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Proterra delivers 100th electric bus

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Proterra delivered its 100 th battery-electric bus, destined for San Joaquin Region Transit District (RTD) in Stockton, Calif. Proterra is leading the industry with more 60% of electric bus sales since the industry’s inception. Proterra has delivered its buses to 36 different municipal, university and commercial transit agency customers in 20 states.

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Tesla Model 3 caught on video during daylight testing

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The emergence of spy photos, and more recently video, has always been one of the standard indicators of a car nearing production. With production still said to start this July, pre-production versions of the Tesla Model 3 electric car should have been popping up in spy photos by now.

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Motor industry defends diesel: Ten things you need to know about diesel

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It doesn’t seem five minutes ago that diesel was being hailed as the future thanks to its impressive economy stats and lower CO2 output. But diesel re

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DOT to award up to $60M for advanced transportation and congestion management projects; V2X, ITS and mobility services

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Highway Administration will award ( 693JJ317NF0001 ) up to $60 million to projects to develop model deployment sites for large scale installation and operation of advanced transportation technologies to improve safety, efficiency, system performance, and infrastructure return on investment. DOT is requiring a minimum cost share of 50%; i.e., the maximum Federal share is 50%. Total project values will thus be a combined minimum $120 million.

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ST Engineering launches several initiatives on autonomous vehicles in Singapore

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ST Engineering announced several initiatives to advance Singapore’s Smart Mobility 2030 vision of a smart transportation network and to strengthen its leadership in the development of autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies.

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PEUGEOT MICRO e-Kick receives Red Dot Product Design 2017 award

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The PEUGEOT MICRO e-Kick electrically assisted scooter has been awarded a Red Dot Product Design 2017 award for its high-end design and the solution that it provides in meeting sustainable urban mobility challenges. The prize will be awarded on 3 July in Essen, Germany. It is the first award received by PEUGEOT and MICRO for its high-end electrically assisted scooter, launched at the same time as the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV.

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Honda introduces Clarity Plug-in Hybrid and Clarity Electric at New York show; targeting 75K Clarity vehicles in 4 years

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Honda revealed its all-new Clarity Plug-in Hybrid and Clarity Electric ( earlier post ) alongside the already available Clarity Fuel Cell ( earlier post ), saying it will target US sales of 75,000 Clarity vehicles in the first four model years.

Plugless: first wireless charger to provide 1 million charge hours for PEVs

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Evatran Group, the manufacturer and distributor of Plugless, announced that Plugless installations across North America (and some worldwide) crossed 1-million hours charged this month. This marks another “firsts” milestone for Plugless in the EV industry. 1 st wireless EV charging field trials. From 2012 to 2014 Plugless systems were rigorously testing in the field at more than a dozen “Apollo” trial partner sites – including installations at Google, Duke Energy, and Hertz.

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Delphi partners with Rosenberger to deliver high performance automotive ethernet solutions

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Delphi Automotive PLC has completed a strategic agreement with high frequency connectivity company Rosenberger to enhance capabilities in high-speed data transmission. Connected vehicle platforms require robust electrical architectures to transfer greater amounts of data at increasingly faster rates and this partnership allows Delphi to work with another industry leader to support common standards for automotive Ethernet architecture.

Tesla trucks: semi to be shown in Sept, pickup in 18-24 months

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Relative few companies regularly make major announcements via their CEO's Twitter account, but electric-car maker Tesla is different. From software updates to dates for new product lines, tweets from Tesla's CEO Elon Musk routinely make news. And so it was this week, when Musk announced the months in which the company plans to reveal designs for. Elon Musk Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) semis

Report: Hyundai developing solid-state EV batteries itself

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Citing “ sources close to the matter ,” the Korea Herald reports that Hyundai Motor is developing solid-state batteries for its electric vehicles, and has established pilot-scale production facilities. Hyundai is developing solid-state batteries through its Namyang R&D Center’s battery precedence development team and it has secured a certain level of technology,” the source told The Korea Herald.

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Ford exploring use of bamboo in cars

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Over the past several years, has Ford worked with suppliers to evaluate the viability of using bamboo in vehicle interiors and to make extra strong parts by combining it with plastic.

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Q: Why is Tesla worth more than GM? A: The sins of Detroit

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It remains unclear whether Tesla will survive as an independent company, given that it's had exactly two profitable quarters in its 12-plus years of existence. And yet, last week, Tesla briefly passed General Motors to become the most valuable U.S. automaker by market capitalization. It had passed Ford last week, and long ago surpassed the value. Detroit General Motors Elon Musk GM Tesla Motors Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

Dalia Research: Globally, 40% would consider an EV, but held back by logistics

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Worldwide, 40% of those planning to buy a car within the next five years say they are likely to buy all-electric (even though not all of them would be able to afford one at foreseeable price points), according to findings from Dalia Research’s global mobility study. The percentage is higher among those who are looking to buy a replacement for their current car (44%), and lower among those who have never owned a car (36%).

Ford introduces first pursuit-rated hybrid police car

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Ford revealed the industry’s first pursuit-rated hybrid police car, the Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan. The new hybrid, based on the Fusion, is the second of 13 new electrified vehicles the company plans to introduce over the next five years.

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Renewable plastic precursor could reduce cost of cellulosic ethanol by >$2/gallon

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Ford Fusion becomes first police pursuit-rated hybrid car

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Ford made a big splash last year when it announced it would launch 13 new electrified vehicles within five years. That was widely misreported as 13 new "electric" vehicles, which is to say either battery-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles—which isn't the case. It includes conventional hybrids as well. Today, Ford announced the second of the. police Police car

Self-driving Leaf, Cruze Diesel drive, fast-charging Bolt EV, Tesla loses court case: The Week in Reverse

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What's it like to ride in a fully autonomous Nissan Leaf electric car for several miles through varied city traffic? What more did we learn about the fast-charging behavior of the 238-mile 2017 Chevy Bolt EV? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, April 7, 2017. The Week In Reverse

Even California imposes new fee on electric cars in lieu of gas taxes

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Last week, the California state legislature approved a $52 billion transportation-funding package. Unlike the practice in previous years, this one is to be used only for improvements to the transportation infrastructure, to begin cutting into an estimated $ 130 billion backlog of repairs and expansions. As a result of the new bill, owners of. California Gas Tax state laws transportation policy

Luxury electric Lucid Air sedan hits 217 mph in stability test

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Only a handful of people have ridden in one outside the company, but development of the Lucid Air luxury electric sedan seems to be proceeding apace. The company said yesterday at the New York auto show that a development prototype had reached an electronically limited top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph) in testing last month. Lucid Motors, formerly. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Atieva Lucid Motors

Trump can't affect global climate-change progress, says Mayor Bloomberg

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Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has gone on record saying publicly what most analysts have discussed privately: the notion that Washington can direct the energy market back towards coal is wrong. In fact, Bloomberg is willing to go further: he believes that the U.S. can still meet the reductions set forth in the Paris climate treaty. Carbon Footprint global warming energy policy climate change carbon dioxide electric utilities

Honda Clarity Electric, Plug-In Hybrid sedans revealed at NY auto show

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At the New York auto show this morning, Honda revealed the second and third powertrains for its Clarity mid-size sedan, now offered only in California with a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain. The 2017 Honda Clarity Electric and 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid are powered by a battery pack and a plug-in hybrid powertrain, respectively. The plug-in. New York Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Toyota Prius One: stripped-down hybrid added at lower price

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It hasn't been the greatest of years for the Toyota Prius hybrid, the Japanese carmaker's flagship product. The fourth generation hybrid hatchback debuted as a 2016 model into the teeth of continued low gasoline prices, and its radical design language apparently turned off at least some potential buyers. Now Toyota is taking steps to make the. trim level Fuel Economy EPA Ratings

GM earns EPA ENERGY STAR Award for Environmental Leadership; energy use per vehicle in manufacturing down 10% YoY

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General Motors earned a 2017 EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence award for continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. GM’s commitment to reducing energy intensity saved $73 million in energy costs last year and avoided 388,000 metric tons of carbon emissions, equivalent to the electricity use of 57,000 US homes.

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10 years of Nissan Qashqai – from sketch to success

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It’s a measure of how successful a model is when it not only completely changes the automotive landscape but it also remains the segment class leader

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Leaf driver on Bolt EV, Demon vs Tesla, Honda Clarity gets plugs, hydrogen vs electric (again): Today's Car News

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Today, we've got our first stories from the New York auto-show preview days, a Leaf owner's take on the Chevy Bolt EV, info on the plug-in hybrid and electric Honda Clarity models, and a poll on which company follows Tesla in electric cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The driver of a Nissan Leaf, the world's highest-selling electric. Today in Car News

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Tesla Model S at 36,000 miles: Car and Driver's long-term Midwest test

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We're long past the days when car enthusiast publications sneered at electric cars as underpowered golf carts. Much of the credit for that goes to Tesla, the first all-electric carmaker, whose Model S won the hearts of 'buff-book' writers everywhere for its speed and shape. Now electric cars, including Teslas, have become enough of a part of the. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Supercharger

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First impressions of Chevy Bolt EV by Nissan Leaf driver

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If you're serious about driving a green car, but not happy with your local choices, you need to move to California. The Golden State has roughly two dozen battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles on sale, not to mention three hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Electric-car advocate Kelly Olsen previous described the choice he faced: wait for the. Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car: first national lease deal starts at $329 monthly

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As the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV rolls out across the U.S. over a nine-month period, electric-car advocates have focused intently on its sales numbers. It's fair to say that in its first four months on sale, they haven't yet broken any records. But now, for the first time, there's a national lease program for the Bolt EV that may prove attractive to. Leasing plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) lease price

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Midwest EVOLVE electric vehicle project hosts first EV ride and drive at Earth Day event in Ohio

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Earth Day Coalition will give consumers a chance to test drive some of the newest electric vehicles at EarthFest 2017 , 22 April at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, Middleburg Heights, OH. The ride-and-drive is a part of a new seven-state project called Midwest EVOLVE (Electric Vehicle Opportunities: Learning, eVents, Experience).

MIT Energy Initiative launches 3-year study on future of transportation; technology, fuel, infrastructure, policy, and consumer preference

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As part of MIT’s five-year Plan for Action on Climate Change, the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) has launched a major study—“Mobility of the Future”—to explore how consumers and markets will respond to potentially disruptive technologies, business models, and government policies. The scope of this study is ground transportation with an emphasis on the movement of people. There are many potentially disruptive forces at work in the mobility space, all of which could shape the landscape.

Volkswagen teases electric crossover for Shanghai auto show

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Volkswagen appears to be quite clearly committed to an ambitious program of electric cars following its diesel emission scandal.

Audi Q4 SUV set for 2019 launch

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Audi has been busy with its SUV range recently. We’ve had the new Q2, the Q5 has had a facelift, while the Q6 and flagship Q8 have recently been annou

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Top five double-cab pick-up trucks for under £250 per month

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Once the transport of choice for tradesmen and professionals who genuinely needed big load bays and the option of roaming off the beaten-track with wh