Audi A6 Plug-in Hybrid available now: 34 miles of zero-emission driving offered

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With financial and environmental considerations increasingly at front of the mind for executive class drivers, lease deals on the Audi A6 50 TFSI e PHEV are now available

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Hyundai expands NEXO fuel cell SUV availability in Northern California

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Hyundai’s NEXO fuel cell SUV is now available at Roseville Hyundai near Sacramento. NEXO is available now and can be leased for $379 (Blue model) or $449 (Limited model) for 36 months.

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2020 Audi E-Tron electric SUV: Range boost likely for US, confirmed for Europe

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miles (25 km)—available now in vehicles being delivered in Europe. Audi last week revealed that European versions of the E-Tron electric SUV will get a boost in rated range of about 15.5

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Hyundai prices Kona Electric starting at $36,450

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Kona Electric’s estimated range is 258 miles; the EV offers standard fast-charging capability. 2019 Kona Electric models are produced in Ulsan, Korea and are available now, with initial availability in California and subsequently in the ZEV-focused states in the western and northeastern regions of the US market. Hyundai is pricing the new Kona Electric CUV in the US starting at $36,450.

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Amazon orders more than 1,800 EVs from Mercedes-Benz Vans

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Electrification of traffic on the so-called "last mile" is progressing. kWh/100km) available now with high-torque electric motor and 421 kilometers range as well as the fully electric EQV (combined power consumption: 26.4-26.3

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EPA annual inventory shows US GHG up 3.1% from 2017-2018

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While the current Inventory does not include 2019, preliminary energy data available now for 2019 from EIA projects that fossil fuel-CO 2 emissions decreased by approximately 3% from 2018 to 2019. The number of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) by light-duty vehicles (i.e.,

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GM Maven introduces monthly offering for members; vehicles include the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Volt

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Maven Reserve is available now in Los Angeles and San Francisco with plans to expand to other cities. Maven members have traveled more than 80 million miles. The average Maven City trip is 136 miles and lasts more than 12 hours. Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, has expanded its offerings to include a new monthly service, Maven Reserve. Maven members pay a monthly fee to reserve a new GM vehicle loaded with technology for 28 days.

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Lightning Hybrids renames itself Lightning Systems; rollout of new lineup of fleet efficiency products

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The system is available now with the Lightning Hybrids system, and will be available standalone in Fall 2017. The system is available now, worldwide on more than 25 platforms. All products will leverage the LightningAnalytics system to validate efficiency results for fleets and will be available as either a retrofit for existing vehicles or for new vehicles from Lightning’s network of distributors and upfitters.

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NIO launches ES6 electric SUV starting at $52K and 317-mile range

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The electric SUV starts at a pre-subsidy price of 358,000 RMB (US$52,000), and is available now for public pre-order via the NIO app, with delivery to start in June 2019. which both contribute to a combined range of up to 510 km (317 miles). The ES6 is available in two versions: the Standard Version and the Performance Version. NIO users can now choose from the battery plan and receive a 100,000 RMB (US$14,500) discount off of the price of the vehicle. NIO Inc.

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The #1 working mum’s guide to buying the perfect electric car

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There are so many great models, shapes, styles of EV available now with budget, mid and high-end options. On the occasions I do travel a long distance, mainly for work purposes, the Tesla gets 300+ miles anyway, so I’d easily get to Manchester and back from Binbrook, Lincolnshire.

Lightning Systems and New Eagle unveil battery-electric upfit system for Ford Transit passenger wagon, van, cutaway, chassis cab models

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The new LightningElectric zero-emissions package is available for Ford Transit as part of Ford’s eQVM program. The product will be available first on heavy-duty Transits with a 10,360-pound gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and will go on sale in early 2018. Depending on battery option and drive cycle, LightningElectric will have an electric range of up to 125 miles, and a payload capacity of up to 3,500 pounds.

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Consumer Reports finds Honda Accord hybrid fuel economy “impressive”, but short of EPA 47 mpg rating

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With their excellent highway efficiency of 32 and 49 mpg, they provide lengthy cruising ranges of 785 and 735 miles. Complete reports and ratings for the Honda Accord Hybrid, Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, BMW 328d, and Jeep Cherokee Diesel, as well as updated tests for the recently freshened Volkswagen Passat, Honda Civic and Dodge Dart are available now at www.ConsumerReports.org or in the July Issue of Consumer Reports on sale 3 June.

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2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid PHEV debuts; third new Porsche hybrid powertrain since 2017

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seconds vs. Cayenne S E-Hybrid) on to a ¼ mile time of 13.3 Sport and Sport Plus: The highest level of drive performance is made available in the “Sport” and “Sport Plus” modes. In “Sport” mode, the battery charge is always maintained at a minimum level to ensure that sufficient boost reserve capacity is available when needed. While running on electricity alone, the Cayenne E-Hybrid can travel up to 83 mph (134 km/h) and up to 44 kilometers (27 miles) (NEDC).

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New ArcelorMittal lightweight car door solutions; up to 34% weight savings over existing steel doors in medium-term

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Using steels and technology currently available, ArcelorMittal’s global R&D automotive team has demonstrated that a 27% weight and cost saving can be achieved without compromising safety and structural requirements. g/mile) is saved. Using a combination of existing advanced high strength steels (AHSS) and ultra high strength steels (UHSS) it is now possible to reduce the weight of the baseline C-segment door from 18.3 ArcelorMittal lightweight door. Click to enlarge.

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Leo Motors, Inc. Completes Successful Tests for Converted Midsize Highway Electric Vehicles

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The converted Kia achieved speeds of 100 mph and a range of 150 miles on a single charge, going from zero to sixty mph in six seconds. The kit is available now from Leo Motors on an order basis. Korea-based Leo Motors , Inc. earlier post ) has completed testing of an electric vehicle (EV) conversion solution on Kia’s “Morning” car model. Leo’s conversion solution can be used in any type of small to midsize vehicle platform (2,000 cc engines or below), for any manufacturer.

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Ford showcases Transit line-up powered by new Ford EcoBlue diesel at Hannover; 6-speed auto, AWD and SYNC 3

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Available now in the latest Transit and Transit Custom models, the 2.0-liter Ford EcoBlue engine is offered in 105 PS, 130 PS and 170 PS power ratings, each of which offers increased power and torque compared with the outgoing 2.2-liter engine. Ford anticipates a fuel cost saving of up to €1,600 (US$1,791) over 130,000 km (80,000 miles) for the operator of a new 105 PS Transit Custom van compared with the previous 100 PS model.

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California issues draft plan for more efficient, less polluting freight system

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California’s freight system is the most extensive and interconnected freight system in the United States and comprises several deep water seaports; cargo airports; border crossings; and a vast warehousing and distribution sector, all connected by a network of more than 11,000 miles of railroad track and Interstate and state highways. The Draft Action Plan is available now for stakeholder and public feedback through 6 July 2016.

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Fiat 500L using SABIC polycarbonate glazing materials in rear fixed side windows; lighter weight than glass

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It is all about maximum style at a minimum cost per mile for our customers, and we will continue to explore the opportunities presented by polycarbonate glazing materials to make further progress. Polycarbonate glazing is a cutting-edge technology that is viable and available now for automakers.

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evstores start deliveries of electric MyCar

Green Cars News

Deliveries of the electric MyCar have now started in London. Now production has started and vehicles are being delivered to delighted customers in London. The electric drive system was developed in Hong Kong with the help of the Polytechnic University and manufacturing is now under way in a dedicated plant in China. The little quadricycle achieves a range of around 40 miles and a top speed of 40mph.

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Launch of NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory Fails

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The Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) was designed to map geographic distribution and seasonal variations of Earth’s natural and anthropogenic carbon sinks and sources at a resolution of approximately one square mile per measurement. NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory satellite ( earlier post ) failed to reach orbit after its 4:55 a.m. EST liftoff 24 Feb from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base.

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Manhattan Beach, The South Bay’s Greenest City

Creative Greenius

The Creative Greenius says you can now expect a bold United States policy on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, a rapid shift away from carbon-based fuels to renewables and a science-based approach to water policy and other critical resources. It’s all coming eight years later than it should, but the Climate Change Calvary has now arrived and they’re riding hard and fast. Both the City Police and Fire chiefs are now driving city owned alternative fuel vehicles.

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Subsidy announcement boosts electric cars

Green Cars News

Last week the UK Government announced a purchase subsidy of up to £5,000 for every electric car available from 2011. Says co-founder Evert Geurtsen: “Buyers do not need to wait until 2011 because electric cars are available now and already provide huge savings. Road tax is zero and electricity costs less than 2p per mile whilst the price of petrol and diesel will just keep on rising with increasing government taxes. miles long and the average speed only12 mph.

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PHEV Day 168. Sunday, 29 March 2009. Run to Knoxville, Tennessee

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Its impressive 2 cents a mile average cost is turning heads. Alternatives to gas guzzling are here, now. The batteries and technology are available now. Hybrids are also immediately available. It’s been traversing our east and west coasts for ten months, covering more than 30,000 miles, with Tennessee being the 47th state visited! So far, it has cost roughly only 2 cents for each electric mile traveled.

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EV Briefs, and Black Rock City & EVs

Plugs and Cars

Now the relationship with EVs may be going further still. nk City could do the 20 – 50 mile round-trips without petroleum, using only the power from Google’s solar array. We’ve all got electricity at home and work right now, and we’d like to use it for our cars. My RAV4 EV with NiMH batteries is going strong after more than 5 years and over 50,000 miles. A few items before I head out to Black Rock City for two weeks.

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