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/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.

2016 78

Volkswagen fights demands for Dieselgate documents, Bosch joins too

Green Car Reports

More than a year after its use of illegal "defeat device" software in diesel cars was first revealed to the public, Volkswagen is still dealing with the effects of the "Dieselgate" scandal. The automaker continues to work toward a way to modify affected cars to meet emissions standards, as it continues to negotiate with U.S. regulators over two. TDI VW Bosch Volkswagen diesel scandal

2016 81

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.

2011 60

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.

2012 64

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.

2016 78

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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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.

2010 60

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.

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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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.

2009 60

‘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

2006 40

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

2017 84

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

2018 59

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.

2017 103

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

2018 65

VW committed to sell 2 new electric cars in California by Dec 2019: what are they?

Green Car Reports

But among the thousands of pages of legal documents to settle dozens of civil and criminal charges in. The Volkswagen diesel emission scandal has now largely vanished from U.S. media coverage, much to VW's relief. Tens of thousands of bought-back TDI diesel vehicles still sit in fields awaiting modification and resale, or some other disposition.

2018 65

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

2017 63

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

2018 62

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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Hot Tub Time Machine WayBack Wednesday – Reposted Word-for-Word from June 25 of 2008

Creative Greenius

Dr. Hansen goes on to say: “ The disturbing conclusion, documented in a paper I have written with several of the world’s leading climate experts, is that the safe level of atmospheric carbon dioxide is no more than 350 ppm (parts per million) and it may be less. Wednesday, June 25, 2008.

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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.

Climate change all manmade, say actual scientists: awkward for Trump science deniers

Green Car Reports

When the Environmental Protection Agency quietly issued its new four-year plan in mid-October, the phrase "climate change" did not appear anywhere in the 38-page document. It is now clear the Trump Administration intends to delay, halt, or erase government efforts to limit U.S. emissions of carbon dioxide, the global-warming gas that is the main. emissions Politics government EPA global warming CO2 climate change carbon dioxide science

2018 Nissan Leaf electric-car prototype driven: first impressions

Green Car Reports

Cameras have to be left on the bus, all phone lenses have to be covered, and documents committing you to keep quiet until the embargo lifts must be signed. When visiting an automaker's proving ground to drive cars still under development, security is extensive. In late June, we drove a pre-production 2018 Nissan Leaf at the company's Tochigi Test. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 70

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.

2017 61

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

2017 61

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.

2008 130

What will VW do with 400,000 dirty diesel cars it buys back?

Green Car Reports

After nine long months, the details of the VW diesel emission proposed settlement are out—hundreds of pages of them in at least 18 documents.

2016 83

California should approve VW 'Electrify America' plan for electric-car charging: CARB analysis

Green Car Reports

That document is the first 30-month investment plan submitted by Volkswagen for its "Electrify America" program. This Thursday, the California Air Resources Board will meet to consider what action it will take on an important plan that could bring many more electric-car charging sites to the state. Each of four stages in the 10-year plan is. VW plug-in cars charging infrastructure Fast Charging Charging stations Electrify America

2017 63

Extent of Volkswagen diesel deceit detailed in new book

Green Car Reports

The fact that VW carried out the deception is a well-documented story, covering how the software worked, how the company cheated, and more. It's getting close to two years since Volkswagen admitted it had installed "defeat device" software on hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles sold in the U.S. But what went on behind the scenes leading up to. TDI VW VW Group Volkswagen diesel scandal

2017 66

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.

Two words the Trump Administration can't say: climate change

Green Car Reports

president will peruse the document. During President Donald J. Trump's half-hour meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican yesterday, the pope gave the president a copy of his 2015 encyclical calling for urgent, drastic cuts in fossil-fuel emissions. It is unclear whether the U.S. Back at home, however, his administration is continuing unabated in. emissions Politics government EPA global warming climate change carbon dioxide fossil fuels Donald Trump

Tesla Model 3 mania, VW lawsuit, Volvo backs CCS DC fast charging: Today's car news

Green Car Reports

Today, the countdown to the reveal of the Tesla Model 3 electric car commences, a fired employee sues Volkswagen, alleging the company destroyed documents related to the diesel scandal, and Volvo backs the Combined Charging Standard (CCS) for electric cars.

2016 63

Sporty BMW i3s, electric Mini, diesel jail sentence, tougher emission testing: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which huge company challenged the public to "read the documents," only to get bitten when two researchers did exactly that? What new and updated electric cars will appear at the Frankfurt auto show? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, September 1, 2017. Friday. The Week In Reverse

2017 57

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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Tesla electric cars have quality issues, but owners love them regardless

Green Car Reports

Since the Model S launched in 2012, multiple quality issues have been documented by both owners and media outlets like Consumer Reports. Tesla electric cars have many notable and pioneering qualities. Faultless reliability has not necessarily been one of them. The Model X debuted with a particularly high level of initial-quality issues, likely a. Power Tesla Motors plug-in cars Customers Tesla Model 3

2017 63

Surprise from Electro Automotive

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Given my personality, my big challenge will probably be to slow down and document everything without blasting through and just getting things done. I'm hoping I can get some assistants to join me next week to take pictures or help document the process.

2008 130

Maersk and IBM launch TradeLens blockchain shipping solution; 154+ million shipping events already captured on platform

Green Car Congress

Shippers, shipping lines, freight forwarders, port and terminal operators, inland transportation and customs authorities can interact more efficiently through real-time access to shipping data and shipping documents, including IoT and sensor data ranging from temperature control to container weight. Too often, companies must still share documents via email attachment, fax and courier.

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