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    Official: Intertek says Plugless L2 charging system has passed saftey standard

    No plug, no cord, no problem. Evatran, which has been working with companies such as Google, Hertz and Duke Energy to test its Plugless electric-vehicle charging system, had gotten the OK from Intertek. The testing-certification organization made Evatran's Plugless L2 the first cordless system to ...

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    Report: Fisker Karma still waiting for federal certification, deliveries pushed back to November

    Even though Fisker Automotive handed over the keys to a couple of production Karmas, the extended-range electric vehicle is, technically, not actually ready to hit U.S. streets. Sources at Fisker told Ward's Auto that deliveries of dealer-demonstration Karmas will commence as soon as the plug-in ...

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    BYD preparing to sell F3DM plug-in hybrid in Hong Kong

    2009 BYD F3DM - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The BYD F3DM plug-in hybrid, made in China, might be headed south. The Environment Bureau of Hong Kong has purchased two BYD F3DM hybrid cars for testing purposes. The bureau will work together with the equivalent agency in Shenzhen, the ...

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    Ethanol Summit 2009 finds consensus on ethanol certification

    The Brazilian city of São Paulo hosted this year's edition of the Ethanol Summit. Opened by former President Clinton, one of the main issues this year was how to certify sustainable ethanol. You know the story: The EU wants to burn more ethanol in order to curb greenhouse emissions and is ...

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    TÜV Rheinland warns against cheap LPG and CNG conversions

    German motorists are eager to convert their cars to run with LPG (Liquified Petroleum Gas) and CNG (Compressed Natural Gas). However, unless your next car purchase comes with the LPG/CNG conversion as standard, you should be careful where you get your car converted, according to TÜV Rheinland. ...

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    Ford's got tips that can reduce fuel use by 24 percent

    Click above for high-res galleryFord and Pro Performance Group took a group of volunteers from Phoenix, AZ and gave them some lessons on eco-driving. The results? Average fuel economy savings of 24 percent (ranging from 6 to 50 percent) simply by changing driving style. Volunteers learned specific ...

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    Biodiesel producers asking for certified oils

    Biodiesel seems to be a very good idea but some voices have raised serious concerns about the source of oils used for production. The European Biodiesel Board (EBB), the largest association of European biodiesel producers have demanded a certification system (a sort of green label) that guarantees ...

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    Bad news from Tesla: Original range target won't be met!

    digg_url = ''; In a letter sent out to their first batch of 380+ customers a few days ago Tesla Motors has some bad news. They will be coming up a little short on their original 250 mile range ...


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