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North America's largest coal power plant to become 44-MW solar farm

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Located on the shores of Lake Erie, the Ontario Power Generation Nanticoke Generating Station was once North America's largest coal-fired power plant. Here's a turn of events that should make renewable-energy advocates smile. Canada energy infrastructure renewable energy solar clean energy

Audi of America to pilot shared fleet service in North Carolina before 2017 debut

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Audi of America is piloting the new service “Audi shared fleet” at a technology incubator in Durham, North Carolina ahead of a national rollout of the corporate car-sharing service in 2017. —Thiemo Rusch, senior director, vehicle sales and operation, Audi of America. complex. million in start-up capital. Brief

VW's Electrify America submits electric-car charging plan to EPA, CARB: now what?

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VW's "Electrify America" plan shows how the automaker would spend funds it is required to commit to zero-emission vehicle infrastructure under the terms of a settlement for its diesel-emissions. Volkswagen has submitted a plan for electric-charging infrastructure to the U.S.

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Renault To Return To N America With Twizy Low-Speed Electric Car?

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Four of Europe''s six mass-market carmakers have long sold cars in North America. Now it appears that Renault may be considering a return to the continent, using its Twizy low-speed electric car--and doing it via North America''s

VW opens 'Electrify America' site for comment on $2 billion charging plan

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The Volkswagen 2.0-liter diesel settlement approved by a federal judge at the end of October includes a provision for funding of zero-emission vehicle infrastructure. Under the agreement, VW will spend $2 billion in charging or fueling infrastructure for zero-emission vehicles. Exactly how that money will be spent, and how the program will be.

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Will Tesla Model 3 be most 'made in America' car, beating Toyota Camry?

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Made in America" can be a powerful selling point, especially after a presidential election in which domestic manufacturing jobs were a hot-button issue. For some buyers, where a car is made can be as important as the qualities of the car itself. But in the age of globalization, U.S. automakers no longer have a monopoly on cars with largely.

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Honda Insight Hybrid: The Least-Wanted Car In America?

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Automakers and their dealers know that when a vehicle is updated, redesigned, or discontinued, the last lagging examples of the old model may sit on lots for months, perhaps even years. So it appears to be with the Honda Insight, the subcompact mild hybrid hatchback that the company discontinued after the 2014 model year. DON''T MISS: Honda Ends 3.

TTXGP 2012 North America season opens at Infineon Raceway

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VW plans to build electric cars somewhere in N America after 2020

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As it works toward moving past its diesel-emissions scandal, the Volkswagen Group is making ambitious plans for electric cars. By 2025, the company hopes to be selling 1 million electric cars per year, and it has said it will launch 30 different electric models across multiple brands in the coming years. Now VW says some of those cars may be built.

Two-Thirds of Earliest Tesla Drive Trains To Fail In 60,000 Miles, Owner Data Suggests

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Warranty Tesla Motors Consumer Reports Reliability plug-in cars Plug-in AmericaWith almost 100,000 on the world's roads, the Tesla Model S electric car is a remarkable achievement. It remains the longest-range electric car in volume production more than three years after it launched.

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Bosch offering sub-$10K 24 kW DC fast charger for North America; SAE J1772 DC Combo connector

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Bosch Automotive Service Solutions has introduced the Power DCPlus DC fast charger in North America, starting at less than $10,000. Brief

Charging Electric Vehicles Across America: How We Did It & Where

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The recent photo contest on this site to find a picture from readers of the most unusual place they''d ever charged an electric vehicle. But we had our own share of charging challenges as we traveled across the United States last summer in a caravan of all-electric vehicles, as depicted in the new movie Kick Gas. DON''T MISS: Photo Contest: Most

Nestlé Waters North America adds 155 new medium-duty propane autogas trucks to delivery fleet

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Nestlé Waters North America is adding more than 150 medium-duty beverage delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas. The Nestlé Waters North America propane trucks are used to deliver product to its customers across the country including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., million pounds. Milwaukee and Fort Lauderdale. Brief

Honda BR-V: Smallest SUV Yet, But Not For North America: Forbidden Fruit

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The Honda Pilot is the Japanese carmaker's largest crossover, and the only one currently sold in the U.S. with seven seats. But Honda recently unveiled something with a same number of seats--but a far smaller footprint. Debuting at the 2015 Indonesian Auto Show, the Honda BR-V is a new crossover intended for certain Asian markets. DON'T MISS.

Hyundai-Kia America and Mojo Mobility partnering on wireless fast-charging project

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Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc., HATCI) and Mojo Mobility, Inc., kW power transfer rate. Initial system design. Click to enlarge.

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Nissan To Continue Sponsoring National Drive Electric Week Through 2017

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Green Drive Electric Week Plug-in America Sierra Club plug-in carsNational Drive Electric Week, the annual event devoted to advocating plug-in electric cars, will be sponsored by Nissan for the next three years, organizers announced today. Nissan had.

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How Much Oil Does America Use? Check Out This Infographic

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The rate at which we use fuel even on an individual basis can be pretty surprising. If you do just 10,000 miles per year at 30 mpg, you''ll use 333.3 gallons in a year. That''s around 2,800 pounds, or the weight of a small compact car--the sort of car that''d do around 30 mpg in the first place. On a countrywide scale, the statistics are

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Electric car fast charger travels from Europe to America

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Now it will be in the Americas during the second [.].

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Electric Cars: What's Needed To Eliminate Gasoline, Diesel In 25 Years

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Green Plug-in America government incentives plug-in cars state laws transportation policyMore than four years after the first modern electric cars went on sale in significant numbers, concerted efforts by carmakers, governments, and assorted advocates have ensured a modicum of success. Advocacy group Plug-In.

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Chile is giving away solar energy, for free, because it has so much

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DON'T MISS: North America's largest coal power plant to become 44-MW solar farm Consequently, Chile is now. renewable energy solar clean energy South America energyChile has a problem with its solar industry. It's not that the industry can't meet electricity demand for the South American country—quite the opposite, in fact.

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National Drive Electric Week kicks off one month from today

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plug-in cars Plug-in America Drive Electric WeekMore than 100 cities across the U.S. will take part in the sixth annual National Drive Electric Week during the week of September 10 to 18, 2016. What started in 2011 as National Plug-In Day has expanded to become scores of local gatherings to promote plug-in electric cars.

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2013 Nissan Leaf will be sold in Puerto Rico, first expansion into Latin America

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Nissan today announced the 2013 Nissan Leaf will be available in Puerto Rico, making it the first Latin America market for Nissan's electric car.

Hey, Media: Electric Cars Aren't Hybrids, The Difference Matters

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sales plug-in cars Plug-in America It all started with an article by Edmunds that boiled down to "owners of green cars are trading them in for SUVs in record numbers." That may be true--and it has since been widely covered and recirculated by many other sites--but the auto-data giant neglected a crucial point that it really ought to know.

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Oil Hauler Brings Electric Cars To Heart Of Oklahoma Oil Country

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plug-in cars oil well youtube Plug-in America OklahomaThe event is comprised of many dozens of individual.

Electric Car Pioneers Celebrate 10 Years Of Driving On Grid Power

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In honor of its own 10th anniversary, electric-car advocacy group Plug-In America has compiled a list of 10 electric car "pioneers." Green Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) California Plug-in America plug-in cars state laws zero emissions Yet some people have been driving electric cars much longer than that. DON''T MISS.

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Plug In America study projects Tesla Roadster packs will retain 80-85% capacity after 100K miles

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Plug In America launched the survey in January 2013, receiving data from about 4% of Roadster owners worldwide who completed a form on the PIA website.

Which country or region will make the most electric cars in 2025? Poll results

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Europe North America Manufacturing China Production United States plug-in cars PollsPlug-in electric cars are going to be a bigger part of the vehicle mix in future than they have been to date. That much is abundantly clear. DON'T MISS: Tesla and China: why an.

EPA awards Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Tennessee Assembly Plant a first annual Rain Catcher Award

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the Volkswagen Group of America the regional 2014 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Commercial Category for the Chattanooga, Tennessee Assembly Plant. The Volkswagen Group’s Chattanooga facility is the world’s first LEED Platinum Certified Automotive Facility. miles of stream and 2.8 Brief

America's Iconic Greyhound Buses Get Greener With New Diesel Tech

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s buses are one of America's icons, serving over 3,700 destinations in the U.S, Greyhound Lines Inc.'s Canada and Mexico. The once-famous bare-metal livery may have disappeared in the last few decades, but over 25 million passengers still use the services every year--making improvements to the company's fleet a high priority. To this end

Tesla Freakonomics: Why Fans Should Hope Early Drivetrain Data Was Correct

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Our recent article on the reliability implications of a Plug-In America survey of early Tesla Model S owners was met with skepticism from the company's supporters, and support from its skeptics. Maintenance Quality Warranty Tesla Motors Reliability service Plug-in America

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President and CEO of Volkswagen of America steps down

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Volkswagen Group of America today announced the departure of Michael Horn, president and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America. Woebcken, who was recently announced as the new Head of the North American Region and Chairman of Volkswagen Group of America, will assume the role of president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America.

GreenTech Automotive plans to build electric car for sale in North America

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GreenTech Automotive, a start-up company in the electric car manufacturing space, is teaming up with JAC Motors, a leading Chinese automaker.

Modec to produce electric trucks for Americas

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The all-electric delivery vehicle will be used for urban-suburban pick-up and deliveries across North, Central and South America. Modec, based in the UK, is finalising a joint venture for the production of electric Class 2c-3 commercial vehicles with Navistar International Corporation.

Mitsubishi introduces Concept GC-PHEV SUV to North America

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Concept GC-PHEV. Click to enlarge. Mitsubishi staged the North American debut of its Concept GC-PHEV (“Grand Cruiser”)—a next-generation full-size crossover plug-in hybrid. Earlier post.) The PHEV drivetrain offers high performance (335 bhp/250 kW) combined with excellent fuel economy. Super All-Wheel Control. Connected Car Technology. Safety.

Nissan to produce Mercedes-Benz 4-cylinder gasoline engines in North America; latest step in collaboration

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The collaboration marks the first production of Mercedes-Benz engines in the North America Free Trade region. In the latest advance in the collaboration of Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance ( earlier post ), Nissan’s Decherd, Tenn., —Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn. —Dr. Nissan began powertrain assembly in Decherd in 1997.

C40 Cities releases interim results from Latin America Hybrid & Electric Bus Test; renewable diesel evaluated as well

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Road transportation accounts for 90% of transportation emissions in Latin America, half of which are produced by passenger traffic. Emissions Heavy-duty Hybrids Latin AmericaThe results come from test segments run in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo; additional segments will take place there in Q2 and Q3 2012. Initial Findings. to 44.1%.

Nissan Note hybrid leaked, but not likely for North America

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The Nissan Versa Note has never been a particularly big seller in North America. Its sedan counterpart is one of the largest and most capacious vehicles in the subcompact segment, but the Note has always been more of a car for European and Asian markets. Japan subcompact Nissan Rogue Hybrid

Letter from America (Part 2): Tesla Superchargers, and the growing Plug-in Culture

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Earlier this week, I told you about my trip to Washington D.C., It was jolly good fun and if you missed that[.].

Letter from America Part 1: Ms Gordon-Bloomfield Goes to Washington

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I hate being late for things, and I hate missing my usual Friday post here on TheGreenCarWebsite, especially as it’s one of the highlights of my week.

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Electric-Car Driver To Plant Trees In 48 States On Cross-Country Trip

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Environmental road trips plug-in cars Plug-in America Drive Electric WeekDespite its name, National Drive Electric Week is actually an international awareness event for plug-in electric cars. And in concert with this year's event, one driver is taking a road trip. Quite an impressive road trip, actually--in an electric car, naturally.

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