June, 2012

Zap Jonway "Change of Leadership"

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Steve Schneider, long time CEO of US operations at Zap, is now GONE. What does this mean for the future of Zap, I wonder

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Sundrop Fuels finalizes ExxonMobil MTG technology license for “green gasoline” production facility

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The ExxonMobil MTG process flow diagram. Source: EMRE. Click to enlarge. Sundrop Fuels, Inc.,

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Sevcon PCpak to Millipak - getting the connection

DIY Electric Car

for the benefit of all. I purchased a SEVCON millipak controller and PCpak software. To get connected with it took some experimentation because the pdf documentation says very little. 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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2012 Tesla Model S: EPA Range Of 265 Miles, 89 MPGe Efficiency

Green Car Reports

Friday will be a big day for startup electric carmaker Tesla Motors. On that day, it will deliver its first 2012 Model S luxury sport sedans to retail customers in a big webcast event at its Fremont, California, assembly plant. But a couple of days beforehand, the EPA has issued the eagerly awaited range and efficiency numbers for the high-end

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Review: 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

A No Compromise Hybrid SUV. As the demand for SUVs grows and remains strong, so too does the desire for larger hybrid models that can accommodate the needs of the whole family and still deliver some measure of fuel economy.

Ford Focus Electric preview: It's a solid car, that's electric

National Green Transportation

The Ford Focus Electric will commence deliveries in the SF Bay Area within a week, and Ford brought the Focus Electric to a local electric car enthusiasts meeting to talk and give test rides.Ford's careful, measured, and

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Sparrow Electric Car

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The Sparrow electric car was featured in Austin Powers 'Goldmember'. Groovy, baby

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Battery load testing

Honda S2000 EV Conversion

I've been using the CellLog8 units for monitoring my high and low voltage for awhile now. I've yet to use the logging feature of the CellLog8S. Sadly I saved some money and only bought one unit that does the logging.

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First 2012 Tesla Model S Delivered To Earliest Depositor Steve Jurvetson

Green Car Reports

Deliveries of the 2012 Tesla Model S electric sedan will officially begin on June 22. But the very first production Model S off the line has already been handed over to its new owner. It went to none other than venture capitalist and Tesla board member Steve Jurvetson, who is now driving it around Silicon Valley--complete with a telltale

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First Look: Havel E Hybrid SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

Is this China’s First SUV for the Global Market? Auto manufacturers are all eyeing the rapidly expanding Chinese market to sell their cars in the years to come.

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Apple's iOS 6 Maps application screws pedestrians and mass transit users

National Green Transportation

You may have heard that yesterday Apple made a few announcements relating to the upcoming versions of iOS, Mac OS X, and the laptops Apple sells. Among the announcements was a new Maps application for iOS devices (iPhone, iPad

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Zap Electric Cars

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My favorite of the Zap electric cars is a zebra-striped Xebra. Sure, they do other paint jobs.but WHY

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Mitsui OSK completes first hybrid car carrier vessel Emerald Ace; 2 new LNG carriers

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Mitsui OSK Lines, Ltd. MOL) has completed the hybrid car carrier vessel Emerald Ace , designed to generate zero emissions while berthed, at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. MHI) Kobe shipyard. Emerald Ace. Click to enlarge. Conceptual diagram of system. Click to enlarge.

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Heatsink replaced

Honda S2000 EV Conversion

I got some time yesterday and installed a new heat sink that I think will be more efficient while driving. I mentioned before the old heat sink below has the fins parallel with the controller, but the air while driving is perpendicular to the fins.

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2013 Nissan Altima: The Most Fuel-Efficient Mid-Size Car You Can Buy

Green Car Reports

Featuring some pretty nifty fuel-saving technology, like its redesigned continuously variable transmission and Easy Fill Tire Alert System, the 2013 Nissan Altima has always promised to be a green car. But now it’s official: according to the EPA, the 2013 Nissan Altima is the most fuel-efficient gasoline mid-size car you can buy. At least

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New Review: 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

A No Compromise Hybrid SUV. As the demand for SUVs grows and remains strong, so too does the desire for larger hybrid models that can accommodate the needs of the whole family and still deliver some measure of fuel economy.

The range of electric bicycle, scooter and motorcycle choices

National Green Transportation

There's a lot of concern about adopting electric cars, the high expense, the range limitations, and the recharging infrastructure. All those concerns are over-blown, because for example while todays electric cars have a higher up-front

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Hazel Henderson: Clean Air Activist

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Hazel Henderson went from housewife to clean air activist in one (smoggy!) New York year

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Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid with flywheel energy system wins Le Mans; first hybrid win there

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The R18 e-tron quattro hybrids at work. Click to enlarge.

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This is cool!

Honda S2000 EV Conversion

Awhile back when I was still running the ADC 9", I had installed the air conditioner around Fall time or so. Before summer hit, the ADC motor went out. Replacing with a Netgain Warp 9 I soon found out that only the transmission bolt patterns matched. The accessory side did not.

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Busted: 7 Things That Won’t Improve Your Gas Mileage

Green Car Reports

Here at GreenCarReports, we often remind you what you can do to improve the gas mileage of your car with articles devoted to tire maintenance, good driving practice and following service schedules. According to Consumer Reports however, there are just as many things that are rumored to improve your gas mileage that just don’t work on

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First Look: Havel E Hybrid SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

Is this China’s First SUV for the Global Market? Auto manufacturers are all eyeing the rapidly expanding Chinese market to sell their cars in the years to come.

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Brammo and VA Tech win TTXGP at Portland Raceway, after MotoCzysz pulls out

National Green Transportation

This weekend the TTXGP electric motorcycle race series came to Portland International Raceway, for not only electric motorcycle racing action, but as a showcase for green technologies, and green transportation choices. As a first in the TTXGP

Electric Cars for Sale Now

Electric Cars are for Girls

A look at electric cars for sale in the US right now like the Nissan Leaf, the Chevy Volt, and the Tesla Roadster

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Daimler starts production of new smart fortwo electric drive; buy or lease the vehicle, rent the battery

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Start of production for the new smart fortwo electric drive. Click to enlarge. Daimler AG has begun production of the new smart fortwo electric drive at the smart Hambach plant.

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My worst cell

Honda S2000 EV Conversion

I was curious to see how much my cells have degraded so I took the car out for a test drive. I forgot how much I missed this car until I dropped the top and drove through the hills. What a blast! I drove 65 miles and brought it home using 137 Ah.

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Superbus Electric 'Sports Bus' Now Road Legal, Ready For UAE

Green Car Reports

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Superbus! Buses aren't normally the most exciting method of transport. Though popular in Europe, in the U.S. they're more often regarded as something to be avoided at all costs. Maybe we'd be more keen to ride the bus if it was a Superbus? It looks hugely cool for a start--like something straight out of a

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Norway confirms electric car incentives until 2018

Green Cars News

Norway has decided to guarantee its package of support measures for electric cars until at least 2018. A leading country in Europe for electric car uptake, Norway’s decision provides an important boost to the fledgling EV industry, which suffers from doubt over the longevity of support measures in other countries. The benefits for electric car [.]. Electric cars electric car Norway

First Tesla Model S delivered to Board Member Steve Jurvetson

National Green Transportation

As if it's proof that it pays to be an insider with privileged access, Tesla Motors has begun delivering Founder Series Model S electric sedans. Model S #001 was delivered yesterday to venture capitalist and Tesla board

IT Electric Cars: Way cute NEVs!

Electric Cars are for Girls

IT electric cars from Dynasty look just the cars you're used to.only much, much CUTER

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Novel opposed-piston free-piston linear generator for hybrids seeks to overcome drawbacks of earlier designs

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Design of opposed-cylinder free-piston linear generator from earlier works with single, centered linear generator. Click to enlarge.

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Back to work

Honda S2000 EV Conversion

I drove the S2K to work all last week and things are looking pretty good. I'm using 100Ah to get from home to work and 65Ah to get back home. This gives a pretty idea of what a 2,000 ft elevation climb will do to your range. Since my weakest cell is still delivering nearly 140Ah, I should be in good shape for quite some time. Air Conditioning: The weather is going to start heating up. Later this week I have plans to meet up with my uncle and get some machine work done.

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2012 Tesla Model S Owner: 10 Things I LOVE About This Car! (Video)

Green Car Reports

Normally, when a new car launches, it takes a few weeks before owners start posting their own thoughts and ownership experiences online. But although official deliveries of the 2012 Tesla Model S Sedan started less than a week ago, it hasn’t taken long for Model S owners to evangelize online about their new cars. Take Model S recipient and

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Renault ZOE breaks electric car range record

Green Cars News

Renault’s highly anticipated electric supermini has set a new record for the longest distance travelled by a production electric car. Already we’ve been itching with anticipation of the launch of the ZOE-expected to be the most affordable EV yet when it arrives in the UK next year (see story)- but with a new record for [.]. Electric cars Renault electric car Renault Z.E

MotoCsyzs breaks the ton in third TT ZERO electric motorcycle racing win

National Green Transportation

In a historic win in the 2012 TT ZERO, Mike Ritter (MotoCzysz) achieved a 104.056 miles/hr lap speed, the first electric motorcycle racer to break the ton during a TT Week race, winning the £10,000 prize

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Grandma Power

Electric Cars are for Girls

Grandma power is saving the planet

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MHI to develop fuel cell triple combined cycle power generation system; expected to deliver power generation exceeding 70% (LHV) in larger applications

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. MHI) will begin developing basic technologies for a triple combined cycle power generation system integrating solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) and a gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power generation system.

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