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USA; Chevrolet Volt: A sneak peek at GM’s plug-in hybrid


It accelerates with a big husky twist of its electric motor. Actually, you can even chirp the front tires if you push the go-button hard enough — very unlike a golf cart. It corners confidently and brakes crisply and, if it’s no Ferrari, it certainly won’ More


It accelerates with a big husky twist of its electric motor. Actually, you can even chirp the front tires if you push the go-button hard enough — very unlike a golf cart. It corners confidently and brakes crisply and, if it’s no Ferrari, it certainly won’ More

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USA: EnerDel gets ready for the smart grid with one-megawatt systems in Oregon

Indianapolis-based battery maker EnerDel is tied closely to the Th!nk electric car company – which has yet to bring the car to the U.S. market – but they’re also looking beyond the next generation of plug-in electric vehicles. EnerDel has announced a new partnership with Smart Grid Leader and the U.S. Department of Energy to use EnerDel batteries in five separate one-megawatt power syste More

Indianapolis-based battery maker EnerDel is tied closely to the Th!nk electric car company – which has yet to bring the car to the U.S. market – but they’re also looking beyond the next generation of plug-in electric vehicles. EnerDel has announced a new partnership with Smart Grid Leader and the U.S. Department of Energy to use EnerDel batteries in five separate one-megawatt power syste More

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USA: Green street project aims to keep toxic water out of Chesapeake Bay

A small town in Maryland is setting a precedent in eco-friendly road construction, breaking ground this week on one of the greenest streets in the nation.
The tiny port town of Edmonston in Prince George’s County is billing the thoroughfare as the greenest on the East Coast. The road will help clean and filter toxic storm water pollution that drains into rivers, and eventually into Che More

A small town in Maryland is setting a precedent in eco-friendly road construction, breaking ground this week on one of the greenest streets in the nation.
The tiny port town of Edmonston in Prince George’s County is billing the thoroughfare as the greenest on the East Coast. The road will help clean and filter toxic storm water pollution that drains into rivers, and eventually into Che More

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USA: Lithium Statistics and Information

Source: minerals.usgs.gov More

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USA: (Connecticut) State charging up for integration of electric cars

Connecticut: start your engines.

An executive order is paving the way for many electric cars to take to the streets.

Governor M. Jodi Rell issued Executive Order No. 34 on Nov. 12, which provides for the integration of electric cars into the state’s transportation system.

A new Electric Vehicles Infrastructure Council was established by the order. The council was commiss More

Connecticut: start your engines.

An executive order is paving the way for many electric cars to take to the streets.

Governor M. Jodi Rell issued Executive Order No. 34 on Nov. 12, which provides for the integration of electric cars into the state’s transportation system.

A new Electric Vehicles Infrastructure Council was established by the order. The council was commiss More

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Japan: Nissan Electric Car Battery May Be Ready by 2015, Nikkei Says

Nov. 29 (Bloomberg) — Nissan Motor Co. is developing a lithium ion battery for electric vehicles that can store electricity at double the current capacity, the Nikkei newspaper reported, without saying where it got the information. Nissan aims to equip electric cars with the battery by 2015, the paper reported.

The new battery will be able to power an electric vehicle for 300 kilomet More

Nov. 29 (Bloomberg) — Nissan Motor Co. is developing a lithium ion battery for electric vehicles that can store electricity at double the current capacity, the Nikkei newspaper reported, without saying where it got the information. Nissan aims to equip electric cars with the battery by 2015, the paper reported.

The new battery will be able to power an electric vehicle for 300 kilomet More

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USA: Warren Watch: The electric car’s day will come, students told

In 20 years, all cars on the road will be electric, Warren Buffett told college students visiting Omaha recently.

The Houston Chronicle reported that Jan Goetgeluk, president of the finance club at Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, asked what Buffett thought of the “peak oil theory,” the projection that oil production is at or near its peak and will decline More

In 20 years, all cars on the road will be electric, Warren Buffett told college students visiting Omaha recently.

The Houston Chronicle reported that Jan Goetgeluk, president of the finance club at Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, asked what Buffett thought of the “peak oil theory,” the projection that oil production is at or near its peak and will decline More

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Nissan Agrees to Consider Building Electric-Vehicle Plant in Guangzhou, China


Nissan Motor Co. said it will weigh plans to make all-electric cars in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, as the Japanese automaker steps up its electric-vehicle activity in China’s fast-growing car market.
A senior Nissan executive disclosed the possible factory More


Nissan Motor Co. said it will weigh plans to make all-electric cars in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, as the Japanese automaker steps up its electric-vehicle activity in China’s fast-growing car market.
A senior Nissan executive disclosed the possible factory More

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USA: Saft confirms location for lithium-ion battery factory in Jacksonville, Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (November 13, 2009) ” Following receipt of a $95 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and successful negotiations between Saft, the state of Florida, and the city of Jacksonville, construction will soon begin in Jacksonville for the lithium-ion (Li-ion) factory of the future.
The total estimated cost of the pro More

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (November 13, 2009) ” Following receipt of a $95 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and successful negotiations between Saft, the state of Florida, and the city of Jacksonville, construction will soon begin in Jacksonville for the lithium-ion (Li-ion) factory of the future.
The total estimated cost of the pro More

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Small Energy-Saving Steps Can Make Big Strides

Some of the highest hopes to curb oil use rest on solutions like the “plug-in hybrid” car, which is supposed to stretch a single gallon of gasoline for more than 200 miles. But that supercar won’t be on the road in large numbers for years. In the meantime, there is always the old option of improving the mileage of the regular car’s internal-combustion engine.
Which ap More

Some of the highest hopes to curb oil use rest on solutions like the “plug-in hybrid” car, which is supposed to stretch a single gallon of gasoline for more than 200 miles. But that supercar won’t be on the road in large numbers for years. In the meantime, there is always the old option of improving the mileage of the regular car’s internal-combustion engine.
Which ap More

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USA: Korean electric car maker still viewing Pittsburgh area sites

It may be early 2010 before a Korean company decides on where to locate its sales office and production/distribution plant in the Pittsburgh region.
Officials of the Seoul-based CT&T Co. Ltd. have already viewed at least 10 sites that can accommodate their operation, but have not made a decision.
CT&T is the world largest maker of golf carts and electric vehicles. It plans to More

It may be early 2010 before a Korean company decides on where to locate its sales office and production/distribution plant in the Pittsburgh region.
Officials of the Seoul-based CT&T Co. Ltd. have already viewed at least 10 sites that can accommodate their operation, but have not made a decision.
CT&T is the world largest maker of golf carts and electric vehicles. It plans to More

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1 More Reason to Get an Electric Car: Gas Fumes Linked to Road Rage

There are plenty of things about driving to make your blood pressure rise: screaming kids in the back, crappy songs on the radio, rising gas prices, idiot drivers who don’t know what they’re doing and need to get off the phone and keep their eyes on the road and…
Whew, sorry, got a little hot under the collar there. Anyway, researchers from Egypt just published a study in BMC Physiolog More

There are plenty of things about driving to make your blood pressure rise: screaming kids in the back, crappy songs on the radio, rising gas prices, idiot drivers who don’t know what they’re doing and need to get off the phone and keep their eyes on the road and…
Whew, sorry, got a little hot under the collar there. Anyway, researchers from Egypt just published a study in BMC Physiolog More

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New Zealand: Wellington City Council to evaluate electric car scheme

Motorists who find it hard to get parking in Wellington could have an easier job in the future if they switch to electric cars.
Next week, Wellington City Council will consider paving the way to encourage residents to switch to electric cars, which could entail installing chargers on the streets and designating the best parking spots for their exclusive use.
The recommendation to inves More

Motorists who find it hard to get parking in Wellington could have an easier job in the future if they switch to electric cars.
Next week, Wellington City Council will consider paving the way to encourage residents to switch to electric cars, which could entail installing chargers on the streets and designating the best parking spots for their exclusive use.
The recommendation to inves More

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Mitsubishi delivers 4 i-MiEV electric vehicles to Monaco


TOKYO, Nov 26, 2009 (Kyodo News International – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) — MMTOF | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating — Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and Mitsubishi Corp. said Thursday they have jointly delivered four units of Mitsubi More


TOKYO, Nov 26, 2009 (Kyodo News International – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) — MMTOF | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating — Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and Mitsubishi Corp. said Thursday they have jointly delivered four units of Mitsubi More

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USA: Aptera Electric Vehicle Makes Houston Debut at Monday Night Football


HOUSTON – (Business Wire) Highlighting that electric vehicles can come in many shapes and sizes, Reliant Energy, an NRG Energy company (NYSE: NRG), teamed up with the Houston Texans and electric vehicle manufacturer Aptera to bring Aptera’s prototype electric vehi More


HOUSTON – (Business Wire) Highlighting that electric vehicles can come in many shapes and sizes, Reliant Energy, an NRG Energy company (NYSE: NRG), teamed up with the Houston Texans and electric vehicle manufacturer Aptera to bring Aptera’s prototype electric vehi More

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Green Vehicles Demo – live at POST-EXPO‏

Live Vehicle Demonstration Area

For the first time at POST-EXPO and Courier and Parcel Logistics Expo visitors have the opportunity to experience live demonstrations and test drives of the latest vehicles.
The demonstration area will be open to visitors for the duration of the exhibition.
To arrange a demonstration please visit the pick-up point in the exhibition hall or visit More

Live Vehicle Demonstration Area

For the first time at POST-EXPO and Courier and Parcel Logistics Expo visitors have the opportunity to experience live demonstrations and test drives of the latest vehicles.
The demonstration area will be open to visitors for the duration of the exhibition.
To arrange a demonstration please visit the pick-up point in the exhibition hall or visit More

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China: BYD says 9-mth net up 201 pct on strong car sales

HONG KONG, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Chinese car and battery maker BYD Co Ltd (1211.HK) said late on Thursday its nine month earnings rose 201 percent due to strong car sales in its domestic market as it benefited from Beijing’s supportive measures.
BYD, 10 percent owned by U.S. billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRKa.N), posted a net profit of 2.34 billion yuan ($34 More

HONG KONG, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Chinese car and battery maker BYD Co Ltd (1211.HK) said late on Thursday its nine month earnings rose 201 percent due to strong car sales in its domestic market as it benefited from Beijing’s supportive measures.
BYD, 10 percent owned by U.S. billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRKa.N), posted a net profit of 2.34 billion yuan ($34 More

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Sony in Talks to Find Customers for Car Batteries (Update1)

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) — Sony Corp. is in talks to find customers for rechargeable car batteries, an industry that the Japanese electronics maker plans to enter to help the company revive earnings.
Sony is in talks to supply “several companies” with lithium-ion car batteries, Executive Deputy President Hiroshi Yoshioka told reporters in Tokyo today, declining to identify the potential More

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) — Sony Corp. is in talks to find customers for rechargeable car batteries, an industry that the Japanese electronics maker plans to enter to help the company revive earnings.
Sony is in talks to supply “several companies” with lithium-ion car batteries, Executive Deputy President Hiroshi Yoshioka told reporters in Tokyo today, declining to identify the potential More

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USA: LA suburb’s rebirth rides on electric car plant

DOWNEY, Calif. — This city that once helped send men rocketing into the space now wants to help earth-bound motorists to become more fuel efficient.
Downey’s City Council has approved an agreement aimed at luring Tesla Motors’ electric car manufacturing plant to the former site of a NASA plant that helped develop the Apollo program and the space shuttle fleet.
“Not More

DOWNEY, Calif. — This city that once helped send men rocketing into the space now wants to help earth-bound motorists to become more fuel efficient.
Downey’s City Council has approved an agreement aimed at luring Tesla Motors’ electric car manufacturing plant to the former site of a NASA plant that helped develop the Apollo program and the space shuttle fleet.
“Not More

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Taiwan: Geely, Yulon Jointly Produce Electric Cars

HONG KONG, Nov 06, 2009 (SinoCast Daily Business Beat via COMTEX) — GELYY | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating — Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. (SEHK: 0175) will extend its cooperation with Yulon Group to the electric vehicle field. Both sides will ink an agreement during the visit of Geely Board Chairman Li Shufu to Taiwan in late November 2009.
Yulon’s subsidiary Hua-chua More

HONG KONG, Nov 06, 2009 (SinoCast Daily Business Beat via COMTEX) — GELYY | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating — Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. (SEHK: 0175) will extend its cooperation with Yulon Group to the electric vehicle field. Both sides will ink an agreement during the visit of Geely Board Chairman Li Shufu to Taiwan in late November 2009.
Yulon’s subsidiary Hua-chua More

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Taiwanese Island Of Liuqiu Going Electric Vehicle Only

Liuqiu, an island off the southern coast of Taiwan, will spend as much as $15.5 Billion over the next three years to replace all gas cars and scooters with electric vehicles. By the end of that period, all vehicles on the island will be required by law to be emissions-free.
The plan covers buses, cars and scooters and is intended to make the tourist destination more appealing, particularly More

Liuqiu, an island off the southern coast of Taiwan, will spend as much as $15.5 Billion over the next three years to replace all gas cars and scooters with electric vehicles. By the end of that period, all vehicles on the island will be required by law to be emissions-free.
The plan covers buses, cars and scooters and is intended to make the tourist destination more appealing, particularly More

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U.S.-China Alliance in Clean Energy

U.S. and Chinese Presidents, Barack Obama and Hu Jintao, more or less announced their partnership in clean energy technology last Tuesday. Specifically, the two signed official documents declaring their “cooperation on climate change, energy and environment.”
Their first task will be constructing a U.S-China Clean Energy Research Center in a joint effort to promote clean energy. The $150 More

U.S. and Chinese Presidents, Barack Obama and Hu Jintao, more or less announced their partnership in clean energy technology last Tuesday. Specifically, the two signed official documents declaring their “cooperation on climate change, energy and environment.”
Their first task will be constructing a U.S-China Clean Energy Research Center in a joint effort to promote clean energy. The $150 More

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USA: L.A. gets $60-million stimulus grant for ‘smart grid’ electric power system

The federal government today awarded Los Angeles a $60-million grant to help modernize the city’s electrical power system.
The money will be used for “smart grid” demonstration projects at USC and UCLA. The projects will allow the city’s Department of Water and Power, the largest municipal utility in the nation, to use advanced meters and other technology at the universities to c More

The federal government today awarded Los Angeles a $60-million grant to help modernize the city’s electrical power system.
The money will be used for “smart grid” demonstration projects at USC and UCLA. The projects will allow the city’s Department of Water and Power, the largest municipal utility in the nation, to use advanced meters and other technology at the universities to c More

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Quantum Announces Letter of Intent for $20 Million

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq: QTWW), today announced that it and its subsidiary, Quantum Solar Energy, Inc. (“Quantum Solar”), has entered into a non-binding letter of intent with New Energy Systems, LLC (“NES”), which sets forth the terms by which NES would invest $20 million in Quantum Sol More

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq: QTWW), today announced that it and its subsidiary, Quantum Solar Energy, Inc. (“Quantum Solar”), has entered into a non-binding letter of intent with New Energy Systems, LLC (“NES”), which sets forth the terms by which NES would invest $20 million in Quantum Sol More

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USA: LA Preview: Prius PHV Concept Set to Plug-In at Los Angeles Auto Show

After first debuting in Frankfurt and then traveling to Tokyo, the Prius Plug-In Hybrid Concept is set debut on U.S. soil for the first time at the LA Auto Show next week.
Using Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive and lithium-ion batteries, Toyota says the Prius PHV will be able to reach highway speeds on pure electric power. Toyota also claims the car will be able to recharge fully in 90 minute More

After first debuting in Frankfurt and then traveling to Tokyo, the Prius Plug-In Hybrid Concept is set debut on U.S. soil for the first time at the LA Auto Show next week.
Using Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive and lithium-ion batteries, Toyota says the Prius PHV will be able to reach highway speeds on pure electric power. Toyota also claims the car will be able to recharge fully in 90 minute More

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Early Test Drives: Nissan Leaf is Impressively Smooth

Toyota is king of hybrids, with the iconic Prius and a long list of Toyota and Lexus models available with gas-electric drivetrains. General Motors thinks it has an ace up its sleeve with Extended-Range Electric Vehicles, like the Chevy Volt, that drive up to 40 miles on battery power and then start a gas engine.

But only Nissan, so far, has been willing to go all-in on electric cars. Th More

Toyota is king of hybrids, with the iconic Prius and a long list of Toyota and Lexus models available with gas-electric drivetrains. General Motors thinks it has an ace up its sleeve with Extended-Range Electric Vehicles, like the Chevy Volt, that drive up to 40 miles on battery power and then start a gas engine.

But only Nissan, so far, has been willing to go all-in on electric cars. Th More

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USA: Nissan Leaf Details Revealed in National Tour


The national tour for the all-electric Nissan Leaf continues to make its way across the country. We were able to see the five-seat 100-mile-range car yesterday in Walnut Creek, California—a few days before it arrives at the 2009 San Francisco International Auto Show. Th More


The national tour for the all-electric Nissan Leaf continues to make its way across the country. We were able to see the five-seat 100-mile-range car yesterday in Walnut Creek, California—a few days before it arrives at the 2009 San Francisco International Auto Show. Th More

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Turkey encourages use of electric cars

Turkish Trade and Industry Minister Nihat Ergun said in on Sunday that Turkey sought to encourage use of electric cars in the county, and planned first stimulus regulations for 2011.

The semi-official Anatolia news agency quoted the minister as saying that taxes imposed on the electric cars should be at the minimum level so that people would prefer to use such kind of cars instead of others More

Turkish Trade and Industry Minister Nihat Ergun said in on Sunday that Turkey sought to encourage use of electric cars in the county, and planned first stimulus regulations for 2011.

The semi-official Anatolia news agency quoted the minister as saying that taxes imposed on the electric cars should be at the minimum level so that people would prefer to use such kind of cars instead of others More

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India: Reva scouts for partners to make electric cars in US, Europe

NEW DELHI: Bangalore-based Reva Electric Car Company said it is scouting for partners in the US and Europe for setting manufacturing bases.
“We are exploring to set up contract manufacturing facilities in the overseas market, specially in the Europe and US,” Reva Electric Car Company Deputy Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Chetan Maini told reporters here on the sidelines o More

NEW DELHI: Bangalore-based Reva Electric Car Company said it is scouting for partners in the US and Europe for setting manufacturing bases.
“We are exploring to set up contract manufacturing facilities in the overseas market, specially in the Europe and US,” Reva Electric Car Company Deputy Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Chetan Maini told reporters here on the sidelines o More

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GM working with the blind to give electric cars a little noise

General Motors will announce Wednesday that it’s working with one of the largest advocacy organizations for the vision-impaired to find ways for the next-generation electric cars to make enough noise that pedestrians can hear them coming.

GM says it’s working with the National Federation of the Blind on technology to make sure that near-silent electric cars and hybrids don’ More

General Motors will announce Wednesday that it’s working with one of the largest advocacy organizations for the vision-impaired to find ways for the next-generation electric cars to make enough noise that pedestrians can hear them coming.

GM says it’s working with the National Federation of the Blind on technology to make sure that near-silent electric cars and hybrids don’ More

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