Sat.May 23, 2015 - Fri.May 29, 2015

Town Bully Laughed Out of Court

Creative Greenius

This morning I met my friend Ron at the Torrance Traffic Court just a 15 minute drive from my house. I had other things on my to do list, but Ron asked me to be there to testify on his behalf.

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California providing incentives up to $12K to help low-income families afford the cleanest cars

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New Prius Efficiency, Gigafactory Flyover, Famous Electric-Car Driver: The Week In Reverse (Video)

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Which famous race driver turns out to love driving his electric car around London? And, what really gigantic object did a drone fly over, and shoot video of, last weeknd? This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, May 22, 2015.

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Here Lies Hermosa Beach – Truth Takes a Holiday In The City’s Massive Honesty FAIL

Creative Greenius

The Rabbi called and left voicemails urging me to call her back. She texted too. She’s a very persistent and impatient lady of religion. But she didn’t want to say what was up when I texted back. It didn’t matter. I already knew.

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Daimler enters stationary energy storage market with ACCUmotive battery systems; 500 kWh unit already on line for grid stabilization

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Daimler is entering the commercial and residential stationary energy storage system (ESS) market with its wholly-owned subsidiary Deutsche ACCUmotive.

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Delivery of renewable isooctane to Audi tips interesting potential non-biomass pathway for biogasoline; “e-benzin” as solar fuel

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Last week, Audi and its partner Global Bioenergies announced that the first batch of renewable isooctane—which Audi calls “e-benzin”—using Global Bioenergies’ fermentative isobutene pathway (sugar→isobutene→isooctane) had been produced and presented to Audi by Global Bioenergies. Earlier post.). Global Bioenergies, founded in 2008, has developed a synthetic isobutene pathway that, when implanted in a micro-organism, enables the organism to convert sugars (e.g.,

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IHS forecasts global EV charger market to grow to more than 12.7M units in 2020

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The global EV Charger (EVC) market is forecast to grow from more than 1 million units in 2014 to more than 12.7 million units in 2020, according to a new EV Charging Infrastructure report by IHS Inc. IHS Automotive foresees that AC charging—i.e., Level 1 and 2 charging, the dominant type now—will play a crucial role in the public domain of the EV charging infrastructure.

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First Drive: 2016 Hyundai Sonata PHEV and HEV

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Hyundai began the US rollout of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) ( earlier post ) and its conventional hybrid sibling (HEV) with a series of media drives in California—one of the main markets for the PHEV, which offers some 24 miles (38.6

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GM and Shanghai Jiao Tong University begin vehicle sharing pilot program with EN-V 2.0 fleet

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General Motors and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) have begun a two-year vehicle sharing pilot program in Shanghai featuring 16 Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 ( earlier post ) electric concept vehicles. Earlier post.) The EN-V 2.0

2015 107

CMU study compares lifecycle GHGs of natural gas pathways for MHDVs; MD BEVs can deliver large reductions, but diesel hard to beat for Class 8

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A study by Carnegie Mellon University researchers comparing life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from different natural gas pathways for medium and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDVs) found that the GHG reduction potentials of the pathways vary sharply between non-Class 8 MHDVs (e.g.,

2015 106

UN Secretary-General urges transport ministers to reshape world’s transport systems

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the world’s transport ministers meeting at the International Transport Forum 2015to accelerate efforts to combat climate change and “ find new green solutions ”. Ban called sustainable transport “ a common thread ” linking the upcoming UN Summit in September in New York and the COP21 climate change conference in Paris in December. In New York, world leaders will define a post-2015 development agenda.

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Daimler and Qualcomm announce strategic collaboration on connected car technologies, wireless EV charging

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Daimler AG and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. QTI), a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, announced a strategic collaboration focused on connected car technologies.

2015 103

Ford makes GoDrive car-sharing available to public in London

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Ford Motor Company will begin making its London-based GoDrive car-sharing service available to the public. Earlier post.) The service offers flexible, practical and affordable access to a fleet of cars for one-way journeys with easy parking throughout the city.

2015 101

Hydrogenics and Alstom Transport to develop and commercialize H2 fuel-cell commuter trains in Europe; €50M, 10-year agreement

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Hydrogenics Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen-based power modules, signed a 10-year exclusive agreement to supply Alstom Transport with hydrogen fuel cell systems for Regional Commuter Trains in Europe. Alstom Transport is a unit of Alstom, a France-based global leader in power generation, transmission and rail infrastructure with sales of €6.2 billion.

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Lamborghini confirms SUV, launch in 2018

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Lamborghini, a Volkswagen Group company, confirmed that a luxury SUV will join its product range as its third series model, with market introduction planned for 2018. A concept of the car was first presented as the Lamborghini Urus in 2012 at the Beijing auto show.

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New Si-based multicomponent anode exhibits high-performance for Li-ion batteries

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Researchers in S. Korea have designed a novel silicon-based multicomponent anode material for high energy density Li-ion batteries.

2015 91

Cadillac and Shanghai OnStar show 4G LTE, CarLife app and Apple Watch app

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At CES Asia, which opened today in Shanghai, Cadillac and GM’s Shanghai OnStar joint venture are showing China’s first automotive 4G LTE telematics service along with the CarLife app; the My Cadillac app; and an Apple Watch app.

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Audi showcasing R8 e-tron piloted driving EV at CES Asia; piloted driving Audi A7 Sportback

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At CES Asia 2015 in Shanghai, Audi is showcasing a piloted driving technology study version of its new R8 e-tron battery-electric sports car, introduced earlier this year at the Geneva show. Earlier post.) Audi is also featuring a piloted driving version of its A7 Sportback. Earlier post.).

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Researchers develop high-speed friction stir welding technique for aluminum joining at high volume production speeds

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California Helps Low-Income Drivers Switch To Electric Cars

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California is introducing a new ‘Plus-Up’ pilot project that should make plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles a lot more affordable. Considering recent news that prices on used electric cars are on a downward spiral, and with families potentially eligible to receive as much as $12,000 toward the purchase of an electric car (used is. Plug-In Hybrids incentives EVs plug-in cars deals Incentives and Rebates

2015 87

Used Electric Cars: About To Get Big, What You Need To Know

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Think electric-car ownership is priced out of your league? It’s simply not. Even if leasing isn’t for you, or you don’t have the stellar credit required to get some of those deals, prices are plummeting on used electric vehicles—and that makes it a buyers’ market, especially for some of the more popular EVs like the. Used Cars EVs deals

2015 87

First Dragon-class ethane carriers w/ Wärtsilä integrated systems and engines delivered

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The first in a series of 27,500 cbm Dragon-class ethane carriers ordered by Evergas is being delivered from the Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering (SOE) shipyard in China.

2015 87

Toyota revamps Auris powertrain lineup, including hybrid; debut of new 1.2L turbo with Otto/Atkinson technology

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Toyota’s 2015 Auris range in Europe features significant improvements in five key areas; design; sensory quality; the hybrid model; safety; and, improving the model’s segment coverage by some 40%, powertrains. Toyota had introduced the facelifted Auris at the Geneva show earlier this year.

2015 87

Sandia RAPTOR turbulent combustion code selected for next-gen Summit supercomputer readiness project

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RAPTOR , a turbulent combustion code developed by Sandia National Laboratories mechanical engineer Dr. Joseph Oefelein, was selected as one of 13 partnership projects for the Center for Accelerated Application Readiness (CAAR).

2015 87

DENSO invests in truck platooning company Peloton; platooning as managed service

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DENSO International America, Inc. has entered into an investment agreement with Peloton Technology, a developer of platooning systems for large truck transportation fleets.

2015 87

Amyris/Cosan JV Novvi introduces 100% renewable Group III and IV base oils

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Novvi LLC, a joint venture of Amyris, Inc. and Cosan S.A. Industria e Comercio, unveiled two new 100% renewable base oil—the main component of motor oils—products: a renewable polyalphaolefin (PAO) Group IV and a renewable version of its NovaSpec Group III+ base oil.

2015 87

Computers To Heat Your Home? Startup Nerdalize Distributes Server Farms To Dutch Residences

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Most discussions of alternative energy tend to focus on natural sources, such as wind and solar. Perhaps it's fitting that we tend to look to nature as an antidote for the decidedly man-made problem of pollution. But not everything created by humans has to be a part of the energy problem. It's possible that a crucial aspect of modern life could. energy infrastructure The Netherlands alternative energy clean energy energy

2015 87

One Man's Fiat 500e Electric Car Might Get Him To Sell His BMW

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It's been said before, but the only way to understand why electric cars are a better way to drive is to drive one. The shorthand for that rule is "getting butts in seats." That's the process of putting inexperienced drivers behind the wheel of modern plug-in vehicles to let them experience the smooth, quiet power and the torquey acceleration from. Green Fun compliance car plug-in cars

2015 87

Electric-Car Future Is Coming, Just More Slowly Than Predicted: Consensus

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It's been no secret that President Obama's goal of 1 million plug-in electric cars on U.S. roads won't be met by the end of this year. That's the goal he announced on the campaign trail toward winning his first term in 2008. The actual number is likely to be perhaps 400,000 or so; the 1-million goal may not be met until 2018 or later. DON'T MISS. sales plug-in cars Prices

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First Standalone BMW Electric-Car Sales Facility Opens--In CA, Of Course

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Electric cars are still a rarity in most of North America, and for that matter most of the world. But California, which has led automotive trends pretty much since the Second War, is different. Electric cars are increasingly popular there, and they're becoming positively commonplace in Silicon Valley, south of San Francisco. DON'T MISS. dealers California Dealership plug-in cars Silicon Valley BMW i

2015 87

Tesla Not Disruptive, Future Is Tiny Electric 'Golf Carts': Harvard Scholar

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Friday's the day we use for the stranger and more oddball stories in our lineup, and one of the more unusual we've seen in a while comes from Harvard University. It's an article--actually a handful of articles--covering research by a scholar of "disruption" who argues that Silicon Valley startup carmaker Tesla Motors isn't disruptive. Instead, he. Future Cars research neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) Tesla Motors plug-in cars

Volkswagen Beetle Dune Hybrid Concept: Quick Drive

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A large red electrical shutdown switch inside a car says it all: You're driving a prototype. New York City passers-by who looked approvingly at our shiny bronze Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept car didn't know it, but the butcher-looking Beetle was running on a hybrid system not currently offered in the Beetle. The message, as articulated by. Driven Prototype

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Tokyo's Toyota Mirai Dealer & Hydrogen Fueling Site: Photo Gallery

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The 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell sedan will go on sale in limited regions of California later this year, but it's already available in Japan. On a recent trip to Japan, your correspondent had a chance to head to downtown Tokyo to take a look at the combination of a dedicated Mirai showroom and hydrogen fueling station that Toyota recently. Tokyo Japan hydrogen Dealership hydrogen fuel cell

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E-Mazing Race III: Electric Cars Compete On Recharging In Multiple Locations

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American Pharaoh may have won the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby earlier this month, but the winners of another race remains to be determined. That would be the third running of the E-Mazing Race, a competition across Canada for plug-in electric vehicles. The Derby may be "the fastest two minutes in sports," but the Canadian race deserves its. Canada Competition Road Race plug-in cars charging infrastructure Charging stations Sun Country Highway

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Ford Opens Electrified-Vehicle Patents, Adds 200 Engineers To Work On Hybrids, Electrics

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Ford Motor Company announced this morning that it would open its portfolio of patents related to electrified vehicles--meaning both hybrids and electric cars--to competitive automakers. The Dearborn, Michigan, company says its goal is to "accelerate industry-wide research and development of electrified vehicles." At the same time, Ford said it. Green Patent Tesla Motors licensing plug-in cars

2015 86

A Gas Pump Is The 'Germiest Thing' You Touch: Did You Know?

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While owners of electric cars may not want to touch a gas pump because of what comes out of it, there may be a reason for everyone else to be concerned too. Objects that are regularly handled by a lot of people tend to gather germs, and gas pumps are handled by many, many people on a daily basis. So when it comes to dirtiness, how does the average. Gasoline health gas station pumping gas

2015 86

Tesla Brings Electric-Car Popup Stores To Summer Resorts: Santa Barbara, Hamptons

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So-called popup stores are an increasingly common way for retail brands to get media attention and attract new customers, without the expense of building and staffing a full-time location. Now California carmaker Tesla Motors is extending the concept to bring its luxury Model S electric car to likely audiences in affluent summer resorts. Tesla's. sales dealers California Tesla Motors Dealership plug-in cars Online Stores

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