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Newsletter Publication June 2008

Welcome to the WIE!

IEEE Women in Engineering

WIE MISSION Inspire, engage, encourage, and empower IEEE women worldwide.

progress update on its Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle (E-REV). And, a legal fight emerged into public view as Tesla Motors, of San Carlos, California, sued a former designer who launched his own plug-in hybrid car company.

WIE VISION A vibrant community of IEEE women and men innovating the world of tomorrow.

WiE Got News……

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Excerpts from various IEEE Sources for news, information, and current events.

Electric-car news is coming thick and fast.

Two major Japanese automakers pumped up their green credentials by offering up their Electric Vehicles (EVs) for limited tests in the U.S. market, while mighty General

Motors opened its kimono a tiny bit more with a technical

Chevrolet Volt / Concept Chevrolet Volt stole the show at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show and is the first-ever series hybrid concept vehicle shown by a major carmaker.

The “electric Camaro” appearance was striking but proved to be woefully unaerodynamic. Photo: GM

Hybrid-electric vehicles have been available for a decade now. And within a few years, so-called plug-in hybrids will offer beefier batteries that can be recharged from a wall socket, as well as by the vehicles internal-

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