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GE plans centers to promote EVs to fleets

General Electric Co. is promoting a future in which charging stations for electric vehicles are just as prevalent as parking meters today.

In addition to electrifying half of its own fleet by 2015, GE plans to open two experience centers where fleet operators can learn about switching to electric vehicles.

Deb Frodl, chief strategy officer at GE Capital Fleet Services, said educating More

General Electric Co. is promoting a future in which charging stations for electric vehicles are just as prevalent as parking meters today.

In addition to electrifying half of its own fleet by 2015, GE plans to open two experience centers where fleet operators can learn about switching to electric vehicles.

Deb Frodl, chief strategy officer at GE Capital Fleet Services, said educating More

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UPA to Install South Carolina Electrical Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations


GREENVILLE, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Utility Partners of America (UPA), a leading electric, gas and water utility solutions provider, has been selected as an exclusive partner to install and support a network of public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across South Carolina. One of the More


GREENVILLE, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Utility Partners of America (UPA), a leading electric, gas and water utility solutions provider, has been selected as an exclusive partner to install and support a network of public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across South Carolina. One of the More

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USA: Electric Vehicle Tech Training Program

Learn from the people who know it best. Electro Automotive has been in the electric vehicle conversion business longer than anyone – since 1979 – providing conversion kits, components, training, books, and videos about electric car conversions. We wrote the book on electric car conversions – literally. Our book Convert It has been the bible of electric car conversions for many ye More

Learn from the people who know it best. Electro Automotive has been in the electric vehicle conversion business longer than anyone – since 1979 – providing conversion kits, components, training, books, and videos about electric car conversions. We wrote the book on electric car conversions – literally. Our book Convert It has been the bible of electric car conversions for many ye More

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Toyota iQ EV begins trial programme in Europe from 2011


Toyota’s iQ EV is scheduled to go on sale in the USA in 2012, but Toyota is looking at its potential in other markets, including Europe, Japan and China. Toyota is to undertake European road trials of an electric-powered version of its iQ city car from next year.

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Toyota’s iQ EV is scheduled to go on sale in the USA in 2012, but Toyota is looking at its potential in other markets, including Europe, Japan and China. Toyota is to undertake European road trials of an electric-powered version of its iQ city car from next year.

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ECOtality to Present at the Baird 2010 Clean Technology Conference

SAN FRANCISCO – Tuesday, November 30, 2010 – ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, announced today that CEO Jonathan Read will offer an update on his company and its role in The EV Project, the largest deployment of electric vehicle infrastructure in history, at the inaugural Baird Clean Technology Conference. Mr. Read is scheduled t More

SAN FRANCISCO – Tuesday, November 30, 2010 – ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, announced today that CEO Jonathan Read will offer an update on his company and its role in The EV Project, the largest deployment of electric vehicle infrastructure in history, at the inaugural Baird Clean Technology Conference. Mr. Read is scheduled t More

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Cracker Barrel to Install ECOtality’s Blink EV Charging Stations at Select Locations

Leading Family Restaurant Chain Joins The EV Project to
Help Electrify Transportation Corridors in Tennessee
SAN FRANCISCO – Tuesday, November 30, 2010 – ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, today announced that Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL) has joined The EV Project, and will install ECOtality’ More

Leading Family Restaurant Chain Joins The EV Project to
Help Electrify Transportation Corridors in Tennessee
SAN FRANCISCO – Tuesday, November 30, 2010 – ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, today announced that Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL) has joined The EV Project, and will install ECOtality’ More

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Rechargeable Metal-Air Batteries


Technologies with great promise can remain potentialities until key scientific advances enable them to be put into actual use. Electrified motor vehicles may be a case in point.

“For the most part, the key factor limiting commercial development of electric vehicles is the battery,” says P More


Technologies with great promise can remain potentialities until key scientific advances enable them to be put into actual use. Electrified motor vehicles may be a case in point.

“For the most part, the key factor limiting commercial development of electric vehicles is the battery,” says P More

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GM Rolls Out Long-Anticipated Chevrolet Volt Plug-In Hybrid


Nearly three years after General Motors (GM) unveiled the Chevrolet Volt as a concept vehicle, the resurgent automaker Tuesday took the wraps off the final production model that will begin shipping to dealers next month.

CEO Daniel Akerson said the Volt’s introduction marked the beginn More


Nearly three years after General Motors (GM) unveiled the Chevrolet Volt as a concept vehicle, the resurgent automaker Tuesday took the wraps off the final production model that will begin shipping to dealers next month.

CEO Daniel Akerson said the Volt’s introduction marked the beginn More

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USA: Raleigh opens 2 car charging stations


On the West Hargett Street sidewalk, next to parking spaces 101 and 102, are two reassuring signs that Raleigh will be ready for a new wave of mass-market cars that can run without a drop of petroleum.

The electric-car charging stations were installed there last week, in front of the Raleigh More


On the West Hargett Street sidewalk, next to parking spaces 101 and 102, are two reassuring signs that Raleigh will be ready for a new wave of mass-market cars that can run without a drop of petroleum.

The electric-car charging stations were installed there last week, in front of the Raleigh More

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Tata unveils electric Indica Vista in Bangkok

Also launches Super Ace variant for Thai market.

Tata Motors used the Thailand International Motor Expo 2010 as the venue to introduce an electric car based on its Indica Vista and a variant based on the Ace pickup today.
The Indica Vista EV is powered by a super-polymer lithium-ion battery that promises 200 km on a single charge and an acceleration of 0 to 100 kph in 10 seconds. The More

Also launches Super Ace variant for Thai market.

Tata Motors used the Thailand International Motor Expo 2010 as the venue to introduce an electric car based on its Indica Vista and a variant based on the Ace pickup today.
The Indica Vista EV is powered by a super-polymer lithium-ion battery that promises 200 km on a single charge and an acceleration of 0 to 100 kph in 10 seconds. The More

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Car Charging Group, Inc. Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Station at Icon Parking Systems in Manhattan


New York City’s Premier Parking Company Provides Area Drivers With Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Services

MIAMI and NEW YORK, Nov 30, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — Car Charging Group, Inc. /quotes/comstock/11k!ccgi (CCGI 0.51, -0.04, -7.27%) today announced that EV Charging S More


New York City’s Premier Parking Company Provides Area Drivers With Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Services

MIAMI and NEW YORK, Nov 30, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — Car Charging Group, Inc. /quotes/comstock/11k!ccgi (CCGI 0.51, -0.04, -7.27%) today announced that EV Charging S More

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GM Hires 1,000 Engineers to Expand Electric Offerings

General Motors Co., the maker of the Chevrolet Volt gasoline-electric car, will hire 1,000 engineers in Michigan to help expand the automakers’ lineup of electric-drive vehicles.

The hiring will increase GM’s workforce of electric-vehicle engineers to about 3,000, Rob Peterson, a company spokesman, said today at an event to mark the start of production of the $41,000 car. Detroit-based More

General Motors Co., the maker of the Chevrolet Volt gasoline-electric car, will hire 1,000 engineers in Michigan to help expand the automakers’ lineup of electric-drive vehicles.

The hiring will increase GM’s workforce of electric-vehicle engineers to about 3,000, Rob Peterson, a company spokesman, said today at an event to mark the start of production of the $41,000 car. Detroit-based More

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Beijing planning to have 30,000 new energy vehicles on the road by end of 2012; EVSE stations, fast chargers and battery swap

People’s Daily. Beijing plans to have 30,000 new energy vehicles on its roads by the end of 2012, with 23,000 being pure electric vehicles and 7,000 being plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

Beijing will subsidize new-energy vehicles based on their battery capacities at 3,000 yuan [US$450] per kilowatt-hour, but no more than 50,000 yuan [US$7,500] for each plug-in hybrid electric passen More

People’s Daily. Beijing plans to have 30,000 new energy vehicles on its roads by the end of 2012, with 23,000 being pure electric vehicles and 7,000 being plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

Beijing will subsidize new-energy vehicles based on their battery capacities at 3,000 yuan [US$450] per kilowatt-hour, but no more than 50,000 yuan [US$7,500] for each plug-in hybrid electric passen More

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Northern Lights Energy Commits to Purchase 1,000 AMP Electric Vehicles

Reykjavík, Nov. 29, 2010 / AMP Holding Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:AMPD.ob – News), a company engaged in the emission-free electrification of OEM vehicles, announced it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Northern Lights Energy (NLE) to introduce all-electric SUVs to Iceland as part of its national electric vehicle (EV) project. Under terms of the letter of intent, subject to various con More

Reykjavík, Nov. 29, 2010 / AMP Holding Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:AMPD.ob – News), a company engaged in the emission-free electrification of OEM vehicles, announced it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Northern Lights Energy (NLE) to introduce all-electric SUVs to Iceland as part of its national electric vehicle (EV) project. Under terms of the letter of intent, subject to various con More

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LEAF: Navigation system will help drivers find nearby charging station


Step back from the Nissan Leaf and gaze upon its unusual shape.

Nissan’s new all-electric, five-door hatchback is among the rare cars with an exterior design predominantly defined by function.

The Leaf is designed to slip through air with minimal turbulence and rolling resistanc More


Step back from the Nissan Leaf and gaze upon its unusual shape.

Nissan’s new all-electric, five-door hatchback is among the rare cars with an exterior design predominantly defined by function.

The Leaf is designed to slip through air with minimal turbulence and rolling resistanc More

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Australia’s Galaxy signs LOI for site of proposed Li-ion battery project in China


Australia-based emerging lithium producer,
Galaxy Resources Limited
, has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) for the site of a proposed lithium-ion battery project in China.

The LOI has been signed with the Jiangsu Province Zhangjiagang Free Trade Zone Administrative Comm More


Australia-based emerging lithium producer,
Galaxy Resources Limited
, has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) for the site of a proposed lithium-ion battery project in China.

The LOI has been signed with the Jiangsu Province Zhangjiagang Free Trade Zone Administrative Comm More

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Rodinia Lithium Inc. Closes Strategic Private Placement With China’s Largest Li-ion Battery Materials Provider


Strategic Investor, Shanshan, Is One of the Leading Lithium-ion Battery Materials Providers in China and Is a Significant End User of Battery Grade Lithium Carbonate – Shanshan Now Owns Approximately 7.6% of the Basic Common Shares Outstanding – Private Placement Completed at a Premium t More


Strategic Investor, Shanshan, Is One of the Leading Lithium-ion Battery Materials Providers in China and Is a Significant End User of Battery Grade Lithium Carbonate – Shanshan Now Owns Approximately 7.6% of the Basic Common Shares Outstanding – Private Placement Completed at a Premium t More

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Electric Cars to Reach 20% of U.K. Vehicle Sales by 2016, Grid CEO Says

Electric cars will make up 20 percent of U.K. auto sales by 2016 as drivers take advantage of government subsidies and lower fuel costs, according to National Grid Plc Chief Executive Officer Steve Holliday.

“Our base scenario has a million electric cars on the road in 2020,” Holliday, who runs the U.K.’s power grid, said in an interview in London. This would mean about one in five of More

Electric cars will make up 20 percent of U.K. auto sales by 2016 as drivers take advantage of government subsidies and lower fuel costs, according to National Grid Plc Chief Executive Officer Steve Holliday.

“Our base scenario has a million electric cars on the road in 2020,” Holliday, who runs the U.K.’s power grid, said in an interview in London. This would mean about one in five of More

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A123 Systems shares tumble after downgrade

Shares of A123 Systems Inc. slid Monday after Wunderlich Securities downgraded the stock, warning that slow adoption of electric vehicles in the U.S. and Europe will stretch out the time it will take for the company to make a profit.

THE SPARK: Wunderlich analyst Theodore O’Neill cut A123 to “Sell” from “Hold” and lowered his price target to $6 from $9.

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Shares of A123 Systems Inc. slid Monday after Wunderlich Securities downgraded the stock, warning that slow adoption of electric vehicles in the U.S. and Europe will stretch out the time it will take for the company to make a profit.

THE SPARK: Wunderlich analyst Theodore O’Neill cut A123 to “Sell” from “Hold” and lowered his price target to $6 from $9.

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Ford to test electric car in Ariz


NEW ELECTRIC CAR: In late 2011, the Ford Motor Company will premiere the Ford Focus Electric to Arizona. Phoenix and Tucson are among 19 U.S. cities that are part of the test market for the fully electric Focus Electric. These Arizona cities were chosen as part of the test market because of the More


NEW ELECTRIC CAR: In late 2011, the Ford Motor Company will premiere the Ford Focus Electric to Arizona. Phoenix and Tucson are among 19 U.S. cities that are part of the test market for the fully electric Focus Electric. These Arizona cities were chosen as part of the test market because of the More

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Triac, an electric car made in Salinas, getting ready to hit the streets


Is there a Triac in your future? Maybe — if your conscience has evolved to a deep shade of green and you have $25,000 to spare on a locally manufactured, three-wheeled gasless electric vehicle with a 100-mile range.

I drove one around Los Gatos the other day with More


Is there a Triac in your future? Maybe — if your conscience has evolved to a deep shade of green and you have $25,000 to spare on a locally manufactured, three-wheeled gasless electric vehicle with a 100-mile range.

I drove one around Los Gatos the other day with More

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Electric Nissan Leaf Named 2011 European Car of the Year


A panel of journalists has named the battery-powered Nissan Leaf has been named 2011 European Car of the Year. It is the first all-electric car to be chosen for the award.

“The jury acknowledged today that the Nissan LEAF is a breakthrough for electric cars. Nissan LEAF is the first EV More


A panel of journalists has named the battery-powered Nissan Leaf has been named 2011 European Car of the Year. It is the first all-electric car to be chosen for the award.

“The jury acknowledged today that the Nissan LEAF is a breakthrough for electric cars. Nissan LEAF is the first EV More

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Coda Automotive makes car rental deals with Hertz and Enterprise

nerships with Coda Automotive where both car rental agencies making Coda’s electric sedan available at select locations. This is a sign of good news for Coda, especially following the recent news of their management shakeup (see: Coda Automotive delaying production, after departure of senior execs).

In both cases travelers will be able to rent electric cars. Coda expresses optimism More

nerships with Coda Automotive where both car rental agencies making Coda’s electric sedan available at select locations. This is a sign of good news for Coda, especially following the recent news of their management shakeup (see: Coda Automotive delaying production, after departure of senior execs).

In both cases travelers will be able to rent electric cars. Coda expresses optimism More

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Share Ford to test electric car in Ariz.

NEW ELECTRIC CAR: In late 2011, the Ford Motor Company will premiere the Ford Focus Electric to Arizona. Phoenix and Tucson are among 19 U.S. cities that are part of the test market for the fully electric Focus Electric. These Arizona cities were chosen as part of the test market because of the trend of consumers purchasing hybrids, such as the Toyota Prius, in such high numbers. (Photo by Annie W More

NEW ELECTRIC CAR: In late 2011, the Ford Motor Company will premiere the Ford Focus Electric to Arizona. Phoenix and Tucson are among 19 U.S. cities that are part of the test market for the fully electric Focus Electric. These Arizona cities were chosen as part of the test market because of the trend of consumers purchasing hybrids, such as the Toyota Prius, in such high numbers. (Photo by Annie W More

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Your iPhone can be charged wirelessly — how about your electric car?

There’s been a surge of attention over the last year towards products that that can charge your smartphone wirelessly, like the devices PowerMat makes. Just set it down on the charging mat and let your phone juice up.

But according to a new report from Pike Research, the technology that makes your plug-free iPhone charging possible is also showing promise for uses in other products — ot More

There’s been a surge of attention over the last year towards products that that can charge your smartphone wirelessly, like the devices PowerMat makes. Just set it down on the charging mat and let your phone juice up.

But according to a new report from Pike Research, the technology that makes your plug-free iPhone charging possible is also showing promise for uses in other products — ot More

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Meeting future electrochemical energy storage requirements with heterogeneous nanostructured electrode materials

Researchers at the University of Maryland, led by Dr. San Bok Lee, have published a review of advanced heterogeneous nanostructured materials for use in future electrochemical energy storage systems in the RSC journal Chemical Communications.

Such materials, they note, are promising electrode materials due to their synergic properties arising from integrating multi-nanocomponents, each tail More

Researchers at the University of Maryland, led by Dr. San Bok Lee, have published a review of advanced heterogeneous nanostructured materials for use in future electrochemical energy storage systems in the RSC journal Chemical Communications.

Such materials, they note, are promising electrode materials due to their synergic properties arising from integrating multi-nanocomponents, each tail More

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Consumer Reports shares preliminary “green-car” survey findings at GridWeek conference

As evidenced at GridWeek 2010, the electric-car industry is “amping” up to address legislated goals of improved fuel economy, reduced emissions, and lessening dependence on imported oil. The GridWeek 2010 conference underway in Washington, D.C., brings together key players from government and industry to share ideas on what that infrastructure might look like. Eric Evarts, Consumer Rep More

As evidenced at GridWeek 2010, the electric-car industry is “amping” up to address legislated goals of improved fuel economy, reduced emissions, and lessening dependence on imported oil. The GridWeek 2010 conference underway in Washington, D.C., brings together key players from government and industry to share ideas on what that infrastructure might look like. Eric Evarts, Consumer Rep More

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The Milner Motors ElectriCar


The Milner Motors ElectriCar is a 4-door, 4-place, 4-wheel plug-in hybrid electric car designed from the ground up to be safe, environmentally friendly, energy efficient, easy to use, stylish and affordable.

Click here to Reserve your ElectriCar Kit

Click here to see our descriptive brochure

The technolog More


The Milner Motors ElectriCar is a 4-door, 4-place, 4-wheel plug-in hybrid electric car designed from the ground up to be safe, environmentally friendly, energy efficient, easy to use, stylish and affordable.

Click here to Reserve your ElectriCar Kit

Click here to see our descriptive brochure

The technolog More

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China: State Grid to spend RMB 32 bln on e-auto charging stations


Nov. 26, 2010 (China Knowledge) – State Grid Corp of China, the country’s leading power grid operator, intends to spend a total of RMB 32 billion to build charging stations for electric vehicles by the end of 2020, sources reported.

According to the plan, the state-owned power giant w More


Nov. 26, 2010 (China Knowledge) – State Grid Corp of China, the country’s leading power grid operator, intends to spend a total of RMB 32 billion to build charging stations for electric vehicles by the end of 2020, sources reported.

According to the plan, the state-owned power giant w More

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