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Turbos Grow Much Faster Than Hybrids In Quest For MPG

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There's a quiet revolution going on in the auto world, one that isn't as trendy as plug-in cars or hybrids: turbocharged engines. Cheaper to build and buy than hybrid systems, they offer great gas mileage and great performance. In some cases, such as the 3-cylinder 2014 Ford Focus 1.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost, which is rumored to launch in the

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New materials could cut parasitic energy costs for CO2 capture by up to 30-40%

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A computational analysis that screened hundreds of thousands of zeolite and zeolitic imidazolate framework structures has identified many different structures that have the potential to reduce the parasitic energy loss of carbon capture technologies for powerplant flue gas by as much as 30–40% compared with amine scrubbing. —Lin et al. Brief

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Prius named third best selling car in the world

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Earlier this week, The Green Piece column explored how hybrids have escaped from the image of a hippy, niche vehicle into the mainstream (see story). Now in further confirmation of that, Bloomberg tells us that the Toyota Prius is now the world’s third best selling car, behind the Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus. In the [.].

Too much voltage, a new motor, and self discharge.

Honda S2000 EV Conversion

Sorry for the long delay in updates. I ran into just a couple months after starting to drive again (this was more than a year ago now). The ADC just couldn't handle the extra voltage and fried. The armature had a nice black burn on it. debated getting it repaired but figured this motor was never intended for this much voltage. resting.

Need Electric-Car Charging At Work? Here’s How To Get It

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You’ve decided to take the plunge and buy an all-electric or plug-in car, and you want to use it as your daily driver to and from work. Although your car gets a full recharge every night, you’d like to convince your boss to let you plug in at work, or perhaps even have a dedicated charging station installed in your company parking lot

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Electric Cars Are Not Coming; They're Here (In 1974.)

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We've all heard the stories about how electric cars were set to take over at the turn of the last century (before ironically being killed by the electric starter motor), and at least once over the last four decades too. Now they're really here, and the fact that many major manufacturers are now investing heavily in the technology, suggests they're

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California Energy Commission awards more than $35M for green transportation in California

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The California Energy Commission unanimously approved funding of $35,031,310 to projects that will accelerate the development of green fuels and technology in California. These awards are provided through the Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. The award recipients are: CALSTART, Inc. will receive $10.1

Hyundai reveals all-new i20 emitting just 84g/km

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Hyundai has released details of its brand new i20 model (pictured) – unveiling the first pictures of the revamped model. The vehicle has been refreshed both inside and out and boasts lower emissions across the entire line-up – including a 1.1litre diesel engine that emits just 84g/km of carbon dioxide (CO2) while delivering 88.3mpg. According [.].

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2012 SUV Market Update

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SUV Market Remains Strong. Fast forward to 2012 and the situation has changed dramatically. One factor for this market turnabout could be the economy.

Better Place Electric Renault Fluence ZE In Israel: 1st Week

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It's been just over a week since I picked up my all-electric Renault Fluence ZE--one of 110 Better Place customers to do so during May, according to the company. I've now put on 430 all-electric miles in nine days of driving. I've charged the car predominantly at home, with a couple of extra top-ups at a local shopping mall and one battery switch

Eaton enhances commercial vehicle hybrid electric system to improve fuel efficiency, performance and system payback

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Eaton hybrid electric power systems employ parallel-type diesel-electric hybrid architecture that incorporates a 44 kW peak / 26 kW continuous electric motor/generator between the output of an automated clutch and input of the transmission. The company also offers hydraulic launch assist systems. Earlier post.). Earlier post.). Heavy-duty Hybrids

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Motorway network to rapidly attract electric vehicles

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The rollout of a new network of motorway rapid charge points begins this week, which allow electric car owners to drive the length of the country without the need for long journey-stops for recharging. Over the next few months, a network of rapid chargers, which can refill a battery in 30 mins or less, will [.].

2012 SUV Market Update

Hybrid SUV Blog

SUV Market Remains Strong. Fast forward to 2012 and the situation has changed dramatically. One factor for this market turnabout could be the economy.

First 2012 Ford Focus Electric Delivered To Retail Buyer, Very Quietly

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If reader response is any guide, there's a lot of interest in the 2012 Ford Focus Electric--which logged 12 sales last December and January but hasn't been heard from since. Now, it appears that the first retail customer has taken delivery of Ford's new all-electric compact hatchback. Very, very quietly. According to the MyFocusElectric.com forum

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Details on Nissan’s I3 1.2L supercharged direct-injection gasoline engine

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In 2011, Nissan launched a version of the Micra city car equipped with a new supercharged gasoline direct-injection engine (HR12DDR). Earlier post.). Nissan recently published an SAE paper outlining the development of the new engine, which was developed as a new concept for achieving low levels of CO 2 emissions. Nissan engine specifications. ratio.

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The electric car’s revenge arrives in the UK

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Revenge of the Electric Car, the sequel to the 2006 film Who Killed the Electric Car? finally arrives for its screen debut in the UK. On general release from July 20, 2012, there are a number of London previews planned, the first of which aired last Sunday (May 27). Directed by Chris Paine, the documentary [.].

SARTRE road train premieres on public roads; focus now shifts to fuel consumption

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SARTRE public road test. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.). —SARTRE project director, Tom Robinson of Ricardo. We’re really delighted.

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MIT report finds China’s actions on climate change crucial; argues for global economy-wide greenhouse gas tax

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A new report from the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change shows the importance of all major nations taking part in global efforts to reduce emissions—and in particular, finds China’s role to be crucial. Without China, we miss that mark by about 1 °C. —Paltsev et al. we’re really being left behind.”.

Beep Bloop Beep: Star Wars' R2D2, C3PO Sell Prius Plug-In (Video)

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. In fact, not that long ago, and right here on earth, a rebel alliance of green-minded folk were attracted to the force of hybrid vehicles. Using less fuel and producing less pollution, the oil empire has never been quite the same since. We're not sure the Death Star has quite been destroyed yet, but

Huge 2012 Chevy Volt Crash Proves Its Safety Credentials

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Ever since a battery pack from a 2012 Chevrolet Volt caught fire weeks after it was subjected to tough National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tests in a laboratory, critics of General Motor’s plug-in hybrid have been quick to question its safety credentials. But after a Toyota Camry hit a parked Chevrolet Volt in the Sedate town of

Nissan to launch the “LEAF to Home” V2H power supply system with Nichicon “EV Power Station” in June

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LEAF to Home with EV Power Station. Click to enlarge. Nissan Motor Co., The company plans to sell 10,000 units during the fiscal year. Mass: Approx.

Antimony/carbon nanocomposite anode for Na-ion battery shows high capacity and stability

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comparison of the cycling capacities of the metallic Sb and the Sb/C nanocomposite electrode at a current rate of 100 mA/g. Source: Yang et al. Commun.

2012 Chevrolet Volt Gets New Salesman: 13-Year Old Thomas Hundal

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When it comes to learning stuff, most kids look towards older siblings, parents and teachers to find out how to do something. But a 13-year old car expert in Ontario, Canada is so enthusiastic and knowledgable about cars that he’s helping his local Chevrolet dealership train its staff to be better salespeople. And that includes the 2012

A123 Systems 8K filing says substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern; status of grants and incentives

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In its most recent 8K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Li-ion battery maker A123 Systems said a number of circumstances have raised “ substantial doubt on [its] ability to continue as a going concern.”. On 26 March, A123 launched a field campaign estimated to cost US$51.6 Earlier post.). million and $0.8 A123 received $3.0

Seattle City Council passes resolution opposing transportation of coal through Seattle for export, measures for mitigating impact

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The Seattle City Council unanimously passed Resolution 31379 stating Seattle’s opposition to the transportation of coal through Seattle. There are currently four coal exports under permit review in the Northwest that collectively could increase US coal exports by 150 million tons of coal annually. Brief

Washington State opens 10 new public charging stations on West Coast Electric Highway; Seattle to Canadian border

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The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), along with electric charging station partner AeroVironment opened 10 new public charging stations—seven along Interstate 5 and three along US Route 2 in northern Washington—that provide EV drivers the ability to travel from Seattle to the Canadian border. Brief

Green Race Website Helps Electric-Car Drives Plan Range

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Like it or not, range anxiety is a real phenomenon that affects a high proportion of first-time electric car drivers, especially when driving unknown routes. But a website we’ve recently discovered -- that has been in development for several years -- helps electric car drivers better predict how much energy a particular route will use before

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Buy Luxury House, Get Low Tesla Model S Reservation Number!

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Less than 30 days hence, the first 2012 Tesla Model S sedans will be delivered to paying customers. Now, one Model S buyer who holds a low reservation number for the all-electric luxury car is using it as a lure to sell a million-dollar home in an upscale Illinois suburb. Not only has the home, originally listed for $1.5 million, been recently

For The Truly Green Driver: Buy Carbon Offsets At The Gas Pump

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Virtually everything we do has an unavoidable impact on the planet in some way, if you trace the line far enough. Even if you're using solar-generated electricity to power your computer to read this article, your computer will still have used energy to produce, and to ship to you, and those solar cells had to be made too. Like we said, it's

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PNNL small solid oxide fuel cell achieves record efficiency; microchannels, external steam reforming and recycling

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Power system configuration diagram. Powell et al. Click to enlarge. —Powell et al. Microchannel heat exchanger and photochemically etched shim.

Spend More On High-MPG Compact Models? Consumer Reports Says 'Meh'

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With several manufacturers offering increased-economy versions of their regular vehicles these days, you might be tempted to buy them as a way of saving some money on gas. Improved aerodynamic fittings, low rolling-resistance tires and altered gear ratios are all used to eke out a few extra MPG from an otherwise standard model. But are these

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Chrysler Admits: Electric Fiat 500 Is Compliance Car We Don't Want To Make

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Three weeks ago, we listed five upcoming electric cars that we felt were strictly "compliance cars"--or vehicles carmakers offer not because they want to, but because they must do so to comply with California zero-emission vehicle rules. Now Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has admitted that his company's upcoming electric Fiat 500 conversion is

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Tesla Shares 2012 Model S Manufacturing Process

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Tesla Motors has released the first installment in its series of "Inside Tesla" articles, whetting the world's appetite in the run-up to the first 2012 Model S deliveries in only 22 days time. Tesla's George Blankenship shares some insights into the Model S production process, the first aspect of which is stamping. The Model S is one of an

Nikkei: Japan gov’t to ease rules for building hydrogen stations in June, offer subsidies

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The Nikkei reports that the Japan government will ease regulations on the construction of hydrogen stations for fuel cell cars in June, in addition to offering subsidies to companies involved in a plan to set up 100 such sites throughout the country by 2015. Under the current regulations, hydrogen stations can only be built in industrial areas.

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