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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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.

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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.

2017 61

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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'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 74

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

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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

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

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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

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 86

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.

2016 61

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. Such plug-in hybrids can run longer as an electric vehicle than regular hybrids, and are cleaner. The joint venture that Toyota set up with Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.,

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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. If the United States decided for oil security and climate stabilisation reasons to replace its entire fleet of passenger vehicles with super-efficient gas-electric hybrids over the next 10 years, gasoline use could easily be cut in half. Using timers to recharge batteries with electricity coming from wind farms during the low demand hours between 1 and 6 a.m.

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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. July 22, 2008; The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) announced today a research and development collaboration with General Motors and 34 top utilities to facilitate integration of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles ( PHEVs ) into the grid, a key step in providing the nation’s drivers an alternative to petroleum fuels.

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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. 4cyl, paired with an electric motor, and a compact, high capacity lithium ion battery pack, located under the 3rd row seat. Gas mileage is quoted at a combined 26 mpg, giving this 7 seat luxury crossover a driving range of over 500 miles.

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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. This year, it has also drawn sharp criticism for its decision to kill its EV1 electric car program.

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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 63

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. In gas-electric guise, the Pathfinder Hybrid produces 250-hp / 243 lb-ft of torque, and yields an impressive 25 city / 28 hwy / 26 combined. Many years ago, the Nissan Pathfinder was one of America’s favorite SUVs.

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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. The study looked at how adding PHEVs to the road could affect the electric power grid depending on when and where the cars were charging. A new study shows that Plug-ins can both reduce driving expenses and vehicle emissions.

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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. For instance, the 2013 Ford Fusion will be available in five powertrains and the company believes at least 15 percent of those sold will be either gas-electric or plug-in models. 2013 Ford Escape.

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. Plug-ins could be recharged by plugging into a standard wall socket, delivering "electric" gallons of gas for about $ 0.75-$1.00 TPPA Public Power Leads Charge for Plug-in Hybrids New Rules.

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

2006 100

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. This allows a PHEV to be driven at highway speeds for 10-30 miles, using just electricity. For customers that commute within the PHEV’s electric range, buying gasoline will become a rare event.

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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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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.

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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.

2017 63

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.

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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. One of the latest is the 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid…a Gucci family tote that gets better gas mileage than a Costco-brand CUV. The new QX Hybrid uses a rather clever gas-electric system dubbed the Infinite Direct Response Hybrid system.

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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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Campaign Begins

Plug In Partners

January 24, 2006—Declaring the country’s economy, environmental health and national security at risk, a grassroots coalition of cities including Austin, Baltimore, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle as well as electric utilities and national policy organizations today kicked off a nationwide campaign to urge automakers to accelerate development of plug-in hybrid vehicles. According to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), half the cars in the U.S.

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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. The Cadillac Escalade is a two-mode gas/electric powertrain system. At low-speed city driving, it can run on just the electric motors. 2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid Combines Utility and Luxury.

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. The 2012 Touareg Hybrid combines a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 with an electric motor. The combination of the V-6 and electric motor delivers 380 hp and has a fuel economy rating of 20 mpg city, 24 mpg highway.

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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.

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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.

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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

2012 63

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

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. market for several years, Honda stayed the course and didn’t jump on the gas guzzling V8 wagon. Does Honda know that many thousands of people are patiently waiting for them to announce their first hybrid SUV?

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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. The Cadillac Escalade is a two-mode gas/electric powertrain system. At low-speed city driving, it can run on just the electric motors. 2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid Combines Utility and Luxury.

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. Such sales were the subject of a research study, released in July, by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

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