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How can automakers sell more electric cars? Sierra Club report has suggestions

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The Sierra Club recently released what it says is the "first-ever multi-state study on electric vehicle shopping experience," and the results weren't encouraging. sales dealers plug-in cars dealerships

Electric-Car Guide, State-By-State Specifics From Sierra Club

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Today, the conservation group Sierra Club has launched its own Electric Vehicle Guide--and one of its key features is the ability to learn about state and local incentives by entering your What''s your first resource for electric-car information? We''re hoping you answer Green Car Reports (of course!),

Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Pickups To Get 8-Speed Automatic To Boost MPG

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Future models of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks will One of the factors making higher gas mileage possible across pretty much any vehicle on sale these days is multispeed transmissions.

Electric cars are on the market, so where are all the ads?

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Marketing sales New car sales plug-in cars Ads Sierra ClubAnyone who watches even a little television knows that automakers take advertising seriously—and do a lot of it. The seemingly-never-ending stream of commercials keeps their brands in the public eye, and helps them sell cars to the subset of viewers in the market.

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Nissan To Continue Sponsoring National Drive Electric Week Through 2017

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Green Drive Electric Week Plug-in America Sierra Club plug-in carsNational Drive Electric Week, the annual event devoted to advocating plug-in electric cars, will be sponsored by Nissan for the next three years, organizers announced today. Nissan had.

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2014 Silverado and Sierra pickups leverage high- and ultra-high strength steels for weight reduction

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Similarly, making the most of mass also enables Silverados and Sierras equipped with the 4.3L These materials reduce mass and increase strength.

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General Motors claims to beat Ford on fuel efficiency

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GMC Touts Product-Placed, Low-Selling Sierra Hybrid Pickup

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While some people buy them for image and others for show, there are still drivers out there for whom a pickup is the only vehicle that serves their varied needs. Sure, they aren't the greenest of vehicles but if you're a business owner with a family, or need that extra towing capacity, you're limited to what you can choose. That's the line GMC is

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Volkswagen to use Sierra Wireless for next-gen connected vehicles

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Volkswagen has selected Sierra Wireless AirPrime AR Series modules and the Legato platform for its next generation of connected cars. Sierra Wireless’ integrated 4G technology will reach the market beginning in 2018 in several Volkswagen models worldwide. Brief

GM introduces CNG bi-fuel Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups

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The Silverado and Sierra will be available in standard and long box, with either two- or four-wheel drive. Bi-fuel Chevrolet Silverado.

New GM EcoTec3 engine family for 2014 Silverado and Sierra pickups; direct injection, cylinder deactivation and CVVT

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V-6 EcoTec3 AFM VVT DI (LV3) for Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. 2014 4.3L Click to enlarge. The new engine family includes a 4.3L

Electric-car shopping far too hard; dealers, carmakers can improve, says report

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Years of anecdotal evidence from shoppers shows such commitments are often lacking—and that has now been confirmed in a wide-reaching report issued by the Sierra Club. Greater electric-car adoption requires both dealers and carmakers to be strongly committed to selling plug-in vehicles. sales dealers plug-in cars dealerships

Stop tinkering: Sierra Club Chief touts vehicle electrification

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After spending time in the Gulf, the Sierra Club's new executive director, Michael Brune, ponders getting off oil in "Create," his Sierra Magazine commentary. Source: Sierra Magazine ]. coal Sierra Club The days of tinkering around with tiny increases in fuel economy should be long gone.

Drive Electric Week Larger Than Ever: 165 Cities, 3 Countries, Starting Sep 12

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Every year, advocacy group Plug-In America collaborates with the Sierra Club, the Electric Auto Association, and various smaller local groups to host a variety of activities that. plug-in cars Drive Electric Week

Megachurch Goes Electric, VW Diesel Update, GM Mild-Hybrid Trucks: Today's Car News

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Today, a Colorado megachurch embraces electric cars, a Federal judge tells Volkswagen to find a fix for its diesel cars by the end of March, and General Motors adds an eAssist mild-hybrid option for the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size pickup trucks. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

GM offering magnetic ride control on Sierra Denali pickup

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GM is offering magnetic ride control on the 2015 GMC Sierra Denali; it’s the first time the advanced, electronically controlled damping system has been offered on a full-size truck. It is standard on all Sierra Denali half-ton models, whether equipped with the standard 5.3L V-8 (355 hp) or the available 6.2L or 6.2L and 5’8” box).

CicLaVia is Back This Sunday & We’ll Be Rolling Against Coal!

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’s power supply and that’s exactly what Greenpeace and Sierra Club have in mind with their BEYOND COAL CAMPAIGN.

Traveling Through Time, Exploring the String Theory and Hugging the Giant Sequoias

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There was a nice selection of books, especially guides to the flora and fauna of the High Sierras. The house we stayed in this trip was perfect.

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Traveling Through Time, Exploring the String Theory and Hugging the Giant Sequoias

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There was a nice selection of books, especially guides to the flora and fauna of the High Sierras. The house we stayed in this trip was perfect.

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Oil Hauler Brings Electric Cars To Heart Of Oklahoma Oil Country

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The event that started out as National Plug-In Day has now expanded into National Drive Electric Week.

GM's Lutz Talks Up Volt at NPR Game Show; Sierra Club's Dan Becker Welcomes "Epiphany"

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Dan Becker, head of the global warming program at the Sierra Club, was asked his reaction to the seeming about-face of "one of Detroit’s ultimate 'car guys,' for whom no vehicle could be big enough, powerful enough or fast enough. “We Tags: electric car zev mandate plug-in hybrid dan becker chevy volt npr Bob Lutz Sierra Club So do I.

2014 Chevy, GMC Pickups Recalled For Cylinder-Deactivation Issue

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Certain 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 models are being recalled due to a fire risk associated with their cylinder-deactivation systems, the Detroit News

Massachusetts To Offer Rebates For Plug-In Electric-Car Purchases

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A rebate program for electric-car purchases was announced last week by Governor Deval Patrick, according to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette (via the Sierra Club). Massachusetts is about to give its residents a reason to plug in.

Obama rejects Keystone XL project while staying in bed with the oil industry

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The announcement was greeted by a chorus of approval from environmental organizations such as the NRDC, the Sierra

CicLaVia is Back This Sunday & We’ll Be Rolling Against Coal!

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My favorite part of this next CicLaVia is t he Bike Parade coming from my friends at Greenpeace and Sierra Club which they’re calling ROLL AGAINST COAL. ’s power supply and that’s exactly what Greenpeace and Sierra Club have in mind with their BEYOND COAL CAMPAIGN. It’s long been time to kick coal out of L.A.’s

Know what a 'baller' is? Wanna be one for clean energy?

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Sierra Club. Sometimes, even good intentions can't cover up poor execution. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently launched a campaign to promote clean energy in general, and electric cars specifically. The program's name, you may ask? It's entitled, "How to be a clean energy baller."

New GM 4.3L EcoTec V-6 for Sierra delivers 305 lb-ft torque

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When the all-new 2014 GMC Sierra full-size pickup arrives this summer, its standard 4.3L Sierras equipped with the 4.3L EcoTec3. and 6.2L

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Biofuel, fossil-fuel lobbyists join to fight electric-car incentives

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DON'T MISS: Sierra Club to sue EPA over failure to report on ethanol A U.S. As the old saying goes: the enemy of my enemy is my friend. The biofuel and fossil-fuel lobbies have argued in the past over the blending of biofuels with the general fuel supply. But now the two groups have found something they can agree on.

2014 Chevy Silverado Pickup Gas Mileage Rises For Largest V-8 Engine

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The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (and its 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 twin) with the 6.2-liter V-8 has been rated with significantly better fuel efficiency than last year''s model. Even pickup trucks are getting better gas mileage these days. The EPA ratings are 15 mpg city and 21 mpg highway for rear-wheel-drive models, and 14 mpg city and 20 mp

Audi working with Sierra Wireless for LTE-based connected vehicle system

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Audi is using Sierra Wireless AirPrime embedded wireless modules to help develop and test an LTE-connected infotainment system. ( Source: 3GPP.

Sierra Club California Weighs in for Electric Cars at CARB

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What was most welcome by this advocate of transportation electrification was the statement by Sierra Club California's Bill Magavern. The California Air Resources Board's (CARB) monthly meeting today included the adoption of the State Alternative Fuel Plan. And quite a buffet it is. Usually NG and hydrogen appear wedded at the hip.

Fulcrum Bioenergy awards $200M EPC contract to Abengoa for MSW-to-jet plant

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Fulcrum BioEnergy has awarded a $200-million fixed-price engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to Abengoa for the construction of Fulcrum’s first municipal solid waste (MSW) to transportation fuels facility, the Sierra BioFuels Plant. Earlier post.). The end syngas product is very clean with zero sulfur content.

USDA to provide $105M loan guarantee to Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels; municipal solid waste to ethanol

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The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a $105-million loan guarantee to Fulcrum Sierra BioFuels, LLC to finance development of a facility to convert municipal solid waste into advanced biofuels. The Sierra BioFuels Plant will be located approximately 20 miles east of Reno, Nevada in Storey County. Brief

Sierra Club Weighs In On Plug-In Cars, With Humor

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The Sierra Club, most famous for its grassroots action on environmental issues from climate change Here at Green Car Reports, we aim to give you a comprehensive run-down of what each car is like to drive, how far it can realistically travel per charge, and the ins and outs of purchasing it.

Sierra Energy selects Oxford Catalysts microchannel FT reactor for California waste-to-liquids commercial demonstration plant

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Sierra Energy has selected microchannel Fischer-Tropsch (FT) reactor technology developed by Velocys, Inc., the US-based subsidiary of the Oxford Catalysts Group, for use in a waste-to-liquids (WTL) commercial demonstration plant to be constructed in northern California by the California-based company Sierra Energy. Brief

National Plug-In Car Day: Promoting Electric Cars, Educating Future Buyers

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National Plug-In Car Day," as it's called, is staged by the Sierra Club, which teamed up with Plug-In Next Sunday, October 16--nine days from today--cities around the U.S.

Start-up Working with Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. to Micro-Produce Ethanol With Discarded Beer Yeast

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E-Fuel, the developer of a home ethanol system—the Efuel100 MicroFueler —and Sierra Nevada have agreed to house MicroFuelers at the brewery in Chico, California, enabling Sierra Nevada to manufacture its own ethanol using waste from its brewing process. On average, Sierra Nevada resells 1.6

Addax Bioenergy signs loan agreement for €258M renewable energy project in Sierra Leone; sugarcane ethanol and biomass power

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a subsidiary of the Swiss-based energy group, The Addax and Oryx Group Limited (AOG), recently signed a loan agreement with seven European and African development institutions for an integrated renewable energy and agriculture project near Makeni, in Sierra Leone. Addax Bioenergy S.A. , Brief

Will YOU Dump The Pump Today and EVangelize About Electric Cars?

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Ran as a collaboration between the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), National Dump the Pump Day is held to encourage commuters to leave their gas-guzzling cars at home and get to work

Sierra Club wants you to show why you want Freedom From Oil

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The Sierra Club has joined the trend today with a call for action in their Go60 campaign It's Independence Day in the U.S. and of course a lot of themed advertising is floating around the interwebs.

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