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USA: How the Stimulus Revived the Electric Car

Rodney Smith cleans on a new Think electric car at the Magnum Drive plant in Elkhart, Ind., on Dec. 20, 2010. (J. Tyler Klassen/The Elkhart Truth/AP Photo)

A common criticism of President Obama’s $800 billion stimulus package has been that it failed to produce anything – that while the New Deal built bridges and dams, all the stimulus did was fill some potholes and create temporary More

Rodney Smith cleans on a new Think electric car at the Magnum Drive plant in Elkhart, Ind., on Dec. 20, 2010. (J. Tyler Klassen/The Elkhart Truth/AP Photo)

A common criticism of President Obama’s $800 billion stimulus package has been that it failed to produce anything – that while the New Deal built bridges and dams, all the stimulus did was fill some potholes and create temporary More

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USA: Five Electric Cars Introduced to the VA Maryland Health Care System’s Auto Fleet

The VA Maryland Health Care System participates in a national pilot testing efficiency of electric cars

Propelled by an electric engine, the rubber is hitting the road in Maryland. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), including the VA Maryland Health Care System, and 20 other federal agencies nationwide are participating in a General Services Administration (GSA) pilot to test the effi More

The VA Maryland Health Care System participates in a national pilot testing efficiency of electric cars

Propelled by an electric engine, the rubber is hitting the road in Maryland. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), including the VA Maryland Health Care System, and 20 other federal agencies nationwide are participating in a General Services Administration (GSA) pilot to test the effi More

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Nissan Leaf Sales Going Strong

People are getting excited about the Nissan Leaf. Sales, orders and reservations are going strong. Last September Nissan reported that 20,000 reservations have been received. That total is now up to 26,000. While that is an impressive number, to date there have only been about 10,000 sold and a reported 12,400 cancellations on the reservations.

Katherine Zachary from Nissan reports that the More

People are getting excited about the Nissan Leaf. Sales, orders and reservations are going strong. Last September Nissan reported that 20,000 reservations have been received. That total is now up to 26,000. While that is an impressive number, to date there have only been about 10,000 sold and a reported 12,400 cancellations on the reservations.

Katherine Zachary from Nissan reports that the More

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USA: Tesla Releases Model S Video

Touted as “the electric car from the ground up,” Tesla’s Model S has been on pre-order for almost a year — and now it’s in quality testing, a final phase before production and delivery.

Elon Musk’s electric car company is looking to deliver the world’s first luxury electric sedan later in 2012, but reports of incremental progress are gobbled up by a More

Touted as “the electric car from the ground up,” Tesla’s Model S has been on pre-order for almost a year — and now it’s in quality testing, a final phase before production and delivery.

Elon Musk’s electric car company is looking to deliver the world’s first luxury electric sedan later in 2012, but reports of incremental progress are gobbled up by a More

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USA: 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid: 95 MPGe. 2012 Chevy Volt: 94 MPGe. Game On?

Japanese automaker Toyota has fired a warning shot across General Motors’ bow today with a revised set of gas mileage figures for the soon-to-be-launched 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid.

Announced by Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bob Carter, official economy figures in electric-only mode have been improved from 87 miles-per-gallon equivalent (MPGe) to 95 MPGe.

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Japanese automaker Toyota has fired a warning shot across General Motors’ bow today with a revised set of gas mileage figures for the soon-to-be-launched 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid.

Announced by Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bob Carter, official economy figures in electric-only mode have been improved from 87 miles-per-gallon equivalent (MPGe) to 95 MPGe.

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USA: Chevy Volt Ready to Recharge

Don’t expect General Motors CEO Dan Akerson to go meekly back to Flyover Country after his resolute defense of the Chevrolet Volt before Congress last week. His appearance will rank as the high-water mark for the car’s critics, not for the car.

The appeal of Volt to American consumers is poised to begin rising again. There’s a new federal imprimatur on its crash-worthiness More

Don’t expect General Motors CEO Dan Akerson to go meekly back to Flyover Country after his resolute defense of the Chevrolet Volt before Congress last week. His appearance will rank as the high-water mark for the car’s critics, not for the car.

The appeal of Volt to American consumers is poised to begin rising again. There’s a new federal imprimatur on its crash-worthiness More

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USA: Ambient electromagnetic energy harvested as power source

Scavenging devices can capture energy transmitted by communications devices, convert it from AC to DC, and then store it in capacitors and batteries. The scavenging technology currently can take advantage of fre More

Scavenging devices can capture energy transmitted by communications devices, convert it from AC to DC, and then store it in capacitors and batteries. The scavenging technology currently can take advantage of fre More

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USA: Reliant and Pappas Restaurants Make Electric Vehicle Charging Convenient for Steakhouse Customers

–Companies work together to install charging station at steakhouse’s Houston location–

HOUSTON, Jan 31, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Pappas Bros. Steakhouse has long stood out as one of the top steakhouses in the nation and now it will stand out as a fueling station of the future. The Houston-based restaurant company worked with its retail electricity provider Reliant, an More

–Companies work together to install charging station at steakhouse’s Houston location–

HOUSTON, Jan 31, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Pappas Bros. Steakhouse has long stood out as one of the top steakhouses in the nation and now it will stand out as a fueling station of the future. The Houston-based restaurant company worked with its retail electricity provider Reliant, an More

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USA: Are electric car-charging stations the new must-have hotel amenity?

It’s been a rough half–decade for the travel industry, and to compete for ever–scarcer tourism dollars, service providers have been forced to come up with new ways to attract customers—or in some cases (we’re looking at you, airlines), to make more money off the ones they have through added fees and higher prices.

Customers have fared somewhat better in the hotel realm, a More

It’s been a rough half–decade for the travel industry, and to compete for ever–scarcer tourism dollars, service providers have been forced to come up with new ways to attract customers—or in some cases (we’re looking at you, airlines), to make more money off the ones they have through added fees and higher prices.

Customers have fared somewhat better in the hotel realm, a More

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USA: Car Charging Group Applauds New California Auto-Emission Standards

Mandates 1.4 Million Electric and Hybrid Vehicles on CA Roads by 2025

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Jan 31, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — Car Charging Group, Inc. /quotes/zigman/4181752 CCGI +0.66% , a nationwide provider of convenient electric vehicle (EV) charging services for drivers wherever they live, work and play, today praised the California Air Resources Board for passing sweeping More

Mandates 1.4 Million Electric and Hybrid Vehicles on CA Roads by 2025

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Jan 31, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — Car Charging Group, Inc. /quotes/zigman/4181752 CCGI +0.66% , a nationwide provider of convenient electric vehicle (EV) charging services for drivers wherever they live, work and play, today praised the California Air Resources Board for passing sweeping More

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USA: Join us February 23rd for the Apollo Launch Event

The Apollo Program follows five commercial partners as they trial Plugless Power wireless charging technology on their own electric vehicles

We are thrilled to send out this confidential pre-notice to our VIP email subscribers. On February 23rd, from 11:30am to 1:00pm, we will be hosting the kick-off event for our 2012 Apollo Launch Program at the State Capitol in Richmond, Virginia.

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The Apollo Program follows five commercial partners as they trial Plugless Power wireless charging technology on their own electric vehicles

We are thrilled to send out this confidential pre-notice to our VIP email subscribers. On February 23rd, from 11:30am to 1:00pm, we will be hosting the kick-off event for our 2012 Apollo Launch Program at the State Capitol in Richmond, Virginia.

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USA: Hawaii adds $150,000 to electric-vehicle rebate program

The state of Hawaii has recharged its electric-vehicle rebate program with an additional $150,000 in funding and has extended the deadline for rebates on new electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and chargers another two months.

The deadline for the state’s EV rebate program was pushed to March 31 from the Jan. 31 deadline that had been extended from September, the state Department More

The state of Hawaii has recharged its electric-vehicle rebate program with an additional $150,000 in funding and has extended the deadline for rebates on new electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and chargers another two months.

The deadline for the state’s EV rebate program was pushed to March 31 from the Jan. 31 deadline that had been extended from September, the state Department More

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USA: Sonoma County introduces plan for electric car charging stations

Students may soon find themselves plugging in their cars before they dash off to class. Sonoma County released plans to expand the amount of electric vehicle charging stations throughout the area starting as soon as this spring.

“Electric More

Students may soon find themselves plugging in their cars before they dash off to class. Sonoma County released plans to expand the amount of electric vehicle charging stations throughout the area starting as soon as this spring.

“Electric More

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USA: More drivers turning to electric cars, expert tells Camarillo crowd


Tony Biasotti/Special to The Star Jason Enge, a fleet supervisor with the Team Nissan dealership in Oxnard, explains the features of a Nissan Leaf, an all-electric car, on Sunday in Camarillo.

Plug-in electric cars are still rare enough to turn heads, but they’re being adopted at More


Tony Biasotti/Special to The Star Jason Enge, a fleet supervisor with the Team Nissan dealership in Oxnard, explains the features of a Nissan Leaf, an all-electric car, on Sunday in Camarillo.

Plug-in electric cars are still rare enough to turn heads, but they’re being adopted at More

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USA: Tesla teases Model X style with invitation

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USA: PG&E, Picarro Hit the Road With Gas-Sniffing Chevy Volts

Out of all the critical infrastructure that utilities protect, none of it is more critical than natural gas pipelines that can explode and kill people. Pacific Gas & Electric is still reeling from the 2010 pipeline explosion that killed eight people in San Bruno, Calif., one that has led to a massive investigation by state officials and a promise from PG&E to invest billions of dollars i More

Out of all the critical infrastructure that utilities protect, none of it is more critical than natural gas pipelines that can explode and kill people. Pacific Gas & Electric is still reeling from the 2010 pipeline explosion that killed eight people in San Bruno, Calif., one that has led to a massive investigation by state officials and a promise from PG&E to invest billions of dollars i More

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Can you get paid for old LEAF batteries?

Batteries recycled to store energy for the grid
Outside of range anxiety, most consumers’ biggest concern with electric cars is battery replacement costs. It’s a worry Nissan thinks it’s got handled.

Remember how we told you about people in Japan using their Nissan LEAF’s battery to store power for their home?

Electric power company ABB remembers, and More

Batteries recycled to store energy for the grid
Outside of range anxiety, most consumers’ biggest concern with electric cars is battery replacement costs. It’s a worry Nissan thinks it’s got handled.

Remember how we told you about people in Japan using their Nissan LEAF’s battery to store power for their home?

Electric power company ABB remembers, and More

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USA: Charge and deliver: Boulder company that makes electric vans hopes sector will spark

Boulder maker of electric delivery vans hopes sector will spark

As President Barack Obama blitzed last week for clean-technology manufacturing jobs, two men oblivious to the speeches were staking their futures on a Colorado factory that produces battery-powered delivery vans.

Precision Plumbing and Heating president Tom Robichaud is investing $1.4 million to buy 20 of these humming 7 More

Boulder maker of electric delivery vans hopes sector will spark

As President Barack Obama blitzed last week for clean-technology manufacturing jobs, two men oblivious to the speeches were staking their futures on a Colorado factory that produces battery-powered delivery vans.

Precision Plumbing and Heating president Tom Robichaud is investing $1.4 million to buy 20 of these humming 7 More

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USA: Charging stations installed for electric cars

Over the winter break, the ACC Sustainability department installed electric vehicle charging (EVC) stations on campuses and locations housing college administrative offices in Austin and Round Rock. The charging stations are available for use by students and the public, and are part of the Green Car Parking program.

ACC’s Austin campuses are part of Austin Energy’s Plug-In EVer More

Over the winter break, the ACC Sustainability department installed electric vehicle charging (EVC) stations on campuses and locations housing college administrative offices in Austin and Round Rock. The charging stations are available for use by students and the public, and are part of the Green Car Parking program.

ACC’s Austin campuses are part of Austin Energy’s Plug-In EVer More

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USA: California Forges Ahead With Aggressive Clean Car Standards For 2015-2025

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The California Air Resource Board, or CARB, has a checkered history within the Golden State, passing some very progressive policies that ultimately proved either too ambitious or poorly enacted. We have CARB to thank for GM’s EV1, as well as the subsequent failure of first-generation electric vehic More

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The California Air Resource Board, or CARB, has a checkered history within the Golden State, passing some very progressive policies that ultimately proved either too ambitious or poorly enacted. We have CARB to thank for GM’s EV1, as well as the subsequent failure of first-generation electric vehic More

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USA: ECOtality Applauds California Air Resources Board’s Landmark Decision to Adopt Historic Clean Car Standards

SAN FRANCISCO – Monday, January 30, 2012 – ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, announced today the company’s support of the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) unanimous decision to adopt a strong suite of Clean Cars Standards designed to further the deployment of advanced vehicle technology, cut air pollution and save cons More

SAN FRANCISCO – Monday, January 30, 2012 – ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, announced today the company’s support of the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) unanimous decision to adopt a strong suite of Clean Cars Standards designed to further the deployment of advanced vehicle technology, cut air pollution and save cons More

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USA: ComEd Takes Delivery of New Advanced Odyne Systems Plug-In Hybrid Digger Derrick

A leader in plug-in hybrid technology, Odyne has developed proprietary and patented hybrid technology combining reliable electric power conversion, power control and energy storage technology with Remy advanced electric propulsion motors, modular Johnson Controls lithium-ion battery systems and oth More

A leader in plug-in hybrid technology, Odyne has developed proprietary and patented hybrid technology combining reliable electric power conversion, power control and energy storage technology with Remy advanced electric propulsion motors, modular Johnson Controls lithium-ion battery systems and oth More

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Industrial Defender, IBM, and NitroSecurity Score Highest in New Pike Research Assessment of Smart Grid Cyber Security Threat Management Vendors

/\\\While the market for smart grid cyber security is still nascent, the competitive landscape includes established smart grid specialists, niche players, and well-known enterprise security vendors. Paradoxically, although the larger cyber security market is often considered quite mature, this niche – smart grid cyber security – is not mature at all. For the moment, in fact, size and scale a More

/\\\While the market for smart grid cyber security is still nascent, the competitive landscape includes established smart grid specialists, niche players, and well-known enterprise security vendors. Paradoxically, although the larger cyber security market is often considered quite mature, this niche – smart grid cyber security – is not mature at all. For the moment, in fact, size and scale a More

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Will zinc-air batteries ever replace lithium-ion for long-range EVs?

The public has spoken and the message is clear: an innovative and cost-effective approach to energy storage is required to enable the transformation from IC engine cars to cleaner, long-range, full electric vehicles. Lithium-ion, although viable, has a competitor on the horizon – Zinc-air. Question is: When?

No matter how proud the owners of a $400-500 per month leased Chevy Volt may More

The public has spoken and the message is clear: an innovative and cost-effective approach to energy storage is required to enable the transformation from IC engine cars to cleaner, long-range, full electric vehicles. Lithium-ion, although viable, has a competitor on the horizon – Zinc-air. Question is: When?

No matter how proud the owners of a $400-500 per month leased Chevy Volt may More

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Electric and hybrid-electric vehicle components

In 2011, the first plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) went into production to add greater electric-only drive range to the steadily growing popularity of the hybrid assist vehicle. Large lithium-ion battery production facilities came online in a number of countries around the world to support the anticipated demand fueled in many countries by generous subsidies and tax benefits. Continued de More

In 2011, the first plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) went into production to add greater electric-only drive range to the steadily growing popularity of the hybrid assist vehicle. Large lithium-ion battery production facilities came online in a number of countries around the world to support the anticipated demand fueled in many countries by generous subsidies and tax benefits. Continued de More

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Smart Grid: It’s About More Than Saving Money

Have you heard the term smart grid? If you answered yes, you are among the 49 percent of American consumers who are at least a little bit familiar with the term. Now comes a bit harder question: Can you explain what the term means? If you said no, you are hardly alone. According to findings in the SGCC Consumer Pulse Study, conducted for the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) by Market Strat More

Have you heard the term smart grid? If you answered yes, you are among the 49 percent of American consumers who are at least a little bit familiar with the term. Now comes a bit harder question: Can you explain what the term means? If you said no, you are hardly alone. According to findings in the SGCC Consumer Pulse Study, conducted for the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) by Market Strat More

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EV Car Batteries Head To Energy Storage Frontier

With the thousands of minds and millions of dollars put into developing electric vehicle car batteries, it makes sense that companies are starting to “think outside the car” and look for the next application for energy storage. As energy grids get smarter and renewables account for a greater por More

With the thousands of minds and millions of dollars put into developing electric vehicle car batteries, it makes sense that companies are starting to “think outside the car” and look for the next application for energy storage. As energy grids get smarter and renewables account for a greater por More

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Europe: The Hiriko EV: A Cure For Bad Parkers?

Bad parkers the world over, say hello to your new best friend, the Hiriko. Developed on the drawing boards of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the concept has been brought to fruition by a consortium of seven small Basque firms under the name Hiriko Driving Mobility, More

Bad parkers the world over, say hello to your new best friend, the Hiriko. Developed on the drawing boards of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the concept has been brought to fruition by a consortium of seven small Basque firms under the name Hiriko Driving Mobility, More

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USA: Tesla Model X Teased, Set For February Online Debut

The official unveiling of Tesla’s upcoming Model X SUV is less than two weeks away. Today, the American EV brand has released a single teaser image.

The teaser image reveals little, although it is clear that the the all-electric SUV will feature the same flowing design language worn by the upcoming Model S sedan.

Set for a February 9 (February 10 in Australia) unveiling at Tes More

The official unveiling of Tesla’s upcoming Model X SUV is less than two weeks away. Today, the American EV brand has released a single teaser image.

The teaser image reveals little, although it is clear that the the all-electric SUV will feature the same flowing design language worn by the upcoming Model S sedan.

Set for a February 9 (February 10 in Australia) unveiling at Tes More

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Canada: City shows vision with charging stations

The wise philosopher Kermit the Frog often reminds us that it’s not easy being green.

However, the City of Nanaimo appears willing to give it a shot.

The city recently invested $20,000 and will install four free public charging stations. Discussions are underway with the province about changing building code regulation to allow for electric vehicle infrastructure.

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The wise philosopher Kermit the Frog often reminds us that it’s not easy being green.

However, the City of Nanaimo appears willing to give it a shot.

The city recently invested $20,000 and will install four free public charging stations. Discussions are underway with the province about changing building code regulation to allow for electric vehicle infrastructure.

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