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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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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

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Kenguru NEV for Wheelchairs

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

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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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World first: driverless electric shuttle sets to work in Switzerland

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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.

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

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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.

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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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

Electric Car Conversion Kit (for beginners)

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

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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

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

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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).

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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Ford’s math on hybrid fuel economy; standing by the C-MAX EPA ratings, acknowledging large real-world variance

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Raj Nair outlining factors affecting real-world fuel economy in hybrids. Click to enlarge.

Demonstration series hydraulic hybrid transit bus yields fuel economy of 6.9 mpg, 110% better than conventional diesel, 30% better than electric hybrids

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The series hydraulic transit bus. Click to enlarge. The BUSolutions demonstrator LCO-140H (Low Cost of Ownership–1 st 40-foot Hybrid) series hydraulic hybrid transit bus yields fuel economy of 6.9

Chinas Golden Concord Holdings and Linc Energy form underground coal gasification to GTL JV in China; 5% stake in Linc

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China-based GCL Projects Limited (GCL), a subsidiary of Golden Concord Holdings Limited, and Australia-based Linc Energy Ltd have agreed to form a joint venture to commercialize UCG (underground coal gasification) to GTL (gas to liquids) in China, with the first multi-gasifier project to commence construction within 6 months of completion of the suite of formal binding legal agreements.

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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

NEDRA: The National Electric Drag Racing Association

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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

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

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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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London’s driveways become new electric charging network

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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

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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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GWU team develops cost-effective solar process to produce lime for cement without CO2 emission

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Conventional thermal decomposition production of lime (left) versus STEP direct solar conversion of calcium carbonate to calcium oxide (right). Click to enlarge.

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Alaska Pipeline Project partners progressing on massive LNG export project; total cost between $45 to 65+ billion

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Concept of the Alaska Southcentral LNG Project. Click to enlarge.

McKinsey analysis indicates Li-ion pack prices could fall to $160/kWh by 2025; EV TCO competitive with combustion engine vehicles

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The interaction of battery and fuel costs will determine the size of the market for electric vehicles. Source: McKinsey, Hensley et al. Click to enlarge.

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PwC analysis finds meeting 2 C warming target would require “unprecedented and sustained” reductions over four decades

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PwC analysis finds a need for global carbon intensity to drop an average of 5.1% per year through 2050. Click to enlarge.

Rice team develops thermal nano-oil with high thermal conductivity and good insulation properties

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Enhancement in thermal conductivity. Credit: ACS, Taha-Tijerina et al. Click to enlarge.

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

Ioxus introduces new iCAP ultracapacitor series with a 3,000F cell

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The iCAP 3000F cells. Click to enlarge. Ioxus, Inc. introduced its new iCAP 3,000 Farad (F) ultracapacitor, the first size in a new family of cell products.

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First 2012 Tesla Model S Delivered To Earliest Depositor Steve Jurvetson

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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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