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.

2008 130

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.

2000 85

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.

2000 78

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.

2000 90

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.

2000 78

Worldwatch Institute: global biofuel production fell in 2012 for first time since 2000

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In 2012, the combined global production of ethanol and biodiesel fell for the first time since 2000, down 0.4% World ethanol and biodiesel production. Source: Worldwatch. Click to enlarge. from the figure in 2011, according to the Worldwatch Institute’s latest Vital Signs Online report. Global ethanol production declined slightly for the second year in a row, to 83.1 billion liters (22 billion gallons US), while biodiesel output rose fractionally, from 22.4 billion liters in 2011 to 22.5

2000 60

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.

2000 60

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

2000 60

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%

2000 60

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.

2000 60

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.

2000 60

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.

2000 60

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

2000 40

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

2009 143

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

2000 96

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

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

Green Car Reports

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

2018 67

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

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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.

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

2017 63

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.

2000 41

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

2010 116

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.

2017 78

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

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.

2010 130

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.

2017 60

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.

2007 130

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

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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.

2010 207

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

2014 63

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

2014 64

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.

2017 76

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

2016 63

Tropos Motors triples range of electric LSVs with new Li-ion-powered ABLE XR; 26 kWh pack

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With the largest capacity battery pack of LSVs on the market, the ABLE XR can travel up to 45+ mph (72+ km/h), and up to 160 miles (at 25 mph), as well as tow a max of 2000 pounds on public roads, or 3000 pounds on closed campuses.

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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

2016 63

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.

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

2015 64

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