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Toyota covers Prius Prime with solar panels to test mileage

Green Car Reports

While Toyota has been skeptical of electric cars, the carmaker is expressing optimism about technology that can supplement plugging in: solar.

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Volkswagen ID.R sets new record at Goodwood

Green Car Congress

The Volkswagen ID.R has set a new all-time record at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Romain Dumas completed the 1.86-kilometer track in the south of England in just 39.90 seconds. In doing so, the 500-kW (680-PS) electric race car broke the previous record, which had stood for 20 years, by 1.7

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GM plans cleaner tires and factories, as well as more EVs

Green Car Reports

Combating global warming and air pollution is about more than electric cars, as General Motors has made clear in its annual sustainability report issued at the end of June.

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UK market sees first decline in alternatively fueled vehicle sales in 27 months in June

Green Car Congress

UK new car registrations declined for a fourth consecutive month in June, with year-on-year demand falling by -4.9% to 223,421 units, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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How much would 100 percent renewable energy really cost?

Green Car Reports

Democratic presidential candidates talked hardly at all in the debates late last month about the Green New Deal, a proposal in Congress, to, among other things convert America's electric power completely to renewable sources. Americans have shown broad support for such a transition. What's been left unaddressed—and which many candidates. global warming renewable energy

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Researchers in Netherlands exploring use of lignin as alternative asphalt binder

Green Car Congress

In the Netherlands there are now test roads and cycle paths that are paved with a bitumen-like product made from the natural binder lignin. These include a section of road on an industrial site—used daily by cars and heavy trucks, some minor roads, and a cycle path at Wageningen University & Research, which is in three sections, each produced using a different lignin-based bio-bitumen. Every year the EU produces around 15 million tonnes of bitumen.

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Connecticut Supreme Court to hear dealers' appeal over Tesla store

Green Car Reports

The Connecticut Supreme Court is scheduled to take up the case of whether Tesla should have been allowed to operate stores in the state. It's a case that could help shape a brewing national debate about how consumers buy electric cars, whether current dealers are equipped to sell them, and whether new startup automakers should be subject to laws. Dealership

Solar Toyota Prius, Tesla court case, the cost of clean energy: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Toyota tests a solar-powered Prius in Japan. The Connecticut Supreme Court will decide the future of Tesla stores. Cost estimates get real for renewable power plans. And General Motors cleans up not just its cars, but its factories and tires. Hybrids aren't just for cars and trains anymore. All this and more on Green Car Reports. In Japan, Toyota. Today in Car News

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