Can a car company be a vehicle for change? Toyota thinks so. The Kentucky plant that manufactures some of the greenest cars on the road, including two hybrid models, will soon be powered in part by green electricity.
As part of its effort to reduce its global CO2 emissions and minimize the environmental impact of its operations, Honda of America Mfg. (HAM) will install a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on its Marysville Auto Plant property in Marysville, Ohio.
Thank you, Kirk... and good morning everyone. It's great to be back here. I was based in Chicago from 1983 to 1990, working as a Regional Marketing Manager, and every year I worked the Auto Show from open to close.
Due to remaining inventory of the 2012 Civic Natural Gas, the 2013 model year was mostly sold to corporate and government fleets, and the 2012 still has a $3,000 gas card incentive that was introduced in October 2012. The 2014 Civic Natural Gas will get all of the same updates as the rest of the 2014 Civic lineup, including tweaked interior and exterior styling and some fancy new tech, but it will continue to use the five-speed automatic transmission rather than switching over to a continuously variable transmission.
British Gas is piloting 28 Nissan e-NV200 vans throughout winter to determine the future viability of 100% electric vehicle technology as part of its 13,000 home service vans fleet. Nissan has been globally piloting the e-NV200 for two years ahead of the van going on sale to the public next year.
British Gas is piloting 28 Nissan e-NV200 vans throughout the winter to determine the future viability of 100% electric vehicle technology as part of its 13,000 home service vans fleet. Run in collaboration with Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicle Solutions and Gateshead College, the pilot will see the four strategic partners working together during this testing period.
Panasonic and Tokyo Gas today announced the joint development of the world’s first Ene-Farm home fuel cell for condominiums. The new Ene-Farm home fuel cell for condominiums will be sold by Tokyo Gas from April 1, 2014. The product is the first commercialized fuel cell in the world where the fuel cell unit, hot water unit and backup heat source unit can all be stored in the pipe shaft of the condominium. In comparison to detached houses, condominiums have more restrictions on the conditions for installations. By increasing the airtightness of the unit itself, it has become possible to install the new fuel cell in the pipe shaft in the open hallway of a condominium.
Atsumitec Co Ltd showed a motorbike equipped with the "Synergy Cell," which is made by combining thermoelectric conversion elements and a fuel cell, and the "Exhaust Gas Power Generation System," which is made by using the Synergy Cell.
In a move set to make the cost of running an electric vehicle (EV) even more affordable, British Gas has launched its first free nationwide charging package to include a home charge point and access to the nationwide POLAR public charging network.