Consortium Seeks Stimulus Funding for DME-Electric Hybrid Buses

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A consortium is seeking US stimulus funding available through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) program to convert 20 hybrid diesel-electric buses to hybrid dimethyl-ether (DME)-electric propulsion.

California High Speed Rail Authority Votes to Include $4.5B for High-Speed Train Projects In State Federal Stimulus Funding Application

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billion in federal stimulus funding for engineering, design and construction on the state’s high-speed train system (earlier post) —generating an investment of $9.1 The California High-Speed Rail Authority Board unanimously approved an application for more than $4.5 billion when state matching funds are added. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to formally submit California’s bid by the federal government’s 2 Oct.

mPhase to Pursue Funding From Stimulus Plan’s $2B for Advanced Automotive Battery Technology

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says it will pursue funding opportunities arising from the $2 billion allocated for advanced battery technology in the new economic stimulus package. mPhase Technologies , Inc., mPhase is developing a “smart” reserve battery, the Smart NanoBattery, which is a primary battery typically designed for a special purpose such as emergency or military use. The electrolyte is kept separate from the solid electrodes by a nanostructured membrane, preventing battery activation until power is needed.

Stimulus Bill Provides Major Increase in Plug-in Vehicle Purchase Credit Program

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The $787-billion stimulus bill (HR 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) that emerged from the joint House-Senate conference committee this week provides funds for a large range of transportation-related projects. It also made significant changes in the current plug-in vehicle tax credit program, including increasing the limit from a program total of 250,000 vehicles to a maximum of 200,000 plug-ins per manufacturer.

Bright Automotive Applies for $35M in Stimulus Package Grants to Accelerate Production of PHEV

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Bright Automotive has applied for $35 million in government grants to accelerate the production of its plug-in hybrid the IDEA ( earlier post ), and to deliver battery solutions to the industry through its engineering services arm. The IDEA is a multi-purpose, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle in the light truck classification aimed at commercial and government fleets.

Ricardo responds to electric drive stimulus package

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The company’s CEO Dave Shemmans described the Recovery Act funding as a “welcome stimulus&# and said it should provide some much needed and far-sighted direction that other countries may wish to emulate. “If the history of previous downturns holds any lessons for us, it is that as an industry we must not lose sight of the importance of research, development and product innovation,&# he said.

Enova Confirms Participation in $10M DOE PHEV Award; Applies for $82M in Incremental Stimulus Opportunities

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Enova Systems confirmed that it will be the supplier to Navistar’s IC Bus Division for the US Department of Energy (DOE) Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Technology Acceleration and Deployment Activity program. Earlier post.). Navistar, with Enova, will develop and deploy 60 plug-in electric hybrid buses to fleets across the nation during the program. Using Enova’s electric drive system, IC Bus is the only bus manufacturer that currently offers a plug-in production hybrid school bus.

Ryder Awarded First-of-Its-Kind Natural Gas Heavy Duty Truck Rental and Leasing Project Using $19.3M in Stimulus Funding

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The San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) Board has selected Ryder System, Inc. as its fleet partner in a groundbreaking heavy-duty natural gas truck rental and leasing project in Southern California. Ryder will use $19.3 million in state and federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) funding secured by SANBAG to implement the project. This is the first time that natural gas trucks will be deployed into a large commercial truck rental and leasing operation.

DOE to Award Up to $300M in Stimulus Bill Funding for Projects to Expand Use of Alt-Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles

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The FOA modifies a much smaller and earlier-issued FOA by incorporating a supplemental $300 million appropriated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 (the stimulus bill) for the Energy Policy Act (EPACT) of 2005 Section 721 to fund a competitive grant pilot program to be administered through the Clean Cities Program.

Eaton to Support Project to Develop and Deploy Medium-Duty Plug-in Hybrid Systems; Stimulus Funding to Support Largest Commercial PHEV Demonstration to Date

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Eaton Corporation’s truck and electrical businesses will support a $45.4 million grant to develop a fully integrated, production plug-in hybrid system for Class 2 – 5 vehicles (8,501 – 19,500 lbs gross vehicle weight), and the accompanying demonstration of a fleet of 378 plug-in hybrid trucks and shuttle buses. The funding is part of the recently announced $2.4 billion in grants by the US Department of Energy under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Earlier post.)

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Minneapolis gets EV Ready

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Minneapolis will be getting 18 electric cars from Ford, and stimulus funding will be used to install charging points, as reported in the Twin Cities downtownjournal.com.

South Bay Bicycle Coalition Scores $240,000 Grant! Huge Grassroots Victory for Brand New Bike Group

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South Bay Bicycle Coalition members including Redondo Beach Councilman Steve Diels, with County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas and County Department of Public Health Staff upon awarding of the grant. That's South Bay Bicycle Coalition Chairman, Todd "Elvis" Dipaola rocking the shades.

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Obama Administration Buys Electric Cars, Charging Stations

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The President may be currently abroad experiencing the horror of European ramps, but his government has been busy at home ordering the very cars its stimulus program has helped to fund. The General Services Administration responsible for the upkeep of the federal government’s 600,000 strong vehicle fleet has announced it will be buying 116

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Coulomb, MasterCard, and the future of public charging

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The charge stations and installations were paid for with federal stimulus and California Energy Commission grants won by Coulomb. If you are a business in a program area, you can get the same deal - free charge stations paid for by stimulus money.

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Norway stimulates economy and electric cars with 5000 chargers

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As a part of the new government economic stimulus plan, Norway will be getting a "forest" of charging stations for electric vehicles. The Scandinavian nation, which is home to Th!nk, nk, today has about 2500 EVs on the road.

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Help Plug In America renew the EV infrastructure tax credit

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From Plug In America: Last year, Plug In America, along with electric vehicle and EV infrastructure manufacturers from coast to coast, worked with members of the House and Senate to get a critical plug-in vehicle infrastructure tax credit into the stimulus bill. This credit should be extended at the same level as in the stimulus for at least another three years.

Mayor DiVirgilio: “Why Hermosa Beach is Going Carbon Neutral”

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Now is the time to use the stimulus, grant and foundation money available to those who lead before the map is even drawn. Hermosa Beach Mayor, Michael DiVirgilio, speaking on behalf of 350 at the International Day of Climate Action last October.

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Ford Starts EV Test Drives

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Local utility RheinEnergie AG will supply vehicle-charging stations for the test, which is being financed by the German government’s economic-stimulus package, Dudenhoeffer said. Ford is starting EV trials in Germany. For more details, follow the link … Ford Plans to Start Electric-Car Tests in Germany Next Month. “Ford Motor Co. will start a two-year test program of electric Focus compact cars and Transit vans in Germany on Jan. 4 as the U.S.

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Coulomb launches ambitious plan to electrify cars: 4,600 new charging stations

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— a project nearly half-funded by federal stimulus money.The news comes at a tenuous time for electric car makers and electric grid operators. Coulomb Technologies unveiled ambitious plans today to install 4,600 new charging stations for plug-in vehicles in homes and commercial spaces across the U.S. On one side of the equation, companies like

The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be

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They’re the same people who had no problem flushing a trillion dollars down the Iraq weapons of mass destruction stimulus for the evil and wealthy.

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50,000 Fleet Vehicles Ordered

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should promise to order 50,000 fleet vehicles of the first viable plug-in hybrid — that would be just the stimulus the carmakers need. Suzuki Gran Vitara A t least, that is what Nicholas Kristof of the NY Times has suggested in his belief that Plug-Ins are today's answer to tomorrow's needs.

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Feds Offer Free Chargers

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Nine United States regions will receive 4,600 free chargers for public and private use through the ChargePoint America program, funded in part by $15 million in stimulus funds administered by the Energy Department. Nine United States regions will receive 4,600 free chargers for public and private use through the ChargePoint America program, funded in part by $15 million in stimulus funds administered by the Energy Department.

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Greenius Is Fired Up Over Obama’s Green Economic Recovery Bill!

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And for those of us who believe that the future of the auto industry involves a plug and a battery - Plug In America just released their press release with the following headline: Plug In America Hails Plug-in Electric Car Aid in Stimulus Bill.

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Tesla + Toyota

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That project, according to the White House, employs more than 1,000 workers, making it one of the most successful stimulus investments in terms of spurring job creation. Tesla has breathed new life into the recently shut down NUMMI plant in Fremont, announcing its plans last week to team up with Toyota to start making its $50,000 electric Model S at the NUMMI plant. That means they will be hiring 1,000 workers, and possibly creating 10 times that number of jobs down the road.

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Exclusive Greenius Coverage of Today’s Clean Tech Roundtable

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And in the US, not only is the Obama administration providing a major stimulus program, but 31 states are enacting incentives and mandates to require clean alternative energy for utilities.

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The Summit On Clean Tech Law & The New Energy Policy

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Stimulus Package allocated for renewables? My friend, attorney Leslie Williams, of Shaub and Williams , has been busy for the past few months putting together a big Renewable Energy Law Summit at the Southwestern Law School in L.A. and it takes place next week, on Sept 18.

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California Goes To Hell In A Handbasket But Greenius Says AB 811 is Our Route To Green Heaven

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The treasure chest was cleverly disguised in the form of Federal stimulus money from the ARRA, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. So is the $500 million in Green Jobs funding that’s also part of the ARRA stimulus package.

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Superstars of AB 811 Rock Palm Desert @ EcoMotion Conference

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Another person who really wowed me was Brian Gitt of Bevilacqua Knight who spoke about Federal Stimulus money available to AB 811 programs.

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Japan ends subsidy program for green car purchases

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The government revived the stimulus in a fourth supplementary budget for fiscal 2011 as many carmakers suffered disruptions to production and exports following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, and flooding in Thailand. Nikkei. Japan has decided to end a government subsidy program to encourage purchases of environmentally friendly cars as funds dwindle. According to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the government only has ¥2.5 billion (US$32 million) left of the ¥274.7

Study Finds Global CO2 Emissions Dropped 1.3% in 2009; Emissions in China and India Rose 9% and 6%

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Although the stimulus package from the Chinese government in 2008 was said to have a green focus, even construction of windmills is a relatively emission intensive activity, at least in the short run Peters said. Due to large exports, China doesn’t only benefit from its own stimulus package, but also from stimulus packages in other countries ”, said Peters. Global CO 2 emissions decreased 1.3%

Hasner’s Florida State Electric Car Tax Break Gets Boost

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The federal stimulus bill also provides a $7,500 tax credit for consumers who purchase plug-in vehicles. Florida House Majority Leader Adam Hasner. Josh Hafenbrack posts this informative entry covering the status of Hasner’s Florida State electric car tax break on the SunSentinel.com. Florida State Representative (and House Majority Leader) Adam Hasner (R) has just introduced the bill HB 879 - Financial Incentives for Electric Vehicles.

When Will EVs Hit Primetime?

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The firm eTec got $100 million in funding from the US Department of Energy through the stimulus bill. This Christian Science Monitor article takes an in-depth look at an age. old question for electric cars – When will electric cars make a real. presence in the world’s two largest passenger car markets (China and the. U.S.). Read more in the article: Can electric cars break out of niche status in US, China market? By Jaeah Lee for the Christian Science Monitor.

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Brookings analysts recommend against repeating cash for clunkers program in future recession

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jobs for each million dollars of program costs) than other fiscal stimulus programs, such as increasing unemployment aid, reducing employers’ and employees'' payroll taxes, or allowing the expensing of investment costs.

Energy storage: why do we need it? The Green Piece.

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In 2009, for example, the US Stimulus Plan helped finance research into energy storage with [.]. August 22, 2011. The Green Piece Column. With electric cars inching ever closer to a mainstream reality, questions are raised as to how the grid will cope with increased demand. One of the potential answers appears to be energy storage. Electric cars The Green Piece demand electricity energy storage supply

NYC Goes EV

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billion in stimulus grants to the industry. This Tesla is one of a number of electric cars coming on the market. Will Electric Cars Give New York a Charge? by Lars Vercelli for the Gotham Gazette.

Dayton RTA Adding 10 Gillig Hybrid Buses

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Dayton RTA used two-thirds of the stimulus money it received in spring, 2009, to buy buses, offsetting the cost of fleet replacement and reducing the agency’s budget deficit. The Dayton, Ohio RTA is adding 10 hybrid buses to its fleet, which also includes electric trolley buses. The hybrids, manufactured by Gillig, use the GM-Allison parallel hybrid drive system.

GM: Let's Hash Out Open Plug-In Car Standards

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Greenius Goes All AB 811 Over Green Task Force

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SBESC's Marilyn Lyon talks about Federal Stimulus Funding / photo (c) Debra Bushweit Galliani. We also learned from Marilyn Lyon that Federal Stimulus money will be coming L.A. Creative Greenius talks AB 811 Financing to the Green Task Force / photo (c) Debra Bushweit Galliani.

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Hasner’s Florida State Electric Car Tax Break Gets Boost

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The federal stimulus bill also provides a $7,500 tax credit for consumers who purchase plug-in vehicles. Florida House Majority Leader Adam Hasner. Josh Hafenbrack posts this informative entry covering the status of Hasner’s Florida State electric car tax break on the SunSentinel.com. Florida State Representative (and House Majority Leader) Adam Hasner (R) has just introduced the bill HB 879 - Financial Incentives for Electric Vehicles.

Application process now open for 2015 BASF/VW “Science Award for Electrochemistry”

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The international Science Award for Electrochemistry supports outstanding work in natural and engineering science and aims to provide a stimulus for the development of high-capacity energy storage systems. The application process for the fourth (2015) BASF/VW “ Science Award for Electrochemistry ” ( earlier post ) is now open. Researchers have until 24 July 2015 to apply. The International Science Award offers total prize money of €100,000, including €50,000 for the first rank.

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Goodbye GM, Hello Tianjin-Qingyuan Electric Vehicle Company?

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But other cars, including the MINI E, will be out and about soon, and stimulus money abounds, so the question of public EV infrastructure is much discussed. I write a monthly column for the Electric Auto Association newsletter, Current EVents. Here's my April column. As March came to a close, the Obama administration found GM and Chrysler’s restructuring plans “not viable.” GM CEO Rick Waggoner was pushed out and the company got sixty days to get its act together.

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Report: New China Policies to Favor, Boost Domestic EVs

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Zero emission pure electric cars would be the preferred technological paths for new energy cars in China, which would be reflected in the stimulus plan, said sources. The government’s stimulus policy, which will be released soon, will focus mainly on promotion of pure electric cars,” said Xu Changming, a senior economist of State Information Center, a thinktank under the National Development and Reform Commission.

Dow to produce advantaged materials for energy storage; initial focus on automotive

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Federal stimulus funds channeled toward domestic development of electric vehicle technology has created an opportunity to strengthen the energy storage industry in the US, which is currently based in Japan and Korea. The combination of unmet technical needs, stimulus for rapid growth in vehicle electrification, and geographic shift creates unique opportunities for Dow.