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car2go smart cars and City of Austin Team Up For On Demand Mobility car2go smart cars and City of Austin Team Up For On Demand Mobility»

More than 13,000 Austin city employees have the opportunity to use the car2go smart vehicles not only for business but also for private use. Billing is handled with the same degree of simplicity and flexibility as every aspect of car2go – the rates are all-inclusive: fuel, maintenance, insurance, miles and parking. A car2go service team on the ground will handle daily maintenance of the vehicles. Read more about this great car2go car-sharing program.

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Ashok Leyland – Efficiency Innovations to India’s Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles Ashok Leyland – Efficiency Innovations to India’s Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles»

Ashok Leyland is one of India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturing companies and is a part of the Hinduja Group. Ashok Leyland is based in Chennai, India and focuses mostly on the medium and heavy commercial vehicle segment of the market. Enjoying healthy market share and a full range of offers from 18 to 52 seater passenger transport buses, Ashok Leyland is on a steady run towards being a market leader, and is aiming for expansion into foreign markets.

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Nissan LEAF Makes U.S. Appearance Beginning With Los Angeles Nov. 13 Nissan LEAF Makes U.S. Appearance Beginning With Los Angeles Nov. 13»

Nissan North America announced that the Nissan LEAF zero-emission, all-electric car will make its North American debut in Los Angeles on Nov. 13. The Los Angeles showing will be the first time people in the United States will be able to see the five-passenger, five-door, gasoline-free car, which is embarking on a nationwide tour. Other Nissan LEAF appearance dates and city locations are included.

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REVA NXR and REVA NXG All-Electric Cars Available For Europe Reservation REVA NXR and REVA NXG All-Electric Cars Available For Europe Reservation»

The REVA NXR, a new lithium-ion powered electric car from REVA Electric Car Company (REVA), is scheduled to go into production early 2010. Also unveiled at the Frankfurt International Motor Show was REVA’s showcar, the REVA NXG (NeXt Generation), the company’s 2011 model. Customers can register their interest in either vehicle on the online priority list by paying a refundable 500 euro (US$ 727) fee today.

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Hindustan Motors Limited – India’s Pioneering Automobile Manufacturer Hindustan Motors Limited – India’s Pioneering Automobile Manufacturer»

Hindustan Motors Limited or HML is one of the pioneers of India’s automobile industry. While there are no plans yet for hybrids or electric cars in the near future, HML’s new CNG cars and trucks are becoming available among its wide range of passenger cars, trucks, SUVs.

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Texting While Driving – A Case of Drivers Not Thinking Straight Texting While Driving – A Case of Drivers Not Thinking Straight»

Let’s forget clean driving and the environment for a moment. There’s a more pressing issue. Ford Motor Company recently commissioned an online survey on texting while driving. There are so-called hands-free driving laws or cell phone driving laws are already in effect in many states, but maybe the problem needs to be solved in a different way.

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Leading Fuel Cell Vehicle Manufacturers Signed Joint Agreement Leading Fuel Cell Vehicle Manufacturers Signed Joint Agreement»

Leading vehicle manufacturers in fuel cell technology – Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation/Opel, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, the alliance Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation – signed a joint statement to the development and market introduction of electric vehicles with fuel cells with a Letter of Understanding (LoU.)

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Second Generation smart fortwo Electric Drive Goes Into Series Production Second Generation smart fortwo Electric Drive Goes Into Series Production»

Second generation electric smart fortwo aims for November 2009 rollout to leasing customers in major cities for a four-year 60,000 km (37,300 miles) test runs, and a 2012 availability at dealers. Specs include efficient lithium-ion battery, 30 kW electric motor, 120 Nm (88.5 ft-lbs) of torque, and a range of 84 miles per charge.

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First Automobile Works – Aggressive Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Manufacturer to China’s Market First Automobile Works – Aggressive Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Manufacturer to China’s Market»

China FAW Group Corporation is currently billed as the number one automobile maker in China, and is also one of the oldest in the industry. With several hybrid projects in the work, FAW is aggressively pushing electric and hybrid vehicles to China’s market.

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GSD&M Idea City Employees to Utilize car2go smart fortwo in Austin TX GSD&M Idea City Employees to Utilize car2go smart fortwo in Austin TX»

car2go announced partnership with GSD&M Idea City to encourage GSD&M Idea City’s Austin-based employees to utilize car2go’s smart fortwo convenient service.

Nissan LEAF at San Diego Alternative Fuels Education Day 2009»

San Diego Alternative Fuels Education Day 2009 to showcase the new Nissan LEAF currently on tour in North America. Come join the fun and check out the Nissan LEAF this Saturday at the San Diego Town And Country Convention Center.

GM Photo of Chevy Volt Crash Test Shows Protected Battery Packs»

GM released photos showing the orange T-shaped battery pack of the Volt is not impacted during frontal collision.

Nissan LEAF priced at $25K to $33K with 100 mile range. Would you buy one?»

Take the Latest CleanCarTalk Poll: Nissan LEAF priced at $25K to $33K with 100 mile range. Would you buy one?

GM Photo of Chevy Volt Crash Test Shows Protected Battery Packs»

GM released photos showing the orange T-shaped battery pack of the Volt is not impacted during frontal collision.

Battery Pack Balancing – The Key to Maintain Top Hybrid and Electric Car Performance»

Proper battery pack balancing and monitoring will ensure that your hybrid or electric car will perform optimally. Here’s a discussion on why battery pack balancing is required.

Design Considerations For Good Battery Pack Design & Integration Design Considerations For Good Battery Pack Design & Integration»

Battery pack technology is all about managing the temperature of the cells and low resistance of the interconnecting conductors, connectors, and switches. There is still a lot of room for creative pack designs in electric and hybrid vehicles. Here are design considerations for good battery pack design and integration.

A Short Primer on Ultracapacitors A Short Primer on Ultracapacitors»

Ultracapacitors are super high capacity versions of electric capacitor components that store energy in an electric field. Here’s a primer on ultracapacitors.

How High-Speed Rail Can Gain Momentum in the Midwest»

High-speed rail is moving forward with serious funding announced by President Obama. Here are some reasons how high-speed rail for the Midwest can gain momentum.

Daimler Buses North America Receives Major Order for Over 300 Buses Daimler Buses North America Receives Major Order for Over 300 Buses»

Daimler Buses North America (DBNA) receives orders for 263 Orion VII transit buses, 30 Setra S 417 motorcoaches, and 15 Sprinter shuttle buses, and will soon increase the number of Orion hybrid buses on America’s roads to 2,500 units.

President Obama Unveils High-Speed Passenger Rail Plan for Ten Corridors President Obama Unveils High-Speed Passenger Rail Plan for Ten Corridors»

President Obama announced a national network of high-speed passenger rail lines in California, Pacific Northwest, South Central, Gulf Coast, Chicago Hub Network, Florida, Southeast, Keystone, Empire and Northern New England.

Amtrak Gets $1.3 Billion Slice of Stimulus Plan Amtrak Gets $1.3 Billion Slice of Stimulus Plan»

Amtrak gets $1.3 billion as part of the Federal stimulus package. The funds will be used in fixing and upgrading infrastructure and security, among other things.

Ford Fusion Hybrid Gets 81.5 MPG and World Record 1445 Miles on Single Gas Tank»

Trained drivers using hypermiling techniques achieved 1,445 miles on a single tank of gas in a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid. Driving in the Washington, D.C. area, the Fusion Hybrid achieved an average of 81.5 mpg. The Fusion Hybrid’s spec sheet says the car has a 17-gallon tank. This set the world record for gasoline-powered midsize sedan.

2008 Fuel Economy Comparison: Prius vs Jetta vs Focus vs Smart 2008 Fuel Economy Comparison: Prius vs Jetta vs Focus vs Smart»

Enough of the talk of small cars claiming they get the best gas mileage around. Edmunds took the Prius, Jetta, Focus and smart cars to a fuel economy battle, but along the way they missed out on drawing any clear conclusion from the test.

Hypermiling in a Toyota iQ: 504 Miles on a Tank of Gas Hypermiling in a Toyota iQ: 504 Miles on a Tank of Gas»

A couple of novice hypermilers drove the Toyota iQ for 504.2 miles, achieving 70-72mpg compared to official 65.7mpg.

Use Cruise Control to Increase MPG? It Really Depends on Your Personality Use Cruise Control to Increase MPG? It Really Depends on Your Personality»

By definition, cruise control keeps your car at a constant speed. Cruise control really shines when it comes to long trips. In more environmentally conscious times like now, this little invention can also save you real dollars. If you do it right, that is.

Gas to Electric Vehicle Conversion in Six Days at South Seattle Community College Gas to Electric Vehicle Conversion in Six Days at South Seattle Community College»

The six-day workshop guides students through the complete process of converting a vehicle from a gasoline engine to electric power, capable of highway speeds, with a 30-60 mile range on one charge.

Latest News in Hybrid Car Technology Education and Training Electric Cars Latest News in Hybrid Car Technology Education and Training Electric Cars»

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