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Survey shows % of Californians walking, biking or used public transit more than doubled since 2000

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In 2000, that share was only 11%. Nearly 23% of household trips were taken by walking, biking, and public transportation. Brief

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Ford Cut Plant CO2 Emissions By A Third Since 2000; Another Third By 2025 Targeted

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Ford is doing just that, having cut global carbon dioxide emissions at its plants by over a third since 2000. CO2 emissions have dropped by 37 percent per vehicle between 2000 and 2012 There''s more to making a car green than just the car itself.

Ford cuts global water use 8.5% per vehicle from 2011 to 2012; total usage down 62% since 2000

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Since 2000, Ford has reduced the amount of water used around the world from 64 million cubic meters to 24 million cubic meters—a reduction of about 10.6 Ford voluntarily launched its Global Water Management Initiative in 2000, putting in place ways to manage water conservation, quality and reuse of storm and process water. Brie

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Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I broke 2000 miles with the 914 EV this week. The car has been running smoothly with no complaints. Have a great weekend everyone

Ford now holds 461 patents on hybrid technology, up from 10 in 2000

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Ford Motor Company now holds 461 patents on its hybrid technology, up from 10 in 2000. In the last three years, the number of inventions submitted to Ford’s legal team to be considered for patents has increased more than 25%. Still, by 2002 Ford only had approximately 30 hybrid patents. —Ming Kuang. Brief

Worldwatch Institute: global biofuel production fell in 2012 for first time since 2000

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In 2012, the combined global production of ethanol and biodiesel fell for the first time since 2000, down 0.4% World ethanol and biodiesel production. Source: Worldwatch. Click to enlarge. from the figure in 2011, according to the Worldwatch Institute’s latest Vital Signs Online report. billion liters in 2011 to 22.5 billion liters (5.9

Next Nissan Leaf Could Become Family Of Electric Cars: Report

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in 2000, but it wasn't until 2012 that the single hybrid model expanded into a family of four different cars. The first Toyota Prius came to market in the U.S. Now it appears that the same could happen--somewhere down the road--to the Nissan Leaf, although not until after a second-generation Leaf is introduced, likely for the 2017 model year.

Dutch sports car brand Spyker developing electric SUV

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After launching in 2000 with a sports car called the C8, Spyker made the costly error of entering Formula One. The history of the modern incarnation of Dutch brand Spyker is a short but troubled one. It then made an even costlier error of trying to save Saab, which ultimately still went under and saw its assets sold off to National Electric.

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Electric Cars Sell Faster Than Hybrids Did At Same Point

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Above is a graph comparing the relative sales volumes of hybrids (starting in 2000) to those of plug-in electric cars (starting in 2011). Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. It comes from the U.S.

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Could Honda's Future 1.0-Liter Be World's Most Efficient Engine?

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It also took International Engine of the Year in 2000, and won that competition''s sub-1-liter class seven times. The last time Honda made a 1.0-liter gasoline engine, it broke new records for fuel efficiency. Found under the hood of the original Insight hybrid, it still has the highest gas mileage of any EPA-rated non-plugin.

UK new car CO2 emissions fell 3.5% in 2010 and more than 20% since 2000

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Average CO 2 emissions from new cars have fallen by more than 20% since 2000. Cars in the sub-130 g/km CO 2 category represented almost 40% of the market in 2010 compared with less than 1% in 2000. Executive (-28.1%) and Mini (-25.8%) segments recorded the biggest improvements against the levels of 2000. . Brief

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2016 Toyota Prius: Most Fuel-Efficient Car Without A Plug, Ever

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It was the 2000 Honda Insight, which until now has stood as the. It was the first hybrid car to be sold in the U.S., beating the now-legendary Toyota Prius by a few months. Green EPA Ratings Fuel Economy

Why Can't We Buy Cars That Do 60, 70, Or 80 MPG?

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The first-generation Honda Insight hybrid, sold from 2000 through 2006, is renowned even today for its ultra-high gas mileage: 52 mpg combined (48 mpg city, 58 mpg highway). Those ratings remain unmatched today by anything today that doesn''t include a plug and a large battery pack.

Tognum starts up new engine plant in US for MTU Series 2000 and 4000

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A new US production facility set up by the specialist for propulsion and power solutions Tognum in Aiken, SC, is now up and running assembling Tognum’s MTU Series 2000 and 4000 engines primarily for the US market. The MTU 2000 series includes engines with up to 16 cylinders and output of up to 1,939 kW. —Dr. Brief

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All Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars Are Compliance Cars, For Now

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When the first Honda Insight and Toyota Prius hybrids launched in 1999 and 2000, expectations for their sales were low. And hybrids indeed logged annual sales in the low thousands until the second-generation Prius came along for 2004. But the sales numbers for the earliest hybrids look stratospheric compared to the projections for sales of.

UPS Sets New Automotive Goal to Improve Package Delivery Fleet Fuel Economy a Total of 20% from 2000 to 2020

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UPS is targeting a 20% improvement in fuel economy for its US package delivery fleet from 2000 to 2020. UPS has set a new automotive goal to improve the miles per gallon (MPG) performance of its entire US package delivery fleet by 20 percent between 2000 and 2020. million more miles than in 2000, yet fuel consumption decreased by 3.2

Report Finds Rate of Growth of Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Sharply Increased Between 2000 and 2005

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Anthropogenic global greenhouse gas emissions increased by 15% between 2000 and 2005, a sharp increase in the expected rate of growth, according to a new report from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). EDGAR is a detailed overview of 35 years (from 1970 to 2005) of greenhouse gas emissions by country and emission sector.

GKN Driveline providing eTransmission to StreetScooter electric vans

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GKN Driveline is supplying its innovative electric drive technology to StreetScooter , the electric vehicle company owned by Deutsche Post DHL Group.

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Plug-In Electric Car Sales For 2015 Fall Slightly From 2014

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million was set in 2000. The U.S. new-vehicle market set a new record last year, with deliveries of new passenger cars and light trucks totaling 17.39 million. The previous record of 17.35 But battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles saw their totals fall slightly, from about 120,000 in 2014 to roughly 115,000 last year.

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Life After Death: What Happens When Your Prius Battery Dies

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While many of these original 2000 Priuses are still giving their owners the same gas milage they did when new, traction battery packs inside early cars are reaching the end of their predicted 10 year, 300,000 mile life. Believe it or not, the humble Toyota Prius has been on sale in the U.S. for 12 years.

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Volkswagen Group appoints new heads of Global R&D, Group Design, Group Product and Modular Toolkit Strategy

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Having started his career at Ford, he was Head of Volkswagen Group Research from 2000 to 2003. Mauer studied vehicle design and began his career at Mercedes-Benz in 1986, holding various functions until 2000, including design responsibility for the A-Class, SLK and SL models as well as Smart design. Brief

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Five Used Hybrid Cars To Consider Steering Clear Of

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since 2000. Some used cars are better bets than others. And just as there are new hybrids you may want to consider avoiding, some used hybrids may be a more conservative bet than others. used Toyota Prius is by far the most familiar and most numerous hybrid, with a few million sold in the U.S. But there are also orphan hybrids showing up on

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Toyota celebrates 7 million hybrid sales

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million units since its introduction in 2000. The best-selling Toyota hybrid is, unsurprisingly, the Prius, which has shifted more than 3.3

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Modern efficiency? Volvo went there 30 years ago

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The Swedish carmaker first revealed the LCP 2000 concept back in the spring of 1983 at an environmental seminar in Stockholm.

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Millennials Own Fewer Cars, Seek Other Ways To Get Around: Report

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That seems to be what many Millennials--the generation born between 1983 and 2000--are doing. Instead of switching to more-efficient cars, what would happen if a large number of people simply gave up driving altogether? Without any apparent preference for cars, Millennials are the "multimodal generation," according to a new report from the

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Ford slashes CO2 emissions by a third

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Bu the car giant isn''t stopping there, now targeting a cut of 30 per cent in CO2 emissions [.].

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Innowattech In Road Energy Harvester Uses Tiny Generators to Capture 2000 Watts Per Hour

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Awhile back we brought you a story about a company called New Energy whose Motion Power system presented an interesting energy harvester installed in roadways.  The system is designed to capture energy from the motion of vehicles.  It has undergone several successful real-world testing applications.  Read more about it here. Now, another

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Average Vehicle Now 11.4 Years Old, Oldest Since WW2

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Are you still driving a mid- or late-Nineties model, or maybe one (like us) from model year 2000? How old is your car? You''re not alone. The cars on U.S. roads have continued to age, meaning that the average vehicle is now older than at any time since the aftermath of World War 2, when U.S. manufacturing shut down for three years to build

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Damen delivers hybrid tugboat to Royal Netherlands Navy; up to 30% lower fuel consumption, 40% fewer emissions

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This 28.67-meter hybrid tug is named Noordzee and is the first standard hybrid tug supplied by Damen that the RNLN will employ. knots.

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Toyota sells 4m hybrids worldwide

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Toyota and Lexus have shifted 4,000,000 hybrid vehicles worldwide since sales of the very first Prius began at the end of 2000. This latest sales milestone – achieved on April 30, 2012 – comes just 14 months since surpassing the 3m mark in February 2011. Before May, Europe had snapped up 423,000, with 94,000 of [.]. Toyota Sales

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FPT International introduces 8.7-liter CNG engine in China

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The Cursor 9 CNG offers power up to 400 hp @ 2000 rpm, and torque up to 1700 N·m @ 1.200 rpm, while at the same time having emissions lower than Euro VI. FPT Industrial has extended its range of on-road alternative fuel solutions with the 8.7-liter Cursor 9 CNG, based on the Cursor 9 diesel architecture. Brief

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SUVs became the largest and fastest-growing automotive segment in 2015; up 22% from 2014

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Sales of SUVs grew from 5 million units in 2000 to 20 million in 2015 and are forecast to hit 42 million units by 2031. Global sales of SUVs surged 22% in 2015, supporting an overall increase in global sales of light vehicles of 1.7% in 2014-2015, according to data released by global market research company Euromonitor International. Brief

nanoFLOWCELL to present new QUANT F flow cell EV at Geneva

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In turn, this buffer system is briefly able to supply over 2000 amperes when needed for full performance. Earlier post.). Click to enlarge.

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Will Plug-In Cars Outsell Hybrids? Industry Analyst Says Yes

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After their first full year of sales, each of the two modern plug-in electric cars on sale during 2011 outsold the Toyota Prius hybrid in 2000, its first year on the market. With stellar sales of the Chevrolet Volt last month, we haven't heard quite as much of the silly "electric cars are a sales failure" meme lately.

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Johnson Matthey and 3M complete NMC patent license agreement for automotive Li-ion batteries

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Broadly, patents on NMC reach back into the 2000s, with Argonne National Laboratory filing the first one in 2000 based on work done by Dr. Michael Thackeray, followed shortly thereafter by a patent filed by 3M based on work done by Dr. Jeff Dahn at Dalhousie University. and all global equivalents thereof. Batteries

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California greenhouse gas emissions up 2% in 2012; driven by economic growth, closing of San Onofre, and drought

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Since 2000, GHG emissions have decreased by 1.6% (from 466 to 459 MMTCO 2 e) after reaching a peak of 493 MMTCO 2 e in 2004. Per capita emissions in California have decreased by 12% from 2000 to 2012, in spite of the overall 11.4% Per capita emissions from in-state electricity generation have declined by 22% from 2000 to 2012.

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New 1.6L diesel in 2018 Chevrolet Equinox related to Opel’s 1.6L CDTi Whisper Diesel

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Fuel pressure is 2000 bar (29,000 psi). The new 1.6-liter diesel engine to be offered in the US in the 2018 Equinox ( earlier post ) is similar to Opel’s 1.6L CDTi Whisper Diesel ( earlier post ) in Europe, and is derived from a common Italian-German-American medium diesel engine design, according to GM. The first application of the 1.6L

Optodot and LG Chem sign patent license agreement for boehmite ceramic-coated separators for Li-ion batteries

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Since its founding in 2000, Optodot has worked with private-sector companies (from startup to Global 50) and federal agencies, such as the Department of Defense and Department of Energy. Optodot Corporation recently granted a license to LG Chem Ltd. The patent portfolio includes 20 patents issued in the US, Japan, Korea, China, and Europe.

JetBlue Launches JetBlue Technology Ventures; 1st US airline-backed VC subsidiary for travel startups

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JetBlue, founded in 2000, has launched a number of firsts in the airline industry. US airline JetBlue has launched JetBlue Technology Ventures , a wholly owned subsidiary that will invest in, incubate and partner with early stage startups at the intersection of technology, travel and hospitality. Brief

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Honda begins operation of 1st wind farm by an automaker in Brazil; covering electricity needs for annual local auto production

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Honda has set a target to reduce CO 2 emissions from its global products by 30% by the end of 2020 compared to year 2000 levels. Honda Energy do Brasil Ltda. Honda Energy), Honda’s wind power generation business subsidiary in Brazil, has begun operation of its wind power generation facility. Brief

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