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USA: Marietta Man Makes Energy in Backyard

With electric vehicles, 120 photovoltaic solar panels, a solar thermal system for heating his pool, geothermal home heating and cooling, and a wind turbine, Stephen Taylor takes a stand for energy independence.

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With electric vehicles, 120 photovoltaic solar panels, a solar thermal system for heating his pool, geothermal home heating and cooling, and a wind turbine, Stephen Taylor takes a stand for energy independence.

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USA: 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid: Brief Drive Report

In the world of plug-in cars, the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt may get all the attention, but a new arrival will make it very much a three-car race.

The 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid is just now arriving at Toyota dealers in California plus a dozen or so other states.

While it may look just like a standard Prius hybrid, it has a very important difference: Like the Volt and Leaf, it More

In the world of plug-in cars, the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt may get all the attention, but a new arrival will make it very much a three-car race.

The 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid is just now arriving at Toyota dealers in California plus a dozen or so other states.

While it may look just like a standard Prius hybrid, it has a very important difference: Like the Volt and Leaf, it More

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USA: Nissan Leaf Becomes First Electric Car Available For Order In All U.S. Markets

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Beginning tomorrow, drivers across the country will have their first opportunity to order their Nissan LEAF, as Nissan North America Inc. (NNA) expands availability for all U.S. markets, nationwide.

new launch phase means residents of 21 new states will be able to select and order a 2012 Nissan LEAF. The LEAF, the world’s More

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Beginning tomorrow, drivers across the country will have their first opportunity to order their Nissan LEAF, as Nissan North America Inc. (NNA) expands availability for all U.S. markets, nationwide.

new launch phase means residents of 21 new states will be able to select and order a 2012 Nissan LEAF. The LEAF, the world’s More

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USA: Western Michigan University officials say 20 electric vehicle charging stations ready for free use

KALAMAZOO – Western Michigan University officials say 20 electric vehicle charging stations are now connected to the university’s power grid and available to the public free of charge.

“There’s no other university in the nation that has this many charging stations,” said WMU University Rel More

KALAMAZOO – Western Michigan University officials say 20 electric vehicle charging stations are now connected to the university’s power grid and available to the public free of charge.

“There’s no other university in the nation that has this many charging stations,” said WMU University Rel More

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USA: Five Electric Motorbikes Leading the Technology Curve

By Miles Walker

As green technologies become more important in the public consciousness, a market segment is forming for bicycles that are easier to use than traditional pedal powered bikes we knew as kids, and full blown motorcycles, that still are a bit intimidating for many riders. Improved battery technology is also fueling the trend, and some of the world’s leading transportation More

By Miles Walker

As green technologies become more important in the public consciousness, a market segment is forming for bicycles that are easier to use than traditional pedal powered bikes we knew as kids, and full blown motorcycles, that still are a bit intimidating for many riders. Improved battery technology is also fueling the trend, and some of the world’s leading transportation More

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China: BYD eyes building tower in HK to charge e-taxis

Electric carmaker BYD Automobile said it would consider building a multi-storey charging tower in Hong Kong if the government provided land and policy support.

The move would be part of the company’s ambitious plan to convert the city’s 18,138 taxis fuelled by liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) into electric cars. The success of that plan will depend largely on a trial run in which m More

Electric carmaker BYD Automobile said it would consider building a multi-storey charging tower in Hong Kong if the government provided land and policy support.

The move would be part of the company’s ambitious plan to convert the city’s 18,138 taxis fuelled by liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) into electric cars. The success of that plan will depend largely on a trial run in which m More

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USA: The Transition to Sustainable Transportation

Transportation is critical to our lives and our global economy. However, over 90% of energy for transportation comes from petroleum. Petroleum based fuels come with countless issues: global limited supply, rapid global reserves depletion, rising fuel prices affecting not only the price of driving but the cost of food and every other product, limited domestic supply with national security implicati More

Transportation is critical to our lives and our global economy. However, over 90% of energy for transportation comes from petroleum. Petroleum based fuels come with countless issues: global limited supply, rapid global reserves depletion, rising fuel prices affecting not only the price of driving but the cost of food and every other product, limited domestic supply with national security implicati More

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China: NEV Forum Battery Summit: Powering the future through the freedom of expression

China, the world’s second largest car market, has caught worldwide attention with its fast development. Meanwhile, it will be confronted with significant challenges and opportunities. The Chinese Government attaches great importance to energy conservation, including the sustainable development and environmental protection of the auto industry. This focus is evident in the government’s curren More

China, the world’s second largest car market, has caught worldwide attention with its fast development. Meanwhile, it will be confronted with significant challenges and opportunities. The Chinese Government attaches great importance to energy conservation, including the sustainable development and environmental protection of the auto industry. This focus is evident in the government’s curren More

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USA: Can battery companies help drive an economic comeback in Las Vegas?

With Nevada looking to diversify its economy, a group of little-known companies appears to hold promise in the field of rechargeable lithium batteries.

One such company, K2 Energy Solutions Inc., of Henderson, has gained regional and national attention in recent months.

Late last year, it was named the Technology Business Alliance of Nevada’s Green Tech Company of the Year, and it More

With Nevada looking to diversify its economy, a group of little-known companies appears to hold promise in the field of rechargeable lithium batteries.

One such company, K2 Energy Solutions Inc., of Henderson, has gained regional and national attention in recent months.

Late last year, it was named the Technology Business Alliance of Nevada’s Green Tech Company of the Year, and it More

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Japan: NIPPON SHOKUBAI announces developing Electrolyte for Lithium Battery “LiFSI” by innovative commercial production process

NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD. [Tokyo Stock Exchange – TOKSE:4114.T] (“NIPPON SHOKUBAI”) hereby announces that it has developed a commercial production process of a new electrolyte for lithium ion battery, Lithium bis(fluorosulfonyl) imide (“LiFSI”) by using innovative fluorination reaction. The commercial production of LiFSI is scheduled to start in 2013.

Along wi More

NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD. [Tokyo Stock Exchange – TOKSE:4114.T] (“NIPPON SHOKUBAI”) hereby announces that it has developed a commercial production process of a new electrolyte for lithium ion battery, Lithium bis(fluorosulfonyl) imide (“LiFSI”) by using innovative fluorination reaction. The commercial production of LiFSI is scheduled to start in 2013.

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USA: Battery innovation is alive and well in the U.S.

Battery giants in Japan and Korea have long dominated the world’s battery technology, and still do when it comes to small format batteries for laptops and consumer electronics. But at the Department of Energy’s ARPA-E event this week, a dozen or so battery companies and research labs showed off their innovations for batteries for electric vehicles and the power grid, signalling how battery inn More

Battery giants in Japan and Korea have long dominated the world’s battery technology, and still do when it comes to small format batteries for laptops and consumer electronics. But at the Department of Energy’s ARPA-E event this week, a dozen or so battery companies and research labs showed off their innovations for batteries for electric vehicles and the power grid, signalling how battery inn More

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Canada: Government of Canada Assists AddEnergie’s Charging Stations Commercializtion

The government of Canada, through Canada Economic Development’s Business and Regional Growth program, has made a $200,000 repayable contribution to AddÉnergie Technologies Inc to assist the firm to begin commercializing its charging stations for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in Canada, the United States and France.

AddÉnergie Technologies designs, develops and sells charging stat More

The government of Canada, through Canada Economic Development’s Business and Regional Growth program, has made a $200,000 repayable contribution to AddÉnergie Technologies Inc to assist the firm to begin commercializing its charging stations for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in Canada, the United States and France.

AddÉnergie Technologies designs, develops and sells charging stat More

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USA: Motiv Power Systems Secures $1.16 Million California Energy Commission Grant, Demos New Battery-Electric Truck at Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Motiv electric truck utilizes traditional diesel truck assembly line infrastructure to accelerate EV adoption

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Motiv Power Systems, an innovator in electric vehicle (EV) powertrains for commercial trucks announced today the California Energy Commission (CEC) granted the company $1.16 million for an assembly line pilot run of four e More

Motiv electric truck utilizes traditional diesel truck assembly line infrastructure to accelerate EV adoption

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Motiv Power Systems, an innovator in electric vehicle (EV) powertrains for commercial trucks announced today the California Energy Commission (CEC) granted the company $1.16 million for an assembly line pilot run of four e More

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USA: CU-ICAR co-hosts international electric vehicle conference

GREENVILLE — One of the world’s foremost professional associations will meet in South Carolina next week when the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) holds a prestigious first-of-a-kind conference in the Upstate.

From March 4-8, more than 1,000 people are expected to attend the 2012 International Electric Vehicle Conference.

Conference chairman Joachim Taiber More

GREENVILLE — One of the world’s foremost professional associations will meet in South Carolina next week when the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) holds a prestigious first-of-a-kind conference in the Upstate.

From March 4-8, more than 1,000 people are expected to attend the 2012 International Electric Vehicle Conference.

Conference chairman Joachim Taiber More

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USA: Geneva 2012: full electric vehicle preview

Farah reveals all the electric stars ahead of March auto show
By Farah Alkhalisi on February 29, 2012 11:33 AM
The 2012 Geneva Motor Show opens to the public on 8th March, and star cars will include plenty of electrified prototypes, concepts and production vehicles – full elect More

Farah reveals all the electric stars ahead of March auto show
By Farah Alkhalisi on February 29, 2012 11:33 AM
The 2012 Geneva Motor Show opens to the public on 8th March, and star cars will include plenty of electrified prototypes, concepts and production vehicles – full elect More

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USA: Free Hawaii electric vehicle charging through 2012

HONOLULU (WTW) — Hawaii’s electric vehicle drivers will have free access to more than 130 charging stations across the state through the end of 2012.

Electric car network provider Better Place says it is activating the state’s largest electric vehicle charging network on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island, including at hotels, office buildings and shopping centers.

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HONOLULU (WTW) — Hawaii’s electric vehicle drivers will have free access to more than 130 charging stations across the state through the end of 2012.

Electric car network provider Better Place says it is activating the state’s largest electric vehicle charging network on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island, including at hotels, office buildings and shopping centers.

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USA: Lexington powers up new electric vehicle charging stations

Motorists who drive electric cars now have a place to plug in and recharge in Lexington after the town has installed new charging stations.

The charging stations, located in the parking lot off of Edison Way in Lexington Center, were turned on in a ribbon-cutting ceremony held by the town Monday evening.

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Motorists who drive electric cars now have a place to plug in and recharge in Lexington after the town has installed new charging stations.

The charging stations, located in the parking lot off of Edison Way in Lexington Center, were turned on in a ribbon-cutting ceremony held by the town Monday evening.

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USA: Eos Energy Storage pitches ‘refillable’ electric vehicle battery, quick ‘charges’

A New York-based company is at least the second in the past year to pitch a system that refills an electric vehicle’s battery in a way similar to how conventional cars are refueled at gas stations, according to GigaOm.

Eos Energy Storage says it can make a zinc battery that consists of a More

A New York-based company is at least the second in the past year to pitch a system that refills an electric vehicle’s battery in a way similar to how conventional cars are refueled at gas stations, according to GigaOm.

Eos Energy Storage says it can make a zinc battery that consists of a More

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USA: EV Connect Deploys New Publicly-Accessible Electric Vehicle Charge Stations in Six Sacramento Locations

New charge stations move Sacramento forward in its effort to improve state emission levels

CULVER CITY, Calif. — EV Connect, a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure solutions, today announced it helped Sacramento increase its modern EV charging facilities and moved the state capital forward in its effort to improve emission standards and remain consistent with the r More

New charge stations move Sacramento forward in its effort to improve state emission levels

CULVER CITY, Calif. — EV Connect, a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure solutions, today announced it helped Sacramento increase its modern EV charging facilities and moved the state capital forward in its effort to improve emission standards and remain consistent with the r More

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USA: Make way for the electric car: Which cities do it best?

Innovative investments, partnerships, and policy changes made by cities are giving a boost to electric cars like this Nissan Leaf. (Mariordo/Flickr)

With gas prices topping $5 per gallon in some states, the case for electric vehicles (EV) is more compelling than ever.

Yet, in spite of the economic benefits to consumers, federal funding, and the fanfare surrounding America’s return More

Innovative investments, partnerships, and policy changes made by cities are giving a boost to electric cars like this Nissan Leaf. (Mariordo/Flickr)

With gas prices topping $5 per gallon in some states, the case for electric vehicles (EV) is more compelling than ever.

Yet, in spite of the economic benefits to consumers, federal funding, and the fanfare surrounding America’s return More

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USA: Corbin Tries To Resurrect Sparrow Electric Car. Would Anyone Care?

Back in the mid 1990s, a motorcycle seat salesman by the name of Mike Corbin turned up at the San Francisco Auto Show with a single seat, three wheeled electric car that resembled a boot on wheels.

But while Corbin experienced an initial spike of interest More

Back in the mid 1990s, a motorcycle seat salesman by the name of Mike Corbin turned up at the San Francisco Auto Show with a single seat, three wheeled electric car that resembled a boot on wheels.

But while Corbin experienced an initial spike of interest More

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USA: SolarCity Raises $81 Million in Growth Capital from Group Led by Silver Lake Kraftwerk and Valor Equity Partners

Investor consortium also includes Elon Musk, Nicholas J. Pritzker and Shea Ventures

SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SolarCity® today announced that it has raised $81 million in equity financing. The round was co-led by Silver Lake Kraftwerk and Valor Equity Partners, and included investments from Nicholas J. Pritzker, partner at Tao Ventures and senior development advisor for More

Investor consortium also includes Elon Musk, Nicholas J. Pritzker and Shea Ventures

SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SolarCity® today announced that it has raised $81 million in equity financing. The round was co-led by Silver Lake Kraftwerk and Valor Equity Partners, and included investments from Nicholas J. Pritzker, partner at Tao Ventures and senior development advisor for More

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USA: Nissan Leaf available nationwide in March

The wait is over. After the initial launch in limited markets at the end of 2010 and a methodical rollout in 2011, the Nissan Leaf will finally be available to order all around the U.S. starting pretty much immediately. Nissan recently sent out an email that reads, in part:

Your ti More

The wait is over. After the initial launch in limited markets at the end of 2010 and a methodical rollout in 2011, the Nissan Leaf will finally be available to order all around the U.S. starting pretty much immediately. Nissan recently sent out an email that reads, in part:

Your ti More

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USA: Amports Benicia Preparing First Plug-In Prius Hybrids for Dealer Delivery

The much anticipated Prius Hybrids with the plug-in option made their U.S. landfall in Benicia. The cars were part of a shipment delivered to the Amports facility by the Pyxis Leader, a Panamanian flagged vehicle carrier.

Plugincars.com reported the first Prius plu-ins arrived last weekend but officials at Amports said the first cars actually arrived in mid February.

“It was F More

The much anticipated Prius Hybrids with the plug-in option made their U.S. landfall in Benicia. The cars were part of a shipment delivered to the Amports facility by the Pyxis Leader, a Panamanian flagged vehicle carrier.

Plugincars.com reported the first Prius plu-ins arrived last weekend but officials at Amports said the first cars actually arrived in mid February.

“It was F More

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UK: Prius Plug-In becomes ‘most efficient’ Toyota in Britain

Toyota’s new Prius Plug-In Hybrid has become the “most efficient” vehicle in its British fleet.

Officials at the Japanese manufacturer have announced that the eco-friendly car will be able to travel 134.5 miles on a single tank of petrol. That would get a driver from Leeds to Birmingham without having to stop off to refuel.

The Prius will also only emit 49g/km of ca More

Toyota’s new Prius Plug-In Hybrid has become the “most efficient” vehicle in its British fleet.

Officials at the Japanese manufacturer have announced that the eco-friendly car will be able to travel 134.5 miles on a single tank of petrol. That would get a driver from Leeds to Birmingham without having to stop off to refuel.

The Prius will also only emit 49g/km of ca More

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USA: Marital Bliss: Living With Two Chevy Volts


The FINANCIAL — Ever heard the saying “Happy wife, happy life?” Chevrolet Volt owners, especially with two in their households, have found this to be especially true.

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Korea/Europe: Samsung, BMW to partner on batteries, software

Samsung Electronics Co. will partner with BMW to combine more of its technology with the German vehicles’ battery and in-car software, Samsung said on Wednesday.

A team of Samsung executives led by CEO Lee Jae-yong left for Munchen earlier in the day for a series of meeting wit More

Samsung Electronics Co. will partner with BMW to combine more of its technology with the German vehicles’ battery and in-car software, Samsung said on Wednesday.

A team of Samsung executives led by CEO Lee Jae-yong left for Munchen earlier in the day for a series of meeting wit More

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USA: A123 Systems Career Fair – Energy Solutions Group

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (ET) Westborough, MA

A123 Systems develops and manufactures advanced lithium ion batteries for transportation, grid and commercial applications. This event is recruiting for A123’s Energy Solutions Group that is focused on providing storage solutions that enable a more efficient and reliable electric grid and help integrate renewable ge More

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (ET) Westborough, MA

A123 Systems develops and manufactures advanced lithium ion batteries for transportation, grid and commercial applications. This event is recruiting for A123’s Energy Solutions Group that is focused on providing storage solutions that enable a more efficient and reliable electric grid and help integrate renewable ge More

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ArLithium Americas 3D brine model confirms size, capacity of Cauchari-Olaroz resourcegentina:

Lithium Americas Corp. (TSE:LAC) (OTCQX:LHMAF) said Monday it has completed a 3D brine numerical model, used to simulate brine extraction from its Cauchari-Olaroz lithium-potash project in Argentina, which confirmed the size and production capacity of the resource.

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Lithium Americas Corp. (TSE:LAC) (OTCQX:LHMAF) said Monday it has completed a 3D brine numerical model, used to simulate brine extraction from its Cauchari-Olaroz lithium-potash project in Argentina, which confirmed the size and production capacity of the resource.

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Isreal: Kardan, Pango to set up electrical car charging stations

‘Pango Charging’ to partner with Gnrgy, charging stations in effort to position itself as rival to Better Place

Kardan NV’s subsidiary Milgam Cellular Parking is holding talks to form an electrical vehicle charging station company, Calcalist learned. Milgan operates the Pango cellular parking system.

The new joint venture, called Pango Charging, will be in partne More

‘Pango Charging’ to partner with Gnrgy, charging stations in effort to position itself as rival to Better Place

Kardan NV’s subsidiary Milgam Cellular Parking is holding talks to form an electrical vehicle charging station company, Calcalist learned. Milgan operates the Pango cellular parking system.

The new joint venture, called Pango Charging, will be in partne More

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