Yeah, I Got Your Chevy Volt, Right Here. Day 2 @ Plug-In 2009

Creative Greenius

Luckily no one was really at Plug-In 2009 to hear the Three Car Stooges at this point, they don’t have any pleasant surprises in store for us. If you’ve been wondering just how real the new Chevy Volt that gets 230 mpg in city driving is , well just take a look for yourself.

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Greenius On The Scene: Plug-In 2009

Creative Greenius

Here’s a few shots from yesterday first full day of the Plug-In 2009 conference in Long Beach, California. I’ll be back there today for more Greenius coverage to be published later this week. The Creative Greenius with the new Nissan Leaf flat lithium ion battery. They’ll be making Leafs in Tennessee and they will be making many more batteries than cars. The Nissan spokesman told me they will be selling the battery as a standalone product too.

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Meet Your Next Car At Plug-In 2009

Creative Greenius

Don’t miss Plug-In 2009 if you’d like to get on board the Cluetrain before it leaves the station without you. Last year’s Plug-In 2008 gave attendees an insider’s advantage on the Plug-In technology that will quickly replace today’s obsolete, planet-killing fossil fuel centric cars. Creative Greenius readers were right there with me as I live blogged from the event: Top Ten Things I Learned At Plug In 2008. Day 3 At Plug In 2008.

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US Refiners Slightly Expanded Capacity From 2008 to 2009

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From 2008 to 2009, total US crude distillation capacity increased from roughly 17.6 As of January 1, 2009, there were 150 operable refineries in the United States, not including facilities in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

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Shouldn’t We ALL Be Going to PowerShift 2009?

Creative Greenius

I know I should be in Washington DC in two weeks to help take over the capitol on behalf of green jobs, clean energy and ending our carbon-based economy. I know I should be there contributing, blogging and shooting pictures, marching and lobbying and networking with my green brothers and sisters in arms. I know I should be there with the 10,000 young people who are gathering in Washington to hold our elected officials’ feet to the accountability fire. “I

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What Can One Blog Do?

Creative Greenius

Creative Greenius is a proud part of Blog Action Day 2009. Expect to be amazed on October 15, 2009. Tags: climate change blog action day 2009

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Best Selling Hybrid SUV for 2009

Hybrid SUV Blog

2009 won’t end up being a record year for hybrid vehicle sales, but considering the circumstances it would be fair to say that hybrids have held their own. In the battle for best selling hybrid SUV of 2009 (U.S.),

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2009 Mazda Tribute Hybrid Review

Hybrid SUV Blog

New on the 2009 model are: front and rear stabilizer bar, power-assisted ventilated front disc and rear drum brakes, automatic on/off headlights, standard satellite radio, steering wheel audio controls and Dynamic Stability Control, Roll Stability Control and Traction Control.

The Greenius Goes Into Overdrive

Creative Greenius

One of my goals for 2009 is to double the membership of the EPN and I ask you to literally join me and my fellow EPN environmental activists. The Greenius in Yosemite.

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So You Think YOU Can Dance? Take To The Streets & Do The PowerShift Dance!

Creative Greenius

These great kids down under are taking part in a ‘flash mob’ on the steps of the Sydney Opera House, dancing as a creative protest at the Power Shift 2009 youth climate summit. carbon producers citizen volunteer climate change environment fossil fuels green jobs flash mob Power Shift 2009

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SAE Hybrid Standards Committee: Works In Progress For 2009

Green Car Congress

During the SAE 2009 World Congress in Detroit, Gary Kissel of General Motors presented an update of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicle standards being revised or developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Hybrid Standards Committee. by Jack Rosebro. Active standards work.

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Torrance Enviro Commish - From Curious to CringeWorthy

Creative Greenius

The most recognizable symbol of Torrance Environmental Quality.

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Ford Marks 5-Millionth EcoBoost Engine Since 2009

Green Car Reports

Back in 2009, Ford introduced what would become the backbone of its fuel-efficiency strategy: the EcoBoost line of efficiency-focused engines. Ford has used the smaller turbocharged, direct-injected engines in most of its models to improve its EPA fuel-economy ratings--even if high gas-mileage numbers aren''t always reflected in all buyers''. EcoBoost Turbochargers direct injection downsizing Fuel Economy EPA Ratings

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2009 Los Angeles Auto Show: Preview

Green Car Reports

Only a handful of U.S. auto shows count as important. Detroit, in January, is one; historically, New York in April has been another. But the up-and-comer is the Los Angeles Auto Show, which now occurs in late November or early December and focuses on green cars of all stripes: hybrids, electric cars, clean diesels, even vehicles powered by

Hyundai Takes the Lead for MY 2009 CAFE in US

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According to the latest US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy report, Hyundai passed all major manufacturers in MY 2009 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) as measured in EPA testing. The EPA 2009 Light-Duty Automotive Technology and Fuel Economy Trends Report indicates that Hyundai has the highest MY 2009 laboratory 55/45 (55% city 45% highway weighted metric) fuel economy with 30.1 MY 2009 EPA Lab 55/45 ( projected ).

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Fiat, MINI and smart Beat 130 gCO2/km New Car Average in Europe for First Half of 2009

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The average CO 2 emissions figure on new Fiat cars sold in Europe during the first half of 2009 dropped 5.2 g/km reduction in the CO 2 output of new cars sold by the top 25 brands in Europe in 1H 2009, with a similar reduction measured in JATO’s 21 monitored EU markets.

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Grand Prize Combustion-Engine Winner at 2009 Shell Eco-Marathon Americas Achieves 2,757.1 MPG

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Some of the vehicles in the 2009 Shell Eco-Marathon Americas. The student team from Laval University (Quebec, Canada) took the grand prize in the “Prototype” category at the 2009 Shell Eco-Marathon Americas , held 15-18 April at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA, with 2,757.1

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Honda to Show Hybrid and Battery-Electric Vehicle Concepts at Tokyo Motor Show; CR-Z Concept 2009

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The CR-Z Concept 2009. Honda will reveal the CR-Z Concept 2009, the most recent prototype of a compact sports car using Honda’s IMA technology, at October’s Tokyo Motor Show. Click to enlarge.

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Geely May Begin Production of Methanol Cars in Late 2009

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Geely has set a target of 25% growth in sales for 2009, despite the global economic downturn. China Daily. Geely Auto may start mass production of its methanol-fueled cars ( earlier post ) in the second half of this year, its chairman said Saturday. Methanol Haifeng. Click to enlarge.

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BMW Technology Day 2009: Focus on Aerodynamics, Two New Engines and 8-Speed Transmission

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For its Technology Day 2009 in Germany, BMW focused on describing its work with aerodyanmics, engines and transmissions in the context of its EfficientDyanmics development strategy. This will be applied in a production BMW 7 Series hybrid model in 2009.

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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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A preliminary analysis of worldwide surface temperatures from January to November conducted by the Japan Meteorological Agency shows that the average land and sea surface temperatures for 2009 have been +0.31

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Mazda to Debut Next-Generation Direct Injection Gasoline and Diesel Engines, Transmission and Kiyora Concept at Tokyo Motor Show 2009

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The Kiyora Concept uses a 1.3-liter version of the new SKY-G gasoline direct injection engine and achieves fuel economy of 75 mpg US on the Japanese 10-15 cycle. Click to enlarge.

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Delphi Details Evaporative Emissions Control Strategies For Hybrid Powertrains at tank.tech 2009

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Delphi evaporative emissions canisters. Click to enlarge.

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Event: REFF-Wall Street. 23-24 June 2009

Green Car Congress

The 6th annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street) will occur on 23-24 June at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. The event brings together industry veterans to discuss the issues associated with renewable energy finance in the US. More than 650 people attended last year’s event with 70% of them senior level leaders within their respective organizations, according to the organizers.

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Cheap and Green: 2009 Hyundai Accent vs 2009 Nissan Versa

Green Car Reports

Actually, there are two: the 2009 Hyundai Accent and the 2009 Nissan Versa. Between car loans, trade-ins, and special promotional incentives, most people rarely write a large check for their new car purchase. But what you can get for $10,000? What's the absolutely simplest, least expensive car on the U.S. market today? They're a mere $20

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Preliminary Data Shows June 2009 Second Warmest on Record Globally; Global Sea Surface Temperature Hits June Record

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Sea surface temperatures during June 2009 were warmer than average across much of the world’s oceans, with the exception of cooler-than-average conditions across the southern oceans. Large portions of each inhabited continent were substantially warmer than average during June 2009.

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Toyota release 2009 sustainability report

Green Cars News

Japanese car giant Toyota has released its 2009 sustainability report as it looks to reduce the impact it has on the environment. The report covering April 2008 – March 2009 shows that the company is achieving year-on-year reductions in CO2 emissions and step up its use of green energy.

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Despite a Slight Recovery in 2009, Arctic Sea Ice Remains on Downward Trend

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According to the CU-Boulder center, the 2009 minimum sea ice extent was the third lowest since satellite record-keeping began in 1979. The 2009 Arctic sea ice extent was still 649,000 square miles (1.68

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SEAT Ibiza Ecomotive 2009 road test

Green Cars News

Read the full SEAT Ibiza Ecomotive 2009 road test. Tags: Road Tests SEAT 2009 ecomotive road test The Ecomotive versions of the Ibiza add £600 to the price of the standard 1.4 turbodiesel models whether you choose the three- or five-door versions.

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Mitsubishi Motors Begins Production of i-MiEV; Targeting 1,400 Units in Fiscal 2009

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Mitsubishi Motors expects to distribute, on a maintenance lease basis, some 1,400 i-MiEV units in fiscal 2009 principally to corporations and to local authorities. The i-MiEV system configuration. Click to enlarge.

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Mitsubishi Sees 2009 launch for iMiEV EV

Plugs and Cars

Mitsubishi Motors President Osamu Mashiko clearly stated "We will commercialize a small electric vehicle in 2009.". Thomson Financial is reporting that Mitsubishi aims to launch its i-MiEV city electric car one year earlier than expected. Techon blog from Japan gives more details.

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US LDV Sales Dropped 36.8% in March 2009; March SAAR Up Slightly to 9.86M Units

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by volume year-on-year in March 2009 to 857,735 units, according to figures from Autodata. March 2009 had 25 sales days compared to 26 in March 2008; all figures here reflect changes in actual volume, rather than adjusted day selling rate.

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Daimler Trucks NA SuperTruck achieves 115% freight efficiency improvement over 2009 baseline; 50.2% engine BTE

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These tests resulted in the combined 115% freight efficiency improvement over a 2009 baseline truck. SuperTruck is supported by the US DOE under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. DTNA’s SuperTruck was unveiled at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show. Click to enlarge.

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Solar Roadways Named a Finalist for 2009 EE Times ACE Awards

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has been nanmed one of five finalists for the Best Enabler Award for Green Engineering category in the 2009 EE Times Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards. Solar Roadways , the developer of structurally engineered solar panels that are driven upon., Solar Roadway”s concept is to replace all current petroleum-based asphalt roads, parking lots, and driveways with Solar Road Panels that collect and store solar energy to be used by homes and businesses.

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EIA Projects 5% Decrease in Fossil-Fuel-Based CO2 Emissions in 2009; Little Change in Emissions from Gasoline

Green Car Congress

In its current version of the Short Term Energy Outlook ( STEO ), the US Energy Information Administration projects a 5% decline in fossil-fuel-based CO 2 emissions in 2009. The STEO projects that petroleum CO 2 emissions will decline by 4% in 2009, primarily due to declines in transportation sector consumption. Although little change in CO 2 emissions from motor gasoline is expected in 2009, CO 2 emissions from other transportation petroleum fuels, particularly jet fuel (a 9.8%

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Mazda to Show New Mazda3 i-stop at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show

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Mazda Motor Corporation will debut two new models of the all-new Mazda3 (known as Mazda Axela in Japan) product range at the 2009 Geneva International Motor Show from 3-15 March 2009.

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The US Postal Service is All Charged Up!

Electric Cars are for Girls

BTW, it looks like Ford and Chrysler haven't actually forgotten how to build electric cars after all, because they've been quietly building a small fleet of electric postal vans for California since the beginning of 2009 Here's a (pdf) link to a USPS report outlining a grand plan, released this week, to electrify a LOT of postal vans, all across the country. Looks like it's a fiscally smart move, too, which the Post Office dearly needs.

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Honda’s Cumulative World-wide Hybrid Sales Pass 300,000 In January 2009

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Global sales of Honda hybrid vehicles reached 300,740 units on a cumulative basis at the end of January 2009. Cumulative hybrid sales by model and region. Click to enlarge. Honda first began hybrid sales in November 1999 with the introduction of its first-generation Insight in Japan.

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Mahindra Showcased Hydrogen-Powered 3-Wheeler at World Hydrogen Technologies Convention 2009

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M&M), one of India’s leading automotive majors, showcased its hydrogen-fueled combustion engine Alfa 3-wheeler, the Hy-Alfa, at the World Hydrogen Technologies Convention 2009 ( WHTC-2009 ) held in New Delhi last week. Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. M&M first introduced the Hy-Alfa in January 2006. Earlier post.). The Hy-Alfa is available in both passenger (3–seater) and cargo versions.

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Toyota Prius T Spirit 2009 road test

Green Cars News

Three years later came the second-generation Prius, and 2009 sees the arrival of the third. Read the full Toyota Prius T Spirit 2009 road test. Tags: Road Tests Toyota 2009 prius road test t spirit The world’s first mass market hybrid car first went on sale in Europe in 2000.

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GreenCarReports: 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show Coverage

Green Car Reports

It's time: the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show is upon us, and High Gear Media is live at the biggest, hottest Messe in the world to bring you the latest on green cars, diesels, electric cars, hybrid electric vehicles, E-REVs, and NEVs right here at GreenCarReports.com.

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NOAA: February 2009 Ninth Warmest February for Globe

Green Car Congress

The combined global land and ocean surface average temperature for February 2009 was the ninth warmest since records began in 1880, according to an analysis by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC. million square kilometers) of Eurasia (Europe and Asia) were covered by snow in February 2009, which is 0.4

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US Hybrid Sales in March 2009 Down 44% Year-on-Year; Monthly New Vehicle Market Share of 2.5%

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US sales of hybrids in March 2009 as reported by the automakers dropped 44% by volume year-on-year to 21,433 units; that performance was worse than the total light duty vehicle market, which posted a 36.8% Reported US sales of hybrids. Click to enlarge.

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