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    Report: Boulder EV rolling out vehicle-to-grid charging in electric trucks
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    After working with Coritech Services on a bi-directional DC fast charging solution, Boulder Electric Vehicle says it's now the first-ever electric truckmaker to successfully implement Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) charging. The two companies displayed an electric flatbed utility truck equipped with a ...

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    To really advance electric vehicle sales, take a look at fleets
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    Plug-in electric vehicles haven't been selling at the high rates hoped for in the past two years as the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt and other competitive models made their way to dealer lots. President Obama's lofty goal of one million electric vehicles sold in the US by 2015 appears to be ...

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    Study: Sales of big electrified trucks to exceed 100,000 a year by 2017
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    As the global economy takes steps toward recovery, truck manufacturers are looking to technologies that can mitigate the rising cost of diesel fuel. Trucks that utilize electricity to meet this goal come in four flavors: hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid, pure battery electric, and plug-in electric ...

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    A123 Systems to supply li-ion battery modules to Smith Electric Vehicles
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    A123 Systems has reached an agreement to supply battery modules for the entire lineup of commercial electric vehicles manufactured by Smith Electric Vehicles. A123 says that it will begin shipping its 5-kWh automotive-class prismatic modules to Smith for integration into battery packs in the ...

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    Study: Sales of hybrid trucks and buses to reach 300,000 worldwide by 2015
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    A recent study conducted by Pike Research found that hybrid powertrains will find a home in some 300,000 medium- (MD) and heavy-duty (HD) trucks and buses by 2015. The study also finds that while North America currently leads the world in usage of hybrid trucks, Asia is expected to take the lead ...

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    First ZeroTruck goes to the city of Santa Monica
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    Electric drive seems to be a big thing in Santa Monica, California. Drive around town for a while and you will likely see more Tesla Roadsters running around than anywhere else in the world. Now, the city itself is getting in on the act by placing ...

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    ZAP working on all-electric pickup truck, wants to build in U.S.
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    In addition to the planned Alias from ZAP, the electric vehicle company reportedly wants to branch into the electric pickup truck market as well. According to the latest in a long line of press releases from ZAP, the company has completed the engineering stage of a project to develop a four-wheel ...

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    Tata and Chrysler's GEM plan electric delivery vehicle
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    Way back in January, rumors began swirling regarding a potential tie-up between Chrysler's GEM and India's Tata Motors. The rumored love-child was an electric version of the delivery truck known in India as the Tata Ace. Now, we have a potential price for the unit, and it sounds almost too good to ...

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    British post office ordering two electric vans from Smith EV
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    The Royal Mail, Britain's post office has ordered a pair of electric vans from Smith Electric Vehicles for testing purposes. They will be receiving one Edison, which is based on the Ford Transit van, and a 7.5 tonne Newton, which is a larger cab-over truck. Both trucks use the Zebra sodium nickel ...

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