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China: BYD’s Profit Plummets as Industry Sales Drop

A worker washes a BYD Co E6 electric taxi in Shenzhen, Guangdong province. BYD’s sales fell in May, continuing a 10-month decline. Its flagship model F3 has fallen to fourth position from No 1 on the list of top-selling domestic cars. [Photo: Bloomberg]

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A worker washes a BYD Co E6 electric taxi in Shenzhen, Guangdong province. BYD’s sales fell in May, continuing a 10-month decline. Its flagship model F3 has fallen to fourth position from No 1 on the list of top-selling domestic cars. [Photo: Bloomberg]

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USA: The Rose, White and Blue Parade and Festival held annually on 4th of July in San Jose, California

There will be 3 Nissan Leafs (red, white and blue), a Toyota Rav4, a 78 VW van, a City EL, Tesla (maybe), an A2B bicycle and a motorcycle – all electric of course. The parade starts at 10:00AM July 4th near W. San Carlos at Shasta Avenue and finishes near Peets on the Alameda.

Enjoy a family holiday filled with History, Patriotism and Roses! The Rose, White and Blue Parade and Festiva More

There will be 3 Nissan Leafs (red, white and blue), a Toyota Rav4, a 78 VW van, a City EL, Tesla (maybe), an A2B bicycle and a motorcycle – all electric of course. The parade starts at 10:00AM July 4th near W. San Carlos at Shasta Avenue and finishes near Peets on the Alameda.

Enjoy a family holiday filled with History, Patriotism and Roses! The Rose, White and Blue Parade and Festiva More

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USA: Emerging Automotive Computing: Engineering in Overdrive

13th Annual NFIC Conference
July 16th at Stanford University
Emerging Automotive Computing: Engineering in Overdrive

New Frontiers in Computing was established to provide an inexpensive one day technical overview of an emerging technology directly affecting the work of the engineering and software communities. Its goal is to give an attendee enough quality information to make pr More

13th Annual NFIC Conference
July 16th at Stanford University
Emerging Automotive Computing: Engineering in Overdrive

New Frontiers in Computing was established to provide an inexpensive one day technical overview of an emerging technology directly affecting the work of the engineering and software communities. Its goal is to give an attendee enough quality information to make pr More

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USA: Sprint Moves to Take Command of M2M Technologies

BURLINGAME, CA — Vehicles that report where they are and their speed at all times. Vending machines that tell you exactly what needs to be refilled. Car chargers, smart meters and other devices that work with the grid to pull energy at optimal times.

These technologies are all part of the growing market for machine-to-machine technologies.

Machine-to-machine devices cover a wide, More

BURLINGAME, CA — Vehicles that report where they are and their speed at all times. Vending machines that tell you exactly what needs to be refilled. Car chargers, smart meters and other devices that work with the grid to pull energy at optimal times.

These technologies are all part of the growing market for machine-to-machine technologies.

Machine-to-machine devices cover a wide, More

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Australia: Test drive a Mitsubishi i-MiEV at the Australian International Motor Show

If you’ve been hanging out to drive an electric car for a while, the Mitsubishi stand at this year’s Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne could be a good one to check out over the coming days.

Mitsubishi Motors Australia is supplying three Mitsubishi i-MiEV vehicles for test drives at the motor show as part of its AIMS Test Drive Experience program.

You can choose to More

If you’ve been hanging out to drive an electric car for a while, the Mitsubishi stand at this year’s Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne could be a good one to check out over the coming days.

Mitsubishi Motors Australia is supplying three Mitsubishi i-MiEV vehicles for test drives at the motor show as part of its AIMS Test Drive Experience program.

You can choose to More

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USA: Pepco Holdings Joins the Electric Drive Transportation Association

WASHINGTON, Jun 30, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI) has joined the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA). PHI’s membership in EDTA provides access to a diverse representation of vehicle and equipment manufacturers, energy providers, component suppliers and end users.

Through the EDTA, PHI will work with fellow members to overcome the numerous challe More

WASHINGTON, Jun 30, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI) has joined the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA). PHI’s membership in EDTA provides access to a diverse representation of vehicle and equipment manufacturers, energy providers, component suppliers and end users.

Through the EDTA, PHI will work with fellow members to overcome the numerous challe More

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UK: UK plan to ‘take charge’ of EV revolution

The UK Government’s vision for a recharging infrastructure to support the electric vehicle revolution has been revealed today, as Transport Secretary Philip Hammond announces the publication of a new report.

The report, called ‘Making the Connection: the Plug-In Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy’ details how the Government intends to prepare the UK for mass uptake of electric vehicles, More

The UK Government’s vision for a recharging infrastructure to support the electric vehicle revolution has been revealed today, as Transport Secretary Philip Hammond announces the publication of a new report.

The report, called ‘Making the Connection: the Plug-In Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy’ details how the Government intends to prepare the UK for mass uptake of electric vehicles, More

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USA: Argonne electrifies energy storage research

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at Argonne National Laboratory is working to develop advanced energy storage technologies to aid the growth of a nascent U.S. battery manufacturing industry, help transition the U.S. automotive fleet to one dominated by plug-in hybrid and electric passenger vehicles, and enable greater use of renewable energy technologies.

“Argonne has had some More

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at Argonne National Laboratory is working to develop advanced energy storage technologies to aid the growth of a nascent U.S. battery manufacturing industry, help transition the U.S. automotive fleet to one dominated by plug-in hybrid and electric passenger vehicles, and enable greater use of renewable energy technologies.

“Argonne has had some More

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USA: UPS cuts costs, benefits environment with fuel choices

UPS continues to make effective choices for fuel saving vehicle platforms. “Investment in alternative fuels and innovative research cuts costs, benefits the environment, creates American jobs and moves the country toward energy security,” said Mike Hance, vice president, Automotive Engineering and Operations at UPS. “It’s not the wave of the future, it’s what the present demands and what More

UPS continues to make effective choices for fuel saving vehicle platforms. “Investment in alternative fuels and innovative research cuts costs, benefits the environment, creates American jobs and moves the country toward energy security,” said Mike Hance, vice president, Automotive Engineering and Operations at UPS. “It’s not the wave of the future, it’s what the present demands and what More

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USA: Electric cars key for state growth

Michigan has a great future in electric car and battery production, with an estimated 20% of lithium-ion batteries coming from this state in the future, a panel of experts said Wednesday at a Detroit Economic Club luncheon.

Electric cars are expected to be a $14-billion industry by 2014, with electrified-vehicle capacity jumping from 100,000 to 1.7 million by 2015, according to Dan Galves, More

Michigan has a great future in electric car and battery production, with an estimated 20% of lithium-ion batteries coming from this state in the future, a panel of experts said Wednesday at a Detroit Economic Club luncheon.

Electric cars are expected to be a $14-billion industry by 2014, with electrified-vehicle capacity jumping from 100,000 to 1.7 million by 2015, according to Dan Galves, More

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USA: AAA unveils first electric vehicle charging stations in Tampa Bay area

By: Wendy Ryan
TAMPA – They call it “range anxiety” and it stops many people from buying an electric car.

A new study shows more than half of Florida residents are concerned about owning an electric vehicle because of the ability to charge the vehicle while away from home. So AAA is trying to change that.

On Thursday, the company unveils the first electric ve More

By: Wendy Ryan
TAMPA – They call it “range anxiety” and it stops many people from buying an electric car.

A new study shows more than half of Florida residents are concerned about owning an electric vehicle because of the ability to charge the vehicle while away from home. So AAA is trying to change that.

On Thursday, the company unveils the first electric ve More

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China: China charged up for electric car revolution to lighten footprint

A pioneering electric taxi project in China’s southern economic powerhouse of Shenzhen seems a success by most accounts. Passengers are enthusiastic, there have been no accidents and drivers are termed “gracious”, not a term usually appl More

A pioneering electric taxi project in China’s southern economic powerhouse of Shenzhen seems a success by most accounts. Passengers are enthusiastic, there have been no accidents and drivers are termed “gracious”, not a term usually appl More

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USA: Prius Plug-in charges ahead of the Volt

FORTUNE — Enthusiasts who are raving about the range assisted, battery-powered Chevrolet Volt are ignoring the 800-pound elephant in the room: Toyota, which in addition to its vast knowledge base and production volume in hybrid cars, has a better idea. More

FORTUNE — Enthusiasts who are raving about the range assisted, battery-powered Chevrolet Volt are ignoring the 800-pound elephant in the room: Toyota, which in addition to its vast knowledge base and production volume in hybrid cars, has a better idea. More

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USA: Ford Asks, ‘How Should The 2012 Ford Focus Electric Sound?’

Electric vehicles have upsides and downsides. On the upside, they crank out far fewer pollutants than their fossil-fuel-swilling cousins, and they may help ease dependence on foreign oil. On the downside, they’re quiet. Too quiet.

While some of you might find that a good thing, EV’ More

Electric vehicles have upsides and downsides. On the upside, they crank out far fewer pollutants than their fossil-fuel-swilling cousins, and they may help ease dependence on foreign oil. On the downside, they’re quiet. Too quiet.

While some of you might find that a good thing, EV’ More

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Australia: Nissan Australia Gearing Up For 2012 Leaf Launch

Australia this week came a step closer to the local launch of its all-electric Leaf hatch, with the installation of charging stations at its Victorian headquarters.

Working in partnership with ChargePoint, an electric vehicle recharge network supplier, Nissan’s Dandeno More

Australia this week came a step closer to the local launch of its all-electric Leaf hatch, with the installation of charging stations at its Victorian headquarters.

Working in partnership with ChargePoint, an electric vehicle recharge network supplier, Nissan’s Dandeno More

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Toyota Planning Electric Car Blitz in 2012 with Sales of Prius PHEV, RAV4 EV and Scion iQ EV

The leader in hybrid technology, Toyota will make a big push into further electrifying its fleet when it begins retails sales of the Prius Plug-In Hybrid, as well as two fully electric vehicles, next year. Toyota has confirmed that along with the Prius PHEV, it will begin selling an ele More

The leader in hybrid technology, Toyota will make a big push into further electrifying its fleet when it begins retails sales of the Prius Plug-In Hybrid, as well as two fully electric vehicles, next year. Toyota has confirmed that along with the Prius PHEV, it will begin selling an ele More

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USA: Can Detroit regain its throne as the Motor City with electric vehicles? Industry experts think so

Industry experts today said Michigan has the opportunity of a lifetime to regain its throne as the automotive capital of the world through the electric vehicle industry.

Dan Galves, a member of Deutsche Bank’s Global Auto/Auto Parts equity research team, expects Michigan to account for 20 percent of all More

Industry experts today said Michigan has the opportunity of a lifetime to regain its throne as the automotive capital of the world through the electric vehicle industry.

Dan Galves, a member of Deutsche Bank’s Global Auto/Auto Parts equity research team, expects Michigan to account for 20 percent of all More

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USA: KOHL, BLUNT REINTRODUCE BILL TO PROMOTE ENERGY EFFICIENT TRUCKS

– Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) introduced legislation that would provide tax credits for purchasers of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks.

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– Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) introduced legislation that would provide tax credits for purchasers of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks.

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USA: General Motors executive says Detroit automaker working on new batteries for Chevrolet Volt

By Michael Wayland | MLive.com
The Chevrolet Volt continues to turn heads, according to the General Motors Co. executive in charge of hybrid and electric vehicles.

“It gets heads turning no matter where I go,” said Micky Bly, GM executive director of group global functional leader of global electrical systems, who has driven a Volt for about six months. “It’s distinctive.”More

By Michael Wayland | MLive.com
The Chevrolet Volt continues to turn heads, according to the General Motors Co. executive in charge of hybrid and electric vehicles.

“It gets heads turning no matter where I go,” said Micky Bly, GM executive director of group global functional leader of global electrical systems, who has driven a Volt for about six months. “It’s distinctive.”More

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China: Buffett-Backed BYD Surges in Shenzhen Debut on Electric-Vehicle Incentives

BYD Co., the Chinese automaker part- owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., surged on its trading debut in Shenzhen today amid speculation it may benefit from government funding for electric-vehicle development.

BYD gained 44 percent in the city to 25.87 yuan as of 11:38 a.m. That compares with a 1.5 percent gain in the benchmark CSI 300 Index and a 51 percent jump for Sailun More

BYD Co., the Chinese automaker part- owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., surged on its trading debut in Shenzhen today amid speculation it may benefit from government funding for electric-vehicle development.

BYD gained 44 percent in the city to 25.87 yuan as of 11:38 a.m. That compares with a 1.5 percent gain in the benchmark CSI 300 Index and a 51 percent jump for Sailun More

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Google: 90% of Cars Could be EVs and Hybrids By 2030

Electric, plug-in and hybrid vehicles could garner a collective 90 percent market share by 2030, and grid-scale electricity storage could actually increase emissions in the short term, according to an analysis by Google.org.

Google’s philanthropic arm prepared the study using McKinsey & Company’s US Low Carbon Economics Tool, an analytic set of interlinked models that estimates pot More

Electric, plug-in and hybrid vehicles could garner a collective 90 percent market share by 2030, and grid-scale electricity storage could actually increase emissions in the short term, according to an analysis by Google.org.

Google’s philanthropic arm prepared the study using McKinsey & Company’s US Low Carbon Economics Tool, an analytic set of interlinked models that estimates pot More

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Spending on Charging Stations for Plug-in Cars to Approach $13 Billion in 2016, Says ABI Research

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ABI Research projects a strong future for the development of charging infrastructures for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles. A new study forecasts that by 2016, there will be nearly three million vehicle charging stations up and running worldwide, with annual revenues associated with the purchase and installation of those stations growing to nearly $13 billi More

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ABI Research projects a strong future for the development of charging infrastructures for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles. A new study forecasts that by 2016, there will be nearly three million vehicle charging stations up and running worldwide, with annual revenues associated with the purchase and installation of those stations growing to nearly $13 billi More

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USA: Michigan’s electric future focus of Econ Club luncheon

The ever-increasing interest in electric vehicles and what that market demand means for automakers and battery manufacturers in Michigan were the topics of a panel discussion that electrified the Detroit Economic Club luncheon meeting today at the Detroit Marriott.

It’s expected to be a $14-billion industry by 2014 with electrified-vehicle capacity jumping from 100,000 to 1.7 million by 2 More

The ever-increasing interest in electric vehicles and what that market demand means for automakers and battery manufacturers in Michigan were the topics of a panel discussion that electrified the Detroit Economic Club luncheon meeting today at the Detroit Marriott.

It’s expected to be a $14-billion industry by 2014 with electrified-vehicle capacity jumping from 100,000 to 1.7 million by 2 More

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USA: Coulomb Technologies’ ChargePoint Network for EV Drivers Expands Into New Mexico

Albuquerque Becomes the First City to Provide Electric Vehicle Charging Services with Installation of Two Charging Stations

CAMPBELL, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Coulomb Technologies, Inc. a leader in electric vehicle systems and application services, today announced that New Mexico is the latest state to join the ChargePoint® Network. Albuquerque is the first city in the state to p More

Albuquerque Becomes the First City to Provide Electric Vehicle Charging Services with Installation of Two Charging Stations

CAMPBELL, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Coulomb Technologies, Inc. a leader in electric vehicle systems and application services, today announced that New Mexico is the latest state to join the ChargePoint® Network. Albuquerque is the first city in the state to p More

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China: Overall sales of BYD’s new energy cars have yet to reach 500

Gasgoo.com (Shanghai June 29) – BYD is still failing to deliver with its much boasted new energy vehicle technology, with sales having yet to pass the 500 mark, caing.com reported today. The manufacturer has only managed to net 4.28 million yuan ($6.61m) total from its new energy vehicles. The disappointing news comes from BYD’s A-share guidebook.

According to the book, released More

Gasgoo.com (Shanghai June 29) – BYD is still failing to deliver with its much boasted new energy vehicle technology, with sales having yet to pass the 500 mark, caing.com reported today. The manufacturer has only managed to net 4.28 million yuan ($6.61m) total from its new energy vehicles. The disappointing news comes from BYD’s A-share guidebook.

According to the book, released More

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China: Analysis: Chinese electric taxis struggle to win mass appeal

(Reuters) – A pioneering electric taxi project in China’s southern economic powerhouse of Shenzhen seems a success by most accounts. Riders are enthusiastic, there have been no accidents and drivers are termed “gracious,” not a term usually applied to mainland drivers. More

(Reuters) – A pioneering electric taxi project in China’s southern economic powerhouse of Shenzhen seems a success by most accounts. Riders are enthusiastic, there have been no accidents and drivers are termed “gracious,” not a term usually applied to mainland drivers. More

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USA: The Nissan Leaf Review: A Fun And Practical Electric Car For The Masses

If the road is smooth enough, you can hear birds chirping while you’re going 35 mph. With the windows up. The Nissan Leaf is that quiet. When going less than 30 mph there’s just a slight electric whine from the powertrain and above 45 mph the wheels produces a steady hum. But there’s this special spot between 30 and 45 where the two combine in a way that they cancel each other out and you fi More

If the road is smooth enough, you can hear birds chirping while you’re going 35 mph. With the windows up. The Nissan Leaf is that quiet. When going less than 30 mph there’s just a slight electric whine from the powertrain and above 45 mph the wheels produces a steady hum. But there’s this special spot between 30 and 45 where the two combine in a way that they cancel each other out and you fi More

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USA: Tesla to Release Affordable and Eco-friendly Cars

Last week Tesla announced that it will no longer be making its $109,000 dollar pure-electric sports car. The roadster model is soon to be replaced by the Model S, a much more consumer friendly 4-7 passenger vehicle. This means that the everyday eco-friendly driver may soon be able to have zero emissions. The model S will be $50,000 dollars – half the price of the roadster and have just as mu More

Last week Tesla announced that it will no longer be making its $109,000 dollar pure-electric sports car. The roadster model is soon to be replaced by the Model S, a much more consumer friendly 4-7 passenger vehicle. This means that the everyday eco-friendly driver may soon be able to have zero emissions. The model S will be $50,000 dollars – half the price of the roadster and have just as mu More

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USA: The Clean-Energy Economy: Google Shows What the U.S. Could Gain — or Lose

Google, using a computer model tool from McKinsey & Co., found that a combination of clean energy breakthroughs and supportive policies could create more than 1.1 million full-time jobs and add $155 billion to U.S. GDP each year. The study wasn’t designed to predict the future. Instead, it puts a value on innovation, helps pinpoint what policies and tech should be a priority and tries to li More

Google, using a computer model tool from McKinsey & Co., found that a combination of clean energy breakthroughs and supportive policies could create more than 1.1 million full-time jobs and add $155 billion to U.S. GDP each year. The study wasn’t designed to predict the future. Instead, it puts a value on innovation, helps pinpoint what policies and tech should be a priority and tries to li More

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USA: Johnson Controls, universities plan energy storage research venture

Johnson Controls Inc. is building a two-story addition to its Power Solutions headquarters on its Glendale campus. The company’s battery business has grown to worldwide sales of $6 billion annually from $1 billion in 2000.
Johnson Controls’ power solutions business is working with the University of Wisconsin System and its two largest campuses on plans for a statewide partnership to More

Johnson Controls Inc. is building a two-story addition to its Power Solutions headquarters on its Glendale campus. The company’s battery business has grown to worldwide sales of $6 billion annually from $1 billion in 2000.
Johnson Controls’ power solutions business is working with the University of Wisconsin System and its two largest campuses on plans for a statewide partnership to More

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