Landi Renzo USA to offer MY 2018 F-150 with CNG; 50,000-mile warranty

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Landi Renzo USA , a division of Landi Renzo Group, a global leader in alternative fuel systems, will offer the Ford F-150 with compressed natural gas (CNG) for model year 2018 with Ford Ship-Thru strategically located adjacent to the Ford assembly plant in Kansas City, Mo. As a Ford-approved Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) system developer, Landi Renzo USA is the first to offer the all-new F-150 truck for MY2018 with 5.0L

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Iowa State to manage biorefinery projects for new Manufacturing USA Institute

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Iowa State University will bring its expertise in biorenewable technologies and pilot plant operations to the country’s 10th Manufacturing USA Institute. Earlier post.) The recently announced advanced manufacturing institute is dedicated to improving the productivity and efficiency of chemical manufacturing. Those improvements could include combining processes such as mixing, reacting and separating into single steps.

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Report: USA heading for “best ever year” for emissions

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Indianapolis becomes USA first to switch to plug-in vehicles

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Electric cars Hybrid cars electric car hybrid car USAIndianapolis is to become the US’ first city to convert its entire municipal non-police fleet to electric and plug-in hybrids by 2025.

USA and China team up to tackle HFCs

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The global phasedown of hydroflurocarbons (HFCs) is about to be kicked into another gear as the USA and China announced they will team up to tackle the production and consumption of the pollutant.

Has USA got it wrong over emission reductions?

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Are the USA’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions missing the mark? According to a new working paper by The Brooking Institution and Vanderbilt University, the efforts may have more private benefits than be really assisting the environment. The paper suggests that recent energy regulations that have either been proposed or enacted by the US [.].

Tesla chargers enable coast to coast EV journeys across USA

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Tesla’s network of free-to-use fast chargers have expanded across the US and are now able to support Model S owners in making a coast to coast journey. The carmaker’s network of Superchargers now tops 70 charging points across North America.

To the four corners of the USA on an electric motorcycle

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Seattle, Los Angeles, Florida, and Maine: the four corners of the continental U.S. Those points are where I intend to ride my 2014 Zero SR electric motorcycle this summer. The summer road trip is a great tradition, and every year, electric vehicles shape up to be more road-trip-worthy than before. DON'T MISS: 'Kick Gas' Movie: Driving Across U.S. road trips electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles

Born in the USA: Electric cars return to Detroit

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After an absence of more than 70 years, Detroit Electric is returning, with new plans to production electric cars. First established in 1907, the carmaker has ambitions to become Detroit’s four carmaker and the first to produce a fully electric sports car in Michigan.

Transportation emissions slashed in USA

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According to preliminary estimates from the Energy Information Administration, US carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuels decreased by 2.8 per cent in 2008 with transportation related emissions decreasing by around 5.2 per cent. This represents the largest yearly decline in the transportation sector since 1990 - the next largest yearly decline since 1990 was in 1991 when the drop was 1.3 per cent.

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CleanFUEL USA teams with Westport for propane autogas-powered 2016 Ford F-150

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CleanFUEL USA, an industry leader in propane autogas technology, announced an agreement with Westport Innovations Inc. The Westport WiNG Power System will employ the CleanFUEL USA Liquid Propane Injection (LPI) technology. to serve as a supplier for the Westport WiNG 2016 Ford 5.0L F-150 propane truck. Westport’s F-150 with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), or propane, offers Ford QCM/QVM warranty protection with expected EPA and CARB certifications.

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Alternative fuel vehicles suffer slump in the USA

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2009 was a bleak time for the motoring industry – and alternative fuel vehicles and hybrids were not immune from the crisis, according to figures that have just been released by the US Energy Information Administration. It reports that a total of 1,076,350 alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles were made available in the US during [.]. Green cars Latest news alternative fuel vehicles E85 vehicle sales E85 vehicles Energy Information Administration hybrid vehicles

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BYD to make impact in USA

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Chinese battery maker and car manufacturer Build Your Dreams (BYD) Auto is to display its electric cars at the annual shareholders’ meeting of US conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway as it bids to tap into the North American market. Invited to attend by US billionaire Warren Buffet who invested in the company last year, BYD is set to demonstrate its F3DM or E6 model.

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BMW to bring four-cylinder engine back to the USA

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It may be a clear sign of the times, but BMW is planning to reintroduce a four-cylinder engine into the United States, according to BMW North America president Jim O’Donnell. The engine manages to combine twin-scroll turbo-charging with high pressure direct injection and Valvetronic intake control. O’Donnell states that it offers more power and torque [.]. BMW Green cars Latest news BMW Mega City vehicle BMW X5 four cylinder engine Jim O'Donnell

Alon USA receives go ahead for Bakersfield, CA rail terminal and refinery project; Bakken light crude

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Alon USA Energy, Inc. Alon USA Energy, Inc., Alon owns 100% of the general partner and approximately 82% of the limited partner interests in Alon USA Partners, LP, which owns a crude oil refinery in Texas with an aggregate crude oil throughput capacity of approximately 73,000 barrels per day.

Nissan LEAF now available across the USA

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Electric cars Green cars Latest news Nissan electric cars green cars Nissan LEAF USAAfter a gradual introduction in North America, the start of March marks the date in which the Nissan LEAF electric vehicle became available in all US markets. The LEAF is the first electric car to be available in all 50 US states. Anyone that holds a reservation for the vehicle in the 21 states in [.].

USA considers noise rule for electric and hybrid vehicles

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Electric cars in the US could soon be required by law to make artificial noise to compensate for their lack of combustion growl.

BMW Group Technology Office USA and Tendril to demonstrate electric vehicle and smart energy home integration

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Tendril, provider of a cloud-based energy management platform, and the BMW Group Technology Office USA are partnering to build out a demonstration smart energy home in Mountain View, Calif. The BMW Group Technology Office USA will use its smart energy home demonstration facility, powered by Tendril, to help refine the charging and monitoring of the ActiveE. Tendril Connect consists of an integrated suite of utility and consumer applications and APIs. Click to enlarge.

Report: Americans turning to alternative fuels

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It appears that alternative fuels are catching on in the USA as gasoline prices rise. According to new figures from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), consumption of alternative transportation fuels in the USA leapt by 13 per cent during 2011: reaching 515,920 equivalent gallons.

BMW to lease ActiveE in USA

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Motorists in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, New York City, Boston and the state of Connecticut will be thrilled that the BMW ActiveE will be made available for lease in those markets later this year. From the autumn, the vehicle will be available for $499 a month for 24months with a down-payment of $2,250. [.]. BMW Electric cars Green cars Latest news BMW Active E electric car BMW ActiveE BMW ActiveE lease

smart USA delivers first retail electric drive vehicle

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smart USA Distributor LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group, Inc., This year, smart USA is placing 250 smart fortwo electric drive vehicles across the United States with selected companies, municipalities, organizations and individuals. delivered the first smart fortwo electric drive to a retail customer in the United States. The smart fortwo electric drive is powered by a 30 kW magneto-electric motor and 16.5 kWh lithium-ion battery.

Illinois launches largest electric vehicle charging network in USA

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So which state has the lead on electric vehicles? Perhaps California? Or Oregon? While they may seem like the obvious answers given their extensive green car push, the answer is actually: Illinois. That’s because Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (pictured) has announced the availability of the largest network of fast charging electric vehicle stations in the [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric cars electric vehicle chargers green cars Illinois

USA gains first E15 fuel pump

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Latest news E15 Environmental Protection Agency ethanol USAAfter last month’s approval of E15 fuel by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (see story), the state of Kansas becomes the first in the US to welcome the fuel. Despite on-going controversy over the use of E15, the country ‘s first E15 fuel pump opened yesterday at a Zarco 66 station in Lawrence, Kansas. E15 [.].

car2go continues expansion in Canada and the USA

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car2go North America LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, will expand its carsharing operations in Canada and the United States this summer. car2go will officially start operations in Toronto on 30 June; in Calgary on 21 July; and in Miami, Florida on 28 July. Member registration for all three cities is open at car2go.com.

Electric car fast charger travels from Europe to America

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One of the leading fast chargers for electric cars is heading across the Atlantic from Europe to the USA. Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric cars fast chargers Terra SC Terra SmartConnect DC charger USA

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Nissan reveals electric car charging plans

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As it looks to make serious in-roads with its Nissan LEAF electric car (pictured), the Japanese carmaker has revealed an extensive plan to expand on the existing quick charging infrastructure across the USA.

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Sacramento’s News 10 reports on the electric cars of Vacaville, CA. In 2003 Vacaville, also known as Voltageville , was miles ahead of other cities with over 100 electric cars on the road in both GM EV1 s and Toyota RAV4-EV s. The California Air Resources Board’s 1990 Zero Emissions Vehicle mandate would have required 10% of all vehicles sold in California to be zero emissions. But the CARB ZEV mandate was rescinded in 2003 due to pressure from the automakers.

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DOE selects AIChE to lead 10th Manufacturing USA Institute

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) to lead the 10 th Manufacturing USA Institute to be stood up during the Obama Administration.

China to beat Europe and USA in electric car race. The Green Piece.

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Tuesday 26 April 2011. The Green Piece Column. Many of us are intrigued by the idea of electric cars. They seem so appealing on paper – zero exhaust emissions, so much cheaper to run than petrol and diesel – so if they can truly conquer the issue of range and lengthy charge times then it’s [.]. Electric cars The Green Piece buy China consumer electric car Europe U.S.A uptake

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Canada moves emission regulations in line with USA

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Regulations have been proposed by the Government of Canada that would put fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emission standards for medium- and heavy duty vehicles in line with those in the USA. Proposals would cut emissions from on-road heavy duty vehicles and engines, such as large pick-up trucks and short/long-haul tractors; as well as garbage [.]. Green cars Green credentials Latest news Canada emission standards green cars greenhouse gas emissions

Public transport on the rise in the USA

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The USA has always been seen as a distinctly car-driven location with a stubborn refusal to give up the gas-guzzling SUVs and pick-up trucks that are generally more harmful to the environment.

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BMW expands hydrogen fuel cell commitment

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Oil industry files lawsuit against USA’s biofuel policy

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Biofuels biofuels EPA fuel petrol USAThe U.S government faces another lawsuit against its policy to enforce petroleum firms to use biofuel. It is the second lawsuit in six months to challenge the U.S Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Renewable Fuel Standard mandate for the use of cellulosic biofuel. Filed by the American Petroleum Institute (API), which represents oil refineries in the [.].

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EVs encourage a new generation to join the car industry

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Chevrolet Electric cars GM Vauxhall battery electric car production USAThe manufacture of electric vehicles is helping to attract young blood into the car industry-that’s according to car giant, GM.

US could cut gasoline consumption by 80% by 2050, says report

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Green credentials fuel USAThe US could reduce its gasoline consumption and greenhouses gas emissions of its light duty vehicles (cars and small vans) by as much as 80 per cent by 2050, according to a new report.

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US tackles EV charging at work challenge

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Electric cars charging electric car USAElectric car charging at work should start to get easier for EV drivers in the US, thanks to a new Workplace Charging Challenge, from the country’s Department of Energy.

Major department store to offer plug-in vehicle charging

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One of the leading department stores in the USA – Kohl’s (logo, pictured) – is to extend its plug-in vehicle charging station initiative. Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric cars green cars Indiana Kohl's plug-in vehicles Texas USA WisconsinThe store will offer 36 new stations across 18 new locations before the end of the year – including an expansion across the states of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin for the first [.].

Electric cars dominate EPA list of the most efficient vehicles

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Electric cars electric car hybrid USAElectric cars have completely taken over in the US as the most energy efficient vehicles available.

Electric and hybrid car sales record in USA

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Electric cars Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news electric car sales electric cars green cars hybrid car sales hybrid cars Toyota Prius C USAElectric and hybrid cars enjoyed their highest share of the US automotive market yet, during March. According to new figures from Ward’s Auto Info Bank, consumers bought a record 52,000 hybrid and electric cars during the month – that’s an increase from 34,000 during the same month last year. Now, the two categories account for [.].

Car2go adds electric cars as Portland membership soar

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Over in Portland in the USA, one of the most recent cities to join the club, the car2go has seen more than [.]. Green credentials car club Car2go Daimler smart USAIt feels like we never stop talking about the car2go car club-but then it is hard to deny that the service has witnessed phenomenal growth since it first launched in Germany in 2009.