US vehicle miles travelled up 3% in first 9 months of 2016 to 2.4 trillion miles

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trillion miles in the first nine months of 2016, an increase of 3.0% billion miles were driven in September 2016 alone—a 2.4% increase compared with August 2016. The seasonally-adjusted vehicle miles traveled for September 2016 were 268.7 US driving topped 2.4

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Wolfspeed wins 2016 R&D 100 Award for wide bandgap underhood inverter for HEVs/EVs

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Wolfspeed, A Cree Company, a leading global supplier of silicon carbide (SiC) power products, won a 2016 R&D 100 Award for its high-temperature, wide-bandgap (WBG) underhood inverter for hybrid and electric vehicles.

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Argonne releases 2016 version of GREET

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The Argonne National Laboratory’s Systems Assessment Group announced 2016 release of the suite of GREET (Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation Model) models and associated documentation. electricity generation mix based on Energy Information Administration (EIA)’s Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) 2016.

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Consumer Reports confirms 2016 Toyota Prius 52-mpg rating

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Consumer Reports has confirmed the 52-mpg combined EPA fuel-economy rating of the 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid, although its ratings in city and highway testing differed. Nonetheless, the magazine says the 2016 Prius is the most fuel-efficient car it's ever tested.

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2016 Los Angeles Auto Show green-car preview

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The 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show gets underway this week, and a few notable green cars are expected to debut there. The current popularity of crossover utility vehicles is evident in the numerous new or redesigned crossover models lined for the L.A. show. A smattering of other models will debut as well, but crossovers could very well represent the. Los Angeles Auto Show new cars

Audi realigns motorsport strategy: electric instead of endurance; out of FIA WEC at end of 2016 season

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The brand will terminate its FIA WEC commitment, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, at the end of the 2016 season. In the current 2016 season, DTM factory driver Mattias Ekström in his Audi S1 EKS RX quattro clinched the World Championship title early, competing against numerous factory teams.

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2018 Ford EcoSport unveiled at 2016 Los Angeles auto show

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Like most things at Ford that don't have GT or RS in their name these days, the new Ford EcoSport is about 90% hype and 10% car. Fortunately, underneath all that ad-speak, it's a cute little thing, with some cool features. If Ford can deliver it with the right driving experience, for the right price, those in the market for a fun and functional. Los Angeles Auto Show

2016 Electric Motorcycle Buyers Guide

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Zero added two new bikes to its lineup for 2016, and its prices have come down while performance has gone up. The electric motorcycle industry continues to mature as Zero Motorcycles leads the way with the highest sales and most models. Several established manufacturers gave us a glimpse of their plans for electric motorcycles, and an array of. Harley-Davidson electric motorcycles Brammo Empulse Zero Motorcycles Polaris Energica Ego Yamaha

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Cooperation between Daimler and Renault-Nissan Alliance deepening in 2016

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At the Paris Motor Show, Carlos Ghosn and Dieter Zetsche said that the strategic partnership between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG is maturing as it enters its seventh year in 2016. The staffing and equipping of the plant started in May 2016 according to plan. Plant expansion was decided upon early in 2016 and is now being implemented.

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Give Me A #BreakFreeLA & Then Give Me 100% Renewables RIGHT NOW

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I’ve lived in my house in Torrance, California for 23 years now. Been in L.A. since I was 19 years old in 1976, back when then Governor Brown was telling us that we were “living in an era of diminished expectations.”

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GM details 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid powertrain design and operation

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The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid ( earlier post ) is EPA-rated at 46 mpg (5.11 At the 2016 SAE World Congress, GM engineers presented a paper describing the development of the new hybrid powertrain for the popular mid-size sedan. Source: Tim Grewe, 2016 SAE HEVT Symposium.

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Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for November 2016

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As we get further into the 2017 model year, manufacturers are becoming more eager to eliminate leftover inventory of 2016 models, creating some good opportunities for bargain-hunting car shoppers. It's once again time to look at the best deals on green cars. As always, our list spans hybrids, plug-in hybrids, electric cars, and fuel-efficient. car buying Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars deals

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2016 Tesla Model X first drive review

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That's the 2016 Tesla Model X six- or seven-seat SUV, and courtesy of an owner in just that situation, we've finally been able to spend a few hours driving the luxury crossover. When you want to buy a Tesla electric car, and you've got four kids, there's only one choice on the market. Unlike other automakers, Tesla Motors almost never makes cars. Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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FEV showcasing 48V technology at 2016 SAE World Congress

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FEV will showcase some of its 48-Volt technology capabilities at the 2016 SAE World Congress next week in Detroit. FEV says it believes that 48V technology will be the next evolution in in-vehicle power.

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2016 Chevrolet Volt: Gas Mileage Review

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We gave it our Best Car To Buy 2016 award, and we've written that it's better in pretty much every way than the innovative first-generation Volt. Last month, we were able to spend four weekend days with a 2016 Chevrolet Volt, to get a. By now, it's hardly a secret that we're big fans of the redesigned second-generation Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid.

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2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review

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The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the first mass-market crossover utility with a hybrid powertrain since the demise of the Ford Escape Hybrid in 2012. Granted, there's the luxury Lexus NX hybrid (using some of the same underpinninngs), and the low-volume Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, with a mild-hybrid powertrain. But in terms of mainstream compact. Fuel Economy

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LeEco showcases autonomous EV concept LeSEE at Auto China 2016

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China-based internet company LeEco unveiled its LeSEE electric car concept this week at Auto China 2016—The 14th Beijing International Automobile Exhibition.

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2016 Toyota Prius Hybrid Is 'Heck On Wheels' In Super Bowl TV Ad

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This year, Toyota is promoting its all-new 2016 Prius hybrid in an ad that describes it as "Heck on wheels." DON'T MISS: 2016 Toyota Prius: Gas. Every year, Super Bowl ads seem to come closer to overshadowing the "big game" itself.

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Automotive Grade Linux membership grows 60% in 2016

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>Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative open source project developing a Linux-based, open platform for the connected car, announced five new members have joined Automotive Grade Linux and The Linux Foundation. AGL has close to 90 members representing various business interests, from semiconductors and in-vehicle software to IoT and connected cloud services. The newest AGL members include: Audiokinetic, Sasken Communication Technologies, Star Lab, Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Witekio.

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Ethertronics unveils V2X Automotive smart antenna solutions at Electronica 2016

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Ethertronics, a provider of smart antenna system solutions, announced two new Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) smart antennas to enhance connected car antenna performance, reliability and range at Electronica in Munich.

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2016 Toyota Prius hybrid gets good IIHS, NHTSA crash safety scores

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The 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid has already been on sale for a few months, but crash-test scores are just now being released. The fourth-generation Prius did well in both National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) testing.

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The Greatest Solar Powered Music Festival in World History! SUNSTOCK JUNE 18 Los Angeles

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Out of the darkness, comes the light! Be there and shine with us! Your Creative Greenius loves him some Cults. You KNOW I dig Kaki King… In fact, there has NEVER been a greater, more talented, more entertaining musical line up than Sunstock!

ISO/TS 19880:2016 – New technical document for hydrogen stations

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ISO has published a new Technical Specification ISO/TS 19880-1 , Gaseous hydrogen — fueling stations — Part 1: General requirements, which is a key document for the building of hydrogen fueling stations worldwide. Earlier post.)

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Euro NCAP 2016: Toyota Prius, Hyundai Ioniq and VW Tiguan best in class

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In 2016, Euro NCAP tested 18 new passenger cars and four heavy quadricycles; three cars were awarded “Best in Class”: the Toyota Prius in the Large Family Car category; the Hyundai Ioniq in the Small Family Car category; and the VW Tiguan in the Small Off-Roader category. Euro NCAP Best in Class scores 2016. 2016 saw the introduction of some significant changes to Euro NCAP’s ratings scheme.

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European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Jul 2016

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Once more, the Renault Zoe has maintained the title of best-selling electric car in Europe now that sales reports have been compiled through July. As has been the case all year, the subcompact hatchback's only real competition for the top spot came from the Nissan Leaf, built by Renault's Japanese alliance partner. The Leaf still vastly outsells. Europe sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Renault Zoe

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Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for October 2016

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The leaves are beginning to change, and so are the deals on green cars. Our monthly survey of best deals on hybrid, plug-in electric, and fuel-efficient cars includes some new models, as well as some with incentives retained from previous months. As we get further into the 2017 model year, carmakers are getting more eager to rid themselves of. car buying Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars deals

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, October 2016: Volt's seven-peat

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The Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years; the Chevy Volt won the Canadian electric-car sales trophy for the seventh time in seven months. Though Chevy Volt sales in Canada fell from stratospheric to mere tropospheric levels in October, the vehicle remains Canada's monthly sales leader for the seventh consecutive month. sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Tesla delivered 24,500 electric cars in Q3, holds firm on 2016 goal

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Tesla said late yesterday that it delivered roughly 24,500 electric cars during the third quarter, including 15,800 Model S sedans and 8,700 Model X utility vehicles. That total slightly exceeds estimates by at least half of the financial analysts who had projected deliveries from the Silicon Valley maker before their release. The third-quarter. sales Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars

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European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Aug 2016

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The Renault Zoe once again maintained its position as the best-selling electric car in Europe, at least through August. As has been the case all year, the subcompact hatchback's main competition for that title was the Nissan Leaf—built by Renault's Japanese alliance partner—which once again earned the second-place spot. The Leaf. Europe sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, September 2016: new record?

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The past week has brought a "hat trick" of good news for Canadian plug-in electric vehicle owners. The Toronto Blue Jays made the major-league baseball playoffs, the Canadian government announced a national carbon price to come by 2018, and a spectacular September almost certainly shattered monthly electric-car sales records. DON'T MISS: U.S. sales Canada New car sales plug-in cars

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Plug-in electric car cales in Canada, Nov 2016: Bolts from the blue?

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Canada's first three Chevrolet Bolt EVs were registered in October, no doubt for media test-drives and dealership training ahead of the 238-mile electric car's Canadian launch. That event is expected to take place early next year, but with photos of truckloads of Bolt EVs headed for U.S. dealers, their counterparts north of the border will clearly. sales Canada New car sales plug-in cars

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Audi sponsors AI conference NIPS 2016, demonstrates how car develops intelligent parking strategies

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The company is the only automaker represented at NIPS 2016 with its own stand and a showcase. Although engineers from Daimler are presenting a demonstration at NIPS 2016 on the detection of obstacles by an autonomous car.). NVIDIA is also a NIPS 2016 sponsor.) Audi is a sponsor this year of the annual Conference and Workshop on Neural Information Processing Systems ( NIPS ) and is showcasing its expertise at the conference on artificial intelligence for the first time.

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2016 BMW X1 quick drive review

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The 2016 BMW X1 is so cleverly proportioned, in fact, that many buyers will never noticed that it's actually a transverse-engined car with a front-wheel-drive base—the company's first. It looks like a BMW, offers relatively sporty roadholding for an SUV, and delivers a quiet, solid ride. And the BMW styling, interior, and road feel entirely. all-wheel drive xDrive

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VW BUDD-e electric microbus named “2016 Concept Truck of the Year”

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The Volkswagen BUDD-e battery-electric microbus concept ( earlier post ) has been named “2016 Concept Truck of the Year” at the 15 th Annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards. on 31 July 2016.

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Toyota GAZOO Racing introduces TS050 hybrid racer for 2016 WEC season; moves up to 8MJ class with Li-ion battery

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Toyota GAZOO Racing revealed the all-new TS050 HYBRID LMP1 racer—Toyota’s third new car since joining WEC in 2012—for the 2016 World Endurance Championship ( WEC ) competition.

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2016 Mini Cooper Clubman gas mileage review

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DON'T MISS: 2016 MINI Cooper. We're fond of Mini Coopers around here. The little British cars are fun to drive, often produce smiles from others, and in their latest incarnation, are considerably more fuel-efficient than they used to be. We've already tested the third-generation Mini hardtop in both its three-door and the new five-door variants. Fuel Economy

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U Waterloo researcher awarded 2016 Distinguished Dissertation Award for work on fuel cell catalysts

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Drew Higgins from the University of Waterloo has won the 2016 Canada’s Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies (CAGS) in the category of Engineering/Medical Science/Natural Science for his work on fuel cell catalysts.

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2016 BYD e6 electric taxi gets range increase to 187 miles: Forbidden Fruit

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How would you like an all-electric wagon with five seats, a rear liftgate, and 187 miles of EPA-rated range? Sounds pretty good, right? You'd think such a vehicle might sell well, since it would have more rated range than any other electric cars on the market except the Chevy Bolt EV and anything from Tesla. Well, such a car has been certified by. China forbidden fruit BYD plug-in cars BYD e6 Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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2016 Billion Ton Report shows US could sustainably produce at least 1B tons biomass by 2040 for bioeconomy

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The 2016 Billion-Ton Report , volume 1, updates and expands upon analysis in the 2011 US Billion-Ton Update ( earlier post ), which was preceded by the 2005 US Billion Ton Study ( earlier post ). The Billion Ton 2016 is the third in the series of these Billion Ton reports.

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2016 Chevy Cruze gas mileage beats even previous Eco model

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The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze EPA fuel-economy ratings beat those of all gasoline versions of the previous-generation model. The second-generation Cruze was unveiled last June, and shown in China before that, but is just now going on sale throughout the U.S. It achieves a best of 30 mpg city, 42 mpg highway, 35 mpg combined, making good on Chevy's. General Motors Fuel Economy

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