CNG Hot Rod Debuts at AFV 2010

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The WJ Daytech/AFVTech CNG Hot Rod made its debut at the recent Alternative Fuels and Vehicles ( AF&V 2010 ) show in Las Vegas. 2010 GM e-38 engine processor, calibrations via Fern at AFVTech. The “Gasser” CNG Hot Rod. Click to enlarge.

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It’s 2010 – Are YOU Ready for The Greenius Decade?

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I sure hope you’re strapped and ready to roll for the Greenius Decade because ready or not, it’s already begun and I guarantee you it will not be like any other decade you’ve ever experienced or even previsualized. The Greenius Decade will be all now and totally happening.

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2010 Tribute Hybrid Update

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If you are looking for a 2010 Mazda Tribute hybrid, good luck finding one. We aren’t certain a 2010 version can really be purchased, even in California (the only state where they have previously been sold).

2010 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid Specs

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The 2010 Tahoe Hybrid accomplishes this difficult feat thanks to a two-mode hybrid system that combines a 6.0 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid.

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Ford Escape Hybrid 2010 Update

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The 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid is advertised as the most frugal sport-utility vehicle in America when it comes to fuel consumption. The 2010 model has seen a number of upgrades over the previous model, both in terms of cosmetics and features.

2010 Yukon Hybrid Options

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Like the sharing that goes on between the GMC Sierra and the Chevrolet Silverado Hybrids, the 2010 GMC Yukon Hybrid is a virtual replica of the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid underneath the skin.

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2010 Escalade Hybrid Updates

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Starting at a mere $73,425 the 2010 Cadillac Escalade hybrid takes the same gasoline / electric architecture used to underpin both the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid and GMC Yukon Hybrid and provides it with a full-on luxury spin.

Green Grand Prix Plans Double Header Again in 2010

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Tom Megan of Redwood, NY, will compete in the 2010 Green Grand Prix in Watkins Glen, NY, in his 1965 Porsche 356SC that runs on bio-diesel.

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AVL Presenting Fuel Cell Commuter at Expo Shanghai 2010

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AVL is presenting an electric vehicle with a fuel cell range extender at the Austria Tec Week within the scope of Expo Shanghai 2010.

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Sprout at Plug-in 2010

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The charging network is expected to be operational by 1 December 2010 to support the variety of new EVs entering the roadways. Blink residential unit. Source: Ecotality. Click to enlarge.

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2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid Recap

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The 2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid is in most ways a re-skinned version of the successful Ford Escape Hybrid. Unlike the nearly identical 2010 Escape hybrid , the Mariner is much more elusive. 2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid.

Berkeley Lab report finds installed cost of solar PV systems in the US dropped sharply in 2010

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According to the report, the decline in PV installed costs seen by customer-owners of such systems in 2010 follows a significant drop in the wholesale cost for PV modules in 2009. However, that drop in module prices appears to have made its way to customers in 2010. December 2010.

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Frito-Lay to Deploy 21 Electric Delivery Trucks in 2010, 155 More in 2011

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Frito-Lay will deploy 21 electric delivery trucks this year. The company projects it will roll out 155 additional trucks in 2011, making Frito-Lay the largest commercial fleet of all-electric trucks in North America. The trucks, designed by Smith Electric Vehicles, generate zero tailpipe emissions and operate for up to 100 miles on a single charge.

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DOE releases Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Plan (2010 Draft) for public comment

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Comments may be submitted through 30 November 2010. The roles for hydrogen and fuel cells in the energy mix. Source: DOE. Click to enlarge.

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NOAA: 2010 So Far Tied with 1998 as Warmest Global Temperature on Record

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The first eight months of 2010 tied the same period in 1998 for the warmest combined land and ocean surface temperature on record worldwide. Temperature Anomalies, August 2010. For January–August 2010, the global combined land and ocean surface temperature of 58.5 °F

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California gasoline consumption down 0.8% in July 2010

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In July 2010, Californians used 1.27 Data show diesel fuel sold in California during July 2010 totaled 219.3 per gallon in July 2010 compared to $2.73 The July 2009 refunds were larger than most and may have skewed the July 2010 percentage change to a 1.6% Figures for August 2010 are scheduled to be available at the end of November 2010. California gasoline demand fell by 0.8%

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Bosch Solar Energy showcasing solar-operated electric bike at Solar Power International 2010

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Bosch Solar Energy, Bosch’s newest division, will present a new e-bike concept that combines at the upcoming Solar Power International 2010 (27-29 Oct) in Los Angeles that teams its high-performance thin-film solar modules with a new type of drive system for Bosch e-bikes.

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Renault 2010 Environment Workshop, Part 1: Combustion Engine Technology and Product Plans

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Renault held a “2010 Environment Workshop” last week to showcase its progress across its range of vehicles’ full lifecycle through the Renault eco² program.

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Horizon Fuel Cell Powered Team Wins 1st Place at Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2010

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The first Asian Shell Eco-marathon included 81 teams from 10 Asian countries and was held at the Formula One Circuit in Sepang, Malaysia on 7-10 July 2010.

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Phoenix Motorcars Introducing Electric AWD Phoenix SUT at FedFleet 2010

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Phoenix Motorcars will present its newly configured Sports Utility Truck (SUT) ( earlier post ) at the FedFleet 2010 Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, 13-15 July 2010. Phoenix Motorcars will shortly begin production making initial deliveries in late 2010. The electric Sports Utility Truck can travel at freeway speeds while carrying four passengers and a full payload. Phoenix Motorcars offers a 70 mile range pack with deliveries later this year.

All-New Mazda5 with Stop-Start to Premiere at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show

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Mazda Motor Corporation will unveil the all-new Mazda5 (known as the Mazda Premacy in Japan) during the press days of the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, 2-3 March 2010.

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Quentin Wilson: ?The 2010 Mitsubishi i Has Changed My Life?

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gave a suitably British farewell to their car of the past year: a 2010 History has a way of repeating itself. Just as the many tearful original EV1 lease drivers bade farewell to the electric car in the mock funeral that started Chris Paine’s docufilm Who Killed The Electric Car, a select group of electric car lease drivers in the U.K.

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Polk Forecasts US LDV Sales to Grow 10.2% in 2010

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million units in 2010, according to its most recent US light vehicle forecast. We believe wealth accumulation and improving consumer confidence added to GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2009 and we see slow but steady GDP growth in 2010. Polk’s forecast for Real GDP US growth in 2010 is 2.9%. Polk & Co. predicts the light vehicle market will be 11.5 Light vehicle sales in 2009 were 10.4 million, the lowest level in 27 years, and 21.2% lower than 2008.

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Westport Heavy-Duty LNG Engine Receives 2010 US EPA Certification

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The Westport GX 2010 15L engine has been certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to 2010 emissions compliance—0.2 g/bhp-hr oxides of nitrogen (NO x ) and 0.01 g/bhp-hr particulate matter (PM)—without the use of emissions credits.

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Volkswagen Polo Bluemotion 2010

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Tags: Road Tests Volkswagen 2010 bluemotion Polo road test

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Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE Chooses Michigan for 2010 Competition Events, Provides Competition Timeline

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The series of scored performance and evaluation events kicks off 26 April 2010 and continues through the end of August 2010. July 2010 (date tbd) Open house (public). August 2010: Validation stage (closed). September 2010.

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Toyota Introduces Hybrid Version of the Auris 2010, Optimal Drive for Gasoline and Diesel Units

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Toyota introduced the Auris Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD) at the 2010 Geneva motor show, marking a significant milestone in Toyota’s planned deployment of the Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain across Toyota’s entire model range by early 2020s. The Auris HSD hybrid. Click to enlarge.

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FEV to Display Extremely Downsized Engine at 2010 SAE World Congress

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will show its Extremely Downsized Engine (EDE) at next week’s 2010 SAE World Congress in Detroit. FEV’s 698 cm 3 Extremely Downsized Engine. Click to enlarge. FEV, Inc.

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Geely Showcasing Alternative Energy Vehicles at Auto China 2010

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Geely is showcasing a number of its alternative energy vehicle efforts at Auto China 2010, including two versions of an electric vehicle, two versions of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (parallel and serial configurations), and an intelligent stop-start system.

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Toyota USA Announces Voluntary Recall on 2010 Model-Year Prius and 2010 Lexus HS 250h Vehicles to Update ABS Software

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As part of what has become a global recall of the third-generation Prius, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA Inc, will conduct a voluntary safety recall on approximately 133,000 2010 Model Year Prius vehicles and 14,500 Lexus Division 2010 HS 250h vehicles to update software in the vehicle’s anti-lock brake system (ABS). The recall will allow Toyota dealers to perform the software update on 2010 Prius vehicles sold prior to this running production change.

Colorado State University Forecasters Predict Above-Average 2010 Hurricane Season

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The Colorado State University forecast team predicts an above-average 2010 Atlantic basin hurricane season based on the premise that El Niño conditions will dissipate by this summer and that anomalously warm tropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures will persist. The 2010 forecast marks 27 years of hurricane forecasting at Colorado State, led by William Gray. Klotzbach and Gray predict the 2010 season will have slightly less activity than the average of these five earlier years.

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Ford Awards 13 University Research Program (URP) Grants for 2010

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That joint research was critical to the development of the aftertreatment system now featured on the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbocharged diesel powering the 2011 Super Duty, which complies with new 2010 federal regulations to reduce NO x levels by more than 80%.

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Boosted HCCI Explored at SAE 2010 World Congress

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At the SAE 2010 World Congress in Detroit, a series of new papers explored different aspects of strategies and implementations of using boosted HCCI to extend the HCCI engine operating range. Sotirios Mamalis, Vishnu Nair, Peter Andruskiewicz, Dennis Assanis, Aristotelis Babajimopoulos, Nicole Wermuth, Paul Najt (2010) Comparison of Different Boosting Strategies for Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition Engines - A Modeling Study (SAE 2010-01-0571 ). A study by Kulzer et al.

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Renault 2010 Environment Workshop, Part 2: Electric Vehicles

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Renault held a “2010 Environment Workshop” last week to showcase its progress across its range of vehicles’ full lifecycle through the Renault eco² program. In the month-and-a-half since the opening of on-line pre-bookings via the Renault-ze.com website on 15 April 2010, early interest for Fluence Z.E.

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LiquidPiston To Unveil Compact High Efficiency Engine at 2010 SAE World Congress

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In a paper to be presented at next week’s 2010 SAE World Congress in Detroit, LiquidPiston, Inc. The paper describes LiquidPiston’s third-generation engine prototype, which was first test-fired in January 2010. 2010) High Efficiency Hybrid Cycle Engine (SAE 2010-01-1110). will publicly reveal the architecture of its High Efficiency Hybrid Cycle (HEHC) engine. Earlier post.)

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Shanxi 2010 Coal Output To Rise Up To 30%

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Coal output from China’s Shanxi Province, the country’s largest coal producer, is expected to rise up by up to 30% in 2010 from 2009 levels, according to Zhang Baoshun, the Party secretary of the province. People’s Daily. The province has received order exceeding 700 million tons, and expects to produce up to 800 million tons this year, he said. Shanxi produced 615 million tons of coal in 2009, about 20% of China’s total. This year China is targeting national coal output of 3.15

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Dr. James Liao Wins 2010 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Academic Award; Second 2010 Green Chemistry Award for Advanced Biofuels

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The US Environmental Protection Agency selected Dr. James Liao at UCLA as the recipient of the 2010 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Academic Award for his work in genetically engineering microorganisms to make higher alcohols (those with more than two carbons in the molecule) from glucose or directly from carbon dioxide. James Liao has genetically engineered microorganisms to make higher alcohols from glucose or directly from carbon dioxide. Easel Biotechnologies. Click to enlarge.

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California gasoline consumption rose 0.8% in 3Q 2010, diesel up 2.3%

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in the third quarter of 2010, according to figures from the Board of Equalization (BOE). The average price of gasoline at the pump in California during the third quarter of 2010 was $3.14, a 3.0% In September 2010, gasoline consumption increased 1.5% The average price of gasoline at the pump in California in September 2010 was $3.06 The average price of diesel fuel in California during the third quarter 2010 was $3.14, an 11.7%

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Opel Unveiling Vivaro e-Concept Extended Range Electric Van Research Study at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2010 Show

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At the IAA Commercial Vehicles Fair in Hannover (23-30 September 2010), Opel will unveil a research project on a Vivaro e-Concept, an electric van with up to 400 kilometers (249 miles) extended range. The Opel Vivaro e-Concept. Click to enlarge.

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2010 Paris Auto Show: Electric Scooters from MINI, Smart

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The 2010 Paris Auto Show proved there's serious energy going into electric cars, but even EVs with two wheels were well represented at the show--and by major auto brands, at that. The Smart Escooter Electric Bike seem like a logical extension for the teensy ForTwo, which looks like a beast in comparison. The Escooter sports a 6-horsepower hub

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