European car market logs best year for alternative fueled vehicles, lowest diesel share since 2001

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Diesel vehicles posted their lowest market share since 2001, as demand fell by double digits in 20 of the 27 markets included in JATO’s analysis, with the biggest drops in the UK (-30%), Scandinavia (-22%) and Benelux (-22%). The European car market remained stable during 2018, as 15.6 million vehicles were registered—just 346 more than in 2017— according to JATO Dyanmics. It was the best result since 2007, when the market peaked with 16.02 million registrations.

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Introduction To Our Used 2001 Honda Insight Hybrid

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We do our best though, which is how I''ve come to be the proud owner of a 2001 Honda Insight. In the world of automotive journalism, "practice what you preach" is a difficult statement to honor. It just isn''t always possible. Let me explain. Cars are rather expensive objects, so dropping cash on the latest electric vehicle, plug-in hybrid, punchy

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5,000 Miles In Our Used 2001 Honda Insight Hybrid

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61 mpg is what I''ve managed so far from the 2001 Honda Insight I bought back in March, over a distance of more than 5,000 miles. 61 mpg. That''s the figure everyone will want to know, so that''s the one I''m starting with. That, for the record, is eight miles per gallon better than the figure buyers would have seen on the car''s window sticker back in

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Replacing A 2001 Toyota Prius Battery Pack: What It Cost

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It's one of the most frequent questions asked about hybrids: What happens if I have to replace the high-voltage battery pack? While Toyota warrants its Prius batteries for 8 years/100,000 miles (or 10 years/150,000 miles in some states), cars more than a decade old won't be covered--and may still have plenty of life left in them. So what does it

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New Data Show Bicycling and Walking in US Up by 25% Since 2001

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The US Department of Transportation released new data from the Federal Highway Administration’s 2009 National Household Travel Survey which shows that both bicycling and walking trips have increased by 25% since 2001. The FHWA funded Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center included this data in The National Bicycling and Walking Study: A 15-Year Status Report. The report details trends and changes in bicycling and walking since 1994.

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Why The 2013 Nissan Leaf Is Really A 2001 Toyota Prius

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A lot of media discussion these days seems to focus overly on the low sales of plug-in electric cars (this piece from Friday, for instance). That despite the fact that plug-ins are selling faster than hybrid vehicles did at the same phase of their launch. But automotive history may provide another piece of context for looking at how plug-ins are

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Toyota Prius 2020 Edition marks 20 years in the US–with more hybrids coming soon

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Just as the original Prius arrived in 2000 and was sold for the 2001 model year, and the new 2020 Edition is arriving for The Toyota Prius, which was once the car of choice for image-conscious environmentalists and celebrities, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its arrival in the U.S.

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Mercedes-Benz to deliver 100 Citaro hybrid buses to Atac in Rome

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The current large order signals the return of EvoBus Italia to the capital; the company has already supplied buses to Atac: 450 Citaro between 2001 and 2005. Rome-based transport company, Atac, will receive 100 Mercedes-Benz Citaro hybrid buses.

Maritz Research study finds 42% say fuel economy is extremely important in new vehicle purchase

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The latest study, conducted in the first quarter, also found: Fuel economy as a purchase reason for B-cars became the top consideration in 2011 (21’percent), up from fourth in 2001 (14’). Fuel economy as a purchase reason for C-cars nearly tripled in importance from 2001 (7%) to 2011 (19%), going from fifth to first. After ranking 16 th in 2001, fuel economy was listed in the top five most important purchase reasons for small utility vehicles in 2011.

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JATO: April saw Volkswagen ID.4 become first SUV to top European BEV rankings

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Although April’s year-to-date total was up by 23% from 2020, the total volume for January – April 2021 was 25% lower than seen in 2019, and the second lowest since 2001.

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Canadian study links exposure to ultrafine particle air pollution to brain cancer

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million adults included in multiple cycles of the Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohorts (1991, 1996, 2001, and 2006). They followed cohort members for malignant brain tumors between 2001 and 2016; Cox proportional hazards models (stratified by age, sex, immigration status, and census cycle) were used to estimate hazard ratios (HRs) adjusting for fine particle mass concentrations (PM 2.5 ), nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ), and various sociodemographic factors.

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BMW’s GM of battery cell technology joins Wildcat Discovery’s board

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After a short period as project leader for fuel cell systems at Webasto Thermo Systems International GmbH, he joined BMW AG in 2001 as a development engineer for fuel cell systems.

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We visited NYC's Ford Hub; we still don't know what it was

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Those who've lived in New York City since 2001 sometimes choose to avoid the World Trade Center site when possible. The area has largely been rebuilt into a combination of offices, shopping, and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, with construction on some very tall towers still ongoing. A lunch date with a friend prompted us to wander into the Ford. Mobility

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Showa Denko launches Al alloy board with high-heat conductivity and high strength for on-board bus bar

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ST60 is an aluminum alloy board developed by SDK in 2001, and has as much heat conductivity as pure aluminum and as much strength as 5052 aluminum alloy—a typical structural material. Showa Denko K.K. SDK) has started full-scale marketing of its ST60-HSM aluminum alloy board, which has high heat conductivity and high strength, for use as on-board bus bar. Bus bars are used to conduct electricity, and many bus bars are made of copper.

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Growth Energy: 2 billion miles on E15

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E15 is approved for use in all vehicles 2001 and newer, as well as, all flex fuel vehicles, which combined represent more than 87% of the vehicles on the road. Growth Energy announced that in five months, US drivers have surpassed another billion miles on E15 (gasoline with 15% ethanol), bringing the total miles driven across the US to 2 billion.

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Global study shows uneven urbanization among large cities in the last two decades

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The country had undergone the biggest urban expansion in the period, between 2001 and 2018, its BUA increase accounted for 47.5% The world has experienced significant urbanization in recent decades.

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Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell, Tesla Car Sharing, Portable Electric Scooter: Today's Car News

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Meet our used 2001 Honda Insight hybrid. Today on Green Car Reports: Mercedes-Benz could launch a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle in 2017, a crowd-funded Tesla car-sharing service, and an electric scooter that fits in a briefcase. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Startup Vukee hopes to crowd-fund a Tesla car-sharing service. Would you pay $6,000

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Electric Car Conversion Kit for F150

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I have a 2001 Ford F-150 that gets driven only a couple times a month, and for less then 50 miles. Would you know if there are conversion kits that

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EPA launches Cleaner Trucks Initiative to update NOx standards for heavy-duty trucks

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The CTI will include a future rulemaking that will update the existing NO x standard which was last set in 2001 while also streamlining compliance and certification requirements. EPA last revised NO x standards for on-highway heavy-duty trucks and engines in January 2001. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched the Cleaner Trucks Initiative (CTI) to further decrease NO x emissions from on-highway heavy-duty trucks and engines.

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Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana Natural-Gas Vans Recall: Leak Poses Fire Risk

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General Motors will recall 2001 through 2014 model-year Chevrolet Express CNG and GMC Savana CNG natural-gas vans due to a fire risk. The recall will address faulty regulators in roughly 3,200 vans, which could cause the compressed natural gas (CNG) used to power the vehicles to leak out. This is GM''s second recall for leaking natural gas since

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Eni and FCA develop A20: 15% methanol, 5% ethanol high-octane gasoline blend

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The blend was designed to reduce direct and indirect CO 2 emissions and is compatible with the majority of gasoline cars sold from 2001 onwards—accounting for more than 60% of the gasoline cars in Italy—equivalent to approximately 12 million vehicles. Within the scope of an agreement signed in November 2017 ( earlier post ), Eni and FCA have developed “A20”, a new fuel with a low level of emissions due to its 15% methanol and 5% bio-ethanol alcohol content.

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Real-World Gas Mileage Moving Away From EPA Ratings: Report

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In 2001, it notes, the average difference between rated gas mileage and actual results was 20 percent or less in the Your mileage may vary--but these days, it appears, your mileage may vary more than it used to. According to a new report, the gap between rated fuel efficiency and the real-world gas mileage achieved by actual drivers is increasing.

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EPA proposes rule allowing sale of E15 year-round; improving RIN market transparency

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed regulatory changes to allow gasoline blended with up to 15% ethanol (E15) to be sold to 2001 and newer vehicles year-round across the country. E15 is already approved for use in all 2001 and newer vehicles—roughly 90% of the vehicles on the road in the US today.

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2014 Ford Escape: Great Small SUV, Not-So-Great Gas Mileage

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from 2001 through 2012--not only for its utility, but also for the availability of a hybrid model. The previous model of Ford Escape was a popular car in the U.S. At 32 mpg combined in front-wheel-drive form, the Escape Hybrid was comfortably one of the most economical crossovers on the market. When the all-new Escape arrived for the 2013 model

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WNA: global nuclear generation nears record high in 2019

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This is above the average achieved since 2001. Nuclear generation reached a near-record high in 2019, with output reaching 2657 TWh, enough to meet more than 10% of the world’s electricity demand, according to the recently published World Nuclear Association Performance Report 2020.

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Is The 2001-2003 Toyota Prius A Good Used Car Buy?

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in 2001 -- was the first five-seat family car to offer hybrid-electric drive and unimaginably high gas mileage. It was small, unassuming, almost a shrinking violet, really. The first-generation Toyota Prius hybrid -- launched in the U.S. Twelve years after its initial launch, the Prius family has grown to include four distinct models: the Prius

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E15 Ethanol Fuel Can Damage Engines, New Automaker Study Says

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The two-year study was conducted on eight different engines from the 2001 through 2009 model years, with a pair of vehicles for each engine tested--one on A new study released today by the Coordinating Research Council says that E15 gasoline, which contains 15 percent ethanol, could damage the engines of certain high-volume car and truck models.

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18 more Solaris trolleybuses going to Italian cities; 45 kWh battery packs

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Solaris Bus & Coach added trolleybuses to its offer back in 2001. The operators SETA Modena and TEP Parma, both providing carrier services in the Emilia-Romagna region in the North of Italy, have placed orders for 18 modern Solaris Trollino 12 vehicles. Eight of the trolleybuses commissioned will join the fleet of SETA Modena, the other ten will go to TEP Parma. The contracts signed by Solaris and the operators is worth nearly €12 million.

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More than 1,000 fuel stations offering E15 in US

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E15 is cleaner and cooler burning fuel that works well for cars model 2001 and newer and typically saves up to 10 cents per gallon. Growth Energy announced that more than 1,000 fuel stations around the US are offering E15—a fuel with 15% ethanol—more than doubling the number of stations from the same time last year. More retailers are responding to consumer demand for those fuel attributes by providing E15 as a choice at their pumps.

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Buying A Used 2000-2006 Honda Insight Hybrid: The Guide

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If you''ve been reading Green Car Reports over the past week, you might have seen we recently bought a 2001 Honda Insight--an example of one of the first hybrids sold by a major automaker. But what if you want to buy your own early Insight? What do you need to look out for? And more importantly, should you buy one over a 2001-2003 Toyota Prius--the

Zero Motorcycle Engineer’s Bicycle Is Quicker Than Porsche GT3 RS

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When we visited Zero Motorcycles’ headquarters in Scotts Valley, California to test-ride its 2011 2001 model year electric motorcycles, we got to meet some of the hardworking engineers responsible for ensuring the company remained at the forefront of the electric motorcycle world.

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Pay Attention This Summer When You Gas Up: It Might Be E15

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That means that drivers will have to pay attention to the labels on their gas pumps, making sure that E15 is only used for cars built in 2001 or later. While the legal status of E15 gasoline is in doubt, the Environmental Protection Agency is moving forward with plans for it to roll out before this summer's driving season. Older vehicles have not

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Toyota's Electric-Car Disdain, Honda Insight Update, Buying A Second Charging Cable: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: Decoding Toyota''s disdain for electric cars, writer Antony Ingram updates us on his used 2001 Honda Insight, and how to buy a second charging cable for your plug-in electric car. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Catch up on last week''s big stories with our Week in Reverse feature and video. A new lithium-ion

2012 Fiat 500: GreenCarReports Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominee

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Perhaps no new car since the arrival of the MINI in 2001 has caused such a stir. It was a smash hit in Europe, where it went on sale in 2007. Now, it's reached the U.S.--and, and, boy, does it get attention. Driving a 2012 Fiat 500 guarantees stares, questions, and thumbs-up pretty much wherever you go. Powered by a 101-horsepower, 1.4-liter

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2014 MINI Cooper: Bigger, Faster, More Fuel-Efficient--And Start-Stop Too

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Most of that change has happened since BMW took the reins and launched its MINI brand in 2001, and we''re now on the third generation of the BMW-developed subcompact. The Mini is one of the most iconic vehicles on the roads, but the car has changed--and grown--rather a lot since its introduction in 1959. It too has grown over the previous

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Audi To Rival Toyota In Fielding Hybrid Racer At Le Mans

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With maiden wins for its TFSI technology in 2001 and TDI diesel in 2006, Audi will this year Many automakers claim that their exploits in the world of motorsport go towards improving their road cars. It's a tenuous connection sometimes, but Audi could lay fair claim to motorsport -derived technology in its road cars, from its Le Mans program.

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XL delivers 154 hybrid GMC Savana vans to CalVans; largest single hybrid van deployment in California

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Since 2001, CalVans has been working to reduce its total number of vehicle miles traveled annually, while also reducing greenhouse emissions. XL delivered 154 hybrid electric (HEV) GMC Savana Cargo vans to the California Vanpool Authority (also known as CalVans ) to improve the fuel efficiency and sustainability of its agriculture transportation fleet. According to the company, the order represents the largest single hybrid electric van deployment in California to date.

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2001-2003 Toyota Prius Recall: Steering Nut On Early Hybrids

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Toyota has issued a recall notice for its very earliest hybrids, the 2001 through 2003 Prius sedan models. The company will replace the pinion-shaft attachment nuts in the electric power steering box, which could loosen over time if the wheel is "repeatedly and strongly turned" to the full-lock position, Toyota said. Drivers with loose nuts may

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Agility introduces new and improved roof-mount CNG fuel systems for refuse trucks

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Agility introduced its roof-mount CNG fuel systems for refuse fleets in 2001, and since then, they have been used widely by fleets large and small across North America.

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DOE to award $15M for direct air capture technologies

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Since 2001, DOE-FE’s Carbon Capture Program has been identifying and advancing technologies with the goal of removing CO 2 from point sources such as fossil fuel-based power plants and industrial processes or directly from the atmosphere.

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Volkswagen Group and SOVAC to produce vehicles in Algeria

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SOVAC has been a sales partner for the Volkswagen, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA and Porsche brands since 2001. The Volkswagen Group has signed a contract for vehicle assembly in Algeria through a joint venture with SOVAC S.P.A., Volkswagen’s sales partner in the region. From the spring of 2017, the joint venture company SOVAC Production S.P.A. will produce selected Group models.

ICCT/TNO study: Real-world vehicle fuel consumption discrepancy widens to 42% in Europe

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Since 2001, the discrepancy between official measurements of vehicle efficiency and actual performance of new cars in everyday driving has more than quadrupled—a discrepancy that translates into €450 per year in extra fuel costs for the average vehicle. As a result, less than half of the on-paper reductions in CO 2 emissions since 2001 have been realized in practice. for selected brands in 2001 and 2015.

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Latest GHG Inventory shows California remains below 2020 emissions target; much steeper rate of GHG reductions required

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Per capita GHG emissions in California have dropped from a 2001 peak of 14.0 California’s latest greenhouse gas data shows that while the state continues to stay below its 2020 target for emissions, there is much more work to do to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045.

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