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2012 Tesla Model S: EPA Range Of 265 Miles, 89 MPGe Efficiency

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Friday will be a big day for startup electric carmaker Tesla Motors. On that day, it will deliver its first 2012 Model S luxury sport sedans to retail customers in a big webcast event at its Fremont, California, assembly plant. But a couple of days beforehand, the EPA has issued the eagerly awaited range and efficiency numbers for the high-end

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Federal Mogul develops advanced aluminum piston for high-performance light-duty diesel engines

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Federal-Mogul’s DuraBowl technology strengthens the crown of a piston, improving the aluminum’s strength where it is most needed. Click to enlarge.

New Zealand revs up for electric cars

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Widespread use of electric cars is just a matter of time: and according to industry experts in New Zealand, they could take over the roads within 10 years. Hong Kong University President CC Chan spoke at the APEC Workshop in Wellington and stated that electric cars had made a significant breakthrough by capturing the attention [.].

EESTOR continues to disappoint ZENN with ultracapacitor promises

National Green Transportation

There was a time when ZENN and EESTOR were going to save the world. EESTOR had developed what the company called a ground-breaking ultracapacitor that would run rings around lithium-anything battery chemistries, charge instantly, and allow the

Five Hybrid Concept Cars We REALLY Want To Drive

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Every now and then, we allow our thoughts to drift here at GreenCarReports. Naturally, we're thinking forward rather than back, and often to the cars we might be driving around in five or ten years time. We've compiled a list of five concept cars seen at auto shows over the last year or so. All are hybrids, and all showcase exciting new visions of

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Audi A3 e-tron Prototype: First Drive Video (Exclusive)

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Unlike other carmakers--including BMW with its ActiveE program--Audi has chosen to use only in-house drivers to test the fleet of electric A3 e-tron prototypes it has brought to the U.S. So we're pleased to be among the few media outlets to drive an Audi A3 e-tron, one of just 17 such cars in North America. Our short 45-minute test drive in the

SAE to hold symposium on impact of shale gas on new vehicle development

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A new SAE International symposium will explore the impact of the current shale gas boom on the development of new vehicles. The SAE 2012 Shale Gas Impact on Vehicle Development Symposium will focus on the impact of natural gas vehicle adoption, shale exploration and natural gas Infrastructure on bi-fuel vehicle production. Brief

Fisker’s Karma coming around in Europe

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Fisker’s European expansion continues apace with the news that car dealer group Guarnieri will exclusively import and market all Fisker vehicles in Spain, Portugal and Morocco. Fisker Europe Fisker Karma Sales

Electric Cars for Sale Now

Electric Cars are for Girls

A look at electric cars for sale in the US right now like the Nissan Leaf, the Chevy Volt, and the Tesla Roadster

2012 Tesla Model S Electric-Car Deliveries To Start Today

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They said it couldn't be done, but it looks like Tesla Motors has indeed pulled it off. If all goes to plan, at 3:30 pm Pacific today, CEO Elon Musk and other Tesla executives will hand over the keys of a new 2012 Tesla Model S to the first retail buyer to take delivery of the all-electric luxury sport sedan. The ceremony, which Tesla will webcast

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EUCAR calls for targeted support for automotive initiatives in €80B Horizon 2020 program; targeting €5B budget

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The European Council for Automotive R&D ( EUCAR ) is calling for a number of priority automotive research and innovation (R&I) initiatives in Europe’s Horizon 2020 program to support competitive and sustainable road transport and for these initiatives to be supported by a substantial €5-billion budget. about €5 billion (US$6.3 billion).

UN calls for us to travel together for Rio+ 20 summit

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As the Rio+20 conference gets underway, the United Nations announce the launch of a new travel initiative as part of its new GreenUp campaign, which launches today. The ‘Let’s Travel Together’ initiative hopes to change the behaviour of travellers and commuters by encouraging car sharing and the use of public transport.

First Look: Havel E Hybrid SUV

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Is this China’s First SUV for the Global Market? Great Wall has an impressive track record. It has been the SUV market leader in China since 2003.

Saab, Aptera, Think: Can China, Russia Save Electric Cars?

Green Car Reports

Last week, something miraculous happened: after more than a year of being prepped for burial, Saab rose from the dead. Of course, there had been previous attempts to revive the quirky car company -- notably, one led by Chinese investors Pang Da and Youngman (subsequently, a Chinese bank and Youngman). However, General Motors 86ed those efforts

Hertz Italy Launches smart fortwo Electric Vehicle in Rome for Italo-NTV train customers

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The Hertz Corporation in partnership with Italo-NTV, the first European private high-speed railway operator, will offer Italo customers the ability to rent smart fortwo electric drives from the Hertz locations at the Rome Tiburtina and Rome Ostiense train stations. fully charged battery is sufficient for up to 135 kilometers (84 miles). Brief

Skoda turns Stonehenge into recycled scrap

Green Cars News

If you’re driving close to London’s Southbank, then keep your eyes peeled for Stonehenge. No, the iconic site hasn’t moved from its Wiltshire home just in time for the summer solstice – it has actually been replicated by car manufacturer Skoda, using entirely recycled car parts. The giant build will be in place for today [.].

First Look: Havel E Hybrid SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

Is this China’s First SUV for the Global Market? Great Wall has an impressive track record. It has been the SUV market leader in China since 2003.

Are Electric-Car Batteries Already at $250 Per kWh? Analyst Says Yes

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How expensive are electric car battery packs? It’s a topic of much discussion among electric car fans, and a closely guarded secret within the auto industry, but now an industry analyst has suggested that improved technology and economies of scale has lowed electric car battery pack costs to just $250 per kilowatt-hour of energy stored

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ITF analysis finds that societal costs for electric cars and vans range from €7K to €12K more than fossil-fueled equivalents

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Sample consumer and societal break-even curves for BEVs, with data points for a compact diesel for comparison. Source: Philippe Crist — Discussion Paper 2012-03. Click to enlarge. ITF acts as a strategic think tank for transport policy and organizes an annual summit of ministers. The brief is based on a longer discussion paper published in April.

Electric vehicles ready to conquer Rome

Green Cars News

One of the world’s most beautiful capital cities will soon boast an even greener outlook as Rome, Italy, welcomes Smart Fortwo electric drive vehicles (pictured). The Hertz Corporation has teamed up with high-speed rail operator Italo-NTV to offer its customers the ability to rent the electric cars at its locations at both the Rome Ostiense [.].

Heatsink replaced

Honda S2000 EV Conversion

I got some time yesterday and installed a new heat sink that I think will be more efficient while driving.

800 Number On Blink Electric-Car Charging Stations? Useless, Don't Bother

Green Car Reports

You'd think a company awarded $115 million by the Department of Energy to build electric-car charging stations would make them accessible to every single driver, wouldn't you? Apparently, you'd be wrong. At least, that is, in the case of Ecotality's Blink network. Any plug-in driver arriving at a Blink station who hasn't previously signed up as a

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Ford cuts manufacturing energy use 22% in 6 years; targeting additional 25% Drop by 2016

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Ford has reduced the amount of energy required to produce each vehicle in its manufacturing facilities by 22% in the last six years. The company also announced plans to reduce usage another 25% on a per-vehicle basis by 2016. Ford’s progress has been achieved by investing in energy-saving practices and equipment. Brief

Cyclists saved the UK £40 million and tonnes in CO2

Green Cars News

Britain’s cyclists saved the economy more than £40 million last year according to estimates by sustainable travel charity Sustrans. The UK’s biggest increase in cycling use of the National Cycle Network last year saw an extra 40 million extra journeys made on bike than in 2010, Sustrans reveals at the start of Bike Week. According [.].

EESTOR continues to disappoint ZENN with ultracapacitor promises

National Green Transportation

There was a time when ZENN and EESTOR were going to save the world. EESTOR had developed what the company called a ground-breaking ultracapacitor that would run rings around lithium-anything battery chemistries, charge instantly, and allow the

Will Buick Launch A Volt Version Called Electra?

Green Car Reports

Sometimes online news sites can build complete stories--almost entirely hypothetical--around a single factoid. This is one of those stories. The factoid is that General Motors registered its intent to use the name Electra on a product in the category of "Motor land vehicles, namely, automobiles, sport utility vehicles, trucks, vans, engines

CA Energy Commission awarding Wrightspeed $5.789M grant for retrofit range-extended electric powertrain for medium-duty commercial vehicles

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Wrightspeed’s Geared Traction Drive integrates an electric motor, a two-speed gear box and an inverter. Source: Wrightspeed. Click to enlarge. million.

Ford makes huge energy saving breakthrough

Green Cars News

US carmaker Ford has shown that it is not just committed to reducing energy use from its vehicles – it is also dedicated to making energy savings on the manufacturing of these vehicles too. It has revealed that it has made a 22 per cent reduction in the amount of energy required to produce each [.].

2012 Honda Civic Vs 2012 Toyota Corolla: Compact Comparo

Green Car Reports

Other cars may steal the headlines, but the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla have spent plenty of time in the best-sellers lists. That's because each offers a wide range of talents to a wide range of individuals and families. They may lack the excitement of other models, but if you want a safe, comfortable, cheap-to-run four-door sedan, one or the

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2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe, GT: 40MPG Highway, Less Than $20k

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Earlier this year at the Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai announced the expansion of its highly-popular Elantra line by announcing two new models for 2013. Now we know that both cars -- the 2013 Elantra Coupe and 2013 Elantra GT Five-door hatchback -- will go on sale for less than $20,000. Powered by the same 1.8-liter, four-cylinder, 148-horsepower

Hyundai Heavy begins exporting LNG engine

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The new gas engine runs on liquefied natural gas rather than heavy crude oil and has a maximum power output of 13,000 bhp (9,694 kW). Click to enlarge.

Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid with flywheel energy system wins Le Mans; first hybrid win there

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The R18 e-tron quattro hybrids at work. Click to enlarge. The win was Audi’s 11 th Le Mans victory. In the process, the wheels drive the MGU.

Electric Car For Less Than $20,000? Tata Thinks It's Possible

Green Car Reports

Electric cars have not one, but two monkeys on their back. Range anxiety, and price. Whether you believe each is truly a problem will depend on your own circumstances, but there's no doubting that consumers used to inexpensive cars and hundreds of miles on a fill may be a little wary of the modern breed of EVs. Price in particular is a sticking

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What's On A 2012 Tesla Model S Screen Display? First Owner Shows His

Green Car Reports

While the first official 2012 Tesla Model S deliveries start tomorrow, a few individuals have been lucky enough to get theirs early. One, perhaps unsurprisingly, is Elon Musk. The other, and owner of Model S number one off the production line, is Tesla board member and venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson. Steve is naturally pretty happy with his

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