2013

Electric Cars So Disruptive, Gas Cars Will Be Obsolete In 2016, Says Futurist

Green Car Reports

Many people like to think they can predict the future, but only futurists (and psychics) get paid to do it.

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ABB commissions world’s highest capacity HVDC Light underwater power link

Green Car Congress

ABB has delivered the East West Interconnector to EirGrid, the Irish transmission system operator.

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Toyota hybrid cars enjoy huge surge in sales

Green Cars News

Japanese carmaker Toyota has had a firm grip on the hybrid car market for many years: and now it is smashing through its own sales records. During the first quarter of the year, full hybrid car sales from Toyota and its luxury brand Lexus totalled 38,763: that’s up an incredible 82.3

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eRoadRacing World Cup replaces TTXGP and FIM e-Power, releases calendar

National Green Transportation

Electric motorcycle racing takes a step into a whole new chapter with release on Thursday of the name of a new series, eRoadRacing World Cup, and the provisional calendar for the 2013 racing season. This series replaces both the

Hybrid QX60 Hits The Streets

Hybrid SUV Blog

Not too long ago, hybrid vehicles cost thousands more than their conventionally-fueled counterparts. The technology was new, and the whole ‘hybrid experience’ seemed to be much more ‘exciting’ than it is today.

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Tesla Underground: Texas Franchise Rules Make Model S Owners Skirt The Law

Green Car Reports

Over the last couple of years, Tesla Motors has fought legal and legislative battles in a number of states over proposed or current state laws that try to stymie its unique factory-direct sales and service model.

Electric Cars: 12 Percent Of All New-Car Sales In Norway Last Month

Green Car Reports

Norway loves electric cars. So much so that last month, over a tenth of all the new cars sold had a plug. When the figure in other countries worldwide is usually in the fractions of a percent range, you''ll be aware how significant that number is.

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“Project Volt Gas Volt” proposes long-term financing plan to support widespread implementation of power-to-gas systems

Green Car Congress

Project Volt Gas Volt is based on a long-term financing plan and the use of existing technologies for the large-scale conversion of surplus renewable electricity to methane, with subsequent reuse. Diagram: Isabelle Plat. Click to enlarge.

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Will Quebec Join California, Oregon As Electric-Car Pioneers?

Green Car Reports

Today, California buys the largest number of plug-in electric cars by far of any North American state or province. But the many civic benefits of electric cars--from zero emissions to greater energy efficiency--are inspiring other locales to step up to the plate.

Etiquette Tips For Electric-Car Charging: New Video Explains It All

Green Car Reports

The modern wave of electric cars has brought with it many benefits, but also a few downsides.

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Low carbon vehicles – more than the sum of their parts?

Green Cars News

How do socio-cultural factors impact on the uptake of low emission vehicles? That’s a question for Coventry University PhD student, Jonathan Kershaw who is currently researching this area.

Tesla Motors takes the initiative to extinguish Model S fire worries

National Green Transportation

Tesla Motors announced on Tuesday measures meant to address concerns over fire risk in the Tesla Model S, reiterating the overall safety of that company's electric luxury car. Since October 1, 2013, three Tesla Model S&#39

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Hybrid Nissan Pathfinder

Hybrid SUV Blog

Many years ago, the Nissan Pathfinder was one of America’s favorite SUVs. It was a sturdy, go-anywhere brute, with concealed rear door handles and room for 5. Compared to its rivals from Jeep and Chevrolet, the Pathfinder ruled.

What Can I Save Driving An Electric Car? Apps Can Help, Soon

Green Car Reports

Last month, Apple Stores in the United States began stocking the Automatic Link. And it might just point the way toward how to convince more car buyers that a plug-in electric car--or other alternatives, from hybrid to diesel to natural gas, for that matter--could make economic sense.

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Quick-Charging Two In One: Tesla To Offer $1,000 CHAdeMO Adaptor For Electric Cars

Green Car Reports

Sometimes, going it alone is tough.

One New York Cabbie Loves His Nissan Leaf Electric Taxi

Green Car Reports

There can be few tougher tests for a car than as a taxi in New York City. Tough roads and even tougher traffic makes the city a workout for any vehicle, but one cabby is enjoying the Nissan Leaf he''s driving as part of the city''s electric vehicle trials.

Plug-In Electric Car Sales Triple In 2012 As Buyers, Models Increase

Green Car Reports

car buyers took home about 17,500 plug-in electric cars in 2011. Last year, the numbers got better. A lot better. In 2012, about 53,000 electric cars were likely sold--essentially triple the prior year's number. Not bad, huh?

Women Now Buying One-Third Of All Nissan Leaf Electric Cars

Green Car Reports

Perhaps a result of the comparatively limited selection of electric cars currently on sale, they''ve not yet developed any real gender stereotypes.

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Stanford team develops new approach to overcoming capacity fading in Lithium-sulfur batteries

Green Car Congress

Electrochemical performance of the modified hollow carbon nanofiber cathode. (a) a) Specific capacities of the PVP modified sulfur cathode at C/5, C/2 and 1C cycling rates. (b) b) Comparison of cycling performance at C/2 with and without the PVP modification. Credit: ACS, Zheng et al.

Tesla Model S Gets Five Stars For Crash Safety From NHTSA

Green Car Reports

The Tesla Model S electric sedan has become the latest car to be awarded a full five star crash test rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

2015 BMW i8 To Feature World's First Laser Headlights

Green Car Reports

BMW''s plug-in hybrid i8 sports car is set to be one of the most exciting cars of 2014, but it''ll also be one of the most technologically advanced.

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UK reveals plan for 1.6 million hydrogen cars by 2020

Green Cars News

With plans to put over one and a half million hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCEVs) on the roads by 2020, the UKH2Mobility project has published its Phase 1 report on how it expects to meet this target and what it has achieved so far.

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Coda Automotive shuts down as parent company refocuses on Coda Energy

National Green Transportation

As has been expected by watchers of Coda Automotive, parent company Coda Holdings announced on Wednesday that it is seeking bankruptcy protection as it shuts down Coda Automotive and restructures to focus on Coda Energy. Coda Energy is the

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BMW X5 eDrive Concept SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

. In order to meet future fuel MPG standards, automakers are starting to adopt electricity en-mass. Modern consumers aren’t ready to forsake the perceived reliability of gasoline engines, and EV infrastructure is still being developed.

Tesla's Elon Musk: Model S Fires Overhyped, Car Is Safe

Green Car Reports

Recent fires of Tesla Model S electric cars aren''t worrying the company''s CEO, Elon Musk--at least publicly.

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Volvo Concept Coupe Plug-In Hybrid: Classic P1800 Reimagined

Green Car Reports

"The new Volvo Concept Coupé reveals how we could shape our cars from now on. Free from the superficial surface excitement of other car brands, we add emotional value to the Volvo brand with the calm, confident beauty that is the hallmark of Scandinavian design."

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Can Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicles Compete With Electric Cars?

Green Car Reports

Suddenly, hydrogen fuel-cell cars are back in the news. Headlines have proclaimed a coming battle between plug-in electric cars and the new shining hope, hydrogen-powered vehicles. Three automakers--Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota--will offer fuel-cell cars to consumers by the end of 2015, albeit in small numbers and limited areas. Today, the only such

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Tesla Model S Was Best-Selling Car In Norway For September

Green Car Reports

Well, here''s a first: The best-selling car in Norway is the Tesla Model S. Not the best-selling electric car. Not the best-selling car with a plug. For the month of September, the Tesla Model S was the best-selling car, period. Silicon Valley startup electric-car maker Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] sold 616 Tesla Model S cars in Norway last month

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Could Google Buy Tesla? Should It?

Green Car Reports

Speculating on what will happen to Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] can be endlessly entertaining, and the discussions have taken up terabytes of server space already. But last week, a Forbes contributor suggested an intriguing notion: Should search giant Google buy Tesla? The conventional wisdom has been that ultimately, Tesla''s backers and board will

UC Irvine study finds organic constituents of UFP play important role in heart disease; suggestions for more effective emission control

Green Car Congress

Particle scale. Inset: 4 polydisperse modes of traffic-related ambient particulate matter span approximately 4 orders of magnitude from below 1 nm to above 10 ?m. Source: Kleinman presentation. Click to enlarge.

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Tesla's Talks With Samsung For Electric-Car Batteries Get More Serious

Green Car Reports

Tesla is looking for a new partner to produce electric-car batteries in addition to its current maker, Panasonic, and it may have found one. Or not. Reuters reports that Tesla''s talks with Samsung SDI--a division of Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.--are are getting more serious. Spokespeople from both companies said nothing

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Will Europe Too Write Rules To Make Quiet Electric Cars Noisier?

Green Car Reports

This one just isn''t going to go away, is it? A member of the UK parliament is set to raise concerns that electric cars are "a new threat" to pedestrians due to their low levels of noise.

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Toyota named most valuable automotive brand

Green Cars News

Toyota has been named the most valuable automotive brand in the world, as it took the top spot among car firms in the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2013. Toyota''s brand value increased by 12% to $24.5 billion (?16.2

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Tesla's West Coast Supercharger Corridor opens for Model S road trips

National Green Transportation

Tesla Motors announced on Wednesday the opening of the West Coast Supercharger Corridor. This is a continuous string of Supercharger stations from San Diego to the Canadian border, with enough stations in-between allowing Tesla Model S owners to