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GE, Nissan Sign R&D Agreement to Fast-Track EV Adoption

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI -- GE and Nissan have signed a two-year research collaboration to speed up the development of a reliable, robust smart charging infrastructure to fuel mass-market adoption of electric cars like the Nissan Leaf.

GM, ABB Pursue Volt Battery Reuse Applications

RALEIGH, NC – General Motors and ABB Group have demonstrated an energy storage system that combines a proven electric vehicle battery technology and a proven grid-tied electric power inverter.

EV Study Underscores Pivotal Role of ‘Smart Charging’

WASHINGTON -- Simply “plugging in” 1 million electric cars could add $750 million in annual wholesale energy costs unless "smart charging" is adopted, according to a joint study conducted by PJM Interconnection and Better Place.

GM to Launch Smart Grid Pilot

RALEIGH, NC – General Motors announced plans to launch a pilot program of smart grid solutions for electric vehicles this year, paving the way for utilities to increase energy efficiency and offer lower charging costs to customers.

Ford Pushes for EV Readiness Across U.S.

DEARBORN, MI – While Ford is gearing up to launch the all-new Focus Electric later this year and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid in 2012, cities around the country also are preparing for the arrival of new electric vehicles.

Ford Taps Experts to Examine EV Issues in Chicago

CHICAGO - Ford Motor Co. on Oct. 29 convened key experts from the city of Chicago and electricity provider ComEd to examine critical issues related to consumer adoption of electric vehicles. Ford said it has been working to engage utilities, city and state governments and infrastructure providers.

Ford Teams With N.Y. Power to Prepare for EVs

NEW YORK - Ford Motor Co. and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) said they are coordinating efforts to help prepare the state of New York for the operation of electric vehicles.

Bright Delivers Plug-In Hybrid to U.S. Army

WARREN, MI - Bright Automotive said it has delivered a prototype electrified vehicle, based on the Bright IDEA's plug-in hybrid architecture, to the U.S. Army for review and testing.