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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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Volkswagen to put MEB-based electric I.D. BUZZ microbus concept into production; Cargo variant too

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Volkswagen announced it will put the battery-electric I.D. BUZZ microbus concept into production. Volkswagen presented the concept at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Earlier post.)

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How Mazda's SkyActiv-X engine, based on HCCI, actually works (video)

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Earlier this month, Japanese automaker Mazda laid out its future powertrain strategy and dropped a massive announcement in the process.

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Forget voluntary motorway lessons, it should be a MANDATORY part of the driving test

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Learner drivers in England, Scotland and Wales are finally to receive lessons on how to drive on the motorway

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

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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.

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

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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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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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GreenPower Motor secures commitments for 11 electric school buses in California; ARB approval for $95K HVIP incentive

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Canada-based GreenPower Motor Company ( earlier post ) and its California factory direct dealer, School Bus Sales of California, have secured commitments for eleven batteery-electric Synapse 72 school buses from six different school districts in South Coast and North Coast California districts.

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

Green Car Reports

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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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.

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Hyundai scrappage scheme in UK offers up to £5,000 off price of new model

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In the UK, Hyundai Motor has launched a gasoline and diesel scrappage and trade-in scheme that offers up to £5,000 (US$6,416) off the price of a new model and seeks to improve air quality across the UK by making it easier and more affordable to drive a new, lower emission car.

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Cadillac launches its first mild hybrid in China

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At the Chengdu Motor Show, Cadillac launched a version of the XT5 SUV equipped with a mild hybrid system, the first of its kind for the brand. It also adds a new nine-speed automatic transmission. The XT5 is one of Cadillac’s most popular models in China.

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Worthington Industries introduces Type 3 Rail Mount CNG fuel system for trucks

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Worthington Industries has introduced a Type 3 Rail Mount compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system for trucks. With only five unique parts, the Type 3 Rail Mount is the lightest fuel system on the market, offering a similar operating experience to diesel trucks.

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Helsinki Airport buses to use Neste MY Renewable Diesel

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Airport services provider Finavia will fuel 20 Helsinki Airport buses with Neste MY Renewable Diesel. Using Neste MY Renewable Diesel as our vehicle fuel is a fixed part of our emissions solutions.

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BASF and bse Engineering sign development agreement to transform CO2 and renewable electricity into methanol; power-to-methanol

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BASF and bse Engineering have signed an exclusive joint development agreement for BASF to provide custom-made catalysts for a new chemical energy storage process.

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Volkswagen’s 4th SUV makes its debut: MQB-based T-ROC slots under Tiguan

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As part of its biggest model offensive yet, Volkswagen is adding a compact-class crossover: the T-Roc. The new crossover slots below the Tiguan with pricing in the €20,000-class segment (Germany) and is based, like the Tiguan and the Atlas/Teramont, on the modular transverse matrix (MQB).

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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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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.

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Federal-Mogul Powertrain to launch first valve rotator for downspeeded light vehicle engines

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At this year’s IAA in Frankfurt, Federal-Mogul Powertrain will launch a new, smaller version of its proven Rotocap valve rotator, the first such for 4 valve per cylinder light vehicle engines.

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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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Empa recommends buying diesel vehicles only if Euro 6d-TEMP or Euro 6d

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On 1 September 2017, new emissions regulations for passenger vehicles come into force in the EU and Switzerland. These will plug the gaps in the existing legislation and will help to ensure that diesel vehicles in particular become considerably cleaner as regards their NO x emissions.

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AKASOL supplies lithium-ion battery systems to Canadian mining equipment provider Medatech

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Medatech Ltd., the Canadian provider of sustainable drive systems for the mining industry, now incorporates AKASOL GmbH’s AKASystem AKM NANO lithium-ion battery systems into its designs for electrically powered equipment and drives.

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Ninth annual Green Innovation Index finds California light-duty vehicle emissions spike; major challenge to 2030 climate goals

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Continental introduces electric Active Purge Pump (APP) to meet stricter hydrocarbon evaporation legislation around the globe

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Continental has developed an electrified solution to further reduce hydrocarbon evaporative emissions: the Active Purge Pump (APP). The APP actively pulls HC-laden air from the canister used to control evaporative HC emissions.

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Aral car buying trends study: German new car buyers looking to gasoline, hybrid vehicles

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Interest in gasoline engined and hybrid vehicles has jumped in Germany while interest in diesel is falling, according to the latest biennial study on automotive buying trends in that country by leading German fuel retailer Aral.

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

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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.

DOE issues $6M request for proposals for H2@Scale projects

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30th retail hydrogen fuel station in California opens; fed by pipeline

Green Car Congress

The Torrance, California Shell hydrogen station has been upgraded and is now open to the public as a retail station. It is the 30 th retail hydrogen station in California. Earlier post.) It is also the only hydrogen station in the US, and one of the few in the world, to be fed by a hydrogen pipeline.

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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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New cathode design and understanding of electrolyte delivers greater efficiency in magnesium-ion batteries

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Researchers have achieved a significant boost in the storage capacity of magnesium-ion batteries through a new design for the cathode and a new understanding of the electrolyte. In an open-access paper in the journal Nature Communications , they report a battery chemistry that utilizes magnesium mono-chloride cations in expanded titanium disulfide. The battery demonstrates the reversible intercalation of 1 and 1.7

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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

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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

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

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

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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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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

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