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The U.S. Air Force unveiled Friday a fleet of plug-in electric vehicles equipped to return electricity to the grid as needed. The fleet of 42 vehicles is located at the Los Angeles Air Force Base in California (LAAFB) and includes both pure electric vehicles as well as PHEV. Of these 42 vehicles, 36 have been […]

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Volvo Car Group;’s autonomous driving improvements are forging ahead with the opening of AstaZero, the world’s first full-scale proving ground for future traffic safety solutions. The company said its opening has brought it a step closer to realizing its vision that by 2020 no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo […]

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Five bidirectional EV chargers have been put into use in Fort Carson, Colorado. A team of Burns & McDonnell engineers, along with subcontractor Coritech Services has developed a system of bidirectional, fast-charging stations for a local fleet of plug-in electric vehicles. This first-of-its-kind system, it is being said, will push power back to the base […]

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Chrysler Group engineers have been helping to determine if electric-vehicle (EV) batteries can generate revenue as well as power. Chrysler Group has partnered with NextEnergy to evaluate vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology using four all-electric minivans. The two-year Chrysler-NextEnergy partnership launched in 2011 and has been gathering data from four Chrysler Town & Country minivans equipped with […]

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GM’s OnStar division announced yesterday, July 10, a project with TimberRock Energy Solutions, Inc. that uses aggregation software and solar charging canopies with integrated storage to manage the flow of solar power to benefit the electric grid. It will be the first “real-world” use of OnStar’s Smart Grid solutions. TimberRock said it will monitor the […]

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VW’s Spanish division, Seat, has showcased a brand new plug-in hybrid prototype based on the new Leon. Most Seat vehicles are based on VW products, like the Golf and Jetta. This means the technology in this prototype could easily be transferred to VW vehicles offered in North America, even though Seat has said there are […]

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