Sunday, January 27, 2019

XINPUGUANG Flexible Solar Panels 1200w Solar Home System Kit 100w Solar Panels 12pcs Monocrystalline Solar Cell Module for Off Grid Solar Battery Charger(1200W)

XINPUGUANG Flexible Solar Panels 1200w Solar Home System Kit 100w Solar Panels 12pcs Monocrystalline Solar Cell Module for Off Grid Solar Battery Charger(1200W)

  • ✈Solar System: Suitable for OFF-Grid Solar Power systerm or multiple panels can be wired in series for 24/48-volt battery charging or for grid-tied applications
  • ✈High reliability with guaranteed +/-3% output power tolerance.The modules can withstand high wind-pressure, snow loads and extreme temperatures.
  • ✈Flexible: This panel is a good choice for curved surfaces of RV, boat,sailboat, yacht,truck, car, coach, cabin, camper , tent , trailer, golf cart or any other irregular surface.
  • ✈Reliable: Advanced encapsulation material with multi-layered sheet laminations to enhance cell performance and provide a long service life.
  • ✈What you get: 100W*12 pcs bendable solar panel, 1 piece 50A MPPT solar controller, 1 piece pure sine wave 2000W inverter, 1* 6 in 1 MC4 connector,1*3M cable with 6 in 1 MC4 Connector,1*3M cable with alligator clip; instruction manual, 18-month guarantee and friendly customer service.

  • How to Make Wind Turbine Generator - Clean Energy

    How to Make Wind Turbine Generator - Clean Energy

    DIY Solar Tracking System Inspired by NASA (Parker Solar Probe)

    In this video I demonstrate a simple autonomous solar tracking system that can be used with solar panels or parabolic mirrors to improve their performance in producing renewable energy. For this system I use two 10rpm, 6v geared electric motors, and four 5v, 0.6w solar panels connected in a configuration that allows the motors to constantly move the panels into shade (purchasing links for these items below). The cost of the electronics was about $10, and could easily be scaled up or down as necessary for a variety of solar applications.

    Michael Strizki's Fantastic Solar Hydrogen Home

    In 2006, Mike took his home off of the electrical power grid. Ever since, he has been generating his own electricity. All of Mike's electrical power comes from solar energy. He usually generates 160 percent more energy than he needs to power his home. Mike isn't likely to sell his power to the grid. Instead, Mike uses the excess electrical power to make hydrogen, which he stores in tanks, to run his car on. Mike has proven that it is possible for you to power your home and car from solar power.

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    Self Running Generator is an electrical device that generates electricity in the absent of petrol, Kerosene, diesel or any other liquid except electric. It is a generator run by itself without any power input from external source to keep it running. The world is evolving and people are doing away with fuel machine and generator. In this video you are going to see how 50KW generator is designed. If you like this video kindly Subscribe to this Channel, like or comment below.

    Thursday, July 6, 2017

    Our team recommand this Jumper EZbook Air Windows 10 Laptop

    Jumper EZbook Air Laptop - 11.6 Inch Display, 1080p, Licensed Windows 10, Cherry Trail X5-Z8300 CPU, 4GB RAM, Dual-Band Wi-Fi

    Key Features...
    • An Intel Cherry Trail X5-Z8300 processor ensures a smooth user experience
    • Enjoy all media in breathtaking quality on a stunning 11.6 Inch display
    • Its ultra thin and lightweight design allow you to carry along your personal files no matter where you’re going
    • This laptop comes pre-installed with a licensed version of Windows 10

    Jumper EZbook Air Windows 10 Laptop

    The Jumper EZbook Air lets you carry along all your personal files in style no matter where you’re headed. Coming with a Champaign gold metal alloy body this Windows Airbook is incredibly thin and light in weight. Its 11.6 Inch FHD display that portraits images in stunning 1080p resolution lets you fully enjoy your media and games to their absolute most. Now for sale and available for a remarkably low price, this Chinese laptop is perfect for business and leisure usage alike. 
    Running on a licensed Windows 10 operating system this affordable laptop provides you with all the high-end features you are used too and truly lets you enjoy a magnificent over-all user experience. Although this ultra sleek laptop holds a small 11.6 Inch design it features a keypad with large keys, allowing you to easily type up documents - making it a device that can be efficiently used for business, study, and gaming alike. With a stunning 128GB of internal memory there is no need to worry about storage space for you to save all your personal files and media. 

    Featuring a powerful Cherry Trail X5-Z8300 CPU along with 4GB of RAM this Windows Laptop supports advanced multi-tasking without encountering any lag. Its modern Quad-Core CPU has been designed to run at 1.44GHz, however, can reach burst frequencies up to 1.84GHz when engaging in demanding multitasking activities. This ensures that, when simply browsing the web or writing a document, your laptop will save energy by letting its CPU run at lower frequencies, allowing you to enjoy your laptop’s features longer without needing to worry about battery life. Along with its epic 8000mAh battery the Jumper EZbook Air delivers hours worth of continuous usage time – enough for you to enjoy a full movie in stunning FHD resolution or to browse the web for hours in a row. 

    Supporting Dual-Band Wi-Fi connectivity this Windows 10 Laptop lets you enjoy the fastest data speeds out there. A laggy internet connection will be an issue of the past as with the Jumper EZbook Air as now you will be able to smoothly enjoy the most demanding online games and to stream FHD online movies in the blink of an eye. Its stunning 11.6 inch display features a 16:9 screen ratio, making this affordable laptop perfect for browsing the web, watching movies, playing games, and writing up documents alike – making the Jumper EZbook Air the perfect laptop for both professional use as well as entertainment. 

    The Jumper EZbook Air comes with a 12 months warranty, brought to you by the leader in Windows Laptops as well as wholesale electronic gadgets..

    Manufacturer Specifications
    OS Version: Windows 10 Licensed
    CPU: Intel Cherry Trail X5-Z8300, 64-bit Quad Core
    Caching: 2MB
    GPU: Integrated Intel HD Graphics
    Process Technology: 14nm
    Power Consumption: 2W
    Processor Speed (max): 1.84GHz
    RAM: 4GB DDR3L
    Internal Memory: 128GB eMMC
    Display Size: 11.6 Inch IPS
    Screen Ratio: 16 : 9
    Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080
    Mic and Speaker
    Battery Size: 3.7V, 8000mAh
    Power: AC Adapter 110-240V
    Charging Voltage: DC 5V 3A
    Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz/5.0GHz Dual-Band

    0.3 Megapixel Front-Facing Camera
    Cover Material: Metal

    USB Type-C
    3.5mm Earphone jack
    DC IN
    Windows OS is pre-installed Chinese and English, and other languages need to be downloaded by WiFi.

    Media Formats
    Video: (1080P) AVI, MOV, MP4, RMVB, FLV, MKV (Support 4K)
    Audio: MP3, WMA, WAV, APE, AAC, FLAC, OGG
    Graphic: JPG, JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG
    E-book: UMD, TXT, PDF, HTML, RTF, FB2

    Main Product Dimensions: 197x 292x 11mm (L x W x D)
    Main Product Weight: 924g
    Weight/dimension is for the main item of this boxed product, to help you compare product sizes before buying: please do not base your shipping calculations on this price - shipping prices depend on your cart contents, shipping destination, and shipping method: please use the checkout to select options and preview shipping price for your total order.
    Package Contents
    Type-C Charger

    Enjoy the following benefits:
    Orders processed and shipped within 1 working day
    12 month warranty
    Award winning customer support
    Worldwide Shipping
    Certification: CE, FCC, RoHS

    Can be bay from eBay here 
    US $289.15

    Solar Powered LED Flood Light - Motion Detection, Weatherproof

    Solar Powered LED Flood Light - Motion Detection, Weatherproof

    Solar Powered Flood Light with 60 bright LEDs and PIR motion detection offers enhanced home protection and peace of mind. 

    Powered by the sun, this flood light offers wire-free installation and energy-saving security that works great in remote or difficult to access locations such as sheds, rooftops, detached garages, and other outdoor buildings. Made out of durable ABS plastic, this compact Flood light offers long lasting defense against the elements of nature. After dark, the unit's built-in motion detector turns the light on automatically upon detecting motion, and then turns it off after a user-defined timer setting. A perfect security device for illuminating dark alleys and sidewalks or patios and keeping unwanted visitors away. 

    Easy to install, this Flood light doesn’t need any kind of electric wiring. Secure it in a desired location using the included mounting piece and make sure the 2W Polycrystalline solar panel is pointed toward a sunny area to ensure maximum solar charging. After approximately 8 hours of charging, the LED Flood Light can shine another 8 hours. 

    The Solar Powered Flood Light is a useful addition to any outdoor security system. Order today, and we guarantee to express ship it out tomorrow. Brought to you by the leader in wholesale outdoor gadgets,

    At a Glance...
    Solar Powered
    60 Bright LEDs
    100 Lumen
    Adjustable PIR Motion detector
    8 Hours battery life

    Manufacturer Specifications
    LED Type: 60 LEDs
    Lumens: 100 Lumens
    Solar Panel Type: Polycrystalline
    Motion Detection
    Day/Night Auto On/Off Switch
    Light Adjusting
    Time Adjusting
    Power Source: Built-in Battery or Solar Panel
    Battery Size: 2000mAh
    Battery Life: 8 Hours
    Charging Time: 8-10 Hours
    Solar Panel Power: 6V, 2W

    Main product dimensions: 130x90x80 mm (L x W x D)
    Main product weight: 500g
    Weight/dimension is for the main item of this boxed product, to help you compare product sizes before buying: please do not base your shipping calculations on this price - shipping prices depend on your cart contents, shipping destination, and shipping method: please use the checkout to select options and preview shipping price for your total order.
    Package Contents
    Solar PIR Flood Light
    Solar Panel
    User Manual
    Mounting Bracket
    Ground Stake

    Orders processed and shipped within 24-hours
    12 month warranty
    In-house QC
    Award winning customer support
    Worldwide Shipping
    Certification: CE, FCC, RoHS

    The Levers behind the lamp should be turned with caution, if you push a little too much you can probably rotate them to a 360° and brake them. There are signs on each lever indicating max and minimum but when I rotated them I could not detect clearly the minimum or maximum spot, just a little.

    It a very high quality product.

    Green energy, the energy of the future, but also of the present,
    Ensures the required quality and power from the sun, accumulating the day for another 8 hours
    Economics, but also the satisfaction of needs
    Super quality at manufacturer's price
    Warranty 12 months

    This can be bay here

    Our team will recommend you Morefine Mbox Mini PC

    Our team is pleased to advise you, and help you buy this product, at manufacturer's price, and super quality

    Windows Mini PC Morefine Mbox - 

    Windows 10, 

    Intel Z8350 CPU, 

    2GB DDR3 RAM, 

    Dual-Band WiFi, 

    32GB Internal Memory, 


    The Morefine Mbox Mini PC takes personal computing to the next level. With its sleek and compact design, this Windows mini PC can be easily installed while nearly taking up any space. It features a little bracket, thanks to which it can be efficiently attached to the back of your display – allowing you to install it completely out of sight. Featuring both an HDMI and VGA slot, this Windows 10 mini PC can be used with both your PC and TV display. With its powerful hardware in place, this mini PC lets you enjoy all the same features a regular PC has to offer. Surf the web, play games, watch movies, and stay in touch with friends and family – there is nothing the Morefine Mbox Mini PC can’t do. 

    Thanks to its Windows 10 OS, this minicomputer is able to treat you with all the latest software features you’d also find on your regular desktop PC. With its Office tools at your disposal, it is perfect for writing up files or creating presentations. Additionally, it allows you to play games and watch movies – making it perfect for business and entertainment alike. Supporting Dual-Band WiFi connectivity, you’ll be able to browse the web, stream movies, and download files in the blink of an eye. So whether you’re searching for info online or simply are playing a multiplayer game – a laggy internet connection will be an issue of the past. 

    Although its body is small in size, this Windows 10 mini PC packs some serious hardware. Featuring 4 cores, its Intel Atom Z8350 processor that has been clocked at 1.94GHz is capable of bringing forth a powerful performance. Additionally, the mini PC features 2GB RAM, an Intel HD Gen8 Graphics unit, and 32GB of internal memory. With all this hardware in place, you’ll be able to enjoy the latest and demanding software features without needing to worry about slowing down your device. A 64GB SD card slot furthermore allows you to increase your total memory to make sure you’ll always have enough space for all your files and media. 

    This Windows 10 mini Pc comes with a 12 months warranty, brought to you by the leader in electronic devices as well as wholesale electronic gadgets..

    Manufacturer Specifications
    OS Version: Windows 10 (Unlicensed)
    CPU: Intel Z8350 Quad Core CPU
    GPU: Intel HD Gen8 Graphic
    Processor Speed: 1.44 GHz to 1.92GHz
    RAM: 2GB DDR3
    Internal Memory: 32GB
    External Memory: Support up to 64GB
    Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n Dual Band (2.4GHz, 5GHz)
    Ethernet: 100M
    Bluetooth 4.0
    Power adapter: 12V 2A

    VGA Out
    Micro SD Card Slot: up to 128GB
    2x USB 2.0
    USB 3.0
    RJ45 port
    3.5mm Audio Jack
    DC IN
    English, Chinese (Simp)

    Media Formats
    Decoder Format: H.263, H.264, H.265, HD MPEG4
    Video: 3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4, MPEG4
    Graphic: BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPG, PNG, TIFF
    Main Product Dimensions: 120x 120x 25mm (L x W x D)
    Main Product Weight: 200g
    Product Notes
    As a wholesaler, we provide no software support, advice, or training regarding the Windows operating system and software. Any attempts to modify the default OS will void the warranty.
    Windows OS is pre-installed Chinese and English, and other languages need to be downloaded
    Package Contents
    Morefine Mini PC
    Bracket and Screw Package
    Power Adapter
    User Manual

    Saturday, August 13, 2016

    High quality 3KW off grid solar power system with battery /solar panel system

    Solar panel system
    High quality 3KW Off grid solar power system with battery / solar panel system


    Technical Data:

    Solar Panels     20X 150W HT-P150-36 Panels

    Rated Maximum Power (Pmax)  150W

    Cell Type  Polycrystalline

    Tolerance  0- 3%

    Voltage @ Pmax (Vmp)  18.50V

    Current @ Pmax (Imp)  8.09A

    Short Circuit Current (Isc)  8.61A

    Open Circuit Voltage (Voc)  22.00V

    Nominal Operating Cell Temperature  47°C ± 2°C

    Panel Dimensions  1480*680*40mm

    Standard Test Conditions  25°C 1.5AM ,1000W/m2


    SPEC  3000W

    Wave Form

    Pure sine wave

    Output Voltage  AC110V/ 220V

    Output Frequency  50Hz/60Hz

    Inverter Efficiency  90%

    Output Voltage  AC110V/ 220V

    Working Temp., Humidity  -20 ~ +70° C, 20 ~ 90% RH

    Storage Temp., Humidity  -20 ~ +85° C, 10 ~ 95% RH

    Solar Panels  18V 150W

    Inverter  OFF Grid 3000W one phase

    Battery  12V 150AH  8 set

    Cables  / PV4MM2/6MM2  1set

    Solar Controller  48V 30A  1

    Solar Panel Slop bracket

    Alum.  1 set

    Max Power Supply Capacity Reference  SF-3000W Solar Panel System

    Sunday, July 26, 2015

    Wind-solar hybrid power-supply system

    Hybrid renewable energy systems (HRES) are becoming popular as stand-alone power systems for providing electricity in remote areas due to advances in renewable energy technologies and subsequent rise in prices of petroleum products.
    A hybrid energy system, or hybrid power, usually consists of two or more renewable energy sources used together to provide increased system efficiency as well as greater balance in energy supply.

    A solar hybrids system , include solar-wind systems. The combination of wind and solar PV has the advantage that the two sources complement each other because the peak operating times for each system occur at different times of the day and year. The power generation of such a hybrid system is therefore more constant and fluctuates less than each of the two component subsystems.
    Block diagram of a PV/wind hybrid energy system
     This is the diagram, ie the working principle

    It is a example of a hybrid energy system is a photovoltaic array coupled with a wind turbine.This would create more output from the wind turbine during the winter, whereas during the summer, the solar panels would produce their peak output.
    Hybrid energy systems often yield greater economic and environmental returns than wind, solar, geothermal  stand-alone systems by themselves.
     An inverter is used to generate AC low voltage, which more typical appliances can be used with.Stand-alone photovoltaic power systems are independent of the utility grid and may use solar panels only or may be used in conjunction with a diesel generator, a wind turbine ,

    For that we propose you
    "Hybrid Wind and Solar Electric Systems"

     Because the peak operating times for wind and solar systems occur at different times of the day and year, hybrid systems are more likely to produce power when you need it.

    According to many renewable energy experts, a small "hybrid" electric system that combines home wind electric and home solar electric  (photovoltaic or PV) technologies offers several advantages over either single system.

    In much of the United States, wind speeds are low in the summer when the sun shines brightest and longest. The wind is strong in the winter when less sunlight is available. Because the peak operating times for wind and solar systems occur at different times of the day and year, hybrid systems are more likely to produce power when you need it.

    Now in US the best price for a good quality  is from 11 000$ to ,,,25 000$ , without any tracking or tower kit for wind turbine.

    But if is shell by fully installed, assembled, tested and approved in the US, and when their manufacturer shall provide technical assistance, accidental repair, and periodic superior quality and standardization at a more accessible price [10 000 $ to 20 000 $],

     The manufacturer will have its own station, where you can see they are operating, and providing the necessary energy users, but also creating electricity charging station, independent, for cars, motorcycles and electric vehicle development to help electric vehicles for removal carbon emissions

     This is the energy of the future to replace oil and gas consumption, to defend the planet from carbon emissions, but also against the danger of "nuclear accident" as it was "Fukushima"

     We want to promote this way of independently produce the energy required for home, small businesses but also for medium to large energy consumers
    We are looking for investors in this idea, association or for project financing

    Saturday, May 10, 2014

    Financial innovation set to slash the cost of offshore wind energy

    The report, Innovative Financing of Offshore Wind, focuses on renewable energy and explores the significant potential for cutting the cost of energy from offshore wind power by reducing financial fees and interest charges, which represent an astonishing 28 percent of project life cycle expenditures. The report is authored by members of the FTI-CL Energy practice, a cross-practice team of energy experts from both FTI Consulting and its subsidiary, Compass Lexecon.
    The report is authored by members of the FTI-CL Energy practice, a cross-practice team of energy experts from both FTI Consulting and its subsidiary, Compass Lexecon.
    "Offshore wind energy economics are strongly governed by life cycle financial costs, and the potential to reduce these is considerable," explained Aris Karcanias , Managing Director at FTI Consulting and Leader of the Company's FTI-CL Energy practice in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. "Although financial costs normally are not expressed in terms of their share of overall capital expenditures, identification of the size of the opportunity to reduce capital expenditures shows the importance of financial innovation in providing cheaper electricity from offshore wind."
    "Corporate and institutional investors looking for low risk, long-term and predictable yield investments are signing on pension, insurance and sovereign wealth funds, to name a few," said Athanasia Arapogianni, Consultant and member of the Company's FTI-CL Energy practice. "Innovative financing and an increase in the number of players in offshore wind finance are creating more competition among lenders, which will lead to lower charges, fees and risk premiums on interest rates."
    To purchase the FTI Intelligence Innovative Financing of Offshore Wind report in its entirety, can find here

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014

    China's Ho-Pin Tung tests fully-electric Formula E Car

    MONTEBLANCO, SPAIN - May 1, 2014: Ho-Pin Tung – the first Chinese driver to ever test a Formula 1 car – reckons that the all-new FIA Formula E Championship will feature ‘super-close’ racing, after testing the fully-electric Spark-Renault STR_01E race car for the first time last week.
    Tung, who has tested F1 cars for Williams and Renault, piloted the single-seater at the Circuit Monteblanco in Spain. He completed three race simulations and was impressed by what he experienced.
    “There’s going to be super-close racing because you can brake really late,” he said. “Having seen the Beijing track layout, it looks like there’s going to be lots of overtaking opportunities and with the Fan Boost system you will have to be really strategic with the way that you use it. Obviously you can save on some laps and then use extra energy on the other laps, so an energy saving strategy is going to be very important during the race and I think you’ll see a lot of drivers looking for and creating chances and making an opportunistic move on the inside into a corner.”
    The 31-year-old, who currently races in the Asian Le Mans Series and the Asian Carerra Cup, was surprised by the performance of the first ever all-electric single-seater which will be used by all 10 Formula E teams when the season gets underway in Beijing on September 13 2014.
    “It’s very different from what I expected and I think the main reason being that I didn’t really know what to expect! Obviously everything is different from every other Formula car you’re used to. It’s got a very different type of tyre, which is a significant difference. It’s hard to explain to someone who hasn’t driven Formula cars, but the construction of the tyres make the tyre very stiff, which I would say is even more influential than the fact that it’s a grooved tyre. It’s got no sidewall and has a very big diameter – 18 inch – and so the sidewall is very stiff and that makes the car very stiff.”
    Having raced in A1GP and Superleague Formula, Tung reckons the Formula E concept has great potential.
    “I think Formula E might well be the future of racing,” he said. “Sustainability and environmental responsibility is something that is very high on the agenda for racing but also in daily life and I think this is a great initiative. Now it’s something I’ve had a chance to get a taste of after driving the car I’ve become more excited and convinced about having such a series.”
    Formula E is a new FIA championship and the world’s first fully-electric racing series. Beginning later this year, the championship will compete on 10 city-centre circuits around the globe including London, Buenos Aires and the opening round in Beijing. Ten teams, each with two drivers, will go head-to-head to create a unique and exciting motor racing championship designed to appeal to a new generation of fans, whilst accelerating the electric vehicle market and promoting sustainability.
    After more than 3,000km of running, testing for the SRT_01E is now complete with the first delivery of cars arriving at the new Formula E Donington Park headquarters on May 15 when the doors to the new facilities will officially be opened.

    CMS consortium to roll out Malaysia’s first EV cars in August

    Malaysia's first Electric Vehicle Car Sharing Programme or Cohesive Mobility Solution is expected to be launched officially by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in August.
    PUTRAJAYA, May 7
    CMS Consortium Sdn Bhd aims to roll out Malaysia’s first Electric Vehicle (EV) Car Sharing Programme or Cohesive Mobility Solution (Comos) in August with about 30-40 units of the vehicles to be placed in selected hot spots in the Klang Valley.
    This private-public partnership programme between CMS Consortium, Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) and Malaysian Green Technology Corp will offer Comos as a complete E-Mobility service.
    It will done by integrating various parts of the EV ecosystem and value chain including EV charging providers, EV fleet operators, parking management operators and telecommunication network operators.
    Comos Executive Chairman Datuk Seri Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamad Tahir said after the Klang Valley, it expected to put another 20-30 units of the EV cars in Langkawi by November this year under the first phase.
    He said the Comos programme would be moving on to Malacca, Johor Baru and Penang for the second phase and finally throughout Peninsular Malaysia.
    Speaking to the media after the soft launch of Comos by the Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed here today, Syed Zainal said with the initial capital of RM5-7 million, the group aimed to grow the EV car fleet to 3,500 units nationwide by 2020.
    Asked on the rate for rent of Comos, he said that the discussion was still ongoing, but noted that the fee would slightly be higher than normal taxi charges and it planned to offer weekly and yearly Comos membership programmes.
    Earlier in his speech, Mustapa said the EV car sharing programme was the first of such initiatives in Malaysia as well as in Asean and it could help reduce carbon dioxide emissions and the consumption of fuel leading to lower fuel subsidy.
    “Car sharing is a form of public transportation hence it is able to reduce the traffic congestion.”
    The first of its kind in the region, the Comos programme was expected to be launched officially by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in August.

    Chrysler to launch plug-in hybrid electric minivan in 2016

    The news just keeps on rolling from Auburn Hills today, as Fiat Chrysler continues to detail its five-year growth plan. This time round, we're talking about Chrysler.
    Chrysler is set to launch a plug-in hybrid minivan capable of returning 75MPGe. The new car will come in the form of a new Town & Country model on sale in 2016.
    The MPV will compete with cars such as the Ford C-Max Energi and Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, offering enough space for families yet forgoing the heavy fuel bills these larger vehicles incur. Ford’s plug-in hybrid is currently rated at at 100MPGe, although that falls to 43mpg once charge from the battery is depleted.
    Naturally, then, Chrysler will need some new product to hit that goal. Leading the charge will be a "thoroughly refreshed" 300 sedan, which we can expect to see later this year at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Considering the 300's 2011 arrival, this fits in nicely with the average automotive life cycle.
    Following the 300's refresh, 2016 will see the arrival of the Chrysler 100, a C-segment offering that will challenge the likes of the Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Chevrolet Cruze. The 100 may be the most important vehicle in the Chrysler brand's five-year plan, as it will mark its entry into one of the hottest segments in the auto industry.
    Five years ago, then-new Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and a new executive team held a marathon day-long presentation session on the company's future, laying out a product plan in conjunction with Fiat following its government-backed restructuring.
    Today, what is now Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is doing it again-and the company has confirmed it will offer at least two plug-in hybrid electric models starting in 2016.
    Plug-in minivan, big crossover
    Marchionne had said in 2011 that Chrysler would offer a Chrysler 300 Hybrid full-size sedan (in 2013) and a hybrid minivan to follow the same year, both conventional hybrids.
    Neither vehicle appeared, but those were hardly the only changes to the five-year product plan that had been announced in 2009.
    Instead, Chrysler will now offer a plug-in hybrid version of an all-new minivan during 2016, and a full-sized crossover in 2017 that also has a plug-in hybrid option.
    The plug-in hybrid minivan will get "75 mpg," said Chrysler president and CEO Al Gardner--presumably referring to its MPGe rating goal for operation in fully electric mode.
    (MPGe is an EPA efficiency rating that measures the distance that can be covered under electric power on the same amount of energy as contained in 1 gallon of gasoline.)
    A plug-in hybrid minivan in 2016 could well be the very first minivan with a plug sold in North America--though several plug-in hybrid crossovers are on their way from Mitsubishi, Range Rover, and Volvo among others.
    To date, the only plug-in electric car Chrysler sells is the low-volume Fiat 500e compliance car, whose sales it refuses to release.
    Fiat Chrysler will provide more technical specifications on its powertrains and hybrid-electric systems this afternoon.