Media-Vehicle Electrification Group - Carnegie Mellon University


Selected Stories

  1. The New York Times: EVs Could Be a Key Part of a Changing Electricity Grid, Jan 23, 2014.
  2. Bloomberg Businessweek: Toyota Sees Hydrogen Car Fill-Ups at Dealers to Trash Dumps, Jan 7, 2014.
  3. The New York Times: Electric Cars Give Rise to a Recharging Industry, Nov 12, 2013.
  4. The Daily Beast: Electric Vehicles May Be the Green Car of the Future, But Hybrids Are the Green Car of the Present, Jan 24, 2013.
  5. The Washington Post: Hybrid, electric or gas: What's a car buyer interested in the environment to do? March 19, 2012.
  6. Bloomberg News: U.S. Battery, Plug-in Car Push Costs Exceed Rewards, New Study Says, Sept 26, 2011.
  7. Science: Editors' Choice: The Pros (and Cons) of Plugging In, V331, Feb 18 2011.
  8. The Wall Street Journal: High Battery Cost Curbs Electric Cars, Oct 17, 2010.
  9. MSNBC: Toyota’s Straight Talk on Plug-in Vehicles, July 12 2010.
  10. Bloomberg News: GM Volt Cost May Limit Value to Drivers, Study Finds,  February 26, 2009.

Press Releases

  1. Carnegie Mellon Study Says Electric Vehicles Could Be Cheaper to Recharge if Electricity Providers Control Charging Speeds, Jan 23, 2014
  2. Carnegie Mellon Researchers Find Limited Residential Parking a Barrier to Electric Vehicle Adoption, Nov 11, 2013.
  3. Carnegie Mellon Researchers Report Hybrid Cars are Greener for City Drivers, June 17, 2013.
  4. Fiscal Cliff Bill Tax Credits for Electric Vehicle Chargers Found Not Cost Effective, Jan 7, 2013.
  5. Carnegie Mellon Study Finds Benefits of Plug-in Vehicles Depend on Battery Size, Sept 26, 2011.


News Stories

2014

  1. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Alternative vehicle fuels a growing niche market, April 29, 2014.
  2. WESA, Pittsburgh's NPR News Station: New Method of Charging Electric Cars Could Bring Savings, Feb 3, 2014.
  3. The Daily Fusion: EVs Could Be Recharged Cheaper With Controlled Charging Speeds, Jan 27, 2014.
  4. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Plugging electric vehicles in at cheapest time could save on power bills, CMU finds, Jan 24, 2014.
  5. The New York Times: EVs Could Be a Key Part of a Changing Electricity Grid, Jan 23, 2014.
  6. Design News: Will Parking Problems Slow the Rise of Electric Vehicles, Jan 14, 2014.
  7. Bloomberg Businessweek: Toyota Sees Hydrogen Car Fill-Ups at Dealers to Trash Dumps, Jan 7, 2014.

2013

  1. Allegheny Front: Charging a Challenge for Electric Car Owners, Nov 22, 2013.
  2. WESA 90.5FM: Lack of Parking May Be One of the Electric Car's Biggest Hurdles, Nov 18, 2013.
  3. The Car Connection: Electric Car Adoption Lagging Because Drivers Have Nowhere to Park & Charge Them, Nov 13, 2013.
  4. The New York Times: Electric Cars Give Rise to a Recharging Industry, Nov 12, 2013.
  5. The Daily Fusion: Insufficient Parking Space Hinders Electric Vehicle Adoption, Nov 12, 2013.
  6. Green Car Congress: CMU study finds limited dedicated residential parking and charging a significant barrier to mainstream EV adoption, Nov 12, 2013.
  7. Autoblog Green: In city driving, hybrids really outshine the competition, June 22, 2013.
  8. EV World: Hybrids better choice for city drivers, CMU study finds, June 18, 2013.
  9. Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Business news briefs: Study says hybrid, electric vehicles not always beneficial, June 18, 2013.
  10. Pocono Record: Hybrids Deserve Better, Feb 18, 2013.
  11. The Allegheny Front: WESA NPR News Station, CMU Studies Electric vs. Hybrid Cars, Feb 9, 2013.
  12. The Daily Beast: Electric Vehicles May Be the Green Car of the Future, But Hybrids Are the Green Car of the Present, Jan 24, 2013.

2012

  1. Green Car CongressCMU/Ford study assesses optimal mix of conventional, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles for minimizing GHG and cost, Oct 31, 2012.
  2. Green Car CongressCMU study finds small battery PHEVs and gasoline hybrids the least-cost policy solution to reducing gasoline consumption, Oct 29, 2012.
  3. Design News: Could Pure Electrics Emit More than Hybrids?, Nov 15, 2012.
  4. The Street: Tesla Motors pollutes today for a greener tomorrow, Nov 7, 2012.
  5. Edmunds: California ZEV mandate -- Would a gas tax be better? Oct 17, 2012.
  6. Automotive World: US: PHEVs give better subsidy yields than EVs - study, July 26, 2012.
  7. Dogan News Agency: Sabancı Üniversitesi mezunları Türkiye’yi dünyaya taşıyor, July 25, 2012.
  8. The Washington Post: Palmer, B. "Hybrid, electric or gas: What's a car buyer interested in the environment to do?" March 19, 2012.
  9. MIT Technology Review: Bullis, K. "Battery to take on diesel and natural gas: Aquion Energy says its batteries could make the power grid unnecessary in some countries," Feb 28, 2012.
  10. Pittsburgh Post Gazette: "Commerce Secretary John Bryson Visits Aquion Energy," Feb 1, 2012.

2011

  1. Autoblog Green: "Why plug-in vehicles with "small" battery packs should be subsidized in a big way," Oct 6, 2010.
  2. The Truth About Cars: Niedermeyer, E., "Report knocks 'big battery' plug-in subsidies, will the DOE notice?" , Sept 28, 2011.
  3. TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk: Lucas, P., "Are small batteries the future for hybrid cars," Sept 28, 2011.
  4. Greenwire, E&E Publishing: Plautz, J., "Incentives should target hybrids, not pure EVs -- report," Washington D.C., Sept 28, 2011.
  5. Green Car Congress: Millikin, M., "CMU study finds that HEVs and PHEVs with small battery packs offer more emissions and oil displacement benefits per dollar spent than large pack PHEVs and BEVs; policy implications," Sept 27, 2011.
  6. Alt Energy Stocks: Peterson, J. "Plug-in vehicles have been weighed in the balance and found wanting," Sept 27, 2011.
  7. HybridCars, "Carnegie Mellon study says hybrids are better target for government investment than EVs," Sept 26, 2011.
  8. Bloomberg News: Ohnsman, A., “U.S. Battery, Plug-in Car Push Costs Exceed Rewards, New Study Says,” Sept 26, 2011
  9. Carnegie Mellon: Swaney, C. "Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Study Finds Benefits of Plug-in Vehicles Depend on Battery Size," Sept 26, 2011.
  10. Science: Apt, J. Peterson, S. B., Whitacre, J. F., “Battery Vehicles Reduce CO2 Emissions” August 12, 2011
  11. Toyota Ideas for Good Website: Commentary on Hybrid Energy Devices, May 1, 2011,  (Whitacre)
  12. Science: Mueller, K. and J. Yeston "Editors' Choice: The Pros (and Cons) of Plugging In," V331, Feb 18 2011.
  13. Pittsburgh Tribune Review: “Battery Innovators Charging Ahead," January 2, 2011

2010

  1. EV World: Moore, B. “The Case for Small Electric Hybrids,” Dec 14, 2010.
  2. Green Car Congress: Millikin, M. “CMU Study Explores Optimizing PHEV Design and Allocation to Minimize Life Cycle Cost, Petroleum Consumption, and GHG Emissions,” Dec 6, 2010.
  3. Wall Street Journal: Ramsey, M. “High Battery Cost Curbs Electric Cars,” Oct 17, 2010.
  4. Wall Street Journal: Article citing Aquion Energy as having been selected by VentureTech as one of the United States’ 50 most promising Tech Start-ups, October 12, 2010.
  5. Pittsburgh Business Times, “Aquion Energy charges up battery production with new Lawrenceville facility,” August 9, 2010
  6. MSNBC: Petersen, J. “Toyota’s Straight Talk on Plug-in Vehicles,” July 12 2010.
  7. IEC Engineering and Technology Magazine: Edwards, C. “Batteries Struggle for Greater Power,” n9, June 16, 2010.
  8. Minyanville: Rohrlich, J. “Welcome Chevy Volt, GM’s Next Flop,” April 1, 2010.
  9. Toyota Sustainable Mobility Website: January 14, 2010, video recording of Jay Whitacre’s lecture on “Advanced Batteries”.
  10. Nature: “From Steel to Science” (Jay Whitacre and spin off Aquion Energy described in this piece), v463, January 14 2010.
  11. IEEE Spectrum: Ross, P.E. “Loser: Why the Chevy Volt will Fizzle,” January 2010.
  12. Commentary to Chemical and Engineering News on the environmental footprint of electric vehicle batteries, 2010 (Samaras)
  13. Commentary to Rocky Mountain Institute's Solutions Journal on serving as a Technical Advisor for RMI's Project Get Ready for Municipalities preparing for electric transportation, 2010 (Samaras)
  14. Commentary to Audubon Magazine on the environmental footprint of electric vehicle batteries, 2010 (Samaras)

2009

  1. MIT Technology Review: (article about Jay Whitacre’s Sodium Ion Battery approach), December 2, 2009.
  2. Pittsburgh Tribune Review: “Carnegie Mellon University battery generates interest, $5M grant” (Announcement of $5,000,000 grant to Jay Whitacre to build pilot facility to manufacture batteries), November 25, 2009
  3. CNET News: LaMonica, M. “Q&A: Will the Chevy Volt make money for GM?,” October 30, 2009.
  4. Nippon Nightly News: "The future of the Automobile Industry" (Japan), April 2009 (Michalek)
  5. IEEE Spectrum: Schneider, D. “Why the Chevy Volt Doesn’t Add Up,” March 9, 2009.
  6. Automobile Magazine: Peterson, A. “Carnegie Mellon Study Finds High Capacity Plug-In Hybrids Cost Inefficient,” March 5, 2009.
  7. CNNMoney.com Fortune Magazine: Taylor III, A. “Taking the Charge out of Chevy’s Volt: A new study casts doubt on the benefits of the automaker’s much-hyped plug-in hybrid,” March 3, 2009.
  8. U.S. News and World Report:Study: Chevy Volt ‘Not Cost Effective in Any Scenario,” U.S. News & World Report, March 2, 2009.
  9. Bloomberg News: Ohnsman, A. “GM Volt Cost May Limit Value to Drivers, Study Finds,”  February 26, 2009.
  10. MIT Technology Review: Fairley, P. (2009) “Toyota to Deliver Plug-In Hybrids: The new Prius is designed so that its battery pack can be swapped out for a plug-in lithium-ion battery,” January 13, 2009.
  11. Commentary to Philadelphia Inquirer, reprinted in Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 2009  (Samaras)
  12. Samaras, C., and M.G. Morgan, Cap and Trade is Not Enough, Guest Opinion in Energy Biz Magazine, July/August 2009
  13. Commentary to CTV Canada, 2009 (Samaras)
  14. Commentary to Gasoline Marketer Magazine, 2009 (Samaras)
  15. Commentary to Business to Business Magazine, 2009 (Samaras)
  16. Commentary to Plenty Magazine, 2009 (Samaras)
  17. Green Car Congress: Millikin, M., "Study Finds PHEV Li-ion Iron Phosphate Cells Show Little Capacity Fade Under Combined Driving and V2G Usage; Economic Model Suggests Incentives Will Be Required for Vehicle Owners to Participate in V2G", 2009.


Other Outreach

  1. Sakti, A., contribution to ACEEE Fact sheet: "Factors that can contribute to cost reduction of lithium ion batteries for personal vehicles," August 2011.
  2. Sakti, A., Consulting internship with the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) on battery related issues for electrified vehicles in Washington, D.C., June-Aug 2010, June-Aug 2011.
  3. Traut, E., Viewing of the Hymotion Prius for employees and students at the National Energy Technology Laboratory for Bring Your Child to Work Day. Pittsburgh, 2010.