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Hot Tub Time Machine WayBack Wednesday – Reposted Word-for-Word from June 25 of 2008

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008. There’s an old joke that most of us baby boomers first heard when we were kids.

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Background on the 2.0L diesel engines at the core of the Volkswagen emissions testing debacle

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Elon Musk Hints At 50 Percent More Range For Tesla Model S: Video

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The first deliveries of the Tesla Model X electric crossover are to take place next Thursday, September 29, and Tesla plans to unveil its less-expensive Model 3 sedan next year. The company also continues to test its "Autopilot" autonomous-driving technology.

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Volkswagen taps Matthias Müller for CEO, blames engineers for Dieselgate

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Over the last week news broke that Volkswagen had allegedly cheated on EPA emissions tests, causing a steep decline in Volkswagen's stock price, and the resignation of CEO Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn. On Friday, Volkswagen named

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Honda launches new “Green Path” initiatives for manufacturing and operations; new $210M paint line at Marysville with new 4C2B process

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Honda has announced several initiatives under its new “Green Path” approach to reducing the total life-cycle environmental impact of its products and operations in North America.

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ICCT update finds real-world vehicle fuel economy gap continues to widen in Europe to 40%

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The gap between official fuel-economy figures and the real world for new cars in the EU has reached 40 per cent, according to the latest update by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) to its on-going research into in-use vehicle fuel efficiency and CO 2 emissions. Earlier post.).

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$70M H2ME project launches in Europe to deploy 325 fuel cell vehicles and 29 refueling stations

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A large coalition of European partners has launched the €63-million (US$70-million) project Hydrogen Mobility Europe ( H2ME ). H2ME is co-funded with €32 million (US$36 million) from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU).

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Eaton launches new, more efficient TVS2 supercharger; targeting super-turbo systems

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Volkswagen of America debuts 2016 Passat; 38 mpg highway from the 1.8 TSI

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Although the timing arguably could have been better, Volkswagen of America proceeded with the planned debut of the restyled 2016 Volkswagen Passat in New York on Monday.

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Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA Changes Shape For Better Efficiency

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When it comes to improving fuel efficiency, aerodynamic aids can be an important tool for automotive engineers. As well as streamlining their cars, manufacturers are adding an increasing number of aerodynamic features, such as active grille shutters and underbody trays.

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UT Austin team identifies promising new cathode material for sodium-ion batteries: eldfellite

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The first subsea gas compression plant in the world goes on line; step change in subsea technology

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Statoil and its partners this week put the first subsea gas compression facility on line at Åsgard in the Norwegian Sea. Subsea compression will add some 306 million barrels of oil equivalent to total output over the field’s life, the partners said.

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Audis e-tron quattro EV: evolutionary powertrain with a dash of revolution for production in 2018; MLB evo

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Audi’s e-tron quattro battery-electric SUV concept, which made its formal debut at IAA in Frankfurt ( earlier post ), is a strong indicator of Audi’s series-production electric SUV due in 2018—especially in terms of the powertrain.

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Study links California regulations, significant declines in cancer risk from exposure to air toxics

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A study by a team from the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has found that the collective cancer risk from exposure to seven toxic air contaminant (TACs) has declined 76% during the period from 1990 to 2012, and linked that result from air quality regulations targeting these TACs.

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Siemens aims to be climate neutral by 2030; 50% cut in CO2 emissions by 2020

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Siemens aims to be the world’s first major industrial company to achieve a net-zero carbon footprint by 2030. The company plans to cut its CO 2 emissions—which currently total about 2.2 million metric tons a year—in half by as early as 2020. To achieve these goals, Siemens will invest some €100 million (US$112 million) over the next three years in order to reduce the energy footprint of its production facilities and buildings.

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Toyota Land Cruiser in Europe offers new 2.8L diesel; first Toyota SCR NOx aftertreatment system

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New D-4D diesel. Click to enlarge. Toyota’s Land Cruiser off-road 4WD vehicle in Europe is now available with a new 2.8 liter D-4D turbo-diesel.

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New Pd-based nanomaterial catalyst breaks down formic acid to H2; boost for practical chemical H2 storage

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Researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology have developed a simple method for producing a palladium-based nanomaterial that can spur the breakdown of formic acid (FA) into hydrogen and carbon dioxide.

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AKASOL battery pack powering ZF’s electric Advanced Urban Vehicle concept

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An 8-module Li-ion traction battery from AKASOL GmbH powers the ZF electric Advanced Urban Vehicle concept presented at the IAA in Frankfurt. AKASOL is a supplier of Li-ion batteries for high-performance applications. Earlier post.).

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Testing shows UPM BioVerno renewable diesel reduces harmful tailpipe emissions

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Testing, which is still ongoing, is showing that Finnish wood-based UPM BioVerno diesel ( earlier post ) significantly reduces harmful tailpipe emissions.

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California Air Resources Board readopts Low Carbon Fuel Standard, adopts regulation on alternative diesel fuels

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The Air Resources Board re-adopted a Low Carbon Fuel Standard ( LCFS ), which requires a 10% reduction by 2020 in the carbon intensity of transportation fuels. The program requires that transportation fuels used in California meet a baseline target for carbon intensity which is reduced each year. The Board also adopted a regulation governing alternative diesel fuels ( ADF ).

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Volkswagen: new EU 6 diesels clear of software cheat, but up to 11M EA189 diesels worldwide affected

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In a statement issued this morning, Volkswagen AG said that new vehicles from the Volkswagen Group with EU 6 diesel engines currently available in the European Union comply with legal requirements and environmental standards. The engine control software in those vehicles does not affect handling, consumption or emissions, the company said.

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How VW Can Atone For Diesel Deception: Electric-Car Advocate's Thoughts

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The full impact of Volkswagen's diesel-emission cheating scandal has yet to be realized, but what it has apparently already admitted to doing could result in the largest civil fine ever levied by the Federal government on an automaker. And that's just the beginning. Besides paying civil penalties, and coping with a spate of criminal actions, and. emissions EPA crime plug-in cars charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging

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VW Diesel Emissions Recall: What You Need To Know In 10 Questions

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The news that Volkswagen had deliberately circumvented U.S. EPA emissions laws on its so-called "clean diesel" models from 2009 to 2015 hit the automotive world like a bombshell on Friday. Over the weekend, more news emerged, with a statement and apology from VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn. The company also took all remaining new 2.0-liter TDI. emissions EPA TDI Golf TDI VW Group Audi A3 TDI Jetta TDI regulation Passat TDI Beetle TDI

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Tesla Model 3 Will Benefit From Lowest Battery Costs Of Any Maker: Jefferies

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The Tesla Model 3 electric sedan will start production in 2017, if the carmaker can keep to its schedule. Tesla is aiming for a 200-mile range and $35,000 base price, in the hope that it can significantly increase volume with a more-affordable product. Whether Tesla can actually achieve those two targets has been the subject of much speculation. Batteries plug-in cars Tesla Model 3

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VW Emission Cheating Could Kill Diesel Passenger Cars In U.S., Even Globally

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We're just four days into the Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal, but it's not too early to ask about its ultimate ramifications. The 482,000 VW and Audi cars being investigated by the EPA are a majority of all the diesel passenger cars sold in the U.S. since 2008, when new and tougher emission limits took effect. If VW Group's engineers. emissions future EPA EU VW Group Volkswagen R regulation

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Porsche & Audi Electric Concepts, LAPD Tesla, VW Diesel Deception: The Week In Reverse (Video)

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Which carmaker was charged by the EPA with creating special software to cheat for years on emissions tests? And, why is the same electric car rated at both 107 miles and 155 miles of range? This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, September 18, 2015. Friday, we covered a. The Week In Reverse

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Electric Cars Aren't Selling Because Makers Can't, Don't Market Them: Report

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Electric-car sales have grown more or less steadily over the past years, but the segment still represents a tiny fraction of total new-car sales. Factors like range, charging infrastructure, and low production volumes all contribute to caution on the part of the car-buying public. But could it also be that automakers just aren't very enthusiastic. Advertising Marketing Japan sales Germany Study plug-in cars

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Apple Electric Car Is "Committed Project," To Ship In 2019: Report

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Rumors continue to swirl around the existence of an Apple-branded electric car, even in the absence of any official confirmation of the project by the tech company. News stories point to the hiring of employees with auto-industry experience, and discussions between Apple and car-related entities. Now, there's at least an indication of when the. Green Apple Silicon Valley plug-in cars

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Episode Of 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' Features Electric Cars

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Fred Rogers covered many topics on his eponymous children's television show, and it turns out one of them was electric cars. Mister Rogers" test drove an electric car during an episode that originally aired in 1981. That was a long time before the rise of modern electric cars and substantial public charging networks, but there was still some. Television plug-in cars kids Children

2016 Toyota Prius: Leaked Technical Details Confirm e-AWD Option On Higher Models

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The 2016 Toyota Prius was unveiled earlier this month, but Toyota was short on details regarding the new hybrid. And that's after two reveals, in Las Vegas and at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. But some additional information is now available, albeit unofficially. DON'T MISS: 2016 Toyota Prius: Few Details At Global Launch Of 55-MPG Hybrid. all-wheel drive

Tesla Model X: The Electric SUV Women Say They Want

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First deliveries of the Tesla Model X electric crossover are expected to take place just over a week from now. With production set to ramp up gradually after that, speculation will likely shift to whether the Model X will be as much of a success as the Model S. And it's possible that women could be the deciding factor. DON'T MISS: Will Tesla Model. women Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model X

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Concepts Preview Shared Platform For Porsche, Audi Premium EVs?

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To those who want a luxury vehicle with an all-electric powertrain, California’s Tesla Motors has had the market under wraps for many years. But that’s slated to change quite soon, as each of the German automakers prepare all-electric vehicles. And there are some strong hints in the Porsche Mission E concept car from the Frankfurt. Plug-In Hybrids EVs concepts Porsche EV

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Vermont B&B Offers Solar-Powered Electric-Car Charging

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In Vermont, a bed & breakfast housed in an 1850s home is getting a 21st century makeover. The West Hill House B&B and Retreat Center in Warren, Vermont, now offers electric-car charging, powered by solar panels. The inn's owners recently acquired a 25-percent stake in the Same Sun Solar Society solar farm in Poultney, Vermont. DON'T MISS. plug-in cars charging youtube renewable energy solar charging infrastructure Vermont

Electric Cars Cut Greenhouse Gases, Energy Use: New EPRI-NRDC Study

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Electric cars charged on the grid generally have a lower carbon footprint than internal-combustion vehicles--and their wells-to-wheels carbon emissions only shrink as more renewable energy comes online. That's the conclusion of a new study on the environmental effects of future transportation electrification, jointly conducted by the Electric. Environmental emissions research Study plug-in cars natural resources

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2016 Nissan Leaf: How Does It Compare To 2012 Model On Price, Equipment, Range?

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The 2016 Nissan Leaf gets a few updates, most notably an optional 30-kilowatt-hour battery pack that allows for a 107-mile range. That's a substantial increase over the 84 miles of the existing 24-kWh pack, which is still available in the base Leaf S. But how does this latest update compare to past updates for the Leaf, such as the one that. Buying plug-in cars Prices

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Volkswagen Group orders external investigation of emissions testing violations, pledges full support to EPA and ARB

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On Friday, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (ARB) charged that, based on ARB testing, Volkswagen and Audi passenger cars equipped with 2.0L diesels have used a software defeat device to cheat on the results of NO x testing, and thus have violated the US Clean Air Act. Earlier post.). On Sunday, Volkswagen Group CEO Prof.

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Tesla Range Boost, Mercedes-Benz Electric SUV, Nissan Leaf Pricing: Today's Car News

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Today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk hints at a range increase for the Model S, a Mercedes-Benz executive hints that the company's upcoming electric car could be a crossover, and we compare the 2016 Nissan Leaf. to the 2012 Nissan Leaf. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Elon Musk hints at a major range increase for the Tesla Model S in an interview. Today in Car News

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