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  • France earmarks $549 million for green cars
    Oct 9, 2008 - The Associated Press

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday pledged 400 million euros ($549 million) in state support for the development of electric and hybrid cars.

  • Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles Excel on MPG and Emissions Reductions, SDG&E Study Confirms
    Sep 24, 2008 -- MARKET WIRE

    SAN DIEGO, CA. - A year-long study by San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has confirmed the viability of electricity as a clean and low-cost transportation fuel and the advantages that plug-in hybrid electric vehicles offer over standard hybrid electric vehicles for increased gas mileage and lower tailpipe emissions.

  • GM unveils electric Volt in bid to recharge sales
    Sep 16, 2008 - Reuters

    General Motors Corp unveiled on Tuesday the production version of its highly anticipated Chevrolet Volt, a plug-in electric car that is the centerpiece of its effort to move away from gas-guzzling SUVs and recharge sagging sales.

  • Electric car to go on sale in Chile Santiago
    Jul 29, 2008 - EFE via COMTEX

    A subsidiary of giant Spanish utility Endesa presented here Tuesday a zero-emissions electric car that can reach speeds of up to 80 kph (50 mph) and has a range of 80 kilometers.

  • Nissan plans electric cars in Portugal
    Jul 9, 2008 - Yuri Kageyama - The Associated Press

    Automakers Nissan and Renault will sell electric vehicles in Portugal in 2011 and the allied companies have partnered with the government in an attempt to create a national network of charging stations.

  • Hydrogen Vehicles Coming Soon? Two Million Could Be On Roads By 2020
    Jul 18, 2008 - Science Daily

    A transition to hydrogen vehicles could greatly reduce U.S. oil dependence and carbon dioxide emissions, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council, but making hydrogen vehicles competitive in the automotive market will not be easy. While the development of fuel cell and hydrogen production technology over the past several years has been impressive, challenges remain.

  • Washington: Plug-in hybrids gaining ground but still face challenges
    Jul 7, 2008 - Herman Wang - Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn.- McClatchy-Tribune Regional News

    Within five years, Sen. Lamar Alexander predicts, tens of thousands of Tennesseans will be driving plug-in hybrid cars, part of a nationwide wave that could cut the country's oil imports by a third.

  • Fuelling debate on electric cars
    Jun 27 2008 - Edward Stephens - Birminghammail.net

    WITH the situation in the Middle East being so volatile it's hardly surprising that Israel worries about the future source of petrol for its citizens' cars.

  • GE tapped to help design electric car
    Jun 24, 2008 - Larry Rulison - timesunion.com

    ISKAYUNA -- General Electric Co. has been awarded part of a $30 million contract from the U.S. Department of Energy to help the auto industry develop a cost-effective and reliable plug-in hybrid electric car.

  • NREL Joins with A123Systems to Improve Advanced-Vehicle Batteries
    Jun 19, 2008 - NREL Press Release

    Safe, powerful, and long-lasting batteries key to more fuel-efficient cars - The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and A123Systems have teamed up to support the battery-makerís effort to develop safe, less expensive, more powerful, and longer lasting batteries for hybrid-electric vehicles. The Laboratory and the battery-maker have signed a three-year, Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to examine and develop new techniques to improve thermal management in advanced transportation batteries.

  • TVA could handle charging of electric-powered cars
    Jun 17, 2008 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Tom Humphrey - The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn.

    TVA Chairman Bill Sansom told a panel of congressmen Monday that the agency could easily handle future demand from electric-powered cars and offer a 20 percent discount -- so long as batteries are charged at night.

  • Honda rolls out new zero-emission car
    Jun 16, 2008 - Tomoko Hosaka - The Associated Press

    Honda's new zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell car rolled off a Japanese production line Monday and is headed to Southern California, where Hollywood is already abuzz over the latest splash in green motoring.

  • Toyota promises plug-in hybrid by 2010
    Jun 11, 2008 - Yuri Kageyama - The Associated Press

    Toyota is introducing a plug-in hybrid with next-generation lithium-ion batteries in Japan, the U.S. and Europe by 2010, under a widespread strategy to be green outlined Wednesday.

  • First hydrogen filling station opened in Belgium
    Jun 3, 2008 - Reuters

    The first Belgian hydrogen filling station was inaugurated today in Brussels by Total in the presence of the Flemish Ministry for Economy, Enterprise, Science, Innovation and Foreign Trade. Linde developed the technology which allows the low-temperature liquid hydrogen to be stored next to the station, as well as the refuelling system. The Total filling station, which is situated on the Paris-bound carriageway of the E19 motorway, was built as part of the cooperation of BMW and Total.

  • Utilities Jump on Board to Plan for a World of Plug-in Cars
    Mar 31, 2008 - USA Today

    In a sign of accelerating progress on plug-in hybrids -- the 100 mpg vehicles you can't yet buy in showrooms -- electric utilities quickly are linking with automakers and tech companies to develop "smart-charging" technology that controls when and how fast a vehicle is recharged.

  • Revival of the Electric Car
    Mar 21, 2008 - Detroit Free Press

    The electric car has risen again. Within four years, at least two Japanese automakers plan to have all-electric cars on American roads. Several other automakers from around the world, including Ford Motor Co., are mulling similar vehicles.

  • Hybrid cars may affect power distribution
    Mar 19, 2008 - UPI

    U.S. government scientists have found the increasing use of plug-in hybrid electric cars and trucks might substantially affect power distribution.

  • MPSC Initiates Pilot Program to Integrate Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles into the Electric Grid
    Mar 11, 2008 - The Michigan Public Service Commission

    The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today initiated a pilot program designed to integrate plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) into Michigan's electric grid, positioning the state to become a leader in this technology. The pilot program will be part of the MPSC's ongoing smart grid collaborative.

  • N.C. seeks research hub for plug-in cars
    Feb 13, 2008 - The Associated Press

    North Carolina State University plans to launch a research hub for the development of plug-in cars, a project that has attracted the interest of energy and automobile companies.

  • Renault-Nissan and Project Better Place Prepare for First Mass Marketed Electric Vehicles
    Jan 21, 2008 - PRNewswire-FirstCall

    In a significant move towards reducing CO2 car emissions as well as particles pollution, the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Project Better Place engage in a breakthrough with electric vehicles in Israel.

  • Electric Car Plugs into Power Grid
    Nov 12, 2007 - PRNewswire

    VALLEY FORGE, Pa. - PJM Interconnection will host a presentation and demonstration on Nov. 14, 2007 of an electric vehicle adapted to plug into and receive power dispatch commands from the power grid. The event will be held at PJM's Valley Forge campus. The demonstration will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Prior to the demonstration, Dr. Willett Kempton, the lead researcher of the Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) initiative and associate professor of the University of Delaware, will be giving a presentation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

  • Government to encourage electric cars: The government will consider deploying a national infrastructure for electric cars
    Nov 11, 2007 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Lilach Weissman and Dubi Ben-Gedalyahu Globes

    Prime Minster Ehud Olmert announced today that the government would encourage the development of electric vehicles. Olmert was speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting in which the ministers discussed "green" transportation moves which would conserve energy and help the environment. Olmert said that the government would consider granting experimental incentives to companies and factories that produced electric cars and would also consider deploying a national infrastructure that would enable electric cars to drive on Israel's roads.

  • Idaho energy lab tests plug-in hybrid cars in Seattle
    Nov 6, 2007 - The Associated Press

    Fill it up, plug it in, then drive. And drive. And drive. That's the dream, anyway, of an Idaho National Laboratory program testing 13 Toyota Prius hybrid cars retrofitted with mileage-boosting batteries that can be plugged into a regular household electrical outlet when they're not in use to give them more oomph on the roads.

  • Electric Car Answers the 'Call of the Grid'
    Oct 29, 2007 - AC Propulsion

    In a demonstration of V2G sponsored by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, an electric vehicle plugged in at FERC headquarters and received power dispatch commands from PJM, the regional grid operator.

  • Study: Plug-in hybrids could reduce greenhouse gas emissions
    Jul 19, 2007 - Ken Thomas - Associated Press

    If motorists used rechargeable "plug-in" hybrid-electric vehicles in large numbers, the U.S. could see a significant drop in greenhouse gas emissions by the middle of the century, says a study released Thursday.

  • Ford and Southern California Edison Partner on PHEV Research
    Jul 13, 2007 - Clean Edge News

    Ford and Southern California Edison are combining resources to explore ways to make plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles more accessible to consumers, reduce petroleum-related emissions and improve the cost-effectiveness of the nation's electricity grid.

  • Hybrids Spark Interest In Rechargeable Cars Advocates Push for More Electric-Powered Vehicles
    Feb 1, 2005 - Mark Clayton - Christian Science Monitor

    Not long after Dan Kroushl got his new 2004 Toyota Prius, he began to wonder about the mysterious button on the dash. It didn't seem to have any function. Didn't boost the turbo or engage an ejector seat. In online discussions with other Prius enthusiasts, Kroushl soon discovered the button did have a hidden function: It could turn the gasoline-electric hybrid into an all-electric car ó for a mile or so on limited battery power.

  • Power Stations Could Soon Be Obsolete, Say Fuel Cell Scientists
    Jan 7, 2001 - The New Scientist Magazine

    LONDON's fabulously successful Tate Modern art gallery has wowed the public. Now it seems that the gallery, housed in the disused Bankside power station, has captured the industrial zeitgeist, too. Power stations, the behemoths of the industrial age, could be on the way out.

  • 'Hybrids' the next big thing for clean driving
    Jan 2, 2001 - Toyota Press Release - Bloomberg

    Toyota Motor Corp expects "hybrids", cars powered by petrol-electric engines, to become a pillar of low-pollution transport as air-quality laws get stricter and demand for fuel efficiency grows, according to Toyota president Fujio Cho.

  • Hydrogen fuel cell hums to life
    Dec 29, 2000 - CBC

    Dearborn, Michigan - The auto industry is very excited about the prototype of Ford's latest Focus. That's because of what's under the hood – hydrogen fuel cells to provide energy for an electric motor.

  • Iceland sees the future — in hydrogen
    Dec 26, 2000 - Seth Dunn - Worldwatch Institute

    Riding from the airport to Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, gives one the sensation of having landed on the moon. Black lava rocks cover the mostly barren landscape, which is articulated by craters, hills and mountains. Other parts of the island are covered by a thin layer of green moss. American astronauts traveled here in the 1960s to practice walking the lunar surface, defining rock types and taking specimens.

  • Hydrogen age coming upon us fast
    Nov 18, 2000 - Cameron Smith - Toronto Star

    It's about the size of a regular washing machine and it's going to get about one-third smaller. If all goes as expected, you'll be able to buy one in two or three years for $2,300 to $3,000, put it in your driveway, plug it into a normal electrical outlet, hook a water hose to it, and pump fuel into your car.

  • DOE to build hydrogen/electricity co-production system in Las Vegas
    Jul 28, 2000 - John McKnight

    Within a few years, Southern Nevadans may be able to fuel their vehicles with clean-burning hydrogen, thanks to a cooperative agreement signed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Air Products and Chemical, Inc. The agreement for cost-shared development of the world's first hydrogen electrical generating system and a hydrogen and hydrogen-enriched natural gas fueling station is the result of a partnership that includes the City of Las Vegas.


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