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The benefits of hybrid technology in the form of low fuel consumption, low emissions and quiet operation are of considerable interest to most operators. However, the launch of the new technology also prompted a number of questions. Would the hybrid buses be able to live up to their expectations in practical everyday operation? Experience shows [...]

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Volvo hybrid bus more fuel-efficient than expected

When Volvo Buses started field testing hybrid buses in 2007, the company calculated on a fuel saving of about 25 percent in urban operations compared with the corresponding diesel bus. When the first commercially built hybrid buses were launched two years later, their fuel consumption was about 35 percent lower. Since then the fuel consumption [...]

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Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) announces 2nd Automotive HR Conclave 2012

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) announced the 2nd Automotive HR Conclave 2012 to be held in association with Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), Federation of Automotive Dealer Association (FADA) and National HRD Network (NHRDN), which would be held on June 15th 2012 in Mumbai. This Automotive HR Conclave has been designed [...]

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2013 Honda Fit EV Rated by the EPA at 118 MPGe; Receives Best-Ever Consumption Rating of 29 kWh/100mi

The 2013 Honda Fit EV, has received a combined adjusted Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mile-per-gallon-equivalency rating of 118 MPGe, and an unprecedented low consumption rating of just 29 kilowatt hours (kWh) per 100 miles. With an EPA rated annual fuel cost of only $500 , the fun-to-drive 2013 Honda Fit EV can help consumers get [...]

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Toyota Motorsport GmbH Brings Electric Technology to Pikes Peak

Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) will demonstrate its high-performance electric powertrain technology on one of North Americas most demanding motorsport events; the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado on 8 July. Last year TMG set a new electric lap record at the Nurburgring Nordschleife with the road-legal TMG EV P001 car, a record which still [...]

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Mitsubishi 100% Electric Car showcased at WGC 2012

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the importer and distributor of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) in Malaysia, will showcase the Mitsubishi 100% electric car at the 25th World Gas Conference (WGC 2012) from 4-8 June 2012 (Monday-Friday) at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Hosted by PETRONAS and organised by the International Gas Union (IGU), the conference also [...]

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