TTXGP 2012 North America season opens at Infineon Raceway

National Green Transportation

It's the season opening race of the 2012 TTXGP North American electric motorcycle racing series, held as in previous years at the Infineon Raceway, north of San Francisco.

Brammo wins the 2012 TTXGP North American Championship

National Green Transportation

In this weekends finale to the TTXGP 2012 North American series, Steve Atlas won the North American Championship for Team Icon Brammo, while team-mate Eric Bostrom won todays race at Miller Motorsports Park.

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2012 Ford Focus Electric: First Drive Review

Green Car Reports

The 2012 Ford Focus Electric is the company's first-ever production battery-electric vehicle, and that alone makes it noteworthy. But the fact that it's also pleasant to drive--somewhat on the fun side of unremarkable--means that it's the first compact all-electric competitor to the Nissan Leaf, also a five-door hatchback that runs entirely on

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First 2012 Tesla Model S Delivered To Earliest Depositor Steve Jurvetson

Green Car Reports

Deliveries of the 2012 Tesla Model S electric sedan will officially begin on June 22. But the very first production Model S off the line has already been handed over to its new owner. It went to none other than venture capitalist and Tesla board member Steve Jurvetson, who is now driving it around Silicon Valley--complete with a telltale

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2012 Fisker Karma: Brief Drive Report

Green Car Reports

Well, after three years of asking, we've finally had a chance to drive the 2012 Fisker Karma. And we can confirm that the extended-range electric luxury sport sedan is, in fact, a real car. It's got drop-dead styling, unique interior furnishings, and a good ride that's aided by the fact that it's both low and very heavy. In "Stealth

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$199-A-Month Lease On 2012 Ford Focus Electric Matches Nissan

Green Car Reports

The battle of low-cost electric car leases has expanded: Ford is now enticing new customers to its 2013 Ford Focus Electric with offers as low as $199 per month. Nissan has attracted new customers with 24- and 36-month leases for its Leaf electric car at a base price of $199/month. This has greatly increased showroom traffic for the Leaf, says Los

The 2012 guide to alternative fuel vehicles. The Green Piece

Green Cars News

Tuesday, 24 April, 2012. The Green Piece Column. It’s very easy to stumble ahead with the ever–changing landscape of alternative fuel vehicles and not look back to recap how the market is shaping up. But here at TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk, we like to think we’re pretty comprehensive (and yet, hopefully, succinct) in providing a guide to low [.]. The Green Piece alternative fuel electric fuel cell hybrid hydrogen The Green Piece Column

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2012 Tesla Model S: First Drive Of All-Electric Sport Sedan

Green Car Reports

After an hour in a 2012 Tesla Model S all-electric sport sedan, one thing became clear: It's a viable car. The Model S gives Tesla Motors a shot at turning into a real car company. That's a provisional judgment; as many journalists have noted, 10-minute drives or an hour driving and riding in limited New York City traffic hardly provides the time

2012 Tesla Model S: Most Important New Car Since Ford Model T?

Green Car Reports

But Tesla is looking to change the automotive industry, and the new 2012 Model S just might be the most important new car since the Model T. There's no denying that the Ford Model T is one of the most important cars of all time. It jump-started the auto industry as we now know it. Let's start with the obvious: Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] is a U.S.

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Zero Motorcycles begins production of their 2012 product line

National Green Transportation

Zero Motorcycles, a Santa Cruz based electric motorcycle manufacturer, began production of the full line of the company's 2012 model year motorcycles. Zero's 2012 model year includes game changing ("ground-breaking") range

Video Proves 2012 Nissan Leaf Can Tackle Even Tough Commutes

Green Car Reports

So when automotive journalists Roman Mica and Nathan Adlen from TFLcar.com decided to put a 2012 Nissan Leaf through a series of daily driving tasks to see how it According to recent research, 95 percent of all trips could be made by electric cars -- but that doesn’t stop the majority of consumers from suffering electric car range anxiety.

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Nissan Leaf earns 2012 Euro NCAP five star safety rating

Green Cars News

The pin-up of the electric car world, the Nissan Leaf, has been reissued a five star safety rating from Euro NCAP after being tested to new, more stringent crash standards introduced for 2012. It is not the only model to successfully pass the retesting, with seven other models also re-earning their five star ratings in [.]. Nissan Euro NCAP Nissan LEAF

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2012 Audi A3

Green Car Reports

The 2012 Audi A3 has five major selling points. Four of those are the interlinked rings on the nose, which imply levels of quality and sophistication beyond that of most other compact hatchbacks. The fifth is the option of Audi's TDI turbodiesel engine to deliver a useful mix of performance and economy you'll struggle to find elsewhere. The A3 TDI

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Sales of alternatively fuelled vehicles grow by 15% in 2012

Green Cars News

However, fast forward to September 2012 and it’s a much happier tale, according [.]. Manufacturers of hybrid and electric vehicles will spout off all day on the supposed growing appetite amongst British motorists for alternatively fuelled vehicles. This time last year, that hunger wasn’t translating into actual sales despite a £5,000 sweetener from the Government [link]. Electric cars alternative fuel UK

2012 Nissan Leaf Electric Cars Offered At Up To $5,000 Off

Green Car Reports

If you're in the market for a 2012 Nissan Leaf, you may find some surprisingly good deals available on the highest-volume battery electric car sold in the U.S. Sales of the Leaf this year have remained far below the pace needed to hit the company's sales target of 20,000 Leafs in the U.S. by the end of next March. And when sales lag, prices often

2012 Ford Focus Electric SmartPhone App, Website, Goes Live

Green Car Reports

According to our own reckoning, Ford hasn’t really sold that many 2012 Ford Focus Electric cars to non fleet customers. Just like smartphone apps for the 2012 Nissan For those who have made the purchase however, the automaker has announced its smartphone iPhone app and website are now live, letting customers remotely interact with their car.

2012 Tesla Model S Drives From L.A. To Las Vegas On A Single Charge

Green Car Reports

The MotorTrend editorial team must have spent more time behind the wheel of the 2012 Tesla Model S than any other automotive journalists to date. Not only did MotorTrend get to borrow the personal 2012 Tesla Model S Signature Sport belonging to Tesla CEO Elon Musk for a few days to test the real-world range of the $100,000 luxury sedan, but it

2012 Chevrolet Volt: Most Loved Compact Car, Most Satisfied Drivers

Green Car Reports

According to a recent, very peppy General Motors ad campaign, many Chevrolet Volt owners are brimming with enthusiasm about their plug-in hybrid. Then again, having Chevy Volt owners evangelize about their cars in an ad designed to sell the plug-in hybrid is hardly a fair yardstick to gauge how Volt owners feel about their cars. But a recent J.D.

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Top 10 Green Concept Cars Of 2012

Green Car Reports

Concept cars used to be flights of fancy, vehicles designed solely to grab attention when a carmaker's regular products were lacking visual verve. In more recent times, they've been so much more than that. They still look extreme and showcase blue-sky technology, but concepts now give us a much clearer indication of tomorrow's actual cars. Now the

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2012 Tesla Model S: Seven Little Things A Buyer Doesn't Like

Green Car Reports

Let's make one thing clear right up front: I think the 2012 Tesla Model S is the coolest freaking car in the history of Western Civilization. I put down my $5,000 deposit more than two years ago. I've chugged the Tesla Kool-Aid, extra-large size. But after a 7-minute spin in a dark green Model S last week at the Tesla "Get Amped" test-drive tour

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BREAKING: 2012 Tesla Model S Deliveries To Start June 22

Green Car Reports

It’s official: in one month, Tesla will deliver its first 2012 Model S electric sedan to customers in the U.S., webcasting the whole ceremony live on the Internet. A few weeks ahead of schedule, Tesla’s engineering team have been working hard to ensure that production is up to speed at its massive factory in Fremont, California.

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EIA: Estimated US 2012 gasoline consumption low compared to five-year average

Green Car Congress

US gasoline consumption in the first quarter of 2012, which averaged about 8.5 However, EIA noted, the second quarter of 2012 shows some signs of higher consumption. Real Gross Domestic Product for the first quarter of 2012 was 2.4%

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97 SUVs For 2012

Hybrid SUV Blog

For model year 2012, those of you in the market for a new SUV have roughly 100 vehicles to choose from. So, without further introduction – below is a comparison of *price and fuel economy for the 2012 model SUVs. Most visitors to HybridSUV.com are here for one of two reasons.

2012 Nissan Leaf Proves Itself On Snowy Japanese Test Course

Green Car Reports

Prior to this winter, Nissan has only sold its all-electric Leaf hatchback to customers in moderate climates. But just as Nissan North America was celebrating selling its 10,000th Leaf, Nissan Japan was proving that the Leaf wasn’t scared of winter weather with a special press event held near the northern city of Shibetsu, Hokkaido.

BMW X5 xDrive35d Named 2012 Diesel Car of the Year

Green Car Reports

This morning, the BMW X5 xDrive35d was named the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year by the readers of The Diesel Driver magazine. The BMW beat the new Volkswagen Passat TDI, which placed second, and the VW Golf TDI, which garnered third place. Altogether, 13 passenger cars and light trucks competed for the award. The award was presented at the New York

2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid: 95 MPGe. 2012 Chevy Volt: 94 MPGe. Game On?

Green Car Reports

Japanese automaker Toyota has fired a warning shot across General Motors’ bow today with a revised set of gas mileage figures for the soon-to-be-launched 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid. Announced by Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bob Carter, official economy figures in electric-only mode have been improved from 87

2012 Tesla Model S All-Electric Sedan: Drive Reviews Roundup

Green Car Reports

On Friday, Tesla Motors delivered its first production Model S electric sedans to retail customers, an event the company webcast live. Watch the 26-0minute video above if you want to relive the glorious event. While Green Car Reports wasn't there, we've watched the deluge of coverage and read the handful of drive reviews published so far. Happy

Want To Tow With Your 2012 Nissan Leaf? Now You Can

Green Car Reports

If you own a 2012 Nissan Leaf alongside a regular gasoline car, the chances are you’ve already taken to driving your electric car as much as possible, using it for everything from the daily commute to weekend trips to the dump. But while Nissan’s mass production electric car beats a gasoline car hands down when it comes to running

2014 Tesla Model X Vs. 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV: Electric SUV Showdown?

Green Car Reports

The 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV is unique, the only all-electric compact sport-utility vehicle sold by a major automaker in the U.S. Behind the wheel, its Tesla-developed powertrain makes it peppy but quiet, while it maintains all the cargo and people space of the original gasoline version. There's really only one vehicle that's even close to comparable

Polk forecasts global new vehicle auto sales to reach 77.7M in 2012, up 6.7%; expects China sales to grow 16% while US sales recovery slows

Green Car Congress

Global automotive market intelligence firm Polk forecasts worldwide new vehicle sales in 2012 will rise 6.7% Polk analysts believe the global economy will weather the current European sovereign debt crisis and consumers will return to showrooms around the world in 2012.

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2012 Toyota RAV4 EV: First Drive From Behind The Wheel (Video)

Green Car Reports

The new 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV is quick, relatively fun to drive, and the only all-electric crossover utility vehicle on the market today. It has a good, intuitive touchscreen display and instrument cluster that shows both the maximum possible range and a constantly updated range based on both the climate-control settings and its most recent usage

2012 Tesla Model S Electric-Car Deliveries To Start Today

Green Car Reports

If all goes to plan, at 3:30 pm Pacific today, CEO Elon Musk and other Tesla executives will hand over the keys of a new 2012 Tesla Model S to the first retail buyer to take delivery of the all-electric luxury sport sedan. They said it couldn't be done, but it looks like Tesla Motors has indeed pulled it off.

2012 Tesla Model S: Coming In June, Projected 250-300 Miles At Highway Speeds

Green Car Reports

Tesla motors has announced that it is on schedule to deliver the first examples of its Model S electric sedan by June. The company is also set to use all of its $465 million Department of Energy loan within the next six months, though Elon Musk says Tesla is still on target to turn a profit in 2013. The next few years will be all about the

Siemens has produced 75-meter rotor blades for wind turbines

Green Car Congress

Siemens has produced the world’s longest rotor blades for wind turbines. Measuring 75 meters in length, the blades are almost as big as the wingspan of an Airbus A380.

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2012 Toyota Prius C Hybrid Vs 2012 Toyota Yaris: MPG Battle

Green Car Reports

The 2012 Honda Insight and 2012 Honda Fit share a platform, but different bodystyles and the use of Honda's Integrated Motor Assist hybrid technology in the Insight, makes each model unique. The same could be said of the upcoming 2012 Toyota Prius C, and the 2012 Toyota A few days back we took a look at two similar, yet very different Hondas.

New fast hydrothermal process converts 65% of wet algae feedstock sample to biocrude in one minute

Green Car Congress

The team, which has been investigating HTL processing of algae to biocrude—along with techniques for dexoygenating the product for subsequent refining—for several years, presented its latest results at the 2012 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh.

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2012 Honda Civic Vs 2012 Toyota Corolla: Compact Comparo

Green Car Reports

Other cars may steal the headlines, but the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla have spent plenty of time in the best-sellers lists. That's because each offers a wide range of talents to a wide range of individuals and families. They may lack the excitement of other models, but if you want a safe, comfortable, cheap-to-run four-door sedan, one or the

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Five New 2012 Hybrid Cars To Consider Steering Clear Of

Green Car Reports

The 2012 Toyota Prius remains the gold standard among hybrid-electric vehicles, with three of its four separate models delivering a combined EPA gas-mileage Say "hybrid car," and most people think Toyota Prius. The Japanese maker has sold roughly 3 million Prius models worldwide since 1997, which is more than half of all the hybrids in the world.

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Frito-Lay buying 100 more Smith Electric Vehicle trucks in 2012; natural gas coming for tractor fleet

Green Car Congress

PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America division will purchase 100 Newton Series 2000 all-electric commercial vehicles in 2012 from Smith Electric Vehicles, bringing the total number of its electric fleet to more than 280. Over the past two years, 176 Smith Electric Vehicles trucks have been added to the Frito-Lay commercial delivery truck fleet. To date, these trucks have accumulated 1 million miles and eliminated the need for approximately 200,000 gallons of diesel fuel.

Huge 2012 Chevy Volt Crash Proves Its Safety Credentials

Green Car Reports

Ever since a battery pack from a 2012 Chevrolet Volt caught fire weeks after it was subjected to tough National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tests in a laboratory, critics of General Motor’s plug-in hybrid have been quick to question its safety credentials.