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Webchat: Discuss the free Chevrolet Volt home charging stations

Published: June 18, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Chevrolet , GM After Thursday’s announcement that up to 4,400 buyers of the Chevrolet Volt will be eligible to get a free 240-volt home charging station, General Motors will hold a live webchat later today at 11 am EDT. The chargers will some from ECOtality and Coulomb Technologies, so it only makes sense to have ECOtality CEO Don Korner and Coulomb executive director Marc Carlson participate in the webchat, along with Volt vehicle line director Tony Posawatz.


Penn State and Khosla backing Recapping, could challenge EEStor for vaporcaps

Published: June 11, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in Vapor vs. vapor


Department of Energy announces $20M for new geothermal ideas

Published: May 15, 2010

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , EV/Plug-in , Green Culture , USA Seems like every time we turn around, the Department of Energy is making another announcement about our nation’s energy future (if you believe that most cars will eventually be electric, these announcements are about our automotive future as well). Just a few days ago, we told you about the DOE’s promising investment of $62 million into concentrating solar technology. Good news


DOE might go looking for "unconventional fossil energy"

Published: May 13, 2010

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Filed under: Legislation and Policy , USA This is a post for all the faithful readers of ABG who work the comment section of each post like a rented mule. We suggest you head over to the Department of Energy’s website and let them know what you think.


GM and DOE explore jatropha’s biodiesel future in India

Published: April 3, 2010

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Filed under: India , USA With an official decision on whether or not to re-up the $1 per gallon federal tax credit for biodiesel producers not expected until mid-April , continuing tariffs in the EU and an economy still floundering, it is most definitely safe to say the biodiesel industry has seen brighter days, at least here in the U.S. For the industry, it’s a good thing there’s India. General Motors is entering five-year partnership with the U.S.


Solar Roadways completes prototype, becomes ACE award finalist

Published: March 20, 2010

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , USA The day when the roads we drive on are as smooth as glass and replace our coal-fueled power plants is officially twelve feet closer. Solar Roadways has made good use of the cash they were awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE) and completed the first prototype of a panel they would like to see supporting the nation’s traffic and electrical grid. The mockup module, which doesn’t include the use of custom hardened glass with embedded heating element, solar panels or capacitors, is profiled in a series of photos on their new and improved website , and features micro-circuit controlled LEDs to “paint” situation-appropriate lines and messages


U.S. Deparment of Energy gives out $80 million for advanced biofuels

Published: January 14, 2010

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Filed under: Biodiesel , Emerging Technologies , Ethanol , Legislation and Policy , USA U.S.


Auto X Prize announces 43 qualified teams still fighting for $10 million

Published: October 21, 2009

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , MPG , Green Daily , Automotive X-Prize The white stars on the map above could be used as the guidelines for a really fun road trip, if you’re interested in learning as much as you can about the future of clean vehicles. From established companies (Tesla, Tata) to start-ups (Aptera) to high-school teams (West Philly EVX), these are the 43 qualified teams that have passed the Design Judging phase and will take part in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize. Up next will be some tremendous photo opportunities when the cars enter the “formal vehicle challenges” in the spring.


Congress approves three-wheelers for DOE funds

Published: October 17, 2009

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Filed under: Legislation and Policy , Green Daily , Aptera , USA Aptera 2e final design rendering – Click above to enlarge Following months of debate , Congress has approved a bill that will pave the way for three-wheeled vehicle manufacturers like Aptera to qualify for funding from the Department of Energy. Next step: President Obama’s desk, and the Commander-in-Chief is reportedly expected to sign the bill into law in short order


EcoCAR, Year Two starts in Boston; student engineers cleaning up the Saturn Vue

Published: September 30, 2009

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , Green Culture , GM , Green Daily GM may have discarded the Saturn brand in the company’s bankruptcy, but there are still at least 150 young engineers working hard to turn a Saturn Vue into the most efficient vehicle possible. The engineers are all students from 17 universities who are participating in the EcoCAR challenge, the three-year follow-up to Challenge X


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