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South Bay Parents Welcome Mexican Drug Cartel Funding For Local Schools’ DARE Program

Creative Greenius

We have to get the money from somewhere,” say parents. “And there were no strings attached. Since we’re using the money for drug prevention we don’t think this is hypocritical at all. We still tell our kids that drugs are bad and to stay off them.

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Berkeley Lab team demonstrates high-rate, high-energy, long-life Li/S battery in the lab; looking for industry partners

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Long-term cycling test results of the Li/S cell with CTAB-modified S?GO GO composite cathodes. This result represents the longest cycle life (exceeding 1,500 cycles) with an extremely low decay rate (0.039% per cycle) demonstrated so far for a Li/S cell. Credit: ACS, Song et al. Click to enlarge.

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How Much Gas Has The Chevy Volt Electric Car Saved In CA?

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It''s hard to picture how much fuel we use as a nation when given the raw data--the numbers are usually so unimaginably vast they lose all meaning. Just how vast is spelled out succinctly when we''re shown how much we save by driving electric or hybrid vehicles.

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Electric van (unofficially) sets new record for distance travelled in one day

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Battery-swapping station operator Greenway has unofficially set a new world record for the most distance travelled in an electric van in a 24 hour period, covering an amazing 2,048.2 kilometres (1,272 miles). The Slovakian start-up, which runs a series of battery-swapping station for electric ve[.].

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Hyundai to offer Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle to LA-area retail customers in spring 2014; Honda, Toyota show latest FCV concepts targeting 2015 launch

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Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell. Click to enlarge. At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Hyundai announced plans to offer its next-generation Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle for the US market for $499 per month, including unlimited free hydrogen refueling and At Your Service Valet Maintenance at no extra cost.

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Electric Quad Project.

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Hello everyone. This is not only my first time taking on an EV project, but also my first time writing a blog. Ok enough of that stuff. Oh by the way PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE feel free to share you experiences, and suggestions, concerning my project. Here''s the project and the plan. I have an 2004 Suzuki quadrunner (Z250 is anyone cares) It''s a rolling chassis only. Motor was lost long ago. My plan is to convert this ride into an EV. 36/48 volt. I am leaning towards a golf cart or forklift motor.

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Tesla Motors takes the initiative to extinguish Model S fire worries

National Green Transportation

Tesla Motors announced on Tuesday measures meant to address concerns over fire risk in the Tesla Model S, reiterating the overall safety of that company's electric luxury car. Since October 1, 2013, three Tesla Model S&#39

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Volkswagen combines XL1 powertrain with up! for the twin up! concept plug-in diesel hybrid; 214 mpg

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Introducing the twin up! Click to enlarge. Volkswagen presented the twin up! concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show. Equipped with a plug-in hybrid system from the super-efficient XL1 ( earlier post ), the four-seater based on the up! city car achieves combined fuel consumption of 1.1

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Nissan LEAF to electrify Bhutan

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The tiny land-locked Kingdom of Bhutan in South Asia is the latest to go electric, as the country’s government announced that it is planning to replace government vehicles with battery-powered models.

Nissan e-NV200 Electric Van On Sale In Japan Next Year

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After more than a year of testing and previews, the Nissan e-NV200 electric van is finally going on sale. In Japan, that is. The e-NV200 will hit showrooms in its home market next year, Nissan says.

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Tesla Motors takes the initiative to extinguish Model S fire worries

National Green Transportation

Tesla Motors announced on Tuesday measures meant to address concerns over fire risk in the Tesla Model S, reiterating the overall safety of that company's electric luxury car. Since October 1, 2013, three Tesla Model S&#39

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New 4-cylinder 2.3L EcoBoost on Lincoln MKC small SUV; future EcoBoost prospects

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Lincoln MKC is the first to get the new 2.3L EcoBoost. Click to enlarge. The all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC small premium utility, unveiled last week, offers an all-new engine—a 2.3-liter EcoBoost gasoline turbocharged direct injection (GTDI) four-cylinder unit.

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Self-healing batteries could pave the way for better electric cars

Green Cars News

Scientists have developed a battery that heals itself, paving the way for more durable lithium ion battery packs for electric car, phones and other devices. At the moment, batteries gradually lose their capacity to store electric charge.

2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Drivers Can Opt For Solar Charging Service

Green Car Reports

BMW''s first full-scale production electric car isn''t a vehicle done by half measures. It''s uniquely styled, features high-tech carbon fiber reinforced plastic construction and the minimalist interior is awash with sustainable materials. BMW thinks its customers might want to continue that sustainability through to the car''s charging, so has teamed

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GM and Detroit Renewable Energy partner on project to convert municipal solid waste to process heat for assembly plant

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General Motors and Detroit Renewable Energy are partnering on a renewable energy project to turn solid municipal waste from Metro Detroit into process steam that will be used to heat and cool portions of GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. Click to enlarge.

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Anderman report sees strongest growth for full-hybrid systems; Li-ion batteries for hybrids may be in short supply

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Low-cost 14V micro hybrid systems and full (strong) hybrid (i.e.,

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Mazda showcases CNG and hybrid Axela models in Tokyo; Mazda’s approach to environmental performance

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At the Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda is showcasing the recently-released Mazda Axela (known as Mazda3 overseas) with a variety of engine types at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, including a CNG concept and hybrid variants. Earlier post.).

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The new MINI makes its debut; new architecture, new fuel-efficient engines, including 3-cylinder diesel

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New MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S. Click to enlarge. The BMW Group’s new MINI made its worldwide debut at MINI’s UK production plant in Oxford. The new MINI features an all-new vehicle architecture, an evolutionary design and a range of new fuel-efficient engines.

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Honda develops VTEC Turbo direct injection gasoline engine family, including 1.0L 3-cylinder unit

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L 3-cylinder direct injection gasoline turbo engine. Click to enlarge. Honda Motor Co., announced that it has newly developed the VTEC Turbo, a direct injection gasoline turbo engine family most suitable for small-to-medium-sized vehicles.

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US DOT and Solidia in CRADA on Solidia reduced CO2 Concrete and Cement for highway infrastructure

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DOE authorizes additional volume at proposed Freeport LNG facility for export

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) conditionally authorized Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P.

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Mitsubishi Electric develops multi-modal character input HMI for Chinese-language car nav

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed a multi-modal character input human-machine interface (HMI) for next-generation Chinese-language car navigation systems.

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Toyota unveils Driver Awareness Research Vehicle

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DAR-V’s personalized information display on the side window. Click to enlarge. Toyota used the Los Angeles Auto Show as the forum at which to unveil a Driver Awareness Research Vehicle (DAR-V).

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Boeing Launches 777X fuel-efficient long-haul twin-engine jet program

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Boeing launched the 777X program at the 2013 Dubai Airshow, announcing a record-breaking 259 customer orders and commitments for the newest member of its twin-aisle product family.

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UC Riverside-led team uses solvothermal process to increase performance of lithium iron phosphate cathode materials

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Cycling performance of polycrystalline (10 min) and single crystalline (900 min) LFP at various current rates. Credit: ACS, Zhu et al. Click to enlarge.

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Hitachi Automotive supplying Li-ion packs to Nissan for the 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid

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Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc.—the —the regional headquarters for the Americas within the global operations of Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.—is

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Ford unveils global small car concept in Brazil; targeting sub-B compact segment in developing markets

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Ford unveiled the Ka Concept in conjunction with the opening ceremony of Ford’s Northeast Industrial Complex in Camaçari, Brazil. The Ka Concept strategically positions the company to address global demand for sub-B compact vehicles, a segment that is projected to increase to approximately 6.2

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Self-healing polymer wrapper enables longer cycle life in silicon anodes for Li-ion batteries

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Top: The stress of repeated swelling and shrinking shatters a conventional silicon electrode and its polymer binding. Bottom: An electrode coated with stretchy, self-healing polymer remains intact. (C. Wang et al., Nature Chemistry) Click to enlarge.

Volkswagen brings CrossBlue Coupé plug-in hybrid concept to LA Auto Show

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Volkswagen’s CrossBlue Coupé plug-in hybrid concept had its US debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. Volkswagen first unveiled the plug-in SUV at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show in April 2013. Earlier post.). CrossBlue Coupé in Shanghai (landmark Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Pudong in background).

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Audi of America officially introduces the new A3 family; plug-in hybrid version coming in 2015

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The A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid. Click to enlarge. Audi of America officially announced plans today for the arrival in the US of the new A3 family of premium compact cars, with three body styles, five new engines and seven variants including its plug-in hybrid model.

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Porsche launches compact SUV Macan with diesel option

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Porsche is expanding its range to include a new class of vehicle with the Macan, which is the first Porsche model to break into the compact SUV segment. The Macan is “Made in Germany”, produced at the Leipzig plant.

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Ford Edge Concept showcases new automated driving systems

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Ford Edge Concept. Click to enlarge. At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Ford introduced a set of new prototype automated driving technologies in the Ford Edge Concept.

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Daimler-BYD DENZA EV tracking for 2014 introduction

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The joint Chinese brand of Daimler and its partner BYD (Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology, BDNT) is tracking toward the market introduction of the DENZA EV in 2014, as announced earlier. The battery-electric vehicle will see its world premiere in April 2014 at the Auto China trade fair in Beijing.

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Average carbon intensity of oil sands production has dropped ~36% in last 40 years; still 12-24% higher than conventional oil CI

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Trends in well-to-wheel pathway-specific CI. In situ production began in 1974, so no value is computable for 1970. Click to enlarge.

ABI forecasts global V2V penetration in new cars to reach 69% in 2027

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ABI Research projects that global V2V (vehicle-to-vehicle communication) penetration in new cars will increase from 10.9% in 2018 to 69% in 2027. Huge interest in autonomous driving across the automotive ecosystem firmly positions V2X technology and applications as a key component of driverless car systems. However, some OEMs are claiming some forms of (semi)-autonomous driving can be achieved by just using in-vehicle ADAS-sensors.

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Toyota to develop hybrid vehicles with two Chinese partners

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The Nikkei reports that Toyota plans to develop hybrid vehicles with two Chinese automakers; Toyota made the announcement at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition. Toyota will collaborate with the R&D divisions of its passenger-car joint ventures with China FAW Group and Guangzhou Automobile Group to seek to make hybrids that can handle various road conditions and suit the preferred riding comfort of local consumers.

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