Triac Three-Wheeled Electric Motorcycle For Sale On eBay

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Some curious vehicles have emerged on the electric vehicle market over the years, and few have been more curious than the Triac. Made by Green Vehicles of Salinas, California, it touted a 100-mile range, an 80 mph top speed, and a price tag of $25,000. We first wrote about the Triac three-wheel electric vehicle back in 2010. Sadly, like many

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EPA announces 2011 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards; green chemistry market opportunity projected to be $98.5B by 2020, about 2% of total market

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting its 16 th annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award ceremony tonight in Washington, DC. This year’s awards marks the 20 th anniversary of EPA’s efforts in what would become the creation of green chemistry. Separately, a new report by Pike Research forecasts that green chemistry represents a market opportunity that will grow from $2.8 The first target molecule for Genomatica is 1,4-butanediol (BDO).

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Despite the doubters, the used electric car market is shaping up well

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In what might appear to be fine piece of needlework, The Times last week suggested that there is a glut of second-hand electric cars for sale in the UK, as buyers brave enough to try electric motoring quickly change their minds and look to offload their EVs. The Green Piece Electric vehicles Editor Pick

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Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog -

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Mr. Kulongoski wants to make Oregon the go-to state for electric vehicle production. Richard Canny, said he was confident that Think would find the funding to pull through its current financial situation and added, “We believe Oregon could be a really good place for Think to do business.”

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 other two short-listed finalists in contention for the award were the Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-In Hybrid and the Volkswagen Golf GTE. To win this award for the second year in a row shows that our BMW i products are truly leading the world. Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Sales and Marketing BMW.

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

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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. Here we offer some insight into these newcomers and their potential impact on the future of green motoring.

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Mazda gets California approval for CX-5 diesel

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Dedicated Green Car Reports readers keep us going. In response to our story earlier this month about why Mazda's promised diesel engine for the CX-5 still hasn't made it to the U.S. market, reader sent in evidence that the diesel has just been certified for sale (PDF) in California starting Apr. While that doesn't guarantee that Mazda will. Diesels

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Study comparing crash risk of EU and US vehicles indicates differences in performance

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The study is the first side-by-side comparison of predicted risk for EU-regulated and US-regulated vehicles and was conducted collaboratively by The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI); and Safer Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), in association with Centre Européen d’Etudes de Sécurité et d’Analyse des Risques (CEESAR), France, and Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), UK.

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J.D. Power forecasts hybrid- and battery-electric vehicles will represent 7.3% of global auto sales in 2020

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Power forecast of hybrid-, plug-in hybrid- and battery-electric vehicle global sales through 2020. Power and Associates estimates combined global sales of hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) will total 5.2

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VIDEO: Driving a Tesla-powered Smart

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Also ferrying guests about a short circuit (so to speak) was a smart fortwo imbued with a Tesla-engineered drivetrain, fruit of its effort to supply Daimler with battery packs for 1,000 smart eds. 15 days ago AutoblogGreen for 03.31.09 I wish the thing was for sale as-is.

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Brightmark Energy closes $260M in financing for first US commercial-scale waste-plastics-to-fuel plant; ULSD and naphtha

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Brightmark Energy , a San Francisco-based waste and energy development company, closed a $260-million financing package for the construction of the US’ first commercial-scale plastics-to-fuel plant, which will be located in Ashley, Indiana. The financing for “Brightmark Energy Ashley Indiana” includes $185 million in Indiana green bonds, which were underwritten by Goldman Sachs & Co.

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Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Dodge Circuit EV First Drive: electric car makes grand promises on Earth Day

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We got to spend about 15 minutes in the car with John Myers, who works for Chryslers ENVI and was project lead on the Dodge Circuit EV. For now, if you want to keep moving, you need to keep pressing go. Still, for all the faults, this is a very promising vehicle.

Big Hybrid SUV Buying Opportunity?

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With the housing market down, the stock market down, mortgage rates down, and many blue chips near 52 week lows, I wonder if the signs are all slapping me in the face again right now. Changing things up a bit, I next jumped over to and searched for some smaller hybrid SUVs.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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GM has announced plans for public sales in 2010, and almost every carmaker now says it will sell PHEVs or highway-speed battery electric vehicles (BEVs) sometime after 2010. 1,000 pre-orders for small production runs in 2009 and 2010starting 4th quarter 2009. market.

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ROUSH CleanTech expands commercialization of propane transit shuttle buses with new conversion partner

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ROUSH CleanTech unveiled a propane autogas fueled shuttle bus converted by new industry partner, Green Alternative Systems (GAS), at the 2012 BusCon Expo this week in Chicago, Ill. Using their existing sales and service channel, GAS, the largest commercial alternative fuel conversion company in the country, has partnered to provide installations for ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fueling systems in the transit, paratransit and commercial ground transportation markets.

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Daihatsu and Toyota form new cooperative business in Indonesia; new compact Daihatsu and Toyota models

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Daihatsu Motor and Toyota Motor are forming a new cooperative business in Indonesia, under which the two companies are to respectively market a new Daihatsu-brand and Toyota-brand compact car there. The two new vehicles are based on the expertise cultivated for the Daihatsu “Mira e:S” ( earlier post ) representing part of Daihatsu’s efforts in making fuel-efficient, affordable, compact cars.

Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

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News | Markets | Technology | Personal Finance | Small Business | RSS Newsletters Video Home Fortune 500 Technology Investing Management Rankings Warren Buffett takes charge Warren Buffett hasnt just seen the car of the future, hes sitting in the drivers seat. The E6 will hit the Chinese market later this year. More from Fortune No party for Citis owners: You and me Is it time to buy American Express? Last fall Berkshire Hathaway bought 10% of BYD for $230 million.

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Diversion: Electric Car Video By They Might Be Giants

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Honestly, this post has very little to do with new cars for sale today. Instead, think of it another piece of green propaganda encouraging you to consider buying an emissions-free electric car when they start to enter the market in 2011 or thereabouts. The experimental alt-rock band They Might Be Giants has been around for more than 25

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Greenlings: Benefits of charging stations vs. battery swaps vs. home charging

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Hit the jump for a comparison that includes plenty of pics and video. For instance, they may have solar panels on their roof or could, via their utility, opt for energy from renewable sources. And for wildly different applications, too.

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Andy Grove: The U.S. must create an electric car industry - Apr. 17, 2009

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News | Markets | Technology | Personal Finance | Small Business | RSS Newsletters Video Home Fortune 500 Technology Investing Management Rankings Andy Grove on battery power To wean itself from imported oil, the U.S. No party for Citis owners: You and me FORTUNE 500 Current Issue Subscribe to Fortune (Fortune Magazine) -- When gas was topping $4 a gallon last summer, the urgency to find alternative sources of energy to power cars and trucks became clear to most Americans.

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Lotus and Harmon partner up to add sound to hybrids

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For drivers that just cant do without the sound of internal combustion, a separate system inside the car can pipe in a new soundtrack thats meant to mimic the rising and falling sounds of an engine. Working systems are ready for production implementation and manufacture.

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Singapore introducing stiff new feebate scheme for low carbon cars

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This new scheme will replace the existing Green Vehicle Rebate (GVR) scheme that will expire on 31 December 2012. Under CEV, all new cars, taxis, and imported used cars registered from 1 January 2013 with low carbon emissions of less than or equal to 160g CO 2 /km will qualify for rebates of between S$5,000 and S$20,000 (US$4,097 to US$16,389), which will be offset against the Additional Registration Fee (ARF) payable.

Volvo reveals new XC90; limited diesel, gasoline First Edition on sale only online

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Volvo Cars also announced the release of a limited First Edition of its new flagship; the 1,927 individually numbered cars celebrate the year Volvo was founded and will only be available for sale online at, beginning 3 Sep. Power and torque charts for the T6 gasoline unit (left) and the D5 diesel (right). For the North American market, the suggested price of the First Edition is $65,900. The new XC90, with “Thor’s hammer” DRL lights.

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EC awards €1.2B from NER300 “Robin Hood” mechanism for 23 renewable energy projects; 5 advanced biofuel projects targeted for €516.8M

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million (US$687 million), or 43% of the total—under the first call for proposals for the NER300 program. Funding for the program comes from the sale of 300 million emission allowances from the New Entrants Reserve (NER) (hence the name) set up for the third phase of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). The NER300 program is in effect a “Robin Hood” mechanism that makes polluters pay for large-scale demonstration of new low-carbon technologies.

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Up close and personal with Volkswagen’s e-Golf carbon offset project: Garcia River Forest

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—Joerg Sommer, vice president of product marketing, Volkswagen of America. These lower CO 2 emissions make a compelling argument for continued wood production and utilization. Because redwoods live for thousands of years, they can be a very long-term source of carbon storage. TCF acquired the 23,780-acre tract in 2004 for $18 million ($10 million California Coastal Conservancy, $3.5 Redwood habitat accounts for approximately 64% of the land-base.

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GM Working with Communities to Develop Roadmap For Plug-in Infrastructure

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General Motors is working with communities such as San Francisco to develop a plan of action to establish the supporting technical and policy infrastructure required for broad commercialization of plug-in electric vehicles such as the upcoming Chevrolet Volt. A partial draft checklist of stakeholders and enablers to help guide cities in making their regions plug-in friendly suggested by GM includes: Draft Checklist for a Plug-in Ready City.

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Expert panel report finds achieving 1M plug-in vehicles in US by 2015 would require concentrated action to overcome barriers

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The report, Plug-In Electric Vehicles: A Practical Plan for Progress , examines public policies toward PEVs, taking into account the promise and limitations of PEVs, recent improvements in battery technology, market dynamics, and the proliferation of policies around the world that promote the use of PEVs. Bill Ford on the prospects for EVs. “We don’t know [about market acceptance], but one thing we do know is the technology is ready for prime time.

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National Low Carbon Fuel Standard study releases major Technical Analysis and Policy Design reports; providing a scientific basis for policy decisions

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The primary objectives of the National Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Study were to (1) compare an LCFS with other policy instruments, including the existing Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) and a potential carbon tax, that have the potential to significantly reduce transportation greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from fuel use; and (2) propose a policy structure for an LCFS that would be implementable, cost effective, and provide maximum economic gains to the consumers and the society.

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