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Better Fuel Economy Offers Diminishing Fuel Savings

Better Fuel Economy Offers Diminishing Fuel Savings

High fuel economy may not offer the kind of fuel savings that many perceive that it does, according to a brief released by the US Energy Information Administration. Fuel costs, which depend on a vehicle’s fuel economy, the number of miles driven and the price of fuel, are important factors … Read more »

Toyota Testing Wireless Battery Charger

Toyota will begin verification testing of its newly developed wireless battery charging system for vehicles with an electrified powertrain. The company hopes to ultimately commercialize the technology used for plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles. The tests will begin in late February in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The system can charge a … Read more »

Tesla Model S (2)

Green Fleet Roundup: Tesla, MetLife, Freightliner, LG Chem

Tesla Motors will work on penetrating China’s auto market with its all-electric Model S sedan, strengthened by its success in the US and in Europe, reports the San Jose Mercury News. It will open its first showroom in Beijing. MetLife, a partner of the Department of Energy’s Workplace Charging Challenge, has installed 32 … Read more »

Verizon MAGIC Buses Cut CO2, Save Gas

Verizon has rolled out a fleet of 25 buses in New York City that will reduce CO2 by more than 645 metric tons, compared to the older trucks, and save the company more than 70,000 gallons of gasoline yearly. The fleet — known as MAGIC, which stands for mobile area … Read more »

Duke Energy, Toshiba Unveil Solar EV Station with Battery

Simon Group along with partners Toshiba Corp., Duke Energy, Itochu Corp., and Tom Wood Automotive Group has unveiled an advanced vehicle charging station, with solar panels and a battery – the first such installation to emerge from a regional project. The installation, which is located at Clay Terrace in Carmel, … Read more »

EV Makers ‘to Exit in 2013’

EV Makers ‘to Exit in 2013’

Capital will shift from electric vehicles to battery components in 2013, forcing some EV companies to exit the market or be acquired, according to a new white paper by Pike Research. Pike says the emphasis will be on components rather than complete battery packs, and chemical conglomerates such as Dow Energy Materials … Read more »