Tue.Aug 15, 2017

San Diego utility offers $10,000 off Nissan Leaf, BMW i3 electric cars

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For southern California residents, it's an excellent time to start considering the purchase of a BMW i3 or Nissan Leaf electric car. San Diego Gas & Electric has joined a host of other utility companies in the state in offering incentives towards the purchase of an i3 or a Leaf. In total, the incentives slash $10,000 from the purchase price of. California incentives electric utilities plug-in cars San Diego Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Finnish NGO UFF to use Neste Renewable Diesel in trucks

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UFF (U-landshjälp från Folk till Folk i Finland rf), a Finnish non-profit environmental and development organization, will use Neste MY Renewable Diesel, produced entirely from waste and residues, to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced in UFF’s logistics chain.

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German Chancellor Merkel rejects electric-car quotas for Europe: 'not well thought out'

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the country's leader, has detailed why she believes electric-car quotas are not a viable answer to emission and other issues plaguing Europe. Merkel, a member of the conservative Christian Democratic Union, instead urged a much bigger-picture strategy, rather than a demand that more Europeans simply move to. Europe emissions government Germany plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) transportation policy

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MIT, Toyota team clarifies role of iodide in Li-air batteries

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Lithium-air (or lithium-oxygen) batteries potentially could offer three times the gravimetric energy of current Li-ion batteries (3500 Wh/kg at the cell level); as such, they are looked to a potential solution for long-range EVs.

Do German makers face 'iPhone moment,' after dodging diesel bullet?

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The Volkswagen diesel scandal has largely fallen out of the public eye in the U.S., as VW and Audi buy back and modify roughly half a million noncompliant vehicles sold from 2009 through 2016. In Germany, meanwhile, the major sellers of diesel vehicles—not only VW Group but also Mercedes, Opel, and Fiat—have agreed to modify 5 million. Europe Germany EU Tesla Motors

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BMW vs Tesla; Merkel vs electric cars; $10K off Leaf, i3; Germany's iPhone moment: Today's Car News

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Today, Tesla and its impact on the German auto industry crop up in two very different reports, you can get $10,000 off an electric car (if you live in San Diego), and we honor Dull and Boring drivers. All this and more on Green Car Reports. With continued attention on Tesla's latest product, we ask: is the BMW 3-Series the most direct competitor. Today in Car News


Chevy Equinox diesel offers EPA-rated 39 mpg hwy; starts at $31,435

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The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox offers an EPA-certified 39 mpg (6.03 l/100 km) on the highway (FWD model) with the available 1.6L turbo-diesel engine. Earlier post.). GM expects that number to top the segment in highway fuel economy, with greater highway mileage than the 2017 Toyota RAV4 hybrid (30 mpg) and Nissan Rogue hybrid (35 mpg FWD). A 577-mile cruising range (FWD) also means the Equinox diesel can drive farther between fill-ups.


Can the Hyundai i30 N take on the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Ford Focus ST?

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Any car that has the word ‘Nurburgring’ namechecked in its title comes with serious expectations

Metabolomics study finds exposure to PM2.5 leads to increases in stress hormones

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Exposure to high levels of PM 2.5 air pollution increased stress hormone levels and negative metabolic changes in otherwise healthy, young adults according to the findings of a recent study conducted in China. Air purifiers appear to lessen the negative effects. The research is published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. The researchers focused on PM 2.5

SsangYong Rexton available from October

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SsangYong has announced that its all-new Rexton will be available to UK customers from October, promising to offer strong off-road ability and class-leading space

Nissan Germany offering €2,000 scrappage bonus for Euro 1-4 diesels with EV buy

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Nissan Germany is offering a €2,000 (US$2,360) scrappage bonus for Euro 1-4 diesel vehicles to buyers of a Nissan LEAF or Nissan e-NV200 electric vehicle. In combination with Nissan Elektrobonus (€3,000 for a LEAF and €3,250 for an e-NV200) and the state environmental bonus (€2,000), the scrappage bonus—which is available until 30 December 2017—allows a buyer switching from an old diesel to an EV to save up to €7,250 (US$8,556). The LEAF has sold more than 277,000 units worldwide.

Mercedes GLC: 500bhp AMG 63 now available

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We’ve already witnessed a rather swift GLC in the form of the AMG 43, but now Mercedes’ in-house tuners have gone a step further