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Fisker Reports that the "KARMA" Emissions and Fuel Economy to be Among World's Best

The Fisker Karma will emit just 83g CO2/km and have an economy rating of 3.5L/100km, according to SAE methodology measuring emissions for plug-in hybrids. Making its German debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show this month, the four-door Karma will be one of the cleanest, most fuelefficient cars in the world, but will still offer world-class [...]

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World Premier of the Lexus Compact Hybrid LF-Ch


Lexus has announced the LF-Ch compact hybrid concept, which will have its world premiere on September 15, 2009 at the Frankfurt Auto Show, will be on display for the first time in North America at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show in December.

 As the latest concept hybrid vehicle from Lexus, LF-Ch offers dramatic style, premium [...]

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Opel's Electric Vehicle Range Extender Technology


Rüsselsheim. Opel has begun testing two development cars of the Ampera extended-range electric vehicle (E-REV) at its Dudenhofen proving ground, keeping the revolutionary four-seater on schedule for a late 2011 production date.

Engineers have installed the Ampera’s revolutionary Voltec electric propulsion system – including the battery, motor, engine and electric-generator – inside the body of [...]

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Mercede’s New Plugin S500 Hybrid -Daimler’s “Next Step” On the Road to Zero Emissions Mobility”


At this months 63rd IAA Auto Show in Frankfurt Germany, Mercedes will reportedly unveil the Vision S 500 Plug-in HYBRID. The technology vehicle will display the future of Mercedes-Benz’ modular set of hybrid systems. The Vision S 500 Plug-in HYBRID can drive for up to 30 kilometres solely on electricity and therefore without producing any [...]

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Lithium Battery Technology Performs Better than expected under Extensive Discharge/Charge Conditions

A new study produced by Carnegie Mellon show that Lithium battery technology performs over time better than has been previously suggested. The cumulative effects of deep discharge on several lithium battery chemistry types from both normal vehicle usage discharge and Vehicle-to-Grid discharge over 2000 test cycles was evaluated.

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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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Compact Power, Inc. Wins Lithium-ion Battery Contract for New GM Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle

Compact Power, Inc. (CPI), today announced that it has been chosen by General Motors (GM) to provide complete lithium-ion battery packs for a SUV that will debut in 2011.

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The battery packs will be made at CPI’s R&D and manufacturing facility in Troy, Mich. Battery cells for the packs will come from CPI’s parent [...]

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Under the Hood of a MiniE Electric Vehicle. AC Propulsion Systems


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AC propulsion systems based in California supplies the and battery technology for the MINI E electric vehicle made by Mini who is owned by the BMW Group.


The MINI E uses a specially-developed version of AC Propulsion’s proprietary tzero™ technology to provide high performance, high efficiency, and fast charging. AC Propulsion’s air-cooled copper-rotor induction [...]

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Tesla Ships 109 Electric Roadsters in July Achieving Profitability



Tesla Motors attained a significant milestone in July when it achieved overall corporate profitability with approximately $1 million of earnings on revenue of $20 million.

Tesla reached overall corporate profitability while continuing to develop the all-electric Model S sedan and opening regional sales and service centers. Profitability arose primarily from improved gross margin on the [...]

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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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