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China: 50 electric buses run on Beijing

Beijing will transform part of the existing petrol filling stations and increase the number of electric vehicles charging stations, making integrated refuel and charge service stations to provide both services.

At present, the first batch of a total of 50 pure electric buses are already running, while the pilot charging stations established for this purpose have also begun operation. In ad More

Beijing will transform part of the existing petrol filling stations and increase the number of electric vehicles charging stations, making integrated refuel and charge service stations to provide both services.

At present, the first batch of a total of 50 pure electric buses are already running, while the pilot charging stations established for this purpose have also begun operation. In ad More

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USA: Pieces to start building electric vehicles in Elkhart are falling in place

ELKHART — As part of its move into Indiana, Think North America asked the Economic Development Corp of Elkhart County to identify potential suppliers within a 200-mile radius of the plant on Magnum Drive.

The agency found most of what the company needed within 20 miles.

Just a few weeks after local and state officials welcomed the electric car manufacturer to Elkhart, the piec More

ELKHART — As part of its move into Indiana, Think North America asked the Economic Development Corp of Elkhart County to identify potential suppliers within a 200-mile radius of the plant on Magnum Drive.

The agency found most of what the company needed within 20 miles.

Just a few weeks after local and state officials welcomed the electric car manufacturer to Elkhart, the piec More

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USA: Bold moves: A Pacific Northwest company sees an opening for its EV startup

Eugene, Ore.-based company Arcimoto plans to start production of the three-wheeled Pulse this fall. The two-seater is 100 percent electric. (Arcimoto)
It might not seem like a good time to start a car company. But the people at Arcimoto disagree.

The Eugene, Ore.-based startup is one of several boutique automakers defying conventional wisdom and attempting to design revolutionary elec More

Eugene, Ore.-based company Arcimoto plans to start production of the three-wheeled Pulse this fall. The two-seater is 100 percent electric. (Arcimoto)
It might not seem like a good time to start a car company. But the people at Arcimoto disagree.

The Eugene, Ore.-based startup is one of several boutique automakers defying conventional wisdom and attempting to design revolutionary elec More

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USA: DC considers electric car charging stations


WASHINGTON (AP) – The D.C. government is considering plans to install hundreds of charging stations for electric vehicles.

D.C. Department of Transportation spokesman John Lisle says the city can jump-start the technology by purchasing electric vehicles for the city fleet and by install More


WASHINGTON (AP) – The D.C. government is considering plans to install hundreds of charging stations for electric vehicles.

D.C. Department of Transportation spokesman John Lisle says the city can jump-start the technology by purchasing electric vehicles for the city fleet and by install More

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USA: ACIM, PMAC, PMDC motor efficiency and electric cars

There is a good article in the wonderful Appliance Design magazine about driving motors. It was written by Eric Persson, the Field Applications Director at International Rectifier. The article is great because it was written from the application side and will help you understand the differences between an ac induction motor (ACIM) a permanent magnet dc motor (PMDC) and a permanent magnet ac motor More

There is a good article in the wonderful Appliance Design magazine about driving motors. It was written by Eric Persson, the Field Applications Director at International Rectifier. The article is great because it was written from the application side and will help you understand the differences between an ac induction motor (ACIM) a permanent magnet dc motor (PMDC) and a permanent magnet ac motor More

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USA: TECH: Electric cars, the sequel:



The potential electric car future will get a reboot in December, when a thousand new cars are scheduled to arrive in the region, supported by the beginnings of a new recharging infrastructure.

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The potential electric car future will get a reboot in December, when a thousand new cars are scheduled to arrive in the region, supported by the beginnings of a new recharging infrastructure.

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USA: Local Business Ecotality Benefiting from Recovery Act


PHOENIX — Did you catch it? Earlier this week, President Obama delivered his first State of the Union address, and one Phoenix business was mentioned.

Obama put Ecotality in the national spotlight when he explained how it was reaping the benefits of the stimulus bill.

“Econ More


PHOENIX — Did you catch it? Earlier this week, President Obama delivered his first State of the Union address, and one Phoenix business was mentioned.

Obama put Ecotality in the national spotlight when he explained how it was reaping the benefits of the stimulus bill.

“Econ More

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USA: Aptera January 2010 Newsletter


Aptera founder to lead from the boardroom while pursuing new ventures

Our visionary leader Steve Fambro, who first conceived Aptera in his garage and, along with (co-founder) Chris Anthony, launched the company into public view, will leave the day to day operations as CTO and head of Advanc More


Aptera founder to lead from the boardroom while pursuing new ventures

Our visionary leader Steve Fambro, who first conceived Aptera in his garage and, along with (co-founder) Chris Anthony, launched the company into public view, will leave the day to day operations as CTO and head of Advanc More

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USA: 2011 Chevrolet Volt, GM hopes we’ll all get juiced when this model debuts


WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — It wasn’t a long drive, but it was long enough to get excited about this plug-in electric-gas powered car that should be in Chevy showrooms about the time we start speculating over who will be in the 2011 Super Bowl.

Consider this: If your daily commut More


WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — It wasn’t a long drive, but it was long enough to get excited about this plug-in electric-gas powered car that should be in Chevy showrooms about the time we start speculating over who will be in the 2011 Super Bowl.

Consider this: If your daily commut More

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USA: AFS Trinity Sees Delaware as Possible Center of Next Generation Automaking

AFS Trinity Power Corporation today said it is studying Delaware as a potential site for the further development and assembly of its plug in hybrid electric vehicle the “Extreme Hybrid”, and, starting today, will provide state officials and legislators with ride-and-drive demonstrations of two prototype AFS Trinity 150 mpg SUV’s.

AFS Trinity CEO Edward W. Furia said, ̶ More

AFS Trinity Power Corporation today said it is studying Delaware as a potential site for the further development and assembly of its plug in hybrid electric vehicle the “Extreme Hybrid”, and, starting today, will provide state officials and legislators with ride-and-drive demonstrations of two prototype AFS Trinity 150 mpg SUV’s.

AFS Trinity CEO Edward W. Furia said, ̶ More

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USA: Tesla Pins Hopes on IPO and Model S Sedan

One week after finalizing the terms for a $465 million low cost federal government loan, Tesla Motors on Friday filed for an initial public offering. The company’s strategy is to sell $100 million worth of stock, and with a new level of capital in its coffers, to focus its efforts on launching its second vehicle—the $58,000 five-seat Model S luxury all-electric sedan.

“If we are to ev More

One week after finalizing the terms for a $465 million low cost federal government loan, Tesla Motors on Friday filed for an initial public offering. The company’s strategy is to sell $100 million worth of stock, and with a new level of capital in its coffers, to focus its efforts on launching its second vehicle—the $58,000 five-seat Model S luxury all-electric sedan.

“If we are to ev More

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Europe: BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept Set for Production


BMW has been working hard on its product development strategy and has been trying to provide an enhanced driving experience along with a reduction of emissions and fuel consumption in its cars. Running on the same line, it bought the Vision EfficientDynamics Concept to the Frankfurt Auto Show la More


BMW has been working hard on its product development strategy and has been trying to provide an enhanced driving experience along with a reduction of emissions and fuel consumption in its cars. Running on the same line, it bought the Vision EfficientDynamics Concept to the Frankfurt Auto Show la More

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USA: Tesla to stop selling electric sports car next year

It sounds like the initial public offering of electric-car maker Tesla is already being greeted with skepticism, but some of the fine print about its plans may give potential investors even greater cause for concern.

Tesla’s next electric car is the Model S, a sedan.
CAPTIONBy TeslaA reading of the fine print by Wired’s Autopia blog uncovers some disturbing product plannin More

It sounds like the initial public offering of electric-car maker Tesla is already being greeted with skepticism, but some of the fine print about its plans may give potential investors even greater cause for concern.

Tesla’s next electric car is the Model S, a sedan.
CAPTIONBy TeslaA reading of the fine print by Wired’s Autopia blog uncovers some disturbing product plannin More

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USA: Electric Car Charging Stations En Route


With all the electric vehicles on deck, I wonder how recharging them all on the road will actually go. Fast and easy, or like searching an old airport terminal for a place to charge a laptop? New stations could settle it.

In California, several companies have big plans. Electric systems t More


With all the electric vehicles on deck, I wonder how recharging them all on the road will actually go. Fast and easy, or like searching an old airport terminal for a place to charge a laptop? New stations could settle it.

In California, several companies have big plans. Electric systems t More

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USA: ClipperCreek, Inc. is the first on the market with high-rate charge stations that is compatible with all major automakers’


ClipperCreek, Inc. is the first on the market with high-rate charge stations that is compatible with all major automakers’ Plug-In Hybrid and Electric Vehicles. These new products make up the only industry-approved infrastructure available today.

Whether you are looking to charge your More


ClipperCreek, Inc. is the first on the market with high-rate charge stations that is compatible with all major automakers’ Plug-In Hybrid and Electric Vehicles. These new products make up the only industry-approved infrastructure available today.

Whether you are looking to charge your More

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Korea: CT&T United introduces a full line of electric vehicles at 2010 NAIAS

DETROIT — CT&T United is a brand new automaker from South Korea that produces battery electric vehicles including the eZone medium speed vehicle and the cZone low-speed vehicle. It was founded in 2002 by Young Gi Lee, a former Hyundai executive. The company includes experts from both Hyundai and Kia. CT&T United’s entire line of vehicles run on batteries and produce zero emis More

DETROIT — CT&T United is a brand new automaker from South Korea that produces battery electric vehicles including the eZone medium speed vehicle and the cZone low-speed vehicle. It was founded in 2002 by Young Gi Lee, a former Hyundai executive. The company includes experts from both Hyundai and Kia. CT&T United’s entire line of vehicles run on batteries and produce zero emis More

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USA: President Obama Sets Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Target for Federal Operation

WASHINGTON, DC – President Barack Obama today announced that the Federal Government will reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution by 28 percent by 2020. Reducing and reporting GHG pollution, as called for in Executive Order 13514 on Federal Sustainability, will ensure that the Federal Government leads by example in building the clean energy economy. Actions taken under this Executive Order wi More

WASHINGTON, DC – President Barack Obama today announced that the Federal Government will reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution by 28 percent by 2020. Reducing and reporting GHG pollution, as called for in Executive Order 13514 on Federal Sustainability, will ensure that the Federal Government leads by example in building the clean energy economy. Actions taken under this Executive Order wi More

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Japan/USA: Los Angeles Nissan Dealer Ready to Turn New ‘Leaf’


Jan 29, 2010 – Miller Nissan in Van Nuys is getting ready to receive the new Nissan Leaf. Months ahead of its debut, Nissan’s first electric car is generating a lot of excitement.

The new Nissan Leaf will offer state-of-the art styling, both inside and out with the latest advancements More


Jan 29, 2010 – Miller Nissan in Van Nuys is getting ready to receive the new Nissan Leaf. Months ahead of its debut, Nissan’s first electric car is generating a lot of excitement.

The new Nissan Leaf will offer state-of-the art styling, both inside and out with the latest advancements More

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Smart grid could reduce emissions by 12 percent

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PNNL’s Report, The Smart Grid: An Estimation of the Energy and CO2 Benefits suggests a smart grid could reduce carbon emissions 12 percent by 2030. Pictured at PNNL’s Electricity Infrastructure Operations Center are four of the report’s authors (from left to right): PNNL Scientists Rob Pratt and Tom Secrest; and PNNL Engineers Michael Kintner-Meyer (seated) and Kevin Schneider. More

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PNNL’s Report, The Smart Grid: An Estimation of the Energy and CO2 Benefits suggests a smart grid could reduce carbon emissions 12 percent by 2030. Pictured at PNNL’s Electricity Infrastructure Operations Center are four of the report’s authors (from left to right): PNNL Scientists Rob Pratt and Tom Secrest; and PNNL Engineers Michael Kintner-Meyer (seated) and Kevin Schneider. More

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USA: Bright’s IDEA to hit truck market in 2013

WASHINGTON D.C. The IDEA, a new aerodynamically shaped plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) delivery van concept developed by Bright Automotive, aims to have its prototype ready for production in the first quarter of 2013, the company said. (View photos of the new vehicle)

The sleekly-styled van, first introduced in April 2009, recently received a technology upgrade so it can deliver 40 mi. of al More

WASHINGTON D.C. The IDEA, a new aerodynamically shaped plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) delivery van concept developed by Bright Automotive, aims to have its prototype ready for production in the first quarter of 2013, the company said. (View photos of the new vehicle)

The sleekly-styled van, first introduced in April 2009, recently received a technology upgrade so it can deliver 40 mi. of al More

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USA: Tesla: Palo Alto electric-car maker plans IPO

Their electric engines are eerily quiet, but Tesla Motors on Friday roared to the forefront of the emerging cleantech industry by signalling its plans to make a Wall Street debut in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

If Tesla follows through, it figures to be one of Silicon Valley’s most highly anticipated and closely watched IPOs since Google went public in 2004.More

Their electric engines are eerily quiet, but Tesla Motors on Friday roared to the forefront of the emerging cleantech industry by signalling its plans to make a Wall Street debut in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

If Tesla follows through, it figures to be one of Silicon Valley’s most highly anticipated and closely watched IPOs since Google went public in 2004.More

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Nissan Leaf FAQ


Q:If I want to “prewire” a new home for a future Leaf owner, what is required?
A:A home assessment will be part of the buying process. Sign up now to learn more when it’s available.

Q:Will the “engine compartment” just contain the smaller electric motor or More


Q:If I want to “prewire” a new home for a future Leaf owner, what is required?
A:A home assessment will be part of the buying process. Sign up now to learn more when it’s available.

Q:Will the “engine compartment” just contain the smaller electric motor or More

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USA: California Officials Would Not Regulate Electric Car Charging Firms


California officials have indicated they are not inclined to regulate electric car infrastructure companies that plan to sell electricity to drivers through networks of charging stations.

Whether to treat such companies as quasi-utilities has been a contentious issue. The state’s three big More


California officials have indicated they are not inclined to regulate electric car infrastructure companies that plan to sell electricity to drivers through networks of charging stations.

Whether to treat such companies as quasi-utilities has been a contentious issue. The state’s three big More

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USA: EnerDel Announces Bigtime Battery Expansion for Electric Vehicles


EnerDel Announces Bigtime Battery Expansion for Electric Vehicles
by Jacob Gordon, Nashville, TN on 01.27.10
Cars & Transportation
Buzz up!

Image: Michael Nemeth
A big announcement hit the battery world last week as EnerDel revealed plans to greatly expand i More


EnerDel Announces Bigtime Battery Expansion for Electric Vehicles
by Jacob Gordon, Nashville, TN on 01.27.10
Cars & Transportation
Buzz up!

Image: Michael Nemeth
A big announcement hit the battery world last week as EnerDel revealed plans to greatly expand i More

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USA: Energy Secretary Chu Recognizes ECOtality/eTec for EV Progress


PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today recognized ECOtality, Inc. (OTCBB: ETLE), and its wholly owned subsidiary, eTec (Electric Engineering Transportation Corporation), for the company’s work toward establishing robust electric vehicle charging in More


PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today recognized ECOtality, Inc. (OTCBB: ETLE), and its wholly owned subsidiary, eTec (Electric Engineering Transportation Corporation), for the company’s work toward establishing robust electric vehicle charging in More

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UK: UK’s north-east leads drive for electric cars

The blue beacon of an ultra-modern charging point stands out against the gloomy backdrop of a wintry morning in Newcastle.

The facility, tucked away in a car park, is one of 40 to be installed in the city and 619 across the region – part of a plan to make it a centre for the production, supply and use of a coming wave of battery-powered cars.
EDITOR’S CHOICE
Carmaker JLR sec More

The blue beacon of an ultra-modern charging point stands out against the gloomy backdrop of a wintry morning in Newcastle.

The facility, tucked away in a car park, is one of 40 to be installed in the city and 619 across the region – part of a plan to make it a centre for the production, supply and use of a coming wave of battery-powered cars.
EDITOR’S CHOICE
Carmaker JLR sec More

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Asia: 50 electric charging stations to come up this year


A $20 MILLION initiative to put the first fleet of electric cars on Singapore roads this year is picking up pace, with the Government calling a tender soon for a network of charging stations.

The Energy Market Authority (EMA) said the tender will be out this quarter, and that the network will More


A $20 MILLION initiative to put the first fleet of electric cars on Singapore roads this year is picking up pace, with the Government calling a tender soon for a network of charging stations.

The Energy Market Authority (EMA) said the tender will be out this quarter, and that the network will More

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USA/India: Chevrolet e-Spark: India’s First Electric Car


Here is a peek at India’s answer to the electric vehicle, the Chevrolet e-Spark. Debuted at the 2010 New Delhi Motor Show, the four-door sedan was built jointly by India’s Reva Electric Car Company and GM India.

The Chevy e-Spark is equipped with an RECC powertrain which provid More


Here is a peek at India’s answer to the electric vehicle, the Chevrolet e-Spark. Debuted at the 2010 New Delhi Motor Show, the four-door sedan was built jointly by India’s Reva Electric Car Company and GM India.

The Chevy e-Spark is equipped with an RECC powertrain which provid More

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USA:Nexteer Automotive’s Electric Power Steering System Featured in CODA All-Electric Car

SAGINAW, Mich., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ — Nexteer Automotive, the only tier one automotive supplier committed exclusively to wheel-to-wheel advanced steering and driveline systems, will supply its electric power steering (EPS) technology to the all-electric car from CODA Automotive due out in California in late 2010. Capable of traveling 90 to 120 miles on a fully charged battery, the CODA car More

SAGINAW, Mich., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ — Nexteer Automotive, the only tier one automotive supplier committed exclusively to wheel-to-wheel advanced steering and driveline systems, will supply its electric power steering (EPS) technology to the all-electric car from CODA Automotive due out in California in late 2010. Capable of traveling 90 to 120 miles on a fully charged battery, the CODA car More

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USA:California Department of General Services Launches Electric Vehicle Trial


GridPoint, Inc., an established leader in smart energy solutions, today announced that the California Department of General Services (DGS), with funding from the California Energy Commission (CEC), will launch a two-year plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) demonstration project utilizing GridPoin More


GridPoint, Inc., an established leader in smart energy solutions, today announced that the California Department of General Services (DGS), with funding from the California Energy Commission (CEC), will launch a two-year plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) demonstration project utilizing GridPoin More

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