The Net-Zero Neighborhood: Advanced Energy Storage and Highly Efficient Photovoltaics Take Transportation Off the Gasoline Grid and Residential Off the Electric Grid

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In a special presentation yesterday at the “ Beyond Lithium Ion: Computational Perspectives ” conference held at Argonne National Laboratory, Dr. Gil Weigand of Oak Ridge National Laboratory outlined his vision of a critical solution to the energy, climate and ensuing national security threats facing the US: the Net-Zero Neighborhood (NZN). The Net-Zero Neighborhood. Net-Zero Neighborhoods. An Energy Plan Only A Scientist Could Love or Net-Zero Neighborhoods or ?

Road Trip: 2021 Volkswagen ID4

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985 Miles in VW’s All-new Electric Crossover. They want it to be seen as modern in its design and features, while offering electric efficiency with an estimated 250 miles of driving range. Dana Point to Santa Clarita (120 miles). Santa Clarita to Shell Beach (166 miles).

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Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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In this paper PHEV refers solely to the long-range PHEV of 60 miles (100 km) electric-only range.) It offers the solution to several significant transitions we need: moving society from burning fossil fuels to substituting renewable resource fuels such as solar, wind and biofuels; and from using fossil materials as fuel to using them for other recyclable uses. Distributed Solar and Wind with the PHEV. Appendix G: Solar and Wind Grid Management using PHEV.

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Bright’s Plug-In Car: Aerodynamics Are Key

Revenge of the Electric Car

Bright Automotive says it soon release an electric car with a 100 mile per gallon plus plug-in – and the company says it will keep the car economically priced. By reducing wind resistance and weight, the company’s engineers effectively are reducing the amount of work an electric engine will have to perform to get the car up to driving speeds, which in turn conserves battery power.&#. million gallons of gas consumed by those white little trucks trolling your neighborhood.

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BMW unveils the production i3 in New York, London and Beijing; efficiency, dynamics and a supporting ecosystem of services

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On a full lifecycle basis, with an average European electricity mix, the i3 offers approximately a 30% lower carbon footprint over 150,000 km (93,200 miles) of use than the fuel-efficient diesel-powered BMW 118d, said Dr. Julian Weber, head of Innovation Projects e-Mobility at BMW. The crossover point for the i3 vs. the 118d is at about 50,000 km (31,000 miles), Dr. Weber said. (In kWh/mile.) The battery warranty is valid for eight years or 100,000 kilometers (62,000 miles).

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Acura provides more technical detail on NSX sports hybrid AWD powertrain, body

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In addition to improving 0-to-60 mph and quarter-mile times, this zero-delay acceleration response allows the driver to experience a heightened sense of G-loading. Increased agility is achieved by harmonizing a more aggressive Direct Yaw Control setting that works in concert with the magneto-rheological dampers, Agile Handling Assist, and the Electric Power Steering System—perfect for a spirited drive on a winding road.

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The Long View from SAE 2009 World Congress

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Five possible areas of improvements include: reducing miles driven; increasing the number of people per trip; reducing the number of trips; improving the vehicle efficiency; and improving the efficiency of the fuel supply. He calls Stockholm’s neighborhoods a “ string of pearls ” with a balanced use of land for work and housing—and yet Stockholm has relatively high level of car ownership (555 cars/ 1000 inhabitants). by Bill Cooke.

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