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E.U. lawmakers set to back 45 percent cut target for CO2 from cars and vans by 2030

Rules would also set an interim goal of a 20 percent reduction by 2025

Rules would also set an interim goal of a 20 percent reduction by 2025.

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MIT adds new material to supercapacitor for better EVs, maybe

The secret lies in the metal-organic frameworks.

Raise your hand if you know what a metal-organic framework is. We didn't.

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Seattle wants to cut emissions in half by 2025

An electric fleet and biofuels are the key.

Drive Clean Seattle relies on carbon neutral electricity to power a growing fleet of EVs.

Indian airport now runs entirely on solar power

Cochin International Airport Is Leading The Way

Cochin International Airport in India has installed a huge solar array, which generates enough energy for the whole facility.

Recharge Wrap-up: BlaBlaCar raises $100M, NASA launches CO2 satellite

Mazda2 With Rotary Range Extender Likely

BlaBlaCar, a ridesharing startup in Europe, has raised $100 million in a funding round led by Index Ventures. After recently growing to 12 countries and 8 million users, BlaBlaCar plans to us the funding for even more aggressive growth throughout Europe. The ridesharing service pairs drivers and passengers, allowing passengers to catch rides between cities while allowing drivers to save money on fuel on road trips. Drivers are not allowed

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Doing nothing on climate change could cost auto industry millions

Business Forward says new EPA rules will add just $7 to cost of new car

When it comes to climate change, the auto industry will be better served by working with the energy industry on cleaner energy plants than dealing with more and more severe weather incidents in the future. That's the finding of a new study by Business Forward, which says that supporting the EPA's new rules – which is supposed to make energy pl

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NASA employee study finds EVs are 10 times better than expected

Getting a thumbs up from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is priceless – just ask Toyota. It's right up there with the Tesla Model S gaining support from Consumer Reports in the wake of four fires.

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Toyota exec says unless electric grid is clean, EVs 'make little sense'

Let's face it, Toyota does not believe in electric cars. Not the battery-powered plug-in kind anyway. Plug-in hybrids? Sure. Fuel cells? As soon as feasible. But a simple EV? No, that just isn't Toyota's thing – a Sebastian Blanco

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Could CAFE result in an eBay-style online auction house for credits?

Automakers may turn to an online auction system to buy and sell carbon credits in the near future. As Automotive News reports, the Environmental Protection Agency will soon stop allowing automakers to simply pay fines for exceeding their carbon emission limits and will instead move to a carbon credit system. Under that plan, more efficient automakers wil

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WA state representative argues bikes pollute more than cars, backpedals

Isn't bicycling supposed to reduce carbon emissions and free up traffic jam congestion? Well, it's actually making matters worse, argues a state representative from Washington. "You would be giving off more CO2 if you are riding a bike than driving in a car," claims Ed Orcutt (R – Kalama, WA).

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Volkswagen cooking up lightweight Carbon GTI

Autocar reports Volkswagen may be working on a lightweight version of the GTI as a tribute to the model's bare-bones ancestry. Dubbed "Carbon GTI," the model is said to make use of a range of new manufacturing techniques to incorporate a heap of carbon fiber and aluminum wherever possible. Pieces like the bulkhead, windshield frame and floor panels are all expected to be hammered fro

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Bikestorming says switching over to pedal power is the cool thing to do [w/video]

"Bikestorming.org is about creating a systemic, global change on urban mobility for sustainable cities of the 21st century."

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BMW banking on carbon fiber costs to broaden M range

There once was a time when BMW only produced a handful of its models in high-performance M guise. There was the M3, the M5, and that was pretty much it. Now, however, it offers M models based on the 1 Series, 3 Series, Noah Joseph

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BMW banking on carbon fiber costs to broaden M range

There once was a time when BMW only produced a handful of its models in high-performance M guise. There was the M3, the M5, and that was pretty much it. Now, however, it offers M models based on the 1 Series, 3 Series, Autoblog Staff

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Pagani Huayra Carbon Edition is all things right in the world

When American automakers release Carbon editions of their sports cars, buyers are treated to a few carbon fiber veneers, some fancy wheels and a few badges. When Pagani builds a Huayra Carbon Edition, the Italian manufacturer simply constructs every last piece of body work out of the composite and slathers everything in clear coat.

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Volkswagen will invest more than $55 billion to cut vehicle, factory emissions

Volkswagen AG announced this week that it will spend more than $55 billion over the next four years reducing carbon emissions from both its vehicles and factories, as the German automaker looks to increase sales by boosting its credibility as an environmentally friendly vehicle maker. You can see the beginnings of this plan in the company's Chattanooga plant, Danny King

Lamborghini uses raw carbon fiber cloth to make handbags

Lamborghini is serious about carbon fiber. More than simply using the material, the Italian sportscar manufacturer has developed new types of it. The question is, what to do with it once it's developed?

Plastic Fantastic: Are composite engines the future?

Florida engineer Matti Holtzberg has spent the last 40 years trying to perfect and implement a way of building useable engine blocks from composite plastics. With the advent of carbon fiber and its subsequent permeation of all things high-performance, Holtzberg decided to apply the technology to his composite engine idea.

BMW leaks first-gen X5 made of carbon fiber

BMW has been making some headlines over the past few months with its commitment to carbon fiber construction, opening a joint-venture production facility in Washington State and teasing the upcoming Megacity EV as the first mass-

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