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Report: Koch Brothers are killing rapid bus transit in Tennessee

Published: April 15, 2014

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Filed under: Transportation Alternatives , Legislation and Policy , USA Last week, the Tennessee Senate voted 27-4 against the very idea of Rapid Bus Transit in the state. The vote, which is oddly specific about its target – the Amp bus rapid transit (BRT) project in Nashville – was supported by the wealthy Koch brothers, Charles and David, and their group Americans for Prosperity. WIRED calls the ban ” mind-boggling ” and we have to agree.


Official: The Game buys four Fisker Karmas for himself, friends

Published: March 14, 2013

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Green Culture , Hybrid , Fisker With friends like The Game , who needs Geely ? The Los Angeles-based hip-hop artist (née Jayceon Terrell Taylor) recently bought a Cranberry-hued Fisker Karma extended-range plug-in vehicle for himself, then purchased three more of the $100,000 vehicles for his buddies. The Game posted the news on his Twitter feed last week, calling Fisker “The most amazing NEWEST American car company.” The rapper, who also posted some pictures to prove it (check them out below), follows Leonardo diCaprio (Fisker’s first customer in 2011), Al Gore, Colin Powell and Justin Bieber as celebrities who’ve ponied up for the car


Worldwide sales of Prius crack 2-million mark, Toyota planning 10-year anniversary celebration

Published: October 8, 2010

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Filed under: Hybrid , Toyota , Green Daily 2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery The Toyota Prius , launched in Japan in 1997 and introduced in Europe, North America and other markets in 2000, is, without a doubt, the best-selling hybrid vehicle ever produced. With a market that spans more than 70 countries and regions, Toyota ‘s economical hybrid is the most widely distributed gas-electric in the land. Selling at a rate of about 400,000 annual units worldwide, the Prius sits head and shoulders above any of its so-called competitors


VIDEO: Zap Alias causes Korean singing/dancing ka-raziness

Published: July 17, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Zap , Asia ZAP Alias song & dance- Click above to watch video after the jump Move over hawt Volt dancers . Jump back Tesla dippin’ rappers


Renault-Nissan announces location of lithium battery plant in Portugal

Published: December 9, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Manufacturing/Plants , Nissan , Renault Renault and Nissan made it known many months ago that they intended to build lithium ion battery plants in Europe to supply all of the electric vehicles that they will be introducing in the next several years. The first battery plant will be going to Portugal and will be located at an existing Renault complex 155 miles north of Lisbon. The plant will have an initial capacity of supplying packs for 50,000 vehicles a year from 2012.


REPORT: Audi e-tron sales to be limited to 1,000 units

Published: December 9, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Audi Audi e-tron concept – Click above for high-res image gallery Audi may not be positioning itself as a ” green brand ,” but it’s still putting a rather big toe into the environmentally-friendly waters of electric sportscars with its R8 -based e-tron , which is reportedly headed for production in 2012. As a refresher – as if you needed one – the e-tron debuted as a concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September with some truly impressive statistics: four separate electric motors with 230 kW (313 horsepower) and 4,500 Nm (3,319.03 pound-feet) of torque ( sort of ), which is enough to push it to 62 mph in a mere 4.8 seconds. So, um…


REPORT: Suzuki ripe for takeover, VW and Renault-Nissan interested

Published: December 8, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Nissan , Suzuki , Volkswagen , Renault According to the Nikkei in Japan and the Financial Times in the UK (via TTAC , which kindly assembled all the info in one place), Suzuki looks ripe for a takeover. Though the automaker is a serious player in its home market of Japan and in the burgeoning Indian market, its 2.36 million cars per year isn’t enough to compete with larger competitors on a global scale


Hopenhagen brings eco-cars to Denmark for climate change conference

Published: December 8, 2009

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Filed under: Biodiesel , EV/Plug-in , Legislation and Policy , Th!nk (Think) The COP 15 Copenhagen United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009 kicks off this today in Copenhagen, and all of those delegates and personnel need to get around somehow. Auto companies from around the world are providing vehicles for the event, including 15 Think City EVs, 60 Citroen C1 ev’ie electric cars , a Mercedes Benz E-Class sedan running on pure biodiesel provided by Solazyme , a fleet of Honda Insights and at least on Honda FCX Clarity.


BREAKING: GM invests $336 million into Detroit plant to build Volt

Published: December 7, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Manufacturing/Plants , Chevrolet , GM 2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery The production of the Chevrolet Volt marks an important transition for General Motors. It marks the first plug-in electric drive vehicle that the automaker is building for sale to anyone that wants one


Copenhagen to host FIM Ride Green Eco Enduro [w/VIDEO]

Published: December 7, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , On Two Wheels , Europe/EU , Racing As most of you probably know, the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15) is kicking off in Copenhagen this week to tackle our planet-size environmental problem. With the stakes literally sky high and a tone as serious as a myocardial infarction , what better time and place to hold a multi-day Enduro motocross racing event? None apparently, as the FIM Ride Green Eco Enduro gets geared up to add some life to the proceedings and demonstrate that reducing CO 2 emissions doesn’t mean that fun can’t be had


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