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

Green Car Reports

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

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IEA World Energy Outlook view on the transport sector to 2035; passenger car fleet doubling to almost 1.7B units, driving oil demand up to 99 mb/d; reconfirming the end of cheap oil

Green Car Congress

Oil and the Transport Sector: Reconfirming the End of Cheap Oil. The outlook for oil demand differs sharply between the three scenarios, primarily as a result of the different assumptions about government policies, such as fuel efficiency standards, removal of end-user subsidies and support for alternative fuels, and the extent to which they succeed in curbing oil demand. Change in primary oil demand by sector and region in the central New Policies Scenario, 2010-2035. WEO 2011.

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Assessment of US CAFE fuel economy standards finds big savings on fuel and emissions since inception

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The standards required automakers to produce more efficient vehicles over time, increasing the number of miles per gallon required of their vehicle fleets. The researchers noted that the policies helped, in part, to keep the rate of yearly growth in US gasoline consumption to 0.2%

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Fraunhofer suggests e-scooters as application for its magnesium hydride paste hydrogen storage technology

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This means that POWERPASTE can offers a range comparable to—or even greater than—gasoline. It can therefore be supplied by a standard filling line, using relatively inexpensive equipment.

Opinion: Why Buffett Bet A Billion On Solar: Miles Per Acre Per Year

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During the late innings of the ICE-age (as in the Internal Combustion Engine age) it has become clear that feeding gasoline and diesel to the next billion new cars is not going to be easy, or cheap. The cost to operate an EV, per mile, is already well below the cost to drive a standard ICE-age model, and the advantage is likely to widen. By contrast, at 25 miles per $3 gallon of gasoline, those miles cost 12 cents each. by Henry Hewitt for Oilprice.com.

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HeatReCar project demonstrates technical feasibility of thermoelectric generator for waste heat recovery; economic case more difficult

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Sintering is a standard method for consolidating powders without melting them. to US$2) per W e using cheap thermoelectric material and automating the thermoelectric module manufacturing process. Economic viability is more likely to be met in the future on gasoline cars (higher exhaust temperature in the city) with short time response thermoelectrics (fast light-up of the thermoelectric), the group concluded.

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Road Test: 2022 Kia Rio S 5-door Hatchback

Clean Fleet Report

Low-cost but not cheap. The front-wheel drive 2022 Kia Rio is powered by a 1.6-liter gasoline engine with multi-port injection, good for 120 horsepower and 112 pound-feet of torque, mated to an intelligent variable transmission (iVT). Basic Transportation Kicked-up a Notch.

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Road Test: 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Duramax 4WD Crew Cab AT4 CarbonPro

Clean Fleet Report

But from the standard and optional equipment, we can tell the Sierra AT4 would handle pretty much whatever you threw at it, short of serious rock crawling. About those radio knobs and the climate control wheels: they are constructed using a cheap-feeling chromed plastic.

Analysis: What’s the Best Way to Market EVs?

Clean Fleet Report

Battery-gasoline hybrids go back more than 20 years to the first Toyota Prius, but real mainstream battery-only electric EVs are only in their second decade. This carries risks, but separates the EVs from the standard offerings. Not easy or cheap, but it has worked so far.

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CMU researchers find controlled charging of PHEVs can cut cost of integration into electricity system by 54-73%; higher benefits with wind power

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As one of the fastest growing electricity sources in the United States, wind can be expected to meet a large proportion of the renewable portfolio standards. It is already cheaper to charge an electric vehicle than fill up a gasoline vehicle. We need to keep in mind that fossil fuel plants are typically cheap to operate, so reducing cost can sometimes result in increased emissions.

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Wall Street Report

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He yanked big engines out of American cars and replaced them with electric motors that worked in tandem with much smaller gasoline engines. This year, however, as hybrids have gained in popularity amid high gasoline prices, Dr. Frank, now 72 years old, is getting some traction: A U.S. They see plug-ins as a means to meet tightening air-pollution standards and to use controls over utilities as a way to clean up urban air.

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Greentech Media | ECOtality CEO: Fast Charging and Why Battery Swapping Is Doomed

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Without gasoline, today’s transportation fails. Consumer confidence in electric transportation is growing – aided in no small part by $4 to $5 gallons of gasoline. Given the cost of oil and the economic, geopolitical and ecological effects of our continued reliance on petroleum, electric transportation will be cheap.

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Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Furthermore, changing the battery pack on say a Toyota Prius often costs a fortune, at least in most European countries, so such cars better be VERY cheap, but they’re not. Gasoline is burnt up and gone forever into the atmosphere and into our lungs. Li is now the same cost of AGM, sealed lead batteries and soon will be as cheap as and replace lead batteries in EV’s because they weight 1/3-1/4 the weight/cap.

Report from the REFF-Wall Street; Themes in Renewable Energy Finance

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They were hoping it was going to be more aggressive in combating carbon directly through a stronger cap and trade and indirectly with a higher federal renewable energy standard. In general, the sponsor’s goal is to use as much cheap debt financing and as little equity as possible to complete the deal. Projects are rated by agencies such as Standard and Poor and need to be investment grade to attract a wide variety of capital sources. by Bill Cooke.

Chrysler's first electric car to be two-seat sports car - Apr. 15, 2009

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

0:00 / 4:40 Battery power for Chrysler The Circuit will be a purely plug-in car - there will be no gas tank or gasoline engine at all - with an expected range of 150 to 200 miles on a full charge. 0:00 / 2:36 To hell with gas, drive this Meeting fuel efficiency standards Besides the obvious public relations value - and there will be a ton of that - electric cars like the Circuit could help Chrysler meet stricter fuel economy standards.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Review of Forestry Carbon Standards 2008 Ford Partners to Commercialize Electric Vehicles A New "Green" Deal.Direction for the economic re. Millions will plug-in their electric vehicles (EV), plug-in hybrids (PHEV) and fuel cell vehicles (FCV) at night when electricity is cheap, then plug-in during the day when energy is expensive and sell those extra electrons at a profit.

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