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G.M. Says Chevy Volt Is Still on Track

3 June 2009 | New York Times
The Chevrolet Volt program could be compared to a World War II bomber flying through heavy flak over occupied Europe. Somehow, against the odds, it keeps flying. And despite declaring bankruptcy on Monday, General Mot...
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CalMotors Partners With Parker Hannifin on Hybrid and Ele...

3 June 2009 | Green Car Congress
CalMotors, makers of high performance hybrid (series and parallel) and electric powertrains, has formed a strategic alliance with Parker Hannifin Corporation to produce fully integrated powertrain solutions for the au...
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Magna focuses on electric vehicles

2 June 2009 | thegreencarwebsite
Many of the world’s manufacturers are placing a clear emphasis on green and electric cars going forward - and Canada-based international auto supplier and contract assembler Magna International is no exception. ...
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Tesco goes electric

2 June 2009 | Sunday Times
Tesco, Britain’s biggest supermarket group, is backing electric cars. The food retailer is to start providing charging facilities in its car parks for battery-powered vehicles. The new initiative, which will st...
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Volvo aims to launch plug-in hybrid car in 2012

1 June 2009 | Automotive News
Volvo presented a new concept car on Monday that combines a plug-in charged lithium battery with a diesel engine, technology which it aims to have on the market in 2012. The plug-in hybrid car, developed in partnershi...
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Nissan signs electric car alliance with Europcar

29 May 2009 | thegreencarwebsite
Japanese carmaker Nissan and leading car rental firm, Europcar are forming a partnership to market electric vehicles by 2010. This partnership between Europcar Groupe and Nissan is unique in the vehicle rental market...
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Chrysler LLC Requests $224M from DOE for the Rapid Develo...

28 May 2009 | Green Car Congress
 Chrysler LLC has submitted three proposals representing a request for $224 million in funding to two US Department of Energy (DOE) initiatives: the Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing Init...
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Volkswagen to forge partnership with China's BYD for elec...

27 May 2009 | domain-b.com
Volkswagen, currently the third largest automobile maker in the world and the largest in Europe, is expected to partner with Chinese electric car and battery maker BYD for making hybrids and electric cars run by lithi...
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Eco Tech: World’s highest output for Hitachi’...

25 May 2009 | ecofriend.org
Lithium-Air batteries promise a 10X increase in storage capacity in lab tests, however, their practical use is a couple of decades away and till then car manufacturers will be using more conventional forms of on-board...
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Electric Car-Charging Startup GreenlightAC Joins the Fray

20 May 2009 | earth2tech
etter Place may be making the most noise in the electric car charging field, but it isn’t the only game in town. And now there’s a new player — one-and-a-half-month-old GreenlightAC, which unveiled p...
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Shenzhen to subsidize buyer of BYD hybrid car

20 May 2009 | Gasgoo.com
South China's Shenzhen city is to subsidize buyers of its local automaker BYD’s hybrid cars as the central government has jumped on the hybrid bandwagon with incentive policies, China Business News said recently...
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Daimler Takes A 10 Percent Stake in Tesla Motors. Where&r...

20 May 2009 | TechCrunch
Silicon Valley electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors got another shot in the arm today from German auto giant Daimler, which took a 10 percent stake in the company and expanded its partnership with Tesla to equip fut...
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Argonne Lifecycle Analysis Calculates WTW Petroleum Energ...

15 May 2009 | Green Car Congress
Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have published results of a well-to-wheels (WTW) lifecycle analysis of petroleum energy use and greenhouse gas emissions of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles employing gasolin...
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Sanyo To Build ¥30B Plant For Automotive Li-Ion Batte...

15 May 2009 | Green Car Congress
Sanyo Electric Co. will spend about ¥30 billion (US$314 million) to build an automotive lithium-ion battery plant. The new factory is expected to come onstream by the end of fiscal 2010, with capacity to produce e...
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Electric Vehicles Take Centre Stage at Auto Show

22 April 2009 | CriEnglish.com
The Shanghai Auto Show, once a venue for the West to show off its cars to a country still relying on bicycles, is now a showcase for China's own industry as it overtakes the U.S. in market size.