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Executives from various companies have formed the Electrification Coalition which aims to promote government action to facilitate deployment of electric vehicles, calling for revised building codes and loan guarantees.
Date: 11/16/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
Ford's new and improved gas powered Focus gets 62 miles per gallon and will be released in Europe this spring. \
Date: 12/03/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
A British company is testing new chemistry that could boost the performance of batteries.
Date: 01/04/2010
Type: News
A new book recently published by the National Academy of Sciences describes how existing energy efficiency technologies can help the US use less energy while maintaining economic growth.
Date: 01/05/2010
Type: Article
The Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change discusses progress made in the past year including ARRA, fuel economy standards for automobiles, appliance efficiency standards, and the greenhouse gas emissions inventory rule.
Date: 01/11/2010
Type: News
Nanoelectronics technology is improving the way that batteries and motors in electric vehicles are controlled, giving them a longer range on each charge.
Date: 01/13/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
DOE announces funding for nine projects to improve fuel efficiency for heavy duty and passenger vehicles.
Date: 01/13/2010
Type: News
Tags: ARRA, DOE, fuel
Major car companies and well-funded startups — fueled by federal clean-energy funding and rapid improvement in lithium-ion batteries — are now producing electric vehicles that will soon be in showrooms.
Date: 01/21/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Transportation
The US Department of Energy has closed its $465m loan to electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors for construction of a manufacturing facility in southern California on the Model S electric sedan and a power-train manufacturing facility in Palo Alto, California.
Date: 01/22/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
Tesla's Model S electric sedan will incorporate battery swapping capability and Beijing is considering installing battery swapping stations.
Date: 02/01/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation

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