July, 2012

Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

Creative Greenius

Joe Galliani Selected As Climate Leader Just As Global Warming Reaches Tipping Points.

Military Veteran drives Electric Nissan LEAF

Electric Cars are for Girls

From Kelly R. Olsen, one of our FB friends

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Workplace Charging 101: Level 1

Plugs and Cars

The big EV news of the month was the first Tesla S deliveries. For luxury car buyers, the ground has shifted. Buying the best car now means buying the electric car. And given the range, workplace charging won’t be a big concern of Tesla S owners. But what about the rest of us?

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Panasonic develops highly efficient artificial photosynthesis system with gallium nitride semiconductor for conversion of CO2 to formic acid

Green Car Congress

Schematic view of artificial photosynthesis system. Click to enlarge.

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Wolfswagen '69 Baja Bug Project

DIY Electric Car

On July 1st, 2012, I started my latest (and first EV) project. The donor is a 1969 VW Beetle we've owned since 2001, but it's been in storage since 2003. The body is in great shape, and it even has the factory floorpans still.

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UK release this week

Revenge of the Electric Car

You've asked for it, and this week you've got it: the film releases in theatres in the UK on July 20th, and tickets are available now for screenings at the Empire Leicester Square. Grab your best mate and head to the cinema to take REVENGE for the electric car and see this film!

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Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

Creative Greenius

Joe Galliani Selected As Climate Leader Just As Global Warming Reaches Tipping Points.

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Review: 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

Many families are taking more frequently and shorter vacations nearer to home these days. And as a result, they are spending more time in their cars and SUVs.

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MTSU group seeking to commercialize new wheel motor plug-in hybrid retrofit kit

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A prototype plug-in hybrid retrofit kit is applied to a research vehicle’s rear wheels. After switching on the traction motors, the vehicle fuel economy increased from 50–100%. Click to enlarge.

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Rebuilding the Powerglide for E.V. use.

DIY Electric Car

The rebuild of a transmission actually starts when it is still in the vehicle. It begins when you first get the idea that your trusty box is not well. Any drive-ability information adds to the rebuilding process by helping you decide what needs the most attention. In this case we know that reverse works but it slips in both forward gears. Since they use different pressure apply passages, it is safe to assume that it has damage in at least two separate spots.

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Notes from the road: a guest post from Portland

Revenge of the Electric Car

Lightning 1st, Brammo 2/3, in Laguna Seca e-Power/TTX electric motorcycle race

National Green Transportation

Last weekend marked the third return of the FIM's e-Power electric motorcycle racing series to Laguna Seca, and the second year in which e-Power and TTXGP jointly ran the race. This year it was the

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Lithium Air Batteries for EVs?

Electric Cars are for Girls

Maybe there's something even better for EVs than lithium ion batteries. These have never been very robust, but maybe that's all changing now

Electric Car Batteries Could Get Lighter Thanks To New Material

Green Car Reports

Man-made carbon dioxide might be something we're trying to reduce, but on its own, carbon is an abundant and rather useful element. It's also been central to two of the most important scientific materials discoveries of recent years--graphene, and carbon nanotubes. The latter involves rolling the former--a one atom thick sheet of carbon

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MIT/UC Davis professors challenge claims that ethanol production decreased gasoline prices in 2010 and 2011

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Knittel/Smith results for implied gasoline price effects from elimination of ethanol for 2010 using Du/Hayes model and pooled-sample estimates. Results from Du/Hayes are indicated by the large square. Source: Knittel and Smith (2012). Click to enlarge.

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Aloha Friday

DIY Electric Car

Today was constructive - I cut the rear off the body, cleaned and painted the transmission, and painted the new front spindles and rear drums. I'm converting the front to disc. I also received the "unused" Curtis 1231C-8601 from a fellow Ebayer at a great price. Earlier this week the VW adapter from Rebirth Auto arrived, so I ordered a lightened flywheel and a clutch kit in order to keep the assembly moving along. I hope to order the motor in a couple of weeks. Robert

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Reviewed: 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

Many families are taking more frequently and shorter vacations nearer to home these days. And as a result, they are spending more time in their cars and SUVs.

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2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid gives better fuel economy, at same MSRP as EcoBoost mode

National Green Transportation

Going against traditional pricing for hybrid cars, the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid offers the advantages and fuel cost savings of the Hybrid, but without the higher price.Hybrid vehicles have long carried a premium price which meant we had to justify

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Lithium Air Batteries for EVs?

Electric Cars are for Girls

Maybe there's something even better for EVs than lithium ion batteries. These have never been very robust, but maybe that's all changing now

Gas Station Staff Get Punk'd Electric Style With Nissan Leaf

Green Car Reports

If there's one comment we see more than any other from drivers of electric cars, it's the one about driving past gas stations with a smile, knowing they aren't using a drop. Maybe they'd get even more of a smile by driving in and filming the result--as that's exactly what Nissan has done during a sustainable development conference in Rio.

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Ford developing a strategy to address urban personal mobility globally; a mobility company, not just an auto company

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Rough map of Ford’s Blueprint for Mobility. Click to enlarge. Ford Motor Company is mapping out a strategy to address the requirements for personal mobility in the context of the megatrend of increasing global urbanization, both in mature economies as well as in emerging markets.

I have been slacking

DIY Electric Car

OK I had some time off well quite a bit recently but I am now back in the saddle again. I am stuck on some problems. Had to make the clutch adapter plate. The gear box bell housing sit 20mm off the current adapter plate. So I have to fabicate a new one. On the positive side I think I have a great deal on my lead acid batteries. Fatboynotslim

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Peugeot Diesel Hybrid SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

In the hybrid SUV marketplace, the term “affordable luxury” is often oxymoronic. The words normally define opposite ends of the spectrum. You can have one, but not both together. Well, that is no longer the case with the new Peugeot 508 RXH, a diesel/hybrid crossover vehicle.

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Ford gunning for Prius Plug-in with C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid electric car

National Green Transportation

Ford Motors today released partial specifications for the eagerly awaited C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid. The C-MAX Energi is the plug-in twin to the C-MAX Hybrid, both of which together are Ford's first

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Golf Carts: Peachtree City, Georgia

Electric Cars are for Girls

There are golf carts all over Heaven. which turns out to be a suburb of Atlanta

2012 Tesla Model S: First Drive Of All-Electric Sport Sedan

Green Car Reports

After an hour in a 2012 Tesla Model S all-electric sport sedan, one thing became clear: It's a viable car. The Model S gives Tesla Motors a shot at turning into a real car company. That's a provisional judgment; as many journalists have noted, 10-minute drives or an hour driving and riding in limited New York City traffic hardly provides the time

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McKinsey analysis indicates Li-ion pack prices could fall to $160/kWh by 2025; EV TCO competitive with combustion engine vehicles

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The interaction of battery and fuel costs will determine the size of the market for electric vehicles. Source: McKinsey, Hensley et al. Click to enlarge.

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Ford C-MAX Hybrid to beat Toyota Prius V for fuel economy

Green Cars News

The hybrid car market is becoming increasingly competitive – as is emphasised by Ford openly boasting that it’s new C-MAX Hybrid (pictured) will topple the Toyota Prius V in terms of fuel economy and will come with a lower price. The Ford C-MAX Hybrid is set to return 47mpg highway, compared to the Toyota Prius [.]. Ford Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Ford C-MAX Ford C-MAX Hybrid green cars hybrid cars Toyota Prius V

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Peugeot Diesel Hybrid SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

In the hybrid SUV marketplace, the term “affordable luxury” is often oxymoronic. The words normally define opposite ends of the spectrum. You can have one, but not both together. Well, that is no longer the case with the new Peugeot 508 RXH, a diesel/hybrid crossover vehicle.

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Lightning and Brammo wins Laguna Seca e-Power/TTX electric motorcycle race

National Green Transportation

Last weekend marked the third return of the FIM's e-Power electric motorcycle racing series to Laguna Seca, and the second year in which e-Power and TTXGP jointly ran the race. This year it was the

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German researchers develop aerographite; lightest material yet has potential application in electrodes

Green Car Congress

Researchers from the Technical University of Hamburg and the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel have jointly developed an ultra-lightweight carbon microtube material called Aerographite.

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Five Used Hybrid Cars To Consider Steering Clear Of

Green Car Reports

Some used cars are better bets than others. And just as there are new hybrids you may want to consider avoiding, some used hybrids may be a more conservative bet than others. A used Toyota Prius is by far the most familiar and most numerous hybrid, with a few million sold in the U.S. since 2000. But there are also orphan hybrids showing up on

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Lotus Evora 414E series plug-in hybrid in testing; 1,000 Nm of torque

Green Car Congress

Lotus 414E hybrid. Click to enlarge. Lotus has begun testing of its Evora 414E plug-in series hybrid technology demonstrator. Earlier post.)

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Nissan LEAF charges into the record books at Goodwood…in reverse

Green Cars News

The Nissan LEAF raced into the record books at Goodwood Festival of Speed last weekend as the fastest car to complete the hillclimb course in reverse. Professional stunt driver Terry Grant had three shots at the 1.6km course over the weekend, completing his first attempt on the Friday in a respectable 1m 37.02s, before smashing his [.]. Nissan electric cars green cars Nissan LEAF UK

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Outlander SUV: First 4WD EV

Hybrid SUV Blog

Teased as a concept SUV last year, Mitsubishi has unveiled its plans for a production model Outlander four-wheel-drive (4WD) plug-in hybrid electric sport utility vehicle (PHESUV). The SUV will be sold in the U.S. in late 2013 or early 2014. The European market will get the SUV in late 2013.

2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid gives better fuel economy, at same MSRP as EcoBoost mode

National Green Transportation

Going against traditional pricing for hybrid cars, the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid offers the advantages and fuel cost savings of the Hybrid, but without the higher price.Hybrid vehicles have long carried a premium price which meant we had to justify

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Cessna bringing Jet A fuel engine to piston market; 30-40% more fuel efficient than avgas engines

Green Car Congress

Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. company, is introducing a single-engine airplane—the new Turbo 182 Skylane—equipped with the first engine of its kind in the single-engine industry designed to run on Jet A aviation fuel. SMA SR 305-230 engine on the stand at Le Bourget 2007 SAFRAN.

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