Costa Rica to become Latin American electric-car pioneer?

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Costa Rica isn't what you'd call a bastion of automotive sales. But that won't deter the Costa Rican government from greening its fleet. Plug-In Hybrids incentives plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Costa RicaThe Central American country ,wedged between Nicaragua and Panama, is home to 4.8 million people who buy just 154,000 vehicles annually—less than 1 percent of the sales in the United States.

What Country Powered Itself Entirely On Renewable Energy For 75 Days?

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That would be little Costa Rica, which claims to have powered itself using only renewable energy for 75 days. Green Costa Rica clean energy energy infrastructure energy policy renewable energy The idea of an electricity grid powered entirely by renewable energy may seem like a utopian dream, but one country has recently achieved it, albeit briefly. CHECK OUT: World''s First Entirely Renewable-Energy Place: Wind-Swept Scottish.

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Mitsubishi expands sales of i-MiEV

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This time it is the Republic of Costa Rica which will welcome the vehicle, predominantly to fleet customers including government affiliates and electric companies. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Mitsubishi Costa Rica electric vehicles Mitsubishi i-MiEV Mitsubishi i-MiEV Costa RicaThe electrification of the automobile is truly a worldwide phenomenon and now Mitsubishi is expanding sales of the i-MiEV into yet another country.

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Fisker EMotion, electric-car tax credit, plug-in cars for Costa Rica: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got some wrapup articles from both last week's Consumer Electronics Show and this week's Detroit auto show, thoughts on the electric-car tax credit, and greener wheels in Costa Rica. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We were able to interview Henrik Fisker, the Danish designer whose Fisker EMotion 400-mile electric luxury car. Today in Car News

BYD Qin Plug-In Hybrid Now On Sale In Costa Rica

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or Canada yet, but if you happen to be on vacation in Costa Rica--or living there--you''ll have a much better chance. Want to drive a Chinese car--and a plug-in hybrid at that? There are none offered for sale in the U.S. The BYD Qin plug-in hybrid, unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show in April 2012, went on sale last month in the Central American

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Chevy Volt Aero Fix, Electric Mustang, BYD Qin In Costa Rica: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: A fix is now available for the Chevrolet Volt''s aerodynamic thrumming noise, Ford "considers" greener powertrains for the Mustang, and the BYD Qin plug-in hybrid is now on sale in Costa Rica. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Ford "considers" diesel, hybrid, and even electric powertrains for the new Mustang

Aeromexico flying commercial route with 15% blend of Honeywell Green Jet Fuel

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Aeromexico is using a 15% blend of Honeywell Green Jet Fuel, produced from camelina using process technology from Honeywell’s UOP, on flights on its Mexico City to San Jose, Costa Rica route, marking one of the first uses of renewable fuels in everyday airplane passenger service.

Global geothermal industry passes 12,000 MW operational

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Financing was announced for projects in Costa Rica, Dominica, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Tanzania, and the United States, while projects in drilling and start-of-construction phases made headway in Chile, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Montserrat, The Philippines, Rwanda, and Zambia.

Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Costa Rica. sales of hybrid SUVs and other fuel efficient vehicles will prove interesting to watch this year, especially if fuel prices remain relatively low. Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely.

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Mitsubishi Motors to promote EVs with Hsinchu County in Taiwan

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After its launch in Japan, the i-MiEV has been sequentially rolled out internationally to Hong Kong, Australia, Costa Rica, Chile, 19 countries throughout Europe and also is planned for rollout the United States and Canada this fall.

Rolls-Royce wins $6.5M contract to supply LNG propulsion package for fish food carrier; Bergen gas engine

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BioMar has 11 factories producing fish food, in Norway, Chile, Denmark, Scotland, Spain, France, Greece, Turkey and Costa Rica. Rolls-Royce has signed a US$6.5-million contract with Tersan Shipyard in Turkey.

Balqon Expands Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Distribution Into Europe With Mol Transport Solutions

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In June, Balqon entered into an agreement with Electric Cars of Costa Rica, a distributor of light duty trucks, golf carts, trams and neighborhood electric vehicles in Costa Rica. Balqon Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of heavy-duty electric vehicles for Class 7 and Class 8 applications ( earlier post ), has entered into a Dealer Agreement with Mol Transport Solutions, a leading manufacturer of port and material handling equipment in Europe.

California ARB posts two new ethanol fuel pathways for LCFS

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff has posted two new fuel pathway applications submitted under the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Method 2 pathway approval process: one for dehydrated Brazilian sugarcane ethanol produced by a company in Costa Rica, the other for domestic corn ethanol. dehydration plant in Punta Morales, a town in the Puntarenas province of Costa.

Donlen, Environmental Defense Fund and GreenDriver Target 20% GHG Reduction from Commercial Fleets

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The Commercial Fleet 20% GHG Emissions Reduction Commitment to Action was officially announced at the 2010 CGI Annual Meeting in New York City at the Environment and Energy keynote session by Master of Ceremony José María Figueres, Former President of the Republic of Costa Rica. Donlen, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and GreenDriver are collaborating on a multi-year Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action titled, “Commercial Fleet 20% GHG Emissions Reduction.”

Balqon Receives Initial $490,000 Purchase Order for Heavy-Duty Electric Drive Systems From New China-Based Distributor

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This includes Argentina-based Autoelevadores Yale, Colombia-based Industrias IVOR, Electric Cars of Costa Rica, Mol Transportation Solutions in Europe and, most recently, Km.

Coal Into Cars: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

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However, as the Environmental Entrepreneurs report on Costa Rica recommends, biomass crops into electricity is a beneficial strategy. The Ugly Coal sucks, there's really no two ways about it. Extracting it is ruinous of the landscape and burning it has disastrous environmental consequences. It should be perhaps our last fuel of choice regardless of how it's used. But not all use of coal is alike.