Just 2 More Weeks Till Sunstock 2017! Are You Ready to Rock L.A.?

Creative Greenius

And dig who’s playing the two stages at this year’s Sunstock: Let’s all come together and shine our bright lights in unison at this year’s solar festival – I’m ready to party and shake my groove thing to kick off an epic #YearOfJoe and so are all these friends of mine in the video: You know you need this super feel good festival to end our summer with a soul-filled, positive, love-focused bang, and Sunstock 2017 will be exactly that.

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2017 Volkswagen e-Golf: weekend drive report and range test

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf is absolutely the most normal, invisible, unremarkable electric car you can buy today. The thought came like a flash while on the highway heading into New York's Catskill Mountains: This is what all cars will be like soon. No one knew it was electric, or paid it any attention; it was simply another VW Golf in the. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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2017 electric motorcycle buyers guide

Green Car Reports

Electric motorcycles have seen a year of growth and challenges, both reflected in the offerings for 2017. Zero continues to push for its lineup to have more power, greater range, and lower prices, while new entries from Alta Motors and Energica expand available offerings. The demise of Victory motorcycles, however, seems to be the end of the. Harley-Davidson electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles Polaris Energica Ego

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Influencers assess 2017 and make predictions for 2018

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As the year winds down, questions tend to arise about what the big trends of the past year have been and what the year to come may hold

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car: new owner's first impressions

Green Car Reports

As the first mass-priced electric car with more than 200 miles of range to hit the market, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has attracted a great deal of attention. It's won numerous awards, including the Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy title, and received rave reviews from a wide variety of media outlets. But what do actual owners think? DON'T. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid: gas mileage review

Green Car Reports

For 2017, the compact crossover utility vehicle has added a new model, a hybrid that competes with the very successful Toyota RAV4 Hybrid—of which 44,000 were delivered last year. Last year, Nissan sold almost 330,000 Rogues in the U.S., making it by far the brand's most popular model. We recently spent four days and almost 380 miles with. hybrid SUV

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid video drive review

Green Car Reports

This is the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq. DON'T MISS: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: first drive. It's been said that the only global carmaker Toyota is really worried about is Hyundai. This year, the legendary Prius hybrid—which celebrates its 20th anniversary—has some new competition. It's a hybrid, but there are actually three models of the Ioniq. Videos

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: first drive review

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq isn't one car but three, with a unique choice of powertrains. The volume seller will be the Ioniq Hybrid, a dedicated hybrid (as is the Toyota Prius) with a 58-mpg combined EPA fuel-economy rating for its base model. But you can also get it as a battery-electric car (starting in April, in California) and late this year, as a. Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

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OER Had Its Breakthrough in 2017. Next Year, It Will Become an Essential Teaching Tool

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Those days are over: 2017 was OER’s breakthrough year. That happened in 2017. Meanwhile, at least 70 OER-related bills were introduced in more than half the country’s state legislatures in 2017. Open educational resources (OER) have long been touted as “the next big thing” in higher education, but the drawn-out hype has led many educators and administrators to wonder if it would ever live up to its expectations.

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Fast-charging a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the first mass-priced electric car with more than 200 miles of range to go on sale in the U.S. That alone makes it a landmark vehicle, and has led to significant interest in the first electric car that provides comparable range to that of Tesla cars over the last nine years. Its maker, however, often refers to the. Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Fast Charging Combined Charging Standard (CCS

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BMW tops emobility sales charts in Germany 1H 2017

Green Car Congress

The BMW Group was the top seller of electric mobility in Germany the first half of 2017, with just under 5,000 units registered ; registrations are about 175% over the same period in 2016. In the first half of 2017 alone, around 2,100 customers opted for the compact, up 155% compared to the first half of 2016. Almost one in six of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourers registered in Germany in 2017 was electrified.

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2017 Kia Niro: gas mileage review

Green Car Reports

However you choose to view the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid—Kia says it's a crossover utility, we call it a wagon—it's a good-looking and relatively capacious small car. The debate over segments comes because the Niro has neither the ground clearance of a utility vehicle nor available all-wheel drive, making it more of a wagon or "square. Fuel Economy

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Why one guy bought a 2017 Nissan Leaf electric car: it was a great deal

Green Car Reports

The deals, incentives, and rebates currently available on the 2017 Nissan Leaf are generous and well documented. A handful of utility companies across the United States have offered generous discounts, likely backed by Nissan itself, to move the current-generation Leaf from dealerships to driveways. All of this has occurred as the 2018 Nissan Leaf. Videos car buying incentives plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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2017 Geneva auto show: green car preview

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Geneva Motor Show marks the next stop on the annual auto-show circuit. With press days beginning March 7, we aren't expecting an overwhelming number of green cars at the Swiss show this year. A smattering of production and concept cars with some green elements will debut there, though. DON'T MISS: 2018 Lexus LS 500h hybrid luxury sedan to. Geneva Motor Show Plug-In Hybrids Geneva Auto Show

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2017 Subaru Impreza: first drive of AWD compact sedan, hatch

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Subaru Impreza is one of the most fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive vehicles in the U.S. The entirely redesigned 2017 Impreza rides on new underpinnings, but it's easily recognizable as an evolution of the company's popular compact sedan and hatchback. market, and has been for many years. One of a few firsts for this year's Impreza, however. all-wheel drive AWD

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Update: SAE J2954 wireless charging validation to 11kW, Recommended Practice to enable autonomous vehicle parking and charging in 2017

Green Car Congress

At the SAE 2017 Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium last week, an overview of the plans for testing to validate power levels up to WPT 3, (11kW) for SAE J2954TM were shown along with a preview of the technology to be standardized in the upcoming Recommended Practice. In 2017, bench testing for both matched and interoperable assemblies to validate the WPT 3 (11 kW) power level under both ideal conditions and maximum offset is being planned.

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2017 Tesla Model X electric-car pricing, feature changes

Green Car Reports

Tesla has released updated pricing and features for its 2017 Tesla Model X all-electric crossover utility vehicle, including lower prices for both the 75D and 90D models. Like the changes released at the same time to the Model S sedan, the new lineup increases the distance between the two lower-end models and the top-of-the-range 100D and P100D. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV now available across US

Green Car Congress

Through 30 August 2017, Chevrolet sold 11,670 Bolt EVs this year and 12,249 since the start of sales in December 2016. Starting at an MSRP of $37,495 before federal tax incentives of up to $7,500 depending upon individual tax situation, the 2017 Bolt EV offers an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range on a single charge. Chevrolet announced today that the Bolt EV is now available by order or in stock at certified dealerships across the US.

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2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel first drive

Green Car Reports

When the first Chevrolet Cruze Diesel was launched back in 2014, it made a lot of sense. Diesel was in vogue. German manufacturers were pushing diesel power in a huge way, with Volkswagen's "Clean Diesel" leading the charge. Oh, how things have changed. DON'T MISS: Volkswagen diesel scandal - all our stories Diesel for passenger cars today is, for. Fuel Economy

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Lots of ways to get $10K off 2017 Nissan Leaf electric car by end of June

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Nissan Leaf might well be the hottest electric car deal on the market right now, with a slew of potential discounts. Nissan is working with numerous partners to provide $10,000 off a 2017 Leaf lease, which adds to the $7,500 federal income-tax credit, giving a total of $17,500 in incentives. Among the partners offering the $10,000. incentives electric utilities plug-in cars Incentives and Rebates eVgo charging network

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Porsche unveils 2017 version of 919 Hybrid Le Mans prototype

Green Car Congress

The 2017 model of the Porsche 919 Hybrid deploys a range of new innovations, particularly in the vehicle’s aerodynamics, the chassis and the combustion engine. Team Principal Andreas Seidl, who continues to serve as acting technical director, said that for the 2017 season, 60 to 70 percent of the vehicle is newly developed. The technical regulations for the 2017 FIA WEC World Endurance. Porsche unveiled the new 919 Hybrid at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza (IT).

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Volkswagen prices 2017 e-Golf starting at $30,495; longer range, better fuel economy, more power

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is pricing the 2017 e-Golf starting at $30,495, plus $820 destination. For 2017, Volkswagen is using an updated lithium-ion battery with an increased energy capacity of 35.8 Improved battery chemistry also helps improve the overall fuel economy of the 2017 e-Golf. Fuel consumption for the 2017 model is 28 kWh/100 miles, compared to 29 kWh/100 miles for the 2016 model. The new 2017 LEAF has an MSRP of $30,680 and the 2017 Ioniq Electric, $29,500.

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime real-world gas mileage, electric range review

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is an automotive enigma. I hopped into a Titanium Glow (think beige) 2017 Prius Prime for a three-day visit to Dallas for the State Fair of Texas. It proudly flaunts its eco-friendly credentials, yet its factory-rated 25 miles of electric range simply pales in comparison to the 53 miles advertised by the Chevrolet Volt. toyota prius prime

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq to have lifetime battery-failure warranty

Green Car Reports

Hyundai is extending the lifetime battery warranty offered on previous electrified models to the 2017 Ioniq lineup as well. The warranty applies to all versions of Hyundai's first dedicated green car, including the Ioniq Hybrid, Ioniq Electric, and Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid. As with previous Hyundai models, the warranty applies to complete failure of. Warranties Batteries Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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2017 Smart ForTwo electric cars priced from $24,550

Green Car Reports

Prices for the 2017 Smart ForTwo electric coupe and cabriolet begin at $24,550 and $28,750 respectively. The market for electric vehicles normally comes with a high price of entry, though Smart is proposing that its new two-seat battery-powered minicar is a value proposition. If you've followed Smart's electric offerings, the starting price for. minicar Electric Car plug-in cars

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2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel sedan rated at 37 mpg combined

Green Car Reports

With the elimination of Volkswagen diesel models, the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel is one of the few remaining options for buyers seeking a mainstream-priced diesel car. We now know that the 2017 Cruze Diesel sedan will achieve. The second-generation Cruze Diesel was confirmed last year, but the initial sedan variant is only just now going on sale. General Motors Chevy Fuel Economy Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

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2017 Tesla Model 3 in pilot production: Musk tweets photos of first car

Green Car Reports

It now appears that the 2017 Tesla Model 3 has entered pilot production, following a pair of photos tweeted by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The caption on the first of the two photos, this one black-and-white, says simply, "First production Model 3." The second photo, tweeted 40 minutes later, is in full color but bears no caption. DON'T MISS: Tesla Model. Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car at 6 months: owner's likes, recommendations

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the first mass-priced electric car with a range of more than 200 miles, and it's already had a big impact on the California market. While it continues to trickle into dealerships in other states, a few lucky Californians now have six months in the 238-mile electric hatchback under their belt. An early owner, John. Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Plug-in hybrid price guide: every 2017 model, with specs

Green Car Reports

DON'T MISS: Electric Car Price Guide: every 2017. The number of plug-in hybrid cars has expanded greatly over the past few years. If you've had trouble keeping track of all of these new plug-in cars, fear not. A couple of weeks ago, we gathered the relevant data for every battery-electric car on sale today, and presented it to you in one place. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars new cars

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric: how 'Unlimited' subscription really works

Green Car Reports

To dig its teeth into California's crowded electric vehicle market, its Korean maker has rolled out an "Unlimited+" lease program for the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric. The plan mimics a subscription service, and adds unlimited mileage allowance, vehicle-charging reimbursement, and a cohesive maintenance plan to the standard lease terms, according. Leasing plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) lease price

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Navigant Research: sales of plug-in electric buses increased 40% from 2016 to 2017

Green Car Congress

According to a new report from Navigant Research, sales for plug-in electric buses increased 40% from 2016 to 2017, as the technology on offer from bus companies has improved in performance and in price. Global bus sales are expected to grow from just more than 800,000 in 2017 to more than 1 million in 2027. In 2017, the conventional diesel powertrain is expected to account for about 58% of total bus sales; by 2027, this is forecast to fall to about 51%.

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV rated a Top Safety Pick by IIHS

Green Car Reports

This makes it the first electric car from the 2017 model year to receive an IIHS award. The Chevrolet Bolt EV has just been awarded a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In order to qualify as an IIHS Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn the highest score of “Good” in the institute’s five. Videos

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric: first drive review of 124-mile electric car

Green Car Reports

This year, in 2017, we got the Chevy Bolt EV, at 238 miles. This is the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric. DON'T MISS: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid video drive review It's one of three. For the first six years of electric cars, from 2011 to 2016, we've had a variety of mass-priced cars with ranges of 62 to 107 miles. But there's a new competitor as well. Videos plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4: gas mileage review

Green Car Reports

For 2017, Mitsubishi added a four-door sedan model dubbed G4 to the existing five-door hatchback, and gave. The Mitsubishi Mirage is the underdog of small cars: slow, loud, and archaic, but scrappy. And it's been a much bigger sales success than Mitsubishi expected, given the small numbers of minicars and subcompacts sold in the U.S. these days. minicar small cars Fuel Economy

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A Well Earned, Guilt Free #YearOfJoe

Creative Greenius

Ladies and gentlemen your friendly neighborhood Greenius has hit the wall. I am dog tired. And I’m cranky – angry even – I’ve got no patience left. My lips no longer pucker to kiss politicians ass and I find that I can no longer suffer fools gladly. I need a break, right now, before I snap. So I’m finally taking one. A year-long one. A #YearOfJoe sabbatical. Starting on my 60th birthday next month.

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2017 Kia Niro hybrid 'crossover' wagon priced from $23,800

Green Car Reports

Almost a year after it was unveiled at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid is finally going on sale. The Niro is Kia's first dedicated hybrid vehicle, and the Korean carmaker has taken an unusual tack in describing its new model. Kia calls the Niro a crossover, but its relatively low ride height and lack of all-wheel drive make it. car buying

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2017 Mercedes-Benz E300: gas mileage review

Green Car Reports

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class luxury sedan is hardly viewed as green, even if it'll soon have a plug-in hybrid version offered in small numbers. But driving the most recent generation provides a nice case study of the improvement in gas mileage over three decades of updates to the core product that helped build Mercedes into the powerhouse it is. Fuel Economy EPA Ratings

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2017 Volkswagen e-Golf: first drive of updated 125-mile electric car

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf, the only battery-electric car sold by VW in the U.S., While the current model year is winding to a close, 2017 e-Golfs are just now reaching dealers in the handful of states where the compact electric car is offered for sale. got a large range boost for its third year on the market. But with an EPA-rated range of 125. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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DOE: Cumulative US sales of fuel cell vehicles totaled 2,748 from June 2014 through September 2017

Green Car Congress

According to figures gathered by the US Department of Energy (DOE), cumulative US sales of fuel cell vehicles from June 2014 through September 2017 are 2,748 units, spread across three available models. US sales of the Hyundai Tucson, Toyota Mirai, and Honda Clarity from June 2014 to September 2017.

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2017 VW e-Golf lease can cost more than longer-range Chevy Bolt EV

Green Car Reports

Model years can be confusing: the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf electric car just went on sale this month, at a time when some other makers have already rolled out 2018 models. The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, meanwhile, went on sale since last December; at some point this fall, we expect to get information on the 2018 version. Comparing the two 2017 compact.

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Henkel showcasing composite leaf spring, resin technology at JEC 2017

Green Car Congress

Henkel will showcase a leaf spring based on Loctite MAX 2 polyurethane matrix resin and continuous glass fiber reinforcement at JEC World 2017 composites trade show in Paris next week. The leaf spring, which debuted in late 2014 on the rear suspension of the Volvo XC90 premium crossover SUV, now features at the core of a lightweight rear axle concept implemented on various models.

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2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell: first drive of hydrogen-powered sedan

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is the first one in which we were able to forget about the powertrain and simply drive. There are now three different vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells on sale in California, and we've driven them all. It's the best of the three, although that won't matter much to the majority of U.S. car buyers who live. California hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell Zero Emission Vehicle

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Detroit Electric to outline future product plans at LCV 2017

Green Car Congress

>UK-based electric vehicle start-up Detroit Electric will outline its future product plans during its first appearance at Cenex’s Low Carbon Vehicles (LCV) 2017 event on 6 and 7 September at Millbrook. The brand will share its plans to launch a range of pure electric passenger vehicles in the coming years, a strategy that has been enabled following a recent injection of US$1.8 billion in capital from a joint venture agreement.

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