Update On 2012 Tesla Model S Production: 1,000 Bodies

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors is often frustratingly opaque about the company's progress in getting its 2012 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan up to mass production. Hard numbers come only from quarterly reports filed with the SEC--and sporadic tweets from Elon Musk, its CEO. According to one of those tweets yesterday, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] built its 1,000th

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2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Production Starts, Due Q4, 2012

Green Car Reports

Earlier this week, Daimler started production of the 2013 Smart ForTwo electric drive at its Hamback, facility in France. The third-generation all-electric Smart ForTwo, the 2013 model is the first electric Smart that will be sold as well as leased. Unlike previous versions, which we felt were underpowered, the 2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

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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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Toyota targeting production of more than 10 million vehicles in CY 2012

Green Car Congress

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has revised its calendar year 2012 sales and production plans, targeting worldwide production of 10,050,000 vehicles and worldwide sales of 9,760,000 vehicles for the year. The production target reflects a 28% increase in combined Toyota, Daihatsu and Hino from earlier plans and a 23% increase in combined sales. The company is planning a 28% increase in production of Toyota vehicles alone to 8,870,000 units.

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First 2012 CODA EV rolls off the production line in California

Green Car Congress

The occasion officially kicked-off the final assembly of CODA Automotive’s first all-electric 2012 CODA five-passenger sedans that will be sold in California—ultimately to current reservation holders. As production increases, additional dealerships in the state and beyond will be announced. The 31kWh 2012 CODA mileage vehicle features 88 miles per charge EPA rating. The first fully assembled CODA sedan to be sold to consumers drove off the final assembly line.

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Honda targeting resumption of production in Thailand by end of March 2012

Green Car Congress

HATC), the Honda automobile production subsidiary in Thailand, which experienced damage from the major flooding in the country last year, reports that it expects to resume production by the end of March 2012. Honda’s production operations in the neighboring Asian counties, which suspended or made production adjustments due to the disruption in parts supply from Thailand, have begun resuming production. Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co.,

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2012 Coda Sedan Production Starts; 88-Mile Range, 73 MPGe Efficiency

Green Car Reports

At 10:25 am Pacific time, the first production 2012 Coda Sedan electric car is set to drive off the assembly line at its plant in Benicia, California. While the company didn't make its self-imposed deadline for first customer deliveries in February, Coda Automotive has a different reason to celebrate today. According to the company, the event

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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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Transphorm introduces 600V Gallium Nitride on Silicon products at PCIM 2012

Green Car Congress

In 2011, the company announced its first GaN on Silicon products: power transistors, diodes and modules, based on its patented, high-performance EZ GaN technology. The following Transphorm products are now available for sale as evaluation samples through the Transphorm website to approved customers: TPS30xxPK series – 600 V, 2-4-6 A, GaN diode in the industry standard TO-220 package. At the Power Control and Intelligent Motion (PCIM) event in Europe, Transphorm Inc.

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2012 Detroit Auto Show: Green Car Preview--Production Models

Green Car Reports

Next week's Detroit Auto Show promises to be the busiest and most influential in several years. With the auto industry continuing to recover slowly from its 2008 meltdown and Chinese sales rising, both U.S. and overseas automakers will launch new models and show off gleaming concept cars. And green cars will be right at the forefront. The largest

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Report: Toyota doubling hybrid output to 1.2M In 2012

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Toyota thus believes that lowering costs for such key components through mass production will give it an edge in developing environmentally friendly vehicles. 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.

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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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Topping-out ceremony for the Audi e-gas plant; synthetic methane production to begin in early 2013

Green Car Congress

End products from the plant will be hydrogen and synthetic methane (Audi e-gas), to be used as fuel for vehicles such as the new Audi A3 Sportback TCNG. —Reiner Mangold, Head of Sustainable Product Development at Audi AG. The CO 2 used in Audi’s e-gas plant is a waste product from a nearby biogas plant, operated by energy provider EWE. Ground was broken in September 2012. Fuels Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Natural Gas Power Generation Vehicle Manufacturers Wind

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2012 Nissan Leaf

Green Car Reports

The 2012 Nissan Leaf is the second year of production for the first mass-produced, battery-electric vehicle of modern days. Like the original Toyota Prius hybrid, the 2012 Leaf is easy to And it remains a milestone in many ways: It does everything a conventional car does, at least up to 70 miles or so of range, and emits no emissions at all.

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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., 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. webcasting the whole ceremony live on the Internet.

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Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

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Stay tuned for where this story goes from here… citizen volunteer climate change environment fossil fuels green education renewable energy Al Gore CBS EcoMedia Climate Reality Project EcoAd global warming Joe Galliani Long Beach City Hall Maryland Zoo Mr. Joe's Really Big Productions Patch.com Paul Polizzotto South Bay 350 Climate Action Group South Bay Bicycle Coalition Waste ManagementJoe Galliani Selected As Climate Leader Just As Global Warming Reaches Tipping Points.

Tesla Shares 2012 Model S Manufacturing Process

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors has released the first installment in its series of "Inside Tesla" articles, whetting the world's appetite in the run-up to the first 2012 Model S deliveries in only 22 days time. Tesla's George Blankenship shares some insights into the Model S production process, the first aspect of which is stamping.

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2012 Toyota Prius C So Popular In Japan, Toyota Ups Production

Green Car Reports

Toyota’s all-new compact hybrid -- the 2012 Prius C -- isn’t due to go on sale for another few months, but that hasn’t stopped it from being an instant hit in its native Japan. Known as the 2012 Toyota Aqua in Japan, the gas-sipping hybrid has proved so popular that Toyota has announced an expanded production program for the car

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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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Ford planning to cut 18% of production capacity, 13% of workforce in Europe; anticipating more than $1.5B loss in Europe in 2012

Green Car Congress

The plan, which would significantly improve plant utilization in Europe, includes the following elements: Ford has initiated an information and consultation process with representatives of employees at its Genk facility regarding the company’s intention to close the plant and cease vehicle production by the end of 2014. If confirmed, production of the next-generation Mondeo, S-MAX and Galaxy could move to Ford’s assembly plant in Valencia, Spain. Product acceleration.

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Hyundai Announces Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tucson: 2012 Paris Auto Show

Green Car Reports

This morning at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, South Korean automaker Hyundai has announced its intentions to begin series production of a hydrogen fuel-cell electric car. Based on the i35 compact crossover SUV, sold in the U.S. as the Hyundai Tucson, the ix35 Fuel Cell will be built from December this year at Hyundai's Ulsan facility in Korea. Between

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DOE to fund up to $12M in FY 2012 for work on innovative biosynthetic pathways for transformational improvements in biofuels production

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is soliciting ( DE-FOA-0000719 ) research projects for up approximately $12 million in awards in FY 2012 for work on biosynthetic pathways for advanced biofuels to demonstrate transformational, not incremental, improvements in yield and productivity. The focus of the FOA is in two topic areas: Intermediate Production.

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

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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. Gasoline prices since the beginning of May 2012 were lower than the same time last year, and gasoline consumption showed some very modest gains in April and May. Real Gross Domestic Product for the first quarter of 2012 was 2.4%

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ExxonMobil plans five-year investment of $185B to develop new energy supplies; 21 major oil and gas projects to begin production between 2012 and 2014

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A total of 21 major oil and gas projects will begin production between 2012 and 2014. In 2012 and 2013, the company expects to start up nine major projects and anticipates adding more than 1 million net oil-equivalent barrels per day by 2016. Highlights include: ExxonMobil replaced 107% of its 2011 production (116% excluding asset sales), increasing proved reserves to 24.9

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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 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

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2012 Tesla Model S: Will Winter Weather Ruin Its Range?

Green Car Reports

The first two 2012 Tesla Model S all-electric sport sedans to roll off the Tesla production line last month were shipped to Chicago, where they're presumably now tooling around in the Midwest's record-setting summer heat. But how will the cars' impressive EPA range of 268 miles hold up six months from now, when the Windy City turns bitterly cold

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2012 Tesla Model S Update: 100 Built, 74 For Delivery

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors may have been initially cagey about its production figures while the first few cars were being delivered, but as production gathers pace the company is revealing more details on Model S deliveries. In one of his regular Inside Tesla features on the Tesla Blog, Tesla vice president of sales and ownership George Blankenship confirms

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Reviewed: 2012 VW Touareg Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

Delivering Luxury and Power: 2012 VW Touareg Hybrid. Introduced last year, the Touareg Hybrid is Volkswagen’s first production gas-electric hybrid SUV model. 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. The 2012 VW Touareg Hybrid has an MSRP of $61,995.

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UQM PowerPhase Pro 100 powering fuel cell taxicabs during London 2012 Summer Olympics

Green Car Congress

UQM PowerPhase Pro 100 electric drive systems are powering a fleet of hydrogen fuel cell London taxicabs during the 2012 Olympic Games. According to Intelligent Energy, the company plans to put the vehicles into full production after a successful test program in 2012. This fleet joins another previously announced UQM-powered vehicle at the London 2012 Summer Olympics.

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2012 Toyota RAV4 EV Electric SUV: Fewer Than 1,000 A Year

Green Car Reports

Today, Toyota revealed the production version of its eagerly awaited 2012 RAV4 EV all-electric crossover, with a powertrain designed and provided by startup electric carmaker Tesla Motors. Surprising many at the event, Toyota revealed its production plans: It expects to build and sell roughly 2,600 RAV4 EVs over the next three years, and it will

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Tata Motors shows CNG, diesel-electric hybrid and fuel cell concepts at Auto Expo 2012 in India, unveils 3 new production vehicles

Green Car Congress

Tata Motors showcased its alternate fuel technology capability at the New Delhi Auto Expo 2012 by displaying four concepts: the Tata Nano CNG; the Tata Indigo Manza diesel-electric hybrid; the Tata Starbus Fuel Cell (hydrogen); and the Tata Magic Iris CNG. The Tata Nano CNG comes with a touring range of more than 150 km (93 miles) in addition to the existing touring range (375 km, 233 miles) of the Nano 2012 and CO 2 emissions of 92.7 Production vehicles. Indigo Manza Hybrid.

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ARPA-E awards $130M to 66 “OPEN 2012” transformational energy technology projects

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) has selected 66 research projects to receive a total of $130 million in funding through its “OPEN 2012” program. Select projects in OPEN 2012 include: ARPA-E OPEN 2012 selections: Advanced Fuels. In contrast, this reactor produces electricity as a byproduct of fuel production. remote oil wells burn natural gas as a by-product because it is not. production.

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2012 Detroit Auto Show: Green Car Preview--Concept Cars

Green Car Reports

While the bulk of our green car coverage from the 2012 Detroit Auto Show will concentrate on production models, concept cars can be just as exciting. With wild styling, untested powertrains and flashy colors they might not seem too relevant, but many of the cars we cover today began as concepts and they're a great way to preview a carmaker's

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MIT/UC Davis professors challenge claims that ethanol production decreased gasoline prices in 2010 and 2011

Green Car Congress

Source: Knittel and Smith (2012). Two professors from MIT and UC Davis have released a paper challenging the recent claims by the Renewable Fuel Association (RFA) and US Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack that ethanol production decreased gasoline prices by $0.89 Put simply, the empirical results merely reflect the fact that ethanol production increased during the sample period whereas the ratio of gasoline to crude oil prices decreased.

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2012 Toyota RAV4 EV: Some Dealers Already Accepting Orders

Green Car Reports

When the production version of the 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV was finally unveiled When Toyota first announced that it was going to resurrect its iconic RAV4 EV after an absence of nearly ten years, electric car fans rejoiced. After all, the original 1997-2003 RAV4 EVs are so reliable and so beloved that they still command a high price at auction.

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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 vehicle was developed by Shanghai GM and the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC), making it the first production electric vehicle created by a Chinese joint venture. The Sail SPRINGO EV. Click to enlarge.

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Cool Planet projects production of carbon-negative high-octane biogasoline for $1.50 per gallon

Green Car Congress

The company is also developing a range of simple one-step catalytic conversion processes which mate with the fractionator’s output gas streams to produce useful products such as eBTX (high octane gasoline), synthetic jet fuel and maximized fuel production from ultra-high yield energy crops. Cool Planet’s process relies on three core elements: novel biomass fractionation, advanced catalysis, and a char-to-soil enhancer. Source: Cool Planet. Click to enlarge.

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Partners begin verification testing of Blue Tower staged reforming technology for bio-hydrogen production from sewage sludge

Green Car Congress

Through test runs at the verification plant, methodology and production of bio-hydrogen will be substantiated and followed by studies for a commercial scale bio-hydrogen production plant and a model business structure. Biomass Gasification Hydrogen ProductionThe HIT BusinessResearch Group intends to convert sewage sludge to hydrogen for fuel cell vehicles and stationary fuel cells. Click to enlarge.

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2012 Mitsubishi i Gets 'Making Of' Program On Discovery Channel

Green Car Reports

Even the most mundane items can seem interesting as they whirr down a production line gaining attributes as they go. There's something fascinating about "how it's made"-style programs. When the object is already interesting, like an electric car, that's even more reason to watch. To that end, keep your eyes peeled on Discovery Channel on August 4

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USDA awards $10M in grants to spur production of biofuels, bioenergy and biobased products

Green Car Congress

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $10 million in research grants to spur production of biofuels, bioenergy and biobased products that will lead to the development of sustainable regional systems and help create jobs. Projects were awarded in four areas: policy options for and impacts on regional biofuels production systems; impacts of regional bioenergy feedstock production systems on wildlife and pollinators; socioeconomic impacts of biofuels on rural communities; and.

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Sundrop Fuels finalizes ExxonMobil MTG technology license for “green gasoline” production facility

Green Car Congress

a gasification-based drop-in advanced biofuels company, finalized a licensing agreement to use ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company’s methanol-to-gasoline ( MTG ) technology to be incorporated into a “green gasoline” production facility. The Sundrop Fuels installation represents the first commercial production of biofuels using the MTG process. MTG reactor product is separated into gas, raw gasoline and water. The ExxonMobil MTG process flow diagram. Source: EMRE.

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2012 Tesla Model S: Electric Luxury Sedan Ultimate Guide

Green Car Reports

Finally, after several years of teaser images, videos, clips, auto show appearances and more, there are finally production examples of the 2012 Tesla Model S driving around on the streets Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] has been working tirelessly to put the Model S on the market, and CEO Elon Musk even won his $1,000 bet with journalist Dan Neil for

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