US manufacturing sector energy use and energy intensity down since 2002

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Total energy consumption in the manufacturing sector decreased by 17% from 2002 to 2010, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. US manufacturing used more than 14 quadrillion Btu of energy as a fuel in 2010, a decrease of 13% from the 2002 level. increases in their fuel consumption from 2002 to 2010. Although overall manufacturing output declined by 3% between 2002 and 2010, some manufacturing industries grew over the period.

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2002 Toyota RAV4 EV: Enduringly Popular Electric Car On eBay

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Some cars take time to squeeze their way into your affections. Others are pretty much perfect the first time around, with appeal that endures for many years. The original Toyota RAV4 EV is just such a car, for electric car fans. Toyota's useful small SUV with an electric drivetrain has been the perfect car for many drivers for over a decade, and


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2002 Vs 2012 Toyota Prius Hybrids: Progress In Numbers

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It seems like the Toyota Prius has been zipping around our roads forever, but in reality the first examples only hit U.S. soil just over a decade ago, with the Japanese market getting the car a few years before that. The premise remains the same--a mass-market hybrid vehicle that offers the best economy and lowest emissions on the market--but much

China’s 2005 Carbon Emissions Almost Twice As Much As 2002 Emissions

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Carbon emissions associated with increased exports from China (left), as part of a more systematic view of increased national emissions (right), 2002 to 2005. Researchers from Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States, estimated in the study that China’s 2005 carbon emissions were 80.59% or more higher than 2002 emissions. “ Data from the China Electricity Council shows that annual electric power generating capacity rose from 350 GW in 2002 to more than 505 GW in 2007.

Japan Meteorological Agency: 2009 Tied With 2002, 2003, and 2006 For Third Warmest Year Since Instrumental Records Began

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ºC above normal, based on the 1971-2000 average, and that 2009 will be tied with 2002, 2003, and 2006 as the third highest record since 1891.

Liberty Mutual and Subaru introduce new in-vehicle technology to promote safe driving and savings on auto insurance

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has been a partner since 2002. Liberty Mutual Insurance is introducing the new Liberty Mutual RightTrack in-vehicle application with Subaru of America, Inc.—a —a first-of-its-kind app that offers real-time driving feedback and tips while helping to reduce insurance premiums for safe drivers.

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GKN Driveline develops new e-drive system for PHEVs; starts production on global platform in 2019

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GKN has been advancing the development of eAxle technology since 2002 and has produced more than 300,000 units at its manufacturing facilities in Europe and Japan. GKN Driveline has developed a new, complete electric drive system for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs).

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VW Dresden 'glass house' factory to build e-Golf electric car

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When it launched its Phaeton luxury sedan back in 2002, Volkswagen decided that its most opulent car ever should have an equally opulent assembly plant. So it built the "Transparent Factory," a glass-walled plant in Dresden, Germany, that was intended solely to handle Phaeton production. The Phaeton was a vanity project of VW Group's. VW Germany plug-in cars Ferdinand Piech assembly plants

Want A Cheap, Usable, Toyota Electric Car? Check eBay!

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That's where we found this 2002 Toyota RAV4 EV, still one of the most Electric cars are often criticized for being too expensive. While there are many reasons for this, it means some people simply can't afford an electric car. However, there's still hope. Want a practical, reliable, usable electric car, with a decent range? Have a look on eBay!

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2015 MINI Cooper S Hardtop 4-Door: Gas Mileage Review

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The original BMC Mini had two doors and a small trunk; the BMW MINI from 2002 is a more conventional three-door hatchback. In various forms, the MINI has been with us for more than half a century--but its image has always been shaped by the two-door model. Now there''s a five-door hatchback model as well, putting the 2015 MINI Cooper squarely into. minicar Driven MINI Cooper S

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GKN Driveline presents fully integrated compact eDrive system in Shanghai; less weight, lower cost, easier integration

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GKN has been advancing the development of eDrive technology since 2002. GKN Driveline has presented an advanced technology concept for a fully integrated, compact eDrive system at the 2017 Auto Shanghai motor show.

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Nevs in strategic cooperation with China’s State Grid for EVs

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State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) was established as a state-owned enterprise on 29 December 2002. National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (Nevs) and State Grid Electric Vehicle Service Co., have signed a Strategic Cooperation Framework agreement under which State Grid will use Nevs as a preferred partner for mobility solutions and as a supplier of electric vehicles. As the largest public service company in the world, SGCC ranked 7 th on Fortune Global 500.

Mobileye and Delphi to partner on SAE Level 4/5 automated driving solution for 2019

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The Mobileye and Delphi relationship started in 2002 with the implementation of what was one of the most advanced active safety systems of the time. Mobileye and Delphi Automotive PLC are partnering to develop a complete SAE Level 4/5 automated driving solution.

POSCO begins lithium production for first time in Korea; domestic supply for Samsung, LG; investing $261M in anode materials by 2020

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As demand for lithium-ion secondary batteries has increased tremendously, worldwide demand for lithium carbonate for batteries has rapidly swelled from 6,000 tons (in 2002) to 66,000 tons (in 2015). Korea-based steel-maker POSCO has begun commercial production of lithium in Korea for the first time. On 7 February, POSCO held a ceremony for the completion of a PosLX (POSCO Lithium Extraction) plant with an annual capacity of 2,500 tons at its lithium plant at Gwangyang Works.

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Best Used Green Cars To Buy: 2006-2011 Honda Civic Hybrid

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in 2002. Now in its third generation, the Honda Civic Hybrid is one of the stalwarts of the compact hybrid class, having been around in one form or another since its introduction to the U.S. Here we're looking at the popular 2006-2011 model, as one of our Five Best Used Green Cars To Buy. While not as overtly green, nor as economical as the

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Volkswagen Group appoints new heads of Global R&D, Group Design, Group Product and Modular Toolkit Strategy

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He was appointed Executive Vice-President of Production at SEAT in 2002, becoming Deputy President of the brand in 2009, and was subsequently named Group Chief Officer for the Environment, Energy and New Business Areas in 2012. The Volkswagen Group is continuing its restructuring in the aftermath of the diesel engine emissions scandal.

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eMission Impossible? BMW's i8 Plug-in Hybrid Gets Hollywood Launch

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While it may look more like the futuristic car driven by Chief John Anderton in the 2002 Sci-fi thriller Minority Report than a car available What’s better for a new brand of car than a bunch of A-list celebrities choosing it as the vehicle of choice around Hollywood? For BMW, the answer is simple: A starring role in the next blockbuster.

DOE: despite 13% rise in VMT from 2002-2015, pollution down significantly

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Despite an increase in vehicle miles traveled (VMT) of 13% from 2002 to 2015 (the latest year for which data are available), the total amount of airborne pollutants emitted from highway vehicles has declined considerably, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).

DOE: highway vehicles responsible for a declining share of pollutants

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More than half of all carbon monoxide (CO) emissions in 2002 were from highway vehicles; by 2016 that fell to 30%. The share of nitrogen oxides (NO x ) emissions from highway vehicles declined from 43% of all NO x emissions in 2002 to 34% in 2016.

GM and Honda to establish industry-first $85M joint fuel cell system manufacturing operation in Michigan

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3, respectively, in total fuel cell patents filed in 2002 through 2015.

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GM, Honda to collaborate on next-generation fuel cell technologies; targeting commercial feasibility in 2020 time frame

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According to the Clean Energy Patent Growth Index, GM and Honda rank Nº 1 and Nº 2, respectively, in total fuel cell patents filed between 2002 and 2012, with more than 1,200 between them. 2011 Honda FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle. Click to enlarge.

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Toyota opens CES with strong affirmation of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles; “staggering” rate of cost reduction; FCV on sale in US in 2015

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Since 2002, Toyota has been testing and developing a series of prototypes in North America. Toyota estimates a 95% cost reduction in the powertrain and fuel tanks of the vehicle it will launch in 2015, compared to what it cost to build the original prototype in 2002.

GKN Driveline introducing eAxle for mass-market C-segment vehicles

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GKN has been pioneering the introduction of eAxle technology since 2002, launching the industry’s first high voltage eAxle applications with PSA Peugeot Citroen in 2010.

VW BUDD-e electric microbus named “2016 Concept Truck of the Year”

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Founded in 2002, the North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards recognize those concept vehicles that have made the strongest impact in terms of automotive design, engineering and market responsiveness.

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SAIC-GM-Wuling launches its first EV; Buick Regal hybrid available in China

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The Regal was originally introduced in the United States in 1973 and China in 2002. In China, SAIC-GM-Wuling officially launched the Baojun E100, the brand’s first fully-electric vehicle.

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Zipcar introduces Honda Fit EV into UC Davis West Village fleet

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Zipcar was the first car-sharing company in the United States to introduce electric vehicles, starting in Boston in 2002, and the first to offer hybrid vehicles through a partnership with Honda in Seattle in 2003. Zipcar has introduced a 2014 Honda Fit battery electric vehicle (EV) at The University of California, Davis’ (UC Davis) West Village , the largest planned zero net energy community in the United States.

Toyota to launch its fuel cell vehicle in Japan before April 2015, priced around $68,700; reveals exterior

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In 2002, Toyota began limited sales of the FCHV in the US and Japan. Toyota has made significant improvements to the fuel cell system since 2002.

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How Many Batteries for my EV?

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How many batteries and what size electric engine do I need to power my 1975 bmw 2002? Does any one have a universal kit (wiring, batteries, safety switches

Land use in the US in 2007; total cropland at lowest level since 1945, while urban land use has quadrupled

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Between 2002 and 2007, total cropland decreased by 34 million acres to its lowest level since this series began in 1945, even though harvested cropland (which accounts for most land planted to crops) increased 5 million acres due to a recovery of failed cropland from severe droughts in 2002. The estimated acreage of grassland pasture and range increased by 27 million acres (almost 5%) between 2002 and 2007, partly offsetting a decline in this land-use type during 1945-97.

Third of fuel economy improvements ‘not real’ says T&E

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A new report from the European Commission suggests that about a third of all reported CO2 emission reductions from new cars since 2002, have not really happened.

Golf Cart Battery Post Burn Out

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I purchased my used 2002 EZ-Go with new batteries three years ago with new (no visible name) batteries. The cart is used for

DOE fuel cell market report shows continued growth, with sales surpassing $1.3B worldwide in 2013

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Honda had 52, putting it in fourth place behind Samsung, but overall the company is number two as far as cumulative patents since 2002. The US had the most fuel cell patents in 2013 with 317 and since 2002, has 43% of the world’s fuel cell patents. The US Department of Energy (DOE) released the 2013 edition of its annual Fuel Cell Technologies Market Report , detailing trends in the fuel cell and hydrogen technologies market.

Honda leverages older name for new FCV: Clarity Fuel Cell makes its debut at Tokyo; 435-mile range on JC08

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In 2002, the Honda FCX became the first fuel cell vehicle in the world to be certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Honda Motor Co.,

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Toyota to produce hybrid transaxle and new gasoline engines in Poland; adjusting to shrinking diesel share in Europe

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Combined, the new projects represent an additional investment of approximately €150 million (US$165 million), bringing the total investment to-date of Toyota’s manufacturing operations in Poland to more than €950 million (US$1 billion) since operations started in 2002. Toyota Motor Europe will start production of a hybrid transaxle in 2018 at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland (TMMP) in Walbrzych, and add two gasoline engines—a 1.5L in 2017 and a 2.0L

Porsche introducing new plug-in Cayenne S E-Hybrid SUV; third plug-in from Porsche

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Porsche introduced the first generation Cayenne in 2002. More than 276,000 first generation vehicles were produced (2002 to 2010), and around 303,000 units of the second generation, which was introduced in 2010, have already been produced so far.

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Two UC Berkeley transportation groups merge to form new technology-focused research center

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CCIT was created in 2002 to focus on accelerating the implementation of ready-to-deploy transportation research innovations. The Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at the University of California, Berkeley, announced that the California Center for Innovative Transportation (CCIT) is merging with the California Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways (PATH). ITS is the organized research unit that houses both research centers.

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EPA researchers suggest US electricity consumers should be willing to pay 2-4x for emission-free alternatives to fossil fuel electricity due to health impacts

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2002), respectively. US consumers of electricity should be willing to pay, on average, $0.24–$0.45/kWh—approximately 2–4 times current retail costs—for emission-free alternatives to fossil fuel electricity due to the cost of health impacts from fossil fuel electricity, according to a new analysis by a pair of researchers at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Energy and Climate Change Office, Region 9.

GenScript to join Synthetic Yeast Genome Sc2.0 Project

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Founded in 2002, GenScript has grown together with the synthetic biology industry. GenScript, the world’s largest gene synthesis supplier, will participate in the Synthetic Yeast Genome Sc2.0 Project , initiated and organized by Dr. Jef Boeke of Johns Hopkins University’s (JHU) School of Medicine. Earlier post.) Under the guidance of Dr. Boeke and his research lab, GenScript will complete the synthesis of a bulk length special yeast chromosome arm.

DENSO develops new 2500-bar diesel common rail system; reductions in fuel consumption and emissions

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In 2002, DENSO offered an 1800 bar common rail system, the world’s highest injection pressure at the time. Components of the new 2500-bar DCR system. Click to enlarge.

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Electric car maker reveals expansion plans

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CT&T was founded in 2002 by former Hyundai Motor executive Young Gi Lee and currently produces two versions of its e-Zone electric vehicle, with the only difference being the battery pack – one has a lead acid battery pack, the other a li-polymer pack. . There are plenty of previously unheard of names emerging to challenge the big motoring brands as the green car race gathers pace – and one to watch may be South Korea-based electric vehicle maker CT&T.