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Mazda agrees leasing deal for Demio EV in Japan

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Mazda has announced plans to lease approximately 100 of its Demio EVs to local governments and corporate customers in the Chugoku region of Japan. The agreement is expected to start in October 2012. The Mazda Demio, known as the Mazda2 in the UK, has been converted to run using a lithium-ion battery and Mazda’s own [.]. Mazda Demio EV

2013 Ford Fusion Stop/Start: Ford Explains Why It’s Different

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A few years ago, some automakers began offering stop/start technology on select cars as a way to help lower emissions and increase fuel economy in busy city traffic. Early stop/start systems in non-hybrid cars were often slow to respond to driver input, making them unpopular with drivers, but now Ford claims to have solved some of those issues in

Bill Clinton to attend launch of new electric car

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GreenTech Automotive is to officially unveil its MyCar electric car in Mississippi today as the firm begins production. The new two seat ‘NEV’ (Neighbourhood Electric Vehicle) and is expected to have a top speed of no more than 45mph in Europe, less, in its native US, where laws will restrict it to 25-35mph. launch [.].

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel To Carry New EcoDiesel Tag

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Chrysler will use a new EcoDiesel badge to distinguish its upcoming range of clean diesel vehicles, set for roll-out over the next few years. Coming straight from the United States Patent and Trademark office, the new badge will make its first appearance on the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, when that model receives a new 3.0-liter diesel for the 2014

Navistar to adopt SCR technology to meet 2010 EPA requirements; “In-Cylinder Technology Plus (ICT+)”

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Navistar expects the In-Cylinder Technology Plus (ICT+) technology to be available beginning early 2013. Background. Earlier post.). Click to enlarge.

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Pike Research forecasts annual global sales of light-duty natural gas vehicles to reach 3.2M in 2019

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The global market for light-duty (LD) natural gas vehicles (NGVs)—including passenger cars, light-duty trucks and commercial vehicles—will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2% between 2012 and 2019, reaching 3.2 million vehicles sold in 2019, according to a new forecast by Pike Research. million vehicles out of 2.15

Green car rentals arrive in Northampton

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Want to rent a green car and live in the Northampton area? The arrival of Green Motion will assure that idea is more than a load of old cobblers. The car and van rental company, which is the world’s first and only vehicle rental company dedicated to low CO2 vehicle rental, has now expanded its [.].

Want To Drive A Natural Gas Vehicle? Be Prepared For A Detour

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By the end of this year, Honda says it will have more than 200 dealers certified to sell the 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas across the U.S. Much cheaper than regular gasoline and cleaner-burning, many states offer incentives to encourage drivers to make the switch to natural gas. But there’s one problem: finding somewhere to fill up. Find a

I have been slacking

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OK I had some time off well quite a bit recently but I am now back in the saddle again. I am stuck on some problems. 1. Had to make the clutch adapter plate. 2. The gear box bell housing sit 20mm off the current adapter plate. So I have to fabicate a new one. On the positive side I think I have a great deal on my lead acid batteries. Fatboynotslim

EIA: Monthly coal- and natural gas-fired generation in US equal for first time in April 2012

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In April 2012, preliminary data show net electric generation from natural gas was 95.9 million megawatt-hours. US monthly net power generation. Brief

Peugeot Diesel Hybrid SUV

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In the hybrid SUV marketplace, the term “affordable luxury” is often oxymoronic. The words normally define opposite ends of the spectrum. seconds.

Mazda to lease approx. 100 units of Demio EV (Mazda2) in Japan from October; coil-switching system in motor

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Demio EV. Click to enlarge. Mazda Motor Corporation will begin leasing the Demio EV in October 2012. Motor. revolutions. rotational speeds, Mazda says.

Peugeot Diesel Hybrid SUV

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In the hybrid SUV marketplace, the term “affordable luxury” is often oxymoronic. The words normally define opposite ends of the spectrum. seconds.

US-based GreenTech Automotive unveils low-speed electric two-seater MyCar

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GreenTech Automotive (GTA) unveiled its MyCar, a two-seat Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) with a range of up to 115 miles (185 km). GreenTech Automotive purchased Hong Kong-based EuAuto in 2010 and relocated the company’s operations and manufacturing to the United States. In the European Union, MyCar has a top speed of up to 45 mph (72 km/h).

Mazda To Offer All-Electric Mazda2, In Japan, For Lease Only

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Electric cars can be split into three basic groups. There are the few models carmakers intend to sell in volume (e.g. Nissan Leaf), those that are only "compliance cars"--built solely to satisfy regulatory requirements--and, lastly, the "test fleet" cars, with which manufacturers gather real-world data on how drivers use electric cars in their

International Transport Forum brief suggests Smart Grid and EV technologies could be mutually beneficial; V2X potential

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A new policy brief published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) International Transport Forum (ITF) notes that existing electricity systems will need to be reconfigured to support the widespread adoption of electric mobility and suggests that Smart Grid technologies and EVs and EVs could be mutually beneficial.

How Much Space IS There Inside A 2012 Tesla Model S Anyway?

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It can be hard to work out which cars the 2012 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan competes with. Would it be largest German luxury sedans, which it roughly matches in price with the longest (265-mile) range and the introductory limited-edition Signature Series models? If so, those would be the Mercedes-Benz S Class and the BMW 7-Series full-size

DENSO develops refrigerator system for light-duty hybrid trucks

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DENSO Corporation has developed a refrigerator system for light-duty hybrid trucks that contributes to better fuel efficiency while maintaining low-level freezer/refrigerator temperatures when the vehicle is idling at a stop light or in other traffic situations. This significantly improves fuel efficiency of light-duty hybrid trucks. Brief

2012 Coda Sedan: On Sale, But Can You Test-Drive One?

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It’s been nearly four months since deliveries of the 2012 Coda Sedan started, but with the automaker not willing to divulge its sales figures and very few cars spotted on the road, is the automaker in trouble? According to PluginCars, the Californian automaker’s biggest problem at the moment is availability of cars. No test-drives Even

Praxair China starts up air separation plant to supply coal gasification in Wuwei

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Praxair China has started up a large air separation plant in Wuwei, Anhui province, 100 kilometers from Nanjing, to supply oxygen, nitrogen, and clean air to the Anhui Wuwei coal-based chemicals project of Anhui HuaYi Chemical Co., Ltd. '. Anhui HuaYi Chemical Co., Brief

2013 Ford Escape Vs. 2013 Mazda CX-5: Crossover Comparison

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It's no surprise that crossovers are having such a surge in popularity right now. By offering the sort of chunky styling and high driving position that draws people to SUVs, with gas mileage and driving characteristics more in common with regular compact cars, they offer the best of both worlds for many drivers. The two making all the headlines at

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Eco-marathon students challenged to break 2,213km a litre record

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Shell’s Eco-marathon Asia kicks off today in Malaysia with student teams from 18 countries taking part. The marathon challenges students from around the world to design, build and test ultra energy-efficient vehicles, with the winner being the one which can achieve the greatest energy efficiency. Green credentials Asia Shell EcoMarathon

Quick charge for the North East’s electric cars

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The North East is once again taking the lead in installing electric car charging infrastructure with the fitting of ten new quick chargers on key regional roads. Key locations including the Belmont Park and Ride in Durham will benefit from the presence of a new quick charger, which can replenish an EV’s batteries to 80 [.].