Multi-brand electric-car dealer to open in Canada after Iceland test

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With the notable exception of Tesla Motors' company-owned stores, electric cars must compete against internal-combustion models for space and attention on dealer lots. But what if a dealership sold only electric cars, covering multiple brands? That's the concept behind EVEN Electric, which announced plans for its first dealership in Canada last. Canada dealers plug-in cars dealerships

Touring Iceland in a Mazda MX-5

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Nipping out for a drive just for the pleasure of it is something we don’t always get the chance to do. However, when the opportunity comes knocking to. Mazda MX-5 Features Editors Picks

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L.A. Times Takes A Bath In Dirty Water With Icelandic Bottled H20 Scam

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I’ve been seeing the b t full page ads for Icelandic Glacial water in the print edition of the Los Angeles Times for months now and every time I do they p**s me off. . Icelandic Water’s ads say it’s the “Source of An Epic Life.” Source of an Epic FAIL.

Reva to bring new electric car to Iceland

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Reva, the Indian electric car company best known for the G-Whiz in England, has signed a deal to bring their new product to Iceland with sales beginning within a year. Electricity is a more renewable resource than ice in Iceland.

Postcard From Iceland (1 of 2)

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Iceland is beautiful. I came as a guest for Driving Sustainability , Iceland’s conference for the future of cars. After the two day conference, we stayed on to film for “Revenge,&# because Iceland’s electricity is 100% renewable — the perfect place for EVs. Thanks to its wise investment in geothermal plants, Iceland’s energy is clean and practically free. Can Iceland use its clean energy to replace gasoline driving?

$70M H2ME project launches in Europe to deploy 325 fuel cell vehicles and 29 refueling stations

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Under H2ME, these initiatives will deploy 200 FCEVs, 125 fuel cell range-extended electric (FC RE-EVs) commercial vans and 29 new HRSs in 10 countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK) by 2019.

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China’s CNOOC to participate in application for offshore exploration in Iceland’s Arctic Continental Shelf

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China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), the largest offshore oil and gas producer in China, will participate in the application of Iceland-based Eykon Energy as an operator and potential licensee in the second licensing round of the Dreki Area.

Geothermics reports on first magma-enhanced geothermal system; Krafla in Iceland

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In 2009, a borehole drilled at Krafla (a caldera in northeast Iceland) as part of the Icelandic Deep Drilling Project (IDDP) unexpectedly penetrated into magma (molten rock) at only 2,100 meters (6,890 feet) depth, with a temperature of 900-1000 °C.

Researchers confirm existence of North Icelandic Jet current; implications for ocean response to climate change

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An international team of researchers has confirmed the presence of a deep-reaching ocean circulation system off Iceland—the North Icelandic Jet (NIJ)—that could significantly influence the ocean’s response to climate change in previously unforeseen ways.

Northern Lights Energy and Reva Electric Car Company Sign Agreement to Develop the Electric Vehicle Market in Iceland

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Northern Lights Energy ( NLE ), the initiator of the 2012 charging infrastructure project and provider of infrastructure and services for electric vehicles (EV) based in Iceland, has signed an agreement with Reva Electric Car Company to jointly develop the electric vehicle market in Iceland.

Iceland to push electric SUV conversions

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As part of a national electric vehicle project in Iceland, AMP Holding Inc has signed a letter of intent with Northern Lights Energy to introduce all-electric SUVs into the country. Northern Lights Energy has committed to buying 1,000 all-electric SUVs from AMP over a five year period as it promotes sustainable transportation under the Icelandic [.]. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news AMP AMP electric car conversions electric SUVs Iceland Northern Lights Energy

REVA to develop electric car market in Iceland

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It’s not just Mum who has gone to Iceland… it is electric cars too, with the REVA Electric Car Company signing an agreement with Northern Lights Energy (NLE) to jointly develop the market in Iceland. Iceland is now being considered as a possible destination for a European assembly plant. In addition to importing new electric vehicles to Iceland, it is working on developing systems to convert the current internal combustion engine car fleet into electric cars.

Adgero signs €3.5M deal with ultracap manufacturer Skeleton for road freight KERS

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The distribution agreement covers markets in the member states of the European Union, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, Israel, Iceland, Canada, the United States of America, Mexico, Brazil, Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China. Adgero has signed a €3.5-million (US$4-million) distribution agreement to ensure modules from ultracapacitor manufacturer Skeleton Technologies, are part of its Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS) for road freight. Earlier post.)

Trouble in Hydrogen Heaven

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The World , a PRI/BBC radio collaboration, has a report on the problems bringing Iceland's hydrogen dream to fruition. Tags: iceland fuel cell "the world" jori lewis hydrogen Still only one filling station, now without any customers. The hydrogen busses have been retired to a museum. With abundant renewable electricity, if it can't happen there, it can't happen anywhere. Jori Lewis reports from Reykyavik. Have a listen.

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Choosing EV Batteries for Cold and Rainy Climates

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I want to convert a car in Iceland and am having trouble selecting the right batteries. The car is to function in the capital with a

Mercedes ML350 gets the electric car treatment

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The firm, which has a supply agreement with Icelandic company Northern Lights Energy, expects to begin volume deliveries [.]. At a Press Conference at its Cincinnati, Ohio, facility, AMP Electric Vehicles revealed its first electrified Mercedes Benz ML350 SUV. The AMP ML350 includes a lithium iron phosphate battery pack and two rear-mounted permanent magnet AC motors.

Study finds that EV-specific factors rather than socio-demographic variables better predictors of EV uptake

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New maps give Europeans close-up picture of air pollution from diffuse sources

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In addition to the 27 Member States of the European Union, it also includes data from Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. PM 10 emissions from road transport in Paris. Click to enlarge.

AMP delivers first converted electric ML350

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at a press conference at their Cincinnati, OH facility, presented the first AMP electrified Mercedes Benz ML350 SUV to Gisli Gislason, Chairman and CEO of Northern Lights Energy (NLE) of Iceland. This is the initial delivery committed in AMP’s long-term supply agreement with the Icelandic company signed in April. The demand for SUVs is very high in Iceland at approximately 35% of new vehicle sales. Our AMP Electric Mercedes ML SUV fits NLE and Iceland's needs perfectly.

Mitsubishi begins delivery of the largest order of i-MiEVs to date; 50 of 507 to Estonian government

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In addition to Estonia, MMC is collaborating with other countries like the Principality of Monaco, Iceland, Denmark, Singapore, Thailand, and others in their efforts to popularize EVs. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has delivered the first 50 i-MiEV new-generation electric vehicles (EV) out of 507 units scheduled to be provided to the Estonian government. These first fifty i-MiEVs mark the beginning of delivery of the largest single order ever taken to date for the i-MiEV.

Study for European Parliament assesses options for turning CO2 into methanol for use in transport

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Both the IRENA experts and the methanol industry agree that under very specific circumstances, such as in Iceland with its very low electricity prices, methanol produced from CO 2 is already competitive with gasoline. Carbon dioxide recycling in the methanol economy Source: Olah et al. 2009, earlier post. Click to enlarge.

Northern Lights Energy signs LOI to purchase 1,000 AMP electric SUV conversions over 5 years

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a company engaged in the emission-free electrification of OEM vehicles, has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Northern Lights Energy ( NLE ) to support the introduction of all-electric SUVs into Iceland as part of a national electric vehicle (EV) project. Iceland has no domestically-produced oil, according to the CIA World Factbook. AMP’s intention is now to extend those discussions to the Iceland project. AMP Holding Inc.,

EC adopts proposals for automated emergency eCall in all new cars and LDVs

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Once the proposals are approved by the Council and Parliament, the Commission is aiming to have a fully functional eCall service in place throughout the EU (as well as Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) by 2015. (A The European Commission has adopted two proposals to ensure that, by October 2015, cars will automatically call emergency services in case of a serious crash.

H2ME has 100 fuel cell vehicles on the road in Germany, France and UK

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Hydrogen Mobility Europe ( H2ME ), a multi-country, multi-partner project to demonstrate that hydrogen can support Europe’s future transport demands, announced that it has deployed its first 100 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in Germany, France and the UK. Sixty Symbio Renault Kangoo ZE-H2 range-extended fuel cell vans have been deployed in the UK and France, supporting the development of a network of hydrogen refuelling stations in those markets.

Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Iceland. sales of hybrid SUVs and other fuel efficient vehicles will prove interesting to watch this year, especially if fuel prices remain relatively low. Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely.

California Air Resources Board releases draft regulations for cap-and-trade program linkage with Québec

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Starting next year 34 emissions trading programs will serve as the primary vehicle to drive greenhouse gas reductions in Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand and 27 European Union members, along with California and Québec. The California Air Resources Board (ARB) released proposed regulations to link its cap-and-trade program to Québec’s to form a joint carbon market to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Earlier post.).

Hyundai • Kia Motors and stakeholders from Nordic Countries sign MoU on fuel cell electric vehicle deployment

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Hyundai • Kia Motors and key hydrogen stakeholders from Sweden, Denmark, Norway & Iceland recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim of collaboration towards market deployment of zero. Within the Nordic countries there is a long-standing strong collaboration between Icelandic New Energy (INE) and the Scandinavian Hydrogen Highway Partnership (SHHP) with the purpose of deploying.

Hydrogenics and partners win major hydrogen energy storage R&D and demo project in Europe

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Hydrogenics Corporation, together with eight other partners, has won a major energy storage R&D and demonstration project in Europe. Called “Don Quichote,” the project includes a financial contribution of €2.86 million (US$3.7 million) by the European Commission, under the auspices of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), and will take five years to complete.

Mitsubishi Motors to promote EVs with Hsinchu County in Taiwan

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In addition, MMC is in cooperation with numerous governments in their EV popularization initiatives, including the Republic of Monaco, Iceland, Denmark, Singapore and Thailand. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation’s business partner in Taiwan China Motors Corp (CMC), Mitsubishi Corporation, (MC) and the Hsinchu County government in northwestern Taiwan have signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the promotion of electric vehicles (EVs).

Mitsubishi Motors Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Denmark for i-MiEV

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MMC also has signed MoUs regarding EVs with several governments around the globe including the Principality of Monaco and Iceland, among others, collaborating with these governments towards the popularization and promotion of EVs. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Danish government regarding the popularization of the i-MiEV electric vehicle (EV) in Denmark.

DOE Joint Genome Institute approves 41 projects for 2012 Community Sequencing Program; climate, environment and bioenergy feedstocks

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University of Iceland. The US Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) has approved 41 projects from 152 submitted (culled from the 188 letters of intent originally received) for the 2012 Community Sequencing Program (CSP).

Killacycle World Record

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One of our favorite guests from our shoot in Iceland, Bill Dube and his KillaCycle Team, made headlines this past week in Colorado with a new EV world speed record. KillaCycle Pilot Scotty Pollacheck "lights 'em up" alongside Team Leader Bill Dube. On Thursday October 23rd, 2008, Team KillaCycle set their latest drag racing world record at Bandimere Raceway.

First production Detroit SP:01 EV rolls off assembly line

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Detroit Electric has established distributors throughout Europe and Asia extending from the North (Iceland and Norway) and the East (Azerbaijan, South Korea, China and Hong Kong) to the South (South Africa), with additional countries due to join the growing global network over the coming months. The first production Detroit Electric SP:01 ( earlier post ) has rolled off the line at the company’s Leamington Spa (UK) manufacturing facility.

Nordic green signs Agency Agreement with BioMCN for bio-methanol

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Nordic Green, a company focused on the introduction of bio-methanol, has signed an Agency Agreement with BioMCN , a producer of bio-methanol, for the representation and sales of bio-methanol in Nordic (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland) and Baltic (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) countries.

Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) signs agreement on joint testing of electric vehicles with PTT Public Company Limited

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In addition, MMC is in cooperation with numerous governments in their EV popularization initiatives, including the Principality of Monaco, Iceland, Denmark, and Singapore. Mitsubishi Motors Thailand Co., MMTh), Mitsubishi Motor’s subsidiary in Thailand, has agreed to start joint testing of the i-MiEV new-generation electric vehicle (EV) with PTT Public Company Limited (PTT), a natural gas and petroleum company and the largest energy company in Thailand.

UT Austin team identifies promising new cathode material for sodium-ion batteries: eldfellite

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Edfellite was first found among fumarolic encrustations collected in 1990 on the Eldfell volcano, Heimaey Island, Iceland.)

Mitsubishi Motors signs cooperation agreement to promote EVs with the Singapore Government

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In addition, MMC has engaged in initiatives to popularize EVs with various governments all over the world, including the governments of the Principality of Monaco, Iceland, Denmark, among others. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and its distributor in Singapore Cycle & Carriage Automotive PTE Limited (CCA) signed a Cooperation Agreement to collaborate on activities to popularize electric vehicles (EV) with the Singapore government.

Elektromotive Extends European Recharging Network to Belgium and Luxembourg

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Elektromotive has exported Elektrobays to Sweden, Holland, Germany, Ireland, Iceland and Saudi Arabia. UK-based Elektromotive has appointed The PluginCompany to install networks of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across Belgium and Luxembourg.

ICCT study examines current & projected use of heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping; growth in BC emissions points to need for policies

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IMO’s narrow definition of the Arctic, which excludes significant coastal areas around Iceland and Norway, excludes 85% of ship traffic, 90% of fuel use, and 85% of BC emissions from shipping in the Geographic Arctic north of 59 degrees latitude.

Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) to test popularization of EVs with two Thai power companies

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In addition, MMC is in cooperation with numerous governments in their EV popularization initiatives, including the Principality of Monaco, Iceland, Denmark, Singapore. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation’s (MMC) Thai subsidiary, Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., MMTh) has agreed to start joint testing of the i-MiEV electric vehicle (EV) with the Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) and PEA ENCOM International Co., PEA ENCOM).