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Mercedes-Benz to get €9M from German government for electric vans

Published: November 20, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Mercedes Benz The German environment ministry has awarded Mercedes-Benz a grant of up to €9 million a field test of battery electric Sprinter vans. The money will be used to fund the research and development of the vans as well as the construction and deployment. Mercedes will produce up to 50 plug-in Sprinters that have no internal combustion powertrain at all


Ohio college students convert 1997 diesel Ford E350 into the Electro-Van

Published: July 11, 2009

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Students from Ohio Technical College thought that a heavy, old van would make for a great electric vehicle conversion project. In OTC’s Alternative Fuel program, the 13 students, along with their teacher, ripped the diesel bits from a 1997 Ford E350 van and turned it into the “Electro-Van.” The newly-minted EV can go up to 35 mph thanks to 21 12-volt deep cycle marine batteries and a 36 V electric motor that used to pull duty in a forklift and offers 95 hp