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How Should We Handle the Recycling of Electric Batteries?

In the UK new legislation will come into effect on January 1st ,2010 that is designed to ensure that all waste industrial and automotive batteries are recycled in the future. This legislation will see the responsibility will fall to the battery manufacturer. Producers of industrial and automotive batteries will be required to arrange the collection, [...]

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Powertrain Innovator of the Year -Hybrid Drivetrain for Formula One

Zytek has been working with Mercedes High Performance Engines since 2007 to develop the motor and power electronics for a hybrid drive system for Formula 1, addressing substantial challenges that include designing subsystems that will withstand the harsh thermal and mechanical environment of one of the world’s most demanding race series, that are exceptionally light, [...]

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Hybrid K-9 Units from Toyota

The Cincinnati Police Department will soon be adding a pair of Highlander Hybrid SUVs, a vehicle renowned for its fuel efficiency, power and spaciousness.

The 270-horsepower Highlanders will be converted into K-9 units, supporting bomb-sniffing dogs and counter-terrorism specialists. With the addition of these SUVs, the Cincinnati Police Department will have a total of eight Highlander [...]

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Diesel Hybrid Electric Drivetrain Developed for Military Applications

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.  has introduced a fuel efficient, high performance diesel hybrid electric powertrain, “Q-Force,” after six years of development. This advanced, proprietary 4-wheel drivetrain can be configured for specialized military as well as commercial applications.

The first application of Quantum Q-Force is in a JP-8 fuel compatible diesel engine-based, battery dominant, series-hybrid electric [...]

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The Infiniti M35 Hybrid Ready for 2012

Infiniti today confirmed that its first production hybrid vehicle will be part of the recently announced line of 2011 Infiniti M luxury performance sedans, which are scheduled to go on sale in spring 2010 at Infiniti dealers nationwide. The Infiniti M35 hybrid is expected to arrive about 12 months later as a 2012 model. It [...]

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Plug-In Hybrid Electric Cargo-Moving Tractor to be Tested at Port of Long Beach Shipping Terminal

 PALO ALTO, Calif.  – A plug-in hybrid electric “terminal tractor” used to move shipping containers and cargo within the port will be tested at a Port of Long Beach shipping terminal. If this heavy-duty application of hybrid electric technology proves successful at Long Beach and other ports then it could replace diesel-powered tractors on a [...]

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IC Bus HC Series Platinum Hybrid, HC Series Bronze Sure to Turn Heads at BusCon 2009


CHICAGO, Ill. (September 11, 2009) – IC Bus is poised to make a big impression this year at the 2009 BusCon: America’s Convention for Buses — one of the largest and most extensive industry trade shows.

BusCon participants will get a firsthand look at a number of innovative new products from IC Bus, from a [...]

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Electric Vehicle Management Software being Developed:Smart Charging 3.0

GridPoint, Inc., an established leader in smart grid software, announced at this years Plug-In 2009 Conference and Exposition that it will provide its next-generation electric vehicle management software, Smart Charging 3.0, to support the largest U.S. deployment of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure. GridPoint is also providing demonstrations of the product, available to utility customers [...]

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Ford Intelligent PHEV’s Systems Will Talk to the Nations Power Grid


Ford Motor Company announced recently that it has developed an intelligent vehicle-to-grid communications and control system for its plug-in hybrid electric vehicles that “talks” directly with the nation’s electric grid.

This new technology – which builds on Ford’s advancements such as SYNC®, SmartGauge™ with EcoGuide and Ford Work Solutions™ – allows the vehicle operator to [...]

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Navistar First OEM to Reach 5 Million Hybrid Miles

WARRENVILLE, Ill. (August 17, 2009) – The number of owners and operators of Navistar’s hybrid-powered commercial vehicles is growing as hybrid trucks and buses become more and more attractive to businesses looking to “green” their fleets and improve fuel economy.

In fact, the popularity of these hybrid vehicles has helped Navistar become the first original equipment [...]

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