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Each H2 vehicle could be worth $130,000 in ZEV credits

With the first Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Vehicle deliveries happening soon (a bit later than expected), it's time for the Korean automaker to explain why it's offering the H2 CUV here in the states. After all, there are only 10 public hydrogen stations in the US today, according to the DOE, so it can't be to take over the market. According to a Hyundai exec, the reason we are getting the Tucson Fuel Cell is to make up to $130,000 through California's ZEV credit system.

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Mazda was granted a new U.S. patent this week for the design of an offset wheel-mounted motor for electric and hybrid vehicles. In previous wheel/hub motor configurations, the motor has typically been mounted concentric with the wheel. The essence of the patent is that the motor is offset from the wheel axis, with a gearset installed to provide drive torque to the hub.

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Mazda was granted a new U.S. patent this week for a design of an offset wheel-mounted motor for electric and hybrid vehicles. In previous wheel/hub motor configurations, the motor has typically been mounted concentric with the wheel. The essence of the patent is that the motor is offset from the wheel axis with a gear-set installed to provide drive torque to the hub.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named its latest three Top Safety Pick award winners. The models include the 2010 Dodge Journey, 2010 Lincoln MKT, and Mazda's 2010 Mazda3. All three are equipped with standard side airbags. Stability control is standard on the Dodge and Lincoln, but optional on the Mazda.

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The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) is working with the Gold Standard to eliminate irregularities from the voluntary carbon-offsetting marketplace. Kyoto Protocol compliance introduced a regulated Certified Emissions Reduction (CER) marketplace where carbon credits generated from renewable energy generation and energy efficient projects could be bought, sold and traded by organisations aiming to keep their activities carbon neutral. The Verified Emissions Reductions (V

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