Sat.Nov 24, 2012 - Fri.Nov 30, 2012

2014 Honda Accord PHEV EPA-certified at 115 MPGe, on sale 15 Jan with MSRP of $39,780; LEV3/SULEV20 compliance

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2014 Accord PHEV. Click to enlarge.

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2014 Chevy Spark EV to be fast driving fast charging electric car

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On Tuesday, ahead of the 2012 LA Auto Show, GM unveiled specifications and other details about the 2014 Chevy Spark EV, GM's first all electric car since the now-crushed GM EV1. The Spark EV, first shown

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London’s driveways become new electric charging network

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London homeowners aren’t just offering their driveways as somewhere for commuters to park, but are now also offering them up as somewhere for EV drivers to charge their cars.

Chevy Volt Electric Car Has Highest Customer Satisfaction Scores, Again

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Fewer Chevrolet Volt owners would buy another this year than at the same time last year, Consumer Reports has discovered.Of course, when that figure is still 92 percent (down from 93) and the Volt has topped Consumer Reports' consumer satisfaction survey for the second year running, perhaps a drop isn't so bad. Unsurprisingly, the Volt is

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UBC wireless power transfer technology uses magneto-dynamic coupling rather than inductive technology

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Smith Electric Vehicles adding hundreds of jobs to Chicago with new factory

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Kansas City based electric truck manufacturer Smith Electric Vehicles is expanding again with a new electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Chicago, the company announced on Wednesday. The new manufacturing plant is expected to add hundreds of

Electric car repair bill 35% less than combustion car

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Electric cars cost significantly less to repair than an equivalent petrol or diesel car, according to new research.

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GM and U Mich receive patent on plug-in series hybrid/extended range electric vehicle powertrain using multiple free piston linear alternator engines

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The GM/U Mich patent envisages using multiple free-piston engines (240A through 240D in the patent drawing). Click to enlarge. GM Global Technology Operations LLC and the Regents of the University of Michigan recently were awarded a US patent (Nº 8,261,860) for a plug-in series hybrid or range-extended electric vehicle powertrain using multiple free piston linear alternator (FPLA) engines.

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2014 Chevy Spark EV to be fast driving fast charging electric car

National Green Transportation

On Tuesday, ahead of the 2012 LA Auto Show, GM unveiled specifications and other details about the 2014 Chevy Spark EV, GM's first all electric car since the now-crushed GM EV1. The Spark EV, first shown

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Cambridge team rethinks solar-powered technology

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The World Solar Challenge is a marathon race across Australia, from Darwin in the North to Adelaide in the South, that sees around 40 teams design and build solar-powered cars, each intent on getting to the finish line first.

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Electric Cars Represent U.S. Jobs, Says Michigan Governor Granholm

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Want to support American jobs? Then support electric cars. That's the message from former Michigan governor, Jennifer M. Granholm. Granholm was governor of the state when $1.35 billion in grants were offered, in order to develop and build electric vehicles and their batteries. Writing in the Huffington Post, Granholm says that these grants didn't

USGS estimates nearly 39 billion barrels of oil undiscovered and technically recoverable in two Arctic petroleum provinces; 275 trillion feet of gas

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Map of Arctic Alaska Province (outlined in black) showing boundaries of the platform and fold-and-thrust belt assessment units in red. Source: USGS. Click to enlarge.

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Smith Electric Vehicles adding hundreds of jobs to Chicago with new factory

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Kansas City based electric truck manufacturer Smith Electric Vehicles is expanding again with a new electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Chicago, the company announced on Wednesday. The new manufacturing plant is expected to add hundreds of

Smart to introduce electric scooters; new electric car announcement

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Smart, the Daimler brand famous for its small electric cars such as the Smart Fortwo EV, is now set to expand its portfolio by introducing an electric two-wheeler. The company has teamed up with Vectrix to introduce the Smart Scooter alongside the Smart Electric Drive and the Smart eBike in 2014.

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Converted Mercedes SL Electric Car On eBay Is A Real Beauty

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Imagine your dream car. It would have to be beautiful. Classy, too, and utterly elegant and tasteful. No superfluous detailing, timeless lines, and a badge that demands respect. Oh, and it would be electric, making it as clean as any other electric vehicle on the road. For some, the 1965 Mercedes-Benz SL currently for sale on eBay will tick all

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Fiat introduces 2013 Fiat 500e EV at LA Auto Show; forget the Eco button

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2013 Fiat 500e. Click to enlarge. Fiat unveiled the 2013 Fiat 500e battery-electric version of the Fiat 500 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. A 24 kWh liquid-cooled/heated Li-ion battery powers an 83 kW permanent-magnet, three-phase synchronous drive motor with 147 lb-ft (200 N·m) of torque.

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2014 Chevy Spark EV to be fast driving fast charging electric car

National Green Transportation

On Tuesday, ahead of the 2012 LA Auto Show, GM unveiled specifications and other details about the 2014 Chevy Spark EV, GM's first all electric car since the now-crushed GM EV1. The Spark EV, first shown

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Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid crowned safest EV of them all

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Modern electric and hybrid cars are gaining a reputation for their safety, with a number of models have scored a top five star rating from EuroNCAP. But perhaps as you might expect, Swedish brand Volvo had to go one better, scoring the very highest score yet for an electrified vehicle in Europe.

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Fisker Karma Assembly Stalled Til Bankrupt Battery Maker A123 Is Sold

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Prodution lines at Fisker Automotive have lain silent for a month, the company revealed yesterday at the LA Auto Show. Fisker CEO Tony Pasowatz said that the hold-up is due to bankrupt battery maker A123 Systems, which is currently in the process of being sold. A123 exclusively provides the battery packs for Fisker's Karma range-extended electric

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US/China research team proposes “solar energy funnel” to harness photons for electricity; using elastic strain to capture a wider spectrum

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A visualization of the broad-spectrum solar energy funnel. Image: Yan Liang. Click to enlarge.

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Shanghai General Motors introduces Sail SPRINGO EV at Auto Guangzhou 2012; green technology strategy to 2020

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The Sail SPRINGO EV. Click to enlarge. At the opening of Auto Guangzhou 2012, Shanghai General Motors launched its first localized new energy vehicle, the Sail SPRINGO EV.

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LANL researchers discover how cobalt might replace precious metals as industrial catalyst

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Chevy Spark and Sonic first to offer Eyes Free mode integration with Apple’s Siri

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Early next year, the Chevrolet Spark (1LT, 2LT) and Sonic LTZ and RS will integrate Apple’s Siri “Eyes Free” voice recognition technology; GM is the first automaker to implement the technology in production vehicles. Apple had announced in June that it was working with automakers to integrate Siri (which officially still is in Beta) into select voice control systems.

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EIA: US importing more crude from Canada, even as total imports falling; 25% of imports in 2011, 28% so far in 2012

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US imports of Canadian crude oil rose to record levels during the first eight months of 2012, with Canada accounting for a growing share of total gross US imports, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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BMW presents i3 Concept Coupé battery-electric vehicle at the LA Auto Show; focus on connectivity for driver assistance and intermodal mobility

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BMW i3 Concept Coupé. Click to enlarge.

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Researchers develop LiMn2O4 cathode material with both high power rate performance and long cycle life

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UCSD/Sapphire team shows marine algae can be engineered to perform as well as fresh water algae to produce enzymes and biofuels; removing the constraint of fresh water

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Researchers from UC San Diego and Sapphire Energy, Inc. have demonstrated for the first time that genetically engineered marine algae can be just as capable as fresh water algae in producing industrially relevant products such as enzymes or biofuels. The scientists engineered marine algae to produce five different kinds of industrially important enzymes; they suggest the same process could be used to enhance the yield of petroleum-like compounds from these salt water algae.

Audi highlights Urban Intelligent Assistant Research at LA Auto Show

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Hyundai Heavy develops new type of marine LNG storage tank

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Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has developed a new liquefied natural gas storage tank model for marine applications it calls the Lobe-Bundle Tank. The Lobe-Bundle Tank uses ring-shaped plates instead of conventional flat plates to reduce the weight of the tank and building cost significantly.

Organic cathode material for high-capacity Li-ion battery with fast charge and discharge

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Extended charge?discharge discharge cycling of PPYT in LiNTf 2 /G4 at 45 °C, 1 C rate). Credit: ACS, Nokami et al. Click to enlarge.

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Smith Electric Vehicles to open manufacturing facility in Chicago

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Smith Electric Vehicles announced that Smith will open an electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Chicago. Smith said its decision to locate a facility in Chicago was influenced by the Mayor’s innovative voucher system created to accelerate the conversion from diesel to zero-emission, all-electric commercial vehicles, the large number of fleets interested in vehicle electrification, and the development incentives made available to Smith.

Singapore introducing stiff new feebate scheme for low carbon cars

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Singapore will implement a new Carbon Emissions-Based Vehicle Scheme (CEV) on 1 January 2012, providing rebates to qualified new cars, taxis, and imported used cars with low carbon emissions, and imposing an equivalent surcharge on higher emitting vehicles. This new scheme will replace the existing Green Vehicle Rebate (GVR) scheme that will expire on 31 December 2012.

Mitsubishi Heavy to supply 500 kWh (normal) containerized Li-ion energy storage system to power grid of Orkney Islands

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. MHI), jointly with SSE plc (formerly Scottish and Southern Energy plc), will begin an energy storage system demonstration project using the power grid in the UK’s Orkney Islands, which has a high proportion of renewable energy generation in relation to demand.

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Brazil’s Nutec launches system to convert fish waste into oil for biodiesel feedstock

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Brazil’s Industrial Technology Core Foundation of Ceará (Nutec), an entity linked to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of the State (Secitece), launched Biopeixe Machine, which converts 50% of fish viscera into fats for the production of oil which will, in turn, be converted into biodiesel. Participating in the launch was Petrobras Biofuel.

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Mitsubishi Motors teams with USC on Smart Grid Living Laboratory Project; 12 i-MiEVs

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Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. MMNA) is supporting the University of Southern California (USC) and the Viterbi School of Engineering as it develops a special campus-wide Smart Grid “Living Laboratory” project including the use of Mitsubishi i-MiEV 100% electric vehicles.

Teijin’s bio-derived polyester fiber used in updated Nissan LEAF

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Teijin Limited announced today that its ECO CIRCLE Plantfiber bio-polyester has been selected for use in the seats and interior trim surface of the Nissan LEAF, updated on November 20. Earlier post.) It is the first time for ECO CIRCLE Plantfiber to be used for the interior of a mass-produced vehicle. The seat and interior trim surface were co-developed by Teijin, automotive seat manufacturer Suminoe Teijin Techno Co., and Nissan Motor Company Ltd.

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Audi takes aggressive stance with diesel in the US; four new models and new 3.0L diesel engine; challenge to policymakers

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Audi of America is taking a more aggressive stance with diesel in the US, both in terms of product offerings and in policy. In his press presentation at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Scott Keogh, the president of Audi of America, officially announced the addition of A8, A7, A6, and Q5 TDI diesel models to the Q7 and A3 TDI already on sale in the US. Earlier post.) The new models, as well as the 2013 Q7 TDI, will feature an all-new 3.0L

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