Bigger batteries vs. weight reduction: Neither way of boosting EV range is cheap, report shows

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Range anxiety remains one of the biggest obstacles to widespread electric-car adoption, but two of the main ways to increase range are proving expensive, according to a new report from Lux Research.

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ICL researchers develop new membrane-based system for cheap, efficiently made biofuels

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Researchers at Imperial College London have developed a membrane-based extraction system for the production of biofuels which uses less than 25% of the energy of current processes and produces ten times more biofuel with more than 99.5% purity. The open-access findings are published in the RSC journal Energy & Environmental Science. Widespread use of biofuels is inhibited by the significant energy burden of recovering fuel products from aqueous fermentation systems.

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Kit can help convert any classic Mini to all-electric—but it's not cheap

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British firm Swindon Powertrain has developed an electric conversion kit for the classic Mini. Available to order now and scheduled to ship in December, the kit includes one of Swindon's own electric motors (with peak output of 160 horsepower), mounted to a Mini front subframe with purpose-designed brackets. A CV joint housing that connects to the

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Ethanol may be the loser amid cheap gas and an oil glut

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The cheap gas, at a national-average $2.01 As gas prices plummet toward the $2-per-gallon mark on a national level—with some regions already reporting $1 gas—forecasts are suggesting the bargain pump prices will last at least through the summer. as of Monday morning, according to AAA, comes as a rare bit of positive financial news for

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Looking to get in a hybrid for cheap? Used Toyota Prius 1.5 HSD 2004-2009 Review

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I knew I wanted something for her that was cheap to maintain, had a reliable automatic transmission, came with cruise control, AC. It is something very cheap to fix and to inspect. by BLNT, PriusPodcast.com. People might be bored reading about the Prius but a review on four Priuses (2004, 2005, two 2006s) that my family owns that ran a total of 913k km (570k miles) should be interesting, right? And how does a family end up with four Priuses to start with?

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Cheap Electric Car Conversion Possible?

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What would it take to convert a Saturn SC2 to electric? The information on web sites is all over the place. Some want $5,000.00 for a kit while another

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Chasing the "cheap" EV Conversion

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I have a 1946 Willy's Jeep. The motor needs rebuilding or replacing, and I would LOVE to convert it to electric so that I could off road w/o the usual

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Toyota to introduce cheap electric car

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Electric car fans who currently feel priced out of the market should keep their eyes on events in Japan – with Toyota revealing plans to introduce an ultra-cheap electric car. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Toyota cheap electric cars electric cars green cars Toyota COMS EVToyota Auto Body Corporation, which is a unit of Toyota Motor Corporation, is expected to introduce the two-seat COMS EV – which is based on [.].

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Never mind the cheap gas; survey points to strong interest in mpg

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Conventional wisdom says low gas prices are poison to sales of fuel-efficient cars, but a new survey indicates that may not be the case. Despite average gas prices of less than $2.00 a gallon nationwide, with negative oil prices even observed a few weeks ago, car buyers still have a strong interest in mpg, according to Consumer Reports.

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Cleaner EVs, Aptera, cheap gas and ethanol: Today’s Car News

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Electric cars are cleaner than gas cars almost everywhere. Ethanol faces more challenges at the pump. Battery-electric trains catch on in Europe. And will an activist strategy about oil stoke interest in Aptera? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. A study from the UK has found that electric cars are now cleaner than gasoline cars in 95% of. Today in Car News

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Tata Motors targets ultra-cheap electric car

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Electric cars Green cars Latest news Tata cheap electric cars electric cars green cars india Tata NanoTata Motors made its name with the cheapest car of modern times in the form of the Tata Nano (pictured) – and now, it wants to reach another landmark by offering an electric car with a price below $20,000. The carmaker has teamed up with Dassault Systemes of France, one of the world leaders for [.].

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Chalmers team identifies two main challenges for bio-hydrocarbon fuel production from cheap sources

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Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have identified two main challenges for renewable biofuel production from cheap sources: lowering the cost of developing microbial cell factories; and establishing more efficient methods for hydrolysis of biomass to sugars for fermentation.

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Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, cheap renewables, tax credits: Today's Car News

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California regulatory documents show range estimates for the new Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid. A new report shows that building new renewable power can be cheaper than running old coal plants. Automakers join forces to lobby for extending electric-car tax credits. And California preps for half a million electric cars. All this and more on Green Car. Car Sharing

@LATimes Buries The Lead About Budweiser’s Phony Ad Using Imaginary Wind Turbines & Computer Generated Waves Of Grain To Sell Foul-Tasting Cheap Beer #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Obama: Buy A Fuel-Efficient Car, Gas Won't Stay Cheap Forever

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He cautioned that cheap gas prices won’t last indefinitely, and Low gas prices typically make fuel-efficient cars less attractive to consumers, and right now prices are very low indeed. Yet President Barack Obama hopes U.S. car buyers won''t clamor for gas guzzlers. DON''T MISS: Gas Prices To Plunge More After Oil Price Falls To 4-Year Low?

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Used Forklift Parts for a Cheap Electric Car

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Ever thought of scrounging used forklift parts to build an electric car? In this interview, Darin Cosgrove talks about the successful marriage of a Geo Metro and a Baker Forklift

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Coming This Fall: The Return Of Cheap $2 Gas

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So far this year, U.S. drivers have enjoyed unusually low gas prices, due to a variety of factors. But it seems they could be even lower. While gas prices are at their lowest in years, oil prices have dropped by an even greater margin, meaning there should be room for gas prices to decrease even more. DON'T MISS: Gas Prices Matter To U.S. Green oil

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Cheap gas and Tesla, Mach-E conquests, cooling down fast-charging: Today’s Car News

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The Mustang Mach-E electric SUV is finding the majority of its interest so far from people outside the Ford fold. Fast charging could use a rethink to help reduce heat buildup, researchers argue. And is Tesla immune to the plunge in gas prices expected through the summer? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Gas prices are falling fast, and

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Dems Snatch Defeat From Jaws Of Victory As @NancyPelosi Folds Like Cheap Umbrella In Face Of #Pussygrabber S**t Storm #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Largest fast-charging site, better hydrogen station, Mach-E and cheap gas: Today?s Car News

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Hydrogen fuel-cell stations promise speedier throughput on busy weekends. A California city now claims to have the largest public fast-charging site. And Ford isn’t worried about low gas prices and EV adoption. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Pasadena, California, is now claiming to have the largest public DC fast-charging station. Today in Car News

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Cheap & Thrifty: Toyota Prius C Vs Mitsubishi Mirage Compared

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Which is the better small-ar option: a hybrid, or a very fuel-efficient conventional car? The best candidate to represent the non-hybrid side of that debate is the Mitsubishi Mirage. It's the most fuel-efficient new car currently sold in the U.S. without any electrification. Facing off against it is the smallest and least expensive hybrid car sold. subcompact Fuel Economy economy car review

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Oil is cheap, so Kuwait raised its own gas price to compensate

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Cheap gasoline is good news for the economies of most countries, but not those that rely on oil exports. In some cases, that means cutting back on cheap gas for their own citizens. The sustained fall in global prices has led oil-producing countries to search for ways to keep their revenues up. DON'T MISS: Even Saudi Arabia vows to end its. oil Middle East energy policy United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia

Cheap Oil Will Last A Decade, Says Huge Oil Trader

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The low oil prices that boosted new-car sales and caused average fuel-economy gains to sputter last year may be here to stay, for a while at least. With fuel prices low throughout 2015, Americans bought more new cars, but many of them were less-efficient SUVs and crossovers. And those oil prices likely won't increase dramatically for the next. Fuel Gasoline oil energy

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Scientists create cheap and safe electro-catalysts for anion-exchange fuel cells

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The catalysts were made by using a cheap clay material called Halloysite as the template, urea as the nitrogen source and furfural (an organic chemical that can be produced from oats, wheat bran or sawdust) as the carbon source. Scientists from the University of Surrey and their colleagues have produced non-metal electro-catalysts for fuel cells that could pave the way for production of low-cost, environmentally friendly energy generation.

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Why Isn't Cheap Gas Helping To Boost The U.S. Economy?

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For the past year or so, U.S. drivers have enjoyed low gas prices. That's been particularly true over the past couple of months, as gas prices have dropped closer to $2.00 per gallon around the country. Lower gas prices put more money into consumers' pockets, in theory allowing them to spend more on other things. DON'T MISS: Why Electric Cars Make. Economic Economy Fuel Economy

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Will Cheap Gas, Soaring SUV Sales Sink Fuel-Economy Goals?

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emissions regulations are forcing carmakers to make their products more efficient over the next decade. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards require carmakers to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 mpg by 2025. That's equivalent to roughly 40 mpg on the window sticker. DON'T MISS: Miles Driven In U.S. Hits New All-Time High; Gasoline. CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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Univ of Washington team working to make poplar coppice viable cheap, high-volume biofuel feedstock

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Our research proved that poplar coppice can be a good option to meet the cheap, high-volume criteria of biofuel feedstock. A University of Washington team is trying to make poplar an economically viable biofuel feedstock by testing the production of younger poplar trees that could be harvested more frequently—after only two or three years—instead of the usual 10- to 20-year cycle.

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A Cheap Balancer and Transmission Issues

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After talking with some engineers at HP and mulling over some ideas, I came up with the attached schematics for an inexpensive battery balancer. This one relies much more heavily on complex PIC programming and uses an off-the-shelf laptop or inkjet-printer power supply to deliver an isolated source of power for the battery charger. Any feedback you have is welcome.

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Era Of Cheap, Subsidized Gasoline To End In United Arab Emirates

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Global oil prices have remained fairly low for most of this year, which should be good news for people in most of the industrialized world. But that's not the case in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates. The continued slump in prices has prodded the seven-state federation to make a somewhat radical change in policy. DON'T MISS: IMF: Fossil Fuels. oil Middle East energy policy United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia

RIP natural-gas cars, doomed by cheap gas and electric cars

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Natural gas vehicles were first promoted starting in about 2000 as a way to reduce reliance on imported oil and cut tailpipe emissions. Their promise appeared to grow near the height of the global financial crisis, when gas prices hovered around $4 per gallon across much of the United States. The domestic fuel promised to cut carbon-dioxide. natural gas LPG alternative fuel vehicles natural gas vehicle

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Tesla service waits, 350-kw Supercharger, cheap renewable energy: Today's Car News

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Today, waits at Tesla service centers get longer, Elon Musk teases a more powerful Tesla Supercharger DC fast-charging station, and new analysis claims some forms of renewable energy are now the cheapest unsubsidized sources of electricity in the U.S. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Find out the potential cost of the Volkswagen 3.0-liter. Today in Car News

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Cheap Gas Will Cause Electric-Car Sales To Plummet: True Or False?

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There''s been a lot of conventional wisdom floating around lately. In this case, it''s the notion that electric car sales will plummet with the arrival of vastly lower gasoline prices. We''d suggest that perhaps this is not quite as much of a foregone conclusion as many pundits think. DON''T MISS: Green Car People: Who Buys Electric And Plug-In

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Parisian Bollore Electric Car Is Cheap; Requires Battery Rental

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Until now, if you'd wanted to drive a Bollore Bluecar electric vehicle, all you'd have required as a few Euros per hour to take one of the little vehicles around the crowded roads of Paris, France. Bollore has now put the Bluecar on sale to the French public, at a starting price of 12,000 Euros--only $15,500. As electric cars go, that's pretty

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Hemp could make cheap alternative to graphene for EV batteries

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Scientists have found a cheap alternative to graphene which could be used to build supercapacitors to power electric cars – good ol’ hemp. According to researchers, fibres from the plant are packed with as much energy and power as graphene – the miracle material, long-touted as the ideal based to [.]. Electric cars Green credentials Editor Pick

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Average New-Car Fuel Economy Falls As SUV Sales Rise, Gas Stays Cheap

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The average fuel economy of new cars sold in the United States fell once more in September, although not by much. Average new-car fuel economy continues to hover around 25 mpg, according to recent analysis. The sales-weighted average window sticker fuel economy for new cars in September was 25.2 mpg, according to the University of Michigan. sales Study Fuel Economy EPA Ratings

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Karma Revero goes electric; GM ups renewables; cheap gas and few green-car deals: Today’s Car News

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Green-car deals are surprisingly hard to find this month. GM ups its renewable energy investment, however a poll last week pointed out that its allegiances might be the bigger image problem right now. And does a 400-mile, all-electric Karma Revero give what started as the Fisker Karma some new relevance? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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Cheap, Easy, and Underutilized Online Communication for Nonprofits

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Volkswagen has provided an update on its Golf blue-e-motion electric vehicle ( earlier post ), now scheduled to arrive on the market in 2014. At the presentation of the concept in Germany earlier this year, VW had said the EV would launch on the market in 2013. The EV is driven by an electric motor integrated in the front engine compartment with a maximum power output of 85 kW (115 PS, 112 hp) and a continuous power output of 50 kW (69 PS, 67 hp), with 270 N·m (199 lb-ft) torque, powered by a 26.5

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Tesla Model S Ownership Costs, Fuel-Cell Car Questions Answered, Cheap Solar Power: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

We start off today with some Tesla Model S ownership-cost calculations, move on to carmakers'' answer to our 10 questions on hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, and finish with a prediction that solar power will achieve grid parity in two years. All this and more on Green Car Reports. See why when you own a Tesla Model S electric car, you''re likely to

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Lux Research: despite cheap oil, niche plug-in vehicle sales will be resilient; conventional hybrids to be hardest hit

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In the likely case of only a gradual return to previous higher prices—which Lux calls the “cheap oil” scenario in its analysis—then electric vehicle (EV) sales will dip by 20% for a number of years, while plug-in hybrid (PHEV) sales will dip by about 14% during that same period, the research firm found.

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To Get Hydrogen Competitive With Gasoline: $1 Billion, Cheap Natural Gas Needed

Green Car Reports

While battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars have had much of the spotlight to themselves for the past four years, we''re going to be hearing a lot more about hydrogen fuel-cell cars over the next few. And a new study just released by the University of California--Davis suggests that we are "tantalizingly close to the beginning of a hydrogen

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How Cheap Is Too Cheap For A Car? Indian Automakers Test The Water

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How do you solve a problem like getting a nation of low income people onto the roads? That's the question that Indian carmakers Tata and Bajaj, among others, are trying to answer. Indian automotive mogul and man at the helm of Jaguar Land Rover, Ratan Tata, tried to revolutionize Indian transport with the Tata Nano. Bajaj has just launched a

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Very cheap, low-range electric cars key for China, India: Nissan CEO Ghosn

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Carlos Ghosn, who runs automakers Nissan and Renault, is one of the few auto executives who'll regularly take questions from a roomful of more than 100 journalists. At last week's New York Auto Show, many of the questions concerned plans by the Renault Nissan Alliance for more and higher-volume electric cars. Discussing plans for India and China. China India Carlos Ghosn plug-in cars Renault-Nissan

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Chemists develop cheap alternative fuel cell catalyst

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Scientists have developed a new non-platinum catalyst which could pave the way for cheaper and more durable hydrogen fuel cells for use in cars and other devices. Chemists at Brown University in Rhode Island, USA, have developed a cobalt-graphene combination catalyst which works a little slower traditional platinum catalysts, but is longer-lasting and more sustainable-overcoming [.]. Fuel Cells Hydrogen cars catalyst fuel cell hydrogen