GM fuel cell fleet tops 3 million miles

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General Motors’ fleet of fuel cell vehicles recently passed 3 million miles (4.8 Some individual vehicles have accumulated more than 120,000 miles (193,000 km). 1 in total fuel cell patents granted in 2013, and continues to lead all companies in total fuel cell patents granted since 2002. million km) of hydrogen-powered, real-world driving. By GM’s estimate, using hydrogen to power these vehicles, the fleet has avoided 157,894 gallons of gasoline consumption.

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Fuel Cell Equinox tops 100,000 miles in real-world driving

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One of General Motors’ fuel cell research vehicles recently passed a milestone for a hydrogen-powered vehicle, topping 100,000 miles (161,000 km) of real-world driving. To date, GM’s fuel cell test fleet has accumulated nearly 3 million miles (4.8 Todd Goldstein from GM’s Advanced Technology Demonstration Program was behind the wheel of the fuel cell vehicle when its odometer reached 100,000 miles.

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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).

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First steps

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It's a 2002 Saturn SL1 with 220,000 miles and a rough engine, however it still runs. Like the Chinese say "a journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step" well I have made my first step! I have bought my donor car.

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Toyota's First Electric Car?

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I'm pretty sure I just stepped out of my 2002 Toyota RAV4 EV. With 69,000 miles on the original battery, it still gets over 100 miles per charge.

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Traffic volume on rural and urban roads in the United States: 1991-2016

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Rural lane miles during the period from 1991 through 2016 showed a generally continuous decline totaling 6%, from 6.405 to 5.992 million miles. In contrast, urban lane miles during the same period increased by 62%, from 1.683 to 2.719 million miles. by Michael Sivak.

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Garage Lessons: Charging in The Real World

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For the past decade I''ve been driving the 91 miles to Sacramento without stopping to charge in a 2002 RAV4 EV.

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Hasner’s Florida State Electric Car Tax Break Gets Boost

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During the fall campaign, Hasner drove a leased 2002 all-electric Toyota RAV-4 throughout his south Palm Beach-Broward county district — when gas was at its $4-a-gallon peak. “I The measure also would set aside $200,000 to provide incentives to build 100 charging stations throughout the state, since electric cars usually only last from 40 miles to 100 miles between charges. Florida House Majority Leader Adam Hasner.

Hasner’s Florida State Electric Car Tax Break Gets Boost

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During the fall campaign, Hasner drove a leased 2002 all-electric Toyota RAV-4 throughout his south Palm Beach-Broward county district — when gas was at its $4-a-gallon peak. “I The measure also would set aside $200,000 to provide incentives to build 100 charging stations throughout the state, since electric cars usually only last from 40 miles to 100 miles between charges. Florida House Majority Leader Adam Hasner.

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

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The next-generation Honda FCV is intended to provide significant gains in packaging, interior space, cost reduction and real-world performance, including an anticipated driving range in excess of 300 miles (483 km). 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.

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Tahoe: Hybrid vs. Flex Fuel

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Chevy has been offering vehicles with engines capable of running on flexible fuels since 2002. A 2009 &# E85 burning&# Tahoe reportedly gets about 25% fewer miles per gallon (11 mpg) than the standard gas model which itself only manages 15 mpg in city driving.

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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. When connected to a 240-volt circuit, the Fit EV battery can be recharged in less than three hours from a low charge indicator illumination point and has a range of approximately 82 miles.

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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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Plug-In Hybrids (or Plugin Hybrids)

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An Argonne researcher reached consensus with researchers from other national labs, universities, the Air Resources Board, automakers, utilities and AD Little to estimate in July 2002 that PHEVs using nighttime power reduce greenhouse gases by 46 to 61 percent.

Polaris invests in electric motorcycle company Brammo

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Founded in 2002, Brammo has made its mark by developing electric vehicle technology tailored specifically for the motorcycle segment. Brammo currently offers the Enertia line of motorcycles, capable of speeds in excess of 60 mph and ranges up to 80 miles on a single charge. Polaris Industries Inc. has made a minority investment in Brammo, an Ashland, Ore.-based based maker of electric vehicle technology and two-wheel electric vehicles.

Hybrid Cayenne S is Red Hot!

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Porsche first came out with the Cayenne SUV in 2002 and in 2003 they brought it to the U.S. seconds, topping out at nearly 150 miles per hour. We first told you about plans for a 2009 Porsche Cayenne hybrid nearly two years ago, and not much has been said or written about it since.

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

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The FCV going on sale shortly has a range of approximately 700 km (435 miles) on the JC08 cycle; a low (~ 3 minutes) refueling time; and cold-start capability (-30 ?C). In 2002, Toyota began limited sales of the FCHV in the US and Japan. million miles) in the US and Japan.

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Rav4 EV

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2002 Toyota Rav4 EV VIN: 2630 - purchased 12/16/2002 For more fun, please click tabs at the top Rav4EV Discussion Group Signup Page In December, 2002, we purchased our 2002 Rav4EV.

UPS to test Clean Air Power’s Genesis EDGE dual-fuel product on 10 MACK tractors

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UPS has been operating 9 Caterpillar C12 tractor units with Clean Air Power’s Dual-Fuel system since 2002. They have each completed over 1 million miles. The 10 trucks will in aggregate travel over 100,000 miles per month, providing data on performance and reliability. UPS has agreed to test in-use operation of Clean Air Power’s new Genesis EDGE Dual-Fuel for the Volvo D13 and MACK MP8 engines.

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Tesla and Toyota Formalize Agreement to Develop Electric Version of RAV4; Targeting US Sales in 2012

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2002 - 2003 Toyota RAV4-EV. Those vehicles were powered by a 288V, 26 kWh NiMH battery pack with a range of about 80 miles between charges, according to Toyota. miles, with an 11.6 mile standard deviation. A conventional 2009-2010 RAV4. 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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The prototype has consistently delivered a driving range of about 300 miles (~500 km), zero-to-sixty acceleration of about 10 seconds, with no emissions other than water vapor. Since 2002, Toyota has been testing and developing a series of prototypes in North America.

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

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The BUDD-e concept’s highlights include: A 101 kWh battery delivering a range of up to 233 miles (375 km).

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Daimler, Linde and TOTAL open fifth hydrogen filling station in Baden-Württemberg

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Fuel cell vehicles combine a high range of about 400 to 500 kilometers (250 - 311 miles) with a very short refueling time. TOTAL has been a trailblazer in building a Germany-wide H 2 service station infrastructure since 2002. Daimler, Linde and TOTAL are continuing their joint plans for the expansion of the German hydrogen infrastructure with the opening of a fifth hydrogen refueling station in Baden-Württemberg.

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Study finds association of pollution with increased risk of psychiatric disorders

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Denmark tracks environmental quality indicators over much smaller areas (a little over one-quarter of a mile) than does the EPA. million people born in Denmark between 1979 and 2002. A new study led by University of Chicago researchers finds an association between exposure to environmental pollution and an increase in the prevalence of neuropsychiatric disorders.

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UPS plans to build 9 additional LNG stations at cost of ~$50M

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UPS began using LNG tractors in its delivery fleet in 2002. By 2017, our goal is to reach one billion miles driven by our alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. Between 2000 and the end of 2012, the UPS alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet logged 295 million miles. In 2012, the growing fleet drove 49 million miles, a 43 percent increase compared to 2011.

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Amtrak invests $2.4B for next-gen Alstom Avelia high-speed trainsets and infrastructure upgrades

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The Northeast Corridor (NEC) line covers roughly 730 km (457 miles). million passengers in FY 2002 to 3.5

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Main Page - EAA-PHEV

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it is in miles. CalCars original PRIUS+, though actually a PHEV-10, generally travels 20 miles at double its hybrid gasoline mileage (rather than 10 miles powered purely electrically) before its battery is depleted.


Electrified Blondes in Convertibles For Everyone!

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In 2002 when she was just a freshman California Assemblywoman, this former school teacher worked with Bluewater Network (which later merged with Friends of the Earth ) to author the Assembly Bill that made California the first state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in automobiles.

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Green Automotive Company to Acquire Going Green Limited, biggest retailer of EVs in Europe

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GoinGreen was founded in 2002 with the mission to minimize the effects of climate change by encouraging carbon-neutral motoring. GoinGreen has accumulated more than 60 million miles of electric vehicle user experience. California-based Green Automotive Company, having recently acquired Liberty Electric Cars Ltd in Europe ( earlier post ), has signed a binding agreement to buy UK-based electric vehicle distributor Going Green Limited.

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TIAX spins out Li-ion Advanced Battery Materials & Design Division to become separate company

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Since the founding of TIAX in 2002, I have dedicated my time, energies and financial resources to the realization of this objective, the key to which is a low-cost lithium-ion battery that has a range of 200 miles, and the key to which is the cathode material.

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Consumer Federation analysis of polling data and tech pricing finds consumer demands aligned with proposed MY 2017-2025 CAFE and GHG regulations for light-duty vehicles

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed GHG standards, which are harmonized with NHTSA’s CAFE standards, are projected to require 163 grams/mile of CO 2 ) in model year 2025. The 163 g/mile limit would be equivalent to 54.5 Respondents who said cutting oil consumption is very important want to get five more miles per gallon with their next vehicle purchase. Similarly, a Ford F-150 pickup costs $950 more than it did in 2002 due to fuel economy improvements.

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CalCars and PHEVs Frequently Asked Questions

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

But it works best if we use plug-in hybrids to power most of our miles electrically. We try to be careful to emphasize in the fine print that PHEVs can get over 100 miles/gallon of gasoline , PLUS electric costs of about 1-2 cents/mile.

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Volvo XC90 SUV PHEV to offer up to 400 hp and low GHG emissions of around 60 g/km

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The driver can switch to pure electric power where the range will be around 40 kilometers (25 miles), and then, when needed, immediately revert back to the combined capacity of the gasoline engine and electric motor, with its combined output of around 400 hp and 640 N·m (472 lb-ft) of torque.

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BMW MINI E Powered by AC Propulsion?

Revenge of the Electric Car

Per BMW’s press release the MINI E will be motivated by a 150kW electric drive system with a range of 150 miles per charge and a top speed of 95 mph. The Tesla Roadster represents the evolution of AC Propulsion’s 12 year old tzero which in 2002 pioneered the use of lithium-ion batteries (6,800 cells) demonstrating 0-60mph acceleration times in the 3.6 miles.

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GM Says Chevrolet Volt Won't 'Pay the Rent' | Autopia from

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The four-door sedan will deliver 40 miles on a charge; a small gasoline engine will recharge the battery as it approaches depletion, extending its range by as much as 200 miles. Now all you hear is highway miles. with lithium the range would be 300 miles.

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Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

BYDs plug-in, called the F3DM (for "dual mode"), goes farther on a single charge - 62 miles - than other electric vehicles and sells for about $22,000, less than the plug-in Prius and much-hyped Chevy Volt are expected to cost when they hit the market in late 2010. Ive flown 8,000 miles to meet Wang, and on the way to the interview, my driver pulls to the side of a dusty highway.

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Report: Toyota to begin sales of fuel cell sedan in Japan this December

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It features performance and a cruising range similar to a gasoline engine vehicle (approximately 650 km / 404 miles) and a refueling time of roughly three minutes.

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Volkswagen introduces new Coasting 2.0 micro hybrid system and new natural gas engine at Vienna Motor Symposium

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This results in an increase in range in the NEDC cycle from 190 km (118 miles) previously to now up to 300 km (186 miles). Volkswagen has been represented in the marketplace with CNG engines since 2002.

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

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kWh, which enables an all-electric driving range of 18 to 36 km (11 to 22 miles), depending on the style of driving and route topography. Porsche introduced the first generation Cayenne in 2002.

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. The company has accumulated millions of miles of real-world driving in fuel cell vehicles.

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

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For the US, with its different certification methodologies, Honda anticipates a range of more than 300 miles. 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).

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Electric Car Manufacturers Inspire New Paradigms -- Seeking Alpha

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Price tag: about $25,000, made from 95% recyclable materials with a top speed of 65 miles per hour and range of 110 miles per charge. The Think City was short-lived in the States with production halting in 2002 after just 1005 cars had been assembled.

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Two case studies outline how Houston and Loveland are saving money with EVs in their fleets

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Its efforts to incorporate alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) into its fleet began in 2002 with an initial purchase of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), mainly the Toyota Prius and Ford Escape hybrid. They hope that at the end of this period, after approximately 20,000 miles of driving each, the vehicles can either be sold (for as much as 60 percent of retail) or kept in the fleet. Through seven months of operation, the two vehicles have traveled 4,000 and 2,000 miles respectively.