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Freescale introduces world’s smallest integrated tire pressure monitoring system

‘Freescale Semiconductor introduced the FXTH87 tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) family—the smallest integrated package TPMS solution available at an extremely light weight of 0.3 grams. The FXTH87 family is 50% smaller than competing products, helping designers reduce overall bill of materials costs. 16 more words

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XL Hybrids customers hit 4M mile mark with XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive retrofit system

‘XL Hybrids, Inc. announced that fleet customers of its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System retrofit system have logged a cumulative total of four million on-road miles. 31 more words

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Will Biofuels Be Better For Plastics Than For Vehicle Fuel?

‘Turn the clock back to 2007–when Congress passed the U.S. Energy Independence and Security Act–and biofuels like ethanol were apparently poised to solve the country”s energy problems. 33 more words

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Electric car sales accelerate in the UK with record grant uptake

‘Over a quarter of all the UK’s plug-in vehicles purchased through the Plug-in Car and Van Grants were sold in the last three month, according to the latest statistics from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). 30 more words

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MetLife: Free Charging At Work For Electric Car-Driving Employees

‘Even Snoopy and the Peanuts gang are getting into electric cars these days. The long-time mascot of insurance company MetLife adorns dozens of plug-in electric vehicle charging stations the company has installed at every one of its 14 company-owned and operated sites in the U.S. 11 more words

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How Many Celebrities Drive Toyota Prius Hybrids? Well, What's A Celebrity?

‘It may not be as flashy as a Lamborghini or Rolls-Royce, but the Toyota Prius hybrid”s popularity with celebrities is well known. It”s as much a fixture of Hollywood as gossip and botox. 11 more words

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Delaware Vehicle-To-Grid Test Lets Electric Cars Sell Power

‘The ability to have large numbers of electric cars store energy and feed it back into electric grids is still many years away, but researchers are studying how it could work in the real world. 35 more words

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