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.

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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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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.

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Satellite data reveal major loss in volume of Arctic sea-ice since 2003

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autumn and 9% in the winter between 2003 and 2012, an. The researchers used new data from the European Space Agency’s CryoSat-2 satellite spanning 2010 to 2012, and data from NASA’s ICESat satellite from 2003 to 2008 to estimate the volume of sea ice in the Arctic. They found that from 2003 to 2008, autumn volumes of ice averaged. 2003 to 2008 was 16,300 cu. Arctic sea ice volume has declined by 36% in the. international team of scientists has found.

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API: US Gasoline Demand Slumps to Lowest May Level Since 2003

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million barrels per day, the lowest May level since 2003, according to the American Petroleum Institute’s Monthly Statistical Report. million barrels per day, which marked the second lowest May since 2003. US gasoline deliveries for May dipped 0.4% from last year to average 9.05

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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.

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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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Wolfswagen '69 Baja Bug Project

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The donor is a 1969 VW Beetle we've owned since 2001, but it's been in storage since 2003. On July 1st, 2012, I started my latest (and first EV) project. The body is in great shape, and it even has the factory floorpans still.

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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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Toyota Sienta Hybrid MPV (Small Minivan): Forbidden Fruit Or Bizarre Oddity?

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But this is the Sienta (with a "t"), the second generation of a much smaller minivan model first introduced in 2003. Toyota recently introduced a new minivan, and it's like nothing sold in the U.S. Buyers on this side of the Pacific are familiar with the rather large Sienna. DON'T MISS: Forbidden Fruit: Toyota Esquire Hybrid Luxury Minivan (Oct. Japan forbidden fruit

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Swedish bus operator orders 8 electric, 42 natural gas Solaris buses

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Cooperation between Solaris and the Swedish operators dates back to 2003. Solaris has signed a contract for the supply of 50 zero-emission and low emission buses to bus operator Vy Buss AB: eight electric buses and 42 natural-gas-fueled units.

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RAV4 EV with 95,000 miles sells at auction

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32K is about what the original purchaser paid back in 2003, after the $9000 rebate then in effect in California. Occasionally a RAV4 EV sells used on the open market. Yesterday one sold at auction for $32,600. Why so low, some bloggers are asking? Why so high is the real question. Is there another car that has so retained it's value?

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Lux: nearly $7B in private investment in emerging oil & gas E&P technologies over last decade

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North American start-ups have attracted 76% of transactions (377) and 87% of investment dollars ($6 billion) since 2003 due to the booming heavy oil and tight oil/shale gas market. There have been 136 acquisitions between 2003 and 2013.

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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.

London Tightens Congestion Charge Limits; Only Plug-Ins To Be Free?

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London is one such city, and residents have been paying to enter the center of the capital since 2003. Imagine if you were being charged tens of dollars to drive into the center of your home city each day. Around Europe, many drivers already face such a charge. Low-emission vehicles have commonly been exempt--but new plans being drawn up by

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What's the matter with Costco?

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And dozens more going back to 2003. Costco, the big box retailer, has for over a decade been the business with more electric vehicle charge stations in more places around California than any other.

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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.

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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

2011 87

Oil Hits $100 a Barrel

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Oil prices, which had fallen to a low of $50 a barrel at the beginning of 2007, have quadrupled since 2003. NY Times reporting: Oil prices reached the symbolic level of $100 a barrel for the first time on Wednesday, a long-awaited milestone in an era of rapidly escalating energy demand. Crude oil futures for February delivery hit $100 on the New York Mercantile Exchange shortly after noon New York time, before falling back slightly.

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Voltageville, USA

Revenge of the Electric Car

In 2003 Vacaville, also known as Voltageville , was miles ahead of other cities with over 100 electric cars on the road in both GM EV1 s and Toyota RAV4-EV s. But the CARB ZEV mandate was rescinded in 2003 due to pressure from the automakers. Sacramento’s News 10 reports on the electric cars of Vacaville, CA. The California Air Resources Board’s 1990 Zero Emissions Vehicle mandate would have required 10% of all vehicles sold in California to be zero emissions.

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Solaris to supply electric buses to Paris

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Solaris vehicles have been present in France since 2003. Paris-based Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP) has signed a contract with Solaris Bus & Coach for the supply of the Solaris Urbino 8.9 LE 8.9-meter electric bus to Paris.

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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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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

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Toyota and Hino to develop heavy-duty fuel cell truck; Mirai stacks

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Toyota and Hino have positioned hydrogen as an important energy source for the future and have worked together on developing technologies and spreading and innovating fuel cell vehicles for over fifteen years since their joint demonstration trials of the fuel cell bus in 2003. Toyota Motor Corporation and Hino Motors, Ltd. have agreed to develop a heavy-duty fuel cell truck jointly, and to proceed with initiatives toward its practical use through verification tests and other means.

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Tom Hanks on his electric car

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However, by the time I began shopping for an all-electric car, in 2003, the EV1 had already been yanked from showrooms as if the car had never existed. Tom Hanks' letter to the editor of the New Yorker about his electric car, a Toyota RAV4 EV.

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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

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Some of the Facts : Automakers Comment to CARB

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What is missing in this presentation is the ZEV Program requirements endorsed by CARB in 2003, the requirements as they stand now. Absent of course, since including it would make clear that the staff revision in fact lops off 90% of the 2003 ZEV requirement.

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First Look: Havel E Hybrid SUV

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It has been the SUV market leader in China since 2003. Is this China’s First SUV for the Global Market? Auto manufacturers are all eyeing the rapidly expanding Chinese market to sell their cars in the years to come.

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Diesels are cleaner and greener than ever before

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According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), diesel cars are 21 per cent less polluting and 27 per cent more economical than they were in 2003, with inventions like common rails and stop/start systems contributing to the fall in CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.

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Study measures the effect of regional change in clouds caused by ships’ emissions; masking GHG warming

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The new study uses observations from 2003 to 2015 in spring, the cloudiest season, over the shipping route between Europe and South Africa. Cloud droplet concentrations from 2003 to 2015 averaged over the months of September, October and November, as observed by NASA satellites. A container ship leaves a trail of white clouds in its wake that can linger in the air for hours.

2020 69

NTN to supply in-wheel motors to EV startup FSAT in China

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NTN began work on in-wheel motors in 2003, deploying and testing successive iterations on different types of compact, lightweight EVs.

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Electric Car Company Think Starts U.S. Production Of City Minicar

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Back then Think was owned by Ford, which sold it in 2003 to Swiss company Kamkorp Microelectronics. Think is a Norwegian based manufacturer of electric cars and is the same company behind the original ‘Th!nk’ nk’ electric car that went on sale in the U.S. during the late 1990s. In 2006 Think went bankrupt and was subsequently rescued by a

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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

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Toyota recalls 75,000 UK cars

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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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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.

2003 68

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.

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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.

2003 59

Tom Hanks, The New Yorker — and Electric Cars

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However, by the time I began shopping for an all-electric car, in 2003, the EV1 had already been yanked from showrooms as if the car had never existed. Tom Hanks in His Rav 4. We were delighted to see Tom Hanks’s letter in this week’s ‘New Yorker’ — singing the praises of electric vehicles and name checking ‘Who Killed the Electric Car ?’ ’ Read the full letter here : RE: THE ROAD AHEAD. A letter in response to Peter J.

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Equinor contracts for first green-ammonia-fueled supply vessel; 2MW SOFC

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Viking Energy was the first LNG powered ocean going vessel in 2003, and Eidesvik and Wärtsilä also collaborated on the 2009-built Viking Lady, another LNG-fueled vessel that was seen as a milestone in the transition of shipping with its installation of fuel cells and marine batteries.

2020 90

EPHA: Coronavirus threat greater for polluted cities; clean air returning to cities in lockdown

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A 2003 study on victims of the coronavirus SARS found that patients in regions with moderate air pollution levels were 84% more likely to die than those in regions with low air pollution.

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IHS Markit: global oil demand still growing in the short term despite increasing focus on EVs

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Current global total liquids oil demand growth is at similar levels to what was recorded during the 2003 to 2007 commodity super-cycle, referred to as the “golden age” of refining.

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First Look: Havel E Hybrid SUV

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It has been the SUV market leader in China since 2003. Is this China’s First SUV for the Global Market? Auto manufacturers are all eyeing the rapidly expanding Chinese market to sell their cars in the years to come.

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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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