2014

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Toyota Central R&D developing free-piston engine linear generator; envisioning multi-FPEG units for electric drive vehicles

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Toyota’s FPEG features a hollow step-shaped piston, combustion chamber and gas spring chamber. Click to enlarge. A team at Toyota Central R&D Labs Inc.

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Electric Aircraft Are On The Way, Stylish E-FAN Makes First Flight

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While electric vehicles are gaining popularity in the automotive world, the aviation industry is also looking into ways to clean up its act. French firm Airbus is best known for its large passenger jets--including the double-deck Airbus A380--but its latest project is rather smaller.

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California giving electric car owning tenants right to install charging stations

National Green Transportation

On Monday, the California Legislature sent Gov. Brown a law meant to ease a big electric car adoption hurdle. The law, AB-2565, which passed in the California Senate on Monday after earlier approval by the House, will require

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Wendy Greuel Our Best Bet To Get To 100% Renewable Energy In Time

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Joe Galliani in Keep Hermosa Hermosa hat receiving his 2014 Environmental Hero Award from the City of Manhattan Beach and V.O.I.C.E. with Sona Kalapura, Manhattan Beach Mayor Amy Howorth, State Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, Kaye Gagnon of V.O.I.C.E and Councilman Wayne Powell.

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JLR running on solar power

Green Cars News

Jaguar Land Rover has finished building the UK’s largest rooftop solar panel array at the company’s new Engine Manufacturing Centre in Staffordshire. The facility has been designed with sustainability in mind and has been awarded an ‘Excellent’ rating by BREEAM. The array is made up of more than [.].

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New Study Doesn't Say 'Electric Cars Aren't Green' (Headlines To The Contrary)

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Brace yourself, electric-car fans and advocates. It may be a bumpy ride for the next few days.

Dual-Carbon Battery: Same Energy Density, Safer, Longer Life Than Lithium-Ion, Says Power Japan Plus

Green Car Reports

In the search for better electric-car batteries, lots of lab research has to happen before anything can be announced. Today, a company called Power Japan Plus came out of stealth mode to unveil a new battery chemistry, with both electrodes--anode and cathode--made of carbon.

Could Solar Roads Meet Our Power Needs? Crowdfunding Project Begins

Green Car Reports

If there''s one big problem with centralized solar power facilities it''s that finding the space to build them is quite difficult. But what if you could take existing infrastructure and put it to other uses?

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Ongoing market rollout for SAE hydrogen fueling standards

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Tesla Model S P85D Obliterates Ferrari In Drag Race (Video)

Green Car Reports

The Tesla Model S P85D has only been on sale for a few weeks. But given its specifications it was only a matter of time before the dual-motor all-wheel drive electric car bloodied the nose of a more traditional performance vehicle.

Is Walmart's WAVE Concept Truck The Fuel-Efficient Future Of Semis?

Green Car Reports

Heavy-duty trucks spend more time on the road than passenger vehicles, so improving their efficiency can have a major effect on emissions--and their owners'' bottom lines. That''s why Walmart is getting into the truck-design business with the WAVE--Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience--concept.

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Many Car Dealers Don't Want To Sell Electric Cars: Here's Why

Green Car Reports

The stories abound: A car buyer walks into a dealership, educated about the electric car she wants to buy.and the salesperson tries to convince her she doesn''t want that car after all. She really wants a gasoline car, he argues.

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Bentley plant scoops environmental award

Green Cars News

Bentley may not be the first name you associate with environmental consideration, but the British brand has become the first car manufacturer to be awarded the triple Carbon Trust Standard for carbon, water and waste reduction at its headquarters in Cheshire. The certification has verified Bentle[.].

2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Car At Los Angeles Auto Show (Video)

Green Car Reports

The 2016 Toyota Mirai, seen here in its production form, is the first-ever hydrogen fuel-cell car to be offered for sale by a major automaker. It goes on sale in Japan next month, and will arrive in North America in the second half of next year.

Tesla P85D Top Speed, PerformanceTo Be Boosted In 'Next Few Months'

Green Car Reports

The Tesla Model S P85D electric car''s greatest talent seems to be generating outrageous performance figures. Tesla itself claims the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive car produces 691 horsepower. Now, the first independent test of its torque is equally impressive.

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Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf Ready Second Acts

Green Car Reports

The Nissan Leaf electric car and Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid went on sale within days of each other back in December 2010. Now, we''re expecting second-generation versions of both cars for 2016--and each will have significant upgrades.

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Michigan Gov Snyder Signs Anti-Tesla Bill Called 'Corrupt Politics At Its Worst'

Green Car Reports

As expected, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder yesterday signed a bill that bans Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars directly to buyers online in the state.

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Life With Tesla Model S: One Year And 15,000 Miles Later

Green Car Reports

Well, it''s now been a year since I took delivery of my dark green 2013 Tesla Model S with the 60-kilowatt-hour battery. After almost four years of waiting, those first days after delivery were euphoric.

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Opbrid B?sbaar demonstrates ultra-fast charging at 625 Amps; pathway to 2-3 minute bus charging

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The infrared photo shows a temperature increase of only 9.8 degrees at the junction between the pantograph and the overhead charging rail of the Opbrid B?sbaar sbaar at 625 A. Click to enlarge.

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Harley Davidson Reveals LiveWire Electric Motorcycle: Video

Green Car Reports

Harley Davidson, the brand behind those often obnoxiously loud V-twin motorcycles favored by bikers, has built an electric motorcycle. No, the sky is not falling.

Electric Cars Have Lots Of Torque; Use It Wisely, Kids! (Video)

Green Car Reports

Electric-car ads typically emphasize efficiency and sustainability, but electric power offers other advantages too. In "Easy Thrills," its latest video ad for the Leaf plug-in, Nissan shows how an electric motor''s instantly-available torque can enliven the driving experience.

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Electric Cars Cut Greenhouse Gases Even More Than Expected, NASA Says

Green Car Reports

A trial program with electric cars at the Kennedy Space Center is going better than expected, cutting greenhouse gas emissions in company vehicles.

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Electric Motorcycle Gangs: You'll Never Hear Them Coming

Green Car Reports

Bikers are pack animals by nature. They like to ride in groups and enjoy the open road with a few friends. Biker gangs are well known to ride together wearing the same leathers. Group rides for charity are common in the summer and fall riding seasons.

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New electric car battery could triple EV driving range

Green Cars News

Scientists have developed a new lithium ion battery which could overcome the two major complaints about current generation batteries – price and range. What’s even better, the new battery could become fully commercialised in just over a year’s time. Developed by scientists at the Massachusetts I[.].

2015 Tesla Model X Prototype Seen Testing On Southern California Roads

Green Car Reports

Get out the binoculars, because there''s been a 2015 Tesla Model X has been seen on public roads. Instagram user jmtibs (via InsideEVs) spotted a Tesla Model X electric crossover prototype testing on the streets of Culver City, California.

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First Tesla Model S Convertible Built By Newport Engineering (Video)

Green Car Reports

Electric-car buyers who want to feel the wind in their hair don''t have many choices. Aside from the 2014 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive--and the now-discontinued Tesla Roadster--electric convertibles haven''t been a segment in which carmakers have expressed much interest.

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Elon Musk Talks Tesla Model X Details, Model S Upgrades, At Europe Q+A Sessions

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors is notoriously stingy with information about its cars and future plans, to the great frustration of news-hungry Model S owners and fans.

What Is It Like To Drive A Turbine Electric Truck? (Video)

Green Car Reports

Common advertising practice tends to show you how your life can be made better by a product--easier, perhaps, or more fun, or bringing friends and family closer together. If you''re advertising a commercial truck, you might show it hauling heavy loads, or maneuvering with ease around a city.

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Airbus Electric Aircraft Makes Public Flight In UK, We Still Want One

Green Car Reports

Aircraft--larger ones, at least--are surprisingly fuel-efficient ways of moving people around. They are however quite noisy, and aren''t subject to nearly as many pollution controls as road vehicles, so there''s still plenty room for improvement.

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Wireless charging company WiTricity scaling up EV charging capability as well as itself

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The Videos Car Dealers Hate: Is It 'Haggling' Or 'Negotiating'?

Green Car Reports

Car dealers often come in for criticism, especially among electric-car advocates and Tesla Motors supporters who have watched state dealership lobbying groups make Tesla''s direct-sales model illegal in a number of states.

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Nissan e-NV200 Electric Minivan Production Starts In Spain (VIDEO)

Green Car Reports

Nissan officially started production of its second electric vehicle, the Nissan e-NV200 small van, at its assembly plant in Barcelona, Spain.

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Carbon Fiber Wheels Proposed To Cut Weight, Boost Efficiency

Green Car Reports

You probably don''t think about your car''s wheels that much, but to state the exceedingly obvious they''re an essential part of every car. They''re also surprisingly heavy, as you''ll know if you''ve ever rotated your tires or had to change to a spare at the side of the road.

Lexus CT 200h Hybrid Ad Slams Electric BMW i3: Gloves Come Off

Green Car Reports

Is Toyota feeling more than a little threatened by electric and diesel alternatives to the hybrid segment it dominates? Its luxury Lexus brand has continued with a series of ads that either highlight the shortcomings of alternative powertrains or sneer at them--depending on your point of view.

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