2011

Tango Electric Car

Electric Cars are for Girls

It's small, but don't be too quick to judge the Tango electric car by its size

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Latest test results for Achates Power two-stroke opposed-piston engine show 20% improvement over four-stroke diesel; BTE of 45.1% at best operating point

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Single-cylinder Achates research engine installed in test cell. Source: Achates Power. Click to enlarge.

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BREAKING: Tesla Making Faster 2012 Model S, 0-60 In Under 4.5 Seconds

Green Car Reports

We already know a lot about the all-electric 2012 Tesla Model S sedan -- but at a press event ahead of tonight’s exclusive VIP event at the former Toyota NUMMI facility in Fremont, California, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced Tesla was making a faster Model S for those with a sporty side. Cutting the brisk 0-60 time of the standard Model S from

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The electricity in gasoline

Plugs and Cars

I just ran across the latest available data, from 2005, for the electricity consumption by petroleum refineries. Source: Energy Statistics Database | United Nations Statistics Division ) The US is, hoorah, #1. Almost 49,000,000,000 kWh. One electric car, roughly speaking, will use about 3000 kWh to go about 12,000 miles. That means the electricity alone we use to refine petroleum each year could drive over 16,000,o00 electric cars 12,000 miles each year.

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GE and Nissan to work on integrating electric vehicles and smart grid

National Green Transportation

There are some among the powers-that-be who are salivating over the thought of vast parking lots full of electric vehicles, each plugged into the smart grid. Every so often this salivation bubbles up with articles glowing with

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Dude! What Part of Fires, Flood, Drought & Record Temps Didn’t You Understand?

Creative Greenius

You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet. That’s What Happens When YOU’RE the Jackass driving 140 Miles An Hour Totally Toasted.

Sumitomo considering marketing new lower-temperature molten-salt electrolyte battery to automakers for EVs and hybrids

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Construction of the molten-salt electrolyte battery. Source: Sumitomo. Click to enlarge. Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. is considering targeting its lower-temperature molten-salt electrolyte battery, being developed in partnership with Kyoto University ( earlier post ), to makers of electric and hybrid passenger cars, according to Bloomberg.

Adding Urea To Clean Diesel Cars: Can I Just Pee In The Tank?

Green Car Reports

We get punchy around High Gear Media occasionally, and sometimes we BS back and forth about topics less salubrious than, say, fuel efficiency and lowering our oil dependency. Which is how the following question came up: If the urea runs low in my new clean-diesel car, can I just pee in the tank to top it up? Urea to cut NOx First, a bit of

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Tips For Buying a Used Golf Cart

Electric Cars are for Girls

Buying a used golf cart can be a very confusing undertaking. Here are some tips to help you avoid disappointment

California ARB releases three studies showing fine particle pollution a threat to cardiovascular health

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ARB regulates two size classes of particles: up to 10 microns (PM 10 ) and up to 2.5 microns in size (PM 2.5 ). particles are a subset of PM 10. Source: ARB. Click to enlarge.

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Shell exec says biofuels are the most important alternative to fossil hydrocarbons in mobility for the next 20 years

Green Car Congress

In a keynote interview to open F.O. Licht’s World Ethanol & Biofuels in Barcelona on 8 November, Arthur Reijnhart, General Manager, Alternative Energies and Fuel Development Strategy for Shell, described a scenario of an increasingly diverse energy supply landscape against a backdrop of soaring demand between now and 2050, driven by population growth, increasing incomes and increasing urbanisation of the world’s population.

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FIRST-EVER plug-in prius! Really?

Plugs and Cars

A story on Toyota's announcement that an ordering system for the plug-in prius will be coming later this year prompted me to check out the site. I find it rather funny and rather sad. THE FIRST-EVER prius plug-in hybrid," it says. Really? Ask Felix Kramer of CalCars. Ask any of the hundreds of individuals and fleets driving around in prius converted to have plug-in capability. It's not even Toyota's first plug-in prius. They've been showing variants around for more than two years.

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Dutch Cycling Embassy: Teaching the world to cycle

National Green Transportation

The people of the Netherlands have always bicycled around. Like most countries after World War II they adopted gasoline powered cars and their roads became clogged resulting in degraded lifestyle for pedestrians and bicyclists. That is until the

Start-Up Electric Car Company Green Vehicles Folds, Costs City $500,000

All Cars Electric

Consider today's collapse of electric car company Green Vehicles an object lesson in why it's a bad idea for cities to invest in the risky business of start-up car companies--perhaps especially start-up electric car companies. The city of Salinas, California learned that lesson today as Green Vehicles shut its doors, costing the city more than

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What Might JX25h Stand For?

Hybrid SUV Blog

Is the 2013 JX Crossover Concept Infiniti’s Next Hybrid? With an expected formal introduction at the LA Auto Show in November, Infiniti took its 2013 JX Crossover Concept out of a spin in early July.

EVs will struggle to cut oil demand, report finds

Green Cars News

The ‘dawn of the EV’ may prove a false one according to the latest research for industry analysts at TrendTracker. The automotive insight firm’s latest report ‘Electric Vehicles: Energy, Infrastructure and the Mobility Market in the Real World’, says that as the global car population doubles to over two billion, with countries such China becoming [.]. Electric cars cost electric car ev infrastruture range Toby Procter TrendTracker

Greenius Wins The SEED Award for Environmental Outreach & Education

Creative Greenius

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Daimler and BASF jointly develop smart forvision concept electric vehicle; energy efficiency, temperature management and lightweight design

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Hexagonal, transparent solar cells on the roof of the smart forvision. Click to enlarge. Daimler and BASF have developed a new joint concept electric vehicle that combines both companies’ ideas for holistic electric mobility.

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How Google's Self-Driving Car Works

Green Car Reports

Once a secret project, Google's autonomous vehicles are now out in the open, quite literally, with the company test-driving them on public roads and, on one occasion, even inviting people to ride inside one of the robot cars as it raced around a closed course. Google's fleet of robotic Toyota Priuses has now logged more than 190,000 miles (about

Electric Car Motors: AC vs. DC

Electric Cars are for Girls

There are a lot of motors out there, but which are better electric car motors - AC or DC

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Japan researchers proposing novel method for powering on-road EVs

Green Car Congress

Masahiro Hanazawa at Toyota Central R&D Labs and Takashi Ohira at Toyohashi University of Technology (Toyohashi Tech) are proposing a novel solution for powering EVs capable of running unlimited distances without being hampered by battery limitations.

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Study puts total automobile air emissions costs in 86 metro areas in US at $145M/day

Green Car Congress

A new study published in the journal Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board estimates total automobile air emission costs in 86 US metropolitan areas to be US$145 million/day, with Los Angeles, California, and New York City (each US$23 million per day) having the highest totals. These external costs average US$0.64 per day per person and US$0.03 per vehicle mile traveled.

GM's First New Battery Electric Car: 2013 Chevrolet Spark EV To Launch In U.S.

Green Car Reports

GM [NYSE:GM] had hoped to announce its latest green vehicle tomorrow morning, at a nice, orderly, staged press event to celebrate Chevrolet's 100th birthday. But one of its hometown papers jumped the gun and broke the news: The largest domestic car company will launch a small battery electric vehicle in the U.S. market. While The Detroit News had

MotoCzysz wins 2011 TTZERO electric motorcycle race on the Isle of Man

National Green Transportation

For the third year electric motorcycles returned to the TT Week on the Isle of Man, and for the second year running MotoCzysz is the winner in todays 2011 TT Zero race. Their two bikes came in 1st and

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Walgreens Promises To Install 800 EV Chargers At Its Stores

All Cars Electric

Cracker Barrel did it at all its Tennessee stores, and Best Buy is doing it at stores all around the country. Now pharmaceuticals giant Walgreens is getting in on the action as well. If you hadn’t guessed, we’re talking about installing electric car charging stations, a trend that's getting more common among big businesses across the

2012 Ford Escape Hybrid Available

Hybrid SUV Blog

The Ford Escape is Ford’s best selling SUV ever. Offering a hybrid version potentially could have both good and bad implications for Ford. On the plus side, the popularity of the gasoline-only version gives Ford a leg up in promoting the hybrid vehicle.

Manufacturer Spotlight: Tesla Motors

Green Cars News

Where we stand: May, 2011 We break with our traditional format for Manufacturer Spotlight this month to take a look at a car maker that focuses solely on the manufacture of electric vehicles and electric vehicle powertrain components – Tesla Motors. The company is the only carmaker building and selling a battery electric sports car [.]. Manufacturer Spotlight Tesla Motors Model S Roadster Roadster Sport Tesla U.S

Greenius Wins The SEED Award for Environmental Outreach & Education

Creative Greenius

environment

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MIT team synthesizes all carbon nanofiber electrodes for high-energy rechargeable Li-air batteries

Green Car Congress

Gravimetric Ragone plot comparing energy and power characteristics of CNF electrodes based on the pristine and discharged electrode weight with that of LiCoO 2. Source: Mitchell et al. Click to enlarge. A team at MIT, led by Carl V.

2014 Nissan Leaf Will Cost Less, Go Wireless, Travel Further, Be Smarter

Green Car Reports

Last week we told you that Infiniti, Nissan’s luxury brand, would be including wireless inductive charging on the option list for its first electric car. Now Nissan has confirmed that the 2014 Leaf will also be able to wirelessly recharge itself using a suitable inductive charging station, doing away with those pesky power cables for good

Duke's Garage: Electric Car Conversion Shop

Electric Cars are for Girls

Duke's Garage is an electric car conversion shop, but my favorite thing they've been doing lately is not a conversion. It's a brand new car

Range Rover Plug-In Diesel Hybrid Prototype: Exclusive Photos!

Green Car Reports

Sometimes, the staff of Green Car Reports has to travel hundreds, even thousands, of miles to bring you first drive reports, auto show highlights and exclusive green-car coverage. Other times, we just have to visit the local shopping mall. That's where we took these exclusive photographs of a completely undisguised Range Rover Sport diesel plug-in

2012 Fisker Karma: 20 MPG On Gasoline, 32-Mi Electric Range

Green Car Reports

It's been a long and painful year for Fisker Automotive, with deliveries of its 2012 Karma extended-range electric sport sedan repeatedly delayed from the original target of May. Now, with certification earlier this week from the Environmental Protection Agency that the car complies with emissions standards, Fisker can legally start to deliver its

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Our Guide To Every 2012 Clean Diesel Car On Sale In The U.S.

Green Car Reports

It was much easier to be suspicious of older diesels with their poor performance, noise and so-so economy figures, and images of diesel-powered trucks "rolling coal" did nothing for their green image either. The latest generation of diesels are significantly cleaner than their older brethren, with particulate filters and urea injection reducing