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How to pay most of a million bucks to use the carpool lane in Florida

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Like many other states, Florida offers drivers of greener cars solo access to its high-occupancy vehicle lanes, also known as carpool lanes. carpool Plug-In Hybrids incentives plug-in cars hov FloridaSome people will do anything to avoid a little traffic. DON'T MISS: Porsche 918 Plug-In Hybrid Supercar Ends Production After.

Tesla Model S: NY-To-FL Trip, Day 4, Florida Destination--Made It!

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The final segment of my New York-to-Florida electric-car road trip, made possible through Tesla''s new network of Supercharger stations along the East Coast, provided what I''d come for--time spent with old comrades--but it started gloomy. The grueling 380-mile day was brightened by the kindness of friends.

Audi to demonstrate automated driving technology in Florida

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In 2012, Governor Scott signed into law HB 1207, which allowed the testing of autonomous vehicles in the state, and made Florida one of only three states (Nevada and California being the other two) where automobile and technology manufacturers could invest, with certainty, in research and design projects for autonomous technology.

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15 companies form Florida Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition

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A group of 15 companies, including TECO/Peoples Gas, Florida Natural Gas, Champion Brands, and JJ Taylor Companies, has formed The Florida Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition ( FNGVC ). FNGVC advocates incentives for natural gas vehicles in Florida similar to those in Texas and nearly a dozen other states. Florida Public Utilities.

U Florida team using fungi to extract cobalt and lithium from waste batteries

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A team of researchers University of South Florida is using naturally occurring fungi to drive an environmentally friendly recycling process to extract cobalt and lithium from tons of waste batteries. The researchers presented their work at the 252 nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Philadelphia.

New Effort: Electric-Car Rentals And Charging For Orlando, Florida

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That woud be Orlando, Florida. What''s the best way to persuade people that electric cars are a viable alternative to gasoline cars? Get "butts in seats." And what''s one of the largest car-rental markets in the United States?

Tesla Model S: NY-To-FL Trip, Day 3, South Carolina To Florida

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The third day of my New York-to-Florida electric-car road trip, using the newly completed string of Supercharger stations along the East Coast, brought me almost to my destination in Florida. DAY 3: Santee, South Carolina, to Ormond Beach, Florida SANTEE, SOUTH CAROLINA, to SAVANNAH, GEORGIA I

Trek highlights green credentials of plug-ins

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A Florida car dealer set a mission to drive 1,100 miles in a Toyota Prius, which had been modified as a plug-in hybrid, while burning as little petrol as possible. The trip was sponsored by Florida Toyota dealer Earl Stewart to show the need for clean emission vehicles. Why set yourself a mechanical challenge of course.

Tesla Model X drives semi-conscious owner to hospital on Autopilot

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Three months later, the May 7 death of a Model S driver in Florida continues to generate headlines and spark debate on the merits of electronic driver-assistance technologies. Tesla Motors Autonomous cars plug-in cars emergency self-driving cars Tesla Autopilot

Rentech receives term sheet for loan guarantee from DOE for recently-acquired advanced-stage renewable power project in Florida

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Joe, Florida, that would employ a Rentech-SilvaGas biomass gasifier to produce renewable power. Most of the project’s power output has been contracted for sale to Progress Energy Florida under a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), with a small fraction available for sale on a merchant basis. Rentech, Inc. The Port St. Brief

Florida repeals state Renewable Fuel Standard

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Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed into law HB 4001 , the “Florida Renewable Fuel Standard Act”, which repeals the state’s Renewable Fuel Standard, effective 1 July 2013. The bill repeals the Florida Renewable Fuel Standard Act (ss. 526.201-526.207, F.S.), The original Act did not address retail sales of gasoline. Brief

2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive: first drive of electric two-seat car

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On a hot, muggy day in south Florida, nothing is more comforting than knowing that your well-cooled car will make it to its destination. minicar plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) two-seat

Tesla Autopilot crash: what one Model S owner has to say

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Media coverage on the May 7 death of a Model S driver in Florida continues to debate the merits of electronic driver-assistance technologies, often using remarkably uninformed language. The NHTSA has now said it will investigate two separate crashes reportedly involving a Tesla electric car operating with the Autopilot feature engaged.

Collaboration of Bosch, Stanford and Univ. of South Florida receives $1.2M grant from NSF/DOE partnership for automotive thermoelectric waste heat recovery

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded a collaboration between Stanford University, the University of South Florida and Bosch Research and Technology Center North America a $1.2-million, three-year grant (award # 1048796 ) to address various topics relevant to automotive waste heat recovery using thermoelectrics.

VW exec pleads not guilty on diesel cheating charges

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He was arrested by the FBI in Florida last month, while attempting to return home to Germany from a. A Volkswagen executive appeared in a federal courtroom in Detroit on Thursday to be arraigned on charges related to the automaker's diesel-emissions cheating. Oliver Schmidt previously headed the VW Group's U.S. regulatory compliance group.

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My EV Conversion: I have the funds and time to start my electric car conversion, but there is just one thing stopping me. Before staring the conversion

Owning A Tesla Model S: New Book Offers Tips, Tricks, Inside Info (Book Review)

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A Florida chemical engineer and owner of a Tesla Model S P85, Howe has technical savvy, dogged curiosity, and some inside Tesla contacts. Regular readers of Tesla forums will recognize the name of Nick J. Howe, whose hundreds of astute comments recently earned him accolades for "best forum postings over time," according to a reader poll.

Home Owner Associations & Electric Cars: How To Make It Work (Advice From A Pro)

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Early this month, a $450 charging cable was destroyed by a vandal in a Venice, Florida, condominium parking garage while it was plugged into a 2013 Chevrolet Volt. Residents of condominiums and other multiple dwellings who drive plug-in electric cars are fast becoming a challenge for the managers and boards that run those buildings.

Hasner’s Florida State Electric Car Tax Break Gets Boost

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Florida House Majority Leader Adam Hasner. Josh Hafenbrack posts this informative entry covering the status of Hasner’s Florida State electric car tax break on the SunSentinel.com. Florida State Representative (and House Majority Leader) Adam Hasner (R) has just introduced the bill HB 879 - Financial Incentives for Electric Vehicles.

Hasner’s Florida State Electric Car Tax Break Gets Boost

Revenge of the Electric Car

Florida House Majority Leader Adam Hasner. Josh Hafenbrack posts this informative entry covering the status of Hasner’s Florida State electric car tax break on the SunSentinel.com. Florida State Representative (and House Majority Leader) Adam Hasner (R) has just introduced the bill HB 879 - Financial Incentives for Electric Vehicles.

CNG Ford Focus Available in Florida

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and Altech-Eco have signed an exclusive agreement to bring EPA-certified dedicated and bi-fuel (gasoline/compressed natural gas) retrofitted Ford Focus vehicles (MY 2008 and 2009) to Florida consumers. The Ford Focus with CNG option is now available in Florida through Wise Gas, Inc. Wise Gas , Inc. Wise Gas, Inc.

Dealer brings 'forbidden fruit' used electric cars to Boulder, Colorado

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Think Subarus in the Northeast or the Rocky Mountains, convertibles in Florida, and pickup trucks in Texas. Some markets are stronger than others for certain types of cars. Used-car dealers carefully watch auctions to find cars in less demand elsewhere that they can sell locally for more money.

Could Uber be the best form of mass transit: disruption or dysfunction?

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A Florida city has become the nation's—and presumably the world's—first to subsidize Uber rides beginning or ending within its borders. Altamonte Springs, a suburb of Orlando, will cover 20 percent of any ride that starts or finishes within its city limits. Car Sharing Public transport Uber

Across The Country In 5 Days--On An Electric Motorcycle

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Instead, his trip from Florida to California (and back) was done Little fuels a passion for travel like a cross-country trip.

LS9 expands operations at its Florida demonstration facility with successful customer trial

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LS9, a developer of renewable chemicals and fuels, has expanded operations at its Okeechobee, Florida demonstration facility with a successful customer trial. In addition, LS9 has successfully completed a pilot production run at its Florida plant for another advanced bioproducts company, Cobalt Technologies. Brief

Tesla Model S: NY-To-FL Trip, From Home To South Carolina

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So far, the New York-to-Florida electric-car road trip in my 2013 Tesla Model S is progressing pretty much according to plan.

Gevo signs letter of intent with Highlands EnviroFuels to license isobutanol technology for Florida plant; sugar cane and sweet sorghum

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Highlands will build a commercial-scale “Brazilian-style” syrup mill in Highlands County, Florida, which would have a production capacity of approximately 200,000 metric tons of fermentable sugar per year. We are eager to finalize the details of a binding agreement so that we can start constructing the facility. Total SA and LANXESS, Inc.,

To the four corners of the USA on an electric motorcycle

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Seattle, Los Angeles, Florida, and Maine: the four corners of the continental U.S. Those points are where I intend to ride my 2014 Zero SR electric motorcycle this summer. The summer road trip is a great tradition, and every year, electric vehicles shape up to be more road-trip-worthy than before.

Parker Hannifin and Autocar Deliver Hydraulic Hybrid Refuse Vehicles to Florida Communities

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The Parker RunWise hydraulic hybrid system features a cradle design for packaging mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical components. Click to enlarge.

Fuel cell company Bing Energy sets up HQ in Florida; partnership with FSU

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BEI) of Chino, California, a manufacturer of advanced components for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, is moving its headquarters to Tallahassee, Florida. BEI, in collaboration with Florida State University’s (FSU) Dr. Jim P. Bing Energy Inc. Bing Energy Inc.’s by each providing a 10% match on the QTI Award. Brief

The Detonator: Electric Motorcycle Quieter Than Name Suggests

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Built by Parker Brothers Choppers in Florida, who were also responsible for the If you were to come up with a list of characteristics of your average chopper bike, "near silence" probably wouldn't feature on it.

QuantumSphere and University of South Florida Exceed 2010 DOE Goals for Solid State Hydrogen Storage

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and the University of South Florida announced that they have exceeded the 2010 Department of Energy (DOE) goals for solid state hydrogen storage.

Florida Governor Rick Scott rejects proposed Federal high-speed rail project

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Florida Governor Rick Scott has informed US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood of the state’s decision to reject President Obama’s Tampa to Orlando high-speed rail project. As a note, Florida subsidizes Tri-Rail $34.6 from $300 million – $575 million over 10 years). million a year while passenger revenues covers only $10.4 Brief

Nopetro opens largest US public/private CNG fueling facility

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Nopetro , Florida’s leading compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure provider, has opened the US’ largest public/private compressed natural gas fueling facility. As part of the P3 agreement, Nopetro built the CNG fueling station and upgraded the maintenance facility. Brief

LS9 Purchases Florida Site to Manufacture Renewable Diesel; Commercial-Scale Demonstration

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The new Renewable Petroleum Facility. Click to enlarge. LS9 will retrofit the facility to accommodate its proprietary one-step fermentation process.

South Florida Communities Purchase 11 Hydraulic Hybrid Refuse Trucks with Parker Hannifin System

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The Florida communities of Hialeah, Miami-Dade County, and the City of Miami are purchasing 11 Autocar E3 refuse trucks fitted with parker Hannifin’s RunWise hydraulic hybrid technology. During a full month of testing in South Florida, the RunWise system registered a 72% improvement in fuel efficiency. Earlier post.)

Pike Research projects California, New York and Florida to lead US in PEV sales

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Pike forecasts that, “unsurpisingly” California, New York and Florida will likely lead the way in PEV sales in the early years of the decade, with 366,099, 146,242 and 101,530 cumulative vehicle sales between 2011 and 2017, respectively. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.) By 2017, PEVs will represent a 5.4%, 3.7% and 2.8%

University of Florida IFAS, Buckeye Technologies and Myriant Partner on Research and Demonstration Cellulosic Biorefinery

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The project will seek to combine several technologies developed by Dr. Lonnie Ingram at the University of Florida. facility and will be built with the aid of $20 million allocated by the Florida Legislature. Buckeye Technologies Inc., The plant will employ cellulosic ethanol production technology now licensed to Verenium Corp.

Univ. of South Florida Researchers Link Subsurface Clouds of Degraded Oil to BP Well

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University of South Florida researchers say they have definitively connected clouds of degraded underwater oil found in the northern Gulf of Mexico to the Deepwater Horizon well (MC252) through Compound-Specific Isotope Analysis (CSIA). This is a technique that is widely used in the petroleum industry. David Hollander. Kathy Castor. On 6 Aug.,

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Saft Confirms Location for Li-ion Battery Factory in Jacksonville, Florida

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Following receipt of a $95 million grant from the US Department of Energy under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and successful negotiations between Saft, the state of Florida, and the city of Jacksonville, construction will soon begin in Jacksonville for a lithium-ion battery factory.