October, 2011

Group of 285 global investors with more than $20T in assets under management calls for urgent action on investment-grade climate change and energy policies; guidelines for governments

Green Car Congress

Saying that “ investment-grade climate change and clean energy policy is required to shift private sector investment from high-carbon to low-carbon assets ”, a group of 285 investors has urged governments and international policy makers to take new and meaningful steps in the fight against climate change.

The New Electric DeLorean

Electric Cars are for Girls

Because electric cars are all "back to the future", aren't they? I'm just surprised nobody thought of doing this before

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Greenius Shredding & Recycling Dream Come True!

Creative Greenius

16 file cartons full of paper to be shredded! It’s true. I’ve been dreaming of this day for several years now and I’ve got to say I feel even better than I thought I would. I’m downright giddy in fact. I just got rid of 14 cartons of old paper files and 8 cartons of old VHS tapes, reclaimed all that space in my attic and my garage and didn’t have one scrap of any of it go into a landfill. Yee ha!

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2012 Tesla Model S: First Ride Report

Green Car Reports

On Saturday, exactly one year after it took ownership of the former Toyota NUMMI facility in Fremont, California, Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] held a series of test-drives aimed to show off the latest Model S Betas to the press and Model S reservation holders. We’ve already told you about some of the surprises CEO Elon Musk had in store for

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Bay Area – 11/4 Opening Weekend Events

Revenge of the Electric Car

JOIN US for our premiere events this weekend, including Q&A's with Director Chris Paine and Greg "Gadget" Abbott at the theater along with appearances by Tesla executives and much more! Come out this weekend in San Francisco, Berkeley, Palo Alto, San Rafael and San Jose: Landmark Embarcadero - San Francisco. Daily Showtimes: 12:15 2:50 5:10 7:30 9:45. Appearance by Greg Gadget Abbott & Ricardo Reyes, Tesla VP of Marketing and Communications - Fri. 11/4 at 5:10 pm, 7:30 pm screenings.

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RIPPERTON Electric track bike

DIY Electric Car

Quote: Originally Posted by RIPPERTON. the 600's came back on Tuesday and had one in the bike the same afternoon. It performs ok and doesnt cut out but has rough regen especially at low speed. Anyway I made a new dash board and installed a blue led in between the 2 kelly led's which lights up when the cooling system is running so now i dont forget to turn it on. So you are ready to pass on your old 120volt 1000amp controller now and advance in to the unknown.

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Report: Toyota looking to commercialize solid state Li-ion battery in 2015-2020

Green Car Congress

The Nikkei reports that Toyota Motor Corp. and its partners the Tokyo Institute of Technology and the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization have devised a prototype solid-state Li-ion storage battery and aim to improve and then commercialize it in the 2015-2020 timeframe. Since the battery can easily be processed into sheet form, it can store several times the amount of electricity, volume for volume, than the current generation of electric vehicle batteries, according to the developers.

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Greenius Shredding & Recycling Dream Come True!

Creative Greenius

16 file cartons full of paper to be shredded! It’s true. I’ve been dreaming of this day for several years now and I’ve got to say I feel even better than I thought I would. I’m downright giddy in fact. I just got rid of 14 cartons of old paper files and 8 cartons of old VHS tapes, reclaimed all that space in my attic and my garage and didn’t have one scrap of any of it go into a landfill. Yee ha!

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BREAKING: Tesla Making Faster 2012 Model S, 0-60 In Under 4.5 Seconds

Green Car Reports

We already know a lot about the all-electric 2012 Tesla Model S sedan -- but at a press event ahead of tonight’s exclusive VIP event at the former Toyota NUMMI facility in Fremont, California, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced Tesla was making a faster Model S for those with a sporty side. Cutting the brisk 0-60 time of the standard Model S from

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A Conversation

Revenge of the Electric Car

Below is an interview with Director Chris Paine and Journalist Robert Steadman with UK-based Blue and Green Tomorrow : ROB: Was it difficult to gain behind the scenes access to the auto industry after the first film? Was there a level of distrust among the execs? CHRIS: Yes. It took time and there was distrust on all sides at different times. We knew we were vulnerable to car industry PR efforts and they knew they couldn't control what we did editorially.

Dong slams the box in the Danish electric car adventure

Plugs and Cars

Google translate sure knows how write a headline. Seems the deal between Better Place and its Danish partner Dong Energy has gone south. BP Denmark has gone through the initial investment of 400 kroner, and Dong denies an obligation to loan more. There are eroded cooperation between DONG Energy and Better Place Group," according to the story in epn.dk Regarding additional funding of Better Place Denmark, "it is our choice. Not a promise, "says Torben V. Holm, Project Manager at Dong Energy.

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MIT research team finds most efficient oxygen evolution reaction catalyst yet; potential for hydrogen production and rechargeable metal-air batteries

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A team of MIT researchers lead by Prof. Yang Shao-Horn, in collaboration with Prof. John Goodenough from the University of Texas as Austin, has found one of the most effective catalysts yet discovered for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) for use in water-splitting to produce hydrogen or in rechargeable metal-air batteries. The new compound, composed of cobalt, iron and oxygen with other metals (Ba 0.5 Sr 0.5 Co 0.8 Fe 0.2

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Best Electric Vehicle Motor Yet

Electric Cars are for Girls

This AC electric vehicle motor really IS as good as you've heard, and it's changing the electric car conversion game

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GE and Nissan to work on integrating electric vehicles and smart grid

National Green Transportation

There are some among the powers-that-be who are salivating over the thought of vast parking lots full of electric vehicles, each plugged into the smart grid. Every so often this salivation bubbles up with articles glowing with

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Toyota Prius Hybrid: Ultimate Guide To 50-MPG Mid-Size Hatchback

Green Car Reports

Toyota's Prius hybrid has undoubtedly done more to raise awareness of green vehicles and improving fuel efficiency than any other single model on sale today. First launched in the U.S. in 1999 and styled by a design team in California, the Prius name has since been applied to two further generations and by May 2008, over a million had been sold

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EMA Awards and thanks for your support

Revenge of the Electric Car

"Revenge of the Electric Car" friends, this week we learned some exciting news: the film's trailer is currently among the top 10 most popular movies on the iTunes Movie Trailers site ! This tremendous accomplishment would not have been possible without support from our wonderful fans. We can't thank you enough for your efforts, whether it's simply watching the film's trailer, demanding the film in a city near you or coming out to a preview screening.

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Biofuel market to double over next ten years

Green Cars News

The global market for biofuels is predicted to double over the next ten years as governments encourage their use, motivated by growing concerns about energy security and economic stagnation. At least 38 governments around the world have introduced blending mandates or targets to increase the production and consumption of biofuels in the transport sector, a [.]. Biofuels Cleantech eu market Pike Research sustainability

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IEC publishes two EV charging standards; global consensus on plugs and sockets

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The IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) has published two new International EV charging standards: IEC 62196-1 and IEC 62196-2. The two IEC International EV Standards reflect a global consensus on the plugs and sockets that are needed to charge EVs. The newly published International EV charging Standards IEC 62196-1 and IEC 62196-2 standardize the plugs and sockets which can be used in different electricity infrastructures.

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Tips For Buying a Used Golf Cart

Electric Cars are for Girls

Buying a used golf cart can be a very confusing undertaking. Here are some tips to help you avoid disappointment

Brammo gains $28 million in investments, brings on Polaris as part owner

National Green Transportation

Electric motorcycle designer and manufacturer Brammo announced today completion of a $28 million round of series B financing, that also sees powersports manufacturer Polaris come on-board with a minority ownership stake. The move is described as

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GM's First New Battery Electric Car: 2013 Chevrolet Spark EV To Launch In U.S.

Green Car Reports

GM [NYSE:GM] had hoped to announce its latest green vehicle tomorrow morning, at a nice, orderly, staged press event to celebrate Chevrolet's 100th birthday. But one of its hometown papers jumped the gun and broke the news: The largest domestic car company will launch a small battery electric vehicle in the U.S. market. While The Detroit News had

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Lux Research: smart grid, energy storage, and EV M&A hits $2.4B in 1H 2011; start-ups selling at bargain prices

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Merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in the smart grid, energy storage, and electric vehicle (EV) sectors during the first six months of 2011 already totaled twice those made during all of 2010, and many more cash-starved start-ups are due for the auction block, according to a new report from Lux Research. After reaching an all-time six-month high of $1.79 billion in H1 2010, venture funding for these start-ups had all but dried up in the subsequent twelve months.

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EU officials test hydrogen fuel cell car

Green Cars News

Hyundai’s prototype ix35 fuel cell electric vehicle has been selected to give Members of the European Parliament and EU officials a taste of the future for hydrogen-powered cars and prove the real-world possibilities of the technology. The car maker’s SUV fuel cell model was selected by the European Commission-backed Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking [.]. Hyundai European Commission fuel cell hydrogen ix35

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Siemens reports world record efficiency for combined cycle power plant of 60.75%

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A new Siemens gas turbine operated in a combined cycle with a steam turbine in Irsching, Bavaria, has set a world record for efficiency, achieving net efficiency of 60.75% during the test run. The target was 60%; the previous generation of the turbine had an efficiency of 58.5%. The new turbine is designed to generate 400 megawatts (MW) alone and 600 MW when combined with a steam turbine.

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Best Electric Vehicle Motor Yet, Part II

Electric Cars are for Girls

This AC electric vehicle motor is changing the EV conversion game. Talking with builder Brian Seymour about motor size, voltage, and automatic transmissions

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Will your next Ford vehicle be made with coconut plastics?

National Green Transportation

Ford and the Scotts Miracle-Gro company announced today they are researching the use of coconut fibers to reinforce plastic parts. This follows a recent project between Ford and BASF to use Castor Oil based foams in the 2012

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How Scary Are Electric Cars? BOO !!! It's A Nissan Leaf Batt-Mobile!

Green Car Reports

Electric cars are incredibly dangerous. They electrocute you if you take them through a car wash. In fact, just looking at them is dangerous. Why, they might cause heart attacks because they're so. different. Turning off the sarcasm key on our computer, we give you--for your Halloween enjoyment--the BATT-mobile! This is a photo we just had

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Tour Engine moves its opposed-cylinder split-cycle engine to beta prototype; coupling a compression ratio of 8:1 with expansion ratio of 16:1 for increased efficiency

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Drawing of the split-cycle TourEngine beta prototype. Click to enlarge. Tour Engine Inc., the developer of a novel opposed-cylinder split-cycle engine, presented details of its new beta prototype at last week’s DOE Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) conference in Detroit. At the 2010 DEER event, Dr. Oded Tour, CEO and co-founder (and son of Hugo Tour, inventor and co-founder and former Lt.

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BMW and Siemens team up for electric cars rapid charging

Green Cars News

It will soon be possible to charge electric cars on either direct current (DC) or alternating current (AC) thanks to a new rapid charging system being developed by BMW and Siemens. The system was tested successfully in September with a Siemens charging station and a BMW ActiveE vehicle, and now the companies have submitted proposals [.]. BMW Electric cars Green cars Latest news AC system DC system electric car rapid charging International Electrotechnical Commission rapid charging Siemens

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Seven auto manufacturers collaborate on harmonized electric vehicle fast charging solution

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Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Porsche and Volkswagen have agreed on the combined charging system as an international standardized approach to charge electric vehicles (EV) in Europe and the United States. Earlier post.).

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Electric Car Conversion Books

Electric Cars are for Girls

Electric car conversion books are the place to start if you want to build an EV, or convert a gas car to electric

Is Fisker Automotive latest victim of right wing witch-hunt to undermine Obama?

National Green Transportation

Late last week ABC news published a slanted story about the Dept of Energy loan assistance to Fisker Automotive for production of their Karma and Nina hybrid electric vehicles. The story has been mungled together with the faux

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Nissan Develops 10-Minute Rapid Charger For Leaf Electric Car

Green Car Reports

The time it takes an electric car to fully recharge from empty has always been the technology’s Achilles heel, with even a so-called rapid-charge taking half an hour for a car like the 2012 Nissan Leaf. As most consumers will tell you, they think electric cars should refuel as quickly as gasoline ones. But that goal might soon be in sight

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KIT researchers develop fluoride-ion batteries; potential for much higher energy densities than conventional Li-ion batteries

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Setup of the fluoride-ion battery: A fluoride-containing electrolyte separates the metal anode from the metal fluoride cathode. Click to enlarge. Researchers from the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) have developed and demonstrated secondary (i.e., rechargeable) battery cells based on a fluoride shuttle. A paper on their work is published in the RSC Journal of Materials Chemistry.

2011 240

Audi introduces new engine for S8

Green Cars News

The upcoming Audi S8, due on the market in early summer 2012, will feature a newly developed 4.0 TFSI twin turbo V8 engine which develops 382kW while consuming 23mpg. Compared to the engine in the previous model, the normally aspirated 5.2litre V10, the new engine develops around 15 per cent more power and yet consumes [.]. Audi Green cars Latest news 4.0 TFSI twin-turbo engine Audi S8 new Audi new Audi engine new engine

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AC Propulsion signs electric vehicle drivetrain and battery pack supply contract with Beiqi Foton Motor

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AC Propulsion’s sister company e.motor Advance Corp. of Beijing (China) has entered into a supplier contract with Beiqi Foton Motor Co. of Beijing. The contract between the two companies provides that e.motor Advance will deliver 100 sets of its drivetrain and battery pack systems to Foton for their Midi-E electric car. The 100 Midi-E vehicles will be in service as taxis in the Yanqing area of Beijing in 2012.

2011 236

Duke's Garage: Electric Car Conversion Shop

Electric Cars are for Girls

Duke's Garage is an electric car conversion shop, but my favorite thing they've been doing lately is not a conversion. It's a brand new car

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