Five Convertibles With High Gas Mileage: Enjoying Summer Efficiently

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A handful of the convertibles on sale are remarkably fuel-efficient. We've listed the five convertibles with the best fuel economy here. Convertibles Fiat 500CSummer isn't quite over yet, so there's still time to enjoy it on very little gasoline. It's a small niche, to be sure, but buyers seeking plenty of sun and good fuel economy still have plenty of options.

Extended Chevrolet Express van converted

DIY Electric Car

Boa informação sobre a montagem dos IGBTs: Quote: Originally Posted by subcooledheatpump. These are the replacement IGBTs, they are CM300DY-24H. Up next, liquid cooled heatsink/coldplate and 450 volt 6000 microfarad capacitors

Lightning Systems converting 35-foot diesel buses to battery-electrics in Boulder; cost-effective electrification

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This project will be the first step for the City of Boulder and Via in realizing their combined goal of converting the HOP fleet of 35-foot transit buses to all-electric vehicles.

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Blown away? Nissan Leaf convertible concept makes debut in Japan

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Nissan is famous for zigging when everyone else zags—especially when it comes to making convertibles. Years after its soft-top Murano CrossCabriolet crossover was laughed out of showrooms (and then went on to find a niche following on the used-car market), Nissan is at it again with a convertible version of the electric Leaf.

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ArcelorMittal and LanzaTech break ground on €150M project to convert blast furnace carbon emissions to ethanol

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Leading steel and mining company ArcelorMittal has begun construction of new premises at its site in Ghent, Belgium, to house a new installation which will convert carbon-containing gas from its blast furnaces into bioethanol.

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Researchers discover new enzyme paradigm for critical reaction in converting lignin to useful products

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The discovery of the new class of cytochrome P450s came about when Beckham asked Christopher Johnson, a molecular biologist in NREL’s National Bioenergy Center and a co-author of the study, to find an enzyme that could convert guaiacol to catechol. Johnson found a cytochrome P450 that converts guaiacol to catechol in a single step. Cytochrome P450s are some of the most versatile enzymes on the planet.

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DC/DC converter blown

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Well, I ran out to Radio Shack this morning and got some more 5 amp fuses for the DC/DC converter. It looks like there's a pretty serious short in the DC/DC converter. After plugging a fast-blow fuse in, powering up the car blows the fuse. I tried a slow-blow fuse and that went too. I then disconnected the 12V battery to see if that was causing a problem and it still blew a fuse.

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Driving a converted electric car from Holland to Australia, relying on gifts

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He's the Dutchman undertaking this adventure in a Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen converted to run. What do you do when the year you planned for your round-the-world trip in an electric car turns into two—and you still haven't reached your destination? If you're taking such an ambitious trip, it helps to have a name as whimsical as Wiebe Wakker. road trips plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) youtube conversions

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Classic Mini converted to electric previews 2019 Mini E to come

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That's what led it to display an "old Mini" converted to electric power at a reception before last week's New York auto show. With a new, all-electric Mini E set to arrive in dealerships in a year or less, BMW wants to highlight the idea of a Mini Cooper powered by batteries. Sadly, the car wasn't on display at the show itself because—as. New York Auto Show History plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) youtube BMW Mini E

UC Irvine acquiring 20 electric buses from BYD to convert fleet to all-electric

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The University of California, Irvine is poised to be the first college campus in the US to convert its buses to an all-electric fleet. The student-funded and -operated Anteater Express shuttle service is acquiring 20 buses from BYD for $15 million.

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Electrified Blondes in Convertibles For Everyone!

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Otherwise you’ll just be buying a dinosaur that you’ll have to pay to convert or dispose of. It’s happening here in the Golden State my friends and soon there will be electrified blonds in convertibles for everyone because we are the straw that stirs the drink.

Dynamically tuning the structure of platinum in catalytic converters to enhance performance under different conditions

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Researchers from France and Germany are proposing a new concept for the dynamic tuning of the structure of platinum nanoparticles on catalytic converters to enhance their performance—especially after cold starts and in urban traffic—and to reduce the consumption of expensive noble metal.

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NREL refines method to convert lignin to nylon precursor

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Published in the RSC journal Energy & Environmental Science , the research demonstrates how lignin-derived compounds can first be converted to muconic acid via a biological process. Muconic acid can then be separated from the biological culture and catalytically converted into adipic acid.

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Converting wastepaper to biocrude and hydrogen

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The researchers decided to explore the potential for converting wastepaper to fuels. Biocrude compounds, product gas and reaction pathways from APR of wastepaper at 250 °C in presence of 5 wt % Ni(NO 3 ) 2 catalyst. Credit: ACS, Tungal and Shende. Click to enlarge.

Converting an Electric Boat

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I have a 10,000 lb. boat with dual Volvo outdrives that are 1.89/1 with 14 by 15 props. Would electric motors work here? Jack Knopf in Texas

Converting a Formula SAE Car to Electric Power

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It is to convert the 2010 built car to electric power! Greetings! I am mechanical engineering student at the University of Washington and I thought I share my senior design project that a couple of other students and I are working on for the UW Formula SAE Team. The design phase has gone on for a while now and is nearly complete! Just now have we decided to write about it because it would be a real treat if we could actually build it! Here are some design specs.

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BuG ReMeDEE project seeks to use extremophile bacteria to convert methane to biofuels, biopolymers and electricity

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Researchers from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SDSMT) are heading a project to to investigate methane cycling in deep and extreme environments and to develop new biological routes using previously unexplored and novel microorganisms from extreme environments for converting methane into value-added products such as liquid biofuels, biopolymers, and direct current electricity.

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Researchers show that single Pt atoms can perform CO oxidation at low temperatures; implications for catalytic converters

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converting CO to CO 2 )—a chemical reaction that is commonly used in catalytic converters to remove CO from car exhaust—at low temperatures. The research, published in the journal Nature Catalysis , could improve catalytic converter design and also has major implications in the field of computational catalysis. The single platinum atom holds the carbon monoxide in place while the copper oxide supplies the oxygen to convert it into carbon dioxide.

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New catalytic process to convert lignin into jet-range hydrocarbons

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Researchers at Washington State University (WSU) Tri-Cities have developed a catalytic process to convert corn stover lignin into hydrocarbons (C 7 –C 18 )—primarily C 12 –C 18 cyclic structure hydrocarbons in the jet fuel range.

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First Tesla Model S Convertible Built By Newport Engineering (Video)

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Aside from the 2014 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive--and the now-discontinued Tesla Roadster--electric convertibles haven''t been a segment in which carmakers have expressed much interest. Electric-car buyers who want to feel the wind in their hair don''t have many choices.

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NSF launches $20M engineering research center aimed at converting natural gas into transportation fuels: CISTAR

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Researchers also will explore novel approaches for converting methane to chemical intermediates, which can then be used as a feedstock for conversion to liquid fuels.

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Let My People Convert! - The A123 Challenge

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Les Goldman wants you to convert (your hybrid.) They've been converting some cars back east, working out the kinks. Hybrid drivers in California could finally actually get their hybrid converted. Let the people convert! Easy as 123.

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New composite reduces rare earth element usage in three-way catalytic converters

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The high-performance, three-way catalytic (TWC) converter is one of the workhorses of emissions reduction for gasoline engines. The TWC reduces NO x to nitrogen and oxygen; oxidizes CO to CO 2 , and oxidizes unburnt hydrocarbons to carbon CO 2 and water.

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Fraunhofer IAF develops first monolithically integrated GaN half bridge for voltage converters for e-mobility

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Half-bridge circuits are the centerpiece of many voltage converters. For example, the switching frequency can be improved by a factor of around 10 in comparison with conventional voltage converters.

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Avantium acquires Liquid Light; electrocatalysis to convert CO2 to chemicals

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Spun out from Princeton University in 2008, Liquid Light has invested more than US$35 million on low-energy electrochemistry technologies to convert CO 2 to major chemicals. The combination of Liquid Light’s expertise in electrochemistry with Avantium’s expertise in catalysis and process engineering will be the basis of a technology platform to develop novel production technologies for converting CO 2 to chemicals and materials.

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Amp Converts SUVs To EVs

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This newest member of AMP’s converted all-electric family runs on two electric motors and retains all of the interior space and trimmings of a gasoline Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV. The converted SUV relies on two rear-mounted electric motors.

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China researchers devise process to convert biomass to gasoline via one-step DME synthesis: DTG

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The conventional MTG process first converts syngas (from gasification) to methanol over a catalyst, then partly dehydrates the methanol to form an equilibrium mixture of methanol, DME and water. This mixture is converted to gasoline over a ZSM-5 catalyst.

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All-electric Bentley convertible concept shown at Geneva

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The Volkswagen Group can't seem to get enough luxury electric cars. The Audi e-tron SUV and Porsche Mission E sedan will go into production over the next few years, with an electric version of the VW Phaeton sedan expected as well. Following that up, at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show Volkswagen possession Bentley showed an all-electric concept car. Geneva Motor Show Geneva Auto Show plug-in cars

Argonne team develops synthetic bionano membrane to convert light to hydrogen

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A team led by researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory has developed a new way to produce solar fuels by using completely synthetic bionano machinery to harvest light without the need for a living cell.

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SUTD team proposes low-temperature thermionic converter with graphene cathode; about 45% efficiency

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Thermionic energy converters are heat engines that convert heat directly to electricity at very high temperatures. A basic thermionic converter consists of two electrodes separated by a vacuum or a vapor.

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Photo-activated catalyst converts CO2 to CO for clean fuel technology; no unwanted byproducts

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When exposed to visible light, the material, a “spongy” nickel organic crystalline structure, converted the CO 2 in a reaction chamber exclusively into carbon monoxide (CO) gas, which can be further turned into liquid fuels, solvents, and other useful products.

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Ideal Power Converters and NREL demonstrate vehicle-to-grid capabilities

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Ideal Power Converters (IPC) announced that the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable. Energy Laboratory (NREL) has successfully demonstrated vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capabilities using IPC’s bi-directional Battery Converter. IPC’s Battery Converter will provide bi-directional power between the EV. The IPC Battery Converter weighs less than 100 lbs (45 kg) and can be wall-mounted inside or outside and will begin shipping in 2013 following industry certifications.

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Nesscap completes US$1M convertible note financing

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has completed a non-brokered private placement of a US $1,000,000 Convertible Note with I2BF Energy. Ultracapacitor company Nesscap Energy Inc. The proceeds will be used for working capital. The offering constituted the second tranche of the bridge financing previously announced on 8 April 2014. The Note has a maturity date of 1 April 2015; the conversion price is CAD 0.10 per common share; the interest rate is 10% per year.

Buick unveils 2016 Cascada convertible at NAIAS

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Buick introduced the 2016 Cascada convertible at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The Cascada will be the first Buick convertible offered in the United States in 25 years and the latest globally developed vehicle to join the brand’s growing portfolio. It goes on sale in early 2016. The Cascada’s 2+2 configuration offers room for four adults.

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UPS, NYSERDA project to convert UPS diesel delivery trucks to electric; UES 225 kW switched reluctance motor

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UPS and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced that new technology will be developed to convert UPS package delivery vehicles from diesel to electric.

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MIT researchers develop oxygen permeable membrane that converts CO2 to CO

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MIT researchers have developed a new system that could potentially be used for converting power plant emissions of carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide, and thence into useful fuels for cars, trucks, and planes, as well as into chemical feedstocks for a wide variety of products.

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Alliance Autogas showcases converted F650/F-750 LPG bi-fuel truck

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Newly converted 2016 F-650/750 trailer and bobtail with an Alliance Bi-Fuel autogas system. Alliance AutoGas showcased a Ford F-650/F-750 tractor featuring a Bi-Fuel AutoGas System at the recent AutoGas Pavilion at the NPGA Propane Expo in Atlanta.

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Brookhaven team identifies active sites on catalysts for converting CO2 to methanol

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Chemists from the US Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and their collaborators have definitively identified the active sites of a catalyst commonly used for making methanol from CO 2.

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Biogas2PEM-FC project converts waste from olive oil production to electricity

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An EU-funded project, Biogas2PEM-FC , has developed a system to convert the toxic waste from olive oil production into electricity. The goal of the project has been to develop a technology to convert waste from the olive oil production into electricity.

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IH2 technology licensed for demonstration plant to convert woody biomass into drop-in hydrocarbon transportation fuels

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IH 2 technology is a continuous catalytic thermochemical process which converts a broad range of forestry/agricultural residues and municipal wastes directly into renewable hydrocarbon transportation fuels and/or blend stocks.

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