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Consumer attitudes toward plug-in hybrids and pure electric vehicles have have reached a point where more than half of respondents to a new survey said they believed PHEVs are as good or better than gasoline vehicles.

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DOE to Help Fund Electric Drive Battery Projects

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently awarded three industry teams a total of $7 million for the development of computer-aided software design tools to help produce the next generation of electric drive vehicle (EDV) batteries.

Researchers Investigate Secondary Uses for EV Batteries

GOLDEN, CO - The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is teaming with industry and academia to give batteries from electric drive vehicles (EV) a “second life.” NREL’s partner is an industry-academia team led by the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE).

DOE, Google Partner to Help Motorists Locate EV Charging Stations

GOLDEN, CO – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is partnering with Google Inc. – as well as more than 80 leading organizations in electric vehicle (EV) deployment -- on a project aimed at providing motorists and fleets with up-to-date information on EV charging station locations.

DOE Lab & Partners to Develop Natural Gas Engines

GOLDEN, CO - Together, the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the California Energy Commission (CEC), and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) will invest up to $13.5 million to support the development of natural gas engines and vehicles.

Institute, Toyota Studying Impact of Plug-in Hybrids

BOULDER, CO - The University of Colorado at Boulder's Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) is partnering with Toyota to study the impact of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHVs) in a "smart grid" environment.

Researchers to Evaluate Secondary Uses for EV Batteries

GOLDEN, CO - The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is preparing to kick off a three-year study on secondary uses for end-of-life lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries from plug-in hybrid electric and other electric vehicles.

Lithium Microbattery for Smart Cars Wins Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and its partners recently won an award for developing a new battery that has potential application in smart cars.

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