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2012 Hyundai Accent SE: Quick Drive Report--Commuter Car Test

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Contrary to the practice in much of the rest of the world, subcompact cars are rarely the sole household vehicle in the U.S. They're more likely a second or third car, often used for commuting--and rarely occupied by more than a single person.

Honda premiers BRIO urban commuter car in Thailand

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HATC), Honda’s automobile production and sales subsidiary in Thailand, has unveiled the BRIO urban commuter car. The BRIO. Brief

Honda Electric Micro Commuter Car To Begin Testing In Japan

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America''s wide open spaces have never been conducive for small car sales success, but the story is quite different elsewhere. We already know how popular the tiny kei-class cars are in Japan, for example--but some automakers are exploring even smaller vehicles to meet future transportation needs.

Toyota and Aston Martin Collaborate on iQ-Based “Cygnet” Luxury Commuter Car

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Toyota Motor Europe (TME) and Aston Martin are collaborating on the “Cygnet”—a new luxury commuter car based on the iQ platform ( earlier post ) that will be exclusively built for and sold to Aston Martin owners. Tadashi Arashima, CEO and President of TME. Less than three metres in length, the iQ can accommodate up to four people.

Honda CEO: Honda Studying Battery Electric Commuter Car, But Holds Fuel Cell Vehicle as the Ultimate Eco-car

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Honda is currently conducting research on a short-distance battery electric vehicle as a “ city commuter car. ” ( Earlier post.). But we’re studying the US market with a view to introducing this commuter car in the future. Battery technology continues to be a barrier to mass market use. But make no mistake. President Ito.

Honda delivers first Fit EV to California customer

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The couple was the very first registrant to sign up to lease the Fit EV and plan to use their vehicle as a daily commuter car. Matt and Becky Walton have a long history of owning Honda vehicles, beginning with a Honda N600 sedan and a Honda Z600 coupe in the 1970s and now a Honda Odyssey which will be used as a secondary car.

You Can't Do That!!! (the day the dreamers "grow up")

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car, recycled batteries, recycled wires and recycled dreams." Here he had just drove the car onto the car trailer for us (Uhaul rocks).

Rinspeed To Present an Intelligent Mobility Concept Based on “UC?” Electric Car at Geneva Show in March

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which stands for “Urban Commuter” or “You see?”. AkzoNobel Car Refinishes. The Rinspeed concept integrates a two-seat EV with rail.

Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE Concludes Knockout Qualifying Stage; 15 Vehicles from 12 Teams Continue On

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Edison2 Very Light Car #97 (Charlottesville, VA) Internal Combustion Engine. Edison2 Very Light Car #98 (Charlottesville, VA) Internal Combustion Engine. Commuter Cars, Tango (Spokane, WA) Battery Electric. Edison2, Very Light Car #95 (Charlottesville, VA) Internal Combustion Engine.

Arc 1 Conversion Journal 3/3/2012

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It has been about 5 months since I posted my first blog about converting my car to electricity. Winter 2011-2012: Engine Bay and Under-car: The car is now completely gas-less. I was also able to strip a good 2/3rds of the wiring from the car as they were directly related to ICE components. This is a 6.7" AviatorBJP

Scion iQ EV arrives in US for campus and urban car-sharing programs

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Approximately 90 iQ EVs will be available for fleet and car-sharing applications. 2013 Scion iQ EV. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.)

That Super Sexy Clean Tech Roundtable, Part II of a Greenius Exclusive

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Having the world’s greatest car is nice. He drives an electric car and has for seven years, a Toyota RAV4 EV.

Suzuki Swift 1.3 DDI-S road test

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When admiring glances are forthcoming at the supermarket car park, you will be glad you opted for this little gem. Read the full Suzuki Swift 1.3

New Study Outlines Pathway to 76% Reduction in UK Transport Sector CO2 Emissions By 2050; Road Transport Becomes Carbon Neutral

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Measures for Spatial Planning include: Pedestrian-oriented design: urban car VKT reduced by 10%. Road space reallocation: urban car CO 2. High occupancy only vehicle (HOV) lanes: urban car VKT reduced by 1.4%. Workplace car parking charges: CO 2 emissions from commuting by car reduced by 12%. Road transport.

MIT Battery Breakthrough Could Revolutionize Electric Cars : Gas 2.0

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The tango (commuter cars) says they only need 50 million to become profitable. Like this post? by RSS or sign up by email. Gas 2.0 Gas 2.0

BCG Report Expects Battery Costs Will Constrain Widespread Market Adoption of Fully Electric Vehicles, Absent a Technology Breakthrough; Forecasts 26% of Major Market New Cars in 2020 To be Hybrid or Electric

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That same year, the market for electric-car batteries in those regions will reach $25 billion. Source: BCG. Click to enlarge. Source: BCG.

Electric Car Manufacturers Inspire New Paradigms -- Seeking Alpha

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Kulongoski, Oregon as the electric-car manufacturer may be eyeing the “green” city of Portland. Electric cars a still a joke.

Reflections on Converting a 914 to an EV

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

The conversion car came from camp914.com and had very little rust and good structural integrity. This made the car much easier to drive (similar to an ICE vehicle). The AC motor also provides regenerative braking for free, which also aids in stopping the car with the heavier battery weight. Most people are very happy to help.

New diesel Volkswagen Golf GTD heading for the US; first driving impressions

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Since the A-pillar has migrated towards the back of the car, the hood looks longer and the car has a premium “cab backwards” look. and 8.0

Reva: A little company with big ambitions. The Green Piece

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According to Chetan Maini, the man behind the company, the factory represents the first mass production of a green car. Leaders of the pack.

Rav4 EV

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This car has half the power, substantially more battery capacity, and similar range to the EV1. really like that feature on another car I owned.

Profile: Li-ion Battery and Pack Supplier Valence Technology

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Green Car Congress had the opportunity recently to have a discussion with Mark Donaghy, the Global Marketing Manager for Valence Technology, Inc., Valence is trying to persuade OEMs to consider vehicles with a maximum range of 30-40 miles which would still cover the majority of commutes while minimizing battery investment. 52 F.3d

Expert panel report finds achieving 1M plug-in vehicles in US by 2015 would require concentrated action to overcome barriers

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early technology adopters and relatively affluent urban consumers interested in a “green” commuter car). Early Adopters vs. Mainstream Car Buyers. Mainstream car buyers are careful about investing in new technologies that are not fully understood. The focus is primarily near term (i.e., Bill Ford on the prospects for EVs.

Plug In America - Links and Resources

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Real Life EV Stories A Case for Electricity Plug In America Positions Energy Policy Frequently Asked Questions About Plug-in Buses Who Killed the Electric Car? Prop 87 Missed Opportunity RAVs to Keep Rolling in LA Holiday EVangelism ZEVTech Saving RAVs Holiday EVangelism Who Killed the Electric Car? Who Killed the Electric Car?"