California ARB: GHG emissions fell below 1990 levels for first time in 2016; down 13% from 2004 peak; transportation emissions up 2%

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced that greenhouse gas emissions in California in 2016 fell below 1990 levels for the first time since emissions peaked in 2004—a reduction roughly equivalent to taking 12 million cars off the road or saving 6 billion gallons of gasoline a year.

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Study finds rates of LDV fuel consumption in US peaked in 2004; indications of peak motorization

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These rates are down 16% to 17% from their peaks in 2004, except that the rate per vehicle is down 13% (from its peak in 2003). This rate increased to a maximum of 474 gallons in 2004. The rate increased to a maximum of 698 gallons in 2004. The rate increased to a maximum of 1,240 gallons in 2004. 2004. -9% 2004. -11%. 2003 to 2004. -13% Total amount of fuel consumed by light-duty vehicles peaked in 2004 at 138.8

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Satellite study: livestock digestion released 70% more methane than oil and gas industry in 2004

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Livestock were the single largest source of methane gas emissions in the United States in 2004, releasing 70% more into the atmosphere than the oil and gas industry as estimated by other inventories, according to a new study by a team from Harvard University, JPL/CalTech and UC Irvine. There is little reason to suspect that the amount of methane released by livestock has changed since 2004 (before the SCIAMACHY instrument used to collect the data stopped working), said Wecht.

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EPA Reports Fifth Consecutive Annual Increase in US New Vehicle Fuel Economy; Up 9% Since 2004, Back to Levels of Early 1980s

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mpg, or 9%, since 2004. This positive trend beginning in 2005 reverses a long period of increasing CO 2 emissions and decreasing fuel economy from 1987 through 2004, and returns CO 2 emissions and fuel economy to levels of the early 1980s.

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GM promises it can make money on all-electric cars by 2021

Green Car Reports

Toyota's hybrid-electric system, launched in Japan in 1997, likely didn't break even until sometime after the 2004 launch of the second-generation Prius. Radically new powertrains are widely assumed to lose money for the companies that launch them. Long-range battery-electric vehicles are the same, according to analysts and insiders: the question. General Motors Plug-In Hybrids GM plug-in cars Profit Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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DOE: new vehicle fuel economy improved 33% from 1980-2016

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In the 1990s and early 2000s, fuel economy decreased while vehicle weight increased, and fuel economy has improved nearly every year since 2004.

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All Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars Are Compliance Cars, For Now

Green Car Reports

And hybrids indeed logged annual sales in the low thousands until the second-generation Prius came along for 2004. When the first Honda Insight and Toyota Prius hybrids launched in 1999 and 2000, expectations for their sales were low. But the sales numbers for the earliest hybrids look stratospheric compared to the projections for sales of. Japan hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell compliance car

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Graphene May Double Solar Cell Power, Harvest Hydrogen From Air

Green Car Reports

Graphene is a graphite-like substance first isolated in 2004. As tough global emissions standards put more pressure on carmakers to produce larger numbers of zero-emission vehicles, the race is on to improve systems of electricity generation and storage. Some analysts view it as useful in improving the efficiency of batteries, but now it appears

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Fiat Chrysler to electrify more vehicles as diesels fall out of favor

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Ford launched hybrids in 2004, before any other maker, but its battery-electric efforts thus far have been strictly compliance cars. Among the Detroit Three automakers, General Motors has a quarter of a century of electric-car experience, from the legendary EV1 to the 238-mile Chevrolet Bolt EV. Chrysler, however, was by far the most pessimistic. Sergio Marchionne plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

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Electric Quad Project.

DIY Electric Car

I have an 2004 Suzuki quadrunner (Z250 is anyone cares) It''s a rolling chassis only. Hello everyone. This is not only my first time taking on an EV project, but also my first time writing a blog. Ok enough of that stuff. Oh by the way PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE feel free to share you experiences, and suggestions, concerning my project. Here''s the project and the plan. Motor was lost long ago. My plan is to convert this ride into an EV. 36/48 volt.

Geek Squad switches to Toyota Prius C hybrids from VW Beetles

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Since the service launched nationwide in 2004, it has primarily used a fleet of black-and-white Volkswagen Beetles, known as "Geekmobiles." Best Buy's Geek Squad tech-support unit is getting a makeover. Those vehicles are about to be replaced with 1,000 2016 Toyota Prius C hybrids. DON'T MISS: Toyota Prius C: Hybrid Subcompact Ultimate Guide. fleet sales fleet

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Ford pairs with Chinese maker Zotye for electric-car expansion

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maker to build hybrid cars, starting in 2004, and it launched its Focus Electric hatchback in December 2011, just a year after the arrival of the Nissan Leaf. Ford was the first U.S. It also continues to sell Energi plug-in hybrid versions of its mid-size Fusion sedan and its compact C-Max tall hatchback, two vehicles now in their sixth model. China Partnership plug-in cars

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The Real Reason for USA based Economic Recessions.

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During 2006 Oil was trading around $60/Barrel for most of that year going up and down but for the most part the oil price had been trending up since 2004?.but During 2004 and into 2006 the Federal Reserve was acting in the best interest of the American People by trying to control inflation. The True Cause of Recessions: OIL. By Douglas A. Stansfield. Recently I had the opportunity to speak at the annual Pennsylvania Energy Festival ( [link] ) back in September of this year.

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2017 Nissan Leaf Renderings: How Conservative Will Design Be?

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It''s long been acknowledged that the current Nissan Leaf electric car is a radical and distinctive design, just as the landmark 2004 Toyota Prius hybrid was. But some portion of potential buyers, who may be amenable to the benefits of driving a battery-electric vehicle, won''t consider the Leaf because of its "weird" looks. DON''T MISS: New 2017

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2014 Honda Accord Hybrid: Video Road Test

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Its first two-seat Insight wasn''t close enough to the mainstream--and the first Honda Accord Hybrid in 2004 didn''t post gas-mileage numbers that were all that great. Honda was the first car company to sell a hybrid in the U.S.

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VW Coming Up PHEV? Why Not UP EV?

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nk City that Ford confiscated in 2004. VW's announced "Up Concept" city cars could have a Plug-in Hybrid version. Autoblog and Left Lane News are reporting VW will be showing a PHEV UP at the LA Auto Show. Small enough to be labeled "tiny" in DailyTech.com 's headline.

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Hybrid Sales Soar So Far In 2013: Ford Rises, Prius Falls

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Starting with the 2004 model, it really came to define the public image of a hybrid car. For a long time, the Toyota Prius was the only game in town for high fuel-efficiency vehicles. Now, though, as hybrids and plug-in cars are slowly growing their share of the market, Prius sales have fallen--not just as a share of the "alternative powertrain

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U.S. Vehicles Now Have Average Age Of 11.5 Years (Waste Not, Want Not)

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That means the average passenger car on the road today was built for the 2004 model year--and that there's a long tail of cars stretching well back into the 1990s around you in daily traffic. The cars on U.S. roads are older than they've ever been. A recent survey found that the average age of U.S. vehicles is now at a record high of 11.5 years.

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Bob Lutz called 2017 Chevy Bolt EV a 'compliance car'; is it?

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Electric-car advocates are often passionate, with memories long enough to remember GM's 2004 destruction of its pioneering fleet of EV1 electric cars. Since then, the company has built and sold two generations of the Chevrolet Volt, with the launch of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV imminent within a year—before Nissan, Tesla, BMW, or any other. Bob Lutz plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance car

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2015 Smart Electric Drive: Both ForTwo & ForFour Models

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The company previously sold a car with this name in Europe between 2004 and 2006, but the Mitsubishi-based Smart is doubling up on electric vehicles with its next generation small cars--as its Electric Drive will come in both two- and four-seat formats. It''s been known for a while that Smart would revive the ForFour name with its next city car.

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Is Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SUV hurting Prius V wagon sales?

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That was a market pioneered by the Ford Escape Hybrid, in 2004, and one that Ford walked away from for 2013. The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the sole mass-market crossover SUV that offers a hybrid powertrain and all-wheel drive. It turns out that there seems to be a market for compact crossovers with both AWD and high fuel economy. DON'T MISS: 2016. all-wheel drive Escape Hybrid Prius V RAV4 Hybrid

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Daimler invests in electric bus company Proterra; exploring electrification of Daimler’s Thomas Built school buses

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Proterra was founded in 2004 with headquarters in California and is a leader in the business with electric buses for local transport. Daimler Trucks & Buses is investing in the US company Proterra Inc. Martin Daum, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG with responsibility for Daimler Trucks & Buses, made the announcement at the 67 th IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hannover.

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Ford Hybrid Cars: Fusion, C-Max, Escape And More, Ultimate Guide

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2004 saw the launch of its very first hybrid, the 2005 Escape Hybrid, and the maker''s cars have gone from strength to strength ever since. Ten years ago, your choice of hybrid vehicles was pretty limited. A lot has changed in those ten years, and the rise of Ford as a real force in the hybrid markets is one of the biggest changes. But what do you

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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Will Toyota Prius Hybrid Change Its Shape For 2015?

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Since the second generation model arrived in the 2004 model year, the aerodynamically-honed one-box shape has always shouted "Prius". Love it or loathe it, everyone can recognize the Toyota Prius. So much so that many consider Honda's Insight hybrid to deliberately feature similar styling. Only when a new Prius arrives, likely in 2014 as a 2015

Volkswagen appoints Frank Blome to head Battery Cell Center of Excellence

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Following various positions as project manager and development manager for electric drive systems with Continental AG, he became Head of Energy Management of Continental AG in 2004. Volkswagen has appointed Frank Blome, previously Chairman of the Management Board of Daimler subsidiary Deutsche ACCUmotive GmbH, to head the Battery Cell Center of Excellence of the Volkswagen brand. Blome will assume the newly created function with effect from 1 January 2018.

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What's the matter with Costco?

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For example, the Mountain View location, a place I've charged and shopped at a few times a year since 2004. 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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New phase of globalization could undermine efforts to reduce CO2 emissions

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It found that trade among developing nations—South-South trade—more than doubled between 2004 and 2011. The researchers used the latest available data on international trade and CO 2 emissions from 2004, 2007 and 2011 to track emissions related to both intermediate and final goods and services from 57 industry sectors that were traded among 129 regions (101 of which are individual countries). Gt in 2004 and 2.2 Gt in 2004 to 1.1

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The 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid: An Oldie, But A Goodie

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The 2004 Ford Escape Hybrid was the first hybrid SUV on the market. Not only did the 2004 Escape offer the first hybrid SUV, it was also the first American-made hybrid electric vehicle. When Ford introduced the first version, they received several accolades for their groundbreaking approach. Six years later, the 2010 version still reigns supreme

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Romming on Earth (and Sky)

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H ere is an interview with Joe Romm that recently appeared on the the popular radio show Earth and Sky Joseph Romm is author of " The Car and Fuel of the Future ," a 2004 report to the National Commission on Energy Policy.

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Recall Notice 2004-2009 Prius Owners, Toyota Urges You to Remove Floor Mats to Avoid Stuck Gas Pedal

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Toyota has issued a safety advisory which will be followed by a recall regarding the all weather floors mats of many models dating back to 2004. The company will begin sending formal safety campaign notices next week and is working to solve the problem, but strongly urges driver's of all affected models to remove their driver's side floor

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Toyota reveals all you need to know about fuel cell cars

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DaimlerChrysler, for example, predicted the industry would be selling 100,000 fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) by 2004. Much has been made of late of Toyota and other automakers claims they will commercialize hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in 2015. Of course, we've heard these promises/predictions before. An SAE Research Report in 2001 stated that "several automakers have pledged the introduction of fuel cell vehicles, including buses, by 2003-2005."

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G-Wiz! the Electric Car That Started a Revolution

All Cars Electric

In early 2004, a tiny new car appeared on the streets of London. It confused, surprised and confounded everyone who saw it. It was more compact than a Smart ForTwo, it had cheeky, quirky styling that demanded attention, it could turn around in the width of a narrow street, it squeezed into the tiniest parking space, and it traveled in silence.

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2012 Ford Kuga Hybrid, or Will It Be 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid?

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The 2011 Ford Escape Hybrid will likely be the last year for Ford's original hybrid vehicle, launched way back in October 2004. At the end of July, Ford had sold 98,500 Escape Hybrids, more than half its total sales of 139,700 hybrids of all types. But all good things must come to an end. For 2012, the Escape will be completely redesigned for the

Norwegian Investors Rally to Revived Think Electric Car

Plugs and Cars

Ford ultimately followed the lead of the other automakers, and began to destroy the cars in 2004. The Aftenposten reports (in English) on the success Jan Olaf Willums is having at the helm of the revived Think Global.

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Miles Electric Vehicles start-up files for bankruptcy

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Founded in 2004, by entrepreneur Miles Rubin, the vehicle manufacturer designed a range of low-speed electric passenger cars and vans designed for off-highway use such as around universit[.].

Why Ford Would Be Crazy To Kill The Escape Hybrid: Real AWD

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Now comes word that the new Ford Escape compact crossover for 2013 may not include the Escape Hybrid model it has sold since 2004. Ford has made lots of changes to its model lineup of late, some of them remarkably quickly. We think that would be a terrible shame, because it takes off the market a unique vehicle: the only affordable hybrid

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2011 Detroit Auto Show: Ford C-Max Hybrid & Energi Plug-In Concepts

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While Toyota dominates global hybrid production, Ford was the first company to launch a hybrid SUV: the Ford Escape Hybrid, in 2004. Now, Ford is pioneering another hybrid model: the small minivan, or as Europeans call it, the people carrier. Hybrid mini-minivan Between 10 and 10:30 am today at the Detroit Auto Show, Ford will pull the wraps off a

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2012 Ford Escape Hybrid: Sentenced To Death, So Buy One Now If You Want One

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It's had a good run, starting in the fall of 2004 and continuing through the 2012 model year. The Ford Escape Hybrid was not only the first U.S.-built built hybrid electric vehicle, it was also the first hybrid sport-utility vehicle--or crossover, if you prefer. As of the end of September, Ford has sold 110,000 Escape Hybrids, along with 12,000 related

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EPA grants approval to Icom bi-fuel propane system for Ford 6.8L engines

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Since 2004, Icom North America has been supplying its patented JTG liquid-injection propane mono-fuel systems to leading bus, truck and commercial vehicle manufacturers in the US. More than 120,000 vehicles worldwide have utilized the Icom JTG Propane System since 2004. Icom North America has attained the first US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval for its Liquid Injection Propane bi-fuel systems for the Ford 6.8 liter engines, produced for Ford Econoline vans.

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New data indicate 57% decline in carbon emissions resulting from 78% drop in deforestation In Amazon

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Carbon emissions from deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon have dropped 57% from 2004 to 2011, according to new data recently released by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) in São José dos Campos, São Paulo. Illegal logging in the Amazon peaked in 2004, when 27,700 square kilometers of forests were cleared.

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Volkswagen Chattanooga receives two ISO Environmental Certifications

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Volkswagen Chattanooga announced that, following an independent audit, the factory has met requirements to receive of the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) 14001:2004 and 50001:2011 certifications. The ISO 14001:2004 and 50001:2011 audits review organizations’ energy and environmental management, including the areas of continuous improvement, regulatory compliance and environmental impact.

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2012 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid: First Official Details

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Volkswagen sold about half a million of the first-generation Touareg, launched in 2004, and the new model retains the off-road Last week, Volkswagen unveiled the all-new 2011 Touareg sport utility vehicle, including its first-ever hybrid-electric powertrain. It has new and crisper styling that updates what had become a somewhat outmoded SUV.

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