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Google Gets Working on Smart Charging for Electric Vehicles

October 1, 2009 / No Comments

[caption id="attachment_6559" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Toyota Prius Hybrid Plugged In For Electricity"][/caption] As the number of electric vehicles, or plug-in hybrids increases, there is a good chance that they may put greater strain on the grid with a lot of vehicles going for a recharge simultaneously. Google is currently working on a solution to this problem, by integrating vehicles with the electric ...

General Motors set to launch plug-in SUV in 2011

July 9, 2009 / 2 Comments

General Motors (GM) is set to launch a plug-in sport-utility vehicle (SUV) in 2011 notwithstanding having recently canceled its Saturn brand. Tom Stephens, Vice Chairman of General Motors, said in an interview that that the company also could consider launching an all-electric small car for crowded cities. This plan will, according to Stephens, mark GM’s return to a technology that it ...

Volvo’s new plug-in hybrid by 2012

June 3, 2009 / No Comments

Automobile manufacturer Volvo is joining forces with Sweden-based Vattenfall, one of the world’s leading energy companies, to make a new plug-in hybrid diesel/electric vehicle. [caption id="attachment_5428" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Volvo V70 Plug-in hybrid demonstration car"][/caption] Volvo says the new hybrid that will come out of the partnership is to hit the market in 2012.