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Official: Myers Motors goes the crowdfunding route with updated NMG2 EV

Published: October 17, 2013

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Green Culture , Myers Motors Four years ago, Myers Motors was taking pre-orders for what was supposed to be a hyper-efficient, two-seat, three-wheeled vehicle, the NMG2 . Then things went quiet.


Italian designers envision amazing Solar Wind bridge

Published: February 4, 2011

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , Etc. , Solar , Europe/EU Bridges and wind turbines seem to be a match made in heaven; most bridges are generally quite tall where wind speeds are much higher and are often in exposed mountainous areas where significant cross winds develop. Obvious, right


Agility Saietta electric motorcycle revealed, can’t be unseen

Published: February 4, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , On Two Wheels , UK Designed in London and christened with the phonetic spelling of “thunderbolt” in an Italian Apennine dialect, the Agility Saietta has just been revealed at the Carole Nash/MCN London Motorcycle Show. This newest debutante on the electric motorcycle scene doesn’t hold back on the bold. Sporting a narrow fairing evocative of a highly-stylized ram’s head (or possibly some sort of evil alien insect, we’re not sure) that swoops back to form a battery-encapsulating dome that fills the entire area directly ahead of the rider, the Saietta may be one man’s vision of rolling art


Study: Diesels, hybrids retain more value than gasoline-fueled vehicles

Published: February 4, 2011

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Filed under: Diesel , Hybrid , Toyota , Volkswagen 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery Which type of vehicle retains the highest resale value? Well, according to a study released by Carnegie Mellon University, it’s most likley to be one with a non-gasoline-fueled powertrain. CMU found that hybrids and diesel-burning vehicles are often slapped with price tags that are, at least in some cases, substantially higher than gas-powered vehicles.


Study: UK drivers will spend $11.3B buying 300,000 plug-in vehicles by 2014

Published: February 4, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , UK The UK’s automotive industry could see a £7 billion (11.3 billion U.S.


All-electric Myers Motors Duo trike on target for April 2011 deliveries

Published: February 3, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , AutoblogGreen Exclusive Myers Motors Duo – Click above for high-res image gallery It’s been about 15 months since the first pics of the Myers Motors Duo were released, and there hasn’t exactly been a snowstorm of news about the car since then. The company is going a bit public with a new blog called ” The Electric Car that Could .” The name came from Dana Myers’ daughter, but, Dana writes: I loved it, but I do need to mention that, as you can see, our vehicle is a three-wheel vehicle with a tear drop shape that is great for aerodynamics but, because it is a three-wheel vehicle, it is classified as a motorcycle: it is not a car (as the blog title might suggest).


Hyundai launches first direct injected engine, coming to new Sonata

Published: November 18, 2009

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Filed under: MPG , Hyundai testing Hyundai’s Theta II DGI engine – click above for high-res image gallery When the swoopy new 2011 Hyundai Sonata goes into production at Hyundai’s plant in Alabama early in 2010, it won’t offer a V6 engine anymore, but it will get the company’s first ever direct injected engine . This week in South Korea, Hyundai took the wraps off the 2.4-liter Theta II GDI four cylinder. Like similar engines from other automakers, Hyundai’s engineers have taken advantage of the charge cooling effect of direct injection by boosting the compression ratio to 11.3:1.


Forget Zipcar – Smart reportedly readying car2go car-sharing program in Texas

Published: November 17, 2009

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Filed under: Transportation Alternatives , SMART Steers and Smarts – Click above for a high-res image gallery Daimler announced in March it would bring the tiny Smart car to the big state of Texas through its car-sharing service car2go. At the time, the German automaker declared that entering the Austin market with 200 ForTwos was “the next logical step.” Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche now thinks that the car share program is also a good way to boost sales numbers, which have dropped recently


Six UK teens rushed to hospital after drinking ethanol

Published: November 17, 2009

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Filed under: Etc. , Ethanol , UK Ethanol can be used in ICE engines, can be made from renewable resources and, depending on whether it’s been denatured or not, can technically be drunk. John McCain’s 2007 joke aside , this is a bad idea.


REPORT: Toshiba’s SCiB battery will find a home with five automakers

Published: November 17, 2009

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , EV/Plug-in Last month, when Toshiba announced it would build a second plant to produce its lithium titanate Super Charge Batteries (SCiB), no automakers had publicly declared they would use those particular packs. This is still the case


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