Apr 11, 2009 (From the CalCars-News archive)
When you don't get news from us in a while, it's because there are so many new developments and immediate pressures that we don't have time to sort it all out and send it to you...so it's good news! (The more that's going on, the greater the opportunity for us to be effective....and we could use our support. So if you have not recently -- or ever -- sent us a tax-deductible contribution, we would greatly appreciate a contribution at http://www.calcars.org/sponsor.html . We've come a long way but still have much to do, with your help!)
FEDERAL STIMULUS GRANT APPLICATIONS: For the federal programs we detailed in http://www.calcars.org/calcars-news/1053.html , if you are looking for some help in completing an application, CalCars is collecting information on Washington-based and other consultants with a track record in applying for US Department of Energy and other funding opportunities. We may be able to help match you up.
We already know of several accomplished firms (we haven't worked with them yet but they have very good reputations). And we are collecting information on more firms. If you're interested in talking with one of these, or if you want to let us know about others, write us at info@... .Some firms will already be working with other companies in a given space - so you may need to talk with two or three firms to find a good fit
CalCars itself is also interested in talking with companies or organizations whom we might advise or partner with, to help fill in the missing pieces, improve the prospects of successful commercialization efforts, and encourage the most effective use of the available federal and matching resources.
OUR EVENTS PAGE: we've updated http://www.calcars.org/events.html to include some of the major programs coming up in the next few months.
EDRIVEN: NEWS AGGREGATOR: Check out this new way of following plug-in developments: EV Driven http://www.evdriven.com/ brings together much of the best news and reporting on plug-in vehicles in one place and sorts it in many useful ways.
Thanks to Tony Karrer of EV Driven and Michael Bender of CalCars for all the time to make the RSS Feed work right, the site includes recent and other selected CalCars-News postings: see link on upper right of EV Driven home page or go to http://www.evdriven.com/&source=calcars-news---phev-news . We've added EV Driven to our list of publications and blogs at http://www.calcars.org/partners.html