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Hey Google! Lets Reinvent Detroit Together Using Our Creative Greenius Before The Opportunivors Scavenge It

Creative Greenius

One of the houses Power House Productions is transforming in Detroit – and none too soon. photo by Galliani (c).

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The Workplace Charging Challenge

Plugs and Cars

It’s been one full year since first Tesla S deliveries began. In the luxury car market you can feel that the ground has begun to shift. After numerous awards and accolades, it seems fair to say that the best luxury car is an electric car. Given its range, and the rapidly growing free Supercharger network, the Tesla Model S works well for virtually everyone who can afford one. Without paid advertising, Tesla is selling all they can manufacture.

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Alabama, Mississippi to assess oil sands resources in their states

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Alabama and Mississippi are forming a partnership to further study the oil sands resources in the two states, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant announced on Saturday while speaking to the Southern States Energy Board.

Fun For $40,000? Electric Plane Beats Electric Car Every Time.

Green Car Reports

$40,000 will get you plenty of electric cars these days, including the recently-unveiled 2014 BMW i3. They can be fun on the right road, and it''s great knowing you aren''t using any gas. but there have to be bigger electric thrills elsewhere, right?

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2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Sneak Peak

Hybrid SUV Blog

For years, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid has been the go-to hybrid crossover for well-heeled suburbanites who were too embarrassed to drive a minivan. Or too efficient to commute in a fuel-gulping SUV.

Electric Defender gets to work at the Eden Project

Green Cars News

Land Rover’s Electric Defender has been put to work at the Eden Project in Cornwall to test its real-world driving capabilities.

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New Burlington-Montréal EV charging corridor opening this fall

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A 138-mile (222km) charging corridor between Burlington, Vermont and Montréal, Québec will open this fall. This corridor between the largest cities in Vermont and Québec consists of 17 charging stations positioned at strategic points along the I-89, Highway A-10, Rte 104 and Rte 133.

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BMW i3 gets 80+ miles electric range, recharges in a half hour

National Green Transportation

BMW officially unveiled the BMW i3 electric car in simultaneous ceremonies located in Beijing, London and New York. The i3 is BMW's first all electric production car, and is, according to BMW's management, revolutionary in

Hundreds more charging stations for EVs planned across UK

Green Cars News

The UK is to benefit from a fund of £37 million to build electric car charging infrastructure at hospitals, streets and stations across the country. As part of a overall £400 million fund of support for ultra low emission vehicles promised until 2015, the £37 million fund is being made available[.].

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BMW unveils the production i3 in New York, London and Beijing; efficiency, dynamics and a supporting ecosystem of services

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The production version of the i3. Click to enlarge. In a simultaneous—and video linked—unveil in New York, London and Beijing, BMW introduced the production version of its i3 battery-electric vehicle on Monday. Earlier post.)

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One New York Cabbie Loves His Nissan Leaf Electric Taxi

Green Car Reports

There can be few tougher tests for a car than as a taxi in New York City. Tough roads and even tougher traffic makes the city a workout for any vehicle, but one cabby is enjoying the Nissan Leaf he''s driving as part of the city''s electric vehicle trials.

BMW i3 gets 80+ miles electric range, recharges in a half hour

National Green Transportation

BMW officially unveiled the BMW i3 electric car in simultaneous ceremonies located in Beijing, London and New York. The i3 is BMW's first all electric production car, and is, according to BMW's management, revolutionary in

ITM Power to introduce wind-to-hydrogen system

Green Cars News

About a week ago we told you about ITM Power (logo, pictured) making a significant breakthrough in reducing hydrogen fuel costs (see article) and now the company has announced another important hydrogen innovation.

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Aviat, Aviation Foundation unveil concept CNG-fueled single-engine aircraft

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Aviat Husky CNG. Click to enlarge. Airplane manufacturer Aviat Aircraft, Inc. and Minneapolis-based Aviation Foundation of America, Inc. unveiled the first dual-fuel, piston-powered aircraft to operate on both compressed natural gas (CNG) and aviation gasoline.

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Electric Utilities Now Fighting Home Solar As Threat To Their Business

Green Car Reports

For owners of electric vehicles, powering their homes and cars using solar panels mounted on the roof are a win-win scenario. Not only do they get to drive past every gas station, but home electricity bills are reduced or even eliminated. That''s great news for the end user, but not so much for the utility companies. Caught napping by rising demand

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Ford plug-in hybrids drive electric 160,000 miles a day, and rising

National Green Transportation

Customers of Ford's plug-in hybrid cars, the Ford C-Max Energi and Ford Fusion Energi, are making the most of the vehicles’ 21 miles of gas-free all-electric range, and are driving in electric mode

BMW unveils production i3 electric supermini

Green Cars News

The i3-BMW’s first fully electric car-it’s a car we’ve been eagerly anticipating since it first appeared as a concept vehicle at the Frankfurt Auto Show back in 2011.

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RFA, ABFA and UNICA announce joint biofuel trade mission to Brazil

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Leading biofuels advocacy organizations from the United States and Brazil announced a joint trade mission to improve and enhance biofuels trade by matching businesses seeking greater trade opportunities in ethanol and other biofuels as well as green technology designed to expand and enhance biofuel production. Since January 2013, the United States has exported more than 97 million liters (25.6

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Korean Oil Company Helps Drivers Save Gas With.Parking Balloons?

Green Car Reports

Sometimes the best ideas are also the simplest. That was our first thought on seeing one gas-saving idea from nothing less than an oil company in South Korea. Called the HERE balloon, it''s oil giant S-Oil''s way of reducing the time drivers spend looking for a space in a large parking lot--and therefore, the gas they waste while doing so. It''s

Ford plug-in hybrids drive electric 160,000 miles a day, and rising

National Green Transportation

Customers of Ford's plug-in hybrid cars, the Ford C-Max Energi and Ford Fusion Energi, are making the most of the vehicles’ 21 miles of gas-free all-electric range, and are driving in electric mode

First Chip & Pin charger launched

Green Cars News

A new type of charging station will allow you to use your credit or debit card to pay-as-you-go for recharging of your electric car.

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U Wisc. study explores effects of biodiesel-gasoline blend in diesel engine

Green Car Congress

One high-efficiency combustion concept under investigation is gasoline compression ignition (GCI)—the use of gasoline-like fuels to deliver very low NO x and PM emissions as well as high efficiency in a diesel compression ignition engine. Earlier post.) A challenge to be overcome with this approach is the higher resistance to autoignition of gasoline fuels.

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How We Became An All-Plug-In Electric Car Household

Green Car Reports

Since November 2006, our family has always owned at least one plug-in car and one powered by gasoline. For almost two years, our fleet has been a Nissan Leaf electric hatchback, and a used 2008 Toyota Prius. After two years and nearly 42,000 miles of driving the Leaf, however, our once high-tech Prius had begun to feel like little more than a

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Ford aggregate driver data show its PHEV owners operate in electric mode nearly 60% of the time

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Ford plug-in hybrid owners are operating in electric mode nearly 60% of the time, according to new aggregate data collected from Ford’s MyFord Mobile app. MyFord Mobile is available on Ford’s plug-in (PHEV) and battery-electric (BEV) vehicles, Fusion Energi, C-MAX Energi and Focus Electric, and is available for download both through the App Store and Google Play.

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UT Austin researchers successfully spoof yacht at sea with false GPS signals

Green Car Congress

A radio navigation research team from The University of Texas at Austin successfully coerced a 213-foot yacht off its course, using a GPS spoofing device. GPS spoofing creates false civil GPS signals to gain control of a vessel’s GPS receivers.

Keyera and Kinder Morgan to construct crude oil rail loading terminal in Edmonton

Green Car Congress

Keyera Corp., a Canadian mid-stream company, and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners formed a 50-50 joint venture to build a crude oil rail loading facility in Edmonton, Alberta, called the Alberta Crude Terminal. When complete, the Alberta Crude Terminal will be able to accept crude oil streams handled at Kinder Morgan’s Edmonton Terminal for loading and delivery via rail to refineries anywhere in North America.

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EPoSil: electroactive polymers for generating electricity from wave power

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The EPoSil concept uses dielectric elastomer transducers to generate electrical energy from wave motion. Source: Bosch. Click to enlarge.

EIA: US biodiesel production reached a record level in May 2013

Green Car Congress

US biodiesel production in May 2013 reached a record level of 111 million gallons, according to data released by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Production came from 116 active biodiesel plants with operable capacity of 2.2 billion gallons per year.

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TransCanada to proceed with $12B, 1.1M barrel/day Energy East oil pipeline project to Eastern Canada

Green Car Congress

TransCanada Corporation is moving forward with the 1.1 million barrel per day (bbl/d) Energy East Pipeline project based on binding, long-term contracts received from producers and refiners.

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Ford to offer 2014 F-150 with natural gas option

Green Car Congress

CNG Ford F-150. Click to enlarge. Ford will offer the 2014 F-150 with the ability to run on compressed natural gas, making Ford the only manufacturer in the US with an available CNG/LPG-capable half-ton pickup. GM offers a CNG bi-fuel option for its HD pickups (e.g.,

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CU-Boulder team develops more efficient isothermal solar-thermal water splitting technique for H2 production

Green Car Congress

A University of Colorado Boulder team has developed a new solar-thermal water-splitting (STWS) system for the efficient production of hydrogen. A paper on their work is published in the journal Science. STWS cycles have long been recognized as a desirable means of generating hydrogen gas (H 2 ) from water and sunlight, the team notes.

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New high-temperature ceramic capacitor could reduce cooling needs in power electronics for hybrids and EVs

Green Car Congress

Scientists from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in the UK have developed a new lead-free, high-temperature ceramic capacitor that could improve the efficiency and reliability of electric and hybrid vehicles. Hybrid and electric vehicles rely on high efficiency power conversion and management, with automotive power electronics representing an emerging £40-billion (US$61-billion) global market, NPL noted.

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UPS sets 2017 goal of 1 billion alternative fuel miles

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UPS released its annual Sustainability Report announcing that while the total number of packages shipped in 2012 increased, the company reduced its total Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Environmental achievements included ground and air fuel savings, increased investments in alternative fuel vehicles, and retooled routes that shaved 12.1 million miles from ground deliveries.

Neste Oil in renewable diesel blend demonstration project aimed at commercialization; Diesel R33

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Test bus for the Diesel R33 project. Click to enlarge. Neste Oil is part of a fleet demonstration program of a new blend of diesel fuel in Coburg, Germany.

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Westport adds natural gas F-150 to lineup

Green Car Congress

Westport Innovations Inc. will offer the newly launched natural gas powered Ford F-150 featuring the Westport WiNG Power System in both the United States and Canada. Earlier post.). Our customers have been anticipating the availability of a natural gas version of Ford''s flagship pick-up truck, and as we believe Westport has the largest portfolio of Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) products, this will give us even greater options for fleets and consumers.

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Study investigates impact of operating conditions and load on soot particle number distribution for diesel and biodiesel

Green Car Congress

A team led by researchers from Brunel University (UK) has investigated the exhaust soot particle number size distributions obtained from the combustion of diesel and biodiesel (rapeseed methyl ester, RME) in a high speed direct injection (HSDI) diesel engine under different engine operating conditions: fuel injection pressure, injection timing, exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and engine load.

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PSA evaluating PowerGenix NiZn batteries for start-stop systems

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