2013

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.

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

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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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ABB develops and demonstrates “flash charging” system for electric buses

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Close-up of the charging mechanism on the demo TOSA bus. Source: ABB. Click to enlarge. ABB has developed and is demonstrating a high-capacity “flash charging” system for electric buses.

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TU/e student team unveils solar-powered family car for World Solar Challenge

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The Solar Team Eindhoven (STE) of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) presented the world’s first solar-powered family car. Stella ” is the first “energy-positive car” with room for four people, a trunk, intuitive steering and a range of 600 kilometers (373 miles). This is the car being entered by the student team in the Cruiser class of the World Solar Challenge that starts in Australia in October 2013. Stella. Click to enlarge.

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Audi to introduce natural gas A3 Sportback g-tron at year’s end; CO2-neutral e-gas

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Audi A3 Sportback g-tron. Click to enlarge. Audi will introduce the compact A3 Sportback g-tron—which can be powered by the CO 2 -neutral Audi e-gas, synthetic methane generated from eco-electricity in the Audi e-gas project ( earlier post )—at the end of the year.

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When Will The Last Gasoline Car Be Built? 2070, Shell Oil Says

Green Car Reports

The disappearance of internal-combustion engines is far from inevitable today, but several groups and governments are now predicting when the last gasoline vehicles will be sold.

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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.

I’ve Done The Math – Now I’m Doing Something About It

Creative Greenius

Why would your Creative Greenius walk away from his high-paying, highly rewarding executive role at CBS EcoMedia where I was working to fund environmental, education, and wellness projects all across the USA, just as the company hit more growth milestones and was likely to pay generous bonuses?

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Cadillac increases use of structural adhesives and aluminum for lightweighting, performance and quietness

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Cadillac is making greater use of structural adhesives and aluminum to reduce overall weight of the ATS and CTS sedans, contributing to better ride and handling and reduced cabin noise in both models.

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Tesla To Add Production Capacity For 35,000 More Electric Cars

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] is gearing up for increased production over the next few years with the aid of healthy tax breaks from its home state of California. It''ll save the company as much as $34.7

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GM Developing Tesla Model E Rival: 200-Mile, $30,000 Electric Car?

Green Car Reports

So far, the Tesla Model S is alone among plug-in electric cars in providing 200 miles or more of electric range. But as Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] prepares to roll out its more affordable Model E late in 2016, it may face serious competition from General Motors.

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.

E.ON Power-to-Gas facility begins commercial operations; wind-to-H2

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has inaugurated commercial operations at its Power-to-Gas (P2G) facility in Falkenhagen, Germany. Earlier post.) The plant uses wind power and Hydrogenics’ electrolysis equipment to transform water into hydrogen, which is then injected into the existing regional natural gas transmission system.

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GE and Berkeley Lab developing water-based high energy density flow battery for EVs

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Conceptual design of a water-based flow battery GE scientists are researching as part of ARPA-E’s RANGE program. This battery could be one-fourth the cost of current car batteries, and could nearly triple the distance electric vehicles could travel on a single charge. Click to enlarge.

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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.

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.

Comprehensive assessment concludes black carbon second-most important human emission in warming climate

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A comprehensive assessment of black-carbon climate forcing accepted for publication in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres estimates that black carbon, with a total climate forcing of +1.1?W?m

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Anderman report sees strongest growth for full-hybrid systems; Li-ion batteries for hybrids may be in short supply

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Low-cost 14V micro hybrid systems and full (strong) hybrid (i.e.,

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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.

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.

American Honda installs 1MW Bloom Energy solid oxide fuel cell system at Torrance campus

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American Honda Motor Co., has installed a new 1MW solid oxide fuel cell system from Bloom Energy ( earlier post ) on its Torrance, California campus. The fuel cell system comprises five energy servers each producing 200 kW of power, and will provide 25% of Honda’s electricity needs for its 1.13 million square feet of office space, research, design and development operations, and parts distribution center on the 101 acre campus.

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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