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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.



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

By • Oct 5th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

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.



China’s BYD Aggressive on Lithium Battery and Hybrid Bus Production

By • Aug 26th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

BYD, China’s largest rechargeable battery maker and ambitious electric and hybrid automaker, is moving aggressively to produce lithium batteries and building electric and hybrid buses.



President Obama Announces $2.4 Billion in Grants to Accelerate the Manufacturing and Deployment of the Next Generation of U.S. Batteries and Electric Vehicles

By • Aug 5th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

President Obama today announced 48 new advanced battery and electric drive projects that will receive $2.4 billion in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The goals will be to accelerate the manufacturing and deployment of electric vehicles, batteries, and components here in America, and create tens of thousands of new jobs.



Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC) Begins Trial Production of Lithium-Ion Batteries

By • Aug 2nd, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC) has begun trial production of advanced lithium-ion batteries for a wide range of automotive applications at its Zama Operations Center. AESC will produce the lithium-ion batteries for Nissan’s electric and hybrid-electric vehicles.



Nissan Unveils “LEAF” Electric Car – Forget the Pump and Go Straight to Zero Emission

By • Aug 1st, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts, Videos

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. unveiled Nissan LEAF on August 2, 2009 the world’s first affordable, zero-emission car. Designed specifically for a lithium-ion battery-powered chassis, Nissan LEAF is a medium-size hatchback that comfortably seats five adults and has a range of more than 160km (100 miles) to satisfy real-world consumer requirements.



Cars Made in India: A Survey of Indian Clean Car Industry

By • Jul 22nd, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

The Indian car manufacturers may not be churning out cars by the minute, but the cars they do come out with seem to command attention, because they are very affordable. India’s top priorities seem to evolve around affordability and environmentally-friendly considerations, that of putting affordable cars into the citizens’ hands, and planning for explosive growth in the future.



Maryland Science Center to Become First in Nation to Rent Electric Cars Beginning August 2009

By • Jun 28th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

Maryland Science Center to become the first in the nation to rent all-electric Maya 300 cars. The Maya 300 are made by Electrovaya and powered by lithium-ion batteries. When will Enterprise, Hertz and other rental car companies take note?