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Daimler Receives Order for 93 Diesel-Electric Hybrid & 75 Clean Diesel Buses

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Daimler Buses North America announced today that they have recently received orders for more than 300 transit buses, motorcoaches, and shuttle buses. The biggest contract was awarded by the mass transit company King County Metro in Seattle, which ordered 93 of the extremely environmentally friendly Orion VII diesel-electric hybrid buses for delivery in [...]

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New Buick Crossover Will Feature Plug-In Hybrid System

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – General Motors’ plug-in hybrid technology will be introduced in a new Buick crossover vehicle in 2011, Tom Stephens, GM vice chairman of product development, announced here today during the Management Briefing Seminars.

The yet-to-be-named Buick crossover will launch in late 2010 offering a family of fuel-efficient direct-injected gasoline engines, followed in 2011 [...]

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President Obama Announces $2.4 Billion in Grants to Accelerate the Manufacturing and Deployment of the Next Generation of U.S. Batteries and Electric Vehicles

Further accelerating the manufacturing and deployment of electric vehicles, batteries, and components here in America, and creating tens of thousands of new jobs, President Obama today announced 48 new advanced battery and electric drive projects that will receive $2.4 billion in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

 These projects, selected through a highly competitive [...]

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Exide Technologies Announces New Collaborations to Advance Lead-Acid Battery Chemistry for Hybrids and EV’s a global leader in stored electrical-energy solutions, recently announced that it has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with theU.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and the University of Idaho to develop and commercialize improvements on lead-acid battery technology.

SRNL is the applied research and development laboratory at the U.S. [...]

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Fortune 500 Companies Take Delivery of Electric Trucks from Smith Newton

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Four major US corporations and two utility companies took delivery of the Smith Newton, the largest road-going electric truck in North America. A.

These companies included:

 Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Coca-Cola, Staples, Frito-Lay, AT&T and Kansas City Power & Light


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Fisker PHEV to Make it’s World Driving Debut

The Fisker Karma Plug-in Hybrid will make its world driving debut during the Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races on Saturday, August 15, just 19 months after being unveiled as a concept car.

 It will be the first time a PHEV appears on track at the event.

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FedEx Expands Hybrid-Electric Fleet by 50 Percent to 264 Delivery Trucks


FedEx Corp. recently announced the addition of 92 hybrid-electric trucks to its delivery fleet”the first standard FedEx delivery trucks converted to hybrid-electric systems.

The addition of the 92 trucks increases the FedEx fleet of hybrid-electric vehicles by more than 50 percent, from 172 to 264. FedEx extends its leadership position with the largest fleet of hybrid [...]

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Honda to Begin Sales of Two More Hybrid Models in 2010

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Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has recently announced plans to begin sales in Japan of the CR-Z sporty hybrid model in February 2010 and Fit Hybrid before the end of 2010. By combining these two models with the currently available Insight and Civic Hybrid, Honda will further enhance its lineup of compact hybrid models, which [...]

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It is No Wonder the Fisker Karma Sunset is Winning Awards. This is One Nice Plug-in!


Fisker Karma Sunset recognized over major manufacturer entries IRVINE, CA – June 23, 2009:

The Fisker Karma Sunset PHEV hardtop convertible coupe has been named 2009 Production Preview Concept of the Year, part of the North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards.

Henrik Fisker, CEO of California-based Fisker Automotive, accepted the honors today during a [...]

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GM in Bankruptcy Opens New Global Battery Systems Lab

General Motors expanded its significant battery research and development capabilities today by opening the largest and most technologically advanced battery lab in the United States on its Technical Center campus in Warren Michigan.The new Global Battery Systems Lab will lead GM’s global advanced battery engineering resources and expedite the introduction of electrically driven vehicles, including [...]

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