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Renault introduces two new electric light commercial vehicles

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At the Brussels Motorshow in Belgium, Renault Pro+ introduced two new electric light commercial vehicles—New Kangoo Z.E. and Master Z.E.—to

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Electric cars improving fast, CA should raise zero-emission requirements: report

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For 50 years now, California has been at the very forefront of reducing vehicle emissions. It was doing so before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was even formed, and its powerful Air Resources Board has been a vital force in getting plug-in electric vehicles onto the state's roads. Despite the national political currents, the state will.

2017 55

Should you have to disclose your dashcam?

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Mechanics beware, but there have been several incidents over recent years of staff from garages being caught speeding. And not by a safety camera but.

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Hard parts supplier Rheinmetall Automotive expects electrification to account for more than half of sales in 2020

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Rheinmetall Automotive AG is the management company of the Automotive sector of Germany’s Rheinmetall Group. Sales amounted to around €2.6

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When can I buy a Chevy Bolt EV electric car? See state-by-state schedule

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Last month, the first Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars were sold in California's Silicon Valley. Electric-car advocates and buyers across the U.S. now want to know when they too can expect to take delivery of their 238-mile electric hatchbacks. And as numerous comments and e-mails from readers attest, some Chevy dealers don't seem to have a clue.

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TomTom acquires Berlin-based autonomous driving start-up Autonomos

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Navigation company TomTom has acquired Autonomos , a Berlin-based autonomous driving start-up. The acquisition strengthens TomTom’s position in autonomous driving. With the acquisition of Autonomos, TomTom is joined by a team that traces its lineage back to the DARPA Grand Challenge competitions. —Harold Goddijn, CEO and co-founder of TomTom.

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All Dutch electric trains now running on 100-percent renewable energy

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While modern electric cars have only been available in large numbers for a few years, electric trains have been commonplace for some time. As with electric cars, the source of the electricity used to power these trains impacts their overall carbon footprint. The cleaner an energy source, the cleaner the vehicles it powers. DON'T MISS: Alstom.

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GM adds B20 biodiesel capability to Chevy, GMC diesel trucks, cars

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When it comes to reducing emissions, fleet operators generally have fewer options than individual buyers of passenger cars. There are fewer zero-emission vehicle options for vehicles that see commercial use, although those vehicles often cover more miles every year than the average passenger car. But fleet buyers have embraced alternative.

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13 global companies launch Hydrogen Council in Davos; promoting hydrogen to help meet climate goals

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The Council is led by two Co-Chairs from different geographies and sectors, currently represented by Air Liquide and Toyota. trillion and 1.72

2017 35

Court orders full reimbursement for VW diesel owner in Germany

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A lot has been said about Volkswagen's use of "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests, but a German court may win the prize for most-creative description. VW "defeat device" software is like putting horse meat in lasagna, three German judges decreed during a recent hearing related to the diesel scandal. Besides.

2017 35

Challenging Arthur Little study on electric-car emissions: questionable assumptions

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Transitions into new technologies always generate confusion and misinformation, and certainly that has been the case with modern electric cars. Buyers, automakers, and analysts debate their cost, suitability, real-world range, wells-to-wheels carbon footprint, and recyclability, among other issues. Six years after the first modern electric cars.

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Mazda to launch homogeneous-charge compression engine next year

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The differences between gasoline and diesel engines lie not only in their fuels, but in how those fuels are ignited. Gasoline engines use spark plugs, while diesels simply use compression. But it is possible to ignite gasoline in an internal-combustion engine with compression, as in a diesel. DON'T MISS: Mazda diesel to arrive fall 2017 in new.

2017 33

XL Hybrids upfit system now available to state & municipal fleets in all 50 states via Massachusetts public fleet contract

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XL Hybrids announced that the company has been selected by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Operational Services Division (OSD), to be a vendor on the newly released Advanced Vehicle Technology statewide contract VEH102. Thanks to VEH102, public entities can now seamlessly and immediately purchase our hybrid electric upfit product. Brief

2017 32

GM expands B20 biodiesel lineup with new cars, crossovers and trucks

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General Motors is expanding its portfolio of B20-capable vehicles to include cars and crossovers, and will field the industry’s most expansive lineup of diesel-powered vehicles in 2017, John Schwegman, director of commercial product and medium duty for GM Fleet, announced at the National Biodiesel Conference. Coupled with a 1.6L It will use the 1.6L

2017 32

End of Victory Motorcycles is end of Empulse electric bike too

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The Brammo Empulse electric motorcycle has long been the “other” mainstream electric motorcycle—but its days now appear to be officially numbered. Polaris Industries bought the electric motorcycle business assets of Brammo in January 2015, and added the Empulse to its Victory lineup. This was big news for people who follow.

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Velocys in strategic alliance with Morimatsu for modular, lower cost GTL and BTL plants

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Velocys plc, the developer of smaller scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) plants, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Morimatsu (Jiangsu) Heavy Industry Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Morimatsu Industry Co., establishing a strategic alliance. Morimatsu will be Velocys’ preferred supplier of module engineering and fabrication services for the plants.

2017 29

When lauding renewables, look at utilization, not just capacity

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The news on the renewable energy front continues to be good, with the costs of wind and solar generation falling steadily. By some measures, large-scale renewable energy is now cost-competitive (or close) with the most efficient natural-gas electric plants. Moreover, the amounts of clean generating capacity installed continue to rise, both in.

2017 29

New bill in coal-producing Wyoming would ban renewable energy for utilities

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While renewable-energy use has grown substantially over the last few years, the regulatory environment remains volatile. Some states have worked hard to stimulate renewable energy, supporting infrastructure projects and offering incentives to consumers who install home solar arrays. But others have tried to restrict renewable energy, often at the.

2017 28

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Nov 2016

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In the waning months of 2016, no dramatic changes occurred in European plug-in electric car sales. The established players remained on top of the sales charts, in virtually the same sequence seen in previous months. The Renault Zoe was again the best-selling electric car in Europe between January and November, the most recent month with available.

2017 28

Toyota Mirai touted in ad on electric-car charging station

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How do you advertise new and innovative zero-emission vehicles, whether they're electric or fuel-cell cars? It's a question that's bedeviled carmakers and their marketers, who continue to experiment with messaging, different audiences, and programs to get people into the cars. The challenge is likely even greater for hydrogen fuel-cell cars, since.

Faraday Future FF 91 electric car to cost almost $300,000?

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At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, Faraday Future released a number of details about the FF 91, its first production electric car. It quoted a range of 378 miles, courtesy of a 130-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. It also cited a power output of 1,050 horsepower, enabling the FF 91 to reach 60 mph from a standstill in less than 2.4.

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Efficient Drivetrains awarded bus fleet order for the City of Sheyang, China

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Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. EDI) Awarded Bus Fleet Order for the City of Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. EDI PowerDrive. regenerative braking capabilities.

2017 25

2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid: gas mileage review

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Last year, Nissan sold almost 330,000 Rogues in the U.S., making it by far the brand's most popular model. For 2017, the compact crossover utility vehicle has added a new model, a hybrid that competes with the very successful Toyota RAV4 Hybrid—of which 44,000 were delivered last year. We recently spent four days and almost 380 miles with.

2017 24

GreenTech Auto shutters its doors, closes Mississippi factory

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The harsh reality of high costs and the inexorable heft of the auto industry have claimed another electric-car startup. GreenTech Automotive opened a plant in Mississippi in 2014, first saying it would manufacture a small, two-seat electric vehicle called the MyCar there. It later struck a deal with Chinese automaker JAC Motors to develop an.

2017 24

2018 Nissan Leaf rumors, electric car price guide, RIP Empulse: Today's Car News

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Today, we review what we know so far about the 2018 Nissan Leaf, our updated electric car price guide includes information on every available 2017 model, and the Empulse electric motorcycle is no more. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Looking for a new electric car? We have pricing and specifications for all currently-available models.

2017 23

Tesla's Supercharger pricing: one owner reacts to new fees

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It’s a new era in Teslaworld: the end of unlimited free Supercharging. Starting a few days ago, anybody who orders a new Tesla Model S or Model X will receive an annual allotment of 400 free kilowatt-hours (good for about 1,200 miles). After that, they will have to pay for use of the Supercharging fast-charging network, at prices that vary.

2017 23

VW Group plans 8 plug-in electric cars for China

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As it works to recover from its diesel emission scandal, the Volkswagen Group is rapidly embracing electric cars. By 2025, the company hopes to be selling 1 million electric cars per year, and plans to launch 30 different electric models across multiple brands in the coming years. According to a news report, China—for several years, the.

ASTM International launches group to create standards for recovered carbon black (rCB)

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The ASTM International Board of Directors approved the launch of a new technical committee dedicated to developing standards for the growing field of recovered carbon black (rCB). Carbon black is used as a reinforcing additive in rubber products—notably tires—where tensile and abrasion wear properties are critical.

2017 23

2016 was planet's hottest year on record, third new high in a row

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Despite scientists having reached a consensus years ago, considerable debate still appears to be raging over the reality of climate change. Climate-science deniers can count several people appointed to key environmental-regulatory positions in the incoming presidential administration among their ranks. Despite their views, it is impossible to deny.

2017 20

First carbon-capture power plants come on line this year

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For electric utilities eager to hang onto their existing coal-fired power plants, carbon-capture technology must offer an exciting chance at salvation. As the name says, carbon capture retains and stores the emissions produced by coal power plants in particular, in theory mitigating some of their environmental impact. Power plants equipped with.

2017 19

All 2017 BMW diesels certified by EPA, production now starting

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This might not seem to be the most convenient moment to restart production of a gaggle of diesel cars. The Volkswagen diesel scandal continues to unfold, and last week the EPA accused Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) of failing to reveal eight separate software routines that altered the behavior of diesel engines in Jeep and Ram vehicles.

2017 18

Toyota to collaborate in research for the creation of H2-based society in the United Arab Emirates

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Toyota Motor Corporation has agreed to collaborate with Masdar, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Air Liquide, and Toyota distributor Al-Futtaim Motors in a joint research program to explore the potential of hydrogen energy use in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the creation of a sustainable, low-carbon society.

When it comes to car colours, are things really that black and white?

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Like any fashion gimmick, trends in car colours change as frequently as the seasons. There’s little doubt however, that some hues have managed to span.

2017 24
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Mythbusting the changes to salary sacrifice

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Following the Autumn Statement, a lot of people in the leasing community were feeling a bit concerned about everything from company car tax to salary.

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