Category Archives: alternative fuels

NextEV NIO EP9 – World’s Fastest EV?

NextEV unveiled its electric supercar, NIO EP9, which has achieved a new lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Last month, the EP9 lapped the 20.8 km ‘Green Hell’ in 7m 05.12s, beating the previous EV lap record held, marking it out as the fastest electric car in the world. Continue reading

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FCA Launches New 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

FCA today debuted the new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, a thus far unique offering in the segment. Pacifica Hybrid’s is rated at an estimated 30 miles of all-electric range, 530 miles of total range and 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in city driving. Continue reading

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Jaguar I-Pace Concept – Electric but not Electrifying

The revenge of tougher fuel economy regulations is on full display at the Los Angeles Auto Show with the debut of the Jaguar I-Pace concept – a frumpy electric vehicle that runs counter to Jaguar’s low and sleek design practices. Continue reading

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Hyundai Motor America Shows Ioniq Unlimited EV

The Ioniq Unlimited will be available in California in early 2017 with no down payment in an EV market that is struggling at less than 1% of total U.S. sales of more than 17 million units annually. Continue reading

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Toyota to Sell Fuel Cell Buses in Japan Next Year

Toyota has released the Mirai FCV, while also engaging in the technological and product development of FC buses, fuel cell forklifts, as well as stationary fuel cells for use in homes. Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz to Build at Bremen Its First Electric Car – EQ

The production model will be based on the EQ show car – an electric SUV Coupe debuted at Mondial de l’Automobile 2016 in Paris last September. Continue reading

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Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 Fuel Cell Ready for Army Testing

GM and TARDEC developed the Colorado ZH2 contract to concept in less than a year. Who paid for what was not specified, but it certainly wasn’t Donald Trump’s non-tax dollars. Continue reading

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Southern California Edison on Emerging Plug and Play Grid

The goal of an as yet undetermined number of people is to get off the grid entirely, of course. Continue reading

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Chevrolet Bolt EV Range Rated at 238 Miles by EPA

GM is hoping a taxpayer subsidy via a federal tax credit of up to $7,500 will make the EV saleable in what is a moribund market segment. Continue reading

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Army, GM to Show Colorado-Based Fuel Cell EV

Neither GM nor TARDEC released vehicle specifications, but the Army said it is focusing on the technology and its capabilities, irrespective of the platform. Continue reading

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Fuel Cell Pricing Wars – 2017 Hyundai Tucson, Toyota Mirai

Fueling infrastructure – the lack thereof – is the giant problem with hydrogen fuels and assorted technologies. Continue reading

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Biofuels – Academic Food Fight on Global Warming

The crux of environmental justification is based on the assumption that biofuels, as renewable alternatives to fossil fuels, are inherently carbon neutral because the carbon dioxide released when they are burned was derived from CO2 that the growing corn or soybean plants pulled from the atmosphere through photosynthesis. Continue reading

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Toyota Kicks off Hydrogen Horizon Automotive Challenge

During the program, teams of high school students have the opportunity to build their own fuel cell remote-control vehicles and learn first-hand about the future of fuel cell technology. Continue reading

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FMC to Triple Lithium Hydroxide Output. Betting on EVs, Hybrids

Year- to-date with a state of the art hybrid, the Chevrolet Volt has sold 6000 units. The comparably sized Chevrolet Cruze sold 14,000. Production of the Cadillac ELR – a version of the Cruze on sale since 2014 – ended a few months ago. Continue reading

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The Force is with a Camaro SS in Funny Car

The new Funny Car body is the first based on the sixth-generation Camaro SS. Continue reading

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