Archive for April, 2013

Does Your Company Need a Motor Management Plan? (The Answer is Probably ‘Yes.’)

April 26th, 2013 No comments

By Richard deFay, Project Manager, Sustainable Energy, Copper Development Association (CDA)

We tend to take electric motors for granted, even in our technically advanced industries. But in reality, they are among the least well-managed industrial tools. Some managers don’t even know how many industrial motors they have in their facilities. That can lead to big – and expensive – problems.

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Copper Development Association (CDA) Forms Team to Fight Women’s Cancer

April 25th, 2013 No comments

By Helen Lee, Copper Development Association, Assistant Manager, Finance and Administration

This is the 12th consecutive year my colleagues and I at CDA will participate in the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) Revlon Run/Walk for Women.

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A second interview with Pete Savagian, General Director, Electrification/Electric Drive Systems, General Motors

April 12th, 2013 No comments

By Bob Weed, Copper Development Association (CDA) Vice President and OEM

Pete Savagian describes the Chevy Volt technologies, specifically the “Hold Mode” and its capabilities as an “Extended Range Electric Vehicle” or “E-REV.”  Pete also talks about some of the engineering issues that GM had to overcome to optimize the Chevy Volt powertrain for E-REV.

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2013 Nissan Leaf unveiled at the North American International Auto Show

April 4th, 2013 No comments

By John Hipchen, Technical Marketing Consultant, Excel Consulting Group, Palatine, IL

The 2013 Nissan Leaf has new features to expedite quicker, more efficient charging – powered with help from copper.  My video interview with Nissan’s Marketing Representative at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, profiles the Leaf’s latest advancements currently on the road.

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