Porsche Targets 20,000 Mission E Sales A Year

Oliver Blume, Porsche CEO, says the company expects to sell 20,000 a year of its electric sport car, the Mission E. The car is due in showrooms by the end of the decade and will be supported by a network of high power charging stations.

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New Ethanol Process Boosts Recoverable Energy By 2000%

With so much focus on electric cars these days, it can be easy to forget how much money and effort is being funneled into biofuels. Ethanol has gotten a bad rap in recent years, with everyone from conservative deficit hawks to liberal environmentalists deriding it as a red herring. But a new breakthrough from researchers at Michigan State University increases the amount of recoverable energy by about 2000%.

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The Mahindra TR20 and TR40 Are About To Lose EPA Approval – And They Are Not Even In The U.S. Yet

It looks like the Mahindra TR20 and TR40 compact pickup trucks will not be seen on American roads after all. The EPA’s approval for the Mahindra pickup trucks will expire at the end of 2011, and no paperwork has been filed to request a 2012 model year EPA approval.

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More Than Half of Londoners Could Have Their Groceries Delivered by EV in 2010

Sainsbury’s has been testing a fleet of 20 Smith Electric Vehicles for delivering groceries for several years and has found that they get the job done. Now it’s just ordered 50 more of SEVs three and a half ton Edison van; making Sainsbury’s (at least for now) the world leader in EV grocery deliveries.

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Obama Induces Chinese to Cut GHG 40% and Share Electric Car Tech

What a humiliating failure the President’s Asian trip was. Not only did the President make the humiliating faux pas of bowing deeply to one tiny Asian leader, but no sooner had he returned than two more made counter-offers of deep cuts in carbon emissions at Copenhagen. India offered reductions of 20% and China offered 40%.

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