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California, Texas and Florida lead the U.S. with the most registrations of fuel-efficient clean diesel and hybrid passenger vehicles. This fact comes out of new analysis and data released yesterday by the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF). The DTF analysis is based on data that includes the registration statistics of all passenger vehicles – cars, SUVS, […]

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Fuji Electric Corp. of America has announced a new project featuring its EV 25-kilowatt DC quick charger at the Edison ParkFast’s Hippodrome location in Midtown Manhattan. Fuji said the publicly available station provides a complete charge to electric vehicles in under an hour, making it ideal for the busy driver in the heart of the […]

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The United States’ oldest National Park will be receiving more battery power. Toyota Camry hybrid batteries will soon be used to power the Lamar Buffalo Ranch field campus in Yellowstone National Park. Toyota said it’s a new lease on life for the batteries and new, zero emission, energy option for the Park. The company said the […]

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Telefonix has unveiled the first commercial charging station equipped with a retractable reel for the charging cord. Telefonix is showcasing its L1 PowerPost commercial electric vehicle charging station at the International Parking Institute (IPI) Conference and Expo June 1 through June 4 in the greater Dallas area. Telefonix, Inc. describes itself as a developer of […]

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During the high-volume car sales month of May, average window sticker fuel economy averages were up 0.4 mpg to 25.6 mpg. This data is part of info tracked by Michael Sivak, Ph.D., director, Sustainable Worldwide Transportation at the school’s Transportation Research Institute, and the institute’s Project Manager, Brandon Schoettle. The average mpg increase likely reflects […]

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If you haven’t heard the industry term for making things lighter to make them consume less fuel or go faster, it is “light-weighting,” and that’s what Ford has done with its comprehensively re-done Lightweight Concept. Borrowing technologies used to shed pounds from advanced military and aerospace vehicles, and bullet trains, Ford put together a Fusion […]

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Ford and Samsung are working together on a dual battery system for hybrid and conventional vehicles. Ford Motor Company and Samsung SDI, an affiliate of Samsung Group, announced June 3 research on different levels of hybrid technology that they said could one day be produced in high volume on non-hybrid vehicles for greater fuel savings. […]

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Nissan today reported that not only did it cross the 50,000 unit sales barrier in May, total sales last month comprised by far its best month ever, with 3,117 units sold. Before this, the Leaf’s best month was 2,529 in December 2013. Nissan’s feat for May was the first month in which a pure battery […]

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BYD’s California-built electric bus has passed an important step before its commercialization can begin. The Altoona Bus Research and Testing Center under the Larson Institute and sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), has completed the FTA’s “new model bus testing program” of the first 40-foot (12 meter), all-electric bus. According to BYD, its ebus […]

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Last weekend, Nissan’s electrified race car ZEOD RC completed its first 24 laps of Circuit de la Sarthe with GT Academy winner Wolfgang Reip and two-time Le Mans P2 winner Tommy Erdos at the wheel. Nissan said the car was delayed with two technical issues: a broken fuel pump and a broken exhaust. But the […]

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