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USA: Report on ECOtality Hosts Debut Of Nissan Leaf In Arizona

ECOtality, Inc. – Alternative Energy – Deals and Alliances Profile – a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com

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ECOtality, Inc. – Alternative Energy – Deals and Alliances Profile is an essential source for company data and information. The profile examines the company’s key More

ECOtality, Inc. – Alternative Energy – Deals and Alliances Profile – a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com

www.companiesandmarkets.com/Summary-Company-Profile/ecotality,-i ..

ECOtality, Inc. – Alternative Energy – Deals and Alliances Profile is an essential source for company data and information. The profile examines the company’s key More

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Unveiled largest solar powered boat PlanetSolar might visit Miami as part of tour around the world

An international team of scientists, engineers and boat builders from Germany and Switzerland has developed the world’s largest solar powered boat designed to circumnavigate the world. The PlanetSolar multihull vessel, built by Knierim Yatch Club, was unveiled on February 25, 2010 at the HDW Shipyard in Kiel, Germany.

PlanetSolar includes high efficiency photovoltaic technology from SunPo More

An international team of scientists, engineers and boat builders from Germany and Switzerland has developed the world’s largest solar powered boat designed to circumnavigate the world. The PlanetSolar multihull vessel, built by Knierim Yatch Club, was unveiled on February 25, 2010 at the HDW Shipyard in Kiel, Germany.

PlanetSolar includes high efficiency photovoltaic technology from SunPo More

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Japan: GS Yuasa to Lift Lithium-Ion Cell Production 10-Fold by 2012


By Mariko Yasu and Maki Shiraki
March 1 (Bloomberg) — GS Yuasa Corp. plans to boost annual production of lithium-ion batteries 10-fold over two years to meet demand for alternative-fuel vehicles.

GS Yuasa plans to boost production of battery cells to equip 9,000 vehicles in the ye More


By Mariko Yasu and Maki Shiraki
March 1 (Bloomberg) — GS Yuasa Corp. plans to boost annual production of lithium-ion batteries 10-fold over two years to meet demand for alternative-fuel vehicles.

GS Yuasa plans to boost production of battery cells to equip 9,000 vehicles in the ye More

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Europe: Opel to launch Plug-in Hybrid, Ampera, in 2011

Opel Ampera
The revolutionary Opel Ampera will be the first emission-free, electrically driven automobile in Europe suitable for everyday driving. With its Voltec electric propulsion system providing lively acceleration and high levels of refinement, the five-door Ampera seats four passengers in comfort, offers a useful trunk for their luggage, and features an extended range of more than 500 More

Opel Ampera
The revolutionary Opel Ampera will be the first emission-free, electrically driven automobile in Europe suitable for everyday driving. With its Voltec electric propulsion system providing lively acceleration and high levels of refinement, the five-door Ampera seats four passengers in comfort, offers a useful trunk for their luggage, and features an extended range of more than 500 More

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UK: Cornwall Council confident over electric car funding

The council’s original bid failed to get funding in the first round of the Government’s plug-in car grant scheme.

However, Councillor Julian German said that government representatives had “expressed enthusiasm for supporting a project in a rural area like Cornwall”.

He added that work had begun to ensure the council met the criteria and were successful in t More

The council’s original bid failed to get funding in the first round of the Government’s plug-in car grant scheme.

However, Councillor Julian German said that government representatives had “expressed enthusiasm for supporting a project in a rural area like Cornwall”.

He added that work had begun to ensure the council met the criteria and were successful in t More

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USA: Paving the way for electric cars

By STEVE EVERLY
The Kansas City Star
2010 Chevrolet Volt More News
Paving the way for electric cars, utilities make plans now Jack Cooper Transport explores reality TV possibilities Many underwater homeowners overpay to stay Local James Beard Foundation semifinalists are announced Fueling the future | Heating from the ground up A Kansas City-based company pushes Jet magazine out More

By STEVE EVERLY
The Kansas City Star
2010 Chevrolet Volt More News
Paving the way for electric cars, utilities make plans now Jack Cooper Transport explores reality TV possibilities Many underwater homeowners overpay to stay Local James Beard Foundation semifinalists are announced Fueling the future | Heating from the ground up A Kansas City-based company pushes Jet magazine out More

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USA: E.V. Companies Tell Senate They Need Federal Help

Although it was overshadowed by the Toyota drama taking place in the House of Representatives, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Energy and Water Development held a hearing on “Electric Vehicles in the Light Duty Auto Sector” this week, and the Senators heard a fairly unified message from players in the electric vehicle community. There could be a significant early gap between E.V. de More

Although it was overshadowed by the Toyota drama taking place in the House of Representatives, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Energy and Water Development held a hearing on “Electric Vehicles in the Light Duty Auto Sector” this week, and the Senators heard a fairly unified message from players in the electric vehicle community. There could be a significant early gap between E.V. de More

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Nissan’s Leaf up close (10 photos)


Creating an electric car posed a lot of challenges, such as where to put 480 pounds of batteries. Nissan’s stylists came up with a design that is both futuristic and functional.
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• Here comes the electric Leaf

The battery is the heart of the electric car. The Leaf More


Creating an electric car posed a lot of challenges, such as where to put 480 pounds of batteries. Nissan’s stylists came up with a design that is both futuristic and functional.
1 of 10
• Here comes the electric Leaf

The battery is the heart of the electric car. The Leaf More

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UK: Electric cars get £5,000 government kick start

The electric car industry was celebrating today after the government unveiled long awaited plans to provide a £5,000 grant to individuals and businesses purchasing plug in vehicles.

The scheme will come into effect from January next year, by which point a range of new electric cars such as Mitsubishi’s iMiev and Nissan’s Leaf are expected to be available.

The initiative More

The electric car industry was celebrating today after the government unveiled long awaited plans to provide a £5,000 grant to individuals and businesses purchasing plug in vehicles.

The scheme will come into effect from January next year, by which point a range of new electric cars such as Mitsubishi’s iMiev and Nissan’s Leaf are expected to be available.

The initiative More

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USA: Finding the Serial Entrepreneur to Lead a Global Gas-Guzzler Conversion Industry

GETTING THERE ASAP: CalCars 2.0 aims to convert tens of millions of gas-guzzler vehicles now on the road to run partly or entirely on electricity. What will it take to reach that goal? How can we turn a game-changing idea and a few prototypes into a scalable global solution? If we replicate our CalCars 1.0 strategies, it may take seven years. If instead we mesh our advocacy and partnerships with a More

GETTING THERE ASAP: CalCars 2.0 aims to convert tens of millions of gas-guzzler vehicles now on the road to run partly or entirely on electricity. What will it take to reach that goal? How can we turn a game-changing idea and a few prototypes into a scalable global solution? If we replicate our CalCars 1.0 strategies, it may take seven years. If instead we mesh our advocacy and partnerships with a More

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USA: Electrifying Transportation – Foreign Oil to Domestic Electrons…

Why would we want or need an electric or hybrid vehicle? What will we have to choose from? What kind of maintenance will be required and where would we get it? Where and how would we charge (fuel) our vehicle? What will be the costs for all of this?

Those are just some of the big questions facing us as individuals, businesses, and communities. Come together for an exciting evening of the la More

Why would we want or need an electric or hybrid vehicle? What will we have to choose from? What kind of maintenance will be required and where would we get it? Where and how would we charge (fuel) our vehicle? What will be the costs for all of this?

Those are just some of the big questions facing us as individuals, businesses, and communities. Come together for an exciting evening of the la More

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Battery evolution overwhelms mass production


New chips come out every year, always faster and more cost-effective. So do new devices using those chips, and new servers, and new technologies combining servers in new configurations. Not to mention new software at every level.

But all these changes at least have a common vocabulary. It’s More


New chips come out every year, always faster and more cost-effective. So do new devices using those chips, and new servers, and new technologies combining servers in new configurations. Not to mention new software at every level.

But all these changes at least have a common vocabulary. It’s More

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USA: Electric Car Production Underway In Blue Ash

CINCINNATI — Production is now underway in Blue Ash on a unique type of electric car, which could lead to the creation of hundreds of jobs and yield an alternatively fueled vehicle costing about the same as an SUV.

It’s the AMP Electric Vehicle. It’s not built from scratch. Instead, the internal combustion engine and drive train are removed from production cars like the S More

CINCINNATI — Production is now underway in Blue Ash on a unique type of electric car, which could lead to the creation of hundreds of jobs and yield an alternatively fueled vehicle costing about the same as an SUV.

It’s the AMP Electric Vehicle. It’s not built from scratch. Instead, the internal combustion engine and drive train are removed from production cars like the S More

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UK: Expansion for electric car scheme in north-east England


A scheme to provide charging points for electric vehicles across the north-east of England is to be expanded with a £2.9m government grant.

Regional development Agency One North East and car manufacturer Nissan pledged in December to provide at least 619 charging points by next year.

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A scheme to provide charging points for electric vehicles across the north-east of England is to be expanded with a £2.9m government grant.

Regional development Agency One North East and car manufacturer Nissan pledged in December to provide at least 619 charging points by next year.

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USA: BREAKING: GM Battery Czar Denise Gray Leaves Volt Team For California Startup

A key member of the small team brought together four years ago to create the 2011 Chevrolet Volt electric car is unexpectedly leaving General Motors.

Denise Gray, director of global battery systems engineering at General Motors, will leave the company on Friday, March 5, to take an unspecified position with an unidentified battery startup in California.

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A key member of the small team brought together four years ago to create the 2011 Chevrolet Volt electric car is unexpectedly leaving General Motors.

Denise Gray, director of global battery systems engineering at General Motors, will leave the company on Friday, March 5, to take an unspecified position with an unidentified battery startup in California.

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BigThink interviewed Calcars.org’s Felix Kramer

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South Korea To Propose Tax Incentives For Electric Cars

As part of its proposed measures on vehicle taxation to contain carbon emissions and encourage green industries, the South Korean government is looking at reducing taxes on electric cars purchased in the country.

If finalized, the proposed tax breaks would be in addition to those provided for the purchase and running of hybrid vehicles. They would also reflect the government’s planned cha More

As part of its proposed measures on vehicle taxation to contain carbon emissions and encourage green industries, the South Korean government is looking at reducing taxes on electric cars purchased in the country.

If finalized, the proposed tax breaks would be in addition to those provided for the purchase and running of hybrid vehicles. They would also reflect the government’s planned cha More

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Is Lithium the 21st Century’s Oil? Part III


There are three main types of rechargeable batteries: Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), and Lithium Ion (Li-Ion). The main advantage of using lithium batteries over the others is higher charge density. Lithium batteries are smaller than equivalents such as nickel metal hydride (N More


There are three main types of rechargeable batteries: Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), and Lithium Ion (Li-Ion). The main advantage of using lithium batteries over the others is higher charge density. Lithium batteries are smaller than equivalents such as nickel metal hydride (N More

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Toyota Prius variants coming in 2011, Lexus IS based RWD plug-in hybrid in the works


The new Lexus CT 200h is just one of the many hybrids in the works from Toyota. Sources say that Toyota will continue to expand its range of hybrids with a Prius based wagon, sporty coupe and an MPV in spring 2011. That will be followed by a Lexus IS-based rear-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid Toyota sed More


The new Lexus CT 200h is just one of the many hybrids in the works from Toyota. Sources say that Toyota will continue to expand its range of hybrids with a Prius based wagon, sporty coupe and an MPV in spring 2011. That will be followed by a Lexus IS-based rear-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid Toyota sed More

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USA: OHSU Opens Electric Car Charging Station for Visitors, Patients, Employees Who Want to Go Green


Oregon Health & Science University has installed its first electric car charging station, allowing patients, visitors and staff to recharge their green vehicles while at OHSU. The charging station is located on the fifth floor of the large parking structure across from OHSU Doernbecher Children More


Oregon Health & Science University has installed its first electric car charging station, allowing patients, visitors and staff to recharge their green vehicles while at OHSU. The charging station is located on the fifth floor of the large parking structure across from OHSU Doernbecher Children More

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USA: There’s An App For: Charging Your Electric Car


Sometimes that cornerside Shell station just won’t provide what you need, especially if you have an electric car. That’s why Coulomb Technologies has launched a charging-station-locater app for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Users can tap into their device’s GPS functionali More


Sometimes that cornerside Shell station just won’t provide what you need, especially if you have an electric car. That’s why Coulomb Technologies has launched a charging-station-locater app for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Users can tap into their device’s GPS functionali More

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Malaysia: Lotus to Introduce New Series Hybrid Drivetrain Concept at Geneva; Use of Lotus Range Extender Engine

Lotus Engineering, the automotive consultancy division of Lotus Cars Limited, will showcase its latest series hybrid vehicle technology application in the PROTON Concept which will be unveiled at the 80th International Geneva Motor Show. The complete hybrid drivetrain in the
PROTON Concept city car has been developed by Lotus Engineering and it
includes the Lotus Range Extender engine More

Lotus Engineering, the automotive consultancy division of Lotus Cars Limited, will showcase its latest series hybrid vehicle technology application in the PROTON Concept which will be unveiled at the 80th International Geneva Motor Show. The complete hybrid drivetrain in the
PROTON Concept city car has been developed by Lotus Engineering and it
includes the Lotus Range Extender engine More

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UK: Automotive suppliers urged to join £29m low carbon vehicles project

The West Midlands’ fast-developing low-carbon automotive sector has called for like-minded suppliers to get involved in a £29 million project aimed at reshaping the future of passenger transport.

Over 150 people from the public and private sector gathered at the Heritage Motor Centre in Warwickshire to hear about the Low Carbon Vehicle Technology Project (LCVTP).

Following an addr More

The West Midlands’ fast-developing low-carbon automotive sector has called for like-minded suppliers to get involved in a £29 million project aimed at reshaping the future of passenger transport.

Over 150 people from the public and private sector gathered at the Heritage Motor Centre in Warwickshire to hear about the Low Carbon Vehicle Technology Project (LCVTP).

Following an addr More

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USA: Researchers Develop New Solid-State Polymer Electrolyte for Fuel Cells and Batteries


A team of researchers at MIT and Pennsylvania State University, which has been working on a new layer-by-layer (LbL) method for producing novel kinds of membranes, has developed a new solid-state polymer electrolyte for use in electrochemical devices such as fuel cells and batteries using that metho More


A team of researchers at MIT and Pennsylvania State University, which has been working on a new layer-by-layer (LbL) method for producing novel kinds of membranes, has developed a new solid-state polymer electrolyte for use in electrochemical devices such as fuel cells and batteries using that metho More

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USA/Canada: Canada Post Orders Five Azure Balance Hybrids

Canada Post has ordered five Balance Hybrid Electric delivery trucks (earlier post) from Azure Dynamics. The five vehicles will serve at Canada Post facilities across Canada and are part of Canada Post’s stated effort to replace 3,000 aged vehicles over the next five years. The vehicles will be delivered in the first quarter of 2010.

Canada Post, with more than 7,000 vehicles in its fleet More

Canada Post has ordered five Balance Hybrid Electric delivery trucks (earlier post) from Azure Dynamics. The five vehicles will serve at Canada Post facilities across Canada and are part of Canada Post’s stated effort to replace 3,000 aged vehicles over the next five years. The vehicles will be delivered in the first quarter of 2010.

Canada Post, with more than 7,000 vehicles in its fleet More

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USA: Testing the electric vehicle-to-grid connection

It’s not often that a press event at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting features a car. But the car that was driven into the press room today was an electric one, with some added communications skills: it could talk with the electric grid. The University of Delaware is already working with the utility PJM to test the use of electric vehicles for stabilizing the f More

It’s not often that a press event at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting features a car. But the car that was driven into the press room today was an electric one, with some added communications skills: it could talk with the electric grid. The University of Delaware is already working with the utility PJM to test the use of electric vehicles for stabilizing the f More

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China: BYD to boost its car exports to 10% of sales in 2010


Shanghai, February 23 (Gasgoo.com) China’s battery and electric car maker BYD Co Ltd aims to sharply boost its car exports this year as the global economic recovery improves demand, Reuters reported today, citing a company executive.

BYD, backed by U.S. billionaire Warren Buffett, plan More


Shanghai, February 23 (Gasgoo.com) China’s battery and electric car maker BYD Co Ltd aims to sharply boost its car exports this year as the global economic recovery improves demand, Reuters reported today, citing a company executive.

BYD, backed by U.S. billionaire Warren Buffett, plan More

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USA: Intel explores Li-ion battery alternatives


Intel researchers are exploring nanoscale materials as an alternative to create ultracapacitors with a greater energy density than today’s Li-ion batteries. If successful, the new materials could be mass produced in volumes to power systems ranging from mobile devices to electric vehicles—ev More


Intel researchers are exploring nanoscale materials as an alternative to create ultracapacitors with a greater energy density than today’s Li-ion batteries. If successful, the new materials could be mass produced in volumes to power systems ranging from mobile devices to electric vehicles—ev More

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USA: Nanotechnology Boosts Efficiency of Lithium Ion Batteries


In 2009, the Recovery Grant Act made about $2.4 billion available for projects surrounding battery technology and electric vehicles. Lithium ion batteries continue to grow in popularity as an energy source, and manufacturers, engineers and OEMs continue in the quest for higher quality energy sources More


In 2009, the Recovery Grant Act made about $2.4 billion available for projects surrounding battery technology and electric vehicles. Lithium ion batteries continue to grow in popularity as an energy source, and manufacturers, engineers and OEMs continue in the quest for higher quality energy sources More

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USA: New charging station and event In Central California


As a west coast resident, you may be interested in learning of a new electric vehicle charging station that will help bridge the gap between northern and southern California travel. The Harris Ranch has recently installed a Tesla charge site off Highway 5, and will hold a grand opening on March 5th. More


As a west coast resident, you may be interested in learning of a new electric vehicle charging station that will help bridge the gap between northern and southern California travel. The Harris Ranch has recently installed a Tesla charge site off Highway 5, and will hold a grand opening on March 5th. More

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