Replacing 2003 VW Jetta TDI: What Non-Gasoline Car Should He Pick?

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Richard Kelly--the president of Plug-In America--has now put almost 200,000 miles on his 2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI. Everyone needs car-buying advice once in awhile--even the leader of an electric-car advocacy group. Maintenance costs for the compact diesel are going up, so he believes it''s time to move on. In a blog post, Kelly laid out his

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Demand for petrol hits lowest level since 2003

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It appears that demand for gasoline (petroleum) in the US is more sensitive to higher prices and the effects of the sluggish economy than expected after deliveries in May hit their lowest levels since 2003. According to the American Petroleum Institute’s Monthly Statistical Report, deliveries in the month dipped 0.4 per cent from last year to [.].

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FuelCell Energy hits 3 billion kWh mark from its DFC plants since 2003

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a provider of direct fuel cell power plants, has generated a cumulative three billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity from its Direct FuelCell (DFC) power plants since the first commercial installation in 2003. FuelCell Energy, Inc., FuelCell Energy has customers in nine countries in North America, Asia and Europe; three billion kWh of electricity is adequate to power approximately 271,000 US homes for one year, or about 679,000 German homes or 837,000 South Korean homes.

So how about all-electric supersonic aircraft, then?

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Supersonic airliners haven't flown since 2003, when the last Concorde was retired. But could supersonic planes carrying large number of passengers make a comeback—and with electric power no less? That's the vision of Luke Workman, a designer of lithium-ion battery packs who believes all-electric supersonic aircraft are attainable. DON'T. emissions Batteries aircraft

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California state fleet reduces petroleum consumption 13% compared to 2003

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The California state fleet has reduced its petroleum consumption by 13% compared to a 2003 baseline, according to a state progress report. In 2003, the state fleet consumed 38,559,715 gallons of petroleum-based fuel (gasoline and diesel), according to the report.

Magna to produce BMW 5-Series plug-in hybrid; second electrified vehicle program to Graz line-up

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The first BMW produced in Graz, an X3 SUV, rolled off the assembly line in Graz in 2003. BMW’s new 530e plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) will be produced at Magna’s contract manufacturing plant in Graz, Austria, starting in summer 2017. Magna’s Graz facility will then be the production home for two premium electrified vehicles: the BMW 530e and the previously awarded Jaguar I-PACE.

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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.

Rare Surviving GM EV1 Waits For Savior At Missouri University

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Designed, engineered, and offered for lease in California and a few other locations from 1998 to 2003, the two-seat EV1 was likely the most The late and much lamented GM EV1 electric car is by now a mythical creature. It''s been the subject of a much-discussed documentary, and is still cause for blind loathing of General Motors in some quarters.

DEKRA-certified tests: Mercedes-Benz HD trucks cut fuel consumption 22% in 20 years while meeting more stringent emissions rules; VECTO

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Left to right: Mercedes-Benz SK 1844 Euro II (model year 1996), Mercedes-Benz Actros 1846 Euro III (model year 2003), Mercedes-Benz Actros 1845 Euro VI (model year 2016). The Actros 1846 Euro III (from 2003) used in the test was thoroughly run-in at 55,000 km.

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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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Having started his career at Ford, he was Head of Volkswagen Group Research from 2000 to 2003. He was appointed Board Member for Engineering at Bentley in 2003 before taking over as Managing Director of the German Association of the Automotive Industry in 2012. He moved to Saab as Executive Director Design in 2000 and was also given responsibility for Advanced Design at General Motors Europe in 2003.

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Third generation Meriva now on sale

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The Meriva became the first small MPV in 2003, when the first generation car hit British showrooms. Now Vauxhall has released the third generation car which promises better environmental credentials and practicality.

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Anniversary interview with the LowCVP

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The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) is a public-private organisation, born in 2003, with a vision to help the UK shift to more sustainable transport.

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Want a Retro Electric Car? Firm Plans All-Electric VW Beetle

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When El Rey -- the final Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle to ever be made -- rolled off the Mexican production line on July 30, 2003, many Volkswagen fans around the world mourned the end of a 60-year production run. And with over 21.5 million original Volkswagen Beetles made, the VW Bug still holds the title as the longest-running and most-manufactured

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Volvo Trucks and PATH successfully demo partially automated on-highway truck platooning in California; CACC

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PATH began experimenting with automated truck platooning on two tractor-trailer trucks in 2003 and on three tractor-trailer trucks in 2010-11.

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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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Honda establishing new R&D Innovation Lab Tokyo with focus on intelligent technologies

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In 2003, Honda R&D established Honda Research Institute (HRI) for the purpose of evolving its intelligent technology research which explores new fields beyond mechanical engineering, including the fields of brain research and visual/aural recognition. Honda R&D Co., Ltd.,

Infiniti introducing production-ready variable compression ratio engine at Paris Motor Show

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Nissan, in a 2003 paper, said that its multi-link geometry resolved those previous issues. 2003) “A Study of a Variable Compression Ratio System with a Multi-Link Mechanism,” SAE Technical Paper 2003-01-0921 doi: 10.4271/2003-01-0921.

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2012 Toyota Prius V & Plug-In: GreenCarReports Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominees

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Until this year, though, the Prius has been a single model: a subcompact four-door sedan from 2000 through 2003, and then two generations of mid-size five-door hatchback after that, one from 2004 through Ask pretty much any car buyer about green cars or hybrids and, chances are, that person will likely mention the Toyota Prius sooner or later.

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

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The first fuel cell vehicle to start and operate in sub-freezing temperatures (2003).

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London to phase out diesel buses; all new single deckers for central London to be zero emission

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This was the 10 th Edition of the IFCBW, continuing efforts begun in 2003 by the US Department of Transportation, US Department of Energy, and the European CUTE/HyFLEET CUTE programs. The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan recently committed to phasing out purchasing new pure diesel buses from the capital. No more pure diesel double-deck buses will be added to the capital’s fleet from 2018 and all new single-decks for central London will be zero-emission.

DuPont licenses cellulosic ethanol technology to NTL; beginning development of largest cellulosic ethanol plant in China

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NTL) was founded in 1988 and acquired by Ginsber Beer Group in 2003. DuPont and Jilin Province New Tianlong Industry Co., Ltd., ( NTL ) announced a licensing agreement to begin the development of China’s largest cellulosic ethanol manufacturing plant, located in Siping City, Jilin Province, China.

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Researchers find magnetite nanoparticles similar to those from traffic pollution in brain; possible link with Alzheimer’s

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2003). Dobson (2003) “Preliminary evaluation of nanoscale biogenic magnetite in Alzheimer’s disease brain tissue” Proc. Researchers from the UK, Mexico and the US have found abundant magnetite nanoparticles in the brain tissue from 37 individuals aged three- to 92-years-old who lived in Mexico City and Manchester, UK.

Johnson Controls putting carbon body exterior parts into series production

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The new process is based on a wet press process used by Johnson Controls since 2003 to produce wood fiber components for vehicle interiors.

2012 Honda Civic Hybrid: GreenCarReports Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominee

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First launched as a 2003 model, the Honda Civic Hybrid has been entirely redesigned for the 2012 model year. Though always overshadowed by the more distinctive Toyota Prius, the hybrid model of the Honda Civic compact sedan has been a longstanding competitor in the field of high-mileage hybrid cars. Most important for the hybrid model, it uses an

The Michelin Group acquires minority stake in fuel cell company Symbio FCell

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With this investment Symbio FCell facilitates the market deployment of technologies that have been in development at Michelin since 2003. The Michelin Group has taken a significant minority stake in French fuel cell company Symbio FCell as part of the company’s second round of funding. Michelin joins existing shareholders including the founders, managers and several investment funds: IPSA and CEA Investments (through the CEA strategic fund and its ATI seed-stage fund).

44-MPG 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid At NY Auto Show: Drive Review

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starting way back in 2003, and it was the brand's first mainstream hybrid. The Honda Civic Hybrid was only the third hybrid model sold in the U.S., It's been a solid member of Honda's Civic lineup ever since, consistently returning the best gas mileage of any Civic model. Now in its third generation, the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid is by far the most

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation to supply global compact sedan to Chrysler de Mexico

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This new contract reaffirms the strong relationship that Chrysler de Mexico has built with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation since 2003 when we began distributing Mitsubishi vehicles in our country, which have garnered great acceptance in the Mexican market. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and Chrysler de Mexico (CdM) announced a five-year agreement in which MMC will supply its global compact sedan to CdM, to be sold in Mexico starting November 2014.

Toyota to begin demonstration tests of Mirai fuel cell vehicle in China

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Started in 2003, the project has initiated FC bus services in China, Brazil, Mexico, Egypt, and India. Toyota Motor Corporation will send two Mirai fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) to China in October 2017 to conduct demonstration tests in the country. Coinciding with the start of these tests, Toyota will also establish a hydrogen station at TMEC (Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing China), its Chinese research and development base.

Select truck fleets boosted fuel economy 3% in 2015 compared to national Class 8 average

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The overall adoption rate for the technologies studied in this report has grown from 18% in 2003 to 43% last year. Seventeen trucking fleets operating more than 62,000 tractors and 217,000 trailers recorded a 3% increase in fuel economy in 2015, saving an accumulative $501 million on fuel when compared to the 2015 national average fuel spend of 1.7 million over-the-road class 8 trucks.

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Allison Transmission and Cummins receive certification from ARB for MY2017 H 40/50 EP hybrid systems

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Since 2003, Allison has delivered nearly 8,000 hybrid propulsion systems which have accumulated nearly 800 million miles, saving more than 41 million gallons of fuel and preventing 400 metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. Allison Transmission Holdings and Cumminshave received certification from the California Air Resources Board (ARB) for model year 2017 Allison Hybrid H 40 EP / H 50 EP hybrid propulsion systems paired with the Cummins B6.7

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.

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Unveiled, TDI Diesel Included

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This is only the third all-new open-air Beetle in history; the first was in 1949, the second in 2003. With the new VW Beetle launched last year, you knew there would be a ragtop, right? We now have photos of the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, which includes a unique model: the only diesel convertible available for sale in the U.S. This time

Last chance to order an LPG Ford Transit

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Leading alternative fuel conversion firm, Ashwoods has been producing LPG commercials since 2003 and has been [.]. Fleets and van drivers have to this Friday (March 11, 2011) to order an Ashwoods LPG Transit after Ford announced it will cease production of the petrol Transit that Ashwoods uses as the base model for its LPG conversions. Ford Green credentials Ashwoods commercial LPG order Transit van

Honda develops process to reuse rare earth metals extracted from old NiMH batteries for new NiMH batteries for hybrid vehicles

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Tobias Müller and Bernd Friedrich (2003) Development of a new metallurgical process for closed-loop recycling of discarded Nickel- Metal hydride-Batteries. Proceedings of EMC 2003). Honda’s process for recycling NiMH batteries. The new portion of the process is outlined in red. Click to enlarge. Honda Motor Co.,

PBL/JRC: Global CO2 emissions increase to new all-time record in 2013, but growth is slowing down

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per year since 2003, excluding the credit crunch years). With the present annual growth rate, China has returned to the lower annual growth rates that it experienced before its economic growth started to accelerate in 2003, when its annual CO 2 emissions increased on average by 12% per year, excluding the credit crunch years.

Cumulative worldwide sales of Toyota hybrids top 3M units

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Next came the second-generation Prius in 2003 and the expanded use of TMC’s hybrid system on such vehicles as minivans, SUVs, rear-wheel-drive sedans and hatchbacks. Annual Toyota hybrid sales. Data; TMC. Click to enlarge.

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Who is winning the green car race? The Green Piece

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Volkswagen: German manufacturer Volkswagen has taken an alternative route to early success in the green car race by placing the emphasis on clean diesel models, which it has been marketing in Europe since 2003. The Green Piece Column: Tuesday 27 October.

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Nissan FY 2014 global corporate activities reduce CO2 emissions by 22.6% compared to FY 2005

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The Nissan Energy Saving Collaboration (NESCO) conducts annual surveys (starting 2003 in Japan and 2013 in Europe, Mexico and China) to measure energy loss at Nissan plants in order to develop ongoing new energy-saving countermeasures. Nissan Motor Co., made progress in reducing CO 2 emissions and improving sustainability in its global corporate activities in fiscal year 2014 while simultaneously increasing vehicle production and plant energy efficiency. The company achieved a 22.6%

Lord Drayson launches business to commercialize efficient wireless power transfer over distances; ongoing partnership with Imperial College London

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Based in London, Lord (Paul) Drayson, is an experienced technology entrepreneur who founded PowderJect Pharmaceuticals in 1993 and served as CEO, overseeing its growth into a profitable public company and the world’s sixth largest vaccine company before it was acquired for £540 million in 2003.

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New inventory of black carbon emissions from China finds 2007 levels higher than previously reported

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Similarly, consumption of oil by a large number of non-state-owned small refineries before 2003 was counted only in the provincial statistics, but not by the national statistics. BC emission map of China at 0.1° × 0.1° for year 2007.

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