CES 2002 News: EV Trucks Wars Ratchet Up

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News: GM Commits to EVs The post CES 2002 News: EV Trucks Wars Ratchet Up first appeared on Clean Fleet Report. Attendance Down, But EV News Increases. CES was originally the Consumer Electronics Show though it has evolved along with the role of CE in our lives.

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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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USGS boosts assessment of recoverable natural gas in Marcellus Shale by 42x from 2002; now 84 trillion cubic feet

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These gas estimates are significantly higher than the last USGS assessment of the Marcellus Shale in the Appalachian Basin in 2002, which estimated a mean of about 2 trillion cubic feet of gas (TCF) and 0.01 Map of the Appalachian Basin Province showing the three Marcellus Shale assessment units. 96% of the estimated resource resides within the Interior Marcellus AU. Source: USGS. Click to enlarge.

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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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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.

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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

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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. A preliminary analysis of worldwide surface temperatures from January to November conducted by the Japan Meteorological Agency shows that the average land and sea surface temperatures for 2009 have been +0.31 Annual global average surface temperatures have been rising at the rate of around +0.68 ºC per century.

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Use of leaded gasoline officially ends worldwide

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When the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) began its campaign to eliminate lead in gasoline in 2002, leaded gasoline had become one of the most serious environmental threats to human health. By the 1980s, most high-income countries had prohibited the use of leaded gasoline, yet as late as 2002, almost all low- and middle-income countries, including some Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) members, were still using leaded gasoline.

DOE: Adjusted for inflation, the price of gasoline in 2019 was similar to the price in 1929

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From 2002 to 2008, the price of gasoline rose substantially, but then fell sharply in 2009 during the economic recession.

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Chevy Blazer Conversion with No Transmission

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I have a 2002 Chevy Blazer 2wd RWD Automatic in my garage and am thinking about EV, but my goals are modest. I hope you can help us out. 40mph

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This mountain project won the DOE’s Solar Decathlon Build Challenge


The contest, which has been running since 2002, challenges student teams to design and build highly efficient and innovative buildings powered by clean energy. The US Department of Energy announced the winners of its collegiate competition, the Solar Decathlon , yesterday.

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Dual potentiometers or no?

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Hi all, I am beginning an EV conversion with a mini cooper from the early 2000s (I'm still trying to choose which year I want but I know it's going to be a model from 2002 - 2010) and I'm trying to make my first purchase for either one or two potentiometers.

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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). The Environmental Protection Agency updated methodologies for transportation emissions in 2002, so data are not directly comparable to earlier years.

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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. Highway vehicles are responsible for a declining share of pollutants in the US, according to data gathered by the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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Romania orders 123 Solaris electric buses

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The partnership with the country began in 2002. In a government tender run by the Romanian Ministry for Public Works, Development, and Administration (Ministerul Lucr?rilor rilor Publice, Dezvolt?rii i Administra?iei),

Solaris to deliver another 48 trolleybuses to Budapest

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Solaris buses and trolleybuses have been present in Hungary since 2002. A consortium comprising Solaris Bus & Coach and Škoda Electric will deliver 48 more Trollino trolleybuses to Budapest.

Gasoline consumption per capita in 2020 was on par with that in 1965

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by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Because of the pandemic, there was a substantial reduction in 2020 in vehicle miles traveled. The biggest drop was in April 2020 (a reduction of 40% compared with April 2019) followed by a gradual rebound later in the year. In December 2020, the reduction was 11% compared with December 2019. Overall , vehicle miles traveled in 2020 were down 13% compared with 2019.

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Commentary: Toyota Corolla Hybrid ad brags about not plugging in

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In Toyota's latest ad for its new Corolla Hybrid in Britain, it's 2002 all over again. The ad shows the new Corolla Hybrid (in non-U.S. hatchback form) bypassing all kinds of road transportation alternatives from different eras—from a stagecoach and an early brass-era car to 1950s hot rods and, finally—an electric car plugged in and. Advertising youtube

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Brasov orders 25 Solaris Trollino 18 articulated trolleybuses

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Since 2002, the manufacturer has supplied nearly 300 vehicles to Romanian carriers, including more than 100 Trollino vehicles and 41 Urbino 12 electric battery buses. Brasov, Romania has ordered 25 Solaris Trollino 18 trolleybuses. Solaris will supply the articulated, low-floor and zero-emission trolleybuses to the customer within 12 months. The value of the contract amounts to about €19 million.

Elon Musk’s 2021 taxes equates to over $1.5 million for every day he’s been a US citizen


million worth of taxes for every day since he became a US citizen in 2002 or about $1 million worth of taxes per day since he started studying business and physics at the University of Pennsylvania way back in 1992. . Musk effectively became a US citizen in 2002, or about 20 years ago.

Oil sands company Suncor Energy strengthens its focus on hydrogen and renewable fuels, divesting wind and solar

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In 2002, Suncor partnered with Enbridge to build one of the first renewable. Suncor Energy, a Canadian integrated energy company that is one of the top oil sands producers in the country, will strengthen its focus on hydrogen and renewable fuels to accelerate progress towards its objective to be a net-zero company by 2050. Suncor also plans to divest its wind and solar assets.

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

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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

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Tesla’s Elon Musk cites popular Eminem rap song in latest response to SEC


Compare Eminem, ‘Without Me’ (2002) (‘The [SEC] won’t let me be or let me be me so let me see / They tried to shut me down.’)

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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

Electric-car pioneer Paul Scott looks back on 15 years of plugging in

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was unaware that modern electric cars got their start in California between 1996 and 2002. Most of the U.S. Many of the earliest owners and EV advocates from those days remain involved 20 years later, though their names may be familiar only to a small group of activists. One of those people is Paul Scott, who's been part of several important. History EV1 plug-in cars Who Killed the Electric Car? Plug-in America

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Isuzu, Hino and Toyota to accelerate bus electrification efforts

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Isuzu and Hino have been collaborating in the bus business since 2002 and have been precisely responding to the requirements of bus operators in Japan. Isuzu Motors, Hino Motors and Toyota Motor plan to strengthen their efforts to electrify buses.

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Biden authorizes release of more than 180M barrels of oil from Strategic Petroleum Reserve; 1M bpd for 6 months

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million barrels—its lowest since May 2002— according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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Upwards of 90% of EU city dwellers exposed to PM2.5 and O3 pollution at levels deemed harmful by WHO

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Despite a decline in emissions of the main air pollutants in Europe in the period 2002–2011, around 90% of city dwellers in the European Union (EU) are exposed to PM 2.5 For example, PM emissions from fuel combustion in the commercial, institutional and household sector, has increased by around 7% since 2002 and is now the most important contributor to total European Union PM emissions. decreased by 14% and 16% respectively in the EU between 2002 and 2011.

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EIA: ethanol production drives growth in overall biomass energy use over past decade

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Biomass energy consumption in the United States grew more than 60% from 2002 to 2013, the growth due almost entirely to increased consumption of biomass to produce biofuels, primarily ethanol but also a smaller amount of biodiesel and other biomass-based diesel fuels, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). From 2002 to 2013, biomass energy converted to biofuels grew more than 500% as US production of ethanol and biodiesel grew.

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MBTA orders five 60' electric buses from New Flyer

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Since 2002, New Flyer has delivered more than 750 buses to MBTA, including diesel-electric hybrids and low-emission compressed natural gas (CNG) buses. New Flyer of America Inc., the US subsidiary of NFI Group Inc.

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Queensland Pacific Metals enters binding supply agreement for up to 1M tonnes per year of nickel-containing limonite

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2002). Australia-based Queensland Pacific Metals (QPM) has entered into a binding ore supply agreement with Société Le Nickel (SLN), a subsidiary of Eramet Group, up to 1,000,000 wet metric tonnes (wmt) of nickel-containing limonite ore per annum to QPM.

Volkswagen to unveil new third-generation Touareg in Beijing

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Volkwagen initially launched the Touareg in 2002; since then, it has sold around one million units worldwide. Volkswagen will stage the world premiere of the new third-generation Touareg SUV—which the brand is calling its flagship—on 23 March 2018 in Beijing. China is the world’s strongest growing SUV market and Volkswagen’s largest individual market.

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Toyota to pay $180M penalty for Clean Air Act reporting violations

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In March and May 2002, at EPA’s request, Toyota and EPA representatives met to discuss Toyota’s internal process for identifying whether 25 instances of a specific emission-related defect exist in vehicles or engines of the same model year, requiring an EDIR filing. At a May 2002 meeting with EPA, Toyota presented its revised process. Without notifying EPA, in approximately 2005, Toyota stopped following the May 2002 EDIR process.

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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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Volkswagen Group appoints Dr. Michael Steiner as Group Compliance Commissioner

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in engineering, moved from Daimler, where he held various management posts, to join Porsche as Head of Innovation and Concepts in 2002. Michael Steiner, until now Head of Total Vehicle Development/Quality at Porsche, has been appointed Compliance Commissioner at the Volkswagen Group effective as of 16 November 2015. In this function Steiner reports directly to the CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Matthias Müller.

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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.

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Honda Clarity Fuel Cell EPA-rated with 366-mile range; longest of any ZEV

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Since the introduction of its first-generation fuel cell vehicle, the FCX, in 2002, Honda has made significant technological advancements in fuel cell vehicle operation in both hot and sub-freezing weather while meeting customer expectations and safety regulations. Honda fuel cell technology firsts include: The first EPA- and CARB-certified fuel cell vehicle (July 2002). The first production fuel cell vehicle, introduced to the US and Japan (December 2002).

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Ricardo partners with Excel Engineering to deliver testing and prototype services; Excel acquiring Ricardo’s Michigan Test Center and Personnel

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Excel, founded in 2002, tests engines for exhaust emissions compliance, long- and short-term durability and overall performance. Ricardo Inc., the North American operating arm of UK-based Ricardo plc and specialists in advanced propulsion, software and thermal management, signed an agreement to partner with Iowa-based Excel Engineering, which includes the sale of Ricardo’s Michigan engine testing and prototype facility.

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SOFC-maker Bloom Energy announces initial strategy for hydrogen market entry; partnership with SK

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Since 2002, Bloom has been awarded 19 patents for its solid oxide electrolyzer technology. Solid-oxide-fuel-cell manufacturer Bloom Energy is entering the commercial hydrogen market by introducing hydrogen-powered fuel cells and electrolyzers that produce renewable hydrogen.

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Québec’s CRIAQ launches project on additive manufacturing technologies for aerospace components

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CRIAQ is a non-profit organization established in 2002 with the financial support of the Québec government. The Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Québec (CRIAQ) has launched a project (MANU-601) entitled Additive Manufacturing Technologies for Aerospace Components. This project—CRIAQ’s 100 th —aims to generate knowledge about design, transformation and high-strength aluminium alloy properties for additive manufacturing of aerospace components.

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Honda FCV Concept to make North American debut at 2015 NAIAS in Detroit

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The original Honda FCX became the first EPA- and CARB-certified fuel-cell vehicle in July 2002. The FCX also was the world’s first production fuel-cell vehicle, introduced to the US and Japan in December 2002. The Honda FCV Concept ( earlier post ) will make its North American debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.

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SEPTA awards New Flyer a contract for up to 550 diesel hybrid buses; 90 in first order

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New Flyer has delivered more than 1,130 heavy-duty transit buses to SEPTA since 2002 and is currently delivering 35 MiDi buses under a contract that was awarded in September of 2015. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has awarded New Flyer a contract for up to 550 heavy-duty 40-foot Xcelsior diesel electric hybrid buses. Earlier post.).

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