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2016 Scion iA Review, Honda Solar Charging, VW On Electric Cars: Today's Car News

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Today, we drive the 2016 Scion iA subcompact sedan, Honda tests solar-powered electric-car charging in the Marshall Islands, and some digging reveals that Volkswagen thought electric cars were the future, back in 2007. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

Mitsubishi success to spawn more electric cars

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We’re just weeks away from the first fleet buyers in Japan receiving the production version of the much hyped Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car with individual buyers able to place orders for delivering beginning next April. The unexpected success of the vehicle has prompted the company to work on five more electric cars.

London Calling: Congestion Charge Recharges Electric Cars

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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.

French CO2 Feebate Plan Good News for Electric Cars

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Low emission vehicles will receive a rebate, high emission cars will be assessed a fee. Mid level emitters, representing about 45% of the cars currently sold, will be unaffected. As reported on the Green Car Congress website , electric vehicles would receive 5 times the rebate available to the best currently conceivable ICE vehicle.

Iran's Oil Woes; An Arab Electric Car?

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Nuclear or solar, if Iranians won't consider electricty for cars, perhaps neighboring Arab states will. report out of tiny Abu Dhabi suggests some of the oil rich may be looking considering alternatives to oil for cars. According to their website, "S.V.E.plans to put a vehicle on the market in 2007." What it uses it can't sell.

Here Come the PHEVs

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Audi Metroproject Quattro T his has been a big week of announcements from car manufacturers. The car will cost $80,000. Join Us today.

Plug-in Hybrid Bills in Congress Scare Auto Makers

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The Detroit News Autos Insider column today is reporting on Congressional efforts to promote plug-in hybrids and the backlash from the automakers. Toyota made the car, the Prius, that made plug-in conversions possible, and now they are trying to rein in the desires unleashed. HybridsPlus and EDrive have converted cars.

Super Charge It

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What's New Sign the On Line Petition News Summary I HOME. T his has been a good week for new advanced battery announcements.

Ford and Edison

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It is a good example of how electric utilities and car makers can begin to work together. clip) The U.S.

Israel, Jordan Moving Ahead With "Electric Peace Car"

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Ynetnews.com, an Israeli news site, reports on continuing progress on the Middle East electric car front. Tags: renault israel electric car toyota shai agassi jordan Building on initial discussions in Davos at the World Economic Forum in January, a meeting has now been held in Jordan to move the idea forward.

Tata Takes On Air

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W ith all of the accelerated development in advanced batteries, most car companies are focusing on that technological track.

Tesla - Longer Range, Later Delivery

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CNet is reporting some good and some not so welcome news about the Tesla Roadster. Cars will not hit the road until early next year. Simply getting on the waiting list for the car once cost $50,000. But don't expect to receive your car for at least a year. Tags: tesla electric car

GM Volts Ahead

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The VOLT moves GM toward a car driven solely by electrical components - yes, an electric car. in the future." hours.

Inevitable and Invisible: Electricity as "Alternative Fuel"

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An incredible pair of stories in the Detroit news here and here. In one, electric drive is seen as inevitable. In the other electricity isn't even mentioned. Tags: GM electric car plug-in hybrid electricity Thanks for the tip to Felix Kramer of CalCars.

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The Wall Street Journals

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In Quest for Cleaner Energy, Texas City Touts Plug-In Car John J. What's New Sign the On Line Petition News Summary I HOME

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headquarters, which will help the company reduce its environmental footprint and power its plug-ins with clean solar electricity.

Tesla to build new EV plant in New Mexico!

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AP via the Detroit News Link Albuquerque, N.M., to be site for electric car production "New Mexico's biggest city will be home to an automobile assembly facility for Tesla Motors' all-electric, four-door, five-passenger sedan that will sell for at least $50,000." "The $35 million facility on Albuquerque's west side will mean 400 new jobs, Gov.

What up with GM's Plug-in hybrid Volt?

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But there it is in a Detroit News Autos Insider piece today. Interest in plug-in cars of all sorts is real and growing. billion taxpayer-funded effort, called the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV), to build an 80-miles-per-gallon car. Laptops didn't wait for Lithium, and neither should cars.

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Hydrogen Hyped: BMW Does Pogue

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In addition, "David is an Emmy-winning correspondent for CBS News, a frequent contributor to NPR's "Morning Edition," creator of the Missing Manual series of computer books, and father of three." On March 29, Pogue blogged about The Future of Hydrogen Cars. That "something like it" is electricity. He's got cred. Guess what?

Th!nk City: Electric Civic for the 21st century?

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City electric car has rolled off its Norwegian assemblyline. Biggest piece of news: According to [CEO Jan Olaf] Willums, General Electric (GE) is now an investor in Think and the company struck a deal with GE to collaborate on battery technology. City titled A Honda Civic for the age of global warming.

Everybody Happy: Bush to Sign Do-little Energy Bill

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The opening line of the Detroit News story says all you need to know: The House approved a stripped-down energy bill Tuesday and sent it to President George Bush, who is expected to sign the legislation. The headline is a 35mpg CAFE standard for cars produced 13 years from now. Big whoop. Boxer.

CARB: Sawyer v Governator

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If the governor fired Sawyer over requiring reflective auto paint, it's hard to believe he would have allowed a reinvigorated ZEV mandate that could bring plug-in hybrids and electric cars to market.

Volt, Re-Volt, No Volt - Will CARB Revolt?

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In January GM announced the Volt, a smart idea that makes use of the two existing primary energy infrastructures - the electric grid and gasoline stations. With NiMH batteries - those that provide energy to every hybrid on the road and thousands of all-electric cars - the Volt plug-in hybrid could go into production today.

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Bush Budget: Plug-ins Hybrids, Not So Much

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The Detroit News has the alternative fuel breakdown in the president's budget request, and it isn't pretty. Increases for hydrogen fuel cell research from $289 million in FY 2007 to $309 million in FY 2008. billion program expires next year." I guess that wasn't enough to actually make a marketable, economic car. billion.)

Lutz Chats Volt with "Fellow Bloggers"

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Lutz responds to the sense that GM might be pulling back from its commitment to the Volt that resulted from Sharon Terlep's Detroit News article a month or so ago. (My take at the time here.) If Lutz means it, GM should be willing to meet higher CAFE requirements with electric miles in the Volt, rather than ethanol flex-fuel loopholes.

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Electric car sales slump in UK

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Anyone who thought that electric cars were ready to take over on the UK’s roads needs to think again, with new sales figures revealing that their popularity has slumped. According to The Guardian, sales of new electric cars in the UK dropped by 90 per cent from their peak of 397 units in 2007, to [.].

MIT Battery Breakthrough Could Revolutionize Electric Cars : Gas 2.0

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Electric Car Manufacturers Inspire New Paradigms -- Seeking Alpha

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Think is also working closely with the Brussel based Eurelectric , the European union of electricity industry. Electric cars a still a joke.

BREAKING NEWS: Exxon/Mobil Ordered Out of Torrance, Guilty of Greenhouse Gas Pollution

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You think HE’s anxious to see electric cars replace fossil fueled vehicles?  Greenius Rules. They’ve got other priorities.

Electric car trial participants express enthusiasm

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Some of the participants in the UK Government’s electric car trial have expressed their enthusiasm at earning funding to be part of the scheme. “Smart has been conducting real-life trials of 100 electric cars with partner companies across the country since 2007,&# he said.

Smart-grid project matches wind to electric cars | Green Tech - CNET News

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The EDISON (Electric Vehicles in a Distributed and Integrated Market using Sustainable Energy and Open Networks) research consortium will seek to match power generation from wind turbines on the island of Bornholm, Denmark, with the power consumption of charging plug-in electric cars. mail Martin. per barrel. very nice. Uhm ok.

Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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Ted Kulongoski behind the wheel of Nissan’s prototype electric vehicle. electric car race with i MiEV in Oregon? In the U.S.

Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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In effect, cars would be acting like tiny power stations. Our subways don’t shut down at night, our cars cannot and should not.

Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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Supporters of the car say that’s shortsighted. report titled, “The Comeback of the Electric Car? rolls toward bankruptcy.

Solar Powered Greenius Producing Massive South Bay Energy

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First of all he’s already gone where I want to go by installing solar, back in 2007. Oil that is, black gold, Texas tea. The rate of $0.32

Tennessee, Nissan and TVA forge a path for electric car | www.tennessean.com | The Tennessean

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Electric Smart to begin large scale production

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The Smart Fortwo electric drive vehicle will begin large scale production at its plant in Hambach, France, in 2012. However, under the latest plans, the Smart Fortwo electric drive will be produced in “significantly larger volumes” as of 2012 as part of the Smart portfolio, and will be sold through its sales network.

Ford testing plug-in electric grid system

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Smart charging systems appear to be the order of the day among the leading car manufacturers with Ford the latest to develop an intelligent vehicle-to-grid communications and control system for its plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

Why plug-in hybrids are top of the pile

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Internal combustion engines, hybrid electrics or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles - which would you choose? It tested the performance of two 2007 model Prius hybrids and then converted them into plug-in hybrids using a Hymotion 5kWh lithium-ion battery conversion kit.

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Saturday September 27th, 2008 : Immediately after the Santa Monica 2008 AltCarExpo , “ Who Killed the Electric Car? &# Director Chris Paine graciously hosted Plug In America ’s very first fundraiser at his PV+EV residence in Culver City, CA. Click here to see my Vectrix Electric Maxi-Scooter coverage from March 2007.