Skip to main content

John Beltz Snyder

  • 0
    Recharge Wrap-up: Ridesharing jeopardizes taxi medallion values
    1419080580

    A number of short green car news items. Today, how ridesharing is putting the hurt on taxi medallions and how EVs can get cleaner over time.

  • 0
    Recharge Wrap-up: Honda FCV Concept comes to Detroit, Toyota seeks young green energy fellows
    Sandia And Linde Team Up On Hydrogen Infrastructure; Scania To Test Wirelessy Charged Bus In Sweden; Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Recieves Environmental Certification 1418907720

    Honda will bring its FCV Concept to the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. The hydrogen-powered concept made its Japanese debut in November, and will now make its way to North America for the first time. The FCV concept improves upon the design of the FCX Clarity ...

  • 0
    Recharge Wrap-up: Smart celebrates 5 years in China, France wants to quit diesel
    Ninebot One Is An Electric Unicycle; Use A USB Mouse On A Tesla Model S 1418853660

    Smart celebrated its fifth anniversary in China with a concert and two special editions of the Fortwo. The two editions include a China red version limited to five units and a Chinese New Year edition limited to 666 examples. Smart has 143 dealerships in 77 Chinese cities, with 60,000 cars sold so ...

  • 0
    Recharge Wrap-up: Chicago and NY taxis consider their own hailing apps; Zipcar extends one-way service in Boston
    Tesla Investors Raising New Fund; Andromeda Interfaces Releases EVIC Video 1418770920

    Chicago and New York are considering creating hailing apps for taxis. In order to keep up with rivals like Uber and Lyft, Chicago has approved plans for an app (or perhaps multiple apps) that allow users to hail a cab from their smartphone. A New York City councilperson has also proposed a similar ...

  • 0
    Recharge Wrap-up: Shift to offer Teslas for Hire, Model S P85D beats Ferrari in drag race
    Nissan Prices Replacement Leaf Battery For UK; Mercedes-Benz C200 Narrowly Beats Tesla Model S For Drive Car Of The Year 1418676960

    A company called Shift plans to provide bikes and EVs for hire. Based in Las Vegas, NV, Shift will provide chauffeured ride services like Uber, but will also include a car- and bike-sharing service that delivers the desired wheels to the customer. Shift's fleet will include EVs like the Smart ...

  • 0
    Recharge Wrap-up: Honda releases "Green Dealer" Guide, Tesla's China president steps down
    Renault Announces Suite Of Sustainable Mobility Projects; Leaf Owners Love Their Cars 1418417640

    Honda has released its "Green Dealer" Guide to the public. The guide, which is used to outline ways for Honda and Acura dealerships to be more environmentally responsible can also help other businesses take the same steps to green up their practices, save energy and even save money in the process. ...

  • 0
    Recharge Wrap-up: First EV to attempt Dakar Rally, Mazda makes bioplastic parts
    Toyota Uses Landfill Gas To Make Cars; Zap And Jonway At Peru Auto Show; California Still Leads In EVs 1418338980

    Zap and Jonway Auto brought their Urbee EV and their new Falcon A-380 SUV to the Peru Motor Show in Lima. Jonway sells its SUV and minivan in Lima through Dai-Ichi Motors, which displayed the cars at the show. According to the companies, their cars "received tremendous interest from the public," ...

  • 0
    Recharge Wrap-up: Qualcomm invests in Chargemaster, gamers will appreciate these Toyota Prius C ads
    $947M In Level 2 Charger Sales Expected In US By 2020 1418252100

    Chargemaster has received an investment from Qualcomm for wireless charging in the UK. Of the 27,000 charging stations it has already installed, 10,000 are ready to be adapted for inductive charging, according to Chargemaster. Dr. Anthony Thomson of Qualcomm says that with this investment (of a ...

  • 0
    Recharge Wrap-up: Tesla Launches In Australia, Model S makes for a popular limo
    Quebec Adds EV Incentives And Engine Displacement Penalties; Samsung Invests In Seeo Batteries 1418158860

    A Chicago limousine company that uses the Tesla Model S in its fleet is finding demand overwhelming. E-Motion Chauffeurs and Hires introduced six Model S EVs to its lineup in October, which resulted in the company's website server crashing due to high demand. "We are completely booked and I've been ...

  • 0
    Recharge Wrap-up: first Chevy Volt hits 200K miles, DriveNow launches in London with BMW i3 on deck
    Formula E Wins Autosport Award; Nissan Leaf Hits 1 Billion Collective Kilometers 1418079540

    The first Chevrolet Volt has driven over 200,000 miles. According to the owner, Erick Belmer, the car, which he purchased on March 28, 2012, is "holding up flawlessly" with "no noticeable battery capacity loss." Belmer has a commute of about 220 miles per day, rotates his tires every 10,000 miles, ...

  • 0
    Recharge Wrap-up: BMW i8 now a rental car; London approves $274M Garden Bridge
    Boeing Tests Renewable "Green Diesel" For Flight 1417818600

    The BMW i8 is now available as a rental from LA-based, green-car-focused MPG Car Rental. The service allows those curious about the car to give it a try without committing to buy one, or to serve as a test drive if the dealership doesn't have one available. It also allows those on a waiting list to ...

  • 0
    Recharge Wrap-up: China's EV sales surpass US, COBI makes bikes smarter
    Formula E Signs With TV Stations In Argentina And Uruguay 1417727640

    Electric vehicle racing fans in South America will have a chance to catch Formula E action live on television. Channel 4 Uruguay will air the Punta del Este ePrix on December 13, 2014. Also, Formula E has signed with America TV in Argentina, which will allow fans access to Buenos Aires ePrix live ...

  • 0
    Tesla goes Down Under December 9th
    1417705260

    Not too long after Tesla stepped in to scoop up some of the engineers left behind as Ford, GM and Toyota announced shuttering production Down Under, the California-based EV company will start selling its Model S in Australia. Beginning Tuesday, December 9, sales will begin in Sydney, bringing a ...

  • 0
    Recharge Wrap-up: Canada gets Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, Washington governor favors EVs
    USDA Funds Biofuels; Enzymes Make Better Biodiesel 1417647300

    Washington Governor Jay Inslee wants extend tax breaks for EVs past the July 1 expiration date. He also calls for looking into allowing EVs use of carpool lanes and creating charging infrastructure. Inslee sees encouraging electric driving as a way to help mitigate climate change, but detractors ...

  • 0
    Recharge Wrap-up: Japan's new hydrogen rules could help Toyota, New Delhi pollution worse than thought
    Fastned To Build Fast-Charging Corridors In Germany 1417525140

    The European Union is funding Fastned EV fast-charging corridors in Germany. The EU has set aside 2 million euros as part of its Trans-European Transport Networks program for Fastned to build the charging stations along major highways in Germany. The EU plans to help fund a network of 155 ...

  • 0
    Recharge Wrap-up: Honda Grace hybrid goes on sale in Japan, Daimler spends 100M euros on batteries
    Honda Fires Up Brazil Wind Farm; Toyota hybrids win two WEC championships; Mercedes S-500 Plug-In Hybrid Gets Environmental Certification; Groups Call For 48-Volt Standard 1417476480

    The Mercedes-Benz S-500 Plug-In Hybrid has earned an Environmental Certificate from the TÜV Süd technical inspection authority. The award is based on a lifecycle assessment of the vehicle. This includes the ability to reduce CO2 emissions by 43 percent through charging, and by 56 percent ...

  • 0
    Recharge Wrap-up: Porsche adds third 919 Hybrid for Le Mans, Audi to heat factory with geothermal
    BMW i Invests In Zendrive; Chicago Petitions For E15 1417006440

    Porsche will be running a third 919 Hybrid LMP1 car in the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. The extra Porsche will race in the six-hour May 2 WEC race at Spa-Francorchamps as a lead-up to the legendary 24-hour race on June 13 and 14. Porsche hasn't announced the driver lineup for the third ...

  • 0
    Recharge Wrap-up: Saleen renames its Tesla, Nissan announces "No Charge To Charge" in Atlanta
    Car2go Reaches 13,000 Members In Brooklyn, Launches Mobile Access 1416920520

    Saleen has renamed its Tesla Model S the Saleen ST and has added a version the P85D to its modified lineup. Formerly called the Saleen FourSixteen, referencing the car's 416 horsepower, the ST stands for "Saleen Tesla." While the ST receives no increase in output, modifications include aerodynamic, ...

  • 0
    Recharge Wrap-up: Atlanta Falcons electrify with ChargePoint, LiquidPiston unveils X Mini engine
    Firm Invests Millions In The Hybrid Shop; EVs Could Mitigate Grid Destabilization Events 1416866280

    ChargePoint is partnering with the Atlanta Falcons to provide more EV charging stations at the team's facilities. The chargers are used by players, employees and fans and ChargePoint has donated additional stations for installation throughout the city of Atlanta. The city, county and state are all ...

  • 0
    Vitruvian Energy crowdfunding to make EEB, a trashy biofuel
    1416690120

    When sewage is treated at a wastewater treatment facility, biosolids are the byproduct. After being separated from the water, biosolids are usually sent to a landfill or incinerated. That doesn't mean that they're without value, however. Vitruvian Energy has created a process to make a usable fuel ...

Loading

Loading
Autoblog iPhone App
Shop for a vehicle