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A Well Earned, Guilt Free #YearOfJoe

Creative Greenius

Ladies and gentlemen your friendly neighborhood Greenius has hit the wall. I am dog tired. And I’m cranky – angry even – I’ve got no patience left. My lips no longer pucker to kiss politicians ass and I find that I can no longer suffer fools gladly.

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TUM, partners to present electric aCar prototype at IAA; transport for sub-Saharan Africa

Green Car Congress

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and partners will present their new prototype of an electric four-wheel drive utility vehicle designed for Africa—the aCar — at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt next month.

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2018 Nissan Leaf teaser: electric car will 'amaze your senses'

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With the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car due to be unveiled to the world in Japan on September 6, the company continues to release bits and pieces of teaser information. Yesterday, Nissan issued a video promoting a list of the new model's features.

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The ultimate hybrid rumble: Toyota Prius vs Hyundai Ioniq vs Toyota C-HR vs Kia Niro

Green Cars News

Considering a hybrid as your next car? You aren’t alone

2017 17

Support President Trump By Ignoring Fake News About the Sun!

Creative Greenius

Trump patriots! Do NOT let the fake news keep you from seeing how GREAT we can make America again by staring directly at the sun on Monday! Don’t let liberals scare you with the hoax about it blinding you. Remember to always do the opposite of what those left wing commies tell you to do.

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Tesla Model S beats Lamborghini Aventador in 1/4-mile drag race; so does Model X SUV

Green Car Reports

Tesla has not only put some of the world's longest-range electric cars into production, but its cars also happen to house some serious performance specifications.

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Electric cars now 5 percent of California new-car sales: report

Green Car Reports

California continues to lead the country in adoption rates for cars that plug in, both battery-electric and plug-in hybrid models. The state offers numerous local and statewide incentives, and many utility companies reward customers for choosing an electric car over a fossil-fuel powered vehicle. Combined, it's made for a very electric-car. sales zero emissions California New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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How much electric-car range is 'enough'? 300 miles much better than 200 miles: survey

Green Car Reports

Electric-car drivers know that range anxiety abates quickly once you start using an electric car and get confident with its abilities. Although a range of 60 to 90 miles covers the majority of daily car use in the U.S., it isn't enough for many drivers with longer commutes—especially at high speeds or in very hot or cold weather, which can. Buying plug-in cars range anxiety Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) EPA Ratings

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UK Royal Mail electric vans now entering service

Green Car Reports

The United Kingdom's Royal Postal Service has entered a new era as its first electric mail vans enter service. In total, nine electric postal vans from local company Arrival will enter the Royal Post's fleet, along with another 100 electric vans to be added in December from French brand Peugeot. The Arrival electric vans are capable of traveling. Europe UK plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Commercial vehicle fleet

Fisker EMotion electric luxury sedan to be shown at CES in January

Green Car Reports

Henrik Fisker, legendary automotive designer and the man behind the now-defunct Fisker Automotive company, is getting ready for his grand return to the industry. Spearheading the return will be the Fisker EMotion, which will arrive from the designer's new company, Fisker Inc. Although we only have preliminary specifications on the EMotion electric. Future Cars plug-in cars Henrik Fisker Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fisker EMotion

Is this the country's first Chevrolet Bolt EV police car?

Green Car Reports

Using electric cars as police vehicles has some distinct advantages. Among them are near-silent operation, maximum acceleration from 0 rpm, and a novelty factor that can lead to friendly, beneficial interactions between officers and citizens. Now, the small Maryland city of Hyattsville, a suburb of Washington, D.C., has a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. police Chevy Police car plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Maryland Drive Electric Week

Volkswagen ID Buzz drive: electric VW bus offers unique EV concept

Green Car Reports

When you see a concept car drive onto the stage at an auto show, don't be fooled into thinking it's what you'll drive out of the dealer a couple of years later. We got to drive the Volkswagen ID Buzz all-electric Microbus concept car Saturday for a couple of miles along the oceanside road outside Monterey, California. Our drive in the ID Buzz. Future Cars VW MPV plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Microbus Volkswagen ID Buzz

ARPA-E awards $30M to 21 projects advance new class of high-performance power converters

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced $30 million in funding for 21 innovative projects as part of the Creating Innovative and Reliable Circuits Using Inventive Topologies and Semiconductors (CIRCUITS) program. CIRCUITS project teams will accelerate the development and deployment of a new class of efficient, lightweight, and reliable power converters, based on wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductors. Earlier post.).

Elio seeks $100 million in IPO; 3-wheeler price raised, production delayed, again

Green Car Reports

Entrepreneur Paul Elio's concept for a simple three-wheeled car that would cost only $6,800 has now been with us for eight years. During that time, he has shown the car hundreds of times to diverse groups of people, taken tens of thousands of reservations, sold stock in the company, and suggested an EPA fuel-economy rating of 84 mpg highway. Three-wheel Initial Public Offering Startups Elio Motors

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Volkswagen to build ID Buzz electric Microbus, cargo vans too, on sale in 2022

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The Volkswagen ID Buzz concept, an all-electric reinterpretation of the iconic VW Microbus, generated huge enthusiasm and public crowds when it debuted in January at the Detroit auto show. Today, the company announced its board had officially approved production of the vehicle, a distinctive entry in a growing lineup of electric cars planned for. Future Cars Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance VW MPV plug-in cars Monterey Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Microbus Volkswagen ID Buzz

DC's electric-taxi drivers have no public place to charge, they say

Green Car Reports

The availability of charging stations for electric cars is likely to remain a major factor for many would-be owners as plug-in cars become more popular. While the United States boasts tens of thousands of charging stations, some areas remain better-covered than others. Unfortunately for taxi cab drivers in Washington D.C., the lack of charging. Washington, D.C. taxi charging infrastructure Charging stations

PNNL ShAPE magnesium extrusion process makes lightest automotive metal more economic, useful

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Magnesium is one of the lightest of all structural metals—75% lighter than steel, 33% lighter than aluminum—and is the fourth most common element on earth behind iron, silicon and oxygen.

2017 17

Bosch study highlights potential of e-fuels to reduce CO2 emissions

Green Car Congress

According to a new study by Bosch, the use of e-fuels—synthetic fuels based on renewable energy—in Europe by 2050 as a scheduled supplement to electrification could save up to 2.8 gigatons of CO 2 : three times Germany’s carbon-dioxide emissions in 2016.

California's solar energy grid survived the eclipse without incident

Green Car Reports

Solar power provides 10 percent of California's energy supply, which meant electric-grid operators had to be prepared for potentially disastrous effects during Monday's solar eclipse. To the surprise of many, there were no serious repercussions as the moon blocked a significant source of energy for many California utility companies. The solar. California renewable energy solar

Faraday Future, short on cash, to leave Formula E electric-car race series: report

Green Car Reports

Faraday Future may abandon its Formula E racing efforts to save precious funds as the electric-car startup company scales back many of its ambitious plans. The FIA Formula E series, which will receive an influx of new competitors in 2019, has become a de facto arena for automakers to test battery technology and gain valuable experience in. Startups Formula E Championship Faraday Future

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Audi A5 Sportback g-tron: first drive of natural-gas luxury sport sedan

Green Car Reports

Audi’s vision of future mobility primarily centers around an array of long-range electric cars scheduled to debut in the coming years under the "e-tron" badge. These are intended to be Tesla killers, as they’re often called in Germany. But there’s another kind of tron with a “made in Germany” label as well, and. Germany natural gas CNG NGV alternative fuel vehicles natural gas vehicle

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Ford pairs with Chinese maker Zotye for electric-car expansion

Green Car Reports

Ford was the first U.S. maker to build hybrid cars, starting in 2004, and it launched its Focus Electric hatchback in December 2011, just a year after the arrival of the Nissan Leaf. It also continues to sell Energi plug-in hybrid versions of its mid-size Fusion sedan and its compact C-Max tall hatchback, two vehicles now in their sixth model. China Partnership plug-in cars

Audi partners with Alta Devices on thin-film solar cells in panoramic glass roofs; first prototype this year

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Audi and Alta Devices , a wholly-owned US subsidiary of the Chinese solar-cell specialist Hanergy, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Strategic Cooperation in thin film solar cell technology.

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What car is closest Tesla Model 3 competitor? Poll results

Green Car Reports

Much of the electric-car world is waiting to see how quickly production of the Tesla Model 3 will ramp up over the balance of this year. Will it reach the remarkable level of 5,000 cars per week by December 31 that CEO Elon Musk has set as a goal? Analysts and industry commentators are skeptical, owners and advocates are hopeful, and now at least. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Polls

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BMW releases more teaser shots and video of new i8 plug-in hybrid Roadster; preliminary fuel consumption figures

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BMW released a new series of teaser shots and video of camouflaged versions of its new i8 plug-in hybrid Roadster ( earlier post ) on the road. The BMW i8 Roadster is projected to offer combined fuel consumption of 2.0l/100 km (117.5 mpg US); combined electricity consumption of 15.4 kWh/100 km (18.6

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ULEMCo to offer a fuel cell range extender module for Nissan e-NV200 electric van

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UK-based ULEMCo has developed a fuel-cell-based unit that will extend vehicle range by supplying additional power to the standard Nissan e-NV200 van.

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Chevy Bolt EV vs Tesla's Model 3, Model S: CNET, Consumer Reports compare electric cars

Green Car Reports

Five years ago, the only true battery-electric cars on the market were the Tesla Model S and the Nissan Leaf, while the Chevrolet Volt offered a plug-in hybrid solution. A lot has changed since then, and choices for those interested in an electric car have become more abundant.

Who will be biggest electric-car maker in 2020? Take our Twitter poll!

Green Car Reports

Every week or so, Green Car Reports posts a poll on Twitter to survey our followers on their opinions on a variety of topics related to the news we cover. In general, we get 100 or so responses to our polls: more on electric cars, fewer on other subjects. In the many comments on a previous week's poll results, one reader made a smart. sales New car sales plug-in cars Polls

Ford EVs in China, California electric-car sales, polls new and old, yesterday's futures: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we've got Tesla Model 3 poll results and a new poll too, news on Ford's electric-car plans, California's encouraging sales results, and some stunning images of yesterday's dream cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. When we asked what car is the closest competitor to the Tesla Model 3, the results of our poll were evenly split

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New LG Michigan plant could boost GM electric-car domestic content

Green Car Reports

The question of where consumer goods are made has become more prominent in our political discourse of late, cars among them. Every automobile sold in the U.S. carries a listing of content sources, specifying what percentage by value of its overall content comes from which countries or regions. Electric cars, it turns out, have some anomalies. General Motors in-car electronics Michigan GM plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) LG Chem assembly plants

Review: Volkswagen Passat GTE

Green Cars News

The Volkswagen Passat is the old faithful of saloons – a reliable, understated, drive-it-til-the-end-of-the-world car that is famed up and down the UK for being one of the premiere mile munchers

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Electric VW Microbus driven, Bolt EV challenges, how HCCI works: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we've got details on the super-efficient Mazda SkyActiv-X engine, a Bolt EV cop car, the future Fisker EMotion unveiling, and lots on the Volkswagen ID Buzz electric Microbus. All this and more on Green Car Reports. This weekend was all about the Volkswagen ID Buzz, the reincarnated VW Microbus that's all-electric and coming in 2022. Today in Car News

2017 Chevy Bolt EV battery may fail due to faulty cell; new pack needed for a few GM electric cars (updated)

Green Car Reports

General Motors has informed "a few hundred" owners of 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars that their cars could suffer from a problem with the lithium-ion battery pack that could cause it to fail without warning. The cars were among the very earliest Bolt EVs produced for public sale, so are likely concentrated in California and perhaps Oregon. General Motors lithium-ion Quality GM Chevy battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel (very brief) first drive

Green Car Reports

We spent a few days with a gasoline-powered 2018 Chevy Equinox back in May, but now we've driven a much rarer version. The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel will start to arrive at U.S. Chevy dealers within two weeks, the company says. On Wednesday, as part of a comprehensive presentation on the five diesel engines GM uses globally, we got some "seat. Fuel Economy