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New CalCars links: Austin Energy, Hydrogen Bridges, PHEV Workshop
Mar 10, 2005 (From the CalCars-News archive)
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Added link to Austin Chronicle news story on Council's March 3 vote at http://www.calcars.org/kudos.html

Austin Energy plans include approaching other cities with municipally owned utilities (like New York, L.A. and Seattle) to join Austin, placing one very large bulk order -- "We could almost single-handedly create an immediate market for the plug-in hybrids, speeding up production."

Austin Chronicle, Oct. 22, 2004, "Can Austin Kick-Start the Hybrid Car Future?"

Transportation Convergence
, March 1, 2003 (26 pages, 188KB PDF),
Austin Energy's report explains plug-in hybrids and recommends an incentive package for gas optional vehicles (GOVs) to the largest 50 cities in the US.

Austin Chronicle reports that on the Austin City Council vote March 3 to establish an incentive program for PHEVs.


Added link to Hydrogen Bridges document (described below)
Added link to EVS21 presentation session by Greg Hanssen
Added link to EPRI/SCE/EDF/IEA-sponsored PHEV workshop at EVS21 http://www.calcars.org/about.html and similar text at http://www.calcars.org/vehicles.html

Read EnergyCS co-founder Greg Hanssen's Bridge to the Hydrogen Highway, on how adding batteries decreases the cost of fuel-cell vehicles. On April 5, 2005 in Monte Carlo; he will present a version of this 2-page PDF at EVS-21 (Worldwide International Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exposition). EnergyCS's Lithium-Ion version of PRIUS+ (see vehicles) will be at the event, and Greg will be at the April 3 PHEV Workshop, co-sponsored by Electric Power Research Institute, Southern California Edison, Electricite de France, and the International Energy Agency.

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