ACEEE issues latest list of 'Greenest' and 'Meanest" vehicles

Green Car Reports

Measuring the energy efficiency of a new vehicle is one thing, but ascertaining its overall environmental impact can be more complex. A debate still rages over the overall carbon footprint of electric cars compared to those powered by fossil fuels. But for the past 20 years, the the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has tried to. Environmental Carbon Footprint emissions Fuel Economy

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EPA: 'Long List' Of Questions On New VW Diesel Software Feature

Green Car Reports

A couple of weeks ago, Volkswagen seemed confident that it would be just a matter of weeks before it made some simple tweaks and got its 2016 lineup of TDI diesel vehicles certified by the EPA. That was before the existence of a second, and different, piece of software--previously undisclosed by VW--came to light.

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Electric cars dominate EPA list of the most efficient vehicles

Green Cars News

A new 2013 Fuel Economy Guide published by the US’ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) places the new Scion iQ EV model at the top of the pack, with a economy rating of 121 mpge (the e stands for ‘equivalent’ [.].

Ikea tops list of popular London charging points

Green Cars News

An Ikea store in north London, was the most popular place for charging an electric car in the whole of the Source London Network during August, electric vehicle charging specialist POD Point has revealed. PODDrivers took advantage of over 157 hours of charging time across 32 POD Poi nts in Source London network during August, [.].

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NHTSA adds rearview video systems to list of recommended safety technologies to encourage broader use

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will add rearview video systems to its list of recommended features under its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). As we’ve seen with other features in the past, adding rearview video systems to our list of recommended safety features will encourage both automakers and consumers to consider more vehicles that offer this important technology.

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Grim First: Air Pollution Makes Top 10 List Of Disease Risk Factors

Green Car Reports

According to the 2010 Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD) Study published this month in The Lancet, high blood pressure, tobacco smoke, and alcohol abuse are the world's most dangerous risk factors for disease. Among the other top-ten items on that grim list, we also find air pollution -- largely ambient particulate matter

2018 Nissan Leaf teaser: electric car will 'amaze your senses'

Green Car Reports

With the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car due to be unveiled to the world in Japan on September 6, the company continues to release bits and pieces of teaser information. Yesterday, Nissan issued a video promoting a list of the new model's features.

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A List of Tools and Supplies

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Over the past few days, I've been compiling a list of tools and supplies needed to do an effective electric vehicle conversion. After getting valuable feedback from several people on the Civic-EV Google Group, I came up with the following list: [link] tools-needed If anyone has additional comments, I welcome the feedback. This list will continue to change as we find new information during the conversion process.

Will Formula E racing boost electric-car sales by 77 million? Erm.

Green Car Reports

Called Formula E, the series pits battery-electric race cars from teams around the world in competition on circuits in the heart of some of the world's most iconic cities. The third season has just wound up, and the list of carmakers fielding electric-car race teams is growing: Audi, BMW. Three years ago, an all-new motor racing series began.

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New Quant Flow-Cell Car Concepts Arrive, Still Dodgy On Details

Green Car Reports

The company NanoFlowcell offered an attention-getting list of claims for the Quant F prototype it revealed at the Geneva Motor Show this past week. seconds, and a top speed of 186 mph. They included an unlimited power source, zero emissions, acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 2.8 Last year at Geneva, the company made its debut with an

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EPA Expands VW Diesel Probe To Audi, Porsche V-6s; All Diesels To Be Tested

Green Car Reports

Amidst a growing list of probes into Volkswagen's diesel-emission cheating scandal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expanding its investigation to cover additional diesel engines used in VW Group vehicles. The original admission by the company that it used a software "defeat device" to circumvent emission controls in real-world use. emissions EPA TDI VW Group

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How Will VW Fix My Diesel Car, And When? A List Of All Models

Green Car Reports

CEO, Michael Horn, spent several hours yesterday testifying in front of a Congressional panel on the company's growing TDI diesel-emission cheating scandal. Volkswagen's U.S. From that testimony, we can now break down how many cars and which models were affected, how the company expects to fix them, and when that process may start. Senators were. emissions EPA TDI VW Golf TDI A3 TDI Jetta TDI Passat TDI Beetle TDI

EPA's 'Top Fuel Sippers' Don't Use Fuel: They're Electric Cars

Green Car Reports

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a list of top "fuel sippers," compiled from its fuel-economy ratings. But none of them actually use any fuel at all. Published on the EPA's Fueleconomy.gov website, the list includes. The U.S. That's because they're all electric cars. DON'T MISS: What Is MPGe Anyway? What Is Efficiency For Electric Cars? Green EPA EPA Ratings MPGe plug-in cars

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Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for June 2017

Green Car Reports

Now that we're into a new month, it's time to check out the best deals on green cars—this time for the month of June. As always, Cars Direct has compiled its monthly list of the most budget friendly options for buyers looking to go green. It should be noted there's now a separate category for "Best fuel efficient SUV," since small passenger. car buying Plug-In Hybrids Leasing plug-in cars deals

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New VW Bus Concept Coming To CES, Electric Power For Production Version?

Green Car Reports

To anyone who grew up in the Sixties or Seventies, the Volkswagen Microbus is generally pretty high on the list of cool cars. Perhaps owing to the model's pop-icon status, the notion of a new Microbus has been teased a couple of times over the past few years. Now it appears Volkswagen is preparing another Microbus concept. DON'T MISS: Electric. CES plug-in cars Microbus

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New Hybrids Enter List Of Cars With Highest Gas Mileage Ever

Green Car Reports

Back in 2010, we asked why so few of today''s cars were among the most fuel efficient ever. Look down the list of the most fuel-efficient vehicles sold in the U.S, and only a small handful had been built in the previous decade--cars such as the familiar Prius, and the all-too-brief but brilliant first-generation Honda Insight hybrid. Well, that''s

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Mitsubishi Motors North America adds AeroVironment to authorized list of charger suppliers

Green Car Congress

as an additional authorized and approved nationwide supplier of EV home charging systems, on-site installation services and support for the 2012 i-MiEV. AeroVironment’s turnkey solution includes its UL-listed home charging station, permit acquisition, installation, customer training, 24/7 customer service and a three-year warranty on both parts and installation labor. < —Yoichi Yokozawa, President & CEO of Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. /p>.

New LG Michigan plant could boost GM electric-car domestic content

Green Car Reports

The question of where consumer goods are made has become more prominent in our political discourse of late, cars among them. carries a listing of content sources, specifying what percentage by value of its overall content comes from which countries or regions. Every automobile sold in the U.S. Electric cars, it turns out, have some anomalies. General Motors in-car electronics Michigan GM plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) LG Chem assembly plants

More Tesla-Toyota Plans In The Pipeline? Musk Hints At Possibility

Green Car Reports

Tesla can now add Japan to the list of countries that its Model S electric sedan is roaming the roads. CEO Elon Musk appeared at a recent ceremony to launch the car, but also used the occasion to hint that there may be another project with Toyota in the pipeline. According to Automotive News, Tesla and Toyota could work on another "significant

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BMW: China Biggest Electric Car Market By 2019, i3 On Sale Soon

Green Car Reports

BMW has become the latest in a growing list of automakers to put its faith in the Chinese electric car market. That''s ten times that of similarly-populated India, and around 2.4 The Chinese automobile market is huge: 18 million passenger cars alone were sold in 2013. million more than were sold in the U.S. But so far, electric vehicle sales have

Chevy Volt Electric Car: Only Current GM Model NOT Recalled This Year

Green Car Reports

The current 2015 Chevrolet Volt, now in its fifth year, will be the last of its generation before a revised and updated 2016 Volt is unveiled next January and goes on sale later in the year. But GM''s first range-extended electric car turns out to have logged another minor distinction in its list of firsts: The Chevy Volt is, thus far, the sole

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Jordan Wants To Boost Electric-Car Adoption; Solar Charging To Come

Green Car Reports

Jordan may soon join the list of countries that heavily promote electric cars. Located between Israel and Saudi Arabia, Jordan isn''t generally thought of in connection with electric cars, but its government hopes to change that with a combination of incentives and infrastructure buildup.

Hyundai Fuel Cell, BMW i3 Electric Motor Win "10 Best Engines" Awards

Green Car Reports

The annual Ward''s Auto list of "10 Best Engines" is out, but not every one of its award-winners is actually an engine. This year, Ward''s expanded its award criteria to encompass alternative powertrains, so there are two non-combustion units in what the industry trade journal justifiably calls the most diverse field of winners yet.

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Residual Values On Battery-Electric Cars: KBB Is Not Optimistic

Green Car Reports

The year 2014 looks like it could be a very good one for plug-in vehicles, with new launches and expected sales increases heading the list of reasons to cheer.

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Electric Car Pioneers Celebrate 10 Years Of Driving On Grid Power

Green Car Reports

The era of the modern electric car essentially began in December 2010, when the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt first went on sale. In honor of its own 10th anniversary, electric-car advocacy group Plug-In America has compiled a list of 10 electric car "pioneers." Yet some people have been driving electric cars much longer than that. DON''T MISS. Green Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) California Plug-in America plug-in cars state laws zero emissions

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Electric-Car Sales Surge In South Korea, Supported By Subsidies

Green Car Reports

Sales of plug-in electric cars are very regional right now, globally as well as within the United States. Norway, for instance, has seen electric-car sales soar because it offers financial incentives and other benefits that aren''t available to drivers of vehicles with combustion engines.

ACEEE Reports On 'Greenest' + 'Meanest' Vehicle Environmental Impacts

Green Car Reports

Every year, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) releases lists of the "greenest" and "meanest" vehicles on sale, based on comprehensive environmental ratings. When it comes to measuring a car''s environmental impact, there''s more to consider than just fuel economy. DON''T MISS: 2014 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive: What It''s

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“Greener Aviation” Technologies and Alternative Fuels Head AIAA List of Top 10 Emerging Aerospace Technologies

Green Car Congress

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics ( AIAA ) has released its first annual list of top emerging aerospace technologies. Alternative Fuels, including biofuels, as promoted by the FAA’s Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI), and the recent FAA grant to the X Prize Foundation to spur development of renewable aviation fuels and technologies.

California To Have Up To 70 Hydrogen Fueling Stations By 2016?

Green Car Reports

Our planet may have only gained 27 hydrogen filling stations in 2012, but California is hoping to have nearly 70 of its own in total by 2016. So says the California Air Resources Board (CARB), which provides a list of government-funded hydrogen stations in California on its website. Around third of that number are already either in operation or

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List of Vehicles at NAIAS Electric Avenue Exhibit Released

All Cars Electric

This years NAIAS in Detroit, Michigan will feature a return of the EcoXperience driving exhibit which allows show goers the chance to drive "green" vehicles of the future. This exhibit will feature "green" cars of today and tomorrow. The lineup of vehicles include some In addition, the show will feature a new exhibit called "Electric Avenue."

Why North Dakota Is Like Iran, Iraq, Nigeria & Russia: Wasted Natural Gas

Green Car Reports

If North Dakota were a country, it would rank fifth behind Russia, Nigeria, Iran, and Iraq on the list of worst natural-gas wasters, according to the World Bank. An editorial in The Forum of Fargo-Moorehead blasted the North Dakota natural-gas industry for wasting valuable resources through flaring What does North Dakota have in common with Iran?

2015 BMW i3 Electric Car: Quick Charging, Seat Heaters Now Standard

Green Car Reports

The BMW i3 electric car appears ready to enter its second model year with a few more items on its list of standard equipment. DC fast charging, seat heaters, and satellite radio will be standard on 2015 BMW i3 models, according to an interview with a pair of BMW executives. DON''T MISS: Tesla, BMW Chat Over Possible Partnership, Elon Musk Says

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IBM releases fifth annual Next Five in Five list of near-term significant innovations; personalized routing for commuting/transportation makes the cut

Green Car Congress

IBM unveiled the fifth annual “Next Five in Five”—a list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and play over the next five years. Also on the list of five is the arrival of advanced batteries, including air batteries (e.g.,

2017 Chevrolet Sonic updated with CarPlay, new styling

Green Car Reports

Debuting at the 2016 New York Auto Show, the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic has revised styling and more technology features among its list of changes. About a year after the smaller Chevy Spark appeared in New York with a complete redesign, its subcompact Sonic sibling is getting a refresh. The styling adopts cues from the 2017 Bolt EV electric car, as. New York Auto Show General Motors subcompact

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Will My Diesel Volkswagen Be Recalled? Check Your VIN On VW Website

Green Car Reports

It's the same searchable database that already allows customers to check a vehicles' VIN against a list of cars being recalled. Volkswagen customers can now find out if their diesel cars are involved in the still-unfolding emission-cheating sandal, using an online tool from the company's website. But now it's been updated to include the 482,000. Green TDI VW Volkswagen diesel scandal emissions

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Audi, Porsche, VW Diesel Stop-Sale Orders: More Cars Than EPA Named

Green Car Reports

arm suspended sales of its Cayenne Diesel on Tuesday. Now, Volkswagen Group of America has issued a stop-sale order to its dealers for a list of pricey Audi, Porsche, and. Although VW headquarters in Germany came out swinging against the U.S. EPA's contention that its 3.0-liter TDI diesel engines contained illegal emission software, Porsche's U.S. emissions EPA TDI Cayenne Diesel Touareg TDI Q7 TDI A6 TDI A7 TDI A8 TDI Q5 TDI Volkswagen diesel scandal

Green car concepts, production models at Frankfurt auto show

Green Car Reports

Although a handful of automakers have opted to skip the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, there are still plenty of new green concept cars and production models confirmed to make their debut. Leading up to the media days of the 2017 Frankfurt show, we will continue to update this running list of what is confirmed and what potentially may make its debut.

Toyota reveals unique body-driven concept

Green Cars News

The Tokyo Motor Show is just weeks away now, and the list of things to look forward at the event is getting longer. One of the things we’ll be most excited about seeing is the new FV2 concept, fea[.].

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High fuel prices top list of motoring bugbears

Green Cars News

More than half (56 per cent) of all motorists would like to own a more efficient vehicle, according to new research by Autoglass, though whether they will actually make it to the showrooms remains unanswered. In a new study by OnePoll commissioned by the vehicle glass repair firm to mark its 40th birthday, it’s revealed [.]. Green credentials fuel price

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. Buyers then complete their purchase of the car. 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. Green Maryland Politics Tesla Motors dealers dealerships plug-in cars state laws