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DOE: US gasoline taxes dropped below 20% of total price in 2015

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By comparison, in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, taxes accounted for more than half of the total price for both 1990 and 2015. Brief

Mercedes-Benz powering ahead with €3B strategic engine initiative; increasing electrification, 48V; diesel and gasoline; cylinder deactivation

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The new six-cylinder in-line gasoline engine M 256 features a 48 V electrical system. New four-cylinder gasoline engine M 264. Coasting.

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UMTRI study finds total cost of ownership of diesels in US often much less than gasoline counterparts

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The report— Total Cost of Ownership: A Diesel Versus Gasoline Comparison (2012-2013) —was underwritten by Robert Bosch LLC.

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Volkswagen introduces new 1L, 3-cylinder gasoline Golf; 54.7 mpg

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mpg US) (99 g/km CO 2 )—more efficient than any previous Golf with a gasoline engine. Golf Comparisons. l/100 km (54.7 l/100 km.

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CMU study finds small battery PHEVs and gasoline hybrids the least-cost policy solution to reducing gasoline consumption

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Comparison of current federal subsidy to base case assumptions showing lifetime fuel savings (HomeEve charging scenario). Click to enlarge.

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UMTRI study finds US diesel vehicles generally have lower total cost of ownership than gasoline vehicles

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Highlights from the diesel-gasoline comparisons include: Total Cost of Ownership. Source: UMTRI. Click to enlarge. Fuel Efficiency.

First pump sales of Gevo isobutanol-blended gasoline in US at Express Lube Service Station in Texas

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announced that Express Lube of Fredericksburg, Texas, is the first US service station to sell gasoline blended with Gevo’s renewable isobutanol at the pump. Gevo anticipates this to be the first of many retail locations to offer the product as the company rolls out its isobutanol to the marina, outdoor equipment and off-road gasoline markets.

Study finds ethanol blending appears to reduce significantly genotoxic emissions from gasoline direct injection vehicles

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These vehicles have been introduced promising enhanced engine power and fuel efficiency and hence lower CO 2 emissions in comparison with PFI vehicles.

Argonne: longer-range BEVs may be almost as powertrain energy dense as gasoline vehicles by 2045

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Comparison of powertrain energy density at the wheel of BEVs as a ratio to gasoline-powered conventional vehicle. Vijayagopal et al.

Electric-Car Withdrawal: Gasoline Cars Now Feel Loud, Crude

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The 2012 Ford Focus is one of the most impressive of the latest compact cars, but in comparison to day-to-day driving After more than 11,000 miles driving solely on electric power in our 2011 Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt, we now find our Volt in the body shop.

Primus Green Energy produces 100-octane gasoline at commercial demonstration gas-to-liquids plant; improvement to STG+ technology

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The end result of RBOB blending with ethanol is the gasoline fuel delivered to retail pumps—i.e., Syngas-to-Gasoline.

Audi introducing supercharged gasoline engine version of SQ5 SUV at Detroit Show

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As a comparison, the Audi SQ5 TDI produces 230 kW (313 hp), with peak torque of 650 N·m (479 lb-ft). New Audi SQ5. Click to enlarge.

Swiss company outlines methanol-to-gasoline option for Alaska North Slope gas to state legislature

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Methanol-to-gasoline process flow diagram. Costs for a 63,000 barrel (of gasoline) per day system would be approximately $5.2 to $2.85

Study finds that environmental impact of corn-ethanol E85 is 23% to 33% higher than that of gasoline; environmental problem-shifting

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Environmental impacts of gasoline and E85. Process flow diagrams for E85 and gasoline. Error bar shows regional variations for E85.

CMU team identifies IVOCs emissions from on-road gasoline vehicles and small off-road engines as important SOA precursors

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A team from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has characterized the intermediate volatility organic compound (IVOC) emissions from on-road gasoline vehicles (LDGVs) and small off-road gasoline engines (SOREs). All LDGVs were tested using commercial summertime California gasoline and the cold-start united cycle. Gordon et al.

EIA forecast of 2014 US gasoline use has risen 2 billion gallons (1.6%) in past 10 months

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The US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) short-term forecasts of US gasoline consumption, which cover the current and upcoming calendar year, have risen 1.6% The latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) expects 2014 gasoline consumption to be 8.82 over the past year. million barrels per day (135.2 billion gallons). This is 0.13

Hybrid Cars Can Cost Less To Own: Here Are Eight Examples

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Sometimes, hybrids actually cost less to own than comparable gasoline models. RELATED: Ford Fusion Vs Hyundai Sonata: Mid-Size Sedan Gas Mileage Comparison According to Hybrids and other green cars often come with a higher purchase price, meaning their improved efficiency may be offset by a higher cost of ownership.

Electric-Car Study Controversy, Diesel Ownership Costs, Tesla P85D Drag Race: Today's Car News

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Today we''ve got a study that--despite headlines to the contrary--doesn''t say "electric cars aren''t green," a comparison of diesel and gasoline-car ownership costs, and video of a Tesla Model S P85D trouncing a Ferrari in a drag race. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Imagine electric-car charging stations every 25 miles.

NREL report estimates gasoline produced from biomass could cost about the same as ethanol

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Current case design block flow diagram of thermochemical gasoline from biomass-derived methanol and the methanol-to-gasoline process. Gasoline has a higher energy content than ethanol.) Methanol-to-Gasoline. Gasoline Separation. The light gasoline continues without further treatment. Source: NREL. Resources.

New UMTRI paper reviews major advantages and disadvantages of battery-electric and fuel-cell vehicles

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For current gasoline-powered ICE vehicles at an average fuel economy of 23.3 Among their findings: A note on fuel pricing and cost per mile.

DOE releases final report from 6-year national fuel cell vehicle demo; key targets met, with twice the efficiency of today’s gasoline vehicles

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NREL also found that these early fuel cell vehicles achieved more than twice the efficiency of today’s gasoline vehicles. In 2009, NREL expanded this CDP to include a comparison of the efficiency at full power, for which DOE’s target was 50% net system efficiency. These vehicles made more than 500,000 trips and traveled 3.6 Resources.

Study finds 80% reduction in atmospheric CO as a result of gasoline car emissions policies

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The authors argue that the clean-up of gasoline cars was effective, but recognize the challenge facing diesel vehicles. Lowry et al. Resources.

Study finds total PM10 emissions from EVs equal to those of modern ICEVs; role of weight and non-exhaust PM

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Compared to an average gasoline ICEV, the EV emits 3% less PM 2.5 ; compared to an average diesel ICEV, the EV emits 1% less PM 2.5. For PM 2.5

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Neste files patent on gasoline fuels with high bioenergy content

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Neste, currently largest producer of renewable drop-in fuels (primarily diesel) with its NEXBTL platform ( earlier post ), has filed a patent ( US20150144087 ) on a gasoline composition (and the method for making it) comprising up to 20 vol% (preferably from about 10-15 vol.%), of paraffinic bio-hydrocarbons originating from the NEXBTL process.

ORNL team reviews fuel-injection strategies for low-temperature gasoline compression ignition

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Landscape of advanced compression ignition combustion strategies aimed at achieving low temperature combustion with gasoline and diesel fuel.

Achates Power building 2.7L opposed-piston light-duty engine; exceeding CAFE 2025, Tier 3 targets at lower cost

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six-piston) light-duty version of its opposed piston engine (OPE) in both diesel- and gasoline-fueled versions. A comparison between the 2.7L

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Shell Launches New Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines

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Shell has introduced Nitrogen Enriched Gasoline in all three grades. Shell dual-fuel testing. Click to enlarge.

EPRI: lifetime cost of ownership of plug-ins is roughly comparable with conventional vehicles

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In particular, the report analyzes the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan LEAF in comparison with a limited set of current conventional and hybrid vehicles. The analysis indicates that capital costs and operating costs are reasonably well balanced at the current time for most vehicle comparisons. —Dr. Resources.

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New lifecycle analysis of WTW GHG emissions of diesel and gasoline refined in US from Canadian oil sands crude

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The study is published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology. to ∼27.3 This range can be compared to ∼4.4 M+B = surface mined bitumen.

Promising Delphi 1st-gen Gasoline Direct Injection Compression Ignition engine meeting ultra fuel efficient program targets

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One relatively new approach is gasoline partially-premixed compression ignition (PPCI) that was introduced by Kalghatgi and first tested by Johansson.

Mercedes-Benz introduces latest E 200 Natural Gas Drive and E 220 BlueTEC BlueEFFICIENCY Edition

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If the new E 200 NGD automatically switches to running on gasoline because the gas tank is empty, the new four-cylinder engine needs requires 6.3

Study shows viability of RCCI in a two-stroke engine; higher efficiency than direct-injection spark ignition

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For their study, the ERC team modified a two-stroke outboard engine to accommodate two direct fuel injectors for RCCI combustion in one cylinder, while the production direct-injection spark ignition combustion system was maintained in the other cylinder for comparison of performances at equivalent operating conditions. Earlier post.) and 25.7%

Study finds butanol-gasoline blends effective to control soot from CI engines under Low Temperature Combustion

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(Left) Thermal efficiency and ( right ) soot from different gasoline-butanol blends at different EGR rates. A study by a team at Tianjin University found that the addition of n-butanol to gasoline for use in a compression ignition engine (CI) under Low Temperature Combustion (LTC) conditions has a significant effect on soot reduction.

Brazilian biofuels with LUC may have much higher non-GHG emissions than conventional gasoline and diesel

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Comparisons of life-cycle emissions from LUC phase for (a) sugar cane ethanol and (b) soybean biodiesel. Credit: ACS, Tsao et al. and SO x.

ICCT: 2025 target average of 70 g/km CO2 for new cars in EU feasible and economical; more so with electric drive

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Switching sooner from conventional gasoline and diesel vehicles to plug-in or battery electric vehicles would reduce compliance costs.

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California Gasoline Consumption Rose 0.6% in May; Diesel Declined 7%

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California gasoline consumption rose 0.6% May 2009 gasoline sold for use on California roads totaled 1,291 million gallons of gasoline. A month-to-month comparison shows that gasoline consumption rose 3.5% The average California gasoline price at the pump in May was $2.53 We’re in an uncertain time. Betty T.

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CMU analysis finds BEVs powered with natural gas-based electricity have about 40% of the lifecycle GHGs of a conventional gasoline vehicle

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The break-even rate is the methane leakage rate at which life cycle GHG emissions from a natural gas pathway equals that of conventional gasoline.

U Wisc. study explores effects of biodiesel-gasoline blend in diesel engine

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One high-efficiency combustion concept under investigation is gasoline compression ignition (GCI)—the use of gasoline-like fuels to deliver very low NO x and PM emissions as well as high efficiency in a diesel compression ignition engine. The commercially available gasoline base had an octane number of 87. Earlier post.)

UMTRI study finds diesel vehicles save owners thousands in total ownership costs compared to gasoline vehicles

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Drivers of diesel vehicles can save thousands of dollars in total ownership costs compared to similar gasoline vehicles, according to a University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) study. —UMTRI researcher Bruce Belzowski. Belzowski and UMTRI colleague Paul E. Among their findings:??. —Bruce Belzowski. Brief

California Gasoline Demand Up 1% in 3rd Quarter, Diesel Down 10.6%

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This marked the second consecutive quarterly year-on-year increase in California gasoline consumption. Source: BOE. Click to enlarge. decrease.