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Electric vehicles account for over 20% of Norway's new-car sales

Plug-in electric car sales in Norway continue at just above 20% (21.03%) with 2,235 registrations in February 2015. Battery only electric vehicles now account for 18% of national car sales. 149 more words

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Daimler Unveils SuperTruck; 12-MPG Semi Is More Than Twice As Fuel-Efficient

‘Heavy-duty trucks make up a fairly small percentage of the traffic on U.S. roads, but they cover many more miles each year than the average passenger car–with much worse fuel economy. 37 more words

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Tesla Store Helpful, Enthusiastic; One Chevy Volt Dealer, Not So Much

‘It”s long been known that getting some car dealerships to sell plug-in electric cars can be a challenge. Now, one reporter tested the thesis for himself, by visiting both his local Tesla store–to inquire about the Model S electric luxury sedan–and his local Chevrolet dealer, to ask about the Volt range-extended electric car. 14 more words

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Ceres accelerates sugarcane trait development following positive field results in Latin America

‘Ceres has advanced the testing of its biotech sugarcane traits to the next stage ahead of schedule due to positive data from initial field evaluations under tropical conditions in Latin America. 31 more words

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Gallup poll finds Americans’ worries about environmental threats easing

‘Americans’ concern about several major environmental threats has eased after increasing last year, according to Gallup’s annual Environment survey, conducted March 5-8. As in the past, Americans expressed the greatest worry about pollution of drinking water, and the least about global warming. 14 more words

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Toyota updates hybrid LMP1 racer for 2015

‘Toyota has updated its championship-winning LMP1 racer for 2015 with new aerodynamics, revised front end including crash structure and new suspension kinematics to optimize tire usage, plus additional weight saving. 29 more words

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Peterbilt increases its natural gas offerings; medium-duty CNG, heavy-duty LNG

‘Peterbilt Motors introduced two new medium-duty vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) during the Mid-America Trucking Show: the Model 337 and the Model 348. Both vehicles are now in production and can be configured as trucks or tractors. 20 more words

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