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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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JATO: new car CO2 emissions rise for the first time in a decade in Europe; diesel down, gasoline up, SUVs up

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percentage points lower than their peak in 2011, and the fuel type’s lowest market share since 2003, when diesels accounted for 43.4% —the highest level since 2003.

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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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Ionic Materials raises $65M in Series C; polymer electrolyte for solid-state batteries

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Joy served as chief scientist there until 2003. Ionic Materials has secured $65 million in a Series C financing round from a leading group of financial and strategic investors.

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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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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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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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Study finds 80% reduction in atmospheric CO as a result of gasoline car emissions policies

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The decline is strongest (approximately 50 ppb per year) in the 1997–2003 period but continues post 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.

2003 54

SAIC-GM upgrades paint shop pretreatment line with Henkel zirconium thin film treatment

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SAIC General Motors Corporation Limited (SAIC-GM), a joint venture between General Motors Company and SAIC Motor, has upgraded its car coating line at its Jinqiao South plant, which opened in 2003.

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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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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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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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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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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.

2017 60

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

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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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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.

2017 60

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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OFT ruling on UK fuel price reinforces fuel efficiency argument

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The OFT has ruled that, despite fuel going up from 76p per litre to £1.36p per litre in a decade (yes, it really was that cheap in 2003), there’s nothing wrong with how the market is working. So it’s official: our fuel prices are fair and competitive after all.

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Chevron Confirms first oil production from deepwater Papa-Terra offshore Brazil

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Discovered in 2003, the Papa-Terra field development marks the first use of dry-tree floating technology (sometimes called a spar, or a buoyant vertical cylinder) offshore Brazil and the first Tension Leg Platform (a floating structure held in place by vertical, tensioned tendons connected to the sea floor by pile-secured templates) installation offshore South America.

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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150 millionth Volkswagen rolls off assembly line at Wolfsburg plant: a Golf GTE plug-in hybrid

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million of this much-loved small car were built before production finally came to an end in Mexico in 2003. Volkswagen was founded more than 80 years ago; since then, 150 million vehicles, including icons such as the Golf or the Beetle, have been built around the world at more than 50 production sites in 14 countries. The 150 millionth car—a blue Golf GTE plug-in hybrid— rolled off the assembly line in Wolfsburg on Thursday.

2017 60

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

2001 48

Groupe Renault forms JV in Iran

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Groupe Renault has been present in Iran since 2003 through a joint venture with SAIPA and IRAN KHODRO. Groupe Renault, IDRO and PARTO NEGIN NASEH Co (NEGIN Holding) are forming a new joint venture company in Iran to boost Renault's presence in the country and step up the brand’s growth.

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Study finds rapid increases in nitrogen oxides may be as harmful to the heart as sustained levels

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All patients living within 10 km of Jena who had a heart attack and were admitted to Jena University Hospital between 2003 and 2010 were included. Rapid increases in pollution may be as harmful to the heart as sustained high levels, according to new research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. The authors urgently call for confirmatory studies as even residents of clean air cities could be at risk.

2018 84

Daimler Wins F-Cell Award for Fuel Cell Powered Citaro Bus

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Since 2003, Daimler has been openly testing the Citaro fuel cell powered transit bus. A total fleet of 36 passengers buses have been on the roads across Europe racking up 135,000 hours of use and reaching over 1.2 million miles travelled. The testing was conducted on the first generation Citaro FuelCELL. Now, Daimler has been awarded for

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Aral car buying trends study: German new car buyers looking to gasoline, hybrid vehicles

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Between 2003 and 2013, only 7-11% were interested in a new car. Interest in gasoline engined and hybrid vehicles has jumped in Germany while interest in diesel is falling, according to the latest biennial study on automotive buying trends in that country by leading German fuel retailer Aral.

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