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    Official: Universite Laval wins Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2014 with 2,824 mpg

    At the 2014 Shell Eco-marathon Americas in Houston this past weekend, Canadian teams took the top two spots in the gasoline Prototype category. The winning team, from Université Laval, managed to hit 2,824 miles per gallon (mpg), just a few drops ahead of the second-place team, the ...

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    Report: Thanks to a year of free charges, Nissan Leaf sees sales increase in Texas

    Nissan is pretty certain that free charging offers in the two largest metropolitan areas in Texas are substantially boosting sales of the Leaf electric vehicle. Heck, one Houston car dealer says Leaf sales have tripled because of the plan, which is run by NRG through its batch of eVgo Freedom ...

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    Study: Data shows cities can save big money by switching to EVs

    Municipal fleets are saving money by using electric vehicles, and the Electrification Coalition has the numbers to prove it. Houston, TX, for example, expects to save $110,000 a year by bringing in 27 Nissan Leafs, according to the EC study.The organization also found that using Leafs in the city ...

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    Official: Nissan says don't mess with money to recharge Leaf EV in Texas

    In the Lone Star State, the person who buys his or her Nissan Leaf battery-electric vehicle next April 1 really is indeed the Fool. That's because the Japanese automaker and utility company NRG are offering a year's worth of free electric charging for folks who buy Leaf EVs in the Dallas-Fort ...

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    Featured: Shell Eco-marathon

    An Oil Company Spends Big To Teach Students To Use Less The Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2013 is over, the winners declared. Thousands of excited students came to Houston last weekend with 140 cars and the winning team managed to get upwards of 3,580 miles per gallon. Now that the cars have been ...

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    Official: GM CEO Akerson confirms 200-mile EV in the works, says death of the V8 "greatly exaggerated"

    General Motors isn't talking about how far the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV can go before it needs a charge, but par for the course for today's electric vehicles i2 around 70-100 miles. GM CEO Dan Akerson today confirmed that the company is working on a 200-mile EV (perhaps a Spark, perhaps not) ...

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    Houston hires Zipcar to bring in EV car sharing with FastFleet

    Zipcar, is bringing electric vehicle car sharing to another city – this time to the City of Houston, through a new program called Houston Fleet Share. In Houston Fleet Share, 50 existing city-owned fleet vehicles – including 25 Nissan Leaf EVs – will be outfitted with Zipcar's ...

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    Tesla Motors opens shop in Houston, Texas *UPDATE

    We expect a lot of truck-lovin' Texans will welcome the state's latest automotive dealership showplace with little more than a cursory glance. But for Texas' electric vehicle enthusiasts, the opening of a gallery in Houston will likely spark sheer delight. Tesla Motors has chosen Houston, Texas ...

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    2,487.5 mpg! Catchy headline unneccessary

    For the second year in a row, the student team from Laval University in Quebec, Canada took home the $5,000 top prize in a worst-to-first finish at the Shell Eco-marathon Americas. In case you missed the headline, their winning entry in the "Prototype" category returned 2,487.5 miles per gallon. ...

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    Houston, with lots of single-occupant commuters, wants to go big with electric cars

    The infographic we found the other day showed pretty clearly that Houston has a lot of lonely drivers commuting to and from work each day. Instead of looking for a multi-faceted approach that would see more public transportation options built, the city has decided to make a big push for electric ...

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    Is the solution to severe smog in Houston more time?

    Move over Los Angeles, the city of Houston, Texas is now also officially on the "severe smog problem" list. The reclassification was requested by Governor Rick Perry last year and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made the change last Thursday. This move from "moderate" bypasses the level ...

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    Green Earth Fuels has produced over two million gallons of biodiesel

    Today, many manufacturers are sending their cars and trucks out with a percentage of biodiesel in the tank already, and others are at least certifying that their vehicles or engines are capable of running on the fuel. So, it comes as no surprise that biodiesel plants are sprouting up to fill that ...

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    E85 now available in Houston as local Kroger gets ethanol pump

    With all those stories about biofuel conferences and production plants in Texas we had last week (see here and here), it's refreshing to read that there's also news about biofuel that people can get their hands on now. The first E85 pump has opened In Houston at a Kroger store and Kroger says it ...

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    Platts Biodiesel Investor Conference set for Houston in June

    After last year's sold-out conference in Chicago, Platts is announcing its second annual Biodiesel Investor Conference. The conference will take place in Houston June 28 and 29 at the Marriott West Loop. Platts says the conference will focus on these main issues in the large-scale biodiesel ...


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