2009

Hybrids Just One Of Many Auto Niches

Hybrid SUV Blog

When you spend a lot of time concentrating on just one segment of the auto industry, it is easy to lose track of the fact that there are many niche auto-related markets and corresponding websites.

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Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

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Pick up a greener C3 Picasso

Green Cars News

The Citroen C3 Picasso has been tweaked to bring it under the all important sub-120g/km of CO2 category. Adjusted to produce just 119g/km,the C3 Picasso 1.6HDi 16v 90hp diesel engine variant now sits in tax band C reducing the annual road tax on the model from £120 to just £35.

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Scuderi Group Unveils Cutaway Model of First Production Prototype of Split Cycle Engine

Green Car Congress

Model of the working prototype. The engine is packaged as a research engine, with easy access for instrumentation, a balancer shaft, etc., not as a production unit. Click to enlarge.

Why Can't We Buy Small European Diesels in the U.S.?

Green Car Reports

It may be the one question we hear most often here at GreenCarReports.com: Why can't I buy one of those great little fuel-efficient diesels, like they have in Europe? Take, for example, the ultra-high-mileage Econetic version of the Ford Fiesta, sold in Europe with a 1.6-liter turbodiesel that returns 63 miles per gallon on the European cycle.

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Seeing the Nissan Leaf in Person

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Things have been nuts this week, but I did get a chance to see the Nissan Leaf come to Portland today. It arrived at OMSI this morning and the OEVA got a private session with the Leaf this afternoon. Here's Nissan's spokesperson who graciously answered all our geeky questions about the car.

Reva to bring new electric car to Iceland

Plugs and Cars

Reva, the Indian electric car company best known for the G-Whiz in England, has signed a deal to bring their new product to Iceland with sales beginning within a year. The NXG and NXR, revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show recently, have a Th!nk

Planning a 1995 Mazda b2300 conversion

DIY Electric Car

I have purchased a 1995 Mazda b 2300 small truck with the intent of converting it into an EV. Purchase price was $ 650.00

Worldwide Hybrid Views Changing

Hybrid SUV Blog

60% of people surveyed would buy a hybrid today. A recent study by Synovate, a marketing research company, polled 13,500 urban people around the world. The study looked at how preferences for hybrid cars and general eco-mindedness differed around the globe.

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How to Get a Plug-In Hybrid

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Carmakers Say.

Petrol Alto beats diesel rivals in Green Car Challenge

Green Cars News

Last week’s Global Green Challenge in Australia threw a number of vehicles in the spotlight, after many of the competing vehicles showed amazing eco-credentials. None more so than the Suzuki Alto, not because it is an exciting eco-concept but because it is an ordinary enough, full production car.

Pharos Marine Plans Dual Fuel Hydrogen-Diesel Super Yacht

Green Car Congress

Superyachttimes.com. Egypt-based Pharos Marine unveiled plans for a 60-meter dual-fuel hydrogen-diesel electric superyacht, the Orcageno. The Orcageno. Click to enlarge.

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Elon - and the Model S - Appear On Letterman

Revenge of the Electric Car

Tesla CEO Elon Musk appeared on the David Letterman show on Wednesday. Dave and Elon talk about the Roaster, the Model S and the future of electric cars. Watch out for the name check for ‘Who Killed the Electric Car’ around 3 minutes in … Tags: In the Media Tesla Model S

Saying Goodbye to my 2007 Dream Project

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I contacted someone who expressed interest in purchasing the 914 a few months ago and that contact came through for me. Here's my parting shot with Dan, the new 914 EV owner. Dan has worked with a Bradley GT EV before, so he knows the ropes.

New Nickel-Lithium Battery Has Ultra-High Energy Density

All Cars Electric

Researchers at Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) have succeeded in making the world's first Ni-Li battery, a formulation that holds more than 3.5 times the energy of Li-ion batteries and doesn't run the risk of catching fire. By including a membrane made of the recently developed glass-ceramic

Greenpeace CSI – On the Scene of a Climate Crime Spree!

Creative Greenius

I’m very proud to be a Greenpeace volunteer and supporter and I had a blast last night at the Greenpeace holiday party in Silver Lake with Southern California Field Organizer for Greenpeace, the amazing Jenny Binstock.

Replacing and Saving the Aux Battery

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Well, the car's back on the road again. I replaced the 12V auxiliary battery (a group 30 motorcycle battery) and got a 2 year warranty on it just in case. I remember in the past, I fully drained my 12V accessory battery at least twice by accidentally leaving the headlights on.

Nissan sketches electric commercial vehicle; envisions electric ambulance

Plugs and Cars

Nissan has released an official sketch of an electric urban delivery vehicle that looks closer to viable than many EV concepts that have appeared at auto shows over the last few months. It is a somewhat stylized take on the NV200 light commercial gasoline van Nissan sells in Japan and Europe.

2010 Chevy Volt Dance: Hey GM, We Want Our Bailout Back, Now

Green Car Reports

We don't use a lot of profanity here at the global GreenCarReports.com headquarters. But there were a whole bunch of horrified OMFGs floating around once we finally got to see the notorious Volt Dance that was unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show. We write about the 2011 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle a lot. We've followed it

Hybrid SUVs: Best of Both Worlds

Hybrid SUV Blog

Hybrid sport utility vehicles may be the best overall choice for consumers and auto manufacturers alike. While there are plenty of groups and individuals who would profess quite the opposite opinion, each time I go looking for a new vehicle (or a new, used vehicle) I come to the same conclusion.

Main Page - EAA-PHEV

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

General Disclaimer HV (High Voltage) DC (Direct Current) Warning: Traction Battery Packs, Motors, Chargers, and other HV sources could cause serious injury or death if proper precautions are not taken while working on or around such High Voltage Direct Current sources.

Who is winning the green car race? Part II. The Green Piece

Green Cars News

In last week’s edition of The Green Piece Column, we looked at the leaders in the green car race including the likes of Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen and Nissan. However, it’s not just the ‘big boys’ of motoring that are having an impact as we enter a new automotive era.

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Report: Nissan On Track with Nickel Manganese Cobalt Li-ion Cell for Deployment in 2015

Green Car Congress

The Nikkei reports that Nissan Motor Co. has nearly completed development of a lithium-ion battery using a lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide cathode (NMC). The new system, which will reportedly offer almost double the capacity of Nissan/AESC’s current manganese spinel cell, is supposedly slated for deployment in electric vehicles in 2015. Nissan is raising capacity by improving the positive electrode, specifically, using nickel and cobalt, not only manganese.

Andrew’s High School Electric Hyundai

Revenge of the Electric Car

Say hello again to one of our guest bloggers, Andrew Grin. I just got my electric car back from the shop (for some minor work) and I decided to shoot some video because of the beautiful spring weather. Fully Electric Hyundai Tucson from Island Grin on Vimeo.

Time to sell the 914

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

It's time to sell the electric 914. It's been a fun road, but I have three cars now (as a single guy) and only a 1-car garage in the middle of the city. The car has been good to me and made the electric Civic project go so much faster.

Peugeot Shows Micro-Sized Electric Car at Frankfurt

All Cars Electric

Peugeot unveiled a radical new micro-mini electric car prototype at the Frankfurt auto show on Wednesday, inspired by motorcycle technology. Unlike their iOn sedan, which is based on the Mitsubishi i-MiEV and is definitely slated to go into production, the new, smaller concept car , known as the bb1, is more of a trial-balloon to

We Stand With The Small Island Nations! Candlelight Vigil for Survival in Hermosa Beach

Creative Greenius

Members of our South Bay Los Angeles 350 Climate Action Group speak to our representatives and fellow activists in Copenhagen at Friday night’s Candlelight Vigil in downtown Hermosa Beach. Unedited and unrehearsed, our straight from the heart messages.

Comparing Conversion Costs with Paul

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Paul Pancella (see link at right) put together a great spreadsheet comparing his Civic conversion costs with mine. There are a few minor updates, but things are very close for the most part.

GM reveals electric car production number in 2010.in India

Plugs and Cars

GM recently entered into a 50/50 partnership with Reva, the Indian electric car company, to produce an electric version of the Chevrolet Spark. Reva has been selling small EVs in India and England for the past few years.

AC Motor Controller (DIY)

Electric Cars are for Girls

AC Motor Controller (Part 3 of AC Conversion, Interview with Eric Tischer

Car Giveaways. Who Likes ‘em Green?

Hybrid SUV Blog

Want to win a new car or sport utility? Seems everyone would like a free car, but they are so hard to find. Over the past couple of years, some of our most popular articles and posts have been those that directed our visitors to car sweepstakes and vehicle giveaways.

Plug-In Hybrids (or Plugin Hybrids)

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Car-Makers Say.

New UK carmaker unveils new plug-in hybrid

Green Cars News

A new UK car manufacturer, Axon Automotive has previewed its plug-in hybrid electric vehicle at the Milton Keynes Science Festival. The vehicle combines full electric mode for short distance travel and uses a petrol or bioethanol powered engine for long distance or motorway travel.

Solvay Introduces New PVDF Grades for Binders and Separators for Li-ion Batteries

Green Car Congress

Solvay Solexis, a fully owned subsidiary of chemical and pharmaceutical group Solvay, recently launched a new series of Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) grades for use in lithium-ion batteries. PVDF Solef is used for binders and separators in Li-ion batteries. Solvay developed a new generation of PVDF which significantly increases battery energy density and cycle life. First grades of the new PVDF Solef series are now commercially available.