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Multiple Trends Turning Slowly Against Oil, Says Rocky Mountain Institute

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Green Fuel Gasoline electric utilities energy natural gas renewable energyThe cost of a barrel of oil is now just a fraction of what it was several years ago, and fuel prices have mostly fallen across the globe as a result. Still, we hear less about the.

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Volvo to unveil XC60 gasoline-electric Plug-in Hybrid Concept at Detroit show; system targeted for US and China markets

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In February 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show, Volvo introduced the diesel-electric V60 Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) to go on sale in Europe later this year.

Toyota to participate in FIA World Endurance Championship in 2012 with prototype gasoline-electric hybrid LMP1 racer

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To date, the ACO has run the Le Mans 24 Hours in Le Mans, France, and the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, with races in Europe, the United States and Asia. In March, the ACO and the FIA announced their partnership and the FIA World Endurance Championship to start in 2012. We thank the ACO and the FIA for their input and assistance. Brief

Filling up a Prius vs. Plugging In a RAV4 EV

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Acura to debut 3 new vehicles at the 2012 North American International Auto Show including its first gasoline-electric hybrid

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To be positioned at the gateway to the Acura lineup, the ILX will feature three powertrains including Acura’s first gasoline-electric hybrid. The Acura ILX Concept is a styling study of a new luxury compact sedan scheduled for launch in spring 2012. Brief

Upcoming Toyota Prius C '94-MPG' Compact Hybrid Now Has A Name: Aqua

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According to Reuters News Service, the Nikkei business daily reports that the compact gasoline electric hybrid will achieve a gas mileage of 94 mpg

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2013 Lexus GS 450h: First Drive

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Ever since Lexus launched the RX 400h hybrid SUV in 2005, gasoline-electric hybrids have been an integral part of the Lexus lineup.

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2013 Ford C-Max Energi Priced at $33,745, Cheaper Than Prius Plug-In

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It’s official: not only does the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi Plug-in hybrid travel further in all-electric mode than the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid, but it will cost less too.

Variations On Cheaper Hybrid Tech To Help MPG, Efficiency

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The market for gasoline-electric hybrids and electric cars is expected to grow over the next few years, but they aren't the only energy-efficient vehicles expected to become more popular. Also looking at an increase in popularity are micro-hybrids and mild hybrids, according to a Lux Research report.

2012 Plug-in Toyota Prius: What Do You Want To Know?

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Toyota may have started the hybrid revolution with its original Prius, the first mass-produced gasoline-electric hybrid car and the vehicle which quickly became the eco badge of honor for celebrities and city dwellers alike. But ten years after the first Prius rolled into the U.S.,

Infiniti introducing new advanced 3.0L V6 twin-turbo engines for 2016 Q50; up to 6.7% improvement in fuel efficiency

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Also available in late winter 2016 is the Q50 Hybrid, featuring a 3.5-liter gasoline-electric hybrid system with a net 360 horsepower rating.

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2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

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Unlike dedicated hybrids without a comparable gas-only version, the 2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid carries its gasoline-electric powertrain in a body that looks just like the conventional Highlander mid-size crossover utility vehicle.

2013 Honda Fit EV receives EPA fuel economy rating of 118 MPGe; highest yet

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Ford Focus Electric. The 92 kW (123 hp) coaxial electric motor generates 189 ft-lb of torque, and is teamed to a chassis with a fully-independent suspension and a driver-selectable 3-mode electric drive system adapted from the CR-Z Sport Hybrid. Electric (Battery) Fuel Efficiency Plug-insModel. EPA Combined MPGe. 20 kWh.

E85 vehicles dominated US share of alternative fueled and hybrid vehicles made available in 2009

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The majority of these E85 units are intended for private use as traditional gasoline-powered vehicles, the EIA notes. Data: EIA. Source: EIA.

EALABC paper outlines approach to 48V hybrid systems with advanced lead-carbon batteries

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The Valeo electric supercharger was developed in the UK by Controlled Power Technologies. —Allan Cooper. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.)

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Toyota and Denso develop SiC power semiconductor for power control units; targeting 10% improvement in hybrid fuel efficiency

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In the current PCUs, coils and condensers, which temporarily hold electricity, take up 40% of the PCU. Click to enlarge. Click to enlarge.

Acura introduces three new vehicles at Detroit show; two hybrid powertrains

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To be positioned as the gateway to the Acura brand, the ILX will feature three different powertrains, including Acura’s first gasoline-electric hybrid.

Cumulative sales of Toyota Motor hybrids top 2M units in Japan, 4.6M worldwide; 1.02M from Jan to Oct.

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Furthermore, Toyota estimates that its hybrid vehicles have saved approximately 11 million liters of gasoline (approximately 2.9 Data: TMC.

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Toyota Prius Owners: Beware Battery Theft, Perhaps By Inept Thieves

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Car theft is something every owner has to worry about, whether the vehicle is powered by gasoline, electricity, or a combination of both, But sometimes, rather than stealing an entire car, criminals only go for certain valuable components. theft Batteries California battery pack vandalism Replacement

Sony in talks with automakers to make Li-ion batteries for EVs

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is in talks with several automakers inside and outside of Japan to make lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles from the middle of the 2010s, a company executive said. The company will also consider developing batteries for gasoline-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, Ishizuka said. Nikkei. Sony Corp. Earlier post.)

Citroën introducing new plug-in hybrid SUV concept at Shanghai Motor Show

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Citroën Aircross is powered by a gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid system. The electric motor is combined with a 1.6 seconds.

Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. supplying catalysts to Fisker for Karma; tackling the cold-start problem

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CDTI) is supplying emission aftertreatment catalysts utilizing its patented mixed phase catalyst (MPC) technology for the Karma, Fisker’s new plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid luxury sedan, which starts shipping to both European and US retailers this month. Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. Brief

Honda to showcase EV concept and plug-in hybrid platform at Geneva show

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Honda’s EV Concept electric vehicle and a platform for mid-size plug-in hybrid vehicles will be displayed at the Geneva Motor Show. The Honda EV Concept hints strongly at the direction and styling for Honda’s upcoming production battery electric vehicle, the Fit EV, which will be introduced to the US and Japan in 2012.

LA Metro retires last diesel bus; first major transit agency to operate only clean fuel buses

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The agency now has 2,221 CNG buses, one electric and six gasoline-electric hybrid buses in its fleet. LA Metro has retired the last diesel bus in its 2,228-vehicle fleet, making Metro the first major transit agency in the world to operate only alternative clean fueled buses. billion miles a year. Brief

Peugeot L500 R Hybrid PHEV racing concept

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Peugeot has designed a new gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid racing concept: the L500 R Hybrid. Brief

Toyota introduces next-generation B-segment hybrid with 112 mpg US; CNG hybrid and plug-in variants

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FT-Bh. Click to enlarge. By pursuing weight reduction, a more-efficient powertrain and reduced air resistance, the FT-Bh offers fuel consumption of 2.1

Oregon incentives to shift from hybrids to plug-ins

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House Bill 2180 , which passed overwhelmingly, Creates specific tax credit for purchasers of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and related equipment. Limits tax credits for gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles that are not designed for electric plug-in charging to vehicles purchased before January 1, 2010.

Is The 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Really Green, Or Not?

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Just ten years ago, cars like the 2002 Toyota Prius traded performance for unbelievably-high gas mileage, bringing the concept of eco-friendly gasoline electric hybrid cars to the masses.

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Prius the top new vehicle badge in California in 2012; state accounted for 26.2% of Prius sales in US

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This continues the trend shown by the state’s consumers who are adopting gasoline-electric hybrid technology and putting more of these vehicles on the road, Toyota commented. According to R.L With 236,659 units of the Prius family sold throughout the US in 2012 ( earlier post ), California thus accounted for 26.2% Brief

One More For The Dead-Hybrid List: RIP Nissan Altima Hybrid

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Add one more to the list of hybrid cars that have been sent off to the great gasoline-electric graveyard in the sky. Nissan will end production of its Altima Hybrid sedan after the 2011 model year.

Toyota to show new GRMN hybrid concept at Nürburgring

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The GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II is an updated version of a gasoline-electric sports concept shown at Tokyo Auto Salon 2010. Brief

MSNBC Plug-In Vote

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MSNBC is carrying the story and it is offering an online vote.

Three Different Electrified Ford Focus Models To Be Built At Single Michigan Plant

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It’s well documented that Ford is planning an all-electric version of its new global Focus--heck, we’ve even test driven a very early prototype based on the previous generation car.

Mercedes-Benz launching E 300 BlueTEC diesel and E 400 gasoline hybrids at Detroit Auto Show

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E300 BlueTEC HYBRID. Click to enlarge. With these two E-Class models we are now continuing our comprehensive hybrid offensive. E400 HYBRID. Hybrids

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Deloitte suggests Gen Y’s embrace of hybrid vehicles may be auto market’s tipping point

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Gen Y’s strong affinity for hybrid vehicles could make it the “ generation that leads us away from traditional gasoline-powered vehicles ,” reports Craig Giffi, vice chairman and automotive practice leader at Deloitte LLP, after seeing the results of Deloitte’s annual survey of consumers and what they want in an automobile. —Joe Vitale.

2012 Infiniti M35h Set For 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show Debut

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Nissan and its Infiniti luxury division may have been late to the table when it comes to hybrids but neither brand is shying away from launching a new generation of gasoline-electric vehicles.

Infiniti Looking At Adding Hybrid Tech To Other Models

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The upcoming 2012 Infiniti M35h hybrid sedan will be the first vehicle featuring Nissan's own proprietary gasoline-electric hybrid system. If you don't recall, Nissan has sold a hybrid vehicle before, in the form of the Altima Hybrid, but this model relied on technology borrowed from Toyota.

LA Metro to purchase up to 25 new BYD electric buses as part of $30M pilot project

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors approved a contract with BYD Motors for the manufacture and delivery of up to 25 new all-electric buses as part of a $30-million clean air bus technology pilot project. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty —Michael D.

Nissan To Release Infiniti M 35 Hybrid, First In-House Hybrid

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is launching a gasoline-electric hybrid version of its Infiniti M 35 sedan later this year, and hopes to nearly double the fuel mileage of the gasoline version, while keeping costs down. Nissan Motor Co.

Nissan's New Hybrid System Will Double Mileage Of Gasoline-Only Models

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Nissan (and its Infiniti luxury division) may have been late to the table when it comes to hybrids but the Japanese automaker is boasting that its new generation of gasoline-electric vehicles will smash the competition out of the water.