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USA: Nissan’s electric car rolls into Pocono dealership; one of first on East coast

A new era of automotive technology purred into the Poconos this past week.

The Poconos’ first all-electric Nissan Leaf arrived at Nissan Abeloff’s Stroud Township showroom as a demonstration model. But if you’re looking to buy one of your own, you’ll have to wait a bit longer.

WANT ONE?

Nissan’s Leaf

Price: Up to $37,250 but add another $10 More

A new era of automotive technology purred into the Poconos this past week.

The Poconos’ first all-electric Nissan Leaf arrived at Nissan Abeloff’s Stroud Township showroom as a demonstration model. But if you’re looking to buy one of your own, you’ll have to wait a bit longer.

WANT ONE?

Nissan’s Leaf

Price: Up to $37,250 but add another $10 More

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USA: Extra 60,000 Cancer Cases from Mountaintop Removal

posted by Jake Richardson Jul 30, 2011 7:05 am
Researchers from West Virginia University studied cancer rates in counties of West Virginia where mountaintop removal is practiced for coal mining. In these areas they found a higher cancer rate, “There are 1.2 million people who live in mountaintop More

posted by Jake Richardson Jul 30, 2011 7:05 am
Researchers from West Virginia University studied cancer rates in counties of West Virginia where mountaintop removal is practiced for coal mining. In these areas they found a higher cancer rate, “There are 1.2 million people who live in mountaintop More

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USA: All Charged Up Over Electric Cars – Green Living

Written by NAPSI
Sunday, 31 July 2011 07:04
Imperial, California (NAPSI) – As more electric cars get set to hit the street, one American auto company is in the forefront, working with partners to increase the usability of electric vehicles.

What Communities Can Do

Communities around the country are preparing for the arrival of new electric vehicles (EV). Some of the More

Written by NAPSI
Sunday, 31 July 2011 07:04
Imperial, California (NAPSI) – As more electric cars get set to hit the street, one American auto company is in the forefront, working with partners to increase the usability of electric vehicles.

What Communities Can Do

Communities around the country are preparing for the arrival of new electric vehicles (EV). Some of the More

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USA: Investment boosts Odyne’s hybrid truck battery project

A Waukesha developer of plug-in hybrid technology for work trucks is expecting to expand with investment and supply agreements involving Johnson Controls Inc.’s battery business.

Odyne Systems develops modular plug-in hybrid systems for medium and heavy duty trucks.

The companies announced that Johnson Controls would invest in Odyne to fund expansion and accelerate broad commer More

A Waukesha developer of plug-in hybrid technology for work trucks is expecting to expand with investment and supply agreements involving Johnson Controls Inc.’s battery business.

Odyne Systems develops modular plug-in hybrid systems for medium and heavy duty trucks.

The companies announced that Johnson Controls would invest in Odyne to fund expansion and accelerate broad commer More

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USA: Robert’s LEAF diary – week 14: LEAF-tech lowdown

By Robert LLewellyn
Jul 30, 2011at 12:33PM
Under Robert’s LEAF diary, Star Columns
One of the things I rapidly got used to in the Nissan LEAF was all the extra gubbins. The driver support and feedback, the stuff that happens that you rely on but you’re not really aware of when you’re driving.

There’s no point being modest, the tech in the LEAF is amazing; it push More

By Robert LLewellyn
Jul 30, 2011at 12:33PM
Under Robert’s LEAF diary, Star Columns
One of the things I rapidly got used to in the Nissan LEAF was all the extra gubbins. The driver support and feedback, the stuff that happens that you rely on but you’re not really aware of when you’re driving.

There’s no point being modest, the tech in the LEAF is amazing; it push More

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USA: National rollout has electric cars Brevard-bound

Fleming Law of Indian Harbour Beach likes to boast that since he took delivery of his new Chevy Volt in June, he has used about 85 cents worth of gas.

He’s logged 900 miles over that time in his slate-colored, plug-in hybrid.

“It still has the dealer gas in it,” he said.

The 39-year-old engineer at Harris Corp. owns what may be the only Volt in Brevard County. It took More

Fleming Law of Indian Harbour Beach likes to boast that since he took delivery of his new Chevy Volt in June, he has used about 85 cents worth of gas.

He’s logged 900 miles over that time in his slate-colored, plug-in hybrid.

“It still has the dealer gas in it,” he said.

The 39-year-old engineer at Harris Corp. owns what may be the only Volt in Brevard County. It took More

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USA: Ford polls Facebook on EV sounds

Ford’s Focus Electric will broadcast an artificial sound so the vision-impaired can hear it coming.

(Credit: James Martin)

Focus groups get used all the time for product design, but Ford is using more of an unfocused group to pick an artificially generated sound for its upc More

Ford’s Focus Electric will broadcast an artificial sound so the vision-impaired can hear it coming.

(Credit: James Martin)

Focus groups get used all the time for product design, but Ford is using more of an unfocused group to pick an artificially generated sound for its upc More

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Europe: Electric vehicles in 2020 will consume 1% of electricity demand in Spain

The plug-in hybrid and electric cars with lithium ion batteries in 2020 will consume 1% of electricity demand, according to the forecast made by the Government in the document Indicative of Energy Planning.

The document has been prepared in accordance with the Law of Sustainable Economy and delivered to the energy sector for submission of claims before making it final and binding document. More

The plug-in hybrid and electric cars with lithium ion batteries in 2020 will consume 1% of electricity demand, according to the forecast made by the Government in the document Indicative of Energy Planning.

The document has been prepared in accordance with the Law of Sustainable Economy and delivered to the energy sector for submission of claims before making it final and binding document. More

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UK: The EV Life: We live with the Nissan Leaf and Peugeot iOn for a week

There are always some who arrive early to the party – especially when it comes to new technology.

Manufacturers hope that by diving in first they can steal a march on their rivals and capitalise when the new-fangled idea really takes off.

And that’s pretty much what’s More

There are always some who arrive early to the party – especially when it comes to new technology.

Manufacturers hope that by diving in first they can steal a march on their rivals and capitalise when the new-fangled idea really takes off.

And that’s pretty much what’s More

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USA: How automakers can prosper with new fuel rules

The new Corporate Average Fuel Economy standard, touted by President Barack Obama and the North American heads of 13 automakers at a ceremony in Washington on Friday, will be 54.5 miles per gallon in 2025.

But while the government sets the standard, it doesn’t tell carmakers how to reach it.

Instead of imposing theory, here’s what Detroit — as well as Tokyo, Seoul, Mu More

The new Corporate Average Fuel Economy standard, touted by President Barack Obama and the North American heads of 13 automakers at a ceremony in Washington on Friday, will be 54.5 miles per gallon in 2025.

But while the government sets the standard, it doesn’t tell carmakers how to reach it.

Instead of imposing theory, here’s what Detroit — as well as Tokyo, Seoul, Mu More

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USA: Plan to install 4,000 car charging stations in West Michigan gets mixed reaction in Kent County

GRAND RAPIDS — Before jumping in with both feet, Kent County officials want to hear more about a proposal to build more than 4,000 charging stations for electric vehicles across an eight-county area of West Michigan.

Backers say the project would benefit the environment while supporting the up-and-coming lithium-ion battery business.

Greg Northrup, president of the West Michigan St More

GRAND RAPIDS — Before jumping in with both feet, Kent County officials want to hear more about a proposal to build more than 4,000 charging stations for electric vehicles across an eight-county area of West Michigan.

Backers say the project would benefit the environment while supporting the up-and-coming lithium-ion battery business.

Greg Northrup, president of the West Michigan St More

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USA: Test drive a Nissan Leaf at Suffolk Downs

Are you one of the 20,000 people who’ve pre-ordered a Nissan Leaf without driving one? Perhaps your only EV experience has been on the golf course?

Well, come on down — to Suffolk Downs in East Boston — and find out for yourself if this $36,000 electric hatch is worth the gas you won’t burn and the long road trips you can’t take. This is an all-electric car with a ran More

Are you one of the 20,000 people who’ve pre-ordered a Nissan Leaf without driving one? Perhaps your only EV experience has been on the golf course?

Well, come on down — to Suffolk Downs in East Boston — and find out for yourself if this $36,000 electric hatch is worth the gas you won’t burn and the long road trips you can’t take. This is an all-electric car with a ran More

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USA: Driven to Change

Today, President Obama and U.S. automakers announced the latest phase of fuel economy standards, moving to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. This big win for consumers will result in a total savings of 3.5 million barrels of oil a day by 2030 compared to what we would have used before my 2007 law to increase fuel economy standards was implemented.

These fuel efficiency standards strike at the More

Today, President Obama and U.S. automakers announced the latest phase of fuel economy standards, moving to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. This big win for consumers will result in a total savings of 3.5 million barrels of oil a day by 2030 compared to what we would have used before my 2007 law to increase fuel economy standards was implemented.

These fuel efficiency standards strike at the More

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USA: The Volt isn’t just about good mileage

GM’s hybrid offers comfortable ride, solid handling, ample storage

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Chevrolet’s sporty Volt lives up to, and exceeds, its hype.

Current hybrids are great, but Volt shoves hybrids forward. Volt is a plug-in hybrid that runs exclusively on electric power that is stored in its lit More

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Chevrolet’s sporty Volt lives up to, and exceeds, its hype.

Current hybrids are great, but Volt shoves hybrids forward. Volt is a plug-in hybrid that runs exclusively on electric power that is stored in its lit More

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Europe: Europe’s Incentive Plans for Spurring E.V. Sales

By PAUL HOCKENOS
Published: July 29, 2011
EUROPEAN governments are reaching deep into their pockets and plumbing the depths of their imaginations to get electric vehicles out of showrooms and onto the highway. Though the goals of the individual countries are mostly similar — carbon-free fleets in pollution-free cities — many different approaches to making it happen are in place. < More

By PAUL HOCKENOS
Published: July 29, 2011
EUROPEAN governments are reaching deep into their pockets and plumbing the depths of their imaginations to get electric vehicles out of showrooms and onto the highway. Though the goals of the individual countries are mostly similar — carbon-free fleets in pollution-free cities — many different approaches to making it happen are in place. < More

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USA: Obama 54.5 mpg fuel standard may open door for Ecotality

President Barak Obama laid out a bold goal of having fuel economy standards reach 54.5 mpg by 2025, and one company it could benefit is Ecotality Inc.

San Francisco-based Ecotality currently is rolling out a $230 million project to put electric vehicle charging statio More

President Barak Obama laid out a bold goal of having fuel economy standards reach 54.5 mpg by 2025, and one company it could benefit is Ecotality Inc.

San Francisco-based Ecotality currently is rolling out a $230 million project to put electric vehicle charging statio More

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USA: GM’s Solar Mission: Volt Charging Stations

General Motors wants to make eco-friendly cars and make sure some of those cars get eco-friendly source of electricity. That’s the idea the company’s $7.5 million equity investment in Sunlogics.

Aside from making the investment through General Motors Ventures, the carmaker also signed agreements with Sunlogics to put solar panels on electric car charging stations at Chevrolet d More

General Motors wants to make eco-friendly cars and make sure some of those cars get eco-friendly source of electricity. That’s the idea the company’s $7.5 million equity investment in Sunlogics.

Aside from making the investment through General Motors Ventures, the carmaker also signed agreements with Sunlogics to put solar panels on electric car charging stations at Chevrolet d More

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Research and Markets: Lithium Metal Phosphate Batteries Patent Landscape 2011

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7a722f/lithium_metal_pho) has announced the addition of the “Lithium Metal Phosphate Batteries Patent Landscape 2011” report to their offering.

“Lithium Metal Phosphate Batteries Patent Landscape 2011”
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The 2011 version of LiMPO4 patent landscape details the emer More

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7a722f/lithium_metal_pho) has announced the addition of the “Lithium Metal Phosphate Batteries Patent Landscape 2011” report to their offering.

“Lithium Metal Phosphate Batteries Patent Landscape 2011”
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The 2011 version of LiMPO4 patent landscape details the emer More

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USA: What Improved Pollution and Fuel Efficiency Standards Mean for California

Today the President announced a historic agreement to increase fuel economy and carbon pollution standards for new cars and trucks, achieving the equivalent of 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) and 163 grams per mile of CO2 by 2025. In the midst of Congressional gridlock More

Today the President announced a historic agreement to increase fuel economy and carbon pollution standards for new cars and trucks, achieving the equivalent of 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) and 163 grams per mile of CO2 by 2025. In the midst of Congressional gridlock More

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USA: President Obama Announces Historic 54.5 mpg Fuel Efficiency Standard

Consumers will save $1.7 trillion at the pump, $8K per vehicle by 2025

WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama today announced a historic agreement with thirteen major automakers to pursue the next phase in the Administration’s national vehicle program, increasing fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon for cars and light-duty trucks by Model Year 2025. The President was joined by Ford, GM, Chry More

Consumers will save $1.7 trillion at the pump, $8K per vehicle by 2025

WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama today announced a historic agreement with thirteen major automakers to pursue the next phase in the Administration’s national vehicle program, increasing fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon for cars and light-duty trucks by Model Year 2025. The President was joined by Ford, GM, Chry More

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Europe: BMW rolls out electric i3 and i8 models

BMW rolls out electric i3 and i8 models
(AFP) – 13 hours ago

FRANKFURT — German luxury carmaker BMW presented two electric models on Friday, signalling its arrival to a segment that is key to the industry’s fortunes.

The all-electric i3 is aimed at the urban car market and should hit dealerships in 2012. The hybrid i8 is due for delivery in 2014 and is more geared t More

BMW rolls out electric i3 and i8 models
(AFP) – 13 hours ago

FRANKFURT — German luxury carmaker BMW presented two electric models on Friday, signalling its arrival to a segment that is key to the industry’s fortunes.

The all-electric i3 is aimed at the urban car market and should hit dealerships in 2012. The hybrid i8 is due for delivery in 2014 and is more geared t More

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USA: Obama, auto leaders celebrate 54.5-m.p.g. fuel-economy deal

President Barack Obama called a new agreement for 2017 to 2025 fuel economy standards “the single most important step we’ve ever taken as a nation to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.” /

WASHINGTON – It’s official: fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks will aim for a combined average of 54.5 m.p.g. by 2025.

President Barack Obama formally announced a deal to More

President Barack Obama called a new agreement for 2017 to 2025 fuel economy standards “the single most important step we’ve ever taken as a nation to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.” /

WASHINGTON – It’s official: fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks will aim for a combined average of 54.5 m.p.g. by 2025.

President Barack Obama formally announced a deal to More

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USA: GM offers dealerships Green Zones—EV solar chargers

Chris Meehan
Jul 29, 2011
General Motors is smoking its tires on solar. Today (July 29), it launched a new campaign to allow its dealerships across the U.S. to install Chevrolet Green Zones, solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. It’s the latest susta More

Chris Meehan
Jul 29, 2011
General Motors is smoking its tires on solar. Today (July 29), it launched a new campaign to allow its dealerships across the U.S. to install Chevrolet Green Zones, solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. It’s the latest susta More

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USA: Muskegon County board presented with proposal for thousands of electric vehicle charging stations

MUSKEGON COUNTY — It’s the old chicken-and-egg argument, applied to new technology.

A West Michigan Strategic Alliance plan theorizes that Muskegon County and the rest of West Michigan need to install charging stations so customers will buy electric vehicles.

However, as some Musk More

MUSKEGON COUNTY — It’s the old chicken-and-egg argument, applied to new technology.

A West Michigan Strategic Alliance plan theorizes that Muskegon County and the rest of West Michigan need to install charging stations so customers will buy electric vehicles.

However, as some Musk More

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New Lithium Battery Tech Can Stand The Heat

Li-ion batteries were a massive technological step forward from NiMH cells but were not without faults of their own — like their tendency to explode. A new Lithium-Imide technology from Leyden Energy, however, send lithium-ion the way of NiMH.

The problem with traditional li-ion batteries is More

Li-ion batteries were a massive technological step forward from NiMH cells but were not without faults of their own — like their tendency to explode. A new Lithium-Imide technology from Leyden Energy, however, send lithium-ion the way of NiMH.

The problem with traditional li-ion batteries is More

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USA: Stanford researchers invent transparent li ion battery

Batteries used in consumer electronics could get a facelift if Stanford researchers get their transparent battery commercialized.

(Credit: Stanford University)

Like the idea of a fully transparent cell phone, e-reader, or other device?

Stanford University graduate student Yuan Yang has come up with a way to make a see-through lithium ion battery, and it could pave the way fo More

Batteries used in consumer electronics could get a facelift if Stanford researchers get their transparent battery commercialized.

(Credit: Stanford University)

Like the idea of a fully transparent cell phone, e-reader, or other device?

Stanford University graduate student Yuan Yang has come up with a way to make a see-through lithium ion battery, and it could pave the way fo More

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Lithium Imide batteries are like Lithium Ion on steroids

From NiMH cells to Li-Ion batteries and now one step ahead to Lithium Imide technology.

Some years ago, the creation of Li-Ion batteries lead to a considerable technological progress, thanks to which we can now use laptops for hours and telephones for days without charging them. Still, the More

From NiMH cells to Li-Ion batteries and now one step ahead to Lithium Imide technology.

Some years ago, the creation of Li-Ion batteries lead to a considerable technological progress, thanks to which we can now use laptops for hours and telephones for days without charging them. Still, the More

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USA/China: Ener1 Announces Supply and Distribution Agreement with Lightning Motorcycles

Ener1’s lithium-ion battery solutions to be used in Lightning’s growing product line of racing and commuter motorcycles and scooters
NEW YORK, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Ener1, Inc. (NASDAQ: HEV), a leader in lithium-ion energy storage solutions, today announced a supply and distribution agreement with Lightning Motorcycles, the maker of the world’s fastest producti More

Ener1’s lithium-ion battery solutions to be used in Lightning’s growing product line of racing and commuter motorcycles and scooters
NEW YORK, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Ener1, Inc. (NASDAQ: HEV), a leader in lithium-ion energy storage solutions, today announced a supply and distribution agreement with Lightning Motorcycles, the maker of the world’s fastest producti More

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USA: 2013 Ford F-Series Super Duty Trucks To Get Electrifying Option

Ford and Azure Dynamics announced today that they would team up to integrate Azure’s plug-in hybrid technology into Ford’s F-Series Super Duty Lineup. Ford and Azure will initially integrate plug-in hybrid technology into the F-550 in early 2013, with integration into the F-350 and F-450 to follow soon thereafter.

Ford and Azure Dynamics have teamed up before in the past. In 2009, the t More

Ford and Azure Dynamics announced today that they would team up to integrate Azure’s plug-in hybrid technology into Ford’s F-Series Super Duty Lineup. Ford and Azure will initially integrate plug-in hybrid technology into the F-550 in early 2013, with integration into the F-350 and F-450 to follow soon thereafter.

Ford and Azure Dynamics have teamed up before in the past. In 2009, the t More

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USA: Niagara manufacturers turned on by electric car possibilities

By Peter Downs, Standard Staff
Posted 20 hours ago
A little neon yellow three-door with a giant battery is being eyed as a potential bright light on the horizon by Niagara manufacturers.

The companies are hoping the fully electric, Canadian-made compact car could steer the way to more work orders and more jobs in a sector that has had to navigate a tough economic road over the p More

By Peter Downs, Standard Staff
Posted 20 hours ago
A little neon yellow three-door with a giant battery is being eyed as a potential bright light on the horizon by Niagara manufacturers.

The companies are hoping the fully electric, Canadian-made compact car could steer the way to more work orders and more jobs in a sector that has had to navigate a tough economic road over the p More

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