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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
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
Ford announced that it intends on its electric fleet to be smart grid compatible. This means that when an electric vehicle is plugged into the wall, it can charge faster when electricity is cheap and slow down charging or sell back electricity during peak demand times.
Date: 08/18/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Transportation
Ford showcased a fleet of plug-in electric vehicles that are set to come on the market in the next couple of years. The company emphasized that the major issue with the electric vehicles will not be the manufacturing technology, but the recharge infrastructure.
Date: 08/19/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Transportation
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
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
In a push for jobs, Obama touts the benefits of developing US manufacturing prowess in new batteries for next-generation electric plug-in vehicles.
Date: 07/17/2010
Type: News
This video highlights home energy gateways, smart appliances and charging stations that might soon be coming to the States.
Date: 10/22/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: General Information
Hybrids and electric vehicles sales throughout the United States have increased. Car buyers in California, Florida and Washington state are the top consumers of hybrid and electric vehicles.
Date: 11/05/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation

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