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GM CEO Dan Akerson and LG President Juno Cho sign agreement on Aug. 24.

GM and LG to Jointly Develop EVs

DETROIT – General Motors and LG Group announced they have agreed to jointly design and engineer future electric vehicles, expanding a relationship built on LG’s work as the battery cell supplier for the Chevrolet Volt and Opel Ampera extended-range EVs.

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Study: EV Charging Stations to Reach 7.7M Worldwide by 2017

BOULDER, CO – A new report from Pike Research forecasts that by 2017, there will be more than 1.5 million electric vehicle charging locations in the United States, with a total of 7.7 million locations worldwide.

E85 Fuel Comes to Corpus Christi, Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – A new Stripes Convenience Store is the only gas station within 100 miles of the Corpus Christi area to offer E85 ethanol fuel.

Dow Kokam, DOE Lab Team on Lithium-Ion Battery R&D

OAK RIDGE, TN – Dow Kokam and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory said they are working together to enhance the Michigan-based company’s capabilities to develop and commercialize advanced lithium-ion batteries.

CNG Station Opens in Oklahoma’s Cherokee County

TAHLEQUAH, OK– A new compressed natural gas station, built by Tulsa Gas Technologies, opened for business Aug. 19 near Tahlequah, Okla., in Cherokee County.

GreenRoad Announces Fleet Fuel-Efficiency Webinars

REDWOOD CITY, CA – GreenRoad, a specialist in driving performance and safety management, announced a series of webinars focused on how to reduce fleet fuel usage and idling by tackling a major root cause: driving performance.

Study: Plug-in Electric Vehicle Sales to Reach 5.2 Million Worldwide by 2017

BOULDER, CO -- According to a new report from Pike Research, cumulative sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) -- the category that includes both plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and battery electric vehicles -- will reach 5.2 million units by 2017. That’s up from just under 114,000 vehicles in 2011.

U.S. Energy Dept. Launches Online Tools to Accelerate EV Adoption

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Energy has introduced two online tools designed to help communities better prepare for widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs).

Propel Fuels Teams With Pacific Convenience and Fuels

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- Propel Fuels, a leading retailer of E85 ethanol fuel and B20 biodiesel, announced a multi-year agreement with Pacific Convenience and Fuels (PC&F) to co-locate Propel "Clean Fuel Points" with PC&F gas stations and convenience stores throughout the Western U.S.

Charging up at Electric Ave.

Portland State University Welcomes ‘Electric Ave.’ of EV Chargers

PORTLAND, OR -- Portland State University now hosts ‘Electric Avenue’ — a street that showcases electric transportation technology — thanks to a partnership between the university, Portland General Electric and the city of Portland.

Altec Industries Breaks Ground For Green-Focused Facility

DIXON, CA—Altec Industries recently began construction of a new plant in Dixon, Calif., that will allow the company to expand development and production of its Green Fleet utility vehicle product line.

Ford, Toyota to Collaborate on Hybrid System for Light Trucks, SUVs

DEARBORN, MI -- Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. announced they will equally collaborate on the development of an advanced new hybrid system for light truck and SUV customers.

USDA Highlights Flex-Fuel Pump Installations in Mo.

KEARNEY, MO -- USDA Rural Development Administrator Judith Canales visited Missouri on Aug. 17 to promote how USDA is helping to fund the installation of flex-fuel pumps through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).

Coca-Cola Has Doubled Size of Hybrid-Electric Truck Fleet Since 2010

LOS ANGELES – Coca-Cola held an event in Los Angeles on August 12 to show its expanded fleet of “green” vehicles, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times. Coca-Cola’s green vehicle fleet consists of 691 hybrid electric medium-duty trucks, with 43 more on order.

Clean Cities Resource/Tool Tip

If you’re interested in learning more about the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities initiative, it’s now easier than ever. The newly redesigned Clean Cities website features a new look, improved navigation, and a wealth of new information.

The record-setting Schluckspecht E team

German EV Travels 1,014 Miles on Single Charge

OFFENBERG, GERMANY – An electric vehicle built by a team at the University of Applied Sciences in Offenberg, Germany, set a new world record when it traveled 1,013.76 miles on a single charge, Oekonews reported.

Standards Groups Collaborate to Advance EV Infrastructure

WARRENDALE, PA – As a result of the new strategic partnership with the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) SAE International said it is making considerable progress on development of a prototype charging coupler.

Airbiquity, Coulomb Technologies Form Partnership

SEATTLE -- Airbiquity, a provider of connected vehicle services, and Coulomb Technologies, the creator of the ChargePoint Network of electric vehicle charging stations, announced a partnership.

Austin Energy Reveals Locations of 103 EV Charging Stations

AUSTIN, TX -- Austin Energy announced the locations of the 103 plug-in charging stations that compose the Austin Plug-In EVerywhere network for electric vehicles.

EV Charging Stations Coming to Walgreens Stores

MIAMI BEACH, FL -- Car Charging Group Inc. said it has agreed to provide electric vehicle (EV) charging services to Walgreens through the Coulomb Technologies’ ChargePoint Network.

Key Gene Discovery Could Streamline Biofuel Production

WASHINGTON – Researchers at BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) have pinpointed the exact, single gene that controls ethanol production capacity in a microorganism. This discovery could be the missing link in developing biomass crops that produce higher concentrations of ethanol at lower costs.

Clean Cities Resource/Tool Tip

The GREET Fleet Footprint Calculator is a useful tool developed by Argonne National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities initiative.

DOE Awards More Than $175 Million for Advanced Vehicle R&D

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu on Aug. 10 announced more than $175 million in grants over the next three to five years to accelerate development and deployment of advanced vehicle technologies.

Eco-driving device from Earthrise Technology

Eco-Driving Study Aims to Improve Fuel Economy by 30 percent

RIVERSIDE, CA -- Researchers at the University of California, Riverside along with their research partners have received a $1.2 million grant from the Department of Energy to study and evaluate technologies that provide feedback to drivers so they can cut harmful emissions and reduce fuel use by up to 30 percent.

New CNG Station Coming to Newark, N.J.

NEWARK, NJ -- The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has awarded Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and Covanta Essex a contract to build and operate a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at the Essex County Resource Recovery Facility in Newark, N.J. 


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