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

Creative Greenius

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. The Greenius Decade is ready t o discover the limits of the possible by venturing a little way past them into the impossible.

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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. Earlier post.) Based on a 1933 Ford Roadster, this Hot Rod is intended to showcase the possibilities and the performance of using natural gas in a fun and unique way.

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2010 Tribute Hybrid Update

Hybrid SUV Blog

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). You can also read John Voelcker’s review and test drive of the 2010 Mazda Tribute and Hybrid Tribute at TheCarConnection.

2020 hindsight: What did Leaf, Volt, and other best green cars of 2010 teach us?

Green Car Reports

The Leaf was our first pick for Best Car To Buy, in 2010 for the 2011 model year. Earlier this month marked the 10th anniversary of the U.S. arrival of the Nissan Leaf.

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2,487.5 MPG Achieved at 2010 Shell Eco-Marathon Americas

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For the second year in a row, the student team from Laval University in Quebec, Canada took home the grand prize at the Shell Eco-marathon Americas, taking top place in the 2010 competition with 2,487.5 The 2010 Shell Eco-marathon Americas roster contained 42 teams from 9 high schools and 28 universities from across the Americas.

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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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Driven: 2010 Suzuki Kizashi

Green Car Reports

Suzuki has long been left out of the conversation when it comes to mid-size sedans, and it's trying to change that with its all-new 2010 Kizashi sedan. Green-car fans will note that the Kizashi has been estimated by Suzuki to make anywhere between 29 and 31 mpg on the highway, thanks to its 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 185 horsepower

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Ford Escape Hybrid 2010 Update

Hybrid SUV Blog

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. See similar reviews of all 2009 and 2010 hybrid vehicles by ordering the Hybrid Guide. 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid Review: The Weekly Driver.

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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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Driven: 2010 Suzuki SX4 Sportback

Green Car Reports

Suzuki loves to talk about the "motorcycle DNA" that it supposedly infuses into each of its four-wheeled vehicles, but the average buyer is probably more interested in Suzuki's relatively low prices--and the promise of high fuel-economy that comes from the small stature of some of its cars, such as the 2010 Suzuki SX4.

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Enter To Win A 2010 Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

We are now just a couple of weeks away from Earth Day, 2010 (April 22nd) and already we’re seeing green advertisements to celebrate the 40th anniversary. The Sprint “Go Green&# Sweepstakes : How badly would you like to win a free 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid SUV? On or about July 15, 2010 the sponsor will randomly draw 51 potential winners and attempt to reach them. Official rules are here and you have until April 30, 2010 to enter.

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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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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. AVL says that the substantial advantage of the AVL Fuel Cell Commuter (AVL FCC) is its continuous availability due to the significantly reduced charging time: refueling with hydrogen only takes a few minutes, while charging a battery takes a few hours. The AVL Fuel Cell Commuter. Click to enlarge.

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Hybrid SUV Sales 2010

Hybrid SUV Blog

Here we are more than four months later and the numbers are now in for the first quarter of 2010. January 2010 hybrid car sales jumped out of the gate in positive territory and were more than 10% higher than January of 2009. With national gas prices up more than 75 cents in February of 2010 (compared to February, 2009) it seemed that hybrid sales were ready for a breakout. Late last year we blogged about how close the race was for the top selling hybrid SUV of 2009.

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

All Cars Electric

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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Study: California needs up to 55 GW of long duration energy storage by 2045; 150X the storage deployed since 2010

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This quantity represents more than a 150X increase in the amount of energy storage deployed in the state since 2010 and is the energy equivalent of powering 37 million homes. By 2045, California will require the deployment of up to a staggering 55 gigawatts (GW) of long duration energy storage (LDES) to support its 100% clean electricity goals, according to a new modeling study released by the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA).

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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. These key goals are to develop hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for: Early markets such as stationary power (primary and backup), lift trucks, and portable power—in the 2010 to 2012 timeframe; Mid-term markets such as residential CHP systems, auxiliary power units, fleets and buses—in the 2012 to 2015 timeframe; and. The roles for hydrogen and fuel cells in the energy mix. Source: DOE. Click to enlarge.

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2010 Yukon Hybrid Options

Hybrid SUV Blog

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. The 2010 GMC Yukon Hybrid is also a capable tow vehicle, with its 6,000 lbs of trailer capacity more than enough to lug along a camper or boat.

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2010 Escalade Hybrid Updates

Hybrid SUV Blog

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. That said, you could instead drive a slightly smaller luxury hybrid SUV in the 2010 Lexus RX 450h and put your $30,000 savings toward something that hopefully won’t depreciate quite so fast - like retirement!

2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: Guide To Electric Vehicles

All Cars Electric

We took a look a few weeks ago at the five electric cars we reckoned you should do your best to see at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. Our list included the 2011 Nissan Leaf, 2011 Chevrolet Volt, 2011 Coda Sedan, the 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV and the 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV. Our opinion hasn't changed - these are still probably the most important EVs at

Driven: 2010 Toyota Corolla LE

Green Car Reports

A history of reliability and practicality has helped the Corolla earn that position, and for 2010, not much changes other than addition of a few Toyota's Corolla often seems like the forgotten compact, toiling away in relative obscurity in the shadow of Honda's Civic. Never mind that Corolla is one of the best-selling name plates of all-time.

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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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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.

Driven: 2010 Nissan Cube 1.8S Krom

Green Car Reports

For a car that bears the name Cube, the Nissan Cube sure has a lot of circular design elements. For instance, there's the circular "wave" pattern in the headliner that radiates out from the dome light. Then there is the large, circular piece of shag carpeting that rides atop the center of the dash (I'm not kidding about this). Or the rounded

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2010 Scion XB: Quick Review

Green Car Reports

The 2010 Scion xB is a little more curvy than the previous model. However, it still has that boxy look that you either love, or hate. Some buyers will think it's a quirky and fashionable small car, while others will think it looks funny or just plain ugly in appearance. Whatever your point of view, there is no denying that the xB has a lot to

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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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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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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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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. Drivers of alternate fueled vehicles, hybrids and fuel-efficient, gasoline-powered cars will have two opportunities to test their vehicles at the 6 th Annual Green Grand Prix in Watkins Glen, NY on 8 May.

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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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Our Popular Stories of 2010: LEAF, Recharging, Myth Busting

All Cars Electric

We’re just two days away from 2011, the year many industry experts are terming the year of the electric car, but 2010 hasn’t been a slow year for electric cars. But over the course of 2010 what stories have been getting the most We’ve seen new models launched, records broken and even the Pope show an interest in going electric.

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2010 Paris Auto Show: 2011 Toyota iQ

Green Car Reports

next March badged as a Scion and this latest version of the car, set to be unveiled tomorrow at the 2010 Paris Auto Show, may just be the one that we will see in showrooms next year. Toyota has already confirmed that it’s bringing its iQ minicar to the U.S. The major changes introduced on this 2011 model year iQ affect the interior styling

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Nissan Reaches 6,000 LEAF Reservations in Japan; Achieves 2010 Target in 2 Months

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Nissan announced that it has already logged 6,000 reservations in Japan for the LEAF EV—thereby achieving its target for all of 2010 in two months. The LEAF goes on sale in Japan in December 2010. Bookings started on 1 April. The company will continue to accept reservations; orders will be delivered on a priority basis in 2011. Almost 60% of the reservations come from buyers 50 and older. According to Nissan, the age breakdown of those reserving the LEAF is: 20s.

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Sprout at Plug-in 2010

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With the market increasingly focusing on infrastructure to support the anticipated surge of plug-in vehicles produced and planned, electric vehicle supply equipment (charging stations)—including a new inductive charging system—appeared prominently on the exhibit floor at the Plug-in 2010 conference and exhibition this week in San Jose, CA, along with associated announcements. Blink residential unit. Source: Ecotality. Click to enlarge.

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Daimler wins German Sustainability Award 2010 for Mercedes-Benz Atego BlueTec Hybrid

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Daimler has been awarded the German Sustainability Award 2010 for most sustainable products/services for the Mercedes-Benz Atego BlueTec Hybrid. Earlier post.) The award’s conceptual sponsor is the German Sustainability Award Foundation in Düsseldorf. Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz Atego BlueTec Hybrid addresses various challenges to sustainability.

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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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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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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.

European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking Issues €89.1M Call for Proposals for 2010

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The European Commission Fuel Cells and Hydrogen (FCH) Joint Undertaking (JU) has published its 2010 Call for Proposals with a budget of €89.1 Specific topics for the different areas in the 2010 Call include: Transportation and Refuelling Infrastructure (€31.6M). The deadline to submit project proposals for the 2010 call is 13 October 2010. Following an independent evaluation, successful projects have been in negotiations for grant agreements since April 2010.

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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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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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2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid Recap

Hybrid SUV Blog

The 2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid is in most ways a re-skinned version of the successful Ford Escape Hybrid. The 2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid’s fuel mileage is broken down by the EPA into 34 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway (front-wheel drive models only – all-wheel drive detracts somewhat from these numbers). Unlike the nearly identical 2010 Escape hybrid , the Mariner is much more elusive. 2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid.

Driven: 2010 Kia Forte Sedan

Green Car Reports

The goal for these next few hundred words: Try not to use the word "Forte" to refer to the 2010 Kia Forte sedan in a cliched manner. The 2010 Kia Forte compact replaced the Spectra, and the bet here is that few even noticed the Spectra's departure. As in, "being green is the Kia Forte's forte." Let's see if I can do this. Built to compete with the

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