Opinion: Why Buffett Bet A Billion On Solar: Miles Per Acre Per Year

Green Car Congress

In China alone, 500 million new vehicles can be expected to jam the roads between now and 2030. At that rate, the cost to operate an electric vehicle is 2 cents per mile. The first eye-opener for large scale solar was the Austin Energy PPA last year that was priced at 5 cents. Average fuel efficiency in the US is 22 miles per gallon (mpg). New cars in 2015 get 25 mpg.) But suppose your new car is up to current Chinese standards (~35 mpg).

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DOT, EPA unveil joint proposal for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission standards: 49.6 mpg CAFE, 163 g/mile GHG in 2025; flexibilities and incentives

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The standards proposed would apply to light duty vehicles manufactured in model years 2017 through 2025. mpg US (5.87 mpg (4.74 mpg (4.3 L/100km), if the vehicles were to meet this CO 2 level all through fuel economy. mpg by 2016 and result in an average light vehicle tailpipe CO 2 level of 250 grams per mile. The agencies estimate that fuel savings will far outweigh higher vehicle costs, and that the net. mpg in MY 2021.

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Personal: Range Anxiety Be Damned!

Clean Fleet Report

Staying true to my nature, I decided to see how much better things have become by loading some 20 solar panels into my Mach-E and heading off to south of King City, CA, to deliver them to their next owner. I ended up parked at a FreeWire charger that was almost blocked by two ICE vehicles.

Obama Announces New National Fuel Policy; Two Harmonized Standards, with Fleet Average of 35.5 mpg, 250 gCO2/mile by 2016

Green Car Congress

mpg in 2016 (39 mpg for cars, 30 mpg for trucks), or approximately 250 grams CO 2 /mile. The CAFE program established by the EISA 2007 legislation specified a minimum 35 mpg in 2020. The two issued a Notice of Upcoming Joint Rulemaking to Establish Vehicle GHG Emissions and CAFE Standards today. If proposed and finalized, the new standards would apply to passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty passenger vehicles.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The World's First Clean Motocross Race On Electric. High-Speed Rail Unlocks Intermodal Potential Texas Excess Ford Expands Hybrid Success to Electric Vehicles ► March (17) Carbon Capture and Storage: To Be or Not To Be? Solar, Wind and Biofuels Grew 53 Percent in 2008 Green Education = Environmental Religion? Intelligent Charging Infrastructure for New Electr. In the future, utilities will pay you to plug-in your vehicle.

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Where to locate public chargers?

Electric Auto Association

Anywhere there’s an electrical outlet! BY TIM BENFORD AND RAPP HANKINS OF DRIVE ELECTRIC DAYTON. It is a fact not obvious to non-electric vehicle (EV) owners that every electrical outlet (110v, 220v, or DC fast 480v) is a potential refueling spot for EVs.

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Thursday - 1 October 2009. Reporting Out on the Tour de AZ; "Spirit of DC" Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle All Around ARIZONA -- a new PHEV3A

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVANC'rs, EVnthusiasts, One & All - Here's a re-worked in part email sent to Michelle in Public Affairs at AAA of Arizona: Cheers Michelle, AAA Public Relations - Above you can see frontpiece to the www.SpiritofDC.com website, and a July 2009 picture of the All American "Spirit" as the advance scout vehicle for the successful Tesla EVenture - the pure electric Tesla on a Sportscar run from New York to California.

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Flash Drive: 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5

Clean Fleet Report

All-New, All-Electric Compact SUV. The next few years will see an onrush of electric vehicles, with the SUV class getting the majority of the new models. The privacy, solar and laminated acoustic glass and the panoramic fixed-glass solar sunroof completed the sleek look.

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Hyundai Blue-Will Plug-in Hybrid Concept Presages Future Production PHEVs

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Blue-Will serves as a test bed of new ideas that range from roof-mounted solar cells to drive-by-wire steering, lithium polymer batteries and touch-screen controls, and foreshadows future hybrid production vehicles from Hyundai. Blue-Will promises an electric-only driving distance of up to 40 miles on a single charge and a fuel economy rating of up to 106 mpg US (2.2 A 100 kW electric motor is at the heart of Hyundai’s proprietary parallel hybrid drive architecture.

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ExxonMobil Outlook projects hybrids and advanced vehicles to account for nearly 50% of cars globally by 2040; fuel demand for for personal vehicles to peak and decline, while commercial transportation demand rises 70%

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Light duty vehicle fleet by type and average fuel efficiency. While oil will remain the most widely used fuel, overall energy demand will be reshaped by a continued shift toward less-carbon-intensive energy source as well as steep improvements in energy efficiency in areas such as transportation, where the expanded use of advanced and hybrid vehicles will help push average new-car fuel economy to 48 mpg (4.9 Source: ExxonMobil Outlook. Click to enlarge.

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Road Test: 2021 Polestar 2

Clean Fleet Report

The secret is that Polestar is an electric performance brand from Volvo and its Chinese owner, Geely Holding. Use that number to compare with other electric vehicles or, better yet, use the kWh/100 miles metric that is also on all new vehicles. Go EV the Scandinavian Way.

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Flash Drive: 2022 Mercedes EQS

Clean Fleet Report

With the new all-electric Mercedes EQS, which is already in San Francisco area Mercedes dealerships alongside the existing gas-powered S-Class, the new message is you arrive when you drive electric. The EQS is its first electric volley into the American market.

Study finds V2G-capable electric school buses cost-effective with current technology; financial and environmental benefits

Green Car Congress

Electric school bus fleets with vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capabilities are cost-effective with today’s technology, and could save schools money while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving public health, according to a new study by a team at the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE). They analyzed several factors, including fuel expense, electricity and battery costs, health externalities, and frequency regulation market price.

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Kia Motors Unveils Ray Plug-in Hybrid Concept at Chicago Auto Show

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Based on the Kia Forte platform, the Ray Concept is designed to be powered by an all-aluminum 153 hp (114 kW) Gasoline Direct Injected (GDI) 1.4-liter engine mated to a permanently-engaged fixed ratio Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), used in combination with a 78 kW electric motor and a lithium-polymer battery pack. Depending on driving conditions, power is sent to the wheels from the gasoline engine, the electric motor, or both together. The Kia Ray plug-in hybrid.

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Toyota introduces other members of the Prius family; mid-size and compact

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unveiled the Prius family of vehicles today at the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The production-slated new Prius v mid-size hybrid-electric vehicle and the Prius c Concept vehicle joined the current third-generation Prius and Prius Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (PHV) in an attempt to broad the appeal of Prius to all ages and lifestyles. The Prius v is an all-new dedicated hybrid vehicle, and all future Prius family members will be as well.

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Toyota starts taking orders for soon-to-be-launched Prius PHV plug-in hybrid in Japan; targeting 35,000-40,000 units per year

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TMC will launch the vehicle in Japan on 30 January 2012. km/L (143 mpg US, 1.64 The vehicle’s electric power consumption rate is 8.74 With the goal of accelerating the wide use of electric vehicles, TMC’s development of the new Prius PHV focused on three areas: 1) high environmental performance, 2) product value and ease of use and 3) affordability. mpg US, 3.16 When battery power depletes beyond a certain level, the vehicle transitions to HV mode.

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Volkswagen Group brings new Audi and Porsche EV concepts, Volkswagen PHEV concept to Frankfurt; 20 more plug-ins by 2020

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At Volkswagen AG’s Group Night preview Monday of what will come on Tuesday at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Audi unveiled its MLB-based e-tron quattro battery-electric vehicle ( earlier post ); Porsche rolled out the Mission E, its first battery-electric four-seat sports car which offers a 500 km (311 mile) range (and an 800V system); and Volkswagen introduced the new production MQB-based Tiguan, including a Tiguan GTE plug-in hybrid electric model concept.

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ExxonMobil: global GDP up ~140% by 2040, but energy demand ~35% due to efficiency; LDV energy demand to rise only slightly despite doubling parc

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Hybrid vehicles are projected to grow from 1% of new-car sales in 2010 to close to 50% of sales by 2040, making up about one-third of the global fleet at that time. Wind, solar and biofuels are expected to be the fastest-growing energy sources, increasing about 6% a year on average through 2040, when they will be approaching 4% of global energy demand. Energy required to meet rising electricity demand will account for about half of total demand growth.

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PHEV's and Water Consumption

Plug In Partners

The same commute in a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), meanwhile, would take a whopping 318 gallons. All told, electric miles necessitate threefold the water consumption and 17 times the water withdrawal of gasoline miles. If you are a plug-in hybrid owner and you have wind or solar power at your house , then you can feel really good about your plug-in hybrid using very little water, if any,” Webber told PM. “If

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Nissan introduces updated 2013 LEAF; US assembly in Smyrna

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Due to efficiency improvements, the 2013 Nissan LEAF is expected to offer improved range, with testing on the EPA test cycle to be announced closer the vehicle’s on-sale date. EPA cycle results will differ; the 2012 LEAF is estimated to achieve up to 73-mile driving range under the required EPA-derived MPG-based 2-cycle testing.). Rear cargo space has been increased to 24 cubic feet with the 2nd row seat upright by relocating the onboard charger to the front of the vehicle.

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Here Come the PHEVs

Plug In Partners

With a range of hundreds of miles, the car will go farther than other electric cars coming to market. The new electric cars go only about 225 miles on a single charge at best. Granted, Fisker's car uses a little gas--something electric cars don't--but it won't burn much. Quantum works with a number of companies and government agencies on alternative fuel vehicles. Initial production will be about 15,000 vehicles a year.

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EIA Energy Outlook 2013 reference case sees drop in fossil fuel consumption as use of petroleum-based liquid fuels falls; projects 20% higher sales of hybrids and PHEVs than AEO2012

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Further, the fossil fuel share of primary energy consumption falls from 82% in 2011 to 78% in 2040 as consumption of petroleum-based liquid fuels falls, largely because of the incorporation of new fuel efficiency standards for light-duty vehicles. quadrillion Btu in 2035, as a result of fuel economy improvements achieved through stock turnover as older, less efficient vehicles are replaced by newer, more fuel-efficient vehicles. mpg in 2025.

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Volkswagen: e-mobility and sustainability; Part 1, the e-Golf and Golf GTE

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Although the company (both the brand and the larger Volkswagen Group) has been researching electromobility for a number of years; has previously outlined accelerating implementation of electric drive projects (e.g., earlier post ); and currently has two battery-electric passenger cars on the market (e-Up! At the event, Volkswagen is presenting its new battery electric e-Golf ( earlier post ), along with the battery-electric e-up! Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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Volkswagen presents status of fleet study in electromobility; latest generation of twïnDRIVE plug-in hybrid

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Volkswagen, in cooperation with 6 project partners and the German Ministry of the Environment, presented in Berlin the current status of the “Fleet study in electric mobility” that was initiated in July 2008. The primary goal of the project, which runs until June 2012, is consistently to utilize renewable energy sources for electrically powered vehicles. The German federal government is targeting one million electric vehicles in Germany by 2020.

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"Plug-in Arizona Educational Tour" Update -- "Spirit of DC's" Visit to Nogales High School with Nogales International Reporter, Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

A plug and a pack can make a car a 101 MPG vehicle aided by electricity. ! Plug-ins can be moving the USA to regain its energy independence with good ole homegrown American, if not Arizona solar, electrons! See also [link] > Some 20 students were game to bask in the sun and visually take in the "Spirit" with solar panels a'charging.

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Plug-In Hybrids (or Plugin Hybrids)

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

How does this sound: 100+ MPG in a regular vehicle? But when you do, your car essentially becomes an electric vehicle with a gas-tank backup. Lifetime service costs are lower for a vehicle that is mainly electric. Plug-In Hybrids Are Cleaner (Even on a Coal Grid) [ to top ] This entire section is finally obsolete -- because we now have a definitive study by the Electric Power Research Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Toyota Prius named WhatGreenCar of the Year

Green Cars News

The 10 cars up for contention for the 2009 Award included: the Citroen C1 ev’ie electric, Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric, Toyota iQ, Ford Fiesta ECOnetic, third-generation Toyota Prius hybrid, Volvo S40/V50 DRIVe start-stop, new Honda Insight hybrid, VW Passat BlueMotion 2, BMW 318d saloon, and the Citroen C3 Picasso compact-MPV. The title of WhatGreenCar Car of the Year 2009 has been awarded to the ‘next generation’ Toyota Prius, due to be launched in the UK on 1 st August 2009.

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Electric Cars and The Volt by Seth Leitman

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Electric Cars and The Volt Can Transform America and the Auto Industry TODAY!!! By Seth Leitman Tue, Jan 6, 2009 Electrifying Times gave me the opportunity to attend a General Motors press event showing off the Volt back in late 2008 after just releasing the book Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, 2nd Edition. In addition, I am finalizing the manuscript for Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle. It is basically a 40 mile per hour / 40 mile electric car.

2009 29

Plug In America - Links and Resources

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Real Life EV Stories A Case for Electricity Plug In America Positions Energy Policy Frequently Asked Questions About Plug-in Buses Who Killed the Electric Car? Prop 87 Missed Opportunity RAVs to Keep Rolling in LA Holiday EVangelism ZEVTech Saving RAVs Holiday EVangelism Who Killed the Electric Car? nk City Electric car www.thinkelectric.org Documentary about electric cars, hybrids, hydrogen and the future of transportation. Who Killed the Electric Car?"

2009 29

Audi highlights its range of electrification efforts; Q7 diesel PHEV, A7 fuel cell PHEV, BEV, 48V and more; 750 Wh/l by 2025

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On the full vehicle side, Audi put forward the Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ); the Audi A7 h-tron quattro fuel cell vehicle ( earlier post ); the Audi e-tron quattro concept battery-electric SUV ( earlier post ); the Audi TT clubsport turbo concept ( earlier post ); the Audi RS 5 TDI competition concept ( earlier post ); and the Audi R18 e-tron quattro ( earlier post ). The electric motor produces 94 kW of power and 350 N·m (258.1

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Electric Car Manufacturers Inspire New Paradigms -- Seeking Alpha

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Home » Transport Stocks » Alternative Energy , Autos Electric Car Manufacturers Inspire New Paradigms 16 comments by: James Rickman April 24, 2009 | about stocks: ENON.OB / F / GE / GM / MMTOF.PK / NSANY / POR James Rickman 17 Followers 1 Following You are currently following James Rickman Stop Following You are no longer following James Rickman About this author: James Rickmans articles on Seeking Alpha Visit: Sustainable Virtual BiZ, Inc. Electric cars a still a joke.

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Rapid Charging Electric Cars: How Fast, How Soon?

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

GigaOM Network: GigaOM | Earth2Tech | jkOnTheRun | NewTeeVee | OStatic | TheAppleBlog | WebWorkerDaily | Jobs Live Events | About | Contact Rapid Charging Electric Cars: How Fast, How Soon? While the Model S is in the concept phase of development, rapid charging represents a very real focus for battery developers and electric car makers. Nissan is working on an electric car that it says is on track to have a 100-mile range and 26-minute charge time.

2009 28

Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Some of these vehicles may be available for demonstrations using the available contact info. Vehicles converted by Professor Andy Frank and his team at the UC Davis Hybrid Center are listed at our History of PHEVs page , with further info at www.team-fate.net. Pacific Gas & Electric/Bay Area Air Quality Management District, "Sparky," by EnergyCS, July 2006 (San Francisco County, CA) Contact sxtg@. San Diego Gas & Electric , Prius by Green Gears (San Diego, CA) July, 2007.

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GM Says Chevrolet Volt Won't 'Pay the Rent' | Autopia from Wired.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The Volt is, and always has been, more than than an electric car. GM will leapfrog Toyota and Honda by providing an electric car to the masses by the end of next year. GM says it is already looking ahead to the next generation of Volt-based vehicles — it unveiled the Cadillac Converj concept in January — and says costs will come down as the technology spreads to more models. GM is developing more fuel-efficient vehicles. It offers 18 models that deliver 30 mpg or more.

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The Perfect RV Hasn’t Been Created Yet…Oh, Wait, It Has: The Solar-Powered Stella Vita

CleanTechnica

Getting 5-10 MPG on a 1000-mile trip means […]. Clean Power Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Energy Efficiency EV Charging Solar Energy electric RVs RVs Solar Team Eindhoven solar-powered RVs Stella Vita