Ford only automaker on Ethisphere Institute’s list of 2016 World’s Most Ethical Companies

Green Car Congress

and Tier 1 supplier Delphi Automotive also made the 2016 list. The framework of Ethisphere’s proprietary rating system, the corporate Ethics Quotient (EQTM), consists of a series of multiple-choice questions that capture a company’s performance.

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NHTSA adds rearview video systems to list of recommended safety technologies to encourage broader use

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will add rearview video systems to its list of recommended features under its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). As we’ve seen with other features in the past, adding rearview video systems to our list of recommended safety features will encourage both automakers and consumers to consider more vehicles that offer this important technology.

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Electric cars dominate EPA list of the most efficient vehicles

Green Cars News

Electric cars have completely taken over in the US as the most energy efficient vehicles available.

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IBM releases fifth annual Next Five in Five list of near-term significant innovations; personalized routing for commuting/transportation makes the cut

Green Car Congress

IBM unveiled the fifth annual “Next Five in Five”—a list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and play over the next five years. Also on the list of five is the arrival of advanced batteries, including air batteries (e.g.,

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When will Tesla Model 3 all-wheel-drive, lower-range models be available?

Green Car Reports

As Tesla ramps up production of the Model 3 and continues to deliver cars to its long list of reservation holders, many buyers are wondering when they will be able to configure Model 3s with "D" all-wheel drive or with the smaller base battery pack.

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SAIC-GM-Wuling launches its first EV; Buick Regal hybrid available in China

Green Car Congress

Available in two variants, it is priced as low as RMB 35,800 (US$5,290) after national and local subsidies. Ten variants, including a hybrid electric, are available priced between RMB 175,800 and RMB 269,800 (US$26,000 and US$39,900). Its turning radius of 3.7

2017 78

Recargo PlugShare software will be available in VIA’s plug-ins

Green Car Congress

PlugShare is a comprehensive listing of public, paid and free charging stations with more than 28,000 plugs in North America, and 55,000 global locations currently in its database. Recargo, Inc. and VIA Motors have signed an agreement to include Recargo’s PlugShare charging infrastructure information in VIA’s in-dash electric vehicle application; VIA plans to unveil its iPad in-Dash electric vehicle control system in the 2014 production extended range electric vehicles.

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Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for September 2018

Green Car Reports

This month's best deals list includes a newcomer among plug-in hybrids. Our partners at CarsDirect.com, now focus the list of best deals on models that are widely available, not "compliance cars" available only in token quantities in select locations. That could be a great thing for buyers who want the best deal along with the latest technologies.

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Just who are Faam? Electric van grants available for Italian firm’s vehicles

Green Cars News

This morning saw the announcement of the first seven vehicles which qualify for the Plug-in Van Grants (PiVG) worth up to £8,000. But among the list of electric vans was one name we are not familiar with; Faam. Whilst most of the list was fairly predictable, with vehicles such as the Renault Kangoo Z.E, Ford [.]. Latest news electric vehicles Faam Plug-in van grants

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Best deals on hybrid, plug-in and electric cars for August 2018

Green Car Reports

As always, our list of deals comes from our partners at CarsDirect. This month, they have focused on deals available nationwide and on cars that are more shoppers can find (unlike, for example, the VW e-Golf, of. This month, green-car buyers can find some screaming deals. These aren't just local programs or restricted to California buyers, either.

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Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid discontinued for 2017 model year

Green Car Reports

You can scratch one model off the list of hybrids available in the U.S. The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid will be discontinued for the 2017 model year, marking the end of the line for Subaru's first production hybrid car. The rest of the Crosstrek lineup will continue with minor changes as Subaru prepares redesigned Impreza and Crosstrek models for

2016 78

Electric-Car Sales Surge In South Korea, Supported By Subsidies

Green Car Reports

Sales of plug-in electric cars are very regional right now, globally as well as within the United States. Norway, for instance, has seen electric-car sales soar because it offers financial incentives and other benefits that aren''t available to drivers of vehicles with combustion engines.

UK release this week

Revenge of the Electric Car

You've asked for it, and this week you've got it: the film releases in theatres in the UK on July 20th, and tickets are available now for screenings at the Empire Leicester Square. in Dolby surround sound, of course! For a complete list of screenings and to buy tickets, click here

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First 2014 Chevrolet Spark EVs Now At CA, Oregon Dealers

Green Car Reports

Add one more battery-electric vehicle to the list of electric cars for sale in California (if not the rest of the U.S.). The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV is now available for purchase or lease at several dealerships in northern and southern California, as well as a few in Oregon. About a hundred of the electric minicars arrived last week at the San

Cars That Should Get Diesel Engines In The U.S., Now!

Green Car Reports

If diesel is your fuel of choice for high gas mileage, then you might be a little disappointed with the limited selection of vehicles available. lags behind Europe as far as choice of diesels is confirmed, but there seem to be some glaring omissions in North America's diesel market. We've narrowed down a list of cars and trucks

Mayor Menino Adds Boston

Plug In Partners

Menino Guest Column Thursday, February 2, 2006 Here is part of the Mayor's column. "In The purpose of the campaign is to demonstrate to automobile manufacturers that there is a market for flexible-fuel plug-in hybrid vehicles. more Here is the list of City Partners as of today.

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Hermosa Beach Mayor Has A Secret & It’s None of Your Damn Business

Creative Greenius

DiVirgilio reminded me that I wasn’t welcome at his event either as a founding member of the Carbon Neutral City (CNC) committee or as a member of the local press. Chevron Oil is one of California’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters and worst polluters.

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Best Diesel Car Of 2013: Cast Your Vote Now!

Green Car Reports

We don't know that 2013 will be seen as the tipping point for the acceptance of diesel-fueled passenger vehicles in the United States. But we're sure of one thing: that tipping point is now closer than ever before. While the list of diesel vehicles currently available in the United States market has only grown by one (the Porsche Cayenne Diesel

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2013 Dodge Dart Compact Sedan Priced From $16,790

Green Car Reports

Available in five different versions, the least expensive Dart will be priced from $16,790, including a $795 destination charge. Even that buys a compact sedan with an impressive list of standard Not only will the 2013 Dodge Dart deliver fuel economy as high as 40 mpg on the highway, it will deliver an impressively low starting price, too.

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Tesla, Ford and Nissan win big with DOE grants

Revenge of the Electric Car

Three EV pioneers, Tesla, Nissan and Ford, are receiving loans from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program. In Tesla’s case, they’ll receive a total of $465 million to set up their factory in Southern California for the production of their hot Model S. This car has generated a lot of interest given its superb styling, performance and efficiency. They’re getting the lion’s share of the money at $5.9

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Summer Update

Plug In Partners

We thank our partners for your wide range of support in this important endeavor and are grateful for everyone’s efforts and dedication in making this campaign an overwhelming success to this point. Mayor Wynn will introduce the two speakers and give an update on the status of the campaign.

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Follow Hybrids With Social Media

Hybrid SUV Blog

have been their main source of news, reviews and data. Compared to what has been created for many industries and niches, the number and quality of social sites for hybrid cars are still lagging. Lot’s of great professional and amateur hybrid videos to view and share.

2010 60

Our Christmas Wish List, 10 Stellar EVs and PHEVs Under Our Tree

All Cars Electric

Ownership of an electrically driven vehicle is certainly on the top of our Christmas Wish List this holiday season, but few production available examples exist. However, come Christmas time next year, several models are promised to be available in some capacity. We have compiled a list of desirable vehicles, some of which are expected to be

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2012 Chevrolet Volt: The Plug-in Hybrid Basics You Need To Know

Green Car Reports

The 2012 Chevrolet Volt will soon be arriving at Chevrolet dealers nationwide as General Motors makes the plug-in hybrid electric car available to all fifty states before the end of this year. But on year on from the launch of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, what are the differences between the 2011 and 2012 models? Here’s our list of things that

Gas Mileage For Every 2013 SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

The average cost for a gallon of gas at the time of this post was $3.74. In fact, some areas of California are already at more than $5 per gallon. Using information from FuelEconomy.gov, we put together a list of the most fuel-efficient SUV models for 2013.

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Sorry Boris, Europe’s EV capital is…Oxford

Green Cars News

Forget Paris, Barcelona, even London; Oxford is the electric vehicle capital of Europe, according to Chargemaster. The charging point provider has compiled a top 10 list of cities, comparing the number of publicly available EV charging points against the city’s population, and despite boasting just 64 charging points (less than a tenth of London’s count), [.].

Nissan and DeNA to start Easy Ride robo-vehicle mobility service trial; LEAFs with autonomous technology

Green Car Congress

will begin a field test of Easy Ride, the robo-vehicle mobility service being developed by both companies, on 5 March. Easy Ride is envisioned as a mobility service for anyone who wants to travel freely to their destination of choice in a robo-vehicle. Nissan Motor Co., and DeNA Co.,

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NTSB to examine the safe transportation of crude oil and ethanol by train

Green Car Congress

The US National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public forum on 22-23 April in Washington that will examine the safety issues associated with the transportation of crude oil and ethanol by rail. The forum, Rail Safety: Transportation of Crude Oil and Ethanol, will explore DOT-111 tank car design, construction and crashworthiness; rail operations and risk management strategies; emergency response challenges and best practices; and federal oversight.

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USDA to fund 68 study grants to determine feasibility of renewable energy projects

Green Car Congress

The USDA Rural Development has selected for funding 68 study grants nationwide to determine the feasibility of renewable energy projects. Funding is made available through the Rural Energy for America Program under the 2008 Farm Bill. Funding of each recipient is contingent upon the recipient meeting the conditions for the grant. For a complete list of award recipients, please click here.

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

Green Car Congress

Until recently, the use of OER—digital educational materials that are both more easily adaptable by instructors and more affordable than traditional textbooks—was being led by early-adopter professors driven by a desire to improve teaching and an interest in new technology. But it never seemed to gain broader adoption beyond that group of pioneers. For example, both the City and State University of New York systems are investing millions in OER.

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Nissan integrates Coulomb ChargePoint Network into LEAF website charge station listings in North America

Green Car Congress

The Nissan LEAF website carries a list of charging stations to give current and prospective drivers the ability to find the stations and real-time charging station availability. With the integration of the ChargePoint Network, it now also shows current and future ChargePoint locations. Additionally, the site shows all public charging stations in the US that have been documented by the US Department of Energy. Nissan North America, Inc.

National oil companies hold top spots in Energy Intelligence’s ranking of top oil firms

Green Car Congress

State-owned oil companies are retaining their dominant position in the world petroleum industry according to Energy Intelligence ’s annual ranking of the world’s top 50 oil and gas companies, which was published today in Petroleum Intelligence Weekly (PIW). The top three spots are held by national oil companies and more than 60% of the top 25 firms are majority government-owned. Supermajors retain four of the Top 10 spots.

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SAIC introduces large electric panel van in Europe: Maxus EV80

Green Car Congress

SAIC Mobility Europe, a division of China’s largest vehicle manufacturer, SAIC, is introducing the Maxus light commercial vehicle brand. The Maxus EV80 van has become the first fully electric large panel van on European roads, ahead of the brand’s full launch in 2019.

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Greenius Weekend Update

Creative Greenius

Holiday greetings from teetering on the precipice of bankruptcy California, where we’ve had a couple of unnerving earthquakes, a historic election and a disappointing Lakers’ home loss in the NBA Western Conference Finals since last I posted.

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TCEQ offering $37.8M in grants for natural gas vehicle conversions and purchases

Green Car Congress

Grants are available in one or more of the counties listed under the Clean Transportation Triangle (CTT) program, to include nonattainment areas, affected counties, and other counties inside the triangle area. Projects eligible for funding under this program must result in at least a 25% reduction of NO x emissions. Vehicles funded under the TNGVGP must be operated in one or more of the eligible counties by the grantee at least 75% of the time.

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Ford and AccuWeather partner to bring MinuteCast hyper-local weather forecasting into vehicle

Green Car Congress

By selecting MinuteCast on the vehicle display menu, the driver will see a static image of the weather condition he or she will soon face, and the time the precipitation is expected to happen on the route. The service is available for a growing list of countries worldwide including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland and Japan. AccuWeather, a leader in digital weather information, is introducing its MinuteCast to Ford SYNC AppLink customers.

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July/August '06 - Activists Promote the Film, Ford Retreats on Hybrids

Plugs and Cars

Reviews of the movie by the score have been fueled by $75 per barrel oil and the fear of $4 per gallon gas. The audiences universally want to know what they can do, given the unavailablility of plug-in cars on the market. Cars have gotten cleaner, but there are more of them.

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Lillian Light Is No Lightweight - The Environmental Lioness of the South Bay is Fired Up, Ready To Go!

Creative Greenius

Lillian is the real deal and a rare commodity in this world - authentic and genuine without the slightest hint of pretense or self-importance. Lillian is also the President of the Environmental Priorities Network (EPN) and I wanted to learn more about them and more about Lillian herself.

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Denali Hybrid | New York Auto Show

Hybrid SUV Blog

Those of you who have been following the hybrid industry know that GMC rolled out a non-Denali version, 2008 Yukon hybrid about a year ago. of towing capacity. Availability is expected in May, 2009. Here comes another super-sized hybrid SUV.

Recargo teams with Daimler on access to PlugShare charging network for B-Class Electric Drive

Green Car Congress

Daimler has incorporated PlugShare into the B-Class Electric Drive in-dash navigation system via e-Navigator App, making its comprehensive database and services an integral aspect of the Mercedes-Benz EV driving experience. The relationship furthers the demand for PlugShare’s in-depth, quality-controlled and expanding data and demonstrates how front-end customization of PlugShare can be incorporated into a variety of applications—including in-dash, smartphone, and online.

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Volvo Cars and Ericsson developing intelligent media streaming for self-driving cars

Green Car Congress

By predicting the route and looking ahead at network conditions, content can be tailored to the duration of each trip and intelligently buffered to deliver a high quality and uninterrupted viewing experience. Our research shows that almost 70% of all mobile data traffic will be from video in the coming years. Claes Herlitz, ‎Head of Automotive Services at Ericsson.

Are Hybrids Really 25% Safer?

Hybrid SUV Blog

This was according to a recent study by the Highway Loss Data Institute ( HLDI ) where the main factor cited was the increased weight of hybrids (in part due to hybrid battery packs). We have covered hybrid SUV safety here before, and compared hybrid safety to that of other vehicles as well.

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Plug-In Hybrids (or Plugin Hybrids)

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Its like having a second fuel tank that you always use first -- only you fill up at home, from a regular outlet, at an equivalent cost of under $1/gallon. A PHEV can provide power to an entire home in the case of an outage; A fleet of PHEVs could power critical systems during emergencies.