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North America's largest coal power plant to become 44-MW solar farm

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Located on the shores of Lake Erie, the Ontario Power Generation Nanticoke Generating Station was once North America's largest coal-fired power plant. Here's a turn of events that should make renewable-energy advocates smile. It was once capable of producing almost 4,000 megawatts at full capacity, but the aging plant has been shuttered since. Canada energy infrastructure renewable energy solar clean energy

ECS and Toyota North America announce 2016-2017 Fellowship winners for projects in green energy technology

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The ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship, a partnership between The Electrochemical Society (ECS) and Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA), an advanced research arm of Toyota Motor North America, Inc. — Fellowship Chair and manager of Toyota’s North American Research Strategy Office, Paul Fanson.

TTXGP 2012 North America season opens at Infineon Raceway

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It's the season opening race of the 2012 TTXGP North American electric motorcycle racing series, held as in previous years at the Infineon Raceway, north of San Francisco.

Bosch offering sub-$10K 24 kW DC fast charger for North America; SAE J1772 DC Combo connector

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Bosch Automotive Service Solutions has introduced the Power DCPlus DC fast charger in North America, starting at less than $10,000. Using the SAE J1772 DC Combo connector, the 24 kW Bosch Power DCPlus will charge compatible EVs to 80% in less than 30 minutes.

Honda BR-V: Smallest SUV Yet, But Not For North America: Forbidden Fruit

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The Honda Pilot is the Japanese carmaker's largest crossover, and the only one currently sold in the U.S. with seven seats. But Honda recently unveiled something with a same number of seats--but a far smaller footprint. Debuting at the 2015 Indonesian Auto Show, the Honda BR-V is a new crossover intended for certain Asian markets. DON'T MISS. Asia forbidden fruit subcompact

Toyota North America unveils hydrogen-fuel-cell heavy-duty truck proof-of-concept; twin Mirai fuel cell stacks

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Toyota Motor North America, Inc. TMNA) revealed “Project Portal”—a hydrogen fuel cell system designed for heavy-duty trucks applied in a Class 8 truck for use at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA).

GreenTech Automotive plans to build electric car for sale in North America

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GreenTech Automotive, a start-up company in the electric car manufacturing space, is teaming up with JAC Motors, a leading Chinese automaker. The two companies announced on Monday a plan to start manufacturing a five-passenger electric car at

Mitsubishi introduces Concept GC-PHEV SUV to North America

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Mitsubishi staged the North American debut of its Concept GC-PHEV (“Grand Cruiser”)—a next-generation full-size crossover plug-in hybrid. Concept GC-PHEV. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.) The Concept GC-PHEV features a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 gasoline engine paired with a high-output electric motor; 12 kWh lithium-ion battery; 8-speed automatic transmission; and Mitsubishi Motors’ advanced full-time Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive.

Nissan to produce Mercedes-Benz 4-cylinder gasoline engines in North America; latest step in collaboration

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The collaboration marks the first production of Mercedes-Benz engines in the North America Free Trade region. Localized capacity reduces exposure to foreign exchange rates while rapidly enabling a good business development in North America—a win-win for the Alliance and Daimler. In addition to the announcement this week about North American engine production, the companies had decided earlier to partner on: Platform sharing.

Nissan Note hybrid leaked, but not likely for North America

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The Nissan Versa Note has never been a particularly big seller in North America. Its sedan counterpart is one of the largest and most capacious vehicles in the subcompact segment, but the Note has always been more of a car for European and Asian markets. There, it does fairly well, in part due to a higher-quality interior than the one fitted to. Japan subcompact Nissan Rogue Hybrid

Toyota Motor Manufacturing France to start gasoline-engined Yaris export to North America in 2013

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Building the Yaris for customers across North America will represent an additional investment of €8 million at TMMF. This investment is required to build the car to the specific requirements of the new market, including the installation of a North American specific 1.5-liter gasoline engine, automatic transmission, differences in the rear bumper, as well as other items linked to specific local regulations. Only gasoline versions of Yaris will be exported to North America.

Zipcar to expand Zipvan cargo van service across North America

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plans to expand the company’s Zipvan cargo van service across North America. Zipcar is launching the Zipvan service in Seattle, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Portland, Oregon today, and will roll out the service to its remaining metro markets in North America over the next 12 months. Car-sharing network Zipcar, Inc.

Berkeley TSRC study quantifies VMT and GHG benefits of car2go car-sharing in North America

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car2go NA is currently the largest flexible one-way carsharing service in North America. There are currently four forms of carsharing in North America, the study notes: Roundtrip. Roundtrip carsharing has been operating in North America for more than 20 years.

Nissan North America Releases Android App for Leaf Electric Car

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Ever since the launch of the 2011 Nissan Leaf, owners have been able to remotely access information about their car’s state of charge, estimated range and even pre-heat or cool the cabin using Nissan’s built-in telematics service - Carwings. But unless you happened to own an iPhone in addition to your Nissan Leaf, the only way you

Yazaki North America and Evatran partner on wireless charging solutions for plug-ins

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Evatran, the developer of the Plugless Power electric vehicle (EV) inductive recharging system ( earlier post ), and Yazaki North America have signed a Joint Development Agreement to develop and market Plugless Power technology to automotive manufacturers as a factory or dealership option. Yazaki North America is a Tier 1 automotive supplier with headquarters in Canton, Mich.,

Ford to offer new 5-cylinder 3.2L diesel in Transit van in North America next year

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Ford’s 5-cylinder, 3.2-liter Power Stroke diesel will be Ford’s second in North America. The new diesel engine, Ford’s second in North America, has already been applied in the global Ford Ranger truck sold in world markets (3.2

ABB, 4R Energy, Nissan North America and Sumitomo to evaluate the reuse of the Nissan LEAF battery for commercial purposes

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ABB, 4R Energy, Nissan North America, Inc. NNA) and Sumitomo Corporation of America have formed a partnership to evaluate the reuse of lithium-ion battery packs that power the Nissan LEAF. (4R Cutaway of Nissan LEAF battery pack. Click to enlarge.

car2go launches North America’s first all-electric carsharing network in San Diego

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LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, and the City of San Diego officially launched North America’s first all-electric carsharing network. car2go N.A.,

Severstal North America achieves up to 42% weight reduction in steel vehicle parts

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Severstal North America (SNA), one of the largest steel producers in the US, is using Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), advanced manufacturing equipment and new grades of high-strength and high-formability steel to help its automotive customers to achieve lighter weight, stronger vehicles—while keeping costs low.

New Flyer introduces first 60-foot hydrogen fuel cell bus in North America

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New Flyer of America, a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., Based on its Buy America compliant and proven Xcelsior X60 heavy-duty transit bus platform, New Flyer partnered with Ballard Power Systems Inc.

City of Windsor, Ontario first in North America to deploy BYD electric buses

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One of our primary goals was to position Windsor among the first cities in North America to pioneer the efficient use of electric buses within its public transit authority and to establish Windsor as a hub for the development, manufacture and commercialization of energy products including electric buses. The City of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, has signed a letter of intent to purchase up to 10 BYD 40-foot electric buses for City transit services in 2012.

VW likely to build electric cars in North America by 2020: executive

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Now it appears that some of those models will be built in North America, according to Volkswagen Group of. As it works to recover from the diesel-emissions cheating scandal, Volkswagen's future plans include quite a number of new electric cars. The company has said it will introduce 30 electric models across multiple brands by 2025, in fact. Manufacturing chattanooga VW mexico Puebla VW Group plug-in cars Tennessee

Mazda debuts CX-5 crossover with full SKYACTIV technologies for North America at LA Auto Show

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Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) unveiled its all-new 2013 CX-5 compact SUV ( earlier post ) at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The CX-5 is the first Mazda fully to encompass the range of SKYACTIV technologies.

Nissan integrates Coulomb ChargePoint Network into LEAF website charge station listings in North America

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Nissan North America, Inc. NNA) has fully integrated Coulomb Technologies’s ChargePoint Network into the Nissan LEAF website to provide electric vehicle public charging infrastructure locations for Nissan LEAF drivers. The Nissan LEAF website carries a list of charging stations to give current and prospective drivers the ability to find the stations and real-time charging station availability.

North America to ‘lead in electric vehicle support systems’

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Daimler Trucks North America delivers 1,000th natural gas truck

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Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced the delivery of its 1,000 th natural gas truck and is the first commercial vehicle manufacturer to achieve such a milestone. Holly, North Carolina. Holly, North Carolina. DTNA turned over the key to the natural gas truck, the first Freightliner 114SD compressed natural gas (CNG) truck with a Cummins Westport ISL G engine, to customer Ryder System, Inc.

First 2013 Tesla Model S Delivered Outside North America--In Oslo

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It''s been out in the U.S. for over a year now, but today marked the first delivery for a Telsa Model S on European soil. The first 2013 Tesla Model S delivered in Europe rolled out of a Tesla Store in Norwegian capital Oslo, according to the Tesla Motors twitter feed. Norway is Europe''s most electric car-friendly country, with strong sales for

Mazda to offer diesel Mazda6 in North America in second half of 2013; i-ELOOP and SCBS

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The 2014 Mazda6 sedan made its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The SKYACTIV-D-equipped diesel version will follow in the second half of the year, making Mazda the first Asian manufacturer to offer a modern-technology clean-diesel engine in a non-commercial vehicle in North America. For the SKYACTIV-G engine, this meant increasing the compression ratio to 14:1 (13:1 for North America).

Ford to offer 1L EcoBoost in 2014 Fiesta in North America

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EcoBoost delivers more torque per liter than any other gasoline engine in North America, according to Fascetti. EcoBoost. Click to enlarge.

Pike Research forecasts clean diesels to represent more than 12% of global light-duty vehicle sales by 2018; outpacing hybrids in North America

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North America has been a weak market for diesel for 20 years, due to the low price of gasoline as well as diesel’s reputation for being smelly, dirty and unreliable. From 2012 to 2018, Pike forecasts that North America will experience a cumulative diesel growth rate of 22%, reaching annual sales of just under 1 million LDVs, with the US leading Canada. North America, Europe, and Japan markets, diesel will see its market share.

BMW X1 plug-in hybrid SUV for China only, not North America

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BMW is making another addition to its growing roster of plug-in hybrids, but this one won't be sold in the U.S. Unveiled at the 2016 Chengdu Motor Show last week, the BMW X1 xDrive25Le i Performance is destined to China only. It's based on a long-wheelbase version of the second-generation BMW X1 crossover that debuted in the U.S. earlier this year. China Plug-In Hybrids forbidden fruit plug-in cars

BMW of North America and partners to install up to 100 EV charging stations in and around US National Parks

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BMW of North America has partnered with the National Park Foundation, National Park Service and the Department of Energy to install up to 100 electric vehicle charging stations in national parks and nearby communities across the country.

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Ten Honda manufacturing facilities in North America achieve Zero Waste to Landfill

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Ten of 14 Honda manufacturing plants in North America are now operating with zero waste to landfill, while the remaining four plants are functioning with “virtually zero” waste to landfill. Zero waste to landfills is a key target in Honda’s “Green Factory” initiative in North America. became the first zero-waste-to-landfill auto plant in North America at the outset of production in 2001.

Chevrolet Cruze station wagon to debut in Geneva; not for North America

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The new station wagon is not planned for sale in North America. The Chevrolet Cruze station wagon, the third variant of Chevrolet’s most-popular car, will make its global premiere at the 82 nd International Geneva Motor Show in March. The station wagon complements the Cruze sedan and hatchback, which together have combined sales of more than 1 million vehicles globally since launch in 2009. Chevrolet Cruze station wagon. Click to enlarge.

Linde purchases 20 LNG-fueled trucks for North America; 20% of 2012 tractor purchases

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The trucks, expected to be on the road later this year, will account for 20% of Linde’s 2012 tractor purchases and will be integrated into Linde’s fleet of 700-plus trucks carrying cryogenic gases to customers throughout North America. Linde, a global leader in the growing liquefied natural gas fueling market, is purchasing 20 LNG-fueled trucks.

Ford to offer 3.5-Liter EcoBoost V6 in Transit Commercial Van for North America

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Ford will offer the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine in the all-new Transit commercial van debuting in North America in 2013 as a replacement for the E-Series wagon and van. The new Transit will achieve at least 25% better fuel economy compared to similar E-Series vans, due in part to weight savings that will trim at least 300 pounds from Transit compared to a similar E-Series van.

SoCal Edison opens 32 MWh battery energy storage project, largest in North America; batteries from LG Chem

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Southern California Edison (SCE) opened the largest battery energy storage project in North America—the Tehachapi Energy Storage Project—to modernize the grid to integrate more clean energy. The 32 MWh battery energy storage system features lithium-ion batteries from LG Chem housed inside a 6,300 square-foot facility at SCE’s Monolith substation in Tehachapi, Calif.

Ford to triple production capacity of electrified vehicles in North America by 2013; led by C-MAX Hybrid, C-MAX Energi

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Ford’s plan to invest in even more capacity for its five-passenger C-MAX electrified models for North America replaces an earlier plan of introducing the gasoline-engine-powered seven-passenger C-MAX multi-activity vehicle. This also marks the first time North American customers will have the choice of a dedicated body style for a range of Ford electrified vehicles.

Tesla likely Q1 US PEV leader with 4,750+ sales in North America; Nissan surges with LEAF in March in US

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With the US sales numbers for the first quarter of 2013 in, Tesla appears to be the leading seller of plug-in vehicles for that period, with more than 4,750 units of the model S sold in North America. Earlier post.) Tesla doesn’t break out sales by country at this time, so there are no US-specific figures from the company.). GM posted sales of 4,244 Volt extended range electric vehicles in the US in the second quarter, representing an 8.4% increase year-on-year.

TomTom launches Congestion Index based on traffic database; congestion levels in 57 cities in North America and Europe

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The Index accurately identifies and analyzes traffic congestion in 57 major cities across North America and Europe. North America. The report, initially covering 26 major cities in North America, finds Los Angeles to be the most congested city there. The top ten most congested cities in North America, ranked by overall congestion level, between January and March 2012 were: Los Angeles, 33%.