December, 2011

International Hot Rod Association Welcomes Electric Cars

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"For your average drag race fan, this change opens a new and exciting chapter on the drag race scene, not seen since the likes of the inception of the electric vehicle itself." - Marketwire

Join the Greenius to Defeat Vile Vandals & Restore Hope & Trees

Creative Greenius

Let me tell you how pissed off I was the day after Thanksgiving when I read this headline in the Daily Breeze: “ Vandals Uproot Saplings Planted by Youngsters “ The story in a nutshell read, “ Forget the financial loss. Vandals crushed a lot more than that this week when they ripped out fledgling oak trees and smashed other plants being cultivated by dozens of young people from across the South Bay in Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park.

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Honda Goldwing Conversion

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I am doing an electrical conversion of an 88 Honda Goldwing. I wll try to post here frequent enough to show progress and share useful information. Attached Thumbnails

ExxonMobil Outlook projects hybrids and advanced vehicles to account for nearly 50% of cars globally by 2040; fuel demand for for personal vehicles to peak and decline, while commercial transportation demand rises 70%

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Light duty vehicle fleet by type and average fuel efficiency. Source: ExxonMobil Outlook. Click to enlarge.

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Happy New Year! The DVD Release.

Revenge of the Electric Car

After opening a great theatrical run with so many great events, we're proud to announce that "Revenge of the Electric Car" releases on DVD on January 24th, 2012!

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Tesla reveals price and options for the 2012 Model S electric sedan

National Green Transportation

While Tesla Motors is best known for the Roadster, an all electric super-sports-car, their eyes all along have been on a business plan to develop modest priced electric cars. The Tesla Model S, to go on sale

Aptera Interview Today at Last!

Electric Cars are for Girls

Steve Fambro, Aptera's founder, will be speaking today for the first time about Aptera. Specifically - hopefully - What Went Wrong Over at Aptera. Not to be ghoulish about an EV company that didn't make it, but.don't we all wanna know? The show airs live at 3pm Eastern on Transport Evolved

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Stripped Bike

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This is after I stripped the bike and preparing for the EV. Attached Thumbnails

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WHO report urges greater attention to improved land use, rapid transit, cycling and walking to achieve health co-benefits from transport GHG emissions mitigation

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Urban density is one of the most important determinants of car use and transport-related energy consumption in cities. Source: WHO report. Click to enlarge.

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Chevy Volt Electric Car Owners Most Satisfied, Consumer Reports Says

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Despite the NHTSA inquiry into battery-pack fires following severe crash tests of the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, the car's 5,000 or so owners to date seem to be unworried. Comments on Volt owner forums largely dismiss worries about any risk of fire during accidents, and many owners still seem ecstatically happy with their cars.

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New Breed Of Green Crossovers

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The wheel of evolution is in a constant spin for the automobile industry. A long time ago, we had wagons, then we had SUVs, later, the CUVs – and now – borrowing genes from a coupe and a crossover, a Cross Coupe is the next big thing. Well, not so much in its literal sense.

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Lithium Polymer Batteries

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New lithium polymer batteries for electric cars - cheaper, lighter, and.400 miles on a charge

EU looking to relax electric bicycle laws, says naysayers full of innacuracies

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A large number of (gasoline powered) car trips are 3 miles or less, and could be avoided with adequate bicycles and bicycling infrastructure. Recognizing this fact the European TwoWheel Retailers Association is looking to relax EU rules governing

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VW Build

DIY Electric Car

I collected the car last weekend and, having not seen it in the flesh, i was very pleased with what I'd bought. It's a MK2 golf with 9'' ADC motor fitted, battery tray up front and one sunk into the rear where the fuel tank was. It needs a reasonable amount of attention but is a greater starter project for my first EV. The lights, etc run from a dedicated 12V battery (missing) and all the wiring is there so it should just be a matter of sticking the battery in.

IBM and University of Guadalajara create Smarter Cities Exploration Center; transportation pilot seeks to reduce commuting time in city by 15%

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IBM and the University of Guadalajara (UdeG) in Mexico have created a Smarter Cities Exploration Center.

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2012 Fisker Karma Electric Car First Drive Impressions: Video

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After what feels like forever, the 2012 Fisker Karma electric car is finally about to go on sale. Last month, we showed you how to order a Fisker Karma. Now, we've been able to slide behind the wheel of a new 2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport to bring you some quick first-drive impressions of the car's performance, ride, interior, and controls. Our ride

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Last Chance Hybrid SUVs

Hybrid SUV Blog

Over the past few years, the world had seen a huge shift in the automotive industry. The culture is leaning towards a more environment friendly and “green” technology for cars, trucks and SUVs.

Lithium Battery Management Systems

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Lithium battery management systems for your electric car: When you need it, and when you don't. Controversial interview included;

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Businesses combat obesity with healthier food choices, missing sedentarianism

National Green Transportation

Today NPR reported that the Partnership for a Healthier America is calling on Businesses to provide us with healthier food choices. At the recently held the Building a Healthy Future Summit in Washington DC, leaders from Business, Government and

Renault makes first UK delivery of electric van

Green Cars News

Renault is celebrating delivering its very first Kangoo Z.E electric van in the UK. Printer Patrick Chard is the first owner of one of the battery-powered van, after he picked up the keys from Milton Keynes dealership, Marshall Renault. Already a winner of two major industry awards; the International Van of the Year 2012 and [.]. Renault delivery electric car kangoo Z.E.

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Fjord1 launches world’s largest gas ferry on Boknafjord

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Norwegian transportation company Fjord1 launched the MF Boknafjord , the world’s largest gas ferry. The new ferry, delivered by Fiskerstrand BLRT AS, will serve the Arsvågen-Mortavika route on the Boknafjord in Rogaland County. MF Boknafjord. Click to enlarge.

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Aptera Collapse: How & Why It Happened, A Complete Chronology

Green Car Reports

It's not the best photo, but it means a lot to the 19 people in it. Posed in front of a mirrored glass office building under a colorful logo, they are the final employees of the now-defunct Aptera Motors on the last day of its existence: Friday, December 2. Now we can bring you the inside chronology of the events that led to the end of Aptera

Asia Poised For Hybrid Electric Growth

Hybrid SUV Blog

In 2009, the world was taken by storm when China overtook the United States as the largest car market in the world, following it up with an unprecedented 18 million car sales the following year.

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The ZENN Test Drive

Electric Cars are for Girls

I can't believe the electric car dealer let me take their ZENN out by MYSELF. What were they thinking

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EU looking to relax electric bicycle laws, says naysayers full of innacuracies

National Green Transportation

A large number of (gasoline powered) car trips are 3 miles or less, and could be avoided with adequate bicycles and bicycling infrastructure. Recognizing this fact the European TwoWheel Retailers Association is looking to relax EU rules governing

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Just how green was 2011? A year in review. The Green Piece.

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Tuesday 20 December, 2011. The Green Piece Column. Proclaimed to be ‘the year of the electric car’, 2011 was expected to deliver a lot in terms of the development and uptake of lower emission cars. But did it deliver? We take a look back over the year. Year in review January-Plug-in Car Grants launch as [.]. Latest news The Green Piece 2011 electric car Green cars year in review

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California ARB releases three studies showing fine particle pollution a threat to cardiovascular health

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ARB regulates two size classes of particles: up to 10 microns (PM 10 ) and up to 2.5 microns in size (PM 2.5 ). particles are a subset of PM 10. Source: ARB. Click to enlarge.

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Matt Drudge's Idiotic, Uninformed War Against The Chevy Volt

Green Car Reports

Recently named by Gizmodo as the second most viral person on the Internet (ahead of Ashton Kutcher!), Matt Drudge is the go-to guy for headlines guaranteed to feed red meat to the right-hand side of the U.S. political spectrum. And he hates electric cars. Boy, does that man hate anything with a plug. And if it's the "failed" Chevy Volt, from the

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U-M study finds substantial change in age composition of US drivers between 1983 and 2008; younger drivers represent smaller portions of their age groups

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Changes in percentage of teenagers with driver’s licenses, 1983 to 2008. Data: Sivak and Schoettle. Click to enlarge.

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Mitsubishi Motors develops new eco-friendly floor mats using plant-based fibers

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), working with EIDAIKAKO Co., MRC Pylen Co., and Toyota Tsusho Corporation, has developed a new floor mat made using plant-based bio-polyethylene (bio-PE) fiber to add to its lineup of proprietary plant-based “Green Plastic” products.

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Cincinnati asking cyclists to grade its bicycle infrastructure and policies

National Green Transportation

According to a blog post today by the UrbanCincy blog, Cincinatti is asking bicyclists to grade the cities efforts to improve the local bicycling infrastructure. From now until December 31, 2011, the Department of Transportation & Engineering

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Easyjet founder to launch car club

Green Cars News

EasyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou is launching a new car sharing service which will see customers able to rent out their cars for an agreed rate. The new service simply called ‘Car Club’ will be run as a subsidiary of Stelio’s easyCar online car rental firm and will launch in London in 2012. Under the scheme [.]. Green credentials Brent Hoberman car club EasyCar EasyJet LastMinute.com rental short term Sire Stelios

US EIA reminder: Strait of Hormuz world’s most important oil chokepoint; almost 20% of oil traded worldwide

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2014 Nissan Leaf Will Cost Less, Go Wireless, Travel Further, Be Smarter

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Last week we told you that Infiniti, Nissan’s luxury brand, would be including wireless inductive charging on the option list for its first electric car. Now Nissan has confirmed that the 2014 Leaf will also be able to wirelessly recharge itself using a suitable inductive charging station, doing away with those pesky power cables for good

New Holland showcases farm-ready hydrogen fuel cell NH2 tractor at Agritechnica; in service at La Bellotta Energy Independent Farm from summer 2012

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The NH 2 hydrogen fuel cell tractor. Click to enlarge. New Holland previewed the farm-ready version of the hydrogen fuel cell NH 2 tractor ( earlier post ) at the Agritechnica international agricultural machinery show in Hannover in November.

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Marangoni displays Evoque HFI-R show car with Bigas International hydrogen-CNG dual-fuel system

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Marangoni Tire, the Italian tire specialist, presented its latest show car, the Marangoni Evoque HFI-R, at the Bologna Motor Show earlier this month.Evoque HFI-R. Click to enlarge. The Marangoni Evoque HFI-R, based on a Si4 2.0

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Tesla reveals price and options for the 2012 Model S electric sedan

National Green Transportation

While Tesla Motors is best known for the Roadster, an all electric super-sports-car, their eyes all along have been on a business plan to develop modest priced electric cars. The Tesla Model S, to go on sale