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Obama Administration wants 200-mile EV that charges in under 10 minutes

Published: July 22, 2016

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Filed under: Government/Legal , Green , BMW , Ford , GM , Nissan , Tesla , United States , Electric Despite missing the famous 1-million-EVs-by-2015 goal, the Obama Administration is still working towards a US with more electric vehicles. Continue reading Obama Administration wants 200-mile EV that charges in under 10 minutes Obama Administration wants 200-mile EV that charges in under 10 minutes originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:32:00 EDT


Official: DOE’s EV Everywhere workplace charging program is working

Published: December 4, 2014

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Legislation and Policy , United States One US Department of Energy plug-in vehicle charging-station program is geared to turn this country into … Norway? Not literally, but the DOE’s EV Everywhere Workplace Charging Challenge was launched early last year to get more companies to install on-site charging stations in order to increase plug-in vehicle adoption.


Official: Elio Motors $185-million request advances under DOE’s restarted ATVM loan program

Published: October 24, 2014

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , MPG , Legislation and Policy Controversial, helpful and finally put on hiatus, the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing ( ATVM ) loan program from the Department of Energy (DOE) has had a tremendous impact on the current flock of plug-in vehicles. Before being paused in 2011, the ATVM handed out money to Ford ($5.9 billion), Nissan ($1.6 billion) Fisker Automotive ($528.7 million), and Tesla Motors ($465 million). That took care of around $8.3 billion of the Bush-era program’s original budget of $25 billion, leaving around $16 billion with nowhere to go


Recharge Wrap-up: DOE’s $55M in clean car funding; Volt, Fisker leader Posawatz to INRIX

Published: August 18, 2014

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Legislation and Policy , Europe/EU , North America , Pacific Region , USA , Racing The US Department of Energy is investing over $55 million in 31 projects for more efficient vehicles. 19 of the projects seek to help achieve the goals of the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge , by making plug-in hybrids as affordable as gasoline cars by 2022. 12 projects are aimed at making passenger vehicles and commercial trucks more fuel-efficient.


Official: 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class ED has 87-mile range, 84 MPGe

Published: July 11, 2014

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Mercedes Benz , Daimler Well, that extra weight had to be felt somewhere. With Mercedes-Benz getting ready to start US sales of its B-Class Electric drive this summer, the big question was how well its range would stack up against other electric vehicles sold in the States. Turns out, the Benz is a bit of a juice hog.


Official: DOE lays out ‘all of the above’ energy strategy for next five years

Published: April 14, 2014

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , Legislation and Policy The US government really does have a plan for how advanced-drivetrain technology will help the country meet its goal of cutting petroleum imports in half by the end of the decade, which means US emissions will need to be 17 percent lower than they were in 2005. The plans involves, among other things, battery improvements, hydrogen fuel-cell technology, biofuels and more vehicle-electrification advancements


Official: DOE ready for more AVTMP loans, now focusing on suppliers

Published: April 2, 2014

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Legislation and Policy , USA The Department of Energy handed out four big loans in the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing loan program ( ATVM ): Fisker got $528.7 million (then went bankrupt) Nissan got $1.4 billion , Ford got $5.9 billion (both are repaying on schedule, as far as anyone knows) and Tesla got $465 milion , which was quickly repaid . When it was created under the Bush Administration in September 2008, the ATVM loan program had a budget of $25 billion.


Read This: Taking a look at government-supported Elon Musk’s supposed libertarian politics

Published: October 8, 2013

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Legislation and Policy To read Josh Harkinson take on things, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is your typical Silicon Valley entrepreneur, spouting Libertarian ideas while being more than willing to take federal grants. Harkinson wrote a lengthy profile of Musk for Mother Jones and it’s well worth your time if you’re at all curious about Musk or Tesla Motors. “We were bailed in, not bailed out” – Tesla CEO Elon Musk Harkinson’s article is one of the most detailed ever published on Musk – other recommended write-ups include Vanity Fair ‘s 2007 profile and the GQ piece from 2009 – and he makes some interesting points.


Official: EPA has $45m for all-of-the-above energy efficiency strategy

Published: September 9, 2013

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , EV/Plug-in , Manufacturing/Plants , Legislation and Policy , Carbon Capture , USA The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released a list of 38 new projects that will receive a share of $45 million to accelerate research and development of clean vehicle technologies.


Report: Ecotality trying to fix charging station problems by reducing power

Published: August 20, 2013

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in In Blink electric-vehicle charging-station maker Ecotality’s case, less juice from the banks and government means less juice for its customers .


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