2011

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Tango Electric Car

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It's small, but don't be too quick to judge the Tango electric car by its size

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Latest test results for Achates Power two-stroke opposed-piston engine show 20% improvement over four-stroke diesel; BTE of 45.1% at best operating point

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Single-cylinder Achates research engine installed in test cell. Source: Achates Power. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.). Max power. Max torque. Stroke.

BREAKING: Tesla Making Faster 2012 Model S, 0-60 In Under 4.5 Seconds

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We already know a lot about the all-electric 2012 Tesla Model S sedan -- but at a press event ahead of tonight’s exclusive VIP event at the former Toyota NUMMI facility in Fremont, California, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced Tesla was making a faster Model S for those with a sporty side. Cutting the brisk 0-60 time of the standard Model S from

The electricity in gasoline

Plugs and Cars

I just ran across the latest available data, from 2005, for the electricity consumption by petroleum refineries. Source: Energy Statistics Database | United Nations Statistics Division ) The US is, hoorah, #1. Almost 49,000,000,000 kWh. One electric car, roughly speaking, will use about 3000 kWh to go about 12,000 miles.

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San Francisco Will Juice Your Electric Car For Free

All Cars Electric

The city of San Francisco, California, will install electric vehicle charging stations in publicly-owned garages and at San Francisco International Airport by the end of the year that drivers can use for free until 2013. The plan involves dropping around 90 charging stations across the city in the hopes that it will encourage more residents to

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Dude! What Part of Fires, Flood, Drought & Record Temps Didn’t You Understand?

Creative Greenius

You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet. That’s What Happens When YOU’RE the Jackass driving 140 Miles An Hour Totally Toasted. So be it.

Sumitomo considering marketing new lower-temperature molten-salt electrolyte battery to automakers for EVs and hybrids

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Construction of the molten-salt electrolyte battery. Source: Sumitomo. Click to enlarge. Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. is considering targeting its lower-temperature molten-salt electrolyte battery, being developed in partnership with Kyoto University ( earlier post ), to makers of electric and hybrid passenger cars, according to Bloomberg.

California ARB releases three studies showing fine particle pollution a threat to cardiovascular health

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ARB regulates two size classes of particles: up to 10 microns (PM 10 ) and up to 2.5 microns in size (PM 2.5 ). particles are a subset of PM 10.

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Tips For Buying a Used Golf Cart

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Buying a used golf cart can be a very confusing undertaking. Here are some tips to help you avoid disappointment

Adding Urea To Clean Diesel Cars: Can I Just Pee In The Tank?

Green Car Reports

We get punchy around High Gear Media occasionally, and sometimes we BS back and forth about topics less salubrious than, say, fuel efficiency and lowering our oil dependency. Which is how the following question came up: If the urea runs low in my new clean-diesel car, can I just pee in the tank to top it up? Urea to cut NOx First, a bit of

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Shell exec says biofuels are the most important alternative to fossil hydrocarbons in mobility for the next 20 years

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In a keynote interview to open F.O. Reijnhart said that fossil fuels will be harder and more expensive to get, given that new oil and gas reserves are likely to be found under ice caps, deeper under the sea or under difficult political conditions. Earlier post.). Bio-hydrocarbons Biodiesel Biomass Cellulosic ethanol Fuels

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Daimler and BASF jointly develop smart forvision concept electric vehicle; energy efficiency, temperature management and lightweight design

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Hexagonal, transparent solar cells on the roof of the smart forvision. Click to enlarge. Energy efficiency. Lightweight design. Heating. Cool coatings.

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Start-Up Electric Car Company Green Vehicles Folds, Costs City $500,000

All Cars Electric

Consider today's collapse of electric car company Green Vehicles an object lesson in why it's a bad idea for cities to invest in the risky business of start-up car companies--perhaps especially start-up electric car companies. The city of Salinas, California learned that lesson today as Green Vehicles shut its doors, costing the city more than

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EVs will struggle to cut oil demand, report finds

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The ‘dawn of the EV’ may prove a false one according to the latest research for industry analysts at TrendTracker. Electric cars cost electric car ev infrastruture range Toby Procter TrendTracker

What Might JX25h Stand For?

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Is the 2013 JX Crossover Concept Infiniti’s Next Hybrid? Currently, Infiniti only offers the M35h sports sedan as a hybrid. Concept Vehicles

How Google's Self-Driving Car Works

Green Car Reports

Once a secret project, Google's autonomous vehicles are now out in the open, quite literally, with the company test-driving them on public roads and, on one occasion, even inviting people to ride inside one of the robot cars as it raced around a closed course. Google's fleet of robotic Toyota Priuses has now logged more than 190,000 miles (about

Japan researchers proposing novel method for powering on-road EVs

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Their basic concept stems from electric railways, where each car of the train is powered from an overhead wire. Click to enlarge. Click to enlarge.

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Study puts total automobile air emissions costs in 86 metro areas in US at $145M/day

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A new study published in the journal Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board estimates total automobile air emission costs in 86 US metropolitan areas to be US$145 million/day, with Los Angeles, California, and New York City (each US$23 million per day) having the highest totals. Resources. Brief

GM's First New Battery Electric Car: 2013 Chevrolet Spark EV To Launch In U.S.

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GM [NYSE:GM] had hoped to announce its latest green vehicle tomorrow morning, at a nice, orderly, staged press event to celebrate Chevrolet's 100th birthday. But one of its hometown papers jumped the gun and broke the news: The largest domestic car company will launch a small battery electric vehicle in the U.S. market. While The Detroit News had

Electric Car Motors: AC vs. DC

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There are a lot of motors out there, but which are better electric car motors - AC or DC

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Our Guide To Every 2012 Clean Diesel Car On Sale In The U.S.

Green Car Reports

It was much easier to be suspicious of older diesels with their poor performance, noise and so-so economy figures, and images of diesel-powered trucks "rolling coal" did nothing for their green image either. The latest generation of diesels are significantly cleaner than their older brethren, with particulate filters and urea injection reducing

MIT team synthesizes all carbon nanofiber electrodes for high-energy rechargeable Li-air batteries

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Source: Mitchell et al. Click to enlarge. team at MIT, led by Carl V. —Mitchell et al. ” Resources. Robert R. Mitchell, Betar M.

2014 Nissan Leaf Will Cost Less, Go Wireless, Travel Further, Be Smarter

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Last week we told you that Infiniti, Nissan’s luxury brand, would be including wireless inductive charging on the option list for its first electric car. Now Nissan has confirmed that the 2014 Leaf will also be able to wirelessly recharge itself using a suitable inductive charging station, doing away with those pesky power cables for good

Walgreens Promises To Install 800 EV Chargers At Its Stores

All Cars Electric

Cracker Barrel did it at all its Tennessee stores, and Best Buy is doing it at stores all around the country. Now pharmaceuticals giant Walgreens is getting in on the action as well. If you hadn’t guessed, we’re talking about installing electric car charging stations, a trend that's getting more common among big businesses across the

Manufacturer Spotlight: Tesla Motors

Green Cars News

Where we stand: May, 2011 We break with our traditional format for Manufacturer Spotlight this month to take a look at a car maker that focuses solely on the manufacture of electric vehicles and electric vehicle powertrain components – Tesla Motors. The company is the only carmaker building and selling a battery electric sports car [.].

2012 Ford Escape Hybrid Available

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The Ford Escape is Ford’s best selling SUV ever. Offering a hybrid version potentially could have both good and bad implications for Ford. Ford Escap

Mission Motors wins joint TTXGP/e-Power race at Laguna Seca

National Green Transportation

Today, the first joint TTXGP/e-Power electric motorcycle race was run, with Mission Motors winning in a spectacular show.

2012 Fisker Karma: 20 MPG On Gasoline, 32-Mi Electric Range

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It's been a long and painful year for Fisker Automotive, with deliveries of its 2012 Karma extended-range electric sport sedan repeatedly delayed from the original target of May. Now, with certification earlier this week from the Environmental Protection Agency that the car complies with emissions standards, Fisker can legally start to deliver its

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Range Rover Plug-In Diesel Hybrid Prototype: Exclusive Photos!

Green Car Reports

Sometimes, the staff of Green Car Reports has to travel hundreds, even thousands, of miles to bring you first drive reports, auto show highlights and exclusive green-car coverage. Other times, we just have to visit the local shopping mall. That's where we took these exclusive photographs of a completely undisguised Range Rover Sport diesel plug-in

BREAKING: 2012 Ford Focus Electric, Order From $39,995

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The 2012 Ford Focus Electric is a car we seem to have been waiting for forever, but today Ford has finally announced pricing and opened up the order books. We've seen the car develop over the past few years and now potential owners will now get to build and reserve their Focus Electric. The price was due to be announced later today, but it's

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Ricardo study finds electric and hybrid cars have a higher carbon footprint during production than conventional vehicles, but still offer a lower footprint over the full life cycle

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For example, a typical medium-sized family car will create around 24 tonnes of CO 2 during its life cycle, while an electric vehicle (EV) will produce around 18 tonnes over its life, the report said. For a battery EV, 46% of its total carbon footprint is generated at the factory, before it has travelled a single mile. Estimated lifecycle. emissions.

Cadillac's Volt-Based Converj Electric Car Gets Green Light: Exclusive

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Sometimes, like Lazarus, dead cars rise again. We've learned from an inside source at General Motors, a person close to the project, that the electric Cadillac Converj luxury coupe is now back in the GM product plan. The Converj was recently approved for production by GM product executives. It will likely launch in 2013 as a 2014 model, though it

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Golf Bluemotion named Green Vehicle of the Year

Green Cars News

The Volkswagen Golf Bluemotion has been named the Green Vehicle of the Year at the 2011 ACFO awards. The Golf, a four-time ACFO Car of the Year winner was this year recognised for the excellent fuel economy of up to 74.3 mpg on a combined cycle, allowing its Bluemotion model to claim the green accolade. [.].

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Electric cars: Will Europe lead the way? The Green Piece.

Green Cars News

Tuesday 18 October, 2011. The Green Piece Column. When it comes to electric cars, many have said that it is the emerging economies, not shackled by convention, that will lead the way in electric car uptake. But a recent report by Ernst & Young suggests that it is Europe that will become the first mass [.]. Europe U.S