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Back to the Future: When a Classic Car Goes Electric!

by Felice Gasperoni, journalist at RTBF Belgium
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The thing is, I may be a science and technology enthusiast, but I’m far from being an expert in electric motors, batteries and automotive electronics! That’s the reason why I proposed my idea to the University of Brussels, more specifically to the electro-mechanical department of the Polytechnic School. And luckily enough, my proposal was accepted and two students were eventually chosen to carry out this work for their master thesis!

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The thing is, I may be a science and technology enthusiast, but I’m far from being an expert in electric motors, batteries and automotive electronics! That’s the reason why I proposed my idea to the University of Brussels, more specifically to the electro-mechanical department of the Polytechnic School. And luckily enough, my proposal was accepted and two students were eventually chosen to carry out this work for their master thesis!

Chevrolet Spark EV is Pure, Electric Fun

Competitively priced under $25,000 with tax incentives
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  • Expected range among best in EV segment
  • Advanced, U.S.-built motor and drive unit deliver best-in-class acceleration
  • Two seven-inch, high-resolution LCD screens display key vehicle functions and infotainment
  • Initial markets include California, Oregon, Canada, South Korea and other global markets
  • Optional SAE Combo DC Fast Charging capability enables Spark EV to charge to 80 percent in 20 minutes
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  • Expected range among best in EV segment
  • Advanced, U.S.-built motor and drive unit deliver best-in-class acceleration
  • Two seven-inch, high-resolution LCD screens display key vehicle functions and infotainment
  • Initial markets include California, Oregon, Canada, South Korea and other global markets
  • Optional SAE Combo DC Fast Charging capability enables Spark EV to charge to 80 percent in 20 minutes

AEP Shares Power Line Safety Tips

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If you look around your community, you will see electric power poles, wires, transformers and other electric facilities. This equipment powers the conveniences we use every day. However, if mis-used or mis-treated, electricity can be very dangerous, even fatal. AEP wants you to stay safe around electricity and has created this short video on power line safety. It is worth your time to learn these important tips.

PRIMOVE Technology: Changing the Game in Electric Mobility

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The innovative PRIMOVE technology from Bombardier is the only solution that allows trams and light rail vehicles to operate over distances of varying lengths without conventional overhead wires. Based on safe inductive power transfer with electric supply components hidden under the vehicle and beneath the track, the fascinating system sets new standards in electric mobility and is now ready to be integrated in tram and light rail systems calling for catenary-free operation.

 

GM and ABB Demonstrate Battery Re-Use Applications

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Earlier this year, General Motors signed a definitive agreement with ABB Group to identify joint research and development projects that would reuse Chevrolet Volt battery systems, which will have up to 70 percent of life remaining after their automotive use is exhausted.

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Earlier this year, General Motors signed a definitive agreement with ABB Group to identify joint research and development projects that would reuse Chevrolet Volt battery systems, which will have up to 70 percent of life remaining after their automotive use is exhausted.

Learning From Our Owners

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Thursday, 23 June 2011 08:19 Cristi Landy, Chevrolet Volt Marketing Director

GM Electric Motors Plant is First for Major U.S. Automaker

Solar array to provide 9 percent of power for existing 2-Mode hybrid and heavy duty transmission building
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) White Marsh, Md. - May 17, 2011 - The General Motors electric motor plant near Baltimore will be the first by a major U.S. automaker dedicated to making the critical components for vehicle electrification when the plant opens in 2013.

Nissan's iPhone-Like Electric Car Wins LA Auto Show Design Challenge

LA Auto Show's Design Challenge
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Every year, during the LA Auto Show's Design Challenge, major car companies design the cars of the future. Last year's theme was the face of motor-racing come 2025. This year's challenge - entitled Youthmobile 2030 - asked how drivers 16-23 years of age, raised on cell phones and Twitter, will emotionally connect to their cars in 2030?

CSR Minute: Nissan's New Electric Car, Renewable Energy Funded by Property Taxes, Bio-diesel from Chicken Feathers

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theCSRminute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

theCSRminute can be seen daily on 3BL Media’s CSR Network—the largest network of CSR channels across the internet, on Reuters Insider (rolling out to over two million subscribers worldwide), and right here on the 3BL Media website.

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theCSRminute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

theCSRminute can be seen daily on 3BL Media’s CSR Network—the largest network of CSR channels across the internet, on Reuters Insider (rolling out to over two million subscribers worldwide), and right here on the 3BL Media website.

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