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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California ARB to hold workshop on future of Zero Emission Bus regulation

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is holding a public workshop on 17 September 2013, in Diamond Bar, California, to discuss updates to the Zero Emission Bus (ZBus) regulation and to explore the status of, and future developments to, ZBus technology and related systems. In June 2004, ARB staff proposed amendments to the demonstration project requirements.

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Mahindra inaugurates EV plant, describes its vision of “future of mobility”

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At the ceremony, Anand Mahindra, Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra Group described the Group’s vision of the “future of mobility”. Mahindra Group articulates the future of mobility using 5 Cs: Clean, Convenient, Connected, Clever and Cost Effective. Mahindra Reva also introduced a range of of technologies, all of them directly inspired by the vision of the future of mobility. Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd.,

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Sunoco Idles Eagle Point Refinery; Will Evaluate Feasibility of Using it to Produce Alternative Fuels in the Future

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Sunoco purchased the Eagle Point Refinery in January 2004 from El Paso Corporation. The company intends to idle Eagle Point until market conditions improve and will evaluate this decision and other options on an ongoing basis, including the feasibility of using the facility to produce alternative fuels in the future. Sunoco, Inc.

Daimler Takes 10% Stake in Tesla; Strategic Partnership to Collaborate on Future Models

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Herbert Kohler, Vice President E-Drive and Future Mobility at Daimler AG, will take a seat on Tesla’s board of directors. In 2004, Tesla began development of its first electric vehicle, the Roadster, and is the first US- and EU-certified lithium-ion battery electric vehicle. Daimler AG has acquired an equity stake of nearly 10% in Tesla Motors Inc.

2009 60

Ford Making Aggressive Push With EcoBoost and Technologies Such as Ti-VCT for Improved Fuel Economy; Roadmap for Future Generations of EcoBoost Highlights Role as Company Strategy as Well as Product

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The development and deployment of current and future generations of EcoBoost and other technologies are not alternatives to electrification of the powertrain, Kapp said. Future generations of EcoBoost. Kapp, presentation at “Focus on the Future” Automotive Research Conference, U.

2009 90

The Real Reason for USA based Economic Recessions.

DIY Electric Car

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. We hold the power to reduce future recessions in our own hands. The True Cause of Recessions: OIL. By Douglas A. Stansfield.

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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.

2012 91

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. In addition to their important implications for global economic development, these trends will affect the magnitude and regional distribution of future global CO 2 emissions. In total, CO 2 emissions embodied in goods and services exported from developing countries increased by 46% between 2004 and 2011, from 2.2 Gt in 2004 and 2.2 Gt in 2004 to 1.1

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Ford CEO: Fuel-Efficient Engines Pose Tough Fight for Hybrids

Green Car Reports

Ford has built hundreds of thousands of hybrids since 2004, but unlike Toyota, it hasn't staked its future on the pricey technology that mates an electric motor to a combustion engine. Ford's CEO Alan Mulally says that's because hybrids will face continuing competition from increasingly more fuel-efficient engines. 10K penalty for hybrid At

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Studies indicate US population has fewer light duty vehicles and drives them less

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Sivak found that the distances driven per person; per licensed driver; per household; and per registered vehicle all reached their maxima in 2004—four years prior to the beginning of the current economic downturn—and decreased by 5% to 9% by 2011. Because the reductions in the driving rates were not the result of short-term, economic changes, Sivak suggested, the 2004 maxima in the distance-driven rates have a reasonable chance of being long-term peaks as well.

2013 81

What up with GM's Plug-in hybrid Volt?

Plugs and Cars

DaimlerChrysler AG promised a production fuel-cell vehicle by 2004, but couldn't deliver despite spending $1 billion on the technology. Is GM just looking for its halo or a future? "GM tries to unplug Volt hype" is not the headline I've been hoping to see out of Motor City this spring. But there it is in a Detroit News Autos Insider piece today. Just weeks after announcing production, perhaps, in 2010, the industry's hometown paper lets us know this is no done deal.

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Achates showcases 2.7L, 3-cylinder opposed piston gasoline compression ignition engine in F-150; estimated 37 mpg combined

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Using our OP GCI engines in future light trucks has the same fuel savings and CO 2 reduction as completely eliminating more than half of the cars sold each year. The technology and infrastructure to meet these future standards exists and will be available for consumers in the near future.

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Audi and Hyundai to partner on fuel cell technology

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The fuel cell is the most systematic form of electric driving and thus a potent asset in our technology portfolio for the emission-free premium mobility of the future. This agreement is another example of Hyundai’s strong commitment to creating a more sustainable future whilst enhancing consumers’ lives with hydrogen-powered vehicles, the fastest way to a truly zero-emission world. The first test vehicle was the compact Audi A2H2 in 2004, followed by the Audi Q5 HFC in 2008.

2018 78

Satellite study shows drought-stricken Colorado River Basin states depleting their groundwater

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A new satellite study finds more than 75% of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources.

2014 125

Lillian Light Is No Lightweight - The Environmental Lioness of the South Bay is Fired Up, Ready To Go!

Creative Greenius

Public Policy Conference on Clean Air - 2004. Earth - Environment - Economic - Election - 2004. It’s your future that you need to worry about. It’s your future that is endangered by what’s happening with climate change. How can you give up your future?!

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Study: air pollution may shorten telomeres in newbornsa sign of increased health risks

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A study conducted before and after the 2004 closure of a coal-burning power plant in Tongliang, China, found that children born before the closure had shorter telomeres than those conceived and born after the plant stopped polluting the air. In May 2004, high levels of air pollution in Tongliang prompted the government to shut down. The new study adds to the evidence that closing this coal-burning power plant was beneficial to the health and future well-being of newborns there.

2018 65

NVIDIA Tegra Visual Computing Module debuts with Tesla Model S

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Since forming its automotive business unit in 2004, NVIDIA has shipped processors in or won future designs in more than 20 brands of vehicles across 100-plus models. The NVIDIA Tegra Visual Computing Module (VCM) is debuting as part of the Tesla Motors Model S electric luxury sedan.

2012 106

SEC slaps Total with cease-and-desist order, $153M disgorgement payment for bribes to Iranian official

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From approximately September 1995 to November 2004, Total and others paid approximately $60 million in unlawful payments to intermediaries for the purpose of inducing an Iranian government official (the “Iranian Official”) to use his influence to assist Total in connection with obtaining contracts to develop the Sirri A and E oil fields and two phases of the South Pars oil and gas field in Iran.

2013 69

Preh acquires power electronics company ePower from Kongsberg Automotive

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Lennart Garpenstedt, the ePower business unit head of Kongsberg Automotive, will become managing director of the future company Preh Sweden AB. Within the Joyson Group of companies, Ningbo (China), which was founded by Jeff Wang in 2004, Preh forms the Automotive Electronics Division. Global automotive supplier Preh GmbH is acquiring ePower, a business unit of Kongsberg Automotive ASA in Norway.

2017 60

Opposed-piston engine company Achates Power raises $35.2M in Series C Financing; new industry advisory board

Green Car Congress

The company also announced the formation of a new Industry Advisory Board, and its selection as a semi-finalist in the Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) Energy Security Prize. The Series C financing follows a $19-million Series B round in 2009 and brings the total raised by Achates Power to nearly $90 million since its 2004 founding. Achates Power, Inc., the developer of a family of two-stroke compression-ignition opposed-piston engines ( earlier post ), has finalized $35.2

2013 83

Iogen More Than Doubled Cellulosic Ethanol Production in 2009, Passes 1M Liter Mark

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Iogen Corporation announced that its cellulosic ethanol production in 2009 topped 581,000 liters (153,000 gallons US), more than doubling the firm’s 2008 fuel production, and surpassing the one million liter (264,000 gallons US) mark in cumulative production since 2004. We’ve been operating our demonstration facility since 2004, and today's production achievement is a clear demonstration of our technology and the viability of commercial scale production.

2009 73

Lifecycle CO2 emissions of new Mercedes CLS 30% lower than predecessor

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Over its entire life cycle—from production and operation over more than 250,000 kilometers up to recovery— the new Mercedes-Benz CLS emits 30% less CO 2 than its predecessor did when it was launched in 2004, according to TÜV Süd. mpg US) on its market entry in 2004 to 6.8

2011 83

USDA: US corn-based ethanol reduces GHG emissions by 43% compared to gasoline, with additional benefits projected through 2022

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Unlike other studies of GHG benefits, which relied on forecasts of future ethanol production systems and expected impacts on the farm sector, this study reviewed how the industry and farm sectors performed over the past decade to assess the current GHG profile of corn-based ethanol.

2017 95

EPA annual trends report finds new vehicle fuel economy at record 24.1 mpg; new powertrain technologies rapidly gaining share

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mpg increase over the previous year and an increase of nearly 5 mpg since 2004. Based on longer term trends since MY 2004, truck SUVs have the largest cumulative percentage fuel economy improvement of 27%, followed by both cars and car SUVs at 23%.

2014 106

Cal Energy to award up to $4M for off-road heavy-duty natural gas vehicle research and development

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The Energy Commission is seeking projects that exceed current CARB off-road vehicle regulations which can also meet potential future CARB off-road vehicle emission standards. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) established the surcharge and program in August 2004.

2016 60

U-M solar car team wins Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge

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—Joe Lambert, crew chief and 2004 U-M aerospace engineering graduate. The University of Michigan Solar Car squad took top spot in the inaugural Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge.

2015 98

Honda Aero begins production of HF120 turbofan at new Burlington plant

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The HF120 engine is the result of a joint venture established in 2004 between Honda and GE combining the R&D, engine production, and jet aviation expertise of the two companies. Honda Aero, Inc.

2014 98

How to Get a Plug-In Hybrid

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Today youd do it to be one of the first to drive the worlds cleanest extended range vehicle; in the future, youll do it because its an obvious and affordable win! About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Carmakers Say.

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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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The Group Board of Management can focus more closely than previously on overarching issues of the future, safeguard cross-brand synergies and further develop overall strategy. We are focusing in particular on the technological changes that impact the future of mobility—from electrification to the digital transformation. The Volkswagen Group is continuing its restructuring in the aftermath of the diesel engine emissions scandal.

2015 60

Alaska Airlines to buy sustainable biofuel from Hawai`i BioEnergy

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Alaska Airlines has reduced its carbon footprint intensity by 30% (measured by revenue passenger miles) since 2004. HBE’s mission is to contribute to a sustainable energy future for the state of Hawai`i through the production of bio-based liquid fuels, power and other valuable co-products from locally grown feedstocks. Alaska Airlines and Hawai`i BioEnergy LLC signed an agreement for the carrier to purchase sustainable biofuel for its aircraft.

Qualcomm and LG bringing 5G and Cellular-V2X communications into vehicles

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This work builds on the long-established relationship between Qualcomm Technologies and LG since the two delivered their first telematics system in 2004. Qualcomm Incorporated, through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.,

2017 78

Will CARB’s New Rules Damage EV Startups?

Revenge of the Electric Car

3Prong Power only works on Prius model years 2004 to 2009. Among other things, the new rules will reduce the amount of carbon in motor fuels and require future cars to get better gas mileage. Paul Guzyk and Daniel Sherwood of 3Prong Power. Photograph by Chris Duffey. 3Prong Power converts existing Toyota Priuses into plug-in hybrids that can run entirely on electricity. The company launched last month at Green Motors in Berkeley, California.

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CalCars and PHEVs Frequently Asked Questions

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Power and Associates 2004 report ]. See Car and Driver s review ] Other hybrids, including the Toyota Highlander and Lexus 400h, are possible future candidates. About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Car-Makers Say.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Several dozen prototypes on 15-passenger van since 2004; now in second generation development; no production plans. Volkswagen CEO says "Future belongs to electric cars," has gained German government support for development.

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Plug In America - Links and Resources

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

nk City Electric car www.thinkelectric.org Documentary about electric cars, hybrids, hydrogen and the future of transportation. Romm, 2004 "Out of Gas, The End of the Age of Oil", by David Goodstein, 2004 "Hubbert's Peak: The Impending World Oil Shortage", by Kenneth S. Learn About Plug-ins What Are Plug-ins? Where Can I Buy One?

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27 November 2009 - In First "Plug-in Arizona" Outing to Nogales, AZ, " the "Spirit" Made the News with Nogales International

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Nogales, Arizona Friday, November 27, 2009 Nogales International United States Census 2010 Electric hybrid ‘car of the future’ visits Nogales area By Denise HolleyPublished Friday, November 27, 2009 10:03 AM MST Retired Sgt. He urged them to “kick gas because your future depends on it.”Asher He encouraged the county to buy the car in 2004, when a state energy conservation grant paid half the $22,000 cost, he said.The Honda gets 45 to 50 miles per gallon, Maynard said.

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OP engine developer Achates Power closes $29.8M Series D; OGCI Climate Investments comes onboard

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The Advanced Combat Engine (ACE) project, a $47-million contract led by Cummins Corporate Research and Technology, which is a key component of the Army’s 30-year strategy to modernize tactical and combat vehicles, with potential for future production configurations being used in the Bradley Family of Vehicles (BFoV) and the Next Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV).

2017 65

NREL updates experimental cetane number data; more than 250 new individual measurements

Green Car Congress

Values in the previous compendium (published in 2004) derived from octane numbers have been removed and replaced with a brief analysis of the correlation between cetane numbers and octane numbers. We expect that the new edition will continue be used extensively to develop models, target compounds for new fuels, and tools to help predict cetane numbers in the future.

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"Spirit of DC's" Visit at Tioga HS in Groveland is Front Page News in The Union Democrat, Monday, 26 January 2009

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

This is your future,” Asher told them. “We Any 2004 or newer Toyota Prius can hook up to the battery, which costs about $5,000. Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - The "Spirit of DC's" visit to Tioga High School in Groveland, California, is front page news in The Union Democrat, Monday, 26 January 2009. See the James Damschroder's story below with slight corrective edits in brackets.

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Paice files complaint against VW Group with ITC alleging hybrid patent infringement

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In the complaint against the Volkswagen Group, Paice said that from 2001 to 2004, Paice engineers spent more than 350 days in Germany sharing its patented hybrid technology with Volkswagen. Now that the VW Group has been forced to stop selling its current diesel vehicle models in the US, it has committed to focusing a large part of its future development on hybrid vehicles for the VW, Audi and Porsche brands, Paice said.

2016 60

Bloomberg NEF forecasts falling battery prices enabling surge in wind and solar to 50% of global generation by 2050

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Beaten on cost by wind and PV for bulk electricity generation, and batteries and gas for flexibility, the future electricity system will reorganize around cheap renewables—coal gets squeezed out. Coal’s share in primary energy in 2017 fell to 27.6%, the lowest since 2004.

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First oil from ultra-deepwater Jack/St. Malo project in US Gulf of Mexico

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They were discovered in 2004 and 2003, respectively, and production from the first development stage is expected to ramp up over the next several years to a total daily rate of 94,000 barrels of crude oil and 21 million cubic feet of natural gas. The facility is the largest of its kind in the Gulf of Mexico and has a production capacity of 170,000 barrels of oil and 42 million cubic feet of natural gas per day, with the potential for future expansion.