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UK: Elektromotive granted patent for Elektrobay charging station

Elektromotive has been granted a patent for its safe and secure Elektrobay charging station.

Introduced in 2006 in Westminster, London, the Elektrobay was the first public charging station installed in the UK, before being adopted across the UK and worldwide at over 2,000 sites.

The patent awarded to Elektromotive protects the design of the controller within the Elektrobay. This cont More

Elektromotive has been granted a patent for its safe and secure Elektrobay charging station.

Introduced in 2006 in Westminster, London, the Elektrobay was the first public charging station installed in the UK, before being adopted across the UK and worldwide at over 2,000 sites.

The patent awarded to Elektromotive protects the design of the controller within the Elektrobay. This cont More

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USA: Sunlogics, Energizer Launch New Solar Energy Initiative

Sunlogics, Energizer Launch New Solar Energy Initiative
Sunlogics, a solar energy system provider, has teamed with Energizer, a manufacturer of batteries and other products, on an initiative that the companies says is designed to help accelerate adoption of renewable energy through solar power installations.

The initiative includes electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, commercial r More

Sunlogics, Energizer Launch New Solar Energy Initiative
Sunlogics, a solar energy system provider, has teamed with Energizer, a manufacturer of batteries and other products, on an initiative that the companies says is designed to help accelerate adoption of renewable energy through solar power installations.

The initiative includes electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, commercial r More

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USA: Electric vehicle charging stations now available on campus

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Nine electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are now open to the Vanderbilt community and general public.

The stations are a joint project of Vanderbilt University’s Office of Traffic and Parking, Plant Operations, and Sustainability and Environmental Management, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s More

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Nine electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are now open to the Vanderbilt community and general public.

The stations are a joint project of Vanderbilt University’s Office of Traffic and Parking, Plant Operations, and Sustainability and Environmental Management, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s More

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Europe: Bordeaux’s new hybrid diesel-electric river shuttle service to be powered by Saft Li-ion batteries

Keolis, France’s largest private sector transportation group, will launch the new hybrid ferry service in 2012 to help the Urban Community of Bordeaux (CUB) move towards greener transportation methods that will enable the port city in southwest France to meet its stringent environmental targets. The river shuttle service is expected to carry around 200,000 passengers and their bicycles a year. < More

Keolis, France’s largest private sector transportation group, will launch the new hybrid ferry service in 2012 to help the Urban Community of Bordeaux (CUB) move towards greener transportation methods that will enable the port city in southwest France to meet its stringent environmental targets. The river shuttle service is expected to carry around 200,000 passengers and their bicycles a year. < More

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USA: A few more place to plug it in

By Robert Jordan
Contra Costa Times
Posted: 10/30/2011 04:59:12 PM PDT
Updated: 10/31/2011 12:59:51 PM PDT
Pleasanton will soon be giving certain vehicle owners traveling Interstate 680 a much-needed charge.

The city of just over 70,000 residents has been awarded five electric vehicle charging stations from Coulomb Technologies to help connect the South Bay and East More

By Robert Jordan
Contra Costa Times
Posted: 10/30/2011 04:59:12 PM PDT
Updated: 10/31/2011 12:59:51 PM PDT
Pleasanton will soon be giving certain vehicle owners traveling Interstate 680 a much-needed charge.

The city of just over 70,000 residents has been awarded five electric vehicle charging stations from Coulomb Technologies to help connect the South Bay and East More

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USA: PPL Electric uses three Chevrolet Volts as part of test program

Source: Datamonitor)PPL Electric Utilities, an energy and utility holding company, has announced that it is charging up its vehicle fleet with three Chevrolet Volts as part of a research project to evaluate the new plug-in electric vehicles before their wider market availability.
PPL Electric Utilities is one of 28 member utilities of the Electric Power Research Institute participating with More

Source: Datamonitor)PPL Electric Utilities, an energy and utility holding company, has announced that it is charging up its vehicle fleet with three Chevrolet Volts as part of a research project to evaluate the new plug-in electric vehicles before their wider market availability.
PPL Electric Utilities is one of 28 member utilities of the Electric Power Research Institute participating with More

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USA: Consumer Reports Says Chevy Volt Is GM’s Most Reliable Vehicle

onsumer Reports magazine is widely considered the bible of popular ratings on vehicle reliability. That’s why it’s disappointing to see how poorly Chevrolet ranked among all automakers in the Consumer Reports 2011 new vehicle reliability survey. It placed 17 out of 28 automakers. On the flip side, though, the plug-in Chevrolet Volt was General Motors’ highest ranked vehicle in th More

onsumer Reports magazine is widely considered the bible of popular ratings on vehicle reliability. That’s why it’s disappointing to see how poorly Chevrolet ranked among all automakers in the Consumer Reports 2011 new vehicle reliability survey. It placed 17 out of 28 automakers. On the flip side, though, the plug-in Chevrolet Volt was General Motors’ highest ranked vehicle in th More

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USA: Sacramento County Charging Up

Thanks to a Federal Grant, Sacramento County now has 12 new electric vehicle charging stations that the public can use for free. They were activated at the end of June.

One of the locations for the stations is the county parking garage at 7th and G Streets. When Fox40 was there Monday morning one stall was being used, but since the electricity is free to the public all of the spaces could p More

Thanks to a Federal Grant, Sacramento County now has 12 new electric vehicle charging stations that the public can use for free. They were activated at the end of June.

One of the locations for the stations is the county parking garage at 7th and G Streets. When Fox40 was there Monday morning one stall was being used, but since the electricity is free to the public all of the spaces could p More

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USA: Range Rover Plug-In Diesel Hybrid Prototype: Exclusive Photos!

Sometimes, the staff of Green Car Reports has to travel hundreds, even thousands, of miles to bring you first drive reports, auto show highlights and exclusive green-car coverage.

Other times, we just have to visit the local shopping mall. That’s where we took these exclusive photographs of a completely undisguised Range Rover Sport diesel plug-in hybrid prototype, plugged in at a con More

Sometimes, the staff of Green Car Reports has to travel hundreds, even thousands, of miles to bring you first drive reports, auto show highlights and exclusive green-car coverage.

Other times, we just have to visit the local shopping mall. That’s where we took these exclusive photographs of a completely undisguised Range Rover Sport diesel plug-in hybrid prototype, plugged in at a con More

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USA: 2013 Honda Fit EV and New CR-V to Appear at Los Angeles Auto Show

Honda will take the wraps off an electric-powered version of its Fit sub-compact, along with the brand new 2012 CR-V sport-utility, during next month’s 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. When it goes on sale next year, the 2013 Fit EV will join a rapidly growing electri More

Honda will take the wraps off an electric-powered version of its Fit sub-compact, along with the brand new 2012 CR-V sport-utility, during next month’s 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. When it goes on sale next year, the 2013 Fit EV will join a rapidly growing electri More

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USA: Green Car of the Year Finalists Announced – 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

Who’s the most environmentally conscious on the new car lot? The Green Car Journal has been keeping that score for seven years now, and has announced the finalists in its 2012 Green Car of the Year contest.

The five finalists are the Ford Focus Electric, Honda Civic Natural Gas, Mitsubishi i, Toyota Prius v and the Volkswagen Passat TDI. All are 2012 models, and the winner will be announc More

Who’s the most environmentally conscious on the new car lot? The Green Car Journal has been keeping that score for seven years now, and has announced the finalists in its 2012 Green Car of the Year contest.

The five finalists are the Ford Focus Electric, Honda Civic Natural Gas, Mitsubishi i, Toyota Prius v and the Volkswagen Passat TDI. All are 2012 models, and the winner will be announc More

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China: BYD achieves Q3 net profit of 77.37m yuan

Gasgoo.com (Shanghai October 31) – BYD has seen a major swing for the better performance in this past third quarter. According to a report in the China Securities Journal today, the manufacturer’s business returns grew 10.95 percent from last year, and its net profit grew an astounding 582 percent, totaling 77.37 million yuan ($12.23m).

BYD’s returns for the first three qu More

Gasgoo.com (Shanghai October 31) – BYD has seen a major swing for the better performance in this past third quarter. According to a report in the China Securities Journal today, the manufacturer’s business returns grew 10.95 percent from last year, and its net profit grew an astounding 582 percent, totaling 77.37 million yuan ($12.23m).

BYD’s returns for the first three qu More

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USA: ECOtality Installs First DC Fast Charger in ‘The Tennessee Triangle’

Cracker Barrel to install Blink(R) DC Fast Chargers to Electrify Tennessee Freew
LEBANON, Tenn., Oct 31, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — ECOtality, a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store(R) /quotes/zigman/112917/quotes/nls/cbrl CBRL +0.02% , today unveiled the first Blink(R) Direct Current (DC) Fast Charger in Tennessee at the Le More

Cracker Barrel to install Blink(R) DC Fast Chargers to Electrify Tennessee Freew
LEBANON, Tenn., Oct 31, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — ECOtality, a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store(R) /quotes/zigman/112917/quotes/nls/cbrl CBRL +0.02% , today unveiled the first Blink(R) Direct Current (DC) Fast Charger in Tennessee at the Le More

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USA: Mitsubishi Electric Begins Full-scale Testing of Smart Grid in Japan

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it has begun full-scale tests of smart grid and related smart-community technologies at the company’s production sites in Japan. The aim of the project is to develop and test products including commercial systems, equipment and solutions for annual sales worth 1.3 trillion yen (about 17 billion USD) by March 2016.

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it has begun full-scale tests of smart grid and related smart-community technologies at the company’s production sites in Japan. The aim of the project is to develop and test products including commercial systems, equipment and solutions for annual sales worth 1.3 trillion yen (about 17 billion USD) by March 2016.

Thr More

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USA: Tesla plans all-new Roadster

Next year’s Tesla Model S saloon is just the first model planned by the Californian electric car maker in an aggressive product roll-out that includes an all-new Roadster and a range of cars to rival the BMW 3-series.

The 5-series-sized Model S will spawn a crossover Model X variant next year, and it’s More

Next year’s Tesla Model S saloon is just the first model planned by the Californian electric car maker in an aggressive product roll-out that includes an all-new Roadster and a range of cars to rival the BMW 3-series.

The 5-series-sized Model S will spawn a crossover Model X variant next year, and it’s More

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USA: Hertz Entertainment Services, DIRECTV Offer Programs on 200 Channels in Rented Vehicles

Hertz Entertainment Services and DIRECTV Auto, operated by FMG Lifestyle, have announced plans to join hands to offer 200-plus channels of current DIRECTV programming to customers in the entertainment, sports and events industries renting select Hertz Entertainment Services vehicles.

Hertz Entertainment Services is a car rental company offering in-motion DIRECTV programming to its studio More

Hertz Entertainment Services and DIRECTV Auto, operated by FMG Lifestyle, have announced plans to join hands to offer 200-plus channels of current DIRECTV programming to customers in the entertainment, sports and events industries renting select Hertz Entertainment Services vehicles.

Hertz Entertainment Services is a car rental company offering in-motion DIRECTV programming to its studio More

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USA: GM’s got a brand new electric motor and it’ll give you the key (video)

Cars with electric motors running the show are few and far between, which is something we need to change — that’s why General Motors is finishing up a new plant in White Marsh, Maryland. The facility will be cooking up magnet and induction electrical motors to power GM’s next More

Cars with electric motors running the show are few and far between, which is something we need to change — that’s why General Motors is finishing up a new plant in White Marsh, Maryland. The facility will be cooking up magnet and induction electrical motors to power GM’s next More

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USA: What’s next for WattNext? Solar car-charging stations with shade


WattNext, founded in 2009, has been at the forefront of solar energy distribution for powering electric vehicles. (Tom Benitez, Orlando
Sentinel / October 19, 2011)

By Walter Pacheco, Orlando Sentinel

7:39 p.m. EDT, October 30, 2011
EUSTIS — Bill Ferree’s plan to use solar energy to c More


WattNext, founded in 2009, has been at the forefront of solar energy distribution for powering electric vehicles. (Tom Benitez, Orlando
Sentinel / October 19, 2011)

By Walter Pacheco, Orlando Sentinel

7:39 p.m. EDT, October 30, 2011
EUSTIS — Bill Ferree’s plan to use solar energy to c More

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USA: Solar power is beginning to go mainstream

Bobby Bailey stretches to tighten a screw that holds a corner of a solar panel at the O2 Energies solar power farm in Newland, N.C.,

By Jonathan Fahey, Associated Press

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Bobby Bailey stretches to tighten a screw that holds a corner of a solar panel at the O2 Energies solar power farm in Newland, N.C.,

By Jonathan Fahey, Associated Press

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Europe: BMW and Peugeot confirm electric car joint venture

s official – more than a year after the partners signed a memorandum of understanding, BMW and PSA Peugeot Citroen have now launched BMW Peugeot Citroen Electrification for the production of hybrid components.

The components will be used for the electrification of both companies’ models from 2015 as BMW Peugeot Citroen Electrification aims to become one of the leading players in the fie More

s official – more than a year after the partners signed a memorandum of understanding, BMW and PSA Peugeot Citroen have now launched BMW Peugeot Citroen Electrification for the production of hybrid components.

The components will be used for the electrification of both companies’ models from 2015 as BMW Peugeot Citroen Electrification aims to become one of the leading players in the fie More

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Big Money Backs Climate-Change Fight

by Kristy Hessman, October 30th, 2011

The world’s largest investors are using their assets – a combined $20 trillion – to push international policymakers to fight climate change. A coalition comprising 285 investors recently released a statement urging private-sector investment in climate More

by Kristy Hessman, October 30th, 2011

The world’s largest investors are using their assets – a combined $20 trillion – to push international policymakers to fight climate change. A coalition comprising 285 investors recently released a statement urging private-sector investment in climate More

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Recharge and Roll: Electric Car-Makers Plan to Cut the Cord

Plug-in electric cars such as the Chevy Volt​ and the Nissan Leaf have only just begun to penetrate the U.S. consumer market, but already automakers are thinking ahead to the next technological advance: a car that can recharge itself anytime and (almost) anywhere.

Consumers are perfectly happy to plug in phones and game controllers, but many have not yet adapted to the idea of plugging in More

Plug-in electric cars such as the Chevy Volt​ and the Nissan Leaf have only just begun to penetrate the U.S. consumer market, but already automakers are thinking ahead to the next technological advance: a car that can recharge itself anytime and (almost) anywhere.

Consumers are perfectly happy to plug in phones and game controllers, but many have not yet adapted to the idea of plugging in More

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USA: Chris Paine back with ‘Revenge of Electric Car’

Characters drive the drama and the electric cars in Chris Paine’s latest

Filmmaker Chris Paine knew he had a tough act to follow, given the finale of his first movie, “Who Killed the Electric Car?”

“We figured it was unlikely we’d end up with a scene where a Detroit automobile company is secretly crushing cars in the desert,” he says.

Paine More

Characters drive the drama and the electric cars in Chris Paine’s latest

Filmmaker Chris Paine knew he had a tough act to follow, given the finale of his first movie, “Who Killed the Electric Car?”

“We figured it was unlikely we’d end up with a scene where a Detroit automobile company is secretly crushing cars in the desert,” he says.

Paine More

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Smart Meter Deployments will be a Key Part of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Initiatives in Asia Pacific

As countries across the Asia Pacific region step up their efforts to curb emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and reduce energy costs, utilities and governments are launching increasingly aggressive deployments of smart meters, with the goals of reducing electricity use, empowering consumers, saving money for both consumers and suppliers, and paving the way for emerging technologies such as deman More

As countries across the Asia Pacific region step up their efforts to curb emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and reduce energy costs, utilities and governments are launching increasingly aggressive deployments of smart meters, with the goals of reducing electricity use, empowering consumers, saving money for both consumers and suppliers, and paving the way for emerging technologies such as deman More

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Global Market for Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Systems to Top $150 Billion by 2015

October 26, 2011

As small renewable energy systems are increasingly deployed at the sub-utility scale, distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) systems will continue to be the leading form of renewable distributed energy generation (RDEG) installations. Solar PV capacity was added in more than 100 countries during 2010, and the distributed solar PV market is dominated by residential and commerc More

October 26, 2011

As small renewable energy systems are increasingly deployed at the sub-utility scale, distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) systems will continue to be the leading form of renewable distributed energy generation (RDEG) installations. Solar PV capacity was added in more than 100 countries during 2010, and the distributed solar PV market is dominated by residential and commerc More

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USA: Enterprise Architecture will be Critical to Successful Smart Grid Deployments

The utility industry today is faced with unique and unprecedented challenges. As the pace of smart grid deployments accelerates, the challenge of effective business analysis and strategy development in a disruptive market environment will place enormous demands on utilities’ supporting information infrastructure. Related system and network performance requirements will have to scale to meet th More

The utility industry today is faced with unique and unprecedented challenges. As the pace of smart grid deployments accelerates, the challenge of effective business analysis and strategy development in a disruptive market environment will place enormous demands on utilities’ supporting information infrastructure. Related system and network performance requirements will have to scale to meet th More

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2 Critical Reasons to Cut Back on Petroleum Combustion

Anti-petroleum people argue that petroleum is not a sustainable fuel for transportation and electricity generation, and petroleum advocates point to the fact that oil is essential to the production of plastics, pharmaceutical products, lubricants, and more, as if that is a reason to keep burning it.

The most important problem with that is: plastic and lubricants are essential to almost ever More

Anti-petroleum people argue that petroleum is not a sustainable fuel for transportation and electricity generation, and petroleum advocates point to the fact that oil is essential to the production of plastics, pharmaceutical products, lubricants, and more, as if that is a reason to keep burning it.

The most important problem with that is: plastic and lubricants are essential to almost ever More

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USA: Cool energy-storage projects popping up; expect a lot more

Tracking the politics of clean energy can be a surreal and dispiriting experience. D.C. is so swamped in fossil-fuel money, fossil-fuel lobbyists, and fossil-fuel-owned pols that the conventional wisdom is absurdly pessimistic about clean energy: More

Tracking the politics of clean energy can be a surreal and dispiriting experience. D.C. is so swamped in fossil-fuel money, fossil-fuel lobbyists, and fossil-fuel-owned pols that the conventional wisdom is absurdly pessimistic about clean energy: More

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USA: Chevy Volt debuts in Kearney; NPPD shows its model across the state

KEARNEY — While standing next to it, it’s hard to tell when the 2012 Chevy Volt is running. That’s because the Volt is a plug-in electric vehicle.

It has been rated as the most efficient vehicle on the market by the EPA and can drive 35 miles on its battery charge alone.

Once the Volt hits the 35-mile mark, the gasoline generator kicks in to power the battery. According to Dan More

KEARNEY — While standing next to it, it’s hard to tell when the 2012 Chevy Volt is running. That’s because the Volt is a plug-in electric vehicle.

It has been rated as the most efficient vehicle on the market by the EPA and can drive 35 miles on its battery charge alone.

Once the Volt hits the 35-mile mark, the gasoline generator kicks in to power the battery. According to Dan More

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USA: Ford Gets Ready For Focus Electric Orders

Ford Motor Company announced recently that next week, order ‘forms’ for the upcoming 2012 Focus Electric will be open to the public. On November 2, the zero emissions version of the popular compact will be able to be customized and reserved as production will start before 2011 is over. Even though Ford currently sells the electric Transit Connect commercial van, it is intended for fleet purp More

Ford Motor Company announced recently that next week, order ‘forms’ for the upcoming 2012 Focus Electric will be open to the public. On November 2, the zero emissions version of the popular compact will be able to be customized and reserved as production will start before 2011 is over. Even though Ford currently sells the electric Transit Connect commercial van, it is intended for fleet purp More

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