December 21, 2014

Electric Vehicles Renewable Energy and Storage News

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Here is a look at the daily news surrounding electric vehicles, EV and related stories.  Unfortunately, there is a tremendous amount of coverage on GM, Ford and Chrysler, as the three main Detroit manufacturers are facing an increasingly bleaker future by the day.

H2Roma, Peugeot And Citroen.  With the advent of H2Roma, an Italian event dedicated to eco-compatible cars, the PSA Peugeot and Citroen group laid out its plans for a greener future with their Peugeot 308 and the Citroen C4 HDi hybrid models.  The group is focusing on Stop&Start technology and to reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 15% in city driving, as well as working on a future zero emissions vehicle, according to TheGreenCarWebsite.

Another Prius PHEV Conversion Story.  Seems you can’t get away from stories that cover shops that convert Prius hybrids, HEV into plug-in hybrids, PHEV, according to RiverWired. PHEV for an extra $6,700?  Why not?

Spokane Community College Calling Out Honda.  It seems like yet another voice is saying Honda is suppressing sales of a car the federal government calls “the cleanest internal-combustion vehicle in the world.”.  According to the SpokesManReview, mass-produced cars burning compressed natural gas are still rare.

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Green Energy Consulting.  If it weren’t for grassroot movements to bring the government’s attention to healthier causes than using petroleum for everything, some political figures have become a bridge across, according to CNBC.  Case in point, Christine Todd Whitman founded the Whitman Strategy Group, a consulting firm specializing in government relations with environmental and energy issues.  She was a two-term Governor of New Jersey and Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.  Kudos Christine.

AFS Trinity Technology Bests Lithium.  According to MarketWatch, AFS Trinity is claiming independent test results showed the company’s “Extreme Hybrid” technology, using off the shelf batteries in combination with ultracapacitors enables its PHEV system as having 6 times greater useful life than PHEVs using lithium batteries.

PHEVs For Government Vehicles.   At least, that is what President elect Obama promised, saying that ‘half of all cars purchased by the federal government will be plug-in hybrids or all-electric by 2012.’, according to ReadItNews.  This would be a serious push for the technology, but why not pure electric vehicles, EV also?  At least this is a step in the right direction.

That’s it for today.  Stay tuned for more tomorrow.

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