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OECD paper presents and analyzes policies and programs to foster market growth of green cars

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Given the specific barriers, suggests author Andrea Beltramello, there is a role for government to support the development and diffusion of green vehicles, including through policies to strengthen the markets for green cars. Timing and sequencing of energy technology policy. Source: OECD. Click to enlarge.

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Junkyard Find: 2007 Saturn Vue Green Line

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That car was the 2007 Saturn Vue Green Line, and I managed to find one in a Denver-area car graveyard recently. Our nameless reviewer felt , back in 2006, that the Vue's panel gaps made it the "automotive equivalent of a shotgun shack" and calculated that the Green Line version would require 90,000 miles of driving with $2.15/gallon

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BMW i8 beats Mercedes S 500 PHEV, Golf GTE to win World Green Car award in New York

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The BMW i8 plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) was named the World Green Car at the World Car Awards in New York. The BMW i8 was also one of the finalists in the category World Luxury Car at the World Car Awards. Combined cycle fuel consumption is. seconds to 100 km/h from a standing start.

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Sales of Hyundai hydrogen fuel cell Nexo pass 1K unit mark in 2019

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Business Korea reports that sales of Hyundai Motor’s Nexo hydrogen fuel cell vehicle this year reached 1,075 units on May 17, exceeding the 949 units sold for the whole of last year. This marks the first time Hyundai has sold more than 1,000 hydrogen cars annually since 2013.

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Honda hydrogen plans, Utah fast-charging, Taycan route planning: Today’s Car News

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Honda explores hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engines in small mobility. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Utah builds out its fast-charging network. And those on the Apple ecosystem can tap into Porsche Taycan energy use while navigating. Apple Maps will.

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Pinnacle Engine pre-production prototype opposed piston engine shows about 27% fuel consumption improvement across different scooter cycles compared to conventional engine

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Fuel mass flow comparison shows Pinnacle engine ahead at just about all points in the map. FEV performed engine mappings in a dynamometer test cell to evaluate the fuel economy of Pinnacle’s TP90 scooter engine compared to a benchmark engine (N15) from Pinnacle’s Asian OEM partner. Click to enlarge.

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Land Rover plug-in hybrid lineup expands with downsized engine, bigger battery

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Land Rover is launching a new plug-in hybrid powertrain, based around a downsized 3-cylinder engine, that promises greater fuel economy and more electric range than the British automaker's current models. However, Land Rover told Green Car Reports that there are no plans to bring these latest plug-in hybrids to the United States.