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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has published a basic consumer guide that addresses questions pertaining to electrified vehicle technology and performance. The eight-page guide, "Plugging In: A Consumer's Guide to the Electric Vehicle," defines common terms associated with electrified automobiles and compares the driving range, charging times, fuel requirements and effects of weather for these three types of electrified vehicles; conventional hybrids, battery-electrics and plug-in h

In recent years, electric power steering systems (EPAS) have rapidly been supplanting older hydraulic systems as a means of reducing both weight and parasitic losses. Until now, most of the EPAS applications have been on small- to mid-sized cars.

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New York Power Authority (NYPA) is about to embark on a $21 million dollar hydrogen power and vehicle project. The plan will fund and oversee the construction of two hydrogen generating stations which will incorporate vehicle fueling capabilities as well as the purchasing of a fleet of hydrogen-fueled vehicles. The stations will reportedly cost $7.5 million while the remaining $13.5 million will be set aside for hydrogen-fueled fleet. Electricity to power the electrolysis process will come from

On Monday, Dr. Cornelius Murphy, Jr. president of the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) and Timothy S. Carey, president and chief executive officer of the New York Power Authority (NYPA), were presented a plug-in hybrid electric Sprinter van concept vehicle by DaimlerChrysler for use in SUNY-ESF's fleet of 34 alternative-fuel utility vehicles.