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2012-03-01 08:00:00

STOCKTON, Calif., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric Vehicles International (EVI) announced today it has been awarded a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule, making it possible for federal agencies and military forces to purchase the company's vehicles. Under solicitation QMAA-F6-110004-N, four EVI models of medium-duty all-electric trucks and vans have been approved for government purchase, giving EVI the most comprehensive GSA-approved portfolio of...

2012-02-28 13:30:00

TROY, Mich., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Protean Electric, the global leader in advanced in-wheel motors for the automotive industry, has been awarded 17 patents for the unique technology and design of its Protean Drive(TM) system. More than 60 additional patent applications have been filed internationally and with specific countries in North America, Europe and Asia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110901/DE61048LOGO) Unlike conventional electric motors or combustion...

2012-02-28 05:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Motiv Power Systems, an innovator in electric vehicle (EV) powertrains for commercial trucks announced today the California Energy Commission (CEC) granted the company $1.16 million for an assembly line pilot run of four electric truck chassis in partnership with Detroit Chassis. The grant will further validate Motiv's Electric Powertrain Control System (ePCS), which provides a 100-mile range and whose total cost of ownership is approximately...

2012-02-24 08:10:00

CYPRESS, Calif. and MONROVIA, Calif., Feb. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) and AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), an authority in electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure solutions, today announced AeroVironment's selection as an additional authorized and approved nationwide supplier of EV home charging systems, on-site installation services and support for the all-new 100 percent electric-powered 2012 Mitsubishi i, providing drivers safe and...

2012-02-08 15:02:00

PARK RIDGE, N.J., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE:HTZ) and Hertz Global EV are implementing the first wireless charging system for electric vehicles (EVs) in the car rental industry. Hertz has the most diverse fleet of EVs for both rental and carshare. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110810/NY50373LOGO ) "Hertz is committed to its Global EV program, introducing electric vehicles into our rental fleet on three continents - North America, Asia...

2012-01-31 07:30:00

STOCKTON, Calif., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric Vehicles International (EVI) is happy to announce the opening of a new office in Southfield, Michigan. The Michigan office will primarily support EVI's national marketing and sales efforts. EVI has been working on expanding the company's national reach. The opening of the Michigan office will allow EVI to better service our customers in the United States. EVI has also increased manufacturing capabilities at our...

2012-01-20 13:36:00

PENDLETON, Ind., Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Remy, Inc.'s Electric Motor Division and AMP Electric Vehicles have announced that their latest collaboration, an all-electric AMP GCE, made its debut at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, January 9 - 12. This SUV combines two of Remy's road-tested HVH 250 electric motors with AMP's proprietary technology for SUVs and full-sized vehicles. The AMP GCE will provide a competitive entry point for companies to add...

2012-01-10 11:29:00

DETROIT, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today joined VIA Motors in unveiling the first extended-range electric pickup truck for utilities featuring an innovative technology that, in addition to providing highly efficient mileage, has the potential to provide mobile, on-site power to help manage electrical outages. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120110/SF33490) The Northern and Central California electric and gas utility...

2012-01-09 08:23:00

DETROIT, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CODA Automotive, a leading developer of all-electric vehicles, today announced that the zero-emission CODA sedan will have two mileage range and price options in 2012. In addition to the original model, offering up to a 150-mile range with a MSRP of $39,900, the new 31kWh battery option will provide a driving range of up to 125 miles(i) and will be available at a lower base MSRP of $37,250. After federal tax savings, the base price will be $29,750,...

2012-01-05 07:45:00

DETROIT, Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite continued heavy investment by auto makers in electric propulsion technologies, global automotive executives don't expect e-car sales to exceed 15 percent of annual global auto sales before 2025, according to the 13th annual global automotive survey conducted by KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm. In polling 200 C-level executives in the global automotive industry for the 2012 automotive survey, KPMG found that nearly two-thirds...