Mazda announces SKYACTIV-X: gasoline Spark Controlled Compression Ignition

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As part of the new technology to achieve this vision, the company disclosed plans to introduce a next-generation gasoline engine called SKYACTIV-X in 2019. SKYACTIV-X—which Mazda believes will be the first commercial gasoline engine to use compression ignition—uses a proprietary combustion method called Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI).

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Is ethanol-free gasoline heading for the end of the road?

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The Renewable Fuel Standard in place since 2007 calls for specific volumes of ethanol, but critics have tried to cap that amount while the EPA has tried to maintain or. Gasoline ethanol energy policy e85 E10 flex fuel alternative fuel vehicles e15 transportation policyThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is struggling with Congress and various corporate interests over the amount of ethanol that will be blended into the U.S. fuel supply.

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EPA Proposes Lower Increases For Ethanol In Gasoline

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In 2007, the Federal government created the Renewable Fuels Standard, requiring increased amounts of corn-based ethanol and advanced biofuels to be blended into the nation's gasoline supply. Gasoline Biofuels EPA ethanol e85 transportation policyAt the time, it seemed like an ideal way to lessen dependence on foreign oil and cut emissions--without forcing drivers to drastically change their habits.

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Fisker reports more than $100M in revenue Jan-Apr 2012; more than $1B in funding since 2007

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The latest funding has lifted the overall financing beyond $1 billion since the start of the company in 2007. Running on the battery alone, the Karma can cover 50 miles (80 km); after that, the range extender—a 2.0L, 260 hp turbocharged four-cylinder w/direct injection front/mid-mounted gasoline engine/generator set—provides another 250 miles of range by supplying supplemental power to the dual rear-mounted 201.5

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

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Fuel taxes in the United States in 2015 accounted for 19% of the price of a gallon of gasoline, down from just under 30% in 1990, according to figures compiled by the US Department of Energy (DOE). Japan’s gasoline taxes were nearly half of the price in those years.

EPA Proposes To Cut Ethanol Requirement For Gasoline

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In 2007, Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act, which includes a Renewable Fuel Standard requiring certain amounts of ethanol to be blended into the national fuel supply. But over the past few years, the volumes of ethanol called for by the rule have been deemed unrealistic by analysts and critics. And last week, the U.S. EPA ethanol energy policy transportation policy Renewable Fuel Standard

Bills To Kill Renewable Fuel Law, Ban E15 Ethanol Fuel Likely Doomed

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The addition of ethanol to gasoline has now been a political hot potato in the U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte [R-VA] introduced two bills in February that together would eliminate the Renewable Fuels Act passed in 2007 and ban E15 from the nation's gasoline pumps. Fuel Gasoline Politics EPA ethanol congress E10 e15for more than a decade. Joined by cosponsors from both sides of the aisle, U.S.

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Filling up a Prius vs. Plugging In a RAV4 EV

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Tags: plug-in prius gasoline electricity RAV4 EV

Ethanol A Victim Of Change As Gasoline Sales Have Flatlined?

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grow its own vehicle fuel, reduce its use of gasoline made from imported oil, and boost energy security. A lot has changed since the 2007 passage of the Energy Independence and Security Act, which set volume requirements for Eight years ago, ethanol was going to let the U.S. How much have you heard about those themes lately? Not much, we''d wager.

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Baker Institute expert urges focus on larger light-duty trucks and SUVs to reduce gasoline use, emissions

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The brief explores Environmental Protection Agency ratings versus real-world fuel economy and how more efficient pickup and SUV engines are affecting gasoline demand and growth. —“Seeking Scalable, Cost-effective Reductions in Gasoline Demand and Tailpipe Emissions?

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EIA expects gasoline consumption in US to remain below 2007 peak despite increase in travel

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The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects that motor gasoline consumption in the US will remain below the 2007 peak despite an increase in travel. STEO forecasts motor gasoline consumption to average 9.23 below its 2007 level.

State Laws On Ethanol In Gasoline: Only Seven States Require E10 Blend

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Under the Renewable Fuels Standard passed in 2007, the Federal government requires certain volumes of ethanol to be blended into the U.S. transportation fuel supply. However, states have discretion as to how much (or how little) ethanol goes into fuels sold within their borders. And it turns out that relatively few states are doing much to. ethanol energy policy E10 state laws transportation policy

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Arnold Flexing for Flex-Fuels; Fouls Air & Guzzles More Gasoline

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As I read in the San Jose Mercury News about California's flex-fuel fleet fiasco. a near silent electric trolley bus passes by my window on Haight St in San Francisco, an old technology tried, true, and spurned by the environmental "experts" of the present and recent past. The state policy of purchasing flex-fuel cars has actually increased petroleum consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and smog in California.

The 60,000 Volt Question

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23, 2007 -- General Motors Corp. Toyota has sold more than 1 million gasoline-electric vehicles since 1997. The engine, powered by gasoline, diesel or a hydrogen fuel cell, only recharges the battery and doesn't drive the wheels.

Ford, VW Ante Up

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2007 Ford Motor Company has embarked on a bold mission to bring back the Escort name in a revolutionary new Plug-in Hybrid vehicle. The Dual-mode hybrid uses two smaller electric motors that assist the gasoline engine at different times in the acceleration cycle.

DOE Funds PHEVs

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By improving batteries for plug-in hybrids, we can help achieve the President’s goal of reducing gasoline usage by 20 percent within the decade. The submission deadline is Thursday, May 31, 2007. T he Department of Energy is moving forward to develop advanced batteries for PHEV s.

Tata Takes On Air

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Air-Car Ready for Mass Production Bob Ewig Popular Mechanics May 31, 2007 The world's first commercial compressed air-powered vehicle is rolling towards the production line. Negre says that technology could easily squeeze a cross country trip out of one tank of gasoline. "

Easy as A123

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Since the average commuter travels under 30 miles per day, off peak nightly charging of this module both improves a utility's load factor and efficiencies while reducing total gasoline consumption and emissions dramatically.

Here Come the PHEVs

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As proof, Audi is poised to release the Metroproject Quattro concept, a plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid four-seater designed to make life difficult for the Mini Cooper. Audi Metroproject Quattro T his has been a big week of announcements from car manufacturers.

Volt for Real?

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F or those who think that GM is not serious about its new PHEV , the Volt , here is a piece that makes you think they are: The Volt To Be Lutz's Legacy May 21, 2007 So, I heard General Motors’ Bob Lutz on National Public Radio’s “Wait.

The Volvo Recharge

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In the two-year test from this autumn, four plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid models will be tested on public roads with the use of recharging facilities around this French capital, to examine the usability of recharging and billing systems of the vehicles.

Ford Edge Follows

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Ford is now getting the word out that the Ford Edge crossover platform gives the company "the ultimate in flexibility in researching advanced propulsion technology" and thus could easily use a small gasoline or downsized diesel engine in lieu of the fuel cell.

Primus Green Energy raises $12 million for renewable gasoline technology

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developer of a proprietary process to produce gasoline and other fuels from biomass and/or natural gas ( earlier post ), has completed its third round of funding with the recent $12-million investment by IC Green Energy Ltd, the renewable energy arm of Israel Corp. This latest investment brings the total of funds raised since 2007 to $40 million.

We are Green for 12V Electrical!

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I was also able to turn on the CD player and it started playing the CD I had left in there from when the car had a gasoline (yuck!) Whew! I spent the evening debugging the small sparking issue I ran into yesterday.

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Day 1

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Removing the Engine Cover Taking out the Battery Removing the starter wire from the positive battery terminal Uncovering the fuel pump for draining gasoline Taking out the "classic" WoooGaaa horn The next step will be to take off the front and rear hood lids, which I'll need an assistant

GM Volts Ahead

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Here is part of the story from the Flint Journal Detroit shocker: GM unveils plug-in hybrid - and plans to build it The Flint Journal Sunday, January 07, 2007 By Todd Seibttseibt DETROIT - General Motors unveils a shocking concept car today: the Chevrolet VOLT.

The Wall Street Journals

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Fialka Wall Street Journal March 26, 2007 AUSTIN, Texas -- Of all the plans cooked up by cities to combat pollution and global warming, the one hatched here is among the most ambitious -- and, some say, one of the more quixotic. A few months back, a reporter from the WSJ came to our offices.

$200,000 Google.org Grant to CalCars

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It is largely thanks to Felix that hybrid owners now desire something more than a gasoline-dependent car. Google.org is stepping up to the plate for electricity in cars. Calcars.org has received a $200,000 grant to continue its advocacy of plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Cables and CV Joints Attached

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Here's the final undercarriage which is much more sparse without the gasoline engine. The task for this evening was re-attaching all the cables and drive shafts back to the transmission that I re-installed last Friday.

US total petroleum demand up in September year-on-year; highest September gasoline deliveries on record

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These September deliveries were the highest deliveries for the month in nine years, since 2007. Gasoline deliveries in September were up from the prior year, the prior year’s third quarter, and the prior year to date, but were down from the prior month. Total motor gasoline deliveries, a measure of consumer gasoline demand, moved up 1.1% Even as the official driving season ended on Labor Day, gasoline deliveries for the month of September were the highest on record.

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Just Cleaning Up

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

This is the equivalent of the throttle on a gasoline engine. I spent the past two evenings getting the rest of life together. Tonight I just did some simple cleanup. I swept the garage and put away all the tools, wood pieces and garbage so that there would be space to work in.

Hybrid Fans to Toyota: The Next Step is Plug-in Hybrids

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Toyota increasingly devotes precious energy contained in hybrid batteries charged with expensive gasoline to higher power output rather than efficiency. This year Toyota makes its SUVs and trucks even larger.

Wiring up the Controller Harness

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I'm thinking that if I can make a user-friendly system to tell people the state-of-charge for their battery packs that also monitors the health of each battery, that could be very useful knowledge as gasoline prices go up and more people get interested in electric vehicles.

End of Day 2

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

There's no going back to gasoline now! Most of today was spent just taking the car apart. My friend Pete came over for lunch and we removed the front and rear trunk lids. We also drained the fuel tank by operating the fuel pump with a 12V gelpack battery and took out the fuel tank.

Motor/Transmission Attached!

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Since I don't have a transmission jack, I chose to put the motor back in the car the same way that I removed the gasoline engine. Well, today was quite productive. My friend Nicole came over for a few hours to help me finish the transmission and put the motor/transmission together.

Getting Old Batteries and Fixing the VDO Clock

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

This will probably be my last weekend of joyriding in the car in its gasoline form since Alan at A & P will be swapping out the suspension next Thursday. Whew, today was a long day.

Chevy Volt & Ford Airstream: The Plug-in that Could Be & the Plug-in that Couldn't Possibly

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GM's vehicle is eminently buildable today, as it relies on two energy sources that are available: grid electricity and gasoline. In place of a small gasoline generator, it relies on a hydrogen fuel cell to generate the electricity once the grid-charged Lithium batteries are depleted.

EIA: Estimated US 2012 gasoline consumption low compared to five-year average

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US gasoline consumption in the first quarter of 2012, which averaged about 8.5 Gasoline prices since the beginning of May 2012 were lower than the same time last year, and gasoline consumption showed some very modest gains in April and May.

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BMW H2 BS

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Especially a super luxury car that switches to gasoline with the flick of a finger. The gasoline-only production version of this car, the 7 Series, is available today for between $75,800 and $122,600. With hydrogen as a fuel option, the car is so expensive and made in such limited numbers it has no MSRP and is not rated on the EPA Green Vehicle Guide for 2007 or 2008. Terry Tamminen, Arnold's green guru, showed up at the Santa Monica AltCar Show in a BMW Hydrogen 7.

$98.62

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Stockpiles of gasoline also dropped, the government reported Wednesday. Demand for gasoline over the past four weeks was 0.8 Stockpiles of gasoline also dropped by 800,000 barrels, or 0.4 One 11am EST AP report in the NY Times •U.S. oil supplies fell last week for the third straight period. percent higher than a year earlier. •.prices prices had climbed as high as $98.62 in electronic trading. •At At the pump, gas prices rose nearly 2 cents overnight.