CEO Mary Barra & General Motors Make Sure The Greenius Is Rewarded For His Many Years Of EV Advocacy

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That same year, in my role as founding organizer of climate action group, 350 South Bay Los Angeles, I was able to bring my skills and experience to a wider community and make the case for our need to switch to 100% fossil free transportation to stave off the impending climate crisis.

EPA: US GHG emissions in 2017 down 0.3% from 2016

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The number of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) by light-duty motor vehicles (passenger cars and light-duty trucks) increased 46% from 1990 to 2017, as a result of a confluence of factors including population growth, economic growth, urban sprawl, and periods of low fuel prices. Climate Change EmissionsIn 2017, total gross U.S. greenhouse gas emissions were 6,472.3 MMT (million metric tons) CO 2 equivalent, a decrease of 0.3%

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EPA: US GHG fell 0.5% y-o-y in 2017; power sector down by 4.2%, transportation up 1.21%

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The number of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) by light-duty motor vehicles (passenger cars and light-duty trucks) increased by 45.9% Climate Change EmissionsYear-over-year, US greenhouse gas emissions were 0.5% lower in 2017 than the prior year (after accounting for sequestration from the land sector), and power sector emissions fell 4.2%, according to the 2019 edition of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) annual report on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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GM announces the Chevy Silverado EV: 400 miles of range with Ultium battery tech

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General Motors announced earlier today that it will build an all-new EV under its Chevrolet brand by electrifying the Silverado pickup, a highly-dedicated and popular model that has been a top choice of GM truck buyers for years. News Electric Cars Featured General Motors GM

UCS analysis finds Hyundai-Kia with best sales-weighted new vehicle environmental performance in US in 2013

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Despite this progress, UCS noted, Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler still have higher than average new fleet smog-forming and GHG emissions. To develop the ranking, UCS averaged the per-mile emissions for each light-duty vehicle sold by each automaker. Climate Change Coal Emissions Fuel Efficiency Click to enlarge.

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EPA: US greenhouse gases dropped 3.4% in 2012 from 2011; down 10% from 2005 levels

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks , which is submitted annually to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, presents a national-level overview of annual greenhouse gas emissions since 1990. Climate Change Emissions US greenhouse gas emissions by gas. Source: EPA. Click to enlarge. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 19 th annual report of overall US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, showing a 3.4%

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EPA annual US GHG inventory shows 1.6% drop in 2011 from previous year; transportation CO2 down 1.1%

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Recent trends can be attributed to multiple factors including reduced emissions from electricity generation, improvements in fuel efficiency in vehicles with reductions in miles traveled, and year-to-year changes in the prevailing weather, EPA said. The treaty sets an overall framework for intergovernmental efforts to address the challenge posed by climate change. Climate Change Emissions Policy

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Calif. ARB releases GHG scoping plan update; more ZEVs, “LEV IV”, MD and HD regulations; ZEV for trucks; more LCFS

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The update identifies eight key sectors for ongoing action: Energy; Transportation, fuels, land use and infrastructure; Agriculture; Water; Waste management; Natural lands; Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (such as methane and black carbon); and Green Buildings. California is also making strides toward reducing the number of miles people drive, through more sustainable local and regional housing, land use, and transportation planning.

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Final EPA report shows total US GHG emissions up 3.2% in 2010, total CO2 up 3.5%, total transportation CO2 up 1%

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The number of vehicle miles traveled by light-duty motor vehicles (passenger cars and. The Inventory of US Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2010 is the latest annual report that the United States has submitted to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which sets an overall framework for intergovernmental efforts to tackle the challenge posed by climate change. Climate Change Emissions

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CicLaVia is Back This Sunday & We’ll Be Rolling Against Coal!

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How’d you like to enjoy 7-and-a-half miles of L.A. streets free of motorized vehicles and open only to bicyclists and pedestrians? Bicycles carbon producers citizen volunteer climate change environment fossil fuels Sustainability Beyond Coal CicLaVia Greenpeace Jenny Binstock Roll Against Coal Sierra Club

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Draft of EPA Greenhouse Gas Inventory Shows Overall GHG Emissions Down By 2.9% in 2008; Transportation Emissions Down 5.7% in Largest Annual Change Recorded Since 1990

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Tg CO 2 the year before—the largest annual change in either absolute or percentage terms recorded between 1990 and 2008. Vehicle miles traveled (VMT) by light-duty motor vehicles increased 37% from 1990 to 2008 as a result of a confluence of factors including population growth, economic growth, urban sprawl, and low fuel prices over much of this period. Tags: Climate Change Emissions CO 2 emissions from the US transport sector, 1990-2008. Data: EPA.

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California’s Advanced Clean Cars program: transforming the light-duty fleet to zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell and electric vehicles with an eye on 2050

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Beyond 2025, ARB notes, the driving force for lowering emissions in California will thus be climate change. An increase of full useful life durability requirements from 120,000 miles to 150,000 miles, which guarantees vehicles operate longer at these extremely low emission particulate levels. ARB staff proposes that many of the technologies that reduce climate change emissions will also reduce the operating costs of light-duty vehicles.

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California ARB witholding enforcement of LCFS post Federal Court injunction; appealing and seeking stay of injunction; Judge O’Neill’s 3 rulings

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The defendants (ARB) moved to seek summary judgment that the LCFS is an authorized control of a motor vehicle fuel that is insulated from preemption and Commerce Clause challenges. Addressing another alternative—regulating only tailpipe GHG emissions in California—Defendants speculate that it “may result in greater emissions overall,” though CARB stated that GHG emissions could be reduced by “increasing vehicle efficiency” or “reducing the number of vehicle miles traveled.”

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California ARB holding hearing on adopting amendments to LEV III to support compliance options using new Federal GHG regulations

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EPA projects that its standards will require, on an average industry fleet-wide basis, 163 grams/mile of carbon dioxide in model year 2025. The California LEV III GHG standards pull GHG emissions down to a fleet average of approximately 166 g/mile. grams carbon dioxide-equivalent per mile (gCO 2 e/mile) for cars and 7.2 gCO 2 e/mile for trucks. Motor Vehicle High Leak Disincentive. The proposal makes minor changes to ARB’s regulations.

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National Academies Report Examines Hidden Cost of Energy Production and Use in US; Estimates $120B in 2005

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Health and other non-climate damages by life-cycle component for different combinations of fuels and light-duty automobiles in 2005 (top) and 2030 (bottom). The damages the committee was able to quantify were an estimated $120 billion in the US in 2005, a number that reflects primarily health damages from air pollution associated with electricity generation and motor vehicle transportation. Damages from motor vehicles and fuels. Climate-related monetary damages range from 0.1

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Belfer Center Study Concludes Reducing Car and Truck GHG Emissions Will Require Substantially Higher Fuel Prices; Income Tax Credits for Advanced Alt Fuel Vehicles Are Essentially Ineffective at Reducing Sector Emissions

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The study examined the impact of five scenarios: An economy-wide cap and trade program along the lines outlined in the American Clean Energy and Security Act; A strong gasoline and diesel tax; Continuing to increase the passenger car fuel efficiency standards between 2020 and 2030; Aggressive performance-based tax credits for alternative motor vehicles; and. This result clearly illustrates, the authors wrote, that aggressive climate change policy need not bring the economy to a halt.

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That Super Sexy Clean Tech Roundtable, Part II of a Greenius Exclusive

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And by sexy I mean hot and arousing, the way I get when serious people talk serious talk about renewable energy, about the revolution that’s needed to respond to climate change and about the reality of current world situation. Steve Westly (left) with Jeremy Snyder, General Manager, Tesla Motors (c) 2009 Joe Galliani. And if we pass that tipping point some of the more horrendous consequences of climate change will be irreversible.

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EPAs GHG Standards for Light-Duty Vehicles; Special Credits To Encourage PHEVs, BEVs and FCVs

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These are expected to result in a combined MY 2016 average vehicle emission level of 250 g CO 2 /mile (equivalent to 35.5 EPA is also setting standards to cap tailpipe nitrous oxide (N 2 O) and methane (CH 4 ) emissions at 0.010 and 0.030 grams per mile, respectively. Under the Clean Air Act, manufacturers of light duty motor vehicles cannot pay fines in lieu of complying with motor vehicle emissions standards.

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National Research Council Study: More Compact Development Could Reduce VMT, Fuel Use and CO2 Emissions Anywhere from Less than 1% to 11%

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Requested by Congress and funded by the US Department of Energy, Special Report 298: Driving and the Built Environment: The Effects of Compact Development on Motorized Travel, Energy Use, and CO 2 Emissions examines the relationship between land development patterns, often referred to as the built environment, and motor vehicle travel in the United States. If so, land use changes should be implemented soon, because current development patterns will take decades to reverse.

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MIT Report Outlines System-Oriented Coordinated Polices for Reduction in Light-Duty Vehicle Petroleum Use and Emissions

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Without strong action, those numbers are expected to keep rising, but reducing the nation’s impact on global climate change and dependence on oil imports has proved problematic. The report recommends that the fee or rebate amount vary by $120 for each 1 gal/1,000 mile change in fuel consumption, which would lead to more than 95% of current vehicles incurring between a $2,000 rebate and a $2,000 fee. Taxes on motor vehicle fuels should be increased by $0.10

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CicLaVia is Back This Sunday & We’ll Be Rolling Against Coal!

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How’d you like to enjoy 7-and-a-half miles of L.A. streets free of motorized vehicles and open only to bicyclists and pedestrians? Bicycles carbon producers citizen volunteer climate change environment fossil fuels Sustainability Beyond Coal CicLaVia Greenpeace Jenny Binstock Roll Against Coal Sierra Club

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UK Department For Transport Study on Light Goods Vehicle CO2 Concludes that Potential CO2 Reduction from Low-Carbon Technologies Within 5 Years is Quite Low, But Much Larger by 2020

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The motor industry and UK Government should continue to use their concerted efforts to encourage the development and uptake of low carbon van technologies to accelerate the reduction in van CO 2 emissions relative to a “business as usual” scenario. This may involve expressing relative CO 2 emissions, currently in g/km, as fuel costs, e.g. £ fuel costs per 100 miles, and imaginative labelling.). Tags: Climate Change Emissions Europe Fleets

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Volvo Cars launches all-electric Volvo C40 Recharge; all cars to be pure electric by 2030

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It will allow us to meet the expectations of our customers and be a part of the solution when it comes to fighting climate change. It offers an anticipated range of around 420 km (261 miles), which is expected to improve over time via over-the-air software updates.

SANY developing hydrogen fuel cell construction vehicles

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A set of hydrogen cylinders with a combined capacity of 1,680 L ensures a driving distance of more than 500 kilometers (311 miles). With a high-torque drive motor and an AMT gearbox, the high-power fuel cell stack features an energy conversion rate of more than 50%.

Neil Young - Rockin’ The EV World in “JOHNNY MAGIC” Straight from his LincVolt

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Where the Motor-Head Messiah was tuning the system in. Where the Motor-Head Messiah was tuning the system in. 100 miles per gallon is the Continental Rule. The Motor-Head Messiah went to Washington. the Motor-Head Messiah was tuning the system in. Tags: Johnny Magic environmental legislation renewable energy fossil fuels environment Neil Young politics plug-in cars climate change Yes We Can!

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Audi introduces longer range and AWD quattro versions of Q4 e-tron compact electric SUV

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At up to 534 kilometers (332 miles) (WLTP), the Q4 Sportback 40 e-tron offers the most range out of all of Audi’s electric models. The new all-wheel-drive model offers a range of up to 490 kilometers (304 miles) (WLTP), making it perfectly suitable for everyday use as well.

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EPA Grants California Vehicle GHG Regulations Waiver

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The US Environmental Agency (EPA) has granted California’s waiver request enabling the state to enforce its greenhouse gas emissions standards (Pavley I) for new motor vehicles, beginning with the current model year. In granting the California waiver, EPA found that California continues to have a need for its motor vehicle emissions program, including the greenhouse gas standards. mpg in 2016 (39 mpg for cars, 30 mpg for trucks), or approximately 250 grams CO 2 /mile.

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Study Finds That Implementation of a Portfolio of Transportation Strategies Will Be Required for Significant Reductions in GHG from Transportation Sector; Pricing Strategies Have the Largest Potential

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For the study ( Moving Cooler: An Analysis of Transportation Strategies for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions ), Cambridge Systematics calculated the baseline based on an annual rate of vehicle and fuel technological changes, consistent with forecasts of the US Department of Energy in its “Annual Energy Outlook” and the US Department of Transportation’s examination of alternative Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE). Tags: Climate Change Emissions Policy

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US EIA Projects World Energy Use to Grow 44% Between 2006 and 2030, CO2 Emissions Up by 39%

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Much of the growth in transportation energy use is projected for the non-OECD nations, where rapidly expanding economies are expected to see strong growth in liquids consumption as transportation systems become motorized and rising per-capita incomes increase the demand for personal motor vehicle ownership. Roads and highways connect most population centers, and motorization levels (vehicles per 1,000 people), which already are high, probably will reach saturation by 2030.

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Electrified Blondes in Convertibles For Everyone!

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Electric cars everywhere you looked, quiet as a mouse and making a total mockery out of General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler who could have been making these cars for the last decade, but instead had to be pushed to the brink of bankruptcy and shame-filled failure before they would start even talking about making these cars. But now change has come to America, the people are more than ready, and the cars are here. One voice really can change the world.

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GM Quantifies CO2 and Fuel Consumption Reductions Via E-REVs And PHEVs, As Compared To Conventional Hybrids

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General Motors has released a white paper that evaluates the CO 2 reduction potential of extended-range electric vehicles (E-REVs) as well as plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), in combination with multiple vehicle charging scenarios, as compared to conventional hybrids. Charge-sustaining fuel economy for all vehicles is assumed to be 36 miles per US gallon. Your hot water heater will probably use more energy than an E-REV that travels 10K miles per year.” by Jack Rosebro.

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GM boosting EV product spending to $27B through 2025; 1st use of Li-metal anode in GM battery

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General Motors Co. Climate change is real, and we want to be part of the solution by putting everyone in an electric vehicle.

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Top 7 Best, Classy and Fastest Electric Cars In Today?s World

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However, modern engineering has been able to change this notion by introducing the fastest electric cars. However, modern and fastest electric cars are here to change all that. This car can reach 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 8.8 The Tesla Roadster is a $120,000 convertible that operates with a small but powerful motor. Its motor is only the size of a watermelon. It could reach speed of up to 125 miles per hour when the engine is at 14,000 rpm.

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Green Automotive Company to Acquire Going Green Limited, biggest retailer of EVs in Europe

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GoinGreen was founded in 2002 with the mission to minimize the effects of climate change by encouraging carbon-neutral motoring. GoinGreen has accumulated more than 60 million miles of electric vehicle user experience. California-based Green Automotive Company, having recently acquired Liberty Electric Cars Ltd in Europe ( earlier post ), has signed a binding agreement to buy UK-based electric vehicle distributor Going Green Limited.

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Voith Turbo introduces electric drive system for buses

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With a torque of 2,250 N·m and an output of 260 kW, the liquid-cooled permanent magnet motor with high-efficiency inverter and smart energy management system provides strong driving performance and does not require a separate transmission. The range of the demonstrator bus currently exceeds 200 km (124 miles). Voith Turbo as introduced a complete electric drive system for buses.

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Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedan makes N. American debut at LA Auto Show; available in California late 2016; PHEV in 2018

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The new Honda Clarity Fuel Cell will feature a driving range estimated to exceed 300 miles, and an anticipated refueling time of approximately three minutes at a pressure of 70 MPa. —John Mendel, executive vice president, American Honda Motor Co., Honda sees hydrogen and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles as one of the most promising pathways to address climate change by reducing CO2 emissions of transportation.

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Volvo To Go All Electric By 2030 – EV Week in Review: Feb 23-Mar 1

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The C40 Recharge has twin electric motors, one on the front and one on the rear axle, powered by a 78kWh battery that can be fast-charged to 80 per cent in about 40 minutes. Oshkosh had teamed up with Ford Motor Co.

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EPA publishes 16th national US GHG inventory; emissions in 2009 dropped 6.1%

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The number of vehicle miles traveled by light-duty motor vehicles (passenger cars and light-duty trucks) increased 39% from 1990 to 2009, as a result of a confluence of factors including population growth, economic growth, urban sprawl, and low fuel prices over much of this period. This inventory, prepared in collaboration with federal agencies, is the latest submitted by the United States to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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EPA: US GHG Up 1.4% in 2007 from 2006; Light-duty Vehicle Emissions Down 0.74%

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This increase is due largely to increased vehicle miles travelled (VMT) and the stagnation of fuel efficiency across the US vehicle fleet. VMT by light-duty motor vehicles increased 40% from 1990 to 2007, as a result of a confluence of factors. After responding to public comments, the US government will submit the final inventory report to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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Gordon Murray T.27 unveiled; Zytek provides more details on 25 kW EV powertrain

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The partners say the electric car sets new standards in weight, footprint, small car dynamics, safety, packaging and efficiency whilst addressing full lifecycle CO 2 emissions, congestion, parking and low-cost motoring. features lower energy consumption per mile that other EVs: the Smart EV uses 29% more energy per km, the Mitsubishi iMiEV uses 36% more energy per km, and the Mini-E uses 86% more energy per km, according to the partners. Specs for the T.27.

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EPA, DOT unveil the next generation of fuel economy labels

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Ratings of how a model compares to all others for smog emissions and emissions of pollution that contribute to climate change. An estimate of how much fuel or electricity it takes to drive 100 miles. For electric vehicles which operate solely on electricity, the labels include both kilowatt-hours per 100 miles and miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (electricity consumption translated into mpg on an energy-equivalence basis).

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Cash for Volts?

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The “cash for volts&# approach was touted Monday by the Electrification Coalition, a 13-member group that sees electric plug-ins as the answer to a host of problems, from dependence on foreign oil to tailpipe emissions that some believe is contributing to global climate change. However, “we’re talking about heavy investment&# in cars, batteries and supporting technology, said Nissan Motor Co.

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VW Jumps on the Bandwagon

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Here's the story from Motor Trend : VW jumping on plug-in hybrid bandwagon with TwinDrive system Nate Martinez June 26 2008 Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn announced today that pre-production testing of the automaker's plug-in hybrid electric system, dubbed TwinDrive, is underway with the full support of the German government. clip) According to Jalopnik , "the Twin Drive can be run in electric-only mode for a range of up to 30 miles using an 82 HP electric motor.

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