Soon an Electric Vehicle Will Cost Less Than An IC Engine Vehicle !!!

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One of the main reasons which limit the mass adaption of electric cars or EVs is its price difference in comparison with its IC engine counterpart. At present, an electric vehicle costs 30% more than an IC engine-powered vehicle with similar specifications. Rays of Hope.

Perspective: US Needs to Transition to Hydrous Ethanol as the Primary Renewable Transportation Fuel

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Use of Hydrous Ethanol in Brazil. The oil price shocks of the 1970s led the Brazilian government to address the strain high prices were placing on its fragile economy. Brazil, the largest and most populous country in South America, was importing 80% of its oil and 40% of its foreign exchange was used to pay for that imported oil. Both production and consumption of ethanol were basically flat for much of the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s.

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Perspective: Toyota Prius Recall Is Only a Bump in the Road in the Move Toward Electrification

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Perspective by Oliver Hazimeh, Director of the North American Automotive Practice and the Global e-Mobility Practice, PRTM. The recall of Toyota’s Prius is causing some observers to question whether the prospects for the entire hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and electric vehicle (EV) markets are fundamentally hurt. That is why many OEMs are beginning to rebuild their internal electronics and system engineering capabilities after many years of outsourcing.

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US DOE progress report says 1M plug-ins by 2015 ambitious but achievable; not likely to be constrained by production capacity

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released One Million Electric Vehicles by 2015 , a short status report on advances in deployment and progress to date in meeting President Obama’s goal of putting one million plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) on the road by 2015. Production capacity must be established, and technology, vehicle cost and infrastructure barriers must be addressed to achieve large-scale market introduction. Estimated US supply of PEVs from 2011-2015.

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NETL Report Concludes CTL Plus Carbon Capture Results in Fuel with 5-12% Less Lifecycle GHG Than Petroleum Diesel; Modest Biomass Additions Lower GHG Further

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Lifecycle GHG emissions of CTL/CBTL/BTL compared to 2005 petroleum diesel baseline. Background colors of the cells represent the crude oil price required for economic feasibility. These synthetic fuels are economically competitive with petro-diesel when the crude oil price (COP) is at or above $86 per barrel (based on a 20% rate of return, in January 2008 dollars, with a carbon price of zero).

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Heard At The Show: Snippets from SAE 2009 World Congress

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Where does all of the energy go? In a session on total vehicle energy consumption, several people shared similar pie charts showing the flow of energy within an automobile. For every kJ of chemical energy in the fuel for a spark ignition internal combustion engine, 73 % is sacrificed to chemical and thermal losses. State of Charge. Crane also mentioned that one-quarter to one-third of the cost of a battery system is the packaging, integration and electronics.

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Nissan’s Big Gamble

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I’m kind of excited to see this car, having tested the drivetrain in the Nissan Cube. Since the Cube is 200 lbs heavier than the final body of the EV, it should be a bit quicker still. The best thing about the Nissan is the expected price range of $25K- $34K. Those who make the decisions to forgo battery EVs in favor of plug- in hybrids only ignore a sizable market. The benefits overwhelm the perceived problem of range. Of this I am certain.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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A Perfect Storm for Water Counting Calories and Counting Carbon: The Role of. Review of Forestry Carbon Standards 2008 Ford Partners to Commercialize Electric Vehicles A New "Green" Deal.Direction for the economic re. People-Oriented Development Current Status of REDD Financing the Fifth Fuel Peak Phosphorus - Commence Urine Recyling on Space. The Three Prongs of the “Green&# Energy Stimulus Pa.

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