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Pike forecasts growth for wireless charging for plug-in vehicles, but tied to overall growth of plug-in market

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In a new research brief , Pike Research forecasts that wireless charging equipment for light duty plug-in vehicle sales will grow by a CAGR of 91% from 2013 to 2020, as wireless systems move from a retrofit technology to an integrated part of new EVs, reaching annual sales of 283,000 units in 2020.

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

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

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Pike Research forecasts US plug-in vehicle penetration rates to be highest in smaller states

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Pike Research forecasts that annual sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) will reach 358,959 vehicles by 2017, representing a compound anual growth rate (CAGR) of 43% between 2011 and 2017. penetration, respectively. Hawaii, which typically has among the highest gas prices in the nation, will be the top state, with PEVs representing 6.3%

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Ford Testing Intelligent System for Plug-in Vehicle to Grid Communication to Manage Charging

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Ford Motor Company has developed an intelligent vehicle-to-grid communications and control system for its plug-in hybrid electric vehicles that communicates directly with the electric grid. All 21 of Ford’s fleet of plug-in hybrid Escapes eventually will be equipped with the vehicle-to-grid communications technology. Click to enlarge.

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RMI Launches Project Get Ready to Help Communities Prepare for Plug-ins

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Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) launched Project Get Ready , an initiative that emerged from its Smart Garage Summit in October 2008 and that is intended to help communities prepare for plug-in vehicles including full battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and converted hybrid or internal combustion vehicles.

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Charlotte Douglas International Airport to buy 5 Proterra electric buses; 9th airport

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Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) has agreed to purchase five 35-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses and five 125 kW Proterra plug-in charging systems. Mineta San José International Airport (SJC); Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU); and Honolulu International Airport (HNL). —Proterra CEO Ryan Popple.

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Dutch EV charging station manufacturer Alfen joins Coulombs ChargePoint Network; Coloumb partnering with TomTom to expand EV driver services

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A demonstration of the solution integration is being be shown at the Plug-In 2011 conference, and exhibition, 18-20 July in Raleigh, NC. A demonstration of this technology partnership is being shown at the Plug-in 2011 event in Raleigh, NC. Alfen is Coulomb’s newest ChargePoint On-Ramp Program partner. Coulomb and TomTom.

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