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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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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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. The car was stripped to just a shell before putting it in storage, so getting the body off the pan was easy. The pictures show where I am in the process, and I plan to add more photos each week.

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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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RAV4 EV with 95,000 miles sells at auction

Plugs and Cars

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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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.

Phoenix Motorcars, EasyMile win grant for development of first FMVSS-compliant autonomous shuttle bus in US

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Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Ontario, California, Phoenix Motorcars develops, deploys, and services all electric drive systems for electric commercial vehicles.

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Vienna testing Solaris hydrogen bus

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Solaris has been present in Austria since 2003 and over that time it has delivered nearly 400 buses to 40 cities there. Wiener Linien, one of the biggest public transport operators in Europe, has added a hydrogen Solaris bus ( earlier post ) to its fleet for testing until 12 June. Since the première of the hydrogen bus in June last year, Solaris has been awarded orders from the Netherlands, Germany and Italy for 57 buses in total.

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Bosch and Weichai Power boost efficiency of Weichai truck diesel engines from 46% to 50%

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Their strategic alliance began back in 2003. Bosch and Weichai Power have increased the efficiency of Weichai truck diesel engines from their current level of roughly 46% to 50%. In increasing the efficiency by four percentage points, we have jointly reached a new milestone.

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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. Ultimately, the bulk of the ordered buses (48 vehicles) will be in operation in Gävle.

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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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New York City Transit Authority adding 50 New Flyer buses equipped with Allison H 40 EP systems

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In full production since 2003 and now operating in thousands of buses, it has proven up to 25% fuel saving, depending on the duty cycle.

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

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Investment into emerging oil and gas E&P (exploration and production) technologies, which were nearly non-existent in 2003, at just $57 million, have attracted nearly $7 billion in private investment from 497 unique transactions, according to a new report from Lux Research, “ Investing in Next Generation Oil and Gas Technologies ”. There have been 136 acquisitions between 2003 and 2013. Schlumberger is the most prolific buyer, acquiring 56 E&P technology developers since 2003.

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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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BMW Brilliance Automotive doubles production capacity for high-voltage batteries in China

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The BBA Brilliance Automotive joint venture was founded in 2003. The BMW Group continues to adapt its production structures to growing demand for fully and partially electrified vehicles.

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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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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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Put in service during California's Zero Emission Mandate between 1997 and 2003 when about 6000 EVs roamed the streets, these charge stations have continued supplying power to the RAV4 EVs and other electric vehicles saved by Plug In America when it was known as DontCrush.com, a struggle chronicled in the film Who Killed the Electric Car. And dozens more going back to 2003.

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Tom Hanks on his electric car

Plugs and Cars

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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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.

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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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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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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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Keolis launches a new 5G autonomous electric vehicle trial in Stockholm

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Keolis Sverige has been present in Sweden since 2003 and today operates 1,650 fossil-free buses which cover 84 million km every year in five Swedish regions. Keolis, in partnership with Urban ICT Arena, Telia, Ericsson Intel and T-engineering, has launched a new autonomous self-driving, electric minibus trial in Stockholm, Sweden, using 5G technology to control and supervise the vehicle remotely.

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Tom Hanks, The New Yorker — and Electric Cars

Revenge of the Electric Car

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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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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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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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. The IHS Markit report compared the current oil demand growth surge to demand levels during 2003 to 2007, and identified underlying significant differences between the two cycles.

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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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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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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. Under the contract option, the public transport operator reserved the option to extend the contract to a value of €10 million. This means a possibility of delivering a further dozen or so zero-emission Solaris buses. The Solaris Urbino 8.9

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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. However, the recently unveiled Havel-e Hybrid SUV from the Chinese manufacturer, the Great Wall Motor Company, may soon have them scrambling to protect their own markets. Great Wall has an impressive track record.

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Allison Transmission launches eGen Flex, new zero-emission-capable electric hybrid system

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Since 2003, Allison has delivered more than 9,000 electric hybrid propulsion systems globally. Allison Transmission, the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions and a supplier of commercial vehicle propulsion solutions, including electric hybrid and fully electric propulsion systems, launched its new zero-emission-vehicle (ZEV)-capable electric hybrid system, the eGen Flex, as the initial product offering under its new Allison eGen brand.

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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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The car

Honda S2000 EV Conversion

2003 Honda S2000 Curb Weight: 2800 lbs Battery space: Not much. At first I looked around at used cars hoping to find some crazy deal on something nice with a blown engine or something. Truth is that it's very rare to find a car in great condition with a blown motor.

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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. Japan-based NTN, a leading global supplier of hub bearings and driveshafts, will supply in-wheel motor technology to EV startup Changchun Fawsn Auto Tech (FSAT), established in October 2017 by FAW Group. FSAT will exhibit a prototype vehicle at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show. NTN’s latest in-wheel motor.

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