Bright Automotive Can’t Get Federal Loan After Four Year Wait, Folds

 Michael Giberson In other transportation alternatives news, Bright Automotive is folding after spending $15 over four years in an effort to secure a $450 million low-interest loan from the U.S. Department of Energy through the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program. The Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program was created in the Energy Independence and Security Act of … More Bright Automotive Can’t Get Federal Loan After Four Year Wait, Folds

Jaguar Proposes a Luxury Turbine Hybrid Vehicle

Lynne Kiesling Yes, you saw that correctly, a turbine. According to Wired: Jaguar Land Rover is working on the car with British gas turbine manufacturer Bladon Jets and electric motor manufacturer SR Drives. The Technology Strategy Board, which funds business development in the U.K., is underwriting the first serious attempt at a turbine car since … More Jaguar Proposes a Luxury Turbine Hybrid Vehicle

Will V2g Prove Profitable to Phev Owners?

Michael Giberson When I read someone suggesting that “vehicle-to-grid” (V2G) operations will make money for owners of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV), I wonder how carefully they’ve thought through all the implications.*  The analyst might assume a particular battery technology and characteristics, for example, and then run a simulation against market data to see how much … More Will V2g Prove Profitable to Phev Owners?

Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles and the New York Electric Power System

Michael Giberson The New York Independent System Operator – the folks the manage the electric power transmission system in the state – has released a report on the potential effects of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) on New York power systems  operations.  Given the very early stage of technology development – if there are any PHEV’s … More Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles and the New York Electric Power System