July, 2013

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. The State of Alabama has the third largest oil sands resource in the United States, which may extend into the State of Mississippi.

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

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One of the houses Power House Productions is transforming in Detroit – and none too soon. photo by Galliani (c). I went to Detroit last month and found myself in neighborhoods that looked like they had been attacked by enemy forces, had lost their battle and had now surrendered and in most part been abandoned. The house above looks good to what I’m talking about. Greenius on the job at Gompers Elementary School in Detroit.

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Tesla Model S Electric-Car Production Above 400 A Week, Musk Says

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All is still well at Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA], it seems, with CEO Elon Musk announcing the company is beating its self-imposed production targets. As Bloomberg reports, Tesla is ahead of its 400-per-week production goal, by a margin Musk describes as "not trivial". Meeting such a target is all the more important as Tesla''s sole new product, the

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The Workplace Charging Challenge

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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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$99+ Open Source 15kW EVSE from EMW

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

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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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Plug In America study projects Tesla Roadster packs will retain 80-85% capacity after 100K miles

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Capacity of Tesla Roadster batteries versus miles driven using the three types of capacity measurement: range mode (blue diamonds), standard mode (red squares), and calculated Ah capacity (green triangles). n=122. Source: PIA. Click to enlarge. A study of Tesla Roadster user data published by plug-in vehicle advocacy organization Plug In America (PIA) projects that the battery packs in the Roadsters will retain 80-85% of capacity after 100,000 miles (160,934 km) driven.

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It's Official: General Motors Now Sees Tesla As A Threat

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"History is littered with big companies that ignored innovation that was coming their way because you didn’t know where you could be disrupted." General Motors will be hoping those words, from vice chairman Steve Girksy as the automaker begins to study electric upstart Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA], don''t become too prophetic. They''re a clear

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. Renault recently made public the findings of an internal study, published first in October 2011, detailing and comparing the lifecycle assessments (LCAs) of the battery-electric and two internal combustion engined versions (gasoline and diesel) of the Renault Fluence.

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Extended Chevrolet Express van converted

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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

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

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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

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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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Ford Fiesta EcoBoost wins Women’s World Car of the Year prize

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The Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost has been crowned the 2013 Women’s World Car of the Year by a global panel of female motoring writers. The frugal little supermini also won the Economy Car category in the prestigious awards, designed to recognise the growing buying power and influence female motorists ha[.].

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Electric Cars Sell Faster Than Hybrids Did At Same Point

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Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Above is a graph comparing the relative sales volumes of hybrids (starting in 2000) to those of plug-in electric cars (starting in 2011). It comes from the U.S. Department of Energy, which tweeted the image last Friday. (We''re We''re not sure why the units on the vertical axis say "USD," which stands for

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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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New Electric Car Concept

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

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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

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International consortium launches government-supported study on hydrogen vehicle refueling infrastructure in France

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Twenty founding partner members of the “Mobility Hydrogen France” (Mobilité Hydrogène France, MHF) consortium are combining their forces and expertise to produce an economically competitive and supported deployment plan for a private and public hydrogen refueling infrastructure in France between 2015 and 2030, including an analysis of cost-effectiveness.

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ABB to build biggest nationwide network of fast chargers

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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[.]. Electric cars

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2014 Volkswagen XL1: First Drive Of Wolfsburg's 261-MPG Car

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Look out, owners of 200-mph testosterone-supplement poster cars. If there ever was a real hypercar, it''s the Volkswagen XL1. Although in recent years the term hypercar has been distorted—to include cars that are faster (and often even thirstier) than those supercars from Lamborghini, Ferrari, and others—we''re getting back to basics

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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 ). Featuring a GM-developed 105 kW electric motor that pushes out 400 lb-ft (542 N·m) of torque and a 21 kWh pack that supports an estimated 82-mile (132 km) range, the Spark EV is a speedy (0-60 mph in 7.6

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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. The E-FORCE truck was jointly developed by EFORCE ONE AG and Designwerk GmbH for use in short-haul services and the national distribution of goods. The lead customers will each put one truck into their fleets for evaluation from August 2013.

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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

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

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In a post on GM’s FastLane blog, Pam Fletcher, Global Chief Engineer for Volt and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Powertrains, runs through GM’s current vehicle electrification options for consumers: the eAssist light electrification system; the extended range electric vehicle system for the Volt and the Cadillac ELR; and the battery-electric system of the Chevy Spark EV. But no focus on “conventional” hybrids.).

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Liverpool FC star and his green car

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When you''re a footballer at one of the world''s most famous clubs and with 49 England caps to your name, it''s fair to say you''re earning quite a lot of money: and that the Ferraris, Porsches and Lamborghinis of this world are comfortably within reach. So it''s encouraging then that Liverpool FC and E[.]. Latest News Green cars Vauxhall

Sales Surprise: Battery-Electric Cars Are Outselling Plug-In Hybrids

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Poring over monthly sales figures for plug-in electric cars--and our six-month summary--the data points out an unexpected fact. Did you know that pure battery-electric cars actually outsold plug-in cars that also have engines? From January through June of this year, the combination of 9,839 Nissan Leafs, 882 Mitsubishi i-MiEVs, and approximately

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Nikkei: Honda’s next-gen Fit Hybrid to overtake Toyota Aqua in fuel economy

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The Nikkei reports that the hybrid version of Honda’s next-generation Fit, powered by a newly developed engine and electric motor, is capable of delivering fuel economy of about 36 km/l of gasoline (84.7 mpg US, or 2.8 l/100 km) in tests based on the JC08. The current version of the Fit offers 26.4 km/l (62.1 mpg US, 3.8 l/100 km). This would edge past Toyota Motor’s Aqua subcompact, the Nikkei noted. The Aqua posts JC08 fuel economy of 35.4 km/l (83.3

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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. The US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA’s) International Energy Outlook 2013 (IEO2013) projects that world energy consumption will grow by 56% between 2010 and 2040, from 524 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) to 820 quadrillion Btu.

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

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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

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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. With the launch of the production BMW i3 battery-electric vehicle (also available with a range extender) looming, the BMW Group provided more details about the first series-produced model from its new i brand, offering customers electric mobility in a premium small car package. Earlier post.).

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Greater Manchester launches new electric car charging station network

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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[.]. Electric cars

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Toyota And Ford To Go It Alone On Hybrid Trucks After Study

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Sometimes the most significant divorces are handled in the most minimalist way. So it was with a brief press statement from Toyota today, noting that after completing a "feasibility study" that took almost two years, the two companies have chosen not to pursue a collaboration on hybrid powertrains for large pickup trucks. The two companies, each

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UC Berkeley leading project investigating partial fuel stratification and microwave-assisted sparkplugs for LTC engines

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The LTC research project has three proposed components. Click to enlarge.

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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. The new 750-volt products are suited for use in commercial vehicles and applications demanding very high output performance. Increasing the voltage reduces the current with the performance remaining the same.

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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

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ITM Power reports its estimated cost of producing hydrogen via electrolysis down significantly from last year

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ITM Power has provided an update on the cost structure of hydrogen generated by its HFuel electrolysis platform. The new estimated cost —US$4.13/kg after capital amortization—incorporates efficiency improvements, cost reduction of its HGas platform and data provided by Hyundai for the ix35 fuel cell electric vehicle ( earlier post ). ITM Power projects hydrogen cost at £4.19/kg (US$6.44/kg), a 32.7%

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London train stations plug in to electric cars

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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. In[.]. Electric cars

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