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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
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
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
Rep. Ed Markey discusses the Cash for Clunkers program, which aims to create economic stimulus by having consumers trade in gas guzzlers for more energy efficient models.
Date: 07/31/2009
Type: Blog
GM announced that its expected plug-in hybrid vehicle can get 230 miles per gallon in city driving, much more efficient than traditional non-plug-in hybrids.
Date: 08/11/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
What will happen to the old, expensive batteries from our electric cars when their useful life ends? A team of researchers from GM, Duke Energy, and grid hardware giant ABB are studying useful ways these batteries can be incorporated into the grid.
Date: 11/15/2012
Type: Article
A British company is testing new chemistry that could boost the performance of batteries.
Date: 01/04/2010
Type: News
Many auto companies have plug-in electric vehicles set to be sold in the coming years, but few cities are investing in electric charging stations.
Date: 08/06/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
BMW is unveiling a new technology that can mold a woven sheet of carbon fiber into a completed car part in less than 10 minutes. Carbon fiber parts will greatly reduce fuel consumption.
Date: 01/22/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
GE Train
The ecomagination team at GE is pushing renewable energy limits with heat capture and hybrid dynamic braking on trains.
Date: 01/13/2011
Type: Article

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