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Tesla’s Electric Cars Will Motivate New Market Participants, Cause Less Oil Consumption, Says Study

If Elon Musk is correct, Tesla’s active participation in not just the electric vehicle industry but also the whole energy storage development will spur more entrepreneurs to action. That’s a good thing, given that the market place is demanding cleaner cars and power production.

Hybrid Electric Delivery Trucks Extend UPS Fleet Range, Improve Fuel Economy

Hybrid Electric Delivery Trucks Extend UPS Fleet Range, Improve Fuel Economy

UPS has updated 125 hybrid electric delivery trucks to extend their range and improve fuel economy as part of the company’s commitment to log 1 billion miles with alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles by the end of 2017.

Mercedes Coupe, SUV Earn Best, Worst Environmental Vehicle Ranking

Mercedes Coupe, SUV Earn Best, Worst Environmental Vehicle Ranking

Mercedes-Benz manufactures the “greenest” and the “meanest” vehicles, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) 19th annual environmental ratings for vehicles. This is the third year Mercedes’ Smart ForTwo Electric Drive, an all-electric, two-seater has won the top spot on the Greenest List. Also this year Mercedes’ … Read more »

GE Partners with Walmart, Intel, Statoil, 5 Others on Water, Energy Efficiency

General Electric Ecomagination is partnering with BHP Billiton, Goldman Sachs and MWH, Intel, Masdar, Statoil, Total and Walmart to accelerate innovation in water and energy efficiency. The partners have taken on the following initiatives to improve productivity, reduce impact and increase returns: GE and BHP Billiton will work jointly to … Read more »

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Zero-Emissions Vehicles Reduce Pollution at World’s Busiest Container Port

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc., which manufactures zero emissions hybrid and electric drivetrains, has delivered a fleet of PHEV trucks for the Port of Shanghai built in collaboration with one of the world’s largest truck manufacturers, Shaanxi Automotive. The government of China is currently aggressively asserting mandates and regulations to improve air … Read more »

Panasonic Leads EV Batteries Market, LG Chem Guns for the Crown

Panasonic Leads EV Batteries Market, LG Chem Guns for the Crown

Panasonic is currently the runaway leader in the nascent battery market for electric vehicles, but LG Chem has the potential to overtake it in what will be a $30 billion market in 2020, according to Lux Research. Panasonic’s 39 percent share of the battery market for plug-in vehicles makes it … Read more »

Energy Awards Offers 7 Entry Tips from Judges

Early Bird Deadline for the energy awards from Energy Manager Today arrives July 29. Awards prove to potential customers, existing clients, investors and other stakeholders the worth of your product or the project you implemented. Writing a tight, informative entry for the energy awards, being precise about why your product … Read more »

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Scania to Test Electric Trucks on Electric Road

The Swedish government is one step closer to its goal of having an energy-efficient, fossil-free vehicle fleet by 2030. The Swedish Transport Administration has approved support for the Gävle Electric Road project, and in February 2016, Scania will start testing electric trucks on the electric road. The project will demonstrate and evaluate … Read more »

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Ford Offers Electric Vehicle Technology Patents to Competitors

Ford Motor Company is allowing competitors to purchase its electrified vehicle technology patents in an effort to help accelerate industry-wide research and development of electrified vehicles. In 2014, Ford filed more than 400 patents dedicated to electrified vehicle technologies. This is more than 20 percent of the patents the company … Read more »

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Green Fleet Roundup: Joule, Mercedes-Benz, Boeing, Toyota, Mazda, Penske

Joule’s ethanol fuel has been confirmed by third-party tests to meet the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D4806 and the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) EN 15376. Joule will use the results to obtain the government approvals needed for commercialization of its ethanol fuel. The tests were initiated … Read more »

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Cox Releases 2014 CSR Report

Cox Enterprises, the parent company of Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group, released its 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, which includes an update on the company’s environmental progress. Among other accomplishments, the report highlights the media conglomerate’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, conserve water and responsibly eliminate and reuse … Read more »

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Electric Propulsion Thruster Requires 25% Less Installed Power

Switzerland-based ABB has introduced Azipod D to its Azipod electric propulsion line. The Azipod D requires up to 25 percent less installed power, in part because it incorporates hybrid cooling, which increases the performance of the electric motor by up to 45 percent. Azipod D’s propulsion power ranges from 1.6 … Read more »