October, 2013

I’ve Done The Math – Now I’m Doing Something About It

Creative Greenius

Why would your Creative Greenius walk away from his high-paying, highly rewarding executive role at CBS EcoMedia where I was working to fund environmental, education, and wellness projects all across the USA, just as the company hit more growth milestones and was likely to pay generous bonuses?

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Ford doubles electric drive market share in US from 2012 to 2013; surging with plug-in hybrids

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Ford’s changing share of the hybrid-electric, plug-in hybrid electric, battery-electric vehicle segments and total ED market in the US in 2012 and YTD 2013. Data: EDTA, Ford Motor. Click to enlarge.

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Tesla Underground: Texas Franchise Rules Make Model S Owners Skirt The Law

Green Car Reports

Over the last couple of years, Tesla Motors has fought legal and legislative battles in a number of states over proposed or current state laws that try to stymie its unique factory-direct sales and service model.

BMW X5 eDrive Concept SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

. In order to meet future fuel MPG standards, automakers are starting to adopt electricity en-mass. Modern consumers aren’t ready to forsake the perceived reliability of gasoline engines, and EV infrastructure is still being developed.

HV makes the CCShell go

DIY Electric Car

DMOC and CCShell work ok with HV and a stable 12v supply. I''m using the lead acid battery from another car. Had to disable the CHARGED_ERROR fault, but it seems to persist even though the DMOC is presently resting on a bare metal frame and has a the spec grounding strap fitted. The manual says this error/parameter were removed in later versions so I guess it was too annoying to try to get it right, even in the factory

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Tesla Motors and Panasonic sign battery supply deal for 2 billion cells

National Green Transportation

Tesla Motors and their battery supplier, Panasonic, announced on Wednesday an agreement in which Panasonic will expand supplies of automotive-grade lithium-ion battery cells to Tesla. This expands on their 2011 agreement, and under the new

Greenius Declaration of Human Rights

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What Happens To A Nissan Leaf Electric Car At A Gas Station?

Green Car Reports

"Looks like we are going to fight with this car," one gas station attendant says to another. You''re in for quite a fight if you think you can fill a Nissan Leaf electric car with gasoline.

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Recall Alert: Avoid Limp Home Mode

Hybrid SUV Blog

When you’re the world’s largest hybrid manufacturer, things can sometimes go wrong. Such is the case with the 2006-2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid & 2006-2008 Lexus RX 400h.

Arc 1 Conversion Journal 10/1/2013 Big EV Grin

DIY Electric Car

So, this is only my third blog entry, and my car has been done for a month! I am not a very good documentarian. Sorry. My car is the ARC 1 over in the garage section of the forums, for anyone who wants to take a look. This car has continued to exceed my expectations. In just the first month, I have done about 400 miles of driving in this car. I have never run out of juice. in fact, the batteries have never been below 60% SOC except on range tests.

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Nissan LEAF gains chauffeur role for East Winds Film Festival

Green Cars News

Nissan is to take a starring role at the four-day East Winds Film Festival this year. The UK’s largest celebration of East Asian cinema outside of London, the fully electric car will be used to chauffeur VIP guests including East Asian movie stars and directors, to screening and lectures between[.].

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GM's Chevy Spark EV a zippy little ultra-compact electric car (Video)

National Green Transportation

The Chevy Spark EV, GM's first all electric car since the EV1, is an urban-oriented car built on GM's popular ultra-compact Spark platform. Many dismiss the Spark EV as just a compliance car

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Cadillac ELR EREV goes on sale in January, starting price $75,995

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Initial sales of the 2014 Cadillac ELR extended range electric luxury coupe ( earlier post ) will begin in January in all major US metropolitan areas. The 2014 ELR has a starting price of $75,995, including a $995 destination charge but excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees.

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Zelectric Motors' 1963 Volkswagen Beetle Electric Car Driven

Green Car Reports

There is a line of thinking, naturally not shared by many of our readers, that engine noise is an integral part of the experience of driving a car. Lack of it in electric cars is one of myriad reasons the average gearhead is still skeptical of EVs.

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A123 Venture Technologies to collaborate with SolidEnergy on safer, high-energy battery chemistry; potentially up to ~800 Wh/kg

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SolidEnergy says that its Solid Polymer Ionic Liquid technology can deliver energy densities upwards of 800 Wh/kg—twice the densities of advanced startup batteries and four times the density of current conventional batteries. Source: SolidEnergy. Click to enlarge.

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U. Calgary analysis of energy balances and emissions of SAGD oil sands production finds need for improved processes; some operations not thermally efficient or net generators of energy

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Plot of cumulative steam-to-oil ratio (cSOR) vs. ratio of energy produced in form of chemical energy contained in bitumen if combusted to energy injected in form of steam (75% efficient steam generation). From Gates and Larter (2013). Click to enlarge.

Hybrid and electric vehicles to make 6% of new car market by 2020

Green Cars News

Sales of hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles are projected to reach 6.6 million sales annually by 2020 to represent almost 7 per cent of the global market for light duty vehicles. According to new market analysis from Navigant Research, as the number of market offerings of plug-in vehicles grow[.].

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Tesla's West Coast Supercharger Corridor opens for Model S road trips

National Green Transportation

Tesla Motors announced on Wednesday the opening of the West Coast Supercharger Corridor. This is a continuous string of Supercharger stations from San Diego to the Canadian border, with enough stations in-between allowing Tesla Model S owners to

Eindhoven wins world championship for solar-powered family cars in World Solar Challenge

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The Solar Team Eindhoven’s Stella, the first solar?powered powered family car ( earlier post ), is the winner of the Cruiser class of the World Solar Challenge 2013. On the road in Australia. Eindhoven University of Technology / Bart van Overbeeke. Click to enlarge.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Calls Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars "Waste Of Time"

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is not a man to mince his words. We already know he''s not a fan of other electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf or Chevrolet Volt, he doesn''t really like plug-in hybrids, and he''s quick to step in and defend his company whenever there''s a hint of negative publicity.

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Chevrolet introduces second-generation Duramax 4-cylinder diesels; global engine

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New Duramax 4-cylinder diesel. Click to enlarge. Chevrolet Sales Thailand introduced the new-generation MY14 Duramax four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine in 2.5- and 2.8-liter variants.

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Tesla to offer $1,000 CHAdeMO fast charging adapter for Model S

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Tesla Motors plans to offer a $1,000 adapter to enable Model S EVs to use CHAdeMO fast charging stations for those Model S units with Supercharging already enabled.

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Nobel prize winners call for control over polluting tar sands

Green Cars News

Twenty one Nobel prize winners-including South African anti-apartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu-are calling on the EU to immediately implement the Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) which would see tar sands labelled as dirtier than conventional fossil fuels.

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Tesla Motors and Panasonic sign battery supply deal for 2 billion cells

National Green Transportation

Tesla Motors and their battery supplier, Panasonic, announced on Wednesday an agreement in which Panasonic will expand supplies of automotive-grade lithium-ion battery cells to Tesla. This expands on their 2011 agreement, and under the new

Fiat introducing new 2-cylinder 0.9L Turbo TwinAir in 2014 MiTo mini

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TwinAir. Click to enlarge. Fiat is introducing a new two-cylinder 0.9 Turbo TwinAir 105 HP engine for the 2014 Alfa Romeo MiTo sport mini.

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When Will The Last Gasoline Car Be Built? 2070, Shell Oil Says

Green Car Reports

The disappearance of internal-combustion engines is far from inevitable today, but several groups and governments are now predicting when the last gasoline vehicles will be sold.

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BMW i3 on sale in US 2Q 2014, base MSRP $41,350 for BEV; $45,300 with range extender

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BMW i3. Click to enlarge. The BMW i3 ( earlier post , earlier post ) will go on sale in the US market in the second quarter of 2014. The battery electric model will have a base MSRP of $41,350, before any federal or state incentives, and before destination and handling fee (currently $925).

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Ford expands use of near-dry machining to six plants worldwide

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Left: Wet flood machining. Right: MQL machining. Graphics: Unist Inc. Click to enlarge. Ford Motor Company has added its near-dry machining process—Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL)—to six plants globally, a number that will nearly double in the next few years.

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Citroen claims GreenFleet Manufacturer of the Year

Green Cars News

French carmaker Citroen has won the prestigious GreenFleet Fleet Car Manufacturer of the Year award, in recognition of its extensive range of fuel efficient and fleet friendly vehicles. Sponsored by Rockingham race circuit, the award was presented to Citroen at a black tie ceremony held at the E[.].

Tesla's West Coast Supercharger Corridor opens for Model S road trips

National Green Transportation

Tesla Motors announced on Wednesday the opening of the West Coast Supercharger Corridor. This is a continuous string of Supercharger stations from San Diego to the Canadian border, with enough stations in-between allowing Tesla Model S owners to

Frost & Sullivan video report summarizes key factors for and direction of future mobility systems

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Should Public Quick-Charging Be A Marketing Cost For Businesses?

Green Car Reports

Every so often, stories appear about new networks of charging stations for electric cars that have just opened. But if there''s no business model to support public charging stations over the long term, who''s going to pay for that infrastructure in the future?

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Terra Motors crowdsourcing funding for new electric three-wheeler

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Japan-based Terra Motors Corporation, founded in 2010 and an established seller of electric scooters in Japan, is seeking crowd-sourced funding on inidiegogo to support its new electric three-wheeler. The 50-day campaign has a goal of $50,000.

MIT study cautions smaller nations on rushing to develop their natural gas resources; Cyprus as model

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Cyprus offshore hydrocarbon exploration blocks. Paltsev et al. Click to enlarge. Based on the interim results of a new study, MIT researchers are warning smaller nations to proceed with caution in pursuing the development of their natural gas resources.

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UK buys more than 1,000 electric cars in Q3 2013

Green Cars News

The UK’s Plug-in Car Grants (PiCG) had their best quarter ever from July through to September, this year with 1,149 new electric cars registered with the support of the £5,000 incentives. Since January 2011, motorists buying a qualifying ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV) have been eligible for a [.].

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Amyris to enter partnership to supply renewable jet fuel from sugar to GOL Airlines

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An overview of the direct sugar to hydrocarbon (DSHC) process for the production of renewable jet fuel. Source: Amyris. Click to enlarge. Renewable fuels and chemicals company Amyris, Inc. and GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A.,

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New manufacturing technologies deliver lighter and stiffer 2014 Corvette

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Aluminum resistance spot welding in Bowling Green. Photo by Joe Imel for Chevrolet) Click to enlarge.

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