October, 2011

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.

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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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Trending Sources

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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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.

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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.

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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

Green Car Congress

Drawing of the split-cycle TourEngine beta prototype. Click to enlarge. Tour Engine Inc.,

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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.

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More Trending

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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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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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.

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

Green Car Congress

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.,

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2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Update

Hybrid SUV Blog

2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review. The Toyota Highlander got a mid-cycle makeover last year (2011) that included changes to its front-end look such as a new hood, grill, headlights, and chrome accented black rocker panels.

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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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

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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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.

EMBARQ report points to need to reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled per capita in the US to meet emission and oil consumption targets; sustainable VMT

Green Car Congress

Summary of Sustainable VMT per Capita in 2050, compared to 2010 levels, under the eight scenarios analyzed in the report. Data: EMBARQ. Click to enlarge.

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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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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

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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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

UT Austin team synthesizes molybdenum-antimony composite material for Li-ion anode; 3x the volumetric capacity of a graphite anode with better safety, but poor cycle life

Green Car Congress

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin report the synthesis of a molybdenum-antimony composite (Mo 3 Sb 7 –C) for use as anode material for a lithium-ion battery in a paper in the ACS Journal of Physical Chemistry C.

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Axeon and A123 Systems sign supply agreement

Green Cars News

Two giants in the field of electric car batteries have signed an agreement to work together to help advance the UK’s uptake of electric cars. European firm Axeon is to work with its US counterpart, A123 Systems with both companies set to benefit from the collaboration and supply agreement. Customers will benefit from the combination [.]. Electric cars Green credentials A123 Systems Axeon battery Lithium Ion

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AC Electric Motors for Conversions

Electric Cars are for Girls

There's a new breed of AC electric motors for cars, this time for lower voltage systems. Takes a curvy fiberglass Speedster replica, it really flies

Green Flight Challenge brings electric airplanes to NASA's Moffett Field

National Green Transportation

The dream of freeing airplanes from dependence on fossil fuel has been a long time coming. Advanced lithium battery systems have begun to make electric airplanes possible. The Green Flight Challenge is a new NASA competition to inspire

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Electric Cars A Failure? Ha! They've Driven 35 Million Miles

Green Car Reports

If you read only certain subsections of the "news," you might be forgiven for thinking that plug-in electric cars have been a sales disaster. They haven't. The Tesla Roadster, Nissan Leaf, and Chevrolet Volt are all built in quite small numbers, and their sales have been commensurately low, totaling slightly more than 15,000 by the end of this

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Researchers develop co-catalyst system for lower cost conversion of CO2 to CO; syngas for synfuels

Green Car Congress

The CO peak observed by gas chromatography as a. function of the total potential applied to the cell. (OC OC = open cell). Gas phase CO production is observed at an. applied potential of 1.5V—i.e., —i.e., slightly above the 1.33V. equilibrium potential for the reaction. Rosen et al.

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Nissan to put New Mobility Concept EV on Yokohama streets from October

Green Car Congress

Integrity Exports. Nissan will begin trials of its New Mobility Concept EV on public roads starting in the area around Nissan’s HQ in Yokohama, Japan. The trial will also be extended to Aomori Prefecture (in the North) and Fukuoka Prefecture (in the South). Nissan New Mobility Concept.

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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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High Speed Golf Carts

Electric Cars are for Girls

Electric Low Speed Vehicles are becoming tremendously popular these days for a number of reasons. Here's how to make them go faster