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BP Oil Spill Health Impact Study

The BP oil spill with the release of an estimated five million barrels of crude oil is by far larger than any past spill. This will provide researchers with a unique worst case spill scenario to study the health impacts of an oil spill.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced a multi-year study focused on the potential health effects from the British Petroleum (BP) oil spill a More

The BP oil spill with the release of an estimated five million barrels of crude oil is by far larger than any past spill. This will provide researchers with a unique worst case spill scenario to study the health impacts of an oil spill.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced a multi-year study focused on the potential health effects from the British Petroleum (BP) oil spill a More

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USA: East Coasters: See the Aptera October 2!


Come experience the Aptera 2e at Cantine Veteran’s Memorial Complex Saturday, October 2nd.

Saturday, October 2, 2010
336 Washington Ave.
Saugerties, NY 12477
9:00 a.m. – Noon

Look out for more chances to see the Aptera 2e as we make our way back t More


Come experience the Aptera 2e at Cantine Veteran’s Memorial Complex Saturday, October 2nd.

Saturday, October 2, 2010
336 Washington Ave.
Saugerties, NY 12477
9:00 a.m. – Noon

Look out for more chances to see the Aptera 2e as we make our way back t More

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Ford plans five electric cars, wants technology to improve


France (AFP) – US auto giant Ford Motor said it was on track to deliver five electric cars in Europe over the next five years but warned the technology needed to improve dramatically for the market to expand.

“We’ve got the capability to proliferate further if we think the More


France (AFP) – US auto giant Ford Motor said it was on track to deliver five electric cars in Europe over the next five years but warned the technology needed to improve dramatically for the market to expand.

“We’ve got the capability to proliferate further if we think the More

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Better Place, Sheraton Waikiki and Hawaiian Electric Partner on EV Charge Network in Hawaii


HONOLULU, Sep 30, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Better Place announced today the start of its initial deployment of EV infrastructure in Hawaii, with the launch of a project to incorporate its electric-vehicle infrastructure in Honolulu, in partnership with Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts’ Sherato More


HONOLULU, Sep 30, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Better Place announced today the start of its initial deployment of EV infrastructure in Hawaii, with the launch of a project to incorporate its electric-vehicle infrastructure in Honolulu, in partnership with Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts’ Sherato More

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Eight electric charging stations from Eugene to California


Eugene (KMTR) – The $700,000 in federal stimulus money will put charging stations along I-5 from Eugene to the California border. It’s the final stretch of interstate between Canada and California. The eight fast charging stations for electrical cars will be built near exits that have More


Eugene (KMTR) – The $700,000 in federal stimulus money will put charging stations along I-5 from Eugene to the California border. It’s the final stretch of interstate between Canada and California. The eight fast charging stations for electrical cars will be built near exits that have More

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LG Chem to Supply Li-ion Batteries to Renault for EVs


Korea Times. Adding another major automaker to its customer list, LG Chem announced that it will supply Li-ion batteries to Renault for EVs. Song Choong-sup, an LG spokesperson, said the deal would be the largest that LG Chem has signed with automakers so far, considering Renault’s expected produc More


Korea Times. Adding another major automaker to its customer list, LG Chem announced that it will supply Li-ion batteries to Renault for EVs. Song Choong-sup, an LG spokesperson, said the deal would be the largest that LG Chem has signed with automakers so far, considering Renault’s expected produc More

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Toshiba Develops 60Ah Li-ion Battery Cell


Toshiba Corp announced Sept 29, 2010, that it has developed a prismatic cell with a capacity of 60Ah as a lithium-ion (Li-ion) rechargeable battery targeted at photovoltaic systems and electric vehicles.

The company plans to start shipping samples within fiscal 2010.

Though Toshiba d More


Toshiba Corp announced Sept 29, 2010, that it has developed a prismatic cell with a capacity of 60Ah as a lithium-ion (Li-ion) rechargeable battery targeted at photovoltaic systems and electric vehicles.

The company plans to start shipping samples within fiscal 2010.

Though Toshiba d More

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Azure Dynamics Selects Southern California Edison as Lead Customer for Ford Transit Connect Electric

Southern California Edison (SCE) places 20 unit order for innovative Ford Transit Connect Electric small commercial van

– Transit Connect Electric order builds on previous relationship between SCE and Ford to examine impact of plug-in vehicles

– The vehicles will operate in at least 12 cities throughout California and replace gas powered pick-up trucks

– The More

Southern California Edison (SCE) places 20 unit order for innovative Ford Transit Connect Electric small commercial van

– Transit Connect Electric order builds on previous relationship between SCE and Ford to examine impact of plug-in vehicles

– The vehicles will operate in at least 12 cities throughout California and replace gas powered pick-up trucks

– The More

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Volvo Car Corporation Confirms Introduction of PHEV Diesel in 2012; C30 BEV Production in 2011

Volvo Cars confirmed that it will introduce a series-produced plug-in hybrid diesel as early as 2012. Volvo had first suggested the 2012 date for a diesel PHEV in September 2009. (Earlier post.)

Based on the NEDC cycle, CO2 emissions from Volvo’s plug-in hybrid will average out at 49 grams per kilometer, with fuel consumption of 1.9 liters per 100 km (124 mpg US), according to Volvo. More

Volvo Cars confirmed that it will introduce a series-produced plug-in hybrid diesel as early as 2012. Volvo had first suggested the 2012 date for a diesel PHEV in September 2009. (Earlier post.)

Based on the NEDC cycle, CO2 emissions from Volvo’s plug-in hybrid will average out at 49 grams per kilometer, with fuel consumption of 1.9 liters per 100 km (124 mpg US), according to Volvo. More

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Lance Armstrong Tweets About His New Nissan LEAF


Looks Pretty Sweet!
Lance Armstrong, uber-cyclist, crime fighter, and electric car early-adopter, has just tweeted that his new Nissan LEAF electric car has arrived. He sent a pic (see below for a bigger version), and it looks good. A nice change from the blue paint that almost all LEAFs have More


Looks Pretty Sweet!
Lance Armstrong, uber-cyclist, crime fighter, and electric car early-adopter, has just tweeted that his new Nissan LEAF electric car has arrived. He sent a pic (see below for a bigger version), and it looks good. A nice change from the blue paint that almost all LEAFs have More

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Super Futuristic Kia Pop EV Unveiled At Paris Motor Show

What’s small, compact, able to be charged in six hours and has a top speed of the 87mph? Why it’s the Kia Pop, the latest concept car from Kia that is not only fully-electric but, despite its small size, has a range of 100 miles. As smart cars go, it’s a striking design with its curvaceous looks and chrome finish resembling something out of Minority Report, however it also has the environmen More

What’s small, compact, able to be charged in six hours and has a top speed of the 87mph? Why it’s the Kia Pop, the latest concept car from Kia that is not only fully-electric but, despite its small size, has a range of 100 miles. As smart cars go, it’s a striking design with its curvaceous looks and chrome finish resembling something out of Minority Report, however it also has the environmen More

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Paris Motor Show: Ford Confirms C-Max Hybrid And Plug-In Minivans


Since launching the Ford Escape Hybrid in 2004, Ford has confined sales of its hybrid-electric vehicles to North America. But that’s about to change.

In European markets, where up to 50 percent of new cars are fitted with high-efficiency diesel engines, Ford has focused its efforts More


Since launching the Ford Escape Hybrid in 2004, Ford has confined sales of its hybrid-electric vehicles to North America. But that’s about to change.

In European markets, where up to 50 percent of new cars are fitted with high-efficiency diesel engines, Ford has focused its efforts More

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Hand-Picked Outsiders Will Test Chevy Volt Before Sales Start.


Chevrolet says it has hand-picked 15 people to drive its Volt electric car in a three month test program just before the vehicle goes on sale late this year. Among the group are celebrity scientist Bill Nye (the “Science Guy”) and Kris Trexler, a film and video editor who leased one of General More


Chevrolet says it has hand-picked 15 people to drive its Volt electric car in a three month test program just before the vehicle goes on sale late this year. Among the group are celebrity scientist Bill Nye (the “Science Guy”) and Kris Trexler, a film and video editor who leased one of General More

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Ghosn Sees Strong Demand for Leaf Electric Car in U.S.: Video


Carlos Ghosn, chief executive officer of Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co., talks about the demand outlook for the Leaf electric car.

Ghosn, speaking at the Paris Motor Show, also discusses the infrastructure needed to support the electric-car industry and the outlook for auto sales. He More


Carlos Ghosn, chief executive officer of Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co., talks about the demand outlook for the Leaf electric car.

Ghosn, speaking at the Paris Motor Show, also discusses the infrastructure needed to support the electric-car industry and the outlook for auto sales. He More

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USA: Oregon gets electric car stimulus dollars


Oregon has won $700,000 in federal stimulus dollars to install up to eight fast-charging stations for electric cars along Interstate 5 from Eugene to the California border.

Gov. Ted Kulongoski announced the grant on Wednesday. He says the money will complement the plan to install fast-chargin More


Oregon has won $700,000 in federal stimulus dollars to install up to eight fast-charging stations for electric cars along Interstate 5 from Eugene to the California border.

Gov. Ted Kulongoski announced the grant on Wednesday. He says the money will complement the plan to install fast-chargin More

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USA/Europe: GM teams up to develop electric Opel Meriva

Today, GM announced it had teamed up with MeRegioMobile to develop three demonstration electric Opel Meriva cars, with funding from the German Ministry of Economics and Technology.

The research project aims to integrate electric cars as mobile energy storage units in the smart grid of to More

Today, GM announced it had teamed up with MeRegioMobile to develop three demonstration electric Opel Meriva cars, with funding from the German Ministry of Economics and Technology.

The research project aims to integrate electric cars as mobile energy storage units in the smart grid of to More

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EV commitments announced during the Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global

For Immediate Release: September 21, 2010
Contact: Clinton Global Initiative Press Office,
press@clintonglobal initiative. org

EV commitments announced during the Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global
Initiative

New York, NY – On the opening day of the Annual Meeting of the Clinton
Global Initiative (CGI), Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discussed aMore

For Immediate Release: September 21, 2010
Contact: Clinton Global Initiative Press Office,
press@clintonglobal initiative. org

EV commitments announced during the Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global
Initiative

New York, NY – On the opening day of the Annual Meeting of the Clinton
Global Initiative (CGI), Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discussed aMore

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New Alliance announces target of 1 million electric vehicles by 2015

— 11 founding members announce ‘EV20’ alliance to scale up plug-in electric vehicles (EVs)
— Group aims for 20% share of global vehicle sales to be electric by 2020
— Deutsche Bank, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Smith Electric Vehicles and TNT join The Climate Group to
be part of the alliance
New York, 20 September 2010 – Today, a group met to discuss their influenc More

— 11 founding members announce ‘EV20’ alliance to scale up plug-in electric vehicles (EVs)
— Group aims for 20% share of global vehicle sales to be electric by 2020
— Deutsche Bank, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Smith Electric Vehicles and TNT join The Climate Group to
be part of the alliance
New York, 20 September 2010 – Today, a group met to discuss their influenc More

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Panasonic talking to 20 car makers on lithium cells


* Panasonic in battery talks with about 20 car makers

* No date for expanding battery production at fourth factory

* Panasonic exceeds developing market targets in April-June

* Pushing ahead with plans for Indian industrial park

By Isabel Reynolds and Reiji Murai

O More


* Panasonic in battery talks with about 20 car makers

* No date for expanding battery production at fourth factory

* Panasonic exceeds developing market targets in April-June

* Pushing ahead with plans for Indian industrial park

By Isabel Reynolds and Reiji Murai

O More

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USA: AMP’s Mystery Partner; O’Dell Surveys The Conversion Scene; Birthday News

AMP, one of the emerging companies in the gas-guzzler conversion industry, made an intriguing announcement about an undefined relationship with a major carmaker, prompting reports by two longtime automotive journalists. And we have news of a birthday milestone!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ANDY FRANK: This year he’ll get quite a birthday present. Often described as “the father of the moder More

AMP, one of the emerging companies in the gas-guzzler conversion industry, made an intriguing announcement about an undefined relationship with a major carmaker, prompting reports by two longtime automotive journalists. And we have news of a birthday milestone!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ANDY FRANK: This year he’ll get quite a birthday present. Often described as “the father of the moder More

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Electric Cars Hold Greater Promise for Reducing Emissions and Lowering US Oil Imports, Study Finds

ScienceDaily (Sep. 28, 2010) — Electric cars hold greater promise for reducing emissions and lowering U.S. oil imports than a national renewable portfolio standard, according to research conducted by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

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ScienceDaily (Sep. 28, 2010) — Electric cars hold greater promise for reducing emissions and lowering U.S. oil imports than a national renewable portfolio standard, according to research conducted by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

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USA: Plug-In America news – Three Bay Area events for EV fans

Plug In America wants you to know about three great environmental events in the San Francisco Bay Area happening over the next 3 weeks, and about special admission deals for our supporters.

September 30-October 1: West Coast Green at San Francisco’s Fort Mason. Hear provocative speakers at one of the leading interactive conferences on green innovations for the built environment. Check More

Plug In America wants you to know about three great environmental events in the San Francisco Bay Area happening over the next 3 weeks, and about special admission deals for our supporters.

September 30-October 1: West Coast Green at San Francisco’s Fort Mason. Hear provocative speakers at one of the leading interactive conferences on green innovations for the built environment. Check More

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USA: Clean Technology 2010 Conference & Expo:

Clean Technology 2010 Conference & Expo: Clean Technology 2010 brings together over 5,000 technology and business leaders and experts from academia, investment, government, startups and Fortune 1,000 companies.

Don’t Miss – Short Course Program: Register today for an intensive technology-to-industry focused short course on the most transformational technologies impacting i More

Clean Technology 2010 Conference & Expo: Clean Technology 2010 brings together over 5,000 technology and business leaders and experts from academia, investment, government, startups and Fortune 1,000 companies.

Don’t Miss – Short Course Program: Register today for an intensive technology-to-industry focused short course on the most transformational technologies impacting i More

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USA: ECOtality expands EV infrastructure plan for Oregon, adds PacifiCorp as EV Project partner


Newly announced Blink Network locations in Ashland and Medford strengthens the state’s EV infrastructure along the I-5 corridor

MEDFORD, Ore. – Wednesday, September 29, 2010 – ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, today announ More


Newly announced Blink Network locations in Ashland and Medford strengthens the state’s EV infrastructure along the I-5 corridor

MEDFORD, Ore. – Wednesday, September 29, 2010 – ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, today announ More

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Electric car trial in Singapore starting to rev up

Singapore, September 29 – After a slow start, the Government-funded plan to put a test fleet of electric cars on the road could finally be plugged in and ready to roll.

The first cars are unlikely to arrive this year as anticipated, but work to build a network of charging stations will start soon.

The Energy Market Authority (EMA) told The Straits Times it will announce by ne More

Singapore, September 29 – After a slow start, the Government-funded plan to put a test fleet of electric cars on the road could finally be plugged in and ready to roll.

The first cars are unlikely to arrive this year as anticipated, but work to build a network of charging stations will start soon.

The Energy Market Authority (EMA) told The Straits Times it will announce by ne More

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USA: Plans unveiled for 1,100 vehicle charging points in Oregon


Plans for 1,100 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Oregon have been unveiled by the company behind the largest deployment of EV infrastructure in the world.

ECOtality, Inc., revealed details of its intentions for installing its Blink charging points in four major metropolitan areas in More


Plans for 1,100 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Oregon have been unveiled by the company behind the largest deployment of EV infrastructure in the world.

ECOtality, Inc., revealed details of its intentions for installing its Blink charging points in four major metropolitan areas in More

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USA: The Man Behind the Plan to Make Electric Cars Mainstream

Interview with Brian Wynne, Electric Drive Transportation Association
As you’re likely aware, this year is a big one for electric cars — two of the highest profile EVs ever aimed at the mainstream are slated to debut soon. Meanwhile, the political and cultural climate is beginning to shift away from the oily favoritism of decades past: Gas prices are rising ever higher, and there More

Interview with Brian Wynne, Electric Drive Transportation Association
As you’re likely aware, this year is a big one for electric cars — two of the highest profile EVs ever aimed at the mainstream are slated to debut soon. Meanwhile, the political and cultural climate is beginning to shift away from the oily favoritism of decades past: Gas prices are rising ever higher, and there More

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GM Chevrolet Volt Electric Car Battery Storing Wind Energy


Every innovation comes with small problems. In the electric car sector one will be for sure the disposal of drained batteries. GM has a solution for this problem: in collaboration with ABB Group they will give another purpose for the used battery. The will store energy generated through solar and wi More


Every innovation comes with small problems. In the electric car sector one will be for sure the disposal of drained batteries. GM has a solution for this problem: in collaboration with ABB Group they will give another purpose for the used battery. The will store energy generated through solar and wi More

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Delphi Working to Make Electric Vehicle Wireless Charging a Reality


Revolutionary, Green Technology to Help Advance the Establishment of a Global Infrastructure for Electric Vehicle Charging

TROY, MI–(Marketwire – September 29, 2010) – Delphi Automotive has reached an agreement with WiTricity Corp., a wireless energy transfer technology pro More


Revolutionary, Green Technology to Help Advance the Establishment of a Global Infrastructure for Electric Vehicle Charging

TROY, MI–(Marketwire – September 29, 2010) – Delphi Automotive has reached an agreement with WiTricity Corp., a wireless energy transfer technology pro More

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China Southern Power Grid Builds Electric-Car Charging Stations


China Southern Power Grid Co. is building electric-car charging stations in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, and in the Guangxi provincial towns of Nanning and Guilin to speed efforts for developing a smart grid.

The power network operator intends to complete the first stage of smart grid demon More


China Southern Power Grid Co. is building electric-car charging stations in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, and in the Guangxi provincial towns of Nanning and Guilin to speed efforts for developing a smart grid.

The power network operator intends to complete the first stage of smart grid demon More

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