Multiple Trends Turning Slowly Against Oil, Says Rocky Mountain Institute

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Green Fuel Gasoline electric utilities energy natural gas renewable energyThe cost of a barrel of oil is now just a fraction of what it was several years ago, and fuel prices have mostly fallen across the globe as a result. Oil prices rise and fall, but most industry analysts suggest that the emergence of North American production has loosened OPEC's ability to set prices unilaterally. Still, we hear less about the.

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Filling up a Prius vs. Plugging In a RAV4 EV

Plugs and Cars

per 100 miles Prius: Fill up at multi-national corporate outpost RAV4 EV: Fill up at home with solar electricity or cheap, abundant, night-time power Prius: Hang around toxic fumes while filling up RAV4 EV: Margaritas all around Hat tip to Darell at evnut.com.

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Volvo to unveil XC60 gasoline-electric Plug-in Hybrid Concept at Detroit show; system targeted for US and China markets

Green Car Congress

At the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Volvo Car Corporation will unveil the Volvo XC60 gasoline-electric Plug-in Hybrid Concept. To make the plug-in technology viable for buyers in the US and China, Volvo notes , it needs to feature a gasoline engine.

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Acura to debut 3 new vehicles at the 2012 North American International Auto Show including its first gasoline-electric hybrid

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To be positioned at the gateway to the Acura lineup, the ILX will feature three powertrains including Acura’s first gasoline-electric hybrid. Acura will unveil three new vehicles at the 2012 North American International Auto Show including a new compact sports sedan, a redesigned RDX crossover sport utility vehicle, and a concept version of the next generation Acura NSX super car.

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Toyota to participate in FIA World Endurance Championship in 2012 with prototype gasoline-electric hybrid LMP1 racer

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced that it will participate in the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) World Endurance Championship in 2012—the first year of the international endurance race series created through a partnership between the FIA and the ACO (the Automobile Club de l’Ouest)— with a prototype LMP1 gasoline-electric hybrid.

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Long Beach Transit Puts 25 New Gasoline-Electric Hybrid Buses in Service

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Long Beach (California) Transit (LBT) has put 25 new gasoline-electric hybrid buses into service. This order was part of the Montebello Consortium program initiated in 2007 for the purchase of 150 gasoline hybrid-electric 40-foot buses. The series hybrid drive uses a Ford ULEV 6.8-liter V-10 gasoline engine mated to a Siemens ELFA generator and motor system.

MSNBC Plug-In Vote

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The vehicles take gasoline-electric hybrids to another level, allowing drivers to plug them in for a few hours to charge the batteries and then drive solely on electric power for up to 60 miles. MSNBC is carrying the story and it is offering an online vote.

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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.

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The 60,000 Volt Question

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could reportedly produce up to 60,000 Volt electric cars in 2010 , its first anticipated year on the market. Toyota has sold more than 1 million gasoline-electric vehicles since 1997.

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Toyota Prius Owners: Beware Battery Theft, Perhaps By Inept Thieves

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Car theft is something every owner has to worry about, whether the vehicle is powered by gasoline, electricity, or a combination of both, But sometimes, rather than stealing an entire car, criminals only go for certain valuable components. Thieves in San Francisco are reportedly targeting Toyota Prius hybrids--and stealing only their battery. theft Batteries California battery pack vandalism Replacement

Oregon incentives to shift from hybrids to plug-ins

Plugs and Cars

House Bill 2180 , which passed overwhelmingly, Creates specific tax credit for purchasers of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and related equipment. Limits tax credits for gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles that are not designed for electric plug-in charging to vehicles purchased before January 1, 2010. Tags: kulongoski plug-in hybrid oregon battery electric car

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The Volvo Recharge

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Volvo Cars is introducing the Volvo ReCharge Concept , a plug-in hybrid with individual electric wheel motors and batteries that can be recharged via a regular electrical outlet for maximum environmental benefit. A nother major manufacturer is unveiling their PHEV at a car show.

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Toyota "Looking"

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In addition to increasing to 14 the gasoline-electric hybrid models it offers, Toyota said, it plans to offer more fuel-efficient gasoline engines and to offer its first engines that can burn mixtures of ethanol and gas.

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Here Come the PHEVs

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With a range of hundreds of miles, the car will go farther than other electric cars coming to market. The new electric cars go only about 225 miles on a single charge at best. Granted, Fisker's car uses a little gas--something electric cars don't--but it won't burn much.

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Romming on Earth (and Sky)

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snip) What I've argued in my book, The Hype about Hydrogen , and in a recent Scientific American article, is that the next stage is hybrid cars that can be plugged into the electric grid. And just to be clear, the plug-in hybrid would still have a gasoline engine in it.

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The Road to Independence

Plug In Partners

clip) Outcompeted by gasoline in the early days of the car, electricity is returning in the form of gasoline-electric hybrids that significantly reduce fuel use. H ere is a guest editorial from a plug in partner city that appeared in the Seattle Post Intelligencer.

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‘10 BMW ActiveHybrid X6

Hybrid SUV Blog

While most other full-size hybrid sport-utility vehicles are oriented towards using their battery-powered electric engines to help ease the pain felt at the pump by owners of these heavy automobiles, the ActiveHybrid X6 instead focuses purely on putting performance first.

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China’s EV Subsidy

Revenge of the Electric Car

Journal article: China to Subsidize Electric Cars. China to Subsidize Electric Cars. BEIJING—China will subsidize buyers of battery-powered cars and plug-in hybrids under a pilot program aimed at keeping the country competitive in the global race to develop an electric-vehicle industry, but which also risks a public backlash. All-electric e6 vehicles made by BYD charge up in Shenzhen, where the cars are used as taxis. It plans to sell 50,000 electrics in the U.S.,

2010 116

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

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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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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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Upcoming Toyota Prius C '94-MPG' Compact Hybrid Now Has A Name: Aqua

Green Car Reports

According to Reuters News Service, the Nikkei business daily reports that the compact gasoline electric hybrid will achieve a gas mileage of 94 mpg The Prius family of hybrid cars from Toyota is going to get a little bigger as of January when the Japanese automaker will launch a new compact hybrid car for the Japanese market: the 2012 Toyota Aqua.

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Toyota Prius Plug-In Vs Chevy Volt: Which Is Cheaper Per Mile?

Green Car Reports

Bridging the gap between battery electric vehicles and gasoline-electric hybrids we find cars like the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In and the 2012 Chevrolet Volt. Both are essentially hybrid vehicles, but use the technology in different ways to achieve different aims. Ultimately though, which vehicle costs less to run? Ray Iannuzzelli at GM-Volt.com.

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Ford Escape Hybrid 2010 Update

Hybrid SUV Blog

This is largely due to a concentrated effort from Ford to save weight and improve the capabilities of the SUV’s outstanding gasoline / electric powertrain, allowing them to claim dominance in an area of the market where few other automakers have tread.

2013 Lexus GS 450h: First Drive

Green Car Reports

Ever since Lexus launched the RX 400h hybrid SUV in 2005, gasoline-electric hybrids have been an integral part of the Lexus lineup. Cleverly combining performance, luxury and economy, they allow luxury buyers to avoid the compromises that might otherwise be associated with making a luxury vehicle more fuel efficient--like sacrificing power or

2012 Plug-in Toyota Prius: What Do You Want To Know?

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Toyota may have started the hybrid revolution with its original Prius, the first mass-produced gasoline-electric hybrid car and the vehicle which quickly became the eco badge of honor for celebrities and city dwellers alike. But ten years after the first Prius rolled into the U.S., Toyota is now playing green car catchup, with its 2012 Toyota

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2013 Ford C-Max Energi Priced at $33,745, Cheaper Than Prius Plug-In

Green Car Reports

It’s official: not only does the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi Plug-in hybrid travel further in all-electric mode than the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid, but it will cost less too. As Ford detailed last night, its first plug-in hybrid will retail for $33,750, has a combined gasoline + electric range of 550 miles, is expected to get a combined

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Honda May Develop Plug-In as Obama Alters U.S. Policy (Update2) - Bloomberg.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

drivers, may also developplug-in electric models as U.S. are rushing out cars that can be recharged at electrical outletsas the U.S. in Japan’s Kyoto prefecture to make packsfor gasoline-electric hybrid cars.

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Nissan To Release Infiniti M 35 Hybrid, First In-House Hybrid

All Cars Electric

is launching a gasoline-electric hybrid version of its Infiniti M 35 sedan later this year, and hopes to nearly double the fuel mileage of the gasoline version, while keeping costs down. Nissan Motor Co. We're aiming for an improvement of 60 to 90 percent," said Koichi Hayasaki, chief engineer of Nissan's rear-wheel-drive hybrid system, using a

Ford to launch new generation of Mondeo hybrid models in 2019; first Mondeo hybrid wagon

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Ford will enhance the fuel-efficient Mondeo Hybrid gasoline-electric vehicle range—including the introduction of the first Mondeo Hybrid wagon variant—from 2019. The new Mondeo Hybrid wagon will enable customers who require greater load-carrying capability to benefit from the efficiency and refinement of an electric powertrain in many driving scenarios, while maintaining the driving range and freedom offered by a traditional combustion engine.

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Suzuki Hybrid Gets 100 MPG

All Cars Electric

Suzuki has launched a hybrid gasoline/electric vehicle for sale on the Japanese market that travels an impressive 100 miles per gallon of gas! The Suzuki Twin also features an automatic idling stop system shuts the engine down whenever the car stops at traffic lights or when stationary in heavy traffic, minimizing CO' emissions and fuel

Toyota Introduces 'Prius Plug-in Hybrid' into Key Markets

All Cars Electric

Per previously announced plans, Toyota now officially announces the imminent availability of a plug-in version of their 3rd generation Prius gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle. Approximately 600 units will be leased to government and business fleets in the United States, Europe and Japan through the first half of 2010. Experience gained through

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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.

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Is The 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Really Green, Or Not?

Green Car Reports

Just ten years ago, cars like the 2002 Toyota Prius traded performance for unbelievably-high gas mileage, bringing the concept of eco-friendly gasoline electric hybrid cars to the masses. Recently however, automakers like BMW have used full hybrid technology to give high performance luxury cars like the 5-Series a gas mileage boost without

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2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Green Car Reports

Unlike dedicated hybrids without a comparable gas-only version, the 2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid carries its gasoline-electric powertrain in a body that looks just like the conventional Highlander mid-size crossover utility vehicle. It’s a family-friendly hybrid utility vehicle, spacious and well-equipped, though hardly a car for the

Saturn Vue Hybrid 2-Mode Cancelled

Hybrid SUV Blog

Whichever it is, GM plans to send the first ones to the Department of Energy and the Electric Power Institute for fleet testing in 2011.

Variations On Cheaper Hybrid Tech To Help MPG, Efficiency

Green Car Reports

The market for gasoline-electric hybrids and electric cars is expected to grow over the next few years, but they aren't the only energy-efficient vehicles expected to become more popular. Also looking at an increase in popularity are micro-hybrids and mild hybrids, according to a Lux Research report. According to MarketWatch, the Lux report

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2010 Escalade Hybrid Updates

Hybrid SUV Blog

Starting at a mere $73,425 the 2010 Cadillac Escalade hybrid takes the same gasoline / electric architecture used to underpin both the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid and GMC Yukon Hybrid and provides it with a full-on luxury spin.

Three Different Electrified Ford Focus Models To Be Built At Single Michigan Plant

Green Car Reports

It’s well documented that Ford is planning an all-electric version of its new global Focus--heck, we’ve even test driven a very early prototype based on the previous generation car. But what isn’t that well known is that there will be two other electrified versions of the new Focus: a gasoline-electric hybrid and a more advanced

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One More For The Dead-Hybrid List: RIP Nissan Altima Hybrid

Green Car Reports

Add one more to the list of hybrid cars that have been sent off to the great gasoline-electric graveyard in the sky. Nissan will end production of its Altima Hybrid sedan after the 2011 model year. Launched in late 2007, the hybrid version of the Nissan Altima used Nissan's own four-cylinder engine mated to the Hybrid Synergy Drive system licensed

No Diesel Option Planned For 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Green Car Reports

This is because modern diesel engines, especially in turbocharged form, offer similar performance to their gasoline counterparts but with much better fuel economy. Some models are even more fuel efficient than comparable gasoline-electric hybrids, but still the In Europe, more than half of the new cars sold feature a diesel engine of some form.

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Hyundai introduces IONIQ: compact car with BEV, PHEV or HEV powertrains

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The car will be available with battery-electric electric (BEV), plug-in gasoline/electric hybrid (PHEV), or gasoline/electric hybrid (HEV) powertrains—the first car from any manufacturer to offer customers these three powertrain options in a single body type.

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2012 Infiniti M35h Set For 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show Debut

Green Car Reports

Nissan and its Infiniti luxury division may have been late to the table when it comes to hybrids but neither brand is shying away from launching a new generation of gasoline-electric vehicles. Infiniti has fired the latest round in the battle for hybrid supremacy with the unveiling of a new hybrid version of its latest M sedan, the 2012 Infiniti

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. Shifted earlier focus to all-electric Focus in 2011 with Magna. And ride off into the sunset on electric power.

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