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  • Deja vu all over again: Michigan auto dealers sneakily try to lock Tesla out of the state favicon TreeHugger (Today) - When the incumbents do everything in their power to keep you out of the market, rather than try to compete with you directly on the merit of their products, you know you're on to something....
  • GM Urged Michigan Governor To Sign Anti-Tesla Bill favicon hybridCARS (Today) - The decision to effectively bar Tesla from operating outside of franchised dealers in Michigan follows a statement by General Motors to the state’s governor urging him to do so. “We believe that House Bill 5606 will help ensure that all automotive manufacturers follow the same...
  • Nissan EV Taxis For Madrid And Barcelona favicon hybridCARS (Today) - Nissan has delivered the vehicles that became Madrid and Barcelona’s first 100 percent electric taxi. These first Spanish EV taxis are a Nissan Leaf for Madrid’s taxi fleet and a e-NV200 taxi for Barcelona. Nissan stated the Barcelona deliveries served as an important step in...
  • Green Car Recap: LaFerrari EV Mode, Formula E Miami Map And More favicon Gas 2.0 (Today) - Video proof the LaFerrari hybrid hypercar can run in electric-only mode (YouTube) Though Ferrari executives claim the vaunted LaFerrari never runs on just electricity, this just-released video proves otherwise. The first car to go over 65 MPH was an EV (EVObsession) In 1899, two...
  • Michigan Gov. Signs Anti-Tesla Law, But Opens Door To Change favicon Gas 2.0 (Today) - Let’s make one thing; the anti-Tesla bill Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed into law today only strengthens the language of an existing law banning direct automobile sales. Even though GM got behind the bill at the last minute, and the auto dealer lobby has...
  • Green Car Recap: LaFerrari Electric Mode, Formula E Miami Map, And More favicon Gas 2.0 (Yesterday) - Video proof the LaFerrari hybrid hypercar can run in electric-only mode (YouTube) Though Ferrari executives claim the vaunted LaFerrari never runs on just electricity, this just-released video proves otherwise. The first car to go over 65 MPH was an EV (EVObsession) In 1899, two...
  • 2015 Green Car of the Year Finalists Announced favicon Gas 2.0 (Yesterday) - Green Car Journal has trotted out the list of finalists for its annual Green Car of the Year award, and as we’ve come to expect a whole list of alternative fuel drivetrains makes the cut. So which one will be crowned the king of...
  • $847,000 Porsche 918 Spyder Nearly Sold Out favicon Gas 2.0 (Yesterday) - The world might be spiraling towards record levels of wealth inequality, but depending on where you sit that might not be a bad thing. According to executives the limited-production, $847,000 Porsche 918 Spyder is just about sold out, reports Automotive News. Porsche isn’t divulging...
  • Ford Invests $300 Million In New Diesel Engines favicon Gas 2.0 (Yesterday) - Ford has remained stubbornly defiant in its insistence that the American market isn’t receptive to diesel engines, but Europe is another matter entirely. Ford is investing an additional $306 million into its 100% wind-powered Dagenham factory in the U.K. to produce a new generation...
  • Tesla Sales Banned In Michigan favicon hybridCARS (Yesterday) - Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder has just signed House Bill 5606 effectively prohibiting Tesla from operating factory direct in state. The bipartisan legislation was overwhelmingly approved 38-0 in the Senate, and 106-1 in the House of Representatives. “This bill does not, as some have claimed, prevent...
  • Tesla Model X Delayed Again? Analyst Thinks So favicon Gas 2.0 (Yesterday) - With well over 20,000 reservations and counting, the Tesla Model X has built a lot of hype despite a non-existent effort on the part of Elon Musk to sell it. Buyers eager to get behind the wheel of the Tesla Model X may be...
  • BYD Lancaster eBus Is The World’s Largest Electric Vehicle favicon Gas 2.0 (Yesterday) - This week in Houston at the 2014 American Public Transportation Expo, Chinese automaker BYD revealed the Lancaster eBus, which it claims is the world’s largest electric vehicle. At 60-feet in length and designed and built in the U.S., BYD hopes its articulated can cut...
  • Tesla Upgrades Anger Existing Owners favicon Gas 2.0 (Yesterday) - Two weeks ago Tesla announced that “every single Model S now rolling out of the factory includes a forward radar, 12 long-range ultrasonic sensors positioned to sense 16 feet around the car in every direction at all speeds, a forward-looking camera and a high-precision, digitally...
  • China’s EV Agenda Is Driving Demand For Aluminum favicon hybridCARS (Yesterday) - China knows it has big emissions problems and has upped the ante yet more toward mandating EVs to the point now it is projected to significantly move the market for aluminum. According to Bloomberg, the nation is now calling for no fewer than 30 percent...
  • Video: A Tour Inside The Elio Factory favicon Gas 2.0 (Yesterday) - With over 35,000 reservations and a ton of Internet buzz despite almost zero marketing presence, Elio Motors says it is just one year out from building its first enclosed trike. A local Louisiana news station KTAL NBC 6 took a tour of the former...
  • Nearly All Porsche 918 Spyders Have Been Sold favicon hybridCARS (Yesterday) - Porsche said it would only build 918 of the 918 Spyder that began production 9/18/13, so if you learned it was nearly sold out, would that surprise you? Well, no surprise then. Not unlike the McLaren P1 which sold out almost immediately with an even...
  • Ford May Bring Plug-In Hybrids To Europe favicon Gas 2.0 (Yesterday) - While Ford’s pair of plug-in hybrids, the Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi, have sold well-enough here in the U.S., the two PHEVs aren’t sold anywhere else…yet. That may soon be changing according to Automotive News, which reports that Ford execs are mulling the idea...
  • New BMW i3-like Visio.M EV concept uses lightweight resin favicon Autoblog Green (Yesterday) - Filed under: Emerging Technologies, EV/Plug-in, BMW It's not a new version of the BMW i3, but an updated version of a lightweight concept car from SABIC, BMW, the Technical University of Munich, Daimler and others does bear a certain resemblance to the well-designed plug-in city...
  • EPA researchers find widespread use of nano cerium diesel fuel additives could have measurable impact on air quality favicon Green Car Congress (Yesterday) - Predicted surface-level concentrations of cerium due to use of nCe diesel fuel additives. Credit: ACS, Erdakos et al. Click to enlarge. Results of a modeling study by researchers from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggest that widespread use of nanoparticulate cerium (nCe) diesel...
  • Macedonia, DuPont and Ethanol Europe in MOU for cellulosic ethanol plant favicon Green Car Congress (Yesterday) - The Government of the Republic of Macedonia last week joined a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Hungary-based Ethanol Europe and DuPont to facilitate the development of the cellulosic ethanol market in the Pelagonia region—one of eight statistical regions in the country, and bordering Greece...
  • Miami Formula E Circuit Unveiled favicon hybridCARS (Yesterday) - The FIA Formula E Championship has revealed the circuit location and layout for the March 14, 2015, Miami ePrix. FIA’s Formula E Championship is the world’s first fully-electric racing series. The eight-turn, 1.35-mile (2.17 kilometers) circuit is located in Downtown Miami, Florida, along Biscayne Bay...
  • Honda HR-V Set To Launch In Los Angeles favicon hybridCARS (Yesterday) - Honda revealed its all-new Honda HR-V entry crossover will make its North American debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 19. The HR-V, already known as the Vezel in other markets, will serve as the entry point to the Honda light truck...
  • 300 MPH Electric Dragster In The Works. favicon Gas 2.0 (2 days ago) - Getting any vehicle to hit 300 mph in less than 5 seconds during a quarter mile drag race does not happen without a lot of time, effort and planning. That’s something that only the best Top Fuel dragsters are capable of. But getting a solar...
  • Visio.M partners present new lightweight EV; 13.5 kWh pack delivers ~100 mile range favicon Green Car Congress (2 days ago) - Visio.M EV. Click to enlarge. The academic and industry partners in the Visio.M consortium (earlier post) are showcasing their new lightweight urban electric vehicle at eCarTec in Munich. The 2.5-year project was funded under the priority program “Key Technologies for Electric Mobility - STROM”...
  • Tesla On Track To Sell 50,000th Model S This Month favicon hybridCARS (2 days ago) - Tesla may have just announced the quickest 0-60 sedan, but just as notable is how Model S has sprinted from 0-50 – thousand sales that is – as it’s on track for 50,000 globally by the end of October. Estimated sales through the end of...
  • Toyota Launches EV Sub Brand…In China favicon Gas 2.0 (2 days ago) - In California Toyota is discontinuing its EV program in favor of hydrogen fuel cells, but in China Toyota is launching the Leahead brand devoted to cheap electric cars. CarNewsChina reports that when it launches next year, the Leahead brand will hawk cheap electric cars...
  • California May Alter ZEV Requirements favicon Gas 2.0 (2 days ago) - Since the 1970s the California Air Resource Board (or CARB) has regulated vehicular emissions in the Golden State, even requiring automakers to make a certain number of electric vehicles. Green Car Reports says that sales requirements for California’s best-selling brands could be altered at...
  • A picture is worth: The Brooklyn Death-O-Meter favicon TreeHugger (2 days ago) - There's nothing new under the sun....
  • NIMS team develops new magnetic compound with lower neodymium content favicon Green Car Congress (2 days ago) - A research group led by Dr. Kazuhiro Hono at Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) has synthesized a new magnetic compound which requires a lower amount of rare earth element than the currently used neodymium iron boron compound. The ratio of neodymium, iron...
  • New Torque Vectoring Transmission For EVs favicon Gas 2.0 (2 days ago) - Green Car Congress reports that engineers at Munich Technical University (TUM) in Germany have developed a torque vectoring transmission that is optimized for use in electric vehicles. The design is part of the Visio.M project, which focuses on long range, agile driving dynamics and excellent safety for...

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