Tag Archive for 'hybrids'

Battery shortage triggers hybrid gridlock


Carmakers in the US are currently scrambling to meet the demand for hybrids and smaller, fuel efficient vehicles, as gas prices continue to surge.
Trucks and sport utility vehicles accounted for 47% of Ford’s sales as recently as February but only 34% in May, as consumers opted for compact and subcompact passenger cars. General Motors is […]

Honda envisions 10% Hybrid Sales, 2010


In his year-end speech, Honda’s CEO has announced the company’s vision to make hybrid vehicles responsible for 10% of its global sales by 2010. This would require 400′000 units to be hybrids - quite a lofty target. In 2006, hybrids represented a mere 1.5% of global sales.
Their success will depend greatly on the introduction of […]

Daimler Hybrid Buses Flourish


Green Car Congress reports that Daimler Buses North America received new orders for their (take a deep breath) Orion VII Next Generation diesel-electric series hybrid transit buses totalling 1′052, bringing the total amount of orders since its launch in 2003 up to 2′600. Major customers include MTA New York City (850 units) and the […]

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In 2010, there will be 4200km of new highways in and around Shanghai, China that didn't exist in 2000. Varese, a town in Northern Italy, runs on 100% renewable power. The town uses a mix of wind, solar and small-scale hydropower. The town has reaped benefits from the energy network through added jobs, and an additional 350,000 euros [US $514,000] in revenues that are handed over to the council each year.


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