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EV Grinning, we have just completed our conversion from gas to electric, two weeks ago the Fiero passed it's safety test with no problems. We had the car licensed and plated the following week. We have had a few road tests, trying to find the actual range per charge. We are averaging about 25 km's (15.33 miles) per charge with a charging cost that has averaged about $0.67 and taking about 6 hours to charge @ 10amps per charger from a standard 115 volt ac plug rated at 15 amps.

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Study: 15% of US alcohol-related motor vehicle fatalities involve alcohol under the legal limit

Green Car Congress

A new open-access study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that motor vehicle crashes involving drivers with blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) below the legal limit of 0.08% accounted for 15% of alcohol-involved crash deaths in the United States. Of these deaths, 55% of fatalities were individuals other than the drinking driver, and these crashes were more likely to result in youth fatalities compared with crashes above the legal BAC limit.

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Regulatory & Legal Alerts – Dec. 2017


Peopletrail actively tracks the regulatory and legal environment that surrounds employment and criminal background screening. The post Regulatory & Legal Alerts – Dec. This helps you remain compliant with the FCRA, EEOC, and other regulatory standards or agencies. The following includes recaps of the most significant updates impacting the screening industry in recent weeks. State. California.

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Open source street legal EV, powered by hub motors

Green Car Congress

An open source project is building an all-electric street vehicle powered by hub motors. Target single-charge range for the Luka EV is 300 km (186 miles), with a top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph) and a price below €20,000 (US$22,445). Project aims include quick design and build (less than a year). The project team is using design bodywork from gaming, converted to a Solidworks file. The body is fabricated using FRP (fiberglass); The solidworks file provides the basis for a full-size foam model.

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Regulatory & Legal Alerts – October 2017


Peopletrail actively tracks the regulatory and legal environment that surrounds employment and criminal background screening. The post Regulatory & Legal Alerts – October 2017 appeared first on Peopletrail. This helps you remain compliant with the FCRA, EEOC, and other regulatory standards or agencies. The following includes recaps of the most significant updates impacting the screening industry in recent weeks. State Legislation. Texas.

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EU starts legal action against Germany, UK for failing to act on diesel emissions

Green Car Reports

But now regulatory agencies in European countries have become caught up in the legal fallout from VW's emissions cheating. The European Union began legal action Thursday against Germany, the U.K., The Volkswagen diesel scandal has led to numerous lawsuits against the German automaker in multiple countries. and five other nations. DON'T MISS: Every. Europe emissions lawsuit EU Volkswagen diesel scandal

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Genovation’s GXE breaks street-legal all-electric land speed record: 205.6 mph

Green Car Congress

Genovation broke the land speed record for a street-legal all-electric vehicle with the Genovation Extreme Electric car (GXE). The GXE reached 205.6 mph (330.88 km/h) during supervised tests with Johnny Bohmer Racing at Space Florida’s Shuttle Landing Facility in Kennedy Space Center, FL. The record was certified by the International Mile Racing Association (IMRA). The previous record, which also was held by Genovation, stood at 186.8 mph (300.63 km/h).

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Tesla Sales Now Legal As Little Maryland Goes Big On Electric Cars

Green Car Reports

Well, add one more to the list of states where Tesla Motors can legally sell its electric cars--and do so without having to use franchised dealers. The Maryland General Assembly has reversed a ban on direct sales by Tesla, which displays its cars in Tesla Store and "gallery" facilities it operates. Buyers then complete their purchase of the car. Green Maryland Politics Tesla Motors dealers dealerships plug-in cars state laws

Good News For Tesla: AZ Bill Would Legalize Direct Sales As State Angles For Gigafactory

Green Car Reports

That may be what''s happening in Arizona, where a new bill in the state legislature would legalize the direct-sales model of electric-car maker Tesla Motors--to the intense dismay of state car dealers who want it made When the possibility of new jobs clashes with the desires of powerful campaign contributors, sometimes jobs can take priority.

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Volkswagen bringing new board member for Integrity and Legal Affairs over from Daimler

Green Car Congress

Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt, currently Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG for Integrity and Legal Affairs, will move to Volkswagen AG in 2016 as Board Member for Integrity and Legal Affairs. She will join the Volkswagen Group as of 1 January 2016 as the Board Member for Integrity and Legal Affairs.

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Lucid electric car, 2017 Chevy Cruze Diesel price, EU emissions legal action: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we have more details on Lucid Motors' upcoming electric car, pricing information on the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze diesel, and a legal scuffle between the European Union and member nations over emissions standards. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Lucid Motors' electric "executive sedan" will be unveiled later this month. The base model. Today in Car News

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Tesla Loses Legal Battles To Texas, North Carolina Dealers

Green Car Reports

Win some, lose some. Tesla''s had a very good year thus far, but it was recently dealt legislative defeats in two states where it had hoped to sell its electric cars. In Texas, the state legislature declined to make an exception to existing rules that make it illegal for automakers to sell cars to retail buyers. In North Carolina, a Senate

RPM Act in Congress would legalize emission defeat devices, for racing only (supposedly)

Green Car Reports

It’s being called “DIY Dieselgate,” and it could make the air people breathe a lot dirtier. An entire section of the automotive industry—racing—has been exempt from the requirements for emission-control devices found on our everyday cars and trucks. Race enthusiasts got worried early in 2016 when the EPA issued new. Diesels Politics congress

DeltaWing to develop GT race car concept; step toward street-legal DeltaWing sports car

Green Car Congress

Expected to appear in 2015, this new DeltaWing Racing Cars project is a major step toward a street-legal two-seat DeltaWing sports car, the company said. In Mat 2014, DeltaWing released a rendering of an application of its DeltaWing aerodynamic and lightweight design architecture as a street-legal, four-passenger car. DeltaWing Technology Group is beginning development of a DeltaWing GT race car concept.

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Continental calls for market-based adaptation of the legal framework to support autonomous driving

Green Car Congress

International automotive supplier Continental is calling for a market-based adaptation of the legal framework for automated driving. Initial success in this regard was seen with the recent modification of the Vienna Convention, which established the legal foundations for partially automated driving. This has established the legal foundation for partially automated driving since control of the vehicle may now essentially be assumed by systems as well.

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Superbus Electric 'Sports Bus' Now Road Legal, Ready For UAE

Green Car Reports

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Superbus! Buses aren't normally the most exciting method of transport. Though popular in Europe, in the U.S. they're more often regarded as something to be avoided at all costs. Maybe we'd be more keen to ride the bus if it was a Superbus? It looks hugely cool for a start--like something straight out of a

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EEA: Air pollution in 10 EU countries still above legal limits; road transport and agriculture

Green Car Congress

Air pollution from sources such as transport and agriculture is still being emitted above legal limits in 10 European Union (EU) Member States according to new data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The main reasons for the exceedances are emissions from road transport (NO x ) and agriculture (NH 3 ).

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VW: Newest Diesel Engines Had No 'Defeat' Software, Legal In Europe

Green Car Reports

One of the many complications of the VW diesel emission scandal is that the 482,000 affected cars in the U.S. encompass three different types of engine and emission-control system. In Germany, Volkswagen has investigated its newest generation of 2.0-liter diesel engines to find out if they too include the "defeat device" software that allowed the. EPA TDI VW Germany EU Volkswagen diesel scandal

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EU Regulators Dilute New Emission Rules To Allow 2.1 Times The Legal Limits Until 2020

Green Car Reports

The official press release from the European Union sounds as though Wednesday's vote on new emission-testing rules makes it tougher for automakers to cheat as Volkswagen admitted doing with its 2.0-liter diesel engines. Indeed, the new rules add on-road tests of emissions in real-world driving to those tests performed in laboratories on. Green EU Europe VW Volkswagen diesel scandal emissions nitrogen oxides regulation

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OPEI files legal challenge to EPA E15 misfueling rule

Green Car Congress

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), along with automakers and marine manufacturers, filed a legal challenge to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Regulation to Mitigate Misfueling” rule which was meant to address concerns about 15% ethanol blends in non-road products and older model-year vehicles.

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Where Can Tesla Legally Sell Cars Directly To You? State-By-State Map

Green Car Reports

Every month, and often more frequently, a new story appears about the state-by-state battle between Tesla Motors and auto-dealer lobbyists. In some states, Tesla is permitted to sell its electric cars online, deliver them to customers, and open as many Tesla Store showrooms as it wants. DON''T MISS: Michigan Gov Snyder Signs Anti-Tesla Bill Called

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Green4U electric race car revealed; targets Le Mans, may spawn street-legal variant

Green Car Reports

The name Green4U is likely not well-known by many, but the company aims to change that with the introduction of an all-electric race car. The company is the latest project by Don Panoz, best known as the founder of Panoz Motorsport and the sports-car brand which bears his name. Most importantly, the Green4U Panoz race car will ultimately help. Le Mans plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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DeltaWing Technologies seeking OEM partners for street-legal DeltaWing passenger car

Green Car Congress

released a rendering of an application of its DeltaWing aerodynamic and lightweight design architecture—currently competing in IMSA sports car road races in the form of the DeltaWing race car—as a street-legal, four-passenger car. DeltaWing Technologies Inc.

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Tesla Wins Dealer Battle In MA: Direct Sales, Stores Are Legal

Green Car Reports

In the state-by-state war between Tesla Motors and car-dealer associations, the electric-car maker has now added another victory to its tally. Massachusetts'' highest court ruled this week that the state dealer association does not have standing to sue Tesla for operating one of its company-owned stores there. The ruling by the state Supreme

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Tesla can look at owners' driving behavior any time; is that legal?

Green Car Reports

It happens every so often: a driver claims that a car accelerated out of control just before it crashed into something or other. Only in the last 10 years have automakers had data to investigate the claims, usually from a "black box" that captures a car's most recent few seconds of operating information. Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has taken. telematics Tesla Motors Crashes plug-in cars black box state laws

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EU to take legal action against UK for air pollution

Green Cars News

The European Commission has begun legal proceedings against the UK over its breach of air pollution laws, caused mainly by emissions from road transport. According to the European Union, levels of nitrogen dioxide emissions are excessively high in many British cities, including Manchester, Birming[.]. Green credentials

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Nations agree on global, legally binding treaty on mercury emissions: Minamata Convention on Mercury

Green Car Congress

At the conclusion of the International Negotiating Committee on Mercury ( INC5 ) meeting in Geneva ( earlier post ), nations agreed on a global, legally-binding treaty to prevent mercury emissions and releases. The Committee, chaired by Fernando Lugris of Uruguay, will present the Convention text to the UNEP Governing Council for adoption next month.

VW Bites Back: Doubts Diesel Whistleblower, Says Defeat Software Legal In Europe

Green Car Reports

Another week brings more new stories on the diesel-emission cheating scandal that threatens to dig Volkswagen deeper into a ditch of its own making. Following reports in German newspapers late last week suggesting that the "defeat device" software was an "open secret" in VW's engine group, the company bit back yesterday. VW Group CEO Matthias. emissions VW VW Group Matthias Muller Volkswagen diesel scandal

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Tesla Model S Depositors: You Can't Sell Your Reservation, Legally

Green Car Reports

There's lots of interest in the award-winning Tesla Model S electric luxury sport sedan about now. With production slowly ramping up, even the wealthiest electric-car fans have to wait as Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] works through its 14,000 reservations. So, perhaps the impatient among them may turn to that source of all secondary sales, eBay

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EPA Wins Legal Battle Against Higher Ethanol Levels In Fuel

Green Car Reports

The battle over the levels of ethanol in fuel may not have stopped just yet, but a decision by the U.S. Appeals Court will certainly weaken the challenge. Several groups, including grocery, auto and petroleum industry bodies filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency in November 2010, challenging a rule to allow higher concentrations

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Engine products group files legal challenge to EPAs partial waiver for E15

Green Car Congress

While all members of the EPG have and continue to support the development and use of safe and sustainable alternative fuels, the action EPA has taken to permit E-15 to be sold as a legal fuel, even if limited only to certain products, will have adverse consequences for the environment and consumers. The newly formed Engine Products Group (EPG)—comprising the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Alliance), The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc.

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Road-legal Fuel Cell Black Cabs make first appearance on London’s roads

Green Car Congress

Fuel Cell Black Cabs are on the roads of London for the first time since being awarded Road Legal status by the UK Vehicle Certification Authority (VCA). Earlier post.). The Fuel Cell Black Cab on Westminster Bridge as it passes the Houses of Parliament. Click to enlarge.

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Vintage Electric Car Gets New Life: As Street-Legal Tesla-Beater

Green Car Reports

Forty years ago, in the midst of fuel crisis after fuel crisis, automakers large and small around the world came up with concept and limited-run electric cars that would, it was hoped, revolutionize city commuting. They didn’t. Powered by several thousand pounds of lead acid batteries, fitted with single-digit kilowatt motors, and with price

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Driving Nissan's Micra Minicar, Which We Can't Legally Do Any Other Time

Green Car Reports

The smallest car Nissan sells in the U.S. is the Versa subcompact, which comes both as a sedan and the new 2014 Versa Note hatchback. But last week, we were able to drive the latest Nissan Micra, a high-volume car sold outside the States that''s an entire car class smaller. In Europe, the Micra is what''s called a "supermini"--we''d call it a

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NYC Rations Fuel, Jersey Makes 'Dyed Diesel' Legal In Sandy Aftermath

Green Car Reports

New York City and Long Island today instituted temporary fuel rationing, with drivers only allowed to buy gasoline on alternate days. Starting at 6 am tomorrow, vehicles with odd numbers on their license plates can buy fuel on odd-numbered days; even numbers can buy on even-numbered days. The two counties on Long Island, Suffolk and Nassau, will

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Uber App To Connect Riders And Drivers Now Legal In D.C., At Last

Green Car Reports

Uber, a San Francisco-based startup company that provides on-demand private drivers to customers through its smartphone app, has had an especially bumpy ride since launching in Washington, D.C. in December 2011. But things are looking up now that the D.C. Council voted Tuesday to exempt Uber from the D.C. Taxicab Commission’s regulatory

California Bill Seeks To Legalize Sharing Your Car For Cash

Green Car Reports

Ever loan your car to a friend for a day in exchange for a few bucks? Soon, that may not void your insurance and make you a criminal. At least in California. State Assemblymember Dave Jones (D-Sacramento) has introduced a bill (AB 1871) that would amend the state's insurance laws by allowing vehicle owners to participate in car-sharing programs

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Green Car News: Street Legal Electric Car Does Quarter Mile 110 MPH in Under 11.5 Seconds

All Cars Electric

That's the statement from the owner of one of the World's Fastest street legal electric race cars. "Well, it's not loud -- but it certainly is fast." Known as the "White Zombie", it's a world record holder at the track. Despite it's green car status, it's able to whip old school carbon based fuel powered racecars -- making it's ecofriendly owner

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The Purge Is On! All Crime Now Legal…If Trump Commits It #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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EPA chief pushes back on California ban on sales of gas vehicles by 2035

Green Car Reports

The plan "raises serious questions regarding its legality and practicality," Wheeler reportedly. California's plan to ban sales of new gasoline cars in 2035 is already facing resistance from the federal government.

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California could soon close one of the dirtiest diesel-emissions loopholes

Green Car Reports

How can that be legal? It might not be legal, but it underscores a current loophole in U.S. We’ve all seen it while following big rigs: Clouds of sooty smoke coming from a single truck, prompted by an uphill grade, a passing maneuver, or sometimes seemingly nothing at all. emissions for larger (Class 4-8) trucks: There’s no mechanism. Diesels emissions

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Manufacturers to sue EPA over E15 approval

Green Cars News

A coalition of auto makers, engine and boat manufacturers has issued a legal challenge to the US’s Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent approval of a waiver for the use of E15 for use in vehicles produced in 2007 or later. Latest news AIAM approval Engine Products Group EPA ethanol legal new sue

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Electric cars could sound like running water

Green Cars News

A ministry of transport panel is in the process of drawing up legal requirements for carmakers, and has invited comments from the public for a standard warning noise – prompting suggestions for automated verbal warnings, beeping, the sound [.]. Tags: Electric cars Hybrid cars Nissan electric hybrid japan legal noise sound The Japanese government could soon introduce legislation requiring electric and hybrid cars to make a minimum noise level.

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