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Supplier Warned VW Of Illegal Diesel ‘Defeat Device’—In 2007

Green Car Reports

It was in 2007—a full year before many of the “clean. German supplier Bosch, the longtime manufacturer of fuel-system and emissions components to Volkswagen, warned the automaker that using software that would circumvent emissions rules in normal, publicly sold vehicles was illegal.

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Average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in Feb up 18% from October 2007

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in December 2011 (an improvement of 13% from October 2007). mpg US (9.93 Click to enlarge. Brief

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Consumer Reports On Tesla Model S: Best Test Car Since 2007

Green Car Reports

In fact, the magazine''s descriptions of the luxury sport sedan brim with adjectives.

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Volkswagen warned against Dieselgate practices as far back as 2007

National Green Transportation

On Sunday two German newspapers claimed Volkswagen had been warned as far back as 2007 against cheating on emissions tests.

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Wiring and Rewiring - Getting Close!

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Ugh, I'm dehydrated, exhausted and mad at this inanimate object. I must love doing this conversion. Here's the fusible link in the front battery box.

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9:12am July 27, 2007 - It's Alive!

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

This morning, I hacked together a serial cable to talk with the ccShell program provided by Azure Dynamics to communicate with the controller. What??!!,

National Safety Council: US on pace for deadliest driving year since 2007

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million were seriously injured, putting the country on pace for its deadliest driving year since 2007. The National Safety Council estimates traffic deaths are 14% higher through the first six months of 2015 than they were during the same period in 2014, and serious injuries are 30% higher. Costs are also up. Brief

UMTRI: average fuel economy of new LDVs sold in US in March up 20% from Oct 2007

Green Car Congress

October 2007 was the first month of their monitoring). L/100 km), an improvement of 20% since October 2007. mpg (9.76 Source: UMTRI.

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V2G Test Drive

Plug In Partners

With operations in eight states, Xcel Energy will study how the vehicles perform in varied geographic regions and climates over a six-month period.

The Cash Back Hybrid

Plug In Partners

By John Voelcker First Published October 2007 Google , a former CIA director , the Natural Resources Defense Council , a U.S.

Ford, VW Ante Up

Plug In Partners

2007 Ford Motor Company has embarked on a bold mission to bring back the Escort name in a revolutionary new Plug-in Hybrid vehicle.

The 60,000 Volt Question

Plug In Partners

23, 2007 -- General Motors Corp. could reportedly produce up to 60,000 Volt electric cars in 2010 , its first anticipated year on the market.

The Plug In Scooter

Plug In Partners

G enerally, when we talk about Plug Ins , we think about automobiles. And there has been some big news on that front in the last few weeks.

Subaru to Begin EV Sales in Japan in 2009

Plugs and Cars

FHI's President Ikuo Mori foresees the price down below $20,00 by 2012 for this subcompact, as production ramps up for the Lithium battery packs.

Electric Smart Car ForTwo Delivered by Mercedes

Plugs and Cars

Mercedes-Benz has delivered the first of 100 electric Smart ForTwos to fleet customers in the UK. Same battery the first new Th!nk

Popular Mechanics Takes Aptera for a Drive

Plugs and Cars

This wingless Jetsonian vehicle has seemed to me to be too much design, too much gadgetry, too much website, and not enough practical, buildable car.

Electric Car Salute to Al Gore in Oslo

Plugs and Cars

Electric cars, including many Th!nk click on the photo below to see more photos thanks to ElBil Norge , click on the video image to see Youtube video.)

Super Charge It

Plug In Partners

T his has been a good week for new advanced battery announcements. Its first order of business is getting the Chevrolet Volt on the road by 2010.

Entourage Star Breaks Parking Law in BMW Hydrogen 7

Plugs and Cars

Automakers using movie stars to greenwash was its essence. Sure, Ari!

A123 & LG Chem Battery Packs for Chevy Volt Unveiled at EVS23

Plugs and Cars

GM-Volt.com is reporting on battery announcements at EVS23. Both A123 and LG Chem/Compact Power have delivered packs to GM for testing in the Volt.

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London Calling: Congestion Charge Recharges Electric Cars

Plugs and Cars

London could soon replace California as the electric car capital of the world. India's Reva was first into the market with the G-Wiz. Norway's Th!nk

Ford and Edison

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Henry Ford and Thomas Edison M omentum for Plug-ins continues to build as two of the biggest names in transportation and energy meet. clip) The U.S.

Here Come the PHEVs

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Audi Metroproject Quattro T his has been a big week of announcements from car manufacturers. One is from the new auto start up Fisker. Join Us today.

Easy as A123

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P erhaps the most important milestone in developing Plug in Hybrids is the availability of an affordable, practical, and powerful battery pack. years.

Corn Belt Mayor Plugs In

Plugs and Cars

GreenOptions blog reports that Mayor RT Rybak of Minneapolis is now driving a plug-in hybrid. His daily drive, a Prius, has been converted.

The Chinese are Coming!

Plugs and Cars

Got2BeGreen reports BYD, a large Chinese firm that is jumping into cars, will be showing a plug-in hybrid, the F6DM, at the Detroit Auto Show.

Mitsubishi Sees 2009 launch for iMiEV EV

Plugs and Cars

Thomson Financial is reporting that Mitsubishi aims to launch its i-MiEV city electric car one year earlier than expected. 16kWh of Lithium betteries.

Plug-in hybrid by who?

Plugs and Cars

The Fisker Coachbuild name meant nothing to me, but I'm not really an auto geek.

Hair Dryers Installed

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I took a few hours today to get the small hairdryers installed. I was lucky enough to have this option on my car.

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Serial Port and Hood Pin

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Today was a bit slow. I received some AMP pins in the mail that fit the special connectors on the DMOC445 controller. Here's the finished connector.

Dedicated Charging Outlet and Hairdryer Coupling

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

After sleeping for 14 hours last night, I think I'm somewhat recovered from that nasty cold.

Initial Fuel Gauge Driver Schematic

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Since I'm stuck indoors today to recover from a sore throat, I put together the following schematic to drive the fuel gauge based on the pack voltage.

Finishing the Rain Gutter for the Engine Compartment

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

The major project of the day was finishing the rain gutter under the engine compartment lid. Here's the plastic that I bent a few weeks ago.

Finishing the Serial Cable and Testing the Fuel Gauge

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I had a bit more time today to work on some other small projects. Here's the 914 patiently waiting for its rebuilt transmission from Rennsport Systems.

Chinese Electric Car in 2008?

Plugs and Cars

I've long heard rumors of Chinese auto makers developing an electric car. It makes lots of sense, given Chinese battery production.

Subaru to Show EV in Tokyo

Plugs and Cars

Another auto maker is suggesting the future is with electric cars. Cnet's story raises two important questions. Bring 'em on!

Charging Cars in England, Fast Charging in Norway

Plugs and Cars

Business Green Blog in the UK reports on a plan to install 250 EV charging stations in England. Both are seeing serious electric vehicle activity.

Getting the Tachometer and Lights Working

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

After receiving an updated.css file (ccShell config file) from Azure Dynamics for the DMOC445, I was able to access the EE1SpeedoDiv variable. The 3.3V

Replacing the Pilot Bearing

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I purchased a new pilot bearing for the flywheel to see if replacing it would help with the rattles. Flywheel - it's what's for dinner!

Trying a Different Transmission

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Last week Craig at Camp914 offered to lend me another transmission to see if I had vibrational issues. I drove out to Camp914 this morning.