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Wireless charging company WiTricity scaling up EV charging capability as well as itself

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The Future Of Volt And Leaf, VW e-Golf Priced, Electric-Car Hamsters: The Week In Reverse

Green Car Reports

We look ahead to the next Volt and Leaf, get a first look at the only seven-passenger plug-in hybrid, and a price for the Volkswagen e-Golf. And guess who''s using hamsters to market an electric car. It''s The Week In Reverse for Friday, August 29, 2014, right here at Green Car Reports.

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Hershner's historic electric motorcycle win in Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge

National Green Transportation

Terry Hershner has made history as the first electric motorcycle rider to win the Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge. The results, announced on Monday, concern a fuel economy event held in Utah on Friday. The race focuses on motorcycle

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Green Hero: Johnson Controls

Green Cars News

Anyone who has ever been involved in the automotive industry will know all about its unsung heroes. Behind every successful brand and vehicle manufacturer sits a team of suppliers rich in expertise designing and building the parts that drive these motoring success stories.

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Honda to showcase new connected car and automated driving technologies at 2014 ITS World Congress in Detroit; driver-to-driver “virtual tow”

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Honda will showcase several of its latest developments in intelligent transportation technology at the 2014 ITS World Congress in Detroit, 7-11 September.

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Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Aug: All-Time Leaf High, Volt Best In 12 Months

Green Car Reports

The best-selling electric car in the world, the Nissan Leaf, logged its best-ever U.S. sales in August, selling a record 3,186 units. This marks its 18th consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases, and brings the eight-month total to 18,941 and the total sold in almost four years to more than 61,000. ALSO SEE: FINAL UPDATE: Plug-In

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Tesla's net zero energy Gigafactory will indeed be in Reno

National Green Transportation

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced on Thursday that, indeed, the Gigafactory will be located at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center just outside Reno, NV. The press conference held in Carson City not only

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UMTRI: new vehicle fuel economy hits record high of 25.8 mpg in August

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in August was at a record high of 25.8 mpg (9.1 l/100 km)—up 0.2

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In 10 Years, Electric Cars Make Home Solar Practical Without Subsidies: UBS

Green Car Reports

Electric cars and residential solar energy are intertwined. Not only are both compatible with a greener lifestyle, but advances in one seem to benefit the other. In a decade, says a new report, increased demand for plug-in cars could also drive down the cost of home solar so much that not only would subsidies no longer be necessary, but neither

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Tax credits for Tesla Gigafactory will cost Nevada up to $1.1 billion

National Green Transportation

On Thursday, Tesla Motors made a long-awaited announcement, revealing that the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center had been chosen to host the Gigafactory. That factory is critical to Tesla's success, because it will produce battery packs in

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the UK's best-selling plug-in hybrid

Green Cars News

Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV has become Britain’s most popular plug-in hybrid vehicle, just four months after going on sale.

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Nevada the site for the Tesla Gigafactory pending legislative approval of incentive package estimated at up to $1.25B over 20 years

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Has Tesla 'Proved Electric Cars Are Better' If Public, Industry Don't Know It Yet?

Green Car Reports

When industry analysts, financial analysts and the motoring press have all lavished praise on a car, there''s a fair chance it''s a pretty good car. That''s the case for the Tesla Model S electric car, particularly as two market analysts from Credit Suisse have seen fit to provide a point-by-point breakdown on just why the car is so good. They even

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Hershner's historic electric motorcycle win in Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge

National Green Transportation

Terry Hershner has made history as the first electric motorcycle rider to win the Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge. The results, announced on Monday, concern a fuel economy event held in Utah on Friday. The race focuses on motorcycle

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School run parents could save £440 million with an electric car

Green Cars News

As the kids go back to school, the Government’s Go Ultra Low campaign is urging parents to consider a plug-in electric car for their school run vehicle.

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Lux: Tesla likely to miss 2020 vehicle target by >50%; Gigafactory to bring only modest reduction in costs, >50% overcapacity

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Lux Research forecasts that Tesla Motors’ Gigafactory—the announced new 35 GWh lithium-ion cell production facility that is the target of hot competition between five states ( earlier post )—will bring about only a modest reduction in Li-ion battery costs and create significant overcapacity, given likely Tesla EV sales in 2020 of less than half of the company’s targeted 500,000.

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Tesla In Deal To Build 400 Charging Stations In China

Green Car Reports

The Chinese market has become vital for many global automakers. For some, it''s a haven of high sales numbers to offset struggles in markets like the U.S. and Europe. To others, like Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA], it''s a way to promote your product to a vast and growing marketplace. Tesla has made a big commitment to China and is backing that up with a

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Tesla Motors set to announce Gigafactory location near Reno

National Green Transportation

A major economic development announcement scheduled for 4PM Thursday by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has the news wires buzzing with a rumor that Tesla Motors has chosen its Gigafactory location. The buzz started on Wednesday with a CNBC report

Norway under pressure to cut EV incentives

Green Cars News

Booming electric car sales are becoming an increasing problem for commuters in Norway it is claimed.

Four major US energy companies form JV for $4.5-$5B natural gas Atlantic Coast pipeline

Green Car Congress

Four major U.S. energy companies—Dominion, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas and AGL Resources—have formed a joint venture to build and own the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The $4.5-billion to $5-billion, 550-mile (885 km) natural gas pipeline would run from Harrison County, W.

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Italy's Crisp Carabinieri Get New Patrol Cars: Tiny Electric Minicars

Green Car Reports

Befitting a country full of supercar-makers, Italy''s police are known for driving some very exotic patrol cars. Instead of nondescript sedans, officers sometimes cruise around in Lamborghinis. However, the latest addition to an Italian police fleet emphasizes efficiency over sex appeal. Italy''s national police, the Carabinieri, recently took

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Tesla Motors set to announce Gigafactory location near Reno

National Green Transportation

A major economic development announcement scheduled for 4PM Thursday by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has the news wires buzzing with a rumor that Tesla Motors has chosen its Gigafactory location. The buzz started on Wednesday with a CNBC report

In the world of plug-in cars, we need something better than miles per gallon

Green Cars News

When did you last fill up your car? For me, it was about two weeks ago when our Chevrolet Volt had finally come to the end of its tiny tank after more than 2,500 miles of mostly electric driving.

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Mercedes-Benz developing Blind Spot Assist system for heavy-duty trucks

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An LED warning light on the A-pillar on the co-driver’s side and an acoustic warning alert the driver to an impending collision. Click to enlarge. Collisions when turning corners are among the most common and most serious types of accidents associated with trucks and unprotected road users.

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Brammo Electric Motorcycle Prices Cut By $5,000 To $7,000

Green Car Reports

If you have ever wanted a Brammo electric motorcycle, this may be a good time to consider buying one. Brammo is now offering an End-Of-Summer Promotion that gives significant discounts to move more of their electric bikes out of inventory and onto the roads. The price of a 2014 Empulse has fallen 29 percent, from $17,000 to $12,000, and the

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Soros signals Argentina’s shale is biggest place to be; doubles stake in YPF SA

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by James Stafford of Oilprice.com. One of the world’s legendary investors is upping his bet on Argentina’s shale oil and gas industry in a show of confidence for shale production in South America’s largest unconventional prize—and a big boost for both supermajors and smaller players making big waves in the heart of new discovery areas.

IC Bus adds purpose-built propane school bus offering; PSI 8.8-liter propane engine and Allison transmission

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IC Bus, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navistar, will offer its IC Bus CE Series school bus powered by the Power Solutions International ( PSI ) 8.8-liter LP propane engine for the 2015 school year.

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USDA closes on $105M loan guarantee to Fulcrum for biorefinery converting municipal waste to renewable jet fuel; first USDA loan for biojet

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has closed on a $105-million Biorefinery Assistance Program loan guarantee through Bank of America, N.A. to Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels, LLC to build a biorefinery to produce jet fuel from municipal solid waste (MSW) via a proprietary two-stage thermochemical process. Earlier post.). USDA Rural Development’s loan guarantee represents less than half of the $266 million project cost. The plant is expected to produce 11 million gallons of fuel annually.

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Delphi to supply major global OEM with V2X technology; launch in 2016

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Delphi Automotive PLC announced that it is bringing to market Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communication technology (collectively V2X) that significantly advances driver alerts.

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Mitsubishi Motors to introduce sporty concept version of Outlander PHEV

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will unveil the has Outlander PHEV Concept-S, a sporty concept version of its successful Outlander PHEV, at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. The Outlander PHEV is the top-selling plug-in in Europe ( earlier post ), and just recently went on sale in Russia.

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New analytic framework quantifies benefits of taxi ride-sharing: cut in cumulative trip length by 40% or more

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Toyota expands Collaborative Safety Research Center with $35M; focus on transition to automated vehicle and connected vehicle technologies

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Toyota highlights coming advanced driving support system to launch mid-decade; new automated vehicle technology

Green Car Congress

At the fourth annual Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar (TASS) in Ann Arbor, Toyota displayed a range of its future advanced safety system technologies, including environment-mapping systems that can track objects on the road both day and night; 3D information displays that transform the ability to provide road information to drivers, and an advanced driving support system that will be available to US customers in the mid-decade.

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Electric-Car Charging Station Prices Fall: 30 Amps For $500 (Through Sep 30)

Green Car Reports

When plug-in electric cars came on the market less than four years ago, the first 240-Volt home charging stations carried four-figure price tags. Now a handful of models cost less than $500--and a fairly high-amperage model is being offered by Home Depot this month for $499 after a special offer. The Schneider Electric EVlink 30-Amp Level 2

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Tesla's Nevada Gigafactory: Elon Musk, Brothel Owner, State Work Toward Deal

Green Car Reports

As expected, Tesla Motors announced yesterday afternoon that it would build its first battery gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada. The electric-car maker released platitudinous statements from CEO Elon Musk, Nevada governor Brian Sandoval, and state Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick. Much of the business press treated it purely as an economic development

OPIS: Russia’s shipments of diesel to Europe surged 55% in first eight months of 2014

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Satellite tracking of oil cargoes by market reporting group OPIS shows that Europe’s dependence on Russia for road fuels in the 28 member countries has deepened significantly. Diesel imports from Russia are at a record in the first eight months of 2014, with Germany the most reliant, followed by France, and then the UK.

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China Adds Even More Electric-Car Incentives--Mostly For Local Brands

Green Car Reports

Once again, China is trying to spur electric-car adoption with incentives, but this time, not every buyer will benefit from them. In addition to promoting plug-in cars, the latest incentives program seems to be aimed at protecting domestic carmakers. China will offer more tax breaks for electric cars, Reuters reports, but they will be limited

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