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USA: Ford readies mix of all-electric and plug-in hybrids

Company executives are scheduled to demonstrate the cars and update its “sustainable mobility technology” plans at the New York International Auto Show. The company says it is on track to bring both all-electric cars and plug-in hybrid vehicles using a new generation of lithium ion batteries to market starting next year.
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Company executives are scheduled to demonstrate the cars and update its “sustainable mobility technology” plans at the New York International Auto Show. The company says it is on track to bring both all-electric cars and plug-in hybrid vehicles using a new generation of lithium ion batteries to market starting next year.
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USA: Ithaca Battery Company Slated To Expand

Primet Precision materials, a manufacturer of new age batteries, will expand its operations by May 2009 to support the production of 10,000 hybrid car battery packs per year.
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Primet Precision materials, a manufacturer of new age batteries, will expand its operations by May 2009 to support the production of 10,000 hybrid car battery packs per year.
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USA Aptera semi-public viewing in San Diego this weekend.


Aptera Sighting Tour Kick-off in San Diego
Your chance to see the Aptera 2e is here. On April 4th, we’ll begin a multi-city tour at the San Diego Science Festival, with exclusive opportunities for deposit holders to interact with the vehicle and Aptera team m More


Aptera Sighting Tour Kick-off in San Diego
Your chance to see the Aptera 2e is here. On April 4th, we’ll begin a multi-city tour at the San Diego Science Festival, with exclusive opportunities for deposit holders to interact with the vehicle and Aptera team m More

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China/Global: Chinese Electric Car Co. BYD In Talks To Sell Batteries To U.S. And Europe (HEV)

BYD’s competitive advantage, to this point, is that it makes relatively low cost batteries. It is the company that makes a $22,000 electric car. However, with so many companies working on battery technologies, any deal BYD makes could be short term as automakers wait to see who emerges with the strongest, cheapest technology.
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BYD’s competitive advantage, to this point, is that it makes relatively low cost batteries. It is the company that makes a $22,000 electric car. However, with so many companies working on battery technologies, any deal BYD makes could be short term as automakers wait to see who emerges with the strongest, cheapest technology.
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Europe/Malaysia: Detroit Electric and Proton to Beat Tesla S to the Electric Car Finish Line

The company plans to get two different vehicles on the road at first, seemingly differentiated by range. The 180-kilometer-range vehicle will sell for $23,000 to $25,000 while the 320-kilometer vehicle will be between $29,000 and $33,000, and they’re entirely electric–a much “greener” option than existing hybrids like the Prius. There is no touchscreen dashboard, and the st More

The company plans to get two different vehicles on the road at first, seemingly differentiated by range. The 180-kilometer-range vehicle will sell for $23,000 to $25,000 while the 320-kilometer vehicle will be between $29,000 and $33,000, and they’re entirely electric–a much “greener” option than existing hybrids like the Prius. There is no touchscreen dashboard, and the st More

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USA: Obama conditions bailout funds for automakers

WASHINGTON – The White House says neither GM nor Chrysler submitted acceptable plans to receive more bailout money, setting the stage for a crisis in Detroit and putting in motion what could be the final two months of two American auto giants.
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WASHINGTON – The White House says neither GM nor Chrysler submitted acceptable plans to receive more bailout money, setting the stage for a crisis in Detroit and putting in motion what could be the final two months of two American auto giants.
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USA: Salt Lake City may plug in to electric-car revolution

He was joined by a passionate club of clean-car owners, including a former state senator who sponsored groundbreaking clean-air legislation in the 1960s. Now Carl Clark, 74, is playing pioneer again — this time lobbying for a city fleet of plug-ins and so-called EV stations across the capital.
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He was joined by a passionate club of clean-car owners, including a former state senator who sponsored groundbreaking clean-air legislation in the 1960s. Now Carl Clark, 74, is playing pioneer again — this time lobbying for a city fleet of plug-ins and so-called EV stations across the capital.
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USA: With Wagoner out, let the electric vehicle production begin at GM

With the departure of Rick Wagoner, who served as GM´s chairman and CEO before stepping down, GM needs to reconnect with consumers and show them that the company is on its way back up. They need to this by developing an electric vehicle that will help redeem them from near-extinction.
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With the departure of Rick Wagoner, who served as GM´s chairman and CEO before stepping down, GM needs to reconnect with consumers and show them that the company is on its way back up. They need to this by developing an electric vehicle that will help redeem them from near-extinction.
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Korea: Hyundai Plans Electric Car to Meet Emission Standards

Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea’s largest automaker, is developing an electric vehicle for urban commuters as governments tighten pollution rules and rival carmakers unveil new battery-powered and hybrid models.
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Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea’s largest automaker, is developing an electric vehicle for urban commuters as governments tighten pollution rules and rival carmakers unveil new battery-powered and hybrid models.
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Canada: Zenn Motor Claims Car Will Have “longer range than the typical lithium-ion battery”

Now the Toronto-based company says that the CityZenn all-electric, highway-legal car, which was thought to be in the offing for 2009, should be available for retail in 2010.
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Now the Toronto-based company says that the CityZenn all-electric, highway-legal car, which was thought to be in the offing for 2009, should be available for retail in 2010.
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Japan/Monaco: Miitsubishi signs MoU with the Principality of Monaco regarding testing of i MiEV electric vehicle

Tokyo, March 27, 2009 — Following a successful testing exercise conducted in December 2008, the Principality of Monaco, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Europe B.V. and MC Automobile (Europe) N.V. – a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation – yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding fleet testing of Mitsubishi Motors’ zero on-road
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Tokyo, March 27, 2009 — Following a successful testing exercise conducted in December 2008, the Principality of Monaco, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Europe B.V. and MC Automobile (Europe) N.V. – a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation – yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding fleet testing of Mitsubishi Motors’ zero on-road
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USA: Aspen to charge up electric cars in city parking garage

The city has OK’d the installation of 27 electrical outlets at the Rio Grande Parking Garage, allowing drivers of neighborhood electric vehicles — or NEVs — to plug in and recharge while the vehicles are parked. The juice won’t be free for the taking, though.
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The city has OK’d the installation of 27 electrical outlets at the Rio Grande Parking Garage, allowing drivers of neighborhood electric vehicles — or NEVs — to plug in and recharge while the vehicles are parked. The juice won’t be free for the taking, though.
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USA: Smith Electric Vehicles will bring plant to Kansas City International Airport

Starting next year, Hansel said, the plant will manufacture an electric version of Ford Motor Co.’s new Transit Connect light-duty vehicle.
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Starting next year, Hansel said, the plant will manufacture an electric version of Ford Motor Co.’s new Transit Connect light-duty vehicle.
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USA: Proton, Detroit to Sign RM1b Electric Car Deal

On Monday, Proton and the Netherlands-based Detroit Electric are expected to sign a deal on the project, estimated at more than RM1 billion. Reuters quoted a development cost of US$331 million (RM1.2 billion) based on a press invite sent by Detroit Electric.
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On Monday, Proton and the Netherlands-based Detroit Electric are expected to sign a deal on the project, estimated at more than RM1 billion. Reuters quoted a development cost of US$331 million (RM1.2 billion) based on a press invite sent by Detroit Electric.
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Canada: Zenn plans to be the ‘Intel Inside’ of electric cars

More interesting, it’s promised to offer an all-electric drivetrain to be used in other cars with co-branding. It’s called the Zennergy drivetrain and includes a unique power source from Texas-based company EEStor.
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More interesting, it’s promised to offer an all-electric drivetrain to be used in other cars with co-branding. It’s called the Zennergy drivetrain and includes a unique power source from Texas-based company EEStor.
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Korea: Hyundai to develop electric car

South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor intends to build an electric car that will help it meet the emission standards and cut oil dependence, reported Bloomberg.
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South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor intends to build an electric car that will help it meet the emission standards and cut oil dependence, reported Bloomberg.
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Canada: Zenn picks electric car manufacturer, stock drops

Zenn Motor Co Inc (ZNN.V), which makes low-speed, short-range electric cars, said on Thursday that it has chosen a manufacturer to produce a highway-capable electric car it is developing,
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Zenn Motor Co Inc (ZNN.V), which makes low-speed, short-range electric cars, said on Thursday that it has chosen a manufacturer to produce a highway-capable electric car it is developing,
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Monaco and renault-nissan alliance implement zero emission mobility

The plan will utilize electric vehicles including the ones supplied by the Alliance, and will leverage an extensive charging network that will be built across the Principality over the next two years.
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The plan will utilize electric vehicles including the ones supplied by the Alliance, and will leverage an extensive charging network that will be built across the Principality over the next two years.
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Korea: Hyundai BLUE-WILL plug-in hybrid concept debuts in Seoul

Hyundai recently broke a few molds with its dolphin-inspired cellphone, and it now looks to be doing the same with its latest plug-in hybrid concept, which is set to make its public debut at the Seoul Motor Show next week
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Hyundai recently broke a few molds with its dolphin-inspired cellphone, and it now looks to be doing the same with its latest plug-in hybrid concept, which is set to make its public debut at the Seoul Motor Show next week
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Toyota Plans 1/X Seaweed Car

Toyota is planning for their green vision of the future in the development of an ultra light, super-efficient plug-in hybrid with a bioplastics body made of seaweed.
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Toyota is planning for their green vision of the future in the development of an ultra light, super-efficient plug-in hybrid with a bioplastics body made of seaweed.
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USA: Charles Hotel Introduces Electric Car “Juice Bar”

in its garage. Hotel guests can charge their hybrid and electric cars for free, and like any exclusive hotel bar.
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in its garage. Hotel guests can charge their hybrid and electric cars for free, and like any exclusive hotel bar.
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Japan: AP: Toyota Secretly Developing Solar Powered Green Car

TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp. is secretly developing a vehicle that will be powered solely by solar energy in an effort to turn around its struggling business with a futuristic ecological car, a top business daily reported Thursday.
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TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp. is secretly developing a vehicle that will be powered solely by solar energy in an effort to turn around its struggling business with a futuristic ecological car, a top business daily reported Thursday.
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USA: Are Three Wheels Better Than Four? Aptera Says Yes.


The Aptera will initially be sold only in California. It weighs only 1,700 pounds, and the company says the three-wheel architecture greatly improves aerodynamics. Together, these two things add up to 25 percent better highway efficiency, Aptera engineers say. A seri More


The Aptera will initially be sold only in California. It weighs only 1,700 pounds, and the company says the three-wheel architecture greatly improves aerodynamics. Together, these two things add up to 25 percent better highway efficiency, Aptera engineers say. A seri More

USA: The Car Battery Race: Showing Favorites?

“Our cells are delivering three to four times the cycle life of the best batteries that Sony and Sanyo have on the market,”
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“Our cells are delivering three to four times the cycle life of the best batteries that Sony and Sanyo have on the market,”
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USA: Dealership for new luxury plug-in hybrid to open in Sunnyvale

Fisker Automotive, the Orange County automaker that will put the Karma, its $88,000 plug-in hybrid luxury sedan, on sale later this year, announced its first 32 dealers Tuesday
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Fisker Automotive, the Orange County automaker that will put the Karma, its $88,000 plug-in hybrid luxury sedan, on sale later this year, announced its first 32 dealers Tuesday
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China/USA: BYD to promote electric car at Buffet’s shareholder meeting

Chinese automaker BYD Co. confirmed that it would accept invitation of Warren Buffet to attend his company’s general meeting of shareholders in the U.S., and would display one of its electric cars at the meeting.
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Chinese automaker BYD Co. confirmed that it would accept invitation of Warren Buffet to attend his company’s general meeting of shareholders in the U.S., and would display one of its electric cars at the meeting.
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China takes on America in electric car race

China is taking on America in the race to develop cheaper low-emission cars, with a £1.5 billion boost for Chinese electric cars over the next three years.
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China is taking on America in the race to develop cheaper low-emission cars, with a £1.5 billion boost for Chinese electric cars over the next three years.
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USA: Aptera: Launching the Space-Age Electric Car


If the company taps into that rich vein, Wilbur says it will use the money to greatly expand its California manufacturing base from its current 20,000 a year limit.
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If the company taps into that rich vein, Wilbur says it will use the money to greatly expand its California manufacturing base from its current 20,000 a year limit.
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USA: National plug-in hybrid electric vehicle tour stops at Bonham High School

Mr. Asher rolled out of Washington, D.C. on Earth Day 2008 to begin a nation-wide tour that promotes energy independence and conservation by touting many advantages the next generation of vehicles will offer
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Mr. Asher rolled out of Washington, D.C. on Earth Day 2008 to begin a nation-wide tour that promotes energy independence and conservation by touting many advantages the next generation of vehicles will offer
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USA: Obama Offers $2.4B for Plug-In Cars, $535M Lifeline to Solar Firm, $211M for Clean Air

POMONA, CA, & WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Obama administration has announced that almost $3 billion can be tapped for development of plug-in hybrid vehicles, clean energy and air projects and reclamation of contaminated sites known as brownfields.
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POMONA, CA, & WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Obama administration has announced that almost $3 billion can be tapped for development of plug-in hybrid vehicles, clean energy and air projects and reclamation of contaminated sites known as brownfields.
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