EV Fest 2012: Toronto, Ontario

Electric Cars are for Girls

Toronto's EV Fest 2012 is a place where the public, business owners, and fleet managers can come to learn about electric vehicles and green energy. Sept. 9 at Evergreen Brickworks, 10-5

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2012 SUV Market Update

Hybrid SUV Blog

Fast forward to 2012 and the situation has changed dramatically. For example, a United Kingdom vacation industry organization estimates that in 2012 there will be a 25 percent increase in the number of Brits who take a vacation in our near the city where they live.

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EV Fest 2012 Electric Vehicle Show in Toronto

Electric Cars are for Girls

9 2012 at The Pavilions in Toronto. Fall 2012 marks the fourth EV Fest, a show devoted to showing OEM and Personally converted Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, Plug-in Hybrids, eBikes, Electric Scooters, Trikes, EV components and supplies Sunday, Sept.

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Review: 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

If that’s what you’re looking for, the 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid fits the bill. The 2012 Escalade Hybrid gets 20 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. Additionally, the 2012 Escalade is one of the top five best hybrid SUVs on the market today ( U.S. A No Compromise Hybrid SUV.

Review: 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

To make these trips more pleasurable and make it easier to find your way, General Motors has added a new color touch-screen navigation and radio system to the 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid. Similar high-end safety features are included with the 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid.

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2012 Lexus CT 200h Review

Hybrid SUV Blog

Review: 2012 Lexus CT 200h. Specifically, the 2012 Lexus CT 200h is categorized as a premium compact, four-door hatchback hybrid. The 2012 Lexus CT 200h gets a combined city/highway mileage of 42 mpg. Drivers have a few new options for 2012.

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Reviewed: 2012 VW Touareg Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

Delivering Luxury and Power: 2012 VW Touareg Hybrid. The 2012 Touareg Hybrid combines a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 with an electric motor. Essentially, the 2012 Touareg Hybrid shares the same basic platform and battery technology as the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid and Audi Q7 Hybrid.

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New Review: 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

If that’s what you’re looking for, the 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid fits the bill. The 2012 Escalade Hybrid gets 20 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. Additionally, the 2012 Escalade is one of the top five best hybrid SUVs on the market today ( U.S. A No Compromise Hybrid SUV.

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 Subaru Impreza

Green Car Reports

The all-new 2012 Subaru Impreza carries the small, quirky Japanese company further into competition with mainstream makers of compact sedans and hatchbacks. The goal for this latest iteration of its smallest model line was to make the 2012 Impreza sedan and hatchback a closer match to But true to its roots, Subaru does things a little differently.

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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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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.

EU new car registrations down 7.7% in Q1 2012

Green Car Congress

Over the first quarter of 2012, the EU market for new light duty vehicles shrank by 7.7%, compared to the same period a year ago, with a total of 3,312,657 new registrations, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA).

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EIA: Monthly coal- and natural gas-fired generation in US equal for first time in April 2012

Green Car Congress

In April 2012, preliminary data show net electric generation from natural gas was 95.9 The 2011 and 2012 data shown above are preliminary and are subject to change (final 2011 data will be released this fall, and 2012 data will be revised at that time).

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Motor in

DIY Electric Car

July 2012: Embarrassing mess. 8 Oct 2012: AC55 motor is in. Bought most of the bits for the conversion in December 2010. They shipped in and I took delivery in May 2011. Wasted $$ in battery connectors made of tinned steel and copper mesh.

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Renault introducing three Energy engines in the Mégane Collection 2012; fuel economy up to 67 mpg US

Green Car Congress

Renault is introducing three new Energy engines ( earlier post ) in its Mégane Collection 2012: the new turbocharged, gasoline direct-injection Energy TCE 115 di; the Energy dCi 130; and the Energy dCi 110, with NEDC fuel consumption of 3.5

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Wolfswagen '69 Baja Bug Project

DIY Electric Car

On July 1st, 2012, I started my latest (and first EV) project. The donor is a 1969 VW Beetle we've owned since 2001, but it's been in storage since 2003. The body is in great shape, and it even has the factory floorpans still.

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Winners of 2012 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge

Green Car Congress

and Jim Jones, Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced the winners of the 2012 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. The awardees for 2012 are: Professor Robert M. American Chemical Society (ACS) President Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, Ph.D.,

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NOAA predicts a near-normal 2012 Atlantic and Eastern Pacific hurricane season, below-normal in Central Pacific

Green Car Congress

Favoring storm development in 2012 is the continuation of the overall conditions associated with the Atlantic high-activity era that began in 1995, in addition to near-average sea surface temperatures across much of the tropical Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, known as the Main Development Region. Improvements to the GFDL model for 2012 include physics upgrades that are expected to reduce or eliminate a high bias in the model's intensity forecasts.

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Mitsubishi to unveil Outlander PHEV at 2012 Paris Motor Show

Green Car Congress

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will present the global debut of the new Outlander SUV plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) at the 2012 Paris Motor Show later this month. Powertrain elements in the Outlander PHEV. Click to enlarge.

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Volvo PHEV in 2012

Plugs and Cars

The web is filled with news of Volvo's partnership with Swedish energy company Vattenfall to bring a plug-in hybrid to market in 2012. Big news: it's a diesel plug-in hybrid. Left Lane Jalopnik Wall St Journal (subscription required.).

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Report: Toyota doubling hybrid output to 1.2M In 2012

Green Car Congress

The Nikkei reports that Toyota Motor Corp. is expected to produce 1.2 million hybrid vehicles this year—twice the 2011 total—as it brings the vehicles into Asian markets. Batteries and motors for hybrids can be used in electric vehicles or in a coming generation of fuel-cell cars. Toyota thus believes that lowering costs for such key components through mass production will give it an edge in developing environmentally friendly vehicles. Brief

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Shanghai General Motors introduces Sail SPRINGO EV at Auto Guangzhou 2012; green technology strategy to 2020

Green Car Congress

At the opening of Auto Guangzhou 2012, Shanghai General Motors launched its first localized new energy vehicle, the Sail SPRINGO EV. The Sail SPRINGO EV. Click to enlarge.

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2012 Nissan Versa

Green Car Reports

An all-new sedan joined the 2012 Nissan Versa range this year, while the five-door hatchback remained unchanged from previous years' models. Whichever body style you choose, the Versa has two major selling points. One is extraordinary value, as one of the cheapest cars on sale. The other is impressive interior space--usefully bigger than many of

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Is an AC motor in your future?

DIY Electric Car

All major car makers use AC propulsion systems for a reason. That reason is simplicity, robustness and excellent, programmable. operating parameters. For the past year, there has been a group of people studying. AC propulsion systems. They all eventually noticed the huge.

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New generation Nissan Pathfinder SUV improves fuel economy by more than 30% over 2012 model

Green Car Congress

The 2013 Pathfinder’s fuel economy has improved more than 30% over that of the 2012 Pathfinder. Nissan introduced the all-new 2013 Pathfinder SUV.

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Your Greenius Earth Day Reality Check: Waiting For The Magic Bullet

Creative Greenius

Today is Earth Day 2012, a day filled with celebrations of the environment and all the things being done to try and improve it and make it more sustainable. So what am I doing today for Earth Day 2012?

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Passenger car registrations in EU down 7.1% in January 2012 year-on-year

Green Car Congress

In January 2012, demand for new cars dropped by 7.1% in the EU, compared to the same month a year earlier, according to data from the ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association). The results were the lowest since January 2009.

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University of Maryland wins 2012 Hydrogen Student Design Contest

Green Car Congress

The team of the University of Maryland is the winner of the 2012 Hydrogen Student Design Contest, announced on Sunday by the US Department of Energy at the Young Scientist Symposium of the World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2012 in Toronto, Canada. For the 2012 Contest, students were challenged to plan and design a tri-generation system that produces electricity, heat, and hydrogen for their university campus.

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BMW bringing X1 to the US in the Fall 2012; Auto Start-Stop and brake regen

Green Car Congress

BMW held the US premiere of the new 2013 BMW X1 at the New York International Auto Show; the smallest BMW X model will go on sale in the US in the fall of 2012 starting at an MSRP of $31,545.

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2012 Coda Sedan: First Drive

Green Car Reports

It's been a long time coming, but the 2012 Coda Sedan is now on sale at a handful of dealers in California. Six months after the very first Coda compact electric cars were delivered to buyers, the compact is gearing up a major publicity push to sell the electric sedan--which we've now driven. Our bottom line is that the Coda Sedan is a practical

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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

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Low-emission model 2012 Chevrolet Volt eligible for California’s carpool lanes, $1,500 state rebate

Green Car Congress

A low emission model of the 2012 Chevrolet Volt electric car for California ( earlier post ) will qualify for a $1,500 state rebate and be allowed to drive with a single occupant in the state’s carpool lanes. Additionally, the new Low Emissions Package makes the 2012 Volt eligible for owners and lessees to receive up to $1,500 in state rebates through the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project.

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How green was 2012? The Green Piece

Green Cars News

Tuesday 18 December, 2012. In the conclusion of 2011’s A Year in Review, there was talk that it was 2012 that would see electric cars really take off. Or more accurately that 2011 had been a year for the fully electric car, while 2012 would be the year of the plug-in [.].

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EIA: US importing more crude from Canada, even as total imports falling; 25% of imports in 2011, 28% so far in 2012

Green Car Congress

US imports of Canadian crude oil rose to record levels during the first eight months of 2012, with Canada accounting for a growing share of total gross US imports, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). In 2012, Canada supplied the US with a record of nearly 2.5

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Schneider Electric, Coulomb make charging announcements at Plug-in 2012

Green Car Congress

At Plug-in 2012, Schneider Electric announced US availability of its latest EVlink indoor Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging station. is a free upgrade for all ChargePoint account holders and will go live for all station owners and drivers in September, 2012. Also at the event, Coulomb Technologies announced the release of its ChargePoint 4.0 platform for electric vehicle drivers and charging station owners. Schneider Electric.

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APTA: public transportation ridership up 5% in first quarter 2012

Green Car Congress

billion trips in the first quarter of 2012 over the first quarter of last year, according to a report by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). in the first quarter of 2012. in the first three months of 2012 with twenty-two of twenty-seven commuter rail systems reporting ridership increases. Public transportation ridership rose 5% to nearly 2.7

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2012 Fisker Karma Vs. 2012 Tesla Model S: Video Debate

Green Car Reports

Tesla started a few years ago with its electric Roadster sports car, and is about to introduce its first mainstream model, the 2012 Model S The last U.S. volume carmaker started from scratch by entrepreneurs whose brand is still with us was Chrysler, and that was in 1924. But Tesla Motors and Fisker Automotive are both looking to change that.

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I got the lead out!

DIY Electric Car

Hi, I have not posted for a while and have not worked on the car for a while. But I made up for it this weekend. Pulled out the drive shafts and finally after a lot of huffing and puffing got the engine and gearbox out. Also thanks for all the comments, very helpfull. Fatboynotslim.

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I bought myself a hoist

DIY Electric Car

As I think I am getting close to pulling out the engine. I decided to buy myself a cherry picker. Cost me $175 secondhand off craigslist. Fatboynotslim. Attached Images

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