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GM’s Larry Nitz says public charging stations aren’t really necessary

Published: April 20, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Chevrolet , GM , SAE World Congress When plug-in vehicles are not cruising down the road, “they’re home and they’re at work” says Larry Nitz, General Motors ‘ executive director-hybrid and electric powertrain. That’s precisely why Nitz told Ward’s Auto (sub


Video: Nissan Leaf commercial promotes the value of zero

Published: April 19, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Nissan Nissan Leaf: The Value of Zero commercial – Click above to watch video after the jump Wikipedia may say that: 0 (zero) is both a number and the numerical digit used to represent that number in numerals. …


Report: Think facing financial diffuclties; Valmet halts production of City EV

Published: April 15, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Manufacturing/Plants , Europe/EU , Th!nk (Think) Think City EV – Click above for high-res image gallery With two small recalls in recent months and a long history of financial trouble , it probably shouldn’t surprise us that the Norwegian electric car company Think is in trouble again.


Chevy Volt grabs AEI’s "Best Engineered Vehicle" of 2011 award

Published: April 15, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Chevrolet 2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery Readers and editors of SAE International’s Automotive Engineering International (AEI) magazine have selected the Chevrolet Volt as the “Best Engineered Vehicle” of 2011. This award highlights the innovative engineering that led to the “production of the world’s first electric vehicle with extended-range capability,” according to the SAE.


Chrysler gearing up for 2017 launch of CNG models

Published: April 14, 2011

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Filed under: Chrysler , Fiat , Natural Gas Chrysler intends to launch compressed natural gas- (CNG-) fueled vehicles by 2017, according to Bob Lee, the automaker’s vice president for engine and electrified propulsion system. At the 2011 SAE World Congress , Lee told journalists that CNG “technology is very actively being worked on” and added that “it’s a good way for some diversity in the market in terms of fuel use.” Sergio Marchionne, chief executive officer of both Chrysler and Fiat , has previously stated: In the United States, there is a substantial domestic supply of CNG. CNG technology is readily available without extensive development time or expenditure of resources.


DOE to hand out $112.5 million under SunShot solar power inititative

Published: April 14, 2011

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Filed under: Solar , Legislation and Policy Under its SunShot Initiative, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that it will hand out up to $112.5 million over the next five years to fund the development of advanced solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing processes throughout the U.S. The Department says that its SunShot Advanced Manufacturing Partnerships will assist the solar power industry in overcoming technical barriers and reducing costs for PV installations


Illuminati Seven rated at 207.5 MPGe by EPA

Published: April 14, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , MPG Illuminati Seven – Click above for high-res image gallery Back in June of 2010, the electric vehicle from Illuminati Motor Works , called Seven, was in pieces in the team’s garage bay at the Automotive X-Prize Knockout Stage in Brooklyn, MI. Still, the team slapped the car together, and the haphazardly assembled Seven averaged 119.8 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) over three efficiency tests.


Hero Electric to launch Electrovaya-powered Zion, Optima Plus scooters in Canada

Published: April 13, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Transportation Alternatives , On Two Wheels Hero Electric , one of India’s leading manufacturers of two-wheeled electric vehicles, showcased its battery-powered Zion and Optima Plus scooters at the Toronto International Spring Motorcycle Show this past weekend. With over 300 sales and service outlets across India, Hero Electric is a well-established brand. Hero is looking to expand beyond India and is eying the European and North American markets.


Countdown to Earth Day: Wanna save gas? Here’s how!

Published: April 13, 2011

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Filed under: Etc. , Green Culture , MPG Everybody wants to save gas, right


Skateboard concept turns tubular as Trexa reveals the Enertube

Published: April 13, 2011

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , EV/Plug-in , USA Trexa Enertube chassis prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery Trexa has finally raised the blinds over at their workshop and revealed that its skateboard platform concept has turned tubular. Totally! The light of day glinting off the production chassis reveals a structure with all the unnecessary bits removed and the remainders incorporated into a shiny torque tube connected to a set of wheels via a pushrod suspension set-up.


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