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

Green Car Reports

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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Crowdsourcing air pollution measurements: iSPEX-EU 2015

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iSPEX-EU is organized as part of the EU-funded project LIGHT2015 and is one of the many activities running during the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015, a worldwide celebration of light and light-based technologies this year.

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Mercedes AMG PETRONAS unveils 2015 F1 W06 Hybrid

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The Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team unveiled its 2015 Formula One World Championship challenger, the F1 W06 Hybrid, ahead of the first day of pre-season testing at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain. It’s very much a case of evolution rather than revolution in 2015.

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2015 Jeep Renegade: First Drive

Green Car Reports

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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2015 BMW i3 Video Road Test

Green Car Reports

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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2015 BMW i8 Video Road Test

Green Car Reports

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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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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BMW wins overall International Engine of Year 2015 for hybrid drive system in i8 PHEV

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The other winners from the International Engine of the Year Awards 2015 were: International Engine of the Year Awards 2015. The prize-winners were presented with their awards on Wednesday, 17 June 2015, against the backdrop of the Engine Expo trade fair in Stuttgart.

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Toyota updates hybrid LMP1 racer for 2015

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Toyota has updated its championship-winning LMP1 racer for 2015 with new aerodynamics, revised front end including crash structure and new suspension kinematics to optimize tire usage, plus additional weight saving. TS040 for 2015.

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2015 Volkswagen Golf Named North American Car Of The Year

Green Car Reports

This year, that award went to the 2015 Volkswagen Golf range. DON''T MISS: 2015 Volkswagen Golf: Green Car Reports'' Best Car To Buy 2015 The compact hatchback beat out the 2015 Ford Mustang

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

Green Car Reports

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 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

2015 87

This Is Why You Don’t Take Money From Oil Companies For Your Schools

Creative Greenius

When Chevron, or Phillips 66, or ExxonMobil or E&B oil companies give schools and nonprofits funding money they do it for one reason only. To pay them to shut up.

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Super Charger for Electric Motorcycles!

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Oh, this is brilliant. Level 2.5 charging for electric motorcycles like the Zero, using the j-plug we're all so familiar with. You can charge your Zero in about an hour! I *want* this for my LEAF, sigh

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IHS cuts 2015 light vehicle sales forecast in China to 23.4 million; deeper cut for 2016

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IHS revised downward its forecast for light vehicle sales in China, projecting a decline of 3 to 4 percent from previous estimates for 2015. IHS Automotive has reduced its full year 2015 light vehicle sales forecast for China to 23.4

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Tesla delivered 11,580 vehicles in Q3 of 2015

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Tesla Motors reported delivering 11,580 vehicles in the third quarter of 2015, including the first few units of Model X. Despite one week of planned production shutdown, this delivery level represents a 49% increase over Q3 last year as well as the sixth consecutive quarter of growth. Tesla noted that there may be small changes to this delivery count (usually well under 1%), as Tesla only counts a delivery if it is transferred to the end customer and all paperwork is correct. Brief

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What’s In It For Me?

Creative Greenius

I was in Carson California last month at their City Council meeting to speak on behalf of the resolution I asked them to pass to approve participating in a feasibility study on community choice aggregation (CCA). .

2015 246

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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Volkswagen 2015 Golf TDI diesel tours all lower 48 states on 101.43 gallons; 81.17 mpg

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A 2015 Golf TDI Clean Diesel has set a new Guinness World Records achievement for the “lowest fuel consumption—48 US contiguous States for a non-hybrid car” with an 81.17 The 2015 Golf TDI carries an EPA- estimated highway fuel economy rating of 45 mpg (5.22

2015 116

2015 Aluminum Joining Manual

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The Aluminum Association has published a manual detailing the range of commercially available production processes for joining aluminum components in automotive applications. Developed in collaboration with the European Aluminium Association (EAA) and the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), the joining manual is a reference for automotive designers and engineers as use of aluminum alloys in high-volume vehicles is expected to accelerate rapidly in the next decade.

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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.

2015 78

Tesla delivered 10,030 vehicles in Q1 2015

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Tesla Motors announced that it delivered, in total, 10,030 cars in the first quarter (Q1) of 2015—a new company record for the most deliveries in a quarter and a 55% increase over Q1 last year. Tesla does not break out deliveries by region. The release of deliveries so close to the end of the quarter is a break in pattern for the company.

2015 85

Town Bully Laughed Out of Court

Creative Greenius

This morning I met my friend Ron at the Torrance Traffic Court just a 15 minute drive from my house. I had other things on my to do list, but Ron asked me to be there to testify on his behalf.

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Green Car Preview: 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

Green Car Reports

Media days for the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show begin next week, which means a new round of production and concept cars is about to be revealed. So far, it looks like the Los Angeles show will be a little light on hybrids and plug-in electric cars. But there will still be several fuel-efficient models of note debuting there. DON'T MISS: Expect A. Los Angeles Auto Show

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

2015 83

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.

2015 114

EuroCarBody Award 2015 goes to the Carbon Core body of the new BMW 7 Series

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The Carbon Core body structure of the new BMW 7 Series has been awarded the EuroCarBody Award 2015 at the 17 th Global Car Body Benchmarking Conference.

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Renault Sport F1 introduces revamped 2015 hybrid power unit

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Renault Sport F1 has unveiled its 2015 power unit for Formula 1 racing, which incorporates a number of changes compared to its 2014 predecessor ( earlier post ). The 2015 power unit project was started six months before the 2014 units took to the track, ie.

2015 94

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

Green Car Reports

October may be your last chance, or close to it, to get remaining 2015 models, which are likely to carry greater discounts than the fresh 2016 stock. It's that time of the month again: the time when we look at the best deals on hybrids, electric cars, and diesels. As is usual in car buying, though, discounts can shift from model to model. car buying Plug-In Hybrids incentives plug-in cars deals

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2015 Ford F-150 'Air Curtain' Cuts Aerodynamic Drag

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The 2015 Ford F-150 arrived last year with a greater focus on fuel economy than any previous generation of the best-selling full-size pickup truck. Its weight-saving aluminum body and available downsized 2.7-liter turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 were meant to increase gas mileage. But those weren't the only tricks Ford had up its sleeve. DON'T MISS. aerodynamics Fuel Economy Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

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

Green Car Reports

Carmakers seem to be more firmly into the 2016 model year, although there are some 2015 models. While many people are already starting holiday shopping, carmakers are hoping they'll stop by the local dealership as well. It's a new month, which means there's a new round of deals and incentives on hybrids, plug-in hybrids, electric cars, and diesels. car buying Plug-In Hybrids incentives deals

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Track debut for 2nd generation 2015 Porsche 919 Hybrid

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As scheduled, this marks the start of the 2015 motorsport season for the Porsche Team. 2015 Porsche 919 Hybrid. Extensive testing with the second generation of Porsche’s Le Mans prototype will begin on 18 January on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit.

2015 94

Here Lies Hermosa Beach – Truth Takes a Holiday In The City’s Massive Honesty FAIL

Creative Greenius

The Rabbi called and left voicemails urging me to call her back. She texted too. She’s a very persistent and impatient lady of religion. But she didn’t want to say what was up when I texted back. It didn’t matter. I already knew.

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

Green Car Reports

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

2015 87

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

2015 87

Navigant forecasts global annual sales of LDVs of 122.6M by 2035, up 38% from 2015

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from 2015 to 2035 to almost 1.9 As a result, the share of vehicles in use that are conventional ICE vehicles will fall from more than 91% in 2015 to under 40% by 2035. In a new report, Navigant Research forecasts global annual sales of light duty vehicles will reach 122.6

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2015 Chrysler 200 Four-Cylinder: Gas Mileage Review

Green Car Reports

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 Ford F-150 Has Lowest Lifecycle Carbon Footprint: Study

Green Car Reports

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

2015 87

McLaren-Honda reveals MP4-30 F1 car for 2015 with new Honda hybrid power unit

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McLaren-Honda revealed its new MP4-30 racer for the upcoming 2015 FIA Formula One (F1) World Championship. The car is fitted with Honda’s RA615H Hybrid power unit. Earlier post.). The McLaren-Honda MP4-30 is the only chassis on the grid to be fitted with Honda’s new RA615H Hybrid power unit.

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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

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2016 Honda Pilot gains 12% in power, up to 9.5% in fuel efficiency over 2015 model

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The 280 hp engine adds 30 hp (+12%) and 9 lb-ft of torque (+3.6%) over the 2015 Pilot model while receiving an EPA combined fuel-economy rating of 23 mpg (10.2 l/100 km) for the 2WD with nine-speed automatic transmission, up 2 mpg from the 2015 Pilot (+9.5%).

2015 105

Hot Tub Time Machine WayBack Wednesday – Reposted Word-for-Word from June 25 of 2008

Creative Greenius

Wednesday, June 25, 2008. There’s an old joke that most of us baby boomers first heard when we were kids.

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