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Light Electric Vehicles Company (LightEVs) signed agreement with EEStor

Eugene, Oregon — Light Electric Vehicles Company (LightEVs) announces the signing of a world-wide Exclusive Technology Agreement with EEStor, Inc. of Cedar Park, Texas to provide electric vehicles and propulsion systems using EEStor’s Electric Energy Storage Units (EESUs) for the two- and three-wheeled vehicles markets.
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Eugene, Oregon — Light Electric Vehicles Company (LightEVs) announces the signing of a world-wide Exclusive Technology Agreement with EEStor, Inc. of Cedar Park, Texas to provide electric vehicles and propulsion systems using EEStor’s Electric Energy Storage Units (EESUs) for the two- and three-wheeled vehicles markets.
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Upcoming Volt to be classified as a 100 mpg vehicle

General Motors announced on Friday that the automaker has reached a tentative agreement with the California Air Resources Board – better known as CARB – that could allow the upcoming Volt to be classified as a 100 mpg vehicle, a major marketing boon for the new vehicle.
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General Motors announced on Friday that the automaker has reached a tentative agreement with the California Air Resources Board – better known as CARB – that could allow the upcoming Volt to be classified as a 100 mpg vehicle, a major marketing boon for the new vehicle.
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Toyota’s New Plug-In Prius, 1/X Hybrids Shown

Also on the four wheel side of the equation is the Toyota 1/X. This vehicle has the same interior space as the Prius, but weighs in two-third lighter, coming in under 1,000 pounds
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Also on the four wheel side of the equation is the Toyota 1/X. This vehicle has the same interior space as the Prius, but weighs in two-third lighter, coming in under 1,000 pounds
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U.S. Senate Approves $25B in Loans to Automakers

The U.S. Senate in an unusual Saturday session today approved an omnibus spending bill that included funding for $25 billion in loans to U.S. automakers, to help pay for development of more fuel-efficient vehicles.
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The U.S. Senate in an unusual Saturday session today approved an omnibus spending bill that included funding for $25 billion in loans to U.S. automakers, to help pay for development of more fuel-efficient vehicles.
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Subaru’s Second Electric Car: Plug-in Stella


This could very well be the case, as the Japanese automaker best known for its all wheel drive cars and crossovers showed off its second electric-powered vehicle earlier this summer, the Plug-in Stella.
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This could very well be the case, as the Japanese automaker best known for its all wheel drive cars and crossovers showed off its second electric-powered vehicle earlier this summer, the Plug-in Stella.
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Buffett’s Battery Bet

BYD plans to start selling its first all-electric car in China next year and to start selling gasoline-electric hybrids in the U.S. and Europe by 2010.
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BYD plans to start selling its first all-electric car in China next year and to start selling gasoline-electric hybrids in the U.S. and Europe by 2010.
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MidAmerican and Berkshire Hathaway Announce Investment in BYD Company Limited

HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRKA) (NYSE:BRKB) subsidiary, today announced it has agreed to purchase 225 million shares, representing approximately a 10 percent interest, in BYD Company Limited (1211.hk). The investment is valued at 1.8 billion HK dollars, or approximately 230 million U.S. dollars. BYD’s corporate focu More

HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRKA) (NYSE:BRKB) subsidiary, today announced it has agreed to purchase 225 million shares, representing approximately a 10 percent interest, in BYD Company Limited (1211.hk). The investment is valued at 1.8 billion HK dollars, or approximately 230 million U.S. dollars. BYD’s corporate focu More

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Ireland to unveil electric car plan

A government plan to spearhead a move by Irish motorists to electric cars is to be unveiled shortly.
The Electric Transport Programme, to be announced by Minister for Energy Eamon Ryan and Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey, is aimed at helping Ireland meet EU targets on greenhouse gas emissions.
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A government plan to spearhead a move by Irish motorists to electric cars is to be unveiled shortly.
The Electric Transport Programme, to be announced by Minister for Energy Eamon Ryan and Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey, is aimed at helping Ireland meet EU targets on greenhouse gas emissions.
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Will Electric Cars Rule the Future?

What will your children drive 20 years or more from now? According to one analyst, many of them are likely to take the wheel of an electric car. The primary argument for electric vehicles is overall efficiency, said Philip Gott, director of automotive consulting for industry analyst Global Insight, at the firm’s annual Detroit conference yesterday. Why? Because electric cars simply consume less More

What will your children drive 20 years or more from now? According to one analyst, many of them are likely to take the wheel of an electric car. The primary argument for electric vehicles is overall efficiency, said Philip Gott, director of automotive consulting for industry analyst Global Insight, at the firm’s annual Detroit conference yesterday. Why? Because electric cars simply consume less More

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Downtown Tokyo Ready For Electric Cars

Last week the first battery stations were introduced in downtown Tokyo as the city gets ready for the introduction of new electric vehicles. Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has installed charging devices for electric cars in nine basement parking lots, including those under several office buildings, in the central financial district. It is the first time that “battery stations” for el More

Last week the first battery stations were introduced in downtown Tokyo as the city gets ready for the introduction of new electric vehicles. Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has installed charging devices for electric cars in nine basement parking lots, including those under several office buildings, in the central financial district. It is the first time that “battery stations” for el More

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Swedes Battle Norwegians to Become Best Electric Car Mecca

Finnish Fortum and the City of Stockholm have been feverishly working to design a pay-to-pump electric car infrastructure. Sweden took a baby step ahead this week when start-up company Sust (Sustainable Innovation AM) declared its intention to quickly make the country a test market for the world’s electric hybrid and pure electric car manufacturers. They’ll have to beat off Israel abro More

Finnish Fortum and the City of Stockholm have been feverishly working to design a pay-to-pump electric car infrastructure. Sweden took a baby step ahead this week when start-up company Sust (Sustainable Innovation AM) declared its intention to quickly make the country a test market for the world’s electric hybrid and pure electric car manufacturers. They’ll have to beat off Israel abro More

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GM Announces $370 Million for Electric Car Plant in Mich.

A piece of good news has finally come out of Detroit’s constantly ailing auto industry. General Motors Thursday announced that the company will invest $370 million in building a new manufacturing plant for its global 4-cylinder engines in Flint, Mich. Fittingly, Flint is a city made famous in a Michael Moore documentary that detailed how the city was wronged by GM with huge layoffs for thousands More

A piece of good news has finally come out of Detroit’s constantly ailing auto industry. General Motors Thursday announced that the company will invest $370 million in building a new manufacturing plant for its global 4-cylinder engines in Flint, Mich. Fittingly, Flint is a city made famous in a Michael Moore documentary that detailed how the city was wronged by GM with huge layoffs for thousands More

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Oregon Governor Kulongoski says Oregon must invest in green jobs, electric cars

Oregon’s economy, bad as it may be right now, will cycle back to better times, says Gov. Ted Kulongoski, and when it does, he wants the state in the driver’s seat of a lucrative future market: electric cars.
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Oregon’s economy, bad as it may be right now, will cycle back to better times, says Gov. Ted Kulongoski, and when it does, he wants the state in the driver’s seat of a lucrative future market: electric cars.
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The Top 8 Clean Car Technologies Most Likely to Take Over for Gas

When the automobile was new in 1900, there was no clear consensus which technology would triumph. Would it be gasoline, steam or electricity? The smart money was on electricity, which shows that the smart money can be wrong.
We’re in a similar period now, trying to find what comes after the straightforward, gas-burning internal-combustion engine. There’s still a lot of fog, and More

When the automobile was new in 1900, there was no clear consensus which technology would triumph. Would it be gasoline, steam or electricity? The smart money was on electricity, which shows that the smart money can be wrong.
We’re in a similar period now, trying to find what comes after the straightforward, gas-burning internal-combustion engine. There’s still a lot of fog, and More

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Canada – Buzz Keeps Building For Electric Vehicles And Plug-in Hybrids

A lot has happened since the Redmond, Wash. “Beyond Oil: Transforming Transportation” conference earlier this month on electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, which was sponsored by Cascadia Center, Microsoft, Idaho National Laboratory (INL), WSDOT, USDOT and Pemco Insurance. For starters, Time Magazine’s environmental correspondent Bryan Walsh, who attended both days of t More

A lot has happened since the Redmond, Wash. “Beyond Oil: Transforming Transportation” conference earlier this month on electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, which was sponsored by Cascadia Center, Microsoft, Idaho National Laboratory (INL), WSDOT, USDOT and Pemco Insurance. For starters, Time Magazine’s environmental correspondent Bryan Walsh, who attended both days of t More

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Plug-in hybrid cars ready to roll in California

April 5, 2008. California has told car makers to start producing hybrid vehicles that can be plugged into the electricity mains.
Last week the state’s Air Resources Board ruled that makers must produce at least 58,000 “plug-in” hybrid vehicles for sale in California between 2012 and 2014. Regular hybrid cars like the Toyota Prius use an engine to charge their batteries. Plu More

April 5, 2008. California has told car makers to start producing hybrid vehicles that can be plugged into the electricity mains.
Last week the state’s Air Resources Board ruled that makers must produce at least 58,000 “plug-in” hybrid vehicles for sale in California between 2012 and 2014. Regular hybrid cars like the Toyota Prius use an engine to charge their batteries. Plu More

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Israel’s Clal to import China’s BYD electric cars

BYD’s electric cars are expected in Israel and Europe by 2010.
BYD has said the cars could travel 300 km on a single charge. A full charge needs nine hours using its lithium-ion batteries, although they could be charged to 80 percent capacity in 15 minutes, according to BYD.
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BYD’s electric cars are expected in Israel and Europe by 2010.
BYD has said the cars could travel 300 km on a single charge. A full charge needs nine hours using its lithium-ion batteries, although they could be charged to 80 percent capacity in 15 minutes, according to BYD.
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House Passes Legislation That Would Create Program for Hybrid Trucks

The measure (HR 6323), which passed by voice vote, would create a competitive grant program at the Energy Department to help businesses research, develop and ultimately sell these vehicles.
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The measure (HR 6323), which passed by voice vote, would create a competitive grant program at the Energy Department to help businesses research, develop and ultimately sell these vehicles.
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Buying Prius replacement batteries just got cheaper.

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 24, 2008 — Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., announced here today at its Sustainable Mobility Seminar that pricing for first- and second-generation NiMH Prius hybrid vehicle (HV) replacement batteries have been reduced by more than 10 percent. The price of the 2000-2003 first-generation Prius battery has been reduced to $2,299, while the 2004-2008 second-generatio More

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 24, 2008 — Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., announced here today at its Sustainable Mobility Seminar that pricing for first- and second-generation NiMH Prius hybrid vehicle (HV) replacement batteries have been reduced by more than 10 percent. The price of the 2000-2003 first-generation Prius battery has been reduced to $2,299, while the 2004-2008 second-generatio More

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Portland RAV4-EV Program Tops List of Toyota Sustainable Mobility Initiatives

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ — Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.,made a series of environmental announcements at its “Sustainable MobilitySeminar” here today, including a plan to put four off-lease RAV4 electricvehicles into operation in the Portland-area. The RAV4-EVs will help the cityand the state of Oregon develop an electric-charging infrastructure inpreparation for More

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ — Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.,made a series of environmental announcements at its “Sustainable MobilitySeminar” here today, including a plan to put four off-lease RAV4 electricvehicles into operation in the Portland-area. The RAV4-EVs will help the cityand the state of Oregon develop an electric-charging infrastructure inpreparation for More

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Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles Excel on MPG and Emissions Reductions, SDG&E Study Confirms

SAN DIEGO, CA–(MARKET WIRE)–Sep 24, 2008 — A year-long study by San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has confirmed the viability of electricity as a clean and low-cost transportation fuel and the advantages that plug-in hybrid electric vehicles offer over standard hybrid electric vehicles for increased gas mileage and lower tailpipe emissions
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SAN DIEGO, CA–(MARKET WIRE)–Sep 24, 2008 — A year-long study by San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has confirmed the viability of electricity as a clean and low-cost transportation fuel and the advantages that plug-in hybrid electric vehicles offer over standard hybrid electric vehicles for increased gas mileage and lower tailpipe emissions
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Toyota on CNG, Plug-in and RAV4-EV

Toyota also is researching all-electric cars, and on Tuesday announced it would place four of these vehicles — a version of the RAV4 — in Portland.
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Toyota also is researching all-electric cars, and on Tuesday announced it would place four of these vehicles — a version of the RAV4 — in Portland.
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Senate OKs $18B in Tax Credits, up to $7,500 tax rebate for Plug-in

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved about $18 billion of renewable-energy tax credits after repeated failed attempts to do so this year.
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The 93-2 vote cleared a major hurdle for extending a set of tax credits for businesses and residents investing in renewable energy, from building and operating power plants to installing small wind turbines on residential properties.
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The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved about $18 billion of renewable-energy tax credits after repeated failed attempts to do so this year.
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The 93-2 vote cleared a major hurdle for extending a set of tax credits for businesses and residents investing in renewable energy, from building and operating power plants to installing small wind turbines on residential properties.
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GE: Bringing Electric Cars To Life

The next year and a half will see the re-birth of the electric car. And none other than GE — that’s right, General Electric, will be playing a big role in this transformation of transportation by applying its know-how to both the power grid and the power pack.
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The next year and a half will see the re-birth of the electric car. And none other than GE — that’s right, General Electric, will be playing a big role in this transformation of transportation by applying its know-how to both the power grid and the power pack.
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GridPoint buys V2Green to charge electric cars

Smart-grid outfit GridPoint on Tuesday, flush with an additional $120 million in equity funding, said it has acquired V2Green, a start-up with software to charge electric cars en masse.
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Smart-grid outfit GridPoint on Tuesday, flush with an additional $120 million in equity funding, said it has acquired V2Green, a start-up with software to charge electric cars en masse.
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Chrysler Unveils Secretly Developed Electric Cars


Chrysler “plugged-in” the gauntlet on Tuesday, unveiling a secret lineup of electric vehicles, pledging to bring at least one of them to showrooms within two years.
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Chrysler “plugged-in” the gauntlet on Tuesday, unveiling a secret lineup of electric vehicles, pledging to bring at least one of them to showrooms within two years.
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Tokyo gets new battery stations for electric cars

TEPCO says their charging devices will enable a Mitsubishi i MiEV, for example, to run for about 40km with one charge, which just takes 5 minutes.
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TEPCO says their charging devices will enable a Mitsubishi i MiEV, for example, to run for about 40km with one charge, which just takes 5 minutes.
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15% Of U.S. Consumers Very or Extremely Likely To Buy Plug-In Hybrids

Fifteen percent of U.S. consumers are very or extremely likely to purchase a vehicle that has plug-in hybrid technology, not taking into account estimated market prices, according to Harris Interactive’s AutoTECHCAST U.S. study. For Europeans, it’s 15 percent, according to the AutoTECHCAST Europe study.
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Fifteen percent of U.S. consumers are very or extremely likely to purchase a vehicle that has plug-in hybrid technology, not taking into account estimated market prices, according to Harris Interactive’s AutoTECHCAST U.S. study. For Europeans, it’s 15 percent, according to the AutoTECHCAST Europe study.
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Chrysler in Talks to Use A123 Batteries in Electric Cars

DETROIT — Chrysler LLC, in a rush to develop new, fuel-efficient vehicles, is in advanced talks about using batteries made by A123 Systems Inc. in an electric car due to be launched by 2011, people familiar with the matter said.
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DETROIT — Chrysler LLC, in a rush to develop new, fuel-efficient vehicles, is in advanced talks about using batteries made by A123 Systems Inc. in an electric car due to be launched by 2011, people familiar with the matter said.
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LiFePO4 Batteries: A Breakthrough For Electric Vehicles

Soon, we’ll probably be seeing Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries being used in most electric cars and bikes. This new battery type is set to dominate the market. Based upon lithium ion technology, LiFePO4 More

Soon, we’ll probably be seeing Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries being used in most electric cars and bikes. This new battery type is set to dominate the market. Based upon lithium ion technology, LiFePO4 More

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