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EICMA to feature green motorcycle showcase, but not Honda or Yamaha

Published: July 24, 2009

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Piaggio MP3 Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery Many motorcycle and scooter manufacturers like to tout the fuel saving nature of their two-wheeled vehicles. Looking ahead a bit further, it’s also becoming obvious that electric motors are poised to make a big impact in motorcycling over the coming years. For this reason, it’s not at all surprising that there will be an area at the upcoming EICMA motorcycle show in Milan dedicated to these eco-friendly two-wheeled alternatives called The Green Planet.


No Lexus HS250h for Europe, hybrid IS instead

Published: July 23, 2009

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2010 Lexus HS 250h – Click above for high-res image gallery Lexus has apparently decided not to offer its new HS250h sedan to European buyers. Instead of the luxury dedicated hybrid, EU buyers will be able to opt for a hybridized version of the IS sedan. Since the IS is a rear wheel drive platform rather than the front wheel drive setup used on the HS, it will likely use a variation of the system used in the larger GS450h.


REPORT: Tata Nano passes European crash testing

Published: July 15, 2009

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2009 Tato Nano – Click above for high-res image gallery The Tata Nano , the diminutive Indian four-door econobox rumored to eventually arrive in U.S. showrooms , has reportedly passed current European impact testing.


GM working on new dedicated hybrid sedan?

Published: July 14, 2009

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2008 Chevy Malibu Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery General Motors’ current crop of midsize hybrid sedans are rarely mentioned in the same breath as hybrid versions of the Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima – let alone the standard-bearing Toyota Prius and its main competitor from Japan, the Honda Insight. According to The General, much of the blame for the slow sales of the Chevy Malibu and Saturn Aura hybrids is due to the small mileage improvement of the mild hybrid powertrain compared to a standard four-cylinder and six-speed automatic transmission


Zipcar founder Robin Chase on why sharing is good

Published: July 12, 2009

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What’s better: everyone owning their own car (which sits unused for 22 hours a day) or everyone having access to a car any time they need one? As you might suspect, this slightly loaded question is easy to answer for car sharing site Zipcar and ride sharing site GoLoco founder Robin Chase. In fast, Chase is a big fan of sharing in general.


Ohio college students convert 1997 diesel Ford E350 into the Electro-Van

Published: July 11, 2009

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Students from Ohio Technical College thought that a heavy, old van would make for a great electric vehicle conversion project. In OTC’s Alternative Fuel program, the 13 students, along with their teacher, ripped the diesel bits from a 1997 Ford E350 van and turned it into the “Electro-Van.” The newly-minted EV can go up to 35 mph thanks to 21 12-volt deep cycle marine batteries and a 36 V electric motor that used to pull duty in a forklift and offers 95 hp


REPORT: Spain introduces motorcycle scrapping scheme

Published: July 10, 2009

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Countries all over the world have recently implemented schemes to get drivers to trade in their older vehicles in exchange for newer, cleaner models. There are obvious questions as to whether any of this is really a good idea, especially when the fuel mileage requirements to qualify for the program are as lax as those in the U.S. Cash-For-Clunkers legislation .


Bergadana Solutions introduces the Ion, an all-electric hearse

Published: July 10, 2009

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Green options for your last ride have traditionally included a horse-drawn hearse or something a tad less tasteful, like this Smaaart . Now, a vehicle we first heard about some time ago has become reality: an all-electric hearse called Ion (and totally unrelated to Saturn). The Ion is made by a Spanish company called Bergadana Solutions and is an all-electric car that has a maximum speed of 40 km/h (25 mph).


T. Boone Pickens’ wind farm plan dies out

Published: July 9, 2009

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T. Boone Pickens has spent $60 million in the last year promoting the ” Pickens Plan ,” an idea for a giant wind farm in Texas.


Strange But True: Researchers extracing hydrogen from urine

Published: July 5, 2009

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Currently, most commercially available hydrogen is collected by reforming natural gas with steam. That means fossil fuels are still in the mix, which is a serious black mark against hydrogen use for fuel


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