NIU launches its fastest electric scooter ever, plus new hybrid gas/electric scooter and more


Leading electric scooter manufacturer NIU has taken to the EICMA 2021 Milan Motorcycle Show to showcase several new models of electric two-wheelers, including some big new firsts for the company.

NIU launches 60 MPH MQiGT EVO e-scooter, plus new hybrid gas/electric scooter [with video!]


Leading electric scooter manufacturer NIU has taken to the EICMA 2021 Milan Motorcycle Show to showcase several new models of electric two-wheelers, including some big new firsts for the company.

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Tesla & California's Pacific Gas & Electric team to back up the grid

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EV Charging Electric VehiclesI Tesla teams to power the grid.

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

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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.

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2020 Ford Escape Hybrid preview: gas-electric now, plug-ins later

Green Car Reports

By spring 2020, the Ford Escape Hybrid will once again be the most important battery vehicle in the automaker's lineup. The 2020 Escape Hybrid goes on sale early next year, and with the C-Max departed from its lineup, the 2020 Escape will give Ford an electrified vehicle to appeal to drivers left in the lurch when the last Escape Hybrid was

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Oshkosh Defense Gas & Electric Mail Trucks To Be Powered By Ford


Oshkosh Defense recently won the bid for the US' next-generation postal trucks

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.

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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.

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'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.

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

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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

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Another study confirms electric cars have lower carbon emissions, in Minnesota this time

Green Car Reports

It's a very reasonable question: electric cars themselves have no tailpipe emissions, but what about the power plants used to recharge them? In North America, an electric car charged on even the dirtiest, most coal-intensive electric grid in the nation. Carbon Footprint emissions Minnesota greenhouse gas electric utilities plug-in cars

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.

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Terex introduces all-electric bucket truck; 9 initial utility customers

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Terex Utilities introduced the industry’s first all-electric bucket truck at the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC) in Williamsburg, Va. Electric (Battery

Eneco to install 240 charging connections this year at Albert Heijn supermarkets in the Netherlands and Belgium; 2,000 by 2025

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Albert Heijn and Eneco—a producer and supplier of natural gas, electricity and heat—will be working together on the installation of rapid charging stations at Albert Heijn stores in the Netherlands and Belgium. Electric (Battery) Europe Infrastructure

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

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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 [.].

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British Gas to install home charging for Nissan Leaf customers

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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

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Heating Oil Consumers Are Facing a Crisis Next Winter

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For months, we have seen rising energy costs – natural gas, electricity, and gasoline. Although Spring is in the air and we have so many current events of great importance, there’s reason to think about how difficult next winter will be for heating oil consumers.

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.

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California utilities partner to support regional electric vehicle charging network

Green Car Congress

The California Electric Transportation Coalition and California utilities announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support a California Regional Charging Network. The MOU encourages cooperation and leadership in support of electric cars and trucks traveling along key corridors in California and beyond to reduce pollution, protect public health, advance equity, and support access to electric cars and trucks for all Californians.

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

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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.

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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.

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Jemena and Coregas partner on green hydrogen for New South Wales transport industry

Green Car Congress

Australian energy infrastructure company Jemena and gas supply company Coregas are partnering to advance the use of green hydrogen for the transport industry in New South Wales. The green hydrogen will be produced at Jemena’s $15-million Western Sydney Green Gas demonstration project.

CNPC’s first hydrogen station in Beijing in operation

Green Car Congress

As the first batch of pilot projects of CNPC in the new energy field, the hydrogen stations in operation lay a foundation for the company’s future extensive deployment of hydrogen stations and the construction of hybrid stations of oil, gas, electricity, and hydrogen.

Does a Hybrid Need a Special Charger?

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

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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.

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Stockton school district partners with Mobility House for electric school bus charging; savings of $500K over 5 years

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Completed in less than one year, the electric school bus fleet project is part of a series of electrification initiatives by the Stockton Unified School District to become the nation’s leading zero-emission school district. Bus Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Market Background

Nikola launches serial production of Nikola Tre BEV in Arizona; fuel-cell trucks next year

Green Car Congress

Nikola Corporation has begun commercial serial truck production of the Nikola Tre BEV (battery-electric vehicle); initial customer shipments have begun. Next year, fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV) are planned to be added to the manufacturing mix, said Mark Russell, Nikola’s CEO.

Volvo LIGHTS team helps facilitate authorization for public MDHD EV charging stations in California

Green Car Congress

The decision also applies to charging service providers for off-road EVs or off-road electric equipment. San Diego Gas & Electric’s Electric Rule 18 already provided a clear exemption and did not require modification.

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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.

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ClearFlame Engine Technologies hits multiple manufacturing, customer pilot, and fueling milestones

Green Car Congress

ClearFlame-enabled trucks are expected to have the lowest TCO when compared with diesel, natural gas, electric, and hydrogen platforms.

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

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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

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California lawmakers pass bill to extend life of Diablo Canyon nuclear plant, authorize $1.4B loan

Green Car Congress

billion from the state to Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), the operator of DCPP, to facilitate the extension of the plant. Diablo Canyon Power Plant supplies 17% of California’s zero-carbon electricity and more than 8% of its total electricity. Approval of the bill came shortly after state officials warned about a heat dome that will cover most of the state through the Labor Day weekend that will challenge the reliability of the state’s electric grid once again.

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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.

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PG&E and Tesla launch virtual power plant pilot

Green Car Congress

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Tesla Inc. have launched a new pilot program that creates a virtual power plant (VPP) to help support electric grid reliability and save customers money. PG&E is a combined natural gas and electric utility serving more than 16 million people across 70,000 square miles in Northern and Central California.

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CMU team evaluates range and battery tradeoffs between vehicle automation and electrification

Green Car Congress

A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has used a vehicle dynamics model to evaluate the trade-off between automation and electric vehicle range and battery longevity. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery) Fuel Efficiency

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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.

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Careful Bus deploys school buses in NYC outfitted with XL hybrid systems

Green Car Congress

The XLH system uses regenerative braking during deceleration and electric assist during acceleration to increase fuel economy. The new hybrid gas/electric school buses are a fit for the company’s commitment to clean energy and the city’s ongoing initiatives to reduce emissions and fossil fuel reliance, and Careful Bus plans to dedicate 5-10% of its fleet bus purchases to XL hybrid electric vehicles each year moving forward.

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California Public Utilities Commission approves PG&E EV charging program for 7,500 charging stations in NorCal

Green Car Congress

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) unanimously voted to approve Charge Smart and Save, a program initiated by Pacific Gas & Electric to deploy 7,500 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across Northern California. Under the approved program , PG&E will primarily deploy stations at multi-family dwellings and workplaces, with electricity price based on time-of-use to encourage drivers to fill up during off-peak hours or when renewable energy is abundant.

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2012 Tesla Model S Electric Sedan: 238 Miles Of Range, Says Motor Trend

Green Car Reports

Whether you drive gas, electric or anything else, there are dozens of different factors that affect your car's efficiency. That's why, even though Tesla Motors claims a range of 265 miles for its 85 kWh Model S, we've been eager to see how far it can go in realistic day-to-day driving. Thanks to Motor Trend, we now know. The magazine borrowed

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Plug N Drive

Toronto, ON – Today Plug’n Drive is announcing a partnership with Uber Canada , the largest mobility platform in the world, to help its drivers go electric. One of the ways we are going to achieve this is by helping drivers on the Uber platform go electric.

ECOtality to offer Silver Spring Networks’ platform to enable EV charging station load control solutions

Green Car Congress

announced an agreement to integrate ECOtality’s Blink electric vehicle (EV) charging stations with the Silver Spring Smart Energy Platform. Silver Spring has numerous deployments with leading utilities around the world, including Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, Florida Power & Light, Jemena Electricity Networks Limited, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, Inc., ECOtality, Inc. and Silver Spring Networks, Inc.

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GM CEO optimistic on potential for Envia Li-ion batteries with silicon anodes

Green Car Congress

In a separate agreement, GM secured the right to use Envia’s advanced cathode material for future GM electrically driven vehicles. These little companies come out of nowhere, and they surprise you,” Akerson said in response to a question about GM’s strategy on gas-electric hybrid vehicles. Akerson said the company is looking at hybrids, all-electric cars, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and natural gas vehicles, as well as developing more efficient petroleum-powered engines.

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