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Nanotech leads to Battery Breakthrough.

http://www.a123systems.com/html/news/articles/010407_GM.html
http://www.a123systems.com/html/home.html


"A123Systems’ automotive-class battery technology offers numerous unique features for plug-in electric vehicles including: higher energy density than traditional lithium-ion HEV cells while having one of the highest power to weight ratio of commercially available batteries; low impedance growth even at very high charge and discharge rates ; outstanding calendar life; novel design that withstands extreme shocks and vibration; excellent performance over a wide temperature range; and an intrinsically safe chemistry which is especially important in large batteries. "

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APT Power Cell:

http://www.propulsiontech.com/apu.html

"The APU is an Electric Power Cell (epc™) that is integrated into vehicles (cars, trucks, RVs, boats, aircraft, etc.) to supply AC or DC power at varied ranges and frequencies. The commercial APU uses the vehicle fuel supply and is integrated into the vehicle electronics. In use, the APU provides auxiliary power for vehicle comfort features and added functionality and eliminates the high fuel consumption, wear and tear, and emissions associated with the long idle operation when on-board electricity is being generated by running the main drive engine. The APU also provides exportable, plug-in power for contractors, recreation and more. APT is currently developing a family of APU products for military and commercial applications."

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Venture One Hybrid/Electric Vehicle:

http://www.flytheroad.com/

"Introducing the VentureOne, a revolutionary 3-wheel, tilting, plug-in Hybrid vehicle. This unique 2-passenger flex-fuel Hybrid vehicle will achieve 100 miles per gallon, accelerate from 0-60 in 6 seconds with a top speed of over 100 mph, yet at a retail price of under $20,000."


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Debunking the Myth of EVs and Smokestacks:

http://www.electroauto.com/info/pollmyth.shtml

"Many EVs critics point out that charging thousands of EVs from aging coal plants will increase greenhouse gases such as CO2 significantly. Although half the country uses coal-fired plants, EVs recharging from these facilities are predicted to produce less CO2 than ICE vehicles. According to the World Resources Institute, EVs recharging from coal-fired plants will reduce CO2 emissions in the country from 17 to 22 percent. "
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