Nikola One 2000-hp natural gas-electric semi truck announced

Green Car Reports

There is now a second company named after inventor Nikola Tesla—and it too plans to build electric vehicles. Trucks natural gas plug-in cars Commercial vehicle semisWhat will Elon Musk think of this? Unlike Tesla Motors, though, the first products of the newly-revealed Nikola (pronounced Neek-oh-la) Motor Company won't be a sports car or a luxury sedan. DON'T MISS: Recovered Energy And.

2016 64

Chevy Bolt EV, Sonic, Bolt, Sonic: GM mingles gas, electric cars on same assembly line

Green Car Reports

General Motors didn't have to construct an all-new assembly plant to build its affordable, mass-market Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car. In fact, it produces the electric car at the existing Orion assembly plant in Michigan, which opened in 1983. Production factory plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) assembly plantsThat's not the most interesting aspect of Bolt EV production, though: GM actually builds the.

2017 57

Gas, Electricity, Hydrogen: How Many Cars Can 'Fuel' And What Will It Cost?

Green Car Reports

Gas stations are ubiquitous across the world, many with diesel pumps as well, to fuel the more than 1 billion vehicles now roaming the surface of our planet. California hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell government subsidy charging infrastructure gas station Tesla SuperchargerAs regulators get increasingly serious about reducing carbon emissions from transportation, we'll see competing sites for refueling or recharging zero-emission vehicles emerge--the first.

2015 85

Solar and PG&E (Pacific Gas & Electric)

Honda S2000 EV Conversion

I've been getting a few questions about my solar and how it all works in regards to the power company. I'll do my best to explain it. The solar is directly connected to the grid through the inverter. The inverter is designed to not send power into the grid if the electricty is off. This prevents the power company from getting shocked if they shut down their side and want to be sure no solar systems are now powering those lines.

2009 40

No, coal isn't coming back: the reasons in 5 charts

Green Car Reports

energy policy natural gas electric utilities fossil fuelsThe coal industry is on the decline, but the reason for that decline has become a subject of political debate. Supporters of fossil fuels blame the energy policies of the outgoing Obama Administration, claiming the emphasis on renewable energy and lowering carbon emissions puts coal at a disadvantage. President-elect Donald Trump has promised to.

2016 84

'Fossil fuels are dead,' says CSX railroad chief: no more new trains for coal, ever

Green Car Reports

natural gas electric utilities energy fossil fuelsThe industrial revolution that began around 1750 was powered in large part by coal, and the carbon-rich fuel had 200 good years after that. By the middle of the last century, however, serious studies had begun of its deleterious effects on human health—and that was before the climate-change impact of human emissions of carbon dioxide became.

2017 68

Wind, Natural Gas, Solar Provide More U.S. Power, Replacing Coal

Green Car Reports

One of the advantages of electric cars is that they get cleaner as the emissions associated with generating the electricity to power them decrease. And the good news for electric-car drivers is that the grids that supply their electricity have been getting cleaner--and will likely continue to do so this year and into the future. natural gas electric utilities plug-in cars solar clean energy energy wind energy

Wind 81

Virginia Governor signs legislation and executive order beginning transition of state vehicles to natural gas, electricity or other alternative fuels

Green Car Congress

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has signed two pieces of legislation that promote the use of natural gas, electric or other alternative-fueled vehicles in the Commonwealth. Excludes third party retail sales of vehicle charging electricity from qualification as a “public utility,” “public service corporation,” or “public service company.” Electric (Battery) Fuels Natural Gas Policy

British Gas and Mitsubishi team up for electric cars

Green Cars News

A unique partnership has been formed between Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi and British Gas, which will see the latter as the exclusive supplier of electric vehicle charging solutions for Mitsubishi within the UK. Mitsubishi has been leading the way with electric cars since 2009 when it launched the Mitsubishi i-MiEV (pictured) and it is pioneering plug-in [.].

Solar panels: drive 1,000 miles for just a fiver

Green Cars News

Nissan British Gas electric car leaf Robert Llewellyn solarActor-come-EV advocate Robert Llewellyn has become a example of how it is truly possible to slash the cost of motoring and drive in a genuinely zero emission way. The TV personality has proven it is possible to drive a 1,000 miles for just over five pounds thanks to solar panels installed at his home by [.].

British Gas to install home charging for Nissan Leaf customers

Green Cars News

British Gas has been named as the preferred supplier of EV recharging points for the Nissan Leaf, which makes its first UK deliveries this month. A deal between the energy giant and the Japanese car maker means that British Gas will supply and install electric car charging points in homes and businesses across the country, [.]. Electric cars Nissan British Gas electric car leaf recharging points solar panels

Does a Hybrid Need a Special Charger?

Electric Cars are for Girls

I'm thinking of doing a gas/electric hybrid conversion (using a small motorcycle engine to power the charging circuit) - My question is what resources

Toyota Plug In

Plug In Partners

Japan and Europe by 2010 , under a widespread "green" strategy outlined today.The ecological gas-electric vehicles, which can be recharged from a home electrical outlet , will target leasing customers, Toyota Motor Corp.

2008 130

Earth Policy Institute Joins

Plug In Partners

automotive fuel economy, the key to greatly reducing oil use and carbon emissions is gas-electric hybrid cars. Using timers to recharge batteries with electricity coming from wind farms during the low demand hours between 1 and 6 a.m.

2006 130

Plug In 2008

Plug In Partners

Here's one of the announcements that came out of the conference : EPRI, GM, 34 Utilities Collaborate to Advance Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles PALO ALTO, Calif. Seamless integration of PHEVs into the electric grid will require close collaboration between the automobile and electric sectors.”

2008 130

GM to Launch?

Plug In Partners

Plug-in hybrids are gas-electric vehicles that can recharge their batteries with an extension cord and a normal wall outlet. market share, has been criticized for relying heavily on gas-guzzling sport utility vehicles.

2006 130

Public Power Leads Charge

Plug In Partners

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs ) would combine today's new gas-electric hybrid technology with larger batteries that could provide an all-electric operating range of 25 to 35 miles or more. TPPA Public Power Leads Charge for Plug-in Hybrids New Rules.

2006 130

The Hybrid SUV Pipeline

Hybrid SUV Blog

Infiniti recently changed its model designations to include the letter ‘Q’ Somehow, this letter sounds more upscale, and the new QX60 Hybrid is really a gas-electric version of the JX crossover.

SUV 76

CO electric-car incentives, renewable diesel, Nikola One semi truck: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, Colorado simplifies its electric-car tax incentives, Neste claims very low "well-to-wheels" carbon emissions for its renewable diesel, and the Nikola One is a 2,000-horsepower natural gas-electric semi truck. The Nikola One is a 2,000-hp natural gas-electric semi truck from a second company named.

Excel PHEV Study

Plug In Partners

With Smart Grid, Plug-In Hybrid Cars Could Have System Benefits Physorg Feb 28, 2007 Xcel Energy announced the results of a six-month study related to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and how an increase in their popularity may affect Colorado.

2007 130

Hybrid Nissan Pathfinder

Hybrid SUV Blog

4-cyl is combined with a CVT transmission and a 15kW electric motor. A separate clutch sits between the gas engine and the electric motor, and the other sits between the electric motor and the CVT.

2013 76

Mayors Join Drive

Plug In Partners

Conference of Mayors today unanimously endorsed a resolution encouraging the use of plug-in hybrid vehicles as an important step in reducing this country’s reliance on foreign oil and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles.

2006 130

2013 Ford Escape Review

Hybrid SUV Blog

The gas-only 2013 Ford Escape represents a shift in philosophy at Ford. The company is still strongly committed to producing hybrid and electric vehicles. 2013 Ford Escape.

BMW X5 eDrive Concept SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

. In order to meet future fuel MPG standards, automakers are starting to adopt electricity en-mass. So many automakers are starting to offer people the ‘next-best-thing’: A familiar gas-electric hybrid with rechargeable batteries.

Hybrid QX60 Hits The Streets

Hybrid SUV Blog

Rapidly advancing technology has made the transition between electric and gasoline propulsion more refined than it used to be, allowing a wider use of hybrid powertrains in luxury vehicles. Not too long ago, hybrid vehicles cost thousands more than their conventionally-fueled counterparts.

2013 67

Campaign Begins

Plug In Partners

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) would combine today’s new gas-electric hybrid technology with larger batteries that could provide an all-electric operating range of 25 to 35 miles or more.

2006 130

Luxurious Hybrid Cadillac Lacks Nothing

Hybrid SUV Blog

The Escalade offers all the benefits (interior space, power, seating and towing capacity) of a full-sized gasoline-powered SUV, but boosts the fuel economy with an assist from a pair of electric motors. The second factor, naturally, is the role of the two electric motors.

Reviewed: 2012 VW Touareg Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

Introduced last year, the Touareg Hybrid is Volkswagen’s first production gas-electric hybrid SUV model. It complements the Touareg SUV line that includes a choice of a traditional gas V-6 or a turbocharged diesel V-6. Delivering Luxury and Power: 2012 VW Touareg Hybrid.

2012 57

Toyota digs for Lithium

Revenge of the Electric Car

From the Reuters post: “A sister company to Toyota Motor Corp secured a lithium supply deal in Argentina on Wednesday that could help the world’s largest automaker keep its lead in gasoline-electric hybrid cars. Lithium, a highly reactive and versatile metal, is expected to be in increasing demand as carmakers choose costly but more efficient lithium-ion batteries to power hybrid and electric vehicles.

2010 116

Tesla Gigafactory tour, 100k Chevy Volts, Nikola One semi truck: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, an engineer takes a tour of the Tesla battery "gigafactory," Nikola Motors says it will unveil a running prototype of its natural gas-electric semi truck in December, and the Chevrolet Volt passes 100,000 U.S. deliveries. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Nikola Motors says it will unveil a running prototype of its Nikola One natural. Today in Car News

2016 62

Hybrid Honda SUV? We Keep Hoping!

Hybrid SUV Blog

From a historical standpoint, Honda was the first auto manufacturer to bring a gas-electric vehicle to the American market when they launched the original Honda Insight in December of 1999.

2009 67

BYD supplying Li-ion batteries for stationary energy storage to Green Charge

Green Car Congress

Tom Solar farm to serve Holyoke Gas & Electric in western Massachusetts. Designed to optimize intermittent solar energy and contribute to rate stabilization for Holyoke Gas & Electric customers over the next 20 years, this energy storage project will be the largest utility-scale energy storage installation in Massachusetts. In addition, BYD is the largest consumer electric vehicle and electric bus manufacturer in the world.

Luxurious Hybrid Cadillac Lacks Nothing

Hybrid SUV Blog

The Escalade offers all the benefits (interior space, power, seating and towing capacity) of a full-sized gasoline-powered SUV, but boosts the fuel economy with an assist from a pair of electric motors. The second factor, naturally, is the role of the two electric motors.

State fees, penalties on electric cars proliferate this year

Green Car Reports

Several different states have continued to propose new fees for electric-car owners as a way to pay for road repairs. The fees are typically meant as a substitute for the gasoline taxes that, because they don't buy gas, electric-car owners don't pay. government taxes Gas Tax plug-in cars state laws transportation policyAdvocates have criticized these fees, saying they effectively penalize drivers for reducing.

2017 63

Prius drops to 48mpg; How will 2008 Prius get 80mpg? Plug-in hybrid?

Plugs and Cars

Fuel-saving gasoline-electric hybrid cars don't save as much fuel as thought, according to new government fuel-economy ratings available to the public for the first time. Toyota's Prius, the best-known and best-selling gas-electric car in the United States, drops from a 60 mpg rating under the current system to 48 miles per gallon in the city under the 2008 testing procedure -- a 20 percent decline Its highway mileage rating falls about 12 percent, to 45 mpg.

2007 100

Where Did All The Hybrids Go?

Hybrid SUV Blog

For most of the spring, sales of gas-electric hybrids dropped off due to limited supplies. During the same time period, sales of electric vehicles were low. Long-term, sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles ( PHEVs ) and pure electric vehicles (EVs) look promising.

EPRI 52

All I Want For Christmas Is A Prius SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

Bloomberg reported in November that Toyota may be planning to turn the Prius into a full line of hybrid vehicles, taking advantage of the badge that is nearly synonymous with gas-electric cars.

2009 56

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Carries Over, Eco Gets 32 MPG--But Where's That Plug-In?

Green Car Reports

Hyundai says the Sonata Hybrid will stick with its existing gas-electric drivetrain and body style through the 2015 model year, while the rest of the range takes on a more subdued look and more refined powertrains for the new model year. The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is nearly entirely new--save for the steadily improving Hybrid edition.

2014 70

When lauding renewables, look at utilization, not just capacity

Green Car Reports

By some measures, large-scale renewable energy is now cost-competitive (or close) with the most efficient natural-gas electric plants. electric utilities renewable energy solar clean energy energy wind energyThe news on the renewable energy front continues to be good, with the costs of wind and solar generation falling steadily. Moreover, the amounts of clean generating capacity installed continue to rise, both in.

2017 56

Al Gore Versus the Rare Earth Metals

All Cars Electric

Let's imagine for a moment that Al Gore's wish is granted and we all gave up our fossil-fuel guzzling, carbon-dioxide spewing cars in favor of efficient, gas-electric hybrids , like the Toyota Prius. While endangered penguins celebrate the re-growth of the polar ice caps, and we all enjoy watching the executives at Exxon Mobil trade in

Diesel Hybride Elektrisch Autos Von Deutschland

Hybrid SUV Blog

BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, and Porsche are hedging their pure diesel bets by adding hybrid-electric vehicles and pondering diesel-electric hybrids. . In Europe, the diesel-electric hybrids they are creating are designed to meet ever-tightening restrictions on vehicles.

2009 52

California Public Utilities Commission approves 15 transportation electrification pilot projects focusing on disadvantaged communities

Green Car Congress

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved 15 pilot projects aimed at helping to accelerate electric vehicle adoption, with a focus on disadvantaged communities. The decision approves, with modifications, four Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) projects, five Southern California Edison (SCE) projects, and six San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) projects designed to speed adoption of electric vehicles, improve air quality, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

2018 67

Hybrid Cayenne S is Red Hot!

Hybrid SUV Blog

You might recall from our earlier coverage that parent company Porsche SE originally intended to place their gas/electric drivetrain in a Volkswagen Touareg hybrid or an Audi Q5 hybrid , both of which share platforms with the Cayenne.