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Johnson Controls – LTU Partnership Starts With Upgraded Dyno For Hybrid, EV Tests

A new partnership between Johnson Controls Inc. and Lawrence Technological University is starting with an advanced dynamometer to test advanced vehicle powertrain and energy storage concepts, and could lead to a whole lot more.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/13/2014

Lawrence Technological University's Southfield campus

Johnson Controls To Establish Energy Storage Lab At LTU

Johnson Controls Inc. has announced plans to add an energy storage laboratory and testing center at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/29/2014

C-Max Energi cutaway (Ford photo)

Ford Delivers Best August Hybrid Sales Ever

Ford Motor Co. said it delivered its best August electrified vehicle sales ever with more than 8,292 sales, up 288 percent over the same period a year ago.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/05/2013

Ford C-MAX Energi

Michigan Green Fleets To Showcase Green Vehicles At HFCC

The Clean Energy Coalition’s Green Fleets Program, funded by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act — better known as the federal stimulus — has brought together a diverse cross-section of Michigan fleets to deploy alternative fuel and advanced vehicles and supporting infrastructure.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/03/2013

Detroit Auto Show Previews Newest Car Models From Around The World

Long-term Cost Savings, Infrastructure Essential To EV Growth: PwC Survey

Charging stations and battery swap locations are the most crucial to developing a sustainable electric vehicle infrastructure, according to more than 40 percent of respondents to PwC’s Electric Vehicle Survey 2012.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/06/2013

Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid

Ford Says New Hybrid Batteries Use Less Rare Earth Metals

Ford’s third-generation hybrid system, which replaces nickel-metal-hydride batteries with new lighter, more efficient lithium-ion batteries, could reduce the company’s use of expensive, hard-to-get “rare earth” metals by up to 500,000 pounds a year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/17/2012

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

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Chrysler PHEVs Take on Arizona Desert

Chrysler Group LLC, working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, Friday delivered three demonstration-fleet Chrysler Town & Country plug-in hybrid minivans to the City of Yuma, Ariz.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/22/2012

Kettering University Map

Tech Tour Day Nine: Kettering Is Cool

Kettering University still has plenty of automotive heritage, and boy, does it have a lot of other cool research going, as I learned Friday morning on the final tour stop of the Great Lakes IT Report Fall Tech Tour for 2011.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/09/2011

AP PHOTO -- DO NOT USE

Obama Visits Michigan To Hail Advanced Battery Production

Though the visit was partially overshadowed by partisan gridlock, President Barack Obama talked up the advanced battery industry in Holland Thursday, his second visit to the West Michigan city in 13 months.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/11/2011

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