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SAIC introduces large electric panel van in Europe: Maxus EV80

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SAIC Mobility Europe, a division of China’s largest vehicle manufacturer, SAIC, is introducing the Maxus light commercial vehicle brand. The Maxus EV80 van has become the first fully electric large panel van on European roads, ahead of the brand’s full launch in 2019.

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It’s #TimeForUnrest Because My Friend Liz Deserves A Life Outside Her Bedroom

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I met 12 year old Liz Burlingame in 1980 back when I was 23 years old and didn’t like kids.

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Two-thirds of world's new energy capacity in 2016 was renewable: IEA

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For years, renewable energy has been cast as the most expensive option to reduce emissions and the world's reliance on fossil fuels. But 2016 may have marked a turn for the renewable energy sector, with solar energy in particular rising significantly in output. For the first time in history, renewable energy sources accounted for fully two-thirds. China renewable energy solar clean energy energy wind energy

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New car sales slide in September, personal leasing enquiries continue to climb and Qashqai crowned top car

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UK new car registrations fell for the sixth consecutive month in September, declining 9.2% year-on-year according to the latest figures from the Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT

Toshiba doubles anode capacity in next-generation Li-ion battery; titanium niobium oxide; application in FY 2019

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Toshiba Corporation announced the development of its next-generation SCiB (Super Charge ion Battery), which uses a new material to double the capacity of the battery anode. The new battery offers high-energy density and the ultra-rapid recharging required for automotive applications.

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Tesla's solar and battery project in Hawaii: we do the math

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Tesla’s summer announcement of the world’s biggest battery-storage system in South Australia characteristically kept key details confidential. Fortunately, while mystery and mystique still shroud that project, more can be unearthed or inferred for Tesla's solar panel and battery energy-storage deployment in Kauai, Hawaii, which came. electric utilities Hawaii renewable energy energy storage Solar City Tesla Powerwall

Electric cars are some of fastest-selling used vehicles in the U.S.

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Not every car buyer can afford a brand-new vehicle, which often makes gently used vehicles an appealing alternative. But while cars that plug in take only a small share of new-vehicle purchases today—about 1 percent—they're apparently very popular once they're used. In fact, electric and plug-in cars dominate the top 10 fastest-selling. car buying Plug-In Hybrids Used Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Ford to cut engine funding by one third, invest in electrics, autonomy

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When Ford fired Mark Fields in May, it was widely seen as a rebuke to the CEO's inability to offer a convincing argument about how Ford would handle the future. Every car company is attempting to figure out that future, in which electrified vehicles, increasing autonomy, pervasive connectivity, and car-sharing all blend together in unpredictable. Future Cars plug-in cars Jim Hackett

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Electric-car incentives added in, remarkably, oil-rich Dubai

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Dubai, the second largest sheikdom in the United Arab Emirates, has introduced new incentives in an attempt to make electric cars more desirable. Battery-electric and plug-in vehicles often go overlooked in the oil-rich area, but even some of the world's largest crude-oil producers plan to reduce their addiction to black gold. Now, Dubai will. incentives Dubai plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) UAE

Head of EPA ignores environmental groups, meets only with corporations

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Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has had a very busy schedule since being confirmed to lead the agency set up to protect America's air, water, and land from pollution. Unlike his predecessors, Pruitt—a climate-science denier and aggressive advocate of fossil fuels—has largely ignored environmental groups and. Politics EPA United States climate change regulation Donald Trump

Nissan unveils electric ecosystem for Europe: new EVs, infrastructure; charging options; V2G

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At its Nissan Futures 3.0

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Fossil-fuel lobbyists join renewable peers against DoE coal, nuclear support plans

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Pity Energy Secretary Rick Perry, the man now running the cabinet department he couldn't remember that he wanted to eliminate altogether during a notorious 2011 presidential debate. He has pulled off an unusual feat, by uniting lobbyists for fossil-fuel interests with their counterparts advocating for renewable energy. Given the ascendance of. Politics Department of Energy nuclear power DOE electric utilities regulation renewable energy energy Donald Trump

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New York, New Jersey get serious about electric cars

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While parts of the federal government focus on sustaining fossil-fuel energy, numerous states are enacting new policies and programs to boost electric cars. California tends to steal most headlines about electric vehicles and climate-change policy, but two other U.S. states have started to take electric cars more seriously. New York and New Jersey. New York plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure New Jersey

ChargePoint launches electric-car charging activated by smartphone

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Electric-car charging network ChargePoint has announced a new feature that allows electric vehicle (EV) owners to begin charging their car using near-field communication (NFC) and their smartphone. This doesn’t mean your phone itself is capable of charging your car, of course, though that would be fantastic. Instead, the company—which. mobile phone plug-in cars smartphones charging infrastructure Charging Networks ChargePoint Network

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Plug-in electric car sales for Sep: Bolt EV hits new high

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The world has changed since last month's report on U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars. China has officially said it is considering dates for ending sales of new vehicles with gasoline or diesel engines. Even if that date proves to be 15 or 20 years in the future, the country's government has spoken—and the world's carmakers will have to. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

EIA: US energy-related CO2 emissions down 1.7% in 2016; carbon intensity of economy down 3.1%; transportation emissions up

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US energy-related CO 2 emissions decreased by 89 million metric tons (MMmt), from 5,259 MMmt in 2015 to 5,170 MMmt in 2016. Although real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 1.5% over that period, other factors contributing to energy-related CO 2 emissions more than offset the growth in GDP, leading to a 1.7% decline in energy-related CO2, according to the latest report from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

GM to launch two new electric vehicles within 18 months, 20 by 2023

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General Motors said on Monday it will unveil two new battery-electric vehicles within the next 18 months, and will offer 20 electric and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles globally by 2023. The news came in a conference call for reporters with Mark Reuss, GM's executive vice president of global product development. GM's announcement follows similar. General Motors GM Future Cars plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cell Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

EPA to study cutting amount of ethanol in U.S. gasoline

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Since 2007, the Renewable Fuel Standard has required increasing levels of ethanol in gasoline blends sold in the U.S. Most fuel stations across the United States no longer offer pure gasoline, with E10—a blend of 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline—prevailing. After years of debate, the EPA has now announced it will study the. Gasoline Biofuels EPA ethanol e85 United States E10 flex fuel alternative fuel vehicles e15

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Nissan e-NV200 electric van gets longer-range battery; still no U.S. plans

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While U.S. buyers eagerly await the arrival of the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car at dealerships early next year, the company has updated another of its electric vehicles as well. Unfortunately, it's one that the company has no current plans to sell in North America. That's the new longer-range version of the Nissan e-NV200 small delivery van. forbidden fruit plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Commercial vehicle Nissan e-NV200

Refreshed Range Rover Sport to offer plug-in hybrid and high performance SVR model

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Following recent news that all Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles will have the option of electrification from 2020, Land Rover has revealed the refreshed Range Rover Sport will offer a plug-in hybrid model as well as a flagship SVR variant described as ‘the ultimate performance SUV

New insurance categories come into effect for damaged vehicles

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Changes to the way insurers categorise damaged vehicles have come into force today (1 October 2017

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Coming this week: Trump EPA's plan to neuter Clean Power Plan

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Donald Trump's White House appears to be readying another of its next big climate change overhauls, and like many of the administration's plans, it will weaken or eliminate regulations on industry. Specifically, President Trump touted the undoing of the Clean Power Plan at a rally in Huntsville, Alabama, which foreshadowed a formal announcement. emissions Politics EPA global warming climate change carbon dioxide Donald Trump

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: first drive of plug-in hybrid SUV

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Not too many people will ever drive the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, the plug-in hybrid version of the company's mid-size crossover utility vehicle. So it was fitting that the company launched the vehicle on dusty roads in the back country of Catalina Island: roads that not many people are allowed to drive on. Located two dozen miles off the. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Cummins to reveal battery-electric and range-extended-electric systems for transit buses

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Cummins will reveal electrified power technology for transit bus applications at the APTA public transportation show opening in Atlanta on 9 October. Cummins will display a new powertrain, configurable for either a full battery electric vehicle (BEV) or a range extended electric vehicle (REEV) incorporating a compact engine-generator.

Plug-in electric car sales In Canada, Sep 2017: 1 percent now, 99 percent to go

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The market share of plug-in electric cars in Canada appears to have topped 1 percent for the first time ever last month. Final sales totals won’t be available until registration data arrives later this month. We estimate that just under 1,900 vehicles with plugs were sold last month, compared to roughlyk 187,000 sales across the country of. sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

If Toyota and Mazda make electric cars together, where's Subaru?

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At the end of September, Toyota and Mazda announced they would form a joint venture with parts maker Denso to design, test, and build components for a shared electric-car platform. Earlier interviews with Mazda indicate that the small Japanese maker will create its first all-electric model for volume production by putting a unique body on top of. all-wheel drive Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars AWD plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Leaf vs Bolt EV, Outlander PHEV prices, China wants electric cars, will Tesla win? The Week in Reverse

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What did China do last week that rocked the automotive world and likely altered its future direction? Which upcoming electric car turned out to have more orders than anyone expected? It's not a Tesla.) This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, September 29, 2017. The Week In Reverse

Old v New: Ford Fiesta

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The Ford Fiesta has a long and illustrious history in the UK

VW to spend $3 billion more on rising cost of diesel buyback

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The Volkswagen diesel scandal no longer gets much U.S. media coverage. Engineer James Liang has been sentenced to 40 months in jail for his role, while executive Oliver Schmidt will be sentenced December 6. Buybacks and modifications are underway for more than half a million TDI diesel vehicles sold by Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche. Now, other. Financial Volkswagen diesel scandal

Has the crossover craze peaked? Or will EVERY car be a crossover by 2030?

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A quick tally of the crossover market reveals there are around 90 different models that fall into this category available today in the UK

Electric-car sales, buyer beware, renewable energy rules, electric Subaru future? Today's Car News

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Today, we've got sales reports from our northern neighbors, some speculation on electric Subarus, a caution on buying electric cars, and good news on renewable energy. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Plug-in electric car sales in Canada have reached 1 percent of the market, though it remains a smaller market than many. Good news. Today in Car News

Cheaper electric Chevys, Range Rover plug-in hybrid, Nissan e-NV200 van, less ethanol? Today's Car News

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Today, our final electric-car sales update for last month, saving money on plug-in Chevys, a longer-range electric van that's still forbidden fruit, and more details on the upcoming plug-in hybrid Range Rover. All this and more on Green Car Reports. With the news last week that two German luxury plug-in hybrid sedans will offer wireless charging. Today in Car News

Wireless charging or plugs for electric cars? Take our Twitter poll

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Ask an electric-car owner how long it takes to charge the car, and you may get an answer you didn't expect. "Oh, Oh, five or 10 seconds," is a common response from experienced drivers of plug-in vehicles—meaning the time it takes to plug in. Statistically, that happens most often at night, so the car is fully charged and offers maximum range by. plug-in cars charging Wireless charging infrastructure Wireless charging Inductive Charging Polls

Which (non-Tesla) maker will sell most electric luxury cars by 2020? Poll results

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Yes, yes, yes, we know: our readers and Twitter followers are largely very strong supporters of, and believers in, Tesla and its electric cars. Our challenge for last week's Twitter poll was that we get very, very few characters to post questions and a choice of four responses. So in asking which of four makers would sell most electric luxury cars. Future Cars plug-in cars Jaguar Land Rover Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Polls