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Google & Stanford Receive 2013 Honda Fit EVs

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA & STANFORD, CA – Honda recently delivered 2013 Fit EV battery-electric vehicles to Google Inc. and Stanford University as a part of the Honda Electric Vehicle Demonstration Program. Program participants are the first recipients of the 2013 Fit EV in the United States.

Study: End of Hybrid Access to Carpool Lanes Slows Traffic Overall

BERKELEY, CA — When California terminated a program that gave carpool lane access to hybrid car drivers traveling alone, the state created an unintentional consequence: slowed traffic in all lanes, according to transportation engineers at the University of California, Berkeley.

Study Finds Benefits of Plug-in Vehicles Depend on Battery Size

PITTSBURGH — According to a new study from Carnegie Mellon University, plug-in vehicles with small battery packs and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) that don't plug in can reduce life cycle impacts from air emissions and enhance oil security at low or no additional cost over a lifetime. But plug-in vehicles with large battery packs are more costly and may have higher or lower emissions than HEVs, depending on where and when they are plugged in.

NRG Energy, University of Delaware Developing EV-to-Grid Technology

PRINCETON, NJ -- NRG Energy Inc. said it is partnering with the University of Delaware on eV2g, a company commercializing new technology that will enable EV owners to sell electric storage services from the batteries of parked EVs to help stabilize the electricity grid.