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Detroit Three, NextEnergy Support DoE’s Workplace Charging Challenge

Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced 13 major U.S. employers — including Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. — and eight stakeholder groups — including Detroit’s NextEnergy — joined the new Workplace Charging Challenge to help expand access to workplace charging stations for American workers across the country.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/03/2013

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Aisin Drive Green Experience At Auto Show Features ‘Zen’ Garden, Clucking Cars

Aisin’s Director of Customer Sales Richard Gorski updates WWJ on the latest in the world of electric and hybrid vehicles and describes the Drive Green Experience at the North American International Auto Show.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/19/2013

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NAIAS Test Drive: Current Motor’s Hi-Tech, Electric Super Scooter Based In Ann Arbor

John Tittle, engineering technician at Current Motor Company based in Ann Arbor, Mich. took WWJ Reporter Kathryn Larson for a test drive on an electric scooter at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

01/17/2013

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Chevy Volt Goes Upscale In New Electric Cadillac

General Motors is trying to find more buyers for the Chevrolet Volt’s electric technology. So it’s putting it inside a new Cadillac.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/15/2013

Fisker Karma (credit: MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

Fisker Automotive Plans Midwest Technical Center

Electric car maker Fisker Automotive says it plans to establish a new technical center in the Midwest, possibly in the Detroit area.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/15/2012

Stanford Ovshinsky

Hybrid Vehicle Battery Creator Ovshinsky Dies At 89

He was known as the ‘hero of the electric car movement.’ Stanford Ovshinsky, a Bloomfield Hills resident, has died at age 89.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/18/2012

The Ford C-Max Energi, a plug-in hybrid

GE, Ford, University of Michigan Working to Extend Battery Life for EVs

In what could propel electric vehicles miles down the road toward commercial viability, GE researchers, in partnership with Ford Motor Co. and the University of Michigan, will develop a smart, miniaturized sensing system that has the potential to significantly extend the life of car batteries over conventional battery systems used in electric vehicles today.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/06/2012

Green Living Festival

Michigan Energy Fair, Green Living Festival Both This Weekend

The seventh annual Michigan Energy Fair is being held Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Mason County Fairgrounds in Ludington. And the Green Living Festival is Friday, Saturday and Sunday in downtown Rochester.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/21/2012

ev charging station front view

Ann Arbor To Formally Open EV Charging Stations

The Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority and the Clean Energy Coalition will celebrate the installation of 18 electric vehicle charging stations in a ceremony Tuesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/14/2012

Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company Bill Ford (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images, File)

Ford On Mackinac: Michigan Can Be Silicon Valley Of High Tech Auto Future

The great-grandson of Henry Ford told the Mackinac Policy Conference Thursday morning that America has a newfound respect for manufacturing, a field that can and should be green.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/31/2012

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