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

By • Aug 12th, 2010 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

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

By • Nov 20th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

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.



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

By • Nov 19th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts, Videos

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.



GM Photo of Chevy Volt Crash Test Shows Protected Battery Packs

By • Nov 18th, 2009 • Category: Battery Technology for Hybrid and Electric Cars, Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

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?

By • Nov 17th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots, Polls

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



Citaro FuelCELL-Hybrid Bus and MB B-Class F-CELL Car Share Common Fuel Cell Technologies

By • Nov 17th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

The new Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL-Hybrid bus is powered by two fuel cell systems of the same type used in the B-Class F-CELL car. Improved fuel cell components and hybridization with lithium-ion batteries allows the Citaro FuelCELL-Hybrid to consume almost 50 percent less hydrogen compared to the preceding generation.



OPEC Number One Enemy of Hybrid Cars and Electric Cars

By • Nov 10th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

Here’s why I think hybrid cars and electric cars may never become mainstream in many lifetimes to come: OPEC is hybrid cars’ and electric cars’ number one enemy. Not technology challenges, not infrastructure challenges, not political challenges.



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

By • Nov 9th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

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.



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

By • Oct 26th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

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.



President Obama at MIT – Challenging Americans to Lead the Global Economy in Clean Energy

By • Oct 23rd, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots, Videos

Remarks by President Obama during his visit to MIT, October 23, 2009: challenging Americans to lead the global economy in clean energy. “… in just a few weeks, right here in Boston, workers will break ground on a new Wind Technology Testing Center, a project made possible through a $25 million Recovery Act investment as well as through the support of Massachusetts and its partners. View the full CNN video.