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Report: Toyota To Produce EVs In China As Soon As 2012
09/22/2010 – 1:05 am PDT | No Comment

The Nikkei reports that Toyota Motor Corp. will mass-produce an electric vehicle in China starting as early as 2012 through its joint venture with China FAW Group Corp.
Tianjin FAW Toyota Motor Co. has developed an …

California: 1 million plug-ins by 2020
09/21/2010 – 7:49 pm PDT | No Comment

1 million plug-in vehicles by 2020

California dreaming?
California is planning to put in place policies that will result in 1 million plug-in vehicle sales by 2020, while making 1/3 of the state’s power green.
So, how does …

GM, ABB to Partner on Chevrolet Volt Batteries
09/21/2010 – 12:15 pm PDT | No Comment

General Motors will work with Swiss power technologies company ABB Group to develop pilot projects for re-using the batteries from the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle.
The two companies are collaborating to determine how the Volt’s …

Peugeot EX1 Electric Concept Revealed
09/21/2010 – 10:15 am PDT | No Comment

This is the Peugeot EX1 – a two-seater electric roadster which will debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.
Designed to offer futuristic styling, coupled with a high power all-electric drivetrain, the Peugeot EX1 was built …

Transit Connect Electric Launches Ford European EV Program
09/20/2010 – 12:45 pm PDT | No Comment

Ford released details on how the Transit Connect Electric will come to Europe, starting in 2011, at the Hanover Commercial Vehicle Show today.
Ford plans to introduce, for European customers, five full electric or hybrid vehicles …

Pike Research Forecasts Global Market for Hybrid Light-Duty Vehicles in Fleet Sector to Grow at 17.5% CAGR 2010-2015; 740,000 Units per Year by 2015
09/17/2010 – 7:00 am PDT | No Comment

Annual hybrid and plug-in hybrid sales, global and fleet. Source: Pike Research. Click to enlarge.

According to a new report from Pike Research, the global market for hybrid-electric (HEV) light-duty vehicles in the fleet sector …

Lithium Price Increases Underscore Inflationary Pressures
09/15/2010 – 7:05 pm PDT | No Comment

By Dave Brown – Exclusive to Lithium Investing News
Last week, FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) announced an increase in “global pricing for n-butyllithium and s-butyllithium and lithium chloride products by 8 percent for all non-schedule pricing” …

Scania Testing Boat-tail That Can Cut Truck Fuel Consumption by 2%
09/15/2010 – 8:05 am PDT | No Comment

Scania has begun practical tests of a rear air deflector known as a boat-tail, which can reduce fuel consumption by up to 2%, which corresponds to an annual saving of 1,200 liters (317 gallons US) …

Ford Partners with Austin Energy and Centerpoint Energy to Prepare Austin and Houston Areas for EVs
09/15/2010 – 3:10 am PDT | No Comment

Ford announced two partnerships with utilities in Texas—Austin Energy in Austin and Centerpoint Energy in Houston—to prepare those two regions for electric vehicles.
Ford will work with Austin Energy and Centerpoint Energy to develop consumer …

BMW Reports Electric MINI E Trial Results in UK
09/15/2010 – 12:45 am PDT | No Comment

The second half of the twelve month electric MINI E field trial begins this week and BMW has revealed the feedback and objective data collected from the first three months of the December to June …