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

Nissan Forms Partnership in Raleigh, NC for EV Charging Network

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Nissan is forming a partnership with Progress Energy of Raleigh, NC, and the Raleigh-based nonprofit agency Advanced Energy, to advance zero-emission mobility by promoting the development of an electric vehicle (EV) charging network. As part of the agreement, Nissan and its partners will develop plans to promote a charging infrastructure for EVs, as well as the deployment, operation and maintenance of a charging network.

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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. Coulomb Technologies and leading European electric vehicle (EV) charging station manufacturer, Alfen announced that Alfen’s ICU Twin public charging station is the latest to be compatible with Coulomb’s ChargePoint Network.

Coulomb Technologies releases OpenCharge Protocol for EV charging equipment

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A demonstration will be shown at the Plug-In 2011 conference and exhibition in the Coulomb Technologies booth #121, 18 – 20 July in Raleigh, NC. Coulomb Technologies published its open protocol for communicating with Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE). The OpenCharge Protocol is a proposed communication standard for charging station networks that defines the communications between a charging network and the charging station.

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

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As part of its latest research project into plug-in vehicles, the Raleigh 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.

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Spring break and summer vacations are closer than you think, and many families making travel plans now are looking for ways to make their trips a little easier on the environment.

Ford begins production of 2012 Focus Electric at Michigan Assembly, C-MAX models on deck

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Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant is starting production of the 2012 Focus Electric ( earlier post )—a five-passenger, battery-electric car Ford expects will achieve more than a 100 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) fuel economy rating. By comparison, the Nissan LEAF carries a 99 MPGe (combined) EPA rating, while the smaller i-MiEV carries a 112 MPGe (combined) rating. (1 1 gallon of gasoline=33.7 kWh).

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. With 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 [.]. Electric cars electric hybrid North Carolina plug-in Raliegh

Ford opens limited reservations for 2012 Focus Electric; starting at $39,995

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Raleigh Durham, N.C.; Ford has opened reservations for the 2012 Focus Electric, with a starting price of $39,995, including $795 in destination charges but before state and federal incentives. Buyers can configure a Ford Focus Electric and place orders with a Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) dealer via a dedicated website. A limited number of Focus Electrics will first be available in California and the New York/New Jersey regions.

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

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Relative to population, the firm anticipates that PEV penetration rates will be the highest in several smaller MSAs including Raleigh-Cary, NC; San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA; and Sacramento-Arden Arcade-Roseville, CA. 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.

Renault-Nissan and Singapore Government to develop zero-emission mobility

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In the United States, the Alliance is exploring ways to promote zero-emission mobility and the development of an EV infrastructure in the State of Tennessee, the State of Oregon, Sonoma County and San Diego in California, and Tucson, Phoenix Arizona, Seattle in Washington and Raleigh in North Carolina.

EPA Awards $3.6M in Grants for Particulate Matter Research

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North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C., The US Environmental Protection AGency (EPA) awarded $3.6 million in four grants to universities to research the relationship between the chemical composition of particulate matter (PM) and health effects. PM is a complex mixture that consists of direct emissions and reaction products formed in the atmosphere. Grants were awarded to: Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga, $899,956. 893,439. University of California, Davis, Calif.,

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BASF to concentrate plant biotechnology activities on main markets in North and South America

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The headquarters of BASF Plant Science will be moved from Limburgerhof, Germany, to Raleigh, North Carolina. Research and development activities will be concentrated mainly in Raleigh, Ghent, Belgium and Berlin, Germany. Research Triangle Park near Raleigh, North Carolina, will become the new headquarters for BASF’s activities in the area of plant biotechnology.

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

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The winning consortium, led by North Carolina State University and headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, includes the State of North Carolina and: 18 Companies: ABB; APEI; Avogy; Cree; Delphi; Delta Products; DfR Solutions; Gridbridge; Hesse Mechantronics; II-VI; IQE; John Deere; Monolith Semiconductor; RF Micro Devices; Toshiba International; Transphorm; USCi; and Vacon.

Nissan LEAF passes 25,000 sales mark in US

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We’re seeing the adoption curve for EVs accelerate, and there is tremendous interest not only on the West Coast but in a number of new strongholds like Atlanta, Raleigh, Denver, Dallas, Chicago, St. The Nissan LEAF has sold more than 25,000 units in the US. The battery-electric car posted its best US sales month yet in March, and a 423.5% year-over-year sales increase in April. Nissan has sold more than 62,000 units worldwide.

GM and ABB demonstrate prototype of Volt battery pack grid re-use application

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In conjunction with the Plug-in 2011 event in Raleigh, NC, GM and ABB demonstrated a lab prototype of a distributed energy storage (DES) system that combines Volt battery technology and a proven grid-tied electric power inverter. Distributed Energy Storage (DES) demonstration with GM Volt battery pack and ABB PQF inverter. Source: GM. Click to enlarge.

Evatran completes 1500+ hours of wireless charging trials with fleets

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The second phase of the program, which kicked off in May 2013, included additional installations at each of the original partners’ locations, as well as new installations at SAP, SPX Service Solutions (now installation partner Bosch), the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, DTE Energy, the City of Raleigh, Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne Laboratories.

VG Energy contracts BioProcess Algae to verify lipid trigger process for commercial production

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Karen Newell Rogers, the Raleigh R. VG Energy, a subsidiary of Viral Genetics, Inc., has retained alternative energy producer BioProcess Algae, LLC to verify on a large scale promising lab results of a process to increase lipid production in algae. Developed by VG Energy and its lead researcher, Dr. M. White, Jr.

NREL publishes online collection of case studies in EV deployment

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The other locations featured in Deployment Case Studies include Raleigh, NC; Houston, Texas; and Los Angeles, California. The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released an online collection of case studies in electric vehicle deployment. The case studies detail the early experiences of four US locations on the leading edge of home-charging implementation.

Ford names first markets for the Focus Electric

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Raleigh Durham, N.C.; Ford Motor Company has named the first markets that will sell the Focus Electric, Ford’s all-electric passenger car: Atlanta; Austin and Houston, Texas; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; San Francisco; San Diego; New York; Orlando, Fla.; Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Portland, Ore.; Richmond, Va.; Seattle; and Washington, DC.

Nissan Forms EV Partnership with Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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Seattle; with the City of Orlando and Orlando Utilities Commission; with Progress Energy in Raleigh, N.C.; Nissan is entering into an agreement with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to promote the development of an electric-vehicle charging network and policies to support widespread adoptions of electric cars.

Nissan Announces Dates for US LEAF EV Tour

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Raleigh, N.C.: The Nissan LEAF all-electric car will make its North American debut in Los Angeles on 13 Nov. The Los Angeles showing will be the first time people in the United States will be able to see the five-passenger, five-door, gasoline-free car, which is embarking on a nationwide tour.

Renault-Nissan Alliance Signs Zero-Emission Partnership in Vancouver

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In the United States, the Alliance is exploring ways to promote zero-emission mobility and the development of an EV infrastructure in the State of Tennessee, the State of Oregon, Washington, DC, Sonoma County and San Diego in California, Tucson and Phoenix in Arizona, Seattle in Washington and Raleigh in North Carolina.

HR Biopetroleum changes name to Cellana

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Barry Raleigh, Ph.D., Algae-based biofuels and bioproducts company HR BioPetroleum, Inc. has changed its name to Cellana, Inc., promoted Martin Sabarsky to president and chief executive officer, and elected Mike May to the board of directors. Former CEO Ed Shonsey will remain on the board, joining chairman and co-founder C. May and Sabarsky, who was also elected to the board at a recent shareholders’ meeting. HR BioPetroleum, now Cellana, Inc.,

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IC Corporation, the nation’s largest school bus manufacturer, will build 19 plug-in hybrid school buses to be used in 11 states as part of a consortium organized by Advanced Energy, a Raleigh, N.C.-based

Enterprise Holdings North American Rental Car Shuttle Bus Fleet to Use B5 or B20

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Buses in nine markets are immediately being converted to run on B20 where the fuel is centrally stored and available: Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Raleigh/Durham, San Antonio and San Diego. Enterprise Holdings plans for its entire fleet of more than 600 Alamo Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental airport shuttle buses across more than 50 North American markets to begin using at least 5% biodiesel (B5).

GM and ABB demonstrate community energy storage system built from 5 used Volt batteries; Duke Energy testing

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ABB’s research center in Raleigh, NC, conducted the research and development, and ABB’s Medium Voltage business unit in Lake Mary, Fla.,

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Nissan and Europcar Form EV Partnership

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In the United States, the Alliance is exploring ways to promote zero-emission mobility and the development of an Electric Vehicles infrastructure in the State of Tennessee, the State of Oregon, Sonoma County and San Diego in California, Tucson and Phoenix in Arizona, Seattle in Washington, and Raleigh, North Carolina.

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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.

Pike Research projects California, New York and Florida to lead US in PEV sales

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Relative to population, the firm anticipates that PEV penetration rates will be the highest in several smaller MSAs including Raleigh-Cary, NC; San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA; and Sacramento-Arden Arcade-Roseville, CA. Pike projections of cumulative light duty plug-in electric vehicle sales, 10 largest MSAs by population, 2011-2017. Click to enlarge.

Nissan Enters into EV Partnership with City of Houston

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Seattle, with the City of Orlando and the Orlando Utilities Commission, with Progress Energy in Raleigh, N.C., Nissan is entering into an agreement with the City of Houston to advance zero-emission mobility in the city by promoting the development of an electric-vehicle charging network and policies to support widespread adoptions of electric cars.

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.

DOE Closes $1.4B Loan Agreement with Nissan to Support Production of LEAF and Batteries

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Washington DC, Seattle, Raleigh, N.C., US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced that the Department of Energy has closed a $1.4 billion loan agreement with Nissan North America, Inc. The loan will support the modification of Nissan’s Smyrna, Tenn., manufacturing plant to produce the all-electric Nissan LEAF and the lithium-ion battery packs to power them.

Renault-Nissan Alliance Partners with Singapore Government for EVs

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In the United States, the Alliance is exploring ways to promote zero-emission mobility and the development of an EV infrastructure in the State of Tennessee, the State of Oregon, Sonoma County and San Diego in California, and Tucson, Phoenix Arizona, Seattle in Washington and Raleigh in North Carolina.

DOE announces EcoCAR 2; focus on electric drive technology

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North Carolina State University (Raleigh, North Carolina). EcoCar 2 Malibu. Click to enlarge. At the SAE 2011 World Congress in Detroit, Michigan, US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, David Sandalow, announced the official launch of the EcoCAR 2 : Plugging into the Future competition and the sixteen university teams selected to participate. Established by the DOE and General Motors, EcoCAR 2 is a three-year competition that.

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

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Community members in Portland, Oregon; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Raleigh, North Carolina soon expanding to the Triangle region have already agreed to work with RMI’s Project Get Ready. I think this approach will lead to a faster and better arrival for plug-in vehicles and I am thrilled to have Portland, Indianapolis, and Raleigh in the conversation.

DOE Announces Nearly $11 Million for Advanced Automotive Battery Research, Development, and Demonstration Projects

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North Carolina State University of Raleigh, North Carolina, teamed with American Lithium Energy LLC of San Marcos, California, has been selected for negotiation of an award for up to $1.35 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected seven cost-shared research projects for the development of advanced batteries for electric drive vehicles. Topics include improved anode materials, improved mechanisms for safety and management, electrode manufacturing, and lithium-sulfur chemistry.

President Obama announces two new public-private manufacturing innovation institutes; new manufacturing innovation institute competition

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In January 2014, the first of these three institutes was announced, the new Department of Energy-led Next Generation Power Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute in Raleigh, N.C.

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

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Progress Energy of Raleigh, N.C. The Ford PHEV charge settings user interface. Click to enlarge. 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.

President Obama Outlines Vision and Plan for US High-Speed Passenger Rail System; $13B to Start

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Southeast Corridor (Washington, Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, Macon, Columbia, Savannah, Jacksonville). The envisioned high-speed rail corridors. Source: DOT. Click to enlarge.