Documents: 60-kwh Nissan Leaf pricing aligned with Chevy Bolt EV

Green Car Reports

Now our friends CarsDirect have found some documents—U.S. Even before the second-generation Leaf was introduced last year, it was an open secret that Nissan planned an extended-range, 60-kwh version of the Leaf. order guides that dealerships plan their orders and marketing around—suggesting that this longer-range Nissan Leaf is just a. LEAF ChaDeMo quick-charge standard

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Consumer Reports: Government documents show failures by Tesla; NHTSA must do more to hold companies accountable

Green Car Congress

Consumer Reports said that emails and other government documents released publicly for the first time show failures by Tesla regarding its safety claims and the performance of Autopilot. Consumer Reports (CR) said that the documents reveal that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) must do more to ensure investigations are transparent, and ensure companies communicate responsibly with the public about crash ratings.

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Trending Sources

Documenting the Racks

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I also spent most of the afternoon adding documentation to the Civic-EV Google Group with regards to installing the motor/transmission and constructing the battery racks. You can see the latest documents at the following link: [link] Cheers, Tim

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Tesla discounts, Dieselgate documents, Nissan Micra: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk reaffirms Tesla's policy against offering discounts on new cars, Volkswagen and Bosch oppose requests for documents related to the "Dieselgate" scandal, and the new Nissan Micra debuts at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Volkswagen and Bosch both fight demands from European litigants for. Today in Car News

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Open Source Civic-EV documents moved

Open Source Civic EV Kit

All files and documentation at the civic-ev Google group has now been moved to the "civicevkit" Google Site: https://sites.google.com/site/civicevkit/ If you need to access the build instructions or Google Sketch-Up files, please go there now. Hi All, It's been a verrrrry long time since I posted here since I sold the Civic-EV. Due to Google removing the Files and Pages feature of Google Groups.

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ISO 19880 – New technical ISO document for hydrogen fueling station standardization

Green Car Congress

The TR ISO 19880-1 represents the work of ISO TC 197 WG 24 and is the first document that is meant to start the harmonization of hydrogen fueling stations worldwide. SAE J2601 ( earlier post ) is currently referenced as a fueling protocol in this document.

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ISO/TS 19880:2016 – New technical document for hydrogen stations

Green Car Congress

ISO has published a new Technical Specification ISO/TS 19880-1 , Gaseous hydrogen — fueling stations — Part 1: General requirements, which is a key document for the building of hydrogen fueling stations worldwide.

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Cal/EPA Releases Fuels Guidance Document

Green Car Congress

The California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) has coordinated the creation of a document that is intended as a starting point for potential fuel users, marketers and producers to better identify the regulations and requirements affecting their fuels. of the guidance document , updated in response to comments received, has been released on Cal/EPA’s website. The document includes consideration of : Gasoline w/ E10.

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DOE seeking public comments on EV Everywhere Initial Framing Document

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is requesting public comment on its recently published EV Everywhere Initial Framing Document. Public comments on this proposed framing document must be received on or before 29 October 2012. The EV Everywhere Initial Framing Document was developed as a principal means of facilitating stakeholder engagement in the planning process. Framing Document.

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California ARB posts discussion document for developing Advanced Clean Transit (ACT) regulation

Green Car Congress

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has posted a discussion document. for upcoming workshops on the development of the Advanced Clean Transit (ACT) regulation.

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ARB releases Guidance Document for Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Green Car Congress

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) released the final LCFS Guidance Document Version 1.0. This document is intended to help answer questions the Board received regarding the LCFS regulation. The document is divided into several parts addressing specific aspects of the LCFS, including: Overview; Biofuel Producer Registration; Initial Demonstration of Physical Pathway; the LCFS.

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Volkswagen of America CEO to testify before House Subcommittee next week on emissions affair; request for all related documents

Green Car Congress

From Volkswagen, the letter (dated 29 September) from the House requests a large document dump: All documents, including communications, relating to compliance with the Clean Air Act, EPA emissions standards and regulations, or testing of diesel emissions for all makes and model year vehicles associated with the alleged violations. The documents are due by 13 October; the Subcommittee requested an initial briefing by 2 October.

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California ARB posts discussion document on $500M FY 2016-17 spend for low carbon transportation and fuels; $230M to fund CVRP

Green Car Congress

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff has posted a discussion document. The discussion document summarizes ARB staff’s work to-date and the draft recommendations for the FY 2016-17 Funding Plan.

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House Oversight Committee Issues Subpoena for Toyota Documents

Green Car Congress

The US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has issued a subpoena for “all documents relating to Toyota motor vehicle safety and Toyota’s handling of alleged motor vehicle defects and related litigation” in the possession of Dimitrios Biller, who served as the National Managing Counsel for Toyota’s American operation from 2003-2007. Biller has claimed that his accusations are verifiable based on documents that are in his possession.

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DOT issues discussion document on principles for a connected vehicle environment; safety as top priority

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office (JPO) has issued a discussion document expressing a set of working principles intended to guide DOT’s research, demonstration and implementation activities related to a connected vehicle environment.

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U.S. DoT Sued For Toyota Prius Unintended Acceleration Documents

Green Car Reports

Five days ago, when we told you the National Academy of Sciences was backing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s findings into unintended acceleration issues concerning Toyota Priuses, we speculated it wouldn’t be the last we’d hear on the matter. Now an American safety group has sued the U.S. Department of

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‘Revenge of the Electric Car’ documents return of the EV

Green Cars News

New film ‘Revenge of the Electric Car’, the sequel to the 2006 film ‘Who Killed the Electric Car?’ opens in selected theatres in the US from this Friday (October 21, 2011). Directed by Chris Paine, the documentary film focuses on the ambitions of four men; Bob Lutz, former chief executive of GM, Carlos Ghosn CEO [.]. Electric cars Chris Paine documentary electric car film Revenge of the Electric Car

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California ARB Releases Peer Review Documents for Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Green Car Congress

The staff of the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has released the final external peer review documents regarding the proposed Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) regulation. ARB staff also posted two memoranda between ARB staff and staff of the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), who served as the intermediary between ARB and the peer reviewers to ensure their independence.

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NHTSA to Tesla: Stop claiming your cars are the safest

Green Car Reports

Federal officials told Tesla again in October to stop advertising the Tesla Model 3 as the having "the lowest probability of injury of any vehicle ever tested by NHTSA," federal documents revealed.

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Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid plug-in all-electric range revealed

Green Car Reports

New documents reveal that the upcoming 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid will have about 25 miles of all-electric range, according to its EPA estimate. The California documents, first obtained by Autoblog, show specific all-electric range ratings of 25.65 That puts it in the hunt with other plug-in hybrid small hatchbacks and crossover vehicles. miles. Plug-In Hybrids

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Reports: Audi software tricks led to dirty dieselgate scandal

Green Car Reports

That's a point that's only come to light in recent days, as documents just have been uncovered as part of European reports. Audi played a significant role in the Volkswagen diesel scandal—specifically in developing software that cheated emissions tests for diesels in Europe and the U.S.

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2019 Nissan Leaf Plus gets longer range in cheapest trim

Green Car Reports

New California regulatory compliance documents hint that lower trim levels of the upcoming 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus will be the ones with the longest range. To get the maximum range of 226 miles that Nissan estimates, buyers will likely have to stick to the base S trim level, according to documents, based on California emissions tests and obtained by

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Report: Tesla-Panasonic battery waste could lead to battery flaws

Green Car Reports

Tesla's manufacturing struggles to build the Model 3 at its Fremont, California, factory have been well documented. The same can't be said for its partner Panasonic, as it struggles to build enough new lithium-ion batteries to power them. A report by Business Insider, quoting three current and former employees, says that the company scraps enough. battery fire

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226-mile 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus costs $37,445 to start

Green Car Reports

That's in line with what we expected from documents leaked earlier this year, and drives the net price of the compact hatchback close to $30,000, if federal rebates are maxed. When it arrives in dealers this month, the longer-range 2019 Nissan Leaf S Plus will cost $37,445, including destination, the automaker said Friday.

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German authorities uncover emissions-cheating collusion among diesel automakers

Green Car Reports

New documents revealed in a German investigation into diesel emissions cheating show that German automakers, including Volkswagen, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz may have colluded to limit the amount of emissions-cleaning AdBlue diesel exhaust fluid the cars used.

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2019 Nissan Leaf Plus, GM EV investments, electric Ford F-150, coal power: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

California documents show that higher-trim versions of the 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus won't achieve the estimated 226-mile range. GM will double its investment in engineering new electric and self-driving cars. A new study shows that electric cars are cleaner than gas, even when using electricity from coal. And results from last week's Twitter poll are. General Motors self-driving cars

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CaFCP: 1,000 H2 stations enabling 1M fuel cell electric vehicles on California roads in 2030

Green Car Congress

The vision document describes a self-sustaining market in 2030 for fuel cell electric vehicles and renewably hydrogen, and the strategic priorities necessary for realizing it.

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Discounts soar on many small cars as market stampedes toward SUVs

Green Car Reports

The market's shift to crossovers and SUVs is well documented, but what may be less well known are the massive discounts some automakers now offer on small cars as a result. While those small cars may deliver smaller profit margins, automakers must now add in steep discounts to move them from dealerships to driveways. In this context, "small cars". small cars

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Tesla push for 5,000 Model 3s per week left many unfinished

Green Car Reports

New internal documents acquired and reported by Business Insider show that of the 5,031 cars produced in the last week of June, 4,300 had some problem that required rework. At the end of June, Tesla pushed hard to finish 5,000 Model 3s a week. It may have pushed too hard. In auto industry terminology, the percentage of cars that pass company

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Why one guy bought a 2017 Nissan Leaf electric car: it was a great deal

Green Car Reports

The deals, incentives, and rebates currently available on the 2017 Nissan Leaf are generous and well documented.

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Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, cheap renewables, tax credits: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

California regulatory documents show range estimates for the new Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid. A new report shows that building new renewable power can be cheaper than running old coal plants. Automakers join forces to lobby for extending electric-car tax credits. And California preps for half a million electric cars. All this and more on Green Car. Car Sharing

The Patient has Arrived

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I have to keep reminding myself to document every step and not rush through things so the conversion manual can be accurate. My colleague Ian and I picked up the '92 Civic today. It rattles a bit, but overall is in good condition.

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New emails show FCA knew of diesel cheats as early as 2010: report

Green Car Reports

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles discussed using illegal software to cheat emissions tests in diesel versions of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram EcoDiesel pickup as early as 2010, newly revealed documents show. The emails, which were unsealed last week as part of a proposed class-action lawsuit against FCA show the company was interested in using. lawsuit

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Sevcon PCpak to Millipak - getting the connection

DIY Electric Car

To get connected with it took some experimentation because the pdf documentation says very little. for the benefit of all. I purchased a SEVCON millipak controller and PCpak software. I got connected and this is the proceedure: 1) set your USB serial port to an open port and use 115.2K bps baud, 8 bits, 1 stop bit. 2) connect 2 12 volt batteries in series to make about 25VDC across terminals B- and B+ of the controller.

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48-volt mild hybrids heading toward ubiquity in Europe as diesel declines

Green Car Reports

Public concerns over diesel cars, and their ebbing sales, have become a well-documented phenomenon in Europe after decades of popularity. When the VW diesel scandal exposed deliberate cheating, and real-world testing revealed that no virtually no diesels certified for sale actually met emission limits, automakers across the industry adopted rapid. Europe mild hybrid start-stop system 48-Volt mild hybrid

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Let the Conversion.Begin!

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I spent most of the day prepping the Civic engine for removal and attempting to document the process (see following blog entry). next up: documenting the engine removal process Whoosh! Today was loads of fun.

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Some Tesla Model 3 cars haunted by "phantom touch" and "vampire draw"

Green Car Reports

At this point, the variable build quality of early Tesla Model 3 electric cars has been well documented. One of the main issues is the "phantom touch" on the car's all-important central display. The phantom touch is what Green Car Reports reader Jeff Southern of Atlanta suffered in his car before he invited us to drive it for our full review. Quality plug-in cars Touchscreen Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Special Guests at an LA Rally

Revenge of the Electric Car

Also in attendance and documenting the day was Huffington Post journalist Jennifer Grayson. Revenge of the Electric Car director Chris Paine attended the “LA Get Off Oil Day&# rally in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 2 2nd, where Chelsea Sexton from Who Killed the Electric Car?

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Trump budget slashes EPA emission testing, hits makers with higher fees

Green Car Reports

According to a detailed internal budget document published in the The Washington Post, the Trump administration wants to eliminate virtually all federal funding for the agency’s vehicle emissions and fuel-economy testing budgets. The prospect of ongoing operations as usual continues to darken for the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Do Auto Emissions Kill As Many People As Car Crashes?

Green Car Reports

Carbon-dioxide emissions have documented negative effects at a planetary level--but could the other gases coming out of vehicle tailpipes be as hazardous to overall public health in total as car accidents are? In the public discourse to date, the answer has previously seemed to be "no." Emissions generally aren''t discussed in terms of individual

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Fuel-economy rules & jobs, Tesla quality issues, high-volume VW electric car: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we look at why looser fuel-economy rules won't create more jobs, why Tesla owners love their electric cars despite significant documented quality issues, and when the first high-volume Volkswagen electric car will arrive. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The first high-volume Volkswagen electric car must arrive by 2020, executives. Today in Car News

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EV Solutions WarP-Drive Installation

DIY Electric Car

Well, now that we've described the components to be installed, our next posts will document the installation with photographs and video. Intro. Well I'm finally going to get around to installing a WarP-Drive 160/1000 motor controller package in our 97 S10 EV conversion.

EPA to ease emission limits, reports say, setting up clash with California

Green Car Reports

The EPA delivered its draft Final Determination document to the Office of. The omens have been accumulating for months, as bits of information dribble out of the regulatory rumor mill in Washington, D.C. Now we have the most concrete reports yet that the U.S. EPA plans to modify exhaust emission limits for vehicles in model years 2022 through 2025. emissions Politics EPA California California Air Resources Board CARB carbon dioxide regulation state laws Donald Trump

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