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  • Jaguar cars set to go electric from 2020

    09/07/2017 1:45:08 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 88 replies
    phys.org ^ | September 7, 2017 | Staff - AFP
    Jaguar Land Rover will make all its new vehicles available in electric or hybrid models from 2020, it said on Thursday, two months after a similar announcement from Volvo. The JLR group is the latest carmaker to embrace the move away from internal combustion engines in the wake of stricter government proposals after the Paris climate accord. "We will introduce a portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles," JLR chief executive Ralf Speth said. Sweden's Volvo is also moving away from internal combustion engines, announcing in July that it plans...
  • 'Wolf-Like' Dog Captured by Maryland Police

    02/25/2017 2:02:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    UPI ^ | Feb. 24, 2017 | Daniel Uria
    Animal control officers in Maryland tracked down and captured a loose dog many residents believed to be a wolf. Prince George's County police shared photos which concerned several citizens due to its large size and wolf-like appearance. Police managed to track down and capture the animal at about 10:30 a.m. on Thursday and confirmed that it was a large dog. "It seems to be a mixed malamute/husky-type dog," Prince George's animal management Chief Rodney Taylor told WUSA. "He's definitely a dog." The dog was found without any kind of identification such as a chip or a collar and will be...
  • Ford will ask Trump to cut fuel-economy rules, CEO says; 'no demand' for hybrid, electric cars

    12/05/2016 8:48:34 AM PST · by GonzoII · 125 replies
    Green Car Reports ^ | Dec 5, 2016 | Stephen Edelstein
    Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ruled that existing emissions limits for passenger cars for 2022 through 2025 should remain in place. It's a decision that is already opposed by lobbyists representing the auto industry, and possibly by the incoming Trump Administration. Sure enough, one automaker says it has already begun talks with President-elect Donald Trump that include a request for lower emissions targets.
  • OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SCALING BACK ELECTRIC CAR GOALS

    05/23/2015 6:52:30 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 21 replies
    Auto World ^ | 5-22-15 | Jeff Jablanski
    President Barack Obama has adjusted his goal of having 1 million plug-in vehicles on the road by this year's end, much to the disappointment of many electric vehicle enthusiasts. The change of heart comes six years after Obama signed an executive order mandating electric cars with the intent of the government buying 1 million EVs by 2015, according to Bloomberg. However, the president scaled back this objective in March, due to sales and government purchases not meeting expectations. The decline in consumer interest in electric vehicles, which lack the infrastructure that gasoline-powered vehicles have, played a significant role. U.S. consumers...
  • Oregon to test pay-per-mile idea as replacement for gas tax

    05/20/2015 11:34:05 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 27 replies
    AP ^ | May 20, 2015 | GOSIA WOZNIACKA
    Oregon is about to embark on a first-in-the-nation program that aims to charge car owners not for the fuel they use, but for the miles they drive. The program is meant to help the state raise more revenue to pay for road and bridge projects at a time when money generated from gasoline taxes are declining across the country, in part, because of greater fuel efficiency and the increasing popularity of fuel-efficient, hybrid and electric cars. Starting July 1, up to 5,000 volunteers in Oregon can sign up to drive with devices that collect data on how much they have...
  • Vanity: Hybrid computer bleg

    04/18/2015 4:04:34 AM PDT · by Sherman Logan · 18 replies
    self | April 18, 201 | Sherman
    My notebook computer is dying and needs replacement. I like the idea of replacing it with a tablet/laptop hybrid, as I can think of a number of ways to make my life more productive if I could use both. I go out to jobsites and gather information on paper, then bring it back and enter it into the computer and produce reports. Seems to me the info could be entered into a tablet and skip a step. I also do a fair bit of work with graphics and such, but for that I normally hook up to a large monitor...
  • California Legislature Considering Sales Tax Reduction For Clean Vehicles

    03/10/2015 7:04:55 AM PDT · by nascarnation · 6 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 3/10/2015 | Cameron Aubernon
    Live in California and looking for more money in your wallet upon purchasing a green vehicle? The state’s legislature just might make that wish come true. The Los Angeles Times reports a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Phil Ting of San Francisco would reduce the sales tax on so-called clean vehicles from 7.5 percent to 3.06 percent. The reduction would be applied to EVs, PHEVs, FCVs and CNG-powered models. Should the legislation become law, over $92 million in tax revenue would disappear between 2016 and 2020, when the law rides off into the sunset; the figure is based on 60,000 PHEVs...
  • Wisconsin Is Latest State To Consider Fees On Electric, Hybrid Vehicles

    01/05/2015 3:33:46 PM PST · by Theoria · 10 replies
    Here and Now ^ | 05 Jan 2015 | Susan Bence
    Chris and Ellie Eichman’s electric car gleams — even on this overcast day — in the backyard of the modest home they share with their nine-month old daughter. They did tons of research before deciding to purchase a Nissan Leaf in 2012. It was the first sold in Wisconsin. And it’s just one of the Eichman’s “sustainable” investments: 12 solar panels span the garage roof; their second car is a Prius. If Wisconsin’s governor and legislature give the transportation budget a thumbs up, the Eichmans would pay an annual transportation fee — $50 for the Prius, another $50 for the...
  • My Idea of a Hybrid Automobile

    12/06/2014 2:23:28 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 35 replies
    Vimeo ^ | Today | Top Gear
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  • New Volt Is Coming, But It's 'Not A Mass-Market' Vehicle Anymore

    08/07/2014 8:59:37 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8-7-14 | Dale Buss
    Chevrolet Chief Marketing Officer Tim Mahoney told the industry seminars in Traverse City, Mich., that General Motors will show the next-generation Chevrolet Volt at the Detroit auto show in January. But he also told me that GM considers Volt “not a mass-market” vehicle any longer. The next generation of GM’s groundbreaking plug-in hybrid is expected to arrive in showrooms sometime late next year. It will sport a third seat in the rear and feature a downsized 1.0-liter, three-cylinder engine compared with the current 1.4-liter, four-cylinder engine, Automotive News reported. Mahoney promised the industry audience improvements from technology to design. But...
  • Why China is Stealing America's Corn Seeds

    07/03/2014 8:47:07 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 7-3-14 | Charles Riley
    Three years ago, a security guard working for seed company Pioneer Hi-Bred came across something unusual on a road in Iowa: Just off the pavement, a man was on his knees, digging in a field. Challenged by the guard, Mo Hailong claimed to be an employee of the University of Iowa who was traveling to a nearby conference. He jumped back in his car and sped away. U.S. authorities would later accuse Hailong, and five other Chinese nationals, of stealing corn seeds and attempting to smuggle them back to China. A seventh defendant, Mo Yun, was arrested and charged Wednesday...
  • Toyota developing free piston engine linear generator for hybrid cars

    05/04/2014 11:33:17 AM PDT · by NYFreeper · 33 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2 May 2014 | Fox News
    Toyota is hot on hydrogen fuel cells for its next-generation cars, but it’s not going cold on internal combustion just yet. The company’s R&D division has developed a Free Piston Engine Linear Generator that can convert gasoline and other fuels into electricity more efficiently than existing systems.
  • 2013: Can Buy Ticket to Space, Watch Phone Callers on a Big Screen Like Star Trek- Now Flying Cars!

    11/21/2013 5:55:28 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 November 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    First deliveries of the Massachusetts-produced Terrafugia TF-X -a hybrid-powerd car/plane that can not just fly but do vertical takeoffs like an V-22 Osprey- begin in 2020...  pics/video at Reaganite Republican Unlike earlier, more awkward/gangly prototypes (and a model available in 2015 called the 'Transition' -a gasoline powered car-plane that requires a runway) the newer Terrafugia TF-X brings a more polished, handsome design that does a good job of tucking-in the wings for terrestrial travel mode. It's the first car-plane design I've ever seen that looks resolved and not 'silly' on the road, and it's new vertical takeoff -without any runway whatsoever- is a...
  • Rare ‘Hybrid’ Solar Eclipse on November 3, 2013: How to See It

    10/28/2013 6:52:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | October 28, 2013 | David Dickinson on
    It’s almost upon us. The final eclipse of 2013 occurs this coming weekend on Sunday, November 3rd. This will be the fifth eclipse overall, and the second solar eclipse of 2013. This will also be the only eclipse this year that features a glimpse of totality. This eclipse is of the rare hybrid variety— that is, it will be an annular eclipse along the very first 15 seconds of its track before transitioning to a total as the Moon’s shadow sweeps just close enough to the Earth to cover the disk of the Sun along the remainder of its track....
  • 2014 Cadillac ELR: GM's $76K bet: GM commits to plug-in vehicles, but at what price?

    10/16/2013 10:26:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 15, 2013 | Robert Duffer
    The Cadillac ELR extended range electric luxury coupe will go on sale in January for $75,995, including destination charges. Derived from the 2009 Converj concept car, the ELR will have a driving range of more 300 miles between the dual fuel powertrain of an electric motor and a gas generator. The electric-only range is 35 miles, General Motors says, but once the battery loses power the 1.4-liter gas generator takes over to power the electric motor. If this sounds like the Chevy Volt, the other plug-in hybrid (PHEV) or extended range electric (EREV) produced by GM, it’s because the ELR...
  • Only $1.14 per Gallon?

    07/02/2013 10:40:03 AM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 44 replies
    MainStreet.com ^ | 7-2-13 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced last month the launching of the "eGallon" - a tool that will compare the costs of fueling electric vehicles (EVs) to fueling gasoline-powered ones. According to the report, the national average eGallon price is about $1.14. This means that an EV can travel as far on $1.14
  • (Commie-Soviet Mad Science) The Man Who Tried to Make Human-Ape Hybrids

    06/14/2013 8:37:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    IO9 ^ | June 14, 2013 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    The man who tried to make human-ape hybrids Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov was a gifted scientist, a dedicated conservationist, and a practical, grounded man who expanded everyone's understanding of animal husbandry. He also, for years, tried to make human-ape hybrids. The post-revolution USSR was a nation that wanted to wholly embrace new technology and progressive science while reinforcing traditional nationalistic pride. It's no wonder that Ilya Ivanovic Ivanov fit right in. He was a biologist who wanted to split his talents evenly between innovation and preservation. Ivanov got a lot of Soviet and international support because he'd been doing useful work...
  • Ferrari unveils all-new hybrid supercar -- and calls it LaFerrari

    03/06/2013 4:12:15 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    LA Times ^ | 3-6-13 | David Undercoffler
    the highlight of the Geneva show and one of the most widely anticipated debuts of all of 2013 is a car whose name translates to TheFerrari. And it's not a Ferrari LaFerrari. It's just LaFerrari. And no, it has nothing in common with Renault's Le Car, including an expected price of more than $1 million. Although the name of this supercar may not live up to that of its predecessor -- the Enzo, named for the founder of the company -- the performance specs definitely will.
  • Report: Army Cancels Hybrid Airship Project [Updated]

    02/17/2013 10:33:52 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    popsci.com ^ | 2/17/13 | Kelsey D. Atherton
    Once seen as the future of surveillance, the Long-Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle has been terminated, InsideDefense.com reports. Is the military airship revival drawing to a close? UPDATE, 6:30pm Thursday: The Army confirmed that the LEMV airship project has been canceled. Here's the statement an Army spokesman emailed us: "The Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV), a hybrid air vehicle, is a technology demonstration project administered by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command. This project was initially designed to support operational needs in Afghanistan in Spring 2012; it will not provide a capability in the timeframe required. Due to technical and...
  • Toyota and Nissan Shift From Electric Vehicles; Death Knell for Chevy Volt?

    02/05/2013 9:26:42 AM PST · by jazusamo · 67 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 5, 2013 | Mark Modica
    According to Toyota Vice Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada, "Because of its shortcomings - driving range, cost and recharging time - the electric vehicle is not a viable replacement for most conventional cars; we need something entirely new." Uchiyamada is considered the "father of the Prius." An article by Reuter's exposes the limitations of EVs and focuses on Toyota's, along with Nissan's, change in strategy, which is now moving away from EVs. Even the most ideological and extreme green energy proponents and backers of the Chevy Volt will have to open their eyes to the sad truth uncovered by the latest report....