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Who is winning the green car race? The Green Piece

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Toyota: When the Toyota Prius originally went on sale in 1997, it was the world’s first mass-produced hybrid car, meaning the Japanese automaker effectively stole a march on its rivals. When sales of the Civic Hybrid started to flag, Honda introduced the Insight Hybrid earlier this year.

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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The US and China—as well as Western Europe, Japan and Brazil—could turnover more than 90% of their vehicle fleets to alternative powertrain/fuel models by 2050 under very aggressive models (or levels) of penetration, according to a report by Bruce Belzowski and Walter McManus at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). Japan. hybrid engines that use gasoline or diesel fuel). Eliminating hybrids from the.

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Can Toyota really claim to be green? The Green Piece

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The vehicle has earned almost iconic status, lauded by celebrities and generally seen as the ‘ultimate green car’. First it heads to Wales… then to China… and finally to Japan where it is then shipped for sale worldwide. The Green Piece - Tuesday 30th June 2009.

Big Science tools for clean transportation: neutron scattering at ORNL

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Beam time is granted to researchers via the general user program. GP-SANS: General-Purpose Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Diffractometer. WAND: US/Japan Wide-Angle Neutron Diffractometer. HYSPEC: HYSPEC Hybrid Spectrometer.

Slow start for charge of the electric cars - Times Online

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The 2011 start date has been chosen to coincide with theexpected introduction of a wider variety of electric and plug-in hybrid carsin Britain. The hybrid models available today use lead-acid ornickel-metal hydride batteries that are are proven, reliable, and fairlycheap, but their limited storage capacity means that the cars’ driving rangeusing electricity alone is short. How far hybrids will be encouraged in the new government initiative remains tobe seen.