2000 miles and counting

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I broke 2000 miles with the 914 EV this week. The car has been running smoothly with no complaints. One of the "features" of the 914 is that the turn signals come on (but don't flash) if you leave the turn lever in the "left" or "right" position, even when the ignition is turned off.

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Allison Transmission introduces new 9AT for release in 2020; extends xFE fuel-saving to Series 1000, 2000

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The Allison nine-speed model leverages the proven durability of the Allison 2000 Series six-speed commercial transmissions, which have accumulated more than 100 billion miles globally.

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Tsinghua team develops bio-inspired self-healing sulfur electrodes; almost no capacity decay after 2000 cycles

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By mimicking fibrinolysis, a biological self-healing process, researchers at China’s Tsinghua University have developed a self-healing sulfur microparticle (SMiP) cathode.

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Survey shows % of Californians walking, biking or used public transit more than doubled since 2000

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Results from the California Household Travel Survey ( CHTS ) —the largest and most complex review of its kind— show that the%age of California residents walking, biking, or using public transportation on a typical day has more than doubled since 2000.

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EIA: China’s use of methanol in liquid fuels has grown rapidly since 2000; >500K bpd in 2016

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China is the global leader in methanol use and has recently expanded its methanol production capacity.

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Ford now holds 461 patents on hybrid technology, up from 10 in 2000

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Ford Motor Company now holds 461 patents on its hybrid technology, up from 10 in 2000. In the last three years, the number of inventions submitted to Ford’s legal team to be considered for patents has increased more than 25%. The development work began to accelerate slowly with the evolution of the Escape Hybrid—the first production hybrid vehicle from a US-based automaker—that was designed and developed in the early 2000s.

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UK new car CO2 emissions fell 3.5% in 2010 and more than 20% since 2000

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Average CO 2 emissions from new cars have fallen by more than 20% since 2000. Cars in the sub-130 g/km CO 2 category represented almost 40% of the market in 2010 compared with less than 1% in 2000. Executive (-28.1%) and Mini (-25.8%) segments recorded the biggest improvements against the levels of 2000. . Emissions of new cars in the UK fell 3.5% to an average of 144.2

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Ford Cut Plant CO2 Emissions By A Third Since 2000; Another Third By 2025 Targeted

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Ford is doing just that, having cut global carbon dioxide emissions at its plants by over a third since 2000. CO2 emissions have dropped by 37 percent per vehicle between 2000 and 2012 There''s more to making a car green than just the car itself. Ideally, the whole process of making the car should be as environmentally-friendly as possible too.

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Ford cuts global water use 8.5% per vehicle from 2011 to 2012; total usage down 62% since 2000

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Since 2000, Ford has reduced the amount of water used around the world from 64 million cubic meters to 24 million cubic meters—a reduction of about 10.6 Ford voluntarily launched its Global Water Management Initiative in 2000, putting in place ways to manage water conservation, quality and reuse of storm and process water. Ford has reduced the average amount of water used to make each of its vehicles by 8.5%

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Tognum starts up new engine plant in US for MTU Series 2000 and 4000

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A new US production facility set up by the specialist for propulsion and power solutions Tognum in Aiken, SC, is now up and running assembling Tognum’s MTU Series 2000 and 4000 engines primarily for the US market. The MTU 2000 series includes engines with up to 16 cylinders and output of up to 1,939 kW.

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UPS Sets New Automotive Goal to Improve Package Delivery Fleet Fuel Economy a Total of 20% from 2000 to 2020

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UPS is targeting a 20% improvement in fuel economy for its US package delivery fleet from 2000 to 2020. UPS has set a new automotive goal to improve the miles per gallon (MPG) performance of its entire US package delivery fleet by 20 percent between 2000 and 2020. The new goal builds on gains UPS already has made by increasing its US MPG 10% between 2000 and 2009 and applies to a US ground fleet of 60,000 vehicles.

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Report Finds Rate of Growth of Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Sharply Increased Between 2000 and 2005

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Anthropogenic global greenhouse gas emissions increased by 15% between 2000 and 2005, a sharp increase in the expected rate of growth, according to a new report from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). It also showed that global annual emissions of greenhouse gases increased from 24 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents in 1970 to 33 billion tonnes in 1990 and 41 billion tonnes in 2005.

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Innowattech In Road Energy Harvester Uses Tiny Generators to Capture 2000 Watts Per Hour

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Awhile back we brought you a story about a company called New Energy whose Motion Power system presented an interesting energy harvester installed in roadways. The system is designed to capture energy from the motion of vehicles. It has undergone several successful real-world testing applications. Read more about it here. Now, another

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Build An Electric Car for about $2200

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Paul Holmes discovered he could build an electric car for about $2000. In this interview, we'll talk about how he built his electric car.and why

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Scrappage scheme sees end to Jags, Mercs and even a Morris Minor

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Why are Electric Car Motors so Expensive?

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Motors are like $2000 gas engines don't cost that much. I was wondering why the electric motors and the conversion process is so expensive. I wanted to

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NHTSA finalizes quiet-car rule for hybrids, electrics, to take full effect in 2020

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The idea of adding noise-makers to vehicles that are "too quiet" didn't exist until the first hybrid-electric cars hit the market in 2000. Within a few years, however, organizations representing the blind began to raise alarms that cars operating at low speeds solely on electric power couldn't be heard by pedestrians who also couldn't see them. Plug-In Hybrids NHTSA Department of Transportation noise plug-in cars Sound Generation Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) regulation

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US light-duty vehicle sales hit record high of 17.5 million units in 2016

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In 2000, there were 17.2 According to Ward’s Automotive, in calendar year 2016 light vehicle sales reached 17.5 million, breaking the record of 17.4 million set in 2015. million light vehicles sold, the highest point until 2015. — Source: DOE.

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16-year high for UK automotive but post-Brexit safeguarding needed, says SMMT

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UK automotive reached its highest productivity since 2000 in the first half of 2016, with a total of 897,157 vehicles rolling off production lines.

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UMTRI: More driving on city streets, less on country roads

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In a new study using data from the US Department of Transportation, Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle of the U-M Transportation Research Institute examined the annual distance driven by locale and type of roadway in both urban and rural areas in the US from 2000 to 2016. Overall distance driven (combining both urban and rural) rose by 15%—the same rate of increase for US resident population since 2000.

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Government of Canada awarding $1.625 million for two public hydrogen stations in Toronto

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The project proponent, Hydrogenics Corporation, is a Canadian company that has been involved since 2000 in more than 50 hydrogen refueling station projects around the world. The Government of Canada is awarding $1,625,000 in funding for the construction of two public hydrogen stations in the Greater Toronto Area to support a new Canadian market for fuel-cell vehicles.

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RIP natural-gas cars, doomed by cheap gas and electric cars

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Natural gas vehicles were first promoted starting in about 2000 as a way to reduce reliance on imported oil and cut tailpipe emissions. Their promise appeared to grow near the height of the global financial crisis, when gas prices hovered around $4 per gallon across much of the United States. The domestic fuel promised to cut carbon-dioxide. natural gas LPG alternative fuel vehicles natural gas vehicle

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DOE: percentage driving to work alone has increased each decade since 1980

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Means of transportation to work, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010, 2014. According to data from the US Bureau of the Census compiled by the US Department of Energy (DOE), the percentage of those in the US driving to work alone has increased in each decade from 1980 to 2014.

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easyJet and Wright Electric: all-electric short-haul flights within a decade

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Since 2000, easyJet has reduced its emissions by more than 31% per passenger kilometer in 2016. easyJet has a carbon emissions target of 72 grams by 2022, which would be a 10% reduction from today’s performance and a 38% improvement from 2000. European airline easyJet has outlined a strategy to progressively decarbonize and reduce noise from aviation operations.

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All Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars Are Compliance Cars, For Now

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When the first Honda Insight and Toyota Prius hybrids launched in 1999 and 2000, expectations for their sales were low. And hybrids indeed logged annual sales in the low thousands until the second-generation Prius came along for 2004. But the sales numbers for the earliest hybrids look stratospheric compared to the projections for sales of. Japan hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell compliance car

GM-Isuzu JV DMAX invests $60 million in Ohio diesel engine plant

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million engines since opening in 2000. has invested $760 million in the DMAX facility since 2000. The GM-Isuzu joint venture DMAX, Ltd. will invest $60 million in its Ohio diesel engine plant to make design changes that meet future emissions requirements. Established in 1998, DMAX has produced almost 1.6 GM owns 60% and Isuzu owns 40% of the venture that makes the Duramax diesel for heavy-duty trucks. DMAX, Ltd. DMAX is home to the Duramax 6.6L

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ORNL team finds catalytic EGR reforming can decrease fuel consumption 8% in gasoline engine

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In an open-access paper published in the ACS journal Energy & Fuels , they report that under an engine operating condition of 2000 rpm and brake mean effective pressure (4 bar), catalytic EGR reforming made it possible to sustain stable combustion with a volumetric equivalent of 45%–55% EGR.

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Paris weekday ban on pre-1997 cars takes effect, historic cars excepted

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The ban encompasses most cars made before 1997 and motorcycles made before 2000, and was enacted to combat rampant air pollution in the French capital. Beginning this week, drivers will not be able to take older cars into the center of Paris on weekdays. Older cars and motorcycles now face fines for entering the city between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm on. Europe Paris emissions France transportation policy

Millennials Own Fewer Cars, Seek Other Ways To Get Around: Report

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That seems to be what many Millennials--the generation born between 1983 and 2000--are doing. Instead of switching to more-efficient cars, what would happen if a large number of people simply gave up driving altogether? Without any apparent preference for cars, Millennials are the "multimodal generation," according to a new report from the

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2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Car Will Alter Industry As Prius Did, Says Exec

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in 2000, the first-generation Toyota Prius hybrid was met with more than a little skepticism by the automotive establishment and the buying public. When it launched in the U.S. As with any new application of technology, it was unclear whether the Prius--and hybrid cars in general--would have a lasting impact or simply fizzle out. MORE: How Much

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Dutch sports car brand Spyker developing electric SUV

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After launching in 2000 with a sports car called the C8, Spyker made the costly error of entering Formula One. The history of the modern incarnation of Dutch brand Spyker is a short but troubled one. It then made an even costlier error of trying to save Saab, which ultimately still went under and saw its assets sold off to National Electric. Future Cars Spyker plug-in cars

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Could Honda's Future 1.0-Liter Be World's Most Efficient Engine?

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It also took International Engine of the Year in 2000, and won that competition''s sub-1-liter class seven times. The last time Honda made a 1.0-liter gasoline engine, it broke new records for fuel efficiency. Found under the hood of the original Insight hybrid, it still has the highest gas mileage of any EPA-rated non-plugin. That''s a high bar to

Plug-In Electric Car Sales For 2015 Fall Slightly From 2014

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million was set in 2000. The U.S. new-vehicle market set a new record last year, with deliveries of new passenger cars and light trucks totaling 17.39 million. The previous record of 17.35 But battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles saw their totals fall slightly, from about 120,000 in 2014 to roughly 115,000 last year. DON'T MISS: Plug-In. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric Vehicle compliance car

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California greenhouse gas emissions up 2% in 2012; driven by economic growth, closing of San Onofre, and drought

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Since 2000, GHG emissions have decreased by 1.6% (from 466 to 459 MMTCO 2 e) after reaching a peak of 493 MMTCO 2 e in 2004. Per capita emissions in California have decreased by 12% from 2000 to 2012, in spite of the overall 11.4% Per capita emissions from in-state electricity generation have declined by 22% from 2000 to 2012.

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2016 Toyota Prius: Most Fuel-Efficient Car Without A Plug, Ever

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It was the 2000 Honda Insight, which until now has stood as the. It was the first hybrid car to be sold in the U.S., beating the now-legendary Toyota Prius by a few months. It was a tiny two-seater with a three-cylinder engine, spats over the rear wheel openings to reduce aerodynamic drag, and a host of highly advanced technologies for its time. Green EPA Ratings Fuel Economy

Why Can't We Buy Cars That Do 60, 70, Or 80 MPG?

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The first-generation Honda Insight hybrid, sold from 2000 through 2006, is renowned even today for its ultra-high gas mileage: 52 mpg combined (48 mpg city, 58 mpg highway). Those ratings remain unmatched today by anything today that doesn''t include a plug and a large battery pack. So why, 15 years after the Insight went on sale--considering

Next Nissan Leaf Could Become Family Of Electric Cars: Report

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in 2000, but it wasn't until 2012 that the single hybrid model expanded into a family of four different cars. The first Toyota Prius came to market in the U.S. Now it appears that the same could happen--somewhere down the road--to the Nissan Leaf, although not until after a second-generation Leaf is introduced, likely for the 2017 model year. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Electric Cars Sell Faster Than Hybrids Did At Same Point

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Above is a graph comparing the relative sales volumes of hybrids (starting in 2000) to those of plug-in electric cars (starting in 2011). Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. It comes from the U.S. Department of Energy, which tweeted the image last Friday. (We''re We''re not sure why the units on the vertical axis say "USD," which stands for

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Toyota celebrates 7 million hybrid sales

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million units since its introduction in 2000. September 2014 saw Toyota’s total worldwide hybrid sales pass the seven million mark, with European sales topping 772,300 and UK sales reaching 132,000. The best-selling Toyota hybrid is, unsurprisingly, the Prius, which has shifted more than 3.3

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Ford slashes CO2 emissions by a third

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Ford has cut CO2 emissions by more than a third (37 per cent) per vehicle across its global operations between 2000 and 2012, the carmaker has revealed, as it releases its 14th annual Sustainability Report.

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