2012

Frost & Sullivan consultant suggests European EV success will require radical lightweighting plus enabling legislation

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The 400 kg (curbweight) Aixam quadricycle, with a 400cc two-cylinder diesel, is an example of the size and weight needed in future city vehicles, Meilhan suggests. Click to enlarge.

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2013 Tesla Model S: Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2013

Green Car Reports

Two years ago, our first-ever Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy award went to the first modern battery-electric car sold in the U.S. How far we've come. This year, our third annual winner is the 2013 Tesla Model S, a car that takes the all-electric vehicle to a new and far more elevated level. But that's far from the only reason it won. The Tesla

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Kenguru NEV for Wheelchairs

Electric Cars are for Girls

The Kenguru NEV is pretty much the PERFECT around-town vehicle for wheelchair users. It's more convenient and easier to use than its gas-guzzling counterpart, and it's a quarter of the price

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Steve Atlas hurt during practice round during TTXGP race at Infineon Raceway

National Green Transportation

Motorcycle pro racer Steve Atlas crashed today during practice rounds for this weekends TTXGP race at Infineon Raceway. Atlas was badly shaken up, and was taken to the hospital for examination, but was apparently okay. The accident badly

World first: driverless electric shuttle sets to work in Switzerland

Green Cars News

Delivery of the world’s first fully-electric driverless shuttle has been made in Switzerland this week.

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Hitachi develops 11 kW permanent magnet motor without rare earth materials

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Conventional industrial 11 kW induction motor (left) and Hitachi’s new 11kW motor (right). Source: Hitachi. Click to enlarge.

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Envia Systems hits 400 Wh/kg target with Li-ion cells; could lower Li-ion cost to $180/kWh

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Envia has developed Li-ion cells with an energy density of 400 Wh/kg using its proprietary HCMR cathode and Silicon-Carbon Composite anode. Credit: Envia Systems. Click to enlarge.

Electric Car Price Guide: Every 2012-2013 Plug-In Car, With Specs

Green Car Reports

It's a hot topic whenever anyone mentions electric cars: Pricing. Many electric cars are more expensive than their regular counterparts, though naturally they cost less to run too. But what do today's electric and plug-in cars actually cost? We've gathered together each plug-in car on sale today in one place. Every vehicle here shows the

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Are Electric Cars Really Bad For The Planet? Simple Math Says No

Green Car Reports

We all know that electric cars charged from renewable sources of energy are much cleaner than gasoline-powered cars, but what about electric cars charged from electricity produced by a dirty coal-fired power plant? For some time, those against the uptake of electric cars have claimed driving an electric car powered by electricity from a coal-fired

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Volvo Trucks/Michelin study finds correct tires, pressure and wheel alignment can reduce truck fuel consumption up to 14.5%

Green Car Congress

A recent study by truck maker Volvo and tire manufacturer Michelin found that having the correct tires, tire pressure and wheel alignment can reduce truck fuel consumption by up to 14.5%. The two-week long, 1,000-km (621-mile) test conducted at Hällered, Volvo’s test circuit in Sweden, featured two Volvo FH 4x2 trucks, each equipped with a 500 hp 13-liter Euro 5 engine. Each hauled a fully loaded van-bodied trailer and weighed 40 tonnes gross.

Electric Car Conversion Kit (for beginners)

Electric Cars are for Girls

Which electric car conversion kit is best for beginners? Answer: These pre-made kits from Canadian Electric Vehicles are just about plug and play

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Steve Atlas hurt during practice round during TTXGP race at Infineon Raceway

National Green Transportation

Motorcycle pro racer Steve Atlas crashed today during practice rounds for this weekends TTXGP race at Infineon Raceway. Atlas was badly shaken up, and was taken to the hospital for examination, but was apparently okay. The accident badly

Testing of Skoda’s electric Octavia continues with TÜV SÜD

Green Cars News

Skoda has stepped up testing of its electric Octavia after handing over a prototype to the Czech division of technical assessment authority TÜV SÜD.

Review: 2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

Review: 2013 Escalade Hybrid. One phrase sums up Cadillac’s 2013 Escalade Hybrid: No compromise. The Escalade offers everything you would expect from a large SUV. It has three rows of seats easily accommodating eight passengers.

Environmental Charter High School Gets Solar; Greenius Goes EcoMedia

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Alison Diaz (with scissors) along with ECHS staff and supporters about to cut the ribbon in front of Environmental Charter High School's new solar-powered greenhouse. photo by Glenn Marzano).

First 2012 Tesla Model S Delivered To Earliest Depositor Steve Jurvetson

Green Car Reports

Deliveries of the 2012 Tesla Model S electric sedan will officially begin on June 22. But the very first production Model S off the line has already been handed over to its new owner. It went to none other than venture capitalist and Tesla board member Steve Jurvetson, who is now driving it around Silicon Valley--complete with a telltale

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Better Place Electric-Car Battery Swapping: Live Report

Green Car Reports

Electric-car infrastructure firm Better Place has spent the past few years creating some serious waves in the electric car world with grandiose claims that it can make electric cars as convenient to use as gasoline ones. Alongside its fully integrated smart-grid network of charging stations, battery packs and cars, Better Place is best known for

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New fast hydrothermal process converts 65% of wet algae feedstock sample to biocrude in one minute

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Biocrude from Nannochloropsis. Credit: Savage Lab. Click to enlarge. A team led by Prof. Phillip Savage at the University of Michigan has found that with appropriate parameters, hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) can convert 65% of wet algae (a Nannochloropsis species) into biocrude in one minute.

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Electric Cars' Secret Advantage: They're Just Nicer To Drive

Green Car Reports

Plug-in electric cars are now on sale from several carmakers, and their sales will rise slowly over the next decade. Right now, most of the marketing for those electric cars focuses on green themes or cost savings on the gasoline drivers don't have to buy. But there's one factor no electric-car maker has yet used to market cars powered by electric

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Auto Dealers' Fight Against Tesla Stores: Elon Musk Weighs In

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors is facing a formidable opponent it may not have sufficiently appreciated: the auto dealers of America, and their state associations. Tesla, you may remember, is selling its electric cars online, not through franchised, independently owned dealers, and delivering them directly to buyers from the factory. In doing so, Tesla Motors

Forget the Toyota Prius: Meet the Pius, An Electric Car You Build Yourself

Green Car Reports

There was a time when wanting an electric car meant you probably had to build it yourself, either creating a car from scratch or converting an existing gasoline car. With great production electric cars on the market, fewer enthusiasts are building their own electric car, but now a company from Japan has unveiled a single seat electric car that

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NEDRA: The National Electric Drag Racing Association

Electric Cars are for Girls

Interview with Mike Willmon, president of NEDRA - the National Electric Drag Racing Association. Not surprisingly, we're talking about driving really, really fast in electric cars

TTXGP 2012 North America season opens at Infineon Raceway

National Green Transportation

It's the season opening race of the 2012 TTXGP North American electric motorcycle racing series, held as in previous years at the Infineon Raceway, north of San Francisco. Gathered is a slightly slimmer grid from what was

London’s driveways become new electric charging network

Green Cars News

London homeowners aren’t just offering their driveways as somewhere for commuters to park, but are now also offering them up as somewhere for EV drivers to charge their cars.

21 Toyota Hybrids By 2015

Hybrid SUV Blog

Toyota to Vastly Expand Hybrid Lines. If there was any doubt about an automaker’s commitment to green technology for its line of vehicles, Toyota sent a clear message with its recent environmental technology development announcement.

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Gas Prices To Soar Above $4 Per Gallon This Spring, Analysts Say

Green Car Reports

Gas prices always soar in the springtime. Northerners venture out of their houses more as milder weather arrives, and the market anticipates higher consumption for summer vacation trips. This year, analysts say, prices could cross the psychologically significant $4-per-gallon mark, adding as much as 60 cents per gallon to the current national

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Electric Cars Equal $1/Gallon Gas For Life + $1,200 Cash A Year

Green Car Reports

Car buyers are notoriously fond of focusing only on the purchase price of new vehicles, without much thinking about the total cost of ownership. For electric cars that may cost twice or more what a similar-size gasoline vehicle does, that's a problem. Still, two separate pieces of evidence begin to make a compelling case for the huge running-cost

Cobham, Jaguar Land Rover and Ricardo partnering to develop switched reluctance traction motor

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Cobham Technical Services is collaborating with Jaguar Land-Rover (JLR) and engineering consultancy Ricardo UK to develop a switched reluctance traction motor.

Study finds biomass-to-liquids fuels could be economically competitive at current price levels; pyrolyzer and biorefinery collectives

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The biorefinery collective encompasses multiple pyrolyzer collectives. Credit: ACS, Manganaro and Lawal. Click to enlarge.

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Toyota Hybrid Battery Replacement Cost Guide

Green Car Reports

"Sure, but what do the batteries cost to replace?" is a question frequently posed to hybrid and electric vehicle owners. It's true that batteries aren't cheap, and at some point down the line they'll have expended their useful life and require replacement. But what do these packs actually cost, if and when that replacement date comes? We've

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How Much And How Fast Will Electric-Car Battery Costs Fall?

Green Car Reports

You hear both sides of the battery cost question a lot when you cover electric cars. One side says, "Electric-car batteries will be brutally expensive for many years to come, so electric cars will never be practical." The other side believes, "With wonderful new discoveries coming out of labs and the pace of progress in electronics, batteries will

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New Battery Promises To Bring 300-Mile Electric Cars To The Masses

Green Car Reports

Here at GreenCarReports, we’re fans of all-electric cars, but even we have to admit that most electric cars on the market today suffer from the same problem: limited range. But according to battery firm Envia Systems, the days of limited-range electric cars could soon be over, thanks to a new battery which almost triples the energy density

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Steve Rapp rides and wrecks for Brammo in TTXGP Qualifying round at Infineon

National Green Transportation

Today, in the second day of 2012 TTXGP electric motorcycle race action at the Infineon Raceway, was a dramatic day. The day began with Team Icon Brammo having exited the paddock in order to repair the Empulse RR after