North Carolina facilities and agreed to pay a $68-million criminal fine and spend $34-million on environmental projects and land conservation to benefit rivers and wetlands in North Carolina and Virginia.

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NSF awarding $81M to 16 sites for new National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI)

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Southeastern Nanotechnology Infrastructure Corridor, Georgia Institute of Technology with partners North Carolina A&T State University and University of North Carolina-Greensboro, PI: Oliver Brand. Midwest Nano Infrastructure Corridor, University of Minnesota Twin Cities with partner North Dakota State University, PI: Stephen Campbell.

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Tesla Underground: Texas Franchise Rules Make Model S Owners Skirt The Law

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In most cases--Massachusetts, New York, and North Carolina, among others--Tesla has managed to stave off the proposed laws, which are

Gas Cars Parked In One Electric-Car Spot Earn Raleigh $27,000 A Year

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But the problem has proved to be lucrative for Raleigh, North Carolina. The problem of gasoline cars parking in spaces reserved for plug-in electric cars to recharge at is nothing new. It''s known as "ICE-ing," referring to cars with internal combustion engines parking where they shouldn''t. DON''T MISS: Been ICEd? Gas Cars Parking In Electric-Car

Honda Aero begins production of HF120 turbofan at new Burlington plant

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HAI) has begun production of its new HF120 turbofan engine completed at the new facility in Burlington, North Carolina. With this new engine manufacturing facility, Honda will now be building both jets and jet engines in North Carolina. Honda Aero, Inc.

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Four major US energy companies form JV for $4.5-$5B natural gas Atlantic Coast pipeline

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and then south through central North Carolina to Robeson County. It would deliver natural gas supplies to growing markets for additional customers in Virginia and North Carolina. Four major U.S.

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GKN Driveline to invest $179M to expand NC manufacturing; all-wheel-drive, eDrive

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GKN Driveline will invest nearly $179 million to expand manufacturing facilities in Alamance, Catawba, Lee and Person counties in North Carolina. The investment and new jobs have been added to support growing All-Wheel-Drive and eDrive business for several North American automotive manufacturers. North American All-Wheel-Drive system sales are projected to reach more than 3 million units annually in 2020, up from approximately 2.4

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Duke Energy $1.5M program to increase public EV charging stations in N.C. by 30%

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According to Advanced Energy, an independent, non-profit organization established by the North Carolina Utilities Commission, there are about 4,700 registered plug-in EVs and about 700 public charging ports spread out around North Carolina. Duke Energy’s “EV Charging Infrastructure Support Project” will provide $1 million to help cities and towns develop public charging stations for residents.

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Dept of Energy announces $36 million for biofuels and bioproducts development

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Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced up to $36 million to fund six small-scale projects in California, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin. Yesterday U.S. The new program is meant to advance technology improvements and

New study: Electric cars won’t help US cut emissions

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A new study from the North Carolina State University suggests that the use of electric passenger cars in the US would not significantly reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide or nitrogen oxides by 2050.

Honda Aircraft Company receives FAA Production Certificate for HondaJet

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Honda Aircraft Company is building the HA-420 HondaJet, an advanced light jet, at its world headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina. Honda Aircraft Company has earned a Production Certificate from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Production Certificate grants Honda Aircraft the authorization to produce, flight test and issue airworthiness certificates for the HondaJet for customer deliveries. Earlier post.).

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President Obama announces new $140M public-private manufacturing innovation institute focused on power electronics

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President Obama announced the selection of a consortium of businesses and universities, led by North Carolina State University, to lead a manufacturing innovation institute for next-generation power electronics. The Department of Energy is awarding $70 million over five years, matched by at least $70 million in non-federal commitments by the winning team of businesses and universities, along with the state of North Carolina.

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Fire Marshal Says NC Garage Fire Started Away From Chevy Volt: Exclusive

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Preliminary conclusions from the investigation into a Mooresville, North Carolina, house fire that destroyed a Chevrolet Volt indicate the fire did not start in the vehicle, but elsewhere, and progressed to engulf the electric car. Iredell County chief deputy fire marshal Garland Cloer told GreenCarReports in an exclusive interview that, "the

NSC: US motor vehicle fatalities up 9% in 1H 2016; trending toward deadliest driving year since 2007

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States that have been particularly hard hit since 2014, the start of the upward trend, are Florida (43% increase), Georgia (34%), Indiana (33%), California (31%), North Carolina (26%), Illinois (24%) and Kentucky (24%).

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Velocys establishes strategic alliance with TRI for gasification systems for BTL plants

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TRI’s multi-feedstock demonstration plant in Durham, North Carolina has run for more than 10,000 hours, and has successfully shown that the syngas it produces is well-suited to the FT process and upgrading to ASTM-certified fuels.

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University of Surrey launches global research center on air pollution

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NEST-SEAS is funded by the UGPN partners from Universities of Surrey, Wollongong, Sao Paulo, and North Carolina State University. The University of Surrey is launching a new multi-disciplinary research center next week to tackle air pollution. The Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE) will see the University leading on collaborative, cutting-edge research to identify an action plan to ensure “clean air for all”.

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Camber Ridge opening $60M tire testing facility with 0.5-mile oval indoor track

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The new facility is located in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the midst of the region’s growing automotive research and manufacturing cluster.

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Rockwood Lithium opens new lithium production facility in Nevada; announces global price increases for lithium salts

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Rockwood Lithium has opened its expanded manufacturing facility in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. Rockwood is leveraging a $28.4-million investment from the Recovery Act to expand its North Carolina lithium production facility as well as its production operations in Silver Peak, Nevada.

Nestlé Waters North America adds 155 new medium-duty propane autogas trucks to delivery fleet

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Nestlé Waters North America is adding more than 150 medium-duty beverage delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas. Mickey Body in High Point, North Carolina, upfitted the vehicles with side-load beverage bays. The Nestlé Waters North America propane trucks are used to deliver product to its customers across the country including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C.,

Second Duke Energy project tackling truck idling in NC

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This is Duke Energy’s second project in North Carolina using electricity to power trucks instead of idling engines. 36 electric power outlets will help trucks at the Merchants Distributors, LLC (MDI) distribution center in Hickory, NC cut costs and lower air emissions as part of a Duke Energy $320,000 electrification project. Instead of running engines to keep cargo cold, transport refrigeration units (TRUs) at MDI will be able to plug into power outlets at the facility.

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Polypore expanding Li-ion battery separator capacity for electric drive vehicles

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This expansion is expected to be at the its facility in Concord, North Carolina pending final approval in early August of proposed local incentives by the City of Concord and Cabarrus County. Polypore International, Inc. has approved additional capital expenditures of approximately $105 million to expand its lithium-ion battery separator capacity for electric drive vehicles (EDVs).

Should Chevy Volt Owners Worry About Charging Fires? Utility Says Yes, Common Sense Says No 

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A fire in Mooresille, North Carolina last week involving a 2011 Chevrolet Volt has led Duke Energy to advise its customers against charging the plug-in hybrid at home in case it starts a fire. But is the advice justified, or just another example of what happens when irrational fear of a new technology takes hold? First , the facts According to

NC Transportation Center

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Governor Announces New Energy Program For Plug-in Hybrid Cars RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina State University plans to launch a research hub for the development of plug-in cars, a project that has attracted the interest of both energy and automobile companies.

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BioSolar begins development of high-energy anode technology

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BioSolar has recently announced that it had entered into a new sponsored research program at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University to strengthen the engineering development efforts of its battery technology. BioSolar, a developer of energy storage technology and materials, has begun development of a high energy anode for current- and next-generation lithium batteries.

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Study shows significant reductions in real-world heavy-duty diesel emissions from 2010 regulations

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New research from North Carolina State University found that federal requirements governing diesel engines of MY 2010 tractor trailer trucks have resulted in major cuts in real world emissions of particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NO x ). The research was supported by the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the National Science Foundation.

Hurricane Irene Recap: 2 Electric Cars, No Power? No Problem!

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In other words, we got to watch Hurricane Irene rip its way through North Carolina just before we jumped on an airplane headed home to New We’re just back from vacation in the U.K., where we witnessed third-hand--through the eyes of the British media--the carnage and horrors that were about to befall the east coast of the United States.