July, 2013

Hey Google! Lets Reinvent Detroit Together Using Our Creative Greenius Before The Opportunivors Scavenge It

Creative Greenius

One of the houses Power House Productions is transforming in Detroit – and none too soon. photo by Galliani (c).

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Alabama, Mississippi to assess oil sands resources in their states

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Alabama and Mississippi are forming a partnership to further study the oil sands resources in the two states, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant announced on Saturday while speaking to the Southern States Energy Board.

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Extended Chevrolet Express van converted

DIY Electric Car

Boa informação sobre a montagem dos IGBTs: Quote: Originally Posted by subcooledheatpump. These are the replacement IGBTs, they are CM300DY-24H. Up next, liquid cooled heatsink/coldplate and 450 volt 6000 microfarad capacitors

The Workplace Charging Challenge

Plugs and Cars

It’s been one full year since first Tesla S deliveries began. In the luxury car market you can feel that the ground has begun to shift. After numerous awards and accolades, it seems fair to say that the best luxury car is an electric car. Given its range, and the rapidly growing free Supercharger network, the Tesla Model S works well for virtually everyone who can afford one. Without paid advertising, Tesla is selling all they can manufacture.

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Cyclist Vs Self-Important, Entitled, Angry Supercar Driver (Video)

Green Car Reports

Owners of supercars often seem to feel a sense of entitlement. So we had to chuckle at the outrage expressed by the videographer who posted a clip of a Lamborghini Aventador momentarily forced to slow down on a narrow London street as a cyclist pulls out.

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The Hybrid SUV Pipeline

Hybrid SUV Blog

20 years ago, we thought that the late-50′s through the late-60′s were the ‘Golden Era’ for cars. A time when imagination led to innovation, and cars became more than just transportation. They were 4-wheeled expressions of our world.

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Shane Turpin, Eric Bostrom, Kenyon Kluge, top of electric riders at Laguna Seca

National Green Transportation

Shane Turpin and Eric Bostrom, both riding for Team Icon Brammo, has taken the top spots in the qualifying round of the eRoadRacing World Cup electric motorcycle race at Laguna Seca on Saturday. That means they, and 3rd place

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$99+ Open Source 15kW EVSE from EMW

DIY Electric Car

Hi All, EMW here. EMW JuiceBox has reached its initial funding goal on kickstarter. Onward to a Stretch Wi-Fi goal of $40K! EMW has announced that Juicebox kickstarter campaign has reached its initial funding goal on July 10th, 2013 - with 13 days left to go. Find the project on kickstarter at [link]. Thank you all for your great support! The JuiceBox is now REAL! On to the stretch goal of $40K to make it a Wi-Fi ready!

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Volvo Mean Green hybrid truck beats Porsche sports car in acceleration test

Green Cars News

Volvo’s amazing mean green hybrid truck is once again setting records, this time beating a Porsche sports car in an acceleration test on the famous Nürburgring race track in Germany. As part of the ADAC Grand Prix 2013 (which ran July 12-14, 2013), the Volvo Mean Green Truck, with its whop[.]. Volv

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'World Record Drive' Around EU Draws 388 Electric Cars

Green Car Reports

What do you call 388 electric cars and bikes driving from Vienna in Austria to Geneva in Switzerland? Answer: A world record. No, it''s not funny, but then it wasn''t a joke.

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2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Sneak Peak

Hybrid SUV Blog

For years, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid has been the go-to hybrid crossover for well-heeled suburbanites who were too embarrassed to drive a minivan. Or too efficient to commute in a fuel-gulping SUV.

Netherlands to get largest nation-size electric car fast charging network

National Green Transportation

Industrial giant ABB announced on Monday they had been selected to support build-out of the Fastned electric car charging network in the Netherlands. Fastned plans to build the largest nation-scale electric car charging system to date, bringing

Renault makes public its lifecycle study of Fluence ICE vs Fluence EV

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Renault’s comparison of the carbon footprint of EV and ICE vehicles over production, operation and end of life. The EV footprint (Fluence Z.E.) is shown with both UK and French grid mixes. Click to enlarge.

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New Electric Car Concept

DIY Electric Car

How are you all doing? My name is Orlando M. My team and I are bringing into production a unique and futuristic, electric, three-wheel car. We would like to invite you to our Facebook page, and like us. There you can become part of our project by voting and helping us choose the top three designs. re going to start giving away prizes to our fans, such as shirts, hats, and electronic albums of the designs.

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ABB to build biggest nationwide network of fast chargers

Green Cars News

The Netherlands is to become the most populous country yet to roll out a nationwide network of fast-charging stations, thanks to a deal between ABB and Fastned- the country’s leading charging infrastructure developer. ABB will supply more than 200 electric vehicle fast charging stations, bringin[.].

Petition For Tesla Motors Direct Sales Crosses 100,000 Signatures

Green Car Reports

The fans have spoken: Over 100,000 people have now signed a White House petition asking for Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] to be allowed to sell its cars directly in all fifty states.

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Georgia Tech life-cycle study finds TCO of medium-duty electric and diesel delivery trucks similar; electric life-cycle energy use and GHG lower than diesel

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Life-cycle energy use and GHG emissions normalized with NYCC diesel case (8.06 MJ/t·km and 0.63 kgCO 2 e/t·km) at 100%. Numbers in red are net total including recycling effect. Credit: ACS, Lee et al. Click to enlarge.

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Bostrom wins eRoadRacing at Laguna Seca, Kluge 2nd, Johnson 3rd

National Green Transportation

Eric Bostrom won Sunday's electric motorcycle race in the eRoadRacing World Cup during the MotoGP weekend at Laguna Seca. The win came in a race that saw half the field crash out, leaving the rest of the

Five Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell vehicles joining London hydrogen project

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The ix35 Fuel Cell. Click to enlarge. Five Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell models ( earlier post ) are joining the London Hydrogen Network Expansion (LNHE) project. The ix35 Fuel Cell is Hyundai’s fourth-generation fuel cell vehicle, and its first to enter production.

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Chevrolet Spark EV: speedy, smooth and quiet; the importance of motor control

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The Spark EV. Click to enlarge. Chevrolet is hosting a series of media drives this week for the production version of its new Spark EV ( earlier post ).

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Greater Manchester launches new electric car charging station network

Green Cars News

Greater Manchester’s electric vehicle charging scheme will officially open on Sunday (July 28, 2013) and will initially enable electric car owners to ‘refuel’ their cars for free. More than 250 charging bays will be available across the region’s ten districts and will be managed by the Charge Yo[.].

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One New York Cabbie Loves His Nissan Leaf Electric Taxi

Green Car Reports

There can be few tougher tests for a car than as a taxi in New York City. Tough roads and even tougher traffic makes the city a workout for any vehicle, but one cabby is enjoying the Nissan Leaf he''s driving as part of the city''s electric vehicle trials.

BRUSA supplies complete drivetrain for E-FORCE 18-t electric truck

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The E-Force truck for Feldschlösschen. Click to enlarge. BRUSA Elektronik AG is to supply the main drivetrain components such as motors, inverters and chargers for the E-FORCE, Switzerland’s first all-electric 18-tonne truck.

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Fastned's solar powered charging station network faces obstruction

National Green Transportation

The newly announced fast charging network in the Netherlands is facing a lawsuit from incumbent service station owners afraid of the competition. News of the lawsuit emerged on Thursday, and was filed by 26 service station owners who are

GM’s vehicle electrification roadmap; little focus on conventional hybrids

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EIA: world energy consumption to grow 56% 2010-2040, CO2 up 46%; use of liquid fuels in transportation up 38%

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World energy consumption by fuel type, 2010-2040. Source: IEO2013. Click to enlarge.

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London train stations plug in to electric cars

Green Cars News

Two of London’s busiest train stations are to become EV friendly with the installation of eight charging points between them. Euston station will gain five dual socket GE DuraStation pedestal AC while Victoria will gain three, each providing 32amp Type 2, mode 3 fast charging for electric cars.

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Yes, Teslas Can Tow: Model S Trailer Hitch Installation (Video)

Green Car Reports

If you think about it, the Tesla Model S comes close to being the ideal tow vehicle for lighter loads. It''s large, weighty and stable at speed. It''s rear-drive, for good traction. And it has plenty of torque. If those aren''t good tow car characteristics, we don''t know what are.

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More details on BMW’s i3; electric and connected

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Cutaway of the BMW i3. Click to enlarge.

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BMW i3 gets 80+ miles electric range, recharges in a half hour

National Green Transportation

BMW officially unveiled the BMW i3 electric car in simultaneous ceremonies located in Beijing, London and New York. The i3 is BMW's first all electric production car, and is, according to BMW's management, revolutionary in

BRUSA electric drive components now available in 750-volt versions; targeted for commercial and very high performance

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BRUSA 750V electric drive components. Click to enlarge. BRUSA Elektronik AG is now offering its proven electric-drive components—including motor, controller, power electronics, battery pack and chargers—in 750-volt versions.

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New diesel Volkswagen Golf GTD heading for the US; first driving impressions

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New Golf GTD. Click to enlarge. Volkswagen has introduced a new version of the Golf GTD (“Gran Turismo Diesel”) in Europe, and plans to bring it to the US market, reportedly likely for the 2016 model year.

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Robert Llewellyn: An electric journey is better with pumped water and pumped tyres

Green Cars News

For a start, it’s a daft thing to do, but I’d been toying with the idea for years. “I’d I’d love to drive the electric car to up to Snowdonia,” I’d say to the Mrs as I scrubbed the kitchen floor around her feet, “You can charge overnight at loads of solar powered B&Bs.”

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Want To See A Tesla Model S Chasing A BMW i8? You're In Luck.

Green Car Reports

The BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car has to be one of the most anticipated new vehicles of the next few years, for both green buyers and gearheads alike. It''s quick, but for the moment at least, you need a Tesla Model S if you want a speedy electric vehicle.

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New LowCVP report highlights need to go “beyond the tailpipe” for CO2 metrics for vehicles

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Proportion of lifecycle CO 2 e emissions for future cars 2020-2030. The new study projects the increasing dominance of the production phase in terms of lifecycle CO 2 impacts. Click to enlarge.

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BMW i3 gets 80+ miles electric range, recharges in a half hour

National Green Transportation

BMW officially unveiled the BMW i3 electric car in simultaneous ceremonies located in Beijing, London and New York. The i3 is BMW's first all electric production car, and is, according to BMW's management, revolutionary in

Wärtsilä axial waterjets power world’s fastest high-speed ferry; fueled by LNG

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Wärtsilä’s axial waterjets power the Francisco , the world’s fastest high speed ferry—and the first fast ferry to utilize liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel. The vessel has successfully passed its sea trials and is now ready to commence commercial operations. The Francisco. Click to enlarge.

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