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

Green Car Congress

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

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Introduction To Our Used 2001 Honda Insight Hybrid

Green Car Reports

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.

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5,000 Miles In Our Used 2001 Honda Insight Hybrid

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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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Why The 2013 Nissan Leaf Is Really A 2001 Toyota Prius

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Congress

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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Electric Car Conversion Kit for F150

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

Green Car Reports

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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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. It was a perfect storm because from 2001 to 2007 the oil price was gradually increasing and it was the only price in the CPI market basket that was increasing during that time.

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

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Congress

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Congress

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Congress

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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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UQM Technologies reports over $1 million in losses, gearing up for Coda

National Green Transportation

UQM Technologies announced today operating losses of over $1 million, on total revenue of $1,315,060, for the quarter ending June 30, 2001.“First “First quarter revenue and results were lower than expected due to a change in the

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2012 Fiat 500: GreenCarReports Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominee

Green Car Reports

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

2001 74

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Congress

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

Green Car Congress

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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Growth Energy: 2 billion miles on E15

Green Car Congress

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

Green Car Congress

Since 2001, CalVans has been working to reduce its total number of vehicle miles traveled annually, while also reducing greenhouse emissions.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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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Audi To Rival Toyota In Fielding Hybrid Racer At Le Mans

Green Car Reports

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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Toyota reveals all you need to know about fuel cell cars

Plugs and Cars

An SAE Research Report in 2001 stated that "several automakers have pledged the introduction of fuel cell vehicles, including buses, by 2003-2005." Much has been made of late of Toyota and other automakers claims they will commercialize hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in 2015. Of course, we've heard these promises/predictions before. DaimlerChrysler, for example, predicted the industry would be selling 100,000 fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) by 2004.

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Toyota recalls 75,000 UK cars

Green Cars News

Approximately 75,000 vehicles sold in the UK are affected by the recall, with certain Avensis and Corolla models (July 2001 to March 2009) and second-generation Prius models (July 2003 to April 2009) now registered with Vehicle [.].

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Study associates arrival of ridehailing with 3% increase in traffic deaths

Green Car Congress

The researchers used the staggered roll-out dates from Uber and Lyft to review the eight quarters before and after ridehailing adoption in large US cities from 2001 to 2016—analyzing traffic volume, transportation choices and accidents to arrive at their conclusion.

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More than 1,000 fuel stations offering E15 in US

Green Car Congress

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.

Recharging the Dream

Revenge of the Electric Car

In January of 2001 he visited the legendary AC Propulsion of San Dimas, CA to meet Alan Cocconi and test drive ACP’s phenomenal tzero electric sports car. Electric car and renewable energy enthusiast Gerry Gaydos shares his thoughts during a recent trip to California in the nicely narrated video short below.

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Here It Is: New 2012 Ford Escape, But Will There Be a Hybrid?

Green Car Reports

It was first introduced as a 2001 model, and has been restyled twice. The Ford Escape compact sport utility, including its hybrid model, is now long in the tooth or beyond. It still sells well, though, and Ford continues to update the hybrid model. Nonetheless, it's overdue for replacement. Now, word has leaked out that Ford will

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Norwegian Investors Rally to Revived Think Electric Car

Plugs and Cars

This "smarter than Smart" city car was a revelation to me when I leased it in 2001. The Aftenposten reports (in English) on the success Jan Olaf Willums is having at the helm of the revived Think Global.

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EPA To Approve E15 Gasoline Blend For 2001-2006 Vehicles Too

Green Car Reports

Environmental Protection Agency is to announce today that it will expand the approval to cars from the 2001 through 2006 model year as well. Following its October approval of E15 gasoline for 2007 or newer cars, the U.S. E15 contains 15 percent ethanol, half again as high as the legal maximum today of 10 percent in E10 gasoline. Automakers sue to

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

Green Car Congress

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.

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ZF to launch dual pinion steering systems in China; Electric Power Steering for enhanced safety and automated driving

Green Car Congress

ZF first started production of its EPS technology in 2001 and has since produced more than 35 million units for customers worldwide. ZF has secured contracts for its dual pinion steering systems with three domestic Chinese manufacturers.

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Lillian Light Is No Lightweight - The Environmental Lioness of the South Bay is Fired Up, Ready To Go!

Creative Greenius

I began our interview by asking Lillian about the early days of EPN which she helped found in 2001. What was your environmental priority in 2001 and what is it today? Have you had the impact you hoped to have when you started the org in 2001?

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How Mini Is Too Mini? Profit Tough For BMW On Tinier Minicar

Green Car Reports

When BMW launched the new MINI back in 2001, the U.S. market wondered if anyone could actually sell a car that small. The proof has been in the pudding--the new MINI sold quite well--but the company hasn't stopped there, adding models left and right. Now, leave it to the folks over at MINI Central to come up with an even smaller version of the

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