2015 BMW i8 Video Road Test

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The BMW i8 is sleek and stunning, but it''s no V-8-powered supercar. Is it the car that will give plug-in hybrids sex appeal? First, you need to know what makes the i8 go.

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2015 Volkswagen e-Golf: What We Like & Don’t Like, After First Drive

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Six-Month Road Test long-term 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Six-Month Road TestUp until now, our experience with the Volkswagen e-Golf—the all-electric version of the VW Golf—has been a series of cursory encounters. In a short first drive last spring, followed by another city-loop drive, and then a brief-but-telling back-to-back drive with the Golf TDI, we found the e-Golf to be a surprisingly complete.

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2015 BMW i3 Video Road Test

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If there were ever a brand-reset button in the automotive business, the BMW i3 electric car is it. It''s both a compact hatchback and an all-electric car, from the brand that claims to build ultimate driving machines. How does it measure up to that lofty standard?

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VW e-Golf: Staying Connected With Car-Net Services, Smartphone App

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Electric Car Connectivity youtube Volkswagen E-Golf 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Six-Month Road TestIncreasingly, buying or leasing a new car includes connectivity that extends well beyond the driver’s seat and the car’s cabin—to one’s smartphone and possibly even smartwatch.

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2015 Tesla Model S P85D: 2015 Detroit Auto Show Live Photos

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Tesla Motors has shown off its Model S electric luxury sport sedan at the Detroit Auto Show since 2011. This year, its stand included both its newest and highest-performance version of the Model S--the P85D--and the standard S85D model, featuring all-wheel drive without the high-performance package. DON''T MISS: 2014 Tesla Model S P85D: First Drive

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Volkswagen e-Golf Climate Control: How Much Does A/C Impact Range?

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So far in the summer of 2015, Portland has had more than 25 days reaching 90 degrees or more, as well as multiple 100-degree days—in all, some serious heatwaves. Efficiency EVs 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Six-Month Road TestIn Portland, Oregon, where we’re putting our long-term Volkswagen e-Golf to the test, it’s been one of the hottest summers on record.

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2015 Honda Fit Gets Highest Safety Rating From NHTSA

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It''s sometimes assumed that small cars are less safe than larger vehicles, but the 2015 Honda Fit proves that a small footprint and good safety ratings aren''t mutually exclusive. The recently-redesigned Fit received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and was also named a Top Safety Pick

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2015 Honda Fit Video Road Test

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Add in top safety ratings, and your list may narrow down to just one car: the latest 2015 Honda Fit. If you’re looking for a small hatchback that delivers both fuel economy and flexibility, only a handful of new cars come to mind. To Honda’s credit, the latest Fit looks less like a scaled-down minivan than either of the two previous

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2015 Jeep Renegade: First Drive

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than at home, the 2015 Jeep Renegade. DON''T MISS: 2015 Jeep Renegade - full review It''s a subcompact Jeep, exported to North America from an Italian assembly Jeep got its start with the U.S. Army more than 70 years ago, and the brand has huge global recognition. Now we''ve driven the first Jeep designed to sell in greater volume outside the U.S.

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Musk On VW, Ford F-150 Hybrid, 2015 Mercedes S550e Driven: Today's Car News

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Today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk signs a proposal to force Volkswagen to develop zero-emission vehicles as penance for its diesel cheating, a Ford F-150 hybrid is reconfirmed by the company's CEO, and we drive the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550e plug-in hybrid.

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Sight Unseen: Pros And Cons Of Driving A 'Stealth' EV

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EVs 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Six-Month Road TestIf you drive a Tesla Model S or a Nissan Leaf, then a certain image follows: Plain and simple, you’re an electric-vehicle early adopter. Just as the Toyota Prius has always shouted out that you’re in a environmentally sound, very fuel-efficient hybrid, these models push your decision to go all-electric out front and center. But for the.

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Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars For September 2015

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As carmakers begin advertising their 2016 models in earnest, certain 2015 models that remain in inventory can get significant discounts. September means a change of seasons, as well as a change of model years. That makes this a particularly good time to check on the best deals for green cars. DON'T MISS: Plug-In Electric Car Sales In August: Calm. car buying Plug-In Hybrids incentives plug-in cars deals

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CES 2015: 3 Things We Learned From Mercedes, Ford, Audi, Toyota & More

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The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show took over Las Vegas this week, and more than ever, we’ve been given a glimpse into how the automotive industry may evolve and advance, technologically. We scoured the convention halls in Sin City—trust us, with all the techies in town, the biggest sin may have been all the awkward eyewear this

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, October 2015: The Wallet Ballot

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During the same month in which a second-generation Trudeau won the Canadian election, the second-generation Chevy Volt took the plug-in electric vehicle sales crown. The new model helped Chevrolet sell 203 Volts in Canada in October, well above the 126 sold in September and good enough for its third sales crown in four months. It was the Volt's. sales Canada New car sales plug-in cars

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Honda FCV Sedan Teased Ahead Of 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

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After showing two concept vehicles over the course of two years, Honda will unveil its hydrogen fuel-cell production car at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show a month from now. The first teaser image of the Honda FCV shows a car somewhat influenced by the 2013 FCEV concept, and the FCV concept followup that debuted in Tokyo last year. The production model. Tokyo Motor Show hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell

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Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, March 2015: Tesla On Top Again (Most Likely)

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As expected, the Tesla Model S was a “three-peat” plug-in electric vehicle sales champion in Canada back in February, with its 48 sales comfortably exceeding those of the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf at 38 apiece. With the electric flagships at Chevy and Nissan again limited to double digits in March--and Tesla''s habit of delivering. Green Canada New car sales plug-in cars sales

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Will 2015 Plug-In Electric Car Sales Exceed Last Year's Total?

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With most of the data now in for April sales of plug-in electric cars, it's looking as though the first four months of 2015 aren't seeing notably higher numbers than those of 2014. As always, there's some slop in the numbers because Tesla Motors, Fiat Chrysler, and Kia Motors refuse to break out their plug-in car sales. But the data thus far lead. sales Future Cars New car sales plug-in cars

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Ford EcoBoost Sales Continue To Rise: 1 Million In 2015 Projected

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So far for 2015, sales are up 46 percent, the carmaker said in a recent press release. Before the end of this year, Ford expects sales of vehicles equipped with turbocharged EcoBoost engines to top 1 million for the first time. The EcoBoost engines use turbocharging and direct injection to increase power, which has allowed Ford to downsize engines. sales turbocharged EcoBoost Fuel Economy

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2015 Nissan Leaf: Discounts, Deals On Leases, Financing Increase

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If you're considering a 2015 Nissan Leaf electric car, now might be a good time to make your move. Sales have stayed essentially flat for the past few months, and more cars are starting to come off leases. Amid those market currents, Nissan is boosting incentives on the five-door hatchback. DON'T MISS: Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars. car buying plug-in cars deals lease price

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2015 Chrysler 200 Four-Cylinder: Gas Mileage Review

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The 2015 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan is a good-looking, comfortable, and modern entry in a very competitive segment of the car market. The 200 for 2015 has a pair of engine options Part of the Fiat-led product renaissance at Chrysler, it replaces the grim, dated previous 200 derived from the old Sebring and largely relegated to car-rental fleets.

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2015 Tesla Model S 70D: First Drive Of New Electric Car Base Model

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Last week, the new base version of the Tesla Model S, known as the 70D, hit the electric-car world like a thunderclap. No early-warning publicity, no teasing tweet from Elon. Just the sudden appearance on the Tesla website configurator of the new model--with dual motors, all-wheel drive, a 70-kWh battery that gives it an EPA range of 240 miles. Green 70D Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Motors all-wheel drive plug-in cars

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DENSO building large test facility for production of biofuel from P. ellipsoidea microalgae

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In a 2015 paper (Kasai et al. ), researchers noted that the lipid productivity of P. Japan-based global automotive supplier DENSO Corporation will build a large 20,000 square meter test facility for the culture of Pseudochoricystis ellipsoidea , an oil-producing microalga patented by DENSO.

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2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco: Gas Mileage Review

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The 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco is the Korean maker's most fuel-efficient mid-size sedan that doesn't use a hybrid powertrain. And it highlights the two parallel paths that automakers are taking as they work to boost gas mileage ratings to meet steadily rising corporate average fuel economy rules. The Sonata Eco uses a smaller gasoline engine, a. Driven Fuel Economy Sonata Eco

Consumer Reports: Tesla Model S 'Best Overall' Again In 2015

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For the second year in a row, Consumer Reports has named the Tesla Model S its "Best Overall" vehicle to buy for 2015. Well, Tesla Motors seems to have done it again. DON''T MISS: Consumer Reports: Tesla Model S Electric Car Is ''Best Overall'' Vehicle (Feb 2014) As the well-regarded consumer magazine notes in its summary: For all of the impressive

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Audi’s production electric e-tron quattro may set a new standard for vehicle handling; advanced vehicle dynamics control

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In 2015, Audi introduced the Gen 2 R8 e-tron, and shifted to a rear-wheel design with two rear electric motors. US Patent Nº 9,162,586 , Control system for an all-wheel drive electric vehicle (Tesla Motors, published Oct 2015).

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2015 Ford F-150 Has Lowest Lifecycle Carbon Footprint: Study

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Dthe weight savings afforded by its aluminum body, the 2015 Ford F-150 isn''t quite the most fuel-efficient full-size pickup truck, as measured by EPA ratings. But how does the F-150 compare to other trucks in terms of lifetime carbon footprint? DON''T MISS: Electric Car Life-Cycle Analysis: Renault Fluence ZE Vs Diesel, Gas Models From that

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ISO 19880 – New technical ISO document for hydrogen fueling station standardization

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At the Fuel Cell Seminar in Los Angeles, California today, Jesse Schneider (BMW), the ANSI Convener of ISO Working Group 24 (from the Technical Committee on Fueling Stations) gave an overview presentation on the new ISO 19880 technical report for hydrogen fueling stations.

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Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars For July 2015

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Carmakers have rolled out their incentives and special offers for July and, as always, there are a few deals on hybrids, electric cars, and diesel models. Strong incentives for certain models carry over from previous months, while other vehicles get new incentives that can suddenly make them more attractive options than before. Even if you already. car buying Plug-In Hybrids incentives plug-in cars deals

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Audi revamps 2015 R18 e-tron quattro Le Mans diesel hybrid racer; 4MJ class

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In the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and in the Le Mans 24 Hours as the season’s pinnacle event, Audi will compete with a thoroughly revised R18 e-tron quattro diesel hybrid racer in the 4-megajoule class. 2015 R18 e-tron quattro.

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2015 BMW i3 Electric Car Price Raised $1,000 To $43,350

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The 2015 BMW i3 now comes standard with DC fast-charging capability, satellite radio, and heated front seats--for a starting price that''s $1,075 higher than the 2014 model. The BMW i3 electric car enters its second model year largely unchanged, with a few added features and a price hike to boot. DON''T MISS: BMW i3 Electric Car Super Bowl TV Ad

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Energy Secretary Confirms: U.S. Will Fall Short Of Obama Goal Of 1 Million Electric Cars By 2015

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roads by 2015. So with 2015 upon us, will the country be able to meet that goal before the end of the year? MORE: Obama''s Goal Of 1 Million Plug-Ins: 2018, Not 2015, Say Analysts Not quite, says Energy Secretary Ernest In his 2011 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama set the goal of putting 1 million plug-in electric cars on U.S.

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Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, May 2015: Tesla Supreme For Six Months?

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Last month, we assumed that Nissan would edge Tesla during April in Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales. Wow, were we wrong! Fully 167 Tesla Model S electric luxury sedans were registered in Canada that month, outpacing the 127 Leafs Nissan delivered. Not wanting to underestimate Tesla for two months running, we'll cautiously assume the. sales Canada New car sales plug-in cars

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Navigant forecasts energy storage enabling technologies revenue to total nearly $75B from 2015 to 2024

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Navigant Research forecasts that worldwide energy storage enabling technology (ESET) revenue will total nearly $75 billion from 2015 to 2024. million in 2015 to $21.5 The report analyzes the ESET global market across four distinct market segments: utility-scale storage; community storage; residential storage; and commercial storage, including global market forecasts through 2024.

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Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, April 2015: Leaf Likely Leads After Tesla March Madness

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The Tesla Model S now owns the record for the most electric car sales in Canada in a single month To borrow from the popular song, Canada's plug-in electric vehicle market in March was "all about that S". Based on registration data, which lags by a month, Tesla sold a whopping 250 Model Ses in Canada during March – half the entire country's

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Toyota Mirai receives the ARBÖ 2015 Environmental Award in Austria

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The Austrian automobile club ARBÖ (Auto-Motor und Radfahrerverbund Österreiche) has awarded the Toyota Mirai with the “2015 Environmental Award”. The jury consisted of ARBÖ automotive experts. If we want to secure the future of the automobile as flexible, personal and clean transport for the next 100 years, we need to consider which energy can power our cars tomorrow.

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Energica Vs Tesla, 2015 Chevy Volt Deals, 2015 Shanghai Auto Show Green Cars: Today's Car News

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Today, we have a drag race between electric cars and an electric superbike, notable deals on the outgoing 2015 Chevrolet Volt, and a roundup of green-car debuts from the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. As General Motors prepares to end production of the 2015 Chevrolet Volt, a major clearance sale is underway to.

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New thermally durable solid-state Li-ion battery technology from Hitachi and Tohoku University

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Hitachi, Ltd. and Tohoku University’s Advanced Institute for Material Research (AIMR) have demonstrated technology reducing the internal resistance of all-solid-state lithium ion batteries (Li-ion battery) through the use of LiBH 4 -based complex hydrides as novel solid electrolytes.

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2015 Chevrolet Spark EV Price Cut To $25,995; $139 Lease, No Money Down

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The suggested retail price of the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car will be cut by $1,650, to $25,995, GM announced today. Chevrolet''s chief global marketing officer, Tim Mahoney, announced the price cut today in a luncheon speech at the Washington Automotive Press Association. Mahoney also said Chevy will offer the Spark EV electric minicar on. California incentives Pricing plug-in cars Prices Maryland Chevy Spark Spark EV compliance car Oregon

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Porsche presents more efficient Gen 2 919 Hybrid LMP1 racer for 2015

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Porsche 919 Hybrid, 2015. 2015 energy/fuel use formulas for one lap in Le Mans. The Porsche 919 Hybrid was homologated for the top energy-recovery category (8 megajoules for one lap in Le Mans) for the first time in 2015.

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NEESC releases 2015 hydrogen & fuel cell development plans for eight Northeastern states; power generation and transportation

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CCAT ), released the 2015 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Development Plans for each of the eight states in the Northeast US. The Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster ( NEESC ), administered by Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc.

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