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North America's largest coal power plant to become 44-MW solar farm

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Located on the shores of Lake Erie, the Ontario Power Generation Nanticoke Generating Station was once North America's largest coal-fired power plant. Here's a turn of events that should make renewable-energy advocates smile. Canada energy infrastructure renewable energy solar clean energy

ECS and Toyota North America announce 2016-2017 Fellowship winners for projects in green energy technology

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The ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship, a partnership between The Electrochemical Society (ECS) and Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA), an advanced research arm of Toyota Motor North America, Inc. — Fellowship Chair and manager of Toyota’s North American Research Strategy Office, Paul Fanson.

TTXGP 2012 North America season opens at Infineon Raceway

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Bosch offering sub-$10K 24 kW DC fast charger for North America; SAE J1772 DC Combo connector

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Bosch Automotive Service Solutions has introduced the Power DCPlus DC fast charger in North America, starting at less than $10,000.

Nestlé Waters North America adds 155 new medium-duty propane autogas trucks to delivery fleet

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Nestlé Waters North America is adding more than 150 medium-duty beverage delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas. Mickey Body in High Point, North Carolina, upfitted the vehicles with side-load beverage bays. Over the vehicles’ lifetime, the 155 Ford F-650 trucks will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 24.6 Brief

Mitsubishi introduces Concept GC-PHEV SUV to North America

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Mitsubishi staged the North American debut of its Concept GC-PHEV (“Grand Cruiser”)—a next-generation full-size crossover plug-in hybrid. Concept GC-PHEV. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.) The PHEV drivetrain offers high performance (335 bhp/250 kW) combined with excellent fuel economy. Super All-Wheel Control. Connected Car Technology.

Nissan to produce Mercedes-Benz 4-cylinder gasoline engines in North America; latest step in collaboration

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The collaboration marks the first production of Mercedes-Benz engines in the North America Free Trade region. Localized capacity reduces exposure to foreign exchange rates while rapidly enabling a good business development in North America—a win-win for the Alliance and Daimler. —Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn.

Nissan Note hybrid leaked, but not likely for North America

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The Nissan Versa Note has never been a particularly big seller in North America. Its sedan counterpart is one of the largest and most capacious vehicles in the subcompact segment, but the Note has always been more of a car for European and Asian markets. Japan subcompact Nissan Rogue Hybrid

Toyota Motor Manufacturing France to start gasoline-engined Yaris export to North America in 2013

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Building the Yaris for customers across North America will represent an additional investment of €8 million at TMMF. Only gasoline versions of Yaris will be exported to North America. The annual export volume is planned to be around 25,000 units. —Toyota Motor Europe President and CEO Didier Leroy. Brief

Berkeley TSRC study quantifies VMT and GHG benefits of car2go car-sharing in North America

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car2go NA is currently the largest flexible one-way carsharing service in North America. Car-sharing background. One-way. Peer-to-peer.

Zipcar to expand Zipvan cargo van service across North America

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plans to expand the company’s Zipvan cargo van service across North America. Zipcar is launching the Zipvan service in Seattle, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Portland, Oregon today, and will roll out the service to its remaining metro markets in North America over the next 12 months. Car-sharing network Zipcar, Inc.

Nissan North America Releases Android App for Leaf Electric Car

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Ever since the launch of the 2011 Nissan Leaf, owners have been able to remotely access information about their car’s state of charge, estimated range and even pre-heat or cool the cabin using Nissan’s built-in telematics service - Carwings. But unless you happened to own an iPhone in addition to your Nissan Leaf, the only way you

Yazaki North America and Evatran partner on wireless charging solutions for plug-ins

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Evatran, the developer of the Plugless Power electric vehicle (EV) inductive recharging system ( earlier post ), and Yazaki North America have signed a Joint Development Agreement to develop and market Plugless Power technology to automotive manufacturers as a factory or dealership option. Brief

Ford to offer new 5-cylinder 3.2L diesel in Transit van in North America next year

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Ford’s 5-cylinder, 3.2-liter Power Stroke diesel will be Ford’s second in North America. Click to enlarge. Duratorq TDCi 200).

ABB, 4R Energy, Nissan North America and Sumitomo to evaluate the reuse of the Nissan LEAF battery for commercial purposes

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ABB, 4R Energy, Nissan North America, Inc. Cutaway of Nissan LEAF battery pack. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.). A hat-tip to Tomas! ).

car2go launches North America’s first all-electric carsharing network in San Diego

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car2go N.A., car2go began deploying 300 smart fortwo electric drive vehicles Friday in San Diego, which are now in service and available for use.

New Flyer introduces first 60-foot hydrogen fuel cell bus in North America

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New Flyer of America, a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., and Siemens to develop the propulsion system. Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

Severstal North America achieves up to 42% weight reduction in steel vehicle parts

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Severstal North America (SNA), one of the largest steel producers in the US, is using Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), advanced manufacturing equipment and new grades of high-strength and high-formability steel to help its automotive customers to achieve lighter weight, stronger vehicles—while keeping costs low. —Dr.

VW likely to build electric cars in North America by 2020: executive

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Now it appears that some of those models will be built in North America, according to Volkswagen Group of. As it works to recover from the diesel-emissions cheating scandal, Volkswagen's future plans include quite a number of new electric cars. Manufacturing chattanooga VW mexico Puebla VW Group plug-in cars Tennessee

City of Windsor, Ontario first in North America to deploy BYD electric buses

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One of our primary goals was to position Windsor among the first cities in North America to pioneer the efficient use of electric buses within its public transit authority and to establish Windsor as a hub for the development, manufacture and commercialization of energy products including electric buses. Bus design for Windsor. Brief

Mazda debuts CX-5 crossover with full SKYACTIV technologies for North America at LA Auto Show

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Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) unveiled its all-new 2013 CX-5 compact SUV ( earlier post ) at the Los Angeles Auto Show. and 8.72 and 7.35

Nissan integrates Coulomb ChargePoint Network into LEAF website charge station listings in North America

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Nissan North America, Inc. NNA) has fully integrated Coulomb Technologies’s ChargePoint Network into the Nissan LEAF website to provide electric vehicle public charging infrastructure locations for Nissan LEAF drivers. With the integration of the ChargePoint Network, it now also shows current and future ChargePoint locations.

North America to ‘lead in electric vehicle support systems’

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Daimler Trucks North America delivers 1,000th natural gas truck

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Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced the delivery of its 1,000 th natural gas truck and is the first commercial vehicle manufacturer to achieve such a milestone. Holly, North Carolina. Holly, North Carolina. during a ceremony to commemorate the milestone at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. Brief

First 2013 Tesla Model S Delivered Outside North America--In Oslo

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It''s been out in the U.S. for over a year now, but today marked the first delivery for a Telsa Model S on European soil. The first 2013 Tesla Model S delivered in Europe rolled out of a Tesla Store in Norwegian capital Oslo, according to the Tesla Motors twitter feed. Norway is Europe''s most electric car-friendly country, with strong sales for

Mazda to offer diesel Mazda6 in North America in second half of 2013; i-ELOOP and SCBS

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The 2014 Mazda6 sedan made its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The SKYACTIV-D-equipped diesel version will follow in the second half of the year, making Mazda the first Asian manufacturer to offer a modern-technology clean-diesel engine in a non-commercial vehicle in North America. Click to enlarge. i-ELOOP.

Ford to offer 1L EcoBoost in 2014 Fiesta in North America

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EcoBoost delivers more torque per liter than any other gasoline engine in North America, according to Fascetti. EcoBoost. Earlier post.)

Pike Research forecasts clean diesels to represent more than 12% of global light-duty vehicle sales by 2018; outpacing hybrids in North America

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North America has been a weak market for diesel for 20 years, due to the low price of gasoline as well as diesel’s reputation for being smelly, dirty and unreliable. North America, Europe, and Japan markets, diesel will see its market share. Annual clean diesel ldv sales by region, world markets: 2012-2018. to meet.

BMW X1 plug-in hybrid SUV for China only, not North America

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BMW is making another addition to its growing roster of plug-in hybrids, but this one won't be sold in the U.S. Unveiled at the 2016 Chengdu Motor Show last week, the BMW X1 xDrive25Le i Performance is destined to China only. It's based on a long-wheelbase version of the second-generation BMW X1 crossover that debuted in the U.S. earlier this year.

Ten Honda manufacturing facilities in North America achieve Zero Waste to Landfill

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Ten of 14 Honda manufacturing plants in North America are now operating with zero waste to landfill, while the remaining four plants are functioning with “virtually zero” waste to landfill. Zero waste to landfills is a key target in Honda’s “Green Factory” initiative in North America. Brief

Chevrolet Cruze station wagon to debut in Geneva; not for North America

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The new station wagon is not planned for sale in North America. The Chevrolet Cruze station wagon, the third variant of Chevrolet’s most-popular car, will make its global premiere at the 82 nd International Geneva Motor Show in March. Chevrolet Cruze station wagon. Click to enlarge. In addition to the current 1.6L and 1.8L The 1.4L

Linde purchases 20 LNG-fueled trucks for North America; 20% of 2012 tractor purchases

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The trucks, expected to be on the road later this year, will account for 20% of Linde’s 2012 tractor purchases and will be integrated into Linde’s fleet of 700-plus trucks carrying cryogenic gases to customers throughout North America. LNG is natural gas that has been cooled to liquid form to enable easier transportation and storage.

Ford to offer 3.5-Liter EcoBoost V6 in Transit Commercial Van for North America

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Ford will offer the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine in the all-new Transit commercial van debuting in North America in 2013 as a replacement for the E-Series wagon and van. By 2013, Ford plans to produce up to 1.5 million EcoBoost engines globally in a wide variety of vehicles from small cars to trucks. Brief

SoCal Edison opens 32 MWh battery energy storage project, largest in North America; batteries from LG Chem

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Southern California Edison (SCE) opened the largest battery energy storage project in North America—the Tehachapi Energy Storage Project—to modernize the grid to integrate more clean energy. The project is strategically located in the Tehachapi Wind Resource Area that is projected to generate up to 4,500 MW of wind energy by 2016.

Ford to triple production capacity of electrified vehicles in North America by 2013; led by C-MAX Hybrid, C-MAX Energi

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Ford’s plan to invest in even more capacity for its five-passenger C-MAX electrified models for North America replaces an earlier plan of introducing the gasoline-engine-powered seven-passenger C-MAX multi-activity vehicle. Today, Ford sells approximately 35,000 electrified vehicles a year, led by the Fusion Hybrid and Escape Hybrid.

Tesla likely Q1 US PEV leader with 4,750+ sales in North America; Nissan surges with LEAF in March in US

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With the US sales numbers for the first quarter of 2013 in, Tesla appears to be the leading seller of plug-in vehicles for that period, with more than 4,750 units of the model S sold in North America. Earlier post.) Tesla doesn’t break out sales by country at this time, so there are no US-specific figures from the company.).

TomTom launches Congestion Index based on traffic database; congestion levels in 57 cities in North America and Europe

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The Index accurately identifies and analyzes traffic congestion in 57 major cities across North America and Europe. North America. The report, initially covering 26 major cities in North America, finds Los Angeles to be the most congested city there. Vancouver, 30%. Miami, 26%. Seattle, 25%. Tampa, 25%.

FEV North America, Inc. opening office in Silicon Valley

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FEV North America, Inc. Zelasko will report to Joachim Wolschendorf, executive vice president and CSO of FEV North America, Inc. Additional staff will come from FEV's North American headquarters in Auburn Hills combined, as necessary, with locally-sourced staffing. Brief

GM North America recalls year-to-date: 15,809,846

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BMW announces release date of new hybrid vehicle

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Hot on the heels of making its North American debut at the Los Angeles Motor Show, the BMW ActiveHybrid X6 will arrive in US showrooms in early December. Tags: BMW Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news ActiveHybrid X6 release date BMW ActiveHybrid X6 BMW hybrid BMW hybrid release date North America two-mode hybrid technology