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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Flash Drive: 2022 Toyota Tundra

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This is what Toyota has done with the all-new 2022 Tundra, which we previewed in a Texas-based drive program last week. The all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra comes in six models–SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794 Edition and TRD Pro. iForce Max V6 twin-turbo w/Toyota Hybrid System.

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Toyota Corolla hybrid will join Prius next year

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The redesigned 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan will soon spawn a hybrid variant, the first gasoline-electric version of the automaker's popular compact car. Toyota made the announcement Thursday as it unveiled the Corolla sedan at simultaneous events in California and China, underscoring the model's global appeal. Toyota was mum on additional details.

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Toyota to begin hybrid powertrain production in US; $374M investment in 5 plants

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Toyota is expanding the production of its hybrid powertrains to the US. Toyota will invest $373.8 million in five US manufacturing plants to support production of its first US-made hybrid powertrain and to implement Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA) at its Alabama plant. Toyota remains the world leader in gasoline-electric hybrids, surpassing 3 million sales in the US and 10 million globally. Cutaway of Toyota hybrid transaxle.

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Toyota begins production of current model Prius in China

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Sichuan FAW Toyota Motor Co., established with China FAW Group Corporation in China’s Sichuan Province, has begun production of the third-generation Prius”gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle at its Changchun Plant. In 2010, GAC Toyota Motor Co., In October at a cornerstone-laying ceremony for Toyota Motor Engineering &. Ltd., a joint vehicle-production company.

2011 180

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.

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Toyota Financial Services issues first Euro-denominated Green Bond allocated specifically to the sales of low-emission vehicles; €600M

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Toyota Financial Services (TFS) issued its first euro-denominated unsecured Green Bond today, expanding its commitment to the sale of environmentally friendly vehicles. The €600-million (US$704-million) bond will be used to fund the acquisition of new retail finance contracts and beneficial interests in lease contracts for Toyota and Lexus vehicles that meet specific clean air criteria, including powertrain, fuel efficiency and emissions.

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Toyota digs for Lithium

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Toyota Tsusho Corp, a trading house and key Toyota supplier that Toyota owns 22 percent of, just announced that it would be jointly developing a new lithium project in Argentina with the Australian-listed Orocobre Ltd. For more information read: Toyota in Argentine Lithium Deal for Hybrid Car Push. Toyota in Argentine Lithium Deal for Hybrid Car Push. Toyota in Argentine Lithium Deal for Hybrid Car Push.

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Toyota and Denso develop SiC power semiconductor for power control units; targeting 10% improvement in hybrid fuel efficiency

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Toyota intends to leverage the benefits of high frequency and high efficiency of SiC power semiconductors to enable PCU downsizing of 80%. Toyota Motor Corporation, in collaboration with Denso Corporation (Denso) and Toyota Central R&D Labs., Toyota CRDL), has developed a silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductor for use in automotive power control units (PCUs). Toyota will begin test driving vehicles fitted with the new PCUs on public roads in Japan within a year.

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Toyota to Sell Vehicle Audible System for Prius

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will begin sales in Japan on 30 August of an onboard device designed to alert pedestrians and others audibly to the presence of a quiet vehicle, such as a gasoline-electric hybrid. The device will be available nationwide through authorized Toyota dealers and Toyota genuine parts and accessories distributors for retrofitting on the third-generation Prius.

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Toyota to show new GRMN hybrid concept at Nürburgring

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will show the GRMN (GAZOO Racing tuned by MN) Sports Hybrid Concept II, a convertible mid-ship gasoline-electric hybrid concept, at the 39 th Nürburgring 24-hour endurance race to be held near Nürburg, Germany, from 23–26 June. The GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II is an updated version of a gasoline-electric sports concept shown at Tokyo Auto Salon 2010.

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Cumulative sales of Toyota Motor hybrids top 2M units in Japan, 4.6M worldwide; 1.02M from Jan to Oct.

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Cumulative sales in Japan of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) hybrid vehicles—including plug-in hybrids— reached 2.04 Globally, Toyota plans to launch 20 new hybrid models by the end of 2015 and will make further efforts to expand its hybrid vehicle product lineup and sales territories. Approximately 40% of Toyota’s sales in Japan and 14% of global sales are hybrid vehicles. Global annual sales of TMC hybrids. Data: TMC. Click to enlarge.

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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. Toyota is now playing green car catchup, with its 2012 Toyota

2011 91

Toyota launches Aqua compact hybrid in Japan; targeting 12,000 units per month in sales

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) launched the Aqua gasoline-electric compact hybrid—to be marketed as the Prius c in the US—in Japan. The Aqua features a small 1.5-liter Toyota Hybrid System II (THS II) with reduction gear, which achieves fuel efficiency of 35.4 A selectable electric-vehicle mode (EV Mode) enables driving with only the electric motor. The Aqua hybrid. Click to enlarge.

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

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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. According to Reuters News Service, the Nikkei business daily reports that the compact gasoline electric hybrid will achieve a gas mileage of 94 mpg

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Toyota "Looking"

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H ere is big announcement for Plug-In fans Toyota looking at Plug-in Hybrids Los Angeles Times June 20, 2006 By JOHN O'DELL Toyota Motor Corp. 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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Toyota introduces facelifted Auris; revamped powertrains including new Otto/Atkinson 1.2L gasoline engine

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At the Geneva Motor Show, Toyota introduced the facelifted Auris. With the launch of the Auris Hybrid in 2010, Toyota became the first manufacturer to offer a choice of three powertrains (gasoline, gasoline-electric hybrid, and diesel) in the C-segment. liter direct injection turbocharged engine from Toyota’s new family of efficient engines announced last year ( earlier post ) joins the existing gasoline line-up. 2015 Toyota 1.2T

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Toyota Plug In

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Here's the story from the LA Times: Toyota promises plug-in hybrid vehicle in U.S., Japan and Europe by 2010 By Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press June 11, 2008 TOKYO -- Toyota is introducing a plug-in hybrid with next-generation lithium-ion batteries in the U.S., 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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Toyota introduces next-generation B-segment hybrid with 112 mpg US; CNG hybrid and plug-in variants

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) unveiled the FT-Bh (Future Toyota B-segment Hybrid), a lightweight, next-generation small gasoline-electric hybrid concept car at the 82nd Geneva International Motor Show. For a high level of fuel efficiency, TMC developed a new, long stroke 1.0-liter, two-cylinder Atkinson cycle gasoline engine, along with improved hybrid system efficiency. —Didier Leroy , President and CEO of Toyota Motor Europe. FT-Bh.

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Toyota Launches Sales of Prius and Camry Hybrid in South Korea

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Toyota Motor has begun sales of Toyota-brand vehicles in South Korea at five new dealerships, including three in Seoul, established by TMC’s local distributor Toyota Motor Korea Co., Now available are the third-generation Prius gasoline-electric hybrid midsize vehicle, the Camry and Camry Hybrid midsize sedans and the RAV4 crossover SUV.

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

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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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Toyota Formally Announces Introduction of Plug-in Prius Into Key Markets, Targeting Tens of Thousands in Public Sales in Two Years

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The all-electric range of the Prius Plug-In (23 km) will cover more than 50% of distances driven by single cars each day in Japan, according to Toyota. In Tokyo, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) formally announced the introduction of the Prius Plug-in Hybrid—the plug-in version of the third-generation Prius gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle—into key markets. Gasoline-electric hybrid fuel efficiency. Electricity efficiency.

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

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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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Prius the top new vehicle badge in California in 2012; state accounted for 26.2% of Prius sales in US

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This continues the trend shown by the state’s consumers who are adopting gasoline-electric hybrid technology and putting more of these vehicles on the road, Toyota commented. According to R.L Polk, the Prius family cars (Prius Liftback, Prius v, Prius Plug-in, and Prius c) accounted for 61,893 vehicles registered in California in 2012, making Prius the Nº 1 vehicle badge sold in the state.

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

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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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Sales of plug-ins in France in 2012 reached 5,663 units for cars and 3,651 for LCVs

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AVERE-France, the French hybrid and electric vehicle association, reports that sales of electric vehicles in France reached 5,663 units for cars (VP) and 3,651 units for commercial vehicles (LCV) in 2012, increasing 115% and 117%, respectively, against the 2011 results. France represents 35% of electric sales VP in Europe in 2012, ahead of Norway (15%) and Germany (13%), according to AVERE-France.

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

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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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Report: Fuji Heavy Industries may suspend production of Stella EV with end of minivehicle production

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Kyodo News reports that Fuji Heavy Industries may suspend production of its electric minivehicle, the Stella EV ( earlier post ). Fuji Heavy began selling the plug-in Stella electric vehicle to corporate customers and local governments in July 2009 with a sales target of 400 units by the end of March 2011. Fuji Heavy is seeking to launch a plug-in gasoline electric hybrid vehicle, which can be recharged using a household electrical outlet, in the mid-2010s.

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Infiniti Looking At Adding Hybrid Tech To Other Models

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The upcoming 2012 Infiniti M35h hybrid sedan will be the first vehicle featuring Nissan's own proprietary gasoline-electric hybrid system. If you don't recall, Nissan has sold a hybrid vehicle before, in the form of the Altima Hybrid, but this model relied on technology borrowed from Toyota. As for the new M35h, it will be one of the most advanced

Flash Drive: 2023 Kia Sportage

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Clean Fleet Report will have detailed reviews of the Sportage gasoline, hybrid and eventually the plug-in hybrid in the coming months. 2.5-Liter Inline 4-cylinder, Gasoline. 2.5-Liter Inline 4-cylinder, Gasoline. kW motor, Gasoline-Electric. Something for Everyone.

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Prius Plug-in Concept to Support All-Electric Driving Up To About 12 Miles at Speeds Up To 62MPH

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Toyota has provided some initial details on the new Prius Plug-in Hybrid Concept to be unveiled next week at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Plug-in Prius will support an all-electric driving range of about 20 km (12.4 Over longer distances and higher speeds, the Prius Plug-in switches to conventional gasoline-electric full hybrid operation. The extended electric range brings CO 2 emissions down to around 60 g/km, according to Toyota.

2009 227

Report: Honda to Aggressively Price New Fit Hybrid In Japan

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million (about US$18,600), which will be the lowest price for a gasoline-electric vehicle sold in Japan, according to company sources. The move is expected to accelerate competition in the development and sale of environmentally friendly vehicles between Honda and Toyota Motor Corp., L/100km] of gasoline and have a price tag of around 1.5 The new Fit will feature a 1.3-liter engine and electric motor, with fuel economy of 30 km per liter (70.6

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Worldwide Prius sales top 3-million mark; Prius family sales at 3.4 million

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced that as of the end of June, worldwide cumulative sales of the Prius gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle (generations I, II and III) passed the 3-million mark. The figure is based on worldwide cumulative sales through the end of May 2013 plus June sales in the US.) Total global Prius nameplate sales (the expanded Prius family) are at 3.436 million units. TMC launched the Prius in 1997.

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Maritz study finds growing but still low US consumer awareness about alternative fuel technologies; knowledge gap and confusion a sales challenge for OEMs

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The research also indicates that consumers have relatively low product knowledge of electric-only and electric-hybrid vehicles and see electric technology vehicles as useful for those who do limited driving. When asked to name an alternative fuel technology other than gasoline powered automobiles, 56% said electric vehicles while nearly a third identified gasoline-electric hybrids. Gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles rose from 15 to 22%.

2011 186

On the Horizon

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N ow that the number one automaker and the number two automaker has made the commitment to building Plug In hybrid / electric vehicles by 2010, another automotive giant is joining the race. Here is the story from the New York Times : Nissan Plans Electric Car in U.S. Nissan also expects to sell a lineup of electric vehicles globally by 2012. Nissan, he said, aims to sell vehicles that are "pure electric, zero emission. Toyota ( TM ).

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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. Bloomberg, citing anonymous sources, reported Wednesday that first year sales of the automaker's plug-in hybrid could quadruple that of the Toyota Prius' U.S. Toyota sold 5,562 Prius models in 2000, when it was on the market for part of the year. Toyota has sold more than 1 million gasoline-electric vehicles since 1997.

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Honda previews 2014 Accord plug-in hybrid

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Set to go on sale in early 2013, Honda’s 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) Sedan ( earlier post ) will offer the ability to run in an all-electric mode for 10 to 15 miles and a calculated total driving range of more than 500 miles. EPA fuel economy ratings and gas-electric range rating determined by Honda.). Electric driving is supported by a 6.7 At higher speeds or under high demand for acceleration, the gasoline engine can kick in to provide additional power.

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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. watch video ) An electric motor at each wheel The Volvo Recharge Concept combines a number of the latest technological innovations into a so-called " series hybrid " where there is no mechanical connection between the engine and the wheels.

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UMTRI study finds US and China could turnover more than 90% of LDV fleet to alternative powertrains by 2050 under very aggressive penetration scenarios

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Their definition for alternative powertrains/fuels eliminates pure gasoline and diesel powertrains/fuels, but does include hybridization of those fuels. Possible alternative powertrains/fuels include: CNG; CNG/diesel hybrid; Diesel/electric hybrid; Gasoline/electric hybrid;Gasoline/CNG hybrid; Gasoline/liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) hybrid; Pure electric; Ethanol (E85); Ethanol (E85)/electric hybrid; Hydrogen; and Fuel cell vehicles.

2010 186

CMU study explores optimizing PHEV design and allocation to minimize life cycle cost, petroleum consumption, and GHG emissions

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The study by Dr. Jeremy Michalek and colleagues found that while a fleet with plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) with universal high electric range (i.e., 87 miles all electric) minimizes petroleum consumption, minimum lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are achieved with a mix of low-range (~25 miles) and mid-range (40-50 miles) PHEVs. A 2009 CMU study found that when charged frequently (every 20 miles or less), using average US electricity, small capacity (i.e.,

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UK TSB Awards £25M to Eight Low-Carbon Vehicle Demonstration Projects; Focus On Electric Vehicles

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The majority of the vehicles are electric, with a small number being plug-in gasoline-electric hybrids. Modern electric cars offer power and bucket loads of torque. The consortium will develop and demonstrate 110 road-worthy vehicles to be trialed in the two cities over 12 months, 40 of which will be smart electric vehicles. Electricity providers E.ON Ford Focus Battery Electric Vehicle.

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VW introducing 1.8L EA888 Gen 3 engine in 2014 Jetta, Passat and Beetle; driving impressions

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This is the first implementation of such a system in a turbocharged direct-injection four-cylinder gasoline engine, noted Lemke. Several innovations contributed to this reduction including; the use of a new piston coating; the two balance shafts that counteract the second-order inertial forces run in roller bearings; utilizing a low-energy oil pump; and using a highly precise electric system to control the oil-jet cooling for the piston crowns. Toyota Corolla 1.8.

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