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Work Truck 2010: Nissan working to bring NV200 to US, possible EV too

Published: March 10, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Nissan Nissan Light Commercial Electric Vehicle sketch – Click above to enlarge At the Work Truck 2010 show in St. Louis today, Nissan Americas president Carlos Tavares announced that the company is working to bring its recently launched NV200 compact van to the U.S


AFVTech working on CNG-powered, 600 hp 1933 Ford Roadster

Published: September 28, 2009

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Filed under: Natural Gas , AFVI Expo , Green Daily Take something old – in this case, a 1933 Ford Roadster body – and make it into something new – a CNG-powered, 600 hp beast, perhaps. That’s what’s happening over at AFVTech, which is prepping the hot rod for the upcoming Alternative Fuels and Vehicles Institute expo that’s coming in May.


Freescale developing new integrated circuit sensor for emissions reduction

Published: September 24, 2009

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies Over the last thirty years, automakers have managed to eliminate roughly 99 percent of noxious emissions from the tailpipes of new cars. One of the keys to make that possible has been closed loop control of fuel systems.


REPORT: Toyota looking to apply Prius name to other hybrid vehicles, but not as a sub-brand

Published: September 19, 2009

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Filed under: Hybrid , Toyota Not long ago, we wondered just how steep the hill of customer acceptance is for a new technology like the Volt is. The question was how well the Chevy Volt and the Voltec powertrain could compete with the established Prius brand ? Toyota, for its part, apparently thinks it’s worth spreading the Prius name around a bit onto other hybrid vehicles


Frankfurt 2009: German goverment plugs in for EVs

Published: September 19, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Legislation and Policy , Frankfurt Motor Show , Germany Before the Frankfurt Motor Show brought us the latest models and concepts from automakers, it was opened by German Chancelor Angela Merkel. The inauguration speech by the Chancellor included describing her country’s support for electric vehicles: Germany expects that there will be up to seven million EVs, including plug-ins, and about 18 million hybrid cars in 2020.


Myers Motors teasing new two-seat model, due next week

Published: September 18, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in When we spoke to Myers Motors CEO Dana Myers back in January , he teased us with the idea of a two-seat version of their iconic NMG vehicle. At the time, the word was that the NMG 2 would be unveiled in the spring


This plug-in vehicle shoots for the moon (rover)

Published: September 18, 2009

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , EV/Plug-in , Transportation Alternatives , USA With no time on its hands for promotional appearances at glitzy European autoshows , one of America’s most advanced electric vehicles has been busy being put through its paces on the torturous terrain found at Black Point Lava Flow in Arizona. The Lunar Electric Rover (LER) has spent the last couple weeks wandering about this wasteland simulating a search for lost crew members in a trial that’s putting the modern plug-in electric car architecture to the test.


Cross-country algae-fuel caravan arrives in D.C.

Published: September 18, 2009

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , Green Culture The cross-country tour featuring the FUEL movie bus and the Algaeus (the Prius running on algae biofuel) and other green vehicles has made it to Washington, D.C. After leaving San Francisco last week, the caravan made stops in Nevada, Michigan and Pennsylvania, among other places. Third Planet Energy’s Michael Wittman was on the tour and wrote this about the experience: As we reach Washington today, we’ve proven what many had thought impossible.


REPORT: Tesla gets $82.5 million investment; delivers 700th Roadster

Published: September 16, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Tesla Motors , Frankfurt Motor Show Go to Frankfurt, get $82.5 million. That’s sort of what happened to Tesla Motors, which is at the big auto show this week and received the “opportunistic” equity investment from a group led by Fjord Capital Management .


Frankfurt Preview: Peugeot mixes car with scooter to create the BB1 Concept

Published: September 15, 2009

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Filed under: Solar , Peugeot , Frankfurt Motor Show Peugeot BB1 Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery If a scooter is too small, dangerous and uncovered for your tastes but you’d still like to have as minimal an impact on your surroundings as possible, Peugeot has just the concept car for you.


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