Buick Hybrid Borrows From Volt

Hybrid SUV Blog

A Buick hybrid crossover has been envisioned for several years. In early 2009, there was great fanfare that the vehicle was on the way. A few months later, it seemed the crossover would never come to be. But now it appears a 2011 model, much different from the original inception, is finally coming.

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The Social Non Profit – Working Smarter with Social Tech

Green Car Congress

The Social Non Profit. I believe that non profits are more capable of fulfilling their Mission, meeting their business goals, empowering (liberating) their staff and engaging their stakeholders when they choose to work smarter using social technologies.

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Munch Racing wins TTXGP 2010 world championship, closely followed by CRP Racing

National Green Transportation

It was a beautiful fall afternoon in Albacete for the 2010 TTXGP Grand Final championship race, one which saw a closely fought battle between the front-runners, Munch Racing, CRP Racing, Team Agni and Campus Francorchamps resulted in an exciting

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Electric Car Voltage and Power Requirements

Electric Cars are for Girls

Why do people us 6v batteries in their electric cars and not 12v or 24v? And what are the average power requirements for the average motor that is used

US Department of Energy offers fuel cell funding

Green Cars News

There has been a boost for fuel cell vehicles after the US Department of Energy announced it would offer up to $74million to support the research and development of fuel cells for stationary and transport applications. The solicitations will include up $65million over three years for research and development into fuel cell components with the [.].

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EV Ownership Shortcut?

Plugs and Cars

Here's an unexpected opportunity to purchase an EV, especially if you've had a hankering for a Th!nk nk City. According to the Seattle Clean Cities Newsletter, you've got three days to order a Th!nk nk City for $6000 off from the base price of $41,695 if you live in a ZEV state.

The ?Automatic? Solution for EV Conversions

DIY Electric Car

Some time ago we were approached by a City Municipality that was in the process of doing a fleet conversion of their gas vehicles to electric.

Follow Hybrids With Social Media

Hybrid SUV Blog

Where do you go online to get your hybrid car and SUV information? For many people, automotive websites and search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo! have been their main source of news, reviews and data.

Enter To Win A 2010 Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

We are now just a couple of weeks away from Earth Day, 2010 (April 22nd) and already we’re seeing green advertisements to celebrate the 40th anniversary.

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Researcher Describes Conceptual Cold Fusion Battery, or Small Power Unit

Green Car Congress

Professor George Miley of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and director of its Fusion Studies Lab, reported on progress toward a “cold fusion battery”—a small power unit that uses a low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) (i.e.,

Jaguar unveils C-X75 electric concept car (Paris Autoshow)

National Green Transportation

In celebration of Jaguar's 75 year anniversary they surprised everybody by unveiling a wild concept car at this weeks Paris Autoshow.

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‘10 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

The 2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a large SUV that makes use of the company’s Hybrid Synergy Drive system in order to return fuel economy numbers that are more often associated with family sedans rather than heavy trucks.

Fuel cell tractor makes US debut

Green Cars News

If you wish that fuel cell technology was available to help you save money on your motoring costs then spare a thought for the poor old farmer, who is stuck with driving probably one of the most gas-guzzling vehicles in the world. So far, it seems the agricultural world has been left behind in the [.].

Ding-Ding-Ding! Electric Cars Likely To Be Made Noisier By Law

Green Car Reports

In one particularly hilarious scene in the TV show Weeds, Mary-Louise Parker’s soccer mom/drug dealer character inspires a scary drug lord to buy several Toyota Priuses after he successfully carries out a drive-by shooting while riding in hers. The selling point? The quietness of the hybrid. “Good for sneaking up on

2011 Nissan Leaf: Your Ultimate Reference Guide

All Cars Electric

Here at AllCarsElectric.com we've covered a lot of news featuring the 2011 Nissan Leaf. So much, in fact, that it may be difficult keeping track of them all. What we thought may help is an index page of all of our favorite articles featuring the 2011 Nissan Leaf. Bookmark it in your browser or rss reader, as we'll be updating it every time a new

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Amazon.com Packaging FAIL – Hey Jeff Bezos, Who is the Airhead That Packed This?

Creative Greenius

I ordered my new 2011 wall calendar for my office from Amazon.com because they had the best price and free shipping.

Proud Papa

Plugs and Cars

Felix Kramer, indefatigable campaigner for plug-in cars, took possession today of his Chevrolet Volt. Here he is, with his son Josh in the driver's seat. Andy Frank, father of the plug-in hybrid, drove down from Davis, California in the Volt he received yesterday to join in the celebration.

mostly finished-90%

DIY Electric Car

Well, Well, Well. After about two years, and many excuses, I think I might have finally finished the project. Over the holidays (11-2010) I painstakingly placed and wired the 20 Crown battery # GC 225?s s in the truck.

Top 5 Most Researched Hybrid SUVs

Hybrid SUV Blog

It’s January and the 2010 car season is officially in full swing now that the doors have opened at the North American International Auto Show.

Capacity of Texas to develop hydrogen fuel cell terminal truck based on series hybrid version

Green Car Congress

Capacity of Texas, the developer of the series hybrid Pluggable Hybrid Electric Terminal Tractor (PHETT) ( earlier post ), has been awarded an $872,000 Grant to develop a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Terminal Truck—the ZETT, or Zero Emission Terminal Truck—based on the PHETT platform. The PHETT incorporates a 225 hp (168 kW) 3-phase AC traction motor that develops 1,376 lb-ft (1,865 N·m) of torque and 220V single-phase 40 amp on-board grid-charging system.

Electric motorcycle pioneer Matt Dieckmann dies in traffic accident

National Green Transportation

Yesterday Matthew Dieckmann, 29, of Santa Rosa California died in a motorcycle accident.

Lightning almost strikes at Laguna Seca e-Power electric motorcycle race, instead MotoCzysz sizzles

National Green Transportation

FIM's electric motorcycle race series, e-Power, arrived this weekend at the famed Laguna Seca raceway accompanied by the MotoGP. The leading contenders were the Lightning Motors bike which has dominated the North American TTXGP series

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Graphene supercapacitor breakthrough may mean electric vehicle breakthrough

National Green Transportation

Do you like this story? Graphene supercapacitor's have been under development for several years, and this week a research team has announced a breakthrough. The new device has an energy density of 85.6 watt-hours per kilogram, a density equal to the Nickel-Metal

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Electric vehicle production may be suspended

Green Cars News

The production of the electric mini-vehicle, the Stella EV, may be suspended, according to Kyodo News. It suggests that Fuji Heavy Industries, the maker of Subaru brand cars, may suspend production of the electric vehicle when it stops manufacturing the Stella mini-vehicle, although details of the timing have not been revealed. Unidentified sources claim that [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric vehicles Fuji Heavy Industries Stella Stella Electric Vehicle STELLA EV Subaru

If No One Notices Your Smart ForTwo, Why Not Wrap It In Plaid?

Green Car Reports

You've got to be at least somewhat extroverted to drive a 2010 Smart ForTwo minicar, the smallest car sold in North America. People stare at it, point at you, and often ask you variations of, "What on earth makes you want to drive that?" Now, for the most extroverted of Smart owners, there's a new and even more noticeable option: car wraps in a

Our Popular Stories of 2010: LEAF, Recharging, Myth Busting

All Cars Electric

We’re just two days away from 2011, the year many industry experts are terming the year of the electric car, but 2010 hasn’t been a slow year for electric cars. We’ve seen new models launched, records broken and even the Pope show an interest in going electric. But over the course of 2010 what stories have been getting the most

GREENIUS ON PATCH.COM: Hey, Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce, I’ve Got Your New Direction Right Here!

Creative Greenius

The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce quietly parted ways with its executive director last week , telling local reporters only that it wanted to embark on “a new direction&# that would include “more community outreach and more collaboration with local businesses and city government.&#.

My Trial LEAF & the trials of public charging

Plugs and Cars

I've got a LEAF for a few days. Very exciting. I'll have a full report soon. But I've got to mention one frustration I've encountered. Restricted charge stations. In San Francisco at this moment there are, I believe, six deployed new J1772 charge stations.

nov. 07 update

DIY Electric Car

Update 11-07-2010. The gauges were a lot of work but worth it! My original idea was just to mount the amp meter, voltmeter, ect on top of the dashboard. But at the behest of a friend I DID take the dashboard apart to get at the instrument cluster, it wasn?t

Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

Hybrid SUV Blog

sales of hybrid SUVs and other fuel efficient vehicles will prove interesting to watch this year, especially if fuel prices remain relatively low. Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely.

Study Finds On-Road Transportation Sector the Greatest Net Contributor to Atmospheric Warming Now and in Mid-Term; Power Sector Takes the Lead by 2050

Green Car Congress

Radiative forcing due to perpetual constant year 2000 emissions grouped by sector for 2020 (left) and 2100 (right) showing the contribution from each species. The net sum of total radiative forcing is indicated by the title of each bar. From Unger et al., Click to enlarge.

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Saying Goodbye to Electric Blue

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Well, as most of you have seen, there hasn't been a lot of activity for several months on this blog. I sold Electric Blue to my friend Murray (shown above) and he is taking good care of her. It's time to move on from this electric vehicle conversion hobby and see where life takes me.

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VW's TDI vehicles are not your grandfathers dirty diesel

National Green Transportation

Do you like this story? Volkswagon has a line of diesel engined vehicles that overturn the preconceptions of diesel, and even call into question the need for hybridization. That's a large statement to make for one such as this author who is a strong electric vehicle

Is the VW TDI technology THE bridge to energy independence?

National Green Transportation

VW, in their Green Diesel brochure, claims their TDI technology is the bridge on the path to energy independence tomorrow. The bridge. The combination of high fuel efficiency and cleaner exhaust is attractive. Anyone who knows