Prius recall, Canoo subscription electric van, RAV4 Prime vs. Escape PHEV: Today’s Car News

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Toyota recalls Prius models over hybrid-system concerns. Toyota has expanded a large recall of Prius and Prius V models, ranging from the 2013 through 2017 model years, to address a defect that could. We look at how the Toyota RAV4 Prime compares to plug-in hybrid rivals. And Jay Leno gets to drive a Canoo. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime, Tesla Q3 deliveries, Mitsubishi GT-PHEV: Today's Car News

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Today, we have first impressions of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid, Tesla third-quarter delivery figures, and the debut of the Mitsubishi GT-PHEV plug-in hybrid concept at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Catch up on news from the 2016 Paris Motor Show and more with our Week in Reverse feature. Today in Car News

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Prius Prime PHEV pricing to start at $27,100; on sale later this year

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The Prius Prime plug-in hybrid, unveiled at the 2016 New York International Auto Show in March ( earlier post ), features a larger 8.8 The 2017 Prius Prime offers an EPA-estimated 133 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent)—a substantial 26% enhancement over its predecessor model, the Prius Plug-in Hybrid, as a result of greater battery capacity and the improved hybrid system. 2017 Prius Prime MSRP. Prius Prime Plus. Prius Prime Premium.

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Prius PHV top-selling PHEV in UK in 2012 with 470 units

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Toyota’s Prius PHV was the best-selling plug-in hybrid (PHEV) in the UK in 2012, achieving 470 sales from its launch date in July 2012 and outselling its nearest rival, the Vauxhall Ampera, despite it being on sale 3 months longer than the Toyota. In 2012, the hybrid range in the UK expanded from two to five vehicles: Yaris Hybrid, 7-seat Prius+ and Prius Plug-in were added to the existing Prius and Auris Hybrid.

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Toyota doubles the electric range in the new version of Prius PHEV with 8.8 kWh pack

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Toyota unveiled the new Prius Prime plug-in hybrid (PHEV) at the 2016 New York International Auto Show. Toyota expects the Prius Prime’s manufacturer-estimated 120 or above MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) to be the highest MPGe rating of any current plug-in hybrid. It also represents a substantial 26-percent enhancement over its predecessor, the Prius PHV, a result of greater battery capacity and an improved hybrid system.

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PHEVs led August US sales of plug-in vehicles; Volt and Prius PHV dominate

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In August, the US sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) from the major OEMs (Chevy Volt and Prius PHV) totalled 3,336 units, while battery-electric vehicles (Nissan LEAF, Honda Fit EV, and Ford Focus Electric) sold a combined 728 units. The Toyota Prius PHV maintained second place, with 1,047 units sold. Year-to-date, Toyota has sold 6,082 of the plug-in hybrid variant of the Prius. Total Prius family sales were 21,111, up 122.4%

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Toyota spokesman on PHEVs at EVS

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You can smell the PHEV procrastination. Asked by the reporter when the plug-in Prius on display will be available in Norway, he replies: "This is the first demonstration program. Tags: plug-in prius plug-in hybrid electricaid norstart evs24 We have a small number of vehicles in Paris, France and in the UK and we're involved in gathering some data to understand how consumers actually use these vehicles.We will start much bigger scale demonstration.

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PSU, Partners to Evaluate Toyota Prius PHEV

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Portland State University (PSU) and its Oregon partners, including Portland General Electric, have been selected by Toyota as one of six groups nationally to demonstrate and evaluate the next-generation Prius Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (PHV). Toyota will place ten of its Prius PHVs, equipped with lithium-ion batteries, in Oregon later this spring as part of the company’s global demonstration program.

2018 Kia Niro PHEV gas mileage review: outrunning expectations

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And that’s exactly what the Kia Niro brings to hybrids like the Toyota Prius and Prius Prime. Compared with the Prius, the Niro is taller and roomier. Competition improves the breed. Likely to its benefit, it looks like a small crossover SUV, though with only front-wheel drive, it's no kind of SUV. It does offer the crossover advantages of. Plug-In Hybrids

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South Australia Gets Its First PHEV Prius Conversion

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The Motor Trade Association of South Australia has procured a Toyota Prius which has been upfitted with an aftermarket plug-in conversion, as part of its plans to develop hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicle training resources for automotive repair technicians throughout the state of South Australia. The plug-in conversion replaces the existing Prius battery with a larger nickel-metal hydride battery pack.

Report: Hyundai launching new brand of electrified vehicles in January: hybrid first, then PHEV and EV

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The first model of Hyundai’s new car brand—tentatively named “AE”—will be first introduced as a hybrid electric vehicle, followed by PHEV and full-EV editions, according to the report. Hyundai Motor Group vice chairman Chung Eui-sun earlier this year declared the PHEV as the answer to the future survival of the company and the industry. Hyundai expects its new hybrid to outperform the Prius.

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Worldwide sales of Toyota hybrids surpass 9 million units; Prius family accounts for 63%

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The Prius family still accounts for the majority of sales: 5.691 million units, or 63% of the total global cumulative number. Prius: 3.733 million; Prius α, Prius v, Prius +: 0.634 million; Aqua, Prius c: 1.249 million; Prius PHV: 0.075 million). As of the end of April 2016, Toyota is selling 33 hybrid electric passenger car models (HEVs) and one plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model in more than 90 countries and regions.

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Plug-in Prius conversion hits 70mph

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If that’s your theory then you may have to re-evaluate after Ponway, California-based Plug-In Conversions Corp (PICC) completed a software upgrade conversion kit that enables all-electric mode driving at up to 70mph in a converted Prius. Previous Prius Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle kits have been limited by Toyota programming to a top speed of 34mph in all-electric mode with some kits allowing speeds as fast as 52mph using “forced stealth&# mode.

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Toyota to lease plug-in Prius

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The plug-in version of the third-generation Toyota Prius will be open to leasing at the end of this year in Japan. Tags: Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Toyota Plug-in Toyota Prius Toyota Prius Toyota Prius PHEV Around 200 versions of the vehicle, equipped with a lithium-ion battery, will be made available and designated to government ministries, local governments and corporations.

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Toyota: Prius PHEV Fuel Economy Not Yet Available

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Most importantly, these vehicles are not representative of the lithium-ion battery-powered next-generation Prius PHVs that will be delivered to lease-fleet customers later this year. In a post on Toyota’s Open Road blog, Irv Miller, Toyota Group Vice President – Environmental and Public Affairs, wrote that contrary to some recent reports, Toyota has yet to offer mileage estimates on its plug-in hybrid technology.

Software Upgrade to Prius PHEV NiMH Conversion Kit Enables All-Electric Driving At Up to 70mph

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kWh NiMH plug-in hybrid (PHEV) conversion kit that enables all-electric mode driving at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour (until the battery pack is depleted) in a converted Prius. The software upgrade is based upon patented technology developed by Chicago-based Ewert Energy Systems , which has granted PICC exclusive rights for its use in Prius conversion kits. Ewert Energy Systems video (handheld) of driving a Prius PHEV conversion at highway speeds.

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Main Page - EAA-PHEV

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See also our EAA-PHEV:General disclaimer talk : Disclaimer edit Please visit the Conversion Interest page to help us gauge DIYers interest! Recharge a Car, Recharge the Grid, Recharge the Planet supports PHEV & V2G with [link] project. 2008.03.20 - New about PHEVs. edit ] Basics Here on the main page we should address some of the basics, such as: What is an Electric Vehicle (EV), Hybrid EV (HEV), and Plug-In Hybrid EV (PHEV)?


CalCars' PRIUS+ Plug-In Hybrid

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About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Car-Makers Say. Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us Latest from CalCars-News: [ see all latest ] How CalCars Green-Tuned an 04 Prius into a PRIUS+ Plug-In Hybrid! Add batteries and grid-charging, and you get PRIUS+, a "plug-in" hybrid (PHEV). Were making PRIUS+ happen.


CMU team details impact of regional and drive-cycle variations on degradation of a PHEV battery pack

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A team at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) led by Dr. Jeremy Michalek has investigated the implications of regional and drive cycle variations on the degradation of a plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) battery. Modeling a PHEV with an air-cooled battery pack comprising cylindrical LiFePO 4 /graphite cells, they simulated the effect of thermal management, driving conditions, regional climate, and vehicle system design on battery life.

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PHEV Day 159 - Wednesday, 19 March 2009. In Mississippi - 45th State and the STATE Where Toyota Will Do Prius Productions, Hopefully Prius PHEVs

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Lorianne also got a handful of PHEV/EV literature for creating a vertical file for library users and a look-see at Sherry Boschert's book: Plug-in Hybrids: The Cars that will recharge America as well as Gary Kendall' WWF-funded book: PLUGGED IN: The End of the Oil Age. Being in Mississippi also means the State where Toyota will do Prius productions, and hopefully, Prius PHEVs.

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More EVs than PHEVs at the Frankfurt Motor Show

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Of the 11 PHEVs: 10 are extended range electric vehicles—Toyota’s concept Prius PHEV is the only non-series hybrid plug-in. has compiled a list of the 42 different plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle models on display at the Frankfurt International Motor Show as well as their location on the exhibit floor as a convenience for visitors. Tesla is also displaying its battery pack, for a 43 rd entry.).

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Plug-In Prius Statistics Revealed

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Ready to make its debut next week at the Frankfurt Motor Show , the new Plug-In Prius from Toyota is sure to draw a lot of eager show goers its way. Toyota has officially released several vital statistics pertaining to this Prius PHEV including a first look into the expected emissions and ability to operate in electric only mode


Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the UK's best-selling plug-in hybrid

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Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV has become Britain’s most popular plug-in hybrid vehicle, just four months after going on sale. The plug-in SUV has only been in showrooms since May but in that time, it has managed to outsell rivals such as the Vauxhall Ampera and Toyota Prius Plug-In which have been a[.]. Mitsubishi Editor Pick

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Connecticut providing up to $3K cash rebate for buyers of BEVs, FCEVs, and PHEVs while funding lasts

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EVs covered by CHEAPR include battery electric (BEV), fuel cell (FCEV), and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles. A $750 rebate is available for vehicles with a battery capacity of less than 7 kWH, such as the 2015 model year Toyota Prius Plug-In. Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced the Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate Program (CHEAPR).

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Hybrids take 7% of California market in 1H 2013; PHEVs 0.7%; EVs 1.1%

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The top-selling model in the state for the first half of the year was was the Toyota Prius family (sedan, c, v and PHV), with 33,987 units, according to the report. Hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery electric vehicle share of the California retail market. Source: California Auto Outlook. Click to enlarge. Hybrid vehicle market share (excluding plug-in hybrids) in California increased to 7% in the first half of 2013, up from 6.2%

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EPA pegs Ford C-MAX Energi PHEV range at 620 miles

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The Toyota Prius plug-in trails the C-MAX Energi by 80 miles at 540 miles of overall range, and the Chevrolet Volt comes in third at 380 miles. The Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid offers up to six miles in all-electric range. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has rated the overall range for Ford’s plug-in hybrid C-MAX Energi at 620 miles (998 km).

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Lotus Reportedly Planning Electric Car

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The PHEV people are aiming at the 40 mile all electric range. Then there’s Toyota, with the plug-in Prius claiming maybe 20 mile AER. And, for those who want long range and heavy capacity, they’ll gravitate to PHEVs. Tags: Lotus Production Diary PHEV Lotus Evora 2+2. Well, it had to happen. Lotus is making an EV. Actually, it’s a plug-in hybrid much like the Chevy Volt.

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Australia Begins PHEV Road Trials; Vehicle-to-Home Applications

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Australia’s CSIRO and Victorian energy distributor SP AusNet have begun a three-month road trial of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Staff from SP AusNet will use the PHEVs for their daily drive to work and for leisure as part of the trial. CSIRO - SP AusNet PHEV. CSIRO engineers modified Toyota Prius hybrids by removing the OEM battery pack and installing a larger 6 kWh, 30 Ah NiMH battery pack (five times the capacity of the original 1.2

Researchers find Nissan LEAF creates less CO2 than Toyota Prius hybrid in west US and Texas, but more in N. Midwest

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Regionally specific lifecycle CO 2 emissions per mile traveled for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in the US can vary widely based on grid emission factors (i.e., Under some conditions, the battery electric Nissan LEAF can produce higher emissions than a Toyota Prius hybrid. Probability that the Nissan LEAF is lower CO 2 emitting than the Toyota Prius Hybrid by region and charging scheme.

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Toyota launching home charging support tool for PHEVs and EVs

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), in collaboration with its customer service IT company, Toyota Media Service Corporation, has developed a tool to support easy home-based charging of the Prius PHV plug-in hybrid vehicle, due for launch next year, and electric vehicles (EVs). Separately, in the UK, LeasePlan has become the first UK leasing company to trial the production prototype Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid prior to its launch in the autumn next year. Toyota’s H2V units.

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2014 Honda Accord PHEV EPA-certified at 115 MPGe, on sale 15 Jan with MSRP of $39,780; LEV3/SULEV20 compliance

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2014 Accord PHEV. With its EPA rating of 115 MPGe, the Accord Plug-In Hybrid surpasses plug-in-class competitors including the Ford C-Max Energi (100 MPGe), Chevy Volt (98 MPGe), and Prius Plug-in (95 MPGe). Click to enlarge.

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Study finds households manage charging of PHEVs without help from online tools

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Households with plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) and smart meters actively managed how, when and where they charged their cars based on electricity rates but rarely took advantage of online feedback, according to a two-year study by a team at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute ( RASEI ). Toyota loaned 28 Prius Plug-in Hybrid demonstration program vehicles to the study and Xcel Energy installed smart plugs in the garages of study households.

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Zipcar Launches Pilot PHEV Program in San Francisco

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In a member survey last month, more than 80% of the respondents voiced support for the addition of electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and alternative fuel vehicles to the fleet. The pilot program and partnership with the city will provide existing and new Zipcar members with an easy, convenient and cost-effective way to test drive PHEVs, helping the City and Zipcar both gauge interest and use of EVs and PHEVs.

Ricardo and A2Mac1 renew partnership to expand benchmarking and competitive analysis of EVs and PHEVs; online database

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MY2016 Toyota Prius. MY2012 Toyota Prius. Ricardo Strategic Consulting and A2Mac1 today will renew their partnership providing benchmarking and competitive analysis of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Since 2011, the two organizations have partnered to develop innovative benchmarking services, including the first web-based electric and hybrid electric vehicle (EV & HEV) benchmarking and competitive analysis online database, EV/Hybrid Analysis.

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CalCars and PHEVs Frequently Asked Questions

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About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Car-Makers Say. Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us CalCars Frequently Asked Questions Jump to: Environmental Effects and Benefits Alternative Fuels Batteries PHEV Conversions Other Questions Note: This page is overdue for a major overhaul. What Are Plug-In Hybrids (PHEVs)? What do car companies say about PHEVs?

Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are

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About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Car-Makers Say. Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are This is a mirror of the map at Googles RechargeIt site (including icons for YouTube videos on both PHEVs and EVs). Below is a chronology of hybrid Toyota Priuses and Ford Escapes that have been converted.

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Toyota to Lease 200 PHEVs in Japan Starting at End of 2009, 500 Globally; Gen3 Prius Plus Li-ion Pack

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will begin leasing approximately 200 plug-in versions of its third-generation Prius ( earlier post ) equipped with lithium-ion battery packs in Japan starting at the end of this year. This will be the first time a lithium-ion battery is to be employed in a Toyota vehicle for propulsion. The leases will be to designated users such as government ministries, local governments and corporations.

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Toyota Industries to Begin Selling Rechargers for EVs and PHEVs

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will begin selling EV and PHEV charging stations in Japan later this summer for about ¥450,000 (US$4,560). Toyota Motor also announced that it will begin leasing about 200 plug-in hybrids—based on the new Gen3 Prius and equipped with Li-ion battery packs—at the end of this year. Toyota Industries Corp. The chargers, developed with Nitto Electric Works Ltd. ,

Hyundai unveils Ioniq HEV, PHEV and EV for US market at New York show

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cubic feet (more than Toyota Prius). Hyundai Motor America introduced the Ioniq Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, and Electric models for the US market at the New York International Auto Show; the full line of three electrified variants made their global debut earlier this year at the Geneva show. Earlier post ). Ioniq is the first to offer three distinct electrified powertrains on a single, dedicated vehicle platform. The Ioniq Hybrid and Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid both feature a new Kappa 1.6

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Univ of Toronto study details impacts of interaction between driving patterns and electricity generation for WTW energy use and GHG emissions for PHEVs

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WTW GHG emissions of vehicles across driving patterns and PHEV charging scenarios. coal, hydro, natural gas) on well-to-wheel (WTW) energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Driving patterns affect the WTW performance of PHEVs in two ways, they found. First, driving distance determines the proportions of electricity and gasoline consumed by the PHEV.

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Friday, 6 Jan 09 - PHEV Day 134 "Spirit's" Run to Solar Prius and Aero Vironment

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To be entered

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June '06 - The Film Opens, CARB Ducks, PHEV Debut in DC

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see [link] Plug-in Prius Makes Capitol Debut Plug In America is an active participant in many efforts to promote plug-in hybrids. We work closely with Calcars, the non-profit organization responsible for the first Plug-in Prius. We worked on the Maker Faire plug-in project, and supported the effort that brought the CalCars Edrive Lithium Plug-in Prius to Washington DC in May. Who Killed the Electric Car Opens Across the Nation Who Killed the Electric Car?,

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Toyota Industries Corp. Develops Solar Charging Station for EVs and PHEVs

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Full operation of the stations will begin in April, with 20 Prius Plug-In Hybrids. TIC has directly a number of components to the Prius, starting with the first generation system, including converters, inverters, and car air conditioning compressors. For the third-generation Prius, it developed and manufactured the cooling device incorporated in the Power Control Unit (PCU). TIC has been developing and manufacturing the DC-DC converter since the first generation Prius.

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