Road Test: 2022 Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid

Clean Fleet Report

One of the challenges Clean Fleet Report takes seriously is to test the EPA fuel economy ratings for the cars, crossovers and trucks we review, knowing efficiency is a top priority when looking to purchase a new vehicle. 2 of 3 Niros can plug in. The EPA 46 MPG Is Only the Start.

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EEI encourages utilities to spend at least 5% of fleet acquisition budgets on plug-ins

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The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) released a white paper, “ Transportation Electrification: Utility Fleets Leading the Charge ,” that focuses on the electric power industry’s effort to accelerate the expansion of electric transportation in commercial and retail markets, beginning with electric utility fleets. An analysis of utility fleets by Utilimarc shows only about 1.7% Electrifying our own fleets is an important first step in moving the industry forward.

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Major companies with large fleets release new EV roadmap for car & truck manufacturers

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Members of the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance presented top vehicle manufacturers, including Volvo, GM, Daimler and Toyota, with a roadmap for developing the types of electric vehicles that companies plan to acquire in the US over the next five years.

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Biden says he will convert Federal fleet to electric vehicles

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In remarks made at the signing of his Executive Order on Strengthening American Manufacturing, President Biden said that he would replace the federal government’s fleet of vehicles with electric vehicles made in the US. The Executive Order increases the Buy America requirements for these kinds of projects and improves the way domestic content requirements are measured, Biden said. Electric (Battery) Fleets Market Background Policy

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Federal Government Will Buy Many More Electric, Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles

Green Car Reports

Every consumer walking into a showroom will notice the effects of these policies in better fuel-economy ratings and a wider selection of electrified models. Green Plug-In Hybrids White House federal government fleet plug-in cars Through both regulations and incentive programs, the Federal government is making a concerted effort to lower the emissions of cars on U.S. roads.

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NREL study finds that uncoordinated plug-in vehicle charging could prove challenging to the grid

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An influx of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) charging without coordination could prove challenging to the nation’s electric grid, according to research conducted by the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Dr. Matteo Muratori, a transportation and energy systems engineer at NREL, developed highly resolved models of residential power demand and PEV use to assess the impact of uncoordinated in-home PEV charging on residential power demand.

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TransLink buys 15 electric Nova Bus LFSe+; Chicago CTA approves buying 600 diesel Nova Bus LFS

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TransLink will be adding these to their two LFSe vehicles delivered in 2019 as part of the Canadian Consortium for Urban Transportation Research and Innovation (CUTRIC) Canada-wide Interchangeability Project, bringing their fleet to 17 Nova Bus electric vehicles.

Opinion: 4 Things You Should Think About Before Buying a Sports Car

Clean Fleet Report

When you have spent years of your life driving or owning a used Ford Focus , the lure of being in a position where you can drive a sports car is an exciting one. There are plenty of different car brands that you can invest in, but a sports car is a dream for most people!

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Würzburg buys two Solaris electric buses

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The power used by the vehicle will be stored in a set of Solaris High Energy batteries with a total capacity of 300 kWh, and it will be replenished using a classic plug-in system. The data collected by the app are presented in a visually appealing form of charts and graphs.

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Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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The PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), a subset of the electric car, combines a primary electric motor with a much smaller back-up engine fueled with a hydrocarbon/biofuel mix. (In In this paper PHEV refers solely to the long-range PHEV of 60 miles (100 km) electric-only range.) It solves the storage problems faced by the electric utility companies in absorbing and adapting to the highly variable power and energy generated by solar and wind.

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UK government extends Plug-In Car Grant to vans for up to $12,300

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Van buyers in the UK will be able to receive 20%—up to £8,000 (US$12,300)—off the cost of a plug-in van, UK Transport Minister Norman Baker and Business Minister Mark Prisk announced. This is an extension of the Plug-In Car Grant which offers 25%—up to £5,000 (US$7,700)—to motorists buying a new plug-in car. Electric (Battery) Fleets Plug-ins Policy Sales

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Well done, President Biden

Plug in America

In his visionary words, “It is the policy of my Administration to organize and deploy the full capacity of its agencies to combat the climate crisis to implement a Government-wide approach that reduces climate pollution in every sector of the economy.”.

Road Test: 2022 Lincoln Corsair PHEV Grand Touring AWD

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A Premium Plug-In Hybrid Hiding in Plain Site. What the Corsair PHEV does, or should do, is open the brand to a new audience who will consider buying a Lincoln for the first time. The first Lincoln with a plug. In addition to the regenerative charging, the 14.4

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Flash Drive: 2023 Lexus RX

Clean Fleet Report

This introduction touches on the high points of each model, with detailed Road Test reviews in the coming months. Clean Fleet Report drove the RX 350 F Sport Handling AWD, RX 350h Premium AWD, and the RX 500h F Sport Performance AWD. A light show in the redone cabin.

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Suzuki Swift Dzire Electric Car Conversion with Gears

Plug In India

In this blog, we talk about the ideas implemented in this certified kit, after experiencing the car and speaking to the founder Mr Hemank Dhabade Video : ​Suzuki Swift Dzire Electric Car Conversion Hemank Dabhade is an electric moto-head. Spent his younger days in drag racing.

Plug In Auto Nation

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automotive retailer, has joined the Plug-In Partners campaign calling on automakers to manufacture plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The development of plug-in hybrids could reduce America's addiction to oil," said AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson. We believe Americans will buy these vehicles , which is why we want to sell them. Mike Jackson certainly knows what type of vehicles that Americans will buy.

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We visited the OLA Future Factory: Electric Scooter Manufacturing

Plug In India

In the video, i give a guided tour of the factory. Currently in WFH mode. Saves him three hours a day in travel. Tarun started EV Gyan in 2019, when he was in the process of researching EVs. He himself was in the market for one. In full control of company.

California Energy Commission awards more than $15M to advance biofuels, plug-in and V2G research

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The California Energy Commission unanimously approved funding of more than $15 million to projects that will advance biofuels and electric vehicle research in California. The award recipients are: California Institute of Technology , located in Pasadena, will receive $5 million to fund the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP), established in 2010 as aUSDepartment of Energy Energy Innovation Hub.

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Driving on sunshine

Plug in America

Winter solstice has swept in , and me and my electric vehicle (EV) are taking another trip around the sun—on sunshine! . My ex and I got solar at home on his birthday in 2002, then our first EV, the RAV4, a couple months later, on the winter solstice.

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Minnesota Plug-in Law

Plug In Partners

R epresentative Frank Hornstein reports that House File 3718 has passed, and that Minnesota is the first state to join the push for plug-in hybrids. Here is the story from the Brownfield Network Plug-in hybrid flexible-fueled cars on the way Thursday, June 8, 2006, 2:01 PM by Bob Meyer Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has signed a law promoting plug-in hybrid flexible-fueled vehicles. Specifically, they are targeting the Ford plant set for closure in St.

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Conference confirms plug-in fever

Plugs and Cars

Once again, a conference on plug-in cars. Coming on the heels of the Google/Brookings event in Washington, D.C., Plug-in 2008 in San Jose, California witnessed a noon-time address by new heavy-weight convert, Andy Grove, former CEO of Intel. One week earlier, former Vice President Al Gore issued his well-received challenge to make the American grid 100% renewable in ten years. No plug?

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Google Ogles Plug Ins

Plug In Partners

According to people briefed on the program, the organization, called Google.org , plans to develop an ultra-fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid car engine that runs on ethanol, electricity and gasoline. The philanthropy is consulting with hybrid-engine scientists and automakers, and has arranged for the purchase of a small fleet of cars with plans to convert the engines so that their gas mileage exceeds 100 miles per gallon. H ere is a big development for PHEVs.

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Four large West Coast cities unite to buy 24,000 electric cars

Green Car Reports

But to cut carbon emissions in a meaningful way, policymakers will have to look at other types of vehicles as well. That includes the thousands of cars and light trucks in the municipal fleets of large cities. Los Angeles California portland san francisco fleet sales plug-in cars Seattle cities fleet Washington State OregonWhen it comes to policy efforts aimed at promoting electric cars, the focus is usually on private passenger vehicles.

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GM: Putting 1M Plug-ins on the Road Will Require a Plug-In Ecosystem

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In a conference call organized by GM, Tony Posawatz, Chevrolet Volt and Global Electric Vehicle Line Director; Mark Duvall, Director of Electric Transportation, EPRI; and Bob Hayden, Clean Transportation Advisor, Department of Environment, City and County of San Francisco described the nature and role of the “plug-in ecosystem” required to support one million and more plug-ins on the road in the US. of projected 2010 electricity consumption in the US.

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Charlotte Douglas International Airport to buy 5 Proterra electric buses; 9th airport

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Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) has agreed to purchase five 35-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses and five 125 kW Proterra plug-in charging systems. CLT, which serves approximately 46 million passengers each year, becomes the ninth airport to purchase Proterra electric buses for ground transportation and joins a growing list of major airports across the US that are electrifying their fleets. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

Safer and Self-Driving Cars Now on Roads

Clean Fleet Report

Most of these advanced vehicles will be electric or plug-in hybrids. In the next 10 years, in select cities, you will also use a phone app to have a small autonomous vehicle pick you at your current location and shuttle you between transit and work or airport.

City of Szczecin buying 8 Solaris Urbino 18 articulated electric buses

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These are energy storage units designed for fast-charging and they work perfectly in a dynamic urban traffic. The buses can be charged in two ways: by plug-in or by a roof-mounted pantograph of up to 560 kW.

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Frank Talk on Plug-Ins

Plug In Partners

With the recent success of hybrid vehicles — more than 200,000 were sold in 2005 — Frank said the world is ready for what he thinks is the next logical step: plug-in hybrids. Plug-in hybrids rely more on electricity; the batteries are charged at night using a standard household outlet. And unlike electric-only vehicles, if a plug-in hybrid’s batteries are drained, the car simply switches over to gas power. WT: What is a plug-in hybrid vehicle?

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2020 Electric Vehicle Industry Report Card and trends for the new year

Plug In India

Yet, by the end of the year, there is a huge wave of optimism in the industry for the coming year. Also in 2020, new progressive electric scooter startups like PURE EV, Batt:RE have made significant improvements in product offerings and technology. By Kamlesh Mallick 2020.

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What EV Buyers Need to Know About the $7,500 EV Tax Credit

Clean Fleet Report

As Always, the Devil Is in the Details. You’ll be able to get $3,750 for buying EVs with at least 40% of their battery’s minerals coming from or being recycled in the U.S. For example, you can get up to $300 for installing efficient water heaters in your home.

LA police to buy 100 BMW i3 electric cars for department use

Green Car Reports

Los Angeles police California Police car plug-in cars fleetLast year, the Los Angeles Police Department took delivery of a BMW i3 electric car for testing. The officers who drove the little electric hatchback liked it, apparently. After a few months of testing alongside a considerably more glamorous Tesla Model S, the LAPD has committed to an order for 100 of BMW's electric cars. DON'T MISS: LAPD Gets.

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Road Test: 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe

Clean Fleet Report

A Very Trail-Ready Plug-in Hybrid. Jeep global CEO Christian Meunier closed out 2021 by announcing his brand’s goal of becoming the “zero emission freedom brand,” with the Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid (PHEV) as its first example. It’s a whole new world.

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All-Electric Renault Vans chosen by Kent County Council for ‘Try Before You Buy’ Electric van initiative

EV Obssesion

The post All-Electric Renault Vans chosen by Kent County Council for ‘Try Before You Buy’ Electric van initiative appeared first on EV Obsession. Electric Car Costs / Prices Electric Vans Electric Vehicles Kangoo E-Tech Kent County Council Plug-in Van Grant (PiVG).

Auto Alliance pushing for passage of Maryland SB 1234 that would require state purchase of ZEVs; 50% of LDVs by 2026

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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Auto Alliance) is strongly supporting the passage of Maryland’s SB 1234 , a bill that would require the State of Maryland to purchase zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) for state fleets. The bill phases in a requirement that, by fiscal 2026, 50% of light-duty vehicles purchased for the State vehicle fleet be zero-emission vehicles. it is based on what customers buy rather than on what automakers produce.

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Royal Mail to buy 100 Peugeot electric vans for delivery vehicles

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The Partner L2 Electric was launched in February; this is the first major fleet order for the van. The batteries can be re-charged to 80% capacity in 30 minutes from a dedicated rapid charge point. Partner Electric customers are eligible for the Plug in Van Grant (PiVG) from the UK Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) towards the cost of buying the vehicle. It also means we are on the front foot for future changes in emissions legislation.

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Tips: Maximizing Your Hybrid’s Fuel Economy

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These tricks will work equally well with plug-in hybrids and traditional hybrids. It’s a really simple way of ensuring that you are always driving in an optimum way for your fuel economy and the planet. Ways To Boost MPG & Save Money. This article may contain affiliate links.

Buyer’s Guide: 2022 Guide to Green Auto Loans

Clean Fleet Report

Buying or leasing a new car is always an expensive proposition. Let’s explore the answer and some of the best options for anyone looking to buy a green or eco-friendly car in 2022. A green loan could help put something like the Mullen Five in your garage.

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Hamburger Hochbahn to buy up to 530 electric buses from Daimler, MAN and Solaris

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Hamburger Hochbahn—one of the biggest public transport carriers in Germany—has announced the list of potential suppliers of 530 electric buses to be delivered between 2021-2125. The vehicles will be orderd in tranches over the next 5 years. Hamburger Hochbahn AG received the first series-production model of the fully electric driven Mercedes-Benz eCitaro in November 2018 as part of an order for 20 eCitaro units.

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Exploring the Potential Use, Impact and Valuation of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles represent a challenge to policymakers, automakers, electric utilities and other stakeholders in that the usage of gasoline (or other combustible fuel) and electricity—and hence the impact on energy, environment and society—depends upon a complex interaction between the design of the vehicle (blended or full electric; all-electric range); driving range and driving style; and recharging sources and consumer behavior. Plug and play.

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Update: Top 10 Electric Cars

Clean Fleet Report

Plug-ins are trending in key markets around the country, although much of the action remains focused in California and other West Coast states. The list also reflects the continuing dominance of Tesla in the market, something we acknowledge in our rankings.

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Personal: Chevy Volt—Still Electric After All These Years

Clean Fleet Report

I was at the end of a 3-year lease and a 6-month extension on my 2018 Chevrolet Volt Plug-in Hybrid. It’s now what’s know as an orphan car—no longer in production as GM moves to full electrics. The Tesla adapter is a must in my neighborhood.

Buyer’s Guide: Why EVs Are Great For Students

Clean Fleet Report

Story by Lauren Groff; photos from Clean Fleet Report archives. Have a high school or college student in the U.S. or Canada going back to in-person school soon? The affordable choices in used EVs and PHEVs continues to grow. Eco-friendly Choices for Young Drivers.

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Daimler buying more than €20B of battery cells for electric drive vehicles by 2030

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Daimler will buy more than €20 billion (US$23 billion) of battery cells for electric drive vehicles by 2030, the company announced. The suppliers are already producing battery cells in Asia and Europe and are continuing to expand in Europe and additionally in the US. In this way, together with our partners, we ensure the supply of our global battery production network today and in the future using the latest technologies.

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