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Univ. of Calgary team developing nanocatalysts for underground upgrading of heavy oil and bitumen; possible “next generation” of oil sands production

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Total injected hot fluid and total produced liquid for the nanocatalyst experiments at temperatures of 320 and 340 °C. Credit: ACS, Hashemi et al. Click to enlarge.

Ex-Aptera Founder Reveals New Electric Sports Car, TORQ Roadster

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If at first you don't succeed, try again. It's a positive, optimistic attitude that can go a long way when presented with challenges--such as your first electric car company disappearing after several years of optimism and hype.

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Nissan intends to take electric car leadership role in China in coming years

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Nissan-Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn says the key to Nissan's electric car leadership will be localizing Leaf manufacturing near where the cars are sold, and cost reduction. Another target in Ghosns' mind is China's

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Center Parcs goes electric with new Kangoo Z.E fleet

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Short break firm, Center Parcs is proving its green credentials with a delivery of 22 new electric Renault Kangoo Maxi Z.E

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Ionova Technologies says ZIP-Cap ultracapacitors can offer 5x increase in energy density and 25x reduction in build cost (updated with graphic)

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Sketch describing the ZIP-Cap architecture and how it. differs from that of the EDLC. Source: Ionova. Click to enlarge. Ionova Technologies, Inc.

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How To Drive On Ice, Tesla Model S-Style

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Mention snow and ice in relation to electric vehicles, and many people will first think of the impact of cold weather on driving range. It's true that driving range will decrease in cold weather in most electric vehicles, but the way the car drives is important too.

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Hollywood Electric supporting production electric motorcycle class at Pikes Peak

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The 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has several electric car and electric motorcycle entries, and this year marks the first time for a production electric motorcycle class in the PPIHC. On Thursday, Zero Motorcycles and Hollywood

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New 2014 Jeep Cherokee features up to 31 mpg highway, 9-speed transmission; driver assistance firsts

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2014 Jeep Cherokee. Click to enlarge. Chrysler introduced the new 2014 Jeep Cherokee mid-size SUV at the New York International Auto Show.

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Find An Electric-Car Charging Station: How Do I Do It?

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Here's the situation: You've bought, or are planning to buy an electric car. You've done the math, figured out the vehicle you want, and know that 80 percent of your charging will be done at home. But what about the other 20 percent?

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eRoadRacing World Cup replaces TTXGP and FIM e-Power, releases calendar

National Green Transportation

Electric motorcycle racing takes a step into a whole new chapter with release on Thursday of the name of a new series, eRoadRacing World Cup, and the provisional calendar for the 2013 racing season. This series replaces both the

Electric car drivers should get ‘green badges’ for free parking

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Electric car owners should be given a ‘green badge’ which enables them to park in restricted areas or park for free in public car parks, according to a leading thinktank.

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EnerG2 nano-structured hard carbon boosts Li-ion anode capacity by >50% compared to standard graphite

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A chart from EnerG2’s 2012 DOE Merit Review presentation shows different pore profiles for different energy storage applications. Click to enlarge.

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Nissan CEO Talks Electric Car Sales And Chinese Production

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Carlos Ghosn is a busy man. In charge of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, his remit includes the diverse product lines of each company and most recently, each carmaker's electric vehicle range, too.

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The Tesla technology inside the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

National Green Transportation

Buried inside an exciting new electric car unveiled on Wednesday, the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, is an electric drive train designed and built by Tesla Motors. The B-Class sedan is one of several Daimler vehicles where

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China’s electric car subsidies plan to return

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China is expected to resume its subsidies for electric cars from next month, according to the chairman of country’s own EV maker BYD.

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Lux: consumer electronics, not automotive, will drive next-gen battery development; solid-state over Li-S and Li-air

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Phinergy 1000-Mile Aluminum-Air Battery: On The Road In 2017?

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It's the sweetest dream of every electric-car fan: a battery that could store enough energy to offer up to 1,000 miles of real-world range. While it's not going to arrive in showrooms any time soon, Israeli startup Phinergy thinks its aluminum-air energy storage device might just be that battery. Moreover, say CEO Aviv Tzidon, the company has

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Hollywood Electric supporting production electric motorcycle class at Pikes Peak

National Green Transportation

The 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has several electric car and electric motorcycle entries, and this year marks the first time for a production electric motorcycle class in the PPIHC. On Thursday, Zero Motorcycles and Hollywood

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Fuel cell cars to be more powerful than ever

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Fuel cell cars may be yet to break the mainstream, but there are still significant steps being taken to improve the technology.

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Mercedes-Benz introduces 2014 B-Class Electric Drive; on sale first in US in 2014

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive. Click to enlarge. Mercedes-Benz staged the world premiere of the production battery-electric 2014 B-Class Electric Drive at the New York International Auto Show; a concept version had appeared last year at the Paris Motor Show. Earlier post.).

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Tesla Now Making, Delivering 500 Model S Electric Cars Weekly

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With a backlog of more than 10,000 depositors for the Tesla Model S, its maker is making and delivering electric luxury sedans as fast as it can. Among other benefits, that may allow Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] to achieve CEO Elon Musk's suggestion that the company could be profitable for the first quarter of this year. George Blankenship, Tesla's

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eRoadRacing World Cup replaces TTXGP and FIM e-Power, releases calendar

National Green Transportation

Electric motorcycle racing takes a step into a whole new chapter with release on Thursday of the name of a new series, eRoadRacing World Cup, and the provisional calendar for the 2013 racing season. This series replaces both the

Sunderland Nissan LEAF production begins today

Green Cars News

Today (March 28, 2013) marks the start of a new era for car manufacturing in the UK: as production begins of the new and improved Nissan LEAF electric car in Sunderland (pictured).

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Ionova Technologies says ZIP-Cap ultracapacitors can offer 5x increase in energy density and 25x reduction in build cost (updated with graphic)

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Sketch describing the ZIP-Cap architecture and how it. differs from that of the EDLC. Source: Ionova. Click to enlarge. Ionova Technologies, Inc.

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2015 Audi A3 TDI Diesel Sedan Unveiled At NY Auto Show

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The Volkswagen Audi Group is a master at filling niches, and another one is heading our way from early 2014. For the customer who wants the VW Jetta's sedan bodystyle and 2.0-liter diesel engine--but prefers the Audi A3's more upmarket image--Audi presents the 2015 A3 TDI Sedan. Unveiled at the 2013 New York Auto Show, the new Audi A3 Sedan is set

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Nissan intends to take electric car leadership role in China in coming years

National Green Transportation

Nissan-Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn says the key to Nissan's electric car leadership will be localizing Leaf manufacturing near where the cars are sold, and cost reduction. Another target in Ghosns' mind is China's

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Old electric car batteries could get new lease of life

Green Cars News

It is not just the start of production of the new Nissan LEAF in Sunderland which is big news for the North East of England today (see story) and its reputation for green innovation.

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China team develops hollow porous silica nanocubes for anodes for Li-ion batteries

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Schematic illustration for the structure change of hollow porous SiO 2 nanocubes during the discharge/charge process. Yan et al. Click to enlarge. A team at the University of Science and Technology of China (Hefei) has developed hollow porous SiO 2 (silicon dioxide, or silica—e.g.,

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EPA Moves To Cut Sulfur In Gasoline, Reducing Emissions Further

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"Cleaner cars need cleaner fuels"--that's the message from a group of automakers in support of new EPA rules to clean up gasoline. The Environmental Protection Agency will today move ahead with rules requiring cleaner gasoline nationwide, with huge potential environmental benefits. According to a senior Obama administration official (via The

The Tesla technology inside the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

National Green Transportation

Buried inside an exciting new electric car unveiled on Wednesday, the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, is an electric drive train designed and built by Tesla Motors. The B-Class sedan is one of several Daimler vehicles where

Toyota confirms support for London Hydrogen Partnership

Green Cars News

Toyota has pledged its support to the London Hydrogen Partnership and will work with the group to put together a roadmap for fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen refuelling station rollout.

Rolls-Royce to supply propulsion system for battery-electric ferry

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Rolls-Royce plc has signed a contract for the delivery of its Azipull (azimuthing pulling propeller) propulsion and control system for the Fjellstrand battery-electric ferry. Earlier post.).

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BMW's Three-Cylinder Engine: Same Power, Better Gas Mileage Than Four

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How do you get better gas mileage from engines that create the same power as what you've built your brand on? If you're BMW, the answer is that you launch an entirely new family of small engines derived from the world-famous inline six-cylinders you're famous for. But if you're fitting them with variable valve timing, direct injection, and

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EIA: rising North Dakota oil production and demand spurs two new small refineries

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One of two new small (20,000 bbl/d each) refineries being built in North Dakota broke ground this week, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) noted in a brief. The Dakota Prairie facility is scheduled to be built in 20 months.

Subaru introduces XV Crosstrek Hybrid, its first production hybrid

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Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid. Click to enlarge. Subaru of America, Inc. unveiled its first production hybrid vehicle, the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, at the 2013 New York International Auto Show.

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2014 Acura MDX features new 3.5L i-VTEC V-6 with cylinder deactivation

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Acura unveiled the 2014 MDX luxury SUV at the 2013 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS).

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Audi introduces 2015 Audi A3 and S3 sedans; A3 Sportback e-tron PHEV confirmed for US

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A3 Sedan. Click to enlarge. Audi of America, Inc. announced that the all-new 2015 Audi A3 sedan will arrive in US showrooms in the first quarter of 2014.

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