National Sustainable Agriculture Videos – LEO-4000
May01

National Sustainable Agriculture Videos – LEO-4000

Leonardo Academy, a charitable organization that develops national voluntary standards, announced a webinar series on the National Sustainable Agriculture Standard (LEO-4000 – Public Comment Draft).  The webinars will be presented once a week and then posted on the Leonardo Academy web site for on demand viewing.  Schedule: Webinar 1: Introduction to the National Sustainable Agriculture Standard (LEO-4000)  Webinar 2: An...

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Taxi Efficiency Tips
Apr01

Taxi Efficiency Tips

Your average taxi driver will usually end up driving about 180 miles in day: that could work out at well over a thousand in a week and up to sixty thousand in a year. That’s more miles than most people put on their car in its lifetime or four or five years, and as such, efficiency really counts if you’re spending ten or twelve hours a day in your cab. Incremental cost savings can make an enormous difference to your finances, and can...

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Nissan New Micra being considered for Canadian market
Oct01

Nissan New Micra being considered for Canadian market

Filed under: Budget, Hatchback, Nissan A new story from AutoGuide is triggering new speculation that Nissan may be about to bring its New Micra to North America. According to a dealer-based source, Nissan is showing off the overseas hatchback at Canadian dealer meetings along with the redesigned 2014 Rogue. The report indicates that the car is expected to go on sale sometime mid next year. Autoblog has learned that, while the New...

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Official: Nissan Leaf outsells Chevy Volt 1,953 to 1,766 in September
Oct01

Official: Nissan Leaf outsells Chevy Volt 1,953 to 1,766 in September

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Chevrolet, Nissan Before we start, let’s state that the annual Labor Day sales bump was included with September sales in 2012 and with August in 2013. The change means that, overall, a drop in 2013 sales doesn’t really represent a decline in sales, since there were fewer official sales days and no Labor Day sales in September 2013. You can get details on the industry’s quirky calendar...

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Report: Palo Alto to require electric car charger pre-wiring in new homes
Oct01

Report: Palo Alto to require electric car charger pre-wiring in new homes

Filed under: Government/Legal, Technology, Electric The city of Palo Alto, in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, is already on the cutting edge of modern technology, as the home of Tesla Motors, Hewlett-Packard and Stanford University. It also has large facilities run by Facebook, Apple, Google and PayPal. Outside of the private sector, though, there’s not a lot to distinguish Palo Alta from other very wealthy ZIP...

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Report: Dutch students build insanely quick EV, goes 0-62 in 2.15 seconds
Oct01

Report: Dutch students build insanely quick EV, goes 0-62 in 2.15 seconds

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Europe/EU, Racing Say “Netherlands’ Delft University of Technology.” Now, understand that, in less than the time it took you to read that, students of that particular school can fling their electric car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph). Pretty impressive, wouldn’t you say? The university’s racing team had apparently been looking to get its DUT12 racing EV to go from 0-62 in 2.3...

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