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Honda to sell plug-in hybrid and electric cars in 2012


Honda Motor Co plans to launch a plug-in hybrid and battery electric model in 2012 as part of its strategy to push to the front of a race by global automakers to develop more fuel-efficient cars.

Japan’s No.2 automaker was one of the world’s only car makers to offer gasoline More


Honda Motor Co plans to launch a plug-in hybrid and battery electric model in 2012 as part of its strategy to push to the front of a race by global automakers to develop more fuel-efficient cars.

Japan’s No.2 automaker was one of the world’s only car makers to offer gasoline More

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President Obama introduces the Chevy Volt: Announces pricing, tax incentives


President Obama defended his bailout of the auto industry on Friday by taking a tour of two Detroit factories in a media event. The Chrysler and General Motors factories are of the two domestic auto companies that Obama controls. As a shining example of the success of a government and private indus More


President Obama defended his bailout of the auto industry on Friday by taking a tour of two Detroit factories in a media event. The Chrysler and General Motors factories are of the two domestic auto companies that Obama controls. As a shining example of the success of a government and private indus More

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Nissan’s Leaf Battery Maker Targets Lower Cost (Update1)



May 14 (Bloomberg) — Nissan Motor Co., which will start selling its Leaf electric car this year, aims to cut the cost of the vehicle’s lithium-ion battery pack to less than $370 per kil More



May 14 (Bloomberg) — Nissan Motor Co., which will start selling its Leaf electric car this year, aims to cut the cost of the vehicle’s lithium-ion battery pack to less than $370 per kil More

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Daimler-Renault Cooperation Faces Battery Challenge



Daimler AG Chief Executive Officer Dieter Zetsche says the German company will become a leading manufacturer of electric-car batteries. Trouble is, his new business partner Renault SA CEO Carlo More



Daimler AG Chief Executive Officer Dieter Zetsche says the German company will become a leading manufacturer of electric-car batteries. Trouble is, his new business partner Renault SA CEO Carlo More

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Details on Nissan Leaf battery pack, including how recharging speed affects battery life


Nissan broke ground on a new battery plant in Smyrna, Tennessee yesterday (figuratively, anyway, the actual bulldozing doesn’t start for a few weeks). For now, we will call this the U.S. Leaf battery plant, but it’s really part of Nissan’s strategy to electrify more and more More


Nissan broke ground on a new battery plant in Smyrna, Tennessee yesterday (figuratively, anyway, the actual bulldozing doesn’t start for a few weeks). For now, we will call this the U.S. Leaf battery plant, but it’s really part of Nissan’s strategy to electrify more and more More

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Obama Says Auto Industry `Growing Stronger,’ Creating Jobs


President Barack Obama, in the heart of the U.S. auto industry, told a crowd of workers that the government bailouts of General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC are giving taxpayers a return on their investment.

Heading into a congressional election season in which polls show More


President Barack Obama, in the heart of the U.S. auto industry, told a crowd of workers that the government bailouts of General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC are giving taxpayers a return on their investment.

Heading into a congressional election season in which polls show More

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Soon, used electric car batteries to generate cheap household power

Nissan”s senior vice-president of product planning, Andy Palmer, said the company – which is set to launch its Leaf electric small car in Australia in 2012 – is working on a business model whereby people use their old electric vehicle battery to generate cheap household power.

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Nissan”s senior vice-president of product planning, Andy Palmer, said the company – which is set to launch its Leaf electric small car in Australia in 2012 – is working on a business model whereby people use their old electric vehicle battery to generate cheap household power.

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UK: Charging points for cars backed in East of England


About 600 charging points for electric cars could be installed in the East of England after the government short-listed the £5.6m scheme.

The scheme would install plug-in charge points in Bedford, Cambridge, Ipswich, Norwich, Peterborough, Luton and Hertfordshire, and South Essex.

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About 600 charging points for electric cars could be installed in the East of England after the government short-listed the £5.6m scheme.

The scheme would install plug-in charge points in Bedford, Cambridge, Ipswich, Norwich, Peterborough, Luton and Hertfordshire, and South Essex.

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USA: Carlos Tavares, discussed plans for the LEAF roll-out

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USA: Chevrolet to Increase Volt Production Capacity by 50 Percent


DETROIT, Mich. – General Motors today said that thanks to strong public interest in the Chevrolet Volt, the 340-mile extended range electric vehicle, it will increase U.S. production capacity of the groundbreaking new car by 50 percent, from 30,000 units to 45,000 units, in 2012.

The ann More


DETROIT, Mich. – General Motors today said that thanks to strong public interest in the Chevrolet Volt, the 340-mile extended range electric vehicle, it will increase U.S. production capacity of the groundbreaking new car by 50 percent, from 30,000 units to 45,000 units, in 2012.

The ann More

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Perry: Nissan Won’t Lose Money on 2011 Leaf


Cutting-edge technology never comes cheaply. Automakers routinely subsidize it in new cars in new markets to gain a foothold, or even a competitive advantage–and still can lose money on innovation.Does Nissan plan to lose money with its upcoming electric car, the 2011 Leaf?

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Cutting-edge technology never comes cheaply. Automakers routinely subsidize it in new cars in new markets to gain a foothold, or even a competitive advantage–and still can lose money on innovation.Does Nissan plan to lose money with its upcoming electric car, the 2011 Leaf?

“We d More

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USA: Polluted Gulf of Mexico has long been ‘the nation’s sacrifice zone’

Polluted Gulf of Mexico has long been ‘the nation’s sacrifice zone’
Sewage, chemical weapons among pollutants blamed for lifeless area the size of Lake OntarioVideo
Despite second oil leak, industry says Gulf wells safe .Map
Gulf oil spill trajectory .Advertisement | ad info
. Mark Ralston / AFP – Getty Images file
“This has been the na More

Polluted Gulf of Mexico has long been ‘the nation’s sacrifice zone’
Sewage, chemical weapons among pollutants blamed for lifeless area the size of Lake OntarioVideo
Despite second oil leak, industry says Gulf wells safe .Map
Gulf oil spill trajectory .Advertisement | ad info
. Mark Ralston / AFP – Getty Images file
“This has been the na More

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USA: 5,000 Rebate Program for Future LEAF Owners; How Much Is Left?

Four months ago the state of California announced a $4.1 million $3.7ish million dollar program to stimulate the electric vehicle economy. The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project, through CARB, and administered by CCSE (California Center for Sustainable Energy), basically gives $5,000 to each purchaser of a EV (or EV-like approved vehicle) until the funds dry up.

The kick to would-be LEAF owners More

Four months ago the state of California announced a $4.1 million $3.7ish million dollar program to stimulate the electric vehicle economy. The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project, through CARB, and administered by CCSE (California Center for Sustainable Energy), basically gives $5,000 to each purchaser of a EV (or EV-like approved vehicle) until the funds dry up.

The kick to would-be LEAF owners More

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With Automotive X Prize wrapped up at MIS, teams are urged to develop their programs

With visions of any portion of the $10 million prize slipping away from all but a few, the Progressive Automotive X Prize competitors turned their attention to the commercial future of their cars during Tuesday’s leadership conference at Michigan International Speedway.

The on-track portion of the X Prize competition ended with only five teams in three categories having a realistic shot More

With visions of any portion of the $10 million prize slipping away from all but a few, the Progressive Automotive X Prize competitors turned their attention to the commercial future of their cars during Tuesday’s leadership conference at Michigan International Speedway.

The on-track portion of the X Prize competition ended with only five teams in three categories having a realistic shot More

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Eaton Advances Integrated Solar Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Collaboration with Tennessee Valley Authority and EPRI

PITTSBURGH, Jul 26, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced its collaboration with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for a prototype integrated solar-assisted electric vehicle charging station to be erected at EPRI’s research laboratory in Knoxville, Tenn. Additional stations are planned More

PITTSBURGH, Jul 26, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced its collaboration with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for a prototype integrated solar-assisted electric vehicle charging station to be erected at EPRI’s research laboratory in Knoxville, Tenn. Additional stations are planned More

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How the Nissan Leaf Solves the Electric Car Range Problem with Smart Display


The Nissan Leaf, the company’s forthcoming all-electric sedan, can travel around 100 miles on a single charge. Whether that range is big enough for the American motorist is known as the “range problem.”

It’s easy to dismiss the range problem with driving statistics. T More


The Nissan Leaf, the company’s forthcoming all-electric sedan, can travel around 100 miles on a single charge. Whether that range is big enough for the American motorist is known as the “range problem.”

It’s easy to dismiss the range problem with driving statistics. T More

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Top Five Electric Vehicle Developments

Everyone is talking about electric vehicles. With all the major manufacturers releasing models, smart grid companies and utilities looking seriously at integration, and the U.S. Congress potentially putting $4 billion toward EV research, this year has been dubbed as “The Year of the Electric Car.”

Just this month, GM released the price tag of the upcoming Chevy Volt: $41,000. Some analy More

Everyone is talking about electric vehicles. With all the major manufacturers releasing models, smart grid companies and utilities looking seriously at integration, and the U.S. Congress potentially putting $4 billion toward EV research, this year has been dubbed as “The Year of the Electric Car.”

Just this month, GM released the price tag of the upcoming Chevy Volt: $41,000. Some analy More

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SANYO Completes New Factory for Li-ion Batteries for Eco-friendly Vehicles

The FINANCIAL — SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (SANYO), one of the world leaders of rechargeable battery technologies, is pleased to announce the completion of SANYO ‘s new factory for the lithium-ion batteries for eco-friendly vehicles in its Kasai Plant (Kasai city, Hyogo prefecture, Japan.)

Given the growing public concern for conserving the environment, SANYO is enhancing the dev More

The FINANCIAL — SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (SANYO), one of the world leaders of rechargeable battery technologies, is pleased to announce the completion of SANYO ‘s new factory for the lithium-ion batteries for eco-friendly vehicles in its Kasai Plant (Kasai city, Hyogo prefecture, Japan.)

Given the growing public concern for conserving the environment, SANYO is enhancing the dev More

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USA: Mitsubishi i-Miev in the city


The U.S. version of the Mitsubishi i-Miev electric car won’t be here until next year, but we got to spend a week with the Japanese version to test out the power train and find out what life will be like with an electric car.

First of all, being a car built for the Japanese market, the More


The U.S. version of the Mitsubishi i-Miev electric car won’t be here until next year, but we got to spend a week with the Japanese version to test out the power train and find out what life will be like with an electric car.

First of all, being a car built for the Japanese market, the More

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Hawaii utility proposes electric car charging deal

Hawaiian Electric Co. is proposing a plan to make it cheaper for early adopters of electric vehicles to charge up.

The electric utility’s program was filed with the state Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday.

The three-year pilot project would be available to 1,000 customers of Oahu, 300 in Maui County and 300 on the Big Island.

Hawaiian Electric Executive Vice Presi More

Hawaiian Electric Co. is proposing a plan to make it cheaper for early adopters of electric vehicles to charge up.

The electric utility’s program was filed with the state Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday.

The three-year pilot project would be available to 1,000 customers of Oahu, 300 in Maui County and 300 on the Big Island.

Hawaiian Electric Executive Vice Presi More

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ECOtality Applauds California Electric-Car Charging Decision

SAN FRANCISCO, Jul 30, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — ECOtality, Inc. /quotes/comstock/15*!ecty/quotes/nls/ecty (ECTY 4.65, -0.18, -3.73%) , a leader in clean electric transportation storage technologies, has expressed its support for a decision by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) determining that companies which sell electric vehicle charging services to the public will not be regu More

SAN FRANCISCO, Jul 30, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — ECOtality, Inc. /quotes/comstock/15*!ecty/quotes/nls/ecty (ECTY 4.65, -0.18, -3.73%) , a leader in clean electric transportation storage technologies, has expressed its support for a decision by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) determining that companies which sell electric vehicle charging services to the public will not be regu More

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4EVRiders.org: Companies, People, and Events to Watch in the EV and Plug-in Hybrid Markets.

Companies, people and events to watch
4EVRiders.org JulY 2010 Newsletter: Issue No. 0002

  • Overview: USA Electrification Coalition Report
  • Companies To watch
    1. EV
      • Mitssubitshi i MiEV (2009), More

        Companies, people and events to watch
        4EVRiders.org JulY 2010 Newsletter: Issue No. 0002

      • Overview: USA Electrification Coalition Report
      • Companies To watch
        1. EV
          • Mitssubitshi i MiEV (2009), More

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  • USA: UPDATE 1-A123 to supply batteries for Navistar’s trucks

    Supply agreement builds on earlier development deal

    * A123 batteries to power truck with 100 miles range

    * Shares up 3.6 percent in after-hours trading

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 7 (Reuters) – Lithium-ion battery supplier A123 Systems Inc (AONE.O) said on Monday it will provide power packs for electric commercial trucks made by a joint venture of Navistar International Corp (NA More

    Supply agreement builds on earlier development deal

    * A123 batteries to power truck with 100 miles range

    * Shares up 3.6 percent in after-hours trading

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 7 (Reuters) – Lithium-ion battery supplier A123 Systems Inc (AONE.O) said on Monday it will provide power packs for electric commercial trucks made by a joint venture of Navistar International Corp (NA More

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    USA: Health officials urge evacuations near Michigan oil spill

    Officials in Michigan urged residents living near the Kalamazoo River oil spill to evacuate the area Thursday because of health concerns.

    Between 30 and 50 homes are thought to be affected by the request, which was made by the Calhoun County Public Health Department.

    Oil leaked Monday from a 30-inch pipeline owned by Enbridge Energy Partners. The oil is moving from Talmadge Creek int More

    Officials in Michigan urged residents living near the Kalamazoo River oil spill to evacuate the area Thursday because of health concerns.

    Between 30 and 50 homes are thought to be affected by the request, which was made by the Calhoun County Public Health Department.

    Oil leaked Monday from a 30-inch pipeline owned by Enbridge Energy Partners. The oil is moving from Talmadge Creek int More

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    ECOtality Unveils ‘Blink’ EV Charging Stations, Signals New Design Direction


    The home and commercial EV charging market has gotten quite a bit bigger after a slew of charging announcements at the Plugin 2010 conference. ECOtality, an established electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) provider and manager of the EV Project, took the opportunity to unveil a family of stylish More


    The home and commercial EV charging market has gotten quite a bit bigger after a slew of charging announcements at the Plugin 2010 conference. ECOtality, an established electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) provider and manager of the EV Project, took the opportunity to unveil a family of stylish More

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    First Drive of Nissan LEAF: Shatters Range Concerns


    The PluginCars.com crew just returned from a one-hour drive through San Francisco in the Nissan LEAF. I had the geeky thrill of driving down Lombard Street—the city’s famed winding street—in the LEAF. But the biggest eye-opener was what we saw on the screen in terms of driving range, as well More


    The PluginCars.com crew just returned from a one-hour drive through San Francisco in the Nissan LEAF. I had the geeky thrill of driving down Lombard Street—the city’s famed winding street—in the LEAF. But the biggest eye-opener was what we saw on the screen in terms of driving range, as well More

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    Schneider Electric Announces Plans for Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions

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    Schneider Electric
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    Morgan Mathis
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    Schneider Electric Announces Plans for Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions
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    Press Release
    Press Contact:
    Schneider Electric
    Elizabeth deCastro
    Phone: 1-800-788-1704 x2957
    elizabeth.decastro@schneiderelectric.
    com
    Press Contact:
    Text 100 for Schneider Electric
    Morgan Mathis
    Phone: 415-593-8436
    morgan.mathis@text100.com
    Schneider Electric Announces Plans for Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions
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    Tennessee Gets in on Solar EV-Charging Stations


    Taking another step in building out its electric vehicle charging infrastructure, the state of Tennessee is now home to the first of several solar-powered EV-charging stations. Collaborating with the Tennessee Valley Authority and the nonprofit Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) ,’ the U More


    Taking another step in building out its electric vehicle charging infrastructure, the state of Tennessee is now home to the first of several solar-powered EV-charging stations. Collaborating with the Tennessee Valley Authority and the nonprofit Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) ,’ the U More

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    California Startup Carmakers, Aptera and Zap, Finalists in Automotive X Prize


    And then there were nine. What began in April as a field of 136 experimental cars and 111 teams with their eyes on the $10 million Automotive X Prize has been winnowed to just nine cars and seven teams. Track testing was completed Tuesday at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI. More


    And then there were nine. What began in April as a field of 136 experimental cars and 111 teams with their eyes on the $10 million Automotive X Prize has been winnowed to just nine cars and seven teams. Track testing was completed Tuesday at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI. More

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    Research and Markets: Electric Car Markets in Europe: Analysis and Strategic Review of 10 Countries

    This unique and powerful 185 page report provides information, projections, insight and strategic thinking on the development of the electric car market in Europe, together with the battery and infrastructure developments essential to its growth.

    The report:

    – Outlines relevant technologies involved

    – Describes EU legislation and strategies

    – Provides More

    This unique and powerful 185 page report provides information, projections, insight and strategic thinking on the development of the electric car market in Europe, together with the battery and infrastructure developments essential to its growth.

    The report:

    – Outlines relevant technologies involved

    – Describes EU legislation and strategies

    – Provides More

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