Volvo Cars introduces new in-car Advanced Air Cleaner technology; measures PM2.5 inside cabin

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The company’s new Advanced Air Cleaner technology comes with a sensor that measures PM 2.5 Available on all 90 and 60 Series Volvo models based on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) since this spring, the Advanced Air Cleaner cleans out fine particulate matters from the cabin.

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In less than a decade, electric cars have already become this much cleaner

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For those who care about the environment and keeping their driving footprint small, one of the most compelling selling points for electric cars is that your car gets cleaner over time—because the electricity you’re plugging into, from the power grid, is being weaned off coal and toward cleaner and more sustainable sources.

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Electric cars are cleaner than gasoline ones in 95% of the world, study finds

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A new study confirms what electric car drivers already know: that EVs are cleaner than gasoline cars, even when emissions from electricity generation are factored in. Electric cars are in fact cleaner than gasoline cars in 95% of the world, according to a joint study by the Universities of Cambridge, Exeter, and Nijmegen (via BBC News).

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As states use less coal for electricity, driving electric vehicles becomes even cleaner

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by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Battery electric vehicles are only as clean as the energy source used to generate the electricity that powers them.

2020 139

Don't worry about coal, electric cars are still cleaner

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It shows that electric cars are cleaner—even when they do run on primarily. One of the easiest ways for electric-car drivers to get in an argument is discussing how much coal-fired electricity contributes to pollution. Now a new study by BNEF (a Bloomberg spinoff) can help give electric-car drivers some peace of mind in these arguments. emissions

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Canada and California to work together on cleaner transportation

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Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the Chair of the California Air Resources Board, Mary Nichols, today signed a new cooperation agreement to advance cleaner vehicles and fuels. The two jurisdictions will also share technical information and best practices in regulating cleaner fuels, as California does today though its Low-Carbon Fuel Standard.

2019 86

UCS report shows electric cars get even cleaner in 2018

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Electric cars keep getting cleaner, despite efforts by the EPA and NHTSA to roll back pollution standards on cars and powerplants. That's the conclusion of the latest report from the Union of Concerned Scientists which annually measures the environmental impact of driving an electric car. The study rates the environmental impact relative to gas. emissions EPA

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Battery-powered electric trains will soon bring cleaner air—especially in Europe

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Trains are about to go electric. Battery-electric, that is. While electrical propulsion has been the preferred way to move trains for most of a century, the idea of moving them longer distances via battery is one that’s just now being realized. Like long-range electric cars, it’s a reality afforded by the energy density and longevity. Green Life

2020 87

New catalytic process turns renewable and waste carbon into cleaner, high-performance diesel biofuel blendstock

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A new single-phase catalyst that enables the conversion of renewable and waste carbon into sustainable diesel fuels has been developed through a collaboration between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and two US Department of Energy (DOE) consortia, Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy (ChemCatBio) and the Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative.

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GlobalData: hydrogen to become game changer as large-scale source of cleaner power

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In the short- to medium-term, hydrogen technology could be used to replace compressed natural gas (CNG) in some areas with minor changes to the existing infrastructure, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. GlobalData’s latest report, ‘ Thematic Research: Hydrogen ’, highlights that countries worldwide are striving to accelerate the development and use of hydrogen technology to tackle environmental concerns and enhance energy security.

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Cleaner fuels have replaced more than 3B gallons of diesel under California Low Carbon Fuel Standard

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New 2018 data from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) indicates that the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) continues to drive production of a growing volume of cleaner transportation fuels for California consumers. Those cleaner fuels will displace millions more gallons of fossil fuels, helping pave the way for California to achieve full carbon neutrality by 2045. The standard provides consumers with a growing variety and volume of cleaner fuels.

2019 74

London study suggests PHEV vans a practical, accessible solution for cleaner air in European cities

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Designed to deliver pure-electric propulsion, the new van will contribute to cleaner, quieter towns and cities, and reduced running costs for business and operators. Three months since the introduction of the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) in London, results of a year-long trial in the capital suggest that plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) commercial vehicles could present the most practical, readily available option for businesses trying to meet clean-air targets in cities.

2019 84

MECA emissions inventory & air quality modeling shows potential benefits of national cleaner trucks initiative at CARB limits

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The Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association (MECA) released a new report quantifying a county level MOVES emissions inventory in the continental US (CONUS) 48 states and subsequent air quality modeling report of a potential scenario should the US EPA Cleaner Trucks Initiative (CTI) be finalized as a national program at the emission limits proposed by CARB in their heavy-duty omnibus regulation.

2020 68

How China's horrific air quality magically turns cleaner: cotton

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But officials in one Chinese city found a way to at least make that air appear cleaner, for awhile. China is known for having some of the most polluted air in the world. Like many Chinese cities, Xi'an, the provincial capital of Shaanxi, in the northern part of the country, has air-monitoring equipment. DON'T MISS: Coal in China: huge problem for. emissions China air pollution

2016 73

EPA launches Cleaner Trucks Initiative to update NOx standards for heavy-duty trucks

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched the Cleaner Trucks Initiative (CTI) to further decrease NO x emissions from on-highway heavy-duty trucks and engines. The CTI will include a future rulemaking that will update the existing NO x standard which was last set in 2001 while also streamlining compliance and certification requirements.

2018 85

DLR: cleaner aircraft emissions reduce the climate impact of contrail cirrus

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Fewer soot particles in the exhaust stream of aircraft reduces the formation of ice crystals and therefore the climate impact of the resulting contrail cirrus. Halving the ice particles that form in the contrail decreases the climate-warming effect of the contrail cirrus by 20%; the effect is halved if there are 80% fewer ice crystals, according to a study conducted by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR).

2019 93

GM plans cleaner tires and factories, as well as more EVs

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Combating global warming and air pollution is about more than electric cars, as General Motors has made clear in its annual sustainability report issued at the end of June. GM CEO Mary Barra has repeatedly proclaimed the company’s goal of “zero accidents, zero emissions, and zero congestion.” ” To that end, late last year, the. General Motors

2019 78

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC, Borgward electric cars, and cleaner electric vehicles: Today's Car News

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Electric cars have gotten even cleaner in 2018. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC makes its public debut. Chinese automaker Borgward wants to sell electric cars in the United States. And the results are in from one of our latest Twitter polls. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC made its public debut at the 2018 Paris

2018 62

York study finds post-lockdown UK traffic getting back to normal but air remains cleaner as congestion is down

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Air pollution is lower than expected in some of the UK’s towns and cities, despite a return to almost normal traffic levels, according to a new study by researchers at the University of York. The study’s findings show that while road traffic is getting back to pre-lockdown levels, some concentrations of air pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ) are still lower than expected.

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ADAC testing finds new diesel cars cleaner than required; Euro 6c and 6d-Temp vehicles well below the permissible NOx limits

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In Germany, testing by ADAC (Allgemeine Deutsche Automobil-Club eV) has found that all the Euro 6c and 6d-Temp vehicles that have been measured on the road to date meet much stricter requirements nitrogen oxides (NO x ) than required by the EU. In the test, the cars were not only significantly below the tolerance value of 168 mg/km for diesel cars, which is applied in the road test (RDE method), but also below the current Euro 6 WLTC limit of 80 mg/km. Source: ADAC.

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Honda and Isuzu, Lucid Air, cleaner EVs from less coal: Today’s Car News

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Coal plants closed and electric cars got greener. Honda looks to trucks for its fuel-cell technology. And the Lucid Air has a debut date. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Electric cars got even cleaner in a year, new grid data shows

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DON'T MISS: Electric cars cleaner than any gas-only car for. More good news about electric cars in the U.S.: the emissions associated with the electricity used to charge them have fallen. Again. Based on the latest data on powerplant emissions from the EPA, an electric car on the road in the U.S. now has average emissions as low as an 80-mpg car. Carbon Footprint emissions carbon dioxide plug-in cars wells to wheels Union of Concerned Scientists

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Mercedes Announces Cleaner, More Efficient Diesel Engines

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Diesel may be a dirty word for some but for the major automakers, especially those with a significant presence in fuel-conscious Europe, it commands a lot of importance. One such automaker is Mercedes-Benz, which this week announced it is investing close to $3 billion over the coming years in developing next-generation diesel engines. This is in. Engine

Cars Are Getting Cleaner, Could Greener Roads Be Next?

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Today, cars are many orders of magnitude cleaner than their counterparts from previous decades. It was the terrible smog of cities like Los Angeles in the 1970s that prompted a huge change in the efficiency and pollution controls of automobiles. But what if our roads could help further? No, not by reducing congestion (though that would be nice

Cities lead global push for cleaner, zero-emission cars

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Carlos Ghosn, the man behind the Nissan Leaf electric car and now the chairman of the Renault Nissan Alliance, isn't the first to say it. But his recent comment that cities are driving the push for electric cars is an important one, because it indicates a prime market for their advantages. The result is that city governments all over the world are. Paris emissions carbon dioxide London Zero Emission Vehicle regulation cities transportation policy

2017 57

2014 Was A Good Year For Cleaner, Greener, More Efficient Cars

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DON''T MISS: In Just One Year, Electric Cars Have Gotten Cleaner: How''d They Do That? With the year all but wound down, it''s an appropriate time to look back and take stock of what''s been achieved over the past 12 months. So how did 2014 measure up in terms of boosting vehicle fuel efficiency and reducing emissions? According to the National

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Ames Lab creates multifunctional nanoparticles for cheaper, cleaner renewable diesel

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have developed bi-functional nanoparticles that perform two processing functions at once for the production of renewable diesel via the hydrogenation of oils from renewable feedstocks such as algae. Iron nanoparticles supported on mesoporous silica nanoparticles (Fe-MSN) catalyze the hydrotreatment of fatty acids with high selectivity for hydrodeoxygenation over decarbonylation and hydrocracking.

Supreme Court: California Cleaner-Fuels Plan OK, Oil Companies Lose Appeal

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That means the LCFS now has one fewer obstacle in its aim to encourage the adoption of cleaner fuels in the state''s cars and In an action sure to appease fans of a greener transportation future, the U.S. Supreme Court has chosen to decline oil and ethanol companies'' appeal to a decision to uphold California''s Low Carbon Fuels Standard (LCFS).

2014 83

Electric cars in UK cleaner than best diesels in summer, not yet in winter

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Although electric cars do not emit exhaust, it's widely recognized that the electricity to charge their batteries often still comes from fossil fuels. This has led to the scrutiny of electric cars to determine whether their overall "wells-to-wheels" carbon footprints exceed those of regular vehicles powered by internal-combustion engines. For most. Carbon Footprint emissions UK England electric utilities plug-in cars charging energy charging infrastructure

2017 78

Cleaner electric cars, Mercedes diesel plans, new Corolla hatch, green-car deals: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got our monthly roundup of green-car deals, a first look at a Toyota Corolla Hybrid (that we may not get), an interview with Daimler's CEO, and good news about electric cars—which got even cleaner in the U.S. last year. Again. All this and more on Green Car Reports. An interview with Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche at the Geneva auto. Today in Car News

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Bombardier introduces new, more efficient and cleaner Evinrude outboards

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Bombardier Recreational Products & Vehicles (BRP) has introduced a new two-stroke direct-injection outboard engine that produces up to 75% fewer total regulated emissions, with 15% better fuel efficiency and 20% more torque than leading four-stroke engines: the G2 engines, the next generation of Evinrude E-TEC outboard engines. Engine output ranges from 200 to 300 hp. They new G2 engines—3.4-liter (3441 cc) V6 (74?)

Electric Cars Get Cleaner, 2016 Chevy Volt On-Demand Regen, 2015 Audi A3 TDI Driven: Today's Car News

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We''ve got a lot of electric-car news today--including stories on how electric cars have gotten cleaner in the past year and an on-demand regenerative braking feature for the 2016 Chevrolet Volt--plus a review of the 2015 Audi A3 TDI. In just one year, electric cars have gotten cleaner.

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Leaky Natural Gas Wells No Cleaner Than Coal, Says NOAA

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Natural gas is increasingly considered a cleaner alternative to coal when it comes to energy production--not to mention a greener alternative to gasoline when used in vehicles like the Honda Civic Natural Gas. However, a new study suggests its green credentials may be damaged by methane leaks--negating any benefit from shifting to gas from dirtier

Tesla losses, cleaner trucks, Nissan Leaf charging, California deals: The Week in Reverse

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What state reached a new deal with automakers on fuel economy targets? Which executive left Tesla? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending July 26, 2019 In perhaps the biggest news, on Wednesday, Tesla reported a loss of $403 million for the second quarter, despite record sales. The Week In Reverse

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Honeywell UOP introduces range of new hydrotreating catalysts; production of cleaner-burning gasoline and diesel

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Honeywell UOP is introducing an expanded portfolio of new hydrotreating catalysts used to remove impurities and contaminants from petroleum and other refining feedstocks to produce cleaner-burning gasoline and diesel that meets new global emissions regulations.

2016 60

Electric cars cleaner than any gas-only car for 97 percent of U.S. drivers

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Electric cars have no tailpipe emissions when running. But unless they're charged entirely on renewable energy—still statistically unlikely today—there are emissions associated with generating the electricity used to charge their batteries. For several years now, rigorous "wells-to-wheels" analyses of the carbon-dioxide emissions. Carbon Footprint emissions carbon dioxide electric utilities plug-in cars GRID

2017 66

Electric cars are cleaner than hybrids in most places: mapped once again for your convenience

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The question is a reasonable one: electric cars may be zero-emission, but what about the electricity to recharge them? While renewable energy is growing globally, burning fossil fuels is still the source of most electric power today. The good news is that in most areas of the U.S., the "wells to wheels" carbon-dioxide emissions associated with. Carbon Footprint emissions global warming climate change carbon dioxide wells to wheels Union of Concerned Scientists

2017 66

EU cleaner-car proposals slammed for too few electric cars, too much biodiesel

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A new package of laws drafted by the European Commission aims to reduce consumption of fossil fuels within the European Union. Called "Clean Energy for All Europeans," the plan calls for emissions reductions in both the transportation and energy sectors, as well as increased use of renewable energy for electricity generation, and biodiesel for. Europe Biofuels energy policy EU plug-in cars biodiesel transportation policy

2016 71

California adds $72.5M for cleaner diesel trucks, deployment of advanced vehicle technologies

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This program provides vouchers of up to $55,000 to help California fleets purchase cleaner, advanced technology trucks and buses. The program has leveraged state funds to provide about $210 million in private financing since 2009 to help truck owners purchase cleaner trucks, exhaust retrofits and truck efficiency upgrades. With this additional funding, the program will continue to support small business truck owners to gain access to cleaner trucks.

2013 84

Mazda exec: engines can get cleaner, EVs will die without subsidies

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Small Japanese automaker Mazda is in a tough spot. It's been on its own for most of a decade now, after Ford sold its shares in the company, and now Mazda must fund numerous new models all by itself. With global sales of just 1.5 million vehicles, it's one-seventh the size of Toyota or Volkswagen. DON'T MISS: Mazda to launch homogeneous-charge. Future Cars Engines SKYACTIV

2017 63

Northwestern-led team develops hydrogenation catalyst selective for carcinogen benzene; cleaner gasoline

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The new catalyst could cost-effectively remove benzene from the other aromatic compounds in gasoline, making it cleaner but without eliminating other aromatics; aromatics in gasoline are used to improve gas octane numbers and fuel efficiency.

2015 78

Several states wants far cleaner diesel trucks; EPA to start rulemaking?

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Almost one-third of the heavy trucks on U.S. roads now use the most stringent emission-control systems, which radically reduce their emissions of nitrogen oxides, soot, and other pollutants. Commercial trucks log much higher annual mileage than passenger cars, especially the semi tractors that haul long-distance freight across the country. emissions EPA California Commercial vehicle Truck

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