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Government of Canada awards algae company Pond Biofuels $908K

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Canada’s federal government is awarding $908,280 through FedDev Ontario’s Investing in Business Innovation initiative to help algal biofuel startup Pond Biofuels accelerate the commercialization of its technology used to capture carbon dioxide from raw stack emissions and produce algae that can subsequently be converted into biofuels. Marys Cement.

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BMW-Toyota Pact: Hybrids, Fuel Cells, Carbon Fiber--And A Sports Car Too

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On Thursday, we brought you news that BMW was planning to ditch its partnership with GM to develop fuel cell vehicles, for Japanese rival Toyota. That news has now been confirmed, with a joint press conference on Friday heralding the start of BMW and Toyota's partnership. The automakers' Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) includes plans for joint

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

Workplace Charging 101: Level 1

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The big EV news of the month was the first Tesla S deliveries. For luxury car buyers, the ground has shifted. But what about the rest of us?

Frost & Sullivan analysis suggests momentum toward supplementary 48V on-board power-net

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Vehicle electrification is not limited to hybrid or electric drive. Conventional automobiles of today are partly electric in their own way, with most systems in the vehicle having electrical and electronic connections for better functionality. However, the trend is not limited to luxury cars. —Prana Natarajan. —Prana Natarajan.

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Lotus Evora 414E series plug-in hybrid in testing; 1,000 Nm of torque

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Lotus 414E hybrid. Click to enlarge. Lotus has begun testing of its Evora 414E plug-in series hybrid technology demonstrator. Earlier post.)

One Way Better Place Wins In Israel: Actual Customer Service

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After five weeks driving a Better Place electric car in Israel, I'm gaining a deeper insight into the company's plans. The Better Place annual subscription model, including service and support, costs more than the U.S. practice of buying an electric car outright and charging it at home. How customers feel about this subscription payment rests on

UK car industry booms as its cleans up its act

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The UK automotive industry is stronger than ever and is performing to its highest ever environmental standard, according to a new report. The country’s car industry reported record turnover for last year, up more than 12 per cent to £55 billion. What’s more, exports reached record levels as the industry saw increased investment across all [.].

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 double annual production capacity of SKYACTIV Engines to 800,000 units; increasing capacity for CX-5

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Mazda Motor Corporation will double production capacity at its engine plant in Hiroshima from 400,000 units to 800,000 units per year in October 2012. The plant produces SKYACTIV-D diesel engines and SKYACTIV-G gasoline engines. Earlier post.) SKYACTIV-G is a highly efficient, new-generation direct-injection gasoline engine. Brief

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Elon Musk Wins His 2012 Tesla Model S Bet, Dan Neil Pays Up

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It may be that no one has been happier to lose a bet and write a check for $1,000 than Wall Street Journal auto writer Dan Neil. The bet he always said he wanted to lose was over the date Tesla Motors would deliver its first production 2012 Model S electric cars to paying customers--which it did at the end of last month, right on time--and that

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 [.].

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.

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.

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

Electric cars head to the Alps for eco rallye’s return

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The Silvretta E-Car Rallye returns today to challenge electric cars to test their metal across the unforgiving terrain of the Austrian Alps. The three days rallye takes contestants through the Montafon region of the Alps, covering 330 kilometres (205 miles) at gradients as steep as 15.2 per cent and height differentials of as much as [.].

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Electric trolleybus system approved for Leeds

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A scheme to reintroduce trolleybuses to Leeds has been granted approval for a new £250 million loan, Transport Secretary Justine Greening announced today. It is expected that the state-of-the art transport system would generate as many as 4,000 new jobs and provide an important boost to the economy of West Yorkshire.

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Nissan LEAF charges into the record books at Goodwood…in reverse

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The Nissan LEAF raced into the record books at Goodwood Festival of Speed last weekend as the fastest car to complete the hillclimb course in reverse. Professional stunt driver Terry Grant had three shots at the 1.6km course over the weekend, completing his first attempt on the Friday in a respectable 1m 37.02s, before smashing his [.].

Get ready for the eco hybrid truck

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Trucks are rarely known for their “green” qualities – but the latest model from Daimler might change that perception. Daimler Truck Group has just announced the launch of a factory-built EcoHybrid Fuso Canter (pictured). Green cars Latest news Mercedes Daimler Daimler EcoHybrid Fuso Canter Daimler trucks green trucks

The Prius Plug-in and the Prince: new hybrid’s royal appointment

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The very first European production Toyota Prius Plug-In has been delivered to a suitably distinguished customer; His Serene Highness , the Prince Albert II of Monaco. His Highness took the car on a two month loan, with a view to the car becoming the replacement for the standard Prius model he currently uses. In February, [.].

Lotus testing new plug-in hybrid vehicle

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Testing is under way for a new plug-in hybrid vehicle from Lotus: the Lotus Evora 414E (pictured). Powered by two ECO electric motor packs that drive the rear wheels using an Xtrac transmission and a 17kWh battery pack, the Lotus Evora 414E can run on purely electricity that is stored in the battery for up [.].

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2012’s RAC Future Car Challenge set for November return

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This year’s RAC Future Car Challenge will showcase some of tomorrow’s most exciting hybrid and electric vehicles when it takes place on November 3. The annual event is viewed as the world’s most prolific low-energy driving challenge, putting current and future vehicle technology to the test over a 63-mile route, which starts out by the [.].

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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

BMW i Electric Cars To Tour The World Before Launch

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Before the 2014 BMW i3 is officially launched as a production model, the innovative all-electric minicar is going on a whirlwind world tour--chaperoned by its more powerful, sexy, and sleek i8 plug-in hybrid sports coupe sibling. The pair of concept cars just completed the first of seven stops they will make over the next year for what the maker

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Electric-Car Accident? What Your Insurance Company MUST Let You Do

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It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been driving, what type of car you have or how it happened: having a car accident isn’t nice. Normally, post-accident, your insurance company may help you find a local repairer to get your car looking good as new again. But if you have an electric car, letting them do that could damage your

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2012 Ford Focus SFE Vs 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Eco: Compact Sedans Compared

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You want a compact sedan that gives great gas mileage, comes from an American company, and costs less than a hybrid car. If that sounds like you, the chances are you’ve considered test-driving the 2012 Ford Focus SFE and 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Eco. But what comes as standard on each car? Which is the better on gas mileage? And which should you

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2013 Dodge Dart

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The new 2013 Dodge Dart gets the post-bankruptcy Chrysler back into the compact car game with a dose of rakish style and more than a little attitude. The Dart is not only visually distinct on the road, it's one of the roomiest cars in the compact sedan segment. It's not necessarily the best car in the class, but it will find many buyers who like

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2014 Mercedes-Benz All-Electric B-Class Replaces Plug-in Hybrid Plans

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At the start of this year, we told you that Mercedes-Benz was planning to introduce a B Class range-extended plug-in hybrid to the U.S. market some time during 2013. Now it seems the German automaker has changed its mind, replacing plans for a plug-in hybrid with an all-electric B Class jointly developed with Tesla. Better still, it could go on

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Report: Europe to boast more than 4.1million electric vehicle charging stations by 2020

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Europe is set to make massive advancements in its use of electric vehicles – and it should have 4.1million electric vehicle charging stations in place by 2020. That’s the verdict of a new report by Pike Research entitled Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment in Europe. However, while it suggests that the movements for the electric vehicle [.].

Charging Your Electric Car At Home? You’re 20 Feet From Power (Probably)

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While many car buyers today are interested in making the switch from gasoline to plug-in cars, they often worry that they have nowhere to charge it at night. That worry can lead to consumers ignoring plug-in options, but a new study from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (via GreenTechMedia) has proven that nearly half of all U.S.

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Want To Know What An Electric-Car Only Race Sounds Like?

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Visit any major race track on any day of the week and there’s bound to be a cacophony of noise as professional race teams or enthusiastic amateurs drive lap after lap in praise to the gods of gasoline. But what would it be like if every car going around the track was powered by electricity? What would it sound like then? At last week’s

BMW ActiveE Safety Recall For Possible Power Steering Failure

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BMW is recalling its ActiveE electric cars to replace a potentially faulty component whose failure could leave drivers without power steering. According to the text of the recall, "variations in electrical current" may occur within the electric power steering, leading to a sudden loss of the power assistance within the steering system. That would

Nissan introduces new services for LEAF owners

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If you’re one of the first drivers of a Nissan LEAF electric car (pictured) then your ownership experience is likely to get even better – as the Japanese carmaker introduces two new services. Available to LEAF owners through the website and smartphone applications will be a service that can accurately forecast the LEAF’s remaining battery [.].

Daimler to begin production and sales of Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid in Europe

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Elements of the hybrid drive for Eco Hybrid: electric motor between clutch and Duonic gear box; Li-ion battery pack; power electronics. Earlier post.).