Recharge Wrap-up: Biodiesel ad campaign, Toyota battery replacement cost
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The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has introduced a new ad campaign for the alternative fuel. Called "More is Less," the campaign stresses that opting for greater amounts of biodiesel in heavy duty fleets is better for the environment. "Using more biodiesel means less fossil fuel, less carbon emissions, less carcinogens, less environmental impact," says NBB COO and interim CEO Donnell Rehagen. The campaign includes a 30-second TV spot featuring school buses running on biodiesell, highlighting that if more districts did the same, there would be less carbon pollution. Check out the campaign at its website, and read more from Biodiesel Magazine.
Green Car Reports has updated its guide to battery replacement costs for Toyota hybrids. First of all, replacement is rare, as the NiMH battery is meant to last the life of the car. Additionally, Toyota warranties in most states cover the battery for eight years or 100,000 miles (10 years/150,000 miles in California). Beyond that, replacement batteries cost between $3,649 and $6,353 (MSRP) depending on the model and year, plus labor costs, but minus a $1,350 "core credit" for recycling the old battery. Get the full rundown at Green Car Congress.
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