Five Convertibles With High Gas Mileage: Enjoying Summer Efficiently

Green Car Reports

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

Should classic cars be converted to electric power? Twitter poll

Green Car Reports

The latest trend in classic cars is converting them to electric power. Jaguar announced last Thursday that it will convert its ultimate classic, the 1960s E-type, to electric power. It will build the cars at its classic center in England, and is taking orders. Jaguar says its electric powertrain is designed to plug into the E-type's sleek body. Polls

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Rice team demonstrates more efficient photocatalyst for converting ammonia to hydrogen

Green Car Congress

Rice University nanoscientists have demonstrated a new catalyst that can convert ammonia into hydrogen fuel at ambient pressure using only light energy, mainly due to a plasmonic effect that makes the catalyst more efficient.

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Blown away? Nissan Leaf convertible concept makes debut in Japan

Green Car Reports

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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Fuel from emissions? Catalyst converts carbon dioxide to ethanol

Green Car Reports

At least in North America, ethanol is a contentious fuel. A decade ago, it was seen as a homegrown and carbon-neutral way to use less gasoline—and federal legislation mandated that increasing volumes be blended into U.S. fuel supplies.

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Converting an Electric Boat

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

Fixing the DC-DC Converter

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I cringe at the thought of having to send anything back to Electro Automotive for replacement or repair, so I took a chance and dissected the DC-DC converter to see if I could fix it. Here's the DC-DC converter taken out of its black aluminum case.

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

Green Car Reports

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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Aradex DC/DC converter seeks to deliver maximum efficiency with fuel cells

Green Car Congress

These differences can be compensated by a DC / DC converter to regulate the voltage level for feeding into the DC link. The Aradex DC / DC converter has achieved efficiencies of up to 99% in tests. The DC / DC converter controls the power flow from the fuel cell to the DC link.

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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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China team proposes method for converting liquid electrolyte into quasi-solid gel electrolyte for Li metal batteries

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Researchers in China report that commercialized liquid electrolyte can be easily converted into a novel quasi-solid gel polymer electrolyte (GPE) via a simple and efficient in situ gelation strategy. Herein, a new strategy is crafted to convert traditional ether-based 1,3-dioxolane (DOL) and 1,2-dimethoxyethane (DME) LEs into a novel quasi-solid GPE simply with the addition of commercial lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF 6 ).

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Should classic cars be converted to electric power? Twitter poll results

Green Car Reports

Such were the results of last week's Twitter poll, when we asked: "Should classic cars be converted to electric power?" Green Car Reports readers sometimes leave themselves open to having extreme viewpoints. We asked the question following what seemed like a rash of announcements of people doing exactly that, from established automakers to. Polls

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Is it wise to convert a VW Westfalia van to electric?

Electric Cars are for Girls

I've been doing some research into some cheap-ish manual vans but was wondering if there is a limit to what can be converted based on size and design

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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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Electrified Blondes in Convertibles For Everyone!

Creative Greenius

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.

Classic Mini converted to electric previews 2019 Mini E to come

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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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Converting a Formula SAE Car to Electric Power

DIY Electric Car

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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DESY study finds edges and corners increase efficiency of catalytic converters

Green Car Congress

Catalytic converters for cleaning exhaust emissions are more efficient when they use nanoparticles with many edges, according to a study carried out at the the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), a research center of the Helmholtz Association, X-ray source PETRA III.

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Converting My Motor Home to Electric

Electric Cars are for Girls

I'd like to know what electric motor I would need to replace the 300+ HP Cummins Diesel in my motor home. I'm thinking that I would use the existing

Amp Converts SUVs To EVs

Hybrid SUV Blog

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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Converting my Car to EV from Scratch

Electric Cars are for Girls

Where can I buy everything I need to convert my car over to an electric car? Including a 3 phase AC inverted motor, how to connect the

Should I Convert my SLK Mercedes to Electric?

Electric Cars are for Girls

I am considering converting my SLK Mercedes to electric. Do you think it is a good candidate? Hi, Val - It's lovely. On the one hand, I want to say

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Converting wastepaper to biocrude and hydrogen

Green Car Congress

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.

Let My People Convert! - The A123 Challenge

Plugs and Cars

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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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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All-electric Bentley convertible concept shown at Geneva

Green Car Reports

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

Top five convertibles for sun lovers

Green Cars News

The sun is shining and the sky outside the ContractHireAndLeasing.com office window has turned from a foreboding grey blanket to a dome of endless blu. Ford Citroen Mazda Land Rover BMW MX-5 Range Rover Evoque DS3 Mustang M4 Top 5 Editors Picks DS

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Buick unveils 2016 Cascada convertible at NAIAS

Green Car Congress

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

Green Car Congress

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

Green Car Congress

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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2016 Chevy Volt First Drive, Electric Car Sales, Fuel-Efficient Convertibles: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we drive the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, report on plug-in electric car sales for August, and check out five fuel-efficient convertibles. Check out these five fuel-efficient convertibles before summer is over. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We've got everything you need to know about the Tesla Model X electric crossover in our Ultimate. Today in Car News

2015 74

Battery Company Buys Plug-in Hybrid Converter?

Plugs and Cars

InsideGreentech reports that Toronto Star reporter Tyler Hamilton posted on his personal blog that battery maker A123 Systems has acquired Canadian plug-in converter Hymotion. It would certainly be a good thing for A123 to have a reason beyond its relationship with GM to be interested in making batteries for plug-in cars.

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

Green Car Congress

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

Green Car Congress

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2015 148

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

Green Car Congress

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2017 78

Nesscap completes US$1M convertible note financing

Green Car Congress

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.

India plan for converting to electric cars by 2030 may get trimmed, a lot

Green Car Reports

Two years ago, the government of India proposed a remarkable and ambitious goal: make every new vehicle coming onto its roads electric by 2030. The plan was largely a response to some of the world's highest levels of hazardous air pollution in its cities, higher in many cases than the legendary foul air in Chinese cities. The world's second-most. zero emissions India incentives plug-in cars Zero Emission Vehicle regulation

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New catalytic process to convert lignin into jet-range hydrocarbons

Green Car Congress

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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2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Convertible First Drive

Green Car Reports

The 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible is the only convertible available in the U.S. Despite the seemingly endless combinations of drivetrains, body styles, and features, there are still a few cars in the U.S. market that are unique in their makeup--and we're not talking about the Tesla Model S here. with a diesel engine--and better yet, at least