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USA: Squeezing More Miles Out of That Hybrid

Messrs. Sherwood and Guzyk are at the forefront of a small but growing automotive insurgency. While Toyota promises to deliver a factory-built, plug-in electric car by late 2009, and General Motors Corp. says it will bring its Chevy Volt plug-in car to market in 2010, impatient mechanics already are making them with off-the-shelf parts.
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Messrs. Sherwood and Guzyk are at the forefront of a small but growing automotive insurgency. While Toyota promises to deliver a factory-built, plug-in electric car by late 2009, and General Motors Corp. says it will bring its Chevy Volt plug-in car to market in 2010, impatient mechanics already are making them with off-the-shelf parts.
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Japan: Lawson to buy 150 electric cars

According to Lawson, the replacement electric vehicle it will use will be the iMiEV, a Mitsubishi Motors Corp.-made electric car that will be marketed to the public in the summer of 2009
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According to Lawson, the replacement electric vehicle it will use will be the iMiEV, a Mitsubishi Motors Corp.-made electric car that will be marketed to the public in the summer of 2009
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Mitsubishi’’s groundbreaking electric car does 100 miles at 87mph with 0 emissions

According to a report in The Independent, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV (Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle) could herald a new dawn for electric motoring.
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According to a report in The Independent, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV (Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle) could herald a new dawn for electric motoring.
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Japan: Nissan, NEC to spend $1 bln on battery output

TOKYO, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Japan’s Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) and NEC Corp (6701.T) will invest at least $1.1 billion to make lithium-ion batteries for about 200,000 electric and hybrid cars annually in 2011 or later, the Nikkei business daily said on Monday.
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TOKYO, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Japan’s Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) and NEC Corp (6701.T) will invest at least $1.1 billion to make lithium-ion batteries for about 200,000 electric and hybrid cars annually in 2011 or later, the Nikkei business daily said on Monday.
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USA: Green vehicles yield tax breaks

Plug-in electric:a new tax credit worth $2,500 and $7,500. It will begin to phase out after 250,000 of such vehicles are bought in the United States.
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Plug-in electric:a new tax credit worth $2,500 and $7,500. It will begin to phase out after 250,000 of such vehicles are bought in the United States.
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USA: Michigan hopes tax breaks will spur car batteries

LANSING — Gov. Jennifer Granholm and lawmakers hope generous tax incentives will help make Michigan the center of efforts to research and manufacture advanced batteries used in hybrid and electric vehicles. Legislators say the United States today has no large-scale production plant for the lithium-ion battery, the technology General Motors Corp. expects to power its touted Chevrolet Volt. Mo More

LANSING — Gov. Jennifer Granholm and lawmakers hope generous tax incentives will help make Michigan the center of efforts to research and manufacture advanced batteries used in hybrid and electric vehicles. Legislators say the United States today has no large-scale production plant for the lithium-ion battery, the technology General Motors Corp. expects to power its touted Chevrolet Volt. Mo More

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Nissan: Nissan Hybrid Electric Cars Coming

“Under the NISSAN GT 2012 business plan, the company has committed to zero-emission vehicle leadership, and has announced plans to introduce an all-electric vehicle in 2010 and mass market globally in 2012,” Nissan said in a statement.
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“Under the NISSAN GT 2012 business plan, the company has committed to zero-emission vehicle leadership, and has announced plans to introduce an all-electric vehicle in 2010 and mass market globally in 2012,” Nissan said in a statement.
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USA: Low-cost electric vehicle helps Oregon police go green

At the end that period, the city will determine if they will purchase the cart, which has an asking cost of $14,500. But even at that amount, officials believe the electric car will pay for itself in two to four years.
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At the end that period, the city will determine if they will purchase the cart, which has an asking cost of $14,500. But even at that amount, officials believe the electric car will pay for itself in two to four years.
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Mitsubishi: Introducion the official i MiEV web site

Picture never using a gas pump or worrying about the price of oil again. That you could fill your car’s tank simply by plugging it in before you settle down for dinner. You might have seen electric cars before, but you’ve never seen anything like the Mitsubishi i MiEV.
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Picture never using a gas pump or worrying about the price of oil again. That you could fill your car’s tank simply by plugging it in before you settle down for dinner. You might have seen electric cars before, but you’ve never seen anything like the Mitsubishi i MiEV.
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USA: Charging ahead to push electric cars


Better Place and its competitors are betting that providing a variety of charging choices will help overcome the chicken-and-egg question that bedevils electric cars — which do you build first, the cars or the infrastructure to keep them running?
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Better Place and its competitors are betting that providing a variety of charging choices will help overcome the chicken-and-egg question that bedevils electric cars — which do you build first, the cars or the infrastructure to keep them running?
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USA: Will 2009 Be the Year of the Electric Car? The EVcast Has the Answer

The American people have a desire to get off foreign oil and no longer be held hostage to ridiculously volatile gas prices. In 2008 alone the electric car industry has seen massive innovation that, with proper funding and implementation, will lead to a new level of fortunes to be made with a fantastic side effect – clean cars and a strong economy.”
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The American people have a desire to get off foreign oil and no longer be held hostage to ridiculously volatile gas prices. In 2008 alone the electric car industry has seen massive innovation that, with proper funding and implementation, will lead to a new level of fortunes to be made with a fantastic side effect – clean cars and a strong economy.”
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USA: Electric-Car Battery Makers Seek Federal Funds

“The great age of automobiles lies ahead of us, not behind us,” said Mr. Greenberger, who heads the clean-tech practice at the law firm Reed Smith and advises clean-technology venture capital firms and start-ups.
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“The great age of automobiles lies ahead of us, not behind us,” said Mr. Greenberger, who heads the clean-tech practice at the law firm Reed Smith and advises clean-technology venture capital firms and start-ups.
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India: ndia must focus on electric cars: Tata Motors chief

India should focus on producing cheap, efficient and small electric cars over the next five years. “This will boost energy conservation and help cut down carbon emissions,” said Ravi Kant, chief executive officer, Tata Motors
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India should focus on producing cheap, efficient and small electric cars over the next five years. “This will boost energy conservation and help cut down carbon emissions,” said Ravi Kant, chief executive officer, Tata Motors
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Japan: Toshiba to build car battery plant

The company will invest “several tens of billions of yen” in the plant, she said. The Nikkei business newspaper reported the cost would be between 20 billion yen and 30 billion yen ($220 million-$330 million). Toshiba said the plant is likely to be situated in northwestern Japan.
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The company will invest “several tens of billions of yen” in the plant, she said. The Nikkei business newspaper reported the cost would be between 20 billion yen and 30 billion yen ($220 million-$330 million). Toshiba said the plant is likely to be situated in northwestern Japan.
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China BYD delays foreign hybrid car sales to 2011

BYD, which is 10 percent owned by U.S. investor Warren Buffett, originally aimed to sell the hybrid cars abroad in 2010 but Wang would not give any reasons for the delay.
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BYD, which is 10 percent owned by U.S. investor Warren Buffett, originally aimed to sell the hybrid cars abroad in 2010 but Wang would not give any reasons for the delay.
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The promise of plug-in hybrids: Less pollution, more energy

They carry a lot more battery power and use the batteries to do much more of the work of moving the car. And instead of constantly needing to be recharged by the engine, they get most of their recharging by being plugged in at night.
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They carry a lot more battery power and use the batteries to do much more of the work of moving the car. And instead of constantly needing to be recharged by the engine, they get most of their recharging by being plugged in at night.
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China: Big 3 Beat Again: BYD to Release More Electric Cars In 2009

In an interview with Automotive News China, the president of BYD (Build Your Dreams), Wang Chuanfu, said that in addition to the recent Chinese release of the F3DM — the world’s first plug-in hybrid production car — he expects his company to release two more electric car models in 2009.
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In an interview with Automotive News China, the president of BYD (Build Your Dreams), Wang Chuanfu, said that in addition to the recent Chinese release of the F3DM — the world’s first plug-in hybrid production car — he expects his company to release two more electric car models in 2009.
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USA: Phoenix Motor Car tol bring EVs to Maui

Ontario, Calif. –December 9, 2008 Governor Linda Lingle today
announced a plan to bring all-electric vehicles and an electric
vehicle infrastructure to the island of Maui through a partnership
with Phoenix Motorcars by 2009.
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Ontario, Calif. –December 9, 2008 Governor Linda Lingle today
announced a plan to bring all-electric vehicles and an electric
vehicle infrastructure to the island of Maui through a partnership
with Phoenix Motorcars by 2009.
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USA: Aptera likely to miss end-of-year delivery date


Rumors are currently circulating that the Steve Fambro, the man behind the Aptera project in the first place, might get the keys to a “production” Aptera as part of a symbolic ceremony, but we’re not so sure that should really even count as a delivery
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Rumors are currently circulating that the Steve Fambro, the man behind the Aptera project in the first place, might get the keys to a “production” Aptera as part of a symbolic ceremony, but we’re not so sure that should really even count as a delivery
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Spain: Electric car park opens in Valencia

The car park has 340 spaces where people can re-charge their electric cars for 1,95 € an hour
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The car park has 340 spaces where people can re-charge their electric cars for 1,95 € an hour
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USA: ACG Chicago Summit Drives National Automotive Battery Alliance

Corporate executives, scientific leaders and educational institutions came together for the summit to address the latest developments, and the need to create a state-of-the-art lithium ion battery manufacturing facility became evident.
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Corporate executives, scientific leaders and educational institutions came together for the summit to address the latest developments, and the need to create a state-of-the-art lithium ion battery manufacturing facility became evident.
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USA: Aptera December Newsletter


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Germany: Mercedes to Unveil All Electric Plug-Ins at Detroit Auto Show

The BlueZero E-Cell has a range of about 60 miles on a two hour charge. Included is a turbo-charged three-cylinder engine that has a range to 375 miles.
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The BlueZero E-Cell has a range of about 60 miles on a two hour charge. Included is a turbo-charged three-cylinder engine that has a range to 375 miles.
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USA: EEStor Issued a Patent For Its Supercapacitor

On December 16th EEStor was granted a US patent for their EESU. The patent is a highly information-rich document that give a remarkable insight into these potential devices. EEStor notes “the present invention provides a unique lightweight electric-energy storage unit that has the capability to store ultrahigh amounts of energy”.
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On December 16th EEStor was granted a US patent for their EESU. The patent is a highly information-rich document that give a remarkable insight into these potential devices. EEStor notes “the present invention provides a unique lightweight electric-energy storage unit that has the capability to store ultrahigh amounts of energy”.
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Toyota To Unveil Small Electric Car Concept At Detroit

Apparently, the car will slot into the space of a limited range, but affordable, electric with a possible price point around the $20,000 range
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Apparently, the car will slot into the space of a limited range, but affordable, electric with a possible price point around the $20,000 range
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Canada: PM and Premier McGuinty announce financial support for the auto industry

the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario would provide $4 billion in loans payable to General Motors of Canada Limited and Chrysler Canada Inc. through Export Development Canada (EDC).
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the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario would provide $4 billion in loans payable to General Motors of Canada Limited and Chrysler Canada Inc. through Export Development Canada (EDC).
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USA: Washington state project smooths way for plug-in hybrid cars

The yearlong project, sponsored by the Washington Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development and the Port of Chelan County, will collect data on battery charging and mileage and emissions in different weather and road conditions.
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The yearlong project, sponsored by the Washington Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development and the Port of Chelan County, will collect data on battery charging and mileage and emissions in different weather and road conditions.
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Opinion: Definitive analysis of GM’s failure.

GM is a failure. Imagine, the biggest and most symbolic of American companies, the bellweather of our industrial might back in 1958, has been brought low by 5 decades of inept and failed policies, criminal management and just plain ignorance, dumbarse arrogance and inertia.
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GM is a failure. Imagine, the biggest and most symbolic of American companies, the bellweather of our industrial might back in 1958, has been brought low by 5 decades of inept and failed policies, criminal management and just plain ignorance, dumbarse arrogance and inertia.
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USA: Electric Cars Acknowledged as the Wave of the Future

Non-polluting electric cars are no longer the stuff of far-fetched impractical eco-friendly dreams. They really are going to happen, or at least that’s what fourteen U.S. battery manufacturing companies think. They chose to close ranks and form a body called The National Alliance for Advanced Transportation Battery Cell Manufacture.
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Non-polluting electric cars are no longer the stuff of far-fetched impractical eco-friendly dreams. They really are going to happen, or at least that’s what fourteen U.S. battery manufacturing companies think. They chose to close ranks and form a body called The National Alliance for Advanced Transportation Battery Cell Manufacture.
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Canada: Zenn Motor partner granted U.S patent for battery

OTTAWA, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Energy storage developer EEStor Inc, a key partner of Canadian electric car maker Zenn Motor Co (ZNN.V), has secured a U.S. patent for its battery, its chief executive said on Friday.
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OTTAWA, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Energy storage developer EEStor Inc, a key partner of Canadian electric car maker Zenn Motor Co (ZNN.V), has secured a U.S. patent for its battery, its chief executive said on Friday.
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