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Videos from UCSB Summit on Energy Efficiency, May 1-2, 2013  

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GM plans to integrate their plug-in electric vehicles into the smart grid using sensors, an intelligent power management system, and a network of smart loads with communications to report where to shift energy use.
Date: 08/19/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
By using ultracapasitors in hybrids to store energy and release it quickly, automakers could get double the amount of energy from the same engine space than with a conventional electric vehicle.
Date: 08/20/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
$2.4 billion in stimulus funding will be awarded for advanced battery technology for hybrid and electric-drive vehicles through the stimulus act, the largest investment in the area ever made.
Date: 08/26/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Transportation
The Department of Transportation recently gave funding for initial research into embedding solar cells into the nation's highways. The plan would turn roadways into an energy and information infrastructure.
Date: 08/28/2009
Type: Blog, News, Video
Technologies: Transportation
IT firms are attempting to solve problems with smart grid congestion associated with a large-scale electric vehicle infrastructure, in part because of their experience in solving similar data overload with the early internet.
Date: 09/21/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Transportation
Researchers at Stanford and Hanyang University are developing silicon nanotube electrodes that could significantly increase charge capacity of lithium-ion batteries.
Date: 09/23/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
Two of the nation's largest electric utilities announced plans to transition their entire automobile fleet to plug-in hybrid and full electric vehicles to support the adoption of the technology.
Date: 09/24/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation, Utilities
As electric cars are expected to enter the mass market next year and as charging stations are being built, public utilities and private companies debate who will be allowed to sell electricity to these vehicles.
Date: 10/12/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
Roland Geyer, Assistant Professor at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, UCSB, and faculty member of the IEE Economics & Policy Solutions Group discusses the importance of a life cycle approach to quantify the environmental impacts of different automotive materials.
Date: 10/14/2009
Type: Slides, Video
A Chinese company and its U.S. partner are looking at ways of replacing mass transportation with electrically powered buses that use ultracapacitors to sustain a charge.
Date: 10/19/2009
Type: News

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