Empowered Qatari girls win first GCC hybrid electric car competition

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An all-women team of Qatari students won the first GCC hybrid electric vehicle competition held in Abu Dhabi over the weekend. Showing some serious girl power, Gernas 114 from Qatar University beat 10 other teams to become the 2014 TAQA GCC Hybrid-Electric Challenge champions.

President Obama: U.S. Should Be Leader In Renewables, Hybrid Vehicles

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President Obama Thursday as he toured an electric vehicle facility. President Obama toured the Electric Vehicle Technical Center in California prior to discussing his plan for electric vehicles and the United States‘ future with renewable energy.

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“Fly” Through Morocco on Three Wheels with Twike Maroc

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A hybrid electric vehicle on three wheels, this ergonomic two seater can travel 10,000km on the equivalent of just 50 liters of fuel, and you can ride one yourself. Unlike any other light vehicle we’ve seen, all of the Twike’s functions are controlled with a single joystick.

Hi Brett. Amrit here. I just read this article in the New Yorker, which is saying basically that hybrid vehicles won't help our environment at all. In fact, they will do the opposite. That the more energy efficient we make things, the increase in demand will more than offset the energy savings. What do you think? [link]

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Drivers buy hybrids not so much for economic efficiency (because the higher capital cost hardly covers the savings in operating costs) but for personal reasons. Maybe they like the fact that hybrids are less stinky when they back out of the garagge. Also, hybrid owners spend less time at the gas station, so there is an opportunity cost savings there. Hi Amrit, Great question. The answer is not so straight forward.

Obama Looks to Hybrid and Electric Cars for the Future

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Barack Obama’s State of the Union address saw him repeat his push for of seeing over 1 million plug-in hybrid and electric cars on the roads by 2015. Government / Industry Barack Obama biofuel Electric Car Hybrid VehicleAlong with an increased reliance on biofuels he declared that the future could be won through scientific innovation. How will we get there? He suggested an $8 billion investment in these advanced tech automobiles and battery pack research.

Obama signs executive order to cut government’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent, increase use of renewable energy

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percent a year, a reduction in water intensity by 2 percent over the next decade, and a 30 percent reduction of per-mil greenhouse gas emissions from the federal vehicle fleet by 2015 – while at the same time increasing the use of zero-emission and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Qatar to Invest Up to $20 Billion in Solar

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The convention center hosting the COP18 event is solar-powered and the state research group GORD unveiled a homegrown hybrid vehicle concept that would produce fewer emissions and use less coal.

Luxury Hybrid Leader Lexus Supports Environment and Education With Its Eco Challenge

Eco Chic

Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader with five low-emission hybrid vehicles available. Since its very first Luxury hybrid in 2005, Lexus has helped advance the concept of sustainability without sacrifice.

Realizing the Dream of a Luxury Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle with Fisker Karma

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Henrik is the man responsible for the much-anticipated luxury plug-in hybrid vehicles, the Fisker Karma and the Fisker Karma S convertible. Post from: Green Living Ideas Realizing the Dream of a Luxury Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle with [.] Realizing the Dream of a Luxury Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle with Fisker Karma. PHEVs Revving the Hybrid Future. Hybrid Cars Defined. Choosing a Hybrid Car.

Reducing Air Pollution With Hybrids & Electric Cars

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There’s a general understanding that hybrid vehicles are good for the environment. A study by a private, Washington-based non-profit, National Research Council, founded by congressional charter to proved expert advice on scientific matters, claims that hybrid vehicles could reduce vehicle emissions in [.]. reduce fossil fuels saving energy energy efficient cars hybrid car reducing CO2 emissions

How to Get Your Hybrid Repaired with Minimal Stress

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Dubai Green Store Dubbed “World’s Most Sustainable Building”

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” Before opening this store and purchasing a hybrid vehicle, Singh worked as a banking executive until he realized that “none of this makes sense,” he told The National in an interview last year.

3 U.S. hotels win as green ‘earthkeepers’

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| Green Travel News |. H otels in Washington, D.C. Stone Mountain (Georgia) and San Francisco get this year’s Good Earthkeeping honors.

A Green Globe: 4 Surprisingly Sustainable Countries

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Hybrid vehicles are on the rise, and companies from Verizon to Ikea are working to make their products more environmentally friendly. Singapore provides citizens with electric vehicle charging stations and alternate fuel public transportation.

Three Car Engines that Require Zero Gasoline

Living Green & Saving Energy

Most of the buzz when it comes to cars that run on alternative fuels is generated by electric and hybrid vehicles. Granted these automobiles can save you thousands of dollars on gas over the life of the car, there are engines that can run on fuel that costs next to nothing.

EU to Ban Gas-powered Cars by 2050?

Eco Auto Ninja

The ambitious departure from fossil fuel reliance is expected to be achieved primarily through a focus on hybrid vehicles leading up to 2030 and then a more firm transition into purely electric vehicles by 2050. It looks like the European Union intends to make a bold pledge to ban all diesel and gas-powered cars by the year 2050. This plan is expected to be part of the EU’s Roadmap on Transport which will also aim for a cut in gas-powered cars on the road by 50% by 2030.

Eco-Hybrid Car From Qatar Unveiled During Climate Talks

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Counteracting overwhelming criticism leveled at Gulf nations for their lack of environmental accountability, the Gulf Organisation for Research and Development (GORD) unveiled a low-emission, lower fuel consumption hybrid car-concept that can be applied to any vehicle.

How Your Hybrid Can Save You Money on Auto Insurance

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It’s no secret that sales of hybrid cars have been on the increase. the percentage of hybrids to traditionally fueled vehicles has nearly doubled in four years, increasing from 2.8% of all vehicles in 2008 to 5.3% Transportation hybrid auto insurance

U.S. May Ban Electric Car Noise Maker Off Switch

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Federal authorities are considering removing any option of running in stealth mode in your electric and hybrid vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently setting a timetable on a bill passed by the Obama Administration that bans car manufacturers from producing vehicles with the option to shut off the noise makers installed in electric cars and hybrids.

Daily demand and supply

Environmental Economics

Hybrid vehicles, ethanol, alternative-fuel research, and car-sharing programs are some of the ideas being examined or phased in at many larger institutions. The law of demand: With gasoline prices high again, universities are looking for ways to reduce their long-term reliance on the fuel. The plans will take years to execute, but officials hope to have the fuel-price problem under control within the next few years. via chronicle.com.

Ritz-Carlton green campaign takes root in Riyadh ?

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There’s a Level I and Level II-capable electric vehicle charging station and free parking for guests who drive electric and hybrid vehicles.

Polluting Cars May Be Banned From Israeli Cities

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The proposed car and truck ban, as reported in the environmental news section of Haaretz would bar polluting vehicles from city centers, and include financial incentives for taxis to use hybrid vehicles as well as restrictions on idling vehicles.

Old Car or New Car?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Our old trusted vehicle that has carried us so well has gotten too rusty to pass inspection or too old to assure us of its continued reliability. Hybrid cars have been available for more than a decade. Every few years most of us face a big decision: is it time to buy a new car?

Karen Seto on Cities and Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

And there’s a lot of effort towards improving the efficiency of our transportation system, especially the efficiency of cars, and creating hybrid vehicles or zero?carbon carbon vehicles. So, for example, we can all drive hybrid vehicles; we can all work and live in LEED?certified

Toyota to Sell Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Sedans Next Year

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Toyota, which has said it wants to sell an “affordable” hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle by 2015, has further committed to launching a zero-emission fuel-cell sedan and will likely begin selling the cars in the US next year, according to media reports.

Citroen to debut hybrid Numero 9 concept

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The gorgeous hybrid vehicle sports new styling cues that will herald the design of three more productions under the DS range that include a a D-segment executive saloon, a C-segment premium sedan and a sport utility vehicle.

Green pioneering on the Southern Oregon trail, part 1

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So you will understand why, one recent fine morning, we begin loading up our covered wagon—our new hybrid vehicle. | Oregon Coast to Grants Pass | It’s an American birthright, roaming toward the distant horizon. This pursuit of happiness is in our DNA. We are heading north. On a green expedition: in search of charming [.] Green pioneering on the Southern Oregon trail, part 1 is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Toyota Addresses Noise Issue With Prius

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This title is partially due to the popularity of their hybrid vehicle, the Prius. million of these hybrid vehicles have been sold worldwide, with a massive strong-hold in the country of Japan. Environment Hybrids

Major Companies Benefiting From Hybrid Usage

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Companies in the United States are readily becoming proponents of hybrid vehicles. Not only are such vehicles a step-up in terms of reducing pollution, they are also assisting the companies in saving money in fuel costs. Overall, Coca-Cola would then have 327 hybrids in use.

2012 Chevy Volt Production Tripled

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The increase in Volt production is critical to GM competing against other plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles in the U.S. GM production facilities have started building the 2012 Chevy Volt in Detroit again. The Michigan plant hasn’t produced a Volt for a month now but are returning to it hard by producing them at triple the previous rate. By the end of June the Nissan Leaf had outsold the Chevy Volt by 3,875 to 2,745 cars.

Toyota Top Global Green Brand for Third Year

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Toyota was recognised for their development of innovative hybrid vehicles like the Prius, as well as ongoing efforts

Former Yacht & Porsche Owner Opens a Mega Green Store in Dubai

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Formerly a banking executive who owned a yacht and porsche, the Dubai-based man has switched to a hybrid vehicle and founded The Change Initiative, the first shop in Dubai to offer a massive range of green products.

Switching Fleets to EVs Could Drastically Reduce Company Fuel Costs

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Businesses that switch to electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles could reduce their fleet fuel costs by 75%, according to a new report.

Heather Peters Lawsuit Against Honda Hybrid, Honda Finally Shows Up

Eco Auto Ninja

Heather Peters, a former litigation lawyer, feels that she’s a groundbreaker, and hopes others will follow her by filing small claims lawsuits against Honda for deceptive advertising on Honda Civic Hybrid vehicles. Honda advertised on window stickers that vehicles would get 42 mpg., Heather owns a 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid and chose not to sign onto a lawsuit filed and settled out of court in 2009. A software update was made to 2006-2008 Hybrid vehicles.

Electric Vehicles Produce More Carbon Dioxide Than Hybrids

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That is the case unless the energy used to charge the vehicles come from alternative energy sources. But as for now, most electric vehicles are charged essentially by burning coal, natural gas and petroleum. Alternative Energy Environment Hybrids

The Finer Points of Owning a Hybrid Car

Eco Friendly Daily

You want to make the eco-friendly choice, so you decide to look into a hybrid vehicle. However, there are several things to consider before investing in a hybrid in order to make the most out of your earth-friendly choice. There are different types of hybrids.

1 million Priuses- Prii(?)

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Toyota announced last week that it had sold the one millionth Prius hybrid in U.S. 1-selling hybrid vehicle in the U.S," said Bob Carter, Toyota vice president and general manager. Since the Prius went on sale eleven years ago, not a year has gone by when it hasn't been the No.

Chevy Investigating Volt Battery Fires

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration started to look into lithium-ion batteries used in electric and hybrid vehicles after a Chevy Volt caught fire in a storage facility this summer, after it went through a side-impact crash test. NHTSA is not aware of any roadway crashes that have resulted in battery-related fires in Chevy Volts or other vehicles powered by lithium-ion batteries,” an NHTSA release said.

Lenoardo DiCaprio Buys Fisker Karma Hybrid Supercar

Eco Auto Ninja

Leonardi DiCaprio is known for environmental bent which is highlighted by his recent purchase of a $100,000 2012 Fisker Karma Hybrid Supercar. So the Karma is technically a hybrid vehicle, DiCaprio’s new ride doesn’t share much in common with a Toyora Prius. Hybrids fisker Karma Leonardo DiCaprio

Solar Charging Option for Ford Focus Electric

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If you’re looking at electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles with the environment being as big a factor in the choice as saving at the pump, then Ford’s recent announcement that the Electric Focus will come with a solar charging option will be of definite interest to you.