Washington Car Show – Alt Fuel Vehicles

By Alleyn Harned | January 26, 2010 at 07:23 PM EST |

In some down time I visited the show floor for the Washington Auto Show to take a peek at some of their advance technology vehicles. It was a huge carpeted expanse of polished beautiful cars, and a special section showcasing alternative fuel vehicles and advanced vehicle technology. Numerous charge stations and an E85 advanced feedstock group had booths.

As an indication of expected future revenue, Toyota filled up much of ...

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EDTA / SAE Joint Opening Session

By Alleyn Harned | January 26, 2010 at 04:39 PM EST

The Joint Opening Session had an interesting and divergent mix of speakers including Congressman Fred Upton of Michigan, to David McCurdy of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Jack Basso of AASHTO, Roland Hwang, Senior Policy Analyst at NRDC, and Thomas Kuhn, President of the Edison Electric Institute. While this was a widely varied group, it was noteworthy that all speakers linked vehicle efficiency improvements with environmental results and with solutions ...

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Growth Workshop

By Alleyn Harned | January 26, 2010 at 04:06 PM EST |

Frost & Sullivan led a workshop outlining their analysis of the potential market for electric vehicles and how we can identify new market opportunities for these alternate fuel vehicles. Carpooling, carsharing, and mobility service organizations are on the rise and the manner that drivers interact with 21 century environments is changing.

An agreement from the workshop was that utilities, OEMs, and battery/charger companies have a lot to gain from ...

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Funding Opportunities Workshop

By Alleyn Harned | January 26, 2010 at 11:00 AM EST

This morning began with funding opportunities workshop at the DC convention center. We heard from the venture capital investment and the government side of the alternative energy investment coin. The Recovery Act remains the main government funding stream through various sources until further climate or energy legislation is advanced. Private venture capital has additional opportunities with companies like SAIL who focus on cleantech or greentech investments that include alternate fuels. ...

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Green Car Summit 2010

By Alleyn Harned | January 25, 2010 at 04:59 PM EST |
As a prelude to EDTA, on Monday 1/25/2010 Green Car Journal hosted a Green Car Summit on Capitol Hill to discuss realistic strategies to advance commercialization and adoption of next-generation clean fuel vehicles. This policy discussion highlighted and re-emphasized that green vehicles are more important today than ever.

The discussion included several Virginia players, as VW’s CEO Stefan Jacoby was on the panel, and Congressman Wolf attended in the ...

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