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Chevy Volt supply rises to 22 days as sales slip

Published: August 23, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Chevrolet , GM 2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery Chris Perry, head of Chevrolet global marketing for General Motors , expects sales of the Chevy Volt to rebound after its Model Year 2012 changeover and recently told Ward’s Auto , “The sales pace is what we expected.” Chevrolet sold a mere 125 Volts in July , down from 561 in June . Perry blames low inventories for the slip in Volt sales, but the number crunchers over at Ward’s Auto present a compelling argument that seems to contradict Perry’s claim


Canada follows U.S. by proposing emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles

Published: August 23, 2011

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Filed under: MPG , Legislation and Policy , North America Following the lead of it’s neighbors down south, Canada has developed proposed emissions and fuel efficiency guidelines for heavy-duty vehicles. Environment Canada’s proposed regulations to limit emissions from heavy-duty vehicles are virtually identical to ours, with the differences being so minute that you could essentially say Canada copied the U.S.’ recently announced heavy-duty vehicle standards . The proposed Canadian regulations will reduce emissions from on-road heavy-duty vehicles, including full-size pick-up trucks, combination tractors, buses and a wide range of vocational vehicles


Volvo adding stop-start tech to automatic trans-equipped vehicles

Published: August 23, 2011

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Filed under: Diesel , MPG , Volvo , Europe/EU Volvo is methodically adding stop-start technology to its vehicles equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission over in Europe. The stop-start tech, which initially is only available on vehicles with the 2.0-liter D3 turbodiesel engine, cuts CO2 emission by approximately ten grams per kilometer and reduces fuel consumption by 0.4 liter per 100 km


No wonder Al Gore is melting down

Published: August 23, 2011

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Filed under: Etc. , AutoblogGreen Exclusive , Legislation and Policy , At Witz End More and more Americans are no longer buying the anthropogenic global warming mantra. Al Gore melted down recently while speaking in Aspen, CO, swearing repeatedly while accusing evil non-believers of doing dastardly deeds to refute human-caused “climate change,” a theory he refuses to debate


Quimera AEGT01, the "most powerful electric car on earth," could spawn TTXGP-related series

Published: August 23, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Frankfurt Motor Show , Europe/EU , Racing , Videos The Quimera AEGT01 – Click above to watch video after the jump Quimera, a Spanish eco-transport consortium, will only officially launch its AEGT01 electric race car next month, but it’s let slip a video showing off its muy caliente-mobile in advance. Though we can’t verify the claim that it’s the “most powerful” electric car on earth – at least, not without a test drive of our own – we have no qualms in saying “Holy %#@*$&!, this thing is seriously bad ass.” How could it not be


Gasoline demand falls to 10-year low in July

Published: August 23, 2011

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Filed under: MPG , USA The American Petroleum Institute (API) reports total petroleum deliveries (a measure of demand) fell by 0.5 percent in July, compared to the same month in 2010. Though miniscule, July marks the first time in 2011 that deliveries actually dropped when compared to the previous month


BMW i4 and i5 in the works?

Published: August 22, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , BMW BMW i8 – Click above for high-res image gallery Might we soon see an expansion to BMW ‘s recently unveiled i sub-brand soon after the i3 and i8 go on sale? Word is that two new models will join the i line-up: the i4, a compact coupe, and the i5, a sporty, family-oriented four-door


Volkswagen unveils production Up! ahead of Frankfurt debut

Published: August 22, 2011

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Filed under: MPG , Volkswagen , Natural Gas , Frankfurt Motor Show Transport an original Beetle driver to the present-day from the 1960s, and it’s unlikely that the time-traveler would ever recognize a Touareg or a Phaeton as a Volkswagen . The opposite might be true of the tiny new Up!, the production version of which has just been revealed ahead of its formal debut in Frankfurt next month. The evolution of the car you see here dates back to the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show when Volkswagen unveiled the first Up! show car


Solar energy could match coal’s price by 2015 in China; globally by 2020

Published: August 22, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Solar A new report from the Chinese government notes that the cost of solar power in that country could drop below 0.80 yuan (12.5 cents) per kilowatt-hour by 2015. At that price, solar matches up favorably with the current go-to source for cheap energy, coal. How


Siemens logs up to 300-unit quick-charge station order from Portugal

Published: August 22, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Europe/EU German firm Siemens has received a major order for its recently launched 22-kW Charge CP700A plug-in vehicle charging station. The order comes from Portugal as part of the nation’s Mobi.E electric-mobility consortium


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