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Ford Taps Experts to Examine EV Issues in Chicago

CHICAGO - Ford Motor Co. on Oct. 29 convened key experts from the city of Chicago and electricity provider ComEd to examine critical issues related to consumer adoption of electric vehicles. Ford said it has been working to engage utilities, city and state governments and infrastructure providers.

Ford Teams With N.Y. Power to Prepare for EVs

NEW YORK - Ford Motor Co. and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) said they are coordinating efforts to help prepare the state of New York for the operation of electric vehicles.

Bright Delivers Plug-In Hybrid to U.S. Army

WARREN, MI - Bright Automotive said it has delivered a prototype electrified vehicle, based on the Bright IDEA's plug-in hybrid architecture, to the U.S. Army for review and testing.

GM, ABB Group Exploring Ways to Reuse Volt Batteries

TROY, MI - General Motors and ABB Group will work together to develop pilot projects for reusing the batteries from the Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle. This effort will include examining whether the batteries may be a source for renewable energy that could improve the effectiveness of wind and solar power generation.

Ford, Oncor to Strengthen EV Infrastructure

DALLAS - Ford Motor Co. and Oncor, a major electricity provider in Texas, announced they are coordinating efforts to help prepare North Texas for the operation of electric vehicles.

Institute, Toyota Studying Impact of Plug-in Hybrids

BOULDER, CO - The University of Colorado at Boulder's Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) is partnering with Toyota to study the impact of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHVs) in a "smart grid" environment.