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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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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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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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

All Cars Electric

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

Electric Cars are for Girls

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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Why are Electric Car Motors so Expensive?

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

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Tags: Hyundai government scheme scrappage £2000

VW Build

DIY Electric Car

I'm hoping to get her back on the road for under £2000. I collected the car last weekend and, having not seen it in the flesh, i was very pleased with what I'd bought. It's a MK2 golf with 9'' ADC motor fitted, battery tray up front and one sunk into the rear where the fuel tank was. It needs a reasonable amount of attention but is a greater starter project for my first EV.

The Real Reason for USA based Economic Recessions.

DIY Electric Car

All of the recessions listed above were caused by oil except the early 2000 recession that was caused by September 11th, 2001. The Early 2000 recession was caused by the events of September 11th, 2001 and this was the mildest recession of any of the ones listed on this page. The True Cause of Recessions: OIL. By Douglas A. Stansfield. Recently I had the opportunity to speak at the annual Pennsylvania Energy Festival ( [link] ) back in September of this year.

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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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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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Being a Pro Eco Recycler

DIY Electric Car

2000 free lumber. 2000 feet of mixed color copper wire. Here are a few strict guide lines that I follow to ensure a happy and productive partnership of parts. Remember most companies have to pay to get rid of some surplus. you don't ask you will not receive legally, I have received free things like: -73 used power packs (retail $200 ea. total $14,600). -1 1 3000 watt 12 volt inverter with 1 blown internal fuse. -1 1 1750 watt inverter. -20

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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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L.A. Times Takes A Bath In Dirty Water With Icelandic Bottled H20 Scam

Creative Greenius

Do yourself and the rest of us a favor and get yourself a Brita filter and drink your own, tasty, already paid for tap water instead of this waste water from a rapidly melting country that will cost you 2000 times more than the stuff that tastes every bit as good. . Source of an Epic FAIL.

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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Greenius Says No to Offshore Drilling. Mr. President, You Are Following A Failed Strategy & Wasting Time

Creative Greenius

In August 2009 a state-of-the-art rig using “new technology&# spilled 2000 barrels of oil a day for 10 weeks into the fragile East Timor Sea.

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Analyzing PakTrakr Files with PrestoPlot

Open Source Civic EV Kit

After loading the PakTrakr data into Excel 2000 (yeah, I know it's old.), I took the Civic out for a spin today with my neatly installed PakTrakr and captured some data while pulling some reasonably high currents.

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The 60,000 Volt Question

Plug In Partners

Toyota sold 5,562 Prius models in 2000, when it was on the market for part of the year. I f there is any doubt that GM is serious about PHEVs, here is one more story that indicates that they are indeed very serious.

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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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Magazine Article and 914 EV Wiki

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

The federal rebate on qualified vehicles (all hybrids at this point) is up around $2000, I think. I ran out to Barnes and Noble today and picked up the March issue of Sports Car Market magazine. My 914 was featured on page 38 along with John Benson's 914 DC conversion! I hope Electro Auto doesn't get even more swamped by the publicity. I'm glad these EVs are getting coverage so more people can see what's possible.

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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

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

Creative Greenius

In one of those alternative realities Al Gore got elected President in 2000 and because he understood what was happening with CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions he made cutting emissions, and developing renewable and clean energy sources our country’s focus and goals.

Hanging out with NEDRA

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

The purple box in the center of the cycle is a Zilla2K (2000 amp DC controller).

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More EVs, Faster Charging

Plugs and Cars

Almost 2000 were delivered to corporate customers in Japan last year. It's official, the Cadillac Converj is to be the second extended-range electric vehicle after the Volt. I may be most interested affordable electric cars, but this makes sense to me.

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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

Visiting Synkromotive and Learning about Deka 9A31s

Open Source Civic EV Kit

While I'm still sticking with group-31 batteries, I'm going to have to re-open the battery decision since I don't want to invest $2000 every 12 months in the electric vehicle. I visted Synkromotive two days ago to look into becoming a Beta tester of their new motor controller. It handles 600 amps and has a really nice user interface through a laptop to configure several controller parameters like the DMOC445 that I have on the AC 914EV.

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On the Road Again

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I called Rennsport Systems to ask for a transmission rebuilt quote and they suggested budgeting between $2000 and $3000 for parts and labor (Ouch!). I started commuting to work again today. I think the transmission is making slightly more noise than before but otherwise the car is fine. The RPMs are limited to 5300 RPM, so I won't have any resonant activity. I'm really happy that the tachometer is hooked up.

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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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