November, 2010

Hondas F1 KERS motor: 60 kW, 21,000 RPM, >7 kg

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by Jack Rosebro. 2009 Honda Formula One chassis configuration, showing KERS component location. Click to enlarge. During the EVS 25 electric vehicle expo in Shanghai earlier this months, Honda engineers presented a glimpse into the development of an advanced high-performance electric motor that Honda had designed as part of a KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) intended for its 2009 Formula One race car.

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Ready To Be Part of Art History & Be Seen Around the World? Join Us On November 21 for Another 350.org Spectacular!

Creative Greenius

As you know my pals at 350.org have a certain flare for the dramatic. The Global Work Party on 10/10/10, which your South Bay 350 Climate Action Group was proud to be part of, was the largest day of carbon-cutting action in the planet’s history. And there’s no way we’re stopping there. The acceleration of climate change in 2010 won’t let us.

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Coulomb, MasterCard, and the future of public charging

Plugs and Cars

Coulomb Technologies unveiled San Francisco's first ChargePoint America charge stations yesterday in a Priority Parking lot along the Embarcadero. The charge stations and installations were paid for with federal stimulus and California Energy Commission grants won by Coulomb. Mayor Newsom and many city employees were there, along with large signs and representatives of MasterCard. MC will enable one-off charging in Coulomb charge stations with their new touchless "paypass" credit card.

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The Real Reason for USA based Economic Recessions.

DIY Electric Car

The True Cause of Recessions: OIL. By Douglas A. Stansfield. Recently I had the opportunity to speak at the annual Pennsylvania Energy Festival ( [link] ) back in September of this year. I was asked to speak about the economic impact of our oil dependency and so I began researching this topic to see if I could draw some insightful conclusions. My initial analysis looked at the recessions that have happened within my lifetime and since I am 45 years old that record goes back to the 1970s.

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2011 Nissan Leaf: GreenCarReports Best Car To Buy 2011

Green Car Reports

It’s been a long time coming. More than 80 years, in fact, since viable electric cars were offered to U.S. car buyers. Now, finally, at long last, it’s happened. The 2011 Nissan Leaf is the first practical, five-seat electric car—a full plug-in, running solely off grid electricity—that you have been able to buy since the

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Multi Pole Electric Car Motors

Electric Cars are for Girls

Does anyone use multi pole motors in EV's, in industry they are quite unusual but I once saw one used to drive a slow continuous oven at either slow

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Graphene-based supercapacitor offers energy density comparable to NiMH battery, but with rapid charge and discharge

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Ragone plot of graphene supercapacitor. Credit: ACS, Liu et al. Click to enlarge. Researchers from Nanotek Instruments and Angstron Materials have developed a graphene-based supercapacitor that exhibits a specific energy density of 85.6 Wh/kg at room temperature and 136 Wh/kg at 80 °C (all based on the total electrode weight), measured at a current density of 1 A/g.

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BP Israel awaits first 13 Fluences

Plugs and Cars

Better Place has just received authorization from the Minister of Transport to import 13 Renault Fluence electric cars. The cars are expected to arrive in the next few weeks. Source: TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk ].

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mostly finished-90%

DIY Electric Car

Well, Well, Well. After about two years, and many excuses, I think I might have finally finished the project. Over the holidays (11-2010) I painstakingly placed and wired the 20 Crown battery # GC 225?s s in the truck. These are 68 lb lead acid batteries @ $109 each (I lucked out with no core charge and free delivery), you do the math. I placed 4 in the front compartment and the other 16 in the bed.

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2010 LA Auto Show: 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV Powered By Tesla

Green Car Reports

As they say, everything old is new again. Fourteen years after it launched its very first RAV4 crossover at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota returned to LA to launch an all-electric version of its latest RAV4. And this one is, as the logos in a teaser photo released earlier said, "powered by Tesla." The launch of the second version of the RAV4 EV

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Electric Cars Can't Handle Cold Weather? Myth Busted

All Cars Electric

We’re big fans of Mythbusters here at AllCarsElectric and love busting some of our own myths. So we decided to test a myth we hear time and time again: electric cars can’t go very far in the Winter when in-cabin electric heating zaps the power from the battery pack. We put on our thermal underwear, grabbed a warm coffee and headed out

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Energy Secretary Chu says US faces a new Sputnik Moment in Chinas clean energy successes

Green Car Congress

In a speech at the National Press Club, US Energy Secretary Steven Chu said that the success of China and other countries in clean energy industries represents a new “Sputnik Moment” for the United States, and will require a similar mobilization of innovation to enable the US to compete in the global race for the jobs of the future. Secretary Chu observed that China’s investments in clean energy technologies represent both a challenge and an opportunity for the United States.

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GREENIUS ON PATCH.COM: Top 10 Green Champions in Hermosa I’m Most Thankful For

Creative Greenius

When it comes to the holiday season I’m a Thanksgiving kind of guy. I love everything about T-Day: the focus on gratitude and appreciation, the gathering of family and friends, the sharing of a feast we’ve all contributed to, and best of all, its non-denominational inclusiveness.

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Plug In America releases another spot

Plugs and Cars

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nov. 07 update

DIY Electric Car

Update 11-07-2010. The gauges were a lot of work but worth it! My original idea was just to mount the amp meter, voltmeter, ect on top of the dashboard. But at the behest of a friend I DID take the dashboard apart to get at the instrument cluster, it wasn?t t as bad as imagined it, after multiple configurations ( 4), I ended up with a very attractable presentation on the instrument cluster. My first Instrument Idea involved the adaptation of a digital volt meter as the pack voltmeter.

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Making Silent Electric Cars Noisier: 3 Carmakers, 3 Sounds

Green Car Reports

It looks like carmakers are going to make their quiet, electrically powered cars a lot noisier. And that's going to happen regardless of whether there's any actual data to support the notion that electric cars are so silent they pose a hazard to blind pedestrians. As of now, three different automakers have taken three different approaches, with

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Revenge Of The Electric Car Trailer Release To Facebook Fans

All Cars Electric

Who killed the electric car? Chances are that if you've watched the film that poses this question, you'll have some idea of how the electric car fizzled out and died before its 21st-Century re-birth. 2011 will bring a sequel to the original documentary titled "Revenge Of The Electric Car". As with the original the title gives a clue to the

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Toyota unveils RAV4 EV demonstration vehicle; targeting fully-engineered version in 2012 for market

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The RAV4 EV demonstrator. Click to enlarge. Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, unveiled the second-generation Toyota RAV4 EV demonstrator vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Toyota will build 35 of these Phase Zero vehicles—essentially converted RAV4s—for a demonstration and evaluation program through 2011. Tesla Motors is supplying the battery and other related components.

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Date set for 2011 TT Zero electric motorcycle race

National Green Transportation

The TT Zero is one of three electric motorcycle racing series which sprang up following the 2009 TTXGP race held on the Isle of Man during the 2009 TT Week. The Isle of Man Department of Economic Development has confirmed on Nov 28, 2010

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Ethanol Gets Teabagged

Plugs and Cars

Senators Coburn and DeMint have corn ethanol subsidies in their sights. The environmental case rests on a thin reed indeed. I'm hoping they succeed. Firedoglake has the story.

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From plastic to diesel for our cars

Green Cars News

We could soon be driving on plastic power after SITA UK reached an agreement with Cynar Plc to build Britain’s first plant to convert end of life plastic into diesel fuel. SITA is one of the country’s leading recycling and resource management companies while Cynar was established to commercialise ThermoFuel technology. It built its first [.].

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Why Texas May Be A Better Electric-Car State Than California

Green Car Reports

When power plant heavyweight NRG Energy announced yesterday that it would invest $10 million in the rollout of the nation’s first privately-finance electric vehicle charging network it also revealed that the city it would debut in would be … Houston, Texas. Um, what? Houston (pictured) is known as the nation’s oil capital, and

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Top 10 Cities For Commuting By Electric Car

All Cars Electric

We've taken a look recently at the five EVs we're most looking forward to driving, and another look at the five EVs you should do your best to see at the upcoming 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. We're clearly at the beginning of something big for personal transportation, an age where electric travel is genuinely a viable option for some consumers.

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New UC Davis market-based sustainability forecasting approach concludes supplanting gasoline and diesel with renewable fuels could take 131 years

Green Car Congress

At the current pace of research and development, replacing gasoline and diesel with renewable fuel alternatives could take some 131 years, according to a new University of California, Davis, study using a new sustainability forecasting approach based on market expectations. The forecast was published online 8 Nov. in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology.

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Coda Automotive makes car rental deals with Hertz and Enterprise

National Green Transportation

Both Hertz and Enterpreise have now announced partnerships with Coda Automotive where both car rental agencies making Coda's electric sedan available at select locations. This is a sign of good news for Coda, especially following the

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Do you need a gas cell phone?

Plugs and Cars

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Chu: US facing “Sputnik” moment in effort to catch China

Green Cars News

With China and other countries racing ahead in the clean energy industry, US Energy Secretary Steven Chu has commented that the US is facing a new “Sputnik Moment” and will need a similar mobilisation of innovation to compete in the global race. The original Sputnik moment occurred in 1957 when the Soviet Union placed the [.]. US Secretary for Energy Steven Chu

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Five Questions: Mac Heller, Coda Automotive Interim CEO

Green Car Reports

It can't have been a particular easy 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show for Coda Autmotive's newly minted interim CEO, Steven "Mac" Heller. Just one day before Coda hosted a reception at its new "Zen meets Tech" display booth at the greenest of all U.S. auto shows, the startup electric car company announced it would delay the launch of its 2011 Coda Sedan

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From GAP To The Electric Car: Tesla's George Blankenship

All Cars Electric

How do you go from selling clothes to electric cars? George Blankenship, Tesla’s Vice President of Design and Store Development knows. A 20-year veteran of global clothing store GAP and the man responsible for Apple’s successful retail stores, Blankenship jokes that these previous jobs were practice for his time at Tesla. But jokes

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BCG report finds advanced biofuels, concentrated solar power, and solar photovoltaic tracking to make significant market impact sooner than commonly assumed

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BCG’s analysis finds that cellulosic ethanol is on the verge of becoming cost-competitive with gasoline at $3/gal US. Click to enlarge. Advanced biofuels, concentrated solar power (CSP), and solar photovoltaic power (PV) will see accelerating adoption and growth and are on track to change the global energy mix far earlier than is often assumed, according to a new report from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

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Why would al Qaeda hate the Prius?

National Green Transportation

Occasionally Prius owners put a bumper sticker on their car reading "Al Qaeda Hates This Car" In fact, former CIA Director James Woolsey has made a big deal of putting that bumper sticker on his plug-in Prius. But, really

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Do you need a gas cell phone?

Plugs and Cars

Tags: gasoline cell phone plug in america.

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Tata’s electric car makes UK appearance

Green Cars News

Tata’s first electric car set to retail in the UK made a rare public appearance last weekend as it took part in the RAC’s Future Car Challenge. Developed by the Indian firm’s subsidiary, Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC), the supermini won the Most Economic Small Passenger EV and the Most Economical & Environment Friendly [.].

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NY Marathon: 2011 Nissan Leaf Acts As Zero-Emission Pace Car

Green Car Reports

A single zero-emissions 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car served as pace car for the world renowned New York City Marathon, held this morning in crisp, sunny autumn weather. Its presence slightly reduced the exhaust that surrounded the lead racers as they covered the 26.2-mile, five-borough course amid a flotilla of camera trucks, NYPD motorcycle

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Ford Announces 19 Launch Markets For 2012 Focus Electric

All Cars Electric

Ford's first all-electric passenger vehicle, the 2012 Focus Electric, has just received its list of initial launch markets. Totaling 19 cities in all, the vehicle will roll out across the country with Nissan LEAF-like targets for range and performance. Ford says the Focus Electric will be shooting for "up to 100 miles of zero C02 emissions, gas

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Beijing Institute of Technology team developing new hydraulic free piston diesel engine

Green Car Congress

The principle of the single piston hydraulic free piston diesel engine. Click to enlarge. Researchers at the Beijing Institute of Technology have designed and built a prototype hydraulic free piston diesel engine (HPFDE). The single-piston, two-stroke compression ignition engine leaves out the crankshaft, pump axle and swash plate of a conventional diesel-engine hydraulic drive pump.

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Denser urban cities are greener, more livable, says BART board member Tom Radulo

National Green Transportation

One might see the orange-grey haze hovering over modern cities and think they're horribly polluted, non-sustainable places a "green-minded" person should avoid. According to Tom Radulovich (BART Board member and Executive

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