Showing posts in the category of Ecology

Which Country Do You Think Bought 300 Electric Vans For Its Postal Service?


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Current electric vehicles still can’t tempt buyers as a sound financial decision, but bought in bulk and used properly they can repay their value through use.

Dutch People Sue Government And Win In Case To Cut Carbon Emissions


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There’s nothing like seeing a popular movement triumph over organized bureaucracy in a grassroots kind of way. Apparently, a group of Dutch people sued their government and won, accusing it for not having done enough to curb carbon emissions.

Ford Thinks You Should Not Fold Your Bike But Disassemble It For Travel


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More and more automakers are also looking at bicycles, usually electrically assisted ones these days, and Ford is no exception. They just showed off a unique concept for an e-bike that doesn’t fold, it completely disassembles for you to store it in your trunk.

Renault-Nissan Hits 250,000 Electric Vehicle Sales


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Renault has announced the sale of the 250,000th electric vehicle it’s produced alongside partners Nissan. It also reports 15 percent sales growth through May of this year, when the alliance sold 31,600 EVs.

These Are The 5 Most Efficient V8-Engined Cars


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Having a V8 engine under the hood of your car doesn’t necessarily incur a hefty efficiency penalty and CNET put together a list of the most frugal ones available in the US.

Used Chevy Volt Batteries For Off The Grid Living


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Setting up your own power supply and storage system is becoming increasingly easy, but getting hold of good high-capacity batteries is still expensive. Then why not consider a used Chevrolet Volt battery pack for your personal power needs?

The Definitive Infographic On The Claimed-Real Efficiency Discrepancy


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Unsurprisingly, according to an AAA Automotive Engineering-conducted two-phase study, knowledge that you can’t quite reach manufacturer claimed figures is refreshed.

Tesla Model S Users Have Driven More Than A Billion Miles Combined


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While it may not be any kind of major achievement in and of itself, because you can’t compare it to anything, all of Tesla’s Model S sedans have now racked up more than a billion miles.

US: Annual Sales Of Electrified Vehicles Could Pass 1 Million By 2024


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The US will go green big time, or at least that’s what a research company called Navigant Research is estimating. They’re saying that between the US and Canada, some 1 million plug-ins per year will be sold in nine years’ time.

Audi A6 TDI Ultra Travels To 14 Countries Without Refueling, Sets World Record


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The times when thinking about a mid-size premium saloon meant that you had to settle for thirsty engines and high taxes are long gone - just ask these guys!

Local Motors Tests First All-Electric Rally Fighter Mule


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Local Motors, the company that has future owners come in and help build their vehicle, has just published a video showing a Rally Fighter bare chassis powered by electric motors.

There Are Rumors That Musk May Depart Tesla After Third Model Launches


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Well this is a bit of a shocker, although it is kind of understandable: according to rumors, Elon Musk may leave Tesla after the company’s smaller sedan model is launched.

This Guy Spent Just €5 (For Charging) To Drive A Tesla From Oslo To London [w/Video]


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There really doesn’t seem to be any catch in the Tesla promise you buy into with one of their cars, as you can now drive for extended distances and periods without a hitch, even in Europe.

Michigan May Impose Special Tax On Hybrids, EVs


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The sad state of Michigan’s roads is apparently pushing the political shot callers to look for solutions to funnel some money towards fixing them. One way they’re reportedly planning on doing that is obviously to cut spending in other areas, in this case mainly business tax credits; they may even impose a tax for hybrids and EVs.

Honda Wants Efficiency Record With Diesel-Powered Civic


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Honda’s been slow to bring a small capacity turbocharged diesel engine to market, but now that it has, it wants to convince the rest of the world of its qualities.

The number one priority for the 1.6-liter 120 PS i-DTEC engine is to be efficient, so they’re taking it on a 8,500-mile drive across Europe to prove just how frugal it is.

Thieves In California Now Targeting Toyota Prius For Its Battery Pack


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We learn from ABC7 News that there has been “a rash” of Toyota Prius battery pack thefts in the San Francisco area, lately.

Apparently, the thieves aren’t deterred by the 150 lb (~70 kg) weight of each pack or the relatively lengthy period of time it takes to extract one – it’s estimated they can get one in around 20 minutes.

Dutch Solar Electricity-Generating Bike Path Working Better Than Expected!


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There are many approaches to combining the idea of bike paths and somehow adding solar panels into the mix. The Koreans thought it’d be a good idea to have a solar panel roof protecting a path in the middle of the highway, whereas a Dutch company thought it much better to use the panes as the riding surface.

Stirling Moss Is A Renault Twizy Fan, But He’d Like More Power…


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As far as motor racing legends that are still among us, the name Stirling Moss is one of if not the most resonant. Therefor, the fact that he drives a Twizy EV and he agreed to promote it for Renault should be meaningful.

Canadian Study Says “25% of Cars Cause 90% of Pollution”


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A very broad and thorough study was put together by a team of researchers at the University of Toronto, in Canada. They published their findings in Atmospheric Pollution research, and thus they gained wider notoriety.

Toyota Explains Exactly How Mirai Fuel Cell Car Can Runs BullSh*t!


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Toyota is being clever in the way it's marketing the very limited appeal Mirai fuel cell sedan. It’s (probably) referencing a statement by Tesla boss Elon Musk, when the Silicon Valley CEO was quoted as saying that fuel cell vehicles are “so bullsh*t;” Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is also an opponent of the tech.