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BMW launches plug-in hybrid variant of X3; updates to other PHEVs

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At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, BMW announced the market launch of a plug-in hybrid variant of the globally popular BMW X3. This makes it the first model of the brand to be offered with both a conventional combustion engine and a plug-in hybrid system—with the addition of a purely electrically powered version in 2020. BMW Group electrified vehicles. The BMW X3 xDrive30e combines the properties of a premium mid-range sports activity vehicle with BMW eDrive technology.

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Youth Climate Strikes Have The $uperpower To Shut This Country Down & Force America To Take Emergency Climate Action

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If Kids Don’t Lead, Adults Will Willingly Sacrifice Them. My friend and mentor, Bill McKibben has an Op Ed about this Friday’s Student Climate Strikes in today’s on-line edition of the LA Times that will be news to LAT readers but not to Creative Greenius devotees.

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Next Fiat 500 to arrive in 2020 only as electric car, executive confirms

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Are you ready for a new generation of the Fiat 500e electric car? At the pace of the auto industry, and its five or six year cycles, it’s overdue. And from a report released last week, it could arrive around this time next year. Last week Fiat revealed an all-electric Concept Centoventi, which envisioned a future EV that would offer a lot

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A/C for a VW conversion

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I intend converting a VW sedan to electric, but live in a hot climate. Is it possible/practical to have A/C. Also how much will the range be reduced

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Study: air pollution causes 800,000 extra deaths a year in Europe and 8.8 million worldwide

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Air pollution could be causing double the number of excess deaths a year in Europe than has been estimated previously, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal. Using a new method of modeling the effects of various sources of outdoor air pollution on death rates, the researchers found that it caused an estimated 790,000 extra deaths in the whole of Europe in 2015 and 659,000 deaths in the 28 Member States of the European Union (EU-28).

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@LAtimes Doesn’t Know That Tens Of Thousands Of Children Walked Out Of School In Countries All around The World To Strike For Climate Action. Toxic Fumes From LAX & Chevron Refinery Make Editor’s Too Dopey To Do Their Jobs #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Tesla Semi opens for $20,000 reservations, no update on arrival date

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A lot has been made of Tesla's next upcoming model for consumers, the Model Y SUV. Only, it turns out it may not be the next model that goes on sale. Another Tesla just opened for reservations, four days before the company is scheduled to open orders for the Model Y: the Tesla Semi truck. The company has been testing the Semi since late 2017, and. Tesla Semi

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New solid-electrolyte interphase may boost prospects for rechargeable Li-metal batteries

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Rechargeable lithium metal batteries with increased energy density, performance, and safety may be possible with a newly-developed, solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI), according to Penn State researchers. The SEI is key to the stabilization of lithium metal anodes for rechargeable batteries; however, the SEI is constantly reforming and consuming electrolyte with cycling. The SEI is plagued by a failure to control its structure and stability.

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@LATimes Has Done P**s Poor Reporting On Climate Strikers And Leaves It To @BillMcKibben To Report The News For Them. Here’s Some More News They Won’t Report #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Mazda range-extended electric car may help the rotary live on

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The Wankel rotary, the peculiar pistonless internal combustion engine design that Mazda built so much of its heritage around, may see a resurgence after all. Earlier reports and remarks from Mazda executives have suggested that while the rotary will make a comeback, it will be relegated to what’s essentially an emergency generator—a. Plug-In Hybrids Rotary Wankel rotary engine Range-Extended Electric Vehicle

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Is there a list of EV conversion shops?

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As exciting as a DIY electric conversion sounds, many people don't have the time, skills, and/or inclination to convert a vehicle themselves. On your main

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Researchers find two strains of diesel-eating bacteria in Antarctica

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Researchers have identified two strains of diesel-degrading bacteria in pristine Antarctic soil and their optimal working conditions. This insight could potentially inform bioremediation efforts in the region. An open-access paper on the work appears in the journal Microbial Cell Factories. Pollution from petroleum hydrocarbons such as diesel, which is widely used for heating, transportation and power generation poses a threat to wildlife in Antarctica.

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We Don’t Have To Wait Till 2100 For The Climate S**t To Hit The Fan @LATimes, It Already Has, But That’s News To Your Paper. Those Chevron Fumes In El Segundo Have Your Editors Woozy #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2020 Tesla Model Y first details: 300-mile electric SUV, starting around $48k

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Tesla’s Thursday night reveal event for the 2020 Tesla Model Y electric crossover SUV, just as previous events from the automaker, was raucous and packed with enthusiastic fans, including many who appeared to relish everything uttered by CEO Elon Musk. What made this event a bit of a departure—and perhaps a sign of the times—was. Elon Musk Tesla Motors

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Charlie represents EV Driver in India

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A lot has happened since 2019 started and one of the most exciting things has got to be Charlie’s recent trip to India to represent EV Driver at various electric mobility conferences around the country.

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New Flyer unveils Xcelsior CHARGE H2 bus; first to offer two fuel-cell-electric models eligible for federal funding

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New Flyer of America Inc. and New Flyer Industries Canada ULC, subsidiaries of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), NFI”), the largest bus manufacturer in North America, unveiled the Xcelsior CHARGE H2—ts fuel cell-electric heavy-duty transit bus—and announced that both the forty-foot and sixty-foot model have successfully completed the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Model Bus Testing Program at Altoona, Pennsylvania (Altoona Testing).

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@LATimes The Real Story Is How Clueless Your Reporting Has Been While All This All Happened Right Under Your Noses And How Shocked You Seem Now #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Production Sono Sion solar-assisted car makes appearance

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Concept cars are relatively easy to build—particularly concepts of cars that may exist only on paper or as clay and foil design studies. That has given rise to a host of new concepts launched as online crowd-funded endeavors of various levels of seriousness and potential. One is Sono Motors, a German effort to build an electric car assisted. youtube solar

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Real-life review: What happens when you run out of battery in a Nissan Leaf?

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Range anxiety

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Nissan and DOCOMO test I2V technology using 5G in moving vehicle

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Nissan and NTT DOCOMO, INC. are putting Nissan’s Invisible-to-Visible technology through its field test in a moving vehicle, using DOCOMO’s fifth-generation mobile communications connectivity. The technology, first revealed at the CES trade show in Las Vegas in January, is being tested at Grandrive, Nissan’s proving ground in Yokosuka, Japan. Invisible-to-Visible, or I2V, is a future Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology that merges the real and virtual worlds. Earlier post.)

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I summed Up the @LATimes Interview With Nancy Pelosi To Add The #ClimateEmergency Reality She’s Hiding From #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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VW boosts electric car plans with more models, 22 million EVs in 10 years

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VW has been busy putting logistics in place to build as many as 15 million examples of 50 new electric models (across its portfolio of brands) by 2028. At its annual conference at its headquarters in Wolfsburg Tuesday, the company upped that commitment to 22 million cars among 70 new electric models in a second wave of models based on its new MEB

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Interview: Dave Timmis on saying hello to Leasing.com

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Since ContractHireAndLeasing.com was launched in the year 2000, a lot has changed

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Lion Electric launches battery-electric Class 8 urban truck

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Canada-based Lion Electric Co. Lion) has unveiled its first all-electric Class 8 urban truck this morning. The Lion8 will be commercialized this Fall and the first vehicle will be delivered to Société des Alcools du Québec (SAQ). The Lion8 supports a battery capacity of up to 480 kWh (LG Chem NMC cells) for a range of up to 250 miles on a single charge. The battery management system is designed by Lion. The standard on-board charging system is 19.2

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@LATimes Editorial Board Still Has It’s Head Up It’s Ass About The Climate Crisis Now Raging #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Best deals on electric, plug-in, and hybrid cars for March 2019

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As more and more long-range electric cars such as the Audi e-tron quattro, the long-range Nissan Leaf Plus, and the Kia Niro and Soul EVs make their way onto the market, some are starting to offer great deals. Every month, our partners at CarsDirect.com sift through all the deals offered that month to find those that represent the best long-term. plug-in cars deals

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Practical and powerful: Top five hot hatchbacks

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Hot hatchbacks have evolved massively over the last decade or so but, for them to work effectively, they must provide what they always have – power and practicality in equal measure

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Williams Advanced Engineering develops pair of innovative CFRP technologies: 223 and Racetrak

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Williams Advanced Engineering has developed a pair of innovative technologies that promise a step-change in the affordability of composite materials. Known as 223 and Racetrak, these technologies offer comparable performance to existing composites solutions, but with a range of additional benefits, and at a cost that brings them within reach of mainstream applications.

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The Best Small Electric Car

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Ideal for city driving, we compare five of the best small electric vehicles

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EPA proposes more smog-contributing ethanol in summer gasoline

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Ethanol is known as an alternative fuel, and is even renewable. But that doesn't always make it clean. The Environmental Protection Agency, after proposing watered down emissions and fuel economy standards for cars, has now released a proposal to increase the amount of ethanol blended into pump gas year-round, including selling E15 in the summer. EPA ethanol smog air pollution

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Win £10k in cash with Leasing.com

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Looking for a new car? Would you like to win £10,000 while doing so? New car marketplace Leasing.com is offering you the chance to win £10,000 in cash by finding your next new car through the website

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Study shows uncovers how beetle gut microbes serve as reactor for fuel production

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New research led by a team from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) uncovers how a beneficial insect common to the Eastern US, the long-horned passalid beetle ( Odontotaenius disjunctus ), has a hardy digestive tract with microbes to thank for turning its woody diet into energy, food for its young, and nutrients for forest growth.

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Jaguar I-PACE vs Tesla X Comparison

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With the arrival of the I-PACE, the Model X is no longer the only player in the premium electric crossover field

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Tesla Model Y: Comparing some of the details vs. Model 3

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk prefaced his introduction of the company’s more affordable upcoming electric SUV, the Model Y, Thursday night, by noting how hard achieving at-scale mass production of Model X has been—and what a difficult year 2018 had been for him and Tesla. “It was pretty tight; it was a hard one,” said Musk. Elon Musk Tesla Motors

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13 Brexit myths BUSTED by the motor industry

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13 Brexit myths BUSTED by the motor industry

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New Golf Variant TGI natural gas model now available to order; three tanks, more CNG range

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The new Volkswagen Golf Variant TGI with three natural gas tanks. Golf Variant 1,5 TGI fuel consumption natural gas CNG in kg/100 km: urban 4.7 extra-urban 3.0 / combined 3.6; CO2 emissions in g/km: 99; efficiency class: A+. ›. No need to compromise on space: Golf Variant TGI1 with space-saving natural gas tanks as integrated underfloor solution ›. Third natural gas tank for additional range of 80 kilometres ›.

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Best Hybrid Company Car

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When it comes to company cars, diesel is no longer the default choice, with cleaner plug-in hybrid models attracting lower Benefit-in-Kind

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